Snake Gourd Rolls

I know this dish name will raise many eyebrows. I too have one childhood memory. I don’t remember the exact age but when I was young, my mom asked me whether I will eat snake gourd dish and I gave her expression “ who eats that?”. Still she made me eat it and I absolutely didn’t like it. And my mom’s reaction toward my papa “See, I told you, children wont like it, even I don’t like it.” When I told this incident to my husband, he said “ Lucky you that you just had to eat that once in your life. My mom made me eat that so many times.” That time he had no idea that his wife too, was going to make him eat that. Read More


Savory Rice Balls

This name definitely won’t ring any bell in your mind, because this recipe is definitely unique and belongs to my Vadaval community. In our region some call it Mudaki, some call it Mutake, Some call it Muthe. In a nutshell, all these words mean one single thing and that is “a fist”. And the reason is its shape. Yes, no special cutter or any other equipment is required to prepare this. You just have to squeeze batter in your fist and it forms the required shape. Read More


Dried Shrimp Fritters (जवळ्याच्या भज्या)

Any seafood list is incomplete without prawns or shrimps in it. I can turn myself into a full time vegetarian but huhh…shrimp and crabs won’t allow me to do that.

Many parts of the world enjoy delicacies made up of dried seafood. And many don’t like it because of obvious reason, yeahh.. it is too smelly. But like I mentioned in my earlier blog, it is all about how you cook it. Read More


Cabbage Quiche (कोबीची पोतेंडी)

This recipe again belongs to my native place. But I was not sure about it’s preparation because cabbage is not something that everybody is fond of. I can’t say that this recipe is authentic, because at our local place we add Bombil (Bombay duck – fish) in it to make it more flavorful. Me and my husband who absolutely don’t like cabbage, don’t mind eating this delicacy as a snack at teatime. So I am sure all cabbage haters out there should give at least one try to this recipe. Read More


Mashed banana fritters (उंबर)

I have seen my grandpa doing banana farming since my childhood. In the state of Maharashtra (India), Vasai is famous for producing bananas. So it is no wonder they have their own unique recipes for bananas. At my home, we always had uneven ratio of family members to bananas. The latter has always exceeded in number. So when these bananas used to over ripen, my mother used to prepare Umber for snacks. Read More