Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the New Year to the Maharashtrians. The advent of a new year heralds new hopes, new dreams and greater chances of prosperity and wish fulfillment and so it is celebrated with a lot of joy and pompousness throughout Maharashtra. Every year my yearly festival celebrations begin with Gudi Padva […]
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Bharli Vangi is an authentic Maharashtrian delicacy which is made by stuffing brinjals with groundnuts, coriander and spices filling. It’s one of my favorite dishes. Spicy, hot and delicious are the best adjectives to go with this dish. There are various versions of this dish depending upon which region of Maharashtra where it is made. […]
Prawns fry is amazingly tasty and crispy shrimp marinated with indian spices and deep fried in oil. It serves as a great appetizer and can be made in no time.
Rice Thalipeeth is an easy breakfast item made with onions, chillies and rice flour. It’s a quick recipe which is crunchy and tasty
Palak paneer ,is an Indian dish consisting of spinach and paneer (cottage cheese) in a thick curry sauce based on pureed spinach. It is a popular vegetarian dish.
A very Happy Diwali to everyone. Here is the link to all Diwali Recipes
Methi Shankarpale is a savory and crunchy Diwali snack made from dried fenugreek leaves and all purpose flour.
Coconut Rava Ladoo is a traditional maharashtrian sweet made during Diwali festival. It’s extremely rich as the main ingredients are semolina, ghee, raisins and coconut. Ingredients 1 cup thin semolina/rava ½ cup grated coconut ½ cup sugar 1 tsp cardamom powder […]
Chocolate peda is an easy 3 ingredient recipe made from mawa, cocoa powder and sugar.
Rava Besan Ladoo Recipe Rava Besan ladoo is an indian sweet made during Diwali. Rava and besan together adds crunchiness and softness to the delicacy
Karasev is a savory and crispy recipe made from rice flour, besan, pepper and garlic.
Poha chivda is crispy beaten rice flavored with peanut and spices makes a delicious Diwali recipe and tea time snack.
Murukku is a South Indian snack of savory crunchy twists made from rice and urad dal flour. Murukku means twisted in the Tamil language. The town of Manapparai in Tamil Nadu is particularly known for its murukku.Murukku is made in many varieties as a traditional treat for festivals such as Diwali and Krishna Janmashtami. Murukku […]
Dahi Sev Batata Puri is an Indian snack which is especially popular in the state of Maharashtra. The dish is a form of chaat and originates from the city of Mumbai. It is served with mini-puri shells (golgappa), which are more popularly recognized from the dish pani puri. Dahi puri and pani puri chaats are […]
Vada Pav is one of the most popular street food from Maharashtra, India. Vada is a spicy potato mixture with a coating of gram flour, deep fried in oil. Pav is a special kind of soft bread, almost square in shape.
Modak Pedha made from ricotta cheese and condensed milk is the easiest and delicious sweet which can be offered to Lord Ganesha during Ganpati Festival.This recipe has only 3 ingredients and is amazingly delicious and soft. I would like to mention special thanks to Uttara who generously offered me to use her Modak mould without […]
Sabudana Khichdi is a fasting recipe made from sago, peanuts and potatoes. It is one the most famous Maharastrian breakfast recipe:)
Peas with potatoes in a tomatoes onion based gravy. It’s tangy and spicy at the same time. Tastes best with hot phulkas.
Simple homemade Bhuna Gobi made with thinly chopped cauliflower and indian spices. There are times when I don’t feel like cooking and then who else can come to my rescue but my dear husband, Ritesh. He made this last night for dinner and it was pretty awesome. Ingredients […]
Tasty & Spicy chicken kheema pav is made from minced chicken and indian spices. Two secret ingredients which make this kheema unique is cream and cinnamon powder. This recipe was shared by my friend Vishnupriya and I can’t thank her enough for it:) I was never a fan of Kheema as I always thought […]
Aamras Recipe Aamras is a popular dessert in Rajasthani cuisine and Marwari, Maharashtra, Gujrati homes, especially during festivals. The pulp of a ripe fruit is extracted usually by hand or nowadays in blender and consumed along with chapati. At times ghee and milk are added to the pulp to enhance its flavor. Now sugar is […]
Spicy and tangy prawns masala curry is a delight for every seafood lover.
Tilgul is a colourful sesame candy coated with sesame seeds; in Maharashtra people exchange tilgul on Sankranti, a Hindu festival celebrated on 14 January. The sweet is a mixture of seasame seed (called “Til” in Marathi/Hindi) and jaggery (called “Gul” in Marathi/Hindi) and hence the name. On the Sankranti eve, families serve their guests with […]
Made from split red lentil/masoor and rice, Masoor Dal khichdi is the perfect soothing dinner recipe after a tiring day. Khichdi is considered to be bland but I like my khichdi to be much more interesting:)
Yellow dal is a lentil soup or dal made by boiling tuvar dal/yellow pigeon peas with sautéed garlic, mustard seeds and chillies. This is the best comfort food and easy to prepare. It tastes best when served with hot rice.
Nankhatai is a shortbread cookie from India. It is very close to ‘Pecan Sandies’ in United States. It is made from flour, sugar, clarified butter and nuts.There is interesting history behind origin of Nankhatai. Nankhatai originated in Surat, a large port city in Gujarat.
Methi puri is a crispy deep fried Indian bread or poori, which is prepared from plain flour and kasuri methi (dried methi leaves).It is a savory snack and is prepared during Diwali or consumed as an evening snack. You can serve them with tea as a snack. It can also be enjoyed with flavored or […]
Karanji as known in Marathi is a popular Diwali snack among Maharashtrians. It is a deep fried sweet snack made from all-purpose flour and is stuffed with coconut, nuts and sugar mixture.
Corn Chivda is a snack prepared during Diwali festival at my place. It is made by mixing cornflakes with variety of nuts and spices. It is crunchy and a great evening snack. It’s favorite among Maharashtrians and Gujaratis and is also known as ‘Makyacha Chivda’.
Shankarpali is a snack popular in Maharashtra, India. It is traditionally enjoyed as a treat on the Diwali holiday. It is rich in carbohydrates, making it an instant source of energy. Shankarpali is made from a dough of milk, sugar, ghee, maida, semolina and salt. The mixture is made into dough and then mechanically cut […]
Kothimbir vadi is a crispy fritter made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour. It’s a favorite Maharashtrian snack. It’s a savory and crunchy evening snack. Just like Khekda Bhaji, I love to eat Kothimbir vadi with hot tea during monsoon season:)
Katachi Amti is a spicy dal made from the leftover water from boiled chana dal used for making puran poli. It is a very popular in Maharashtra and is best accompanied with Puran Poli.
Puran Poli is a traditional type of sweet flatbread made in India in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Goa. The stuffing is known as puran and the outer cover is known as poli. The puran is made by boiling chickpea lentils with a pinch of turmeric for color and the poli is made from […]
Fried Modak is sweet deep fried wheat dumplings stuffed with jaggery and coconut filling. These are made as offering to Lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturthi. They are very famous in Western Maharashtra.
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About Thalipeeth Recipe Thalipeeth is a multigrain and spicy pancake which is very famous among Maharashtrians. It is extremely nutritious and a common breakfast recipe at my home. In India you can get a specific flour known as ‘Bhajani’ which is the main ingredient for thalipeeth. If you can’t find it then you can make […]