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…

Poha Bullets – tea time snack

Poha Bullets is a savory tea-time snack , made with flattened rice flakes and Indian spices. This crispy snack should be served piping hot with any dip or ketchup of your choice! It’s a great snack that can go well as a starter or appetizer too. Poha is a truly versatile ingredient to work with. But growing up, I only knew two dishes that could be made with it , and that’s Masala Poha (a general breakfast for us Marathi folks) and Chiwda. Recently at a get-together at one of my friend’s place, I tasted a cutlet that didn’t have…

Spicy Mint Chutney

Oh what would we do without our Chutneys ! Chutneys are an essential condiment for any Indian meal for me . It’s even a must have with not-so-Indian preparations . I like to have it with sandwiches , rolls , kababs , chips….. and yes pretty much everything. The green spicy mint chutney is one of my all-time-favorite! It can add a spicy punch to even the most boring meals . I always make plenty of it in advance , as it goes for a couple of days if refrigerated. Today I am sharing with you the recipe for Mint…

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…

Simple Salad Recipes- Garden in my Bowl

Garden in my bowl The festive season is about to begin! It is a time for get-togethers , meeting friends and family! The time for shopping and time to indulge in authentic traditional food!. Yes we do know how to enjoy the festivities! But even during all this, our brain is constantly processing the calories we are taking in, and calculating the amount of exercise we’ll need to do, in order to burn it all up! We keep counting ,a zillion times, what all and how much we’ve eaten. And we convict ourselves – guilty as charged! These days we…

How to make Pani Puri at Home

This is as good as it gets! These gol gappas taste awesome! The “ paani” makes it a lip-smacking treat! And above all its really simple to make. I had tasted home-made gol gappas at my sisters place a few months back. Took the recipe and tried it yesterday myself!. It turned out amazing! Also having gol gappas at home means there’s no upper limit to the number you can have! Gol gappas remind me of my senior school – college days . Those days, going out with friends never meant pizza or burger joints . Even treats didn’t have…