Curried Kabocha Squash Recipe Maharashtrian Bakar Bhaji

Do try this distinctive vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dish with the flavors of Maharashtra, India. A new Thai place opened in our town recently, so of course we had to go check it out, right? I ordered a curry dish which had kabocha squash in it. This was my introduction to this unique, nutty... Continue Reading →

Malvani Masala Feijao with Shrimp

Authentic Malvani recipe for the special feijao (beans) curry. It can be made with or without the shrimp. Beans cooked perfectly in Instant Pot! Feijao, the brownish red beans, are considered to be specialty food from Goa. In Portuguese feijao means beans. There is a lot of Portuguese influence in Goa, as it was ruled... Continue Reading →

No-Cook Coconut Gulkand Modak

No cooking skills required for these truly ambrosial modak that are ready in minutes! All you need is just 5 ingredients. I used the mold that makes 5 at a time! With the holy festival of Ganesh Chaturthi tomorrow, these quick, no cook modak will be super easy to make on a weekday too.  ... Continue Reading →

Spring Abundance Bowl

Indian fusion recipe for a healthy spring! Cheers!   It was so hard for me to leave sunny, warm California last week. When I left Boston it was cloudy, gray and snowing! When I shared with my friends in the Boston area this photo of Chino Hills in California, they could not believe that these... Continue Reading →

Red Cabbage Koshimbir (Salad)

A simply scrumptious, nutritious, lowfat, vegetarian, figure friendly salad. Do you get hangry (angry when hungry?) I know I do. Lately I have been trying to shake off the extra pounds…..and it has not been easy. I get so irritable when I am hungry. So I look for foods that I absolutely love to eat... Continue Reading →

The Best Root Vegetable Chips….just for you!

Getting ready for the New Year’s party? Try these scrumptious chips made with beetroot, malanga and sweet potato, with just a smidgen of olive oil,instead of deep frying! Dear friends, I am sharing a quick and easy recipe for my most favorite chips and my most popular posts for 2015, namely the Baked Shankarpali with... Continue Reading →

Easy Pumpkin Dhondas

Another sweet for Navratri with a wholesome,earthy flavor and an enticing autumn aroma! An Indian fusion recipe that combines two classics-the classic pumpkin flavor of fall and the Konkani dhondas-a very earthy, homey flavor perfect for Navratri, a festival that also celebrates the wonders of Mother Earth. Dhondas is a very unique, sweet, eggless cake... Continue Reading →

Guava and Coconut Modak with Pistachio centers

Tropical guava and coconut flavored modak with a pistachio center….an exotic twist to the traditional pedha and modak! Lord Ganesha is worshipped as the God of wisdom and intellect and as the remover of obstacles. In India, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in homes and in communities for 10 days! The sweet modak... Continue Reading →

Luscious Avocado Coconut Burfi…in 5 minutes!

A special halwa for Narali Pournima and Raksha bandhan this weekend!  Narali Pournima is a jubilant festival celebrated in Maharashtra and along some coastal areas in India. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the holy month of Shravan. The word naral means coconut. Pournima is the full moon day. The monsoon season,... Continue Reading →

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