Breakfast Ideas

Upma

Upma is one common healthy breakfast recipe that is delicious too at the same time. Upma is one recipe that comes in handy even when

Desserts

Amrakhand / Mango flavoured sweet yogurt

On the occassion of Akshaya Tritiya may Goddess Lakshmi give us good health, prosperity and good times ahead to each and everyone. Posting a simple

Chutneys, Dips and Pickles

All purpose chutney / Dip

We all prepare yumm starters, flatbreads, pararthas, kothimbir vadis, different type of vadis,cutlets but however tasty they may be we always need an accompaniment in

Breakfast Ideas

Pineapple sheera / Pineapple rava kesari

Pineapple sheera is an easy peasy naivedyam recipe that has a delicious flavour of fresh pineapple and can be whipped up real quick. It is

Desserts

Besan Barfi / Burfi 

Besan Barfi / Fudge is a simple easy peasy sweet recipe that gives a yumm melt in the mouth texture. Just a little patience is

Chutneys, Dips and Pickles

Curry leaves Chutney / Kadipatta Chutney

Curry leaves an integral ingredient in our day to day cooking is used to add flavour to curries, dals and vegetables. Most of us don’t

Breakfast Ideas

Mix Vegetable Kurma 

Poori Bhaji when mentioned, we usually consider it to be poori served with dry potato sabzi, but at my hometown Belgaum, Poori Bhaji means poori

Desserts

Paneer Ghee Roast

A very happy Independence Day 🇮🇳🇮🇳friend$$$$…. . Sharing a favourite paneer recipe today that goes well as a starter as well as a side dish. 

Breakfast Ideas

SABUDANA KHICHDI

Sabudana Khichdi is one of the most favourite traditional fasting day recipe. It can be prepared as a breakfast dish, a fasting food or as

Dals & Kadis

Ginger Curry / Alya chi Tamboli / Tambli

Even though we can prepare various varieties of dals daily as an accompaniment with rice, we do feel the need for a change. Tamblis, kadis,

Chutneys, Dips and Pickles

Raw Mango Chutney (Kairichi Chutney)

Raw mango chutney is a simple maharashtrian recipe that’s tangy and spicy as well with a dash of sweetness. Raw mangoes are now available and

Breakfast Ideas

Strawberry Sheera 🍓🍓🍓🍓😍❤️

Winter delight : Freshhhhh Strawberries 🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓are in season, and fruity sheera is a favourite of mine 😍😍😍 and strawberries are full of Vitamin C and

Desserts

Gulachi Poli / Sesame Jaggery Flatbread 

A very happy Makar Sankranti friend$$$$. This years first festive recipe is Gulachi Poli a favourite of mine that is prepared on this festive day.

No onion No garlic

Stuffed Bhindi / Stuffed Lady’s finger

In winters we get fresh small variety of tender bhindi / lady’s finger. These are best suited for stuffed bhindi as they cook fast and

Breakfast Ideas

Appe

Appe are shallow fried dumplings that make a perfect breakfast choice. Most important they can be made with left over idli batter too. If prepared

Breakfast Ideas

Methi Thepla

Methi thepla is a traditional Gujarati unleavened flatbread made with fresh fenugreek leaves and spices, toasted on a hot skillet with oil. Methi Theplas a

Indo Chinese

Mushroom Fried Rice and Mushroom Stirfry

Mushroom fried rice is a regular vegetable fried rice recipe with the added goodness mushrooms which lends an awesome taste to the fried rice. And

Breakfast Ideas

Kelya che Umber / Sweet Banana Fritters

Kelyache Umber is a traditional Konkan / Goan recipe that is offered as naivedyam in Shravan as well as during poojas as naivedyam.This is a

Chutneys, Dips and Pickles

Green Chilli Pickle

Well, I actually love green chilli pickle but I never tried making the same at home, it always used to be store bought pickle, until

Breakfast Ideas

Mango Sheera

Mango Sheera a royal sheera I’d say is one recipe that’s loved by everyone I suppose, as mangoes happen to be a favourite of almost

Beverage

Tempered Buttermilk / Phodni cha Taak

Tempered buttermilk is a Maharashtrian beverage prepared using curds. It is mildly spicy and tart with a tinge of sweetness and relished during a meal

Side Dishes

French Beans Stir Fry / Farasbi chi bhaji

During summers we prefer to have simple stirfries or vegetables that are easy on the stomach. French beans are a good source of folate,Vitamin K,

Sweets

Tilgul Vadi

A very Happy Sankranti friend$$$$. On this festive occassion posting a simple, easy peasy tilgul vadi recipe that is prepared on the occassion of Sankranti.

Recipes using Kanda Lasoon Masala

Spicy Mushroom Kolhapuri

Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, low in sodium, fat, cholesterol and calories. Hence very good for health. Posting below mushroom kolhapuri using kanda lasoon masala

Side Dishes

Shallow fried Drumsticks

Tawa fried drumsticks is a flavourful shallow fried drumstick recipe that goes well with dal rice or even as is. Drumsticks are extremely nutritious with

Side Dishes

Bittergourd Stirfry / Karlya chi bhaji

Bittergourd is one vegetable that is not liked by many because of its bitterness, but it has lots of health benefits, most important of all

Desserts

Carrot Halwa / Gajar Halwa

Season’s favourite sweet dish : Carrot / Gajar Halwa. Gajar Halwa is one dessert that is loved by all. In winters the best juicy and

Dals

Kolhapuri Dal Tadka

Kanda Lasoon Masala is Kolhapuri spicy masala that adds flavour to vegetables, usals, dals etc. The masala is easily available @ the grocers, supermarkets, however

Breakfast Ideas

Mix Dal Appe with Raw mango Chutney

Appe is a popular traditional breakfast/snack recipe that is prepared from a fermented batter of rice and pulses, in an appe mould that has small

Beverage

Spiced Buttermilk (Version 2)

Spiced buttermilk is a Maharashtrian beverage prepared using curds. It is mildly spicy and tart and relished during a meal and goes well with Dal

Naivedyam recipes

Rice Payasam / Rice Kheer / Rice Pudding

On the auspicious occasion of Lakshmi Poojan may joy, prosperity, and happiness Illuminate everyone’s life and home. Posting a simple yet favourite recipe of Rice

Indo Chinese

Paneer Fried Rice

Paneer fried rice is a regular fried rice recipe with the added goodness shallow fried paneer which lends an awesome taste to the fried rice.

Side Dishes

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer/ cottage cheese is a vegeterians delight. It is rich in protein, calcium, strengthens teeth and bones, promotes heart health, aids digestion etc so do

Snacks

Nan Khatai / Eggless Cookies

Nankhatai are traditional Indian sweet eggless cookies that are delicious. Usually prepared with refined flour/maida, I have baked the same with a combination of whole

Side Dishes

Teasel Gourd Tava Fry / Phaglache kaap

Teasel gourd/ Phagla is a seasonal vegetable available in the monsoons. Teasel gourds are rich in iron, protein and have antibiotic properties, are easy to

Breakfast Ideas

Mixed Vegetable Upma and Chutney

Upma is one common healthy breakfast recipe that is delicious too at the same time. Adding veggies increases its nutritive value and yes tastes great

No onion No garlic

Tender Cashews and Ivygourd Stirfry

Tender cashews and ivygourds together make an excellent combination in a sabzi and tastes great too. This is a mild flavoured dish where ivygourds are

Desserts

Eggless Rava Cake / Eggless Semolina Cake

This is one delicious hassle free cake recipe that’s easy to prepare with minimum ingredients. The credit of this recipe goes to my late mom-in-law

Rice

Mushroom Rice

Mushroom Rice is an easy, delectable recipe that tastes great with raita or any spicy gravy as an accompaniment. Posting the same below with tomato

Breakfast Ideas

Phodni chi Bhakri /Seasoned leftover Bhakris

Phodnichi bhakri is a regular Maharashtrian breakfast recipe prepared the following day with leftover bhakris. An healthy way to use left over bhakris with spicy

Breakfast Ideas

Chole Poori ( Version 2)

Chole is one of my favourite recipes. I have posted one resto style recipe earlier. Variations in recipes give a different as well as an

Rotis & Parathas

Samudra Methi chi Bhakri/ Fenugreek leaves Flatbread

Bhakri is a traditional maharashtrian unleavened flatbread recipe made from cereal grains (rice, sorghum(jowar),pearl millet(bajri) or finger millet(ragi) that provides wholesome nutrition along with flavour.

Curries

Horsegram flour Curry / Kulith Pithla

Horsegram/kulith is very rich in protein,calcium and iron. It is low in fat. It is one of the richest source of proteins in vegeterian category.

Deep fried bread

Poori / Puri Shrikhand

Shrikhand Poori is a favourite combination loved by almost everyone. Shrikhand is a chilled flavoured dessert made from strained yogurt served with hot crispy deep

Dals

Dal Tadka

A simple, nutritious dal recipe topped with tempering that goes well with steaming hot rice. RECIPE: Ingredients 1/2 cup toor dal/split pigeon peas 2 cups

Dals

Radish Dal / Mulya chi Amti

Radish is available in abundance in winter and is healthwise very beneficial. They are high in Vitamin C, folate, fiber to name a few. Including

Desserts

Sevai Kheer / Vermicelli Pudding

Sevai kheer is an instant, delicious traditional naivedyam recipe prepared from vermicelli and milk. Posting the same below. RECIPE : Ingredients 1/2 tbsp ghee 1/2

Sweets & Desserts

Sweet Poha(Flattened Rice)/ Goad Pohe

Sweet Poha is a very common, quick and easy, no fuss naivedyam recipe prepared with minimum ingredients, that is delicious too. There are many variations

Desserts

Steamed Cucumber Dumpling / Kakdi chi Patholi

A very Happy Navratri friend$$$$. On the occassion of Ghatasthapana I’m posting a simple sweet dumpling recipe that’s offered as naivedyam too. Patholi, when the

Side Dishes

Malwani Mushroom Masala

Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, low in sodium, fat, cholesterol and calories. Hence very good for health. Posting below malwani mushroom masala that’s spicy and

Sweets & Desserts

Deep fried Modak(Version 2)

Modaks are sweet stuffed deep fried dumplings steamed or fried and offered to Lord Ganesha as prasad or naivedyam. On the occassion of Anant charurdashi

Soups

Emerald Soup

A delicious, quick and easy soup recipe using maximum greens as the name suggests. This recipe was shared by Chef Devwrat Jategaonkar on a cookery

Festive thali / meal

Simple Naivedyam Thali

A naivedyam thali basically consists of chutney, koshimbir,one dry sabzi, one gravied vegetable, varan/dal, rice, poori and a sweet. For Ganesh Chaturthi the sweet i

Desserts

Steamed Cucumber Cake / Kakdi cha Dhondas

With the start of the festive season I’d like to post a simple sweet, naivedyam recipe. Mature cucumbers are available during monsoons and around the

Side Dishes

Whole Green Gram Sabzi / Moong Usal

Moong beans are a type of legume and one of the major protein food sources.Their vitamin content increases as they sprout. They have a lot

Rice

Whole Red Lentils Rice / Masoor Khichdi

A nutritious and healthy recipe that can be prepared in a jiffy, if you have soaked lentils handy. RECIPE: Ingredients 1 cup Ambemohar rice 1/4th

Dals & Kadis

Tempered Dal / Phodni chi Dal

We always like variations in regular dal recipes. Posting a simple no onion no garlic,tempered dal recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare. RECIPE :

Beverage

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a healthy, cool, refreshing, sweet and tart beverage that is prepared from ripe, sweet mangoes and yoghurt. Simple and easy to prepare

Indo Chinese

Baby Corn Chilli

This is a quick and spicy Indo Chinese Starter recipe that tastes great as is or with any fried rice as an accompaniment. Here you

Indo Chinese

Burnt Garlic Fried Rice

Burnt garlic fried rice is a regular fried rice recipe with the added goodness of fried garlic. RECIPE : Ingredients 2 tbsp Refined Groundnut oil

Sweets & Desserts

Amba Vadi / Mango Vadi

Mango Vadi is a special sweet from the Konkan region. These vadis are not very popular outside the konkan region, I personally think so as

Side Dishes

Matki chi Usal (Version 2)

Moth beans are one of the major protein food sources.Their vitamin content increases as they sprout. Earlier I had posted a no onion no garlic

Side Dishes

Bhindi (okra) Masala Resto Style

I’d jotted down this recipe from a TV show by culinary expert and  cookbook author Uma Amrute Madam. An excellent tip that she shared was

Rotis & Parathas

Samudra Methi Paratha

Paratha is an unleavened traditional flatbread. Here the parathas are made with fresh samudra methi leaves.As the name suggests Samudra Methi are fenugreek leaves grown

Side Dishes

Corn Paneer in spicy Spinach gravy

If you have corn, paneer and spinach handy then this is a real quick, tasty and healthy recipe I’d say. Posting a simple healthy recipe

Indo Chinese

Veg Manchurian with gravy

This is a spicy Indo Chinese recipe which I really like as one can adjust flavourings and thickness of gravy to individual choice and it

Rice

Cabbage Fried Rice

A simple fried rice recipe to go wirh veg manchurian gravy. Actually had a little cabbage left after preparing manchurian, so ended up with cabbage

Raitas & Salads

Mango Raita

This is a simple and flavourful raita recipe that goes well rotis, rice varities and tastes great as a dessert too. RECIPE : Ingredients 1

Side Dishes

Chole Puri

This delectable recipe may look long to read but is actually quick and easy to prepare. RECIPE : Ingredients : 1/2 cup kabuli chana(chick peas)

Snacks

Papad Pohe

A traditional Konkan spicy, crunchy snack/ teatime/ breakfast recipe. I learnt this simple but super yum recipe from my late mom-in-law NANDINI THAKUR and its

Sweets & Desserts

Coconut Barfi

On the occassion of Akshayatritiya I’m posting a quick and easy sweet traditional konkan recipe Coconut Barfi.  RECIPE Ingredients : 1 1/2 cup freshly grated

Side Dishes

Ambya cha Sasav / Mango Curry

It’s the season of mangoes and around this time one variety of mangoes that is is used to make curry is Raival mangoes. Ambya cha

Rice

Coriander Rice / Kothimbir bhath

Coriander Rice is a delicious rice loaded with the goodness of coriander leaves.This recipe is quick and easy to make and tasty at the same

Dals

Sweet, Sour and Spicy Dal

This dal recipe is a quick and easy dal recipe that has a blend of sweetness, tanginess and spiciness in equal proportions along with the

Snacks

Chutney wala Tawa Paneer Tikka

A quick and easy starter recipe that I’d tried at a wedding and actually tasted great and yes I liked the name too.The paneer cubes

Rice

Veg Cashew Chilli Fried Rice

A simple fried rice recipe with the added goodness of crunchy cashews and spiciness of chilli flakes. Actually Jasmine rice is used in Chinese cooking,

Chutneys, Dips and Pickles

Raw Mango Muramba / Raw Mango Preserve

Muramba is delectable raw mango relish that has a sweet sour flavour. I tried it out twice by two different methods and I loved the

Dals & Kadis

Jeera Dal / Jeera Mirchi che Varan

A no onion no garlic dal recipe that’s quick and easy to make with ingredients easily accessible at home. A very simple yet delectable toor

Snacks

Idli Roast

This is one tasty alternative to left over idlis.Leftover idlis are shallow fried in ghee till crisp.Served with chutney and liquid jaggery also called kakvi.

Shakes & Juices

Kairi cha Panha / Raw Mango Squash

Panha is a cool tangy sweet refreshing drink with a tinge of cardamom, saffron and black pepper and it is one of the best beverage

Snacks

Idli Usli / Idli Upma

A simple, quick and easy evening snack / breakfast recipe made from leftover idlis. RECIPE : Ingredients 5 idlis 4 tbsp freshly grated coconut 4

Raitas

Banana Raita / Kelyache Raite

Summer calls in for cool and refreshing salads, raitas. Bananas have a host of nutrients and and the sweet, tart and spicy flavour gives a

Rice

Curd Rice

Curd rice is a simple, refreshing one dish meal that’s soothing and comforting at the same time. Quick and easy to make curd rice is

Dals

Teppal Dal / Tirphalachi Dal

A simple, quick and easy dal with a dash of teppal for flavour. Teppal or Tirphal, a variety of sichuan pepper with a distinct flavour

Rice

Cauliflower Pulao / Rice / Bhath

A quick, easy and flavourful pulao that goes perfect with any raita. This is a no onion no garlic recipe and is a delightful option

Shakes & Juices

Strawberry Milkshake

A refreshing cool delicious energy drink that can be enjoyed anytime. RECIPE : Ingredients Approximately 15 strawberries 500 ml chilled milk Sugar depending on sweetness

Snacks

Idli Chutney / Steamed rice lentil cake

Idli is one of the healthiest breakfast item in Indian cuisine. There are many variations in the idli recipe. I’m posting the basic rice lentil

Desserts

Rice Kheer / Rice Pudding

Quick and easy version of instant rice kheer. When there’s no time to cook rice kheer the traditional way by cooking rice in milk, instant

Raitas

Cucumber Pomegranate Raita 

With temperatures rising I’m posting a refreshing tangy, sweet raita recipe that I first tasted at Hotel Shreyas, Pune. I liked the combination of cucumber

Chutneys, Dips and Pickles

Methamba / Sweet and Savoury Raw Mango Pickle

Methamba is a maharashtrian fenugreek flavoured raw mango pickle that is sweet, tangy and spicy. Fenugreek seeds give a distinct flavour to this pickle, hence

Naivedyam recipes

Satyanarayan Prasad Sheera / Prasadacha Sheera

This Sheera is offered as prasad on the auspicious occassion of Satyanarayan Puja hence also called Prasadacha Sheera. The speciality of this prasad is the

Sweets & Desserts

Bottle gourd Halwa / Dudhi Halwa

We all love to savour on traditional home-made sweets and bottle gourd halwa is one among them. I’m posting my version of bottlegourd halwa and

Snacks

Uppit Chutney

Uppit is one of the easiest tasty breakfast dish that can be prepared in a jiffy. Posting resto style combination uppit with chutney as an

Chutneys, Dips and Pickles

Karmat / Instant raw mango pickle

Raw mango is one fruit that’s loved by almost everyone for its tart flavour.Raw mangoes have a lot of nutrtional value and are loaded with

Rice

Chole Biryani

A quick,easy, aromatic,spicy and nutritious biryani with addition of chickpeas. RECIPE  Ingredients 1 cup long grained rice ( washed well, soaked in water for 10

Raitas

Minty Onion Salad

For an accompaniment to pulaos and biryani this salad with a minty flavour tastes great. RECIPE  Ingredients 1 big onion chopped thinly lengthwise 4 to

Side Dishes

Palak Vadi / Spinach Fritters

Palak Vadi is a maharashtrian dish served as tea time snack or even as a side dish or starter too.Spinach is highly rich in iron

Snacks

Pasta / Indian Style

I’m posting a simple pasta recipe that does not require any sauce and is prepared with a dash of garam masala. RECIPE : Ingredients 100

Sweets & Desserts

Strawberry Piyush

Strawberry Piyush is a delectable, delicious beverage made by blending strawberry shrikhand and buttermilk. I always make extra shrikhand to prepare this tasty beverage. RECIPE

Desserts

Mixed Fruit Custard

Fruit custard is one delicious dessert of fresh mixed fruits with custard. RECIPE : Ingredients 3 tbsp custard powder 500 ml milk 4 tbsp sugar

Indo Chinese

Vegetable Hakka Noodles

A popular Indo Chinese dish loved by one and all. This one happens to be a favourite of mine and I tried out this recipes

Rice

Methi Matar Pulao 

With fresh fenugreek leaves and green peas in season the combination of fenugreek leaves and peas in pulao make a great variation in rice variety.

Raitas

Carrot Salad / Gajarachi Koshimbir

Carrot Koshimbir is a healthy salad recipe which is usually served as an accompaniment with dal rice and rotis. RECIPE Ingredients 3 carrots rinsed,skin peeled,

Snacks

Palak Puri / Spinach Puri

Palak Puri / Spinach deep fried bread Puri is an unleavened deep fried bread.Spicy palak/ spinach puris can be served at tea time or even

Rotis & Parathas

Palak Parantha

RECIPE Ingredients 30 leaves of tender palak/spinach leaves Approximately 3/4th cup whole wheat flour(or as much as it fits into the palak puree) 11/2 tsp

Dals & Kadis

Methi Dal Fry

A simple dal with fenugreek leaves and garlic tempering. Methi dal fry adds taste as well as it is healthy and is a good variation

Rotis & Parathas

Aloo Cheese Kulcha / Stuffed Leavened Flatbread

Kulchas are leavened flatbreads made with refined flour(maida). Traditionally cooked in a tandoor, they taste equally good when cooked on a tava / skillet. RECIPE

Snacks

Vermicelli Upma / Shevai Upma

A simple, quick and easy breakfast recipe thats flavourful too.  RECIPE : Ingredients 1 cup vermicelli roasted in 2 tsp ghee till it changes colour

Dals & Kadis

Spicy Tomato Curry / Tomato che Saar

Saar means thin, hot, sweet and sour curry that is served hot with rice. This light and flavoured curry tastes great even as is and

Snacks

Dal Vada

These delectable crisp, spicy lentil vadas make a great tea time snack/ breakfast anytime. RECIPE : Ingredients 1/2 cup split bengal gram dal/chana dal 1/4th

Side Dishes

Spiced Potatoes / Batatyachya Kachrya

Batatyachya Kachrya is the easiest, quickest and popular Maharashtrian recipe in which potatoes are stir fried till crisp. Kachrya means thin slices in Marathi and

Dals & Kadis

Spiced Buttermilk / Mattha

Mattha is a Maharashtrian beverage that is relished during a meal and goes well with Dal Tandlachi Khichdi, Masale Bhath, Pulaos or even as is.

Raitas

Beetroot Salad / Beet chi Koshimbir

Beetroots contain a lot of valuable nutrients so try and include beet as much as possible. RECIPE : Ingredients 2 medium sized Beet cooked, peeled

Side Dishes

Raw Mango Curry/ Kairichi Amti

Kairichi amti/Raw mango curry is a traditional Konkan recipe that has a spicy,tart,sweet taste and tastes delicious with steaming hot rice and tawa fries as

Rice

Veg Masala Dal Khichdi

Dal Khichdi is a quick and easy one dish meal,an ideal choice for a meal in a jiffy.Basically dal and rice are cooked together but

Snacks

Matar Pohe/ Green Peas Pohe

Pohe is a traditional popular dish that is very versatile and can be prepared at short notice.A very versatile recipe I’m posting my version. Winter

Starters

Green peas balls

Green peas with a combination of boiled potatoes and spices make a simple yet delicious deep fried starter recipe.Starters taste best when served hot. RECIPE

Side Dishes

Palak Raita /Spinach Raita

Spinach has a lot of fibre and yes proteins too. So I try and include it on a regular basis as often as I can.

Starters

Mushroom Tikka with Mint chutney

Mushroom tikka is a starter recipe where mushrooms  and veg cubes are marinated in spiced yogurt and grilled to perfection. RECIPE: Ingredients 10 to 12

Raitas

Boondi Raita

Boondi raita is a raita prepared with fresh curds and boondi (deep fried crisp gram flour balls). It goes well with spicy rice preparations. RECIPE

Rice

Ginger Capsicum Fried Rice 

A simple Indo Chinese recipe that hardly takes up anytime. I love this rice for its simplicity and yes even though being indo chinese it

Side Dishes

Cluster beans Potato (Gavar Batata Bhaji)

Cluster beans are beneficial for cardio health, strengthening bones, help in maintaining blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels and are low in calories. RECIPE : Ingredients

Rice

Seasoned Left over Rice / Phodnicha bhath

Phodnicha Bhath is a simple delicious maharashtrian recipe prepared with left over rice. RECIPE : Ingredients 2 1/2 cups leftover cooked rice separated with a

Dips and Chutneys

Cheese Chilly grilled Sandwich

A simple grilled sandwich made of two triangular sandwich  bread slices filled with a blend of cheese spread, spicy green chutney and finely chopped capsicum.

Snacks

Masala Pav

Masala Pav is a quick and easy evening snack in which buttered pavs are stuffed with spicy and tangy onion tomato gravy. RECIPE : Ingredients

Sweets & Desserts

Mango Piyush

Piyush is a delectable, delicious beverage made by blending Amrakhand and Buttermilk. A regular in the uphaar gruhas in Thane, Mumbai this awesome beverage soothes

Sweets & Desserts

Kesar Elaichi Piyush

Piyush is a delectable, delicious thick beverage made by combining buttermilk and shrikhand. RECIPE: Ingredients 1 cup Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand (regular elaichi shrikhand also will

Raitas

Pineapple Raita

A refreshing raita recipe thats quick,easy and delicious at the same time. RECIPE: Ingredients 1 cup fresh pineapple pieces 11/4th cup fresh thick curds Sugar to

Side Dishes

Simple Ivygourd Stirfry

RECIPE: Ingredients 1/4th kg tender ivygourds 11/2 to 2 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp mustard seeds A pinch of asafoetida 1/8 tsp turmeric powder 11/2 to

Raitas

Guava/ Peru raita

Guava raita is a simple mildly flavoured raita recipe and makes a tasty option on fasting days too. RECIPE: Ingredients 1 ripe guava/ peru (the

Snacks

Upma chutney

Posting resto style combination upma with chutney as an accompaniment. RECIPE : Ingredients 1/2 cup semolina/ rava 1 tsp ghee to roast the rava 1

Side Dishes

Maharashtrian Katachi Amti 

Katachi Amti is prepared with the residual water that is left over after cooking the bengal gram dal that is used to prepare puran polis.

Sweets & Desserts

Puran Poli 

Puran Poli is a popular maharashtrian bread stuffed with bengal gram and sugar/jaggery filling. Puran polis can be eaten by dipping them in melted ghee

Snacks

Pav Bhaji

The very delectable and most loved street food PAV BHAJI. A versatile recipe that can be made to suit ones palate. The basic taste depends

Rice

Jeera Rice

RECIPE : Ingredients 1 cup long grained rice 2 tbsp  oil/ghee 2 tbsp cumin seeds(jeera) OR carawayseeds (shahijeera) Khada Masala(1bayleaf,a piece of cinnamon,5 to 6

Indo Chinese

Vegetable Fried Rice

RECIPE: Ingredients 3 tbsp Refined Groundnut oil +2 tsp oil while cooking the rice 2 cups cooked basmati or any long grained rice 2 tsp finely

Snacks

Kande Batata Pohe

Pohe is a popular and favourite dish that is very versatile and makes a delicious breakfast or anytime snack. RECIPE : Ingredients 11/2 cup medium pohe/

Side Dishes

French beans stir fry

French beans are a good source of folate,Vitamin K, Vitamin C and they boost immunity and a good source of fibre too. do try and include

Raitas

Pomegranate Raita 

Pomegranate raita is a flavourful raita filled with the crunchiness of pomegranate kernels. RECIPE: Ingredients 1 cup fresh thick curds 1/4th cup fresh pomegranate kernels

Snacks

Sabudana Vada and coconut chutney

RECIPE: Ingredients 1/2 cup sago 1 1/4th cup potatoes(approximately 3 potatoes) boiled, skin peeled and mashed and kept aside 1/4th cup roasted and coarsely ground

Snacks

Sabudana Appe

Sabudana Appe with tempered coconut chutney A healthier option to sabudana vadas is appe. Tastewise also appe is a great variation to the regular sabudana

Rice

Coconut rice /Narali bhath

Narali Purnima / Coconut Day is an important festival celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Shravan and is mainly celebrated in

Chutneys, Dips and Pickles

Spiced Appe with coconut chutney

Appe is a popular traditional breakfast from konkan regions. RECIPE : Ingredients 1 cup split black gram dal(urad dal) 2 cups raw rice 1/2 tsp

Chutneys, Dips and Pickles

Coconut chutney

Coconut chutney is a simple recipe that’s tangy and spicy and goes well with appe, dosas, idlis. RECIPE : Ingredients 1 cup grated coconut A

Side Dishes

Palak Paneer

Basic recipe  credit : Chef Kunal Kapoor. A very simple but very delicious recipe. I have tweaked the recipe a bit to suit my palate.

Side Dishes

Spring Onion (Kandyachya paticha) Pithla

Pithla is one of the marathi recipes that’s famous outside Maharashtra. Very easy to make pithla is one versatile recipe which can be twisted to

Snacks

Bread Upma

Bread Upma is a much loved snack / breakfast , quick and easy to make. Cubed pieces of bread cooked along with spices make bread

Chutneys, Dips and Pickles

Garlic chutney (Lasnichi chutney)

Garlic chutney is a spicy and tasty chutney that makes a great accompaniment with bhakri, set dosas, ambolis ( maharashtrian thick dosas) or even dal/

Raitas

Mix Vegetable Raita

Raita is an accompaniment in Indian meals thats nutritious, flavourful and tasty at the same time. RECIPE: Ingredients 1 small onion chopped fine 1 small

Side Dishes

Matki Usal (No onion no garlic)

Moth beans are one of the major protein food sources.Their vitamin content increases as they sprout. I’m posting an easy maharashtrian no onion no garlic

Dals & Kadis

Traditional Konkan Dal (Dalichi Amti)

Dalichi Amti is a delicious traditional dal prepared from tuvar (split pigeon peas) dal with added spices. Simple and easy to make this dal makes

Appetisers

Sol Kadhi / Kokum Saar

Sol Kadhi is a simple digestive drink recipe from Konkan/ Goan cuisine. It is an appetising and digestive drink made from Kokum and coconut milk.

Rice

Palak Pulao (Spinach Rice)

Palak pulao is a delicious  rice loaded with the goodness of spinach. Loaded with multi vitamins, we must include palak/ soinach on a regular basis

Rice

Quick and easy Vegetable Biryani

Veg Biryani is a flavourful traditional one dish meal loaded with vegetables and spices. BASIC RECIPE CREDIT goes to CHEF KUNAL KAPOOR with a few

Starters

Paneer Tikka with Mint Chutney

Paneer tikka is one of the most sought after North Indian starter. Paneer and veg cubes are marinated in spiced yogurt and grilled to perfection. RECIPE:

Raitas

Healthy and Nutritious Beetroot Raita

Beetroots contain a lot of valuable nutrients and support detoxification. It’s very healthy and should be included in our diet on a regular basis. RECIPE

Snacks

Misal Pav

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VIDYA THAKUR

VIDYA THAKUR

Hi, welcome to the World of Vidya's Kitchen – My Secret Plate. This is Vidya Thakur, an avid cook. Being passionate about cooking, I am exploring the world of recipes since many years. I am creating my own platform and sharing my own tried-and-tested recipes with you all. Here, you'll find many quick, easy and interesting pure vegetarian recipes. My main focus is on traditional fare as well as healthy recipes that are fading away with time. I also try to bear in mind about health and nutrition while cooking food. This blog is an attempt to present food and recipes in such a way that even a novice can relate to it. I try and learn everyday by reading, experimenting, and cooking new recipes especially adding on the health aspects of the ingredients used in my dishes as well as how it is much more beneficial when food is cooked or prepared in a certain way.