Category Archives: Curries (Kaalvan, varan, sambhare etc.)

This section features all kinds of curries (for lack of a better descriptor). These are best served hot with a mound of steaming rice.

Kokum amti with steamed rice

Kokum is a sour fruit belonging to the mangosteen family. It is native to the Western Ghats region of India and is widely used in Maharashtrian and Konkan cuisines. The combination of kokum, garlic, cumin and chilli powder give this amti … Continue reading

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Soups, curries and one-pot meals: Easy school night dinners

For the month of April 2018, Varan-Bhaat wakes up from its slumber and takes a bit of a detour from traditional Pathare Prabhu recipes for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Our munchkin started Big School (that’s Year 1 for the uninitiated) and … Continue reading

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E is for Egg Bhuzane (Egg Curry)

My sister and I complement each other’s food tastes like the Yin and Yang. It used to drive our mum crazy, especially when she used to fry eggs for breakfast. I’ve never liked and still cannot bring myself to eat … Continue reading

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A for Ananasache Sambhare (Pineapple curry)

Pineapple and curry are probably not words that you would use in the same sentence. Chances are you may have not come across this dish before. Stay with me while I give you a quick background on this exotic sounding but … Continue reading

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Khaaravni or Raw Mango curry

Most Indians are familiar with mango pickles and jams and juices that are churned out a plenty in Indian households over the season. However, the raw mango curry called Khaaravni is a specialty of the Pathare Prabhu community. It is … Continue reading

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Tomato Sheer

Tomato Sheer with steaming hot rice and fried prawns! PP comfort food, irrespective of the weather. Tomato sheer is a mild curry made with coconut milk and tomatoes, as the name suggests. (Coconut milk also known as ‘Sheere’ is where … Continue reading

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Hirve Kaalvan or Fresh Coriander and Coconut curry

This one is a versatile curry: mild and creamy and great to pair off with spicier accompaniments like prawn pickle or fried fish. It provides a great base note to the meal while holding its own in the taste department. … Continue reading

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Pathare Prabhu Curries

Tired of the usual dal as accompaniment for your meals? Add one of the Pathare Prabhu currys to your meal for a refreshing change. There are many to choose from with as many interesting names. Many of them use coconut … Continue reading

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