MAIN COURSE RECIPES

Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan

Brinjals cooked in Hyderabadi gravy is a delicious dish...

 Rajasthani Gatte ki Kadhi | Gatte ki Sabzi

Gatte ki Kadhi is a delectable dish from Rajasthani...

Dal Dhokli | Varanphal | Chakolya

Dal Dhokli is a traditional  Gujarati  one dish meal....

Maharashtrian Varan | How to make Varan

Varan, a Maharashtrian food preparation  is made from tuvar...

Dal Hari Bhari

Dal Hari Bhari is prepared by adding palak (spinach)...

Vegetable Dal Khichdi | Healthy One pot dish

This recipe is meant for those lazy days when...

DESSERT RECIPES

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...

SNACKS RECIPES

Kolhapuri Bhadang

Kolhapuri Bhadang is a spicy, fiery, crunchy and tasty snack made using kurmura/churmura/puffed rice. Bhadang is made with a special type of murmura/puffed rice. The murmura used for bhadang...

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...
Oats Dhokla

Oats Dhokla – a healthy breakfast dish

Oats Dhokla is a delicious dish prepared with oats, gram flour and curds which can be made instantly.  Oats is known to have multiple health benefits. Hence, it is...

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...
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,...
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...

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...

 Alu wadi / Patra

Alu wadi or Patra is a  popular snack from Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine. It is known as Alu wadi in Marathi and Patra in Gujarati. Alu wadi is  prepared...
Methi namakpare

Methi Namakpare – fried tea time snack

Methi Namakpare is a crunchy savoury snack made with refined flour, dried fenugreek leaves and spices. It makes for a great snack with a cup of hot tea.   Recipe: Ingredients 2...

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BREAKFAST RECIPES

Spiced Idlis

Kanchipuram Idlis | How to make Spiced Idlis

Another significant thing from Kanchipuram other than its silk sarees are the Kanchipuram idlis. These idlis are tempered with assorted spices like mustard seeds,...
Onion Chutney Dosa

Ulli Karam Dosa |Onion Chutney Dosa

Recently, a friend sent me a picture of Ulli Karam Dosa and asked if I’ve ever had this dosa. I had never heard about...

Pesarattu | Moong Dosa | Green Gram Dosa

Pesarattu is a popular breakfast recipe of Andhra Pradesh. Made from whole green gram (moong), this is a super nutritious dosa and moreover this...
Carrot Oats Idlis

Instant Oats Carrot Idlis – healthy breakfast dish

Idli, a staple food of South India is now popular all over India. It is considered to be one of the most delicious and...
Dosa recipe

Saada Dosa

Saada Dosa is an all time favourite Sunday breakfast at home. Our Sunday seems incomplete without having Saada dosa for breakfast. The crispy dosa...

GARDENING

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...
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...
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...

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,...

Yesterday Today Tomorrow

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...