by Pallavi Purani

Ingredient: potato

Bedmi Poori and Aalu ki Subzi

Bedmi Poori and Aalu ki Subzi

Bedmi Poori and aalu is subzi is a delish brunch main. My masi and mother both have diabetes hence the idea of this dish is only for one day in a year or so. Since I was visiting them, I asked the good people at Blogadda to send the oil to their address. Ideally this dish from Uttar Pradesh is a dal stufffed poori and dubki aalu. I added my twist to it by making the poori khasta and aalu more balanced than the tomato and oil soaked street food cousin. “I’m creating a dish using Fortune Vivo Diabetes-Care Oil…

Sprout Salad, Broken wheat cakes and yogurt dip

Sprout Salad, Broken wheat cakes and yogurt dip

Yes, I know it is long name. But it also tells exactly what this is. A perfect light and healthy meal for the hot days ahead. I have not been a sprout fan, like ever. The only way I can eat them is after steaming them and adding a yummy dressing. And if you I tell you I started eating curd only after I turned 25, you would not believe me. I use it so often now that my middle name should be curd \m/ Anyway, my loving venture “The lantern Kitchen” is looking ahead happily and I sent out…

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.

Paneer Stuffed Poori for Navratri Fasting

Paneer Stuffed Poori for Navratri Fasting

This post goes out to the time I spent in Delhi with my bua. I kept navratri fasts with her only to get these yummy goodies. She made something different everyday. it was feast in the name of the festival 😉

Slow Cooked Jeera Aalu/potato stir fry

Slow Cooked Jeera Aalu/potato stir fry

Jeera Aalu is supposed to a Dhaba comfort food. Low maintenance, super easy to put together and hardly anything can go wring with this one. The version I love, has crispy edges and a pillow-y center. Oh it is to die for.

Sabudana Thalipeeth

Sabudana Thalipeeth

The husband and I are fasting for Navratri. I shall be keeping the fast till tomorrow aka saptami while he shall be keeping it will Navmi.

Vegetable Layer Rice

Vegetable Layer Rice

Oh I am so proud of what I churned out today for lunch 🙂 We are having a pot luck and I offered to make the main.

Surti Papdi Bataka nu shaaq

Surti Papdi Bataka nu shaaq

Surti papdi or valor look like peas but the cover and seeds are harder than the peas. People in the western part of India love this vegetable and have it in various form.

Herbed Potato and cheese Monkey bread

Herbed Potato and cheese Monkey bread

Manjula from Desi Fiesta challenged us to make breads for last months home bakers challenge. She had a version of sweet pull apart bread but since the family loved sa

Baked Burgers

Baked Burgers

I never would have thought that a day would come and I would make something I love something really quick and healthier. You might still miss the oily pattie but what the heck, I call it the lazy woman’s burger.