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 ….

Varhadi Bhurka – The Crunchiest Chutney ever !

Varhadi Bhurka is a super crunchy condiment , that can give a regular meal , instant texture and a spicy kick . The peanuts , sesame seeds and coconut , spiced with red chili powder, makes it a trademark Varhadi dish . A must try recipe for everyone with a spicy palate. I belong to a family , which loves to eat and loves to cook too. And I am pretty serious about the cooking part . Almost everyone can put together a decent meal , if it comes to it . And “ everyone” includes my hubby and FIL…

Jawas Chutney – Flax seed Chutney

A dry powder chutney made with the combination of Flax seed ( Jawas in Marathi ) and sesame seeds, spiced with fiery red chili and garlic. A traditional Indian recipe that is a must try as it helps you get the goodness of flax seed in every meal! Flax seed , sesame seeds and groundnuts have been an important part of the Maharashtrian diet since ages. Dry powder chutneys are easy to make and store , so there is always some stock in the kitchen . You just have to take some of the chutney, drench it in oil or…

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…

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…

Spicy Mint Chutney

Oh what would we do without our Chutneys ! Chutneys are an essential condiment for any Indian meal for me . It’s even a must have with not-so-Indian preparations . I like to have it with sandwiches , rolls , kababs , chips….. and yes pretty much everything. The green spicy mint chutney is one of my all-time-favorite! It can add a spicy punch to even the most boring meals . I always make plenty of it in advance , as it goes for a couple of days if refrigerated. Today I am sharing with you the recipe for Mint…

Cucumber dip with yogurt

The concept of salads ain’t new for Maharashtrian households. As long as I remember, we have always had a salad aka “koshimbir” in our plates with every meal! The koshimbir complements and completes the meal giving it a fresh flavor. Our ancestors must have had a lot of knowledge about nutrition , and so they developed the tradition of having food with salads. I still remember my parents insisting on having salads in every meal. I must confess, I was a really picky eater then. Apart from cucumber salad, anything else didn’t go down my throat at all. It was…

Peanut Chutney fasting special !

Peanut chutney fasting special! In Maharashtrian families ( or hindu families) , there are a lot of occasions when people have to fast. During these days only “satvik” or fasting food can be consumed. The food includes fruits, milk, sabudana , sweet potato, potates , bhagar etc. The Peanut Chutney is a condiment that you are allowed to consume while fasting. Sabudana vada tastes amazing with this chutney! So here is the recipe for peanut chutney fasting special! Happy fasting! Peanut Chutney Recipe

Saunth / Tamarind Chutney

SAUNTH / TAMARIND CHUTNEY It’s a fact known to all street food lovers , that no chaat is ever complete without a spicy green chutney and sweet n sour Saunth / Tamarind chutney. So before going further, on snacks and street food , I thought of giving you the recipe for these chutneys first. Here I am sharing with you the recipe for saunth / tamarind chutney. You can prepare the chutney and refrigerate it in an air tight glass container, and use it whenever required. SAUNTH /TAMARIND CHUTNEY TIP