Chilli Baby Potato

This is a dish similar to chilli paneer or chilli chicken.Baby potatoes being the main ingredient here.Simple and easy to make dish,can be served as starter or with fried rice or noodles.

Ingredients :

15 Baby Potatoes boiled.

1 onion cut into cubes.

6 flakes Garlic,sliced.

3 tbsp Cornflour

1/2 tsp Baking powder

1 Capsicum chopped into pieces.

2 Green chilies slit lengthwise.

1 tbsp Soya sauce.

1 tsp Red chilli Sauce.

3 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste .

Method :

Clean and cook potatoes in pressure cooker till 3 whistles.

Let cool,drain and pat dry.

Cut into 2,sprinkle cornflour,baking powder and salt on potatoes.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry potatoes  till crisp  from  both the sides.Remove on absorbant paper.keep aside.

Cut onion,capsicum in cubes.split open green chillies.

Slice Garlic.

Heat remaining oil in a pan,add garlic till it turns light brown.

Add green chilies, onion and capsicum.stir fry on high flame till cooked.

Add soya sauce and red chilli sauce,mix well.Add half a cup of water.

Add 1 tbsp Cornflour  dissolved in 1/2 cup water.

Mix well.Let it come to boil,lower the flame and add fried potatoes.

Mix well till all the potatoes are covered with the sauce.

Check for salt,add if required.

Remove in serving bowl and garnish with chopped  capsicum.

Happy Cooking !!!



Aathlyanchi Bhaji (Jack fruit Seeds Vegetable)

Jack fruit is a delicacy in Malvan/konkan region.Jack fruit Seeds are stored tand used throughout the year.They are high in complex carbohydrates, fiber,vitamin A and C.

They can be enjoyed  just by boiling or roasting on charcoal.Traditionally they are added to Dals or pulses like kala Vatana.(Black Vatana).

Yesterday I received a surprise  courier from my Mom from Goa containing goodies from her garden.All home grown organic things.

And these Jack fruit Seeds were a part of it.

So they being my favorite….I made this amazing and simple vegetable….using new Malvani masala(home made) also a part of the surprise  courier.

So here goes the authentic recipe.

Ingredients :

1 cup chopped Aathlya(Jack fruit seeds)

1 Big Onion chopped  finely.

3 tbsp Vatan (

1 tbsp Malvani Masala.(

1/4 tsp Haldi powder.

1 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

Method :

Peel and cut Jack fruit seeds into 4 pieces.

Wash it clean soaking in water.

In a pressure pan,heat oil,add onion and cook till transulent.

Add,Haldi and Malvani masala,add vatan,fry for a minute or till oil starts separating.

Add chopped Jack fruit seeds,add salt and mix well.Add half a cup of water.

Close the lid and pressure cook till 3 whistles.

Let it stand till pressure is released completely.

Remove in a serving bowl and serve hot with chapati or bhakri.

Happy Cooking !!!


Paushtik Dhirde (Wheat flour Dosa)

I had read this recipe somewhere, but we reluctant to try it as making dosa or pancake out of wheat flour was something I was not very comfortable  with…but finally I gave it a try and the results  were amazing…to make it more healthy a cup full of oats can also be added to this recipe.


1 cup Wheat Flour

1/4 cup Rice Flour.

1/8 cup Besan

½  tbsp Cumin seeds

1 tsp Pepper corns

5-6 Cashew nuts   (chopped)

1 tsp Coriander seeds.

2 Green chilies  (finely

2  tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)

1/ cup Onion( finely chopped)

Salt as per taste

3 tbsp Oil.


Take wide vessel, add all the ingredients except oil.


Mix well,add enough water to make a batter …consistency should be like dosa batter.

Then heat a non stick tawaor bide,  mix the batter well and take a ladle of batter and pour on the tawa to form a pancake. Drizzle oil all around the pancake,cover and cook on slow heat.

When cooked from one side turn over and cook on other side till crisp.

Remove from the griddle.

Serve hot with chutney of  your choice.

I have  served it here with  mint chutney.

Happy Cooking !!!





Goad Tavsoli (Cucumber Thalipeeth)

Back to blogging  after a very long gap,was busy with many things in life.But that’s unfair to my blog….something that I have started and that too with  so much  passion should not be neglected. …so here I am…..

Today’s recipe is something which was in my mind since long,once few years back I had visited  some of our distant relatives in native place,the granny in that house had made this dish and had served it on banana leaf…Goad thalipeeth made with cucumber  and jagger. …since then I had this taste mingling on my tongue….so finally I tried my hands on it andI am glad to say. …I nailed it…so here goes the yum recipe….

Today I have used dark green version of cucumber(Tavsa),If the same is not available,regular cucumber can also be used.


1 cup Maida/Wheat Flour.

1 cup grated Cucumber.

3/4 cup grated Jaggery.

1/2 tsp Cardamom powder.

1 pinch Salt.

1/2 cup Ghee.


In a thick bottom pan mix together grated cucumber  and grated jaggery,put it on slow heat and cook till jaggery is completely melted an cucumber  is cooked.keep aside to cool.

In a bowl mix together above mixture,maida or wheat flour and water.

Mix well adding little water if required to have consistency like dosa batter.Add salt and Cardamom powder.

Heat ghee in a pan,make pancake with the batter.


Turn around and cook from both the sides,till crisp.

Remove and serve hot.

Happy Cooking !!!


Tondli chi Bhaji (Ivy Gourd) Vegetable.


This is a simple vegetable dish which goes well with phulka. There are various ways of making this vegetable , today I am posting a typical maharashtrian recipe.


2 cup Tondli (Ivy Gourd) washed,and cut into thin roundels.

1  Onion

2  Green Chillies  (cut into peices)

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/4 tsp Asafoetida.

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder.

2 tbsp grated Coconut.

1/4 tsp Sugar.

1 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.


Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seed and .Add onion and green chillies,saute well.

Add tondli, salt and turmeric powder.

Add 2 tbsp water.

Mix well,cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.

Add grated coconut and sugar.Mix well.

Cover and cook for another minute.

Remove in a serving bowl and serve hot with Chappati or roti of your choice.

Happy Cooking !!!


Cream of Broccoli (Soup)


Mild winters have started here in Mumbai ,and what better time than this to make hot pipping soup.So today iI have made very simple creamy silky Broccoli soup.

Broccoli belongs to cabbage family,it has long flowering heads and is a very rich source of vitamin C & resembles cauliflower . Mostly Broccoli is steamed or lightly sauted before adding to dishes.

Ingredients :

1 cup Broccoli florets.

1 small Onion  chopped.

6 pods of Garlic.

1 tsp Olive oil.

1/4 tsp Black pepper powder .

Salt to taste.

1/2 cup fresh cream (Optional )

Method :

Heat oil in a pan .

Add crushed garlic and saute till it turns light brown . Add onions and sauté till they turn translucent.

Add broccoli florets , salt and pepper.saute for a min add half cup of water,cover and cook for 5 mins.


Switch of the gas and let it cool completely .

Pass it through mixie to make a puree.

Strain the pure and heat it till one boil adjust the seasoning.

Add cream and mix well.

Serve immediately .

Happy Cooking  ! ! !



Alshi (Flax Seeds) Chutney


Alshi is very rich in calcium and has many health benefits.Nutritionist recommend 1 tbsp of these seeds daily to meet your nutritional requirements.They are good for cholesterol,are fibrous and are beneficial in controlling diabetes . initially you will have little difficulty in cultivating the taste for it…But after a while you will surely love it.Here goes simple recipe of alshi chutney….which goes well  with any type of Bhakri or chapati.

Ingredients :

1 cup Alshi (Flax seeds)

2 tbsp Til (Sesame seeds)

4 Red Chillies

1/2 tbsp Oil.

10 Curry Leaves.

10 pods of Garlic .

Salt to taste.

Method :

Dry roast alshi and til for a min.keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and roast red chillies for 30 secs.keep aside .


Mix all the ingredients together and grind till coarse powder is formed.

Remove in an air tight container and store in refrigerator.

Serve as required with Bhakri or chapati.

Tips : Roasted peanuts and tamarind/imli can also be added to enhance the taste.This chutney can be added to vegetable like Bhendi and cluster beans,dal or Curds to enhance the flavour.

Happy Cooking ! ! !