Crab Xéc Xéc


Crab Xéc Xéc is a very fragrant and scrumptious Goan curry. Crabs are cooked in a roasted spices and coconut paste based curry. The roasting of all the ingredients for the masala paste is what elevates the flavor of this curry and takes it to a whole new level. The resultant dish is a finger licking good curry with sweet and delicious crabs. Continue reading →

Moong dal kachori ( Flaky puff pastry stuffed with spicy moong dal filling)


Today’s post is a guest post, by my dear friend and an amazing home chef, Ujjaini Majumdar. If you have been following my blog, then you have probably come across the name, as I’ve already tried some of her recipes and shared them with you’ll here. I figured it was about time I request her to do a guest post for me, to which she gladly obliged. I connected with Ujjaini through  a foodie group on Facebook. Even though we haven’t met, we struck a chord through each other’s post and thus this beautiful friendship began.  We chat so much, that I feel like I’ve already met her in person, which I hope I do someday 🙂 Continue reading →

Butterscotch cake


Hello everyone!

It was my little one’s 3rd birthday on October 11th! To celebrate the occasion , I wanted to make a different flavored cake rather than the conventional chocolate/vanilla cake. I absolutely love butterscotch cake, I remember eating lots of it a kid, from pastries to Swiss rolls, you name it! I was sure my son would love it too! So butterscotch cake it was! Continue reading →

Veg Schezwan/Sichuan noodles stir fry



I really don’t need  a reason to indulge on Indo-Chinese cuisine!!

What’s not to love about it?

– It’s all done in a matter of minutes, just the ideal quick-fix meal we all desire sometimes.

– Needless to say it’s delicious, the layers of umami flavor is surely what makes you drool at the thought of Indo-Chinese.

– I frankly don’t need a reason to make Indo-Chinese meals, coz no matter whatever dish you prepare, veg or non-veg, you’re palate and taste buds will thank you for the super scrumptious meal, and so will the rest of your family and friends. Continue reading →

Goan Jackfruit sandon ( steamed Jackfruit rice cake )


The Konkan region and southern India are blessed with an abundance of jackfruits! The jackfruit has a distinct aroma and a sweet taste. It comes in 2 varieties, one is hard called kappa  and the other is the soft variety called rassal. I prefer the later simply coz when it’s ripe it just melts in the mouth. A lot of people irk at the very mention of the word jackfruit, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and it’s taste is something that has to be acquired. I have been enjoying this exotic fruit every summer vacations spent in Goa, and so I love it ever since I was a child! Continue reading →

Kesar pedas (Saffron infused Indian milk fudge)


Pedas are basically an Indian milk fudge, prepared from mava/khoya ( milk solids) and sugar, mostly flavored with cardamom. There are so many different kind of pedas such as malai peda, chocolate peda, mango peda, mawa peda, Mathura peda so forth and so on. Basically you can add your own flavors and make your own unique flavored peda. Continue reading →

Poha chivda ( Sweet and spicy roasted flattened rice)


Poha chivda is basically a sweet and spicy, Indianized version of a trail mix. Poha ( flattened rice) is combined with dried fruits, coconut and raisins and tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves and few other ingredients. Each household probably has their own little variation to this chivda. Mostly this is prepared as a savory snack during Diwali, which is distributed along with other delicious sweets to family, friends and neighbors. Continue reading →