Watermelon Rind Sweet Pancakes / Kalingada che Pole

Watermelons are abundant in vital nutrients,vitamins, cleanse toxins from the body and keep it hydrated. Most important it contains in abundance an antioxidant lycopene that protects us from various diseases. Same goes with the rind of the watermelon which is often discarded. It has a lot of nutritional value,it is rich in beta carotene, Vitamin […]

Sevai Kheer / Vermicelli Pudding

Sevai kheer is an instant, delicious traditional naivedyam recipe prepared from vermicelli and milk. Posting the same below. RECIPE : Ingredients 1/2 tbsp ghee 1/2 cup sevai/ vermicelli 1/2 litre milk 2 tbsp sugar OR as per sweetness required 1/4th tsp cardamom powder A pinch of nutmeg powder 8 to 10 strands of saffron 8 […]

Patholi / Rice Dumplings with sweet coconut filling steamed in turmeric leaves

Turmeric leaves are very fragrant and they impart an awesome aroma and flavour to the dish that’s cooked in it. Available during monsoons and the onset of the festive season right from mid July till Navratri, these turmeric leaves are used to prepare naivedyam recipes. One such aromatic and flavourful naivedyam recipe is Patholi. Patholis […]

Sweet Poha(Flattened Rice)/ Goad Pohe

Sweet Poha is a very common, quick and easy, no fuss naivedyam recipe prepared with minimum ingredients, that is delicious too. There are many variations to this recipe. Freshly grated coconut, jaggery, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder release an awesome flavour to the pohe. RECIPE : Ingredients 1 cup medium poha 1/4th cup jaggery 1/2cup freshly […]

Steamed Cucumber Dumpling / Kakdi chi Patholi

A very Happy Navratri friend$$$$. On the occassion of Ghatasthapana I’m posting a simple sweet dumpling recipe that’s offered as naivedyam too. Patholi, when the word is mentioned the first thing that comes to our mind are rice dumplings with sweet coconut filling inside, steamed in turmeric leaves. A favourite in Konkani, Maharashtrian and Goan […]

Red Pumpkin Deep Fried Bread / Lal Bhoplya che Gharge

Bhoplya che Gharge is a traditional Maharashtrian mildly sweet puri recipe using red pumpkin that makes a great evening snack or even for brunch accompanied by a spicy gravy. These puris taste great with batatya cha rassa or dry white peas usal or dry green peas rassa too. RECIPE : Ingredients 200 gms pumpkin gives […]

Deep fried Modak(Version 2)

Modaks are sweet stuffed deep fried dumplings steamed or fried and offered to Lord Ganesha as prasad or naivedyam. On the occassion of Anant charurdashi posting the recipe of deep fried modak with coconut sugar khoya filling RECIPE : Ingredients For the outer covering : 1/2 cup wheat flour 1/2 cup refined flour/ maida 3 […]

Steamed Cucumber Cake / Kakdi cha Dhondas

With the start of the festive season I’d like to post a simple sweet, naivedyam recipe. Mature cucumbers are available during monsoons and around the same time the festive season sets in. Turmeric leaves are also available around the same time. The cucumber cake is steamed with turmeric leaves and it gives an over the […]

Sweet Cucumber Pancakes/ Kakdi(Taushe) che Goad Ghavan

Ghavan a traditional Konkan delite are instant pancakes and don’t need fermentation. Quick and easy to prepare they make a healthy breakfast/ snack item and kids love this sweet version with a dash of ghee. Sweet cucumber pancakes are prepared using mature cucumber (Taushe as we call it)which are available in the monsoons. The one […]

Ras Ghavan / Instant Rice Pancakes with Sweet Coconut Milk

The recipe that I’m sharing is an instant one which is a real help when you have no time in hand and still want an hassle free, easy naivedyam recipe.  RECIPE : Ingredients For the ghavan/ pancakes 1 cup rice flour 1 tbsp oil to be added to the batter Salt to taste Oil to […]