Kelphulachi Bhaji (Banana Blossom Stir Fry)

Kelphulachi Bhaji

Kelphulachi bhaji also known as bonyechi bhaji is a traditional Goan delicacy. Banana blossom is known as Kelphul in Goan Konkani. This recipe is very simple to cook, but the process of cleaning the banana blossom is tedious. You need to have lot of time and patience to clean the banana blossom. I learnt to… 

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Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Baked parmesan tomatoes

Baked parmesan tomatoes are a simple and tasty appetisers which can be made in few minutes. This recipe is low in carbohydrates and low in calories. Since it has tomatoes it boosts the immunity due to high vitamin C content. You can serve this dish as appetisers along with a dip or add it to 2 slices… 

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Aloo,Gajar And Matar Ki Subzi

Aloo,Gajar And Matar Ki Subzi

Today’s recipe is Aloo,Gajar And Matar Ki Subzi without onion and without garlic. This subzi turns delicious and can be eaten on fasting days too. During the holy month of Shravan and during Navratri many people try pure veg no onion no garlic dishes. Try this recipe and I am sure everyone at home will… 

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Green Moong And Vegetable Idlis

Green Moong and vegetable idli

Green Moong And Vegetable Idlis are a perfect way to have healthy breakfast needed to kick start our day. Since these idlis are made with moong or green gram instead of rice, they are ideal for diabetic people. Green gram are high in protein and are packed with vitamins and minerals. I have also added… 

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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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Lauki Thepla | Bottle Gourd Thepla

Lauki Thepla

Lauki Thepla or Doodhi Thepla is a healthy and delicious flat bread which can be packed in the tiffin boxes or had for breakfast or dinner. These can also be made and carried while travelling. You can serve lauki thepla with curds or pickle or any vegetable of your choice. We loved having it with… 

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Patoli Recipe | Pattoleo Recipe | Coconut, Jaggery And Rice Dumplings Wrapped And Steamed In Turmeric Leaves

Goan Patoli

Pattoleo or patoli or patolyo or coconut and rice dumplings steamed in turmeric leaves is a traditional Goan food normally made on special occasions like Shravan Sunday or on 1st day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Shravan is an auspicious month in India which comes during mid or beginning of August. As soon as the monsoons start,… 

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Open Faced Radish Sandwich

Open Faced Radish Sandwich

Radish sandwich makes a healthy and nutritious breakfast. You can either eat this as open faced radish sandwich, or slice it with another slice of bread and consume it. I have added a slice of cheese in this sandwich, but you can opt not to add it. You can also close this sandwich with another… 

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Kerala Style Mushroom Thoran

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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Pumpkin 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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Moongachi Oosali | Goan Style Sprouted Green Gram Stir Fry

Moongachi Oosali | Goan Style Sprouted Green Gram Stir Fry

Moongachi Oosali | Goan Style Sprouted Green Gram Stir Fry  is another traditional Goan dish and every time I make it I go into a flash back of the past… memories from the past when I was a kid. My brother used to go to a “baal-wadi” or play group and the teacher used to… 

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Black Chickpeas And Cucumber Masala | Taushem Tondak

Today’s recipe is simple and delicious Black Chickpeas and Cucumber Masala. We call this as Taushem Tondak in Goa. Taushem means cucumber and tondak means masala gravy.  I have added black Kabuli chana or black chickpeas to this tondak to make it a bit unique. You can add any type of gram to this tondak…. 

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Carrot Tomato Soup

Carrot Tomato Soup

Carrot Tomato Soup is simple, healthy and very easy to make. I make this soup for my daughter due to the immense health benefits of carrot and tomato. Carrot is rich in vitamin A and is good for maintaining a healthy eye sight. Tomato is also rich is vitamin C and offers lots of health… 

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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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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 from this cookbook. “Bhinda Bataka” as the name suggests is a combination of Bhinda (Okra or Bhindi) and… 

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Amlechi Uddamethi / Goan Raw Mango Curry

Amlechi Uddamethi / Goan Raw Mango Curry

Uddamethi meaning udda – urad dal and methi – methi seeds is a pure veg traditional dish which we prepare for any festivals or special occasions. One of my favorite dish is Amlechi Uddamethi / Goan Raw Mango Curry and I never miss any opportunity to cook and eat this. This can be made with raw… 

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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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