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 dishes; […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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/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. Tairi is […]
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 […]
Now that we are done with Holi, the festival of colors for Indians, its time to share with you, this year’s Holi Special Sweet, Seero Malpuro or Malpua served with Sooji Halwa. Making a sweet dish is always a challenging job for me, because I am paranoid about adding the heaps of sugar as suggested […]
A nutritious Porridge made from Jowar(sorghum) and Milk, with a subtle flavor of Green cardamom.
An easy breezy recipe for making praline sweet, loaded with nuts and dryfruits… Diwali Special !
Summer being officially in, its time for School Vacation here in India. Vacation….sounds Music to my ears…No morning rush, no Tiffin worries and no studies-related stress. But then vacation do mean, keeping your little one, fruitfully occupied. Computer games, Television are good for just a limited period of time, though kids beg to differ on […]
Oops it already started melting….. To begin with, it’s my Better Half’s Birthday today , So Happy Birthday Dear Hubby (Even though you dislike publicly displaying affection and all those mushy sentiments..still….). Then comes the rantings (Ahh that’s my favorite part of blogging..lol). It is a long Weekend here in India and me and kiddie […]