I have been meaning to try Shengdana Chikki or Peanut Brittle with Jaggery for a while now. I finally made this super-simple 3-ingredient dessert, also known as Moongfali Chikki, for Sankranti this year. I am quite thrilled at how this evergreen chikki turned out; it had the perfect crackle, was notContinue reading
Til or Sesame is such an inseparable part of Makara Sankranti celebrations. In Maharashtra, the traditional greeting for Makara Sankranti is Tilgul Ghya, God God Bola (take a Tilgul and speak sweetly). For some unknown reason, the recipe for Tilgul is not on the blog and so here I amContinue reading
I learnt this recipe for Spicy Sabudana Khichdi with Coriander and Green Chilly Paste from a gentleman called Balasaheb Ardhapurkar, who tells me it is a recipe by his daughter-in-law, Shobha Deshmukh. Shri Ardhapurkar is an active member on a couple of Maharashtrian food groups that I am a part of and postsContinue reading
I have been trying to incorporate millets into various meals and was super thrilled to discover that millet flakes such as Bajra Flakes, Jowar Flakes, and Ragi Flakes are very easily available. So I used Bajra flakes to recreate the traditional Maharashtrian recipe for Kanda Pohe with Bajra Flakes. Bajra (PearlContinue reading
Talniche Modak or Fried Modak are very popular in Maharashtra. They are made in addition to the Ukdiche Modak or the traditional steamed Modak.
Can I let you in on a secret? Talniche Modak are far easier to shape and perfect than Ukdiche Modak.Continue reading
Nivagrya is a traditional recipe from Maharashtra made for Ganesh Chaturthi.
Nivagrya are made with the leftover rice flour dough used as covering for steamed Modaks.
Just add some cumin, green chilli paste, and salt to the dough; make small patties and steam.Continue reading