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Dry Masala

Agri Masala, Koli / Chili Spice mix powder.

Sathavani cha masala. This is a spice mix for long term storage. The Agri community is a small community, native to Mumbai. The main occupation is rice and salt farming and fishing. Dressing and food habits are very close to Koli community. Each household has its own spice mix which they use in traditional dishes […]

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Subzi/

Batata Bhaji/ Potato Subji

Batata bhaji is a must in any Maharashtrian household. It is usually cooked for festivals or wedding celebrations. It’s a very quick and irresistible meal. I make Batata vadas with the left over bhaji. Potatoes arrived in India with Portuguese traders. Potato is called ‘Batata’ in Portuguese. It was cultivated mainly in west coast of […]

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Dry Masala

Goda masala/ Garam masala

Goda masala is Maharashtrian, whole spice powder. It’s close to Garam masala (except for a few extra spices). This is my grandmother’s recipe, which was passed on to my mother and I would love to pass it to my kids. It’s best to weigh all ingredients. If you don’t have weighing scale handy, you can […]

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Dessert

Macarons

  What can one say about Macarons? It’s a perfect blend between a cake and a cookie, not to mention it comes in bite size. With one bite, this irresistible cookie can transport you to Paris. Once you get the hang of this recipe, the sky is the limit with variations with this cookie. This […]

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Dessert Diwali Special Indian cuisine Indian sweets

Phirni

Phirni is one of the few desserts which needs just three ingredients. This is especially important, in this lockdown where food is scarce. This is a quick dessert to make. Phirni is a North of Indian dish. It’s a dense version of Kheer (Rice pudding), made with coarse, ground rice.  Best served chilled in clay […]