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Bombay Sandwich

For day 3, my day started with a simple yet delicious Nasta- Bombay Sandwich. This is one of the simplest dishes to prepare for breakfast or mid day snack. Perfect to carry for picnic's  and lunch lunch boxes too. This is one of the dish which is light yet filling.

Mumbai or Bombay has been my Favorite city for long time. Couldn't spend much time there but loved the city, specially the Mumbai monsoon, shopping malls, food and of course I loved the local train journey. You might be thinking what this girl likes Mumbai crowded train journey? But yes I used to enjoy them.

Coming to our post, I  never had Bombay Sandwich when I was in Mumbai, but tried it recently when Srivalli announced this theme for Blogging Marathon. It is  one of the delicious  sandwiches I must say. So please try out and let me know how you liked it. Here goes the recipe.....

We need:

Bread slices 4
Boiled potato 1 medium
Tomato 1 small
Onion 1 small
Cucumber 1
Salt to taste
Chaat masala
Green Chutney


Celery and Oats Idly

For day 2 under Nasta Time, am here with a healthy breakfast dish Celery and Oats idly.

Celery is used around the world as a vegetable for the crisp petiole ( leaf stalk). The leaves are strongly flavoured and are used less often, either as a flavouring in soups and stews or as a dried herb. Celery is a staple in many soups specially chicken noodle soup.Celery is used in weight-loss diets where it provides low calorie dietary fibre. Eating celery provides positive net calories with digestion only consuming a small portion of the calories taken in.

Oats are the species of  cereal grain grown for its seeds. Oats have numerous uses in foods. Most commonly rolled or crushed into oatmeal  or ground into fine oat flour. Also used in baked goods such as oatcakes, oatmeal cookies and oat bread.

Now why not mix celery and oats to make a healthy breakfast dish. Oats powder mixed with celery paste and sooji with some other ingrediants makes a perfect and healthy dish. Here goes the recipe......

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Sarva pindi / ginnu appam - Telangana special

Today we are starting with the final week for BM # 48 and. And for this week my theme is  "Nasta Time". Anything which can be had during morning breakfast or evening snack.

For day 1,  am here with a Telangana famous snack or breakfast dish  called Sarva Pindi. Sarva Pindi is a spicy pancake , a stable breakfast made with rice flour, chana dal, sesame seeds, curry leaves, peanuts and green chilies. Never tried this earlier but this is one of the  simplest and delicious snack or breakfast I have made in recent times. My family loved it, hope you and your family likes it too. Here goes the recipe.......

We need:

Rice flour 2 cups
Chopped onion 1/2 cup
Chopped green chili 1 spoon
Chopped cilantro 1 cup
Chopped curry leaves 4 spoons
Sesame seeds 2 spoons
Roasted and crushed peanuts 3/4 cup
Soaked chana dal 1/4 cup
Haldi / turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying


Add all the ingredients in a large bowl  except oil and  mix well.
Now add water j…

Methi Chaman Biryani

For day 3 under Biryani's in different styles, am here with delicious Methi Chaman Biryani.  Flavorful biryani made with fenugreek leaves, paneer and some spices.

 When Srivalli announced the theme Biryani in different style, I thought of making Biryani with meat for all 3 days. I usually make biryani with Chicken, eggs, shrimp, goat and fish. Made biryani with mixed veggies too, but wanted to make something different this time. I had lots of Methi leaves at home and thought why not make some rice dish with these leaves.

Paneer methi chaman curry is popular in Northern India. Came through this dish when I was looking for some Paneer dishes online. Then I googled  to see why Paneer got its name as Chaman. Though I couldn't find proper info about this but got inspired to make Biryani with the methi leaves and paneer.

Added some sliced onion, chopped tomato and peas to paneer and  methi levaes with some spices to make this flavorful and delicious Methi Chaman Biryani.  Here goes …

Egg Biryani

For day 2, made simple and delicious Egg Biryani.Boiled Eggs are  fried in ground paste made with cilantro, mint and green chilies  with some spices. Then cooked in soaked  long grain rice with onions, carrots and green peas. I added carrots and green peas jut to give some extra flavor and to look colorful. You can skip adding them if you do not want to.

Here goes the recipe for egg biryani.....

We need:
Eggs 5
Basmati Rice 2 cups
Red Onion 1 large
Carrot chopped 1/2 cup
Green peas 1/2 cup
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Cardamom 2
Cloves 4
Bay leaf 1
Green chilies 3
Cashew nuts 10
Garam masala powder 1sp
Chili powder 1sp
Haldi / turmeric powder 1/4 sp
Chopped Cilantro 1/2 cup
Chopped Mint leaves / Pudina 1/2 cup
Oil 5 spoons


Wash rice and soak in water for 30 to 45 minutes. Boil eggs and keep aside to cool, then remove the shells.
Make a smooth paste with green chilies, mint and cilantro leaves. In a large pan or cooker heat oil. Once the oil is hot add ginger garlic paste, green chili, mint and cilantro pa…

Vegetable Dum Biryani ~ Hyderabadi Style

 Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.  May this year brings you all the success you wished for. Stay healthy and stay tuned for some new dishes From my kitchen to yours.....

Coming to the 1st post for this year....Today we are starting with 48th Edition of Blogging Marathon.
For the 2nd week, the theme I choose is "Biryani of different styles."

Biryani is a mixed rice dish from South Asia. Typically cooked with spices, rice, meat or vegetables.
The word Biryani is derived from Persian language. The most common rice used to make biryani is long grain Basmati rice. The preparation may vary from region to region or cuisine to cuisine.

One such popular cuisine is Hyderabadi Cuisine. Hyderabad is famous for its Hyderabadi Dum Biryani. Hyderabadi Biryani is originated after blending of Mughlai and Telugu Cuisine in the kitchens of the Nizam rulers of the historic Hyderabad state.

For day 1 under this theme am here  with Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biryani. If cooking biryani with meat, …