Sabudana khichdi in green masala (Vegan & gluten free)

Sabudana (tapioca pearls ) khichdi is a popular Maharastrian breakfast snack. Soaked and drained tapioca is tempered with cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Tapioca is also consumed in the form of vadas (fritters). Continue reading →

Vermicelli Idli’s ( steamed savory vermicelli cakes)

Vermicelli Idli’s! Who would have thought of making idli’s with vermicelli? May be it’s common, but I haven’t come across these before.  So I when I first saw this on my FB foodie group, posted by Shobana ji who blogs at Cooking with Shobana, I knew I had to try this out immediately! Like most things that I dilly dally, in terms of trying out several of the recipes that interest me, having bookmarked like a million ( okay not million, but you get it, don’t you? ) I tried these soon enough!

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Baked sabudana vada (Tapioca fritters)

 

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Sabudana or sago vada is a sumptuous and delicious, deep fried snack popular in Maharashtra, India. It is made of soaked sabudana aka tapioca pearls, boiled and mashed potatoes, coarsely crushed roasted peanuts and a few spices. It is crunchy, a little spicy and somewhat sweet, everything you’d want in a snack. It is mostly consumed for fasts (vrat), however they are an excellent any time snack as well. Continue reading →


Goan Jackfruit sandon ( steamed Jackfruit rice cake )

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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 →

Papaya ginger oatmeal smoothie

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Kickstart your day with this delicious smoothie packed with the goodness of papaya, ginger and oats! The citrusy orange juice adds a zesty flavor making this smoothie even better!

We all know the health benefits of papaya, this tropical & luscious fruit is a rich source of antioxidants along with other minerals. I’ve added ginger to this smoothie to boost its nutritional benefits . Ginger is known to relieve digestive issues, reduce inflammation & nausea along with so many other benefits. And the added bonus that makes this smoothie healthier is the inclusion of oats , providing some additional dietary fiber along with the beneficiary and heart healthy soluble fibers from papaya. Overall this smoothie is packed with healthy ingredients , that will sure put a good start to your day:) Continue reading →


Mango pinacolada smoothie

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Want to have some tropical fun this summer ? Want to beat the heat with a treat ?? then this mango pinacolada smoothie is  the right drink for the job ! The tropical flavors are sure to hit just the right notes and get you close to the feeling of paradise.
It is a quick and easy recipe with just 5 basic ingredients  and well of course a blender ! Just blend everything, pour and enjoy this delight right away ! Continue reading →

Apam balik ( South East Asian pancakes)

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Natascha from Natascha’s palace is hosting a pancake party , and I’m delighted to bring along these apam balik , a type of pancake popular in  South east Asian countries like Malaysia , Singapore & Indonesia. These are sweet crispy pancakes that are stuffed with an interesting mixture of peanuts, sugar & creamed corn  along with loads of other  add on’s like sesame seeds, chocolate & cheddar cheese . The batter for this pancake is fermented using yeast. I used dark chocolate – peanut butter along with some crushed peanuts for the filling. Whilst grinding the peanuts I ended up over grinding them, hence they weren’t as coarse as I wanted them to be, so that’s the only thing I would redo if I had to! Other than that these were really good and quite different for a change from the regular pancakes. I served them along with some berries and that made for a lovely Sunday breakfast ! Will I make this again? Sure I will, probably with some other flavor combination or some other nut butter , perhaps ?? 😀 Continue reading →

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