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Chole Masala

Chole Masala

Chole Masala or chickpea gravy is a protein-packed recipe that is also rich in minerals. It works great for kids’ lunchboxes and also makes a great entree for lunch or dinner. It pairs well with rice, naan, roti or bread. The secret ingredient to getting […]

Veg Manchurian

Veg Manchurian

Veg Manchurian is a very popular Indochinese recipe. “What is Indochinese cuisine?”, you may ask. I am glad that you did. I am here to tell you that :). Indochinese food is said to have been invented by people of Chinese origin living in eastern […]

Goan Chicken Curry

Goan Chicken Curry

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 […]

Bharli Vangi

Bharli Vangi

Bharli vangi literally translates to stuffed eggplant and is a traditional Maharashtrian dish cooked on special occasions. It pairs well with steamed rice, masale bhat or rotis. You’ll most likely see them during traditional weddings, celebrations and religious ceremonies. Bharli vangi are simple to make, […]

Goan Crab Curry

Goan Crab Curry

If you love crabs and also love Goan cuisine, you have to try this delicious Goan crab curry recipe also known as crab xacuti. It uses the Goan curry masala I shared in an earlier post. If you have that curry paste ready ahead of […]

Puranpoli

Puranpoli

Puranpoli is my favorite dessert, hands down! My mom always makes puranpoli when she visits us or when we visit Mumbai. So this time, when she visited us, I recorded the recipe. Her recipe is the best. Puranpoli is best eaten with a lot of […]

Breadfruit fries

Breadfruit fries

Breadfruit or nirponos is typical of the coastal regions of India and other southeast Asian countries. Breadfuit fries or nirponos kaapa are very popular vegetarian appetizers in those regions. To keep it gluten-free, use only rice flour to coat before frying. Try this baked chicken […]

Baked chicken wings

Baked chicken wings

These are easy hot baked chicken wings for your next game night. Prepping is super easy and takes only 10 minutes. The prepped wings do need to be refrigerated for at least an hour to get the right amount of crispiness in the wings without […]

Irani mawa cake

Irani mawa cake

This warm soft mawa cake with cardamom and nutmeg reminds me of Parsi bakeries in Mumbai. Merwan’s bakery has the best mawa cakes and this recipe is as close as I could get to those. The cake has a dense texture from mawa or milk […]

English Christmas pudding

English Christmas pudding

Traditionally, this British Christmas pudding is prepared about a month before Christmas and fed with alcohol to keep it from spoilage. I prefer to steam the pudding a day before Christmas but some prefer to bake it in a water-bath. If you wish to make […]