Kesar Pista Shrikhand in 30 minutes!

This recipe takes me less time than running to the store to get shrikhand. Plus I used nonfat Greek yogurt and had the Shrikhand that rose in peaks! Traveling back home from Los Angles, I am thinking of my blog post for today. With all the fusion Vietnamese, Cajun, Indian and Mexican recipes I ate... Continue Reading →

Eggceptional Egg Pullav

serves 4 Why is this Egg Pullav exceptional, you ask? Simply for it's taste and for it's versatility! It can be served by itself, with just a side salad, or it could be part of a fancy dinner menu. Either way it carries itself very well and makes a fantastic and lasting impression. Additionally, most of the ingredients needed... Continue Reading →

Almond Kheer to start the New Year!

Serves 2   Auspiciousness is huge in the Indian tradition, that I grew up in. I relate it to positive thinking. It is praying, wishing and believing that all will go well. On auspicious occasions, sweets are first offered to the Gods and then distributed to all as 'prasad'. Kheer is offered to the Gods during... Continue Reading →

Eggs in Avocado Baskets!

Serves 2   I have never been a fan of egg bhurji. Egg bhurji is Indian style scrambled eggs. It has spices, onions, tomatoes etc.. and although I like the concept, I never could come to like the scrambled egg texture in this particular dish. It is a 'go to' meal in many Indian families... Continue Reading →

Festive Soup for Thanksgiving!

Makes about 5 cups of soup Planning your Thanksgiving table and menu? Then the spectacular carnival squash is sure to impress your friends and family! I feel that with its glorious fall colors, it captures the essence of autumn and nature's bounty! What a neat package inside and out, by Mother Nature! It's mellow, sweet taste glides... Continue Reading →

Sun kissed Besan Ladus for Diwali !

Makes 21 medium  or 27 small ladus Diwali, the festival of lights, is a five day celebration that starts  October 23rd this year. The word Diwali or Deepavali literally means  'a row of lights'. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance. It is a time filled with lights and love... Continue Reading →

Wrap Wednesday !

Grape Raita Wrap Makes 2 big sized wraps I am still in denial about the summer ending 🙁 Luckily we still have some warm days when I enjoy sitting outside. And this wrap with the cool Grape Raita is perfect for such a day! I went to the grocery store just as they were unpacking boxes of... Continue Reading →

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