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18 April, 2013

Majige/ Tak / Chaach/Buttermilk

Posted in : Blogging Marathon, Curds-Yogurt, Drinks, Summer on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Summer is bad this time. My girls are complaining about the heat and Apeksha the elder one is getting ulcers in her mouth Thanks to the erratic schedule. The one thing that she is willing to drink is “Majige” or “Tak”, “Chaach” also known as buttermilk anytime of the day. So I am making a
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17 April, 2013

Mogri nu Shaak

Comments : 21 Posted in : Accompaniments, Blogging Marathon, Gujarati Cusine, Mogri, Potato/Batati/Batata/Batat, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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On the last day of our trip to Ahmadabad we went vegetable shopping and I stepped into wonderland!! The vegetables we brought were amazingly fresh some of them we had heard of and some unheard. Jalapenos, green garlic, green toor, carrots are some you know right. Have you heard of Mogri? Well listen to this then I purchased what
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16 April, 2013

Palak Paneer,Peas Palak or Corn Palak

Posted in : Accompaniments, Amchoor/Dry Mango Powder, Blogging Marathon, Cashew Nuts, Chili Powder, Chillies, Cinnamon, Coriander, Corn, Garlic, Ghee, Ginger, Green chilli, Hing/Asafoetida, Jeera/Cumin Seeds, Kanda/Ullagaddi/Onion, Kasuri Methi, Mint, Tomatoes, Turmeric/Haldi, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Come winter and the fields around us in Panaji, yes there are fields in Panaji, start getting a lot of activity. After the water collected during rains is drained the growth is cleared there are beautiful vegetables planted and delicious fresh brinjals, corn, tamdi bhaji, dhavi bhaji, turnips, different gourds and of course palak/spinach grown and sold.
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15 April, 2013

Chocolate Cheese Cake for Baking Partners

Posted in : Baking Partners, Biscuits, Butter, Cakes, Cheesecake, Chilled Dessert, Cook Book Series, Cream, Dark Chocolate, Dessert, Egg less, For Chocoholics, Fruit, Lemon, Milk, Milk & Milk Products, Paneer, Tarla Dalal, Whipped Cream on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Every month on the 15th the baking partners post a bake.  The brainchild of Swati Iyer  and an excellent baker she chooses some fantastic bakes. Since joining this group I have tried out  Shaped Bread Rolls, Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcake , Ultimate Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies, The best Chocolate cake that I have ever tasted Reine de Saba avec Glaçage
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14 April, 2013

Ammade Che Karam a Goan Delicacy

Comments : 19 Posted in : Accompaniments, Ammado, Coconut, Goan, Hing/Asafoetida, jaggery, Mustard/Rai/ Sashvi/Mohri, Red Chillies, Turmeric/Haldi on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Ammade che KaramHow can I say I live in Goa and forget about Ammado or Ammade? How can I say ammado and forget about “Ammade che karam”! The delicious sweet and sour delicacy? I had mentioned the sour fruit called Ammado and also written about.  You can read more about it here and here. Karam or
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13 April, 2013

Shingade chya Pith cha Shira Recipe~FastingSpecial

Posted in : Blogging Marathon, Fasting Foods, Ghee, Milk, Shingade Water Chestnuts, Sugar, Sweets on by : ArchanaPotdar
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We not a religious!!  In fact I do not fast or go to the temple or even follow the religious calendar of different festivals. Many a times I forget that for a particular festival I have to make a something. So last minute I try to make something just to keep the girls informed that
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12 April, 2013

Gatte ki Kadhi

Posted in : Accompaniments, Ajwain, Badesop/Saunf/Bedishep/Funnel Seeds, Besan, Blogging Marathon, Chillies, Coriander Seeds/Dhania, Curds-Yogurt, Gravy, Green chilli, Oils, Soda Bicarb-Cooking Soda on by : ArchanaPotdar
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I had always wanted to make Gatte ki Kadhi! Not that I have eaten it but my mom had once described it to me after her visit to Rajasthan. So I tried it out from one cookbook but then the gatte turned out a tad bit too hard! So I was disappointed. But on the same day Anjana Chaturvedi from Maayeka (apt
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10 April, 2013

Churma, a Goan Delicacy

Churma, a Goan Delicacy
Posted in : Blogging Marathon, Cashew Nuts, Chili Powder, Deep Frying, Dessert, Festive Cooking, For the Tiffin Box, Ginger, Goan, Ground Nuts-Peanuts, Hing/Asafoetida, jaggery, Maida, Oils, Til/Yellu/Sesame Seeds, Turmeric/Haldi on by : ArchanaPotdar
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For the Blogging Marathon Meet #25 there was a BM Chef Contest! Each of us participants were to carry a pre-cooked dish. Now I was wondering what to carry? Since I was to fly 1 day in advance I needed the dish to stay fresh, should be able to stand the rigours of travel, taste
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