Masala Pav Bhaji..!

The yummilicious Pav bhaji recipe!! Lately I have been missing street food a lot! The spice, the tangy flavor, the charismatic aroma – yummmmm…all of that!! I remember how me and my brothers used to get super excited when mom would take us to Pav Bhaji wala in the evening! ❤ So today I am…

Banana Coffee Shake :)

Here is a refreshing drink for coffee lovers! So without waiting any further, let’s blend and slurp it fast! Course: Beverage Preparation time: 5-10 min Serving: 1 INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED FOR 1 GLASS: Banana- 1 (peeled) Almond 3-4 Ice cubes-2-3 Milk- 200 ml Sugar- 1 tbsp Instant coffee granules 1/2 tbsp vanilla ice cream 1 scoop (optional) Recipe…

Hummus – The Mediterranean dip! World Cup Special :)

Merhaba!! The super amazing and super easy Mediterranean dip is here! Hummus, the taste & smell of this dip is every bit aromatic! This Levantine dip (from the Arabian city of Levant) or spread is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, and now around the globe. So here I am sharing it’s recipe with you. I…

Falafel From Middle East!

Hey guys! Have you ever cooked Falafel? The answer is most likely you haven’t, but don’t worry, neither have I…..until today! And it was so much easier than I thought and to my surprise it turned out to be super delectable as well. As we all know Eid celebrations are going on all over the…

Dahi Bhalle :) Have Some Chaat!

The delicious Dahi vada or Dahi bhalle is a popular Chaat food of northern states of U.P. & Punjab. It is a perfect snack for parties or other celebratory occasions. Dahi bhalle is prepared by soaking vadas in creamy yogurt (dahi) and garnishing the mixture with tamarind chutney and spices. Different cultures have different variations of dressing the…

Crunchy Chinese Bhel

Let’s try something different! This time nikkieskitchen has come up with a popular Chinese street food – Chinese Bhel. This crunchy noodle bhel is simply prepared by mixing fried noodles, pre-prepped veggies and schezwan sauce. You can serve it as a snack, a side dish or a light meal. Make your evening special with this crispy noodle…

Gujiya <3… Holi hai!! :)

WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY AND COLORFUL HOLI!! 🙂  Finally the long wait is over and we are just a week away from HOLI! A festival which needs no introduction. Holi is one of those festivals which are played all around the world with great enthusiasm. Its a festival of colors and just like every festival…

Namak Pare – Holi season is here!

Crispy and flaky Namak Pare are inescapable snack during the Holi season – a festival of colors which is celebrated all over the world with excitement and passion. Holi celebration is not complete without the traditional Indian delicacies likes Gujiya and Namak Pare. Holi celebrations start a night before the Holi day with a holika dahan where people gather, perform religious…

Ghugni – An extraordinary yet simple mixture of peas and potatoes!

Ghugni, its not just another snack..it’s an emotion! It is one of those snacks which can be made with a very few ingredients like green peas, potatoes and some seasoning. In India, people usually make it in winters because of the huge availability of fresh green peas in the market. However you may substitute the…

Veggie Appe :)

Here comes the instant version of paniyaram or appe recipe which is made by using samolina (rava or sooji) and curd or yogurt. It is one of the easiest instant breakfast recipe. Firstly, soak the rava well in enough curd and water for 15 mins and then add vegetables of your choice like capsicum, onion, carrot,…

Cheese Burst Bread Pizza :)

GOOD MORNING SAN FRANCISCO! Here I am sharing one of the easiest recipes you can make for breakfast or simply as a snack. I make these mini pizzas pretty often, especially for breakfast. If you are craving for pizza, bread pizza is the easiest way to satiate pizza craving. Me and my husband love these…

Savory potato snack “Aloo chaat” (9 of 9)

Here I am sharing a quick homestyle Aloo chaat recipe. Simply prepared by frying boiled potatoes in oil and adding some seasonings, yogurt and tamarind chutney. It can be served as a snack, a side dish or a light meal during fast. INGREDIENTS :- 3-4 Small gold potatoes, boiled and peeled  1-2 chopped green chilly 1/2 tomato, diced…

ALOO KADHI (8 of 9)

How about kadhi during fast? Sounds surprising, right? Its exciting too :). Well..”Aloo kadhi” is made from potatoes, yoghurt and buckwheat (kuttu ka aata). Let’s cook it together 🙂 Cuisine: Indian  Course: Navratri curry/maincourse  Preparation time :5 min Cook time: 35 min INGREDIENTS AND INITIAL PREPARATION FOR 3-4 servings: 100 Gram Kuttu ka atta (Buckwheat)…

SABUDANA PEANUT KHICHDI (7 of 9)

“Khichdis” have always been my favorite. We love them so much that we have introduced them in our weekly menu. We like to it with raita, it just adds to the taste so much. So here comes vrat wali khichdi or Sabudana (tapioca pearls) khichdi also known as Saga khichdi. It is an instant energy booster during…

KUTTU KI PURI or Buckwheat Bread (5 of 9)

These crispy puris (breads) are made with buckwheat flour or kuttu ka atta and goes well with aloo jeera, tam tam paneer (recipe already published) or curd. This deep fried puri along with tam tam paneer makes a perfect meal and a delicious combination during fast or vrat. My mom used to cook this combination during…

TAM TAM PANEER- Navratri special (4 of 9)

No doubt Indians love paneer (Indian cheese) & no celebration is complete without paneer recipes 🙂 Tam Tam Paneer with the aroma of ghee is tasty and has distinct flavour. There are various ways of making paneer curries. But this time, I am presenting a recipe without onion, garlic or spices. This aromatic and delicious…

MAKHANA KHEER or FOXNUT PUDDING (3 of 9)

For a long time, makhana or foxnuts have remained a popular food choice during fasts. They are appetizing, economical & easy to prepare yet healthy food. I remember my grandma would say that we should add them to our regular diets instead of waiting for fasting days. You can eat them raw, roasted or add to…

Shakarkandi Chaat (2 of 9)

Fruit Chaats are big during Navratri, but have you tried the Shakarkandi chaat? On this auspicious day I am giving you the quick and easy to prepare chaat’s recipe which provides instant energy and peppery taste too! Shakarkandi or sweet potato chaat is one of the most popular Navratri special food. You can also enjoy…

Welcome Navratri Feasts :) “Sabudana vada” (1 of 9)

Many devotees do fast for all nine days of Navratri and switch to vrat food. Some people regard vrat food as less flavored ones however I must say nothing could be further from the truth! In reality vrat food can be very delicious and is relished by non fast keepers equally well. I do not…

Guacamole + Netflix = Happy Weekend :)

Hola!! The super amazing and super fast Mexican recipe is here for your next weekend! Guacamole, the heavenly taste & smell of this dip will make you go speechless! Trust me when I say this; if you haven’t been eating avocados, you’re missing out on a lot of fun! One of our most awaited and favorite part of…

Roasted Cauliflower & Potato (Tangy Aloo gobhi)

Hello! Today’s recipe is Roasted Aloo Gobhi! There are many variations of this recipe. Presenting nikki’s version of Aloo Gobhi. 🙂 Dry roasted aloo gobhi along with any curry or lentil makes a perfect combination. We Indians love to treat our guests and loved ones with varieties of food so here comes an easy and…

Quick Suji ke chille (Semolina pancake)

Hello friends! Today was a busy day for me. I had a lot of tasks scheduled but I did not want to miss my breakfast either. Chille always come to my mind when I am in such a rush. It’s a very simple & savo recipe! Everybody in my family including kids enjoy this yummy…

Classic Gajar ka Halwa/Carrot Pudding

Hello and welcome to nikkieskitchen.com! This being my first post, I thought to start this in a traditional Indian way which is to begin anything new with sweets. Have you ever tried this amazing carrot pudding traditionally known as Gajar ka halwa? It is one of the classic irresistible Indian dessert that never fails to…