Recipes

Goan Kokum Curry

This delightful Kokum Curry, is one of the simplest curry you can ever make. Kokum is a beautiful deep-red coloured fruit that can be found only in western ghats of India ie, Goa & Konkan region. Although commonly called as Kokum; it is also known as garcinia indica. A young – fresh kokum fruit has…

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Shepu-Batata Bhaji | Indian side dish with dill leaves & potatoes

Leafy vegetables and herbs are commonly used in an Indian diet across various states. There are variety of recipes using bright and fresh green veggies which makes part of our day-to-day meals. These are not fancy recipes rather homestyle yet delicious ones with staple ingredients. In this post, I am sharing one such recipe using…

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Besan-Simla Mirchi Bhaji | Side dish with capsicum & chickpea flour

In this post, I am sharing a wonderful recipe with green capsicum – ‘Besan-Simla Mirchi Bhaji’. It is a local name for this vegan recipe that is a dry sides prepared using capsicum and chickpea flour. Just handful ingredients and no onion or garlic requires for the recipe. It has mild chilli with dominant earthy,…

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Prawns Rawa Fry | Semolina Coated Fried Prawns

This terrific ‘Prawns Rawa Fry’ recipe is a speciality from western coastal India. It is not just quick and easy but bursting with flavours. Juicy prawns well marinated in spicy-tangy paste; further fried with semolina coating. So it has wonderful crunch from outside besides succulent prawn gets mildly spicy – tangy taste from marinade. Such…

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Gajar Koshimbir | Carrot Salad (an Indian side-dish)

Gajar Koshimbir is a simple Indian side dish prepared using freshly grated carrots. In classic Indian cuisine, we typically don’t use salads as main meal or course. As a matter of fact; we prefer to have salads as sides which are prepared using fresh seasonal produce or staple ingredients. Of course, these light and fresh…

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Turkish Bulgar Pilaf

This ‘Bulgar Pilaf’ is a recent addition to my recipes and reminiscent to delectable cuisine from my Turkey trip in last autumn. Exploring locals recipes and trying regional delicacies are my favourite things to do while travelling to new destinations. I thoroughly enjoyed Turkish food while loved this bulgar pilaf so much; that I had…

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Mushroom & Spinach Rice – One-Pot Recipe

This ‘Mushroom & Spinach Rice’ is one of my favourite one-pot meal. Super simple, one-pot recipe which can come together under 45 minutes. Also, you don’t need too many spices or seasoning mixtures to make it flavourful. I simply used coriander powder and garam masala along with few whole spices which adds flavours and lovely…

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Kobichi Bhaji | Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe

This ‘Kobichi Bhaji’ is a simple homestyle preparation of cabbage (Kobi is a local name for cabbage). A stir fried recipe using shredded cabbage with onions, dal and few other staple ingredients for flavourings. It has slight crunch from cabbage while its sweetness is perfectly balanced with green chillies and dal. This recipe is perfect…

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Shevai Upma | Roasted Vermicelli Recipe

‘Upma’ is one of my favourite breakfast recipe; simple yet delightful dish prepared using semolina. Then there is another version of upma which is prepared using vermicelli. The vermicelli upma is easier and quicker version which tastes amazing too. Vermicelli are also known as ‘shevai’ in local language, thus this recipe is called as ‘Shevai…

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Maharashtrian Pithla Recipe

‘Pithla’ is a regional speciality from an Indian state – Maharashtra. It is prepared using gram flour, onions and garlic-chilli paste with aromatic, warm tempering of curry leaves, cumin and mustard seeds. A garlic-chilli paste used in this recipe is one of my favourite and it is known as ‘Thecha’. This thecha is hot and…

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Masoor Dal | Red lentils Recipe

Lentils are nutritious and can be great addition to regular healthy diet. Also, they taste delicious and one can try variety of recipes. One such simple and yummy recipe is ‘Masoor Dal’. As name suggests; this dal is prepared with masoor or red lentils. Recipe is simple yet healthy and delicious. This earthy and lightly…

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Eggless Fruit Custard (without readymade custard powder)

This ‘Eggless Fruit Custard’ is a super creamy and easy dessert recipe. Simple handful ingredients with seasonal favourite fruits requires to make this delicious custard recipe. I have used homemade custard mixture instead of readymade custard powder for this dessert. The custard mixture can be easily prepared using corn flour, vanilla essence and yellow food…

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Vangi-Batata Bhaji | Aubergine-Potato Curry

‘Vangi-Batata Bhaji’ is simple, homestyle recipe with aubergine and potatoes (vangi=aubergine & batata=potato in local language). Diced aubergine and potatoes are seasoned with powered spices and cooked until soft. Tomatoes are also used in this recipe, which adds slight sourness and balances the flavours. It is semi dry in texture with mushy aubergine and potatoes;…

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Nachanichi Bhakri | Ragi Roti

‘Bhakri’ is a type of Indian flatbread often prepared in Maharashtrian cuisine. It is either prepared with rice flour or millet ie, sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet etc. It is slightly thicker than regular chapati or roti yet soft when served hot. Also, they are healthy alternative to your chapati, naan or bread. Traditionally, bhakri…

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Farasbi chi Bhaji | Green Beans Sabji

‘Farasbhi chi Bhaji’ is a simple, homestyle recipe with fresh green beans (also known as french beans). This is a Maharashtrian style recipe and Farasbi is local name for green beans. It is an easy and quick stir fried kind of recipe; perfect for busy day. Also, one of my go-to recipes for office lunch…

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Aliv Ladoo | Halim Ladoo| Garden cress Ladoo

‘Aliv seed’ which is also known as Halim seed in hindi or Garden Cress seed in english is one of Indian Superfood. It is a tiny seed with orangish-red in colour and packed with nutrients. These small seeds are rich with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Hence, it is advisable to include aliv in our regular…

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Ragi Malt | Nutritious Breakfast Recipe with Finger-Millet

‘Ragi Malt’ is a simple, quick and nutritious breakfast option. Ragi is a type of millet, also known as finger-millet or nachani in my local language. Ragi is a tiny red coloured grain but packed with nutrients and also gluten free, hence it is called as ‘Superfood’. Malt is generally prepared with homemade flour where…

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Besan Ladoo Recipe

Ladoo is a round shaped sweet, originating from India. They are typically prepared using flour, sugar or jaggery and dry fruits. Numerous recipes are available throughout the India using various ingredients. Ladoo is not just a sweet dish for festivals but could be prepared as healthy snacks as well. Some recipes combine different flours of…

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Sheera Recipe | Suji Halwa

‘Sheera’ is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish prepared using semolina (also known as rawa or suji). In my part of country – Maharashtra, it is known as ‘God Sheera’ but also called as ‘Suji ka Halwa’ in other states. This is simple yet flavourful and indulgent recipe; prepared for festivals, special occasions or as offering…

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Idli recipe with Idli Rava | Soft & Fluffy Idli recipe

Idli is a hearty Indian breakfast recipe, originally from south India however enjoyed throughout the country. It is prepared using fermented batter of soaked rice and urad dal. This batter then steamed into round flat cakes, then served with sambar and coconut chutney. Recipe is flavoursome and satiating which makes perfect breakfast or even a…

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Moogachi Usal | Sprouted Green Gram Curry

‘Moogachi Usal’ is a vegan friendly Maharashtrian recipe using sprouted green gram lentils. Lentils are good for us and sprouting increases their nutritional values even more. Hence, in Indian cooking it is always advised to sprout them and then consume. You can make wonderful gravies with sprouted lentils or enjoy them in salad. Sprouting process…

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