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Thandai Indian milk drink (Aka Holi Specialty)
India is a country of festivals, and Holi is the second most celebrated festival in India. It is usually celebrated around March, and according to the Indian calendar it is on full moon day in the month of Falgun. This two-day festival is popular with youngsters and adults alike, as everyone enjoys playing with vibrant…
Sabudana ni Khichdi
Sabudana is the same as tapioca pearls. It is used in fasting, for instance during observance of ekadashi, mahashivratri, and navratri. It makes for a texturized dessert that’s fun to eat. One interesting fact for any history buffs: Sabudana was consumed in large amounts during World War II when a food shortage hit Southeast Asia….
Making Ghee at Home the Old-fashioned Way
Ghee, or clarified butter, is renowned in India both as an element of traditional medicine and as a vital ingredient in our cuisine. The recipe I share below is very easy to make, giving you an essential ingredient for your recipes and your health. Ghee and Ayurveda From birth, humans consume milk, making it the…
Find Ways to Use Chickpea Flour in your Recipes
Chickpea flour, made from dried garbanzo beans, is a staple in Indian, Bangladesh and Pakistani cuisine. Known as gram flour or besan, it is readily available in Indian stores. Now this magic flour is gaining popularity in the western world as well. Perks of Chickpea Flour Chickpea flour is a very versatile ingredient, always happy to…
Quick Stir Fry Noodles
From college students to parents, noodles are a staple of dinner. There’s a reason for this: noodles are easy! If you can boil water, you can prepare pasta. And you don’t need to plan ahead, as long as you have some kind of noodles and vegetables at home. In the recipe below, I have included…
How to Sprout Mung Beans at Home
Anyone who maintains a vegetarian lifestyle probably gets asked the same question over and over again: where do you get your protein? Often, the answer is, “beans!” In fact, mung beans are among the top sources of plant-based protein out there! Mung beans make a great addition to a vegetarian diet. They have a nutty…
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I grew up in India and have been cooking since the age of 12. My father used to always compliment my cooking skills and joked about me opening a restaurant. Ever since my mom bought her first gas cook-top stove, I have been the one cooking family meals daily. I am a life-long vegetarian and have raised two children who are also vegetarian. After immigrating to the US, I started enjoying Western, Italian, Mid-Eastern, and Mexican food from a variety of restaurants. My interests lie in practical vegetarian and Indian cooking that can be done on a daily basis. I have adopted ideas from other cultures and recreated these menus at home with a pinch of my secret sauce.
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