Homemade Spiced Paneer

A healthy snack that is high on flavor and nutrition ! Homemade spiced paneer is an easy preparation, that’s just perfect for this rainy season. Give it a shot! And for all my calorie conscious readers , this recipe has no oil. Enjoy ! We all know how it feels when enter the kitchen , keep the milk to boil and it gets spoiled. This generally happens during summers. And then we are left with only two options – either discard the entire thing , or make something out of the curdled milk. I am the kind of person who…

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…

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…

Khamang Kakdi – A cucumber salad like no other !

Khamang kakdi is a cucumber salad full of freshness, tang and flavor! Another everyday Maharashtrian preparation good to go with any regular meal. I bet you wouldn’t settle for any other cucumber salad , once you have sampled this! I have been born and brought up in Delhi , but the food made at home was mostly Marathi –style , simple and flavorful. I was a very fussy eater back then , as far as veggies are concerned. Can you imagine I hated tomatoes (hate them even now). So if I saw anything red in Dal or Curries , I…

Dadpe Pohe – Coconut Infused Rice Flakes Snack

Dadpe Pohe is a traditional Maharashtrian dish made with flattened rice flakes. This cold snack has the very basic flavors of lemon , curry leaves and green chili , with the prominent flavor being that of fresh coconut ! An ideal , healthy and no-fuss evening snack , that is ready within minutes. As far as Pohe is concerned , it’s a very normal ingredient in any Marathi kitchen. The most widely known preparation being Masala Poha. Dadpe pohe is one of the lesser known preparations. I think only known to maybe our grandparents generation. This dish had gone down…

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!

Kairi Kanda – Raw Mango and Onion salad

Kairi kanda ,as it is called in Marathi , is a salad made with raw mango and onions. It’s a favorite condiment for any meal during the mango season. It’s a kind of side dish, that can instantly spice-up a regular meal. Is there anyone out there like me who loves raw mango? I just love the tangy flavor that you get the moment you take the first bite. The natural raw mango flavor is something that I can’t put down in words. Its just awesome. And that’s the reason we use it in a lot of recipes. I still…

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…