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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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Apple & Paneer Rabdi/ Rabri/ Payasam/Kheer (A Creamy Indian Milk Pudding/ Dessert) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian L ike I mentioned in my last post, I always try to add a couple of non-traditonal dishes to the traditional festive lunch for Onam. Its just my way of adding ... Read on »
Cherunaranga Khichadi/ Thayir Pachadi (Steam Cooked Limes in Seasoned Yogurt) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I have been on a bit of a short break from blogging , one of the many  these past few months, since my last post earlier this month. As usual, I’ve just been ... Read on »
Green Grapes Raita (Green Grapes in Spiced Yogurt) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian H ow many times have you wanted to dish up something that is beyond pedestrian without putting in a lot of effort or time in the kitchen? I have those moments ... Read on »
Sabudhana Khichdi (Tapioca Pearls Cooked With Potatoes, Peanuts & Coconut) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A Khichdi is a mildly spiced Indian preparation, usually of rice or sometimes broken wheat and lentils cooked into a thick pudding-like consistency. A Khichd ... Read on »
Masala Biscuits (Spicy Savoury Indian Cookies): Daring Bakers Challenge August 2013 (A Cake & Two... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his August I’ve had the pleasure of hosting my second Daring Bakers challenge. Since we madeTiramisu from scratch the first time I hosted the challenge, thi ... Read on »
Mawa Cake – A Cardamom Flavoured Milk Cake (Version 2) : Daring Bakers Challenge August,... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A ugust has been a special month in many ways. Apart from the fact that we celebrate my husband’s birthday and our anniversary in August, this was also the fi ... Read on »
Bolinhas de Coco (Goan Cardamom Flavoured Coconut Cookies) : Daring Bakers Challenge August, 2013... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian G oa, being a former Portuguese colony, has been heavily influenced by the Portuguese way of life in various aspects of Goan life. This is most apparent in th ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #8: Crunchy Hard Pretzels With Spicy Garlic & Herb Cheese Sauce & Honey-Mustard... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I What’s really interesting about the Pretzel, whether hard or soft, is that it gets cooked twice. First the Pretzel dough is shaped and boiled in a ... Read on »
My Kind Of Chocolate Chip/ Chunk Cookies(Whole Wheat)! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I make chocolate chip or chocolate chunk cookies on and off for my daughter who likes them. They make great after school snacks and even excellent stuff for ... Read on »
Tri-Coloured Flag Cookies for Independence Day! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t has been 66 years since India gained Independence from British rule and it has been a long journey for her, but one that’s from over.  Our history lessons ... Read on »
Ramphal Kulfi (An Indian Egg-free Custard Apple Ice-cream) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his is another one of those posts that’s been sitting in my drafts for a couple of months now, patiently, waiting for its turn to see the light of day. You ... Read on »
My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) # 61 : The Round-Up! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his is the round-up of the 61st edition of My Legume Love Affair (MLLA), which means that there have been 60 editions previously. It also means that, given t ... Read on »
Phaagila (Phagla) or Kantola Phodi (Pan Fried Spine Gourd Fritters) & Announcing The Winner Of The... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian L ast year, during the monsoons, I came across a peculiar (to me anyways) vegetable that somehow had never caught my attention before. Even though it was new ... 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 »
Baking Baklava With Home-Made Phyllo Pastry - Daring Bakers Challenge July 2013 by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T ime for yet another Daring Bakers challenge but this one’s a bit different. The DB designated hostess could not present and host this month’s challenge due ... Read on »
WE KNEAD TO BAKE #7 : A Savoury Kugelhopf by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A Kugelhopf (also spelt as Kugelhupf, Gugelhupf, Gougelhof, Kugelhoph, Kugloff Kuelopf, Kouklouf, Köjlhopf, Koejelhopf, Koïlopf, Köjhupf!) is a yeasted sw ... Read on »
A Fresh Plum & Almond Buckle That Didn’t (Buckle, I Mean)! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T he monsoons are here with a vengeance and I’m suddenly reminded of the song “ Raindrops keep falling on my head ” where the singer takes the sun to task for ... Read on »
The Inspired Photographer - 20 Ways To Seek Inspiration & Ignite Creativity by Nicole S. Young : A... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I ’m sure most of you know Nicole Young through her blog, Nicolesy and especially her book on food photography, . She has written other books on photography a ... Read on »
Feijoada (Goan Black Eyed Beans And Coconut Milk Stew) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A sk anyone who visits Goa why they like coming down and chances are that 8 times out of 10, they will mention the food here as one of the reasons.  That’s be ... Read on »
Announcing The 61st Edition of My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t is my pleasure to announce that I will be hosting the 61st edition of the highly popular and enduring blog event, My Legume Love Affair (a.k.a MLLA), this ... Read on »