Tava Pulao (A popular Maharashtrian Vegetable Pulao)

Last year while my visit to Mumbai I got opportunity to taste various Mumbai special dishes like Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Misal Pav, Masala Pav, Keema Pav, Tava Pulao and so on. I liked the taste of pav bhaji masala with rice. Never ever though that pav bhaji masala can be used other than ‘bhaji’… Continue reading Tava Pulao (A popular Maharashtrian Vegetable Pulao)

Empanadas (with Vegetable & Boiled Egg filling)

Baking is always therapeutic to me. Whenever I feel down or restless, I prefer to bake something. It gives immense satisfaction & peace in mind. During the lockdown, we have little choice but to cook with whatever available. So I baked Empanadas using leftover vegetable Au Gratin and adding some boiled eggs and of course… Continue reading Empanadas (with Vegetable & Boiled Egg filling)

Dudhi Na Muthiya / Lauki Muthiya (Steamed Bottle Gourd Snack)

This is a typical Gujarati recipe that can be served as breakfast, brunch or lunch or any point of time. It can be prepared with regular pantry items. This is a complete food balanced with carbohydrate and vegetables. It is a little time consuming but worth preparing this dish as it can be stored for… Continue reading Dudhi Na Muthiya / Lauki Muthiya (Steamed Bottle Gourd Snack)

Club Kachori (Indian Fried Bread)

‘Club Kachori’ is very famous in Kolkata. There is a famous vegetarian fast food joint in Kolkata named ‘Sharma’s’, that serves superb ‘Club Kachori’. I had once and decided to prepare at home. It was superb at first attempt. I tried this recipe at the beginning of lockdown, and though that will prepare later once… Continue reading Club Kachori (Indian Fried Bread)

Sabudana Pulao (Tapioca Pearl Pulao)

‘Sabudana’ or tapioca pearl is a very common breakfast option in Western part of India. Different preparation with ‘sabudana’ is prepared mainly during the days of fasting, like ‘Sabudana Khichri’, ‘Sabudana Vada’, ‘Sabudana Paratha/Chilla’. I remember my childhood days when ‘Thakuma’ (paternal grandmother) used to prepare ‘Sabudana Khichuri’ with moong dal on the days of… Continue reading Sabudana Pulao (Tapioca Pearl Pulao)