MAIN COURSE RECIPES

Kachche Tamatar ki Sabzi

Kachche Tamatar ki Sabzi is a sweet, spicy and...

Palak Paneer Paratha

  Parathas made with spinach and paneer are high in...

Achari Dahi Bhindi

Bhindi ( Lady fingers) is liked by all  in...

Drumstick Curry | How to make Drumstick Curry

Drumsticks / Moringa also  known as Sahjan in Hindi...

Sprouted Matki Bhaat  (Sprouted Moth Beans Rice)

Sprouts are highly nutritious, and when cooked...

Mangalorean Vegetable Sambhar | Mixed Vegetable Koddel

Vegetable Sambhar or Koddel as popularly known in Mangalore,...

DESSERT RECIPES

Honey Nuts Shrikhand | Sugar free Shrikhand

Its festival time. Dassera is just over and Diwali is knocking at the door. Festival means celebration and celebrations are incomplete without food, specially...

SNACKS RECIPES

Misal Pav | How to make Misal Pav

Misal Pav, originating from Maharashtra, is a spicy curry prepared with moth beans (matki) and is served with Pav. The curry is topped with crunchy farsan, chopped onions, coriander...

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...

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...

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 time snack. It pairs well...
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....

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...
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...

Mangalorean Steamed Bottle gourd Cake

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...
Ponsa Mulik

Ponsa Mulik – a summer delicacy

Ponsa Mulik | Ripe Jackfruit Fritters is a deep fried snack from the Konkani cuisine. They are crispy outside, soft on the inside and tastes awesome. Jackfruit | Kathal...

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BREAKFAST RECIPES

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...

Moong Palak Cheela

Moong Palak Cheela - A nutritious cheela with the goodness of spinach and split green gram. Last night, I had soaked moong dal (split green...
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...

Rajgira Thalipeeth

The benefits of incorporating  rajgira (amaranth) in our diet is far too many. Apparently, it is a powerhouse of nutrition, making it worth a...
Rava Idlis

Rava Idlis | Instant Rava Idlis | Sooji Idlis

Rava Idlis - an instant no fermentation idli made using rava. This recipe of rava idlis can come to your rescue when you want to...

GARDENING

Rose – A Gardener’s Delight

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

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...

Grow your own Mint

                If you have never experienced the joy of                 accomplishing more than you can imagine,              ...
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...
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