Author Archives: Hand Me Down Cook

Detour: Muesli/Granola

Every once in awhile, I come across a recipe that is too good not to share. This museli recipe is definitely one of them. A few weeks ago, the Kiwi and I decided to take advantage of a long weekend … Continue reading

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Pav Bhaji: Indian sloppy joes

When planning our weekly meals, I like choosing a theme for the week. It makes grocery shopping and cooking easier. We follow the theme about 3 days out of the week. Last week was Asian: stir fries and dumplings. The … Continue reading

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Almond Brittle

I know. I know. Almond brittle is definitely not Indian food. I am not sure when my mom started making brittle, but we have had it around the house for as long as I can remember. When the Kiwi first … Continue reading

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Dudhi Chana: Bottle Gourd Curry

My local grocery store has started selling non-traditional fresh produce. In the past few months this has included okra, karela, green bananas and haberanos chilies. To those who are used to an American supermarket where fresh produce from around the … Continue reading

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Papdi no loat: Steamed dough

A few weeks ago, I returned to an empty fridge after a wonderfully relaxing two-week trip to New Zealand (more on the trip and the food in a later post). I was jet-lagged and was reduced to rummaging through my … Continue reading

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Tomato Batata: Potato and Tomato Curry

I am not the biggest fan of potatoes, unless of course they are deep fried and served with ketchup and a little mustard. In fact usually when I see potatoes I immediately get a deep yearning for French fries (or … Continue reading

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Kulfi: Cardamom ice-cream popsicles

It is hot in Johannesburg. Not sticky, humid hot like India or New York in August. But still hot enough that you don’t feel like turning on the stove. Perfect weather for kulfi (or in Gujarati: gulfi). My brother and … Continue reading

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