Dadpe Pohe

Dadpe pohe is a typical Maharashtra breakfast dish,made with thin poha and freshly grated coconut.There is no cooking involved in this recipe.all the ingredients are mixed together,tempered and covered and kept aside for 5 minutes,moisture from coconut helps to soften poha and get everything together…this process of covering is called “Dadapne” thus the name “Dadpe pohe”

I had read this recipe long back but had never tried it,one day my BFF (as other colleagues call her )Mrs Poonam Kolhatkar got this in tiffin …and I just fell in love with it,tried it out the very next day and nailed it.Now I am a big fan of this dish….thanks Poon am for introducing  me to this lovely dish……here goes the recipe…..

Ingredients :

2 cups thin poha.

2 tbsp Roasted Peanuts.

1/2 cup Onion finely chopped

1/2 cup  Tomatoes finely chopped

1/4 cup Coconut freshly grated.

2  green chillies finely chopped

5-6 curry leaves1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds

1/4 tsp Rai.

1/4 tspn Jeera

1/4 tspn Haldi powder.

a pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)

1tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped

1 tsp Lemon juice.

1 tbsp Oil.

1 tsp Sugar

Salt to taste.

Dry roast poha till crisp.keep aside.
In a big bowl mix together,onion,tomatoes and grated coconut.
In the roasted poha,add roasted peanut.
Heat oil in vessel and add Rai,  when they splutter add jeera, curry leaves, finely chopped green chillies, asafoetida and haldi powder. Fry for a minute and add to poha and peanut mixture.Add salt and sugar,mix well.
Add this mixture to the bowl containing onions,tomatoes and grated coconut.
Mix well,cover and keep aside for 5 minutes. This process is known as Dadapne.
After 5 minutes,add lemon juice and chopped  coriander leaves, mix well and serve immediately.
Happy Cooking !!!


Makai Dhirde (Corn pancake)

Easy to make,simple breakfast dish.Goes well with ketchup or mint chutney.

Ingredients :

1 cup Corn Kernels.

1/2 cup Besan.

1/4 cup Oats (optional)

1/2 tsp Green chilies,Ginger & Garlic paste.

1/4 cup Oil.

Salt to taste.


In a mixie jar,mix together corn kernels ,along with green chilli,ginger and garlic paste.Adding little water,grind to a rough paste,consistency should be like dosa batter.

Remove in a bowl,add besan and oats (optional) and salt ,mix well.Let the batter stand for 15 minutes.

Heat and grease a non-stick tava (griddle) with a little oil. Pour a small ladleful of the batter on the tava randomly,

Drizzle a little oil on the sides ,cover and allow it to cook. When the dhirdre is lightly browned, flip to the other side and cook again till it is golden brown in colour.

Repeat to make  more Dhirde. Serve hot with the  chutney of your choice.

Happy Cooking !!!


Chilli Baby Potatoes.

This is a dish similar to chilli paneer or chilli chicken.Baby potatoes being the main ingredient here.Simple and easy to make dish,can be served as starter or with fried rice or noodles.

Ingredients :

15 Baby Potatoes boiled.

1 onion cut into cubes.

6 flakes Garlic,sliced.

3 tbsp Cornflour

1/2 tsp Baking powder

1 Capsicum chopped into pieces.

2 Green chilies slit lengthwise.

1 tbsp Soya sauce.

1 tsp Red chilli Sauce.

3 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste .

Method :

Clean and cook potatoes in pressure cooker till 3 whistles.

Let cool,drain and pat dry.

Cut into 2,sprinkle cornflour,baking powder and salt on potatoes.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry potatoes  till crisp  from  both the sides.Remove on absorbant paper.keep aside.

Cut onion,capsicum in cubes.split open green chillies.

Slice Garlic.

Heat remaining oil in a pan,add garlic till it turns light brown.

Add green chilies, onion and capsicum.stir fry on high flame till cooked.

Add soya sauce and red chilli sauce,mix well.Add half a cup of water.

Add 1 tbsp Cornflour  dissolved in 1/2 cup water.

Mix well.Let it come to boil,lower the flame and add fried potatoes.

Mix well till all the potatoes are covered with the sauce.

Check for salt,add if required.

Remove in serving bowl and garnish with chopped  capsicum.

Happy Cooking !!!



Aathlyanchi Bhaji (Jack fruit Seeds Vegetable)

Jack fruit is a delicacy in Malvan/konkan region.Jack fruit Seeds are stored tand used throughout the year.They are high in complex carbohydrates, fiber,vitamin A and C.

They can be enjoyed  just by boiling or roasting on charcoal.Traditionally they are added to Dals or pulses like kala Vatana.(Black Vatana).

Yesterday I received a surprise  courier from my Mom from Goa containing goodies from her garden.All home grown organic things.

And these Jack fruit Seeds were a part of it.

So they being my favorite….I made this amazing and simple vegetable….using new Malvani masala(home made) also a part of the surprise  courier.

So here goes the authentic recipe.

Ingredients :

1 cup chopped Aathlya(Jack fruit seeds)

1 Big Onion chopped  finely.

3 tbsp Vatan (

1 tbsp Malvani Masala.(

1/4 tsp Haldi powder.

1 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

Method :

Peel and cut Jack fruit seeds into 4 pieces.

Wash it clean soaking in water.

In a pressure pan,heat oil,add onion and cook till transulent.

Add,Haldi and Malvani masala,add vatan,fry for a minute or till oil starts separating.

Add chopped Jack fruit seeds,add salt and mix well.Add half a cup of water.

Close the lid and pressure cook till 3 whistles.

Let it stand till pressure is released completely.

Remove in a serving bowl and serve hot with chapati or bhakri.

Happy Cooking !!!


Paushtik Dhirde.(Wheat flour Dosa)

I had read this recipe somewhere, but we reluctant to try it as making dosa or pancake out of wheat flour was something I was not very comfortable  with…but finally I gave it a try and the results  were amazing…to make it more healthy a cup full of oats can also be added to this recipe.


1 cup Wheat Flour

1/4 cup Rice Flour.

1/8 cup Besan.

½  tbsp Cumin Seeds.

1 tsp Pepper Corns.

5-6 Cashew Nuts.(chopped)

1 tsp Coriander Seeds.

2 Green chilies.(finely chopped)

2  tbsp Coriander Leaves.(finely chopped)

1/ cup Onion.( finely chopped)

Salt as per taste.

3 tbsp Oil.


Crush coarsely jeera,pepper corns and coriander seeds.

Take wide vessel, add all the ingredients except oil.

Mix well,add enough water to make a batter, consistency should be like dosa batter.

Heat a non stick tawa or cast iron pan,Mix the batter well,take a ladle  full of batter and pour on the tawa to form a pancake. Drizzle oil all around the pancake,cover and cook on slow heat.

When cooked from one side turn over and cook on other side till crisp.

Remove from the griddle.

Serve hot with chutney of  your choice.

I have  served it here with  mint chutney.

Happy Cooking !!!