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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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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 »
A Fake Beaujolais Bread (Non-Alcoholic Version)! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian B read and wine were made for each other. That much is evident, whether in religious symbolism or as part of the food culture in countries of the Mediterra ... Read on »
Beetroot Cutlets/ Patties by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I f you’ve been to Broadway in Kochi (in reality there's nothing "broad" about Broadway, but that's another story) you might have seen the Bharath Coffee H ... Read on »
Pão de Queijo (Gluten-free Brazilian Cheese Puffs/ Buns) – A Cheat’s Version:... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I haven’t been very regular for a while now with the Daring Baker challenges so I wouldn’t be surprised if you thought I was no longer a part of the grou ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #17 : Petit Pains au Lait (French Milk Bread/ Rolls) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian It that time of the month once again, when members of the We Knead To Bake group of bread bakers post their bread. This month’s choice of bread was a s ... Read on »
Frozen Mango Yogurt With Cardamom by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian M y last but one post also featured mangoes like this one, and if you look through the archives here, you will nd quite a few posts that feature mangoes. I ... Read on »
Navara Rice, Caramelised Onion & Cranberry Bread by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I haven’t been a very good Babe, a Bread Baking Babe that is, these past couple of months. I had very good intentions of baking last month’s Pretzel Crois ... Read on »
Mango Lassi (A Cardamom Flavoured Mango & Yogurt Summer Cooler) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A s I had previously mentioned , Indian summers can get really hot and every part of the country has its favourite summer coolers.  Lassi is a yogurt based ... Read on »
Make It At Home : Tomato Ketchup by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I know, I know, it’s another tomato tale! There’s no particular reason for me to go tomato crazy because it’s not like they’re going out of season and t ... Read on »
Dried Apricot & Pistachio Ice Cream by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T he weather seems to have become totally unpredictable these days the world over. Right across the other side of the world, I hear stories of spring no ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #16 : Flaounes (Cypriot Savoury Easter Cheese Pies) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t’s the month of April and people in some parts of the world including India, celebrate Easter this month. Across the many countries in Europe ... Read on »
Jaljeera (A Spiced Cumin Flavoured Mint & Lemon Cooler) & The Winner Of My Previous Giveaway by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A n Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather, occurring after the end of summer proper (late autumn), usually followed by a peri ... Read on »
Make It At Home : Oven Dried/ Sun Dried Tomatoes by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian W hat do you do when you have an overabundance of seasonal vegetables or fruit? I’d guess the answer would be to preserve them in some way so th ... Read on »
Rajma (Red Kidney Beans In A Spicy Gravy) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian R ajma in Hindi refers to kidney beans. It is also the name for a very popular North Indian dish of kidney beans in a spicy. As a child, kidney ... Read on »
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 »