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.
Rava kesari or semolina pudding

Semolina Pudding Using STAR Ghee|Product Review

Ghee, the clarified butter, a controversial ingredient in Indian kitchens, is often criticized by  weight watchers and  figure conscious people due to the calories it impart. But it’s hard to ignore the medicinal and healing qualities of pure ghee. The debate could go on, discussing the pros and cons of using Ghee, but then, I […]
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vegetable pualo recipe

Vegetable Pulao With Star Saver Tibar Basmati Rice|Product Review

Few days back, Sabina of Edelman India Private Limited, approached me to know, if I would be interested  in reviewing their client StarBazaar’s products. Star Bazaar is one of India’s leading hyper market chains and is a part of one of the most reliable group, The Tata ! And since I visit Starbazaar’s outlet frequently, I […]
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Amaranth leaves

Sindhi Saibhaji With Spinach and Amaranth Leaves

Sindhi Saibhaji With Spinach and Amaranth Leaves Sindhi style spinach dish, known as saibhaji (sai=green) is one of the most popular dish amongst Sindhis and non-sindhis as well. Saibhaji generally consisits of Spinach, sorrel leaves, dill leaves, fenugreek leaves and some assorted vegetables along with handful of soaked Bengal gram. All of us are aware […]
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bhelpuri

Bhelpuri With Salad|A Not So Sindhi Chaat Recipe

Bhelpuri~ One of the most popular chaat/ street food! Indians need no introduction for this quick to whip up, tangy mixture of puffed rice, boiled potatoes, chopped onion, farsan (crispy or crunchy, mixed fried munchies) mint and coriander chutney (dip), sweet tamarind/sonth chutney topped up with some crunchy sev (thin, fried, salted gram flour noodle […]
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fresh garbanzo beans

Ubhaaryal Phota|Boiled Fresh Garbanzo Beans

A plateful of ‘Ubhaaryal Phota’ or the boiled, whole (in pods) fresh garbanzo beans stirs memories in many a hearts, particularly if you belong to the ‘pre gizmo-freak generation’. The generation who never got bored despite of the absence of social media networks, 3GS, WiFi, smart phones, X-box, infinite TV channels and coffee shops to […]
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honey and sesame seeds balls, til kay laddu

Maakhiyah Waara Borinda|Honey And Sesame Seeds Balls

Each year on 13th January, Sindhis celebrate Laal Loi, or Lohri, as known in Punjabi, also famous as a ‘Festival of Bonfire’ !  Laal Loi is celebrated to express the feeling of gratitude to the natural and supernatural forces for the bounty of Rabi (Winter) crops.So it is a harvest festival of Hindus and is […]
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Sweet crunchy puffs

Praghree| Deep Fried Crunchy layered Puffs|Sindhi Sweet

Praghree (Praghri/Pragri), a crunchy, layered puff stuffed with Khoya/mawa, is a seasonal delicacy, made only during Holi Festival ( Indian Festival of colours). Rarely will you find these crunchy, sticky delights during rest of the year. Very high in calories but an addictive sweet, Praghree have many fans;  specially from Sindhi Community. Almost every Sindhi […]
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Dal Moth

Dal Moth|Moong Dal With Moth Beans

Dal Moth~ Many of you might confuse it with the snack Dal Moth (Farsan), but this isn’t it ! Generally Sindhis relish a hearty breakfast of Dal Moong and Koki, where Dal moong being yellow moong dal topped over whole green gram. Personally I find green grams bit bland and not much appealing to my […]
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veg pulav with badi or sundried lentil cakes

Varyun waara Chaanwaran| Sundried lentil cake Pulav

Vadi/Vari/ Badi, the sun dried lentil cake is very popular in Sindhi cuisine.There are many recipes to make the sun dried lentil cakes at home, but generally the store brought, spicy, Amritsar Vari is preferred. The Vari, bursting with flavors of black pepper and garam masala imparts a meaty flavor to whatever dish it is […]
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Celebrating Food Blogger’s Day With Sanjeev Kapoor

November 6th 2012, a day chosen to be celebrated as Food Blogger’s day, a day chosen to make us (The food bloggers) feel special, the day when your’s truly got yet another chance to meet Mr Sanjeev Kapoor….the day when Mumbai food bloggers were invited to be with Sanjeev sir, the day of fun, food […]
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suandro, swandhro , dried tender drumsticks with lotus stem

Suandhro Ain Beeh |Dried tender drumsticks with lotus stem

It seems like ages since I last shared a recipe here ! Life appears to be like a calender being flipped crazily, changing moments into days, days into weeks and weeks into months! And when life seems like a mad rush of events, I tend to switch off my mind towards what’s happening around and […]
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Sevaiyan or sweet vermicelli

Seyun Patata|Sweet vermicelli with Potatoes

I can visualize many health conscious people, cringing at the food in the plate in above picture…but well yeah, Seyun i.e vermicelli cooked in desi ghee and sugar syrup, served with fried potatoes is relished by Sindhis for Breakfast.The sweet and savory flavors are a delight to eat, and though nothing much to say about […]
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Khichdi

Patri Khichreen|Sindhi Style Khichdi

Sindhi Style Khichdi, called Patri (Liquid like) Khichdi   is generally made  during summers and enjoyed with a variety of Subzis, ranging from Turnips to Spinach, Smooth gourds to potatoes. The rice and lentils are cooked together along with some black pepper corns, till creamy and usually served with a dash of desi ghee, some homemade […]
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Mango preserve

Ambh Jo Murbo| Mango Preserve

So how many of you are enjoying a delicious mango season around you?. Any mango pickles, preserves, cakes, tarts, jam etc are being savored at your home? As for us, here in Mumbai, it surely is a season to devour bounty of Baadam and Hapus (Alphonso) variety of mangoes, and loads of tangy tender unripe […]
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