Kerala 5 Days Trip- Travel Blog Part 1 -What to do in Munnar, Kerala

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I am really excited about this Kerala 5 Days Trip post because this is the first Travel post on the blog. I have posted two photo blog posts earlier Tarkarli – Devbag and Rajasthan Photo Blog.

We ( Me and my husband) visited Kerala in the month of October this year during our Diwali holidays. Kerala was on our bucket list since long and finally made the plan to visit the “God’s Own Country”. Kerala has everything that one can ask for from a holiday destination. It has from beautiful hills, spice plantations, tea plantations, serene beaches to calm backwaters. We covered Munnar, Alleppey, and Kochi in this trip. So I am dividing this post into two parts. Part one will be about reaching Munnar and all about our Munnar experience and part two will be about Alleppey and Kochi.

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Here is a video of our Kerala 5 Days Trip:

 

Planning The Trip

Planning a trip is tiring and at the same time exciting task. We mostly prefer planning trips on our own and not going for a package tour. For doing research like places to visit, things to do, what and where to eat, websites like the Trip advisor and Travel blogs come to my rescue. We booked Zoom Car for our commute within Kerala and hotel booking was done through websites like MakeMyTrip, Oyo and Booking.com.

Munnar, Kerala

After reaching Kochi in the evening we collected our Zoom Car and left early morning for Munnar.

Day 1:

The whole road journey to Munnar is full of breathtaking views and scenic spots. Don’t forget to take a halt and click selfies at CheyapparaWaterfall and Valara Falls which will be approx 50 Kms before Munnar.  It took us aprox 4.5 hours to reach Munnar from Kochi.

 

Cheeyappara Waterfall, Munnar
Cheeyappara Waterfall, Munnar
Munnar, Kerala Blogpost
Munnar, Kerala Blogpost

After reaching we checked into our hotel. We booked one night at Moselberg Riverside Cottages. The property is around 18 kms from the Munnar market. The property is beautiful with a river flowing at the backside of the cottage but I won’t recommend staying here because of many reasons. Firstly, we requested but didn’t get the desired room and the owner is very rigid and non-coopertive.  Secondly, if you plan to stay near the city center then this is definitely not the place for you because it is an isolated area. Thirdly, for the tariff paid I think one can get better properties in Munnar.

Moselberg Riverside Cottages, Munnar, Kerala
Moselberg Riverside Cottages, Munnar, Kerala

We started the sightseeing by visiting the Tea Gardens and these gardens are so beautiful and mesmerizing that its difficult to stop taking pictures because every other point looks better than the previous one. We went to the Tea Museum where the entry fee is approx Rs.125. They show a documentary on Munnar and the history of the Tea estate. After this, in the demo area, they explain how the tea is processed in the factory to get the different varieties like Green , Black and CTC Tea. You can shop varieties of Tea sold here.

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After the Tea Museum we proceeded for Top Station. Top Station is approx 40 Kms from Munnar and is the highest point in Munnar. The view  of the mountains and clouds is simply stunning from Top station.  Top Station is in Tamil Nadu and not Kerala.  As we started going up in the high range hills, the difference in temperature is evident with the cool breeze and fog. Since, we decided to visit Top station on day one so we skipped the other points that were on the way to Top Station. The road to Top Station is in a very bad condition.

Top Station, Munnar, Kerala
Top Station, Munnar, Kerala

 

Day 2:

We started our day early and after breakfast went for a short cycling trip. The cycles were provided by the hotel only. After that we checked out and checked in to another hotel Munnar Queen. We were pleased and impressed with this property in every aspect. After check-in we left to cover the other points. We left for Pothamedu View point which is a small view point but beautiful. The road to this view point is also in a bad condition. I really don’t know why the tourism department don’t pay attention to this.

Pothamedu View Point, Munnar, Kerala
Pothamedu View Point, Munnar, Kerala

Then we headed towards Mattupatty Dam which is a very huge and scenic lake with boating facility. Next stop was echo point, where there were lots of shops and you can find some food vendors selling tea, maggi, corn, etc. Nothing special here so we headed for Kundala Lake. The lake is very serene and alluring.

Mattupatty, Munnar, Kerala
Mattupatty Dam, Munnar, Kerala
Echo Point, Munnar, Kerala
Echo Point, Munnar, Kerala

From here we returned back to Munnar city center and visited Hydel Park. The park is big and maintained but nothing extraordinary about this park. If you have kids, they will enjoy playing the park and you can rest for a while or skip it.

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Hydel Park, Munnar, Kerala
Munnar, Kerala Blogpost
Hydel Park, Munnar, Kerala

We tried to visit Attukal Waterfall but again the roads were in such a pathetic condition that we decided to take a U-turn and came back to the hotel.

Attukal Waterfall, Munnar, Kerala
Attukal Waterfall, Munnar, Kerala

We didn’t go to Ernakulam National Park because after reading not so good reviews about the places we didn’t find it worth spending three to four hours. We also didn’t go to Periyar after getting not so good feedback about the Periyar National Park. So, we headed to Alleppey on Day 3 for the backwater experience The backwater experience and all about Allepey and Kochi will be covered in the next blog post. Munnar, surely made a special place in our heart.

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Are you planning a Trip too? Or how was your experience of Munnar Kerala, tell me about it. If you have any questions or feedback please share it with me in the comment box. I will be happy to answer them:)

 

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Why Food License/FSSAI License is mandatory for food businesses

Enterslice food licensing
FSSAI/Food Licensing for food business

My food blogging journey started with reviewing the restaurants. Starting a restaurant or any food business requires lot of preperation and getting the food licence is one of the critical and mandatory step to start the food business. This article will give insight about what is FSSAI and why it is required.

Abbreviation:

FSSAI is the abbreviated term for “Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.”

FSSAI Rules & Regulations

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is also commonly known as FSSAI which is an agency of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI is accountable for safeguarding & encouraging public health for purpose of regulation & supervision of food safety.

FSSAI controls all types’ food business operators in a country & also has hand over powers at a number of levels to any other designated authorities like the FDA to speed up the process of allowing registration or licenses.

What is food business License?

A Food Business Operator License is a license granted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 has made it mandatory for the entities involved in activities related to entity to carry on such activities related to any stage of manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, import & includes food services, catering services, sale of food or food ingredients etc.

Who is required to obtain a license under FSSAI regulation?

FSSAI Registration or License is obligatory for all kinds of entities that are running a food business. Anyone who is handling, processing, manufacturing, selling and also serves, stores, distributes transports or imports food, generally known as Food Business Operators (“FBO”). It is also applicable to a street food vendor.

Why is Food Business Operator License required?

  • There are several intentions why Food license is required
  • For the safety of consumers or people who are ultimately consuming the food.
  • This license can be used as an effective marketing tool so as to boost your business.
  • Also with the purpose of make the sure good quality of food in your business and for the benefits 1 from government actions on non-compliances.
  • Food is proving that they have the FSSAI license, which can give you an added advantage of a solid and an increase in the customer base.
  • When the time comes for the business to go for expansion in different areas or outlets, one can easily do so with the usage of your FSSAI license.
  • Moreover, the license can also make it easier for one to get bank loans & for funding which is required for expansion.
  • FSSAI Logo can also be used in the menu cards & pamphlets to make publicity your food’s superior quality over others etc.

Services require the food license

A Food business is engaged in manufacturing, import, & processing, packaging, storing or distributing food. It also offers the following types of services:

  • Restaurants
  • Catering Services
  • Bakery
  • Sweet shop
  • Cafe
  • Warehouse
  • Homemade Food Business such as homemade chocolates, homemade pickles, jams, etc.
  • Food Truck
  • Food Tech etc.

A food business needs to fulfill with several laws & regulations and to obtain licenses to carry out its services and sell its products in India.

Penalty & Offences under FSSAI regulation: Inter alia are:

Purpose Amount
Not having FSSAI license Imprisonment for a term which may extend to 6 months and also with fine which may extend to Rs. 5 Lakh.
Food Quality issues up to Rs. 5 Lakh if foods sold do not match the required quality standard
Substandard food Penalty up to Rs. 5 Lakh
In case of death not less than Rs. 5 Lakh penalty
In case of serious injuries penalty up to Rs. 3 Lakh
In case of other injuries penalty up to Rs. 3 Lakh

 

Validity and renewal:

The validity for Food License remains from 1 to 5 years. An FBO can choose according to his convenience the number of years for which he has to take the License.

According to FSSAI guidelines, every single person with FSSAI License have to apply for renewal at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the validity of existing license. In case the License is renewed after the expiry time then a penalty would be imposed. Therefore, it is advisable to renew the Food License on time in order to avoid penalties.

 

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Mishti Doi Recipe/Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt

Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt

Mishti Doi or Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt is my childhood favorite. Mishti Doi is a fermented sweet yogurt and a Bengali delicacy. I don’t have any Bengali roots but still,  I enjoy having chilled Misthi Doi from an earthen pot. I believe earthen pot  enhances the taste of the dahi and it also absorbs excess moisture. This jaggery sweetened yogurt serves the purpose of dessert for me. This doi has a strong smoky aroma and taste of jaggery when combined with yogurt tastes so good. This is not the authentic Mishti Doi recipe. Because Mishti Doi is usually made with sugar or caramelized sugar or Nolen gur (date jaggery) but here I have used only jaggery.

Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi Recipe

 This is the traditional way of making Mishti Doi which is time taking. You will need almost 6-8 hours depending on the local weather   for the yogurt to set. The milk is boiled over a low flame so that it reduces from its original volume, then sugar or jaggery or date jaggery is added to it. Allow the milk to cool for some time just when it is slightly warm then add an active culture of yogurt and mix well. Pour the entire mixture into the earthen pots and leave it for 6hrs to 12 hrs or overnight in warm and dry place to set firm and thick. And enjoy it as a dessert or with your meal. Little caramelized sugar is also added to give reddish brown color if using regular sugar. But in this case, jaggery gives an amazing reddish brown colour to it.

Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt

Now you know how to make Mishti Doi at home, it’s simple and easy, so give this recipe a try. And do share your comments and feedbacks in the section below. Connect with me on Instagram  and Facebook. 

Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi Recipe – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt

Check other recipes which you might find interesting.

Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel Sauce

Vanilla Phirni

Non-Fried Dahi Vada

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Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel Sauce

Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel
Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel

Every happy occasion is celebrated with “Kuch Meetha” in our culture. And almost all festivals or occasions are associated with a ritual of making something sweet. I am sharing this post of Sweet Coconut Samosa with a twist of salted caramel sauce. Sounds interesting? These baked sweet samosas can be made for any occasion or even on festivals for guests and salted caramel sauce makes it tastes even better. One more recipe with a twist is on the blog Rice pudding with Vanilla Flavor.

Sprig Salted Caramel Sauce
Sprig Salted Caramel Sauce

The coconut filling I used in these samosas is inspired by Udiche Modak. Yes, right those steamed Modaks made during Ganpati festival because I simply love it. The sweetness given by jaggery with a dash of freshly grounded cardamom powder  to the shredded coconut tastes so good. I used the Sprig’s Whole Green Cardamom and it’s the best. I was having some spring roll sheets with me so I used it to make the samosas but you can use the regular samosa dough too, just ensure you roll it thinner than regular samosas.

Sprig Salted Caramel Sauce
Sprig Salted Caramel Sauce
Sprig’s Salted Caramel Sauce #GourmetEveryday

I am a true lover of salted caramel flavor be it popcorns, frozen yogurt, shakes. I am the happiest person after  receiving a jar of Salted Caramel Sauce from SPRIG gourmet. This luscious milk cream caramel has a  touch of pristine sea salt. I am totally hooked to it and simply licking it with a big spoon just like that because it is soooooo yum. You may also top this Sprig Salted Caramel sauce over a cake or fruit salad, fill in pies, or drizzle over ice cream or puddings.

Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel
Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel

In this recipe, I have baked the samosas in the oven instead of frying it however you can fry it too. Once, the samosas are done finally top it up with lots of salted caramel sauce. With Christmas and New Year around this is a recipe you can definitely try. Let me know, if you try the recipe and do share your feedback in the comment section.

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Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel
Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel

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Vanilla Phirni Recipe or Rice pudding with Vanilla Flavor

Phirni with vanilla flavor using SPRIG Gourmet sugar
Phirni with Vanilla flavor

 

I am sharing the recipe of Phirni with vanilla flavor. Phirni is a rich, creamy dessert with dry fruits. Phirni tastes best when served chilled in a clay pot or container. The festival season has already begun and I am sure the preparation, shopping, cooking has already started. The best things about these festivals are lots of good food, family time together and a break from our busy schedule. In our culture, festivals are majorly associated with food, sweets, savory snacks especially for Diwali. I am always more excited for the Diwali festival because of the beautiful lights, decorative Rangolis, few crackers (of course), and sweets.

Rice Phirni with Vanilla using SPRIG sugar
Rice Phirni with Vanilla using SPRIG Demerara Sugar
SPRIG #gourmeteveryday

Traditional Indian sweets are hands down the best, but here I tried to give some twist to the Phirni recipe. In order, that there can be something new on the Diwali special menu. So, this time I gave a slight twist to this rice-based creamy pudding Phirni by giving it a mild flavor of vanilla and cranberries.  For the vanilla flavor, I used Demerara Sugar infused with Real Madagascar Vanilla. It is a different kind of sugar with natural, caramel-like flavor of the rich golden Demerara sugar crystals. Not only does it gives an amazing flavor, but nice color and also a pleasant vanilla aroma to the dish. SPRIG’s vanilla sugar is best for sprinkling on cookies or also for giving vanilla flavor to cakes, beverages or baked items.

SPRIG Sugar with infused vanilla
SPRIG Sugar with infused vanilla
SPRIG products
SPRIG products

I also used a pinch of freshly ground cardamom powder made from SPRIG’s green cardamom from Kerala. This is one of the best aromatic cardamoms that I have used. The aroma of cardamom remains in your hand, even by just holding it in your hand for a minute. I have used dried cranberries, it is optional you can add any berries or dry fruits of your choice.

You can order the Demerara Sugar infused with Real Madagascar Vanilla and Green Cardamom from Kerala – SPRIG from amazon. Link mentioned below:

 

 

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Rajasthan Trip – Photo Blog

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I love travelling and I love food. On the blog, you will find content related mostly to food and few travel stories like Tarkali-Devbag Trip, Staycation experience at Manasi bungalow, Lonavala.

This is a picture blog of our Rajastahan Trip – places we visited during the trip. This post won’t be having any description of places but feel free to drop your questions in the comment section and I will be happy to answer.

Places we visited – Udaipur-Ajmer-Jaipur

Amer Fort, Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Choki Dhani, Jaipur
Choki Dhani, Jaipur
Choki Dhani, Jaipur
Choki Dhani, Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
Jaipur City from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaipur City from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaipur City from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaipur City from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Brahma Temple, Pushkar
Brahma Temple, Pushkar
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Jal Mahal, Jaipur
Ajmer City at Night, Ajmer
Anna Sagar Lake, Ajmer
Anna Sagar Lake, Ajmer
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
City Palace from Ambrai Restaurant, Udaipur
kumbhalgarh fort, Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh fort, Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh fort, Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh fort, Rajasthan
Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Anna Sagar Lake, Ajmer
Anna Sagar Lake, Ajmer
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Udaipur City from City Palace, Udaipur
Udaipur City from City Palace, Udaipur
Udaipur City from City Palace, Udaipur
Udaipur City from City Palace, Udaipur
Karni Mata Temple, Udaipur
Karni Mata Temple, Udaipur

                

 

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Restaurant Review: Genuine Broaster Chicken, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Finally, Navi Mumbai has a good new addition of Genuine Broaster Chicken in the list of casual dining restaurants. Genuine Broaster chicken is a 60 year old US brand. They have opened their outlets in India and the best part is that they have tied up with Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, yes the “Namak Shamak” chef to curate a special “Indian-nized” menu. So, I was really looking forward to #getbroasted.

 

Ambiance:

Talking about ambiance, the place has funky, innovative interiors with caricatured tables, plants in helmets, beautiful lights, etc, etc. Board games are also available so that you can enjoy them also along with good food, music and drinks.

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Mocktails:

Coming to drinks, the Mocktails we tried were Kokum Twister which I liked because it is a fizzy drink with the taste of kokum sharbat (popular in maharastra), next was Palang Tod which is very contradictory to it’s name because this drink is capable of keeping you awake all night, it is a strong combination of Redbull and Coffee shots so don’t blame me for your sleepless nights after having this. The Coco Mango Mojito was average didn’t like it much but the show stealer was the Chocolate Wreak Freakshake. It is simply Wow! Oreo, Kitkat, waffers blended together with chocolate and presented beautifully.

SavoryTales Review:Genuine Broaster Chicken in Vashi, Navi Mumbai SavoryTales Review:Genuine Broaster Chicken in Vashi, Navi Mumbai

 

You can take the kitchen tour at Genuine Broaster Chicken and see the working of pressure fryer like how they make amazing fried chicken in just minutes. The fried chicken cooked under pressure fryer absorbs much lesser oil compared to the normal frying. I have also uploaded the video my Youtube Channel. Do check it by clicking the link below.

Food:

We tried the Broaster platter which had 2 pieces of each – the legendary chicken, happy fried chicken and hot masala chicken. The best  among them was happy fried and hot masala. Spicy, crispy, juicy chicken pieces fried and cooked to perfection and to make it taste even better it is served with 3 different dips.

SavoryTales Review: Genuine Broaster Chicken, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

The Assorted Wings Platter with six varieties of chicken wings was served. Smoked BBQ & Mushrooms, Butter garlic and Kung Pao were my favorite ( still drooling). And don’t miss the Lamb Rogan Josh Burger which is Harpal Singh’s special item. It is served with fries, these red colored soft bun (naturally colored) with flavorful minced lamb patties and sauces is simply awesome.

Under the grilled chicken section we tried Cheese & Lemon peppery flavored chicken served with rice, fries and butter garlic sauce. The chicken pieces are succulent and have pleasing buttery peppery flavor.

In dessert, I had two of my favorites together chocolate samosa with mango ice cream. The crispy chocolate samosa was complimenting the mango ice-cream very well. The Gulkand Muffin is a very unique dish and is also Chef’s special so give it a try.

SavoryTales Review: Genuine Broaster Chicken, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

I am happy that they have opened their branch in Vashi, Navi Mumai and  it is a perfect place for good food with drinks and good music.

 

 

 

 

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Other review of restaurants of Navi Mumbai:

Flavors, Sanpada

7th Heaven, Mumbai

The Koffee Works, Kharghar

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No Butter, No Oil – Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake

No Butter, No Oil - Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake
chocolate banana oats cake
No Butter, No Oil – Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake

I have said a big “no” to the all purpose flour cake. When you are baking a cake for yourself why not bake the healthier version of it.I am talking here about a healthy cake, which has oats, banana, flaxseeds and yogurt. No Butter, No Oil – Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake. Sounds healthy and tastes good too.  You know what stops me from baking a cake frequently at home is Butter and yes, oil too. It has happened almost every time that when I came across any interesting cake recipe I very enthusiastically read it. The moment I go read the ingredient section and after reading the insane amount of Butter or Oil and Cream is added to it, my interest is gone. I know it sounds weird and trust me, I have got such reactions like “Come on it a “Cake”, it can’t be butter or oil free.

No Butter, No Oil - Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake
chocolate banana oats cake

Gulit free and Healthy Cake

And I say “why not” !  I am not a very healthy eater but I think if you are eating out you really don’t have control over it. But if you are at home then you can have the full control over the ingredients. It’s a good idea to find a recipe of a cake, which you can be eaten guilt free and baked more frequently. Ok,  I agree that it might not be that moist or that goooooood like a normal cake is but I think that’s not bad at all. Recipe of another amazing Whole wheat Oats Banana Cake with Egg and without Egg is on the blog (click the link)

No Butter, No Oil - Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake
chocolate banana oats cake

Yes, It’s a no butter or oil cake recipe. I skipped adding any oil or butter to it. Try it you might like it too, and thank me later 🙂

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Non-Fried Dahi Vada Recipe or Steamed Dahi Vada

Non-fried Dahi Vada Recipe
Non-fried Dahi Vada Recipe

Since holi is around so this post becomes special as making Dahi Vada is like a ritual at my place. This Dahi vada post becomes more special because it’s non-fried and steamed. I feel so proud when I make something healthy or find a healthy version of some recipe which tastes as good as the original dish.

Fried Vada or Steamed Vadas?

Why opt for fried food when we can recreate the same taste with the healthy alternative. You should bookmark this steamed dahi vada or non-fried dahi vada recipe or try it on this Holi festival and surprise your guests by telling that it’s not fried.

Steamed Dahi Vada
Steamed Dahi Vada

Soft dahi vada dipped in sweet and salty yogurt and topped with tamarind chutney tastes simply yum. I made this with a combination of urad daal and moong daal. You will be needing fruit salt like eno while making this non-fried dahi vada.  Use your idli maker for making these dahi vadas and dip them in hot water for few minutes and they are ready to be served.

Try out this simple recipe and I am sure you will love it. Share your feedback or suggestions in the comment section and don’t forget to tag me if you post them on social media. I am on facebook, twitter and Instagram.

Non-fried Dahi Vada Recipe
Non-fried Dahi Vada Recipe

 

Few more recipes which you will find interesting:

Khaman Dhokla

Moong Daal Bhajiya

Dahi Sev Batata Puri

 

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Green Coconut Coriander Chutney Recipe

Green Coconut Coriander Chutney
Green Coconut Coriander Chutney

 

Green Coriander Coconut Chutney Recipe

We all love South Indian dishes and the different varieties of chutneys served with these dishes are interesting. I remember my visit to “Chutneys” in Hyderabad and Waao ! they serve five-six variations of chutney to relish with the South Indian dishes. This Green Coriander Coconut Chutney Recipe was tried first time due to unavailability of few ingredients at home. Earlier I used to make only the traditional coconut chutney with idli or dosa which is also served in almost all the restaurants or anna’s stall but now depending upon time and availability of ingredients I love to give it some twist like adding tomatoes and onions. The tomato onion coconut chutney recipe is already on the blog, click the link for the recipe.

This time I made Green Coriander Coconut chutney. It’s very simple to make and can be prepared quickly.  You can serve it with appam, dosa, Uttapam or idllies. To make this green coriander chutney all you need is fresh coriander leaves, coconut, green chilies, curd and garlic pod which is optional. You can add tempering or you can skip it if you want to keep it oil free as I have skipped it.

Green Coconut Coriander Chutney
Green Coconut Coriander Chutney

I have also shared the recipe of tomato-onion coconut chutney, Rawa idli and spicy sambhar on the blog. I am a big dosa fan and if you follow me on Instagram @savorytales you will definitely be knowing this. If you give it a try, do share your feedback and comment about this recipe.

Few recipes you might be interested in:

Green Coriander Chutney

Yogurt-Mint Dip

Beetroot Raita

 

 

 

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