Carrot & Potato Soup

  I am a big fan of soups,I can make soup out of anything and survive on it. This is the first soup of this monsoon,many more will follow… Ingredients: 1 cup cleaned,peeled & roughly chopped Carrots. 1/2 cup cleaned,peeled & roughly chopped potatoes. . 1/2 cup cleaned & roughly chopped Carrots. 1 tbsp Olive oil/ghee/Butter. 1/2Continue reading “Carrot & Potato Soup”

Peas (Matar) & Baby Potatoes Rice.

  Ingredients: 1 cup Basmati rice 1/2 cup Green peas. 10 Baby potatoes(deskinned) 1 large onion sliced. 1 tsp Jeera. 2 Tamal Patra(Bay leaves) 1 tbsp Malvani masala. 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder. 4 tbsp Vatan(See Glossary) 1 tsp Ghee. 2 cups Boiling water. Salt to taste. Oil for frying potatoes. Method: Wash and soak riceContinue reading “Peas (Matar) & Baby Potatoes Rice.”

Multi grain Onion & Cheese Paratha

Ingredients: 1 cup Multi grain Aata. 1/2 cup finely chopped Onion 1/2 cup grated Cheese. 1/2 tsp pepper powder. 1 tbsp oil. Salt to taste. Water to knead the dough. Ghee for smearing. Method: Heat oil in a pan,add chopped  onions and saute till they turn light brown. Add black pepper powder and salt.Mix wellContinue reading “Multi grain Onion & Cheese Paratha”

Green peas & Corn Chatpata.

This is yummy to make easy dish,I tasted this first at my Sis in law,Ms Sudha Parab’s home.She makes it with fried peas,i did my version with boiled peas and corns….. Ingredients: 1 cup grean peas.(Boiled) 1/2 cup sweet Corn(Boiled/Steamed). Salt and pepper powder to taste. 1 tbsp Olive oil/butter. 1/4 tsp Chat masala. 1Continue reading “Green peas & Corn Chatpata.”

Kandya chya Paticha Pithla.

Pithla,is a well known dish from Maharashtra.For many a comfort food when paired with rice or bhakri. Main ingredient of pithla like kadhi is besan,but the consistency is thicker than kadhi. There are many variations of pithla made based on the ingredients available in a particular season like plain pithla,methi pithla,palak pithla,shengancha pithla,kandyachya paticha pithla….andContinue reading “Kandya chya Paticha Pithla.”

Cabbage & Corriander Paratha

Ingredients: 1/2 cup grated Cabbage. 2 tsp Oil. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds. 2 tsp Seasme seeds. 1/4 tsp Asafoetida. 1/4 tsp Chilli powder. 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder. 1/2 tsp Kitchen king masala. 1/2 cup chopped Corriander leaves. 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup. Salt to taste. 1 cup Multi grain Aata. 1/2 tsp salt. Ghee. Dry Aata.Continue reading “Cabbage & Corriander Paratha”

Malvani Prawns Curry

  Malvan being a coastal area, coconut and fish along with rice forms our staple food,this fish curry made in coconut milk when combined with rice is a combination to die for.It goes well with rice,chapati,bhakri,ghavana almost everything……and tastes best if had a day after cooking.Most of the fishes like pomfret and surmai are cookedContinue reading “Malvani Prawns Curry”

Bhendichi Aamti with Kairi(Raw Mango)

This dish is also known as veg Fish.During month of shravan when some people dont eat non veg and crave for fish curry…this dish comes to rescue.Goes very well with steam rice. Ingredients: 250 gm Bhendi(lady finger/Okra). 4 pieces of Kairi(Raw Mango) 1 small Onion chopped. 1/4 cup grated Coconut. 1 cup Coconut milk. 6Continue reading “Bhendichi Aamti with Kairi(Raw Mango)”

Cucumber & Lettuce Salad

This Salad is nice to have on a warm summer day.Tastes yummy if served chilled. Ingredients: 1 Cup Cubed Cucumber 1 Cup Chopped Lettuce 2 tbsp Sweet Corns (boiled/steamed)(Optional) 2 tbsp chopped Capsicum. Dressing: 1 tbsp Salad oil. 1 tbsp honey. 1 tbsp Orange juice 1/2 tsp White paper powder. Salt to taste. Method: InContinue reading “Cucumber & Lettuce Salad”

Saboot Masoor Khichdi

This is a one dish meal.You have masoor,rice and veggies in it.During my college days,when I used to travel to Bellapur,my mom used to pack this for me for lunch.so I have my childhood memories attached with it. Curd,pickle and papad goes very well with this dish. Ingredients: 1 cup Masoor 1 cup Rice 1/2Continue reading “Saboot Masoor Khichdi”