MAIN COURSE RECIPES

Sprouted Matki Bhaat  (Sprouted Moth Beans Rice)

Sprouts are highly nutritious, and when cooked...

Tomato Thali – A vegetarian thali

A simple veg thali in which all items have...

Paneer Chilly Gravy | Indo-Chinese Paneer Gravy

Paneer Chilly Gravy is a popular Indo-Chinese dish which...

Maharashtrian Vegetarian Thali |Traditional Maharashtrian Thali

When it comes to food, Maharashtrian cuisine will never...

Papdi Aloo Sabzi (Flat beans and potato Sabzi)

Papdi Aloo Sabzi is a quick, simple “no-frills” sabzi...

Drumstick Curry | How to make Drumstick Curry

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

DESSERT RECIPES

Mango Kulfi | How to make Mango Kulfi at home

Summers are here and so is the king of fruits – mango. With the rising temperature, the need to indulge in frozen dessert also...

SNACKS RECIPES

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi is a perfect dish for those on fast. Its an easy recipe made by tossing soaked sabudana (sago) with boiled potatoes,crushed peanuts and spices. Ingredients 1 cup sabudana (sago) 1...

Methi Namakpare

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...

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...

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...

Begun Bhaja

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....

Sweet Shankarpali

Shankarpali or shakkarpara is a traditional snack made during Diwali. This makes for a good tea-time snack. Here goes the recipe : Ingredients 1 ½  cups Refined flour (Maida ) ½ cup...
Girmit

Girmit – popular street food of Dharwad

Girmit, the south Indian cousin of the Mumbai bhel is a popular street food form the Dharwad region of north Karnataka. It is prepared by mixing puffed rice (kurmura...

Moong Dal Pakodas

Moong Dal Pakodas  are popular pakodas sold by the roadside food vendors in Mumbai.  It’s a perfect snack with hot cup of evening  tea, specially  in the rainy season.  It...

Chaklis

Chakli, a savoury snack is made from different type of flour, i.e. rice flour, maida, besan, wheat flour etc.  Here, I have used rice flour, to which I have...

BREAKFAST RECIPES

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...
Oats Breakfast bowl

Oats Strawberry Breakfast Bowl | Oats Breakfast Bowl

If you are looking for a quick, healthy breakfast option for your rushed mornings, then Oats strawberry breakfast bowl is the perfect dish. Fibre...
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...

Moong Palak Cheela

Last night, I had soaked moong dal (split green gram) for making Cheela for breakfast. Today, when I was getting ready with all the...
Rava Dosa

Rava Dosa | How to make Rava Dosa

Rava Dosa is a fairly simple dosa which requires no grinding and no fermentation. You just have to mix a few ingredients and the...

GARDENING

How to grow Spinach in containers |Pots

                            The love of gardening is a seed                            ...

Beautiful Buds

Flowers have always been a symbol of beauty. However, since the time, I have taken to gardening, I have started enjoying the buds as much as the flowers. Each one of them, so different...

Parijat flowers

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...

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...

My Lavender 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...