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Kholapuri Pandhara Rassa

Pandhara (white) Rassa (curry) is a side dish from Kolhapuri region usually served with Kolhapuri Chicken or mutton. The Kolhapuri dishes are fiery hot and to soothe your palate it is usually served with mutton or chicken Pandhara Rassa/ curry. For this curry we won’t be using any red chilies. It’s very mellow curry and […]

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Aflatoon

  Aflatoon is a very unique sweet only available in Mumbai. It’s a Bohri delicacy which resembles to Halwa but it is much richer in flavor. Traditionally, it’s made with eggs, mawa, sugar and then baked. My version is eggless and it is cooked on a stovetop. Growing up, it was a must for Diwali […]

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Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun/ Gulab Jam are fried milk solid soaked in sugar syrup. Any Indian celebration won’t be complete without a Gulab Jamun in it. Traditional version is always made with mawa or khoya that’s what we will we using today instead of milk powder. Khoya is made by cooking milk till it solidifies. Khoya gives […]

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Madra Channa

Madra Channa is a Dhaam food from Himachal Pradesh. Dhaam food is inspired by Kashmiri Wazawan food. Dhaam food is Satwik food where there is no use of meat, ginger, garlic, or vegetables while preparing the food. Dhaam food is predominately made by using different types of lentils and beans. Madra Channa is a less known […]

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Amrakhand/Sweetened Mango Yogurt

Frankly speaking, there won’t be a single Maharastrian household which won’t eat Shrikhand Puri on Dassara or Gudi Padwa. Traditionally, it would be served at weddings and most celebrations. Shrikhand is one of the oldest sweets from India and it is from the state of Maharashtra. This is a very simple dessert, with two main […]

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Kharvas

Kharvas is a custard made with colostrum milk. It can be prepared with buffalo or cow colostrum. This delicacy is originally from the State of Maharashtra. It’s very rich in antibodies and contains a good amount of fat. It’s hard to get your hands on fresh colostrum milk. You can find it in powdered form […]

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Colocasia Fritters/Aloo Chya Wadya

    These fritters are a must have in the monsoon season with some hot tea on the side. Colocasia leaves are easily available in the monsoon season in India. In USA, I see them quite often from spring to early fall in Indian stores. In the state of Gujarat these fritters are served steamed […]

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Mumbai Ladi Pav

I can’t imagine a vada pav, pav bhaaji or dabeli without a Mumbai Laadi pav. Pav is a Portuguese gift to Mumbai. Pav (Pa-oo) means bread in Portuguese. Laadi means tiled floor. This bread once risen and baked resembles the tiles.On my every visit to Mumbai, I look forward to eating a good vada pav […]

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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 […]