About Cuisine India

Cooking is an art that is usually passed on from mother to daughter and my case is not different. Many of the recipes that I am going to put up on this blog are those that I learnt from my mom and/or my own variations on them. Some of them of course may have no connection whatsoever to her years of cooking – after all items like Garam masala powder, Tomato sauce, Soya sauce have never been part of her cooking. Yet I think I largely owe my cooking skills to her.

I love cooking and that includes trying out new recipes from time to time. This blog may contain mostly Konkani recipes to start with, but in course of time I will also put up some of the North Indian dishes, Juices, Jams, Biscuits, Dry chutney powders, Pickles  etc. You may even request for recipes of your choice – either because you have not prepared it before or just to know the variations out there.

I am just learning and new to the medium of blogging and to pace myself well, at least for the first few weeks, I will put up  one new recipe every Saturday and Wednesday. Any comment you leave, whether about the blog or about specific recipes will be an encouragement.Finally, I would like to dedicate this blog to my Father-in-law who was a more like a father, guide and philosopher to me. He was also a trustee of the temple in the town of Sirsi (North Kanara) for several years  from  1960-83.

48 thoughts on “About Cuisine India

    Raja said:
    October 30, 2007 at 10:35 am

    hi Pratibha

    Great start! Cool blog!
    Helpful recipes – simple layout, its nice

    Now I have a really easy way to make my own breakfast when the wife is away on holiday 🙂

    but hey – where is Sheera / God Idli / Toushe polo? Thats what I want man!!!


    prathibalrao responded:
    November 13, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    Hi Raja,

    Thanx for your response. I will put up your receip request

    bibomedia said:
    February 27, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Have a nice day !

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Thanx 4 ur comments.

    Sripriya said:
    May 7, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Prathibha
    i tired the pumpkin curry recipes and i liked it very much and my hubby also liked it. Thanks for the recipe.

    prathibalrao responded:
    May 8, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Hi Supriya,

    Thanx 4 ur comments. Try a few more of them and lemme know.

    bernandina said:
    July 7, 2008 at 7:47 am

    thanks for your onion cty.a recipe of bisibelebath is welcome

    prathibalrao responded:
    July 7, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks and will put in the request for your recipe soon.

    Devi said:
    December 28, 2008 at 9:43 am

    very useful site

    prathibalrao responded:
    December 28, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Hi Devi,

    Thanks for ur autentic words of appreciation.

    Raja said:
    January 4, 2009 at 9:59 am

    hi Pratibha – great job!
    Keep it going….wish you the best in 2009!!

    cheers – Raja

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 4, 2009 at 10:25 am

      Hi Raja,

      Thanx for ur comments. Anu suggestions would have been welcome!

    Purnima said:
    December 24, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Pratibha, am a food blogger, (dormant now 🙂 since looong) have tried out few of your recipes and read the updated post regularly, loved the do-able recipes that you post! Thanks for sharing your way to a fellow Konkani! 😀 Today am stuck at ur peas paratha n palak rice.

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

      Hi Purnima,

      Thanx a lot 4 ur comments. I am just new to the blogging world just 2 years old and have to post some baking dishes yet.

    akhila said:
    May 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Request to send mutton & chicken biryani recipe


      prathibalrao responded:
      July 6, 2011 at 8:01 am

      This blog is only for vegetarian recipes. As I do not cook or eat non-vegetarian dishes, I do not know any recipes.

    Saba Sadiq said:
    June 16, 2010 at 6:11 am

    What a treat it is to have found your blog and quite by accident too! We will be cooking using your recipes tomorrow in Texas! It was so good to see some recipes form way back when I lived in Bangalore what seems to be a million years ago!

    Thank you and congratulations on the tremendously well put together site! It is so easy to negotiate and recipes are so visual and easy to follow. I will obviously be cooking a lot of your recipes 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 16, 2010 at 10:46 am

      Hi Saba sadiq

      Please try out da recipes of your choice and send me the feed back.

    Shilpa said:
    March 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Prathiba,
    My search for sannapolo(cabbage spicy dosa) made me land on this blog. Appreciate your patience and like the way you arrange all the ingredients in a plate before cooking.
    Apart from the authentic konkani delicacies, you also try to blend in the modern touch too, I’m talking about dishes like oats upma. Commendable!
    Thanks for sharing the recipes.

    If I may request for a recipe, it would be for sannana (spicy rava baked). I did not have coconut and yet I tried pressure cooking ground idli rice+ Chillipowder+ water and it was a disaster.

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm

      Hi Shilpa,

      I will surely post the recipe of ur request soon. Thanx for ur valuable comments. Please pass on the link to your friends.

      Prathiba l rao

    Chetana said:
    April 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I just love the way you have described the recipes.

    Thanks to you, i prepared Chinese Potato Patti and it turned out nice.


      prathibalrao responded:
      April 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      Hi Chetna,

      Thanx a lot for your feed back and once again thanx a lot for your comments.

    Radha.G said:
    May 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm


    Prathiba i am new to check ur dish items, its really nice, i haven’t yet tired still, one request i want sum good rice item recipe can u mail me to try for the lunch box.

    Thanks, once again have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!

      prathibalrao responded:
      May 19, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Hi Radha,

      Just go thru the blog. On the right hand side of the blog under the heading Recipe Types, you can see the items like the Rice item and One pot meals. Just click on any one of them and you get the answer for ur question.

    sruja said:
    May 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

    hi prathiba ji
    Plz post some non veg items also

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 6, 2011 at 8:00 am

      Hi Sruja,

      I am a vegetarian and cook only vegetarian food. I do not know any non-vegetarian dishes. But I do hope you enjoy the vegetarian recipes.

    Mary Ann said:
    July 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Love your recipes!. We are going to be living in India for 6 months for my husband’s job.
    I was wondering if you could put together some entrees with a suggested side dish. should I put a lentil side with chicken pulao, etc.?

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 6, 2011 at 7:59 am

      Hi Mary Ann,

      I have been thinking of putting up a post mainly about suggesting combinations for a full course meal. Will do it soon. However, I am a vegetarian and therefore can only suggest vegetarian combinations.
      Thanks for stopping by and writing.

    Camelia said:
    July 16, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Hi Auntie,
    Just today I found your amazing site, I was so impressed to see so many recipes. You are doing an excellent work by sharing all your recipes and knowledge.
    Auntie, if you could please mention to each recipe recommendations of dishes to serve with, and also if possible to mention for what type of meal is suitable (I mean, if suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack). That will be very helpful.
    Thank you.

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 17, 2011 at 5:14 am

      Hi Camelia,
      This is an excellent suggestion and similar to a request I received from another reader, very recently !
      I generally try to write about whether the dish will go well with rice and/or rotis, and have tried to write about whether it is a breakfast or lunch dish. But I will definitely try to incorporate this into my description regularly.
      On the other hand, if you specifically want to know about combinations with certain dishes, please do indicate on those recipes with your comments.

        Camelia said:
        July 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm

        Hello Auntie,
        Thank you. This will be great. It happened to me many times that I choose recipes from the internet, but I didn’t made the proper combination. I’m coming from non indian family,so my knowledge on indian cuisine is little. Since I am married with bengali, mainly I am cooking indian food. I didn’t got chance to learn any from my mother-in-law; however her recipes are non-veg.
        It was a real blessing to find your website, especially because i’m trying to inspire my husband to give up non-veg food, and choose vegetarian, healthy food.
        Having your recipes and tips on hand, will help me cook great indian meals.

        Many thanks!!

        prathibalrao responded:
        July 18, 2011 at 8:40 am

        Hi Camelia,

        Thanx a lot for ur complements and do try out the recipes and send me the feed back.

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    Pallavi said:
    August 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Dear Auntie
    Finally, something for the vegetarians. Please put up vegetarian versions of international dishes, after doing away with the chicken and meat. I saw your Mexican RIce recipe 🙂 more like it will be great
    (PS : After reading your introduction, I am sure you are nearly my mother’s age, which gives your recipes the credibility of experience)

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      Hi Pallavi.

      I will try out and put up the recipes as requested by you in a couple of weeks.

    shil said:
    August 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Hi Prathibaji,
    Your recipes look great and I love all the pictures for the step-by-step procedure. I would love to try them. If you do not mind, I would like to give a suggestion. For the end result of your food, take pictures with better angles and nicer bowls. Also, put widgets in your theme that have the links to popular in your side bar. Your amazing website will then get a lot of traffic. Just a suggestion, hope you are not offended. 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 22, 2011 at 7:50 am

      Hi Shil,
      Thanx a lot for kind suggestion. I would like to to know in which specific recipe you mean that the bowl is not good and which is a better bowl you noticed here on this blog. Please be free to express and will change it right now for the later new recipes.

    Kishore said:
    September 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you and God Bless.
    I am miles and miles away from home. I loved looking at the photos and remembered my grandmom and mom, aunties, uncles. I’m happy that I will try someday. If you have video or if you have them in any other website, then I will be happy to view them and keep a copy with me.
    Thank you once again.

    aditi said:
    September 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I visited your blog. content here was really informative and unique. For Gourmet cookies information you can contact me.

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      Hi Aditi,

      Thanx a lot for your comments and will contact you if needed.

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    indian food cuisine said:
    April 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Its a very helpful blog and very informative. Its like the very primary stage to make the Indian cuisine . People stay miles away from home but cant stay miles away from this delicious recipes.Just love it

    shobhnaa said:
    July 22, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Hello Prathiba….I have nominated you for “Shine On” Award. I don’t know; for you, this would be a significant batch or not but by this nomination I want you to know that you have wonderful blog and it is a symbol of respect for your great blogging journey. You can collect “Shine On” award here: http://femmehavenn.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/shine-on-award/

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 23, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      Hi Shoahnaa,

      Thanx a lot maam.

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    November 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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    noodlesforthoughts said:
    June 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Beautiful posts!

    Sushmitha said:
    August 3, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Dear prathibha mayee,

    Your blog is so good, i literally feel like i am attending an online course on cooking, so many times my mom will ask to see to your blog and suggest some new recipes , like flax seeds chutney puddi or vareyee polloe … thanks a ton…. Glad to see such new and innovative recipes…. one of the best blogs i have found on the net…Wishing you all the best…i am appreciate your dedication in posting pictures and detailed explanations… keep posting and inspire us to try all your recipes 🙂

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