Tag Archives: Gujarati

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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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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Ghee: Clarified Butter

I just came back from Illinois where I went to spend Diwali week with my parents. This is partly because the Kiwi has been in New Zealand for the last month (this is why the photos from the last few … Continue reading

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Cucumber Raita

A friend recently asked me to post a simple raita recipe. My unsurprising response to that was: but did you check out the chaas recipe?! For anything you would want to use raita you can just use chaas instead. I … Continue reading

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Batata poha: Flattened rice with potatoes

I do not have any real knife skills. I don’t have the patience for cutting things finely and evenly and I only own a series of paring knives (this will be rectified soon, but I still remain slightly wary of … Continue reading

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Gujarati dal: Sweet and sour lentil soup

When we were younger, we would always drown whatever we hated in something we loved—at the time for me, it was ketchup. And I have to confess, I used to drown this Gujarati dal in ketchup. I don’t mean a … Continue reading

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