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15 September, 2015

Goda Masala or Kaala Masala

Comments : 20 Posted in : Bay leaf /tej Patta, Blogging Marathon, Chillies, Chobra/Chopra/Dry Coconut, Cloves, Condiments, Coriander Seeds/Dhania, Dagad Phool/Kal Hu/Stone Flower, garam masala, Garam Masala, Hing/Asafoetida, Indian Cuisine, Jaipatri/Patri/Nutmeg Flower, Jeera/Cumin Seeds, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Masala, Red Chilli Powder, SahaJeera/Caraway Seeds, Spice Powders, Til/Yellu/Sesame Seeds, Turmeric/Haldi on by : ArchanaPotdar
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I have been using #Goda Masala or #Kaala Masala, a unique spice blend that is unique to #Maharastrian cuisine on and off since my marriage.  The spices used make the masala are aromatic spices and these spices without pungency and heat lend a subtle sweet aroma. Food cooked in this spice hence has no heat
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19 December, 2013

Corn Upit

Posted in : Blogging Marathon, Breakfast, Carrots, Corn, Green chilli, Hing/Asafoetida, Kanda/Ullagaddi/Onion, Mustard/Rai/ Sashvi/Mohri, Peas, Snack, Turmeric/Haldi on by : ArchanaPotdar
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As a child I have stayed in rented places always. Pappa used be transferred after every 3 years and we used to shift bases. I love that life too. It was new friends, new beginnings and a new house. One such house I remember when I was small we had a lot of garden place
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5 December, 2013

Pressure Cooked Boiled Vegetables~Sinfully Rich

Posted in : Accompaniments, Boiled, Butter, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Diabetics Friendly Foods, haldi, Healthy food, Hing/Asafoetida, Potato/Batati/Batata/Batat, Red Chilli Powder on by : ArchanaPotdar
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For the blogging marathon # 35 when Valli announced pressure cooking my first choice had been a pulao. I make pulaos, but never in the cooker somehow, I am never satisfied unless I keep peeping in the pan masking sure that the water is enough the rice is not sticky…. In general interfering with its
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14 November, 2013

Diabetics Awareness Campaign-Jowar Rava Upit/Upma

Diabetics Awareness Campaign-Jowar Rava Upit/Upma
Posted in : Breakfast, Capsicum, Carrots, Cauliflower, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Ghee, Green Chillies, Healthy food, Hing/Asafoetida, Jowar, Jowar Rava, Kanda/Ullagaddi/Onion, Lowfat, Mustard/Rai/ Sashvi/Mohri, Tiffin box ideas, Urid Daal on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Since one-word Diabetics has caught up with me I plan to make Jowar Rava Upit/Upma for the Diabetics Awareness Campaign. Some 25 years ago it was something that my father-in law’s brother suffered from. He had a very controlled diet. Beyond that, it did not exist in my dictionary. Then in one health check-up my Father in
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14 September, 2013

L for Lasagne

Posted in : Baked, Basil, Blogging Marathon, Butter, Eggs, Garlic, Hing/Asafoetida, Italian Cuisine, Italian Seasoning, Kanda/Ullagaddi/Onion, Lasagna, Milk, Mushrooms, Oils, Oregano, Patato, Pepper, Red Chilli Powder, Sugar, Tomatoes, whole wheat flour on by : ArchanaPotdar
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If you have read Garfield you know about Garfield’s love for Lasagna!  So my first intro this dish was a cartoon strip. Then my belief was always that it’s a dish made with meats and the recipes on the Lasagna pasta box confirmed my belief. So making of a Lasagna was like okay… let’s see!
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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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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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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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