Green Tomato Veggie Side – Hirvya Tamatyachi Bhaji

Green tomato veggie side is a perfect side dish with an amazing combination of sweet and tangy flavors. Baby green tomatoes are used for the preparation , to get a fresh tangy taste. This is totally different from the tang we get from Tamarind or Amsul. It’s a must try Maharashtrian recipe , to instantly spice up any regular meal.

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…

Jaggery Dalia Dessert

An awesome Indian dessert , made with Dalia / Broken Wheat and jaggery! Just 3 ingredients and you have an awesome Indian Sweet , great to go with any meal or even a stand alone dish!

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…

Bitti- Wheat Rolls

BITTI / WHEAT ROLLS Ghee jaggery and hot Bitti’s……. That’s the breakfast and kids lunch-box today!! Bittis are Wheat flour rolls ,flavoured with salt and carom seeds.

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

Kokam Dal / Amti

KOKAM DAL / AMTI My son is a total fan of Varan Bhaat / Dal Chawal. He can have it anytime of the day,and I mean ANYTIME, even for breakfast. That’s why I always keep a little plain cooked toor dal in my fridge. And whenever we are running out of options for his meal, White rice and Kokam dal can be ready in 2 minutes. Kokam dal is one of the easiest dal to make. No cutting chopping involved, you just need all the ingredients in your kitchen , that’s it. This is one of the best recipes if…

Bhel Puri Recipe

I am blessed with two wonderful kids. My daughter is a complete foodie. And thank god for that. Now I have 2 guinea pigs at home ( first one being my hubby , of course). There’s one basic question that keeps coming up every now and then in my house…….” Mom , I am hungry, is there anything to eat???” “ Sure Dear, what will you have?” “Ummm…..Something Nice” And then follows an endless discussion about what all can be prepared….. and her wanting something NICER. If it is evening snack time……. BHEL PURI always comes to my rescue.

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…