Dessert · Indian · Vegetarian

Sevai Kheer, a luscious aromatic Indian dessert

Sevai Kheer is a very popular traditional Indian sweet dessert and one of my favorites. It is a quick yet very very delicious dessert, which is regularly made in my house on every occasion, especially on my birthday. I remember on every birthday my mom making all my favorite dishes, but for dessert it was always… Continue reading Sevai Kheer, a luscious aromatic Indian dessert

Indian · Maharashtrian · Snacks · Vegetarian

Kothambir Vadi (scrumptious Cilantro Fritters)

Makes: 28 pieces Cooking time:  1 ½ hr Ingredients 2 cups gram flour (besan) 1 tbsp rice flour 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp sugar ¼ tsp asafoetida (hing) 1½ tsp salt, or adjust as per taste Oil, for sautéing and deep-frying 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds) 1½ tsp garlic paste 1½ tsp ginger paste 1½… Continue reading Kothambir Vadi (scrumptious Cilantro Fritters)

Indian · Karwari · Vegetarian

Dalitoy (Karwari special-Yellow Lentil soup)

Dalitoy is a popular dish made very regularly in every konkani house. This is one of the recipe that I grew up with, it was made at least once every week in our house. The aroma and combined flavors of ginger, curry leaves, asafoetida (hing) and dry chilies in coconut oil is very very comforting and satisfying. This home-made… Continue reading Dalitoy (Karwari special-Yellow Lentil soup)

Indian · Maharashtrian · Snacks · Vegetarian

Palak Pakoda (Crispy Spinach Fritters)

It was raining in Columbus yesterday. A perfect time for some pakodas with a cup of hot ginger tea. Usually I make onion or potato pakoda, but this time I wanted to indulge in satisfying my craving for something fried along with something healthy as well. What could be more healthier than spinach? I tried… Continue reading Palak Pakoda (Crispy Spinach Fritters)

Indian · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Comforting melt-in mouth Moong Dal Khichdi

Dal Khichdi brings back memories of a college canteen, friends, gossip and tons of other fond memories. My college canteen used to serve the best dal khichdi, absolutely tasty and very, very delicious. Yesterday, I was feeling a bit lazy and didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. So I was… Continue reading Comforting melt-in mouth Moong Dal Khichdi

Indian · Karwari · Vegetarian

Crispy Kaarate (crunchy Bitter Gourd fries)

"Kaarate" means Bitter Gourd in Konkani, so the name Crispy Kaarate, which is crunchy, crispy, evenly fried chips of bitter gourd with very very little bitterness that can be enjoyed on its own or with hot rice! Serves: 2 Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients 3 bitter gourds (karela / kaarate), thinly sliced ½ tbsp turmeric powder ½ tbsp red chili powder, or adjust as… Continue reading Crispy Kaarate (crunchy Bitter Gourd fries)

Indian · Mughlai · Vegetarian

Kadai Paneer (Farmer Cheese and Veggies tossed in wok)

Kadai Paneer is a very popular Punjabi dish and as the name suggests it is prepared in a "kadai - an indian wok". Seasoned paneer, onion and colorful bell peppers tossed in a tangy creamy onion-tomato gravy mixed with freshly made spicy ground masala. Recently I made it at home on demand from my husband… Continue reading Kadai Paneer (Farmer Cheese and Veggies tossed in wok)