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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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BongMom’s Cookbook : A Review, A Dim Kosha (Bengali Spicy Egg Curry) & A Giveaway! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I have to confess right here, that I know very little about Bengali food. I am from Kerala, which has something in common with Bengal including Communist/ Ma ... Read on »
It Was About Wine – The Grape Escapade, 2013 : Some Glimpses by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his is a post that should have happened sometime in February, and is about 4 months late to highly avoidable reasons, one of which was sheer laziness on my ... Read on »
Tandoori Style Stuffed Mushroom Shashlik/ Kebabs by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian M y earliest encounter with mushrooms happened when, as a child, was pretty pictures of them in my storybooks. Pretty little fairies would be sitting on them ... Read on »
An Eggless Prinsesstårta (Swedish Princess Cake) : Daring Bakers Challenge May, 2013 by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A dainty looking pale green cake with pink roses on top would perhaps be the perfect cake to serve a princess or maybe 3 princesses? That’s what a Swedish te ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #5 : Bialys (Chewy Rolls Topped With Caramelised Onions) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian L ast month’s bake for this group was a sweet one so I thought it would be a good change to make something savoury for this month so I picked Bialys from m ... Read on »
Easy Banana Bread Pudding by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T here are very few people who don’t like some kind of dessert and there are some who would happily have dessert for lunch or dinner if it’s something they re ... Read on »
Leek, Potato and Carrot Soup / Potage Bonne Femme (The Good Woman’s Soup)! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian S oups and I, we’re just not very good friends. At the worst, we tend to give each other a very wide berth, and the best we try to tolerate each other as best as we can. ... Read on »
Custard Apple (Ramphal) Fool With Ginger-Lemongrass Syrup and Mangoes & The Winners Of The Basilur... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian F or a very long time, I knew the “Sitaphal” was Custard Apple because that’s what we call the fruit in India. That was until I discovered that the rest of th ... Read on »
Chocolate From The Cocoa Trees : A Review by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian C hocolate! That’s a word that is music to the ears of many I know, including myself. As I have said, I have rarely met a chocolate I don’t like unless it is ... Read on »
Multi-Seed Buttermilk Rolls by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t’s no secret that I love to bake and think of myself more as a bread baker than any other kind even though I do bake cakes, cookies and other stuff. Baking ... 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 »
We Knead To Bake #4 : Torcettini di Saint Vincent (Sugar Crusted Twisted Cookies from the Valle... by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian T his group, We Knead To Bake , got together with the objective of baking a variety of yeasted breads through 2103. So this month’s choice migt come as a bit ... Read on »
Fruit Pachadi (Pineapple & Grapes In A Spiced Coconut and Yogurt Chutney) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I ’m going to keep this post sort and sweet, literally and figuratively. Literally, because this is a yogurt based chutney that is short (takes very little time ... Read on »
Black And White Wednesday #78 - The Gallery! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I t’s been a week since I announced I was hosting this week’s Black and White Wednesday , and time to present this week’s gallery of photographs devoted to black ... Read on »
Exotic Teas From Basilur : A Review And A Giveaway! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I come from a community where people take immense pride in the coffee they drink, and they are understandably so. Anyone who has tried a steaming hot, frothy an ... Read on »
Announcing Black And White Wednesday #78 by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Y   And this week, I'm very happy to be hosting Black and White Wednesday. To join in and have your black and white photograph added to ... Read on »
Does My Blog Look Good in This? March 2013 – The Winners! by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian M y apologies for the slight delay in posting the winners of last month’s Does My Blog Look Good in This? (DMBLGiT?) It’s just that with the Easter festivitie ... Read on »
Ovos de Pascoa (Easy Easter Eggs - Goan Style) by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A week back, I was talking to my neighbour about exploring Goan Catholic cuisine, especially desserts, when she lent me a couple of her cookbooks so that I c ... Read on »
We Knead To Bake #3 : Hokkaido Milk Bread With Tangzhong by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A fter last month’s Classic Croissants which involved quite some effort in making laminated dough but almost fool-proof and flaky Croissants, this month’s bre ... Read on »
Fondant Easter Eggs in Coconut-Chocolate Macaroon Nests by Aparna Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian E aster is a big affair where I live but we don’t celebrate it. A few days before Easter, the stores feature medium sized to large egg confectionary and the choi ... Read on »