Indian · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Bharli Vangi (Stuffed Eggplant)

Bharli Vangi is a traditional Maharastrian dish. Purple hued baby eggplants stuffed with a mixture of fragrant spiced filling and cooked in flavorful gravy. The aromatic spices along with the coarse texture of coconut, sweetness of jaggery and tangyness of tamarind makes the dish more luscious and appetizing. Serves: 3 Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients Stuffing… Continue reading Bharli Vangi (Stuffed Eggplant)

Goan · Healthy · Indian · Konkani · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Vaalachi Bhaji (spicy-sweet Field Beans)

A quick and tasty recipe, best served alongside roti or chapati. Field beans or Kadve Vaal as they are called in Konkani, are very rich in protein once sprouted. They have a crunchy bite to them and leave behind a slight bitter after taste. Vaalachi Bhaji is a very popular dish in Maharashtrian and Goan cuisines.… Continue reading Vaalachi Bhaji (spicy-sweet Field Beans)

Healthy · Indian · Konkani · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Mom’s recipe – Mayalu Bhaji (Malabar Spinach spicy sabzi)

Malabar Spinach also called  "Mayalu in marathi" and "Vali bhaji" in konkani. Malabar spinach is found in  backyard of every Goan house. This is lush green and grows mainly in summer season. My parents are here and it's fun when they visit us especially during the summer months. Well, when Mom is here, then it's… Continue reading Mom’s recipe – Mayalu Bhaji (Malabar Spinach spicy sabzi)

Indian · Maharashtrian · Snacks · Vegetarian

Vegetable Cutlet, a spicy tasty snack!

Vegetable Cutlet is a simple, nutritious yet easy to make recipe. Combination of mixed vegetables and handful of spices with crispy coating is a great and tasty snack. I like having it just like that with ketchup and my husband usually eats it like a sandwich by placing a cutlet in-between slices of bread, as it… Continue reading Vegetable Cutlet, a spicy tasty snack!

Breakfast Items · Indian · Maharashtrian · Snacks · Vegetarian

Spicy, Non-sticky Ghee sautéed Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca Pearls)

Sabudana Khichdi is a classic recipe that is largely in demand when Maharashtrian's fast. My husband tells stories of his mom looking for innovative ways to cook Tapioca pearls, since there are only a few items that may be consumed during these fasts. Even though I don't believe in fasting, I find this recipe very… Continue reading Spicy, Non-sticky Ghee sautéed Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca Pearls)

Indian · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Mumbai style Masala Pav

Mumbai is famous for its variety of delicious, spicy, tangy and filling street food. Masala Pav is one such classic dish from a long list of street food. It is a quick and yummy fast food which makes a great evening snack. Butter sauteed onions, green peppers, tomato gravy, mashed with butter on hot tava… Continue reading Mumbai style Masala Pav

Indian · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

All Green, Mint-Coriander Chatpati Chutney

Mint-Coriander Chutney is a tangy minty chutney made with all greens; fresh mint, coriander leaves and green chilies with a little spice from garlic and tanginess of the lemon juice and chaat masala. It is a simple and quick recipe that tastes great with many Indian snack preparations like vada (dal vada / Batata Vada), samosas,… Continue reading All Green, Mint-Coriander Chatpati Chutney

Indian · Maharashtrian · Snacks · Vegetarian

Padwa Special – Authentic Puran Poli

Today we celebrated Gudi Padwa, our Maharashtrian New Year. For my husband and I, it was another reason to miss home, miss family. It has been a few years since I had homemade Puran poli. Every year I had my mom courier store bought Puran Poli, and I remember opening the box and unlocking a… Continue reading Padwa Special – Authentic Puran Poli

Indian · Maharashtrian · Snacks · Vegetarian

Palak Pakoda (Crispy Spinach Fritters)

It was raining in Columbus yesterday. A perfect time for some pakodas with a cup of hot ginger tea. Usually I make onion or potato pakoda, but this time I wanted to indulge in satisfying my craving for something fried along with something healthy as well. What could be more healthier than spinach? I tried… Continue reading Palak Pakoda (Crispy Spinach Fritters)

Indian · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Comforting melt-in mouth Moong Dal Khichdi

Dal Khichdi brings back memories of a college canteen, friends, gossip and tons of other fond memories. My college canteen used to serve the best dal khichdi, absolutely tasty and very, very delicious. Yesterday, I was feeling a bit lazy and didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. So I was… Continue reading Comforting melt-in mouth Moong Dal Khichdi