Carrot and Tomato Salad – Koshimbir

Fresh grated carrot and chopped tomato salad with Maharashtrian flavours. A simple tempering, a dash of lemon and a sprinkle of sesame seeds takes the salad to an altogether different level. Salads are nothing new for us Marathi folks. Just that we have a different name for it – koshimbir!

Dry fruits and Kesar Srikhand

Srikhand is a traditional Indian dessert recipe . Its a perfect amalgamation of yogurt and sugar , lightly flavored with nutmeg and topped with kesar and dry fruits. Srikhand can be served with hot poori or as a stand alone dessert. It’s a treat , not to be missed! At this time of the year , when everyone is going gaga about the soaring temperatures and the heat , we tend to crave these cold modern desserts like icecream , smoothies, jellies and so on . The age old Indian desserts don’t even come to our mind. But today ,suddenly…

Mango Soft Serve

My family ( hubby’s side) is one of the biggest mango lovers I’ve ever known. They enjoy , every mango out there, be it any type, to the same extent. AAMRAS is a permanent accompaniment with every meal that we have throughout the mango season. Even people visiting us during summer vacations, go through all the trouble to get Mango Petis( Wooden boxes having anywhere around 4 to 6 dozen mangoes) for us. And we do the same , ofcourse if we visit them! So every year we get to taste the finest mangoes of almost every variety . From…

Cold Coffee

With the sun shining ever-so_bright and the temperatures soaring high ……. I end up going to the fridge and searching for some chilled treats all the time. Today , when I was scanning my fridge, I found just the exact ingredients to make this beautiful chilled mug of cold coffee. An all-time-favorite of mine , ready in just a few minutes. It’s all that I needed today , just to chill and forget about the summer heat. A great cooler for this season , that can be put together in a jiffy. Do give it a try if you are…

Tangy Paneer Rolls

TANGY PANEER ROLLS Weekend’s here again ! And I am on a hunt to make some interesting snacks . Yes kids will be home for complete two days , and they surely know how to keep their mum busy in the kitchen . Even I love to indulge in some snacks….. with some adrak wali chai , of course! So today thought of recreating the evergreen paneer sandwich into these awesome rolls. And they came out really well , and the plating made it look like it came out of a gourmet restaurant. Just the kind of change that’ll make…

Hash Browns

HASH BROWNS Do you remember the feeling? The one that you had just before an exam ? Or more so just before a practical exam? People say they had butterflies in their stomach….. I say there used to be a stampede , and that won’t be exaggerating . Some of us still have nightmares , that they have an exam the next day and can’t remember which subject ! Well its really been a long time , and I personally had forgotten that feeling altogether.

Eggless Vanilla Cake

EGGLESS VANILLA CAKE This is one of the classic eggless recipes ever. I am sure you will find thousands of recipes for this one on the net. Sharing this recipe , as this one marked the beginning of my baking story! Last week I happened to recreate this magic , and the story went like this …… Everyday I have to pack a small snack box for kids to carry . More often than not I find myself looking for quick fixes, and end up sending them a few biscuits or cake packs that are easily available in the super…

Rice Flour Laddo

This is something I noticed this Diwali during Laxmi puja. All the sweets ( Prasad ) made specially for goddess Laxmi are white in colour. Got to know from the elders that goddess Laxmi likes white sweets and red flowers , and so we had to prepare a white sweet that day. The first white coloured sweet is kheel batasha, which is the main Prasad distributed during Diwali . There’s no cooking involved in this. Just take kheel and batasha, mix them and keep it in a bowl. We had to make another white sweet, something quick and easy ,…

Masala Doodh – Kojagiri special

Masala Doodh/Spiced milk – kojagiri special! And I am back after the break ! And that too with a great recipe, specially made on Kojagiri Pornima ! Generally I celebrate this festival just because it’s a tradition , but this year I got to know some more facts about it, which I found quite interesting ! Thanks to my in-laws who were visiting us during this time and my kids , who were after me with innumerable questions . That’s when Wikipedia came to my rescue! So what is Kojagiri Pornima ?