Kesar Elaichi Piyush

Piyush is a delectable, delicious thick beverage made by combining buttermilk and shrikhand. RECIPE: Ingredients 1 cup Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand (regular elaichi shrikhand also will do, only add a few strands of kesar to a little warm milk and keep aside for sometime till the color of kesar sinks in, then add to the elaichi […]

Ras Appe / Appe dipped in sweet coconut milk

Ras Appe as the name goes is a traditional, simple sweet recipe wherein appe are dipped in sweet coconut milk. This dish is offered as a naivedyam too. I learnt this recipe from my mom and this is one of my favourite recipes. Recipe Credit : Surekha Shanbhag RECIPE: Sweet coconut milk Ingredients 2 cups […]

Puran PoliĀ 

Puran Poli is a popular maharashtrian bread stuffed with bengal gram and sugar/jaggery filling. Puran polis can be eaten by dipping them in melted ghee or milk or just as is. They taste great any which way you like it.  The recipe that I am posting is my late mom-in-law’s recipe. She shared this recipe […]

Fried Modak and Karanji / Deep fried sweet pastriesĀ 

Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet: Modak Modaks are sweet stuffed deep fried dumplings steamed or fried and offered to Lord Ganesha as prasad or naivedyam. RECIPE : Ingredients For the outer covering : 1/2 cup wheat flour 1/2 cup refined flour/ maida 3 tbsp fine(chiroti)rawa/ semolina 2 tsp sizzling hot clarified butter(ghee) A pinch of salt […]

Sliced bananas in sweet coconut milk (Keliche shikran)

Keliche shikran is a popular maharashtrian sweet accompaniment with polis/chapatis. RECIPE : Ingredients 2 bananas sliced thinly horizontally 11/2 cups fresh coconut milk Jaggery as per individual taste 1/8 tsp cardamom powder A pinch of nutmeg METHOD: In a mixing bowl combine coconut milk and jaggery. Once the jaggery dissolves add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, […]

Coconut rice /Narali bhath

Narali Purnima / Coconut Day is an important festival celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Shravan and is mainly celebrated in the west coast of India and in the Konkan region. On this day coconut is offered to the sea god as coconut is offered to god during poojas and auspicious […]

Saffron Rice (Kesar Bhath/ Sakhar Bhath)

Saffron rice is an aromatic sweet rice with a rich flavour. RECIPE : Ingredients 1 cup long grained basmati rice, washed at least thrice to let go of the excess starch and drained and kept aside for half an hour 2 cups water 3/4th cup sugar (adjust to sweetness required) 11/2 tbsp ghee 4 to […]