Karachi Biscuits.

The lock down has been great, I have run out my standard nibbles. So I decided to try out making the Karachi biscuits at home. Essentially I modified the Nankatai recipe. Ingredients: ¾ cup plain flour. ½ cup powdered sugar. ¼ cup custard powder ¼  butter ¼ cup tutti-frutti. 2tbs broken cashew ½ tsp baking …

Green Amaranths Vada.

Pachche harive vade. The  lockdown has caused a dwindling pantry and a dwindling pantry meals improvising on recipe’s. The kallina-patrode or spicy colocasia roast has always been a favourite of mine. Given my health and pantry conditions it is impossible to make it. Yesterday I saw pacche-harive, or rajgira or dhave-bhaji as it is called …

sweet potato Usali

Sweet potato ½ kg.Green chilli 2Coconut scraping ¼ cupCooking oil  2 tbsps.Asafoetida pinchUrad al 1 tspSalt  to tasteJaggery to tasteMustardKharipatta Clean the sweet potato, kin and dice to small pieces.In wok pour the oil, and season with mustard, urad dal, green chilli and kharipatta add a pinch of asafoetidaAdd in the sweet potato, and salt, jaggery …

noodles Bhel

Noodles bhel. Preparation time    10mnts. Cooking time             20mnt. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: Maggie 2 minutes noodles (masala)   1 packet. Maggi hot and sweet sauce            4 tbsp. Raw peanuts                              ½ cup Papri  crushed                            ½ cup Sev                                           ¾ cup Puffed rice                                 1 cup Water                                        6-8 tbsp. Onions finely chopped                  1 Potatoes boiled diced                     1 Coriander …