Bharli Vangi | Bharli Vangi Recipe | Stuffed Brinjals

Bharli Vangi or stuffed baby brinjals (eggplant) curry is popular Maharashtrian recipe where vangi means brinjal/eggplant. This recipe is very easy with limited ingredients and taste fabulous if made correctly which isn't complicated either we just have to cook the masala well and use oil little on generous side for this curry. Best goes with roti, paratha but we can serve with rice too.

Parangikai Kara Kondakadalai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe | Pumpkin Black Chickpeas Kulambu

Parangikai Kara Kondakadalai Puli Kuzhambu or Pumpkin black chickpeas kulambu or curry is delicious kuzhambu recipe with sweetness of pumpkin, chickpeas crunchiness and tangy it's a real treat for kuzhambu lovers. I made this kuzhambu couple of weeks black while I was trying to clear my pantry and fridge before the India trip and with a large pumpkin sitting in my fridge I tried various different recipe instead of usual pumpkin dry curry or pumkin taro curry.

Gokulashtami Recipes | Krishna Jayanthi Recipes

Krishna Janmashtami falls on 17th Aug 2014 this year also known as Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Sri Krishna Jayanthi and many other names is celebration to mark birth of Krishna, eight avatar of Vishnu. I have already posted Janmashtami Vrat or fasting recipes collection and today I am listing Naivedyam recipes specially done in South India with payasam, ladoo, halwa, vada, rice variety etc which normally not in the case for Naivedyam for people whom are fasting. (image from google).

Janmashtami Fasting Recipes | Janmashtami Recipes

Krishna Janmashtami falls on 17th Aug 2014 this year also known as Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanthi and many other names is celebration to mark birth of Krishna, eight avatar of Vishnu. All over India Janmashtami celebrated in different manner like in maharashtra dahi handi is played and popular which one can see in lots of Hindi movie. In most part of India swings and cradles place outside home or in pooja room to mark Krishna's birth and childhood. In North India fast is observe for full day and devotee eat after mid night which belived to time Krishna was born. In my home full day fast is observe without eating anything or only fruits are consumed but you can also follow and make Vrat (fasting) food to observe fast (image from google).

Carrot Raita | Gajar Raita | Easy Raita Recipes

Carrot Raita or Gajar Raita is easy raita recipe made with few ingredients easily available in our pantry. Carrot raita is slightly few raita with carrot crunch and it's gets paired along any paratha or variety rice, pulao well. Like most of the raitas we can also customize this carrot or gajar raita to make it more interesting like adding chopped onion, tomato, capsicum, cucumber etc which makes simple raita more crunchy and filling.

Raksha Bandhan Lunch Dinner Menu Recipes | Rakhi Recipes

Rakhi Dinner Menu Recipes
Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is almost here ie 10th of Aug 2014 to celebrate the wonderful bond between siblings, and if you are celebrating it must be already making plans for the wonderful day and it's falls on Sunday this year making it more convenient. What better than to please your brother or even sister with home made food for Rakhi, I like to cook everything that my brother likes rather than going outside, even if it's simple dishes it makes the spread much more special.

Rakhi Recipes | 30 Sweets Recipes for Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhanfalls on 10th of August for 2014 and here I am with collections of sweets and desserts for Rakhi celebration. Raksha Bandhan is Hindu festival to celebrate the love between Brothers & Sisters and also among people whom are biologically unrelated. Raksha Bandhan significance is Sister tie a Rakhi (thread) and brother suppose to protect sister from all evil and take care of her, what a wonderful festival to share the beautiful bond of siblings.

Dahiwale Aloo Hara Baingan Gobi Ki Sabzi | Potato Eggplant Cauliflower Curry Recipe

Potato Green Eggplant (brinjal) Cauliflower Curry or Khatta aloo, hara baingan gobi sabzi is sweet, sour and spicy curry made with medley of vegetables and yogurt. This is Chhattisgarhi specialty which I learnt from at my in-law's place, normally green eggplant or brinjal is cooked with yogurt as purple brinjal and green brinjal taste differs and to make it more delicious green eggplant is always cooked with something sour curd or butter milk.

Beetroot Pulao Recipe | Beetroot Pulav | Lunch Box Recpes

Beetroot Pulao or beetroot rice rice also we can call this is easy one pot meal which can make in jiffy and also do lot of variations with me. Beetroot pulao makes excellent lunch box recipe or even perfect comfort meal for weekend. Whether you like beetroot or not you will like this recipe as it's slightly sweet, spicy and flavorful with all the garam masala we used. We can also use coconut milk for extra flavors.

Vegan Seviyan Kheer | Vegan Semiya Payasam | Vermicelli Kheer

Vegan Seviyan (vermicelli) Kheer or Semiya Payasam is made with vermicelli and almond milk instead of regular diary milk. We can also make this with coconut milk or cashew-nut milk too for vegan version. Almond flavors in sevai makes it very delicious and light, vegan seviyan taste similar to diary milk seviyan just with almond hint and I am getting hooked to this vegan version now as it's very easy with minimal ingredients and quick to prepare.

Grilled Paneer Sanwich | Paneer Sandwich Recipe | Easy Breakfast Recipes

Grilled Paneer Sandwich or paneer sandwich is easy sandwich recipe with paneer stuffing and grilled. This paneer sandwich is very filling making it perfect for breakfast, snack or kids lunch/snack box too. We can have lot of variations with paneer stuffing and here it made it in most simple way with just onions and spices. We can add any spice to suit our needs and customize this sandwich further. I have used whole meal bread here and we can use white, multi grain, brown or any other bread of choice too.