Archive for March, 2010


Monday, March 29th, 2010 Posted in Mint/Pudina, Mint/Pudina (fresh) | 11,052 views 15 Comments »

Regular readers of my blog might be familiar with my love for gardening. Ever since I landed here, I have always maintained a little garden come spring/summer until fall, consisting ... Read more..

Chaandi ka Varq

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 Posted in Eid/Ramadhan/Iftaar, Hyderabadi special | 10,073 views 7 Comments »

Shimmering with gold or silver tops are seen various desserts at mithai~sweet shops in India. The stunning embellishments are actually butterfly-wings like delicate edible silver, called as Chaandi ka Varq ... Read more..

Aloo kay Samosay

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 Posted in All-Purpose Flour/Maida, Canola Oil, Carom seeds/Ajwain, Carrot/Gajar, Cilantro/Kothmir (fresh), Cumin seeds/Zeera, Eid/Ramadhan/Iftaar, Garam masala powder, Ghee, Ginger/Adrak, Hyderabadi special, Kasuri methi, Lemon/Nimbu, Mustard seeds/Rai, Nigella seeds/Kalonji, Peas/Matar, Red Chilli powder, Red Potatoes, Roasted Coriander powder, Roasted Cumin powders, Salt/Namak, Turmeric/Haldi, White Potato/Aloo, Whole Wheat Flour/Durum Atta | 15,623 views 17 Comments »

Chai shops, bakeries, mithaiwala shops, cart vendors, chat bhandars along the length and breadth of the Indian subcontinent, all sell these magical pastries. Originated and traveled to India possibly from the Middleeast, Samosas are triangular ... Read more..

Kachalu (chaat)

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 Posted in Black pepper powder, Guava/Jaam, Quick fix meals, Sugar/Shakkar | 14,161 views 15 Comments »

Its not that guavas arent available here. Infact most of the desi stuff is available in Toronto, but they are not always actually affordable. Back home in India, tropical fruits as ... Read more..

Phulay Chane ki Chutney

Monday, March 15th, 2010 Posted in Canola Oil, Chutneys and Pickles, Dried Red Chillies, Dry Desiccated Coconut, Roasted Gram/Phula Chana, Salt/Namak | 12,616 views 16 Comments »

Finally, spring is almost here. I cant wait to see life on dead trees and cheerful colors bursting all around me inshallah. There are two kinds of chutney's that I usually ... Read more..