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Aparna

Goa, India
I am a vegetarian by tradition and choice. A SAHM to a 13 year old. My husband, our daughter and I live in Goa, India. We enjoy discovering the world also through good food. My blog reflects a lot of our traditional Indian cooking and recipes which are well balanced, healthy and what makes... Full Bio
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We Knead To Bake #23 : Julekake or Julekaga (Norwegian Cardamom Scented Christmas Bread) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t’s the end of yet another year, and I am wondering just where this year ran off to. It really seems like not too long ago that I was at the beginning of the ... Read on »
Embossed Spiced Brown Sugar Cookies by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I was not a very “girly girl” as a child and loved climbing trees and was generally happier playing games that didn’t involve dolls and the like. I did howev ... Read on »
Make It At Home : Vanilla Extract by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian V anilla must the most often used flavouring around the world when it comes to baking. Did you know that the vanilla pod is the fruit of an orchid? And that t ... Read on »
Plum, Pear & Cucumber Salad With Lime-Honey Dressing and Pistachios by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Y ou’re probably wondering why there’s a sudden increase in the number of salads being posted on this blog, and that too, from someone who professes to dislik ... Read on »
At The Baker’s Studio (Baga, Goa) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A re you one of those people who think breakfast dishes should be eaten only for breakfast, or are you like me and can happily eat breakfast stuff for lunch a ... Read on »
Egg-free No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Pudding With Candied Nuts/ Praline by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Y ou’ve probably heard the saying, “As American as Apple Pie”. While Apple Pie has become a quintessentially American food, Pumpkin Pie is is another pie that ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #22 : Sheermal/ Shirmal (Saffron Flavoured Flatbread) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his month's choice for the " We Knead To Bake " group was Sheermal. Sheermal or Shirmal is a saffron-flavored slightly sweet traditional leavened flatbread ... Read on »
Nellikai Urugai/ Indian Gooseberry Pickle – South Indian Style by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T he Indian gooseberry, called Nellikai (in Tamil), Nellika (in Malayalam), Amla (in Hindi) and by many other names in the different languages across India ha ... Read on »
Dhakai Bakharkhani/ Baqeerkhani (Crisp Flatbreads from Dhaka, Bangladesh) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I have been baking with the Bread Baking Babes (a.k.a BBBs) for a little while now and much longer, on and off, as a buddy.  This month I also have the honour o ... Read on »
Bread from the 17th Century - Robert May’s French Bread by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian W hen you say French bread to me, what first pops up in my mind is long stick like crusty breads like the Baguette or the round rustic Boule. I always think o ... Read on »
Apple Jam With Allspice & Chilli Flakes by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I ’m not sure what it is, but I’ve been suddenly struck with an urge to make jams and pickles! It could be that I haven’t done any preserving for a while, or ... Read on »
Uppu Nellikkai/ Uppilitta Nellikka (Indian Gooseberries/ Amla in Brine by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian W hen I was much younger, “Nellikkai”, which is what we call the North Indian “Amla” or the Indian gooseberry in my language, was not something we saw often. ... Read on »
Blood/ Red Spattered Almond-Vanilla Sugar Cookies For Halloween by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his is not an original idea, but one that I found while on the net . I’m definitely not one of those people who find gory or even messy looking food attract ... Read on »
High Tea at The Hyatt (Confeitaria, The Grand Hyatt Goa) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A bout 2 months ago, a friend and fellow food blogger Revati  asked me if I would like to join her for an Afternoon Tea Party at The Grand Hyatt the next day. ... Read on »
Gavurdaği Salatasi (Turkish Tomato Salad With Pomegranate Molasses & Sumac) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I was recently introduced to a cookbook group , and as the name obviously suggests, it involves exploring cookbooks and cooking from them. Every month there’ ... Read on »
Make It At Home : Pomegranate Syrup/ Molasses by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I was recently going through some Persian recipes and I came across a couple that I wanted to try out. While I had most of the ingredients on hand, there was ... Read on »
An Apple & Cucumber Salad With A Minty Dressing by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I  haven't lost my love for writing this blog, but I never quite realised how difficult it would be to get back to it after a long break! My wrist is healing ... Read on »
When We Met – The First Ever Indian Food Bloggers Meet 2014! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his blog has been silent for almost 2 month now, and I left it after my last post without any mention of when I would be back here.  A lot has been happenin ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #19 : Gibassier (A French Anise & Orange Flavored Loaf) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t is another sweet bread again, this month, at the We Knead To Bake group. This month I chose a French breakfast pastry/ bread called Gibassier (pronounced ... Read on »
Panmarino (Italian Rosemary Bread) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t’s been a crazy couple of months here with so much going on that I’m running like mad just to stay where I am and get everything done. And now with the daug ... Read on »