Ambe Dal is a traditional Maharashtrian preparation, specially made during these hot summer days when green Mangoes are abundant. It’s super quick and easy to make and requires just a few easily available ingredients.
Tomato Saar is a quintessential Maharashtrian preparation, also a ‘must have’ dish for most of our festive fares. Tomato is paired with coconut and then tempered with a few spices to make a sweet-spicy-tangy ‘soup’ usually as an accompaniment to steamed rice, although it can also be served like a soup on its own. Every Maharashtrian household has a ‘unique’ recipe for Tomato Saar. This recipe is my mom’s and I have followed exactly as she makes it. (I am surprised that after all these years I have missed blogging about it here on My Foodcourt!) In other news, after…
A Festive Tea party and a recipe for Sweet Corn Appe
Last One month we having been celebrating one festival or the other and the festivities still continue with the Ganesh festival. I am not a typical ‘rituals person’ but enjoy the festive food that is prepared during the festivals. We have been indulging in all kinds of traditional feasts and still continuing with it maybe…
Celebrating the season with Spicy Masale Bhaat
I am back from a weekend of food and fun in Pune. There is a sudden chill in the weather here; the nippy, foggy mornings making it all the more difficult to get back to work on a Monday morning! We love this season for the bounty of veggies that it offers. The farmer’s market is flooded with variety of colorful veggies, rarely found during the rest of the year. So, many of my recipes this season, will be celebrating winter vegetables. One such recipe is Masale bhaat. The veggies which go into this spicy Rice are available year round….
Zunka- The quintessential Maharashtrian comfort food
I promise this is going to be one of the last ‘themed’ recipes. I have been cooking themed food in my house for the last month or so J Now if I repeat any vegetable in a week , Ajay thinks that’s the theme for some blog event! Now-a-days my monthly grocery/ vegetable list is also influenced by the Blog events. Coming to Zunka-I have earlier posted about Pithla. Zunka is a drier version of this Pithla with or without vegetables. I have added Fresh green fenugreek (Methi) leaves and onion to this Zunka. You can substitute fenugreek leaves with…