Kanjak Bhog – Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori (Navratri Special)

I remember how my sisters and I used to get excited during Kanjak (the ritual performed on Ashtami or Navmi mostly in North India) as we were worshipped on this day, fed with delicacies and were given gifts or money. Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori are the very popular and must dishes for this ritual. These are such delightful dishes that the whole family enjoys … Continue reading Kanjak Bhog – Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori (Navratri Special)

Aalu Tikki (Spiced Potato Patties) – Shack Saturdays Special

All Hail The Potato! Here’s the very popular and versatile Indian street food. Made with spiced potatoes. Serve with Mint & Coriander Chutney and Natural Yogurt. It’s also perfect for fasts if you use Sendha Namak (Rock Salt) instead of the usual salt. Preparation Time 20-25 minutes Cooking Time 10-15 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Boiled Potatoes Course Snack Level Of Cooking Medium Ingredients                                                             … Continue reading Aalu Tikki (Spiced Potato Patties) – Shack Saturdays Special

Jeera Aloo, Fenia and Plain Parantha (Shack Saturdays Special)

Some very popular Indian dishes which are simple yet irresistible. I learnt some by watching mum cook in the kitchen and some by experimenting myself. These form a part of the sargi ensemble consumed just before the fast associated with the Karva Chauth festival begins. Jeera Aloo – Potatoes spiced with cumin seeds. One of the simplest and mouth-watering preparation. Fenia – Vermicelli Pudding or Seviyan Kheer. … Continue reading Jeera Aloo, Fenia and Plain Parantha (Shack Saturdays Special)

Sabudana Khichadi (Navratri Special)

Wishing all of you a very Happy & Joyous Navratri (a major festival celebrated all over India)! Navratri Special Sabudana Khichdi (Sago cooked with potatoes and crushed peanuts) – A recipe I learnt from my mum. Specially made during fasts along with Makhana (lotus seeds), Moongphali (peanuts) and other mouth-watering delicacies made during this time. 🙂 🙂 Preparation Time 15-20 minutes Cooking Time 7-10 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Sago … Continue reading Sabudana Khichadi (Navratri Special)