Breakfast

Bhajani Thalipeeth – a healthy breakfast dish

Bhajani Thalipeeth -a traditional Maharashtrian breakfast dish using multigrain flours and spices I have earlier shared the recipe of thalipeeth where I had  used flours...

Rajgira Thalipeeth | Upasacha Thalipeeth

The benefits of incorporating  rajgira (amaranth) in our diet is far too many. Apparently, it is a powerhouse of nutrition, making it worth a...

Fresh Turmeric Pickle | Gujarati raw turmeric pickle

Fresh Turmeric Pickle – Gujarati style pickle made with  raw turmeric and mango ginger. Today I am sharing an easy pickle recipe which I recently...

Lavender Hibiscus | Uncommon Hibiscus

I bought a hibiscus plant from a nursery in Lonavala last December.  The guy at the nursery assured me that it was a blue...

Bougainvillea |Growing Bougainvillea from stem cuttings

Bougainvillea are thorny, ornamental plants which are known for their colourful display of flowers. It is a popular landscape plant and is generally found...

Yesterday Today Tomorrow | Brunfelsia Plant

The wonders of nature are far too many.  Every element of nature is made up of astonishing beauty. It’s just that we need to...

DESSERTS

Rice Phirni | How to make Phirni

Rice Phirni, is a delicious and creamy dessert made with milk and ground rice. It is more or less like kheer but unlike kheer,...

Mango Kulfi | How to make Mango Kulfi at home

Summers are here and so is the king of fruits – mango. With the rising temperature, the need to indulge in frozen dessert also...

Puranpoli | How to make Puranpoli

Puranpoli is a popular sweet dish of Maharashtra made during Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi and other festive occasions. It is a flat bread stuffed with...

Mango Phirni | Rice Phirni with mangoes

The best thing about the summer are the mangoes and the various desserts made with mangoes. Phirni is a creamy dessert made with milk,...

RICE

Palak Khichdi | Spinach Moong Dal Khichdi

Palak Khichdi – a one dish meal packed with nutrition and taste. Palak Khichdi is a perfect balance of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and fats...

ACCOMPANIMENTS

Pumpkin Peel Chutney | Pumpkin Rind Chutney

Pumpkin Peel chutney – a tasty side dish with your meals. Have you heard of the latest trend known as  Root to stem eating?  As...

Horsegram Chutney | Protein rich chutney

Horsegram (Kulthi in Hindi, Kulith in Marathi, Kudu in Tulu) is known to be the most protein rich lentil, but a highly ignored one....

Khamang Kakdi | Cucumber salad

Khamang Kakdi is a Maharashtrian style cucumber salad made with chopped cucumber, roasted peanut powder among other ingredients and tempered with ghee and chillies. Ingredients 2...

Tomato Thokku | How to make Tomato Thokku

Thokku  means a spicy cooked pickle that looks more like a chutney. It is served as an accompaniment with rice and also pairs well with...

BASIC COOKING

Curd | Making Dahi | How to make curds at home

Curd or Dahi is an essential food item in most Indian homes. It is excellent for digestion and  also boosts immunity. It is used...

Sprouting of lima beans | How to sprout and peel vaal

Sprouting is a process where seeds and pulses are germinated. The seeds/ pulses are soaked in water for few hours. When these soaked pulses...

Poori | How to make fluffy pooris | Puffed up puris

Poori is a traditional deep fried Indian bread that is made from whole wheat flour. In India, poori is a common dish made for...

Coconut milk | How to extract Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is used in number of dishes. Added to South Indian curries, payasams, Thai curries, Vegan recipes (to name a few), it is...

Regional

Potato Sabzi l Aloo Sabzi l Batatyachi Bhaji

Potato Sabzi is a simple and quick recipe made with boiled potatoes and spices. This good old potato sabzi goes well with pooris and...

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NON VEGETARIAN

Mangalorean Fish Curry | Meen Gassi |

Mangalorean Fish Curry - a coconut based curry which is sure to tickle your taste buds. “Meen” stands for fish and “Gassi” is a Mangalorean...

Methi Murg | How to make Methi Chicken

Methi Murg is a  tangy chicken gravy flavoured with kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves).  Chicken with methi is an excellent combination for sure. Kasuri methi...

Egg Potato Curry | Curd based egg curry

Egg potato curry is a  delicious curd based gravy with potatoes and eggs. It goes well with rotis, rice, bread and makes for a...

RECOMMENDED RECIPES

Mango Ice-cream | Homemade mango ice-cream

Summers are synonymous with ice-creams, ice popsicles, fruit juices, kulfis, chilled milkshakes etc. Frozen desserts are perfect for hot summers and ice-cream is...

Sabut Masoor Usal | Whole Red Lentils Curry

Sabut Masoor Usal is an easy to make dal which is lip smacking for sure. Cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices, it goes well...

Paneer green peas paratha | Paneer Matar Paratha

Paneer green peas paratha, a wholesome paratha is a complete meal in itself.  Boiled, mashed green peas are combined with whole wheat flour to...

Gobi Paratha| How to make Gobi Paratha

Gobi paratha is a paratha stuffed with spiced cauliflower. Grated cauliflower is cooked with onion and spices to prepare the stuffing for gobi paratha....