Pune peeps, if you haven’t mastered the dish already, here’s a superb recipe for delicious Kothimbir Vadi!
Yes, the king of fruits is here and yes, we are loving it! And here we are going to make the kings’ visit way more interesting and enticing than it already is. Coming up, four savoury dishes you can totally use ripe mangoes for and make them totally drool worthy.
Kokum, the summer essential. Packed with flavour, vitamin C and that oh to die for shade of violet. Though we all seemingly love this ingredient, we don’t give it much importance or explore it further than the sol kadhi, sherbet or the odd couple of kokums in a curry to add that tangy freshness. So, I thought, why not make it a hero for some summer suppers? It’s cooling, it’s zesty and a super summer cooler. Here are five dishes that make kokum shine…
The 2-minutes-wonder that has been a life saver since we were kids, yes MAGGI! From eating a bowl full of it at night while studying for exams, to heading outside Pune station to satiate the post party hunger cravings, Maggi has forever been the ‘go-to’ 4 am and 4 pm friend alike. In an ode to our best buddy for years, here are five recipes to make it simply more awesome!
Be it marathwada or marwar, Poha or pohe has been the breakfast of choice since one can remember. The spill over or rather adoption of the dish by other parts of the country is purely because it is an easy way out to get some essential carbs and vegetables into our system, packed with taste. In Pune, we have had a few versions of it. Be it the dadpe pohe at Poona Guest House, or the 4 am pohe fix at Amruteshwar.
I have had paani puri from almost all parts of India; and hell, I am Bengali. So, ‘puchka’ is supposed to be like a gospel. But, for me the paani puri of Pune is always on the top of the charts. You could devour these little bursts of joy at Ganesh Bhel or Kalyan Bhel or a roadside vendor opposite Fergusson college or one in any of the galli bolas of Pune; the spicy, sweet, tangy and crunchy pools of flavour will never let you down. And that taste of Pune, you will never find in any other paani puri all over India.
Sweltering summers mean our body needs cooling foods that balance our salt-to-water ratio and keep energy levels stable. My grandmother swears by kokum in summers….
Excecutive Sous-Chef Merajuddin Ansari from Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre doles out monsoon-special chow recipes.
This Raksha Bandhan, make the special moments with your loved ones even sweeter by preparing delicious Karanjees with this simple recipe.
Make the most of the FIFA World Cup 2014 with some amazing Vodka cocktails, courtesy Kruto, an award-winning Russian brand…