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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Avaryachi Usli | Field Beans Stir Fry | Avarekalu Usli

Avaryachi Usli

When he tells me that he will soak and pressure cook the field beans/avarekalu/avare, you just make the stir fry, I can never say NO. He keeps saying that he loves the “Usli” that I cook and since I feel lazy to cook during weekdays, he himself soaks it and even pressure cooks them and… 

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3 Bean Salad

3 Bean Salad

3 bean salad is a healthy salad which can be had for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can have it as snacks too. This salad is high in fiber, protein and nutrients. Beans are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals such as folate, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc. You can pack it in lunch box and carry it to… 

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Puran Poli Recipe (Sweet Stuffed Lentil Flat Bread)

Puran Poli Recipe (Sweet Stuffed Lentil Flat Bread)

For any festival or any function a sweet dish is a must. A sweet dish ends the show on a sweet note. In some functions puran polis are made instead of kheers and Gulab jamuns. Believe me, people rush to make these Puran Poli Recipe (Sweet Stuffed Lentil Flat Bread) and everyone loves them. In Goa… 

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Goan Chana Ross

Goan Chana Ross

Goan Chanya Ross or Goan Chana Ross is a recipe which my mom taught me. Dad being a pure vegetarian, my mom has to cook both veg and non-veg dishes on a daily basis. The veg recipes which my mom makes are equally delicious and these days I am learning all the recipes from my mom… 

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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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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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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. Oats And Spinach 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… 

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Mixed Sprouts Sandwich

Mixed Sprouts Sandwich

Looking for healthy recipes to pack in kids or your snack box? Wanting to lose weight and looking for recipes which can help you with this? Want to shed bad cholesterol? Well there is a miracle ingredient which can help you to achieve all of this. It is nothing else but sprouts. So use this… 

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Rajma Stir Fry | Kidney Beans Stir Fry

Rajma Stir Fry | Kidney Beans Stir Fry

Today’s recipe is Rajma Stir Fry | Kidney Beans Stir Fry. Rajma rules the kitchen in every North Indians home. But other than that people everywhere also consume kidney beans due to the health benefits it provides. They are rich in protein. Consumption of rajma strengthens the immune system, lowers blood cholesterol, prevents diabetes, prevents… 

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Mango Dosa | Mango Crepes

Mango Dosa

Mango Dosa, yes mango dosa, you heard it right. This is a recipe which my hubby innovated. So, giving the whole credit to him. Initially when he told me to make a mango dosa, I wondered what he is talking about and how will it taste. I actually laughed at the idea. But then he… 

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Suran Tonak | Goan Style Yam Masala

Yam or suran is a tuber and this is normally found during rainy season. A popular dish is the Yam Tonak or Suran Tonak. Tonak is a gravy made with roasted grated coconut and spices and tastes delicious. Never eat this yam raw and always take care to cook it properly. I have added chickpeas… 

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Pindi Chole Rawalpindi Style

Pindi Chole Rawalpindi Style

Rawalpindi style pindi chole is a dish made with chickpeas which belongs to the Rawalpindi region in Pakistan. Pind means village and Rawal is a region in Pakistan, hence the name Rawalpindi Chole. Pindi chole is made with white chickpeas or kabuli chana, onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste and lots of spices. To enhance the… 

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Chatpata Rajma Wrap

Chatpata Rajma Wrap

Chatpata Rajma Wrap is a nutritious dish made with whole wheat flour and kidney beans which you can have either for breakfast or as an evening snack. Since tomato ketchup and curd is added to this wrap, it does not taste very spicy. People prefer wraps as it is easy to pick and eat on… 

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Cabbage And Dal Stuffed Paratha

Breakfast should always be healthy and packed with nutrition. Another great option for breakfast is the Cabbage and Dal Stuffed Paratha. It combines the nutritional benefits of cabbage and yellow moong dal. Cabbage is rich in vitamin C. It is richer than oranges in vitamin C and hence it promotes overall health. It helps make… 

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Moong Dosa | Green Gram Crepes

Moong Dosa

The biggest question in every Indian woman’s mind is what to cook for breakfast the next day. The breakfast should always be a healthy one. Apart from being healthy, it should be tasty. The Moong dosa recipe shared today is a healthy and a tasty recipe. Just soak the moong dal and rice and then… 

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Sprouted Chickpea Stir Fry | Black Chana Usal

Today’s recipe is sprouted black chick pea usali. This is a simple stir fry which I make for the busy weekday nights. The recipe gets cooked within few minutes and is delicious too. If you don’t like to have it for dinner, you can have it for breakfast too. It is nutritious and gives you… 

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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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Dill Leaves Pancake | Shepeche Polle

Dill Leaves Pancake | Shepeche Polle

Goa is not just beaches, daru and fish curry and not all Goans are non-vegetarians. We do have a lot of vegetarian recipes and each and every recipe is unique and authentic. The recipe that I am going to share today is a Goan traditional breakfast recipe which is also a very healthy one. It… 

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Masoor Tonak | Sabut Masoor Dal Masala Recipe | Whole Brown Lentils

Masoor Tonak | Sabut Masoor Dal Masala Recipe | Whole Brown Lentils

Sabut Masoor Dal or Whole brown lentil is known as just Masoor in Goa. We Goans make a delicious coconut based gravy using this sabut masoor dal and it is known as “Masoor Tonak“. Tonak means any spicy curry made with coconut and spices to which either legumes,mushrooms or any vegetables have been added. In… 

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Pindi Chana | ChickPeas In Spicy Gravy

Pindi Chana

Some 5 years back my Mom gave me Mother’s Recipe Pindi Chana Masala powder and the Pindi Chana made using that powder really turned awesome. After the powder was over, I kept searching in the local malls around in Bangalore, but all the attempts to find this powder failed. I kept craving for that Pindi… 

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Black Beans Curry

After a long time I am writing this post. I used to always get fascinated whenever I used to see Black Beans post on the Internet. I used to think that they are like our regular Kidney Beans (Rajma). Last week I visited California. My hubby was there on a business visit and he thought… 

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Andhra Style Gongura Dal

Gongura Dal

My hubby loves Andhra style food. Because it is extremely spicy and delicious. When I first came to Bangalore after marraige, he took me to Maharaja Hotel in Koramangala just to eat Andhra food. I was hesitant to eat Andhra food. He told me to try and ordered two plates of Andhra veg thali. Believe… 

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