There’s no better meal than a crisp,flaky,hot paratha with curd and pickle!! Monsoon brings in the temptations for hot bhajia’s or wadas. But as they say , variety is the spice of life! And what better variety than a healthier and yummier meals , that are hot and crispy like bhajias , spicy like wadas and not very oily. And currently, for me ,monsoon has become synonymous with corn , as much as they had been for bhajias. So thats how ,I took my cullinary romance with Corn , further ! By incorporating them in a staple meal …Parathas! And to increase the nurtitional quotient, the very versatile spinach stepped in. Now , since the american sweet corns are obviously sweet , I paired it up with a fiery hot chilli garlic chutney , and replaced dahi with Aloo Chokha ( yah yah,…Litti walla Chokha) And believe me , the end result is worth all the hard work needed to put everything togerther. So make sure you definitely try this one!!
For Corn and Spinach Parathas:Knead a stiff dough ,mixing Wheat flour with ghee and salt and keep covered aside. Heat oil in a pan , and add cumin seeds. Once they splitter ,add green chillies and onion and roast till translucent.
Add the ground kernels and cook till the mixture gets dry. Now add spinach and mix. Add turmeric,chilly powder,coriander powder,salt and lemon juice and saute till the mixture dries up. Add potato and mix , till the mixture sticks together in a lumph
Chokha:( there are various versions of chokha's,this pne's from a marathi recipe show , but with my twist) In a metal skewer, string the onions,potatoes and chillies and roast on the gas flame for 5 mins, from all sides. Remove from the skewer and li
Put all the ingredients ,except oil in a blender and grind to a smooth paste. Heat oil and add the chilly mixture and saute for 2-3 mins. Cool and serve.
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
Most of us Ubanites have this new found love for a space that’ll give us some “space”..Literally!
A place outside the boundaries of your home or workplace where you can be alone or with your friends and not be bothered with the hovering staff to take your order, execute and slap a bill and wait for you to empty space. I love my personal space and I’m very protective about it. So when the saturation sets in, ( being a mom to two naughty boys, I need to reset myself very often) I head to a nearby cafe just alone or with my bestie to spend next few hours in peace.