by Pallavi Purani

tea time snack

Masala Oats Manchurian

Masala Oats Manchurian

I have always wondered how to use the Masala Oats packs that have been lying with me. Archana’s Kitchen comes to rescue in such cases. I used her recipe as a base to make these.

White Chocolate Rocky Road

White Chocolate Rocky Road

Rocky road are fabulous for dessert tables, edible gifts and road trips too. It is an assortment of nuts, marshmallow, cookies and chocolate.

Manisha’s Bread Upma

Manisha’s Bread Upma

The adorable pint sized lady who makes lunch and breakfast for us announced one day, “Didi today I will make something new for you.” She took out the lovely loaf of multi-grain artisan bread loaf from the fridge and tempered it with awesome spice mix and voila, breakfast was served. I could not get mad at her for using the loaf that I was sparing to use for the garlic bread. She was all smiles and was proud of making something new for us. Such are our small blessings.

Pomegranate Cheese Dip

Pomegranate Cheese Dip

I saw this lovely picture and recipe for a cheese dip which is rolled in a ball and covered in Pomegranate seeds. This creamy delight can be had with crackers or nacho chips with friends and family around. It is an engaging appetizer. To my surprise, everyone loved it in the first go. 🙂 I also found a version of this dip on My Persian Kitchen.

Kobi-Gajar-Jowar na Muthia

Kobi-Gajar-Jowar na Muthia

Muthias come is a lot of forms, deep fried, steamed, steamed or steamed and stir fried. They are a power house of whole grains, vegetables and are sturdy health wise. I have found a super simple way to make a keep muthia’s base ready to use. Once it is available, it takes almost 10 minutes to assemble dinner/snack. I used Moong dal, tuver dal, cracked wheat and chana dal as the base. To this I keep adding flours like jowar, bajra, ragi etc to make the muthias. Keep the lentils and kansaar mix as a ready to use. I always…

Methi Kansaar Muthias

Methi Kansaar Muthias

Muthias are steam and stir fried dumplings. They are made in a lot of ways. My favorite one has cracked wheat, methi leaves and yogurt. In my attempt to make breakfasts more wholesome, this dish was born. Kansaar is finer version of broken wheat/bulgar. The sourness from the yogurt compliments the methi leaves and also makes the muthias softer.

Mix veg and Daliya Tikki

Mix veg and Daliya Tikki

Oh boy, this daliya/Broken wheat tikki was a rage suddenly among family, friends and even a happy client who ordered a version of this. These tikkis are plump gorgeousness of health and happiness. Serve them with ragda, chole or even with chutney. They are real crowd favorites. I made them recently for the holi get together at a friend’s place.

Chocolate and Malt Babka Bites

Chocolate and Malt Babka Bites

Yes yes I know Babka is a sweet yeast cake but who said there cant be exceptions 😉 I made these bites based on this reference from the [Baking Partners](https://www.facebook.co

Tuver Seeng ni Kachori #BM38

Tuver Seeng ni Kachori #BM38

I have spoken about tuver sing here and here. 🙂 It is a fabulous vegetable and is very close to gujju hearts.

Awamat #BM38

Awamat #BM38

These delish sweet treats from Lebanon come in handy for all occasions. These treats are fried until golden brown and immersed in simple sugar syrup.