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…

Kadhi Marathi Style

A lot of time I end up with sour curd at home …..mostly because I forget to put it in the fridge when its done . If the curd is sweet , we have a lot of takers for it at home but no one wants to have sour curd. So what to do with it? Sour curd makes one of the best authentic Maharashtrian Kadhi! So whenever I have Kadhi on the menu , everyone kind of knows how it got there. Kadhi is quintessential to the Maharashtrian Cuisine . For all the festivities , puja or any celebration…

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…

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…

Aloo Ragda Recipe

Eat Breakfast like a King , lunch like a Prince and dinner like a Pauper ! That was pretty much my story last weekend . Heavy breakfast , where I just hogged , as if there wont be any meal next. And then a light lunch n dinner , as there wasn’t any scope for anything else. All this, Just because I made one of my favorite Aloo Ragda , and parathas! Aloo Ragda or potato in tomato curry , is one of the basic everyday recipes in North India. ‘Ragda’ refers to the process of mashing up the boiled…

Dosa Wraps Recipe

Has anyone of you noticed this , or is it just me ? I just have to give a dish a different name and a different presentation, and the kids just love to have it ! Plain Dosa with ghee and sugar was one of the favorite food for my toddlers .The plain old dosa’s have become a little boring , after they have been weaned from baby foods or non-spicy foods. They want something tasty and fun all the time . Not to mention the amount of chutney or curry that they have along with the dosa , it’s…

Mix Veg Sandwich !

If you have kids in the house, you must have experienced the state of “constant hunger “,they are in . More than the full meals , they are interested in small snacks every now and then. And so I saw the saying , “ Necessity is the mother of all Inventions” , beginning to come true in my kitchen . sandwiches are the easiest snack to get together fast. And its one of those thing that gives u a free hand at experimenting. Depending on the preferences of your kids , you can make a different sandwich everyday! Here is…

Mumbai Vada Pav Recipe

MONSOON……. It’s the best season in my opinion! The rains , the cool breeze , lazy dreamy weather……………………..A cup of hot ginger tea……Ah …..BLISS! And to top it off, something hot and spicy to munch on! With this very thought , there starts a slide show of all hot, spicy and fried items in my head…… and this time I settled on Vada pav’s . Vada pav is one of the famous street food, in and around Mumbai. You can have it literally anytime of the day. It has gained a lot of popularity all across india. When I was…

Sabudana Vada with peanut chutney

Sabudana Vada Recipe I was never a “ fasting “ kind of a person, even though my Mom and other elders, in the family, used to regularly fast throughout the year . Somehow that idea of consuming fruits,milk,potatoes and sabudana ONLY , the entire day, didn’t work for me. I felt hungrier on the fasting days than normal. Its psychological ( I know ), …. When you aren’t allowed to do something, you end up doing just that. I used to love having the delicious “fasting food”though, but used to have my normal meals too. Till date it’s the same…

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