Aamras Poori in the Summers, when it’s mango season or Shrikhand Poori during the rest of the year, along with some Batatyachi Bhaaji are both absolutely delicious combinations from the Maharashtrian cuisine. No other accompaniment is required at such times as the flavour of the Poori with the Aamras or Shrikhand will get totally spoit. It is only this simple Batatyachi Bhaaji which goes very well with either of the combinations! But still if one desires to have something else to cut a bit of the sweetness, then a traditional mango pickle like Kairiche Lonche will work best!

Aamras is generally prepared from Payari mangoes or with the addition of some Hapus (Alphonso Mango) too! Some powdered cardamom is added to the aamras to give it a much better taste.

Shrikhand is made using hung curd and the required quantity of powdered sugar along with saffron, cardamom powder and a little nutmeg powder. Apart from imparting flavour, cardamom and nutmeg aid in digestion and work to reduce acidity and loose motions!

Batatyachi Bhaaji generally called as Poori Bhaaji, is a simple traditional Maharashtrian Vegetable preparation using Potatoes (Batata) and is available in restaurants and food stalls in many places across Maharashtra! This is exactly the same vegetable used in the preparation of Vada Paav, but with the addition of garlic in the tempering ingredients.

To access the recipes for all these three dishes, do click on the following links :

  1. Poori Bhaaji (Batatyachi Bhaaji With Pooris)
  2. Aamras (Sweetened Mango Puree)
  3. Shrikhand (Traditional Indian Sweet)

Following are some pictures of…


Aamras & Batatyachi Bhaaji….


Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! πŸ˜ƒ


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