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 ….

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…

Burnt Aubergine Curry

Burnt Aubergine curry aka Baigan ka Bharta is one of the regular curries in Indian Homes. What makes it unique is the process of actually burning the Aubergine on a direct flame. That’s what gives this curry a smoky flavor . The simple tempering (with minimum ingredients ) that we’ve used since ages in our home , gives it an amazing flavor. A lot of my readers tell me that they love how I name the everyday recipes and make them sound exotic . I know they’ll have a huge smile on their faces , when they read today’s recipe…

Green Chili Thecha

Thecha is a traditional Maharashtrian chutney , made by crushing green chili and garlic in a pestle and mortar. This particular chutney is really hot , not at all for the faint hearts. It’s a perfect condiment for any regular meal , for people with a spicy palate ! Thecha in Marathi refers to a coarsely crushed mixture of chilies and garlic using a pestle and mortar. And as they say ,the chutney made using a pestle and mortar or the silbatta tastes far better than the one we get from the modern gadgets. It is typically enjoyed with Bhakri…

Rajma Masala Recipe

Rajma and Jeera Rice is a pair made in heaven . And its surely one of the most favourite foods for all North Indian food lovers . It is so popular that you can see it on pretty much every menu card in North India ! Rajma rice used to be one of my favorite lunch options , during my college days . Having had a full day college for both my grad and post grad studies , standing in the labs for almost 4-6 hrs everyday, we all used to be so drained, tired and yes Hungry , almost…

Fresh Fenugreek / methi salad recipe

Whenever I go for veggie shopping, I am amazed at the variety of greens that we get in India. And we surely know how to utilise the greens for innumerable preparations. We can use it in dals , mix veggies , chutneys and even salads! One such awesome salad is made with methi / fresh fenugreek leaves. It is one of the authentic maharashtrian sides , aka koshimbir. I tasted this salad for the first time at my in-laws place. And as my readers already know, I was a really picky eater then. And greens were the most dreadful veggies…

Simple Salad Recipes- Garden in my Bowl

Garden in my bowl The festive season is about to begin! It is a time for get-togethers , meeting friends and family! The time for shopping and time to indulge in authentic traditional food!. Yes we do know how to enjoy the festivities! But even during all this, our brain is constantly processing the calories we are taking in, and calculating the amount of exercise we’ll need to do, in order to burn it all up! We keep counting ,a zillion times, what all and how much we’ve eaten. And we convict ourselves – guilty as charged! These days we…