Green Tomato Veggie Side – Hirvya Tamatyachi Bhaji

Green tomato veggie side is a perfect side dish with an amazing combination of sweet and tangy flavors. Baby green tomatoes are used for the preparation , to get a fresh tangy taste. This is totally different from the tang we get from Tamarind or Amsul. It’s a must try Maharashtrian recipe , to instantly spice up any regular meal.

Tangy Sweet Corn Chaat

Tangy corn chaat is an Indian salad or snack , perfect for a lazy evening. The spicy ,tangy ,sweet and salty flavors come together so amazingly well in this dish , that every foodie will be left , wanting for more . Sweet corns are so in season. From the roadside Bhutta to the plush corn starters , you will find it everywhere. Even I end up putting it in every and any dish I fancy , be it pizza , pasta , sandwich or salads . And the best part , the kids ( yes , both of them…

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…

Soya Chunks Veggie Pulav

A fragrant rice preparation , loaded with Soya chunks and veggies ! Perfect for weeknight dinners or a quick lunch. Just team it up with some curd , raita and some chutney or mango pickle . It is one healthy , nutritious , filling and tasty bowl of rice. For most of us living a modern Indian lifestyle , weekdays are the most difficult. Its easy to give in to packaged ready-to-eat stuff , just to reduce the stress of weeknight dinners. Recipes like pulav and khichdi are on the top of our weeknight chartbusters , right? Moreover if you…

Kala Chana Masala – Black Chickpeas in spicy tomato gravy.

Kala Chana Masala is a North Indian preparation of black chickpeas with a spicy tomato based gravy. Its relished as a heavy breakfast along with poori , tandoori roti or plain rice in North India. There are a few days when the Nortn Indian within me starts craving those flavours and those aromas. Yesterday was just that kind of a day. So I planned on making spicy and flavorful kala chana masala for lunch. Luckily everyone in the family loves it too and quickly agreed upon the menu plan. And I guess , everyone wanted a break from that regular…

Carrot and Tomato Salad – Koshimbir

Fresh grated carrot and chopped tomato salad with Maharashtrian flavours. A simple tempering, a dash of lemon and a sprinkle of sesame seeds takes the salad to an altogether different level. Salads are nothing new for us Marathi folks. Just that we have a different name for it – koshimbir!

Tangy Paneer Rolls

TANGY PANEER ROLLS Weekend’s here again ! And I am on a hunt to make some interesting snacks . Yes kids will be home for complete two days , and they surely know how to keep their mum busy in the kitchen . Even I love to indulge in some snacks….. with some adrak wali chai , of course! So today thought of recreating the evergreen paneer sandwich into these awesome rolls. And they came out really well , and the plating made it look like it came out of a gourmet restaurant. Just the kind of change that’ll make…

Dal Makhani

DAL MAKHANI Whenever we go out for dinner , there are only 2 options basically in the dal section – dal tadka and dal makhani. And as most of my family likes dal tadka , dal tadka it is…… EVERYTIME . And I , being the most North Indian person in my family , just love dal makhani . So I thought of making the awesome Ma ki Dal ( as its commonly known) at home , for myself! Dal makhani is a North Indian delicacy with its velvety texture and rich creamy taste. Its best enjoyed with tandoori roti…