MAIN COURSE RECIPES

Rajasthani Aloo ki sabzi |Dahi Aloo ki sabzi

Rajasthani Aloo ki sabzi - potatoes cooked in a...

Moong Palak Paratha | Healthy Paratha recipe

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

Ambat Varan | Maharashtrian tangy spicy dal

Ambat Varan is a  spicy, sweet and tangy dal...

Baingan Bharta | Mashed Brinjal Sabzi

Baingan Bharta is a delicious baingan (brinjal) dish made...

Sprouted Matki Bhaat  (Sprouted Moth Beans Rice)

Sprouts are highly nutritious, and when cooked...

Palak Khichdi | Spinach Moong Dal Khichdi

Palak Khichdi – a one dish meal packed with...

DESSERT RECIPES

Strawberry Shrikhand – delicious dessert

Strawberry Shrikhand prepared with fresh strawberries and hung curd is a delicious dessert.  This is a must make dessert when strawberries are available in...

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...
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...
Attractive party snacks

Mini Batata Vadas | Attractive party snack

Are you looking for a starter/snack recipe for a party, that will look impressive and be loved by your guests? Make  these mini batata vadas, prick a fancy tooth...
How to make Makai Chivda

Corn Chivda | How to make Makai Chivda

Diwali is around the corner and for me, it is incomplete without homemade sweets. As much as Diwali is all about rich and festive sweets, there are certain savory...
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....

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...
Mangalore Buns

Mangalore Buns – the popular snack of Mangalore

Managalore Buns and Goli Baje are the two ever popular snacks of Mangalore. Every Mangalorean out there would agree with me that these two snacks are so addictive, that...

Dahi Chana Chaat | How to make 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...
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

Medu Vada | South Indian breakfast recipe

Medu Vada is a South Indian delicacy prepared using split black gram (udad dal).  It can be served for breakfast or as a tea...
Desi style oats porridge

Oats Porridge | Desi style Oats Porridge

Oats are great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Begin your day with this healthy, tasty oats porridge.  In this recipe, I have...
Sprouted Ragi Dosa

Sprouted Ragi Dosa | Ragi (Finger Millet) Dosa

I have earlier shared the recipe of ragi idlis which was made using ragi flour. Today, I am back with the recipe of sprouted...
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...
How to make Saada Dosa

Saada Dosa | How to make 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

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...
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...
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 fenugreek in pots

Growing Methi | Growing fenugreek in pots

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