​Ambyacha sasav/ Goan kokani style  mango gravy.

Traditionally it’s a Goan dish made from mangoes.It is sweet, tangy, spicy and simply divine to taste. This dish made from mango and coconut with a dash of jaggery, makes it super high in calories so weight watchers beware. But It holds a special place in my heart cause my grandmother used to make it…

Community fridges:A boon!

Small acts of kindness when multiplied by millons can transform the world. This saturday while returning back from a food tasting event, a fridge placed right outside a renowned building in Andheri, Mumbai caught my attention.On closer observation I realised it was a community fridge and I was surprised cause finding a community fridge here…

Irresistible Birthday treat: Chocolate Brownies by Pastry Chef Sangeet Kochar.

Special occasions call for special food.When it’s a birthday, it definitely calls for something equally special and its often a cheat meals. Since it’s my birthday tomorrow.On this special occassion a very dear friend Sangeet Kochar A.K.A. The chef with a beard gave me virtual treat-a glimpse into his kitchen.He also shared some of his…

Hariyali Variyali

Variyali Sharbat is a popular beverage from Gujarat.It is made from fresh fennel seeds.This beverage is a great summer coolant apart from that it also aids in digestion. There are multiple ways in which it is made some add it cloves to it, some have it plain, so have it with a dash of khuskhus…

Tadgola or Ice apples: Summer Superfood

With few more weeks of summer to go one fruit that you should try is Tadgola.It is one delicious melt in the mouth fruit that will help you beat the summer heat. This fruit is known as Tadolga in Hindi/Marathi or Ice apples in English or Nungu in Tamil and is easily available in western…

Beware of what you buy on the basis of the ads you see.

Yesterday was one of the rare occasions when I switched on television to watch something for time pass.While browsing through the channels I accidentally landed up on one of the teleshopping​ channels and guess what they were selling some xyz supplement for “body building”.  What the ad showed?The Product.More than the product they showed the…

Roti ki sabzi !

When you have only Roti’s/Chapattis /Indian flat bread and no vegetable or have left over roti’s what do you do and are super hungry….What to do? Here is one of my personal favorite reciepes…Chapati chi bhaji or Roti ki sabzi… Ingredients​: Rotis-5-6(finely chopped) Onions-2(finely chopped) Tomato-2(chopped) Capsicum-1(chopped) Yellow corn-1/2 cup Cumin-2 tap Red chilli powder-2…

Raw Mango Pickle (Instant & Low Fat)

  Raw mango or kairi is a rich source of Vitamin C and fiber.It has many other vital minerals and vitamins.Its tangy to taste, widely used in many cuisines and has many health benefits.But most reciepes have either high amount of sugar/jaggery or oil especially pickles. Pickle making is a old tradition in India.For most…

Avalakki upkari

Bajil upkari | avalakki upkari  is one of the common breakfast served in most of the functions in south canara(Karnataka), mangalore and udupi region.Its made from thin flattened rice, coconut, peanuts.It can be made with or without the use of heat. Do give it a try and let me know your views. Ps-Anyone with diabetes…

Tangy & Spicy Kairi…

As a kid when it was summers a long visit to my grandma’s house was a must.She prepared fabulous dishes ( I loved her food so I don’t mind calling myself biased ).One of my favorites dishes during summers was the tangy and spicy Kairi/raw mango gravy.  We would go to the local market specially…

Laugh your way to good health !!

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain-Charlie Chaplin Do you know, today is World Laughter Day.It is observed on the first Sunday of May.  The World Laughter Day came into existence in 1998.It was introduced by Dr Madan Kataria who is the founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga Movement. Benefits of laughter:…

Water-The elixir of life.

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water-W.H. Auden. Summers are here.The blazing sun is shining on our head almost all the time and several warnings have been given by the weather department regarding the rising temperatures.It’s not just the heat but the constant fluctuations in the climate and temperature that is a major…