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Mar 192014

6 medium carrots, coarsely grated 1 quart milk 1 cup light cream 1 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon dark molasses 1-1/2 cups blanched, ground almonds 1/4 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds 1/4 cup toasted pistachios 1/4 cup slivered, toasted almonds Bring carrots, milk and cream to a boil […]

 March 19, 2014  Posted by at 9:57 am Desserts Comments Off on Gajar Halva
Mar 162014

2 tablespoons ghee, divided handful of cashews 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup basmati rice 1 cup milk pinch of salt 1 to 1-1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup water 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom drop red food color Soak rice for an hour in water. Drain. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee on a saute pan. […]

 March 16, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Desserts, For Holi Comments Off on Sweet Rice
Feb 222014

Lentils with Cauliflower 1/2 cup butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 1/2 tablespoon cumin 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons turmeric 1/2 pound Masoor Dal (pink lentils), rinsed & drained juice of 1/2 lemon 1 head cauliflower, cut into small flowerets 2-1/2 cups chicken […]

 February 22, 2014  Posted by at 9:56 am Side Dishes Comments Off on Gobi Dal
Jan 202014

1-1/2 pounds chicken bread, skinned and cubed short skewers 2/3 cups plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground coriander salt to taste 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons vegetable oil lime slices Thread chicken onto skewers. Place into a shallow baking dish. Combine yogurt, ginger, […]

 January 20, 2014  Posted by at 9:56 am Entrees Comments Off on Chicken Tikka
Jan 142014

makes about 40 1-1/2 cups milk powder 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature butter pistachios for garnish,optional Combine milk powder, condensed milk, cardamom, and butter in a large microwavable bowl. Microwave one minute, then stir. Do this 4 or so more times until the mixture is dough-like. Butter […]

 January 14, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Desserts, For Pongal Comments Off on Peda
Mar 202012

8 ounces cottage cheese 16 ounces plain yogurt 1 can condensed milk 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/8 cup mixed chopped nuts Place yogurt in cheesecloth and hang from a bowl for about 30 minutes. Water will drain out and the yogurt will be more compact. Blend cottage cheese and condensed milk until creamy. Add in […]

 March 20, 2012  Posted by at 3:46 pm Desserts, For Holi Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Shrikand
Mar 202012

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons sesame seeds 1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom water vegetable oil rosewater* Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, sesame seeds and cardamom. Slowly add water and knead until a stiff dough is formed. Divided dough into 4 portions. Roll out each ball as […]

 March 20, 2012  Posted by at 3:45 pm Desserts, For Diwali Tagged with:  Comments Off on Shankarpali
Mar 202012

8 cups heavy cream 1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom seeds 1-2 tablespoon chopped pistachios 1-2 tablespoon chopped blanched almonds 6 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons 1 tablespoon rosewater Bring cream to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and reduce liquid to about 1/3, stirring frequently. This will take about 40 minutes, the milk will be a thickly […]

 March 20, 2012  Posted by at 3:44 pm Desserts, For Holi Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Rabarhi
Mar 202012

300 grams channa, yellowgram, dal 300 grams jaggery or molasses 1 teaspoon cardamom powder 150 grams all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon ghee or butter warm water to knead dough ghee to serve Boil dal in a lot of water until soft but not broken. Drain for 10-15 minutes. Pass dal through almond grater little by little […]

 March 20, 2012  Posted by at 3:43 pm Desserts, For Holi Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Puran Poli
Mar 202012

2 tablespoons ghee or butter 3/4 cup broken vermicelli, pieces should be about 2 inches 4 cups heavy cream 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/3 cup raisins 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup light cream Melt ghee or butter over low heat. Add vermicelli and saut until golden. Stir in the heavy cream, and bring to […]

 March 20, 2012  Posted by at 3:42 pm Desserts, For Holi, For Pongal, Recipes Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on Kheer with Vermicelli