|1) Shengdana or Peanut Chutney holds pride of place in the Maharashtrian thali. The best recipe comes from Solapur where peanuts grow in abundance and are added to meals and pressed into oil. Eaten around the year, it goes well with snacks like Thalipeeth (multi-grain flatbread), or even chapati-bhaaji and Varan Bhaat (dal rice). In a cuisine characterised by bold flavours, this mild, dry chutney with a nutty taste has a unique place in the Maharashtrian heart.
2) This Indian gooseberry and Damascus rose petals preserve oozes with flavour and is perfect to satiate that sweet craving after a meal. Rose petals have anti-viral properties that help gut bacteria and cool the body, while avla or amla is packed with vitamins C, E and long considered an immunity and metabolism booster. This sweet treat is going to get you hooked!
3) The Dink Ladoo is a nutritious sweet that offers the body warmth and energy. Made from natural, edible tree gum, the addition of spices, ghee, crunchy nuts and seeds lends it a flavour that’s befitting its goodness. Often gifted by loving aunts to a new mother, the Dink Ladoo is considered a post-partum superfood. For the rest of you, it's a guilt-free sweet you can pop when craving kicks in.
4) Chikki, India’s favourite sweet snack, gets a delicious makeover in our Soft Coconut Jaggery Chikki made with nutritious coconut and mineral-rich liquid jaggery. Our answer to the energy bar, it's also kinder to your teeth thanks to its plump, crumbly texture. Pop one when peckish.
5) A lost flower with an intoxicating fragrance that's sweet and iron-rich is at the centre of these ladoos that are made by tribals in the Nandurbar belt. Foraged by adivasis, the Mahua flower is packed with vitamins, phosphorus and calcium. It also has cooling properties, making it an ideal and nutritious after-meal dessert or at-work energy booster.