recipes!

Pakora / Bhajias

It’s that time of the gardening season here in Minnesota, when every gardener is over-laden with huge bounties of kale and zucchini. Here’s a snack recipe from India that I really enjoy making at home. It’s super simple and easy.

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Kachumbar Kochimbir

One of my absolute favorite summer salads, Kachumbar Kochimbir is very light, tasty and hydrating. Eat it plain or add to your naan/roti sandwiches.

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Chana Dal Payasam

‘Payasa’ or payasam is the Sanskrit word for milk. Payasam is a southern Indian pudding dessert. It’s usually made with rice, lentils, bulgur wheat, millet, tapioca, vermicelli, or sweet corn.

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Coconut Ice

This basic chutney Around Christmas time in Goa, the Catholic community makes sweet and savory snacks known as ‘Kusavar.’ This is served to guests and distributed amongst neighbors as a celebration.
Coconut Ice is one of my favorite treats. While it’s super easy to make, it takes a long time and lots of stirring on a low flame. So flex those arm muscles. This sweet is fondly referred to as the ‘sweet of love’ as it takes a lot of patience.can be had with anything as a dipping sauce; from batata vadas to tandoori chicken.

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Mint Chutney

This basic chutney can be had with anything as a dipping sauce; from batata vadas to tandoori chicken.

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