Dates Powder – Iron Rich Natural Sweetener & Healthy Baby Food

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Iron Rich Natural Sweetener! Dry dates, also known as ‘Chuara‘ in Hindi, ‘Endu Kharjuram‘ in Telugu, ‘Pericham Pinju‘ in Tamil,  ‘Vana kharjura‘ in Kannada, ‘Sookno Khejur‘ in Bengali, ‘Kharik‘ in Marathi and ‘Kharek‘ in Gujarati Iron rich and exceptionally essential for the baby’s overall growth and in particular brain development the goodness of DATES are […]

Bhelpuri – A delicious & lip smacking Indian snack

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Most countries serve appetizers before a meal, but in India it’s all about chaat (savoury snacks). This authentic Bhelpuri (Marathi भेळ, Gujarati: ભેળ, Nepali: चट्टपटे)  is one of the better types of chaat going around – a plate of puffed rice, vegetables such as tomatoes and onions, a tangy tamarind chutney (sauce) & spicy  green chilli […]

Sattu – A superfood for monsoon

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A delicious, intelligent mix of chana dal, gehu (wheat) flour , it’s the stuff that nutrition love stories are made of. Sattu provides the body with minerals like calcium, vitamins like folic acid and essential amino acids like lysine. And this is how sattu can help you – – reduces menstrual cramps and clots – reduces dark […]

Misal Pav

misal pav

 Misal Pav is an iconic Maharashtrian dish that can be served as an anytime meal. A piece of local bread (pav) dunked in a fiery stew made using sprouted beans with a topping of the Indian snack (farsaan) makes for a filling meal. The sprouts stew which forms the bulk of the dish, is also […]

Are you sure that you are eating the healthiest chapatis?

Wheat

Each and every Indian loves the Chapatis/Roti cooked home. But with changing lifestyle, people are forgetting the health benefits & advantages of chapatis made from chakki atta (wheat flour). Remember the times when our parents or grandparents use to buy wheat sacks & then carry it to the nearest mill for grinding. In this day and […]

Metkut Bhaat

Metkut Bhaat

Metkut (मेतकुट) is a typical Maharashtrian recipe that is healthy and light on stomach. It is made from Rice, Chana Dal and other spices and tastes best when served with soft-steamed rice, ghee (butter) and salt. A very good dish for patients and small children. Benefits of Metkut Aids in digestion Provide fast and instant […]

Thalipeeth

thalipeeth Recipe

Thalipeeth/Pancakes is a type of savoury multi-grain pancake popular in Western India. The dough is prepared from a flour called Bhajani made from roasted grains, legumes and spices. The grains include rice, wheat, bajra, and jowar. Legumes added includes chaana and Urad. Coriander and cumin seeds are the preferred spices in making bhajani. Onion, fresh […]

Kanda Lasun (Onion-Garlic) Masala

Kanda Lasun Masala

This is the most aromatic, traditional Maharashtrian masala from Kolhapur called Kaanda lasun masala (also known as lal tikhat). Used in everyday cooking, it gives a nice bright red colour to curries (vegetable, pulses, chicken, eggs or mutton). You can use this to make many stir-fry too. Kanda lasun masala is a mix of fried […]

Sol Kadhi

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This is a famous drink from Maharashtra’s Konkan region. Solkadi is drink which is made from Kokum/Aamsul and coconut milk. Solkadi cools down the digestive system after eating spicy food. It is a natural digestive, good to improve the texture and quality of your skin. Kokum itself is supposed to be an excellent antidote for […]