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…

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 ….

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!…

Snow Balls – Coconut Khoa Fudge

Snow Balls or Coconut Khoya fudge , is an easy Indian sweet , which involves absolutely no cooking! These Snow Balls are so soft and filled with the richness of Khoa , I bet it’s going to be , love at first bite for you. A recipe so easy , even kids can make it ! This recipe is very special for me , as this was one of the first things I made during my school days . As you know , we were never allowed in the kitchen when we were young , our job was only to…

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…

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…

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…

Masala Poha Recipe

Some mornings are just, plain simple bliss. With kids having summer holidays, there isn’t any hurry to pack their boxes or rush them off to school. To add to the calmness , You’ve already decided on breakfast . You don’t want to have anything complex, but just relax and fall back on the ever-so-trusted mom’s recipe. Today was such a day . And we started it with the simple Masala Poha. The light poha with veggies and roasted groundnuts is one of the everyday dish for any Marathi family. And yet is relished like a delicacy. The signature maharashtrian garnish…