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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. live…

March 19, 2019
Amma HomeCooked Indian Seafood

Prawn Pulao

Growing up, I found my mum’s recipe book quite fascinating. It was a medium-sized, light brown, hardbound book with pages that had yellowed with the ages. Some pages had more character than the others with stains hinting at their popularity with our family! This…

March 16, 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
HomeCooked Vegetarian

Stir-Fried Ladies Finger (Bhindi Fry)

I love Bhindi - or Okra or Ladies Finger, as it is called otherwise. This green vegetable has plenty of health benefits and has a sweetness to it that is complemented well by our Indian spices. However, a lot of people dislike Ladies Finger…

June 21, 2016
HomeCooked Indian Mains Vegetarian

Spicy Masala Aloo (Potatoes)

Cooking is a life skill - no it is not the relegated duty of the lady of the house. It is my belief that everyone should know the basics of cooking - irrespective of gender - if they want to eat healthy, good food.…

June 14, 2016