Pithla / Chickpea flour (Besan ) Curry

Pithla / Chickpea flour (Besan ) Curry

Pithla / Chickpea flour (Besan ) Curry is traditional recipe from Maharashtra made with Chickpea flour or Besan. The chickpea flour is cooked with oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger garlic, green chili, curry leaves , spices, yogurt and water till it becomes semi solid. The gluten free pithla is best when served straight from … Read more

Ukadiche Modak (Steamed Rice Dumplings With Sweet Coconut Filling)

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Ukadiche Modak (Steamed Rice Dumplings With Sweet Coconut Filling) are the steamed dumplings made by filling the sweet coconut jaggery mixture into rice flour dough. The rice dough is soft outside and coconut jaggery mixture is juicy inside. The gluten free modak are Lord Ganesha’s favorite dish and are made of the first day of … Read more

Adadiya Pak With Jaggery (Black Gram Fudge)

Adadiya Pak With Jaggery (Black Gram Fudge) is a traditional, protein rich , gluten free , sweet made in Gujarat (Kathiyawad) during winters. The equal portion of urad dal and ghee is roasted till golden. Edible gum, spices like ganthoda, dry ginger, nutmeg, cardamom are added to give warmth to the body. Coconut and nuts … Read more

Anguri Rabdi (Rabri) /Cottage Cheese Balls In Thickened Milk

Anguri Rabdi (Rabri) /Cottage Cheese Balls In Thickened Milk

Anguri Rabdi (Rabri) /Cottage Cheese Balls In Thickened Milk is a variation to the popular Rasmalai – a traditional Indian sweet from the state of Bengal. Here the soft cottage cheese (chenna) is shaped into small grape size balls (angur) instead of disc like in rasmalai . It is then first soaked in sugar syrup … Read more

Ghewar (3 Ways – With Powdered Sugar, Sugar Syrup, Rabri)

Ghewar is a traditional Rajasthani deep fried disc shaped dessert served with sugar syrup or rabri. It is not only made made in festivals falling in the month of Shravan such as Teej, Janmashthami, or Rakshabhandan b but can be enjoyed in other festivals such as Holi or Diwali . The ghewar disc is made … Read more

Sugared Sweet Potato Chips (slices) /Meetha Shakkariya Ni Katran

Sugared Sweet Potato Chips /Meetha Shakkariya Ni Katran

Sugared Sweet Potato Chips (slices) /Meetha Shakkariya Ni Katran is a very easy to make sweet for any day. The sweet potato slices are cooked with ghee, sugar and flavored with cardamom powder. The trick is to add the sugar after the sweet potato is cooked to give it a nice caramalised taste and texture. … Read more

Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)

Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)

Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa) is easy and quick to make traditional sweet arranged in three layers representing our National Flag. The top orange layer is made with nice bright orange carrots, middle white layer is made with coconut, bottom green layer is made green zucchini. All layers cooked separately with milk … Read more

Papdi Muthia Nu Shaak / Dumpling in Lima Bean Curry

Papdi Muthia Nu Shaak / Dumpling in Lima Bean Curry

Papdi Muthia Nu Shaak / Dumpling in Lima Bean Curry is a delicacy prepared in winters in Gujarati household. Here the dumplings made with fresh fenugreeek leaves and flour are cooked with the lima beans (surti papdi) along with fresh spices. The curry is delicious and full of flavor with all the fresh winter greens … Read more

Moong Toor Dal Ni Vaghareli Khichdi

Moong Toor Dal Ni Vaghareli Khichdi

Moong Toor Dal Ni Vaghareli Khichdi is a popular and easy and quick to make Gujarati food. This gluten free recipe is a complete , healthy and nutritious one pot meal and and be made and enjoyed for a quick lunch and dinner. It is a most wanted comfort food after being away from home … Read more

Dal makhani

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani is a very popular dish made in North India and is found in the menu of mostly all Indian restaurants. This gluten free dal is rich , creamy. velvety in taste and aroma made with Whole Black gram (known as Urad dal or Kaali Dal ) and Kidney Beans (Rajma) that have been … Read more

Raagi Baati (Gluten Free)

Raagi Baati (Gluten Free)

Raagi Baati (Gluten Free) is a gluten free variation of the traditional and popular baati made from wheat flour . Dal Baati is delicacy from the Rajasthan region of India and served together with lots of ghee, chutney, onions and chilles. It is a complete nutritious dish with balance of carbs and proteins and taste. … Read more

Chilkawali Moong Dal Masala Khichdi

Chilkawali Moong Dal Masala Khichdi

Perfect Sunday meal- Chilkawali or chhotrawali moong dal masala khichdi, kadhi, salad, papad….At my home we also call it as jalaram masala khichdi.. the one popular at khichdi joints in Bardoli ( place near Surat, Gujarat) …also since I am from kathiyawad, I am brought up eating this khichdi… Chilkawali Moong Dal Masala Khichdi is … Read more

Besan Chutney / Chickpea Flour Curry (Sauce)

Besan Chutney / Chickpea Flour Curry (Sauce)

Besan Chutney / Chickpea Flour Curry (Sauce) is a popular no onion, no garlic accompaniment served with Gujarati snacks such as khaman, dhokla, fafda,chorafali, batata na vada, gota or bhajiya. It has curry like consistency and chickpea flour is cooked with water and balanced with sweet and sour taste. This is a quick to make … Read more

Falafel Pita Pocket

Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket

Wholewheat Falafel pita pocket is a popular Middle Eastern Dish and is like a sandwich made by stuffing falafel in the pocket of homemade warm pita bread surrounded with crunchy salad leaves, tomato, onion, cucumber, olives, carrots, and flavored by drizzling sauces such as hummus, aioli, tahini sauce and mint yogurt dip. Every bite of … Read more

Bajri Oats Churma Laddoo

Bajri Oats Churma Laddoo

Bajri Oats Churma Laddoo is a healthy sweet made by baking bajri, semolina, chick pea flour and oats , mixture and then crushing and shaping them to a ball. It is packed with the goodness of jaggery, ghee, sesame seeds, and dry nuts and flavored with cardamom. This laddoo are good source of energy and … Read more

Pumpkin Leaves Patra

Pumpkin Leaves Patra is a delicious snack made using pumpkin leaves. It is similar to the traditional recipe of making patra using colocasia leaves. The paste made using chickpea flour, rice flour, ginger garlic chili paste, tamarind pulp, jaggery and other spices is applied on leaves. The leaves are then rolled into tight log and … Read more

Dal Baati Churma

Dal Baati Churma

Dal Baati Churma is a traditional and popular delicacy from the Rajasthan region of India and served together with lots of ghee, chutney, onions and chilles. It is a complete nutritious dish with balance of carbs and proteins and taste. The whole wheat flour baati is served with spiced lentil dal , loads of ghee … Read more

Thalipeeth/ Multigrain Spiced Flatbread

Thalipeeth/ Multigrain Spiced Flatbread

Thalipeeth / Multigrain Spiced Flatbread is a type of spiced multigrain flatbread popular in Maharashtra . It is made using different flours , spices, onion, coriander, ginger, garlic, chili. The kneaded soft dough is pressed into a flat thick circle with fingers on the greased butter paper. Holes are made using fingers on the flatbread … Read more

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio With Vegetables

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio With Vegetables

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio With Vegetables is a variation to the traditional Italian pasta dish from Naples by adding vegetables such as bell peppers, fresh parsley and mushrooms. The important key to make spaghetti aglio e olio is to toss the garlic slowly in the virgin olive oil till golden. If the garlic is under … Read more

Mori Dal / Sada Varan / Plain Toor Dal

Mori Dal / Sada Varan / Plain Toor Dal is a very simple Maharashtrian style toor dal cooked with just turmeric and salt. It is very delicious and healthy dal and is a very important dish served at the beginning of a Maharashtrian meal. It is very light on stomach and can be given to … Read more