Saturday, October 15, 2016

Knitting - Cardigan

I knit this Cardigan for my grand-daughter. Wool was Topaz shade from Micheal's with #6 needle.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Teej and Jivitiya 2016

For Hartalika Teej this year, I made Gujjiya, Besan laddoo and Modak.

Here is a detailed post for celebrations and recipes in Teej of 2008.

For Jivitiya, I made Dahi-vada, Brown channa and Madd-chawal.

Here is a link to celebrations and recipe for Jiviiya in 2008.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Cooking in Summer 2016

These are few of the dishes I have been busy this summer. Recipe in the links.

Dhokla for breakfast. Very filling and easy to make when to feed a houseful of people.

Besan Ladoo. Even my fussy grandson, who does not sample new food, kept on grabbing them all. They lasted only 3 days.

Sattu ka Paratha. Made it after a long time with Sattu flour.

Paired it with Aalo-mattar gugni, Kheer and Beetroot sabji.

Grand dinner Dal fry, Kadi-bari, Roti, Aalu bhaja, Chole, Dahi Vada and Rice.

Simple meal of Roti with Paneer chilly and Watermelon.

Bharwan karela

Saturday, June 11, 2016


Made Dhokla after a long time. The batter fermented really well.

Detailed recipe in my older post linked here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy Holi 2016

Wishing you all Happy Holi ! Enjoy a safe, wild and fun Holi !

Besan Laddu


Sakar Para

Roasted Moong

Roasted Dal


Malpuas - my daughters favorite

Channa Chole to go with Puri

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Feasts at home

My daughter and daugther's-in-laws have been busy with their work and with their kids, some who are infants and some ready for high-school. Along with that, they have been preparing feasts for the whole family and guests at different occasions. We may not find enough time to blog them all. But we will made do with the pictures.

Here is the birthday feast for my Son-in-law, made by my daugther Preeti. She invited his office team and they continued to work during the party even though it was a weekend and Birthday. My daugther also multi-tasked because she had 2 young kids to distract her all the time.

And here is what my Daughter-in-law made for my grandsons birthday - Dahi-vada, Rasgulla and Aloo Boonda (her favourite),along with Chole.

This years Hartalika Teej, we had a peaceful puja.

And it was followed by a delicious spread of endless soft Pooris with comforting Channa chole.

And here are the unbelievably perfectly shaped Jelabis made at home by my daugther Preeti.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Happy Deepavali 2015

This year again me and my two daughters-in-law have made these sweets and savory for our family. It is tough to keep the kids away from these till the pooja. But it's their holiday week and they are so active, they need all of this.

Modak - deep fried

Rava laddoo
Sev with groundnuts