Lasnachi Chutney

Lasnachi chutney or garlic chutney is a regular condiment in all the Maharashtrian houses. The spicy condiment made with coconut , spices and garlic ( garlic being the prominent flavor) is always in stock for us. It goes well with any meal , and is also used as a chutney with Vada Pav. This chutney has always been a part of regular meals at my house. It is an awesome condiment to spice up any regular meal. The main flavor is that of garlic and the red color comes from the dried red chili. The recipe is really simple ….

Rava Besan Laddo

One of the most popular sweets in India is the delicious Laddo . Laddo is the term given to a sweet that’s round in shape . It can be made with various ingredients , adding loads of ghee and dry fruits to it. This particular Rava besan laddo is a Maharashtrian recipe , made almost for every festival . These laddos are a favourite with the kids. Specially if the kids are Chchota Bheem fans , the laddos are even more in demand. It is one of the easy and healthy , bite-size snack for the kids to have ….

Chocolate and Dry Fruit Fudge

Chocolate . Dry fruit . Fudge . Do I even need to say anything more? Its an awesome , chocolaty , gooey , nutty treat , that’s loved by all . This Rakshabandhan , treat your siblings with this awesome dessert ! Tomorrow is the festival of Rakhi , the festival that celebrates the bond between a brother and a sister. Everyone seems to be busy sending Rakhi and gifts to their brothers and sisters. This festival wasn’t a big deal when we were young , when all of us used to stay with our parents. It was just a…

Tangy Sweet Corn Chaat

Tangy corn chaat is an Indian salad or snack , perfect for a lazy evening. The spicy ,tangy ,sweet and salty flavors come together so amazingly well in this dish , that every foodie will be left , wanting for more . Sweet corns are so in season. From the roadside Bhutta to the plush corn starters , you will find it everywhere. Even I end up putting it in every and any dish I fancy , be it pizza , pasta , sandwich or salads . And the best part , the kids ( yes , both of them…

Dathar vade – Toor Dal Vegetarian Side

Dathar vade is a lip smacking vegetarian side dish from the Maharashtrian kitchen. Its an easy and healthy preparation , made with Toor Dal ( split pigeon peas). Just serve them hot along with a meal or as an evening snack with tea. This is the auspicious month of Shravan and my family fasts on all Mondays during this month. During this fast we have a full meal in the evening i.e. dinner , and rest of the day we have fruits , milk and sometimes sabudana. For the dinner , along with the regular dal-chawal-roti-sabji , there is always…

Puran Poli – The Simplest recipe ever !

A sinfully addictive recipe , once again from the traditional Maharashtrian kitchen – The Puran Poli ! A sweet preparation , with chana dal , every maharashtrian craves for. Sharing the simplest ever recipe for the same ! Puran Poli is my favourite sweet , of course , it has to be. So much so that it becomes an entire meal for me . Be it lunch , dinner or even breakfast. And I am so glad that my kids love it too. Pair it up with loads of ghee , mango pickle and Marathi Kadhi….. and I am set!…

Chawal ki Kheer – Indian Rice Pudding

Chawal ki kheer is an Indian Dessert preparation made with Rice cooked in milk .This is a mildly sweet dish , flavored with green cardamom . It is a very common preparation made in all Indian households , with slight variations ,of course. An easy to prepare one-pot dessert , that is a must try for everyone. We Indians love our festivals , and we do know how to celebrate each and every one differently , but in style. Once again , its that time of the year. The festivities are just about to begin. A lot of sweets and…

Paan Shots

The traditional Indian aftermint made with betel leaves , gulkand ( rose petal jam ) and fennel seeds , just got a makeover ! These Paan shots have the same all-time-favorite Paan flavor ,paired with the richness of ice cream. They are just delish. There are always certain tradition in every family , mine was no different. After a heavy meal on occasions like Ganesh Chaturthi , Mahalaxmi puja , Diwali or Dashehra , my Dad used to get sweet Paan for everyone present. And we kids used to get a teeny – tiny part of it to taste. Even…