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 235 articles so far, you can find them below.
drumstick flower curry

Swanjhro|Drumstick Flowers currry

Drumsticks are widely used in Sindhi cuisine, be it in the traditional Sindhi kadhi, or in Seyal bhaji, as Bhughal Singhyun or in tomato gravy. The dried tender drumsticks called Suandhro, finds its place in dry curry or even in Raita (condiment made with yoghurt). Our love for the Moringa oleifera, the drumstick tree, extends beyond its tender […]
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Ambha Adhu|Mango Ginger Pickle

The pros of being a food blogger is that you come across so many people from different geographical locations, having varying customs and traditions, unique food habits, plethora of  recipes, sharing knowledge about local ingredients and much more. One get to know so much about the traditional food  by just interacting with elderly people across […]
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anjeer khajur barfi

Anjeer Ain Kharkun Ji Mithai

Shubham Karoti Kalyanam Arogyam Dhana Sampadah Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya Dipa Jyotir Namostute  “I fold my hands before the light that brings prosperity, auspiciousness, good health, abundance of wealth and destruction of the enemy’s intellect”. (Source:Here) May the festival of lights, fill your life with joy and contentment ! Wishing you all a very happy and […]
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Bhughal Singhyun~ Drumstick Curry

Singhyun or drumsticks (Moringa oleifera/Sem phalli ) is yet another favorite vegetable of Sindhis, and is used in variety of ways in day to day meals. Not only the pods of Drumstick tree are used in Sindhi cuisine, but the flowers; both fresh and dried are used to make delicious stir fries, semi dry subzi, […]
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Tomato Toaster~Salsa Stuffed Toasted Sandwich

Long long ago when life was all about school, homework, friends, doll marriages, ludo, carom, skipping ropes, sibling fights and having crush on Bollywood stars, food was not a hyped fad and terms like Gourmet, Haute cuisine, Molecular gastronomy, were unheard of. Eating out was a luxury strictly indulged in, during Diwali and the family […]
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Gheeyar~Sindhi Jalebi! A video Recipe

Dr Rajesh Khatwani, is a passionate cook and enthusiastic baker. Let me introduce Dr Khatwani, in his own words… “I am a practicing pediatrician in Ahmadabad. Wild life photography and cooking difficult dishes are two of my favorite hobbies. It started with cakes and kulfis—I learnt from my mother. I have tamed few of challenging […]
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Gheear

Gheear~Sindhi style Jalebi

Holi, the spring festival of India, is around the corner.With just few days remaining in the festival of colours, many people asked for the recipe of traditional Holi sweet of Sindhis, Gheear or the jumbo jalebi. For sindhis, Holi means going crazy over sweets like Praghree, Gheear, Malpura etc. The recipe of typical Sindhi sweet, […]
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Kesar Pista kulfi

I often wonder, what it is that make certain food so evocative, decades later? The smell of besan being roasted, triggers the memories of my mother making Sindhi Kadhi on weekends. The sight of corn on the cob, being roasted on charcoal, reminds me of the monsoon evenings, when a lime with salt and chili […]
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soybean curry

Soybean in Sindhi style gravy

Soybean, a kind of legume, is somewhat controversial, and there are many different theories regarding the pros and cons of consuming Soy and its products. Traditional Indian cuisine seldom made use of fermented Soy products and its only since past few years, that Soy products are used in form of   tempeh, tofu, soy milk, Soya […]
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stuffed lotus stem subzi

Masaley Waara Bhee Basar! Stuffed Lotus stem in Onion base

One of the best thing about having thoughtful friends, is that they know how to make you happy with sweet, kind gestures! So when our family friend Mrs. R. Khubnani, came to know about my love for the lotus stem, she was kind enough to get some for me, all the way from Ulhasnagar. Now, […]
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Zaffran

Celebrating TimesCity’s Gourmet Week at Zaffran

Note: Read the post carefully, as it holds a clue for a chance to win Indiatimes Shopping Vouchers worth Rs.1500/- and a surprise gift. The contest ends on 18th July 2013 and is applicable across India !   Times City, is a trusted name when it comes to the reviews of restaurants and Bars and […]
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The Reliance Digital Experience (Mumbai)

It feels great to re-connect with all of you, dear readers of this blog! I know I am being on and off blogging, pretty consistently. Well, blame it all, on the ups and downs of life ! I am going to spare you all from my rants about how hard the life gets ( at […]
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Kirng Upma|Thick savory porridge using Samo seeds rice

Kirng or Samo seeds rice is often used in India to cook ‘fasting foods. Also known as Bhagar or Moraia , Samo seeds are  a kind of wild rice (seeds), hence named as ‘Jungle  rice’. Botanically known as Echinochloa colona, it is actually a weed growing in rice fields. Samo is widely used in India, […]
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