Ash Gourd Halwa | Kuvalyacho Halwo

Ash gourd halwa

Navratri is about to start and I am sure you all are looking ahead to make healthy and delicious recipes for your family. During this season, ash gourds can be found in abundance. Various recipes can be cooked with ash gourds. One such recipe is ash gourd halwa. Ash gourd halwa also known as kashi… 

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Thayir Semiya | Curd Vermicelli

Curd Vermicelli

Thayir Semiya or Curd Vermicelli is a quick dish which you can make for lunch or for evening snacks. If you are bored of eating curd rice everyday, you can always make this Thayir semiya or curd semiya for a change. In South India, people consume curds everyday. Curds has numerous health benefits. It cools… 

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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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Banana Fritters In Rabdi | RasMalai With Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters In Rabdi , RasMalai With Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters With Rabdi is another innovation I did in my kitchen today. Rabdi or Rasmalai is a delicious dessert made with milk which has been simmered for long time and reduced to half. Rabdi is also known as Basundi in some places. The thickness of rabdi depends purely as per your choice. Banana fritters… 

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Sabudana Kheer With Mango And Chia Seeds – Dessert With A Twist

Sabudana Kheer With Mango And Chia Seeds

Now that summer has set in, various types of exotic fruits have arrived in the market. One such fruit is Mango. Mango is the king of fruits and nothing beats the taste of Alphonso Mango. Mangoes can be eaten in any form. Add it to your curries and make them more delicious or whip it… 

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Pumpkin Halwa | Kaddu Ka Halwa

Kaddu Ka Halwa

Pumpkin Halwa or Kaddu Ka halwa is a North Indian dessert which is typically cooked during the festivals like Holi. This halwa is very simple to make. We can make it just like carrot halwa with khoya or condensed milk. I used khoya in the recipe, you can even make it without khoya. Addition of… 

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Manganem | Goan Chana Dal Sweet Dish For Diwali | Mangane

Manganem

Diwali the festival of lights, lives up to its name and spreads happiness in the hearts of people throughout the world. It is the one festival in India, which binds people across different states, religions and backgrounds with its bright aura of joy. Because above everything else, Diwali is about spending quality time with your… 

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Varan Bhaat

The festive month is here in India and everyone has started preparing various types of sweets and savory delicacies. Tomorrow we all will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi and all Hindus in Goa will eat pure veg food i.e. food without onion and garlic. The otherwise fish eating Goans are very strict when the festivals are celebrated… 

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Carrot Payasam | Carrot Kheer

Carrot Kheer

Now that the festive season is come, many people will be trying different types of sweet dishes. Did you ever try the Carrot Kheer or Carrot Payasam? Try it out as it is extremely easy to make and is absolutely yummy. This is a simple sweet dish that you can make with grated carrots apart… 

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Kuttu Ke Pakore | Buckwheat Flour Fries | Buckwheat Flour Pakode | Navaratri Special Recipe

Kuttu Ke Pakore

Kuttu Ke Pakore is another dish which is prepared in North India during the fasting days of Navratri. I learnt this dish when I went to Mastkalandar for the food tasting and demo session of Vrat Maha Thali and Utasav Maha Thali. Until this demo I did not know that a simple yet nutritious recipe… 

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Papite Ki Chutney | Papaya Chutney – Special Navaratri Recipe

Papite Ki Chutney

                           “जै माता दी” Today the whole of India and Indian’s across the world are celebrating the festival of Navratri. This festival marks the victory of good over evil. Throughout India people will be involved in prayers, performing poojas day and night continuously… 

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Sabudana Kheer | Sabudana Payasam For Ganesh Chaturthi

Sabudana Kheer

Today the whole of India and Indians across the globe are celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha. We call this festival Ganesh Chaturthi. This festival is celebrated on the 4th day in the month of Bhadrapad according to the Hindu calendar.The festive morning starts by welcoming Lord Ganesha in the homes. A small idol of… 

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Vermicelli Kheer | Shevayachi Kheer | Semiya Payasam

Vermicelli Kheer

Vermicelli Kheer known as “Shevayachi Kheer” in Goa. My Mom usually prepares this Kheer on some special occasions like birthdays or when some special guests arrives or on any festivals. This week my hubby and little one went to Goa for Ganesh Chaturthi. They visited my Mom. When I called home, my Mom told me… 

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Raksha’s Kitchen Turns 2, Celebrating with Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa

Can’t believe it. Time flies so fast. Raksha’s Kitchen has just turned 2. What was started once just as a small hobby to stop playing FarmVille on FaceBook, has turned into a great passion for me now. I am so much in love with my blog and I blog about the thing that I love… 

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Bhinda Bataka

Bhinda Bataka

Sometimes I feel like cooking some new recipes from the cookbooks that I have. Gujarati Kitchen by Bhanu Hajratwala is a cookbook that I had received for cookbook review. I finally ended up cooking a delicious dish – Bhinda Bataka from this cookbook. “Bhinda Bataka” as the name suggests is a combination of Bhinda (Okra or… 

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Bombay Halwa – Cornflour Halwa

Bombay halwa, cornflour halwa

Happy Diwali to all my friends and relatives. Went through my archive and realised that I do not have much of recipes with sweets. I did some googling and came across this cornflour halwa. Thought of giving it a try and it was worth it. The cornflour halwa also known as Bombay Halwa turned out… 

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Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi is what I made for breakfast yesterday after a real long time. I had prepared this once 2-3 yrs back and since then I prepared it yesterday. My hubby loves different types of dishes for breakfast. I thought this would also surprise him and yes it indeed did. It was great and it… 

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Shevyacho Sheero / Vermicelli Sheera

Shevyacho Sheero

Today is a wonderful day. One of the best days of my life. Why???  Is it someones birthday? Or is it due to the India – Pakistan semi – finals of World Cup 2011? Well, it is my hubby’s birthday 🙂 And lot of good things happened in my life on this day in the… 

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Potato Capsicum Fry

Potato Capsicum Fry

It was Sankashti Chaturthi. This was a special one as it came on Tuesday and is well known as Angarki Chaturthi. Mom called up early morning to remind me that I should fast today or at least eat pure veg food. She also told me that if  I do this one successfully, it is equivalent to 21… 

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