Oil-Free Okra | Stuffed-; Okra |Masala Bhendi | Bharwa Bhindi

Hello Friends, Learn how to make OIL-FREE Stuff Okra/ Bhendi. This steam stuffed Bhendi is a very tasty and nutritiously healthy authentic recipe. Especially it is a very good recipe for the people who are suffering from heart disease. The zero oil use in the recipe and Bhendi’s low calories & high dietary fibre property…

Pan Pizza|Tawa Pizza|Street Pizza

Surprise! Now, you can make mouth-watering pizzas at home, even if you do not have a convection or microwave oven. All you need is a broad non-stick pan and a bit of tact. Pan pizza is a thin or thick pizza baked in a deep dish pan. The bottoms and sides of the crust become…

Pizza and Pasta Sauce

Are you planning to make pizza or pasta at home for your friends and family?  Here is the recipe of the pizza sauce, which can be made quickly and easily at home too. Read how to make Homemade Pizza and Pasta Sauce. It is a very simple & quick recipe to use as a pizza…

Mokali Dal | Vatali Dal | Prasad Dal

Mokali dal is a traditional authentic Maharashtrian recipe. Mokali Dal is distributed as Prasad on the day of Ganapati visarjan, Anant chaturdashi or on the evening of Mangalagauri. It is a nice side dish too. During Ganpati festival we generally offered sweet Prasad to Ganpati Bappa, but at the last day of festival, according to…

Talaniche Modak | Fried Modak

Modak recipes are the must recipe during the festival season of Ganesh Chaturthi. There are many different ways the modak can be made which generally differs with the outer layer and/or with the stuffing. One such unique modak recipe is the deep-fried modak recipe made with all purpose flour as compared to the rice flour….

Ukadiche Modak | Steam Modak

Modak is a dessert which is prepared by Hindus on the festival of holy Ganesh Chaturthi in the worship of Lord Ganesh. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is incomplete without any flavour of Modak because Lord Ganesh loves Modak. People usually make it for Puja and serve as Prasad after completing rituals. You can easily…

तांबूल |Tambul | Mouth Freshener

Tambul means Mouth Freshener! From olden days Tambul has its own importance. In Maharashtra, Vidarbha region Tambul is offered to Goddess ‘Renuka Mata’ at Mahur. During the festival of Gauri-Ganpati this recipe is prepared as Prasad. Generally, eating Paan after heavy meal of any festival is a part of a tradition. In our house, my…

Hide & Seek Biscuits Modak | Biscuits Modak

Modak is a dessert which is prepared by Hindus on the festival of holy Ganesh Chaturthi in the worship of Lord Ganesh. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is incomplete without any flavour of Modak because Lord Ganesh loves Modak. People usually make it for Puja and serve as Prasad after completing rituals. You can easily…

Sweet Rice Dumplings

Sweet Dessert Dumplings which is similar to that of Maharashtrian Modak. It is made with steamed rice flour and a sweet coconut stuffing laced with nutmeg, cardamom and saffron. I am excited to share my detailed recipe with all the tips and tricks to help you make Dumplings like a pro! It is a delicious…

Tondali Bhat | Tendli Chawal | Ivy Gourd Rice

10 mins read: Tondali Bhat / Ivy Gourd Rice are an excellent tasty dish from Maharashtra. Delicious variety rice with sliced Ivy Gourds/ Tondali Bhat makes a perfect lunch box dish too. It is a traditional Maharashtrian no onion no garlic one pot meal. This Maharashtrian Tondali Bhat is typically made during gatherings or special…

Aloo Bonda | Batata Vada | Potato Bonda (Fritters)

10 mins read: The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! Maharashtrian famous dish today’s recipe: Aloo Bonda is a very popular & famous breakfast…

Gopal Kala | Dahi Kala

Gopal Kala is observed during the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Shravan month. The day falls after the Shri Krishna Jayanti day in Maharashtra. The Gopal kala name for Dahi Handi festival comes from a dish prepared on the festival day. Today I am sharing with you all, Krishna Janmashtami Special…

Sunthavada |सुंठवडा

Lord Krishna Janmashtami is one of the most awaited festivals in India. The celebrations are incomplete without some sweet offerings to Lord Krishna. One traditional sweet that is prhow to prepare sunthvada,epared on this occasion is Sunthavada. You can prepare this delicious Prasad to offer to Lord Krishna Janmashtami with this easy recipe. Janmashtami –…

Beetroot Koshimbir | Beetroot Salad

A simple Salad today…!!! Grated Beetroot, spiced up with a Mustard & Cumin seeds and Chilli tadka. Served as is or mixed in with Curd or Lemon Juice. It makes for a pretty and delicious side with any meal. You can add other crunchy veggies like Carrot, Radish and more. Beetroot Koshimbir (salad/raita) is a…

Gulkand Coconut Ladoo

Learn how to make Coconut Ladoo a traditional Indian sweet dish that is quick and easy to make at home. Festivals are around the corner and what is more perfect than sharing this delicious Gulkand Coconut Laddu with your siblings, family and friends. These tasty Ladoos are made with coconut and then stuffed with a…

Peanuts Ladoo | Groundnuts Laddu

As its time for all the festivals in India and sweet delicacies play a vital role in all those festivals. So instead of making the regular sweets this year try making a deliciously sweet and yummy Peanut Laddu at home. It is a simple, healthy and easy Indian sweet recipe which can also be shared…

Narali Bhat | Sweet Coconut Rice

Narali Bhat is a typical Maharashtrian Recipe. Narali Bhat is especially being made on the occasion of Narali Pournima. It is held on the full-moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan which falls around July or August. The Shravan Pournima symbolizes the end of the monsoon season and the beginning of the fishing season….

Puranache Dind | Puran Parcels | Puran Pockets

Puranache Dind is an authentic Maharashtrian sweet delicacy specially made for festival-Nag Panchami, the first festival of the month of Shravan as per Hindu Calendar. Nag Panchmi is celebrated on 5th day of Shravan. To make Puranache dind , first a sweet lentil stuffing called Puran is made. Boiled Split Chickpeas are strained and cooked with…

Falafel

Learn how to make Falafel. Add an international feel to your party Falafel with hummus. Falafel makes a great snack when paired with hummus for dipping. Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food. Apart from serving these as a snack with Hummus and Tahini…

Hummus

Hummus is a dip, spread, or savoury dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini (roasted sesame seeds paste by adding some Olive Oil) lemon juice, curd and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. This homemade hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth…

Amla Juice / Indian Gooseberries Juice

A fresh dose of vitamin C to boost your energy for the day! Amla Juice with Ginger is an Excellent Source of Vitamin C. It helps boost your immunity, metabolism. Prevents viral and bacterial ailments, including cold and cough. We would love to hear your experience in the comment box. Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes Serve:…

Guava Shots | Peru Juice

Refreshing chilled beverage made by mixing guava, mint leaves, lemon juice and red chilli powder. Try this spicy and sweet drink is absolutely amazing and tastes just out of the world when served chilled. Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes Serve : 3-4 People Type: Beverages / Drinks Ingredients: For Jamun Shots: 6-7 Guava Wedges 5-6 Ice…

Dates Roll / Khajur Barfi / Sugar Free Sweets

Learn how to make Sugar free Dates Roll at home. Dry fruits Khajur Barfi, Sugar-Free Dates and Dry Fruits Roll, Khajur Roll Recipe Dry fruits Khajur Barfi is a rich, delicious recipe prepared with dates and loads of dry fruits. This Khajur Barfi recipe is sugar-free and is a perfect snack for health conscious people….

Cream of Spinach Soup

Learn how to make Palak Soup (Spinach Soup) Recipe. The nutty flavor and rustic aroma of spinach are the highlights of this cream of spinach soup, which is popular in most Indian restaurants. Made with very few ingredients, the Restaurant style cream of spinach soup is also easy to prepare. Onion gives cream of Palak…

Katachi Amti ( Curry)

Katachi Amti is a traditional Maharashtrian dish which is prepared from leftover water of chana dal (Split chickpeas) or using soaked and boiled chana dal. It’s a spicy dal with a watery consistency. It is usually prepared along with Puran Poli, Rice. In Maharashtra traditional Katachi Amti has been prepared during festivals. Preparation Time: 15…

Puran Poli

Maharashtrian Puran Poli is a sweet flatbread savoured on almost all the occasions in India. Served piping hot with lots of Clarified Butter, it is flavourful. In Maharashtra it can be prepared during festivals like Gudi Padwa, Guru Pournima, Ganesh Festival, Diwali, Holi. It is also quite popular in Gujarat also. In Maharashtra, it is…

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun | Ratalyache Gulab Jam

Hello my readers, Hope all are doing well..!!! As the month of Savan / Shravan is approaching in India many people practice fasting these days. During these days fasting food is prepared and there are very limited options like sabudada (sago) khichdi, sabudana wada, varai bhat, fried potatoes, chips, etc. Today I am going to…

Dal khichdi

Dal Khichdi is a tasty and healthy main course rice recipe where moong dal (green grams) is pressured cooked with rice and then flavored with garlic, cumin seeds and red chilli. Say no to your regular, boring Khichdi and try this restaurant style Dal Khichdi at home. This recipe is a go-to dish when you…

Sabudana Appe / Appam

Sabudana vada is a well known fried snack and most favored recipe by people who go on fasting (vrat/ upvas) on auspicious days like Ekadashi, Maha Shivratri, Sankashti Chaturthi or during Navratri. Let’s try to make these vade healthier by avoiding frying. Appe tastes the same as sabudana vade. You can call these as non-fried…

Shev Bhaji

The spicy gravy made with onion, dry coconut and shev. It is very famous dish in Maharashtra. Basically my mother use to make this recipe in very different way because she used “Pata-Varvanta” to grind the gravy masala instead of Grinder. I still remember the taste of that shev bhaji. Nowadays my husband who is…

Curry Leaves Dry Chutney

Curry leaves are an often used ingredient in Indian cooking. Curry leaves are used extensively in Maharashtra. Curry leaves impart a wonderful aroma when they hit the oil and any seasoning that you make comes to life with these little leaves. Preparation Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Yield: 1 Cup Serve: 15 Type: Basics…

Jamun Shots

Trending the charts of Juice Bars this monsoon season is the Jamun Shots. Sure shot hit for Jamun lovers. With the right mix of flavours, Jamun Shots has always been everyone’s favourite. The Jamun Shots recipe is very simple and can be preparing at home in very few minutes. Jamun is a beneficial fruit. Jamun,…

Paneer Butter Masala

Restaurant / dhaba style delicious North Indian main course vegetable Paneer Butter Masala. Paneer Butter Masala is also known as Paneer Makhanwala where fresh paneer pieces are cooked in Indian spices. Today I am sharing a very simple, quick and authentic vegetarian Paneer recipe to make at home- Paneer Butter Masala. Preparation Tme: 10 Mins…

Momos

Momos are originating from Tibet. It is a popular street food in the country, largely in North-India. These popular street dumplings stand as the most favourite food for kids today as well all age groups like You & Me. This can be prepared with different varieties of stuffing like Paneer, Cheese, Chicken, Mutton. Since the…

Balushahi

Balushahi is a popular Indian sweet prepared for special celebrations, in festivals as well in wedding feasts. Balushahi is readily available in sweet shops but it is more fun to prepare it at home. Balushahi is a traditional dessert originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is similar to a glazed doughnuts in terms of ingredients, but…

Masale Bhaat / Masala Rice

Masale Bhaat recipe in Marathi cuisine is a popular Maharashtrian recipe with the mixture of spices like goda masala and vegetables. It can be generally served as an one pot meal or complete meal without any side dish to it in lunch or dinner. This recipe can be prepared on festivals or for guest (especially…

Kala Jamun / Mawa Bati

Kala Jamun / Mawa Bati is a rich mithai which is made by stuffing Mawa based dough with a mixture of nuts or dry fruits. This recipe can be prepared in any occasion to enhance the sweetness of that occasion. I have made this recipe for my brother’s birthday. So I am very excited to…

Momo Parathas

Momo Parathas recipe is an unique way of preparing parathas with mainly cabbage & onion stuffing. You can make these Parathas for a healthy breakfast , lunch or dinner. You can relished those with Schezwan chutney. I am a huge fan of Paratha and have made different types of parathas on a regular basis almost with…

Gola Bhaat

Gola Bhaat is a speciality of Vidarbha Maharashtra. Gola bhaat is a traditional recipe from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.  Golas (Balls) are cooked with little spicy rice. It is simple & easy one pot meal. Maharashtrian cuisine has its own distinctive attributes, while sharing much with other Indian cuisines. Traditionally, Maharashtrians consider their food to be more austere than others. Besan…

Kanda Bhaji / Onion Fritters

Hello my readers, Today I am releasing a Monsoon & Winter special snack recipe- KANDA BHAJI. This snack is at the heart of all Indian food and makes a great combination with a hot cup of tea. Kanda Bhaji is one of the very famous street foods of Mumbai. It is very crispy and delicious…

Popcorn Bhel

The quick hunger buster for your quick hunger!!! Today I am releasing a Monsoon Season special healthy snack recipe. In this lock down surprise your loved one and family with simple & easy Popcorn Bhel. You can munch this piquant bhel with your favourite movies, TV shows or as an evening snack with cup of…

Shevai Kheer / Vermicelli Pudding

We all love to eat desserts; whether baked, frozen or cooked – even very simple ones like pudding, they round off a meal so beautifully. If you have someone dropping in at short notice, this kheer is a good recipe to try. Shevai / Vermicelli is actually prepared by using whole wheat flour or Maida…

Dal Goje / Varan Fal/ Dal Dhokli (Phara)

In daily routine it is a very big question… What to Cook in Lunch or Dinner?  To solve this question sometimes my partner comes to rescue and this time he taught me new recipe which I am going to share with you all. Dal Goje (Phara) is traditional North Indian recipe and can be prepared…

Patvadi Rassa (Red Spicy Gravy)

Patvadi Rassa is a Maharashtrian recipe. Rassa means red spicy gravy. This is a monsoon special recipe. Its taste get enhance when consumed with Bhakari or Poli (Chapati). This typical Marathi recipe has different versions in different parts of Maharashtra by having little variation in Rassa. As Monsoon Season is approaching I am very excited…

Sheera / Suji ka Halwa

Sheera is a sweet vegetarian dessert recipe made of Rava (semolina/suji). Sheera is also served as a holy offering (Prasad) in India. Go ahead give it a try to this amazing Sheera recipe. Preparation Time: 5 mins. Cook Time:  15 mins Serve: 4 Type: Sweet Ingredients: 1 Cup Rava (semolina/suji) 1 Cup Ghee (Clarified Butter)…

Carrot Barfi / Gajar Wadi

Gajar Barfi is like Gajar halwa and it can be served as dessert. Barfi is rich in Vitamin A, which is good for health, especially for your eyes. Preparation Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 30 min Serve: 15 Pieces ( depends on size ) Type: Sweet / Dessert Ingredients: 4 cups of grated Carrot. 2 tbsp ghee (clarified…

Spinach Cheese Balls

Healthy appetiser recipe, prepared with spinach and cheese cubes. Appetisers can be eaten during cocktail hour or can be served as the only meal in casual parties. Generally small kids don’t like spinach due to its taste, but this recipe can really play as taste changer to your kids and spinach haters. Preparation Time: 10…

Drumstick Masala – Oil Free

Drumstick Masala  is a delicious gravy recipe. You can pair this side dish with steamed rice or parathas. Drumsticks are known to have medicinal properties and can cure many ailments. Try this easy and OIL FREE recipe. Preparation time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Serve: 3-4 Type: main course Ingredients: 4-5 Drumsticks (cut into…

Biscuits Rava Cake

One of my close friend requested me to share cake recipe as he wanted to bake it for a very special occasion of his Dad’s birthday. I am sharing with you all the Cake which I have baked with Hide & seek biscuits and Rava in Idli Maker. It is very easy and simple recipe….

Aloo Paneer Potli

Aloo Paneer Potli is a North Indian snack recipe. This snack recipe is served with evening tea. Preparation Time: 20 mins Rest Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 40 mins Type: Snack Ingredients: For Stuffing: 1 tbsp Oil, 1 tsp Cumin seeds, 1 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilli crushed, Curry leaves, 1 cup chopped Onion, Coriander…