Momos are a street specialty in North and the North East of India. Yes and it has a good fan following around the world as well. But friends, no dish is complete in India if it does not have the masaledar and chatpata Indian tandoori touch. So if you’ve always loved momos and are looking for something unique then this is the recipe for you. Soft vegetable momos, fried and then tossed in tandoori marinade, skewered and then grilled, the best part of the recipe is you can also smoke the momos and simply cook it in a pan. This is a fresh take on India’s one of most popular street foods Momo’s.
Idli is a perfect south Indian dish which is widely popular in different states of India. So today we will make variation of their classical dish but in Hyderabadi style, let’s make the ever so famous Hyderabad’s unique and crispy Spot Idli. Made with long hours of soaking and fermented Idli & Dal batter, mixing it with homemade Karam Podi fragrant powder and cooking it in a masaledar mixture of onion, tomatoes and green chilies. Yummy !!!!
Today’s recipe is of Aloo Pyaz ki Kachori. This is one of the most popular street snack and it’s lip smacking yummy and full of flavour. Whether you are expecting guest or just want to indulge in some hot kachori’s in the rainy season, this is what will give you complete satisfaction. Made with loads of fragrant spice blend, besan, potatoes and onions. Filled in soft rolled out dough and flattened with you delicate hands. Twice fried until puffy and golden in colour. Served with sweet banana, dates and tamarind chutney. It’s mouth watering, try this tangy, spicy, crunchy kachori today.
Whether its veg or non veg, who doesn’t like a good roll. You can name it whatever you like Frankie or Wraps, but the classic name will always be Kathi Rolls. These Kathi Rolls are a popular street food originated from Kolkata. Kathi means sticks in Bengali, hence the name Kathi Rolls. These rolls are so versatile and packed with flavours. Plain Lachha Paratha stuffed with marinated grilled kebabs, served with sliced onions and green chutney. There are tons of variations to these rolls but we will go the traditional way, just as we know it. Let’s make the classic yummylicious Kathi Rolls.
Here’s a recipe for all our vegetarian lovers. Every time we pass buy a street shop, making egg bhurji, the aroma just leaves a craving for something similar. I am sure all the vegetarian lovers would wish if there was a recipe similar to that, well don’t look any further. Here is a recipe made plainly with besan and maida, cooked with lots of aromatic masala and spices and scrambled. And voila what do you get Eggless Bhurji homemade. Try making it and Enjoy!!!
Today’s recipe hails from Rajasthan, very popular snack which can be made in various variations. We are talking about Kachori commonly known as Khasta Kachauri. Kachori’s are deep fried crispy and crunchy pastry balls stuffed with a savoury filling of moong dal, besan and a mild sweet and spicy dry masala. This recipe is unique in its own way, the outer covering is not made using maida rather its made with suji or semolina, which is a much healthier option. The most important part of the recipe is to ensure that the kachoris turn crispy from outside and super soft and moist from inside. Let’s get to it.
If you have a game day and you want to serve something different to your friends then, this is the recipe you should try. Super easy to make, cauliflower floret which are boiled and coated, dipped in batter and coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried until golden brown and sprinkled with magical masala, crispy and crunchy from outside and juicy from inside. This is one of the quickest and easy snack or appetizer to make. So let’s begin.
Momos, or dumplings are one of its kind.. But this time, it’s double the delish ~ Chili Momos is here for you 🙂
I have been to Kathmandu couple of times, and have stayed for a good time as well.. And, all after that I have a very big soft corner for the city, or I must say the Country Nepal.. This delicacy is very popular around Kathmandu & Nepal.. It’s just divine, but it’s damn spicy 😀
My version is slightly drier as a gravy sorta(that’s how I prefer), you can make it with gravy if you want so.. Also not as spicy as we get there.. So let’s get cooking, shall we?
Chili Momos | Local Nepali Style with Veg Momo Recipe
For Momos : Cabbage - 1 [grated]
Onion - 2 [chopped]
Ginger - 3" Piece [grated]
Salt - to taste
Pepper - ½ tsp
Oil - 2 tsp + to grease
Dough - as required [see notes]
For the chili momo prep - Oil - to fry + 3 tbsp
Green Chili - 6
Garlic - 10 cloves [pressed]
Momo Red Chutney - 4 tbsp [Recipe video in end]
Vinegar - ¼ tsp [I used chili vinegar]
Red Chili paste - 1 tsp
Soy Sauce - 2-3 drops [totally optional]
Ketchup - 6 tsp
Onion - 1 [shelled]
Salt - to taste
MSG - a pinch
Sugar - ¼ tsp [to balance, optional]
Fried Momos - 18-20
Scallions & Coriander - As desired
We'll start by making the filling for momos, for the same - add cabbage, onions, ginger, salt & pepper in a bowl & mix really well. After 2-3 minutes, the mixture will feel much more moist & it;ll start oozing moisture.
Take some mixture in your hands, squeeze hard and put the mixture into another bowl. Like so, take out excess moisture from the mixture. See notes for uses of the liquid you are left with.
To the cabbage mixture, add the oil and mix well. Filling is ready. Grease steamer plates with oil.
Roll out the momo dough(see notes) into 3-4" circles then place about ½ to 1 tsp of filling. Make plates till half(or until semicircle) as shown in video, then press the empty side of dough to the plates. Place into steamer racks. Make more momos like so, then steam for 10 mins in med flame. Let momos stand for 5 mins, then take them out of the steamer and let them cool completely,
For the chili momo prep ; Heat up oil in a pan to fry the momos. Once hot, fry in high flame until golden. Keep aside.
In a bowl mix - red momo chutney, vinegar, chili paste, soy sauce, ketchup.
Heat up a wok, add 2-3 tbsp of oil. Once hot add the slit green chili, garlic. Stir once, then add the onion shells & toss for a minute. Add a pinch of salt & msg and toss.
Pour down the sauce and ¼ tsp of sugar and cook for a minute. Add the fried momos, stir until momos are coated. Sprinkle a bit of scallions & coriander if you wish, then serve hot!
1. You can watch my momo recipe video for the dough recipe. Also the red chili chutney video, both are embedded below. 2. Locals mostly make it with raw veggies, that's why I showed this method this time. 3. The liquid from the veggies is very nutritious & delectable.. You can drink it as it is, I do it all the time I drank all of it, I like it a lot! You can also make thupka, or soup with it.. Or use it as a stock if you wish! 4. My mom has been making momos since like many years, like when I was 3-4 years I have been seeing her making.. In my family everyone loves momos, and so she used to make for us almost every week.. Now-a-days once in a month.. She used to say me, make loyi out of the dough(divide the dough into smaller portions).. I used to enjoy that 😀 Experienced hands!
Fried momos with juicy filling with a spicy & garlicy sauce.. Double the delish for sure.. Make sure you try it, and do share how you liked the dish 🙂
Veg Grill Sandwich Recipe - Quick & Easy Indian Snack Street Style
Bread Slices - 6
Cheese Cubes - 2
Boiled Potato : 1 [Slices]
Tomato : 1 [Slices]
Capsicum : ¼ [Julienne]
Cucumber : ½ [Slices]
Butter : As req.
Green Chutney : As req.
Tomato Ketchup / Tamarind Chutney : As req.
Salt : To Taste
Chat Masala : To Taste
Start by preheating the Sandwich Griller.
Spread Butter in the Bread, One bread with butter on both sides(goes in center), and two breads with butter in one side(remains up & down).
Smear Green Chutney in one of the bread(butter side down, then sliced boiled potato, and juliennes of bell pepper. Sprinkle salt and generous amount of chat masala. Then grate some cheese.
Then spread tomato ketchup in one side and gr chutney in the other side over the buttered bread. Keep the bread over the cheese, then place sliced tomato and cucumber.
Sprinkle Salt and Generous amount of chat masala, Grate cheese on top. Spread tomato ketchup in another bread and place it over the cheese(butter side up).
Make one more similarly, and keep the sandwiches to grill in the griller until golden, take out using a tong optionally smear a touch of butter and sprinkle some chat masala. Cut into two and ENJOY! 🙂
Instead of Tomato Ketchup, tamarind chutney can be used OR a mix of coriander chutney, tamarind chutney and tomato ketchup! 🙂 Instead of cheese cubes, cheese slices can be used and its more awesome. I was out of cheese slices that day, so used cubes! 🙂 Green Chutney : Take One bunch of coriander and ½ bunch of mint, 1 Tsp Lemon Juice, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp black salt, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ¼ tsp sugar, 1 or 2 green chili. Using minimal amount of water, make a thick paste. Transfer to a bowl, and add almost the same amount of smooth yogurt and whisk. Use as desired.
These are a delight, gets ready fast, is super delicious and makes you want more and more! 🙂 So, do try this and let me know how do you like them.. That’s all for today..
We all think what to make, what to snack, what to pack for lunch, that is something healthy but easy to make.. One common thing we usually make is wraps, most of us use leftover sabzis and some ketchup and roll it up or some sort..
So, I thought to make a Vegetable Wrap this time for Kids Lunch Box Series, and believe me, it is amazing! The vegetables give a crunch, marinated paneer has something on its own, along with the chatakedaar chutney(coriander chutney made with yogurt and used black salt), and ofcourse our humble leftover rotis!
It is something to try out, and this recipe is just a kind of start for you, make this with any variations you like and am sure you’d like them! 🙂
Paneer Strips : 6-7 (1 cm thickness, 3 cm wide, 6-7 cm long)
Cabbage : ¼ Cup
Onions : ¼ Cup
Beans : 2
Green Chutney : 3½ tbsp
Yogurt : 1 Tsp
Chat Masala : 1½ Tsp
Red Chili : 1 Tsp
Salt : as per taste
Oil : as required
lettuce : as required
Leftover Rotis : 3
Ketchup : as desired
Start by marinating paneer, to do so take a plate, add the yogurt, 1 tsp chat masala, 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder, about ½ tbsp of green chutney and salt to taste. Mix well and then add the paneer strips and coat well.
Cook the paneer strips in a hot pan with some oil until golden, flip and cook on both sides. Keep aside.
In the same pan, add about ½ tsp of oil and then add the carrots, beans, onions, capsicums. Saute for two minutes. Add the chat masala, switch off the flame and add the salt. Stir well for a minute, add the cabbage and stir well. Transfer to a plate and let it cool. The veggies should be cooked, but need to have a slight crunch.
To make the wrap, take a roti, smear about a tablespoon of chutney. Then some lettuce, vegetable mix, paneer, sprinkle of salt, some ketchup, and roll it up! Either wrap half of it with aluminum foil and pack, or pack however you wish or just half it and serve! Enjoy the delicious wrap 🙂
If you wish to cook the wrap after rolling, you can definitely do so.. This recipe is just a kind of start for you, you can change anything in this recipe to suit your tastebuds 🙂
So, what are you waiting for? This is something that I can enjoy anytime, as it comes down to be comfort food to me, and satisfies me, my hunger pangs, and also says that I’ve eaten something healthy.. It would be the same to you as well, try once and keep cooking up! That’s all for today! 🙂