Jackfruit Stir Fry

JACKFRUIT STIR FRY In every family there are some special recipes. The ones that are a must have at a particular occasion or in a particular season. In our family Kathal or jackfruit is one of them. This stir fried veggi is so easy and so awesome to taste, that you just cant wait till the next time its made. But sadly , raw jackfruit is not available in Hyderabad. You get the nice ripe and sweet ones here , but not the raw variety. So this time , while coming from Nagpur , my in-laws got a nice big…

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…

Masale Bhaat recipe

Masale Bhaat brings back memories of my childhood. My mom used to make it during festivals as a part of the Mahaprasad for gods. The aroma used to fill the entire house , and I used to eagerly wait for the puja to get over , so that we could have it. I don’t know if it was the puja , or the fact that it was a Prasad, that made it so divine to taste. Masale Bhaat paired with Mattha ( spiced buttermilk)and green chutney, was one of my favorite combinations. Masale bhaat is an authentic Maharashtrian style vegetable…

Coconut Burfi Recipe

Coconut Burfi The festive season has just started and I am already diving into the sweet section of the kitchen. With the shravan or the vegetarian month for us , the celebrations have begun. The fasting and pujas have started in full swing , and so follow the sweets and Prasad! Coconut and festivities go hand-in-hand for us , as it is a sacred fruit offered to god and received as Prasad. Making coconut burfi is the easiest way to utilize them.The kids just love it, and they get over within no time! The burfi is a mixture of Bombay…

Modak Recipe – Ganesh Chaturthi Prasad

I am from a Maharashtrian Brahmin family……. And according to our tradition we start any new venture with “ GANAPATI BAPPA MORYA”!! As kids we used to wait for the Ganapati festival, for the decorations, puja, aarti, music and masti …..but above all, we used to wait for all the delicacies we’ll get to stomach!! One of those specialties is “MODAK”…. And for the same reason I chose to write about its recipe as my first one!! When I started trying out various recipes , my Mom and MIL were my lifelines. “Hello….Mom?, How do you make Modak? Its nothing…