Mango Modak

I have this one habit since childhood, rather since the time I learned to read. Whenever my dad (baba) used to bring the new year’s calendar in advance, the very first thing I used to check were the dates for Ganesh Chaturthi & Diwali. Now, since the world is changing so fast, we really don’t have to wait for a printed calendar, we just have to update our Kaalnirnay app. But my habit has remained the same. Once I update my app, I still rush to check for the months from August to November. Growing up in the region of Maharashtra, I have worshipped bappa like no other god. Yeah… I have always been a little partial and biased towards Bappa. Hahaha… jokes apart, this case does not limit to just me, Bappa is the most favorite god of Maharashtra. His arrival is the biggest celebration in Maharashtra. Almost every home welcomes Bappa and offers him his most favorite food. Yeah, we are talking about his most favorite food here, ukadiche modak.

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Mango Bread

It’s mid-summer and mango season is at its peak and so are the mango recipes and my experiments! While turning the pages of the book ‘Baking: From my home to yours’ by Dorie Greenspan, I found another easy and simple but excellent recipe.

Although it’s named Mango bread, its texture is more like a cake. But I guess, it does not matter as far as it satisfies our taste buds. Read More


Prawns and raw mango curry(आमखंडी)

Communities that are located at coastal regions, most of the time, are seafood fans by birth ;). So they have variety of recipes to cook seafood and satisfy their taste buds.

There are so many recipes on the internet with this combination of prawns and raw mango since it is being prepared in Goa as well as southern parts of India. I was born and brought up in a coastal region of India, in Palghar district to be specific. In our region too, this combination is very popular. But it was disheartening to see that it has not yet reached out to people. So, I thought why not start it from my blog?

Now you might be wondering, what this hush-hush is all about. Read More