Tondli Bhath/ Spicy ivy gourds rice (no onion no garlic)

Tondli bhath / Masale bhath is a spicy maharashtrian rice recipe prepared using kala / goda masala or with the addition of freshly roasted spices and is served with curds or raita. Now, masale bhath does not mean it has the same taste every time you make it. You can always vary its taste, by […]

Maharashtrian Kaala masala / Goda masala / Traditional Maharashtrian spice blend

Kaala / Goda masala is a Maharashtrian delectable spice mix which is used to add flavour to sprouts usal, gravied as well as dry vegetables, rice and even dals, actually tongue tickling flavours I must say. Many ingredients go into making kala masala and the recipe varies from household to household.The dark colour comes from […]

Poori & Moogachi Patal Bhaji / Whole green gram gravy

I had mentioned earlier that @ my hometown Belgaum, Poori Bhaji means poori served with mix veg kurma or coconut based patal bhaji usually sprouts gravy. Patal bhaji is one of my favourites, and I really missed the resto style flavours, so decided to try it out @home. After a few trials I managed to […]


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 no vegetables are available. This is a no onion no vegetable recipe prepared with handy ingredients available. Posting my variation to the very simple upma. Please note upma and sheera […]

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 yet healthy sweet tangy recipe of Amrakhand which has a combination of probiotics as well as healthy fat content. #staysafestayhealthy Seasonal yumzzz🧡🧡, a not to be missed, flavourful creamy dessert […]

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 the form of a dip or chutney or pickle to get that fingerlicking taste. Hence I was on the lookout for a simple yet very delectable dip recipe that would […]

Til Gul Poli / Sesame Organic Jaggery Flatbread

A very happy Makar Sankranti friend$$$$. This years first festive recipe is Til Gulachi Poli a favourite of mine that is prepared on this festive day. This year I tried using organic jaggery in the filling and yes the til gul polis tasted yumm. Also using unpolished sesame seeds increases the nutritive value of this […]

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 also known as kesari when saffron or kesar colour is used.  Pineapple is not tolerated by all. Raw pineapple may itch the throat, it does itch mine. Hence you first […]