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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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Baingan Bharta (Roasted, Mashed & Spiced Eggplant Curry) & Announcing The Winner Of The Previous... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian W hen I look back to my childhood, it seems to me that we had so much more fun growing up with the simple pleasures in life. Those were the days b ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #15 : Japanese Melon Pan (Crunchy Cookie Covered Bread Rolls) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T here’s something about the way the Japanese do a lot of things that just different. They pay attention to the smallest details and there’s a l ... Read on »
Vicky Goes Veg : A Review, A Giveaway & Some Koshari (Egyptian Rice-Pasta-Lentil Pilaf) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I ’m always excited to see cookbooks that cater to a vegetarian diet, and that was pretty much my initial reaction when I received a review copy of ... Read on »
Water-Proofed Bread (Not Water Proof!) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I ’ve heard of water proof make-up, water proof watches, water proof cameras, water proof mobile phones, but water proof bread had me stunned. That ... Read on »
Mirchi Bhajia/ Molagai (Milagai or Mulagu) Bhajji (Indian-style Paneer Stuffed, Battered & Fried... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian O ne thing I have discovered is that if a certain type of food ingredient, be it vegetable or fruit, exists in plenty then people across the world ... Read on »
500 Pasta Dishes : A Review & Pasta With Vegetable Ragu & A Giveaway! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T This is a question for non-Italians only. If I was to ask you to think of food and ask you to tell me the first two words that come to mind when ... Read on »
Kadachakka (Sheemachakka) Poduthuval/Thoran (Indian Style Stir-fried Bread Fruit With Coconut by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T here is a folk tale about the Breadfruit told in Palau . According to ancient Palauan legends, lesser gods used to travel through the villages ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #14 : Ciabatta Rolls (Bake Your Own Bread) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian F ebruary hasn’t been a particularly good month for my oven and me. Early in the month, I had made a batch of beautifully shaped Rugelach and just as ... Read on »
My Search For That Perfect Camera Bag……. by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I have been searching for that perfect bag for quite a while now, a bag that looks like a handbag while secretly doing an undercover job as a camera bag ... Read on »
R’gaif/ R’ghayaf/ R’ghayef (Moroccan Flat Bread) – My First Bread As A... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I f you’ve been following the breads I’ve been posting on this blog, you might have noticed that on and off, I would have mentioned baking some of those ... Read on »
Mendiants aux Fruits Secs (Traditional French Fruit & Nut Encrusted Chocolate Rounds) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t’s once again the season for pink hearts, chocolate, flowers and anything else that signifies undying eternal love in the commercial world that suppo ... Read on »
Thakkali Thokku (South Indian Spicy Tomato Chutney/ Pickle) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian J ust as a matter of interest, do you say “Toh-MAH-toh” or “Toh-MAY-to”? Both pronunciations are correct, just that the first one is a typically British ... Read on »
The Sood Family Cookbook : A Review & Pahaadi Kaala Chana Khatta by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his cookbook came as a bit of a surprise, though a nice one as it turned out, as Harper Collins sent me a review copy without any intimation that it w ... Read on »
To Food, Photography & Friendships, Old and New - My Photography Workshops in Bangalore & Chennai,... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t feels like it was just last week that we said goodbye to 2013 and welcomed the New Year. My calendar however tells me that it’s just another three days ... Read on »
Save Your Favourite Recipes From My Diverse Kitchen With Ziplist! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his is a short post about a recent addition I have made to this blog, and it’s something that I thought I’d bring to your notice so you don’t miss it. ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #13 : Focaccia Caprese (Focaccia Topped With Tomatoes, Mozarella & Basil) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian W hen I started this group for baking bread, my only thought was that it would be nice to bake with others who loved baking bread as much as I ... Read on »
Make It At Home : Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix & The Winner of The Giveaway by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian F or many people across the world, hot chocolate is probably something that takes them back to their childhood. For many Indians like me, it was just anoth ... Read on »
Why I’m Not Writing A New Year’s Post! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T hat’s right. I’m not writing a New Year’s post this year! I’m just writing it on New Year’s Eve, and it’s not the sort of post one finds on most food blo ... Read on »
The Basics Of Food Photography Workshops in Bangalore & Chennai by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t’s been a year since my last Food Photography Workshop , and I’ve had requests since then to do it again. So I’m happy to announce that I will be conduc ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #12 : Bienenstich Kuchen (German Bee Sting Cake) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian This month marks 12 months of baking breads together and given that’s it’s also a season for a lot of festive baking done in parts of the country and the wor ... Read on »