February 27, 2013

Ladoo for Besnu Ceremony

Besnu ceremony is performed when a baby is able to sit (approximately at 7 months of age). The child is seated on a “Patla” (little stool)and ladoos are placed around him/her. Some folks touch one ladoo to the babies feet and feed a little of it to the baby. “Tili” is put on the forehead and garland […]

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February 13, 2013 Charoli

Charoli Nuts

What is Charoli? Hindi: चारोली; also called chironji, Hindi: चिरौन्जी) Marathi: चारोळी; Charoli are seeds of Buchanania lanzan and used as a cooking nuts primarily in India. Recipe: Lagan nu Custard

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February 13, 2013 Saffron Crocus sativus

Saffron

Before using in cooking, soak the saffron strands in a teaspoon of warm water or milk. Crush tenderly to release the flavor from the strands. Use very little, 5 strands are enough for 1 cup of rice. Too much saffron makes the food (pulao) very pungent. How to grow Saffron: Saffron is harvested from a […]

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February 3, 2013

Methi per Edu (Fenugreek Eggs Parsi style)

2 cups fresh Methi(fenugreek) leaves 2 shallots 2 spring onions 2 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder 2 tomatoes 6 eggs 2 tbsp oil   Saute in hot oil all of above ingredients except eggs for a few minutes. Crack the eggs on top with some water and cover to steam. Add very […]

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