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Fresh Cashew Masala/Bhaaji

This is a western coastal delicacy mainly from Kokan, Malwan, and Goan regions. Don’t be mistaken thinking these are raw cashews which we get in dry fruit section. This are fresh cashews which are plucked before fruit ripen, they are tender and used for Curries. Fresh cashews when cooked don’t crumble like dry cashews. I […]

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Sabudana Khichadi

Sago Stir Fry Sabudana/ sago is a starch extracted from the spongy center or the pith of a tropical palm tree. Starch from the pith is grounded in powder, mixed with water and dried in the form of pearls. Sometimes people mistake sago for tapioca. Tapioca is a starch that is extracted from the roots […]

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Varicha Bhaat Ani Batata Usal

Barnyard millet/ Samo rice with potato curry These is a gluten free meal. It is mostly eaten when fasting. My mom used to allow us to eat Varicha Bhaat and Usal only if we were fasting otherwise we would be served regular food. I used to fast just for the meal. 😊 But, you don’t […]

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Rice Flour Bread/Roti

Tandalachi Bhakri Bhakri is a staple food in Mumbai, Kokan and Goan households because rice is grown widely and it’s the main grain in their diet. It is a gluten-free option, you can use same method to make most of the gluten free bread like finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet flour bhakris. Traditionally, rice is […]

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Arbi Ki Subzi

Arbi/ Taro root is a good alternative for potatoes. You can replace any recipe which calls for potatoes with arbi.I don’t recommend pressure cooking arbi as it’s a very starchy root in comparison to potatoes. Do not overcook them otherwise they will turn very mushy and sticky. You can substitute chaat masala with amchur powder […]

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Watercress Seeds Energy Balls/Aliv Ladoos

These ladoos fall in the home remedy food category. Watercress Seeds are high in calcium, much higher than spinach and milk. Consumption of watercress seeds in moderate portions helps with constipation, fatigue and the common flu. If fresh coconut water is not available one may use package unsweetened coconut water or regular milk works fine. […]

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Honeycomb Toffee

If you have 15 minutes to spare, you can make this toffee. This is not only easy to make but delicious too. The toffee itself resembles honeycomb hence the name honeycomb toffee. You can dip the toffee in dark chocolate to enhance its flavor. This makes an excellent homemade gift for the holiday season. One […]

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Brittle is an easy recipe to make around holiday session. They make an excellent snack. You can use jaggery instead of sugar too. It’s a quick recipe to make and it comes together in no time. You won’t have time to measure anything while preparing the recipe, though. Keep a close eye on the sugar […]

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Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish which is made Garbanzo or Fava beans. They are crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside. Falafel is similar to Indian fried dal vadas just with the exception of parsley. Falafel makes an excellent appetizer. It can be served in a wrap. Falafel is a […]

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Colocasia Fritters/Aloo Chya Wadya

    These fritters are a must have in the monsoon season with some hot tea on the side. Colocasia leaves are easily available in the monsoon season in India. In USA, I see them quite often from spring to early fall in Indian stores. In the state of Gujarat these fritters are served steamed […]