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 →

Kairichi Udid Methi ( Raw Mango Curry)

Serves 4 This is an heirloom recipe that is very dear to my heart. This is my mom’s recipe. It brings back many happy memories that I shared with her. Of course, my curry never ever tastes as good as my mom’s did but I keep trying my best for my daughter. Rice bowl with... Continue Reading →

Microwave Chivda with Oats and Papad !

6 minute microwave chivda!  POP Chivda  made of Pohe, Oats and Papad that is ready in 6 minutes in the microwave and one that you just cannot resist 'popping' in your mouth!

Laadu walks into a bar…a health bar that is :)

Makes 12 small size laadus In India, tea is generally served with sweet and savory snacks.  Laadus are the ‘roly poly’ traditional sweet snacks. In Maharashtra, they are enjoyed with the afternoon tea, along with a savory snack like chivda. Laadus are also served on festive occasions and are great as travel snacks. There are... Continue Reading →

Masala Papad Salad Cones (or flowers)

Makes 6 Masala Papad Salad Cone servings I like my salads to be tantalizing ! Meaning that the salad has to be appealing enough for my eyes and my taste buds, that I reach for it 🙂 So I tried to make the Masala Papad salad. This healthy salad sure packs a lot of punch in a crunchy papad cone. Have you... Continue Reading →

Bharli Vaangi- a treasured heirloom recipe

serves 4 to 6 Bharli Vaangi literally translated, means stuffed eggplant. The stuffing in this case, is a freshly roasted and ground masala mixture. This dish is close to my heart and truly a treasured heirloom for me. Just as I aspire to recreate the incredibly delicious Bharli Vaangi  my mother made, I remember her telling me... Continue Reading →

Chicken and Asparagus Pullav – A one pot meal

Makes 2½ cups of rice  I was so happy to receive requests for one pot meals from some of my readers. A special thanks to you. You have inspired me to come up with this enticing and nutrition packed pullav. I had trouble naming it because it has so many layers of flavor going through it. The asparagus, chicken, coconut... Continue Reading →

Pineapple and Mango Sasav- an Heirloom Recipe

Serves 4 to 6, as a side dish  I chuckle as I write that this serves 4 to 6, as a side dish. Well it is supposed to. It is like a raita in Indian meals. But this is such a favorite at parties, that no matter how big a bowl of Sasav I make, it is... Continue Reading →

Figure Friendly Eggplant Bhareet

serves 4  I feel eggplant has the power of dividing people into eggplant lovers or haters. My husband and I belong to the earlier group- we both love the flavor of roasted eggplant. This bhareet is our favorite side dish. I am not sure which group our children belong to, because they love Baba ganoush but refuse to touch this bhareet... Continue Reading →

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