Sunday, January 08, 2017

YouTube: Koli episode of KhadyaBhramanti on ABPMajha



खाद्यभ्रमंती: आलिबागच्या थळ गावातील कोळीवाड्याची खाद्यसंस्कृती 

 A thank you note to the ABPMajha team:



Hi Shefali, Shrikant and Uttam,

You did an awesome job! Loved how the #kolispecial #khadyabhramanti episode has turned out.

I appreciate that you traveled to my village, Thal and adjusted in my home when you could have been in a more comfortable hotel only so that you could start shooting early. You went beyond your work and helped in setting up the location for shoot and did not just sit and watch. After this two day shoot with you, I have started appreciating all the effort that goes into making this little show. Kudos to you three. Keep up the good work and the look out for the rare and vanishing recipes!

Above all I enjoyed working with you guys. It's been thrilling two days as I presenting thru you my most cherished dream of bringing Thal to the world. It all began 10 years ago when I started writing the blog. People loved my memories of childhood vacations spent there. The revival of recipes that are vanishing. The unique culture of the Kolis. This project is very dear to my heart and I shall keep doing it in the future too.

Shefali especially thanks for following my blog and approaching me for this episode. Stay connected.

Pl. forward this mail to your Managers.

Warmest Regards
Anjali Koli

Friday, January 06, 2017

Koli Special खाद्यभ्रमंती on ABP माझा


This weekend I am going to be stuck to the TV screen and you too must grab the remote to watch it. Why? because my Thal and us Thalkar are going to dazzle the screen on Saturday, 7 Jan 2017 12.30 pm and 4:30 pm and Sunday, 8 Jan 2017 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm only on खाद्यभ्रमंती on ABP माझा

Back from a two day shoot at my native place Thal with Shefali Sadhu and her team of cameraman Shrikant and Uttam. It's been thrilling two days. I had cherished a dream of presenting Thal to the world and now that dream is a reality. We are presenting a Koli special on this Marathi Food Travel show.

Uttam one of the two cameraman came along with me to the village by road while Shefali took the waterway along with the other cameraman Shrikant. They shot some pieces on the way.

As soon as they reached the village I took them to the fish drying fields and the creek. We got talking to some women cleaning and sorting the dried fish.


From the busy fish drying fields I took them to the serene side of Thal beach right upto Shendya gundya one of our family Gods and the protector of the seashore. I did a Namaskar and asked him to bless the shoot and our team too for the success.


The next day we did the main shoot. I must thank the women who came dressed in the Koli traditional kaashti patal and the signature jewelry. 

We have presented three recipes that you will love. 

1. There is Kalvache gole or Rock oysters demonstrated by Nandini Patil.
2. Chavalachi roti or Tandalachi bhakri/ Rice flatbread by Jyoti Sakharkar and Himali Koli.
3. Pithachi bore by Your's truly which was first published on this blog.

Now I am crossing my fingers as ABP माझा team edits the shoot and looking forward to see the final outcome.

It was a very emotional project for me. I owed Thal this much. The location for cooking is the Moonvgavri home. You have seen my mother's Mami on this blog here. That is her home. Also a home where my Dwarkanath Mama lived and loved. Today his children have inherited that home and I thank them for letting us shoot there.

Hope you enjoy our efforts of bringing Thal to you thru this Koli special episode and the recipes too. Don't miss.

PS: After the broadcast the video will be uploaded to YouTube, which I will share here later.

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