Akkha Masoor | Red Lentils Curry

Akhkha Masoor is a popular dish from western Maharashtra. It is healthy as well as tasty. This is a Quick & Easy method of Red Lentils Curry. During travels to kolhapur, I came across this popular dish made with Red Lentils. We had Akkha masoor served with Naan, Butter roti and Rice which was mind…

Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir vadi is a Maharashtrian recipe. It is a delicious crispy snack made from coriander and Gram Flour (Besan). To prepare kothimbir vadi is very simple. You need to steam the mixture, slice it and then fry the steamed slices. If you are on diet, you can even skip the frying part and have the…

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…

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…

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…

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…