Tag Archives: vegetarian

Spicy Baked Chickpeas!

23 Jun

Hey everybody!!

I am back yet again with one of my favorite kind of food – another spicy, crunchy Indian snack item which is super easy to make!!! This one is for all those people who love munching on healthy snacks πŸ™‚

So let’s get started right away.. Like always, here’s a teaser πŸ˜‰ :

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Beetroot Crisps

10 May

Helloo friends,

It’s been a while and feels good to be back .. I have an interesting recipe today. To be really honest, this was sort of an experiement. The other day, when I came back home after an evening walk, I got an idea to make something different out of what I bought that previous morning – beetroots. Now, normally I would make beetroot halwa (a dessert) anytime I buy these, but this time I thought why not make a snack out of these – and a spicy one at that πŸ˜‰ .. Put a few things together, mixed and fried and the result is a yummy crispy snack. Hope you check it out and give it a try!

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Mint rice

18 Mar

Hey friends!

How is it going?

Have you ever wondered what to make when all you had was a bunch of mint at home?! .. Well, you can make a full meal with fresh mint and some basic indian cooking ingredients .. Mint rice, Mint Pulao, Green rice however you wanna call it, you gotta taste it to believe it πŸ˜‰

I make this all the time and it’s perfect for lunch boxes or for dinner..

And I must mention, the pictures do not do good justice to the taste. One has to taste it to enjoy the deliciousness, trust me! πŸ™‚

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Black bean and Corn dip

23 Feb

Heyy all !!!

I am soo excited today to present you with a very, very easy and delicious recipe of a light evening meal or a perfect snack – a mexican inspired dip recipe (again!) .. you can easily say I love mexican πŸ™‚ .. especially dips and chips!!

I came across the idea of this recipe online when I was searching for dips when I had bell peppers, corn and black beans at home (and was not in the mood to make something exhausting). An awesome replacement for the spices was from the ladies at ‘showmethecurry’ who used taco seasoning .. so I stole that idea from them πŸ˜‰

Now let’s get into how it turns out to be, so you can decide for yourself if you want to go ahead check out the recipe πŸ™‚

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Quick puffed rice snack ~ Indian style !

20 Jan

Hey guys !

I made one of my favorite quick snack recipes today and wanted to share it with you all. I was debating if I should put it up on the blog or not, because it’s such a simple recipe and also I didn’t get to take enough pictures 😦 .. So hopefully you understand that and let’s jump right into the details :

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Aloo Masala / Spicy Baby Potatoes

4 Dec

Hiii everyone !!!

It’s the holiday season and I hope you all are enjoying it to the fullest !!! ..Β My husband and I had a yummy, very filling meal the other day, and I wanted to share it with you all πŸ™‚ ..

Alrighty, here’s today’s recipe’s highlight pic :

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Masala Murukku

12 Nov

Heyy everyone!!

First off, I wish you all a very happy and safe Diwali !!! πŸ™‚

I know this is one of everyone’s favorite festivals, mainly because it’s the festival of lovely lights and of course, because of the yummy food we make this season of the year !

I can go on and on about how much I used to enjoy and love Diwali as a kid and even now, but I want to jump right away to today’s recipe straight from my mom – Masala Murukku. Have a look at it and you decide if you would like to know the recipe or not .. πŸ™‚

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Gobhi Paratha / Cauliflower Flatbread

30 Sep
Hiii everybody !!
Hope you are all doingΒ great! .. It has been pretty hectic for the past few weeks and finally it’s time for an other yum Indian recipe – Gobhi Paratha or Cauliflower Flatbread. For all the non-Indians out there, if you are familiar with Indian flatbreads and spices and of course cauliflower πŸ˜› , then this dish is no rocket science!
Once you get the hang of stuffing and rolling it out, this recipe is super easy and very tasty and nutritious !!!This is the end result :

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Pav Bhaji – Bhaji

29 Jul

Hello All !

Today I have one of ‘the most’ delicious fast foods from the streets of Mumbai, India !

This post has been sitting in my drafts for a while now and since it has started raining / drizzling in some of the places, I thought I would post this recipe, as this is ‘the perfect’ one for those kind of days ! πŸ™‚

Pav Bhaji is such a mouth watering dish, I am sure anyone who has tasted it would agree with me !!

I miss the street foods back in India a lot .. and this made me try a few of those dishes at home with whatever stuff available here in the US .. Surprisingly when I made the Bhaji for the Pav the first time (I mixed recipes from Vahrehvah.com and Sailusfood.com and my own variation) and it came out very well and so my recipe had to make it to HappieBelle, for all of you and of course for myself for future reference πŸ˜› .. So, here we go !

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Semiya Upma / Vermicelli Upma

12 Jun

Heylo everyone !!

I am sure today’s recipe is one of the favorites of many fellow Indians out there ! πŸ™‚

Semiya Upma – is an easy dish which is versatile, because it can be had as a breakfast, lunch or dinner (well, at least I do lol ) … and I would like to add in as many veggies as I can in dishes like this !

Let’s dig in to see how simple to make it is !

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