Kiwi Juice

Kiwi juice

Kiwi is the national fruit of New Zealand. It was first found in China. It was known as Yang tao then. Missionaries brought the kiwi fruit to New Zealand only in the early 20th century. It gained such popularity in the country that it started being cultivated commercially and was marketed as ‘kiwi’ (bearing a close … Read more

Carrot Raita

Carrot raita

Raita is an accompaniment to the main dish and is made by combining yogurt/curd/dahi with vegetables, fruits, nuts or gram flour balls (boondi).  The vegetables used are either raw or cooked. The raita can be made using cucumber, bottle gourd, beetroot, tomato, onion, carrot, grapes, pineapple, guava, pomegranate, spinach or pumpkin. Spices such as salt, pepper,  … Read more

Plum Juice

Plum Juice

Plum is a very nutritious fruit.  It is a good source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Ripe plums are sweet to taste. Plums can be black, red, orange or green in color. Plums can be eaten fresh. They can also be used in making jams, juices, wines, cakes or salad. Dried plums are known as … Read more

Sabudana Thalipeeth/ Sago pancake

Sabudana Thalipeeth/ Sago pancake

Sabudana thalipeeth is a dish made during fast/upwaas/vraat. It is very delicious and is made using soaked sabudana, potato, crushed peanuts, cumin seeds and ginger green chilies. It is cooked by applying ghee or butter till it is golden and crisp. It uses fewer spices but is yet full of flavors. Thalipeeth is a popular … Read more

Kaju Badam Puri (Gluten Free Cashewnut Almond Cookies)

Kaju Badam Puri

  Today, I am sharing with you the step-by step procedure for making Kaju Badam Puri. It is basically a flourless and butterless cookie and is gluten free. It consists of nuts, sugar, milk and flavored with saffron and cardamom. If you want to make it vegan, the milk can be substituted with soy or almond … Read more

Chawal Roti (Rice Flatbread)

Chawal Roti /Chokha na Rotla/Rice flatbread

I have loved chawal ki roti since childhood. I was brought up in Vapi, which is in South Gujarat (India). There people make this chawal roti. They call it as “Chokha no rotlo”. It is generally served with different spicy curries or different lentil dal, Vaal ni dal or garlic chutney.  Many restaurants in Daman … Read more