Tikhat Mithachi Poori – masala poori

Masala poori or Tikhat Mithachi poori ( in Marathi) is a hot , puffed and spicy Indian bread , made with wheat flour. It is one of the favourite breakfast or evening snack recipes enjoyed during monsoons, with a side of green chutney and ginger tea ! With monsoons just around the corner , I am all set to indulge in piping hot snacks with Adrak wali chai ( ginger tea). I know that I’m not the only one out there , who craves for the likes of kanda bhaji / onion pakoras, when it rains. With this thought ,…

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…

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…

Methi Muthe Recipe

METHI MUTHE It was never , love at first site for me. Personally I am not very fond of the greens anyway. But it was definitely love at first bite….. And am sure it would be for all of my readers who have a spicy palate! Methi muthe or Fenugreek wheat flour kababs are one of the traditional Indian recipes , that’s healthy , nutritious and can be prepared in around 15-20 minutes tops. I tasted these for the first time on a day when we were running out of Breakfast options. My MIL suggested we make methi muthe. She…

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…

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…

Rajma Masala Recipe

Rajma and Jeera Rice is a pair made in heaven . And its surely one of the most favourite foods for all North Indian food lovers . It is so popular that you can see it on pretty much every menu card in North India ! Rajma rice used to be one of my favorite lunch options , during my college days . Having had a full day college for both my grad and post grad studies , standing in the labs for almost 4-6 hrs everyday, we all used to be so drained, tired and yes Hungry , almost…