Fariyali Fajeto

Fariyali Fajeto is a curry made from mango pulp. It is made as a fasting food with special chestnut flour / Singhade ka Atta. The Mango Curry / Fajeto is a popular curry made in Gujrati homes. It’s a delicious sweet and sour curry made with mango pulp, yoghurt and chickpea flour. The curry is…

Fariyali Thali

Faryali Thali is a thali which is specially prepared while you are fasting and you abstain yourself from eating regular meals, instead, a special Fariyali Meal is prepared. We are in the last week of our September Mega Marathon with the theme Thalis and Platter Festival. This week I shall be posting Thalis related to…

Saurashtra Lunch Thali

Saurashtra Lunch Thali is where a complete Gujarati meal with dal, bhat, rotli, shaak are served together to make a complete balanced meal. Gujarati’s have fixed menus, the combinations are normally fixed and if you believe they have fixed menus for weekdays too. They must cook moong beans on a Wednesday. Thursday is a day…

Uttar Pradesh Thali

Uttar Pradesh Thali is a thali with a collection of special dishes cooked from this North Indian state, where the main cuisine genre is Awadhi. The cooking patterns of this state are similar to those of the rest of Northern India. Their food has influences of Kashmiri and Punjabi cuisine. The state is vast and…

Rajasthan ki Thali

Rajasthan ki Thali is a complete spread of Rajasthani curries, bread and sweets. It is a complete spread from the sandy deserts of Rajasthan.   Rajasthan is my neighbouring state and although there are so many cities of this rich, cultural state, we normally travel to Udaipur very regularly. Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur are the main cities…

North Indian Thali

North Indian Thali is a Thali which has assorted and selected dishes from different regions of North Indian states of India.   Ideally, I should have planned a thali, picking each North Indian state and compiled the Thali, but this is one thali that I made for a formal dinner, so could not plan the…

Maharashtrian Rustic Thali

Maharashtrian Rustic Thali is a thali which has a spread of typical Maharashtrian dishes which complement each other. Bread and rice naturally follow. Today’s Maharashtrian Rustic Thali is a Thali made by a Maharashtrian lady with me just doing the finishing touches. A few months back we were in Nashik and like always we booked…

Jowar ki Roti

Jowar ki Roti is an unleavened Indian bread made with Jowar Flour or Sorghum. The roti is a speciality of Maharashtra. Jowar ki Roti is also called Jwarichi Bhakri, the same roti is popular in Karnataka as Jolada rotti. We Sindhi’s also make a similar roti with a slight variation and call it Jowar jo…

Maharashtrian Mix Platter

Maharashtrian Mix Platter is a platter where a set of some of our favourite and popular Maharashtrian dishes have been put together. Maharashtrian cuisine has some traditional dishes which are globally popular. For this Mix Platter, I have selected some of them. The first one is Pav Bhaji. This is one street food which has…

Rava Idli

Rava Idli is a South Indian steamed lentil cake made with semolina. It is a variation of Idli, a popular snack. This is an instant Idli and requires no fermentation. Many a time we feel like having Idlis but to make them we need to soak, grind and ferment the rice and dal. Rava Idlis…