MasaleBhat – Spiced Rice from Maharashtra

masalebhat - marathi recipe

MasaleBhat simply means spice infused rice. It is a delicacy in Maharashtra, my home state, and a must for festivals, weddings and special occasions. As the name suggests, it is warm and spicy and does pack a punch. In our culture, there is a traditional way of serving a meal. Although we don’t follow this… 

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Mango Infused Chili Paneer – BBQ Inspired Recipe

mango chili paneer

If you are a vegetarian in India, you better love paneer. Because paneer is the star of many veggie dishes, and a premium ingredient. Most restaurant menus are studded with paneer this and paneer that. Until you start wondering whether all the vegetables have gone on strike. Luckily for me, I do love paneer. In… 

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30 Days of Daal eBook is Live

30daysofdaal ebook

Hello and welcome. Happy Friday, everyone. The short week after a long weekend is the worst, isn’t it? You wait even more eagerly for Friday. This week has shown me its set of surprises. And I am so thankful and slightly overwhelmed. The first surprise – I was shortlisted by the jury over at #WIN15… 

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Pasta Italia: Tour of Italy – Pasta Medley Recipe

Pasta Italia: Tour of Italy

Italy is my dream holiday destination. When my parents went on a Europe tour a couple of years ago, I did a lot of research for their trip. My mind is flooded with exotic images of Tuscan landscapes, Cinque Terre, Italian Alps and so on. Any Big B fan of my generation grew up fantasizing… 

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SunGold Kiwifruit Gulab Jamun – Step by Step Recipe

Kiwifruit Gulab Jamun

Kiwifruit is one of the fruits that we see almost year round, but not many people are familiar with it. Rich in Vitamin C, the Green Kiwifruit is sweet and tart with some black seeds scattered like confetti which give a nice crunch. I love scooping it out with a spoon and eating it straight,… 

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Daal Shorba – 5 Ingredient Zero Oil Recipe

Daal Shorba

Daal Shorba is the last recipe in our #30daysofdaal series. I can’t believe I am saying this. Yay! Daal is one of the most prized pantry or grocery items in India. It provides some essential proteins for the vegetarian diet. It is also expensive! I have tried to remark on the social/ cultural significance of… 

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Rajasthani Daal – Vegan Recipe

Rajasthani Daal

Daal recipes have consumed me for the past few weeks. Today’s daal is a Rajasthani recipe. It is the kind of daal I have eaten at ‘thali restaurants’ like Sukanta or Khandani Rajdhani here in Pune. And you won’t believe how hard it was to find a recipe for this simple daal. I finally ended… 

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Dal Makhni – Restaurant Style Dal Makhni Recipe

Dal Makhni

Daal Makhni is such an universal favorite, it had to be part of #30daysofdaal. We are counting down to four days now, and I have mixed feelings. Before I start, have you guys entered my Monsoon Magic Giveaway? I so want to unlock the prize and see you there. Those of you who have been… 

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Masala Daal – Mughalai Daal Recipe

Masala Daal – Mughalai Daal Recipe

Masala Daal can be called my own creation, but it is loosely based on the concept of Mussallam, a well known curry from India. Murgh Mussallam is a very popoular dish, but the only place I saw a daal musallam was on a show of Kifayti Kitchen by Pankaj Bhadouria. Well, I don’t completely remember… 

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