Indian Peanut Brittle | Moongfali Chikki | Shengdana Chikki

Shengdana Chikki | Moongfali Chikki | Peanut Brittle with Jaggery

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 not

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Tilgul for Makara Sankranti

Tilgul | Til ke Laddu for Makara Sankranti

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 am

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Hariyali Sabudana Khichdi

Spicy Sabudana Khichdi with Coriander and Green Chilly Paste | Recipe by Shobha Deshmukh

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 posts

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Bajra Flakes Poha

Kanda Pohe with Bajra Flakes | Sajjalu Atukulu | Kambu Aval

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 (Pearl

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Talniche Modak | Fried Modak is made for Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra

Talniche Modak | Fried Modak: Ganesh Chaturthi Recipe from Maharashtra

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.

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Nivagrya | Maharashtrian Recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi

Nivagrya: Ganesh Chaturthi Special from Maharashtra

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.

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