Palak Paneer Bites / Spinach & Indian Cottage Cheese Bites – a delectable Indian snack / starter. These visually tempting palak paneer bites are easy to prepare and can be made within minutes. It is prepared by mixing grated paneer, finely chopped spinach leaves, green chillies, ginger and a binding agent namely corn flour. The ingredients are mixed well and made into small round balls, flattened and shallow fried in oil. These palak paneer bites can be served with tomato ketchup or mint flavoured yoghurt dip.
Stuffed Okra – a flavourful Indian dry curry where the okra is stuffed with a spicy masala. The okra is slit vertically and is stuffed with a peanut flavoured spicy masala powder and is sautéed until golden brown. This delicious stuffed okra can be served as an accompaniment to Indian flat breads like chappathi / parathas.
Sesame Rasam / Ellu Rasam – a healthy, flavourful and comforting rasam. Sesame seeds are packed with nutrients and are an excellent source of manganese and calcium that helps keep the bones strong and healthy. This soothing rasam is prepared by roasting and grinding the sesame seeds along with peppercorns, cumin seeds and few other spices. The freshly grounded paste is then added to tamarind and tomato extract and is simmered for few minutes. This refreshing rasam can be served along with steamed rice with a dash of ghee.
Hariyali Poha – flattened rice cooked in green masala paste. Hariyali poha is a delicious and healthy breakfast dish prepared with flattened rice that is cooked along with onions, green peas and green masala paste.
Street Style Chutney – a simple and quick to make condiment that is very popular along road side restaurants in South India. This delicious chutney has a medley of flavours – subtle zing and sharpness from the raw ginger, garlic & small onions ; tangy flavour from tamarind & tomato ; heat from red chillies and aromatic flavour from curry leaves and coriander leaves. The addition of roasted channa dhal gives volume to the chutney, complements and balances the different flavours. This street style chutney can be served as an accompaniment for Idli / Dosa / Rava dosa / Ven Pongal
Sabudana vada – a sumptuous deep fried fritter made with sabudana / tapioca pearls that is popular in the state of Maharashtra in India. This Maharashtrian delicacy is prepared by mixing the soaked sabudana, boiled potatoes, roasted peanuts, green chillies and fresh herbs. The mashed dough is then flattened into small portions and are deep fried in oil to golden crisp. This Sabudana vada can be served as an evening snack or as an appetizer along with with green chutney.