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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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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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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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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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

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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Beaten Rice In Coconut Milk | Nalla Rosanche Fov

Nalla Rosanche Fov

One night before Diwali, all of us go to witness the burning of the effigy of demon Narkasur by Lord Krishna. Competitions are held in different parts of the state and prizes are given for the best Krishna and best Narkasur. When we return home after burning the demon, we light the sky lamp known… 

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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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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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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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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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