Category Archive for: ‘Recipes’

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Holiday Sweets and Snacks

SWEETS No festival would be complete without a variety of traditional foods to make the celebration more festive … and delicious! Though we may watch our every calorie the rest of the year, the festival season is a time to indulge. Include some of these traditional favorites on your menu this festival season! Kaju Katli A standard item on any …

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Enjoy the Celebration.... with Sweets

Enjoy the Celebration…. with Sweets

How to make sweet rice (rice pudding/kheer) Sweet rice has a unique flavour and is often eaten as a dessert. Some people enjoy it with daahl puri roti as a meal. It is also eaten ceremoniously by the dulaha (bridegroom) during the Hindu marriage ceremony. Ingredients 1/2 Ib/225 grms white rice 1 tin/397 grms condensed milk 8 – 10 grains …

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Eat Your Way Through the Festival Season

Eat Your Way Through the Festival Season

Food is a very important part of any Indian events, including annual festivals. By Taniya Talukdar India is a land of varied cultures that include festivals celebrated the year round and food is a big part of any such celebration. In fact, any festival remains incomplete without food and each of them have one particular item that is typical of …

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Diwali Sweets

Diwali Sweets For your dining pleasure we have collected these sweets recipes from all the different states of India Shrikhand (Sweetened yogurt with saffron) Serves 6-8 2½ cups plain yogurt (20 fl. oz.) 1 Tbsp warm milk ¼ tsp saffron ¼ tsp elaichi (cardamom) powder ½ cup sugar 2 tbsp raw pistachio nuts, skinned and chopped 1. Put the yogurt …

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Food Designing

Food Designing

Designing is a way of expressing personal creativity and innovation—and what better means is there to design than through everyone’s favorite thing: food! Just as the imagination is endless, so are the variety of food designs possible. When it comes to designing with food, it is important that the final dishes still appeal to one’s senses. Instead of simply preparing …

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Quick and Easy Holiday Recipes

Quick and Easy Holiday Recipes

Since September, many South Asians have been in “holiday” mode. Entertaining guests, cooking, and cleaning have no doubt become a part of your everyday activities. As the New Year approaches, this festive mood and atmosphere remains in tact as intimate get-togethers and festive parties mark everyone’s calendars. While entertaining is fun and exciting, you may be at a loss at …

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Healthy recipes to help get you back on track

Remembering Our Resolutions Healthy recipes to help get you back on track

So you’ve been stuffing yourself full of bhajia and delicious sweets. Even though Sameer ji “forced” you to eat yet another gulab jamun, in truth, you truly enjoyed every bite of it. Remember how you vowed never to eat anything greasy or sweet again at the beginning of the year? Well, now it’s time to really put the holidays behind …

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New Year, New You - Healthy Recipes

New Year, New You – Healthy Recipes

Healthy Recipes to help you right in the New Year. So you’ve been stuffing yourself full of bhajia and delicious sweets. Even though Sameer ji “forced” you to eat yet another gulab jamun, in truth, you tru1ly enjoyed every bite of it. Well, now it’s time to put the holidays behind you and begin the New Year with your health …

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Fusion for Entertaining During the Holidays

Fusion for Entertaining During the Holidays

It’s the holiday season, and that means only one thing – your house will be full of guests and that means you will be drumming up tasty bites in the kitchen. So, you are anticipating guests for dinner this weekend and don’t want to serve them the same old mattar paneer and dal makhani … why not try something different? …

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Healthy Yet Refreshing Summer Drinks

Healthy Yet Refreshing Summer Drinks

On a hot summer day, you may be tempted to reach for an ice cold soda or a beer. Get the same refreshing taste from much healthier alternatives! Sodas contain a lot of sugar and corn syrup, both of which should be consumed in moderation. Smoothies are a tasty option, and they can also be made nutritiously by choosing nonfat …

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