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खानदेशी लग्नातल्या पंगतीतली वांग्याची भाजी

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(Link to English recipe)

लग्नाच्या पंगती आता खेडी सोडली तर जवळपास संपल्यातच जमा झाल्या आहेत असे मला परवा मम्मी सांगत होती. सगळीकडे बफे असतात. ते भरमसाठ जेवण आणि लहान थाळ्या असा सरंजाम घेऊन जेवणे किती अवघड होते असा एकूण बोलण्याचा सूर वाटला. अर्थात तिच्यापरीने तिचे बरोबरच आहे म्हणा! कायम पंगतीला बसून जेवायची सवय असल्यामुळे बफे सिस्टीम अवघड जात असेलच नक्की.
मला आठवतेय आजूबाजूच्या ओळखीच्या लग्नाला गेले कि किती साधा सोप्पा मेनू असायचा. मसालेभात - आमच्या भागात त्याला काळा भात म्हणतात, सोबत वांग्याची भाजी, लिंबू. मुलीकडचे जेवण असेल तर जिलेबी, मुलाकडचे असेल तर बुंदीचे लाडू. असलाच तर मठ्ठा कधीतरी कुणाकडे असेल तर वरण-भात. क्वचित कधीतरी एखादी कोशिंबीर ती पण पहिल्या १-२ पंगतीनंतर पुरली तर ठीक नाही तर संपली. पुरी, बटाट्याची भाजी, श्रीखंड वगैरे मेनू क्वचितच कोणाकडे. कारण खेडेगावात बहुदा संपूर्ण गावाला निमंत्रण असायचे तेव्हा साधे सोपे जेवण केलेले आर्थिकदृष्ट्या आणि एकूणच व्याप पहात सोयीस्कर पडत असावे.
लहान गावांमध्ये कमी अधिक प्रमाणात असेच सगळीकडे. अगदी माझ्या सासरी खानदेशात पण पंगतीत अगदी साधे जेव…

New Hobby And Lemon Quinoa

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Lately I have been getting frustrated at my evening commute. no matter when you start from work, I end up spending almost an hour sitting in the car. Sometimes I listen to radio, sometimes finish talking to my friends. By the time I reach home, I am dead tired. I do not have any energy left to open my laptop again and write. Hence this blog has been neglected for over a month now.

Recently I took on a new hobby of making bead earrings. It is fun to make things that I can make in 15-20 minutes and wear immediately. Talk about instant gratification!!! I spend hours trying different bead combinations and making the earrings. It is very satisfactory. Here are some earrings I made recently -



With work, commute, new hobby and knitting on the side, I am left with minimum cooking time. If I have cooked something earlier then we always have that for dinner. But like last few weekends if I have spend all my weekends on knitting or painting or beading, then I have to think about cooking somethi…

Coffee once Again - filter coffee that is!

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(Link to the Marathi recipe
Its a very rare occasion for someone to come my place just for coffee. Mostly people are over for brunch, lunch or dinner. So when my uncle and aunt visit me just for coffee, I enjoy  those visits for 2 reasons, my family is visiting me me and someone who enjoys my coffee! My friend Sowjanya and her mother-in-law introduced me to filter coffee about 4-5 years ago. Just 2 sips are enough to wake you up! But it took me those many years to get my own filter when Deepika gave me a small filter. Sripriya gave me proportion of how much coffee powder for that particular filter will make decent decoction. Priti gave me ideas on which brand of coffee  is aromatic and has nice full body.
Thank you Sowjanya, Deepika, Sripriya and Priti for a nice cup of coffee! This one is for you! 
Kulhad and the plate under it is handmade by me.   The filter I have is of size 3/4 cup. I put about 4-5 tbsp Cotha Coffee powder in the sieve portion of the filter then pour boiling water a…