January 31, 2015

Aloo matar gobi sabzi recipe - potato green peas cabbage bhaaji - how to make batata matar gobi sabzi - veg side dish recipes

Aloo matar gobi sabzi recipe - A very healthy combination of these three vegetables make a wonderful side dish. This side dish can be prepared within 15 minutes. Besides being healthy it is tasty also. Try out this easy side dish to treat your family.

sabzi in a serving plate

January 28, 2015

Thalipeeth using bhajani recipe - maharashtrian thalipeeth recipe - how to make thalipeeth

Thalipeeth using bhajani - My previous post was bhajani for thalipeeth. I have prepared this thalipeeth using that flour. This is one of our  favorite breakfast dish. Sometimes, I make thalipeeth and serve with some chutney and yogurt and my breakfast task gets over. Thalipeeth is prepared with different versions in Maharashtrian house hold. Sometimes, I add sweet corns to the batter as it gives different texture and taste. This thalipeeth is delicious, filling and healthy as it contains rice and three varieties of whole grams. I have added onions, fresh coriander, grated coconut, green chillies, ginger and jaggery to give a slightly spicy and sweet taste. For a variation you can also prepare thalipeeth by adding vegetables like gren peas and carrots.

Thalipeeth in a serving plate

January 27, 2015

Bhajani for thalipeeth recipe - flour for thalipeeth recipe - how to make bhajani for thalipeeth

Bhajani for thalipeeth recipe - Bhajani is nothing but a flour made with roasted rice, green grams, black grams and bengal grams with other essential ingredients such as coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Bhajani is a Marathi word.  I have posted bhajani for chakli earlier. But, this bhajani is slightly different than the bhajani for chakli, as the flour for chakli is ground to fine powder whereas the flour for thalipeeth is coarse. I always store this flour in my pantry. It is very handy and you can prepare thalipeeth quickly either for breakfast or evening tea time snack. You can also make vada / vade from this flour and I'll post this recipe in due course.  My next post will be thalipeeth  with this bhajani.

bhajani in a plate

January 23, 2015

Strawberry Jam and cheese jam sandwich recipe - how to make strawberry jam - cheese jam sandwich recipe

Strawberry Jam and sandwich recipe - Most kids like jam and cheese with their bread sandwiches and rolls.  Here is the easiest and quickest strawberry jam recipe for you all. Earlier, I had posted apple pineapple jam recipe. Thus, this is my second jam recipe. You can prepare this jam with only two ingredients. Friends, try out this delectable strawberry jam and treat your kids with cheese, strawberry jam  sandwiches and enjoy.

jam and sandwich pictures

January 21, 2015

Aloo methi stuffed paratha recipe - how to make potato methi stuffed paratha

Aloo methi stuffed paratha recipe - One of my common practice is to make stuffed parathas or mix and roll theplas at least 2 to 3 times a week, so that kids have vegetables with roti simultaneously. I have already posted few parathas and theplas recipes earlier. But aloo methi paratha is my all time favorite. It has mild fenugreek leaves flavor and soft texture on account of finely mashed potatoes. One can eat ghee applied hot parathas along with some yogurt and pickle. You don't need any side dish to go with it.  Some chutney powder mix with yogurt also works wonder with this paratha. This is awesomely delicious and filling, something different than  regular chapati and subzi. You can also pack it in a lunch box. 

aloo methi paratha in a serving plate

January 14, 2015

Eggless anjeer chocolate cake recipe -eggless dried figs cake recipe - how to make eggless anjeer chocolate cake

Eggless anjeer chocolate cake recipe - Do you have dried figs or anjeer in stock?  Here is a very simple yet delicious anjeer chocolate cake recipe for you. This is  my all time favorite cake as I like both fresh and dried anjeers a lot.  I have used few anjeers in cake and cashew nuts to garnish and baked a small cake. The cake was soft, light, delicious and it has melt in mouth texture. 

cake pieces in a serving plate

January 9, 2015

Farasbi batata bhaji recipe - french beans sabzi recipe - how to make french beans potato bhaji

French beans potato bhaji recipe - A simple bhaji with french beans and potato is  a side dish which perfectly goes well  with rice and curry, rotis and chapatis. Needless to say that it is healthy and full of nutrition.  I use beans frequently in dals, curries, sabzis and stir fries. This is an easiest and simplest bhaji with lesser ingredients that you can make quickly without much of an effort.

bhaji in a plate

January 7, 2015

Phool gobi matar aloo ki sabzi recipe - how to make cauliflower green peas potato bhaji

Matar, aloo, gobi sabzi recipe - If  I am not preplan for next day morning breakfast, I don't  think too much. I just make some quick sabzi and chapatis. That saves my energy and time. Cauliflower is one such vegetable that cooks very fast and you don't need  to wait hours together. Fresh and clean cauliflower is our favorite vegetable too.  Cauliflower is a vegetable that is available throughout the year and you can prepare so many dishes with it.  This sabzi is definitely a healthier version and it was tasty too. It goes really well with chaptis, rotis, and rice with curry. I have added potatoes and green peas to this sabzi which has turned out to be a  delicious combination. 

Sabzi in a pan

January 6, 2015

Karwari spicy baby potato curry recipe - how to make baby potato curry - potato recipe

Baby potato curry recipe - Deliciously prepared spicy baby potato curry is a perfect accompaniment for pulao, ghee rice, steamed rice, rice rotis, chapatis, parathas and pooris. Since the masala is ground using fried spices, the flavor and taste of the curry is  like South Indian Karwar style coconut based gravy.  I also make dum aloo with baby potatoes that I will post in future. You don't need any side dish if you prepare this spicy curry.  You can also increase or decrease the quantity of spices as per your taste.

January 5, 2015

Gajar moong dal stir fry recipe - mugachi dal gajar bhaji - how to make carrot split green gram stir fry

Gajar moong dal stir fry recipe - A healthy and delicious side dish for a quick meal. Soft cooked split green grams with slightly crunchy carrot which is garnished with fresh coconut and  coriander leaves, is a nice accompaniment for rotis and rice with curry. Very simple, healthy and easy stir fry that can be prepared within few minutes. It tastes like usali as it contains ample amount of husked split green grams.

January 1, 2015

Khava dry fruits barfi recipe - dry fruits barfi recipe - how to make mawa or khoya barfi


Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year

Khoya barfi recipe - Khava dry fruits barfi is a very delicious sweet. The combination of khava and dry fruits form a very unique taste.  I like the raisins in the barfi. It gives a wonderful taste. I have also added saffron. It adds an extra flavor to the barfi.  I have used store bought khava. I have already posted two versions of barfis. Almond barfi and another one is sesame seeds barfi. We all love the khava barfi and these are addictive. The whole process of making this barfi is truly simple.