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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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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 »
To Food, Blogging & Friendships : The First Ever Indian Food Bloggers Meet 2014 by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I ’m sure most of you, at least those who are in India and on Facebook, have been seeing post and updates about the Indian Food Bloggers Meet (a.k.a. IFBMeet) ... Read on »
A Birthday Cake - Cookies & Cream Rosette Cake With Classic Vanilla Buttercream by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his year will be marked in our memories for many reasons, including the fact that we had an uncomfortably hot summer and that was followed by monsoon where ... Read on »
Non Alcoholic/ Virgin Sangria Punch by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian W e don’t drink alcohol and we are vegetarian. This has a lot to do with our traditions and the cultural and religious backgrounds we come from.  Our communit ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #18 : Komaj (Persian Date Bread With Turmeric & Cumin) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian F For this month, the We Knead To Bake group is baking Komaj. Komaj is a Persian (now Iranian) turmeric and cumin bread that’s filled with chopped dates. I c ... Read on »
A Quick and Easy Mango & Pear Crumble by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian W ould you think making mango crumble an utter waste of mangoes? My daughter thinks so and it’s not because she doesn’t like dessert or crumbles (so long as ... Read on »