Festive season is here and it’s time to prepare for the festival of Diwali with some delicious homemade snacks. Follow some simple steps given below and impress everyone with these traditional snacks. These are served best with a cup of hot tea. Anywhere in the world, good food is a major part of any celebration.



Namak Para is also known as Nimki in some parts of India. This easy and quick recipe can be prepared at home without investing too much time and effort.


All-purpose flour (1 cup)
Ajwain (1/2 teaspoon)
Ghee (2 tablespoons)
Salt to taste
Warm water (1/4 cup)
Oil for frying


In a big bowl, add all-purpose flour, crushed ajwain, salt to taste, ghee and mix everything together until the flour starts to crumble.

Add warm water and knead into a semi-stiff dough. Do not overmix, knead it just enough for binding.

Make small balls of the dough and roll them into medium sized chapatis. Cut the chapatis into small strips and keep them aside.

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium flame. Fry the namak pare on medium-low flame until they turn golden.
Drain excess oil. Serve as a snack with a cup of tea and enjoy with your loved ones.


Chana Dal Namkeen is another classic recipe very popular on the streets of Nothern India. Be it in the mornings or the evening, you cannot miss this with your hot cup of tea. You can also prepare this once in advance and store it for use in the future.


Chana Dal (100 gm)
Red chilli powder (1 teaspoon)
Coriander powder (1/2 teaspoon)
Chaat masala (1 teaspoon)
Asafoetida (a pinch)
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Wash and soak chana dal for atleast 3 hours.
Once soaked, drain the water using a sieve and pat dry it using a kitchen towel.

Heat oil in a pan, once the oil is hot enough. Add the chana dal and fry on medium-low flame for about 15 minutes.

Fry chana dal, stirring with a spoon till crisp and golden. Transfer the fried chana dal to a mixing bowl.

Sprinkle red chilli powder, chaat masala, asafoetida, coriander powder and salt on it.
Mix thoroughly until evenly coated.

Store in an airtight container once it cools.


Same recipe can be followed to prepare masoor dal namkeen and moong dal namkeen.

You can spread the dals over a cotton cloth if the kitchen towel is not available.

Customize the spices as per your choice.
Serving suggestion- Mix chana dal, chopped onion, tomato, green chilli, lemon, coriander leaves and sev for a street-style snack.


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It gets its 11g of protein from black beans, and lots of cheese.
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Cooking Instructions

Microwave method :

  • Remove wrapper
  • Place the frozen burrito in a microwave safe plate
  • Microwave on high for about 45-60 secbeach side for a total of 90-120 sec.
Tortilla filled with beans, cheese and rice

For best results :

After cooking the burrito in the microwave, finish it off on a stove top in a pan coated with very little oil to get the burrito wrap golden brown and crispy.

Lightly grill in a pan from both sides


  • Remove from wrapper.
  • Place the frozen burrito in a microwave safe plate or container.
  • Thaw by microwaving on High for 1 minute.
  • Remove the burrito from microwave and wrap the product in a single layer of aluminium foil and slide in the oven.
  • Bake the burrito for 15-20 minutes at 190°C
Serve hot!


• Let it cool before Enjoying.
• Store in a freezer all times. Take out just before cooking.
• It can be had as a delicious meal for easy on-the-go lunch, dinner or anytime snack.


Gobhi ka Paratha


Gobhi paratha is an Indian flatbread which is often paired with curd, pickle and tea. It is a common breakfast choice as it is made with the simplest ingredients available in your pantry. As it is made with cauliflower, whole wheat flour and healthy fats, it is a power packed recipe loaded with nutrients.


For the Dough

  • 2 Cup Whole Wheat flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Water for kneading the dough

For Stuffing

  • 1 Cup Grated Gobi/Cauliflower
  • 2-3 green chillies (as per taste)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • ½ inch grated ginger (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2-3 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste

For Making the Parathas

  • Dry whole wheat flour for dusting
  • Ghee/Oil for Shallow frying.


Gobhi paratha Dough

  • In a bowl, mix the whole whole wheat flour and salt.
  • Knead the dough by adding water until it’s soft and pliable.
  • Soft dough helps in the stuffing spread out evenly and the outcome is best.


  • Wash the cauliflower flower in boiling hot water. You may add salt and turmeric to this water as well.
  • Grate/roughly chop the cauliflower in small bits.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the asafoetida and cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  • Now add all the dry spices and give a quick mix.
  • Next add in the grated cauliflower, coriander and salt and mix everything.
  • Now add the green chillies and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Switch off and let the mixture cool completely.

Making the Parathas

  • Divide the dough into equal sized balls.
  • Usine one of dough balls, roll out a 2-3 inch circular disc.
  • Now add around 2 tablespoon of the cauliflower mixture.
  • Pull over the dough from all the sides and seal it.
  • Dip it into the dry whole wheat flour and lightly pat it between your palms so that the dal mixture gets evened out.
  • Start rolling the paratha to the desired size (4-5 inch diameter). Do not turn in between just keep on rolling the paratha. If required apply dry whole wheat flour in between to roll the paratha’s.
  • Once rolled, put it on a hot greased tawa or a non-stick pan, on slow flame.
  • Flip it after 50-60 seconds.
  • Let it cook again on a slow flame for 1-2 mins or until brown spots start appearing all over.
  • Then apply a little Ghee/oil and cook for a min. Turn, apply Ghee/oil and again cook.
  • Continue cooking on both sides until golden spots appear on both the sides and the paratha is evenly cooked.


  • Paratha dough must not be too stiff.
  • If you are not cooking the stuffing, add the salt in the mixture just before starting to make it as it will release water.


Poori and Aloo Sabzi
Poori and Aloo sabzi

Poori and aloo sabzi is the simplest recipe yet so hard to master. It can be prepared within minutes using the most common ingredients found in your pantry.
Puri Sabzi is a North Indian breakfast staple and it is very popular street food in Delhi and U.p. Puri are crisp from outside and soft from inside. They may be stuffed with lentil-spice mix if following the authentic recipe. This Indian flatbread goes really well with potato and tomato curry which has a stew like consistency with chunks of potatoes and crushed tomatoes. Both the things compliments each other very well and if you want to enjoy it properly then you must season the curry with chaat masala.

Poori and Aloo sabzi Ingredients :

  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to knead dough
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 2 cups of diced potatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • 1 teaspoon amchur/ chaat masala

Puri Recipe —

  • Mix all the ingredients to knead a tight dough and keep aside.
  • Flatten with rolling pin and deep fry at high flame until it puffs up.

Sabzi Recipe –

  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon red chilli powder, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon coriander powder.
  • Stir-in 1 chopped tomato and 1 teaspoon chopped ginger.
  • Mix 2 cups of diced potatoes, salt to taste and 400 ml water.
  • Cook until 1 whistle. Add amchur after opening the pressure cooker.


  • Rest puri dough for atleast 10 minutes before frying.
  • Keep the flame high while frying for better results.
  • Serve with fried green chilli/methi chutney if you prefer spicy food.


Tomato coriander brown rice
Brown Rice


Tomato coriander brown rice is a very healthy yet delicious recipe which can be prepared with very limited ingredients. Brown rice has been a part of Indian diet since ages but it has gained popularity in the recent times only. The best rice grows in the southern parts of our country and Daksh Farm is one of such places from where you can source the best quality brown rice in reasonable price. Itis considered a better option in comparison to white rice as it is richer in anti-oxidants and fibre which is required by the body for good metabolism. This superfood is highly versatile and can be prepared in multiple ways. From traditional cooking to the fancy continental dishes, it is fit for all kind of recipes.


1 cup brown matta rice by DAKSH FARM
1/2 cup tomatoes
A tablespoon of ginger garlic paste
Fresh coriander leaves
1 tablespoon chilli red powder
2 tablespoons garam masala
3 nos. green chillies green
2 tablespoons ghee


  • Wash and soak the brown matta rice by DAKSH FARM for 30 minutes in plenty of water.
  • Pressure cook the rice for 3 whistles in 3 cups of water. Do not add salt while boiling it as it will be added while tempering the rice.
  • Take a pan and add 2 tbsp of ghee. Fry the cut tomatoes and ginger-garlic paste. When ghee starts separating, add the garam masala,chilly powder,green chillies. You may add any other vegetables to make it vegetable pulao.
  • Add the rice, mix it up well and fry for 1 minute in high flame. Add salt to taste. Avoid over mixing the rice to keep the grains intact.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with your favourite raita and pickle.

NoteS :

• Let the rice cool down for atleast 30 minutes before tempering it.
• Feel free to add more chillies if you prefer spicy food.


Best breakfast in Gurugram is the breakfast buffet at the Hyatt Place where you can enjoy global cuisine with regional influence. Visit here with your family for a soothing Sunday breakfast. You may also order the food via home delivery service, however, I highly recommend visiting here for a better experience.



Make your own salad or treat yourself with unlimited servings of your favourite dish. Savour freshly baked goods from bakery with with freshly brewed coffee, milk, juice or tea.  Breakfast is complimentary with the stay at Hyatt Place, Gurgaon. You may also enjoy this scrumptious feast even if you aren’t staying here by simply paying breakfast charges which is around INR. 1500+ (approx)


Monday–Friday: 6:30–10:30 am

Saturday & Sunday: 6:30–11:00 am


Offering a global cuisine at one buffet counter, options here are endless. Each and every delicacy is crafted with utmost care by highly trained chefs. The perfect gourmet meals right from the kitchen to your table will make your weekend mornings better. All the things served here are best as they are made using the premium quality products but we somehow managed to pick the best ones for recommendations.


Chocolate milkshake and rosted potatoes

These days, I like to start my morning meal with a glass of milk. As my eyes stumbled upon the jar of chocolate milk, I could not resist to get a glass of it for myself and that is when I decided to ditch the regular milk and indulged in this chocolicious affair. On the side, I have roasted potatoes and some olive-lettuce salad. Potato chunks were pan-seared and seasoned with rosemary and oregano. Olive-lettuce salad is my own creation. Speciality of the buffet breakfast is that you can customise things according to yourself and salad is one of them. I paired the kalamata olives and fresh lettuce leaves. For the dressing I opted for balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.

Idli chutney and Vermicelli upma


South indian food lovers will not be disappointed as this place serves the best southern style dishes. Any breakfast is incomplete without the south indian delicacies so I had to get a portion of it. They had a lot of options such as dosa, mysore bonda and many more things but I decided to get the Idlis and vermicelli upma first. Sambar and coconut chutney was also available to complement the idlis but I chose the tomato garlic chutney. Idli was super soft, infact it even broke into half while serving, as you can see in the picture above. Spongy and airy idli served here soaks up the flavours of chutney and melts right away in your mouth. Texture is grainy, probably it is made using the rice rava.


Vermicelli upma was equally good, each and every strand of vermicelli noodles were separate and it was not at all mushy. Perfect amount of spices and tempering of curry leaves gives it the balanced flavours which leaves a mesmerizing after-taste on your tongue.




Medu Vada recipe is one of the most sought after thing as it is a South Indian recipe which has gained popularity all over the world. These are made using the urad dal which is ground to a very fine paste and whisked until creamy. Texture is the most important part of this delicacy as it is what makes or breaks the final outcome. Desired texture of a medu vada is super crisp from outside but airy, spongy and fluffy from inside. If made properly, interior of Vada turns out as soft as a cotton ball. A good vada melts in your mouth as soon as you bite into it. It is conventionally serve with ‘sambar’, hot lentil and vegetable stew and ‘coconut chutney’, a dip made up of crushed coconut and chana dal, tempered with curry leaves and mustard seeds.


  • Urad dal – (1 cup)
  • Curry leaves – (1 teaspoon)
  • Ginger – ( 1 teaspoon)
  • Green chillies – (1 teaspoon)
  • Cumin seeds – (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Asafoetida – ( a pinch)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • Oil for frying
  • Onion – (1/4 cup)/ optional


  • Wash and soak urad dal in 3 cups of water for atleast 4 hours. Strain the extra water after dal is soaked and grind into a fine paste.
  • Transfer the ground lentil paste to a big bowl and whisk until it becomes light, airy and almost doubles up in size.
  • To check the texture of paste, drop one teaspoon batter in a bowl of water. If it floats on the surface then the batter is ready.
  • Now add all the spices and condiments in the batter such as green chillies, curry leaves, cumin seeds, asafoetida, ginger and salt to taste.
  • Fold all the ingredients together with a help of a spatula.
  • Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying the vadas on high flame.
  • Wet your palm with water and place a spoonful of mixture. With the help of your thumb, poke a hole in the centre.
  • Add the Vada into the hot oil. Once the vada holds its shape in oil, turn the flame on medium and frying until golden brown.
  • Repeat the process to make all the vadas.
  • Serve it with sambar and chutney or enjoy it as a snack with evening tea.


  • Always whisk the lentil paste in one direction, so that air remains entrained.
  • Do not add too much vadas in the oil at the same time as the temperature of the oil might drop which will make vadas turn out oily.


Daal Cheela


Daal cheela is one of the most beloved breakfast recipe from the lands of Northern India. It is made with a combination of ground lentils and spices. It is much healthier when compared to other breakfast items such as puri and parathas. Daal cheela is something which is enjoyed by all, from the youngest to oldest member of the family. This recipe is best paired with tamarind and mint sauce. Thin lentil crepes are stuffed with a generous amount of filling made with cottage cheese and green peas which makes it a wholesome dish.


  • Chickpea flour/ Besan – (1/2 cup)
  • Mung daal – (1/2 cup)
  • Water – (2 cups)
  • Green chillies – (1 teaspoon)
  • Ginger – (1 teaspoon)
  • Cottage cheese (sliced – 1/2 cup)
  • Coriander leaves – (1 teaspoon)
  • Green Peas – (1/2 cup)
  • Red chilli powder – (1 teaspoon)
  • Turmeric powder – (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for cooking


  • Wash and soak mung daal for atleast 3 hours. After daal is soaked, drain the water and grind it to form a smooth paste. Transfer the ground daal into a big bowl. With the help of a whisk or a big spoon, whisk the daal in one direction until it becomes fluffy and doubles up in size.
  • Combine 1/4 cup mung dal paste, 1/4 cup chickpea flour and salt to taste in a bowl and stir in together. Add enough water for a flowing batter consistency.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan. Add green chillies, ginger and dry spices.
  • Add cottage cheese, green peas and salt to taste. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on a low flame.
  • Heat oil on a tawa and add one ladle full of batter at a time. Make sure that while adding the batter the flame is on low but tawa must be hot.
  • Cook the cheela until turns golden and crisp while occasionally drizzling some oil.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of filling in the centre of the cheela. Fold it in desired shape.
  • Serve hot with tamarind and mint chutney.



Besan Cheela Recipe - Healthy Breakfast

Besan Cheela recipe | Healthy Breakfast | gluten-free


Besan Cheela is a very popular breakfast recipe in India. It is made by pouring a thin chickpea flour batter seasoned with spices on a hot skillet and cooked under crisp. It is similar to savoury crepes.

  • Besan (chickpea flour – 1/2 cup)
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Green Chillies – 1 teaspoon
  • Bell peppers – 2 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes – 1 teaspoon
  • Onions – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Caraway seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Oil for cooking
  • Note – All the vegetables must be finely chopped
  1. Add besan (chickpea flour) and all the vegetables in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add salt to taste.
  3. Slowly add water to make thin batter. Batter should be thin but not water, it must coat the vegetables lightly.
  4. Add all the spices and condiments and mix well.
  5. Leave aside for 5 minutes.
  6. Heat a non-stick pan and drizzle some oil. You may use ghee (clarified butter) if that is what you prefer.
  7. Pour a ladle full of batter on non-stick pan and swirl it around till a nice thin coating of batter is formed on the pan.
  8. After pouring the batter turn the flame on low and let the batter set for few minutes.
  9. Roast golden on low flame by drizzling oil once in a while.
  10. Flip and roast from the other side as well.
  11. Fold in half and serve hot! Pair it with bread, chutneys, dips or your favourite tea.

If you are a begginer, you may opt. for non-stick pan to make some delicious besan cheela.

Besan cheela – healthy Breakfast

Besan Cheela is a very popular breakfast recipe in India. It is made by pouring a thin chickpea flour batter seasoned with spices on a hot skillet and cooked under crisp. It is similar to savoury crepes. If you are a begginer then you may opt. for non-stick pan to make some delicious besan cheela. It has been my favourite since my childhood days and I am very sure you will love them too. You can serve it as it is or it can be sandwiched in fresh bread slices, just how you serve omelette. If you are deciding to turn vegan then it can be a perfect replacement for omelette.

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Cooking 🕜 10 minutes For Besan Cheela


  • Besan (chickpea flour) – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Green Chillies – 1 teaspoon
  • Bell peppers – 2 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes – 1 teaspoon
  • Onions – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Caraway seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Oil for cooking
  • Note – All the vegetables must be finely chopped so that the batter doesn’t get lumpy.


  • To make besan cheela ,add besan (chickpea flour) and all the vegetables in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Slowly add water to make thin batter. Batter should be thin but not watery, so that it can coat the vegetables lightly.
  • Add all the spices and condiments and mix well until combined well.
  • Leave aside for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and drizzle some oil or you may use ghee (clarified butter) if that is what you prefer.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter on non-stick pan and swirl it around so that a nice thin coating of batter is formed on the pan.
Besan Cheela Recipe - Healthy Breakfast
Cook until crisp
  • After pouring the batter turn the flame on low and let the batter set for few minutes.
  • Roast on a low flame in order to achieve a golden crust by drizzling oil once in a while.
  • Flip and roast from the other side as well so that the cheela gets crispy from both the sides which enhance its texture.
  • Fold in half and serve hot! Alternatively, pair it with bread, chutneys, dips or your favourite tea. I prefer it with green chutney because it elevates it’s flavours to the next level.

Comment down below if you would prepare besan cheela recipe – healthy breakfast. Also, leave your valuable suggestions!

Steamed Vegetables | Vegetables with Herbs

Steamed Vegetables
Steamed Vegetables with Herbs

How to make steamed vegetables?

Steamed Vegetables with herbs can be prepared in minutes. Just toss all the veggies in and add herbs you like. Cook for 5 minutes and you are done!
Produce that I used is – Broccoli Florets, Mushrooms, Ice Berg Lettuce and baby corn. Any vegetables can be used, as long as they are fresh and you like them but using vegetables in different colors is suggested , so that the dish looks vibrant and appetizing. The reason this recipe is considered healthy is because it not only uses fresh ingredients but it is also prepared with the healthiest method of cooking, that is steaming.

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Cooking Time 🕜 10 minutes for Steamed Vegetables


• Broccoli Florets – 1 cup

Mushrooms – 1 cup

• Baby Corn – 1 cup

• Iceberg Lettuce Leaves – 8 nos.

• Oregano – 1 teaspoon

• Chilli Flakes – 1 teaspoon

• A drizzle of extra Virgin olive oil

• Salt to taste

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  • Add all the vegetables in a bowl except iceberg lettuce leaves, so that the lettuce leaves doesn’t turn soggy. Also, we have to use them as cups to fill the vegetables later.
Fresh vegetables
Chop the vegetables in thick chunks
  • I love button mushrooms so I have added those. You may add any mushrooms of your choice or you may skip them completely. A variety of mushrooms go well in this recipe. You may use shitake, oyester or enoki mushrooms.
Fresh Button Mushrooms
  • Season with oregano, chilli flakes and salt. Oregano can be replaced with rosemary and chives as well but I like mine with oregano.
 Vegetables with herbs
Oregano can be replaced with other herbs
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over vegetables. Here, I am using Olitalia Extra Virgin Olive Oil which you can get from Amazon. Check-out the link to buy it in the beginning of blog post.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I have used Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Olitalia
  • Place the lettuce leaves on a steamer plate/basket as placing lettuce underneath the vegetables not only prevents them from sticking but also adds flavour and texture to the recipe. Alternatively, cabbage leaves can be used in the place of iceberg lettuce, just in case they are not available. Although, lettuce is available at majority of supermarkets but finding them at local vegetable store is quite difficult sometimes.
  • Fill the vegetable mix in the lettuce leaves but keep in mind that you don’t over fill the cups otherwise they might not be able to hold the vegetables in place.
 Vegetables cups
These look delicious already
  • Cover and steam for 3-5 minutes. Serve Immediately after it is ready because this recipe tastes when hot.
Steamed Vegetables
Do not steam for more than 5 minutes

Tips and suggestions

To turn it into a full fledged meal you may serve these with a multi-grain toast and it will keep you full for hours. Try this healthy, tasty and delicious recipe now which can be prepared in no time!

So what are you waiting for? Go grab some fresh veggies and steam them up to prepare this delicacy.

Comment down below if you would have this for your breakfast?