chattambade konkanirecipe Snacks streetfood



Today there was a discussion about chattambade from a gaadi near my office at home. It used to stay fresh and crispy for hours. Then suddenly we decided to prepare it and quickly chattambade happened with no preparation and it tasted best.

There have been failed attempts of this snack when we either added more water while grinding or Ground it more. So have to be careful while grinding chana dal and rest of the steps are simple.

Ingredients required-

  1. Chana dal – 1 cup
  2. Coconut pieces – 4-5tsp(preferably copra)
  3. Curry leaves – 4-5 strands
  4. Ginger- small piece
  5. Green chilly- 5-6
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Oil – for deep frying

Method of preparation-

  • Soak the chana dal for about 3-4 hrs.
  • Meanwhile prepare tiny pieces of Coconut, curry leaves and ginger
  • Drain the water from chana dal and keep it aside for sometime to remove excess water
  • Coarsely grind it. Better to grind in batches. Even if 1 batch is ground to smooth make sure some batches are Coarsely ground so that chana dal pieces are retained.
  • Now add salt and pieces prepared and mix well. Mixture should be dry.
  • Now make small vadas , preferably thin so that it gets fried well.
  • Heat the oil and deep fry the chattambade on medium flame till it turns crisp. It may take 5-10min.
  • Serve it with coconut chutney. It can be stored for a day or two.
Chattambade before frying
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Cabbage Ambado

Cabbage ambado / pakoda

There are different ways in which cabbage ambado is prepared. In one of the method rice is soaked and ground with toor dal and it requires bit of a planning. But if you want to prepare it instantly then you can follow this method. The food carts also use same method to prepare these mouth watering ambades.

Ingredients required-

  1. Finely chopped Cabbage -1 cup
  2. Bombay rava – 1/2 cup
  3. Besan/gram flour- 3-4tsp
  4. Coriander seeds – 1tsp
  5. Chilly powder – 2-3tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Hing- 1tsp
  8. Green chilly – 1
  9. Water
  10. Oil for frying

Method of preparation-

  • Firstly chop the cabbage and also green chilly into tiny pieces
  • Crush the coriander seeds and add to the cabbage
  • Now add salt and chilly powder, hing powder and mix everything well. Allow it to rest for sometime so that cabbage softens.
  • Then add gram flour and rava. You can add more rava if cabbage turns more watery.
  • Adjust it till you can form small tikkis. You can add very little water if mixture turns too dry.
  • Now heat the oil and deep fry them. Better to fry on medium heat so that it is uniformly cooked and does not burn from outside.
  • You can serve it for lunch/dinner or as evening snacks.


Veggie loaded Pizza

Veggie loaded Pizza

I am a beginner when it comes to baking. Considering the time and efforts it needs I bake rarely. But some recipes my family has learnt (I must say hard way, after a lot of failed attempts) and we keep preparing them. Pizza is one such thing. As this is expensive and we get to customize as per our taste at home(like more cheese 😁) we prepare it when everyone is at home. This was prepared today because our microwave oven got repaired.

Ingredients required-

For dough –

  1. Yeast – about 5tsp
  2. Sugar – 4 tsp
  3. Water – 1 cup
  4. Maida – about 2 cups
  5. Oil – about 7-8 tsp
  6. Salt to taste

For veggies mix

  1. Onion- 2
  2. Capsicum- 2
  3. Sweet corn – 1
  4. Pepper – 2tsp
  5. Any other vegetable of choice
  6. Salt to taste

For Paneer

  1. Paneer cubes – about 15
  2. Thick curd – 5tsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Chilly powder- 2tsp
  5. Pav bhaji masala – 1tsp

Other ingredients-

  1. Pizza sauce- about 3tsp for a pizza
  2. Mozzarella + cheddar cheese

Method of preparation-

  • First prepare the dough by mixing yeast, sugar and water for about 10min
  • After that add salt, oil and maida and kneed well to prepare a soft dough. Don’t add as much yeast as you add for the bread, it will make the crust very soft
  • Keep the kneeded dough for about 1hr by covering with a damp cloth
  • Meanwhile dice the veggies such as onions, capsicum, tomatoes etc
  • Prepare paneer by mixing curd, salt, chilly powder and pav bhaji masala. Mix well
  • Add paneer cubes and refrigerate. If you keep it outside it might leave water during baking
  • Once the dough is raised properly take a big dough ball
  • Greese the baking pan with oil and spread this dough
  • Next take the pizza sauce and spread it
  • Then spread the cheese
  • Next layer the veggies and paneer cubes
  • Next spread more cheese on top
  • Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15min


  1. Spread the cheese in the bottom. Spreading all the cheese on top my result in burning
  2. If preparing multiple pizza, refrigerate cheese and paneer after spreading. Keeping them out may result in release of water during baking
  3. Baking time may vary based on oven. I have a microwave oven. I used microwave convection mode.

Breakfast phodi Side Dish Snacks streetfood

Goli Baje

A popular snack item of Udupi and Mangalore region. It is also refered to as Mangalore bajji in other regions. This rules most of the small hotels and has a prominent place in star hotels too. ‘Nale raje Goli baje’ was the favourite line during the school days 😀 This should be made and had quickly as it tastes best when piping hot. It is a under 30min snack.

Goli baje

Ingredients required –

  1. Butter milk – 1 cup
  2. Salt – to taste
  3. Baking soda – 1/2tsp
  4. Sugar – 2tsp
  5. Green chilly -2
  6. Gram flour/Besan – 1tsp
  7. Maida – 1.5-2 cup
  8. Jeera – 1/2tsp

Method of preparation

  • Take the butter milk and add salt, sugar, baking soda.
  • Crush the green chilly and add to it.
  • Next add the gram flour and mix well
  • Now add the maida to prepare a batter which is slightly thick and has a running consistancy.
  • Keep aside for 5min
  • Finally add jeera and deep fry in oil.

Note –

  • You can use curd too in place of butter milk
  • Make sure to put small portions of batter in oil as it raises.

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    Kananga Phodi / Sweet Potato Pakodas

    Kananga phodi / sweet potato fritters

    Easy and tasty tea time snack which is also a famous one during the car festivals(teru). Though it is easy to prepare, taking bites of phodis with lots of gupshup and laughter is the key to make it more tastier 😁

    Ingredients required –

    1. Gram flour (besan/ chane peet) – 1 cup
    2. Salt to taste
    3. Chilly powder – 1tsp ( can add more if you like spicy)
    4. Hing – a pinch
    5. Carom seeds – 1/2 tsp
    6. Water – for the batter
    7. Sweet potato

    Method of preparation-

    • Clean the sweet potatoes and prepare thin slice of it( no need to remove skin)
    • Prepare a batter by mixing gram flour , salt, chilly powder, carom seeds and hing. Add water and let the batter be thick
    • Keep oil in a heavy bottom pan for deep frying
    • Once the oil is hot dip the slices in the batter and fry till golden

    Note – you can add half tsp baking soda to the gram flour batter to make the phodis more fluffy and it is completely optional.