Varan Phala (Chakolya is another Marathi name) the mere mention of this name is enough to sensitize my taste buds. A one pot wholesome meal, this recipe is commonly made in many households. Wheat flour dumplings are cooked in dal which in turn is flavoured with masalas making it sweet,sour and spicy!…
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Shepu leaves (also called as Sowa or Dill) are easily available in most parts of India all through the year.
The soft, feathery leaves are a rich source of iron and are added to flavour many recipes. A very popular vegetable in Maharshtra, Shepu is cooked in different styles in different parts of Maharashtra.When served with Jowar Bhakri ( bread made from Jowar/sorghum flour- will post the recipe soon) it tastes blissful.This is my mom’s recipe for Shepuchi Bhaji:…
The month of Shravan (5th month of the Hindu calendar) is one of the most auspicious months here in India. It also brings along number of festivals, Rakhi Purnima being one of them.
The festival of Rakshabandhan (as it is called in the Northern parts of…
I have always relished South Indian food. Whenever my Mom cooked Idli-Sambar, Dosa,Uttapam, Rasam -whatever,I would have it for breakfast-lunch-dinner.Now that I am married to a South Indian I have learnt to cook some of them myself….
Fresh leafy vegetables are my weakness and I can’t resist the temptation of buying them whenever I go veggie shopping . Methi (Fenugreel) is loved by everyone at home even the little ones.The best thing one can easily make with a bunch of Methi leaves is Parathas.
In spite of it’s bitter taste, the innumerable health benefits of Methi leaves, makes it one of the most healthy greens recommended by dietitians,Moms and grandmothers alike.
This is a basic recipe with easily available ingredients in most pantries. You can also add some garlic -ginger paste to spice it up.The soy/oats and gram flour amp up the health quotient. You can use ready mixed multigrain flour too
Methi parathas make for a great Lunch box meal or a handy on the go snack. Serve them with your favorite pickle,chutney or curd.