Goan Masoorchi Usali | Brown Lentil Stir Fry

Goan Masoorchi Usali

Goan Masoorchi Usali is a quick and simple stir fry that we make in Goa. In Goa we make different types of usali or usal. Goan Moogachi usali (green gram stir fry) and chanyachi usali (gram stir fry) is all time favorite. However, I thought of making this usali with masoor and it turned delicious…. 

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Peanut Curry | Shengdanyachi Amti

Shengdanyachi Amti

Peanut Curry or Shengdanachi Amti is a Maharashtrian curry made especially during fasting days. This curry is usually served with varicha bhaat which is made using samo seeds. This varicha bhaat and no onion and no garlic shengdanyachi amti is usually made during the holy month of shravan  or Navratri when most people fast. Peanuts… 

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Chettinad Fish Fry

Chettinad Fish Fry

Chettinad fish fry is a delicious and spicy preparation of fish made in the Chettinad region of South India. This cuisine is known for spicy food which is made using freshly ground masalas. You can use any type of firm fleshed fish in this recipe. I used surmai/seerfish to make this delicious fish fry.  … 

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Pepper Idlis

Wondering what to cook with left over idlis? Wondering what to serve as a healthy evening snack? Want to eat something healthy but spicy and chatpatta? Try these pepper idlis. Every bite of these idlis are filled with deliciousness. They are very easy to cook and can be easily made with either fresh idlis or… 

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Oats And Spinach Pongal

Oats And Spinach Pongal

Wondering what to cook for breakfast everyday? Try this Pongal or khichdi which is healthy and loaded with nutrients needs to kick-start your day. This Pongal is made with oats instead of rice and no one will even be able to figure out that oats have been added to this recipe. Serve it hot with… 

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Kerala Style Mushroom Thoran

Thoran is a stir fry made with any type of vegetable and coconut in Kerala. Today’s recipe is mushroom thoran or mushroom stir fry Kerala style. This thoran is made with finely chopped mushrooms to which a paste made of coconut and shallots is added. It is then tempered with mustard and cumin seeds and… 

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Goan Colocasia Leaves Masala | Terren Tonak

Terren or Terre leaves or Colocasia leaves are found in abundance in Goa during the monsoon season. They grow in plenty in backyards or in forests. Terre or Terren is a type of colocasia leaf. Other is “Aluche pan” and both can be cooked using the same recipe. Various types of delicious dishes are cooked… 

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Mooga Gathi | Goan Style Sprouted Green Gram In Coconut Gravy

Mooga Gathi

Moong Gathi or Mooga Gathi or Muga Gathi is a traditional Goan dish usually served in temples. This dish is made using green gram or moong sprouts in a delicious coconut gravy which is tempered with mustard leaves and curry leaves. This is a pure veg dish made without using onion and garlic. Yet this… 

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Chatpata Baby Potatoes | Stir Fried Tangy Baby Potatoes

Stir Fried Tangy and Spicy or Chatpata Baby Potatoes makes a yummy and delicious starter in the veg menu. This dish is very easy to make and is a winner for any occasion. My family loved these chatpata baby potatoes and this dish is become a favorite here. Consumption of potatoes aids bone health, manages… 

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Mushroom 65

Mushroom 65

Last weekend was a long weekend and everyone loves long weekends. We had made plans of visiting Mysore, but then the plans got postponed and ultimately they got cancelled. Since I was at home for 3 days, I made the best use of it and cooked lot of dishes and I had a great time… 

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Puli Inji Onam Special

Puli Inji

Today is Onam and it was on my mind to share with you all some authentic Kerala recipes. I know I am a bit late in sharing this, but it’s better to be late than never 🙂 Onam is celebrated in the Malyalam month of Chingam and marks the commemoration of Vamana avatara of Vishnu… 

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Chicken Chettinad

Chettinaad Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken Chettinad is chunks of chicken marinated with turmeric powder, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, spice powders and curd and is then mixed into a fiery curry made up of onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and curry leaves in a rich combination of spices like coriander seeds, dry red chilies, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, whole… 

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Desi Health Bites – Sprouted Green Grams And Cherry Tomatoes Stir Fry

Today’s post is a simple yet healthy Sprouted Green Grams And Cherry Tomatoes Stir Fry. Sprouts as you all know are wonder foods. They are excellent source of protein and calcium. They help to develop immunity against certain diseases, are excellent for weight loss and promote healthy hair.There numerous health benefits of sprouts. Apart from… 

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Tomato Curry | Tomato Saar

Tomato Curry

During the busy rush hours in the morning, I always try simple and easy recipes. Today’s recipe, i.e. Tomato Saar or Tomato Curry is a very simple one. I cook rice everyday and therefore I have to cook a curry to go with the rice. I pack lunch for 3 people every morning and it… 

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Kerala Fish Curry With Coconut Milk | SeerFish Curry | Surmai Fish Curry

Kerala Fish Curry With Coconut Milk

Fish Curry is a curry which I cook on every weekend. My hubby being a fish lover, gets home a variety of fish. There was a Seafood Festival at More Megastore and hubby got a recipe book when he bought fish. So I thought of trying a recipe from that book just for a change…. 

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Cucumber Orange Mocktail With Curry Leaves

Cucumber Orange Mocktail

Did you ever wonder what happens when pure and refreshing collide? Sparkling Himalayan is here to make you familiar with this. Sparkling Himalayan is a natural, mineral-enriched water with added mild carbonation, giving your life a little sparkle. Every sip of Sparkling Himalayan enriches the palate with a cool, distinct taste. Today’s post is another… 

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Cowpea Beans Subzi / Valachi Bhaji

Cowpea Beans Subzi / Valachi Bhaji

My hubby loves healthy food. He wants only home cooked food every day. He needs atleast one type of subzi in his lunch pack everyday, apart from salad. So every weekend when we go to buy vegetables at the local super market, we plan what we need to cook for the entire week. Today’s recipe… 

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Simple Breadfruit Subzi

Breadfruit Subzi

This is the first time in my life that I have prepared breadfruit subzi. I had a similar type of subzi when I had gone with my family on an outing to Chikamagalur in Karnataka. We stayed in a homestay there and they always served us healthy and nutritious home cooked food. The best part… 

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Mushroom Ghee Roast

Mushroom Ghee Roast

With nice cool breeze around, I am waiting for rains. It rained so heavily yesterday that I went back to my childhood. Those fond memories are something which I will treasure forever. Today I will be presenting you all with a delicious recipe from my kitchen i.e. Mushroom Ghee Roast. This recipe turned out yummy… 

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Green Peas Stir Fry / Chana Usali

Chana Usali

Today morning when I was going to office I saw a very strange incident on the road which I felt every Indian should follow. I was following a water tanker with my bike. Lot’s of water was leaking from the tanker’s water outlet. We were stuck in a traffic jam and water kept flowing from… 

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Bataat Fov / Poha / Avalakki Bhaat

Bataat Fov

Today after a long time I made “Bataat Fov“. In Goa Poha is known as Fov. In South India, it is known as Avalakki. Different places have different names for beaten rice. The usual occasion when Fov is prepared is on the eve of Diwali. It is believed that Lord Krishna went to fight with… 

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Karela Subzi / Bitter gourd Subzi

I have been cooking this Subzi since a long time. But never dared to post it here because this is something which I don’t like. I cook this just for my hubby. He likes this Subzi and there are many more people who like bitter gourd. I would not even dare to taste bitter gourd,… 

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