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Papad Bhel

Basically, bhelpuri is a popular Indian street-style snack made using puffed rice as its base ingredient. This tangy and very slightly sweet chaat can be made in just 10 minutes if you have the ingredients ready. This papad bhel is a different version of regular bhel. Here is my easy recipe to make at home.

I have a habit of eating papad a lot. This delicious Papad Bhel is most wonderful easy recipe. Actually, papad bhel is an made with chopped onion, tomatoes and boiled potatoes, to which crushed fried Papad adds crunchiness, turning it into an irresistible evening snack. It’s a very handy snack when you want to eat something light and healthy.

The best part is that you can customize it as per your taste. Preparing this healthy and easy evening has a definite way, with the papad cut into long strips of about ¼-inch thickness. To ensure healthy eating, I usually take out the excess oil from the fried papads by soaking the surplus oil with absorbent paper. If you are health-conscious then skip the frying, just roast the papad.

For the tanginess and tartness, I have added spices like chaat masala to it and for freshness the almighty zesty lemon, all of which are easily available. However, make sure that the fried papad does not get crumbled and soggy; otherwise, the chaat will lose crunchiness. To ensure this, Papad should be added to the eclectic mixture just before serving it to guests. This way, the crispy element remains intact and the appetiser taste heavenly delicious.

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Vada pav paratha

Vada pav is one of those comfort food, that just feels like home. Give me a big shout if you are a big Vada pav fan like me 🙂

Happy Monday sunshine guys, how are you all?

Vada pav is a most delicious best tea time snack and so so tempting. Grab a vada pav with a hot steaming hot cup of tea… voilà. Vada pav a famous street food of Mumbai and across Maharashtra. Every Mumbaikar is fond of this crispy, flavourful spicy everyday sandwich. A quick, filler, and power-boosting Vada pav with a steaming hot cup of chai, is all you need to start a busy and hectic day.

It’s basically fried potato mixture patties with little spices and coated into gram flour batter. It is served in between two slices of pav (Indian buns) and dry garlic chutney, and green chutney and fried green chilli.

But I gave this traditional street food a twist by making paratha of this. Actually, from the last few days, I had a strong urge to eat vada pav but I really don’t want to eat fried. so I fill my paratha with this filling and dry garlic chutney. The outcome is so satisfying and yummy. Your taste buds will enjoy this vada pav paratha. Take a bite of this very special Vada pav paratha and it feels like actual Mumbai style Vada pav.

This is a long recipe and requires some time for prep work. But trust me, one bite into this deliciousness and it’s worth of it!

Enjoy your vada pav paratha with dry garlic chutney, if you really want to enjoy the flavour of vada pav then spicy dry garlic chutney is necessary. Feel free to sprinkle a generous quantity of garlic chutney on top of paratha to enjoy. We thoroughly enjoyed these parathas with mildly tempered yoghurt and fried green chilli along with dry garlic chutney.

Such soulful meals make Sunday brunching more beautiful.

Enjoy. Stay healthy, stay humble!

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Baileys Thandai (spiced milk with Baileys)

We all are at home and it’s a good time to try out a simple and good recipe. Let’s plan to make a beautiful special drink – Baileys infused Thandai.

Thandai is a chilled, gorgeously Indian spiced drink made from whole milk, dry fruits, flavored with saffron, cardamom, fennel seeds, poppy seed, slight heat of peppercorns, the fragrance of roses. It is like nothing you have ever tasted before.

And it is a nutritious and cooling drink that tastes is absolutely heavenly. Traditionally thandai drink is spiked with bhang to serve on special occasions like Holi, Maha Shivaratri.

But it tastes delicious with baileys as well. My version of this creamy and flavourful Thandai spiked with Baileys Irish cream is utterly delicious. When you blend two amazing drinks together then the fusion is awesome. If you have this Thandai spice mix powder ready then this special drink you can make in no time. You need Baileys handy but it’s totally optional.

Well, Baileys is an indulgent blend of cream and aged Irish whiskey and infused with vanilla pods and cocoa beans for an irresistible taste. So, enjoy a glass full of indulgence, that can be clubbed with your favorite food, nice books, Netflix movies.

We should be prepared and don’t get panic in this kind of situation. Need to think about other people’s life and safety.

Plz, be at home. Pray for the doctors and nurses and all the medical practitioners with a gesture of love and respect – who are putting themselves on the front-line to bring healing and comfort to those afflicted. Social distancing is the only solution yet. Let support and fight against Covid19.

Stay healthy, stay humble! Sending lots of positive vibes, love and XxX.

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Thandai infused White chocolate bark

An unexpected piece of chocolate, hell yeah! chocolate with a spicy fusion of the most delicious and aromatic drink mix Thandai. Are you familiar with the taste of Thandai? Thandai is a spring welcoming drink made by dry fruits, saffron, poppy seed, rose petals, cardamom, fennel and of course black pepper, nutmeg and milk.

Thandai is closely associated with Bhang, which is supposed to be intoxicating. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒙𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒆. Thandai is known for its super coolant power. A typical authentic aromatic Indian drink.

Thandai ingredients were freshly pounded on traditional grinding stones in old times to make, even you can find this spicy pre mix in easily any Indian store. Well, I am sharing my favourite fusion chocolate bark here.

I am not exaggerating but this might be the BEST version of chocolate fusion bark. I am a big fan of fusion dessert and after Indian dessert chocolate is my moody friend. This fine white chocolate is like so beautiful, luxurious and full of sweetness it’s kind of enchanted spell of a witch – never underestimate the power of good chocolate with fusion.

You remember the days when magic exists but for me, magic is still here when I look at these beautiful fusion chocolates. I am so enchanted that I can’t stop myself to take a bite of beautiful pieces of flavour.

Whenever you mix two different food you need to feel the luxury and sapidity. Trust me to try this one, deeply intense and exotic Thandai flavour with richness of creamy Belgium chocolate is lavishly sinful.

Happy Monday my foodie fellows!

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