Learn to Cook (Scrumptious Indian Vegetarian (and Cheap!) Food) Like Mom

In my admittedly (slightly) biased opinion, my mom is the single greatest cook on the entire planet. Bold, but true statement.



She grew up in a small town in the Indian state of Maharashtra and knows how to make an abundant array of tantalizingly delicious vegetarian foods from scratch. I’ve had “Learn to Cook Like Mom” on my life bucket list for more of my life than not and I’ve picked up this project a half-dozen times only to put it back down when I see something shiny.

And thus begins another attempt. I’ve listed the dishes I plan to learn on this page. If you’re keen to make something spicy and flavorful, check out the links below. If there’s no link, it means I haven’t learned it yet. Also, the names below are what my family calls the dish and the spelling is probably completely off, but I’ll do some research as I go and correct it.

Breakfast dishes

Soupy dishes

  • Kadhi
  • Thicut Warhan
  • Green Dahl

Main Dishes


  • Poori
  • Puri
  • Thushme
  • Thaplay



  • Chewda
  • Behl
  • Thai Warrah