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Motte Randai,Egg Curry

Motte randai as in Konkani  means egg curry. Motte means egg and Randai means curry.This is again my Amma s authentic egg curry and is one among my top list. I like to eat it either with boiled rice or ghee rice. Intake of eggs in your daily diet is very beneficial for the health as it is high in protein. Research ... Read More »

Ghee rice

Ghee rice is a  very rich rice preparation garnished with dry fruits,spices  and infused with the aroma of clarified butter,that is ghee.It is best served with the  egg curry,chicken curry or any vegetarian gravy.This dish  is  my amma’ s recipe and is the best ghee rice in the world and also one of my favorite rice preparation.As far as possible,any ... Read More »

Ragda patties

This is my first chaat dish of this month. Ragda Patties is a very popular Indian fast food. As far as I know it is the  most famous street food  in Mumbai. As a kid, whenever I used to get the news that my dads cousins were coming  to Mangalore from Mumbai, the first thought which used  to come to my mind ... Read More »

Khajur imli ki chutney

This sweet and sour chutney blend spruces up almost all chaat recipes.The addition of jaggery makes the chutney sweeter,but you may omit it if you prefer a more tangy flavor.An essential accompaniment to most chaats,this chutney can be stored refrigerated for upto a month and deep frozen for more than 6 months.This chutney is also referred as sweet chutney. Ingredients: Dates-2 cups(deseeded) Tamrind-1/2 cup(deseeded) Jaggery-1 cup(gur)-grated ... Read More »

Green chutney

Green chutney is a  mint and coriander flavored chutney which is great for sandwich spreads.Mint adds freshness to this chutney.The addition of lemon juice enhances the flavors of mint and coriander and prevents discoloration of the greens.Green chutney is probably the  most favorite Indian accompaniment.Crispy samosas,dhoklas,etc are considered incomplete without this chutney.The chutney can be stored refrigerated for a week.Used best in the chaats. ... Read More »

Chocolate eclairs

Phewwww. Yes, that was my expression when I saw the lengthy recipe of the Chocolate eclairs.But my daughter inspired me try this wonderful recipe.And lo  I started,I told myself,its gonna be a flop show today.But when the baking process started and was finally done exactly after 20 minutes,it was perfect and there came a broad smile on my face. And ... Read More »

Fish rawa fry

Happy Halloween friends!Fish rawa fry is a very simple preparation. Rawa fry is a delicacy mostly prepared in North Karnataka and Maharashtra side.It is crisp and tasty.Any sea food lover will love this crispy fish.You can relish this as a starter too. Ingredients for the marinade: Seer fish slices(any fish)-4 Chilly powder-4 tsp Bengal gram flour(besan)-2 tsp Asafoetida-1/4 tsp Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp Salt-to taste ... Read More »

Vegetable hot and sour soup

Half century!Yes,Its my 50th post and our anniversary too.Hot and sour soup is a Chinese cuisine.This soup is tangy and spicy,yet tasty.Soup is the favorite appetizer  at our place.We can use any seasonal vegetables in this soup.This is the best way to serve the kids with  a nutritious diet. Recipe adapted from-Nita Mehta Serves-6 Ingredients for the paste: Dry red chillies ( ... Read More »

Masaledar soya biryani

This biryani has a  very strong flavor of the spices.The main ingredient of this biryani is Soya chunks which was also known as meal maker earlier.It is a great source of protein and it  also reduces the cholesterol level.It is totally pure vegetarian in nature.It is very chunky and tasty.We can prepare various preparations out of soya chunks. Recipe adapted from:Nita mehta Ingredients: Basmati ... Read More »

Amritsari machi

Amritsari machi!I simple drool while I hear the name itself. Amritsari machi is a  Punjabi preparation. Amritsari means a place called  Amritsar located in Punjab and machi means fish.I can live 365 days on fish.But I sacrifice only on Fridays.This dish is a spicy preparation and the masala is is simple tasty.So as in Punjabi way Balle balle ho jaye which means an expression of joy ... Read More »