Drumstick Dal

Drumstick Dal

Today’s recipe is Drumstick dal. I have been making different types of dal everyday. My daughter loves dal and rice and hence I prepare it in different ways by adding different types of vegetables. Adding different vegetables like palak, drumsticks, tomatoes, onion, capsicum, etc. makes it nutritious and is a good way to cheat the… 

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Green Beans Stir Fry | Val Papdi Bhaji

Green Beans Stir Fry, Val papdi Bhaji

Today’s recipe Green Beans Stir Fry is a simple and easy recipe. Made from French beans, it is rich in iron. This recipe is popular in Goa and is known as Val papdi Bhaji in Konkani. Some people also call it as papdi bhaji. Valpapdi or Green beans are very good source of iron which… 

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Soya Granule Pulao

Soya chunks Pulao

Soya granule pulao is a recipe which my daughter demanded one fine day. She saw it in her friend’s lunch box and wanted the same for lunch next day. These days she’s become very choosy. Every evening tells me what she wants in her lunch box the next day. I think this is a part… 

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Pumpkin Bharta | Doodhi Bharta

Pumpkin Bharta , Doodhi Bharta, Doodyache bharta, pumpkin recipe

Pumpkin Bharta also known as doodhi bharta is a simple yet nutritious dish made in Goa. I learnt this traditional Goan recipe from my mother. Whenever she made this pumpkin bharta, she called and told me the recipe and literally forced me to cook and publish it on the website. Today, this recipe of doodhi… 

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Vada Pav

Vada Pav

Vada Pav is a famous Indian Street food. Though I never liked this recipe, I sometimes make it for my hubby. He just loves vada pav. Travel anywhere in India, you will find vada pav in every nook and corner. It is very famous in Pune and Mumbai and is a popular street food there…. 

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Methi Dosa / Methyeche Pole / Fenugreek Pancakes

Methi Dosa , Methyeche Pole , Fenugreek Pancakes

Methi dosa or methi pole or methyeche pole is another dish that I learnt from my mother in law. We made this recipe for breakfast and had it along with garlic chutney. You can have it with pudina chutney too. My daughter had it as it is without any chutney. The recipe is very simple… 

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5 Types Of Poha (Fov / Beaten Rice / Avalakki) To Make For Diwali

Poha varieties for Diwali

It’s Diwali time in the India. Entire country is celebrating Diwali. Here is wishing you all a Very Happy Diwali.  In a diverse country like India, different types of festivals are celebrated. Diwali is one such festival which is celebrated by all religions together in India. In Goa, we make different types of poha or… 

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Vegetable Pulao Made Using TTK Prestige Delight Electric Rice Cooker

Vegetable Pulao

My daughter wants different varieties of rice every other day in the lunch box. Cooking a different recipe every other day is a challenge, as I have to cook and pack the lunch boxes early morning and leave for office too. I don’t have any house help/cook at home and manage everything alone. So in… 

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Paneer Bhurji (Crumbled Cottage Cheese Stir Fry)

Paneer Bhurji, Spicy Cottage Cheese Crumble

Paneer Bhurji is a delicious recipe which you can prepare within few minutes. This recipe is prepared in a similar style as egg bhurji. The difference is instead of egg, I have used paneer or cottage cheese crumble. This recipe is very simple and is prepared with minimum number of ingredients. Crumbled Cottage Cheese Stir… 

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Ambadyachi Uddamethi / Goan Hog Plum Curry

Ambadyachi Uddamethi

Ambadyachi Uddamethi or Goan Hog Plum Curry is a post which I intended to post during the shravan of 2016. But it got delayed due to some unexplainable reasons. I wanted to post this recipe in shravan month of 2017, but again it got postponed due to my travel and office work. Let me not… 

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Goan Style Black Eyed Peas Curry | Chawli Tonak

Chawli Tonak

Goan Style Black Eyed Peas Curry | Chawli Tonak or chawliche tonak is another delicious Goan style legume masala preparation. Chawli is also known as cowpeas or black eyed peas. In Goa, we prepare different types of curries like hooman, kadi, khatkhatem, varan, toi, saar, tonak, xacuti, uddamethi etc.  Tonak means a spicy curry made… 

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Eggless Rava Banana Cake

Eggless Rava Banana Cake

Today’s recipe is another traditional Goan recipe which I learnt from my mother-in-law – Eggless Sugarless Banana Cake. Yes you heard it right. Banana cake which is eggless and sugarless. This Eggless Rava Banana Cake is a healthy vegan recipe and you should give it a try. From the name this recipe sounds complicated. But… 

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Mango Halwa | Preservative Free Home-Made Mango Jam

Mango Jam

This Mano Halwa or Preservative Free Home-Made Mango Jam recipe was first published on 31 Jul 2014. Though I have been making mango halwa every season, I got a chance to re-click this recipe today. I have updated the post with new pictures. Not changing the content in intro part below 🙂      … 

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Ragi Roti

Ragi Roti

Today’s recipe is a diabetic recipe named ragi rotti or ragi roti which is popular in Karnataka. This dish made with millets is ideally served for breakfast, but you can have it for snacks as well. Ragi is considered as poor man’s staple because it is very nutritious and is not very expensive. Preparing this… 

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Alsande Usali

Alsande Usali

Alsande popularly known a kidney beans is a rich source of protein. This Alsande Usali is a nutritious recipe which can be prepared within 30 minutes. It can be served with chapatis or with rice as a side dish. Alsande are a type of black eyed beans which are available in Goa during summer. Appearance wise… 

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Upma Made Using Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker

Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker

My latest love in the kitchen is this brand new Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker Touch. You might be wondering why I love it so much, right? Yes! There is not one, but multiple reasons for my love towards it. The more I use it, the more I am falling in love with it. It is… 

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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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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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Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer or Mutter Paneer is a delicious recipe made with cottage cheese or paneer and green peas in a tomato and onion gravy which is mildly spicy. This is one of the popular Punjabi recipe. This is one of my favorite recipes and I have been preparing it every now and then. Just today,… 

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