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

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...

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...

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...
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...
Oats Dhokla

Oats Dhokla – a healthy breakfast dish

Oats Dhokla is a delicious dish prepared with oats, gram flour and curds which can be made instantly.  Oats is known to have multiple health benefits. Hence, it is...

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...

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...

Dal Vada

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....

Mini Batata Vada

Are you looking for a starter/snack recipe for a party, that will look impressive and be loved by your guests? Make  these mini batata vadas, prick a fancy tooth...

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...