The Fragrance of Mango Blossoms
The Fragrance of Mango Blossoms is not just a cookbook: it is a personal quest of why we eat what we eat. This book explores the food and lifestyle of the Kokanastha Brahmin and is an attempt at recording the customs, traditions, and food unique to this community.
Over ten years in the making, the author has drawn on information from family and friends to put together a compendium for those interested in food and folklore. From Varan bhaat, Methkoot bhaat, Ambaadichi bhaaji, Watanyachi usal, Ambyachi dal, Paalakchi dal, Bharli vaangi, Karlyache chaktya, Aambyachi aamti, Chirote and Baasundi, the book is a treasure of vegetarian delights, snacks, festive treats, fasting foods, chutneys, pickles and much much more.