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2 September, 2017

Red Lentil Salad

Red Lentil Salad
Comments : 18 Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Daal or Lentils, Diabetics Friendly Foods, For the Tiffin Box, Healthy food, Kid Friendly, legumes, Lowfat, Protein Rich Food, Salad, Salad, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, Soup on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Red lentils salad is something that I have tried just twice and I am hooked. Tasty and yet simple to make, use ingredients in your pantry and get a protein packed a healthy vegetarian salad. Eat lentils as, lentils help in lowering cholesterol and hence you will end up with a healthier heart. Since lentils have
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25 June, 2016

Beat the Heat with Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup

Beat the Heat with Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup
Comments : 7 Posted in : Appetizer, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Cook Book Series, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Drinks, Healthy food, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Martha Stewart, No Cook, Soup, Summer, Summer Cooler, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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It was a chance that I saw this Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup thankfully with the temperatures soaring we all wanted a chilled drink. The kids are not too keen on plain buttermilk or majgi! I was not keen on store bought drinks. A search on google I ended up on Martha Stewart’s site.  My fridge
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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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24 March, 2016

Fresh Green Peas Pulao/ Mattar Pulao

Comments : 13 Posted in : Bay leaf /tej Patta, Blogging Marathon, Cinnamon, Cloves, For the Tiffin Box, Ghee, Green chilli, Healthy food, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Meal, Milk & Milk Products, North Indian Cuisine, Peas, Quick Meals, Rice, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses, Tiffin box ideas on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Winter means delicious cauliflower, juicy carrots and, of course, fresh green peas. Green Peas can be used to make Mutter Paneer, Peas Palak, Green Peas Stir Fry, Peas and Tofu Pulao, Peas And Cauliflower Pull Apart, and delicious Green Peas Kheer yes green peas can also be made into a kheer that is an Indian
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18 March, 2016

Indori Bhutte Ka Kees or Grated Corn Stir Fry from Indore

Posted in : Chillies, Corn, Corn, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Green chilli, Healthy food, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Madhya Pradesh Cuisine, North Indian Cuisine, Snack, Stir Fry, Street Food, Tiffin box ideas, Vegetables, Whole grains on by : ArchanaPotdar
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I had forgotten about Indori Bhutte ka Kees from Indore till Pari reminded me of it! Indori Butte ka Kees is Stir fried Grated  Fresh Corn! I had ages ago hosted ‘Only’ Street Foods of the World an event by Pari. Pari had sent me her entry of Indori Bhutte ka Kees that had me
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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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3 March, 2016

Sautikai Kosambri/Kakdi chi Koshimber in Curds

Comments : 19 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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12 September, 2015

Avrikai Palya|French Beans Stir Fry|Papdi Bhajji

Comments : 11 Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Diabetics Friendly Foods, French Beans, Healthy food, Karnataka Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Meal, Rice barn, Stir-Fry or Dry Vegetables, Tiffin box ideas on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Avrikai Palya is a simple and delicious way to cook French Beans. Avrikai or French Beans are known as Papdi in Goa. The way they are cooked in Goa is different from the way they are cooked in Karnataka. This is the way it is made at my maiden home. As a child, I never
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10 September, 2015

Sadha Varan or Plain Dal~Dal The Maharshtrian Way

Comments : 11 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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