Dodkyatle Phala – Whole Wheat Pasta with Ridge Gourd

Dodkyatle Phala is a traditional Marathi recipe that combines ridge gourd fry and whole wheat pasta ( called Phala in Marathi). The pasta is slowly steamed with the juices secreted from the ridge gourd as it gets cooked . A healthy and filling one-pot meal , that can be enjoyed as breakfast , lunch and even dinner. I was introduced to the recipe , by my MIL. She had bought some nice fresh Ridge gourds ( called dodka in Marathi) and was preparing to make Dodkyatle Phala. I being a really fussy eater, was already fearing having to eat it….

Paneer stuffed Moong Dal Cheela

A Moong dal cheela is a crisp Green Gram crepe , stuffed with spiced Paneer/ cottage-cheese. It is an awesome breakfast option. A healthy and protein-rich preparation that doesn’t compromise at all on taste! The pleasant monsoon morning, instantly lifts our spirits up, doesn’t it? Early mornings ,the cool breeze and a slight drizzle are my favourite. And such a beautiful weather demands an awesome breakfast (with ginger tea , of course)! So todays breakfast was ,these hot and spicy paneer stuffed moong dal cheelas. My kids are not much into cheelas . Its the same for everything healthy, I…

Kairi Kanda – Raw Mango and Onion salad

Kairi kanda ,as it is called in Marathi , is a salad made with raw mango and onions. It’s a favorite condiment for any meal during the mango season. It’s a kind of side dish, that can instantly spice-up a regular meal. Is there anyone out there like me who loves raw mango? I just love the tangy flavor that you get the moment you take the first bite. The natural raw mango flavor is something that I can’t put down in words. Its just awesome. And that’s the reason we use it in a lot of recipes. I still…