In this delectable compendium of recipes and stories, culinary researcher Saee Koranne-Khandekar debunks the myths surrounding the foods of Maharashtra and reveals the versatility and sheer variety of its food traditions.
Bringing together over 200 traditional recipes, this enriching book introduces food enthusiasts to special masalas, cooking techniques and elaborate meal spreads using a range of produce. Along the way, its delightful stories and anecdotes vividly detail the characteristic food traits of the several communities that inhabit the region.
From the sophisticatedly spiced Kolhapuri mutton sukka to the tamarind-based thecha, from a never-fail formula for frying fish to the wholesome chakolya ‘pasta’ and variants of karanji, the recipes in this book will at once enhance your kitchen skills and your palate.
Saee Koranne-Khandekar writes. She is the author of two books, has been featured in an anthology of short stories for children, and her work has appeared in several magazines, literary journals, and online publications.
Saee also publishes Diwali Pangat, an online, bilingual Diwali Ank (Diwali special magazine) dedicated to Maharashtrian cuisines and runs Scrollific Content Studio, a content and consultancy firm dedicated to the Food and Hospitality industry.
Saee lives in Mumbai with her husband, three children, and her beloved plants.