Category Archives: Vegan

V for Vaangyache Kaap (Fried aubergines)

Vaangyache kaap are thinly sliced aubergines, spiced and shallow fried. These are different from the bhaje/bhajias/bhaja as they are variously known in India. The bhajias are dipped in a chickpea (besan) batter before they are fried but the kaap are … Continue reading

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Ganpati special – Green Peas or Vataanyachi bhaaji

I wrote about the Ganpati celebrations at my grandparents’ home and the festivities that followed. If you’ve read about it here, you will have noticed the rather unusual menu for that day. There is a simple explanation to it. The … Continue reading

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B for Batatewade

These golden balls are a very popular street snack in India. The one rule of eating out in India is that if it’s fried, hot, and spicy, you’re probably good to go. Oh, and always follow the crowds. That won’t be … Continue reading

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Carrot Koshimbir

Next up, in the salad repertoire this week, is Carrot Koshimbir. As with most recipes featured here, this salad can be rustled up quite quickly making it a great addition to a weekday dinner.  It never fails to liven up a … Continue reading

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Y is for Yam (suran) patties

This is an unusual one – it’s an adaptation of one of our childhood favourites. Shopping trips with the family meant that we were usually in for a treat of some sort. Once the shopping bags were full, it was time … Continue reading

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V is for Vaangi Pohe (Beaten rice with aubergines)

Although pohe are a popular choice for breakfast or brunch, they were always a tea time or a tiffin snack at my Aji’s house. Breakfast, as we know it, was restricted to Sundays and was usually toast and eggs. On other … Continue reading

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U is for Umber (Banana fritters)

Unusual? Perhaps. Addictive? Without a doubt! Umber (pronounced oom-burr) or banana fritters were part of the Shravani shanivar menu. The month of Shravan is one of the holy months in the Hindu calendar and coincides with the Indian monsoon. It is … Continue reading

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S is for Sabudanyachi Bora (Potato and Sago dumplings)

You probably are familiar with this in another form – the famous sabudana vada. This bite sized version makes a great bar snack or a tea time treat. They are called ‘bora’ because in this shape they resemble an Indian … Continue reading

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O is for Onion and Tomato Pole (faux Omelette)

These savoury pancakes are also called faux omelettes since there are no eggs involved.They are a quick brunch or tea time snack that is a filling yet quick fix. This used to be another Thursday special for very different reasons from … Continue reading

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K is for Khamang Kakdi (Cucumber salad with crunchy peanuts)

Khamang Kakdi is another of my favourites from my mum and grandmum’s food arsenal. During the Mumbai summers, we were often urged to eat raw vegetables in the form of a salad. Great for cooling the system down, they said. … Continue reading

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J is for Jardalucha Jam (Apricot compote)

A trip down memory lane just isn’t complete without revisiting favourite desserts. This would make my top 5 list. A variation of the popular Indian /Mughlai dessert, Khubani ka Meetha, this recipe makes good use of dried apricots to give it … Continue reading

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C is for Cauliflower Caldine

Caldine is quite a popular Goan fish curry. Fish, coconut milk and turmeric, in combination with other spices, lend it its deceptively mild appearance. Again, I have modified this to make it a vegan dish. (Oh, the things I do for … Continue reading

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A for Ananasache Sambhare (Pineapple curry)

Pineapple and curry are probably not words that you would use in the same sentence. Chances are you may have not come across this dish before. Stay with me while I give you a quick background on this exotic sounding but … Continue reading

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Rai chi batati – Mustard spiced potatoes

Potayto, potaatoh! I haven’t met anybody (yet!) who doesn’t like potatoes. And even if they don’t, Rai chi bataati or Mustard spiced potatoes are sure to make them a convert to the cause. This version serves 2-3 as a side dish. … Continue reading

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Moogachi khichdi (Mung dal khichdi)

Comfort food on a Sattvic diet presents itself in the form of mung dal khichdi. I make it quite often even when we’re not on a week of self denial but it never seemed tastier than it did that week. … Continue reading

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