Quest for Regional cuisines from India and a review on Rajah’s Heat and Stir products


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

PritiBhoj @myUKkitchen


As a child, I was a fussy 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 Videshini, cooking through Ruchira cookbook.


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 got a copy of Ruchira please do grab one . Inspired by … More Ruchira Videshini, cooking through Ruchira cookbook.

Traditional pickles


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

Review Diwali Hamper from ASDA


  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 ideal remedy for unexplained holiday hunger pangs. 


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. 

Ghol limbu(Lime pickle)


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)