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Stuffed Crab Curry

This recipe is very close to my heart. It’s something that connects me to my traditions and my time with my Aaji (maternal grandmother). I always talked about this recipe with my daughter, who is a fish lover especially crabs. If you ask her what would she like as a reward for doing well on […]

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Dink-Methi Ladoo

Winter is the season to relish sweets made with healthy ingredients that provides our body the much needed fats and nutrients. Moreover, these sweets are home remedies to hydrate your body with energy, nutrients and fat which we don’t get from our regular food. In a Maharastrian household we make these laddus every winter and […]

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Ginger Melts/ Alyaa Chaya Vadya

As winter arrives, my mother will be all set with for the winter with snacks. Most will be naturally sweetened with dates or jaggery. One of the snacks she will often prepare in winter are ginger melts. Ginger is a perennial herb native to India and China. It’s a home remedy for most of the […]

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Mutton Meatball Curry

Whenever I make Sunti, I end up making this spicy meatball curry. Because the Sunti recipe yields around 35 meatballs, I reserve about 20 meatballs for this curry. This way, I immediately end up using the masala paste and it doesn’t stay in the refrigerator for too long. You should start to add 1/2 a […]

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Sunti / Mutton Meatballs

When the Maratha came in power in part of the south of India, they brought their food habits, spices and cooking style with them. The Tanjor cuisine is an amalgamation of the Maratha cuisine and regional ingredients. Sunti is also called Kayarkati Gola. Traditionally, Suntis are tied with a thread made out of a banana […]

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Deviled Eggs

This is a very easy appetizer to make and it will be ready in no time. Deviled eggs are party favorites. If you skip the coloring of eggs, you will be able to make these deviled eggs under 20 minutes. Longer you leave the eggs in beetroot brine, intense pink they’ll turn. You can leave […]

Cake Dessert Holiday/ Christmas

Italian Meringue Buttercream

This is the lightest and silkiest buttercream you will ever taste and it’s not overly sweet. It’s as white as a cloud and it takes all the flavors and colors well. In comparison to Swiss meringue where you cook egg whites with sugar on a double boiler, in Italian meringue you make the sugar syrup […]

Cake Dessert Holiday/ Christmas

Chiffon Cake

Chiffon cake is the American version of genoise or sponge cake. It’s much easier to make compared to French genoise and it holds its shape better. It’s much more moist and less crumbly. Plus, they are richer in flavor because of a higher ratio of eggs and oil used, unlike their close cousins, Angel Food […]

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Hazelnut Financiers

These Financiers are gluten-free. They taste just like Maharashtran Sheera. Substitutes: If almond flour is not available, you can easily make it at home running 3/4 cup of whole almond through food processor. Same with Hazelnut flour. You may substitute hazelnut with pistachio or walnut too. Instead of Amaranth, rice flour works well too. Yields: […]

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Kholapuri Pandhara Rassa

Pandhara (white) Rassa (curry) is a side dish from Kolhapuri region usually served with Kolhapuri Chicken or mutton. The Kolhapuri dishes are fiery hot and to soothe your palate it is usually served with mutton or chicken Pandhara Rassa/ curry. For this curry we won’t be using any red chilies. It’s very mellow curry and […]