MAIN COURSE RECIPES

Lachha Parathas | Wholewheat lachcha parathas

Lachha Parathas are multi  layered parathas with flaky texture....

Rushichi Bhaji | How to make Rushichi Bhaji

Rushichi Bhaji is a classic Maharashtrian dish usually prepared...

Vegetable Stir-fry

Vegetable Sir-fry is an interesting way to add vegetables...

Kerala Appam/ How to make Palappam

Kerala Appam is made by fermenting rice and coconut...

Dal Banjari | Rajasthani Dal Banjari recipe

I had this Marwadi friend in college who used...

Palak Rice | Spinach Rice

Rice is one  ingredient which finds its way into...

DESSERT RECIPES

Ukadiche Modak (Steamed modak)

Modak is Lord Ganesha’s favourite food. His immense love for modak has earned him the title of “Modakpriya”. There is no better way to...

SNACKS RECIPES

Dahi Chana Chaat

Dahi Chana Chaat is a delicious chaat made with chickpeas and potatoes topped with curds, green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney. I understand that this is the most regularly...

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...

Khandvi | Suralichi Vadi

Known as Khandvi in Gujarati and Suralichi Vadi in Marathi, this is a delicious, soft, melt in the mouth snack made with gram flour and buttermilk. This is a...
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...

Chatpata Chana Chaat

Most of us stick to healthy eating when it comes to breakfast, lunch and dinner. But when it comes to in-between meals, we tend to reach out to fried...

Goli Baje | Mangalore Bajji – a popular tea time snack

Goli Baje also known as  Mangalore Bajji or Mangalore Bonda  is a popular tea time snack of Mangalore.  “Goli baje” literally means round bhajiyas. These are crispy fluffy fritters...
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...

Khaman Dhokla

Once I had some vegetarian guests coming over, for which I wanted to make some non-fried snack. That’s when a friend of mine  came to my rescue and gave...

Sabudana Vada

This is a popular Maharashtrian snack prepared during fasts. It is generally served with green chutney and curds. These super delicious vadas are crispy from outside with a soft...

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BREAKFAST RECIPES

Idli

Idli – popular South Indian breakfast dish

  Idli is a traditional breakfast item  from South India.  I have grown up on this  staple breakfast being made at home every weekend.  Nothing...
Mango Oats Parfait

Oats Mango Parfait | Mango Oats & Curds Parfait

Oats Mango Parfait – An interesting breakfast dish using oatmeal, curds and mangoes Studies show that oatmeal is rich in soluble fibers and  anti-oxidants.  It...

Sambar

Sambar is served  as a side dish for idli and dosa. It is also served with steamed rice. Sambar with rice is one of...

Broken Wheat Upma | Dalia Upma

Dalia Upma is a nutritious breakfast dish made with broken wheat and veggies. I have added carrots and capsicum in this upma. You can...
Neer Dosa

Neer Dosa | how to make Mangalorean Neer Dosa

Neer dosa is a delicacy from the Mangalorean cuisine. 'Neer' in Tulu* language means ‘water’ and so Neer Dosa literally means Water Dosa ....

GARDENING

How to grow spinach

How to grow Spinach in containers |Pots

                            The love of gardening is a seed                            ...

Growing bitter gourd (karela) in pots

I love growing bitter gourds. Why??... because they are the easiest vegetable to grow. They do not demand much attention and are fuss free.  All that you have to do is use good soil,...
How to grow microgreens

Microgreens | How to grow microgreens

Microgreens – the powerhouse of nutrition Microgreens are leafy vegetables which are harvested at a very early stage.  They are super healthy even in comparison with their fully grown counterparts.   They are packed with nutrition...

Growing Four o’clock

About Four o’clock Four o’clock  flower  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. The...
Roses

Rose – A Gardener’s Delight

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