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17 January, 2018

Gajak Recipe/Sesame Seed Brittle ~ Makar Sankranti Special

Gajak Recipe/Sesame Seed Brittle ~ Makar Sankranti Special
Comments : 16 Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Barfi, Blogging Marathon, Cashew Nuts, Dessert, Festive Cooking, Indian Cuisine, Indian Desserts, Kid Friendly, Lists, North Indian Cuisine, Sankranti Special, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, Til/Yellu/Sesame Seeds, Whole grains on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Gajak Recipe/Sesame Seed Brittle is a dessert enjoyed traditionally in winter, especially cooked for Makar Sankranti, and well known in North India. Wish you a very Happy Sankranti to all! So what is Makar Sankranti? The first change in the zodiac after the winter solstice which according to the Hindu calendar is the first day
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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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26 September, 2013

KhaliatNahal (Honeycomb Buns or Bee’s Hive Buns)

Comments : 3 Posted in : Arabic Cusine, Bread, Capsicum, Carrots, Cauliflower, garam masala, Garlic, Maida, Milk, Paneer, Red Chilli Powder, Sugar, Til/Yellu/Sesame Seeds, Yeast on by : ArchanaPotdar
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This moth for WE KNEAD TO BAKE  Aparna set us a relatively easy bake KhaliatNahal (Honeycomb Buns or Bee’s Hive Buns). The  bread that can be made sweet or savoury. It is typical of Middle Eastern confectionery  that it is filled and then covered with sugar syrup/ glaze which is typical of Middle Eastern confectionery. ​Hi!
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24 September, 2013

T for Tambit

Posted in : Blogging Marathon, Coconut, Elichi/ Green Cardamon, jaggery, Khus Khus/Poppy Seeds, Puthane, South Indian Cusine, Sweets, Til/Yellu/Sesame Seeds on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Nagpanchmi is a very big festival in Karnataka. It’s called Undi haba or Jhokali haba, haba being festival undi is ladoos and jhokali is swings! Yes it is a festival of ladoos and swings!! There is shenga undi (peanut ladoos), yellu undi (til ladoos), rava undi (rava ladoos), besan undi (gram flour ladoos), churmuri undi
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10 September, 2013

H for Hummus

Posted in : Accompaniments, Arabic Cusine, Blogging Marathon, Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana, Condiments, Garlic, Green chilli, legumes, Olive oil, Til/Yellu/Sesame Seeds on by : ArchanaPotdar
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H for Hummus!!! In this edition of Blogging Marathon we are redoing alphabets. Hmmm what? Haha!! Got your attention the BM this month is Blogging with alphabets we are doing international, traditional, street foods and baking with alphabets’.  Thankfully Valli has left it the team members to choose the theme for the alphabets and I
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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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9 April, 2013

Bhakari & Zunka or Zunka Bhakar

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bajra, Besan, Blogging Marathon, Buttermilk, Chili Powder, Curry Leaves/Kadi Patta/Karbevu, Garlic, Green Chillies, Healthy food, Indian Flat Bread, Jeera/Cumin Seeds, Kanda/Ullagaddi/Onion, Meal, Mustard/Rai/ Sashvi/Mohri, Oils, Til/Yellu/Sesame Seeds, Tomatoes, Turmeric/Haldi, Vegetables, Whole grains on by : ArchanaPotdar
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This is my Blogging Marathon entry for the month long Marathon under the theme” Traditional”! Its Bhakari & Zunka or Zunka & Bhakar ! Bhakari/ bhakar as they are known in Karnataka /Maharashtra are traditional foods. A very healthy food that is the staple of most of the hard working labourers and farmers. Today I have teamed
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2 April, 2013

Crackling Spinach

Posted in : Appetizer, Blogging Marathon, Deep Frying, Ocassions, Palak, Sanjeev Kapoor, Til/Yellu/Sesame Seeds on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Ages ago I had eaten crackling spinach. The wonder that the spinach can remain so crisp was at the back of my mind. But I never did think of making it. I just do not know why? Now that I was racking my brains for new recipes, scouring old memories (read papers, pictures) for the
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