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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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A Week Of An Indian Christmas – Day #3 : Baath Cake/ Baatica/ Batega (Goan Coconut And... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his time I thought I would try my hand and feature something that was truly Goan and a Christmas-time favourite here. I had never made a Baath Cake or ... Read on »
A Week Of An Indian Christmas – Day #4 : Avalose Unda (Cardamom Flavoured Rice & Jaggery... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A valose Unda is a popular snack but also a Christmas-time favourite from Kerala , my home state. I must confess right here that I know very little abou ... Read on »
A Week Of An Indian Christmas – Day #5 : Chakli (Savoury Rice And Lentil Spirals) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian W hen it comes to food, celebrating invariably means something sweet. When I think back to all the Christmas goodies we have been fortunate to receive f ... Read on »
A Week Of An Indian Christmas – Day #6 : Goan Milk Cream (A Cashew And Milk Fudge) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian M ilk cream sounds like a funny name for a Christmas or any sweet – that’s what I thought when I came across this one. To me milk cream meant (and still ... Read on »
A Week Of An Indian Christmas – Day #7 : Nevries/ Nevreos/ Neurios (Half Moon Shaped Sweet... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t is perhaps fitting that the final post in this Indian Christmas series of mine is about the much loved festival sweet, the Nevri. Nevries (also call ... Read on »
Aamras (Creamy Puréed Mangoes) – Just The Thing For An Indian Summer! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian S ummer’s here once again, and it’s hot but time for mangoes. I don’t think there’s an Indian (not the American kind) who is passionate about mangoes. I am ... Read on »
ABin5/ HBin5 Breads Galore! Brioche à Tête, Cinnamon Crescent Rolls, Milk & Honey Raisin... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian hat’s a lot of bread in one post, I know, but I have a very valid excuse. (Not that I need an excuse to bake bread.) Once again, its time to post my efforts at ... Read on »
Achappam (Rose Cookies) by Aparna 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian We are Hindu and don’t celebrate Christmas. I have, however, spent a large part of my childhood and adulthood living in places where Christmas is celebrated. Now, my n ... Read on »
Afghani Bolani/ Boulanee e Katchaloo (Potato Spring Onion Turnovers or Stuffed Flatbread) with... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian B olani (also spelled as Bulani or Boulanee sometimes) is the Farsi word for “filled bread” and is an unleavened and stuffed turnover style flatbread from Afg ... Read on »
Ajo Blanco/ Sopa de Ajo / White Garlic Gazpacho, And An All-White Photography Exercise by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A Ajo Blanco is a Spanish cold soup from the regions of Granada and Malaga (Andalusia). “Ajo” is Spanish for garlic and “Blanco” means white, so this soup is ess ... Read on »
Almond Pâté Crostini and A Memorable Weekend by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T he Almond Pâté Crostini has nothing to do with the memorable weekend, but I will talk about the latter first. If you like some humour served along with your so ... Read on »
Aloo Methi Bonda (Batter Fried Spicy Mashed Potatoes) With Coriander-Mint Chutney And Grilled... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Printable version here. Y eah, we’re going to Anita’s, Yeah, we’re goin to have a party………. Before I get on to talking about the party, I just wanted to ... Read on »
Aloo Parathas (Indian Flatbreads Stuffed With Spicy Mashed Potatoes) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Indian cuisine (the north Indian variety) is very well known for its flatbreads like the roti/ chappathi (similar to whole wheat tortillas), pooris (deep-fri ... Read on »
Aloo Parathas (Indian Flatbreads Stuffed With Spicy Mashed Potatoes) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Indian cuisine (the north Indian variety) is very well known for its flatbreads like the roti/ chappathi (similar to whole wheat tortillas), pooris (deep-fried flatbreads), ... Read on »
Ammini Ramachandran’s Pacha Sambar - A Sambar with Fresh Green Spices by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his particular recipe and blog post was the result of a discussion Facebook! Its quite true that many blog posts here have been the culmination of very involve ... Read on »
An Alcohol-free Tiramisu Cake (And How To Make Perfectly Flat Topped Cake Layers!) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t was my birthday some days ago and I suddenly wanted to eat cake! How many of you bake their own birthday cakes? I do some of the time, and have people ask ... 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 »
An Apple Strudel Loaf And Some Whole Wheat Buns by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian It’s the first day of the second month of this year and as usual I seem to have missed a bread baking deadline I set for myself. Missing these blog related d ... Read on »
An Apple Strudel Loaf And Some Whole Wheat Buns: Baking From ABin5 by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian It’s the first day of the second month of this year and as usual I seem to have missed a bread baking deadline I set for myself. Missing these blog related deadlines seems t ... Read on »
An Armenian Nutmeg Cake (Meshgengouz Gargantag) & Some Nazook (Yeasted And Rolled Pastries With... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I f one thing describes my blogging these days it would be the word “irregular” and it’s pretty much the same with my Daring Bakers Challenges as the last one I ... Read on »