Buttery lentils, gooey rice, delicious home made ghee and pickles – Comforting, warming and soul satisfying Khichdi
A characteristic sweet, tart and spicy flavor is reflective of the traditional Gujarati cuisine. And the Gujarati dal is a representation of the food from Gujarat.
Sweet Potato and Fenugreek – Shakariya Methi Nu Shaak
The sweet potato and fenugreek curry combines the nutritional benefits of two super foods, sweet potato and fenugreek. Add in some fenugreek seeds and you have yourself a delicious, super healthy food. In the ancient medicine systems in India and China, Fenugreek is used to improve metabolism in addition to using it to regulate blood sugar levels. The Shakariya (sweet potato) Methi (fenugreek) nu shaak is my mother in laws’s favorite dish. She saw a bunch of fresh fenugreek leaves in the refrigerator, the day she landed here from India and was really pleased. The first thing she asked me …
Homemade Yogurt & Kesar Pista Shrikhand – with the Daring Cooks!
Yogurt making was something I started doing when I was ten. I am not kidding. While we cleaned up the kitchen after dinner, my Grandmom would put the leftover milk from the day to heat gently. And then it was my job to check the temperature and add the starter, and let the yogurt do its thing. There was however only one problem. There was no recipe to follow. It was not 1 tsp to a cup of milk or anything like that. I was supposed to guess the quantity of milk and adjust the amount of starter accordingly. …
Magaz Ladoo – gram flour ladoos
I think my guy has an AUTO “wife mode” for all the times he responds without actually listening to me. For any yes or no question I ask him, his response is “ hmm hmm” which I don’t know if its a yes or a no. I don’t think he knows it either. For every question on “looks” he always has something very positive and upbeat to say. Not that I mind the positive love he shows, but an honest answer every now and then won’t hurt him. On second thoughts – I am not so sure– 🙂 One thing …
The buzz is on – clean up home, shopping sprees, recipe collections for parties, Puja room decoration, and friends and family to invite over. It is the time of the year when you want everything to be just perfect. With the beautiful oil filled Diyas and colorful candles spreading soft lights, the heart is filled with a beautiful warm glow. The colorful rangolis, thoran, flower garlands hanging outside the main door bring in joy and laughter. And then there are the sweets, new clothes for everyone, time to meet friends and neighbors and wish them a Happy Diwali. The spirited …
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