Homemade Spiced Paneer

A healthy snack that is high on flavor and nutrition ! Homemade spiced paneer is an easy preparation, that’s just perfect for this rainy season. Give it a shot! And for all my calorie conscious readers , this recipe has no oil. Enjoy ! We all know how it feels when enter the kitchen , keep the milk to boil and it gets spoiled. This generally happens during summers. And then we are left with only two options – either discard the entire thing , or make something out of the curdled milk. I am the kind of person who…

Malai Paneer Starters

Velvety soft cottage cheese cubes smeared with an aromatic and creamy sauce! Sounds awesome ,right? Trust me it is ! Malai paneer makes for a delicious starter or an equally amazing vegetarian side. Paneer is generally at the top of the list of favourite foods for any vegetarian ( or non-vegetarians) in India. At my house too, Paneer is the hot favorite. Recently I started making Paneer at home. I just Loved the soft velvety texture and fresh taste of paneer , that one can make at home easily. As opposed to the rubbery chewy Paneer that we get in…

Moong Mooli Koshimbir – Yellow Lentil and Radish Salad

Moong mooli koshimbir is another simple salad for the Maharashtrian kitchen . Filled with the goodness of petite yellow lentils and the intrinsic flavor of radishes , it’s a must try for all healthy eaters. The concept of salads is in the limelight these days . You can see all kinds of salads around , with all possible permutations and combinations of veggies and dressings. Salads is one thing you can get in every cuisine. And it has to be , after all it’s such an important part of the meal ( or a meal itself 😉 ). Even the…

Veggie Stuffed Buns

Plain buns stuffed with a mix of veggies in a cheesy sauce! An awesome breakfast or an evening snack for kids! Just bake these stuffed buns for a few minutes , and a hot crisp treat is ready to enjoy for one and for all. If you have kids around in the house , you know exactly what I mean when I say , you need to be inventing all the time. They seem to be eternally hungry , for something NICE ! And in last couple of days , I have been running out of ideas for sandwiches and…

Sabudana Usal – Sago Khichdi

Sabudana or sago is widely used in Indian kitchens .This particular preparation is a savory delicacy from Maharashtra. Specially made when people fast on auspicious days. Its easy to make and awesome to taste, and a great breakfast option or a tea-time snack. I have always lived in a joint family. The kitchen being the domain of my grandmother , my Mom and my Aunts. With so many ladies under one roof , from a Brahmin family, it’s hard to recollect a day when no one was fasting . Apart from the weekday fasts there were special days like ekadashi…

Jawas Chutney – Flax seed Chutney

A dry powder chutney made with the combination of Flax seed ( Jawas in Marathi ) and sesame seeds, spiced with fiery red chili and garlic. A traditional Indian recipe that is a must try as it helps you get the goodness of flax seed in every meal! Flax seed , sesame seeds and groundnuts have been an important part of the Maharashtrian diet since ages. Dry powder chutneys are easy to make and store , so there is always some stock in the kitchen . You just have to take some of the chutney, drench it in oil or…

Aloo Toast Starters – Non Fried !

A crispy bread toast , topped with masala mashed potatoes , sev and chutneys! It just can’t get yummier than this , can it ? Aloo toast is a famous street food across India. It’s a must try recipe for you , because it can be a lip-smacking starter for your next party or an awesome tea-time snack! This recipe is inspired by the famous street food – Aloo Toast. My introduction to aloo toast , happened on the streets of Hyderabad. And there was absolutely nothing in it , that you wouldn’t love. I always remember to switch off…

Jaggery Dalia Dessert

An awesome Indian dessert , made with Dalia / Broken Wheat and jaggery! Just 3 ingredients and you have an awesome Indian Sweet , great to go with any meal or even a stand alone dish!

Dadpe Pohe – Coconut Infused Rice Flakes Snack

Dadpe Pohe is a traditional Maharashtrian dish made with flattened rice flakes. This cold snack has the very basic flavors of lemon , curry leaves and green chili , with the prominent flavor being that of fresh coconut ! An ideal , healthy and no-fuss evening snack , that is ready within minutes. As far as Pohe is concerned , it’s a very normal ingredient in any Marathi kitchen. The most widely known preparation being Masala Poha. Dadpe pohe is one of the lesser known preparations. I think only known to maybe our grandparents generation. This dish had gone down…