Breakfast / Snacks

                                                     27- Gujia 

Every year I wait for Holi festival desperately as I am fond of sweet snack Gujia .This year I was determined to learn recipe  of Gujia from my dear friend Rachna who is expert in that  . So after Holi festival I went to her home to learn Gujia recipe, She gave  me every single detail of the recipe .she guided me properly even over the phone when I was making Gujia at home.
When I got success in making delicious Gujia, I was jumping with joy  after  tasting it ,as I achieved a great thing .She has always been a great support to me in every aspect either it is cooking or something else . 

 Here is the recipe.

 Category - sweet snacks
 Time - 1 hour 30 minutes.


 For Filling 

  • Khoya/ Mawa - 250 gm. 
  • Sugar powder. 2 table spoon
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 
  • Chironji- 50 gm.
  • Green cardamom crushed or powder- 6-7
  • kishmish - 50 gm 

Mix all ingredients well and parch it for 2 minutes on the low flame then keep it aside to get cool.

To make dough

  • Maida( refind flour-250 gm 
  • Refined oil -1 small bowl 

How to Make -

Mix oil in maida and rub it gently and make a stiff dough with little milk . Cover it with a plate or muslin cloth  and set aside for 10 minutes .then  make  small - small ball out of the dough. Roll out like puri and keep it on the Gujia  maker and place  stuffing on it , cover the lid of the  Gujia maker a little tightly , open it and  take gujia out  gently of the gujia maker . 
Heat cooking oil in a big pan  and slide gently 5 - 6 gujia  in the pan at a time . Fry it on the low flame till it turn golden  brown .

Gujia is ready to serve. 


Happy Cooking !!!
 Arshia Zaidi


 26- Corn Flakes, Oats, Rice snacks

Corn flakes- Oats- Rice powder snack

Almost Two months back in  the month of holy Ramzan  I had a Ifftar at my brother,s Home where my Bhabhi Shiza Ali Zaidi cooked a delicious ,light and healthy snack for us . She served it  with coconut chutney and it was soooo yummy . 

A lights snack for those, who are  calories cautious  but love to enjoy delicious food. 

Here is the recipe....

Category - snacks .

People    -  2-3
Time     -20 minutes


For snack

  •  Oats - 1 cup 
  •  Corn flakes  - 1 cup 
  •  Rice -1 cup 
  •  Finely chopped Onion -1 medium size 
  •  Green chili- 2 (chopped)
  •  Tomato -1 small  (Chopped)
  •  Salt- 1/5 tea spoon 
  •  Cooking oil 
    You can add other finely chopped vegetables like capsicum , french beans, carrot etc. as per your liking .

For Coconut Chutney

  •  Coconut powder- 2 table spoon 
  •  Green chili-1
  •  Salt - 1
  •  pinch
  •  Roasted Chana - 1 table spoon

Grind these ingredients altogether in the mixer grinder with some water . 

How to  make snack .

Make powder of corn flakes, rice ,and oats in mixer   grinder then make  thick paste of it with some water.  Add salt and finely chopped onion, green chili, and other vegetables. Mix it well and keep it aside  for 15 minutes. Heat few drops of cooking oil  on the  non stick pan. Spread the mixture on the pan .Let it cook well on that side on the low flame then flip it like roti or chapati and cook it well till it turn golden brown from both sides. 

Serve it  hot with coconut chutney 

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Corn flakes- Oats- Rice powder snack

 Happy  Cooking !!!
 Arshia Zaidi




25-Mushroom with Ginger- Garlic Flavour

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Mushroom with Ginger- Garlic Flavour
After  Mushroom ki Sabzi ,here is another recipe of mushroom for  my esteemed  readers . Its a snack with Ginger - Garlic flavour .Hope you will like it 

 Category - vegetarian
 Time - 10 min. 
 People -2

  •  Mushroom -  1 pack 
  •  Ginger paste - 1/4 paste
  •  Garlic paste- 1/4 paste.
  •  Salt - 1/4 tea spoon/ 2 pinch 
  •  Black pepper(kali Mirch) powder - 2 pinch 
How to cook 


Wash  mushroom  and cut them into  pieces  Heat the cooking oil  in the pan . Mix Ginger -Garlic Paste  and parch it well as there should no smell of ginger - garlic .Add  pieces of mushroom and  stir  it  well ,sprinkle Black Pepper Powder - Salt - on the  mushroom . Close the lid  and cook it  well on the low flame  for  few minutes . Adjust salt according to your taste. When it turn soft and well cooked , turn off the heat . Serve it hot. 

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Mushroom with Ginger- Garlic Flavour

Happy Cooking !!!
 Arshia  Zaidi


                     24- Meethi  Poori 

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Meethi  poori is  my Daddy's favourite dish ,I remember when my Mummy was alive , he often used to demand her to cook Meethi Poori for him.
Earlier I have published meethi roti recipe which you liked a lot , Now  you  enjoy the taste of Meethi poori  from my mother's kitchen.  
Its a good  dry snack which  you can carry while  travelling .   

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Category - snack/ dessert
People- 4
Time- 15-20 min.

  • Sugar-1 cup
  • Whole wheat flour-4 cup (full)
  • Refined oil-2 table spoon
  • Water-1- cup
  • Salt-1/2 t.s
  • Ajwain(trachyspermum ammi)-1/4 tea spoon
  • Oil to fry 
How to do
Make a solution of  sugar, salt  
in the above mentioned  1 cup of water. 
Mix well  Wheat flour , refined oil and  ajwainin  and  
knead the flour  in prepared lukewarm solution .

Please remember dough should be soft enough to roll a roti

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Meethi Poori

Heat the oil in the pan , make medium  size balls  out of the dough then roll a roti  and fry it in the hot oil till it  turns light  brown.
Enjoy this sweet snack with a cup of tea .  

Happy Cooking!!!

Arshia Zaidi


  23- Hari pyaz ke pakode 

Winter season is best  to enjoy fried  food. Now a days fresh spring onion  is  available in the market .  There are  number of  dishes which we can cook  with this  green  vegetable. One of the delicious dish  is  Hari pyaaz ke  pakode (Spring onion fried  snacks ).  here is the recipe.......

Category - fried snacks
People - 4
Time - 15 min. 

  • Hari pyaaz( spring  onion)-  well washed and chopped)250 g.m
  • Salt - 1/4 tea spoon
  • Besan/ chick pea flour  - 3 cup
  • Zeera  powder(roasted cumin seeds powder)- 1/4 tea spoon
  • Red  chili powder- 1/4 tea  spoon
  • Green chili  - 2 (chopped)
  • Cooking oil to fry 

 How to do -

Prepare a mixture  of Chopped  hari payaaz ,besan ,salt , red chili powder, chopped green chili with 1/2 cup  of water. (Mixture should  not  be too thick or  loose , It should be pourable.) 
Heat the cooking oil in the pan. and  drop spoon full of batter in 5-6 of batch. Fry it from both sides on the  low flame  till it turn  golden brown. 

Serve it hot with  Hari chutney or Meethi chutney as per your liking.  

Ingredients of hari chutney

  •  Green coriander leaves- 1/2 cup (well washed)
  •  Salt- 2 pinch
  •  Green chili- 2
  •  Lemon juice-1 tea spoon 

How to make  green chutney-

Grind coriander leaves with  green chili and  salt in the mixture grinder, add lemon juice,  adjust salt according to your taste.  chatpati  hari chutney is prepared. 

Happy Cooking !!!
Arshia Zaidi



                       22-  Ande ka Halwa 

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                                                          Ande ka Halwa 

After Egg curry ,  here is another recipe  of egg  Ande ka Halwa  for you .which is awesome in taste and  quick to  make.  

 Category- eggetarian
 People - 4
 Time 5-10 min.
  • Eggs- 6 
  • Sugar - 12 tea spoon
  • Cooking oil- 1 table spoon


Crack eggs in the bowl, add sugar , beat them well  for few minutes as it should be well mixed altogether. Heat the cooking oil in   frying pan and pour the Egg liquid in the oil. keep stirring continuously as there should be no lump left. When it is well cooked and turn golden pink in colour , turn off the heat , take out  Halwa in small bowls and serve it hot . 
 Ande ka Halwa 

Happy Cooking!!!
 Arshia Zaidi 

           21- Maleeda  ( sweet snack of Indian Stale bread)
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 Baasi roti ka maleeda 
I  had  just  finished to  make   chapaties  for  meal, as I got  a call  from  my aunt  who  was  inviting  us for  small  celebration at  her  residence ....
  It was a must  go  invitation ... which  means  we  are not  going to have  meal  tonight at home .
 Next day  I  made  sweet  snack  from  left over  roties  called  Maleeda. This is a very good use of  stale  bread . When ever  you  have  left over roties, do not waste it   and  make this  delicious  sweet snack which  is quick, simple , and  very easy to  make .

 Category-  sweet snacks
 People- 2
 Time - 15 min. 
Basi Roti( Stale Indian bread for Maleeda)
  • Basi roti (Stale  Indian Bread) - (crushed) 
  • Sugar- 1-1/2  table spoon ( Full) 
  • Salt- 1 pinch 
  • Cooking Oil-  2  table  spoon
  • Fresh Milk cream to  add flavour(optional) 

Heat the  cooking oil in the  pan , mix  crushed stale  bread , (you can  use  mixer grinder to crush  stale  bread) stir well  and roast it  nicely  on the  low  heat  till it turns  golden brown, (5-7 min. approx).  Add  pinch of salt  and  sugar ,  and mix it well  with  roasted crushed bread. When sugar started melting , turn off the heat, Maleeda (crushed stale  bread sweet snacks)  is done . 
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 Baasi roti ka maleeda 
Enjoy it  with  some fresh milk cream.   

Happy Cooking !!!
 Arshia Zaidi


20-       Mix fruit chat 

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 Mix fruit chaat/ mix fruit snack

Fruits  are important part  of our  diet as they have  important  vitamins and  minerals , which  keeps us in  good health.When ever I want  to enjoy  my  favourite  fruits in sweet and sour taste I  make  fruit chaat .
 In the holy month of ramzan , people  love  to have  this healthy  and  colourful  fruit chat  in  iftaar ( breaking fast) after day long fast.

Category-  snack
People- 4-5
Time- 10 min.


(All  fruits chopped in small pieces)

  • Banana- 2               
  • Apple- 2 medium size
  • Pears- 2
  • Grapes- 1 bunch
  • Pomegranate- 2
  • Guava- 2  medium size
  • papaya - 2  small  bowl (chopped)
  • Lemon juice - 2 tea spoon
  • Black pepper powder-2 full pinch
  • Salt-  1/4 tea spoon
  • Sugar-  2 table  spoon
  • Chat masala - 1 tea spoon (full)
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 Mix fruit chaat/ mix fruit snack

How to do -  Wash  and  cut  your  favourite  fruits in small pieces, then mix lemon juice, salt, black pepper, sugar, and chat masala in  fruits , and mix it well  all together  with a spoon till sugar melted.Taste  it, as you  need to adjust sugar , salt  and chaat masala, according to your taste. 

Awesome fruit chat is ready to  enjoy... 
Happy Cooking!!!
Arshia zaidi  

              19-    Meetha Dalia

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  Sweet Broken Wheat Porridge ( Meetha Dalia )

When ever I want to  have some thing  very delicious  and  light in  my  breakfast .... I   prefer to have Dalia .It's a perfect  start  to begin my day. 
When I plan to cook Dalia , I soak it in water  over night . Then it takes  hardly  5 min. to cook in the pan.   

Category- breakfast / snacks
For 2-3 people
Cooking time 10-15 min. 


  • Broken  wheat (Dalia)- 4 table spoon (roasted and soaked in Water for at least 1/2 an hour. 
  • sugar -2 tbl spoon 
  • Milk -2 cup

    Method -

    Clean  Dalia and   roast  it  with out oil on the low flame .When it turn  golden brown,  add  one cup of water and soak it at least for 1/2 an hour. Now bring it to one  whistle in the pressure  cooker on the low flame . Turn off the heat.  

     When  the lid  open mix  sugar and milk in dalia. Bring it to boil again and adjust sugar and milk  according to your taste.
    If you  are  adding   jaggery .....then  do not mix it  along with milk , other wise  milk will turn sour,  add milk .... after the jaggery is  melted  with  dalia. 

    Sweet Healthy  breakfast is ready

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      Sweet Broken Wheat Porridge ( Meetha Dalia )

    Happy Cooking!!! 

    Arshia Zaidi 


    18-Aaloo ka paratha 

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     Stuffed Potatoes Bread (Aaloo ka Paratha)

    Are these pics of  Aaloo ka paratha (Stuffed Potatoes Bread ) making you tempted for  it ? do not worry ...I am 
    going  to share this recipe with you.This paratha  taste best inthe season of winter when new crop of  potatoes comes in the market . 
    Although I avoid  to have potatoes in  my  
    daily meals  but  when crispy Aloo ka
    paratha comes is infront of  me , I can not stop my self to have it. 

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     stuffing for  aaloo ka paratha 

    Category- vegetarian 
    Time- 1/2 hour

     Ingredients  for potatoes stuffing    

    • Potatoes -  1/2 k.g
    • Green chili (chopped) -2
    • Red chili powder-1/2 tea spoon  
    • Salt - 1/2 tea spoon
    • Garam masal- 1/4 tea spoon
    • Coriander leaves- 2 table spoon( chopped)  

    Mash boiled potatoes,add chopped green chili ,red chilipowder, salt,garam masala 
    and  green chopped  leaves of coriander leaves. Mix it all together and adjust  salt according to your taste.

    For Aloo Paratha


    • Wheat flour -4 cups
    • Salt- 1/4  tea spoon 
    • Cooking Oil to Apply  

    How to do -

    Mix salt in  wheat flour and make a dough,  prepare small size of  balls out of dough, take a ball of dough and spread it a little, put spoon potato filling on the dough ball, cover it  with another same size dough ball, close the  edges,  and roll slowly in the size of roti.
    Put it on the tawa, Apply  oil on both sides and cook it on the low flame till it becomes crispy and well cooked . 

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     Stuffed Potatoes Bread (Aaloo ka Paratha)

    Enjoy it hot with  a cup of tea or with some pickles. 

    Happy cooking!!!
    Arshia Zaidi


    17-   Peas snack 

    hari matar

    Every body says that  green vegetables are  good  for health .. so  lets begin our day  with some healthy  fresh green  peas snack. Mummy  used to cook this  peas snack in the season of winter when  fresh peas are easily available  in the market. I am  very fond of this  light  and  healthy  shacks which  has a  great taste . I enjoy this snack along with  plain bread slices  and  cup of tea. This  snack  takes  hardly  10 minutes to cook . So  if you are craving to  have this  healthy and tasty  snack . here  are the  ingredients....

    Category- vegetarian
    Time -15 min.

     Ingredients -
    •  Fresh green peas- 1/2 k.g 
    •  Cooking oil- 1 tea spoon
    •  Salt - 1/4 spoon
    •  Black pepper- 1/4 tea spoon 

    Method -

    Heat  the  cooking oil in the  pan , add cumin seeds, salt  black pepper in the  pan , stir a little,   and  mix  fresh  green peas altogether. Now  close the lid  and   cook  it  for few minutes(approx 5- 10 minutes) on the low flame  when the water dries up and  peas turn soft  , adjust  salt according to your taste. Stir  a little and   turn off the heat. Peas snack is ready to serve. Enjoy it piping hot with a cup of tea  or  coffee.....

    Happy Cooking!!!
    Arshia Zaidi
                      16-    Egg Omelet


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    Egg omelet

    Egg Omelet is very simple and common dish which we have in our breakfast daily.I can have it  any time whether it is in breakfast , lunch or dinner ... its taste so delicious  and  takes no time to cook .

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    Omelet mixture

    Category- Eggetarian
    Time - 5 min.

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     Cooking omelet

    • Egg - 4
    •  Finely chopped onion- 2- table spoon
    •  Green chili ( chopped)-2-3
    •  Tomatoes( chopped)-2 tea spoon
    •  Pure Ghee/Cooking oil- 2  table spoon 
    •  Salt- 2 full pinch

    How to make omelet

    Cracks the eggs  in the bowl, add finely chopped onion, green chili  tomatoes, salt  and  beat the mixture for a minute or so ,adjust the salt according to your taste, in between heat the pure ghee/ cooking oil in the frying  pan. Pour the egg mixture in the hot oil, spread it from all over sides.... keep the heat low..  and  cook it  on the low flame  for a minute....  now flip it and  cook it from other side  till it turns  golden pink .
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     Egg Omelet

    Happy Cooking!!!
    Arshia Zaidi

    15-Singhade  ki sabzi 

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     Singhara/sinhada Recipe

    Today I am  going  to  share a  very special dish  of  green raw  water chest- nut  (singhada/ Singharawith  all of you.  It is rare, unique dish  which my mother used to cook in   in the month of October-November when  milky soft singhada starts coming in the market. This singadha dish you can enjoy as healthy breakfast or  add on in your meal as a veg dish. 

    Just try this simple  but  unique delicious recipe of  green  fresh singhada...... surely, you  would  love it .
     hare singhade/ singhara
    fresh green  Singhada/singhara fruit

    Category- vegetarian
    People - 3-4
    Cooking Time-10-15 minutes
      • Green raw  water chest nut ( hara  kaccha singhara)-2 k.g
      • Oil- 1 table  spoon
      • Cumin seeds( zeera)-1/4 tea spoon
      • Salt- 1/2 tea spoon
      •       kaccha  hara singhada , singhara ,    water chest nut snacks
                 cooking water  chest nut 
      • Red chili powder- 1/2 tea spoon

      Heat the cooking  oil in the pan , add cumin seeds ,salt, red chili  powder  and  mix sliced  kaccha singhara  in the oil .... stir 2-3 times,  and  add 2 table spoon of water. Cover it with a lid   and  cook it on the low flame  till it turn soft and well cooked. When it is done , adjust the salt according to your taste, parch it till water dries up.
      kacche singhare  ki sabzi is   done.
      Enjoy it with tea or coffee as a snack or  as vegetable for meal. 
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       water chest nut / singhada recipe

      Happy Cooking!!!
      Arshia Zaidi


      13-Poha ( Flattend rice with peanuts snack)

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      Flattend rice with peanuts snack(Poha) 

      Poha is a dish  which is very popular  among Indians . I have learnt  poha recipe from a  friend  and  add on some more Ingredients  to make it tastier  and healthier.

       Category- snacks
       People- 4
       Time 15 min.

      For poha  recipe  you will be needing-

      • Flattend  rice-2 cup
      • Onion (large)-2( chopped)
      • kalonji- 1/2 tea spoon
      • Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
      • Salt -1/4 tea spoon
      • Refined oil- 2-3 table spoon
      • Tomato(ripe) small-1( chopped)
      • Green chili ( chopped)-4  
      • Peanuts -3 table spoon 
      How to do-

      Heat the cooking oil in the pan, fry  chopped onion , add  salt, kalounji, peanuts  turmeric powder, finely chopped tomatoes, chopped green chili  in the pan. Blend  it all together  and cook it  at least2 minutes. add seasonal  fresh vegetables  like carrot, peas, beans etc. as per your  liking. 

      Now put  flatten rice in the sieve  and  wash it , let the water drain from the sieve  put  washed flatten rice in the pan with other ingredients .

      Mix it  well , if you see that poha has become  dry , add 2-3 table spoon of water in  the pan... stir a little, adjust  salt as per  your taste. Cover the lid  and  cook it on the low flame  for two  minutes then  turn off the heat.  
      Light,  healthy  Indian snack is ready to serve.

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      Flattend rice with peanuts snack( Poha )

      Happy Cooking!!! 
      Arshia Zaidi   

                     12-  Chatpate choley (White chick pea)

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       ChatPate choley  / White chick pea recipe

      Today I am going to give a treat to your taste buds of  delicious chat pate chole. It goes very well with  Poori  or  Bhatura and people love to have it with rice also.
      When ever my mother cooked chole, she  cooked it with out  chole masala, and we used to enjoy it with meethi chutney).
      I often miss that flavoursome  taste of my mother's hand . 

      Here is  the recipe of  chat pate for you ....

      Category - vegetarian 
      Time- 30 min. 
      People - 4-6 people

      • White chick peas (chole)- 2 cup
      • Cooking oil- 2 table spoon
      • Baking soda - 1 small pinch
      • Onion - 2 (big size) chopped
      • Green chili- 3 
      • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tea spoon
      • Red chili powder- 1/4 tea spoon
      • Coriander powder- 2 tea spoon ( full) 
      • Chole masala - 2 tea spoon (optional )
      • Salt- 1/2 tea spoon  
      •  Coriander leaves-1 table spoon
      How to do-

      Soak  2 cup of chole in 6 cup of water  for  5-6  hours  and boil  it in the  pressure cooker with   some water (2 cup approx),1/4 tea spoon salt and a pinch of baking powder. Bring  it to 5-6 whistle  on  the medium  flame. Turn off the heat and let the pressure cooker open itself.
      Chole should  turn soft and well cooked, if it is so .....stir a little ... and start to prepare gravy for  chole ...

      Fry  sliced  onion in  cooking oil till it turn little  golden, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, Coriander powder,chopped tomatoes and green chili, salt , and chole  masala (optinal).  Mix it well altogether. Add some water and adjust the salt and boil it well again then  turn off the heat,   
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       Chat Pate choley  / White chick pea recipe
      Garnish it with  chopped coriander leaves 
      and serve it with meethi chutney.

      Happy cooking !!!
       Arshia Zaidi

              11- Ankurit  Mung / Moong sprouts

      Begin your  day with  healthy, highly nutritious  Moong sprouts , which prevent cell destruction by its anti oxidant property and protect  us from the ongoing effect of ageing.
      You can buy  this super  food from a near by grocery shop or can  grow it from green gram  in your  kitchen. It only takes 24 hour to  sprouts the seeds of green gram.  
       water soaked whole moong, water soaked green gram
       water soaked  whole moong

       Category- snacks
       People- 3 
       Time -24 hours 

      How to grow sprouts from green gram (mung)

      Take  one cup  raw moong,  wash it well, add 2 cup of water,  cover the lid. & leave  it  over night. Next day  drain water, leave it  for the day. By the night sprouts will  germinate out  from the green gram(sabut
      Put it in the fridge, your basic fresh, healthy   super food  is ready.

      Some  people enjoy raw sprouts  with fruits and salad.... prepare it as per your choice.

      Happy Cooking !!!

      Arshia zaidi    


                                                     10 -   Kala chana Masala

      After  plain kala chana  snack  I am going to share chat pata , masaledaar kala chana  snack  with all of  you.  It  is great in taste . I learnt  this recipe  from  my   darling  Khala  Munni  Aunty . I remember ... when  my mom was alive,  Munni Aunty  visited  Bareilly,....  at that  time  she cooked  this delicious snack for all of us .

       Category - vegetarian
       Time - 20 min.
       people - 3-4

      Here is the recipe  of kala chana masala  for you

      Ingredients - 

      •  kala chana- 250  g.m ( 1 glass)  soak in water over night or   8-9 hours      
      •  Salt - 1/2 tea spoon
      •  Baking soda -1 pinch
      •  Red chili powder -1/4 tea  spoon  
      •  Cooking Oil -  1-table   spoon 
      •  Green chili- 3 ( chopped) 
      •  Onion -1 ( medium size)  sliced
      •  Cumin seeds (Zeera) 2 full pinch 
      •  Tamarind sauce(Imli  chutney) - 1 tea spoon 
       How to do -
       how to make  Imli  chutney
        imli chutney
        Imli chutney

      •  Tamarind(Imli)/mango powder-2  tea spoon
      •  Coriander leaves/ mint-5- 6 leaves
      •  Cumin seeds -1/2 tea spoon
      •  Red chili powder-1/2 tea spoon
      •  Salt- 1/2 tea spoon 

      Put water soaked black gram  with 1 glass of water  in   pressure cooker , add  1/4 tea spoon  salt, a pinch of baking soda  and bring it to  4-5 whistle  on the medium  flame  then turn off the heat. When the lid open , check  if  kala chana  is well cooked or need more  whistle , if it is done. keep it aside , and  start  to prepare its  baghaar.

       Imli chutney  gives  very different and delicious flavour  to  this  kala chana 

      To make sauce   you need  to  grind imli  pulp , mint or coriander leaves, cumin seeds, salt and  red chili powder all together in thick consistency .
       Bhaghaar / tadka for  kala chana 
      Heat cooking oil in the  frying pan, keep the flame low , add  onion  slices, cumin seeds , imli chutney , red chili  powder, chopped  green chili , and  stir for a while . Mix this  mixture with kala chana and adjust  salt , and  parch it well . 
      Masaledaar kala  chana is  ready to serve. 
      Enjoy it any time . 

      Happy cooking !!!
       Arshia Zaidi


      9-Paneer Bhujiya (Cheese With Onion-Tomatoes) 

      cheese recipe, paneer bhujia,  paneer dish, best Indian  veg recipe
      Paneer Bhujia

      Paneer Bujiya is awesome in taste and very easy to cook. It  hardly takes 10-15. min to cook. Try to use fresh paneer to get  the best taste of paneer bhujiya .

       Category- Vegetarian
       People- 2-3
       Time-10-15 min. 
      For Paneer Bhujia you will be needing
      • Cheese (Paneer) grated-250
      • Onion- 1 large (chopped)
      • Refined oil- 2 table spoon
      • Green chili-2 chopped
      • Red chili powder- 1/4 tea spoon
      • Coriander powder- 1/2 tea spoon
      • Tomato- (ripe)- chopped
      • Coriander leaves-1 table spoon 

      Fry  chopped onion in hot oil, add turmeric, coriander  and  chili powder, salt, chopped tomato  and green chili in the oil. Stir 2-3 times and mix  2 table spoon  water in  the gravy and  cook  it well.  

      When it turns into thick gravy, add grated paneer  and  mix it  nicely with  gravy, adjust  salt , cook  it  well for few minutes.   

      cheese recipe, paneer bhujia,  paneer dish, best Indian  veg recipe
      Paneer Bhujia
      Garnish it with coriander  or mint leaves as per your choice .Serve it pipping  hot with  roti, burger, or  paav .

      Happy Cooking!!!

      Arshia Zaidi


      8-  Indian Paav snacks 

      aaloo, paav , tomatoes . best Indian snacks.
      Indian Paav Snacks

       I  can not  forget the taste of  Paav  snacks which my  childhood  loving  friend  Rachna  had made  for me,  when we were studing  together. She served me stuffed  dinner rolls  with  boiled  meshed potatoes. 

      Let me share  that  recipe of   Indian  paav  snacks  from my mother's kitchen.
      For dinner roll snacks you will be needing


      Category-  snacks
      People- 3
      Time  15- 20 min. 

      For stuffing      

      • Potatoes- 1/2 k.g
      • Oil-2 table spoon 
      • Green chili (chopped)
      • Salt-1/4 tea spoon 
      • Turmeric powder-1/2 tea spoon
      • Red chill powder-1/4 tea spoon
      • Coriander powder-1/2 tea spoon
      • Cumin seeds-1/4 tea spoon
      • Garam masala - 2 pinch 
      • Coriander leaves (chopped)-1 table spoon 
      • Amchoor powder- 1 pinch
      For  marinating 
      • Tomatoes- sliced-1 big
      • Butter/Bread spread 
      • Onion (sliced)-1 optional 

        How to do -

      Boil the potatoes, peel off , and finely meshed them. Heat the oil in the pan, add cumin seeds, when cumin seeds cracks away,mix turmeric,coriander, red chili powder , garam masala, mango powder  and  salt . Add meshed potatoes in the oil  and mix it well with the  spices. Adjust the salt  and parch it  well . Mix chopped coriander leaves  and  green chili  to increase the taste of potatoes stuffing. 

      Take a  Dinner Roll(paav) and cut it into slice. Apply some butter on both slices  and bake it gently on the tawa.

      Take the slice on the plate. spread one tea spoon  of  potato stuffing  on  the paav , put one - sliced tomato, onion  on the paav. Cover it with another  baked slice of  paav.
      Indian Paav Snacks
      Enjoy  paav snacks with  sauce and  favourite drink. 

      Happy cooking!!! 

      Arshia Zaidi 

      7-   Bread Rolls
      bread rolls, best indian recipes, potatoes , bread  slices 
      Bread Rolls

      Surprisingly, weather is  so pleasant  in Delhi in  the month of september .Usually it's  gets very  hot and  humid in this  month .I usually come back  very late from office so  I miss  beautiful evening with a cup of tea  and some  snacks.
      This  Sunday  I am  in  mood to  enjoy  my evening with  crispy Bread Rolls  and   a cup of tea.
       meshed potato  with coriander leaves, green chili,

      Category- vegetarian 

      People- 4
      Time- 30 min.  

        potatoes filling for bread rolls, aloo,
      • White bread  slices-  8 
      • Potatoes-1/2 k.g (boiled)
      • Green chili (chopped)-2
      • Coriander leaves-chopped- 2 tbl Spoon
      • Red chili powder-1/4 tea spoon
      • Salt- 1/2 tea spoon
      • Coriander  powder-1/2 tea  spoon 
      • Garam Masala-1/4 tea spoon
      • Mango powder- 1 full pinch
      • Cooking  oil to fry 
      making of bread roll

      How to do- Stuffing  for bread rolls

      Boil potatoes, peel off  and  mesh them ,add  all the spices with  chopped green chili , coriander leaves  and  salt . mix it all  along. Stuffing is ready for bread rolls. 

      How to make bread rolls-

      bread roll, best indian recipes
      Take a bread  slice  dip it  in the water and  squeeze gently with  your palm ,put one full tea spoon  of  prepared potato  mixture . Cover it ,and  make a roll, and  fry  it in the hot oil till it turn golden brown. 
      Serve these crispy hot  bread rolls Meethi chutney  or Tomato sauce.

      frying bread rolls
      Happy Cooking!!!
      Arshia zaidi


       6-Dahi Bada/ Dahi Bhalla
       curd, daal, dahi bade, dahi bhalle,  Best Indian  snacks
       Dahi Bada/ Dahi Bhalla
      The name of Dahi Bada is enough to bring water in my mouth.I just love it. If you are fond of chat pati  dishes ,this recipe of  dahi bada  is specially for you .  This is soft, spongy, delicious north  Indian  lentils snack  which is very popular in north India.
       Here is the recipe...  

      Category- Vegetarian 
      For 4 people
      Time -30 min.

       lentil paste  for Dahi bada , Indian  snacks
      Thick paste  of lentils for Dahi Bada
       daal, urad daal , moong daal
      Urad ,Moong daal 
       (soacked in water)

      Cooking of  dahi bada,   dahi bada in oil,  tla hua  dahi bada
       Bada/ Lentil Balls in Oil

      For  Dahi Bada you will need -


         best Indian snacks, dahi bhalla , vada, dahi bare ,
        Fried  Bada

      • Blackgram(urad daal)- skin less-1 glass/250 g.m
      • Mung bean( skin less )--1 table spoon
      • Grated Coconut-2 table spoon (full)
      • Raisin(kishmish) 2- table spoon
      • Salt- 1/4 tea spoon
      • Oil to fry

        For preparation of  curd

        • Fresh Dahi -1/2  (not sour)
        • Black and White  salt-1/4 t.spoon 
        • Red chili powder  -to sprinkle
        • Roasted zeera powder-1/4 tea spoon
        • Coriander leaves to garnish

        You  need  to prepare  fresh thick curd  for  Dahi bada .blend  the curd  well, add  black and  white  salt, rosted zeera powder  and  dip   fried lentil balls in curd, garnish it with coriander leaves  and  chopped  green chili. 
        To get best taste of Dahi Bada, Use  fresh curd , It should  not be sour.
        Before Serving ,sprinkle some salt, zeera ,red chili powder on the dish  and enjoy it with Meethi Chutney.


        For Meethi Chutney/ Sauce-Time-30 mins.

        How to make chutney

        • Mango powder-2 tea spoon
        • Sugar- 1 cup
        • Water -3 cups 
        • Cumin seeds powder (Zeera) roasted- 1/2 tea spoon
        • Salt-1/2 spoon-1/2 tea spoon
        • Red chili powder- 1/2 tea spoon  
        • Dry ginger powder- 1/4 tea spoon

        To make chutney  put all the ingredients in  3 cups  of water  and  leave it for 1/2 hour. Bring it to boil on the low flame, add sugar  and  stir continuously  time to time  other wise  liquid  will over flow.  Boil it to  reduce  half in quantity. It  should be thick, pourable,  sticky and transparent in  texture. 


         aam ki meethi chutney, amchoor , chutneys,
        Meethi Chutney

        Soak  dhuli  urad and  moong daal  in water over night, make  thick paste of it,add salt, grinded coconut, kish -mish in  lentil paste  and mix it  well. 
        Make small balls of lentil paste and fry it  in the hot oil  on the low flame  till it turn light brown.

        In  between  heat  4-5 cups of  water in another pan and  put  fried lentil balls in hot water to make it soft and spongy. 
        After 15-20 min. take the lentil  balls out from  water, press it  gently with  both palm to squeeze its water and drop  it  in the prepared curd. 

         sauces , chutneys , sweet chutney
          Cooked Meethi Chutney

        Adjust  salt   and sugar according to your taste. turn off the flame  and  let it cool. 
        you  can  store  Dahi  Bada  and this chutney  in fridge to have it any time.    

        Happy Cooking!!!
        Arshia zaidi

               5 - Chane ki daal ke paratha / roti

         monsoon dishes, break fast dishes, snacks
         chane ki daal ke parathe 

        At last we have got a sigh of relief from scorching heat of summer. Drops of rain, beautiful rainy season,romantic beautiful songs  and Chane ki daal ke parathe/ roti  with mangoes  and  kacche aam ki paki chutney .... what's a combination of celebrating well favoured rainy season! Chane ki daal ke paratha / roti can be a good option to cook something special on lovely rainy day. For that you will be needing.

         Category- vegetarian
         people- 2 
         Time- 1 hour
         pisi chane ki daal ,  daal
         Filling for chane ki daal ka paratha 


        • Split Yellow Peas (Chane ki daal )- 1 cup (soaked in water for one  hour)
        • Onion -1 medium size
        • Garlic- 5-6 clove
        • Garam masala-1/4 tea spoon
        • Cumin Seeds (Zeera)-1/4 tea spoon
        • Red chili- 2 broken
        • Green chili- 2-3(chopped)
        • Salt- 1/4 or according to your taste  


        Put  soaked chane ki daal (split yellow peas), salt  and  other  ingredients with  1/2  cup of  water in the pressure cooker  and  bring it to 3 whistle on the medium  flame. Now turn off  the flame. Let the pressure  cooker cool  and  open. if there is water.... parch it well. Grind  it for filling the paratha.

        For paratha

        • Wheat flour (Aata) -  3 cup
        • Salt- 1/4  tea spoon
        • Refind oil - 1 tea spoon 
         stuffed paratha recipes, chana daal recipe
         Mix salt   and  refined oil  in wheat flour and make  a  dough . Make small size of ball out of the dough. Take a ball of dough... spread it a little, put one tea spoon filling  on the dough ball... cover it with another  same  size ball of  the dough...    slowly roll  the stuffed dough in the size of paratha. Put it on the hot tawa. Apply oil on both sides  and  cook it on the medium  flame till it becomes crispy.If you want to have roti instead  of paratha... bake it  with out oil.

        Enjoy it hot with  ripe, sweet mango and  cooked  mango  sauce.
        Happy cooking!!!
        Arshia Zaidi


          4- Meethi Roti/ (Sweet bread)

        Indian dessert , Indian  sweet bread,  Best Indian  breakfast
        Meethi Roti/sweet Bread

        Do you want to have some special  breakfast today ? if your answer is yes... I would like to share a simple, quick  and  delicious dish for your breakfast called Meethi Roti(Sweet Bread).
        When ever ,we all wanted to had some special breakfast ,Mummy served us  meethi roti with salty butter and egg fry. That was the  breakfast we always wanted to have ... happily. Even now my family jumps with joy when i say that 'I am going to cook meethi roti for breakfast.
        so guys...try this recipe of Meethi Roti... you  are going to fall in  love  with  it.
        For Meethi Roti you will need
           Best Indian breakfast, meethi roti,  Indian Snacks
        • Sugar-1 cup
        • Whole wheat flour-4 cup(full)
        • Refined oil-2 table spoon
        • Water-1 cup
        • Salt-1/2 t.s
        • Ajwain(trachyspermum ammi)-1/4 tea spoon
        • Butter(salty)to apply on  Indian bread (Roti) 
        How to do
        Make a solution of  sugar,  salt  in the above mentioned 1/2 cup of water. 
        Mix well  wheat flour , refined oil and  ajwainin  and  knead  the flour  in prepared lukewarm solution of salt  and  sugar . Please remember dough should be soft enough to roll a roti, can add some milk to knead soft dough....
        with  hard  sweet  dough ...  it would be difficult  for you  to roll roti.  

        Make medium size  balls  out of the dough. Dough will be little sticky due to sugar so apply little more dry flour on the balls, then roll a roti.

        In between heat  the pan(tawa) on the medium  flame. Put the meethi roti on -tawa. Cook  it well on the low flame till the roti gets light pink .
        Best Indian breakfast, Indian sweet dishes,  Indian Desserts  snacks
         Meethi Roti/Sweet Bread
        Apply salty  butter on the  Meethi roti. Enjoy it with  egg fry & hot tea. aha ... ha ...maza aaya na !
        Looking  forward  for your feed back.
        Happy Cooking!!!
          Arshia Zaidi

           3 -Besan ki  roti aur Pyaaz ki chutneyChick pea flour bread  and  onion- tamarind sauce

        besan ki roti, pyaaz ki chutney
        Besan ki  roti aur Pyaaz ki chutney

        From couple of days i was craving to have  my favourite dish Chick pea flour bread & onion- tamarind sauce(Besan ki  roti aur Pyaaz ki chutney). yesterday i had it in my dinner. & it was so delicious . 
        Generally we cook  it on the 10th of Moharram to break our all day long fast. Which we keep in the memory of Hazrat Imam Husain who martyrdom on this day.
        Right now also  this mouth watering dish making my mouth wet again.
         I want you to taste it.... it's awesome. 

        For this dish  you will be needing...

        category -vegetarian
        imli chutney
        imli chutney
        Time-1/2 hour

        For Besan ki Roti  you will be  needing- 
        • Gram flour(Besan)-5 table spoon
        • Wheat flour (Atta)-2 table spoon
        • Salt-1/4 tea spoon or as per your taste
        • Refined oil- 1- tea  spoon (optional)
        • Pure ghee to apply on roti.


        Mix well gram flour,wheat flour,salt all together and make dough with water. you  may add some refined oil while making a dough, it will make your roti soft. Make medium size balls of besan dough & make the roti.In between put the tawa on the medium flame.let it hot, put roti on the pan & bake it  from  both side till it turn little pink. Apply pure ghee on the roti. 

        imli aur pyaaz ki chutney
        Imli aur pyaaz ki chutney

        Ingredients for Chutney

        • Tamarind(Imli)/mango powder-2 tea spoon
        •  Coriander leaves/ mint-5-6 leaves
        •  Cumin seeds -1/2 tea spoon
        •  Red chili powder-1/2 tea spoon
        •  Salt- 1/2 tea spoon 
        •  Onion  sliced-2 medium size

        How to make chutney

        To make sauce or chutney  you need  to  grind  imli paste , mint or coriander leaves, cumin seeds, salt & red chili powder all together. in thick consistency. like you can see in picture.

        Now what you need to do  is mix sliced onion  with this sauce well.  adjust the salt again. your tangy and  mouth
        watering  sauce of onion( pyaaz ki chutney )is ready. 
        Serve hot roti  with pyaaz ki chutney.

        Do try this recipe of Besan ki  roti aur Pyaaz ki chutney and  share your experiences with me. 

        besan ki roti, pyaaz ki chutney
        Besan ki  roti aur Pyaaz ki chutney

        Happy Cooking!!!
        Arshia Zaidi


        2- Black Chickpea(kala chana)

                                                           kala chana/ Black chickpea

        We all  know that  chickpea ( kala Chana) is very healthy for our health. It  is called power house of nutrients, as it is rich in proteins, fibre, carbs, vitamins & minerals. The best part is .... that it is very low in cholesterol... 
        India is  the country  where ... the chick pea  production is  very high .There are several recipes  of black chick pea .I remember .....  Mummy  used to  serve  us kala chana (chickpea) dish in the break fast. One of the  tasty  and  healthy breakfast/Snack of  chick pea  is here   for you"From my Mother's kitchen".
        Start your day  with this healthy breakfast...... 
         black chick pea, kala chana
        kala chana/ black chickpea

        Here are the ingredients.....

        • Chick Pea raw ( kala chana) -1 glass (soak in water) 
        • Salt-1/2 tea spoon
        • Pinch of soda 
        • Tomato- (chopped)-1
        • Lemon-1
        • Green Chili(chopped)-4
        • Cumin seeds(Zeera)-1/4 tea spoon
        • Refined Oil-2 tea spoon
        • Red Chili powder-1/4 tea spoon

        How to do

        Wash kala chana (black chick pea ) well  and soak in  2 glass of water over night. do not drain water of kala chana. Boil chana with salt  and  a pinch of soda  in the same water  of soaked  chic pea as  that water contains  extracts minerals of kala chana.
        Bring it to  5-6 whistle  in the  pressure cooker  on the  medium flame. Now turn off the heat.. and  wait for  lid  to open it self.  when the lid open.. check it out if  kala chana has turn soft. if it is so dry up the extra water of chana.
         zeere ka bhaghaar,
        Baghaar/ tadka

        Tadka / bhaghaar for kala chana

        In between heat 2 tea spoon refined oil in the pan, turn off the heat  and  add cumin seeds (zeera)  and  chili powder in oil, quickly pour out in the  pressure cooker  and  mix it well with black  chickpea.

        Garnish it with chopped, onion, green chili, tomato,   do not forget  to add 3-4 drops of lemon over the   black chic pea.
        Enjoy mouth watering  taste of chick pea (kala chana).

          healthy breakfast, Indian  snacks
        kala chana/ Black chickpea


        Happy Cooking!!!

         Arshia Zaidi

                          1-Mooli  ka Paratha 
                                          (White Radish stuffed bread)
        best Indian cusine, best Indian veg. dish

        Craving to  have  delicious paratha in the breakfast !  if some extra calories are nagging you then  Stop worrying!! Mooli Paratha can be a best option for you to satisfy your crave .

        Radish can fills your tummy without giving you extra calories. White Radish (Mooli/Daikens) offers many healthy and  nutritional benefits.Iis rich in Folic Acid,Vitamin C,Zinc,B-complex vitamins & phosphorus.It is also very effectivee in Cancer fighting, Jaundice,Weight loss,Skin disorders, Kidney disorder,Fever,Bronchitis,Asthama,& many more.


        Today, I am going to share a very simple and  quick method  to cook Mooli Paratha. Many people make stuffed mooli paratha but my mother developed her own style... to make it more tastier & healthier. She used to knead dough with grated Radish(mooli) & Its own water extract (Lots of people generally squeeze out water from the grated radish so they loose all the vitamins & minerals of radish).

         gundha  aataa for mooli paratha, best Indian cusine, Ingredients -

        • White Radish (Mooli/Daikens)-medium size -2 (1/2k.g)
        • Salt- 1/2 t.s or as per your taste 
        • Coriander leaf (chopped)-1cup
        • Green Chilli (chopped)
        • Ajwaine(Trachyspermum ammi)-1/2 t.s


        Peel off  and Grate Radish. Add Salt, Ajwaine, Chopped coriander leaves and Green Chilli. Mix it well & keep it aside in a airtight jar for one hour as water will ooze out from the grated Radish.Sieve the wheat flour,mix it with grated Radish  with its  exuded water  and  make a dough. 

        Heat the tawa, Roll dough in the size of   Roti.  place  roti on the tawa .Apply oil/ghee on   both sides, bake it well from  till its gets  crispy. Served it with tea and pickles.

        best Indian cusine, best Indian veg. dish

        Happy Cooking!!!
        Arshia Zaidi

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