November 2016 archive

1st Blogging Anniversary – Its time for Celebration

1st-anniversary

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1st Blogging Anniversary

It’s time for a double celebration. My blog Facebook page likes by 1000 Fans and my blog YummyIndianRecipes completed 1 year in this month. Last year 2015, I started my blog to store my recipes and inspired from other food blogger.

Yummy Indian Recipes is one year old now. In a span of this one year, I have seen lots of ups and down in my personal life and my blogging life but still I am happy with my work.

Currently juggling with my profession, home and blogging, I can able to manage my blog. No doubt, most of the time, I am busy but always took some time for my blog.

1000 Likes on Facebook Page

1000 Likes on Facebook Page

Making recipes and taking pictures are now -a- days always happened in my kitchen. My three year daughter always asking me to take photos before eating any meal. She is also inspired by my food photography 😉 , though it is not that professional way. Currently, I am using the iPhone to take pictures. I am not using any professional camera, but I would love to take pictures with a professional camera. One day I will use.

1st blogging anniversary

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When I started my blog, I was a bit confused regarding how to tackle with technical issues and designing but few of my office colleagues helped me out in this technical issue. My office friends always motivated me to try new recipes and help me a lot. Another person is my husband. He is most critics for recipes that I have made in the kitchen and he is the sponsor of my blog and my costly hobby.

I have also started monetizing my blog slowly and steadily. I had started guest post also. Yes.. I am quite happy with the way I got responses and critics from my viewer and reader. Comment on my each blog make me happy always.

Thank you all to support me and love my recipes. This always motivates me!!!  I hope it brought you a healthy dose of pretty insight into my creative journey as a food blogger! And again, thank you so much for being here. It truly means the world to me!

thanks

Yummy Indian Recipes
Bhakti

 

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Medu Vada | South Indian Breakfast Recipe

Medu Vada

Medu Vada

South Indian Medu Vada Recipe

Medu Vada, often mispronounced as ‘Mendu’ vada, especially in Mumbai. Well in Marathi, Mendu means brains. Haha! Funny though. But when it comes to food all we look forward to is a delicacy. Who cares about pronunciation; we want to satisfy our taste buds and stomach.

Medu Vada is a popular South Indian snack, looks like a doughnut and is generally eaten for breakfast. The dish comes from South India and it was made popular by the Udapi restaurateurs of Mumbai. The word Medu originates from Kannada meaning ‘Soft’, thereby ‘Soft Fitter.’

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5 Mouth-Watering Street Foods in India

When the food is right- the right proportion of ingredients, the right look, the right aroma, the right feel, foodies’ hearts jump with joy and they can’t stop drooling. If you’re one of those who believe that rarely any food falls into this category nowadays, it’s time to go back to street food. Why? Because it takes very little to get it right! And the right food can cheer up any day, bring a smile to any loss and is the perfect snack! Also, India is brimming with delicious street-food with many states having their own specialities. What’s even better is that your wallet will hardly mind your indulgence! Following are 5 must try street foods:

1. PaaniPuri/ Gol Gappe

Pani Puri

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PaaniPuri is basically a cup-shaped crunchy ball filled with the softest potatoes, onions, different pulses and the crunchy sev and then dipped in flavored water- sweet, spicy, tangy- take your pick! You’ll find two types- the extremely spicy and tangy ones in and around Madhya Pradesh and the tangy and relatively sweeter ones in Mumbai. Let your taste buds guide you to your destination! PaaniPuri is always served to a bunch of people standing around the vendor who serves you in a circular order- forcing you to eat the one in your plate before the next one arrives. That totally adds to the exhilarating food experience!

2. Bhel

Bhel Puri

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Bhel is basically a mixture- of whatever you fancy! The most common base ingredient is Churmura or Rice puffs. Rice flakes and Matki are the new variants now available. This base ingredient is mixed with onions, potatoes, chillies, coriander, sev etc. If you stop here, it’s called Sukha (Dry) Bhel. To take it to next level, people add tamarind chutney, mint chutney, coriander and chilly chutney and a million other variants! This Bhel gives you the best feeling in your mouth with the right crunch of the murmura and the sev and the right softness created by the potatoes and chutneys! The cone shaped paper that bhel is usually served in is also one of its kind!

3. Aloo TikkiChaat

Aloo-tikki

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Thought Aloo Tikki tastes just right inside your burger? Try the Chaat and you’ll change your mind. The tikki is basically mashed potatoes mixed with spices and onions shallow fried. This is covered with any flavored chutney you can imagine- tamarind, mint, tomato and the list is endless. Sometimes curd is also added in for a unique blended taste. Some vendors put syrup made out of a gram and call it ragdapattice. Then it’s garnished with raw onions, tomatoes, coriander and sev. Not much of crunchy here but the tikki melting in your mouth and the chutneys and curd adding the spices tastes heavenly.

4. Momos

Momos

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Traditionally a Tibetan food, Momos first made their way to Delhi and now to most of other parts of India as well. Momos are basically dumplings which are filled with the tastiest fillings. Non-vegetarians have a huge variety- Chicken and Mutton being the most common but almost all other kinds of meat are available too. The vegetarian variants are usually made with Paneer or a vegetable mixture. Momos are famously eaten steamed but fried ones are also available. The Momos experience is taken to the next level by the extremely spicy, tangy salsa that they are served with. Your eyes might burn and water but there will be a smile on your face!

5. Kathi Roll

Kathi Roll

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This one is from Kolkata! But thanks to Bengalis loving to feed people, all of us get to eat this little piece of heaven! So, a Kathi Roll is a chapati roll filled with interesting and delicious fillings! Non-vegetarians, this is another great way to get your mouths on Street-meat- Chicken, Mutton, Fish whatever you want. Vegetarians you’ll have a little better luck here with not just paneer and vegetables but babycorn, mushroom etc also being available. The roll if not made right, is very difficult to eat as the stuffing keeps falling out but you’ll rarely find a Kathi Roll vendor who hasn’t mastered the art. The roll feels just right in your mouth- an extremely filling and healthy food- but served with a twist!

So, drop whatever you are doing, gather your gang and have an evening of tasty street-food! While you’re at it, try some street-shopping too. Because Cheap and Good is a heavenly combination! And the streets are just waiting there with their mind-boggling variety; waiting for you to go out and explore!

Author Bio:

Rohit is a food critic whose purpose in life is to find a food item which beats Mumbai Chaat on the price+taste+variety benchmark and well he hasn’t found one yet. Besides that, he also loves to take food holidays all over the country, photograph the delicacies and write about them at http://www.transindiatravels.com.

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