Kanda Pohe (With Potatoes)

As l was indulging Kande pohe for my breakfast today…. I went back into my memories…. While on my trip to Dapoli….Had kande pohe at a small breakfast corner Upahaar run by an old couple & their son…. Menu was not too long….Sheera, Kande Pohe, Wada pav, Misal pav, Puri bhaji, Idli chutney, tea, coffee, mainly…

Kande Pohe

1st May is celebrated as Maharashtra day or Maharashtra din/divas. It is a state holiday in Maharashtra, commemorating the formation of the state of Maharashtra from division of the Bombay state on May 1st 1960. On this day Maharashtrians recognize the importance of the state and its history. As it is part of their culture,…

Besan Laddu (Without Sugar Syrup)

Besan laddu or besanache laddu is one of the most popular traditional Indian sweet/mithai. My mom always used to make these laddus during Diwali (as faral) and Navaratri (as Ashtami Bhog). These are small round balls made from besan (gram flour), ghee and powdered sugar and flavoured with cardamom powder and garnished with raisins. While…

Patra Ni Machchi

Patra Ni Machchi is a Parsi steamed fish preparation…. as me being a Mumbaikar and Mumbai is home to Parsi community, I have relished and even prepared this delicacy many times…. Fish coated in a coconut chutney mixture, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed makes this dish flavourful and refreshing…. No Parsi celebration is without…

Carrot Coconut Laddu

I like making simple and easy recipes. One such flavourful recipe is Carrot Coconut Laddus. Coconut laddus are one of the favourite Indian sweets but adding carrots into the coconut laddu recipe increases the nutritional value and secondly, are a great way to add veggies into sweets. An easy way to make kiddies eat some…

Rava Coconut Laddu 

Coconut Rava Laddus are an important part of any celebration in an Indian family. Indians are sweet lovers and need no excuse to devour sweets and desserts. Coconut Rava Laddus are very rich in flavour, they have crunch of dry fruits and nuts, creamy chewy texture of coconut with beautiful aroma of cardamom and thus…

Malvani Fish Fry

My mission everyday is to bring my family to dinner table. Feed them good food and make family dinner a priority. Sunday dinner mostly is non-vegetarian. And when it comes to fish, I love to prepare fish fry in malvani style. Malvan being a coastal area in Konkan,fish dominates the malvani cuisine. The malvani masala…

Grilled Prawns

Great for parties…. Simple yet amazingly tasty starter…. If prep done…. Few minutes to cook…. Serve them hot and you are free to mingle…. Ingredients 16 nos.     Large raw king sized prawns with tail on 1 tsp         Ground black pepper 2 cloves   Garlic, finely chopped 1 no.         Lemon…

Mishti Doi (sweet yoghurt)

It is said, ‘A Bengali meal is incomplete without a sweet at its end’ and thus making Mishti Doi the most quintessential dessert of Bengali cuisine. In the vast and extensive range of Bengali desserts this simple, easy to make dessert makes its way into the everyday kitchen. As dahi/curd is also considered auspicious in Hindu…

Alu Vadi (Patra/Pathrode)

History Repeats…. I was getting everything ready to make alu vadi when my niece popped in “mi tula help karu ka” (can I help you??) she said “Ho kar” (ok..You may) was my answer…. And this incident took me back to old days when…. As a kid, I always wondered how this amazingly spicy, tangy,…

Malvani Dinner Stuffed Bangda Fry (Stuffed Fried Mackerels)

I feel nostalgic as I dwell in the memories of the past and talk how beautiful those days were, about the wonderful friends, about those great neighbours who were more than family to me and the time I spent with them. I would do anything to go back in time and live those days again….

Olya Jawalyachi Bhaji (Baby Prawns Fritters)

It’s raining heavily and there are traffic jams as many roads are clogged with water, trains cancelled or delayed and then the darkness caused due clouds and short circuits as well. But still there are brave warriors who fight through all the odds to reach their destinations to be at work. And then travelling back…