MAIN COURSE RECIPES

Moong Dal Methi Sabzi

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

Malvani Vataana Usal | Kaala Vataana Usal

Malvani Vataana Usal is a classic dish from the...

Mooli Parathas | Radish parathas

Mooli parathas - parathas made with grated radish Breakfast being...

Sankranti Thali | Makar Sankranti Thali

Sankranti Thali - a thali in which all the...

Gajar Matar Sabzi | Carrot Green Peas Sabzi

Today, I am sharing a simple, delicious and healthy...

Dal Banjari

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

DESSERT RECIPES

Mango Basundi – a summer delicacy

Basundi is a creamy, rich and delicious dessert made with thickened milk. You can make basundi in different flavours.  As mangoes are available in...

SNACKS RECIPES

Sweet Potato Fries

Deviating from our regular potato fries, lets make sweet  potato fries today. It makes for a good tea-time snack. Here’s the recipe. Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes Oil for deep frying Method Wash...

Goli Baje | Mangalore Bajji – a popular tea time snack

Goli Baje also known as  Mangalore Bajji or Mangalore Bonda  is a popular tea time snack of Mangalore.  “Goli baje” literally means round bhajiyas. These are crispy fluffy fritters...
Moong Dal pakodas

Moong Dal Pakodas / Tea-time snack

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...

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...

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...

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...
Bhajani Chakli

Bhajani Chakli | How to make Bhajani Chakli

Chaklis  alongwith Karanjis, Besan laddoos, Shankarpalis and Chivda are important part of Diwali celebration in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Chaklis can be made with rice flour, wheat flour, maida, moong...
Dal Vada

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 of onions, vegetables or lentils....

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BREAKFAST RECIPES

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...
Mango Oats Parfait

Oats Mango Parfait | Mango Oats & Curds Parfait

Oats Mango Parfait – An interesting breakfast dish using oatmeal, curds and mangoes Studies show that oatmeal is rich in soluble fibers and  anti-oxidants.  It...

Kerala Appam/ Palappam

Kerala Appam is made by fermenting rice and coconut mixture. It is a common food in Kerala households. It is served for breakfast with...

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...

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...

GARDENING

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...

Growing Methi (Fenugreek)

   Everything that slows us down and forces patience,           Everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.             ...

Grow your own Mint

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

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...

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...