If you talk about Indian snacks, then Pakoras will probably top the list! These are crispy, battered and then deep-fried till golden and delicious. You can probably use any vegetable you can lay upon your hand for making these vegetable pakoras. And these pakoras are vegetarian, vegan ( in most cases), gluten-free, nut-free and totally open to modifications as per your taste.
Tag: Vegan Recipes
This Lauki Kofta Curry recipe is a summer special recipe using Lauki (Bottle Gourd, Lau or Opo Squash). Koftas made of grated lauki or Bottle Gourd is served with a tomato-based mildly spicy gravy. It can be served with Indian flatbread like chapattis, rotis or naans, or with rice-based dishes like Cumin Rice or Peas Pulao.
This Hinger Kochuri is an Easter Indian flatbread recipe where pastry dough balls are stuffed with a pungent & spicy filling made of Asafoetida or Hing, and then flattened and deep-fried. It is puffy, crispy and a perfect side to a potato curry or perhaps cholar dal, if you are a lentil lover like me.
This Beguner Birinchi recipe is my family’s classic favourite Bengali eggplant recipe. Thick slices of eggplant are char-grilled and then simmered in a tomato-based gravy. Pair it with an Indian flatbread like chapatti (flour tortillas) or serve it with a big bowl of rice for a hearty meal.
Black chickpeas curry or kala chana is a variant of garbanzo beans which is indigenous to south Asian countries. Popularly known as Bengal gram, chole, Egyptian pea or desi (native) chana. With higher fibre content and lower glycemic index, it is very popular in curries, stews and salads.
We Bengalis hold our luchi aloo tarkari combination very close to our heart. No celebration is complete without a sacrilegious meal of deep-fried luchi or Bengali pooris and a simple stew of potatoes also known as Sada Aloor Torkari or Alur Chorchori or even Aloo Chechki.