Rishi Panchami Bhaji

The day after Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as Rishi Panchami in Maharashtra, as a way to mark respect for the ancient sages. It is a tradition in Marathi homes, to … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

A masterclass with Chef Christopher Koetke

Kendall College, a reputed culinary school from Chicago, Illinois, USA recently held a masterclass at JW Marriott Hotel, Pune; to generate awareness regarding options in culinary education, various cooking techniques … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Saraswat-style Green-masala Surmai fry

Fish was something I did not prepare for a while, ever since the onset on monsoons since this happens to be the breeding season for fish and traditionally, fishing is … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · 7 Comments

Narali Bhaat (Maharashtrian style sweet coconut rice)

The month of Shraavan brings about a lot of feasting and fasting in India, as also some cheerful weather from the alternate wet and dry spells of the monsoon. One … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thalitalia launch at Dario’s, Koregaon Park.

Dario’s in Koregaon Park has been a favourite with vegetarian foodies, expats and people seeking a quiet, authentic Italian meal, for a couple of years now. A place owned and … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lasun-Paticha Thecha (Maharashtrian style spicy garlic-chives relish)

Sides like chutneys, pickles,murabbas, relishes and raitas are such an inseparable part of the every-day Indian meal. Always served on the left side of the plate, meant to be consumed … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blueberry and Oats Cookies

I wanted to bake some cookies, which could accompany a steaming hot cup of tea on a wet, cold, rainy evening like the last few have been in Pune. So … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 2 Comments