Chana Ghassi / Ghashi / Gassi Chickpeas in coconut based gravy

Chana ghashi is a favourite festive curry recipe from konkani / gsb cuisine. A versatile recipe with minor changes in each household, it tastes delicious any which way you make it. On a regular basis I used to add roasted fenugreek seeds, rice grains and chillies roasted in a bit of oil to the basic […]

Lasun paticha Pithla / Fresh Green Garlic in Spicy Gram Flour Curry 

Fresh green garlic a winter delight is loaded with anti oxidants, helps boost immunity, winter related illness like cough and cold / digestive issues, it is great for heart health too It is available in plenty in winter, so make the most of this seasonal tender vegetable that has a very balanced flavour. I added […]

Sweetened Gram Flour Balls / Besan Laddoo / Besan Ladu / Besan Ladoo

Besan Laddoos are nutritious, healthy, delicious melt in the mouth laddoos loved by one and all. There are many variations to the recipe. Today I am posting the basic traditional konkan style recipe wherein milk is added to the besan once its roasted and this gives an over the top taste to the laddoos. The […]

Whole wheat flour dink laddoos / Kanik dinkache ladu / ladoo

With Diwali coming up in 2 days and also the start of winter season, this Diwali it will be nutritious whole wheat laddoos with the added goodness of dink/ edible gum as dink is very nutritious and yes the mild crunch of dink adds falvour to the very simple whole wheat laddoos. Dink / edible gum is great […]

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 required to roast the gram flour well and to get the consistency of sugar syrup right. Actually a hassle free recipe made with just a few ingredients : gram flour […]

Patal Pohyacha Chivda / Kachcha Chivda / Crispy spicy rice flakes

Almost every home has its own version of chivda and is prepared many times throughout the year, although during Diwali it is a must to prepare spicy varieties too to counteract the overdose of sweets. There are two varieties of chivda : one is the deep fried version and the other is a tempered chivda. […]

Sweet Potato Payasam / Sweet Potato Pudding

May this Navratri bring one and all good health and prosperity 🙂.  Sweet potatoes are available in abundance these days and have a lot of health benefits, hence decided to prepare sweet potato payasam as naivedyam today . Sweet potato payasam is a delicious sweet naivedyam recipe made of sweet potato, coconut milk, sago and […]

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 tend to eat the leaves and we discard it. But these very curry leaves have loads  of health benefits which include lowering cholesterol, maintaining blood pressure levels and curry leaves […]

Spicy Tangy Tomato Curry / Tomato Saar (No onion No garlic)

Tomato Saar is a spice flavoured, thin consistency tomato curry that is served hot with rice. This light and flavoured curry tastes great even as is and is soothing too. It can be served as a soup too, as it has the right amount of spicy, sour flavours with a tinge of sweetness added to […]