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Awesome Blogger Award

Hi everyone! I am really happy and honored to know that I have been nominated by an amazing blogger for the Awesome Blogger Award. Thank you Nisha from InspiresN for the great gesture. Nisha's blog has a lot of wonderful tasty looking recipes, tips and tricks of photography, amazing clicks and lots of inspiring quotes.… Continue reading Awesome Blogger Award

Indian · North Indian · Vegetarian

Lauki Kofta Curry (Deep fried Bottle Gourd balls in tangy tasty Tomato-Onion gravy)

Bottle Gourd means 'Lauki' in Hindi. Lauki Kofta curry is a very delicious North Indian dish. I never liked the taste of lauki (bottle gourd) but the first time I had this dish was at my aunt's place. The koftas were just melt-in-mouth. I instantly loved the dish but had no idea that it was… Continue reading Lauki Kofta Curry (Deep fried Bottle Gourd balls in tangy tasty Tomato-Onion gravy)

Indian · Indo-Chinese · Non-Vegetarian

Hot Chili Garlic Prawns

My husband and I love Indo-chinese food. We very often make Indo-chinese dishes at home. Last week I made Burnt Garlic Fried Rice and Chili Garlic Prawns for dinner. Golden fried prawns tossed in chili garlic sauce was so yum! The sweet - spicy - garlicky sauce gives the dish an extra depth of flavor… Continue reading Hot Chili Garlic Prawns

Indian · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Bharli Vangi (Stuffed Eggplant)

Bharli Vangi is a traditional Maharastrian dish. Purple hued baby eggplants stuffed with a mixture of fragrant spiced filling and cooked in flavorful gravy. The aromatic spices along with the coarse texture of coconut, sweetness of jaggery and tangyness of tamarind makes the dish more luscious and appetizing. Serves: 3 Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients Stuffing… Continue reading Bharli Vangi (Stuffed Eggplant)

Goan · Healthy · Indian · Konkani · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Vaalachi Bhaji (spicy-sweet Field Beans)

A quick and tasty recipe, best served alongside roti or chapati. Field beans or Kadve Vaal as they are called in Konkani, are very rich in protein once sprouted. They have a crunchy bite to them and leave behind a slight bitter after taste. Vaalachi Bhaji is a very popular dish in Maharashtrian and Goan cuisines.… Continue reading Vaalachi Bhaji (spicy-sweet Field Beans)

International · Sweet course

Easy-to-Make Orange Jelly Ice-cream

Who doesn't love jelly and ice-cream? Here is a two-in-one dish, Orange Jelly Ice-cream, jelly and ice-cream combined in one delicious treat. The first time I had it was at a relatives party and it was love at first bite 😛 I did try getting the recipe, but all I got to know was mix jelly… Continue reading Easy-to-Make Orange Jelly Ice-cream

Indian · South Indian · Vegetarian

South Indian Sambar (Spicy Lentil Soup)

Sambar is a very popular South Indian recipe. Any South Indian meal is incomplete without Sambar. It is a spicy, flavorful lentil soup made with yellow lentils (toor dal) mixed with variety of assorted vegetables and an aromatic coconut oil tempering. The coconut oil and dry red chilies tempering fills the house with its aroma… Continue reading South Indian Sambar (Spicy Lentil Soup)

Indian · North Indian · Vegetarian

Bhindi Masala in onion-tomato Gravy

Bhindi masala is a tasty dish in North Indian cuisine. Everybody in my family loves this recipe. Fried okra tossed in creamy onion-tomato spiced gravy. Frying the okra gives the dish a good crunch along with its little sweetness and the tanginess of tomatoes makes the dish very very delicious. Serves: 4 Cooking time: 45 mins… Continue reading Bhindi Masala in onion-tomato Gravy

Goan · Healthy · Indian · Vegetarian

Sol Kadhi, a refreshing Kokum drink

In konkani "sol" means Kokum (essentially dried peels of the Kokum fruit), that along with coconut milk is combined to make this appetizing drink. Sol Kadi reminds me of my school summer holidays, I spent at my Nani's (maternal grandmother's) place. She made sol kadhi everyday from fresh grated creamy coconuts; it was like a… Continue reading Sol Kadhi, a refreshing Kokum drink

Healthy · Indian · Konkani · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Mom’s recipe – Mayalu Bhaji (Malabar Spinach spicy sabzi)

Malabar Spinach also called  "Mayalu in marathi" and "Vali bhaji" in konkani. Malabar spinach is found in  backyard of every Goan house. This is lush green and grows mainly in summer season. My parents are here and it's fun when they visit us especially during the summer months. Well, when Mom is here, then it's… Continue reading Mom’s recipe – Mayalu Bhaji (Malabar Spinach spicy sabzi)