Cooking is diverse and far beyond the mere activities of chopping and stirring in pans. Watching the food that I simmer, steam, bake, sizzle, grill or just boil can be very ritualistic. However, through such routine I encounter mindfulness. Cooking helps me calm and focused. The daily tasks of putting together meals are conscious and … More Raawanbhaat wrapped in Sushi rolls
May and June are proving to be quite busy. I am glad I managed to finish my Ruchira cooking-through challenge. For those who are visiting this page, here is a post about my journey cooking through Ruchira, a legendary Marathi cookbook by Late Kamalabai Ogale. I have cooked the Marathi recipes from the book. The … More Quest for Regional cuisines from India and a review on Rajah’s Heat and Stir products
As a child, I was a bad eater. Aai(mother)made all her futile attempts to feed her fragile girl with different kinds of preparations. All I relished,was polya (Indian whole wheat bread, rolled flat into a circle) with clarified butter and sugar, jam or at times condensed milk. I have always had a sweet tooth. Bengali … More PritiBhoj @myUKkitchen
Ruchira is a collection of recipes collated together by Late Kamalabai Ogale. There are great many recipes mainly traditional Marathi recipes and a few recipes from other States of India namely, Gujarat and Bengal are also included in the book. If you haven’t gor a copy of Ruchira please do grab one . Inspired by … More Ruchira Videshini, cooking through Ruchira cookbook.
Happy Sankranti to one and all! I never got a chance to mention about the special people who have always wanted to groom the cook in me. I posted this collage on International Chefs Day on facebook. However, I missed out on writing about it. Hence sharing it on this auspicious day of Sankranti. I … More Traditional pickles
उद्या पासून दिवाळी. दोन पणत्या दारात… आठवणीच्या काढते रांगोळी.. फराळाची परात, तोरण-कंदील ही दारात. माणसे मात्र जीवाची, जपली उरात. उद्या पासून दिवाळी. दोन पणत्या दारात… Ever since we moved to the UK, we have always missed our near and dear ones especially on all the festive occasions. Home, our parents, sibling and friends now … More Review Diwali Hamper from ASDA
Sushila…An apt nyahari in a Marathi family I would say!! Not sure how this particular preparation got it’s name from but certainly is an interesting one! We have had it loads of times during our summer break at ajji’s place. Now couple of years back, yes this post has been pending since then…N mavshi joined … More Sushila..an ideal remedy for unexplained holiday hunger pangs.
My mother-in-law always mentions about her Sasubai(mother-in-law) … ajjini maathat khade meeth ani limba ashich thevun, gholun kele hote lonche. Diwsa daha-bara vela.. Maath potyavar thevun gholun thevun dyaychya. (Ajji placed the limes with rock salt in a clay pot. She would roll the pot on a hassian cloth 10-12 times during the day). Ajji … More Ghol limbu(Lime pickle)
Last month, I made a short trip to Chembur to visit my grandmother. We missed meeting each other for 2 years. Both of us wished to see each other desperately! However with some important commitments and the predicted rainfall in the first few weeks of my visit I had given up the hopes of meeting … More Walke/ Gudmakaiche lonche
Traditionally, sandge are the first which are prepared after Gudhi Padwa. Moog vade/sandge are lentil mix(soaked and ground) which are sundried in nugget form to be used during the year. A supari (symbolising Ganpati) is placed before beginning the process. Ladies apply haldi-kunku(turmeric and vermillion to symbolise prosperity and long life) on the supari before the … More Jwarichya Kharodya: Great in between meal munchies and a little about usrya and begmiche padaaarth