Tag Archives: Indian cooking

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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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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Spinach and yellow lentils

I have always loved spinach and broccoli. Ever since I was young, I remember not understanding why all of the kids in my small on-the-cusp-of-rural town in central Illinois hated spinach and broccoli. Then I spent the night at my … Continue reading

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Cabbage Dhebras: One of the many Indian flatbreads

Whenever I go home, my mom always makes dhebras. Usually more than once over a one week span. I LOVE them. They are portable, freezable, and delicious. And you can use heaps of different vegetables in them (cabbage, zucchini, fenugreek … Continue reading

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Photo of final product: Khichiri

Due to popular demand–well, the demand of one person–here is a photo of the final product. I must confess I have never been very good at what the cooking shows call “plating”. But what I can tell you is that … Continue reading

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Khichiri: Indian rice and beans

Khichiri is the Indian version of rice and beans. For me it is the perfect comfort food. It is also supposedly very easy to make, but for the longest time I was terrified to make it. All because once when … Continue reading

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