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Gevulde Speculaas/Dutch Spice Pastry

I love spices; and I have a collection of spices much more than my mom ever had. May be because of I am from the spice land of world. I cook with spices every day; it will be my tea, breakfast and even dinner. After coming here I got introduced to Cajun spices, I love that blend too. So how can a spice lover can sit quiet when daring baker challenge is to make Gevulde speculaas/Dutch spice pastry? This month challenge was hosted by Francijn fr…

Recipe Index

Recipe index

…e mustard orange vinaigrette  Mixed vegetable with creamy ranch dressing  Red , white and blue fruit salad with spices (chaat masala) Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal(Raw Mango Salad) Kadalai sundal( Chickpea Salad)  Mullapicha pattani sundal/Sprouted green peas stir fry  easoned Yellow eyed peas/Diabetic Recipes Soup and Chili Cream of Mushroom Soup Beet Carrot Ginger Soup Pumpkin and Carrot Soup Russian Lenten Pokhlebka /Soup Curried bar…

Garam Masala/ Indian Spice Blend

Punjabi garam masala

…ry country has its own signature spice blend, whether it is  garam masala( Indian spice blend)  or Chinese five spices, Thai curry mix, American barbeque sauce or Cajun spice. Most of these spices are based on the regions age old traditions. I am a masala/spice blend fanatic, who loves to try all the various kinds. I was not like that when I was in India; at that time cooking was an alien thing to me. I started cooking as a necessity, which then…

Taking a Culinary Travel to Gods Own Country: Kerala, South India

…peed of light anywhere else in world, where in Kerala it is slow, moving leisurely.  It is also the land of spices.  Kerala has a long history of trade in the spices, with the Dutch, Portuguese and British coming to India attracted by spices from Kerala, especially black pepper. It is also one of rare state in India where all the 3 major religions (Hinduism, Christianity and Islam) being practiced by approx 30%. It is also the state where St….

Achaari Dahi Bhindi/ Okra Cooked With Yogurt And Pickle Spices

…h I read about. I know okra goes really well with yogurt from our own vendakka kichadi. I tried okra with other spices to make Rajasthani Bhindi.  When I looked at the recipe for achaari  dahi bhindi, it has most pungent spices  mixed with  yogurt and it came from favorite Punjabi cuisine. While googling, I found this recipe by Tarla Dalal . I liked the recipe however the spice amount she used in not suitable to our palate. If I used 2 teaspo…

Shahi Paneer/ Indian Cottage cheese cooked with yogurt, tomato and spices

…ive shahi paneer a try.  Shahi paneer is a restaurant favorite, and is rich in cream, nuts, paneer, tomato and spices or simple version with yogurt, cashew nuts, paneer, tomato and spices. I tried yogurt version. Shahi means royal, and was usually found in royal kitchen (Especially of Mughal emperors’). Last time when I visited Noida, I found they add paneer in everything as variety of vegetables are scare in Northern part of India as compared t…

Ammarakai Thoran /Cheeni Avarakkai Poriyal / Cluster beans/ Guar Beans Stir-fry with Coconut and Spices: A multimillionaire in disguise.

…illion dollar industry. If you ask me how it tastes, I will tell your slight chewy, bitter taste goes well with spices.  You can add them as vegetables in any curry as they tend to hold the shape. Whatever you do, it is really hard for you make them mushy. Even a bad cook can’t change the shape. They are usually cut like any other beans by clipping their head and tail. They taste great and make dish depending upon how small you cut them. Once cu…

Red White and Blue Fruit Salad with Spices (Chaat)

…f eating fruits In India and Pakistan, wherein they make fruit chaat with seasonal fruits and off course it has spices, mainly chaat masala.  My daughter loves to eat salad in her lunch box; her salad must have carrot, red bell pepper and apple or pear with dill pickle and raspberry vinaigrette. One time I bought accidently some other vinaigrette. She doesn’t even want to touch it. Raspberry vinaigrette should be made by Ken’s Steak House dressi…

Spicy pasta with stir fried vegetables

…mommy and daddy doing something which sparked her vocal skills.  Nowadays I make pasta with addition of Indian spices like garam masala, chili powder and cumin powder along with some pasta sauce. In order to get more vegetables into the little tummy I make stir fried vegetables and then mix with spices. Stir fried vegetables and spices makes wonderful combo, and to this the addition of pasta sauce will be like cherry on the top of ice cream. I…

Hearth and Soul blog hop: Cooking with spices Edition 5/19/14

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Hearty Welcome to the another edition of Hearth and soul blog hop with cooking with spices edition. We are looking forward to a delicious, healthy, recipes as all as health related information which helps to energize our body.Here few recipes from last week. 1 Cheesecake with homemade cheese from Winnie’s blog 2 Mediterranean dip from gluten freescand veggie 3.Chocolate beet cake from Couscous and consciousness 4. Okra theeyal from…

Speculoos/Speculaas

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…ristmas in Germany.  It is also available all around the year. Christmas means some special cookies and special spices. How was your  last week, mine turned out be eventful one especially the Wednesday. Since the weather was good, I thought I will keep my plants outside which I usually keep in the garage during the cold days. After picking my son from his play school I parked the car in the garage. I was keeping my plants outside, while I am doin…

Semiya upma/ Vermicelli noodles cooked with Vegetables and Spices

…and onion.  Here goes my mom’s recipe.  One year ago:  Achari Dahi Bhindi/Okra cooked with yogurt and  pickle spices Two year ago: Nellika Achar/ Gooseberry Pickle Print recipe from here What you need Vermicelli/Semiya: 2 cups (I used roasted one) Carrot: 1 no (chopped finely) Onion:  ¼ cup (Chopped finely) Ginger: 1 inch (chopped finely) Green chili: 1 no Curry leaves: 1 sprig Oil: 1 tablespoon Ghee/Clarified butter: ½ tablespoon Salt: ½…

Tawa pulao/ Tava pulao: Mumbai street food: Rice cooked with spices and vegetables

…shes as street food, rarely will you find rice dish as main one. The one exception is the tawa pulao, rice with spices and vegetables. This is one of the famous street foods from Mumbai, the economic capital of India. Mumbai is famous for its various street foods such as Pav bhaji, Vada pav, Bhel puri, Pani puri etc. This fiery rice is easily made with cooked rice and vegetables with unique spicy Pav bhaji masala.  My Mumbai connection is that…

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