Mixed sprouts salad recipe

My daughter has suddenly developed a lot of interest in environmental science, specially because of the experiments her teacher makes them do ! Just last week they learnt about germination . And guess what was the assignment given to her ? Take a few seeds , keep them in moist cotton in a paper cup, water them regularly, keep them in a warm place and see what happens. She followed the instructions given to her , came running to me and said, “ I got the answer to the assignment! , its…..SPROUTS ! Sprouts was a much easier concept for…

Fresh Fenugreek / methi salad recipe

Whenever I go for veggie shopping, I am amazed at the variety of greens that we get in India. And we surely know how to utilise the greens for innumerable preparations. We can use it in dals , mix veggies , chutneys and even salads! One such awesome salad is made with methi / fresh fenugreek leaves. It is one of the authentic maharashtrian sides , aka koshimbir. I tasted this salad for the first time at my in-laws place. And as my readers already know, I was a really picky eater then. And greens were the most dreadful veggies…

Paneer and veggie salad

These days we are all looking for fusion recipes! Be it Chinese , Mexican or American , we will not love a food preparation until we Indianise it! We need an Indian desi flavor in everything …..if nothing else we’ll add a little salt n pepper! Today’s salad recipe is inspired by the same fusion thought! A cottage cheese / paneer salad with veggies. The paneer gives the salad an Indian twist, And the freshness of veggies adds to the awesome taste! This preparation can be enjoyed as a filling evening snack or a healthy breakfast ! Again you can…

Cucumber dip with yogurt

The concept of salads ain’t new for Maharashtrian households. As long as I remember, we have always had a salad aka “koshimbir” in our plates with every meal! The koshimbir complements and completes the meal giving it a fresh flavor. Our ancestors must have had a lot of knowledge about nutrition , and so they developed the tradition of having food with salads. I still remember my parents insisting on having salads in every meal. I must confess, I was a really picky eater then. Apart from cucumber salad, anything else didn’t go down my throat at all. It was…

Peanut Chutney fasting special !

Peanut chutney fasting special! In Maharashtrian families ( or hindu families) , there are a lot of occasions when people have to fast. During these days only “satvik” or fasting food can be consumed. The food includes fruits, milk, sabudana , sweet potato, potates , bhagar etc. The Peanut Chutney is a condiment that you are allowed to consume while fasting. Sabudana vada tastes amazing with this chutney! So here is the recipe for peanut chutney fasting special! Happy fasting! Peanut Chutney Recipe

Saunth / Tamarind Chutney

SAUNTH / TAMARIND CHUTNEY It’s a fact known to all street food lovers , that no chaat is ever complete without a spicy green chutney and sweet n sour Saunth / Tamarind chutney. So before going further, on snacks and street food , I thought of giving you the recipe for these chutneys first. Here I am sharing with you the recipe for saunth / tamarind chutney. You can prepare the chutney and refrigerate it in an air tight glass container, and use it whenever required. SAUNTH /TAMARIND CHUTNEY TIP