MAIN COURSE RECIPES

Gobi Paratha

Gobi paratha is a paratha stuffed with spiced cauliflower....

Chavli Usal

Chavli /Cowpeas/ black eyed peas is not only rich...

Palak Chole

Palak Chole is a healthy preparation as it combines...

Punjabi Chole

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

Dal Banjari

I had this Marwadi friend in college who used...

Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan

Brinjals cooked in Hyderabadi gravy is a delicious dish...

DESSERT RECIPES

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...

SNACKS RECIPES

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...

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...
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...

Falafel

Falafel is a deep fried patty made from ground kabuli chana (white chickpeas) and certain vegetables like carrots, cabbage, capsicum etc. In the Middle East, it is a popular...
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...

Bhajani Chakli

Chaklis are an essential part of Diwali celebration in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Chaklis can be made with rice flour, wheat flour, maida, moong dal etc. They can also be...

Khaman Dhokla

Once I had some vegetarian guests coming over, for which I wanted to make some non-fried snack. That’s when a friend of mine  came to my rescue and gave...

 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...
Kanda Bhajiya

Onion Pakodas | Kanda Bhaji

Onion Pakodas are one of the many famous street foods of Mumbai. Simple to make, delicious to taste, this makes for an ideal snack with a cup of tea,...

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BREAKFAST RECIPES

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...
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...

Tricolour sandwich

Celebrating the spirit of democracy, on this Republic Day, lets bring the vibrant colours of our national flag into a sandwich.  I have used...

Ulli Karam Dosa |Onion Chutney Dosa

Recently, a friend sent me a picture of Ulli Karam Dosa and asked if I’ve ever had this dosa. I had never heard about...

Medu Vada

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

GARDENING

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...

Hibiscus Plant Care

I started taking keen interest in gardening about 5 years ago. Staying in Mumbai, having a full fledged garden with big trees is a distant dream. But, I have managed to grow quite a...

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...

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...

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...