April 20, 2009

Samosa Chaat, Baby Butter Beans-Potato-Cilantro Kurma, Menasina Saaru/Pepper Soup

I am on blog break, see you all as soon as I can! :)

Samosa Chaat, goes to Pallavi's "Sunday Snacks-Chaats/Indian street food" event.

Baby Butter Beans-Potato-Cilantro Kurma, goes to Cilantro's "JFI-Cilantro", an event started by Indira.

Samosa Chaat and Menasina Saaru, both go to Mahimaa's "15 minute cooking". If you have store bought Samosas and sauces already, it takes literally 10mins to whip up this delicious Chaat and Soup is the easiest to make as well.

Menasina Saaru/Pepper soup, goes to Trupti's "Comfort Food for illness" event.

Thanks to all of you, enjoy! :)

Samosa Chaat:
Who doesn't love to eat Samosas dipped in sweet and spicy chutney? Why not make the yummy Samosas into yummier Chaat? I know most of you have tried this Samosa chaat and posted it too. I had some leftover Aloo masala, so I thought of making quick Samosas and turn this into Chaat. Loved it. Since I had visited Indian store last weekend, I had all the goodies needed like Farsan/sev, bottled sweet and hot chutney, Chaat masala packet etc to go with it.
I make Samosas with Tortillas or Egg roll wrappers, sometimes I make the traditional samosa dough with atta. I have linked few sites for you to watch how to make or fold Samosas and chutney recipes to save me some time from typing those too! ;D

To make Samosa: (or use store bought Samosas and sauces for quicker Chaat!)
Take 3 large cooked Potatoes, mash it well. Add salt, chilli pd, 1 tbsp coriander pd, 2 tsp cumin seeds pd, 2 tbsp minced onion, 2 tsp grated ginger, 1 tsp garam Masala, 2 tsp Lemon juice, mix well and keep aside. Watch this video to see how to make Samosas.
Take atta dough (wheat flour, salt and 2 tbsp oil, knead with water to a firm dough) (I used Egg or Spring roll wrapper), roll out and cut into half moon shape, make a cone and stuff few tbsps of Potato masala, cover and secure the edges with plain flour+water paste to seal the Samosas. Deep fry these until golden and drain them on paper towel.
To make Chaat with Samosas:
You need to chop 1 large tomato, 1 sweet Onion, 4 tbsp Cilantro, 1/4 cup each of Sweet Tamarind chutney and hot green chutney and Plain Yogurt, some Chaat masala and Sev (thin chickpea flour fried snacks) and keep them ready.
To serve:
Break 1 or 2(if they are small size) Samosas into may be 4 to 5 big pieces and place them on a plate. Sprinkle some Tomato pieces, Onion pieces, as much green chutney and sweet chutney and yogurt as you want, some chopped Cilantro, 1/2 tsp Chaat masala and finally some thin Sev on top of the Samosas.
Serve immediately. I could eat 2 plates of those in one go! ;D

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Baby Lima or Butter beans,potato and Cilantro Kurma:

You need:
2-3 cups of baby Lima or Butter beans, (I used frozen pack), 1 Potato, peeled and cubed, Salt, 1 tsp butter (optional, tastes great if you add it).
Seasoning:
1 tbsp oil, 1 small onion, minced.
To grind:
2 garlic, 1" ginger, 4 tbsp fresh or dry Coconut, 2 tsp Poppy seeds, 2 tbsp Yogurt, 3 cloves, 1" Cinnamon, 1/2 cup packed Cilantro leaves (don't use it's stem which has powerful flavor and aroma, bit too much for this dish), few curry leaves, 2 or more green chillies.

To make Kurma:
1. Thaw the beans and cook with cubed potatoes with half a cup of water in the microwave for about 7mins, set aside.
2. Grind the masala until smooth with very little water.
3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add and fry minced onion until soft. Add the ground masala and yogurt, saute until raw smell goes and it leaves the side of the pan.
4. Now, add the cooked beans and potato, mix well. Simmer for 3 mins.

Add a dab of butter if you like, mix and serve with Parathas. Tastes better the next day!
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My grandma's comforting cold remedy, Menasina Saaru/Pepper soup!
Trupti is not feeling well, suffering from flu and cold. So she is asked us to send her few comfort food to her which we can cook quickly and helps to feel us better. I don't know or make many home remedies like my grand mother makes at her home but this Menasina saaru seems to be the only one I like to make when I have cold, love it. Freshly crushed pepper seems to open your blocked sinuses quicker than (although temporarily) any Vicks Vaporub!:D

Another remedial drink I vaguely remember that she used to make is ginger and honey juice for Stomach ache or for something like that, I am not sure. I had seen my grandfather drinking it often whenever we visit them during Summer holidays. Anyway, here is my fave dadima's Nushka, Karnataka style! ;D

You need these to make the soup:
1. Heat 1 tsp oil and 1 tsp ghee in a deep pan. Add 2-4 garlic finely chopped and few curry leaves to it.
2. Crush 1 tsp Cumin seeds and 2 tsp Pepper corns coarsely and add to this oil. Let them all sizzle gently. Don't let the garlic burn but very slightly golden on the edges.
3. Mix 1 1/2 tsp (or more if you want it very tangy) Tamarind paste (I use Laxmi brand natural Tamarind concentrate which has nice reddish color which I love than darker Tam paste and paste easy to use too) in 2-3 cups of water well.
4. Add this to the pan with salt, bring it to rolling boil for 2 mins or until the raw smell of Tamarind goes and soup smell good. Adjust the salt and add more crushed pepper if you want.
5. Drink this when you have cold, you feel the relief immediately to make you feel better although it doesn't cure your cold. Tastes great with rice too or just as a warm drink on a cold day.
You can add some cilantro to it too, always optional. That's it for this week.

Feel better soon Trupti, hugs to you.

We had a wonderful weekend, very hot weather. Have a great Summer, see you all later in the Fall! :)

160 comments:

Arundathi said...

oh man that samosa chaat is making me hungry!! and the butter beans kurma looks delicious! Its difficult to find butter beans in chennai when you want them sometimes...

Asha said...

Thanks A, I love Butter beans too. Fortunately we get frozen pack all year around here, although not fresh beans are not available! :)

Vishali said...

mmhh love the Samosa chaat, butter beans with potatoes kurma and the pepper soup.

Butter beans taste so good. I tried it for the first time few days back and fell in luv with them. Hope u had a nice weekend Asha.

Vishali said...

And Congratulations on Trisha winning the scholar's medal. U must be very proud of her :).

aquadaze said...

pepper soup is such a comfort food...we can sip some ANYTIME! and am drooling over that chaat! yummy!

BTW, do check out my latest post, wonder what is wrong but new posts not showing up on any reading lists :(

Aparna Prabhu said...

Hey i m having chaats from many days this will be my next one when i come bac....
yummmmmmyyy

Gita's Kitchen said...

Wow, such wonderful photos! The baby butter beans kurma sounds very yummy Asha, I have some lima beans lying in the freezer, may be I can try out your kurma with that :) Comforting soup dear,

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow finger licking food....Samosa chaat is my all time favourite. Looks spicy and yum....Baby butter beans look droolworthy.....Soup is perfect...

Asha said...

Thanks Vaishali, we did have a great weekend, was sunny and busy! :))

Aqua, I did check your post few minutes ago. I just started my day,kids have school after a week of Spring break so trying to catch up with blogs this morning! :)

Lucky girl, enjoy there Aparna! :)

Asha said...

Thanks Gita, hope you try the Kurma with this beans, so yummy with chapatis! :)

Thanks KF, I love Chaats. If I have Samosas ready, I could eat this everyday! ;D

Varunavi said...

Congrats to trisha for the medal.U must have been proud of her.
Samosa looks great....

Jayashree said...

Congratulations to Trisha....
I so miss bottled sweet and hot chutneys and puff pastry sheets here......

Pooja said...

Your post brought back memories of the chaat a friend made with jalapeno samosas. Yours looks delicious!
I've bookmarked your recipe for Kurma.

Madhumathi said...

The baby butter beans korma sounds so yum..Just the picture of your samosa chaat is tickling my taste buds...I'm getting hungry watching your pics..

EC said...

The samosa chaat is so tempting..butter beans kurma is new to me...Congrats to Trisha

Pavani said...

Conhrats to Trisha.. We used to have samosa chat from this one particular street vendor in Hyderabad, loved his pani puri too. Using frozen samosas is a great tip. Kurma looks mouth watering.. Have a great week Asha.

Ann said...

Samosa chat gives a great idea..would love to have some Asha..and the cilantro Kurma makes me crazy..what a superb dish..
Btw,congrats to Trisha for her achievement..waiting to see the photograph Asha

Happy cook said...

Ahsa looking to that samosa chat i am just drooling, for a while i was in fanasy world eating that, looks really mouth wattering, while typing i am salvating :-)
Never made butter beans.
Congrats to Trish, you guys must be really proud of her, looking forward o see the pic.

UjjU said...

Nangu beeku Samosa chaat. Next time will try your recipe to make the chaat. I'd made Samosas from scratch sometime back, forgot to post. Will blog it when I make them again. :) Menasina saaru naanu sunday thane maadidhe.

Laavanya said...

I made a quick chaat too with storebought cutlets and channa masala - was so enjoyable. The kurma looks so different and the cilantro touch must be so nice. I made a pepper rasam last week too since my daughter wasn't well.

Asha said...

Thanks Varunavi, Jaya, Pooja, Madhu, and EC. We went U Y'day, enjoyed the ceremony. She works very hard, so completely deserves it! :)

Asha said...

Pavani, we do get great Punjabi frozen Samosas here, sometimes I buy it for emergency snacking! :D

Ann, F, Ujju, thanks to all you. Menasina saaru goes so well with rice too, love it! :)

Asha said...

Lavanya, hope your child is feeling better now. Nasty cold and flu this year, isn't it?
I love green Kurmas than red ones although both are tasty! :D

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow lovely dishes. would love to try the pepper soup. sounds very comforting.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

thx for sending this to my event dear. expecting more.

Yasmeen said...

Yummy ! The Green kurma is bursting with nutrition:)

Cilantro said...

Asha, Thank you for the lovely entry. Will send you an update when I post the pound up. Thank you again.

Asha said...

Expecting more? Haha! Mahimaa, 4 dishes for you already, will see! :)

Yasmeen, love those beans, so buttery! :)

Cilantro, enjoy. Cilantro is my fave herb, use it everyday! :)

Cham said...

Congrats to Trisha and to the proud parents!
The green kurma is simply eyecatching! The samosa who doesn't love this one! Great entries!

Pooja said...

Congrats for your daughter asha..Samosa chat is looking yummy..Delicious potato kurma..Healthy pepper soup..

n33ma said...

Asha that samosa chat looks wonderful...I too use egg roll wraps most often but last time I simply couldnt shape it right so I rolled it up like spring rolls.
Menasina saaru looks delicious ,I make rasam just the same way but I add tomatoes too.
Congrats to Trisha :)

Priya said...

WOw Ashakka, samosea chaat looks amazing and makes me hungry...Kurma looks delicious..spicy pepper soup, love it!

AnuSriram said...

Lovely chaat! Looks attractive and making me crave for some...
The korma has a beautiful colour.. Just today i too posted a greenish korma :)
Pepper soup.... indeed a very good remedy for cold/cough. Comforting!!

Uma said...

Congrats to Trisha on the medal! All the dishes are just tooooo tempting as always! I tasted samosa chaat in a restaurant and liked it so much and have been searching for the recipe. Thanks Asha for posting this. Bookmarked to try. :) Have a great week ahead!

Asha said...

Thanks Cham, pooja, Neema,Priya, Anu (saw your green kurma just now!:D),and Uma, enjoy girls! :)

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow ! Asha ..samosa chat is killing me :)
wow! nice posts ..Thanks for sharing
Thanks a bunch for ur comments @ my blog keep vising :)

Asha said...

Mangala, I made that Samosa chaat a week ago, I am trying not to look at the photo again! ;D
Enjoy.

Lavanya said...

wongerful entries asha....yummy dishes..i think your husband n daugter is lucky to have a wife/mother like you :)

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. lovely recipes///... nice clicks.. thxs for sharing...

Anonymous said...

Hello Asha,
the samosa chat looks mouthwatering.congratulations to your daughter.

shalini

Malar Gandhi said...

Whooo, greictures as usual breathtaking clicks. Love the chaat so much.

Asha said...

Thanks Lavanya, hope my husband thinks so but I know my girl does! ;D

Thanks sri! :)

Thanks Shalini, activate your profile, so people can visit your blog too! :)

Asha said...

Thanks Malar. Chaats are always yummy, wish I could have it everyday! :D

Varsha Vipins said...

I am drooling on that Samosa,as its tea time here..lols..:)
I have been planning to make this since long..but anything that has oil n fry gives me shudders now a days..:D..But still samosa is in my hit list after seeing this..:)
That green Khurma is mouth watering Ashakka..:)
I am running busy these days..Just made a late post today..duh..:(

Varsha Vipins said...

n yeah..congrats to Trish babes..:)

Ashwini said...

Wow that samosa chat looks so yumm. I am hungry for it now ..I could have that plate. Love anything in butter beans. It just melts :-). My fav menasina saru..slurp...

Divya Vikram said...

Can u send few smosas over? Am craving for them now!! And are lima beans the same as butter beans. i love butter beans. i should try that sometime. Thanks for all ur wonderful recipes!!

Adlak's tiny world said...

wow this much in one post... love to have all those right now. My congrats to trisha dear.

Mangala Bhat said...

ha ha hittina mele 3 kalu kelilla ..but ishwar tale mele 3 akki kalu kelideeni ...enu hagandre ?

Prathibha said...

Even i am a Chaat lover,n ur samosa chaat is making me hungry now.:)
Thank god i m in bombay to enjoy all these chaats..ha ha
We wont get avarekallu in mumbai,good u r getting all around the year..
pepper soup is ready to sip in...comfort food ..:)

Sharmila said...

Love the chaat, the look of the kurma and the soup is a must do for me now. :-)
And congrats to your daughter! :-)

Purnima said...

Loved the baby butter beans n kurma u made out of it, Congrats to Trisha!! Samosa chaat has me drooling, Asha!! Hey that saaru is something similar to what my MIL makes to get rid of cold!My mom used to make this - Ginger Honey syrup. Meant for 2-3 times. 1/4 C water(boiled n cooled) 2" ginger, honey (if kid, 2-3 tbsp, if adult, 1 tsp or so) Crush ginger wt pestle, soak in the water for around 10 mins, squeeze the ginger till dry n discard. Keep the ginger water for around 20 minutes so that the white sediment settles down (chunno-chalk like sediment) in another tiny bowl take honey and add only the water, the sediment wd stick to the bottom of the cup. Discard the sediment. Mix well the ginger water so obtained, wt honey n feed kids or adults every one or two hours. The stronger the ginger the faster cold gets ailed. :) I m done wt my sharing!:) Hv a nice day!

Asha said...

Thanks Varsha, store bought Samosas can be heated in the oven or in MW too, no frying! :)

Thanks Ash, DV, Adlak, enjoy!:)

Asha said...

Mangala, you know some people when they don't have anything but ragi to eat, they say that give me mudde and some tasty avarekalu aaru, I will be happy! Just the way to say combo is the most satisfying meal! ;D

Luck you Prathibha. Here we don't even a decent Indian restaurant nearby, have to drive 100miles to eat something good!

Thanks Sharmila.

Purni, ginger-honey is for cold too, didn't know that. It sounds good enough to drink as it is, thanks for the recipe girl!:)

Pavithra Kodical said...

My husband is sitting next to me and he is drooling over to eat that samosa chat. Butter beans kurma looks divine.

Asha said...

Haha!! Samosa chaat are droll worthy, I love it too. i don't make it often though,too much work to fry Samosas unless I have ready made alu palya or ready made Samosas! :)

DEESHA said...

lovely samosa chaat there & ofcourse I swear by menasina saaru

Asha said...

Deesha, I think every Kannadiga loves this Menasina saaru, suffering from cold or not. I ate with rice for lunch! :)

Purva Desai said...

I love the tangy and spicy flavour of samosa chaat.....kurma too looks delicious along with beans and soup

Asha said...

Thanks Purva! :)

Vaishali said...

Asha, what a delicious, gorgeous spread. Everything looks amazing, but the chaat is definitely to die for.

Asha said...

I would die for all chaats, love them. Have a good night, Vaishali! :)

Vibaas said...

I love samosa chaat and it looks sooo tempting. the cilantro kurma is new to me and a must try as i love cilantro too :) Nice spread :)

sra said...

That butter beans kurma is eyecatching1

Asha said...

Thanks Vibaas and sra. I love Butter beans, with green kurma, it's excellent as side dish with chapatis! :)

UjjU said...

Yep Anupama is my Chikkamma. She was brought up in Gujrat most of her life & few years in Mysore. :)

Asha said...

What an amazing mix of cultures! Kannada and Gujarati, nice! :)

bee said...

i have ginger, honey and lemon with black tea every day. love the lima bean korma. it looks very yum.

Subhie Arun said...

samosa chaat making me mouthwatering..grt click asha...and congats to trisha..4 the medal...

Asha said...

Black tea; is it a regular tea or you get black tea too like the green Tea bag or leaves? Yeah, ginger , honey tea tastes so good! :)

Thanks Subhie, you can see the photo at foodie's hope blog now! :)

Le @HC said...

Rasam looks inviting.. And samosa chat pics are cool and creates a craving for them.. We have an indian store close by which carries amazing samosas..Will go with those for now :)

Asha said...

HC, I prefer ready to eat Samosas too for this, too much work to make Samosas and after all that frying, you don't feel like eating them! :D

Ushanandini said...

Oh! Asha Sorry .I didnt notice this post.
Samosa chaat is very colourful and lovely!
Kurma is healthy with lima beans and cilantro.I lovvvveee cilantro.
Pepper soup- very comforting.Hey, do you know My Mom used to make this whenever we sneeze and cough. My dad used to drink this thick rasam hot.Ah, I miss those days.
Again sorry for the delay

Asha said...

Don't be sorry, Usha! Come here and say hi to me whenever you have time, no problem! Yeah, Cilantro is my fave herb too, without it, I don't feel like cooking everyday!:)

Suparna said...

Hi Asha,
Drooling over the samosa chat early in the morning ...lol looks superb.
Mensina saaru is superb tasting soup n rasam rolled into one, very comforting, had tasted it some years back at one of my friends place. Would love to try it or rather have the recipe with me permanently :) Thanks Asha.
Have a great weekend!

Meera said...

I looked at that Samosa chaat for several minutes. Droolworthy. Everything else is yummy too but samosa chaat is just driving me crazy. Congrats to Trisha.

Priti said...

Wow chat looks so yummy and inviting....wonderful Ashaji

Bharti said...

Now that is something that is always in demand! Abs. love the the chaat!

Parita said...

Samosa chat looks delicious....you always make me hungry...:)

Happy cook said...

Hey Asha haven't seen you in the blogsphere today, otherwise i see he coments in all the blogs, hope everything is ok there.

Asha said...

Suparna, Meera, Priti, Bharti, Parita and F, thanks girls.
Been busy today F, had to go to salon to get haircuts, it's too hot to bear our own big hair today!:D

delhibelle said...

I'm another one flipping for your samosa chaat:)
do you have any horse gram recipes at FH,finally bought it and wanted to try my hand at it with your recipes? thanks

Asha said...

You are in luck DB, just posted 2 dishes of Horsegram at FH last Wednesday, enjoy! :)

rahin said...

hi asha , drooling all over the samosa chaat , yum yum :)

Sireesha said...

Congrats to trisha...Samosa chaat looks tempting...kurma looks delicious and soup is perfect..

How r u?

krystyna said...

I learned something new from you today. It is Samosa. Sounds good for me and my kids/grandkids. They like this kind of food,(in Poland is similar - "Pierogi")
but Kevin likes with little bit mushrooms.
I think add mushrooms will be ok?

Video is great!
Thanks Asha!

lissie said...

awesome chat...I love it! and also the pepper rasam...!

Asha said...

Rahin, Sireesha, Krystyna and Lissie, thanks girls. Enjoy the recipes! :)

Varsha Vipins said...

That Samosa chat is darn yummy Ashakka..Oh..Slurp slurp..I cant cincentrate on anything else..:p

Padma said...

Thanks for dropping by Asha and leaving ur comments... Ur samosa chaat is too good... also love ur menasina saaru... reminds me of jeerige saaru( the way it is called in my home town B'lore)

Asha said...

Varsha, if you have ready made Samosas, you can make it in a jiffy! have a good break, me too am off for a break too, will be back in June! :)

Padma, didn't know you are a homegirl too, great! :)
Yeah, my ajji calls it Menasina saaru, Jeerige is must too, I love it.

sunita said...

Samosa chaat...send some over please...yummy!

Congrats to dear Trisha :-)

Asha said...

Will do Sunita! :D

Rachel said...

You make me drool every time I visit here.

Asha said...

Thanks Rachel, always nice to hear that! :)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow lovely recipes Asha. Very colorful and mothwatering.

Asha said...

Thanks Dhanya, enjoy! :)

veena said...

Hi Asha ..
what a lovely variety dishes ...Love them all ...All of them looks delicious ...great job yaar

Asha said...

Thanks Veena, I appreciate it. Enjoy! :)

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks asha...will be back soon...u too enjoy ur break..and the treat u have presented just awesome..asusual no words for the appreciation.. :) ...hugs to u..

Asha said...

Enjoy M'lore Suma, will see you as soon as you come back blogging. Hugs to you, safe flight! :)

anudivya said...

Samosa chaat! I had that yesterday, only that I did not make it, got it from the Indian bakery close by. I love that sweet and salty thing going on.

Asha said...

Anu, you are so lucky. I have to make my own here! Sweet and hot chutneys, crunchy Sev are what makes this chaat yummy!:)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

a complete meal...very nice presentation asha....
Thank u for posting comment on my blog... :)

Purva Desai said...

Chaat looks awesome its my fav too.....convey my regards to Trisha for winning the scholar's medal....and beans look healthy too

Namratha said...

Love love love Samosa chaat! :) And menasina saaru is an all time fav too. Enjoy your break!

Nithya Praveen said...

Hey Asha...am back and you are gone:((.Have a nice time dear.I love butter beans,they taste sooooo good.Nice recipes.Have fun.

SriLekha said...

hi! join in the EFM-Breakfast and Variety Rice Series going in my blog!

Asha said...

Thanks girls. I really need to rest after the whirlwind trip to India!:D

Srilekha, not cooking much these days, trying to lose some wt and settle my irritated stomach too after eating so much in Bangalore. see you in Fall! :)

Ash said...

I love samosas, good easy recipes will definitely try..
cya Asha...Ash

Asha said...

Hi Ash, thanks girl. Love Chaats always, enjoy! :))

krystyna said...

Hope you come back soon.

Have a beautiful summer, dear Asha!

aquadaze said...

Yay...almost september!! when are you back? Been missing ya

Shekhar Sahu said...

Nice to see an indian on blogger!

Asha said...

Hi A, not coming back for a long time, some personal problems at home! :)

Thanks Shekar, there are hundreds of Indian bloggers around these days, hope you enjoy visiting all of them! :)

padhu said...

Simply superb! Very nice pictures!

Asha said...

Thanks Padhu, hope you try! :)

arunshanbhag said...

Its Fall, and time to get back!
:-)

Asha said...

Hi Arun, hope everything is going well there for you. Little busy right now, will be back blogging soon. Take care! :))

SriLekha said...

surprise awaiting for you at http://www.srishkitchen.com/2009/09/moist-chocolate-cake-and-awards.html

Cham said...

Hi Asha,
Hope u re doing good. Came to wish u.
Happy Diwali to you & your family :)
Cham.

Asha said...

Thanks Sri! :)

You too Cham, have a wonderful Deepavali, God bless! :))

aquadaze said...

Hi Asha, just came by to see how you are doing. Hope all's well and waiting to see you back in action very soon. Hugs!

Asha said...

Hi A, thanks girl. I am okay, coping. I will be back soon but have to cut down blogging to one or two days when I do. Hope you are having fun there. Hugs! :))

Sapna said...

Hi Asha, I have been a regular visitor to your blogs and love your posts and recipes. Am drooling over the Samosa chat - it's my all time fav.
Miss your posts. Take care and look fwd to seeing you back.

Sailaja said...

too good

Asha said...

Thanks Sapna and Sailaja, I appreciate it. See you all soon! :))

Andhra Flavors said...

really healthy soup. samosa chaat looks tempting.

Maheswari said...

Hey..how are ya?

Asha said...

Hi AF and Mahesh, I am good. Getting ready to come back shortly. Have a wonderful New year, see you soon! :))

krystyna said...

I'd like to wish you my dear friend
a lovely, bless time
Merry Christmas
and
Happy New year!

Asha said...

Thanks K, God bless you with health and happiness. I will be back soon! :))

SriLekha said...

samosa chat looks as perfect as we buy in shops! so tempting pics...

Asha said...

Thanks Sri, hope you try! :)

shanthi said...

This is gorgeous and awesome. Do visit my blog when time permits. http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

Kajal said...

WOW............i like your every dish I think i f i was there than that is the happiest moment for me...........what a chat dear this is my fav dish forever..............

Asha you are rocking girl you take part in each event my god this is great workd done by you..........

I think i learn so many things from you..........

I always like your every dish ..........

Have a great weekend dear!!!

Asha said...

Thanks Shanthi and Kajal. I have yet to start blogging at Aroma but you can see my posts at Foodie's Hope right now. Enjoy and see you soon! :))

Preeti Kashyap said...

Don't I just love the samosa chat! Super yum and I so loved the pic!

Asha said...

Thanks Preeti, I love Chaats too, mouthwatering! :)

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

Menasina Saaru :) tried it today for my daughter(she has a cold)but hubby and I had most of it. ..great stuff!

ARUNA said...

Wow i just love that samosa chaat!!! Tempting pics Asha. Whenever my stomach gets upset one thing i can think of is having pepper rasam, it works so well.

Congrats to Trisha!!

Asha said...

Sharon, it's the best for cold and Sinus pain. Enjoy! :)

Aruna, thanks. Chaats are everybody's fave it seems, love it too! :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Samosa chat mmmmmm mouthwatering and that kurma sounds very interisting nice combinatio of ingredients Asha. Menasina saaru is my all time fav. every thing looks so tempting anf have a nice break dear.

Asha said...

Hi Rekha, thanks. I am back at Foodie's Hope girl, just taking a break here from cooking for events. Enjoy! :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow Asha u got a great collection of yummy mouth-watering recipe..i love to try all them...i want to try out this Samosa chat fora very long time but my health is not good..will try out ur version and let u know..is it ok if i try exactly like yours and post it in my blog and direct my reader to ur blog for the ingredients..pls let me know:)

Aparna Vijay said...

Wow! Yummy..nice blog.
Regards
Aparna Vijay

Asha said...

B, go ahead, try the recipe and link it to me. No problem. Sorry for late reply, I had some blogger problems for a while! :)

Thanks Aparana!:)

Rajesh &Shankari said...

I did not even think about looking here to see if you are blogging. Stupid me :(. Have a great break

Asha said...

Thanks Shankari. My blogs are fixed now, must start blogging. My Spring Allergy is getting me down, so taking it easy. Hope weather is better there! :)

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Asha thanks a lot for visiting my blog. I could feel the nice aroma of ur blog :) Wonderful blog :)

Cyberkitty said...

Great samosa chat recipe!! There was this samosa wala near my previous office who made an excellent samosa chat...I really miss that food!!

simply.food said...

Samosa chaat looks devine and scrumpticious.Thanks for dropping by simply.food your visit and comments are very much appreciated.

Asha said...

Thanks girls. We Samosa Chaat too, a meal in itself. Enjoy! :))

Fathima said...

wow... all wonderful stuff. I am a big fan of Samosa chat... would love to try that pepper soup..

Suma Rajesh said...

woo feel like having soup right now..slurpppppp

Asha said...

Thanks Fathima and Suma, enjoy!:)

SpicyTasty said...

Lovely dishes. Very comforting. I would like to invite you to our "Quick and easy recipe mela" and enter your recipe. We would be glad to see your participation. Thanks.

Asha said...

Thanks girl. I am on blog break now, enjoy your event! :)

iridiscent petals said...

Very nice pictures and looks very yummy

Asha said...

Thanks, try my best :)