Carrot Radish Salad ~ Gajar Mooli Koshimbir

Carrot radish salad is a quick, easy and delicious salad. It is a great side dish to serve with rice, roti or even grilled meats. Theme of the Week This week’s theme is meal time dishes and it could be any meal. The first recipe for this theme is carrot radish salad or gajar mooli […]

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 […]

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. […]

Varan ~ Maharashtrian Dal

Varan is Maharashtrian dal. I came across many varan recipes online. There were recipes with onion and tomatoes, some with only onion and some with just tempering with no onion and tomatoes. A plain dal with no onion no tomatoes with simple tempering is also called sadha varan. I usually make dal with either onion […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mumbai Style Egg Bhurji

For this week’s three day blogging marathon, my theme is bhurji recipes. We usually associate bhurji with eggs, followed by paneer (Indian cottage cheese). For this month, Valli challenged us to cook variety of bhurji recipes, not necessarily with eggs. I initially thought of doing eggless bhurji recipes and later decided to include the eggs […]

Baked Poha ~ Baked Atukulu ~ Savory Flattened Rice Cake

Couple of months ago when I saw baked poha recipe in Tarla Dalal’s email newsletter, I bookmarked the recipe, keeping this Bake-a-thon in mind. I was skeptical about the recipe but wanted to give it a try as I had some thick poha on hand and it is an easy recipe. To my surprise, it […]

Thalipeeth, Thecha & Shevayachi Kheer from Maharashtra

After a one day break, we resume the second week of Buffet on Table, month long blogging marathon. The theme for this week is Indian states. For the next 6 days, I will be posting a recipe(s) from one state a day for next 6 days. In 6 days I will be doing 6 different […]

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