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Rose Cardamom Ice Cream

April 1, 2015 by shankari  
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Rose Cardamom Ice Cream

Rajesh thinks I am crazy to have the heater on, wrapped in blankets and still eat ice cream in the cold winter months. But I love ice cream. Ironically Ashwin does not eat ice creams and now he has learned to say, “my loss, right? “ I wish he loved ice cream as much as [...]

25 minutes Cake

November 11, 2012 by shankari  
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25 minutes Cake

Amma used to make this burfi pretty often, especially when we had last minute guests coming over or during Diwali. This is a great recipe to make when you have very little time on hand and don’t want to run to the store to pick up ingredients exclusive to a recipe. The ingredients for this [...]

Hamantashen

May 30, 2010 by shankari  
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Hamantashen

Sunday With Marlena Spieler This is my last post for our series of cooking through the cook book, Jewish Cooking by Marlena Spieler. What a blast! I got to know two of my blogger friends more closely, had the opportunity to meet Marlena a couple of times and even learned to make Matzo ball soup [...]

Paal Payasam

April 14, 2010 by shankari  
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Paal Payasam

Happy Tamil New Year to all of you! Here is a visual treat of what we made this morning to celebrate this joyous day. Thai Red Jasmine rice simmered in milk with sugar, cardamom and saffron.  Cashew nuts and raisins sauteed in ghee and garnished. We will post the recipe tonight after we are back [...]

Basundhi

April 9, 2010 by shankari  
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Basundhi

I am not sure from which part of India this dessert is from, but all I can say is, I used to love asking my mom to buy this for me every time we would go to a restaurant, which was extremely rare. Going out to eat was a treat, a privilege and sometimes a [...]

Charoset

March 28, 2010 by shankari  
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Charoset

Ashkenazi Charoset for Passover Seder is simple dish that can be eaten as a snack  or as a part of the meal over matzos.This is made apples, nuts, wine, sugar and cinnamon. And why cant I stop reaching for things not mentioned in the recipe? I am not sure, but I did love the addition [...]

Lekach- Honey Cake

March 28, 2010 by shankari  
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Lekach- Honey Cake

Sunday with Marlena Spieler Honey cake, just the name wants you to want to trying baking it at home. The house smells great, folks at home are happy and when you take the first bite, you are in blissful honey land. With every bite, you get the flavors all coming together~Ginger, honey , orange juice [...]

Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta

March 25, 2010 by shankari  
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Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta

We were having some really special guests coming home, but it was not confirmed until the very end as it was all dependent on the train reaching Sacramento on time. We wanted to make something that is light and simple. Just a few days ago, when we read this recipe, we wanted to make it [...]

Shrikand

February 24, 2010 by shankari  
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Shrikand

What happens when you crave  Shrikand and you know it is a dish you cant have right away? I love shrikand and grew up walking down to Prashant hotel in Belgaum when I was about 12 and sitting there savoring my puris and Shrikand. At that time, it was new dish introduced to us. My [...]

Candied Lemon Peel

February 7, 2010 by shankari  
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Candied Lemon Peel

Sunday With Marlena Spieler Citrus and sugar, what can go wrong. Our friends Dennis &  Mary shared with us their  bounty of Meyer lemons from their garden. There is nothing quite like using produce so fresh and well cared for. We made ginger lemon concentrate with the juice and the peel was used to make [...]

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