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Batatyacha Kees is a delicious combination of cooking potatoes along with peanuts,cumin and green chillies. By keeping the ingredient list to a minimum, the flavors of the peanuts, along with green chillies makes this dish quick and simple to prepare and delicious to eat as well. Probably one reason why this dish also doubles up as a ‘faraal’ dish on upvaas (fasting) days.
Spring brings fresh sugar snap peas to mind and Vatanyacha Phadna is a simple and delicate dish that makes the most of these jade beauties. Black pepper adds a kick to this dish while the caramelised pods sprinkled with grated coconut yield a sweeter taste. You can also make the dish from petit pois or any other variety of tender, sweet peas.
Batata Saragva Nu Shaak is made with a combination of fried potatoes and steamed drum sticks that is cooked in a onion and tomato gravy. This one was one of my childhood favorite dishes and I especially love it for french fried potatoes that makes it special and tempting for everyone in the family.
Kurkureet Batate is a simple and delectably tasty dish that has been a life saver on those ‘what do I cook today’ days. It is simple to make for the quick lunches or dinner. Luckily for me this tops the charts in our house, as far as potato preparations go! The spices can always be adapted to make it spicier or tone it down, depending on your tastes.
Stuffed aubergines, bharwan baingan or as we call this dish in Marathi ‘bharleli vaangi’ are delicious whichever name you choose. My aubergine averse better half is now a convert, thanks to this recipe.
This recipe can be oven baked, however, for best results, I recommend a sauté pan and maybe 5 mins in the oven to finish it off. Choose small, firm and gleaming aubergines and you can’t go too wrong. The small rounds ones work just as well but my personal favourites are the slim and tapered variety for best results in the sauté pan.