Simple Indian Recipes for the Summer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLJ8j6JRrBk&t=1386s It is that time of the year when we enjoy summer’s bountiful vegetables and fruit. Farmer’s markets, CSAs and the grocery stores are all flooded with fresh produce that is so irresistible! During summer we all look to enjoy this bounty in quick and easy recipes. So, when Cary library invited me to do... Continue Reading →

Gatari Amavasya Feast -Menu and Recipes!

Dear Readers,
For the Gatari Amavasya Feast , here is your menu and the recipes! Enjoy!

Sandhya

Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America

Gatari Amavasya Menu- Gatari Amavasya Menu- Check out this mouthwatering array of foods perfect for the feast! Links with detailed recipes given below. They are listed clockwise from the top, finishing with teh Kerala egg roast in the center. Yum!

Gatari Amavasya, celebrated mostly in Maharashtra, India, is the no moon day before the beginning of Shravan, the holy month in the Hindu calendar.

To me, Gatari Amavasya seems similar to Fat Tuesday. Many people observe the holy month by abstaining from non- vegetarian foods. So, they feast on Gatari Amavasya, the day before the holy month begins.

When I thought of writing this post, I  was curious to find out more about the history of Gatari Amavasya. My dear childhood friend, Geeta, must have read my mind, as she sent me some information about it at the same time!

This amavasya (no moon day) is also called Deep Amavasya. Deep means lamp…

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Mango Pineapple Panhe

A refreshing, all natural beverage with multiple health benefits and no added refined sugar!   It is high summer in the Boston area with temperatures soaring into the 90s! So, cool refreshing drinks are what is on our minds. Kairiche panhe is a traditional Maharashtrian beverage made in the spring and summer with raw mangoes.... Continue Reading →

Raw Mango Pickle- Quick and Easy Recipe

Freshly made and ready to eat Raw Mango Pickle is one of the most favorite condiments in an Indian meal. Mangoes evoke so many childhood memories for me! Mango season began early spring when the tree in our backyard would be covered with fragrant blossoms heralding the arrival of the this king of fruit in... Continue Reading →

Kairichi Dal

Kairichi Dal is a yellow split pea salad made in the spring. Kairi is raw mango and dal is the chana dal or yellow split peas used for this dish. It is traditionally served in these eco friendly leaf containers! Hindu New Year starts with the month of Chaitra. The exact date is based on... Continue Reading →

Saturday Cook Along!

  Hello everyone! I am looking forward to seeing you at these online Cooking Classes on Zoom. The classes will be informative and fun and by the end of our class, your dinner for the night, is sorted! If you are interested in joining me from your kitchen, do sign up at the form below... Continue Reading →

Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque

Indfused's Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque, now made even easier with the help of an air fryer! A healthy, figure friendly bisque, so flavorful and velvety that you will not miss the cream! Serves 4 to 6

Chili Cheese Toast with Corn, Mushroom and Avocado!

While we wait for spring to arrive, this warm chili cheese toast hits the spot! Goes well with a cup of chai or soup or pineapple rassam!

Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America

English muffin topped with brie, mozzarella cheese and loads of veggies  is a favorite snack that bakes in just 7 minutes! It is Indfused’s version of the popular Indian Chili Cheese Toast in My Indian kitchen in America.

poular Indian snack in America now with #Englishmuffins, mushroom and avocado. Bakes in 7 minutes. Serves 4Chili Cheese Toast with Corn, Mushroom and Avocado!

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Quick, Easy and Exquisite Sweets for Mahashivaratri!

Mahashivaratri is a religious festival for Hindus. Many people fast, pray and offer sweets to Shiva. The quick and easy sweets like the Almond Kheer, the Sweet Potato Kheer and the Shrikhand Vadi in 7 minutes are exquisite in taste and can be offered to God and also eaten on Vrat or fasting days. Hope... Continue Reading →

Curried Lentil Soup with Turmeric and Coconut milk- Instant Pot Recipe

Vegan, hearty, protein and fiber rich, plant based lentil soup with turmeric and coconut milk, perfect for the winter! Serves 6

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