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Barik Methi Aloo Sabzi | Baby Fenugreek Potato Sabzi

Barik Methi Aloo Sabzi is a simple preparation made...

Dal Khichdi | Restaurant style Dal Khichdi

Dal Khichdi – another soul food. There are many...

Maharashtrian Varan | How to make Varan

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

Moong Dal Methi Sabzi

There are some days when you want to have...

Ajwain Paratha

Try this flavourful paratha. You can have it with...

Punjabi Chole

Chole is prepared in a variety of ways by...

DESSERT RECIPES

Til Vadi | Tilachi Vadi

Food is an important part of every festival and there are some traditional delicacies associated with each festival. We are few days away from...

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...

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...

 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...

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...
Banana Chips

Banana Chips | Homemade Banana Chips

I am a member of few food groups on Facebook. Some time back, in one of the food groups. Ms. Gayathri Pai of www.gayathrifoodbytes.blogspot.com had shared the recipe of...
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...

Bohri style Chana Batata

I had some black chanas at home and wanted to make chana masala.  But then I remembered that sometime back I had come across a dish called  “ Chana...
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...

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...

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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...

Moong Idlis (Green gram Idlis)

Idlis served with sambar and chutney is one of the most favourite snacks in South India. The basic idli is made with rice and...

Sambar

Sambar is served  as a side dish for idli and dosa. It is also served with steamed rice. Sambar with rice is one of...

Appam/ Appe/ Paniyaram

Appam/ Paniyaram  - a breakfast/ tea-time snack made by steaming  idli batter in Paniyaram pan. Appam can even be made sweet by adding jaggery to...

Mini Masala Idlis

Mini masala idlis, is an interesting way to serve idlis.  Mini idli stand (having small depressions) is used to make these small idlis. It...

GARDENING

How to grow Spinach in containers |Pots

                            The love of gardening is a seed                            ...

Rose – A Gardener’s Delight

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

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...

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...