MAIN COURSE RECIPES

Stuffed Brinjal (Bharli Vaangi)

A typical Maharahstrian dish - Stuffed Brinjal is a...

Tendli Chana Sukka | Mangalorean Kadle Manoli

Tendli Chana Sukka is a traditional Mangalorean preparation. It...

Urlai Roast | Chettinad style Potato Roast

Urlai Roast (Potato Roast) is a Chettinad style roasted...

Tawa Pulao | How to make Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao is a popular street food of Mumbai....

Akki Roti | Rice Flour Roti

Akki Roti is a popular breakfast dish from Karnataka....

Maharashtrian Vegetarian Thali |Traditional Maharashtrian Thali

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

DESSERT RECIPES

Sabudana Kheer | How to make sago kheer

Sabudana Kheer is a  delicious kheer made with sabudana (sago), milk , flavoured with cardamom, saffron and garnished with dry fruits.  This is one...

SNACKS RECIPES

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...
Dal Vada

Dal Vada | Crispy Chana Dal Fritters

It has finally started raining in Mumbai and this weather calls for hot pakodas and chai/tea. It doesn't matter if the pakodas are made of onions, vegetables or lentils....
Nankhatai

Nankhatai – teatime snack

Nankhatais are cookies/biscuits made with refined flour, sugar and ghee. They have brittle, buttery texture  and pair well with a hot cup of tea. These cookies were quite 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...
Bhajani Chakli

Bhajani Chakli | How to make Bhajani Chakli

Chaklis  alongwith Karanjis, Besan laddoos, Shankarpalis and Chivda are important part of Diwali celebration in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Chaklis can be made with rice flour, wheat flour, maida, moong...
Masala Pav

Masala Pav – famous street food of Mumbai

Masala Pav – the famous street food of Mumbai is a tasty dish made by stuffing butter laden pav with spicy onion tomato masala. The masala is cooked on...

Palak Dhokla | Spinach Dhokla

Dhokla is a popular Gujarati snack made by steaming the fermented batter of chana dal, rice & udad dal, moong dal etc. There are many variants of dhoklas. Palak...
Rava Murukku

Rava Chakli | Rava Murukku |Instant Rava Chakli

Diwali is synonymous with sweets, sweets and more sweets. Along with the variety of sweets, there are certain savory dishes which are hard to neglect.  One of the most...
Mangalorean snack

Steamed Bottle gourd Cake | Mangalorean snack

Steamed Bottle gourd cake is a traditional Mangalorean dish. It is known as “Tureta Adde” in Tulu*. ‘Ture’ in Tulu means Bottle gourd and ‘Adde’ is steamed cake.  It...

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BREAKFAST RECIPES

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...
Besan cheela

Tomato Omelette | Besan Cheela

Tomato Omelette is a nutritious, eggless breakfast dish made using gram flour, tomatoes, onion and  spices. Apart from being healthy and gluten free, it...
Paniyaram

Appam/ Appe/How to make Paniyaram

Appam/ Paniyaram  - a breakfast/ tea-time snack made by steaming  idli batter in Paniyaram pan. Appam can even be made sweet by adding jaggery to...
Healthy Breakfast recipe

Kanda Batata Poha | Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Kanda Batata Poha is a traditional Maharashtrian breakfast dish. "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper!" This quote emphasizes the importance of breakfast ....
Minapa Rotti

Dibba Rotti | Minapa Rotti

Dibba Rotti or Minapa Rotti is a spicy, wholesome breakfast dish from Andhra Pradesh. It is more like a thick uttappam with crispy golden...

GARDENING

how to grow gulbakshi

Four o’clock flowers | How to grow Gulbakshi

About Four o’clock flowers Four o’clock  flowers or Gulbakshi (Marathi name) or Mirabilis Jalapa (Botanical name) is the most commonly grown plant.   It is supposedly a native of Peru, but is commonly found in India....
Periwinkle

Periwinkle | Vinca |Growing Periwinkle

Periwinkle, Vinca, Sadaphuli, Sadabahaar….all these are names of  the tiny beautiful starry flowers which range in colour from pink, dark pink to white and purple. Sadaphuli (Marathi), Sadabahaar (Hindi) means always flowering.  The tiny...
Brunfelsia plant

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 have an eye to observe them. If we look closely...
Rose bud

Beautiful Buds | Beauty of a flower bud

Flowers have always been a symbol of beauty. However, since the time, I have taken to gardening, I have started admiring the buds as much as the flowers. Each one of them, so different...
Roses

Rose – A Gardener’s Delight

A Rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.                                                ...
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