Mandas / Cucumber Cake | Vegetarian Snacks | Easy Recipe

Cucumber Steamed Cake / Mangalorean Mandas

Yesterday was Deepavali, so I thought of preparing this incredible rice cake called as Cucumber cake or Mandas (konkani) which my mom used to prepare occasionally at home. The steaming process gives a lovely aroma due to the common ingredients such as jaggery and coconut that I usually add to most of my mangalorean snacks […]

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Onion Fritter | Vegan/Vegetarian Recipe | Delicious Sweet Aroma

Onion Fritters / Onion Bhaji – Vegan

Quick and easy vegan recipe of crispy Onion fritters also known as Onion Bhaji in Indian cuisine, mainly served as a snack or starter before a main course. Its also sometimes named as pakora (fritter) which are deep-fried in a batter of chickpea flour. I make this quiet often when we want to munch on snacks and this […]

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Vegetable Chili Paste

Vegetable Chili Paste is commonly prepared by my mom at home to give a good flavor and aroma to the dish. Its also known as meet-mirsang masala (chili paste) to us Mangaloreans living in the coastal region. We grind the ingredients to a fine thick paste and store it in a small bottled container in the fridge. When […]

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Clay-pot Recipe, Kadgi Sukhi (Mangalorean food)

Raw Jackfruit Dry / Kadgi Sukhi in Clay Pot

Clay-pot recipes are one my families ancient ways of  cooking. My granies backyard has a separate open fireplace to cook food in clay-pots. My mom still cooks food in clay pots in granies kitchen. The food prepared in them are one of the tastiest than when prepared using other utensils. Having lived abroad some foods can never […]

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Patholi , Mangalore Recipes

Patholi (Mangalorean Recipe) or Sweet Rice Dumplings Steamed with Turmeric Leaves

They say:”The key to everything is patience”. That defines my recipe today which I prepared last weekend. A typical Mangalorean sweet dish, Sweet Rice Dumplings with turmeric leaves also commonly known as Haldikolyache Patholi in konkani language (mother-tongue in south-west coast of India). Its made with rice filled with Jaggery-coconut mixture, wrapped in turmeric leaves which makes it a […]

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Mutton-Ghee-Roast Mangalorean Style

Mutton Ghee Roast

I have always had sides of mutton recipes in Indian restaurants and it never occurred to me how easy it was to cook at home. Its not so often that I prepare mutton at home because its not available everywhere, especially in supermarkets where pork, chicken or beef is easily available. Mutton Ghee Roast is another recipe from […]

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