Recipes for Basant Panchami | Vasant Panchami | Shree Panchami

February 1, 2017 will be celebrated as Basant Panchami | Vasant Panchami in North and East India. It is also called Shree Panchami and is the day for Saraswati Puja in parts of Bengal and Bihar. I was rather unaware of this festival till I met Madhumita, who is now one

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Hitikavare Hisukida Avarekalu Saaru | Sambar made with Surti Papdi

Hitikida Avarekalu Saaru: A Winter Recipe from Karnataka

One of the many blessings of blogging is that I get to deep dive into the cuisines of our beautiful country. Karnataka is one of those Indian states whose cuisine is not widely known (apart from what is available in those ubiquitous Udupi eateries). Today, I am presenting the recipe for Hitikida Avarekalu

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Makar Sankranti Recipes | Pongal Recipes

Makara Sankranti is one of those festivals that is celebrated across the length and breadth of India, albeit under various names. Typically, celebrated over 2 to 4 days, it marks the start of Uttarayanam or  the 6-month period which marks the the passage of the Sun northwards towards the Tropic of Cancer. Hindus

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Bhogichi Bhaji Recipe | Sankranti Recipe from Maharashtra

Bhogichi Bhaji | A Makara Sankranti Recipe from Maharashtra

Bhogichi Bhaji, as the name suggests, is a dish made on Bhogi in Maharashtra. It is a mixed vegetable that celebrates the winter vegetables such as Paavta (Indian Lima Beans), Fresh Green Chana (Harbhara), Carrots, and more. In addition, Bhogichi Bhaji uses Peanut Powder and Sesame Powders which are warming in

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Methiche Pitle | Methi Pitla

Methi Pithla | Methiche Pithle (Vegan Gluten-Free Recipe)

Pithla is a simple rustic curry made with besan (gram flour) in rural Maharashtra. You can make Pithla is many ways; plain with just besan, or add vegetables such as onions or drumsticks (Shevgyachya Shenganche Pithla | Drumstick Pithla). This time I made it with fresh fenugreek leaves and the result

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Vangyachi Bharit | Maharashtrian Style Baingan Bharta

Vangyachi Bharit | Baingan Bharta from Maharashtra

I absolutely love the smoky flavour of roasted Brinjal and try to use it in as many ways as I can. One of my favourite dishes is Vangyachi Bharit,  the Maharashtrian-style Baingan Bharta. Made with roasted eggplant, onion and tomato, and flavoured with garlic and green chillies, this dish is a great

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