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26 June, 2016

Ambe Dal, a Salad~Padwa Special

Ambe Dal, a Salad~Padwa Special
Posted in : Accompaniments, Daal or Lentils, Festive Cooking, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Salad on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Ambe Dal was the star of this year’s Gudi Padva also known as Ugadi or Yugadi also the Hindu New Year! Celebrated in Chitra is the first month of the Hindu calendar and Shukla Pratipada it is the first day of the month. Confused? What is Pratipada and what is Shukla Pratipada? According to Hindu
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5 March, 2016

Festive Sautikai Kosambari with Lemon

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Condiments, Cucumber, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine, Lowfat, Moong Daal-Yellow Lentils, Salad, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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In continuation with my kakdi/ cucumber love here is the third and last in the series. Sautikai kosambari  as it is made in the south. This kosambri reminds me of my granny, Ajji made the bestest kosambari and it’s not only me the neighbours also said so. In the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar,
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4 March, 2016

Maharashtrain Salad of Cucumber and Peanuts/Khamang Kakdi

Posted in : Accompaniments, Blogging Marathon, Condiments, Cucumber, Festive Cooking, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Salad, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Today let’s make Khamang Kakdi a Maharashtrian way of making cucumber salad. Khamang Kakdi is what I learnt after marriage. It’s delicious and  unlike yesterday’s  Sautikai Kosambari you don’t need curds  that I had talked about yesterday. What I like about these salads is that you can use them as an accompaniment for your chapatti
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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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23 September, 2015

Oatmeal Bread

Posted in : Accompaniments, Baked, Blogging Marathon, Bread, Breakfast, German Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Maida, Whole wheat on by : ArchanaPotdar
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We at #Blogging Marathon try to bring to you a variety, a variety in our various marathons. This one named “#Buffet on Table “ this week our quest is to bring you different breakfasts. Baking and I are never far so I had to bake and what better than bread! I had already zeroed on
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12 September, 2015

Saaru or Rasam

Posted in : Accompaniments, Appetizer, Daal or Lentils, Karnataka Cuisine, Soup, Starter, Tomatoes, Toor Daal on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Saaru is made for Festive occasions as festive food is heavy and   Saar something that you can sip on. Also called rasam it is something that’s my girls love and I avoid as the dal used in this is very little. But when you have a cold this is a soothing drink and food.
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11 September, 2015

Paneer Rechad

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Goan, Indian Cuisine, Masala, Paneer, Red Chillies on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Rechad is a delicious way of eating fish. At least my husband and elder daughter concur with the rest of the Goans. In fact it’s used more often in Catholic families but that does not mean that it’s not used by Hindus. In fact I have tasted the best Mackrel Rechad at Hindu Houses. Like
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11 September, 2015

Vadiye che Kismoor

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Goan, Indian Cuisine, Kismoor on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Kismoor is a Goan condiment generally I have eaten it as dry prawn or mackerels kismoor. It’s just yum! But guys you think the innovative Goan’s don’t have them in veggie food? Think again. The Goans I have said time and again are extremely pious and follow religion both the Catholics and Hindus. I cannot
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10 September, 2015

Batata chi Bhaji

Posted in : Accompaniments, Blogging Marathon, Indian Cuisine, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Meal, Potato/Batati/Batata/Batat, Stir-Fry or Dry Vegetables, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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We at #Blogging Marathon try to bring to you a variety, a variety in our various marathons. This one is no different, aptly called “#Buffet on Table “   this week our quest is to bring you different combos from in India. One of the easiest ways to put an end to Akanksha’s arguments as to what is to be
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10 September, 2015

Sadha Varan or Plain Dal~Dal The Maharshtrian Way

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Meal, Rice on by : ArchanaPotdar
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The protein that we vegetarians need comes mainly from dal. So dal in its various forms is much needed and a compulsory food. I awoke to the sharp contrasts in the cooking styles in Maharashtra and Karnataka before marriage with this dal. I am from Karnataka and hubby’s is from Maharastra. My FIL was posted
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