Category Archives: Festive food

Velchi coffee or Coffee infused with cardamom

This is a slightly odd addition to the Ganpati menu but bear with me whilst I explain why. As I said in my post on this festival, the Ganpati celebration was an occasion for the entire clan to gather at my grandparents’ … Continue reading

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Ganpati bappa morya, pudhchya varshi lavkar ya

If you have lived in Mumbai or indeed in India you need no introduction to the pomp and devotion that accompany the Ganesha or Ganpati festival. For the unitiated, the Ganpati festival or Ganesh Chaturthi is the celebration in honour of Lord … Continue reading

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Paatvad or Alu vadi

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Alu wadi or Paatvad are an all important feature of a Pathare Prabhu Shravani Somwar meal. These are made from the leaves of the colocasia plant also know as ‘alu’ in Marathi. Alu wadi or Paatvad are similar to a … Continue reading

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Shravani somwar meal

The month of Shravan is one of the most auspicious months in the Hindu calendar. It also kicks off the season for a number of important festivals. A typical meal on a ‘Shravani somwar’ (i.e. a Monday in Shravan) would … Continue reading

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Green coriander and coconut chutney

This super quick and wonderfully fresh, green chutney can be made in a few minutes. It serves as a great accompaniment for many savoury dishes like samosas and pakoras. You could even use it as a spread for sandwiches. Ingredients: … Continue reading

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