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 236 articles so far, you can find them below.
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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12 awesome Sindhi food combinations that you must try

When it comes to food, some matches are made in heaven! Here are some of the most delicious Sindhi food combinations that you must try if you really want to taste the true flavors of Sindhi cuisine. Ranging from humble dal rice to ‘inspired’ macaroni curry, from soul soothing Kadhi -rice to signature Saibhaji pulav, […]
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Sindhi no onion no garlic curry

Vaishnu Bhaji|Curry without Onion and Garlic

Allow me to share some interesting food facts related to Sindhi people. I may be wrong in certain observations, so do correct me if you disagree. In general, Sindhis are divided into various types when it comes to food preferences. a) Those who eat non veg. food, be it goat meat, fish, eggs, chicken etc. […]
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Create Fearlessly with Hamilton Beach

Blogadda, the largest Indian blog directory which is a ‘‘platform for bloggers to connect with each other, showcase their blogs and participate in interesting activities”, shortlisted my blog, Sindhirasoi.com, for #CreateFearlessly activity, held in association with Hamilton Beach. The selected few bloggers got the best of kitchen appliances to try them in their respective kitchens […]
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Pomegranate chuntey

Dhaarun Ji Chutney|Pomegranate Chutney

Dhaarun or Pomegranate is yet another exotic ingredient used conventionally in Sindhi cuisine. Generally the dried seeds of Pomegranate, commonly known as Dharun Khaata (Annardana) are used in popular Sindhi food like Koki , Sannah pakora, Tidali dal etc. But the chutney made from fresh pomegranate seeds is also served at many street food carts […]
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Lotus Stem Tikki

Bheeya Ji Tikki|Stuffed Lotus stem Tikki

A Sindhi’s love for Lotus stem dates back to pre-partition era and our forefathers loved the nutty flavored, woodsy looking, stringy/hairy stem of Lotus flower so much that they started cultivating it here in India, around their homes, and hence  this Lotus stem or Bhee is still found mostly in Sindhi dominated areas.Those who grew […]
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