Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder

Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder

Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder is the special secret spice blend used by the Pathare Prabhu community in their cuisine. Pathare Prabhu is one of the Hindu communities in the city of Mumbai. Members of this community are one of the original settlers in Mumbai, migrated from Gujarat (Saurashtra) during the 13th century. They have their […]

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Watanyachi Khichadi | Pathare Prabhu Peas Pulao

Watanyachi Khichadi

Watanyachi Khichadi is a peas pulao from the Pathare Prabhu cuisine using their typical sambar powder. This rice dish is more of a pulao than a Khichadi. By Khichdi, we have concluded that the rice dish has to have a lentil and the final cooked texture is gooey. So it was a surprise when I […]

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Fodnicha Bhaat | How to make Phodnicha Bhaat

Fodnicha Bhaat

Fodnicha Bhaat or Phodnicha Bhaat as it is also called is a simple dish you can make with leftover rice. This is a perfect one to carry for Lunch box as well. Since rice is eaten in a majority on a daily basis, there is always a possibility of excess on hand. That’s when you […]

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How to make Maharashtrian Amti

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Maharashtrian Amti is comforting dal spiced with the cuisine’s special Goda masala. You can serve this dal with rice or roti as well. When I picked up Maharashtrian Thali to make, I completely forgot that I haven’t made their popular Amti yet. I always thought I had already done it. So when I was planning […]

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Gur aur Til ki Roti | Jaggery and Sesame Flatbread

Gur Aur Til ki Roti

Gur aur Til Ki Roti is a sweet flatbread very similar to Puran Poli that’s made across many Indian States. This flatbread is made during Sankranthi with the harvest fresh Til and new jaggery. I had this planned for festival dishes during Sankranthi, then changed it when I realised I had to an A to […]

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Maharashtrian Koshimbir

Maharashtrian Koshimbir

Maharashtrian Koshimbir is part of the Maharashtrian Thali or Lunch Menu, regularly served at home and at weddings as well. This is a fine blend of fresh vegetables, fruits with a Yogurt Dressing. Koshimbir / Kachumbar / Raita is traditionally made with fresh vegetables and fruits, has crushed roasted peanuts and tempered with mustard, cumin […]

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Maharashtrian Chakli

Maharashtrian Chakli is one of the popular traditional Indian Savories made during festivals. In Maharashtra, as with other states as well, these Chakalis are made during Diwali. I wanted to make for Ganesh Chaturthi and confirmed with Pradnya if they make it on other festivals too. She said though they mostly make this for Diwali, […]

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Capsicum Besan Subji ~ Maharashtrian Style

For a while I have been obsessed with Maharashtrian dishes. The reason being I choose to make lunch recipes for the last week of BM . That kept me relatively occupied with what to make. Finally this Saturday, I decided to make the final post ready and I ended up making a thali of sorts.  […]

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Pav Bhaji

What pizza is to Italy or the hot-dog is to America, pav bhaji has the same connotation to western India. Pav bhaji or pao bhaji is a specialty Indian dish with origins in Mumbai and Gujarat. In Marathi pav means bread (the term derives from the Portuguese “pao”) and bhaji means a curry and vegetable […]

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Here it is finally…..Kolhapuri Mutton!

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Here’s the post on my much ‘wanted to try’ recipe. Ever since I came across this featured by Sanjeev Kapoor, I had wanted to try and participating in RCI : Maharashtrian Cuisine was just an excuse for me to try my hand at this. After much anticipation I got down getting all the ingredients ready. […]

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