Category Archives: Maharashtrian Cuisine

Modak - A ganesh festival recipe

Microwave modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturti

Microwave Modak is a quick to make Modak recipe and would be a perfect dish for this Ganesh Chaturti festival.

This is a modified version of the traditional Modak recipe for a Microwave is used for the cooking instead of a traditional gas stove.

The recipe remains the same, taste remains the same. Less mess and less time consuming dish,

Kanda poha (Poha upma)

Ingredients: Rice flakes (1 tbsp) Cooking oil (1 tbsp) Mustard seeds (1/2 tsp) Cumin seeds (1/2 tsp) Asafoetida powder(a pinch) Split black gram daal(1 tsp) Curry leaves (few) Onion(1 medium size, chopped) Salt (as per taste) Green chilly (1, chopped) Turmeric powder (a pinch) Roasted Peanuts or masala peanuts (1 tbsp) Sugar (1 tsp) Lime

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Diwali special : Karinji

Kariji is a sweet dish made with refined flour and stuffed with coconut, poppy seed and dry fruits. It is deep fried for a crisp finish. Ingredients for 10 karinjis: For the dough: Maida/Refined flour (1 cup) Semolina( 1/3 cup) Ghee/unsalted butter(1 tbsp) Salt( a pinch) Milk (1/3 cup, warm) For the filling: Dried shredded

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