Dahi Ki Kadhi Aur Badey./ Yogurt Gravy with fritters

Dahi ki kadhi is a traditional south indian recipe. This recipe is shared by my mother in law , its a perfect recipe for a light summer lunch and is equally quick and easy.


For Kadhi:

1 med. Onion, finely chopped
2 C Yogurt
2 med. tomatoes, coarsely ground
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 C cilantro, finely chopped
1 tsp chilli pdr, or to taste
1/2 tsp. turmeric pdr
a pinch garam masala pdr
1 tsp. zeera - methi pdr
2 tbsp. chana dal paste
1 tsp tamarind paste
salt to taste.


1/2 onion sliced
1 tsp. mustard seeds
5-6 curry leaves
1 dried red chilli (optional)


Add the first nine ingredients for the kadhi in a dish , add water to cover the ingredients and cook until the onions are tomatoes are cooked . Then add the chana dal paste and stir well. Add salt, cook for a few mins. Add 1tsp. tamarind paste.

Heat Oil, add onions, mustard seeds, curry leaves and dried red chili , let the mustard splutter and then pour it over the kadhi.  Serve with rice and bade (recipe below).

For the Bade:


1 C chana dal, soaked for 2 hrs and ground coarsely (use 2 tbsp. for kadhi)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
handful cilantro, finely chopped
1 C dill/ spinach , chopped
salt to taste
1/2 tsp chili pdr, or to taste
1//4 tsp. turmeric
a pinch baking soda
1 tsp zeera methi pdr
a pinch garam masala pdr


Combine all the ingredients and deep fry.

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Naan Chips

I love chips and dips.  I make it almost everytime I host someone or also for a quick evening snack. Though its easy to buy Pita chips, its much easier to make them at home besides you can flavor them any which way you want and come up with any variation. Like this time I made Naan Chips.

After every party, I always have leftover Naan, if not much atleast some, but I do. So I come up with different ways of reusing them. Like this Pizza. Last time I made these chips, they came out perfect.I love them best when they are still warm , with a creamy dip or even guacamole. They do have excellent shelf life though and can be made ahead of time , which makes it ideal for parties.


Roghani Naan , sliced into wedges
dried oregano (or any dried herb or spice u like)
salt (I used kosher salt)
black pepper powder (I used freshly ground )
extra virgin olive oil.(evoo)


Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Put the naan wedges in a large bowl, pour some evoo, sprinkle salt, pepper and oregano . Toss with your hand so the wedges are slightly coated with the oil and spices. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 mins or until slightly browned. Remove from oven and let the cool slightly.

I am sending this to Ayeshas Anyone Can Cook event. , Naynas Lets Cook Speedy Snacks event and Vardhinis Bake Fest #5 hosted by Kalyani.
I have a special announcement, 10 days and two posts later I finally get to introduce my other blog "the halal foodie " on Lazzat..

I hope you welcome it with the same love and support, so check it out, dont forget to subscribe and follow. I look forward to see you there :)

Thank You for the ones who already did.


And The Winners Are....

Thank You all for your kind words and best wishes. The giveaway is officially over and its now time to announce the Winners. I did the old fashion "chit draw" for this one and am listing the winners in order they were picked.

Drum roll for ....Rachana, Saraswathi and Nadji. Congratulations !

Girls, please email me your addresses at bloglazzat@gmail.com your gifts are waiting to be mailed.


5 Happy Years And A Small Giveaway !

Five years ago, I started this blog with much hesitation. Today I am glad I did. And I take this opportunity to thank "you", my readers, subscribers, followers, people who take the time to comment even if its just to say hello, the shy readers - who don't comment but keep checking back on me, my fellow bloggers who inspire and amaze me on a daily basis, my friends - who insisted I should start blogging , my family - who keep praising everything I post, sometimes more than it deserves :D and to Blogger for making my task simple and fun.

In the spirit of thanking you I am announcing a small Giveaway , the first giveaway sponsored by Lazzat... I am willing to ship each of the following to 3 of my readers:

1 Stainless Steel Spice Container, traditionally used for ages in India, its made in India , is dishwasher safe and comes with a cute little spoon.

Traditional Masala box/ Spice container in Stainless Steel

2 sets of Terracotta Jewellery - one in green and other in blue, hand made by local villagers from Karnataka  (India) and painted with vegetable based colors.

Terracotta Jewellery - Green

Terracotta Jewellery - Blue

This is how you enter:
  • Just leave a comment and let me know what you’d like to see more of on Lazzat or what you would like to win and consider yourself entered for the giveaway.
  • I’ll be shipping worldwide, so everyone’s welcome to enter! Non Bloggers too :)
For an additional entry,
You can come back here and comment to let me know coz the more you comment the more entries you get. The giveaway is open until 15th March, 2012 so go ahead and leave your comment now !


How To Delete Your Google Browsing History / Web History

Today morning while going through my Facebook I came across this link on how to delete the web history, Read this article about it .

I changed my settings today, so I guess its still not too late :) But you dont have much time  ...
Just a reminder :)

To summarise , this is how you do it :
  1. Sign in to your google account
  2. Click on the small arrow next to your id (the one you use to log out)
  3. Click on Account Settings
  4. Scroll down to go to Services
  5. Click on Go to Web History
  6. Click on Remove All Web History or
  7. Click on Turn Web History On and then click on Remove all Web History