Phaagil or Kaakroll or Teasel Gourd Side Dish in a Milk based gravy

Phaagil in Konkani, Kaakroll in Bengali, Teasel Gourd in English, I am a great fan of this seasonal veggie. Amma used to tawa fry coating it with semolina and we would gulp in one after the other. Rawa fry is ofcourse time consuming. Typical me is always on the lookout for easy recipes for weekday…

Tiranga Paratha

I know Independence Day was on 15th August, and I drafted this post on 16th morning. Monday to Friday, I’m literally dancing to the tune ‘Ajab Daud Hai, Gajab Daud Hai, Ye Jeena Yaaro Daud Hai’. Abbas was working during EST hours that week and I had given him the responsibility of attaching the food…

Mashinga Sange Bajo – Drumstick Fries

We Konkanis can fry just about any veggie on this earth. When they are coated with semolina and tawa fried, they are called Phodis. When they are dipped in either gram flour or rice flour batter and deep fired, they are known as Bajos. This recipe can be tried by using potatoes too as in…

Chicken Leg Roast

It was ManTam’s 2nd birthday. I had a self-imposed rule of baking two cakes myself as I did on their first birthday. I don’t want them to complain after growing up saying “Ek cake se hi kaam chala liya”. Had they not been twins, we would have celebrated their birthdays on separate days and would…

Roulade

Maria proposed Roulade as the third Sweet Punch. First thing I did was to seek Google’s help to learn the way it is pronounced. It’s pronounced as rooh-laad. I was very skeptical about being able to do the challenge as I had a humongous task of moving during the month end. Every weekend we were crazily going house hunting…