02 December 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Bharli vangi or Bharva Baingan – stuffed baby eggplants

Bharli Vangi

This is a classic Marathi or Maharashtrian recipe. As traditional as this is, every family has a twist on it, and will taste different from place to place. Some areas use more oil and heat, others use a lot more sugar. Any which way, this is a delicacy that ranks high among traditional food. There […]

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24 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Chana Masala with zero oil – High on Flavor

Zero Oil Chana Masala

I dare you to step out of your comfort zone and try this. Not only is this high on flavor, but is also low in calories. Directly minus the calories from the oil you would use otherwise for a chana masala. The trick to this is not harping on the fact that there is no […]

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06 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Tofu Kebabs or Tofu Paneer Tikka – Pan grilled perfection

Tofu Kebab

Its been a long time since I have had time to blog about something. This is something I make often and is a favourite but seems so commonplace to us that it does not feel like something you would blog about. I make this with tofu, but the same technique can be applied to paneer. […]

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23 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Pav Bhaji -homemade yet streetwise

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji hardly needs any introduction. It is one of the most popular street foods in Maharashtra, originating in the city of Bombay. It is said ( several internet sources) that mill workers in the 60s hardly got enough time to have any proper food during their short breaks. And Pav bhaji was born. Pav […]

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31 March 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Misal Pav – Hot and Spicy Street Food


This blog was started with the aim of posting some cherished family and regional maharashtrian recipes, both easy and complicated, regular weekday ones or delicacies. But a lot of the stuff we eat at home is so simple and ‘automatic’ that I think its not a big deal posting it. Like, who wants to see […]

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21 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

TikhaT MiThachya Purya – Masala Puri

masala puri

Puris are the ultimate Indian indulgence. They are generally made with wheat flour and fried to golden perfection. The most common kind is the plain or salted version which is eaten as a bread with any curry. This post is about the TikhaT MiThachya Purya  or Masala puri. TikhaT is pepper and MiTh is salt, […]

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21 December 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Makai Tikki – Sweet corn fritters

These makai tikkis are great as appetizers or cocktail snacks and go really fast. They can be simply served with ketchup or any chili sauce of your choice. Makai Tikkis or corn kebabs as some call them appeared on catering menus almost two decades ago, and were a delectable offering that were difficult to ignore. […]

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