Shengole | Fresh Hand-rolled pasta from Maharashtra in India

Shengole | Shengolya from Marathwada in Maharashtra

I had planned to make a whole lot of desserts over the weekend but then ditched that plan to make Shengole, which I have heard described as a “fresh hand-rolled pasta” from Maharashtra. The trigger for making this spicy and filling one-dish meal was the incessant rain in Mumbai that

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Nagpuri Bharda Bhat served with lemon

Bharda Bhat from Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra

I discovered Bharda (coarsely ground Chana Dal) when I learnt to make Khamang Dhokle. Since then I have been trying to locate different ways to use Bharda as it is a great way to add protein to a largely vegetarian diet. Then I came across this wonderful recipe for Bharda Bhat

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Khamang Dhokla from Marathwada

Khamang Dhokle from Marathwada: Recipe by Balasaheb Ardhapurkar

I learnt this recipe for Khamang Dhokle from Marathwada from Balasaheb Ardhapurkar. Balasaheb-ji regularly posts in a couple of Maharashtrian food groups and the recipes are invariably something that catch my eye as they are mostly authentic Marathwada recipes (a cuisine I knew little about but am learning so much about

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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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