Desiccated Coconut and Mango Ladoo

A beautiful ladoo, that’s loaded with the fresh flavor of desiccated coconut and mango. The two flavor come together so well , that I bet no one can resist having more than one ! They are loved by kids and adults alike. The grand fiesta of the 10 day long Ganesh festival is going to end today , with Ganesh Visarjan. There will be lots of processions , dancing , music and the quintessential Dhol Tashe with it. The celebrations today won’t be complete without some sweets. So today made these soft , fudgy and full of flavor, Desiccated coconut…

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 ….

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…

Buckwheat Flour Halwa

Buckwheat flour aka kuttu ka atta , is a staple on the fasting menu . This buckwheat flour halwa , is an Indian sweet , made using the buckwheat flour and jaggery. This easy, rustic Indian sweet is a must try for everyone ! I belong to a Brahmin family , and yes we fast a lot ( I being the only exception) . But, when we do fast , we fast in style. Who said you can’t have a filling meal during a fast? You just need to tweek the menu a bit 😉 , and we are masters…

Soya Chunks Veggie Pulav

A fragrant rice preparation , loaded with Soya chunks and veggies ! Perfect for weeknight dinners or a quick lunch. Just team it up with some curd , raita and some chutney or mango pickle . It is one healthy , nutritious , filling and tasty bowl of rice. For most of us living a modern Indian lifestyle , weekdays are the most difficult. Its easy to give in to packaged ready-to-eat stuff , just to reduce the stress of weeknight dinners. Recipes like pulav and khichdi are on the top of our weeknight chartbusters , right? Moreover if you…

Narali Bhaat – Sweet Coconut Rice

A traditional rice preparation with coconut and sugar or jaggery . Narali Bhaat is a mildly sweet delicacy with subtle flavors of cloves and cardamom. Traditionally prepared during Narali pornima , it is an awesome Indian sweet for any occasion. Narali Bhaat used to be made at my mom’s place, but as kids I was more into spicy rice preparations rather than the sweet ones ( actually I still am!). So this preparation was never on my crave list. But yesterday hubby dearest, asked me casually , do you know how to make Narali Bhaat? I had a faint idea…

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 ,…

Gavrani Egg Curry

The festival of Diwali is over. All sweets have been eaten, Family and friends are gone, all the lights are being packed and kept properly for next year. After having a great Diwali with lots of sweets , its time for some Chatpata , spicy food. Not a lot of stuff, but that one tasty dish , that’ll make your meal awesome. So we decided to make a gavrani style egg curry. Recipe courtesy my MIL. This gravy was a speciality in remote parts of Maharashtra , where tomatoes weren’t easily available. So the recipe has onion based gravy, with…

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 ?