About Alka Keswani

A big hello to you! I am Alka Keswani, a food blogger and a free lancer, foodie, married to a geek and blessed with an adorable child. More about me, in the posts I share on this blog of mine !
Website: http://sindhirasoi.com
alka has written 237 articles so far, you can find them below.
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Chembur~Sindhi Food Heaven

Chembur, a place where my mother was born and brought up, obviously holds a very special place in my heart. I have many fond memories of the times when our school holidays were all about visiting our naani’s home and being pampered by grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. During Ganpati festival, my maasi (Mother’s sister), […]
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Mithi dhabhal

Mithi Dhabhal~Sweet Bread

Making Indian sweets at home could be tricky since most of these require perfect consistency of sugar syrup to obtain perfect texture of sweet dish. While some Indian sweets are little forgiving when it comes to syrup consistency (malpua, rasgulla, gulabjamun etc), the texture of batter/dough needs to be perfect for satisfactory results in such […]
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Bhuri

Bhuri~Bhurrani Mitti

I was waiting in the queue at a checkout counter of a mall and there were these two boys ahead of me, pushing a trolley full of soft drink cans, chips, cookies, frozen food and the kind and they were discussing about the movies that they can download and playlist of party songs that they […]
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Don’t miss this opportuinity!

You may be a successful doctor or a budding artist, a struggling actor or a respected teacher, a guy from IIT or a girl from engineering college, a newly-wed bride or a doting mother, a proud father, a hopelessly romantic guy or a stressed out businessman; but if you are looking out for a refreshing […]
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The Four R’s-Reduce-Reuse–Recycle-Recover!

The four ‘R’ rules were religiously followed by our so called conservative older generation people. From what I observed in my home and around, I can easily say that our parents and grandparents were concerned about the environment way before the younger generation started making a hue and cry about global warming. Sticking to the […]
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Kuneh Ja Bhee|Steamed Lotus stem Chaat

Apart from the quintessential Papad, pickle, Kadhi and Saibhaji, Sindhis are well known for their love for the lotus stem and they are the most avid eaters of this slightly nutty, mildly sweet, crunchy stem. Their insatiable appetite for Bhee is the reason that lotus stems are particularly found in markets in and around Sindhi […]
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phulan ji lai, kurmura chikki

Phulan Ji Laai|Puffed Rice Candy

It is that time of the year when Indians are busy cleaning their homes and shops, decorating it with flowers, lights and lanterns, buying new clothes, making sweets and savories and visiting relatives, family and friends. Yes, it’s Diwali, the festival of lights, when the evening shimmers with rows of tiny flames of earthen lamps […]
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khumbi mushroom curry

Khumbyun Dhaag Mein |Mushroom Curry

My hubby’s grandmother often used to talk about some lost Sindhi recipes and the way vegetables and other ingredients lack the original flavors. She would rant about the ‘not so fragrant’ fenugreek leaves, insipid spinach and flavorless ghee and would compare it with the quality of ingredients that were available in the past. She would […]
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Thadri festival~ Food And Rituals

Thadri, a festival celebrated by Sindhis, 7 days after Rakhsabandhan, to please Goddess Jog Maya, is a day to consume cold (cooked a day ahead) and pro biotic foods like yogurt and pickle. It is similar to the Shitla Ashtami and Basoda festivals where generally the lady of the house cooks food like Lola, koki, […]
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Mukand wadi|Home made Seitan

Mukand wadi/ Mukundvadi  was adapted by Sindhis from the cuisine of  Multan, a district in the Punjab province across the border, before the devastating partition of 1947 happened. Apart from Multani wadi, Sohan halwa and Dholi (Doli) rotis from Multan were popular amongst the people of Sindh. Post partition, many such traditional recipes started to […]
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