Home-made Ghee

Home-made Ghee

  As you know, I like to try my hands at making things at home that you can get in the stores. I know it sounds a bit crazy… why on earth would I want to waste my time to make something I can easily get at the supermarket? Well, for one, you can control…

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Sooji Halwa – Rava Sheera

Sooji Halwa – Rava Sheera

For the March Daring Cooks’ challenge, Ruth from Makey Cakey invited us to start the day with something filling, warm and nutritious. We got to experiment with different techniques and flavorings to create our own perfect personal porridge. As I said in my previous post about Sooji Kheer (an Indian semolina porridge), I am no porridge expert……

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Sooji Kheer – Rava Payasam

Sooji Kheer – Rava Payasam

For the March Daring Cooks’ challenge, Ruth  from Makey Cakey invited us to start the day with something filling, warm and nutritious. We got to experiment with different techniques and flavorings to create our own perfect personal porridge. Porridge?  Mmmm… I have a confession to make.  I have never ever eaten (or made) porridge in my whole…

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Thandai

Thandai

Today, Indians celebrate Holi, the festival of spring, also known as the festival of colours.  Holi signifies the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring, but for many people it’s also an opportunity to repair ruptured relationships. During this time, people play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured…

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Gulab Jamun  

Gulab Jamun

Happy Diwali!  Tomorrow will mark the beginning of Diwali (दिवाली), the “festival of lights”, a 5-day Indian festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.  Light is the symbol of the celebrations and many clay lamps filled with oil are lit during the 5 days of the festival.  As you…

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Momos in Ginger Broth

Momos in Ginger Broth

It is finally spring here in Australia, but we have had a relatively cold winter this year.  As you know, I don’t mind cold weather and I know I will be missing it as soon as the temperatures start rising.  It can get very hot down here.  Before that happens, I will share one of…

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EatNow Review

I was recently asked to review a food ordering website called EatNow and I happily accepted as I find the concept behind it to be very interesting.  You all know I love cooking, but as a foodie, I also love to eat out and try different restaurants.  Unfortunately, having young children, we don’t get to go out…

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Aamrakhand

Aamrakhand

Today’s recipe is an Indian dessert.  A few months ago I shared with you the recipe for Shrikhand, a smooth and airy yogurt mousse made with hung curd, sugar, saffron, cardamom and nuts.  Today, I am going to show you how to make what is basically a mango flavoured Shrikhand, called Aamrakhand.  The recipe is…

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Ras Malai

Ras Malai

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Murukku - Chakali

MURUKKU – CHAKALI

Today I will share with you the recipe for an Indian savoury snack that is always eaten for Diwali, but that we also like to eat during the rest of the year at tea time: murukku – முறுக்கு (also known as chakali or chakli).  Murukku is a Tamilian word that means “twisted” and even though these…

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Chai

CHAI

Today is the time to share the recipe for one of the most comforting beverages ever: Indian chai.  I see all kinds of chai drinks around and it’s become quite a fashionable drink… so much so that it’s often not the original Indian chai any more and it can get quite confusing.  So, what is…

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Chai Masala

CHAI MASALA

You probably don’t know this, but my family has been hit by a brutal bout of flu… the kind that gives you 104F fever.  It is so irritating as it is summer here and it’s really not the time you would want to catch the flu (if ever there is a time!).  Also, both my…

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Shankarpali

SHANKARPALI – SHAKARPARA

Happy Diwali!  Today is the beginning of Diwali (दिवाली), the “festival of lights”, a 5-day Indian festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.  Light is the symbol of the celebrations and many clay lamps filled with oil are lit during the 5 days of the festival.  As you may know,…

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Lamb Kofta Curry

LAMB KOFTA CURRY

I love today’s recipe.   I know I say this quite often, but then… would I share something that I don’t like?? Mmmm nope!  However, this is one of my favourite curries.  I love meatballs as they remind me of home.  My mum would often make meatballs and I think all children like them.  They are…

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Mughlai Lamb Biryani

MUGHLAI LAMB BIRYANI

Grace, one of our talented non-blogging Daring Kitchen members, was our Daring Cooks’ August hostess who shared with us some of her family’s tried and true Bengali Biryani recipes – all of them delicious and all of them prepared fresh from our own kitchens! The first thing I thought when I saw this month’s challenge was…

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SHRIKHAND – श्रीखन्ड

The lovely Cher of The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler was our July Daring Cooks’ hostess and she asked us to create homemade yogurt in our own kitchens! No incubators needed, no expensive equipment or ingredients, just a few items and we had delicious yogurt for a fraction of the cost and a whole lot…

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