January 1, 2017

Kothimbir vadi recipe, Maharashtrian coriander vadi

Kothimbir vadi recipe - Kothimbir vadi is a popular traditional snack of Maharashtra. There are two, three versions of making the kothimbir vadi. This method is the most favorite wherein split bengal grams and split green grams are soaked and ground to a coarse paste, adding other ingredients along with chopped coriander leaves and then steamed and deep fried. The whole process appears tedious. However, in reality it is easy and simple. You can serve this vadi for breakfast or as an evening snack. It tastes  great even without any dipping sauce.

maharashtrian-kothimbir-vadi-image, coriander vadi

December 17, 2016

Broccoli stuffed paratha recipe, broccoli paratha

Broccoli stuffed paratha recipe - This is an easy to prepare paratha which can be served with subzis, chutneys, pickle and raita. Even you can eat this paratha with a dollop of ghee or butter. There are many ways to make parathas such as stuffing method, mix and roll method (thepla), and double roti method. Stuffing method which I have followed in this recipe is the most popular way of making parathas. I have already posted several paratha recipes adopting various methods. Do try these recipes and enjoy. The broccoli filling is very easy to prepare with broccoli and other basic ingredients which are easily available in the kitchen. Broccoli takes only a few minutes to cook. So, it can be prepared in the morning rush to serve as a breakfast and to pack in the lunch box. This is a filling dish which can also be served during lunch and dinner.

Broccoli stuffed paratha in a serving plate

December 14, 2016

Walnut banana muffins recipe

Walnut banana muffin is a delicious, easy to make variety of muffin. It is full of flavours and is prepared without using eggs. These muffins are liked by both adult and kids. This can be served as a tea time snack and even packed in the snack box for school going kids. You can make it rich by adding dry fruits like cashew nuts and almonds. Walnuts become soft and tastes great when it is soaked. Also check out some other eggless cake recipes which I have posted earlier. Do try this delicious muffins. Here is how to make walnut banana muffins recipe with step by step pictures.

Walnut banana muffins in a serving plate

September 23, 2016

Beetroot soup recipe

Beetroot soup recipe - Warm and comforting beetroot soup which can be prepared within half an hour. Today I am going to share with you all a very easy to prepare beetroot soup recipe for rainy and winter days. I make variety of soups often during these seasons. Beetroot also called as beet is an easily available vegetable throughout the year. Beetroots are used to make juice, salad, stir fry, parathapulav, raita and so on. This is a healthy soup with lots of medicinal benefits. Beetroot has high amount of carbohydrates and sugar contents. Therefore after consuming this soup one may remain energetic for a long time. The medicinal benefits of beetroots are many. Raw beetroot helps to lower blood pressure and it boosts stamina. Beetroot has lots of soluble fiber and also contains nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B, potassium and manganese.  

beetroot soup in a serving bowl

August 23, 2016

Spinach green peas plantain cutlet recipe, Palak matar kachche kele ki tikki

Spinach green peas and plantain cutlet recipe - A healthy and delicious Indian vegetarian snack made with spinach, raw banana and green peas. This  is one of the simplest cutlets which I have prepared several times. This cutlet is usually prepared by using potatoes along with spinach, but keeping health in mind, I have avoided potatoes as it is high in carbohydrates and calories. To make it more healthy these cutlets have been shallow fried using minimal oil. Raw banana based cutlet is a healthy, tasty and guilt free snack. It can be served as an appetizer or evening snack with a chutney of your choice. It goes really well with mint coriander chutney and even tomato ketchup. If you are looking for some easy shallow fried snacks then do check out kothimbir vadi, hara bhara kabab and aloo moong dal nuggets.

cutlet in a serving plate

July 19, 2016

Bhajaniche thalipeeth recipe, multi grain flour thalipeeth

Bhajaniche thalipeeth recipe - This thalipeeth is very special because I have used bajri or pearl millet instead of rice to make the thalipeeth flour. Bajri is low in glycemic index when compared to rice. Thalipeeth is a healthy dish prepared with bhajani, onion, cilantro and chilli mixture. This is a traditional pancake of Maharashtra prepared in every home with their own version. A very tasty, filling, energetic and nutritious dish with all goodness of pearl millet, green gram, chiickpeas and black gram.  This can be served in the morning as a breakfast and in the evening as a tea time snack for any age group. If you have bhajani in your hand, you can prepare this dish very quickly whenever you want to have and serve.

Bhajaniche thalipeeth in a plate