Thecha, a Spicy Condiment from Maharashtra

Thecha is a spicy condiment from Maharashtra, India. Thecha is prepared across the state and preparation varies slightly from household to household. The main ingredient is chilies; red or green chilies, followed by garlic. The other ingredients that can be used are cumin, sesame seeds and coconut. Chilies are toasted in oil and ground to […]

Coriander Mint Chutney ~ Dhania Pudina Chutney

Dhania pudina chutney is a chutney with fresh coriander mint and green chilies. It makes an excellent dip for fritters, kebabs and a great spread for sandwiches & wraps. Jump to Recipe or Pin It for later Upate – Images in the post are re-edited and resized to fit the current template. Old images were […]

Belgium Stoemp for Food of the World

This month Food of the World is halting in Belgium. Belgium cuisine varies from region to region and is also influenced by neighboring countries, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Belgium is known for its chocolates, waffles and bear. Ingredients used in Belgium cuisine are regional and seasonal. Potatoes, leeks, gray shrimp, Belgium endive are common […]

Dondakaya Ava Pachadi ~ Ivy Gourd Pickle

Dondakaya pachadi (ivy gourd pickle) is one of the pickles that my mom makes or use to make on a regular basis. She still makes this pickle but not as often as she use to, few years ago. One of U’s aunts, aunt L who lives in the US tasted this pickle at my mom’s […]

Peanut Spread & a Sandwich

For the final day of this mini marathon, I have a quick and easy spread. However, I had a hard time coming up with a name for this recipe. I made it as a spread for sandwiches and named it as a spread. This recipe can be tweaked to make yummy chutney or a filling […]

Coconut Chutney

For the last month mega blogging marathon (BM) we cooked a lot and many of us did not get to post all the recipes we cooked for the BM. For this month’s regular marathons, we decided to have ‘unused posts from Indian states’ as one of the themes to publish the recipes we never got […]

Kanchipuram Idli & Chettinad Tomato Chutney – Tamilnadu

Tamil Nadu is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital is Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the largest city. Tamil Nadu is a land most known for its monumental ancient Hindu temples and classical form of dance Bharata Natyam. Tamil Nadu[7] lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered […]

Liver Galangal Leaves Chutney & Fish Chutney from Nagaland

Nagaland is the northeastern state of India, bordering Assam to the west and north, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam in the north, Burma (Myanmar) to the east and Manipur to the south. Kohima is the capital city of the state. Agriculture is the main occupation and, rice, corn, millets, pulses and tobacco are the […]

Tungtap (Fish Chutney) & Jadoh (Flavored Rice) from Meghalaya

Meghalaya is another northeastern sister state bordering Assam to the north and Bangladesh to the south. Megha in Sanskrit is cloud and Meghalaya means an abode of clouds. Shillong is the capital and which is known as Scotland of the east. Majority of the population is tribal. The three main tribes in the state are […]

Jaggery Mustard Instant Green Apple Pickle

It has been almost 2 years since I participate in Indian Cooking Challenge. When I saw this month’s challenge, it reminded me of my summer holidays and the pickling day(s) at my paternal grandmother’s place. My grandmother was not a good cook, in fact she did not know how to cook but her co-sister who […]

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