Indian · Maharashtrian · Snacks · Vegetarian

Padwa Special – Authentic Puran Poli

Today we celebrated Gudi Padwa, our Maharashtrian New Year. For my husband and I, it was another reason to miss home, miss family. It has been a few years since I had homemade Puran poli. Every year I had my mom courier store bought Puran Poli, and I remember opening the box and unlocking a… Continue reading Padwa Special – Authentic Puran Poli

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 · Konkani · Vegetarian

Dalitoy (Konkani 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 (Konkani 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 · Maharashtrian · Snacks · Vegetarian

Pavacha Sanja (Bread pieces sauteed in Spices)

Today's recipe brings back childhood memories. Just feels like yesterday, coming back from school and my grandma serving a hot bowl of Pavacha Sanja in front of me. Every time we had stale or leftover bread in our house, my grandma would make sanja but I loved this dish so much that I would ask… Continue reading Pavacha Sanja (Bread pieces sauteed in Spices)


Blogger Recognition Award

A few days back, I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award for the first time. I can't tell you how excited I was to read that a fellow food blogger, Mallika from afoodiehousewife had nominated me for this award. There are a lot of brilliant food blogs now, and I am overwhelmed that someone nominated my… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award

Indian · Konkani · 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)

International · Mediterranean / Mid eastern · Non-Vegetarian

Chicken Shawarma Wrap

In San Francisco, I used to live a block away from an amazing Middle Eastern restaurant. I would order from there very frequently and without looking at the menu, I would directly order for a Chicken Shawarma Wrap and Shish Tawouk. After moving to Columbus, I miss them especially my Chicken Shawarma. I have tried… Continue reading Chicken Shawarma Wrap