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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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Goan Made Cheese And An Apple, Grape & Camembert Salad With Garlic Croutons by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t was one day a couple of years ago that I was at the local supermarket looking through the cold storage section and I came across these little packets of ... Read on »
Chembu/ Sepankizhangu/ Arbi Mezhukkuvaratti (Pan Roasted Spicy Colocasia) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T hough this year has been quite good so far, quite a few things I had planned for just haven’t been happening quite in the way I expected. One of those thi ... Read on »
Strawberries & Cream With An Oatmeal Crumble by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T hese are the last strawberries of this season and I must bid them goodbye with a slightly heavy heart. Mangoes are my favourite fruit and strawberries com ... Read on »
Koulourakia Paschaliná – Greek Easter Sesame Cookies by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian It’s almost the Easter weekend and I thought it might be nice to post something Easter-ish even though we don’t celebrate the tradition. I hadn't really set out ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #26 : Kummelweck (Kimmelweck) Rolls & A Vegetarian Weck Sandwich by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his month we’re baking something savoury and simple. What makes these simple rolls rather special and different is the sprinkling of sea salt and caraway ... Read on »
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian S ome of you must be wondering whether there’s a need for one more Hummus recipe to add to the thousands out there, and I guess probably not. That’s not goi ... Read on »
My Version of the Granary-Style Bread Loaf by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T here’s nothing quite like good old fashioned bread if you ask me - the kind that is hearty, full of flavour and cuts into nice and thick slices. I do like ... Read on »
Indian Style Stuffed & Pan Fried Green Peppers by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his is a post that has been due for a while now, but it got misplaced in another folder on my desktop when I was saving it as a draft. It’s always better ... Read on »
Grape, Strawberry & Mandarin Orange Salad With Mint by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian W e were sitting down with mugs of steaming hot coffee in our hands the other evening, and there was a food show on television. The chef was putting togethe ... Read on »
Serradura or Sawdust” Pudding (A Layered Tea Biscuit & Cream Dessert) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T here are some cultures which love their sweets and desserts more than others and the Portuguese are no different when it comes to their sobremesa. Most Po ... Read on »
Kouig Amman/ Kouignettes (Absolutely Awesome Mini Breton Butter Cakes) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Having worked with laminated dough before, and that too in warm and humid tropical conditions, let me assure that the subject/ object of this post is not for the ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #25: Black Forest Buns by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his is a recipe I had bookmarked ages back, baked way back and even posted on my blog. I was going through some of the posts on this blog when I came acro ... Read on »
Indian Style Stir-fried Spine/ Spiny Gourd (Kantola/ Phaagil) And Potatoes by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I ’m not sure if you are familiar with the spiny gourd. It’s a smaller, rounder version of the bitter gourd/ bitter melon covered in green pines. This is a ... Read on »
Phool Makhana/ Roasted Makhana (Puffed Fox Nuts/ Lotus Seeds) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian M akhana, that’s what the label on the packet said but that didn’t make any sense to me. I was shopping for groceries at the local supermarket when I came a ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #24 : Pane Siciliano (Sicilian Sesame Seeded Semolina Bread) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian S o here we are in the first month of 2015, and the third year of the bread baking group, We Knead To Bake . When I got the group going, my only thought was th ... Read on »
Bhagara Baingan (Spicy Stuffed Eggplant/Brinjal/ Aubergine) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I must confess that the eggplant is not one of my best loved vegetables. In fact, it is only now that I’m slowly developing a liking for it and even then it’ ... Read on »
A Vegetarian Croque Madame/ Croque Monsieur Provençal (French Toasted Tomato & Cheese... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his is my first post for 2015 and I’m starting the year out here with the French Croque sandwich which is a little more than usual sandwich. According to the ... Read on »
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 »