Category: Marathi

Mangoes, pickles, and a home lost

Mohoricha Loncha

The Khanapur house had three mango trees. Against the red brick exterior of the house, the mature green trees offered a majestic and warm welcome as they slowly appeared in sight on the bumpy, dusty drive to the house at the fag end of a 12 hour journey. At the entrance, on the corner of […]

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Kolhapur

Kolhapur

Too many alleys leading up to too many Maha Dwaars Too many gods in one temple Which one am I looking for? Every year, a new rickshaw-walla driving an unusually high and unusually noisy auto-rickshaw drops me to a new door. I forget the landmarks I had tried to remember the last time. Climbing down […]

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Chutney pudi  

Chutney pudi   

  When my great grandmother passed away and the family started sorting her things, they found a great deal of writing—diaries full of the family’s history recorded in her factual manner with her reflection on the events, letters she addressed to her daughters but never posted (some written before the daughters were born!), verses she […]

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Marathi Mejwani at APB Cook Studio

Marathi Mejwani at APB Cook Studio

Rushina, my dear food writer friend and pioneer Mumbai food blogger, is always one to encourage regional cuisine awareness and give it a bit of PR through her work at APB Cook Studio (where I have taught more  than a few bread classes). She has launched The Culinary Legacy series, where she invites subject matter […]

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Thalipeeth Crackers with Thecha Dip (and winners of the first My Jhola giveaway!)

Thalipeeth Crackers with Thecha Dip (and winners of the first My Jhola giveaway!)

{Scroll down for the giveaway winners!} All of last year, I spent in wrapping some projects up, writing my book, being pregnant, and then of course, I almost went in hiding while I got used to being the mother of three children. One of the things I have really missed in all this time, is […]

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Being Ghaati

I was blessed with great hair. It was in the genes. It was jet black, thick, long, wavy, healthy and a matter of pride. My mother never cut it. Not even a trim. Aai, my maternal gran, started tying my hair when I was just about 4 months old—I couldn’t even sit up then, but […]

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Crisp Koli Masala Prawns

Crisp Koli Masala Prawns

A few months ago, when I first met an old blogger friend, Anjali Koli for the first time, she showered me with treats–some homemade peanut fudge, a beautiful handmade card, and a traditional spice blend typical to her hometown–a koli masala. I used the masala sparingly (partly because it was fiery and partly because I […]

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