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Chickpeas Salad recipe

I just discovered an interesting chick pea salad recipe. Actually it’s not a discovery but remodeling of sorts. I had soaked some chickpeas to make Punjabi style Channa masala, as some friends were coming over for dinner. The plan got cancelled and I had to reduce the quantity of Channa masala. I was left with some soaked chickpeas, sitting right there in my fridge. I was thinking about how I could utilize them. and It struck me like lightning! My Aaji / granny used to make a lip-smacking side-dish with chickpeas! She never used to like garlic and tomatoes, so…

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…

Banana Strawberry Muffins

The other day , a friend of mine was enquiring about my microwave oven . She needed the model number , capacity and other details as part of her market survey before buying one. I never remember all these details about any of the gadgets I own, I am more interested in using them to get what I want. So I started looking for the user’s manual to get all the details , and found a small recipe book that was nicely tucked inside it. I had never taken a look at it before, so just out of curiosity started…

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…

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…

Chocolate Brownie Cake Recipe

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The kitchen’s closed – its SUNDAY! It all starts from Friday , or should I say, Monday itself. The wait for the glorious weekends. And “Sunday” is the King of all days. The one day we can actually enjoy – sleep as much as we like, have a late breakfast, or make it a two-in-one brunch, take naps in the afternoon , and then go out for dinner! Sounds perfect right? But with a house to clean , maids to manage , entire weeks tasks scheduled for Sunday , 2 kids (at home) trying to…

Sabudana Vada with peanut chutney

Sabudana Vada Recipe I was never a “ fasting “ kind of a person, even though my Mom and other elders, in the family, used to regularly fast throughout the year . Somehow that idea of consuming fruits,milk,potatoes and sabudana ONLY , the entire day, didn’t work for me. I felt hungrier on the fasting days than normal. Its psychological ( I know ), …. When you aren’t allowed to do something, you end up doing just that. I used to love having the delicious “fasting food”though, but used to have my normal meals too. Till date it’s the same…

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