Profile

Cover photo
Aparna Balasubramanian
Attended University of Ibadan
Lives in India
4,853 followers|28,105,721 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
A vegetarian Goan Caldeen - Vegetables in mildly spiced coconut milk.
n Goa, the Catholics cook something called Caldeen which is how the Portuguese word “Caldinho” sounds like when spoken. So Caldeen is obviously a dish of Portuguese origin and influence. The word “Caldinho” (from Caldo which means soup) means “small or little soup”. Most Goan Catholic food is ...
1
Add a comment...

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hearty and comforting soups don't get any better than this vegetarian Caldo Verde.
egetables are not exactly very dominant in the Catholic cuisine of Goa which is heavily dependent on eggs, meat and seafood. If there are vegetables in any of the preparations it's almost as if they're there as an afterthought, or perhaps to add a little flavour to the main dish.
2
Add a comment...

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
A beautiful cheese filled bread that's really, really good!
'm the “Kitchen of the Month” this January at the Bread Baking Babes. Given that the Babes have been baking for so many years, it's becoming more difficult to find a recipe that's not been made before. Every time I come across a bread that excites me enough to want to try it out, ...
3
Add a comment...

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
A delicious and light salad that's perfect after all the rich and festive food of the holidays.
he old year is gone and it's once again the beginning of another year. The past year was, as usual, a mix of mostly good and some not-so-good bits, and I'm hopeful that this year shall be better on the whole than the last one. The festive season and the end-of-the-year holidays are done, ...
1
Add a comment...

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
Snowball Cookies Goan Style for Christmas.
nowball Cookies are old fashioned festive cookies that seem to be made all over the world. So you'll find them in the guise of Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies or Polvorones, Italian Wedding Cookies, Snowdrop Cookies, Butter Ball Cookies, Melting Moments, German Kipferl (though they're ...
3
Add a comment...

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's so easy to pickle your own Jalapenos, so why would you want to use store bought stuff. All it takes it the time to slice the chillies/ peppers, and bring the picking solution to boil. Let the chillies/ peppers steep in the hot liquid for 15 minutes, cool, bottle and refrigerate.
That's all there is to it!
o why am I posting pickling recipes when it's almost Christmas and you'd probably be more interested in seeing what I'm baking this season? There are two reasons for that. The first is that our daughter (for whom I mostly bake anything other than bread these days) will be coming home closer to ...
5
Simona Carini's profile photo
 
Love the photo!
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
4,853 people
chaudary Usman's profile photo
nuno miguel's profile photo
satyajeet gaikwad's profile photo
Bikram Mukherjee's profile photo
Sabrina Modelle's profile photo
Syed Hader's profile photo
EV GC (ETHICS and VIBES)'s profile photo
Ron Watt's profile photo
Manestine Etha's profile photo

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
A new Asian inspired fine dining restaurant in Goa, one with a dedicated vegetarian menu. 
he Koi is a fish that symbolizes many virtues, including endurance, perseverance and strength, in many Asian cultures. Koi is also the name of Asian inspired fine dining restaurant that opened less than a year ago in a renovated Goan Indo-Portuguese bungalow on the Calangute-Candolim stretch.
2
Add a comment...

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
A gorgeous 6 stranded Challah that's not too difficult to make....
The New Year hasn't started out on a particularly good note for us. I'm not saying it's been a bad start, just that all of us (including the dog) have been taking turns being ill with something or the other. Since I haven't been in a position to pick and try out a bread for the We Knead To Bake ...
3
Add a comment...

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
My take on the new Asus Zepad 8, a tablet with really good multimedia features.
anta came a little early this past holiday season when Asus sent me their Zenpad 8 to try out. I'm not a stranger to Asus because I use one of their phones and I was quite willing to be pleasantly surprised by the pad. I must warn you all that I'm no techie so if you're looking for details about ...
1
Add a comment...

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
An easier version of the traditional Christmas time Gingerbread House.
have something of an obsession with decorated cookies. I don't particularly like eating cookies especially the sweet kind and usually bake them for my daughter or family and friends. I do however enjoy decorating cookies as it appeals tremendously to the creative side of me (whatever little ...
2
Add a comment...

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
A vegetarian version of the popular Thai Green Papaya Salad. Delicious enough to have on it's own.
t the risk of sounding like a bore, I'm going to repeat myself – I do not particularly like salads. Of late however, I have started discovering that they can go much beyond the “leafy greens” version so I have been experimenting with tried and tested recipes as well as making some of my own.
2
Add a comment...

Aparna Balasubramanian

Shared publicly  - 
 
Looking for a good restaurant to eat at in Goa? Try Mustard, on the CHOGM Road, at Sangolda for authentic Bengali and French cuisine. They have a good variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes on their menu and are open for lunch and dinner.
ou know those word association games people play where someone says one word and the other person immediately replies with the image that associates with that word in their mind? What comes to your mind if I say “Mustard” to you? My mind has always thrown up fields brimming with little golden ...
4
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
4,853 people
chaudary Usman's profile photo
nuno miguel's profile photo
satyajeet gaikwad's profile photo
Bikram Mukherjee's profile photo
Sabrina Modelle's profile photo
Syed Hader's profile photo
EV GC (ETHICS and VIBES)'s profile photo
Ron Watt's profile photo
Manestine Etha's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Freelance Photographer, Food Stylist & Food Blogger
Employment
  • Freelance photographer
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
India
Story
Introduction
Freelance Photographer. Food Stylist. Food Blogger . Wife . Mother . Vegetarian . Chocoholic .............
Education
  • University of Ibadan
    Biochemistry, 2012
Basic Information
Gender
Female