Kairichi Vatli Dal – Marathi Raw Mango Chutney

The traditional Maharashtrian sweet & sour Kairichi Vatli Dal or Ambe Dal, a fresh piquant raw mango chutney, is a quintessential part of the menu of this first month of the Hindu calendar, Chaitra. This is a month that heralds the arrival of summer, the auspicious New Year day Gudi Padwa which we already spokeContinue reading “Kairichi Vatli Dal – Marathi Raw Mango Chutney”

Two Ways Raw Mango Cooler – Kairi Panha

Ahhhhh! Chilled Kairi Panha!!! Summers bring with them the most refreshing & cooling drink ever- Kairi Panha or fresh raw mango cooler!!! Made out of boiled raw green mangoes and caramelized brown jaggery that’s not overly sweet, this one’s a winner all the way! High on taste & top of the health chart too. ThandaContinue reading “Two Ways Raw Mango Cooler – Kairi Panha”

Methamba – Marathi Sweet Sour Mango Pickle

What a joyful memory this sweet pickle brings with it!! The very thought makes my mouth water. Unbelievably flavourful, perfectly well balanced sweet & sour, with just a hint of spice to tickle your taste buds. Pleasantly pungent yet sweet, and what’s best about it is -my childhood summers in a bottle! Unlike other picklesContinue reading “Methamba – Marathi Sweet Sour Mango Pickle”

Rainbow Ice Lollies – Ice Gola

Holi Hai!! Balam pichkari jo tune mujhe maari. Celebrating this beautiful festival of colours with Mazedar multi flavoured ice Popsicles or thanda thanda Kala Khatta Gola as it is called colloquially in Mumbai! to lift up your spirits and your Holi weekend!! So what if we cannot play Holi with colours and water? The spiritContinue reading “Rainbow Ice Lollies – Ice Gola”

Strawberry Orange Carrot Apple Smoothie

Strawberry season is here, lots of colour, joy & cheer in the air & so many delish things to cook up-cheesecakes, shortcakes, puddings, jam & preserves, galettes, kheer, flavoured yoghurt, sangria, wine & whatever else you can think of! Continuing with my theme of #eat the rainbow & #mindful eating, I decided to open myContinue reading “Strawberry Orange Carrot Apple Smoothie”