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13 July, 2017

Quick Kalakand, Mishri-Mawa, Milk Cake Recipe

Quick Kalakand,  Mishri-Mawa, Milk Cake Recipe
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Dessert, Festive Cooking, Indian Cuisine, Indian Desserts, Keasr/Saffron, Kid Friendly, Rajasthani Cuisine, Raksha Bandhan List on by : ArchanaPotdar
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With Raksha Bandhan round the corner, I made Kalakand. The reason being my thought are turning towards my appreciative brother, who was a kid when I made kalakand 29 years ago, just before I got married. There is one more person I remember Umesh he is my rakhi brother. Kalakand is an Indian sweet that
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4 July, 2017

Sabudana Vada Recipe|How to make Sabudana Vada|Fasting Foods

Sabudana Vada Recipe|How to make Sabudana Vada|Fasting Foods
Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Deep Frying, Fasting Foods, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Sabudana on by : ArchanaPotdar
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 Sabudana vada is a deep fried snack from Maharashtra and is ideal for today’s  Ashadhi Ekadashi or Ashadhi a fasting food. Traditionally Sabudana vada  is served with spicy green chutney and chaha or tea. To enjoy its flavours eat it hot. Sabudana vada or Sago vada are crunchy yet filling and nutritious. The vada just melts in your mouth.
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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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6 July, 2016

Set Dosa, An Indian Crepe

Set Dosa, An Indian Crepe
Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Dosa, Fermented, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Indian Flat Bread, Kid Friendly, Poha, Shallow Fried, Soda Bicarb-Cooking Soda, South Indian Cusine on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Dosa is a South Indian Crepe, it is lentil based nd fermented.  A staple dish for South Indians for breakfast and as a snack. Since the basic components are rice and daal its high on carbohydrates and protein. My girls do not like dosa so when they do eat some dosa I better take notice
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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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19 June, 2016

Sakhar Bhat/ Kesar Bhat/Sweetened Rice Pulao Indian Style

Sakhar Bhat/ Kesar Bhat/Sweetened Rice Pulao Indian Style
Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Cashew Nuts, Dessert, Elichi/ Green Cardamon, Essences, Festive Cooking, For the Tiffin Box, Ghee, Goan, Indian Cuisine, Indian Desserts, Karnataka Cuisine, Keasr/Saffron, Kid Friendly, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Meal, Milk & Milk Products, Nuts, Ocassions, Rice, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Sakhar Bhat/ Kesar Bhat/Sweetened Rice Pulao Indian Style is an Indian Delicacy. Cooked on Festive Occasions it demonstrates the Versatile nature of Rice. I adore sweets sadly I cannot say the same about the rest of my family members. They are sweet-haters, not all sweets mind you chocolates, ice cream, kaju katli welcome but come
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18 June, 2016

Dodkyhe Bhat/Ridge Gourd Rice

Dodkyhe Bhat/Ridge Gourd Rice
Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Buttermilk, Chillies, Coconut, Coriander, Coriander Seeds/Dhania, For the Tiffin Box, Green chilli, Healthy food, Herbs, Indian Cuisine, Jeera/Cumin Seeds, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Meal, Milk & Milk Products, Rice, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses, Ridge gourd/Hirikai/ Ghosal, Ruchira, Tiffin box ideas, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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One amazingly delicious meal with the healthiest vegetable was Dodkyhe Bhat /Ridge Gourd Rice !!! Ridge gourd or Turai in Hindi is also known as Luffa acutangula, turiya, heerakai, dodka, Sponge gourd or Chinese Okra. Ridge Gourd is a dark green and ridged vegetable. The outside ridged gourd is white spongy pulp inside the seeds are
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17 June, 2016

Zatpat Vegetarin Pulao with Minimum Vegetables

Posted in : Baby Corn, Bachelor Recipes, Bay leaf /tej Patta, Blogging Marathon, Carrots, Chillies, Coriander, For the Tiffin Box, Garlic, Ginger, Green chilli, Healthy food, Herbs, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Meal, Oils, Quick Meals, Rice, Rice barn, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses, Spices, Star Anise, Tiffin box ideas, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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This was one of the toughest themes for me. For one, all the recipes I wanted to make need you to eat them immediately and the girls are holidaying. So it has to be something that can be eaten cold if at all  they eat and finish.  This was a mish-mash recipe I came up
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