Strawberry Shrikhand ~ Strawberry Yogurt

Strawberry yogurt or strawberry shrikhand is thick yogurt, flavored with strawberries. It is a delicious breakfast, a snack and a dessert. Theme of the Week – Colorful Food Theme for this week is colorful food and the second recipe is semi homemade strawberry yogurt or strawberry shrikhand. The first recipe in this series is yesterday’s […]

Stovetop Pan Handvo ~ Spicy Mixed Lentil Rice Cake

Stovetop pan handvo is a spicy vegetable mixed lentils rice cake. Handvo is a nutritious dense cake eaten for breakfast, as a snack or as a light meal. It is a popular dish from Indian State of Gujarat. jump to recipe or pin it for later Conventionally, handvo is prepared in a pan, on a […]

Instant Pot Handvo ~ Savory Cake

Instant pot handvo is a savory mixed lentils and rice cake. This is a traditional Gujarati snack made in instant pot (IP), an electric pressure cooker. Handvo is a popular snack from Indian state of Gujarat and is traditionally made on stovetop or in an oven in modern kitchens. Since the theme for this week […]

Baked Handvo ~ Savory Rice Lentils Cake

Baked handvo is a savory rice and lentils cake with mixed vegetables. Bottle gourd is the main vegetable along with seasonal vegetables of choice and the method of cooking is either oven or in a pan on stovetop. Serve it for breakfast, tea time snack or even as a light meal. Handvo is a traditional […]

Basundi ~ Creamy Milk Dessert

Basundi is a milk based sweet from western India. It is a thick sweetened milk, flavored with cardamom and saffron, garnished with pistachios and almonds. In some versions of basundi, powdered nuts are also used. Traditionally to prepare basundi, whole milk is boiled with constant stirring until it reduces to ⅔ or ½ the original […]

Moong Mag ~ Gujarati Style Whole Moong Curry

Moong mag is Gujarati style whole moong curry. In many Gujarati households moong mag is a staple. Whole moong is cooked and seasoned with green chilies and garam masala. jump to recipe or pin it for later The first time I made moong mag was 3 months ago when we did the thali theme. We […]

Sooji Dhokla ~ Rava Dhokla ~ Semolina Dhokla

Dhokla is a farsan (snack) from Gujarati cuisine. It is a savory steamed cake prepared with fermented batter. The most popular and well known dhokla is khaman dhokla. However, there are many varieties of dhoklas prepared in Gujarat and sooji dhokla or rava dhokla or semolina dhokla is one of them. This reminded me of […]

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 […]

Rose Flavored Yogurt ~ Rooh Afza Shrikand

Rooh Afza is a brand that manufactures a concentrated sugar syrup with rose and few other ingredients. It is used in milk based beverages and desserts in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and a similar concentrated syrup is available in many South Asian countries. I bought a bottle of Rooh Afza couple of years ago when we […]

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