Recipes

Sheera Recipe | Suji Halwa

‘Sheera’ is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish prepared using semolina (also known as rawa or suji). In my part of country – Maharashtra, it is known as ‘God Sheera’ but also called as ‘Suji ka Halwa’ in other states. This is simple yet flavourful and indulgent recipe; prepared for festivals, special occasions or as offering…

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Idli recipe with Idli Rava | Soft & Fluffy Idli recipe

Idli is a hearty Indian breakfast recipe, originally from south India however enjoyed throughout the country. It is prepared using fermented batter of soaked rice and urad dal. This batter then steamed into round flat cakes, then served with sambar and coconut chutney. Recipe is flavoursome and satiating which makes perfect breakfast or even a…

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Moogachi Usal | Sprouted Green Gram Curry

‘Moogachi Usal’ is a vegan friendly Maharashtrian recipe using sprouted green gram lentils. Lentils are good for us and sprouting increases their nutritional values even more. Hence, in Indian cooking it is always advised to sprout them and then consume. You can make wonderful gravies with sprouted lentils or enjoy them in salad. Sprouting process…

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Easy French Toast Recipe

French toast is an easy breakfast recipe and personal favourite as well !! Growing up, at my home we always used to have eggs for Sunday breakfast. It was kind of unsaid rule of my mum’s kitchen. She used to make masala omelette, fried eggs or french toast for our breakfast. And french toast used…

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Beetroot salad recipe

This bright crimson red ‘Beetroot Salad’ is an excellent recipe and one of my favourite. This salad is not just healthy but full of flavours. I must mention that, growing up, I as was not fan of beetroot but now I indulge it. And I love this recipe which I inherited from my Mother. Btw,…

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Batata Rassa Recipe | Easy one-pot potato gravy

‘Batata Rassa’ is a one-pot easy, super quick potato gravy recipe which is perfect for busy day. This gravy is spicy with hint of sourness and goes best with puri, paratha, chapati or bread. Recipe is straightforward which requires staple ingredients from Indian kitchen. I use pressure cooker for the recipe and it really saves…

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Batata Poha Recipe | Indian Breakfast recipe with flattened rice

‘Batata Poha’ is a simple yet flavourful Indian breakfast recipe. It is very popular snack item from two Indian states – Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. These both states has their unique recipe and I am going to share my ‘Maharashtrian style batata poha’ version in this post. Poha is prepared using rice (thus also known…

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Maharashtrian Vangyache Kaap | Fried Aubergine Slices

‘Vangyache Kaap’ is a favourite side dish from an Indian state – Maharashtra. It is prepared using whole large Aubergine which then sliced, coated with spices and shallow fried. This fried aubergine slices are crispy and slight spicy outside while soft inside. Generally; raw aubergines are bland and a bit of bitter in taste, but…

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Batata-Simla Mirchi Bhaji | Stir fried Potatoes & Green peppers

‘Batata -Simla mirchi Bhaji’ is a simple semi dry recipe served as a side dish. This one is more like a homestyle recipe with some basic ingredients. It has slight crunch from green peppers, mild sweetness of potatoes while subtle heat from spice powders. For flavouring, aromatic cumin seeds tempering is used along with staple…

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Goan Alsanyache Tonak recipe | Red Cowpeas gravy

‘Alsanyache Tonak’ is a recipe from a beautiful Indian coastal state – Goa. Alsane is a type of pulse which is staple in Goa & appearance very similar to rajma or chawali (black eyed peas). Due to abundance of coconut, it is commonly used in most of the Goan recipes. And this alsane recipe is…

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Egg Bhurji Recipe | Indian style spicy scrambled eggs

‘Egg Bhurji’ also known as Anda Bhurji is a famous Mumbai street food. It’s an Indian version of scrambled egg recipe with onion, tomatoes, coriander and ground spices. In Mumbai, you can come across multiple small food stalls or trucks selling hot spicy egg bhurji for breakfast or snacks. And of course, each one has…

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Easy one pot recipe – Shrimp Pulav

‘Shrimp Pulav’ is my go to recipe for any busy or lazy day 😉. It is a real one pot wonder, requires staple ingredients from Indian pantry and really minimal preparation time. I always like to store packet of shrimps in my freezer section, so just thaw them and use for recipe. A delicious, family…

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Maharashtrian Takachi Kadhi| Yogurt based Indian Curry recipe

‘Takachi Kadhi ‘ is a creamy, slightly sour curry with hint of sweetness which is prepared using yogurt. This one is a special recipe from Indian state – Maharashtra while similar recipe you can find in state of Gujarat as well. But gujarati kadhi is slightly sweeter than takachi kadhi. Recipe requires few ingredients and…

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How to make Kalya vatanyachi usal| Dry black peas gravy

Indian cuisine has variety of recipes using legumes or pulses. Numerous types of pulses available across regions in the India. These pulses are typically dry/hard and needs overnight soaking. ‘Kala vatana’ or ‘Dry black peas’ is one such legume among many. And one of my childhood favourite recipe is Kala vatanachi usal or Kala vatyanacha…

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Fodanicha Bhaat | A delicious recipe using leftover rice

A bowl of hot steamed fluffy rice always tastes good with dal or any gravy. And many times we make extra rice for lunch or dinner and end up with leftover rice which tastes dry on the next day. But what if I tell you a recipe which you can make using leftover rice. And…

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Homestyle Bhendyachi Bhaji| Stir fried Okra

Bhendi or Okra is one of my favourite vegetables and whenever I am craving for homely simple meal, I like to make this super easy ‘Stir fried Okra’ recipe. In UK, Okra is not easily available but you can find them in Indian grocery stores. Very simple to prepare, it has slight crunchy okra with…

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Melt in mouth Indian cookies – Nankhatai

Nankhatai’s are sweet and crumbly eggless Indian flavoured cookies prepared specially for Diwali. But you don’t need to wait until Diwali to enjoy these cookies, they can be prepared and relished throughout the year with hot cup of tea. Nankhatai’s are prepared using maida or plain flour and flavoured with cardamom. I like to use…

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Suranachi Bhaji| An easy recipe with Elephant foot yam

In this post, I am going to share an easy and tasty recipe prepared using ‘Suran’. Suran which is also known as ‘Elephant Foot Yam’ or ‘Jimikand’ is a large tuber. It looks like a hard rock with dark brown outer cover and light pink or beige from inside. It is hard to cut but…

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Rawa(Semolina) coated fried Sea bass

Fried fish is one of the must have food at our home. Personally, I do enjoy eating crispy, spicy fried fish with hot steamed rice. Rice-curry and rawa fried fish is a match made in heaven 😋. My personal favourite fish options for frying are king fish, pomfret, bombay-duck, Indian salmon or Indian mackerel etc.…

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Coconut Chutney Recipe

Coconut chutney is a type of side dish usually served with Idli/dosa or with most of South Indian snacks. I often make this recipe as it’s my personal favourite and can be ready in no time. I like to add fresh coriander leaves in chutney which not just gives freshness but also adds lovely green…

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Batata Kaap| Fried Crisp Potato Slices

‘Batata Kaap’ are shallow fried potato slices coated with some spices and semolina. It is slightly crisp from outside while soft from inside. This can be served as a side dish with dal-rice or roti-sabzi. I usually like to relish it with yellow dal or masoor gravy along with rice. Recipe is super simple and…

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