MAIN COURSE RECIPES

Spicy Tomato Rice | How to make tomato rice

Spicy Tomato rice is a tangy, flavourful rice dish....

Maharashtrian Vegetarian Thali |Traditional Maharashtrian Thali

When it comes to food, Maharashtrian cuisine will never...

Moong Palak Paratha | Healthy Paratha recipe

Moong Palak Paratha is a nutritious, tasty paratha prepared...

Gobi Paratha| How to make Gobi Paratha

Gobi paratha is a paratha stuffed with spiced cauliflower....

Mangalorean Mango Curry | Ambe Upkari

Mangalorean Mango Curry or Ambe Upkari is a traditional...

Dahiwale Aloo | Potatoes cooked in curd gravy

Dahiwale Aloo – Baby potatoes cooked in a spicy...

DESSERT RECIPES

Honey Nuts Shrikhand | Sugar free Shrikhand

Its festival time. Dassera is just over and Diwali is knocking at the door. Festival means celebration and celebrations are incomplete without food, specially...

SNACKS RECIPES

Sindhi Aloo tuk

Aloo Tuk | Sindhi Aloo Tuk | Patata Took

Aloo Tuk is a traditional Sindhi dish, where potatoes are double fried  and  sprinkled with spices.  This is  one of my personal favourites from the Sindhi cuisine and is...
How to make Falafel

Falafel | Middle Eastern dish Falafel

Falafel is a deep fried patty made from ground kabuli chana (white chickpeas) and certain vegetables like carrots, cabbage, capsicum etc. In the Middle East, it is a popular...

Chana Batata | Bohri style Chana Batata

I had some black chanas at home and wanted to make chana masala.  But then I remembered that sometime back I had come across a dish called  “ Chana...

Karanji | Gujiya | How to make Karanjis

Diwali is synonymous with tons of lip smacking sweets and snacks. One such sweet is Karanji  which is an important part of Diwali faraal (snacks) in Maharashtra.  Karanji is...
Kanda Bhajiya

Onion Pakodas | Kanda Bhaji

Onion Pakodas are one of the many famous street foods of Mumbai. Simple to make, delicious to taste, this makes for an ideal snack with a cup of tea,...
Spicy corn on crackers

Spicy Corn on Crackers | Tea – time snack

Spicy Corn on Crackers is a quick snack which can be enjoyed anytime. It makes for a good tea time snack. Cracker biscuits are topped with a spicy mixture...
Moong Dal pakodas

Moong Dal Pakodas / Tea-time snack

Moong Dal Pakodas  are popular pakodas sold by the roadside food vendors in Mumbai.  It’s a perfect snack with hot cup of evening  tea, specially  in the rainy season.  It...
Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir Vadi | Maharashtrian tea time snack

Kothimbir Vadi is a famous traditional  Maharashtrian snack made from coriander leaves and gram flour. Kothmir Vadi can be served with any chutney as a snack, but is also...

Chinese Bhel – a popular street food of Mumbai

Chinese Bhel, an Indo-Chinese dish, ironically is a popular street food of Mumbai.  This super addictive Chinese bhel is nothing but crispy fried noodles tossed in sauces (schezwan sauce...

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BREAKFAST RECIPES

Healthy breakfast dish

Thalipeeth | Healthy breakfast dish

Thalipeeth is a traditional  Maharashtrian breakfast dish. It is made by combining multigrain flours and various spices. Thus, it is nutritious and tasty. Thalipeeth...
Healthy breakfast dish

Rava Upma | Healthy breakfast dish

Upma, a common South Indian breakfast item  is a wholesome and tasty dish which you can rustle up in no time. I am sharing...
Upasacha Thalipeeth

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...
How to make green gram idlis

Moong Idlis | How to make Green gram Idlis

Idlis served with sambar and chutney is one of the most favourite snacks in South India. The basic idli is made with rice and...
Rava Idlis

Rava Idlis | Instant Rava Idlis | Sooji Idlis

Rava Idlis - an instant, no fermentation idli made using rava. This recipe of rava idlis can come to your rescue when you want to...

GARDENING

How to grow spinach

How to grow Spinach in containers |Pots

                            The love of gardening is a seed                            ...
Growing mint in pots

Grow your own Mint | Growing mint in pots

                If you have never experienced the joy of                 accomplishing more than you can imagine,              ...
Parijat

Parijat flowers | Growing Parijat plant in pots

I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the new year than this. On the very first day of 2019, my Parijat plant started flowering. A few months ago, someone got a sapling of...
Uncommon Hibiscus

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 hibiscus plant. There were many similar plants growing in the...
growing hibiscus

Hibiscus Plant Care | Growing Hibiscus

I started taking keen interest in gardening about 5 years ago. Staying in Mumbai, having a full fledged garden with big trees is a distant dream. But, I have managed to grow quite a...
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