MAIN COURSE RECIPES

Oats Palak Paratha | Oats Spinach Paratha

If you are looking for something healthy, yet tasty...

Chavli Usal

Chavli /Cowpeas/ black eyed peas is not only rich...

Tomato Rice

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

Tawa Pulao

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

Dhaba style Egg Curry

Dhaba style Egg curry/North India style egg curry is...

Sarson ka Saag – a winter speciality

Winter is the best time to feast on seasonal...

DESSERT RECIPES

Rice Phirni

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

SNACKS RECIPES

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...
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...
Begun Bhaja

Begun Bhaja | Brinjal Fry | Spicy fried brinjal

Begun Bhaja, in Bengali means fried brinjal/ eggplant.  This is the most commonly prepared dish at Bengali households. Eggplant is cut into thin slices, coated with masalas and fried....

Poha Chivda

This is an  easy and quick recipe for a tasty, crunchy snack. It is made by roasting poha, frying peanuts, dry fruits etc and assembling them with a tempering...

Karanji/ Gujiya

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...

Chaklis

Chakli, a savoury snack is made from different type of flour, i.e. rice flour, maida, besan, wheat flour etc.  Here, I have used rice flour, to which I have...

Sweet Potato Fries

Deviating from our regular potato fries, lets make sweet  potato fries today. It makes for a good tea-time snack. Here’s the recipe. Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes Oil for deep frying Method Wash...

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...
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...

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BREAKFAST RECIPES

Bhajani Thalipeeth

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...

Boiled Egg Sandwich

Boiled Egg sandwich is a breakfast recipe of bread sandwiched with hardboiled eggs, green chutney and grated cheese. The combination of green chutney and...

Oats and vegetable Dosa

Healthy oats and vegetables contribute to the high nutrition content  in this dosa.  To kickstart your day on a healthy note, try this power...

Lasooni Bajra

Those of you who make bajra rotis/bajra bhakri in the winters must definitely try this interesting breakfast dish. This recipe is generally made with...

Thalipeeth

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

GARDENING

Periwinkle | Vinca

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...

Neem Leaves – A Natural Pesticide

There’s nothing like having a small garden in your backyard/ balcony.  The joy of growing your own vegetables/ growing beautiful flower plants  is a feeling beyond description. However, while tending to a garden, the...

My Lavender 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...

How to grow Spinach in containers |Pots

                            The love of gardening is a seed                            ...

Growing Methi (Fenugreek)

   Everything that slows us down and forces patience,           Everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.             ...