Breakfast

Moong Dal Dosa | A healthy breakfast dish

Moong Dal, one of the best vegetarian superfoods is  low  in carbohydrates as compared to the other dals. It is light and easy to...

Boiled Egg Sandwich | How to make Egg Sandwich

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

Lasooni Palak | Garlic flavoured spinach gravy

Lasooni Palak  -  Spinach cooked with onion, tomato,spices  and tempered with generous amount of garlic. Lasooni Palak is a simple, healthy, delicious sabzi that works...

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...

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...

Bougainvillea |Growing Bougainvillea from stem cuttings

Bougainvillea are thorny, ornamental plants which are known for their colourful display of flowers. It is a popular landscape plant and is generally found...

DESSERTS

Black Rice Coconut Pudding | Black Rice Kheer

Black rice coconut pudding made with black rice, coconut milk and jaggery is a healthy vegan dessert. The pudding tastes great on its own....

Makhane ki Panjiri| Vrat ki Panjiri

Makhane ki Panjiri is a sweet dish from the Punjabi cuisine. Panjiri is generally made with wholewheat flour, ghee, dry fruits, sugar and is...

Rava Kheer | How to make Rava Kheer

Today I am sharing a simple dessert recipe. Rava Kheer is a simple yet delicious dessert which can be made instantly with milk, semolina...

Sweet Poha | How to make Sweet Poha

In Mangalore/Udipi region of Karnataka, Sweet poha is prepared for poojas as an offering to God.  It’s a simple dish but with divine taste....

RICE

Tawa Pulao | How to make Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao is a popular street food of Mumbai. As the name suggests, it is made on a tava or a skillet.  Cooked rice...

ACCOMPANIMENTS

Sprouted Moong Salad – Protein rich vegetarian salad

Sprouted Moong Salad – healthy salad with sprouted moong and vegetables. Moong (Green gram) is considered one of the best plant based sources of protein. ...

Raw Mango Chutney | Kairi Chutney

Raw Mango Chutney - a delicious chutney bursting with spicy, tangy flavours It makes for a perfect accompaniment with dry snacks. It’s a simple...

Pomegranate Raita | Anaar Raita

Pomegranate raita is a perfect accompaniment for all kinds of spicy dishes. Cucumber, curds, pomegranate are very cooling in nature. Hence, this raita makes...

Raw Mango Rasam | Kairi ka Rasam

Rasam is a popular South Indian dish which is equivalent to a soup. It is known to be good for digestion  and is also...

BASIC COOKING

Coconut milk | How to extract Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is used in number of dishes. Added to South Indian curries, payasams, Thai curries, Vegan recipes (to name a few), it is...

Sprouting of lima beans | How to sprout and peel vaal

Sprouting is a process where seeds and pulses are germinated. The seeds/ pulses are soaked in water for few hours. When these soaked pulses...

Poori | How to make fluffy pooris | Puffed up puris

Poori is a traditional deep fried Indian bread that is made from whole wheat flour. In India, poori is a common dish made for...

Curd | Making Dahi | How to make curds at home

Curd or Dahi is an essential food item in most Indian homes. It is excellent for digestion and  also boosts immunity. It is used...

Regional

Tendli Kaju Sabzi |Manoli Beeja Upkari

Tendli Kaju Sabzi, popularly known as Manoli Beeja Upkari in Mangalore is a traditional dry vegetable from the Mangalorean (Konkani) cuisine.   Tendlis (Ivy gourd)...

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NON VEGETARIAN

Bombil Batata | CKP style Bombil batata bhaji

Bombil batata – an unique dish prepared by the Maharashtrian CKP community. Fresh Bombay ducks and potatoes are used to make this delicious dish. Fresh...

Chicken Kheema Biryani

Chicken Kheema Biryani - Biryani made with chicken mince and basmati rice. Biryani needs no introduction. It is one of the most loved delicacies the...

Stuffed Masala Eggs | Eggs stuffed with spicy masala

Stuffed Masala Eggs are hard boiled eggs with masala fillings. During the month of Ramzan, Indian Express had carried an article regarding the Ramzan special...

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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...

Jhatpat Thali

I call this Jhatpat thali because the items on this thali can be prepared in a jiffy. The thali consists of dal, rice and...

Sardine Pulimunchi – spicy, tangy fish curry

Sardine Pulimunchi or Boothai Pulimunchi is a spicy, tangy fish curry from the coastal city of Mangalore . Boothai  stands for Sardines in Tulu....

Masala Puris | Spiced Puris

Masala puris – puris made with whole wheat flour and spices. Puris are deep fried  flatbread which is popular all over India. They can be...