Tag Archives: Pathare Prabhu

Vaalache bhuznay

Kadve vaal (bitter field beans) are an acquired taste especially considering the effort that you need to put into them. They need to be soaked overnight or longer and then left to sprout for 2-3 days, rinsing in water every … Continue reading

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An eXtra special cuppa – Masala milk

In my mind, masalyache doodh or masala milk is permanently associated with the Ganpati festival. This used to be part of the ‘naivedya’* on the tenth and last day of the festival. Everything was extra special on that day. Emotions … Continue reading

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Tikhat Rava or Spicy semolina

Tikhat Rava is not quite Upma but very similar to it since the base is semolina. This has been a favourite teatime snack ever since we were kids. It makes for a great brunch too. Serves : 3 as a … Continue reading

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Welcome to Varan Bhaat!

Welcome to Varan Bhaat! As any good Maharashtrian will testify, Varan Bhaat is soul food indeed! (For the uninitiated, this means Daal-Rice.) This blog is filled with nostalgic memories and the flavours of my childhood. Perhaps it’s a sign of … Continue reading

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