Lemon pickle is a very simple pickle yet it adds an instant zing to any meal. Pair it with parathas, rotis, dal rice or curd rice, and instantly even a boring meal suddenly becomes very interesting. The key to making any pickle and preserving it for a good length of time unrefrigerated is clean utensils.
I love the summer. It brings with it beautiful flowers, warmer weather, less rain and mangoes. Lots and lots of mangoes. Mango in any recipe is like summer in a bowl. Add some mango to your regular sheera or sooji ka halwa and it becomes divine. Mango sheera can be refrigerated for upto 4 days.
This Watermelon Cake Recipe is deliciously divine. Watermelon is one of my favorites. This no egg, no flour and no sugar based cake is very unique. The recipe uses jaggery instead of sugar and semolina or rava instead of flour. Most international markets sell jaggery powder. Nuts are optional but they do add a nice
Summer is the season of mango and everything mango. I make mango shrikhand very often in summers. Yogurt is a coolant and in combination with mango, it makes summers very welcome. Shrikhand is a traditional Indian dessert made with hung yogurt. Homemade yogurt is hung in a cheesecloth overnight to get a thick, creamy yogurt.
Made of peas, this vatana usal recipe is packed with protein and essential fats. It goes great with some Indian laadi pav or rotis. It’s a vegetarian staple in many Goan households. When fresh vegetables are not available, or I’ve forgotten to go grocery shopping, this is my go-to recipe. Just soak some dry white
Jackfruit cake takes me back to my childhood. We spent every summer vacation at my aaji’s house in Goa. Summer also meant ripe Mancurad mangoes, jackfruit, wild berries, and traditional homemade fruit roll-ups, pickles, and papad. One such traditional recipe my grandma use to make is phansacha dhondas, or a sweet jackfruit cake. She used
Explore this Sheera Recipe and I bet it will melt in your mouth. Sheera, also known as Sooji ka halva, is officially the most popular breakfast recipe in our household. I make it about once a week, sometimes even twice. It is loaded with ghee. Add fruits and nuts to make it more delicious. The
Chole Masala or chickpea gravy is a protein-packed recipe that is also rich in minerals. This recipe works great for kids’ lunchboxes and also makes a great entree for lunch or dinner. It pairs well with rice, naan, roti or bread. Another thing that chole masala tastes good with is chaat. Simply crush a samosa,
Goan chicken curry or chicken xacuti goes great with rice, rotis, freshly baked bread, wadas or good old laadi pav. Again, this is a simple recipe if you have the Goan curry masala ready to go in your freezer. Check out the recipe for the curry masala base here. I remember growing up, my mother
Bharli vangi recipe literally translates to stuffed eggplant recipe. It is a traditional Maharashtrian dish cooked on special occasions. It pairs well with steamed rice, masale bhat or rotis. Most likely, you will see them during traditional weddings, celebrations and religious ceremonies. This is because it is one of the most popular veg dry main