From temples and castles to samurai warriors; shaved ice and roasted tea ice-creams, to aged beef and traditional rice balls in soy sauce -Kyoto has it all.
Perfectly kid-sized treats, chocolate balls truffles from Croatian cookbook 'Beyond the Cake.' Part of World in Their Plate: Cooking Ethnic with Kids.
Spicy date chutney with dates and tanginess from tamarind (or lime juice,) and sweetness from jaggery (or sugar.) Try it as dipping sauce or chutney spread.
‘Samosa’ the versatile Indian snack is essentially crisp deep-fried dough, with a filling of ‘just about anything’ from potatoes and peas in its best known version, to other vegetables of choice and delicious ground meat fillings. But today, I’ve taken a seasonal diversion on the regular savory Samosas, creating warm sweet Samosa bites, filled with... Read More »
On the Bar List (non-alcoholic versions included) Lemony Mint Watermelon Cooler Cocktail Coconut Water Blueberry Margarita Back in India, summers bring on a need for endless hydration; one which is amply satisfied by street-side stalls and vendors, selling a variety of tempting fresh fruit juices and lassi, sugarcane juices and freshly opened coconuts filled with... Read More »
On the High Tea menu Ginger Spiced Chai – An Indian Tea Preparation Parsi Cumin and Almond ‘Khari’ Biscuit Pistachio and Saffron Rice Pudding (Kheer) Cheese Chili Toast Triangles Isn’t it surprising that India is a predominantly tea drinking nation? With its hot Indian summers and humid warm monsoons, one would think lassi or even... Read More »
Each hearty Indian curry in this list shows off the natural colors of its fresh ingredients, ranging from red and green curry, to yellow, deep orange and even white curries.
No one can deny their indelible stamp on the culinary landscape of south Bombay in India, a city where they hold a place of pride all their own. Once ahead of their time, the ‘Irani cafes’ in Bombay (Mumbai) have sadly become a fast disappearing trend. Perhaps not as popular in rest of the country,... Read More »
Homemade version of popular Indian classic ‘Palak Paneer’ ladled into ramekins, topped with pie crust and baked to golden goodness as a Pot Pie. This dish makes a great go-to weekday meal…and an equally impressive entertaining option.
Crepe or pancake style Parsi Chapat using a touch of semolina flour or Rava added for a hearty texture, and the bold flavors of warm spices like cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg, with a hint of vanilla, orange zest and pine nuts.
Nothing says comfort like a ‘gajar’ or carrot halwa, an Indian dessert made with grated carrots cooked in sweetened cardamom-flavored milk, and generally served with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream…my version is also accompanied by a warm drizzle of honey and lemon.
Kurmura Laddu or sweet crisp rounds of puffed rice/rice crispy cereal and chopped almond in a syrupy jaggery mixture, is an Indian equivalent of the famous rice crispy treats in western countries. They make an adorable dessert or snack, served on mini cupcake liners.
Mouthwatering recipe for classic Parsi Ravo, made with sweetened semolina, eggs and milk along with the delightful flavor of nutmeg, cardamom and vanilla essence, and topping of raisin and nuts.
An Indian summer favorite ice-cream treat sold as street food in many parts of India, made with thickened milk, infused with warm spices and chocolate for a simple and mouthwatering dessert.
Delightfully soft-fudge cashew and date two-bite Indian 'halwa' treats with a healthful twist, replacing sugar with honey and adding dates to create the right levels of sweetness.