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11 January, 2017

Kheer, Shavige Payasa or Vermicelli Payasam

Kheer, Shavige Payasa or Vermicelli Payasam
Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Dessert, Festive Cooking, Indian Cuisine, Indian Desserts, Kid Friendly, Ocassions, Payasa/Kheer, Side Dish on by : ArchanaPotdar
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For me, Kheer means with vermicelli? It’s also called Payasa or Payasam. There is no end to delicious and yummy pudding and the variety of kheer you can have. You can have  Chawal ka Kheer, Godi Kutid Payasa, Moong Dal Payasa, Aliva che Kheer, Peas Payasa, Kheer with Bottle Gourd & Sago, the Goan Special Mangane to name a
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30 September, 2016

Ghosali chi Kappa or Ridge Gourd Slices

Ghosali chi Kappa or Ridge Gourd Slices
Posted in : #Cooking Carnival, Accompaniments, Appetizer, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Festive Cooking, Goan, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Ridge gourd/Hirikai/ Ghosal, Side Dish, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, Snack, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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These are Ghosali chi Kappa, Ridge Gourd Slices. Made from Turai they are deliciously soft and yummy. The ridge gourd is slightly peeled and then marinated in simple salt and chilli powder the shallow fried after dredging in rava/sooji. Everyday food for Goans! Surprised? Well so was I these ghosali che kappas were shared by
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26 September, 2016

Simple Chawali chi Pale Bhaji or Stir fry with Cowpea Leaves

Simple Chawali chi  Pale Bhaji or Stir fry with Cowpea Leaves
Posted in : #Cooking Carnival, Accompaniments, Alsande/Chavali/Chawali, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Leafy Vegetable, Leafy Vegetables, legumes, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Meal, Quick Meals, Side Dish, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, Stir Fry, Stir-Fry or Dry Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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My sister in law keeps telling me she made “chavli chi bhaji dal ghalun” which is a  delicious leafy vegetable of cowpeas made with dal. Yes, it’s the vegetarian way of increasing the protein content in all possible ways. She has started this since she has settled in Pune. For ages now, I have been mystified
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10 April, 2016

Taaze Methi ke Muthia/ Fresh Fenugreek Dumplings

Posted in : Appetizer, Besan, Chillies, Cutlets, Deep Frying, Flours, Garlic, Green chilli, Gujarati Cuisine, haldi, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Methi/Fenugreek, Oils, Rice barn, Shallow Fried, Side Dish, Snack, Starter, Steamed, Sugar, Tiffin box ideas, Vegan, Vegetables, Whole wheat on by : ArchanaPotdar
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A muthia is a Gujarati dish where the dough is shaped  by gripping it. Serve this vegan dish steamed or fried, as a side dish or as gravy and its yum. But let’s start at the very beginning. Muthia is Indian food stuff, Gujarati as we like to be region and cuisine specific. Muth in
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26 March, 2016

Quick Fix Indo-Chinese Vegetable

Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn Flour, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Healthy food, Indo-Chinese, Kid Friendly, Meal, Side Dish, Snack, Stir Fry, Stir-Fry or Dry Vegetables, Tiffin box ideas on by : ArchanaPotdar
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#Quick vegetables are a blessing to any homemaker. A quick stir fry tastes just as amazing as a snack and as a side dish. The story behind this veggie is quite simple we were to go out-of-station and I had a mixture of vegetable to finish, an eclectic mix that was absolutely mindboggling. Can you imagine
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12 March, 2016

Cauliflower Cafreal, a Vegetarian take on the Famous Delicacy from Goa

Posted in : Appetizer, Cauliflower, Chillies, Coriander, Goan, Green chilli, Indian Cuisine, Meal, Mushrooms, Oils, Palak, Potato/Batati/Batata/Batat, Rice barn, Shallow Fried, Side Dish, Stir-Fry or Dry Vegetables, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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On a holiday in Goa, you must have tried or, at least, heard the waiter waxing eloquently about the Chicken Cafreal they serve in their restaurant. If you are a non-vegetarian you may try it out, but, in case you are a vegetarian, you will promptly refuse. So, what is Cafreal? Cafreal is a spicy
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3 March, 2016

Sautikai Kosambri/Kakdi chi Koshimber in Curds

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Chillies, Condiments, Coriander, Cucumber, Curds-Yogurt, Festive Cooking, Green chilli, Ground Nuts-Peanuts, Healthy food, Herbs, Indian Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Milk & Milk Products, Nuts, Salad, Side Dish, Snack on by : ArchanaPotdar
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This week after a long long break I am back in the blogging Marathon. The reasons why I did not blog range from house upkeep, ill health  to plain laziness. So in an effort to shake some energy into my blog I am making salads. Simple ones, mind you those that you can make from
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3 September, 2015

Mushroom in Creamy Herb Sauce

Posted in : Accompaniments, Blogging Marathon, Condiments, Cream, Creamy Herb Sauce, Garlic, German Cuisine, Kanda/Ullagaddi/Onion, Milk & Milk Products, Mushrooms, Olive oil, Pepper, Sage, Side Dish, Spring Onion on by : ArchanaPotdar
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When I chose to make the #Badische Schupfnudeln (Potato Noodles)/ Fingernudel (finger noodle) and #Sauerkraut for today’s #Buffet on Table, incidentally this is a #German Meal we are having today, there was not much enthusiasm. Till the potatoes were to be mashed ( read about it here). Then I realised the noodles will be a
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