Amchi Chitrapur Saraswat HomeCooked Vegetarian

Batatyachi Talasani

If there’s one thing I’ve figured out about my community (Chitrapur Saraswat), it is that we worship a Holy Trinity of another kind! Try as you might, you can’t pull an ‘amchi’ away from the byadgi mirchi, garlic and coconut. We just can not…

March 19, 2019
Curry HomeCooked Indian Vegetarian

Chhole – Chickpea Curry

As a child, I was constantly intrigued by new recipes. The first time I saw the recipe for chhole masala on TV, I knew I had to make it. I must have been all of 12 years old. Shift to my hostel life and one…

October 20, 2017
Cuisines Curry HomeCooked Marathi Mumbai Street Food Vegetarian

Misal Pav

Did you know that the Foodiehub Awards named Misal Pav prepared at Aaswad in Mumbai, the world’s tastiest vegetarian dish? The first time I had Misal Pav – it was this mediocre, fairly watery dish that I didn’t want to have ever again. But…

October 5, 2017
Amchi Chitrapur Saraswat HomeCooked Vegetarian

Green Beans Upkari

Forget the diets, forget the food fads, forget super foods. Focus on your indigenous history. Focus on the food you ate as a child. That is what will heal you, nurture you and make you whole again. I recently came back from a trip…

June 4, 2017
HomeCooked Vegetarian

Roasted Vegetable Stack

At the risk of sounding judgmental, I fail to understand why most people dislike vegetables - and this has absolutely nothing to do with the vegetarian-non-vegetarian debate! I have several pure-vegetarian friends who insist on removing the carrots and beans from a perfectly delicious…

November 21, 2016
HomeCooked Vegetarian

Chilli-Garlic Mushroom Stir Fry

You know one of those days when you wake up on a weekend and just want to have something comforting, quick to make and absolutely delicious for brunch? Today was one such day. Am down with a cold, and I needed something spicy to…

October 14, 2016