Friday, October 23, 2015

Diwali Faral 2015, Book Your Order Now!


We are back with our Diwali Faral Hampers!

With your patronage we are in the 4th year of sale and service. We thank you for your business so far and looking to serve you yet again.

Placing orders is easy this year through the www.annaparabrahma.com  

There is a hamper for everyone, Singles, Couples and Family. 

Step 1 : Pick a Hamper of your choice.

Faral Item
Single CoupleFamily
QtyQtyQty
Rava ladu6 nos.12 nos.24 nos.
Besan ladu6 nos.12 nos.24 nos.
Karanji6 nos.12 nos.24 nos.
Anarasa6 nos.12 nos.24 nos.
Bhajani Chakali250 gms500 gms1 kg
Shankarpali250 gms500 gms1 kg
Chivda250 gms500 gms1 kg
Uttana50 gm50 gm50 gm
Rangoli sticker1 no.1 no.1 no.
Diya2 nos.2 nos.4 nos.
Kandeel1 no.1 no.1 no.



Price in Rs.230034005600
Approx. Weight inclusive of packing3 kgs5 kgs10 kgs

Free Deliveries all over Navi Mumbai.

Takeaway point at Dadar for Mumbaikars.

Rest of India and International shipping will be charged at actual and will have to be paid on dispatch.

Step 2 : Book your order thru the Eshop : www.annaparabrahma.com  

Step 3: Make the part payment if you are in India thru the online options. 

For US/ UK/ Middle East/ Rest of the world

Thru paypal to id : annaparabrahma@gmail.com

Note: 5% service tax + Invoice transaction fee of 0.30 $ is charged on you by paypal for every transaction.

Step 4 : 
On receipt of payment we will ship the product/s and you will receive update for tracking your delivery.

Step 5 : Once you receive the delivery confirm the receipt of goods to complete transaction.

Thank you, we look forward to your order this year!

Pl. note expected time for delivery:

US east coast : 10 days
US west coast: 10 days
UK : 10 days


Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Minimalist Koli Pantry : August 27, 2015 on IFN


In this article I have enumerated the pantry essential required to set up a Koli Kitchen. On the way to setting it up you will learn the Koli vocabulary of the ingredients. Enjoy the simple Koli food which requires so little to make an absolutely lip-smacking meal.

1. Chavool – rice
2. Chavalacha peet - rice flour
3. Vala mavra – fresh seafood
4. Sukka mavra – dried seafood
5. Narol – coconut
6. Kokum – Garcinia indica
7. Halaad – turmeric
8. Jeera – cumin
9. Kothmir – cilantro
10. Meeth – sea salt and…
11. Koli masala - See more at: http://www.indiafoodnetwork.in/the-minimalist-koli-pantry/#sthash.wK1nhn9w.dpuf
1. Chavool – rice
2. Chavalacha peet - rice flour
3. Vala mavra – fresh seafood
4. Sukka mavra – dried seafood
5. Narol – coconut
6. Kokum – Garcinia indica
7. Halaad – turmeric
8. Jeera – cumin
9. Kothmir – cilantro
10. Meeth – sea salt and…
11. Koli masala

1. Chavool – rice
2. Chavalacha peet - rice flour
3. Vala mavra – fresh seafood
4. Sukka mavra – dried seafood
5. Narol – coconut
6. Kokum – Garcinia indica
7. Halaad – turmeric
8. Jeera – cumin
9. Kothmir – cilantro
10. Meeth – sea salt and…
11. Koli masala - See more at: http://www.indiafoodnetwork.in/the-minimalist-koli-pantry/#sthash.wK1nhn9w.dpuf
1. Chavool – rice
2. Chavalacha peet - rice flour
3. Vala mavra – fresh seafood
4. Sukka mavra – dried seafood
5. Narol – coconut
6. Kokum – Garcinia indica
7. Halaad – turmeric
8. Jeera – cumin
9. Kothmir – cilantro
10. Meeth – sea salt and…
11. Koli masala - See more at: http://www.indiafoodnetwork.in/the-minimalist-koli-pantry/#sthash.wK1nhn9w.dpuf
Read about each of this ingredient and its role in the Koli pantry and kitchen here.
http://www.indiafoodnetwork.in/the-minimalist-koli-pantry


1. Chavool – rice
2. Chavalacha peet - rice flour
3. Vala mavra – fresh seafood
4. Sukka mavra – dried seafood
5. Narol – coconut
6. Kokum – Garcinia indica
7. Halaad – turmeric
8. Jeera – cumin
9. Kothmir – cilantro
10. Meeth – sea salt and…
11. Koli masala - See more at: http://www.indiafoodnetwork.in/the-minimalist-koli-pantry/#sthash.wK1nhn9w.dpuf

Thursday, October 08, 2015

THE ESSENCE OF ESAVAN : August 14, 2015 on IFN



This article talks about the love hate relationship of Koli with vegetables. How the Kolis convert the much hated vegetables to loved ones by cooking them in classic combinations with fish. The recipe featured in the article is a delicious combination of tiny shrimps with brinjals. Which is a popular combo in continental cooking too. 

“Kolis eat vegetarian food?” asked a surprised Mumbai friend. It is strange that many believe that we don’t eat vegetables at all. Truth be told, we love our veggies, but only with Esavan. 
When a Koli man is told that there’s some vegetable on the day’s menu, he will cringe and jowl without fail, half-pleading and half-authoratively ordering the woman of the house to add some esavan to the vegetarian dish. Esavan means essence in Koli, and it simply implies that the ‘essence’ of some fish (wet or dry) has to be added into the vegetable dish. - Read more at: http://www.indiafoodnetwork.in/the-essence-of-esavan

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

HOW TO EAT LIKE A KOLI : July 28, 2015 on IFN


This article talks about how Kolis eat fish as per season and there is a recipe for a crab curry at the end.

Aaji roti zayli? Bhook lagli mana. Jevaan de.

For as long as I can remember, hunger has always been for a specific food, and some times influenced by seasons. It was hunger for fresh kolim vanga in the months of summer, sode batatyacha kanji in the monsoons, and thin Sargyacha kanji over a heap of rice in the cooler months. Kanji here is Koli for curry and not the rice gruel. Go to IFN to read more...

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Follow Me On India Food Network



I have been writing for India Food Network on the Koli cuisine and food culture, exploring the staple ingredients, nuances and parallels in other cuisines. Sharing here so you can go read and follow the series. 


I shall share snippets on this blog as the articles get published.

Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I love writing them.

Do write in to let me know what you think about it and if you want me to write about something specific related to Koli cuisine.

See you there...



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