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Curry, Gluten-free, Indian, Maharashtrian, My Signature Dishes, Recipes, Regional, Vegan

Green Mung Bean Curry ‘Usal’ / Hirvya Mugachi Hirvi Usal / हिरव्या मुगाची उसळ

A green curry for a green pulse – the mung bean (pronounced ‘moo-ng’ bean). Boasting an impressive nutritional profile, mung beans (or moong beans) are abundant in protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Leaving the nutrients aside, most people in India consume them regularly for their unique nutty flavour. Whether you’re looking to make dosas or […]

Gluten-free, Indian, Maharashtrian, Pickles & chutney, Recipes, Regional, Vegan

Fresh Fenugreek Thecha / Methicha Thecha / Methi Thecha / मेथीचा ठेचा

Thecha is the quintessential condiment of my home state, Maharashtra. It takes its name from the verb ‘thechne’ meaning ‘to pound’ and the basic recipe simply entails pounding green chilli and garlic. In Maharashtrian cuisine, this term is applied to a wide range of savoury semi-dry ‘chutneys’ that are prepared by pounding ingredients together, either […]

Gluten-free, Indian, Recipes, Vegetarian

Vegetable Bombay Biryani

In Mumbai’s bustling streets, where vibrant chaos and diverse cultures come together, there lies a culinary masterpiece that has captured the hearts of millions – the Bombay Biryani. This iconic dish is a symphony of flavours, a testament to the rich culinary heritage of the city and a must-try for anyone seeking a gastronomic adventure. […]

Green pepper and gram flour stir fry in a thali
Gluten-free, Maharashtrian, My Signature Dishes, Recipes, Regional, Vegan

Green Pepper And Gram Flour Stir Fry / ढोबळी मिरचीची पीठ पेरून भाजी / Peeth Payroon Dhobli Mirchi / Peeth Perun Bhopli Mirchi

In the heart of Maharashtra, where flavours dance in harmony with spice, there exists a culinary masterpiece that tantalises our taste buds and showcases the diversity of regional cuisine. Meet the delectable ‘Peeth Payroon Dhobli Mirchi Chi Bhaji’, a dish that not only reflects the vibrant spirit of Maharashtra but also celebrates its rich and […]

Coconut Cashew Modak
Gluten-free, Indian, Indian desserts, Maharashtrian, My Signature Dishes, Recipes, Regional, Vegetarian

Cashew Coconut Modak / Kaju Khirapat Modak / काजू खिरापत मोदक

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi and a happy welcome to the ‘Vighnaharta’ – the harbinger of troubles; the ‘Vinayaka’ – the god of wisdom. This pot-bellied-single-tusked God of new beginnings is perhaps the most recognisable of Hindu deities as well as one of the most loved. Today marks the start of a 10-day festival when people install […]

Gajar Halwa Icecream
Indian, Restaurant reviews

Trèsind Dubai

Our visit to one of Dubai’s gastronomic hotspots for Indian cuisine was nothing short of excellence. We were completely bowled over by Trèsind’s modern take on Indian classics making their theatrical appearances at our table as we indulged. The name Trèsind is a play on the French ‘trés’ meaning ‘very’, so was it ‘very Indian’? […]

Drink, Gluten-free, Maharashtrian, Recipes, Regional, Vegan

Kairicha Panha / Aam Panna / Raw Mango Concentrate And Mango Mojito

Picture this: You’ve just wrapped up an intense workout session leaving every muscle in your body drained but elated, with a raging thirst that craves something truly revitalising to recharge your energy. Introducing aam panna, or as we Marathis call it – kairicha panha कैरीचं पन्हं. This quirky concoction is about to sweep your palate […]