Tip of the Day

"Use the water of boiled vegetables for gravy,doing so you get more flavour and you don't lose the nutrients which otherwise drain off with water.."

Farfalle with Tomato-Goat Cheese Cream sauce

I saw this recipe in Vegetarian times magazine.....it looked so delicious. I decided to give it a try. I have done some minute changes in the original recipe.

                                    Background image source:Vegetarian times

Creamy tomato soup - 1 1/4 cup prepared (You can buy ready made soup or prepare it,will post the recipe soon.)
Frozen petite peas - 1 cup
Sunflower seeds-2 tsp (the original recipe had pine nuts)
Olive oil 1/2 Tbs
Garlic - 3 cloves minced
Salt and Pepper-as desired

The original recipe also had:
Regular/nonfat half-and-half -1/2 cup &
Dry white wine(optional) - 1Tbs
I skipped these  two ingredients.


Cook pasta in boiling salted water pot as per package directions until al dente,add peas during last 2 mins of cooking. Drain in a colander.

Return the empty pot to the burner.Wait a few seconds until the pot looks dry,then lightly toast the sunflower seeds on a medium flame for half minute or until fragrant and toasted.Transfer  the seeds to a plate.

Heat oil in a pot and saute garlic until just beginning to brown.

Stir in the prepared soup,simmer over medium high heat until the soup is slightly  reduced and begins to thicken,stirring occasionally.Add goat cheese and cook 2-3 minutes more, or until the cheese is completely melted into sauce,stir.Season with salt and pepper as desired.

Stir in pasta,peas,sunflower seeds,toss well and serve.

Ummm......the result is a creamy pasta with a tang!!!!!!

* Mild Goat Cheese gives a unique tang to the orange colored sauce.If you don't like Goat cheese,you can use low-fat cream cheese.

Bharli vaangi----Stuffed brinjal

Bharli Vaangi-Stuffed Eggplant

I  am not a fan of eggplant...I feel like eating it but somehow can't eat  it,donno y????? But my husband loves eggplant and he's a huge fan of this curry.Though I don't eat eggplant,I love the masala of this curry.....so I just feast on the masala :)

This post is specially for you my dear hubby.

Stuffed eggplant or Bharli vaangi as called in marathi is a very simple, easy and yummy recipe.......


Eggplant-4 small
Onion- 1, finely chopped
Roasted peanut powder-1/2 cup
Garam masala-1 tbsp
Red Chili powder-1 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Oil -1 tbsp
Salt -to taste

For stuffing/masala

In a bowl mix chopped onions, red chili powder,turmeric powder, garam masala, salt and roasted peanut powder. Mix it properly and add 2-3 tbsp of water to bind all the masala together.Take care not to add too much water.

Wash the eggplant and remove the stem.Then slit them vertically and horizontally like a plus sign from the opposite end of the stem without breaking them into halves.Keep the eggplant in water to avoid browning.

Then stuff the above prepared masala in the all the eggplants through the slits. Keep the leftover masala.

Heat oil in a nonstick pan ,once hot add the leftover masala and saute it in oil.

Keep stirring and cook the masala till oil starts separating. Then add the stuffed eggplant one by one,mix well.

Cover and cook on medium flame for about 3-4 mins,then remove the cover and add water according to the consistency you want.

Add salt (just remember that we have also put salt in the stuffing/masala.)

Once again cover and cook the eggplant on a medium flame for 8-10 mins.

Keep stirring in between as the masala may stick to the bottom of the pan.

Then turn the eggplant to cook evenly on both the sides and stir. Then cover again and cook till the eggplant gets cooked properly.

Remove the stuffed eggplant and garnish with cilantro if u like.

Serve with roti ,paratha or even rice.

Back to Blogging.....

Hi friends,I know its been a very very long time that I have been away from blogging. All my family and friends keep on asking me what happened to my blog,did I post any new recipes????? They keep returning to the blog to see if there's something new in the blog.It feels so nice to see all of them so concerned and that they would love to see me back in the blogging world.

I loved blogging,it actually helped me to meet and come to know so many talented bloggers who apart from being gr8 cooks also are wonderful people.I learnt a lot about different food, different cuisines, learnt so many new recipes. Blogging has its own advantages,its a unique learning journey.I really missed blogging and so am planning to return to this world.

I will try my best to post new recipes and interesting food and nutrition information regularly.Just wish me luck all of you :)

Do keep visiting the blog and give your valuable advice and suggestions to improve my blog.

Finally want to thank my family and friends for their love and support.