Thandai, Sweet & Spicy Drink for Holi

Holi is a festival of colors, celebrated all across India. The way it is celebrated varies from region to region. Regardless of region, common element is playing with colors, applying to friends and family. In many western and northern Indian states, food is also an important element in celebrating this Spring festival. Apart from array […]

Multi Colored Vermicelli Pudding ~ Vermicelli Payasam

Vermicelli payasam or kheer is one of the traditional sweets prepared all across India. It is a delicious, quick & easy preparation for many festivals Vermicelli is also known as semiya or seviyan. To prepare paysam, roast it in ghee, then cook in milk and garnish with roasted nuts. As with any recipe, there are […]

Basundi ~ Creamy Milk Dessert

Basundi is a milk based sweet from western India. It is a thick sweetened milk, flavored with cardamom and saffron, garnished with pistachios and almonds. In some versions of basundi, powdered nuts are also used. Traditionally to prepare basundi, whole milk is boiled with constant stirring until it reduces to ⅔ or ½ the original […]

Chicken Curry with Cashew Powder

Depending on the region, the base for Indian curries is usually onion, tomato and/or yogurt along with combination of poppy seeds, coconut powder and/or nuts. In parts of South and south western regions of India, yogurt is replaced with coconut milk and some mughlai curries have cream. At my place and at husband’s place, the […]

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