Indian Recipes

Making Coconut Barfi for Diwali: Recipe

by Sharell शारेल on November 14, 2012

in Festivals in India, Indian Recipes

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This Diwali I surprised myself by making a traditional Diwali sweet — coconut barfi. I never would’ve known how simple it is (and no doubt never tried to make it) if I hadn’t gone to a friend’s Diwali cooking demonstration. Here’s how I made the barfi.

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Paan Shake, Anyone?

by Sharell शारेल on May 18, 2012

in Indian Recipes

Tupperware, renowned worldwide manufacturer of innovative kitchen products, has started spreading through middle class India….

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Home Made Garam Masala

by Sharell शारेल on May 8, 2012

in Indian Recipes

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My mother in law makes all the masalas and pastes that she uses in her cooking, as well as mouth watering chutneys, at home. I was there yesterday while fresh garam masala (mixed spices) was being roasted and ground. The coriander seed base that it has gave it the most wonderful refreshing and uplifting smell….

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A Different Kind of Daal

by Sharell शारेल on July 7, 2010

in Eating & Drinking, Indian Recipes

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I’m one of those people who get sick of eating the same things over and over again. Rice and daal (lentils) particularly. However, the great thing about daal is that it’s made in such a wide variety of ways. Every household has their own style of daal, and no two are the same…

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Indian Fish Curry Recipe

by Sharell शारेल on May 6, 2009

in Indian Recipes

This is a really easy Indian fish curry recipe. The curry is very light, with delicious tomato and cilantro (dhania) flavours. As with most of my Indian recipes, I got this one from my mother-in-law. What I love about this recipe, apart from the fact that it’s so simple and practically foolproof, is that it actually tastes like real Indian food (not food cooked by a firangi) when I make it…

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