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.
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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Mango pickle in mustard oil

Ambriyun ji Khatairn

I can go on and on about the number of ways raw mangoes (tender mangoes) could be pickled. Starting from North of India and moving towards South, you will probably come across zillion ways to make pickles with mangoes. And no I am not exaggerating ! From the exclusive, patience – testing- sun-cooked pickles that […]
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spicy mango jam

Tikho Mitho Murbo|Spiced Up Mango Jam

So I promised you all that the month of April will be dedicated to pickles and conserves/preserves. So here I am , with yet another simple Mango Jam recipe. Generally a fruit jam is supposed to be sweet with the hint of tartness depending upon the fruit used. I have already shared a simple Mango […]
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Onion Pickle

Basar Ji khatairn| Onion Pickle| No Oil Pickle

Basar Ji Khatairn (Basar = Onion, Khatairn = pickle, in Sindhi) or ‘Paariyan waari Khatairn‘ ( water based pickle )  is my most favorite pickle for various reasons. Firstly Onions are my favorite. I love the crunch of onions when added to salads, sandwiches, chaats, paavbhaji etc. Secondly, many people are afraid of making pickles […]
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lemon pickle

Leeman Ji Khatairn| Lemon pickle|Zero oil Lemon Pickle

The month of April is here..so whats special about it, you might ask ? Well, it isn’t about the harsh weather (weather discussion could be so boring, especially if you are talking about notorious summer ), nothing to do with April fools and sick April fool jokes, it neither have anything to do with the […]
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Tairi, tahiri, sindhi sweet rice, chetichand

Tairi|Sindhi Sweet Rice For Chetichand

ChetiChand, the New year of Sindhis is just round the corner and like every year, there are plenty of requests for Tairi Recipe (Tahiri/Tayri/Sindhi style Sweet rice). Tairi or Tahiri/ Tayri is a traditional  aromatic sweet rice preparation, cooked on special occasions like Marriages, Mundan, Pooja ceremonies and also during festivals like Chaliha, Chetichand etc. […]
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Kachori Tamtar

Dal Kachori Tamatey Mein|Fried Lentil Dumplings in Tomato curry

A quick question for Sindhis all around the world..How are the preparations to celebrate our New year, this weekend, are going on ? Planned a Beharana? Or any fun celebrations? Are the plans etched for the get together and food? Are the Sherbets ready? Do let me know how are you celebrating Chetichand this year.If […]
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Lahori gajhar, sweet potato

Lahori Gajhar|Sweet Potato in Sugar syrup

Sweet potatoes are the sweeter tuberous roots that are long and tapered, and have a rustic look , feel and taste. There are many varieties of these roots available around the world, ranging from pale yellow skinned to orange or  from red to purplish hued skin. A rich source of Vit A and Beta-carotene, it […]
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baked snacks dal tikki

Dal Tikki|Baked patty from leftover Dal

Lentils…there are possibly million ways to cook and relish lentils and India is a blessed country, with the sheer variety of lentils grown here, the number of way these get incorporated into our daily diet and the exhaustive combinations of meals that we can make, using split dried lentils or Dal….be it Chana dal, or […]
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Chickpea garbanzobean curry

Chola Dhabhal|Garbanzo beans Curry with bread|Sindhi Breakfast

Many Sindhis  begin their Sundays with a visit to  roadside food cart for a hot , king sized, breakfast, fit to celebrate the holiday mood. The  breakfast served on a lazy Sunday morning, at almost every nook and corner of Sindhi localities, happens to be either Dal pakwan, Dal moong, or else Chola Dhabhal (Chola […]
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Cook Off with Sanjeev Kapoor at MasterChef India 2 videos

As promised in previous post, here are some exclusive videos that I would like to share with you all. These videos are about the event ‘Cook-off with Sanjeev Kapoor’ on MasterChef India Season 2, sets. Kindly note that the real cook Off challenge that is going to be aired on Christmas  weekend will be different. […]
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chefs_of_masterchef

Cook- off with Sanjeev Kapoor on sets of MasterChefIndia 2

When dreams turn into reality, how does it feels? Surreal…absolutely Surreal! When I started Food blogging, I was inspired (And I bet thousands of you, are) by The Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. His Cookery show on Sunday was the most awaited show to be aired on Satellite Tv. I used to dream of meeting him someday, […]
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Awla Murraba|Gooseberry Conserve

Awran Jo Murrabo|Amla Murraba|Gooseberry Conserve

Awran Jo Murrabo or Indian Gooseberry Conserve is very popular amongst Sindhis, particularly, it is the most favorite of elder generation, because they are well aware of the health benefits of Amla or Indian Gooseberries. Probably all of us have heard about this ‘Wonder Berry’ and the numerous health benefits of consuming Amla on regular […]
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