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 241 articles so far, you can find them below.
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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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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