Monday, January 21, 2008


Talking of traditional food ***did you read my earlier post....****
last week my sister in law came over for an overnight stay, she is a Deshasta brahmin from maharashtra so i decided to make something that she will love and which is made traditionally in her home i.e vegetarian food.

It was my opportunity to do something purely for her, as my brother was not accompanying her.
My brother is a pure goan brahmin (so am I) who are fish eating brahmins and so, when he comes over for a visit i love to make chicken or fish for him . ( you will find many thali's which i have made only for him) as he loves fried surmai (seer fish) and also goan style chicken in coconut gravy.

So the above menu was for her, The veg thali consisted of ukadlelya batatyachi bhaji, puri, varan bhat,shrikhand, tomatochi koshambir ,papad anee lonche.
I have purposely used the Marathi words that are used for these food preparations , i would love it if those reading it would ask me what they meant or even tell me that, they have understood what i meant *** soooo.... confusing ******



Anonymous said...

food looks too good


oh ho , mouth watering , Tondala pani sutale,you have missed out suddha gharguti tup and Tak.

Nice to read posts on your blog after a long gap

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks so good! I love plates that have a little bit of everything! Yum!

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

Fab Grandma said...

Mahek, It would make me so happy if you would sort of translate what the words mean into english because I do not have any idea what they mean. Any of them. Sometimes I would like to try your recipes but I do not know what many of the ingredients are because I do not know the words. But I do love to look at the recipes and your pictures.

Thank you
Karen, the FabGrandma

Mahek said...

friends thanks for responding...
helloo grandma,
Thanks for visiting my blog
let me tell you what i have on my plate
Its potato vegetable, yellow dal or lentil, rice,tomato salad with yoghurt,puri or deep fried rotis made of wheat flour,sweet (the yellow blob in the middle) made my mixing sugar into sour hung curds mixing and adding cardamom powder.
and pickle..
This is a very simple meal if you want to try the recipes i will give them to you . you just have to ask

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am a Deshshtha Brahmin from Mumbai too, right now in Paris, but I miss Indian food very much , and specially typical Brahmin food, for which I have been eating since childshood .. miss every bit of it

Uma's Culinary World said...

Hey Mahek,
this thali is mouth watering.. simple yet delicious..

Supriya's Rasoi said...

hello Mahek,

The thali looks amazing. Nevaidyachi athvan jhali. Typical marathi menu for festivals. Glad to follow you. Do visit my blog in your spare time.

Bhuvana said...

nice blogspot.. update more post... we are brahmin caterers catering services in chennai and caterers in velachery, mylapore chennai .


Hi Mehek,I loved this simple thali photo in your blog,which I chanced upon just a few minutes ago. I am a blogger as well,and have just started my blog'Food is Life' a few months ago. Initially, I started it as a memoir,tracing myself 50 yrs down the memory lane, sharing my childhood,my friends, my experiences,my family,and off course, the memories of food since then.
I have travelled with my father and again with my husband when both served in the army.So, I have shared my experiences of army life,and in different places in India where we were posted,and also the food enjoyed there.The blog is written in marathi.

Now I have started writing about food and life and the connection between the two, different aspects of life, and food associated with it. You may visit my blog and post your comments if you like.


Hi Mahek, I just chanced to read your blog a few minutes ago. I am also a blogger and just started writing my blog a few months ago. It started as my memoir, tracing my 50 yrs down the memory lane, my childhood,my family, my experiences,my travels,and most importantly, my memories of food.
I earlier travelled with my father,and then with my husband since both served in the army. I have shared many of my experiences,and local cuisine from the places I stayed in and visited in all these wonderful years.
Now I have started writing about food and life, and the connection between the two, and the different aspects of food and its reflection on the life of people, in general.
You could visit my blog and post your comments if you like.
I will definitely keep visiting your blog. Bye for now.
Happy blogging!