Healthy · Indian · Konkani · Vegetarian

Masoor Palak (Brown lentil and Spinach in spicy coconut curry)

Masoor Palak is a easy and super flavorful traditional dish that my granny and mom very frequently prepared in our house. The coconut based curry is delicious and at the same time fully packed with nutrition. Everyone in my family loves this preparation! The secret to this dish is the fresh spices and freshly grated… Continue reading Masoor Palak (Brown lentil and Spinach in spicy coconut curry)

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)

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)

Healthy · Indian · Konkani · Vegetarian

Kaarate Kismuri (tangy-spicy Bitter Gourd Peel Salad)

"Kaarate" means Bitter Gourd in Konkani, so the name Kaarate Kismuri (Bitter Gourd Salad). It is a side dish recipe with a of bitter-tangy-spicy taste. I learnt todays healthy recipe from my grandmother who always told me that a bitter gourds good properties lies in its bitterness. Usually while preparing bitter gourd, its rugged surface… Continue reading Kaarate Kismuri (tangy-spicy Bitter Gourd Peel Salad)

Healthy · International · Soups & Appetizers

Mango Salsa Salad

  Serves: 2 Cooking time: 10 - 15 mins Ingredients 2 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced 2 cups lettuce, sliced ½ cup cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped ½ cup carrots, julienned ¼ cup pomegranate arils ¼ cup almonds, sliced ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, deshelled and roasted ¼ cup walnuts, roasted and chopped ¼ cup tortilla crispy chips 1… Continue reading Mango Salsa Salad

Healthy · International · Tex-Mex · Vegetarian

Easy Peasy Guacamole

After coming to USA, the very first meal I had was a chicken burrito from Chipotle. Instantly, I fell in love with the dish especially the green paste in it. For a long time I used to call it 'Mexican Green Chutney'. Then weeks later one of my friend told me that it's called Guacomole.… Continue reading Easy Peasy Guacamole

Cajun · Healthy · International · Non-Vegetarian

Oven Baked Blackened Tilapia

Serves: 3 Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp smoked paprika or cayenne pepper 4 tsp dry basil powder 2 tsp cumin powder (jeera powder) 2 tsp oregano, dried 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder 1 tsp black pepper powder 1 tsp red pepper, ground 6 tilapia, fillets, medium size 1½… Continue reading Oven Baked Blackened Tilapia

Healthy · International · Soups & Appetizers · Vegetarian

Baked Beet Greens

Whenever I used to buy beets I would try to get them without the leaf, but it usually comes intact with a lot of beautiful leaf greens. It used to hurt me to see so much of greens go into the trash. I do not like wasting food instead, try using it in one recipe or another. So… Continue reading Baked Beet Greens

Healthy · International · Soups & Appetizers · Vegetarian

Beetroot Soup

As a kid, I have had a lot of soups. My sister and me, both of us never liked eating vegetables. So to include all these nutritional veggies in our diet, my mom used to make them into tasty creamy soups. Beetroot soup is one of such soup dishes. It is creamy and velvety in texture with… Continue reading Beetroot Soup