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 […]

Badam Halwa

I am participating in Indian Cooking Challenge after a long break. For this month, we were challenged to cook a traditional sweet, badam halwa. It is a rich halwa loaded with ghee. I used unsalted butter. Almonds or badam are soaked overnight, peeled, ground to paste, cooked in ghee, sweetened with sugar and flavored with […]

Qatar – Qahwa Helw ~ Flavored Coffee

The only country I know for Q is Qatar. So today, the blogosphere is going to be flooded with Qatari cuisine as I am almost certain all of my BM buddies are going to do Qatar for Q. Qatar is an Arab nation in Western Asia with Doha as its capital. Some facts about the […]

Vangibath Powder

During the 7 day marathon, Harini’s theme was rice varieties and she used vangibath powder in 2 or 3 rice varieties that she prepared. Couple of other bloggers also used it in their rice dish. I was surprised to see the versatility of the powder. Vangibath is a rice preparation made with brinjals or eggplant […]

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