‘Easy going’ Tadka Dal !

Talking of comfort food….how do I describe a bowl of fragrant Basmati rice with warm and inviting Tadka Dal and the Crunchy Apple Pickle, .......especially after coming home, wet, damp and cold ? As an added bonus, this recipe is with the quick cooking masoor dal/ red lentils...so read on! It is pouring here today,... Continue Reading →

Butternut Squash Bharta

This may seem like an oxymoron- A  low calorie and nutritious yet filling and delicious, vegetable  side dish! But this Butternut Squash Bharta proves that it is not! I really admire people who have portion control, when it comes to food. I wish I could be one of them but am not:(  Instead I am continually looking for those 'feel... Continue Reading →

Healthy Green Bean Upkari, an heirloom recipe

Are you one of those who wrinkle your nose, seeing green beans on the dinner plate? Then this is the recipe that will make you love green beans! How do I know? Because I used to be one of those nose wrinklers:).... until I ate this Upkari, that is. Upkari, in konkani, means a stir fried vegetable dish,... Continue Reading →

Malvani Chicken, an Heirloom Recipe

This  recipe from the coastal town of Malvan in the Konkan region of India is all the rage these days! Malvani cuisine has become quite the rage in India in recent years. I wonder what took people so long to discover this distinctive cuisine! I grew up with Malvani cuisine because my ancestors come from the Malvan Vengurla... Continue Reading →

Nutritious and Scrumptious Spinach Rice- A one pot meal!

makes 6 cups of rice One pot meals are a blessing to so many of us, especially on busy days. Basmati rice combined with masoor dal is a complete protein that is easily digestible. Add spinach, onion, ginger and garlic to the mix and you have a delectable meal that is also so healthy. These are my... Continue Reading →

Apple Raita with blue cheese

 serves 2 To me,  Raitas are the  'cool' salads that are served with many Indian meals. I feel that they compliment the spicy entrees very well. I am particularly fond of the yogurt based raitas, as you may have noticed, when I posted the Festive corn raita, the piquant pineapple raita with pomegranate  and the figure... Continue Reading →

Home style toasty Parathas with cottage cheese and blue cheese!

Makes 4 parathas Imagine coming home on a frigid cold  winter day,to the aroma of these warm, toasty and yummy parathas ! Well, I am imagining with you too. Because in our home, I am the one making the parathas as my family walks in:) The delight on their faces says it all. And that is enough to... Continue Reading →

Thank You Dear Friends!

To - My dear friends, A huge THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! What a pleasant surprise it was for a newbie blogger like me to get stats for my blog from WordPress for 2014! It was so encouraging to hear these words about my 5 month old baby blog ! The concert hall at... Continue Reading →

Piquant Pineapple Raita with Pomegranate

  Serves 8 to 10 as a side dish   Going to a potluck this weekend? How about making a healthy, delicious, unique raita, that makes a stunning party dish? What if this raita, which is a crowd pleaser, can be put together in under 5 minutes? I know it sounds too good to be true but it is true. I... Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Potato Bhaji

#Versatile, is how I would describe this recipe for potato bhaji/subji!  You know how when there is a hungry family waiting for a meal,and you need something quick? This is my quick and easy 'go to' recipe, say when I have rice and dal in the refrigerator, or  as a sandwich filling with vegetables when... Continue Reading →

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