Saffron Infused Vegetable Birinji Rice – Dig in!

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Saffron Vegetable Pilaf: Did I tell you this?!…my camera broke couple of weeks ago! This was the last recipe – I mean, complete pictures from it…and shortly after that, it gave away!! I got pretty mad for a while…to lose a handy devise, which was like a friend to me for the past 5+ years. [...]

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Sandesh – Sometimes, Nothing is Everything!

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Sandesh:(Bengali Style) When I was a kid, my grandma kept making sandesh quite often for me, almost every day:) She just split milk intentionally, added some sugar to it and dished out as decadent sweet! No practical errors! Of course its not cooking at all! But that’s what so good about it:)I never understood that, [...]

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Vanilla Almond Lassi

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Vanilla Almond Lassi: Vanilla Smoothie. Vanilla-Almonds Smoothie. Ingredients: Fresh organic yogurts 1 cupVanilla essence few spoonsPowdered sugar few spoonsCrushed Almonds few to garnishSaffron few strands and Mint leaves to garnish. Method: Mix all the above mentioned ingredient together and leave it in the refrigerator. Serve chilled, garnish with nuts and mint leaves.

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Badam Puri – Sinful Indulgence

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Badam Puri: Ingredients: Almonds 10-15 Saffron few strandsMilk 1/4 cupAll purpose flour 1 cupGhee for shallow fryingSugar syrup thick 1 cupSliced nuts to garnish. Method: Soak almonds ahead in warm water. Peel their skin off and wet-grind the nuts to thick paste. In a wide bowl, bring the flour, crushed saffron and almond paste…if needed, [...]

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Murg Mussalam – Whole Cornish Hen in Spicy Gravy

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Murg Mussalam: Ingredients: For Marination: Whole Chicken(I used Rock Cornish Hen)Onion bulb onion gratedGreen chili 1 mincedGinger-garlic paste 1/2 spoonYogurts/buttermilkSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonPepper powder 1/2 spoonCoriander powder 1/2 spoonCumin powder 1/2 spoonGaram masala powder 1/2 spoon. Onion gratedTomato 2 pureedSaffronCardamon 6Bay leaves 2Almonds 15 – pasteGhee for fryingCilantro leaves few. Method: In [...]

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Thandai / Indian Bhang – Holi Festival Special Bhang Drink

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Thandai:(Re posting) Ingredients: Milk 4 cupsCashew nuts 10Almonds 10Poppy seeds 1 spoonPumpkin seeds 1 spoonPeppercorns Rose petals few/rose water few spoonsCardamom pods 3Cinnamon sticks 2Sugar to tasteSaffron few strands. Method: Soak the nuts in warm milk for couple of hours. Wet grind these to thick paste. Now mix the paste to the remaining milk, add [...]

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Paal Poli – Seduce Your Taste Buds

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Pal Poli: Milk Polis, Palu Bobatlu. Pal Ommittu. Paal Poori. Pal puri. Maybe our stone age fore-fathers have been deprived for this one thing ‘S-U-G-A-R’. And that is why our in-built genes still crave for anything ‘S-W-E-E-T’.:) Obviously starchier meals, fatty stuff and anything sweeter easily becomes comfort dish for some of us. The rush [...]

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Badam Paal / Almond’s Milk – Vegan’s Choice

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Badam Milk: Badam Palu. Badam Pal. Almond Milk. Raw Almond Milk – Warm Almond Milk. Bedtime Almond Milk. Its time to post some milk alernate(cow’s milk)recipes for my Vegan buddies. Inspired by bunch of Vegan-Vegetarian friends, I started appreciating greens and vegetables lately, but havent switched from my carnivore diet plan, yet…still going on:) Anyhow…coming [...]

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Madras Masala Paal – Spiced Milk

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Saravana Bhavan Style Masala Paal: Towards Madras, many highway restaurants have this special beverage on their menu ‘Spiced Milk’. The milk is reduced into half of its original content by constant boiling over low heat. The addition of almond puree, piyal seeds, saffron and cardamom makes it highly flavorful. They smartly place their huge vessels [...]

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Mishti Doi – Steamed Milk Cake!

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Steamed Milk Sweet: Junnu without cow’s lactating milk. Ginnu – Cheating method:) Seem Paal or Kadampu Paal Halwa. Milk Custard?! Bhappa Doi. Mishti Doi. Steamed Condensed Milk:) They make a special dessert with cow’s first few day’s lactating milk. The lactating milk is very nutritious, high in protein and looks much deep yellow in color [...]

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