Dudhi Chi Bhaji ~ Bottle Gourd Curry with Goda Masala

Dudhi chi bhaji is a curry from Indian state of Maharashtra. Dudhi or bottle gourd is cooked with goda masala, a popular and common spice mix in Maharashtrian kitchens. Bottle gourd curry or dudhi chi bhaji is served with rice or poli (roti/Indian flat bread). I made dudhi chi bhaji as part of Maharashtrian thali. […]

Maharashtrian Thali – Meal from Indian State of Maharashtra

The second thali for this week is from Maharashtra. Just like yesterday, I put together a thali with side dishes that I felt would be liked by us. There are many regions in Maharashtra and I did not pick a specific cuisine from a region. I picked recipes from various regions and put together a […]

Tameta Batata nu Shaak ~ Tomato Potato Curry

Tameta batata nu shaak is a Gujarati tomato potato curry. Gujarati curries are quick and easy to prepare with basic spices available in the kitchen. This is one of the everyday curries in Gujarat. Curries from this cuisine are on the sweeter side and since we do not like sweet in curries, I skipped jaggery […]

Gujarati Thali – A Meal from Indian State of Gujarat

Last month I took a break from blogging and am back with another edition blogging marathon, # 70. Though I am back, I am going through a phase where I do not want to cook, click and edit anything for the blog. I hope I come out of this phase very soon. This week my […]

Sprouted Moong Beans Chaat

For the last recipe of the week, I had many ideas but chaat was not one of them. Had I had sprouted moong bean chaat on mind, I would have replaced sprouts stir fry with another recipe. The plan was to cook either a moong dal tikki, bottle gourd dal, dal soup, moong dal wadi […]

Green Beans Poriyal

I was going to post this recipe last Sunday but had to change my recipe in the last minute. Poriyal is a vegetable saute from South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Vegetable is sauteed with tempering ingredients, dry chilies and finished off with fresh grated coconut. In this poriyal, red chilies are used for spice […]

Green Beans Paruppu Usili

As I mentioned in my last post, on meatless Wednesday’s I try to cook a veggie side dish that is protein rich. In India, lentils or dals are the main source of protein for many non meat eaters. Today I have a green beans side dish prepared with lentils called paruppu usili. Paruppu usili is […]

Green Beans Mini Soya Chunks Fry

Starting today, I will be posting recipes with one vegetable for the next 3 days. The vegetable I chose is green beans. My first choice was ridge gourd and the day I did my Indian groceries, ridge gourd wasn’t fresh. And second, Indian groceries is one shopping I never look forward to and I do […]

Sauteed Green Beans with Kolhapuri Masala

For the next three days, I shall share 3 ingredients recipes. One tps or less of oil, sugar, pepper and chili powder, tempering ingredients and salt are all considered as one ingredient. Keeping this in mind, I made a quick and tasty saute with tender beans that needed to be used up very soon. I […]

Vankaya Poornam ~ Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

V for vankaya poornam is what I made for this A-Z Challenge, Journey Through Telangana Cuisine. Vankaya poornam is nothing but stuffed brinjals or baby eggplants and also known as gutti vankaya in some parts. In Telangana, any stuffed vegetable such as gutti vankaya or gutti dondakaya is called vankaya poornam and dondakaya poornam respectively. […]

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