Poha Chivda / Spiced Flatten Rice

In current times, lot of food comes out of packages. Sadly, most of the packaged food is laden with unhealthy amount of sugar, excessive salts, preservatives and food colours which make our bodies weak from inside as well as outside. Lot of us, young and old are suffering from food allergies which we just didn’t…

Raw Mango Chutney

Summers in India are harsh and down right mean. The only respite from this barbarous season is the arrival of my favourite fruit – MANGO … I .. Love… Mangoes… This too is an understatement. I love mangoes so very much that I don’t think there will ever be a moment in my life when…

Rajma Masala

A bean brought in from Mexico; has become a unoffical state bean for many north indian states in India ! Largely grown and eaten in the northern parts of India , rajma beans aka red kidney bean is an all time favorite in my household. My lil one’s eyes lit up at the sight of…

Choliya Bhaat / Tender Chickpea Pilaf

Chickpeas is one of the most nutrient dense legume you will find. It is available in varied form resulting due to the treatment it goes through at various stages. Some may associate with words like lal chana (red chickpeas), kabuli chole ( big chickpea) , bengal gram which is split chickpea/chana dal etc,etc. India is…

Peas Coriander Pilaf

An easy and flavourful side dish to go with most of the sunday gravies or curries. This recipe is your answer to taking your simple rice preparation to ten folds higher. The rice used in the recipe is long grain basmati pilaf rice which fills the house with nutty aroma when cooking. Fresh or frozen…

Khamni

Khamni is an excellent breakfast recipe for all. It is made out of split chickpeas / chana dal. This legume can easily be called a super food as it is high on fibre, zinc, folate, protein and many important minerals. It is low on glycemic index which makes it ideal for diabetics and it is…

Vedmi / Puran Poli

Vedmi is an indian flatbread stuffed with sweet lentil filling. It is made majorly in western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Natives from Maharashtra call this Puran Poli and use jaggery and split chickpeas in their preparation where as in Gujarat it is called Vedmi and its made using sugar and split yellow pigeon pea…

Banana Yoghurt Raita/ Dip

I know it sounds unusual !! I know !!!!  but hear me out !!! its  yum … like lick the bowl when it’s over yum !! This recipe comes straight out of my mommy’s kitchen. She would make this only during summers for two reasons. Firstly, bananas would ripe quickly and no one in the…

Thalipeeth Bhajne

Maharastrian Thalipeeth Bhajne Atta is readily available in supermarkets which is easy to use but not necessarily fresh. Why buy when it can be easily made at home ? Lightly dry roast all the listed ingredients one by one on lowest flame until they turn light brown and cool them down completely. Keep stiring constantly…