Tindora, Giloda, Ivory Gourd nu shaak is a typical Gujarati cuisine. Some enjoy it and some do not; my husband and I happen to enjoy it. You’ll find this dish in almost every Gujarati household. My mother-in-law’s tastes a bit different than my mom’s. I have even turned into mine by cutting up the gourds… Continue reading Tindora or Giloda Shaak: Ivory Gourd Subzi
Malabar, Laccha, Paratwala, Lachedar Paratha, whatever you call it, this Indian bread is delicious and unique. Parat in punjabi means “layers” which is exactly what this bread has. What makes it unique is the flaky interior and crispy exterior. Think croissant but with less butter and not as labor intensive. You can easily find these… Continue reading Malabar (Lachha) Paratha
Masala from Indian pickles + crushed up potato chips with vinegar and red chili powder + cheese = sandwich. Yeah that’s not strange at all. Who takes masala from indian pickle and combines it with vinegar and chili powder flavored crushed chips WITH cheese and calls it delicious? Such sandwich exists, my friends, and it’s… Continue reading Masala Cheese Sandwich
There’s bunny in this dish?! I’m pretty sure my boyfriend has heard that question a dozen of times since moving here to the states back in ’07. Not going to lie, but I’m also guilty of asking him that question very early in our relationship. Oops. So, what exactly is this famous dish, hailing from… Continue reading Durban’s Famous Mutton Bunny Chow!
Sal Mubarak and Happy New Year to all of the Desi folks out there! Wishing you all a very happy and joyous new year and may the new year bring you loads of happiness :). For this special day, I will be sharing my amazing Tal Sankri recipe. Yeah yeah, this isn’t usually made for… Continue reading Tal Sankri (Indian Sesame Brittle)
Today is Dhanteras, the first day of the 5 day Diwali festival! On this day, a puja is done in honor of Goddess Lakshmi, to provide well being and prosperity. In our household, we usually hold the puja in the evenings, however, since my dad is coming home from India, we decided to do it… Continue reading Pomegranate and Mint Raita
I apologize for not posting anything for a month. I started back school back in August to get my CRP certification (no, not CPR) and the papers have been keeping me busy. During this month, I’ve barely done any cooking because the times when I wash not busy with classes, I sat and did nothing..except… Continue reading Savory Masala Eggless “French Toast”