Archives for;

Recipes

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 […]
2
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, […]
0

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 […]
10
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 […]
5
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, […]
5

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, […]
3
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 […]
6
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 […]
3
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 […]
4
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 […]
7
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 […]
12
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 […]
4
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 […]
14