Cantaloupe and Grape Juice

  • Cantaloupe Pieces: 1 Cup
  • Black Grapes: 1 Cup
  • Orange Juice: 1/2 Cup
  • Sugar to taste (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients in the blender and blend it till you get smooth paste. Strain this juice.
  2. Put some ice cubes in glass and pour the juice.Garnish this juice with chopped grapes or cantaloupe pieces and serve this cold , healthy juice anytime.

This is my entry for Easy Crafts WYC: Juices and Ice-Cream and Mythreyee's Sweet Series: Cool Desserts , Sia's WBB-Summer Feast , Manina's Eating with seasons , Aartee's Summer Splash events.

Blogging Friends Forever Award

My new blogger friend Sripriya of Srikar's Kitchen gave me this new award call ' Blogging Friends Forever'. Thank you very much Sripriya for giving me this award. I am so honored.

The following rules apply to this award:
1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award
2. 4 of them followers of your blog.
3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to who ever gave you the award.

I would like to pass this award to my regular blog reader Neha, Sireesha, Vanmala, Roopa and Rekha who is my new blog reader from UAE.

Veggie Burger with Baingan Bhaja

  • Paav or Buns : 2
  • Round Slices of Tomatoes : 2
  • Round Slices of Cucumbers : 8
  • Round Slices of Onion : 2
  • Round Slices of American Brinjal : 2
  • Dry Peanut Chutney: As Required
  1. First cook american brinjal slices just like Baingan Bhaja (Bengali Eggplant Fry).
  2. Cut bun into two halves. Sprinkle some peanut chutney on one half. Then put cooked brinjal slice, sprinkle some chutney. Then arrange tomato, onion, cucumber slices on the top according to your prefernce and sprinkle some salt and chutney in between.
  3. Then put second half of bun on all sliced vegetable. Insert toothpick with slice of cucumber to hold all veggies. Your burger is ready to eat.

Now one award, tag and magic lamp. Usha of Veg Inspiration gave me Friendship award. Thank you very much Usha for making me your friend. I am so honored.

Rashmi of En Vittu Virundhu tagged me.

The rules are:

"At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 or 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read my blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers."

1.What was I doing ten years ago?
Studying in Kolhapur, Maharashtra,India.

2. Five things on Today's "To do" list
Clean the house.
Post this recipe, award, tag & magic lamp.
Email to my best friends.
Go to Dick's to buy Swimming float my 33 month old son.
Go to playarea with my son.

3.I am addicted to :
Browsing the Internet
Listening Songs

4.Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
I will go to India for good. Travelling. Some investment for my kid and family. Do some Charity.

5. Places i have lived:
Rahuri, M.S, India
Dapoli, M.S, India
Karjat, M.S, India
Kolhapur, M.S, India
Sangli, M.S, India
and now in Virginia - U.S.A

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Grilled Vegetable Salad


  • Red Capsicum : 1
  • Green Capsicum : 1
  • Broccoli: 3-4 Florets
  • Cauliflower: 3-4 Florets
  • Onion: 4-5 Slices
  • Zucchini: 4-5 Slices
  • American Eggplant: 2-3 Slices
  • Salt to Taste (Optional)


  1. Cut capsicums and florets in desired shape.
  2. Grill all vegetables until they become tender. Do not over cook vegetables.
  3. Mix all vegetables in a bowl and serve it. If you want you can sprinkle some salt or squeeze lemon over cooked vegetables. You can eat this healthy salad anytime when you want.
This is my entry for Archana's Summer Splash, Sia's WBB: Summer Feast, Sig's MM: Grill It! , Manina's Eating With Seasons: August and Manasi's Healthy Cooking events.

Chegodilu / Chekodilu ( Rice Flour Rings)

  • Rice Flour : 1 Cup
  • Moong Daal : 1 tbsp
  • Ajwain Seeds (Carom Seeds or Bishop's Weed): 1 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder : As per Taste
  • Salt to Taste
  • Water : 1 & 1/2 Cup
  • Oil for Deep Frying


  1. Boil water in a sauce pan. Add moong dal and salt in it. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove sauce pan from the heat, add rice flour, red chili powder and ajwain seeds. Mix it thoroughly and cover it.
  3. After 5 minutes, remove the cover, mix above mixture and make a soft dough. If needed add some water.
  4. Apply oil to hands and make lemon size balls of the dough. Roll the ball on any flat surface to form long strip.Cut the long strip and press the ends to form a ring. Follow the same procedure for remaining dough.
  5. Heat oil in a kadhai (deep frying pan) and slowly drop some rings into the oil. Fry these rings until golden brown. Repeat the same procedure for remaining rings.
  6. Store these rings in air tight container. These rings will remain good for at least a week. This is a very good tea time snack. Kids loves these rings including my 33 month old son.

This is my entry for Nupur's MBP July 08: Less Is More. I followed same directions as Raji gave here but just added ajwain as extra ingredient. Thank you very much Raji for sharing this recipe and thank you Nupur for hosting this event.

Masala Vada

To Read this recipe in Marathi Click Here

  • Chaana Daal (Yellow Gram) : 1 Cup
  • Cinnamon Stick : 1
  • Finely Chopped Onion : 1/2 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Coriander : 1/2 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Green Chillies : 2
  • Besan (Chick Pea Flour) : 1 tbsp
  • Red Chillies : 3-4
  • Chopped Curry Leaves : 4-5
  • Jeera ( Cumin Seeds ) :1 tsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil for Deep frying
  1. Wash and soak chaana daal for 4-5 hours.
  2. Grind chaana daal, cinnamon stick, red chillies, jeera coarsely. Then add remaining ingredients except oil and mix well. Check the mixture. If mixture is not bonding to form vada add more besan.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai. Make small flat vadas of all mixture. Fry these vadas in kadhai till they become golden brown.
  4. Serve these hot vada with any type of chutney or sauce or ketch up.

This is my entry for Vani's RCI:Andhra Festival Food event.

Dudhi Masala (Bottle Gourd Masala)

To read this recipe in Marathi Click Here


For Masala:

  • Tur Daal (Yellow Lentil): 1 tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Seeds: 2 tsp
  • Jeera (Cumin Seeds): 1 tsp
  • Grated Coconut: 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts: 2 tbsp
  • Ginger - Garlic Paste: 1 tsp


  1. Dry roast tur daal, sesame seeds, jeera,peanuts, coriander seeds & grated coconut till they become golden brown. Let it cool for a while. Then grind all these masala ingredients to fine paste with small amount of water.
  2. Peel the Dudhi and cut into small pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai. Then add curry leaves & hing. Then add masala paste. Cook the masla till it leaves some oil (atleast 5-6 minutes). Then add kala masala, mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Then add dudhi pieces and salt. Mix well and cover the kadhai with lid. Let it cook for 2 minutes then add small amount of warm water (according to required consistency). Again cover kadhai with lid and let it cook till dudhi pieces are fully cooked.
  5. Garnish this dudhi masala with chopped coriander leaves and serve with roti or chapati or phulka or any rice.

This is my entry for Pooja's VOW:Bottle Gourd and Shrivalli's Curry Mela event.

Dudhi Raita (Bottle Gourd Raita)

To read this recipe in Marathi Click Here

  • Grated Bottle Gourd (Dudhi): 1 Cup
  • Cold Dahi (Yogurt): 2 Cups
  • Finely Chopped Tomato: 1 tbsp
  • Finely Chopped Onion: 1 tbsp
  • Finely Chopped Coriander: 1 tbsp
  • Jeera or Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt to Taste


  1. Boil grated dudhi till it get transperant. Drain and let it cool.
  2. Beat the yogurt for 1 minute.
  3. Mix all ingredients in to yogurt very well. If you don't have cold yogurt, keep raita in refrigerator for an hour.
  4. Serve this chilled raita with any biryani or sabji.

This is my entry for Pooja's VOW:Bottle Gourd event.

Now it's award time. My good friend Easy Craft of Simple Indian Food gave me two awards. First one is Yum Yum Blog award and second one is Friendship award which is new for me. Thank you very much EC for passing me this awards. Because of food blogging I have lot of new friends so thanks to blogger.

Now I would like to pass this award to JZ of Tasty Treats, Roopa of My Kitchen Treats, Meera of Enjoy India Food and Uma of Essence of Andhra .

Honeydew Melon and Cantaloupe Soup

To read this recipe in Marathi Click Here

  • Honeydew Melon Pieces : 1 Cup
  • Cantaloupe Pieces : 2 Cup
  • Lemon Juice: 1/4 Cup
  • Sugar: 1 tsp ( or more)
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to Taste
  • Mint Leaves or Coriander Leaves for Garnishing


  1. In a blender, combine the honeydew and cantaloupe pieces, salt, sugar, lemon juice, and process until very smooth. Pour into a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 3 hours.
  2. Pour the soup into serving bowls. Garnish with pepper powder and mint or coriander leaf. Serve immediately.

Fresco by Scotto

This is my another entry for Sia's WBB-Summer Feast , Manina's Eating with seasons , Aartee's Summer Splash event.

Grilled Watermelon Salad


  • Watermelon: 2 slices
  • Cherries: 8-10
  • Green Grapes: 8-10
  • Olive Oil: 1 tsp
  • Orange Juice: 1 tbsp
  • Lime or Lemon Juice: 1 tbsp
  • Chaat Masala (Optional)
  • Shredded Cheese (Optional)


  1. Cut watermelon slices into small pieces. Grilled these pieces for at least 1 minute. I have small grill so I made thin watermelon slices. If you have a big grill you can make little bit thick slices and grill slices for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Deseed cherries. Cut cherries and grapes into 4 pieces.
  3. Toss all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix all ingredients very well. Serve this salad at any time in these hot summer days.

Now after this cool recipe it's Award Time.

Sweet JZ of Tasty Treats gave me my new 'A Giant Bear Hug' award. Thank you very much JZ for this award.

I would like to pass this award to Asha of Foodie's Hope, Mansi of Fun and Food, Uma of 'Essence of Andhra', Sia of Passionate about Life and Spice

Sireesha of ' Mom's Recipe ' and Ranji of ' Ranji's Kitchen Corner ' gave me my second new award - 'Yum-Yum blog award'

Thank you very much Sireesha and Ranji for this award. I would like to pass this award to JZ of Tasty Treats, Asha of Foodie's Hope, Mansi of Fun and Food, Swati of 'Sugar Craft India'

Red Chillie of 'RedChillies' gave me 'Rockin' Girl Blogger' and ' Blogging With A Purpose' awards.

Thank you again JZ, Sireesha, Ranji and Red Chilli for these awards. Congrats to all and enjoy your awards.

This is my entry for Sia's WBB-Summer Feast and Manina's Eating With Season , Aartee's Summer Splashevents.


Kairas (Instant Raw Mango Pickle)

  • Raw Mango Slices: 1 Cup
  • Grated Jaggery: 3/4 Cup
  • Red Chilli Powder: 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Hing: Pinch
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil: 2 tsp
  1. Remove skin of mangoes and make thin slices.
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai. Then add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and hing. Then add red chilli powder and mango slices. Then add salt. Mix everything very well. Cover kadhai with lid. Let it cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. When mango slices are 90 % cooked add jaggery and cook till slices get nicely done. If you want you can add small amount of water.
  4. When this pickle cools down, store it in air tight container. It will remain good for 2-3 weeks in freeze.
  5. Serve this kairas with anything like parathas, roti, rice or just apply on bread and have it.
This is my entry for Meeta's MM: Mango Mania, Manina's Eating With Season , Aartee's Summer Splash events.