February 12, 2016

Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

This article first appeared in the FEZANA JOURNAL FALL 2015 Vol 29 No 3 page 76-79 Yalda Festival  Table (Shab e Cheleh) By Rita J. Kapadia Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails Everywhere in the world, people observe various seasonal days of celebration during the month of December. Most are religious holy days […]

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February 17, 2015

Sinful Shami Kababs (from cookbook)

Ingredients: 2 pounds lamb mince 2 pounds chicken mince, 1/4 cup khus khus, 8 cloves, 1 large stick of cinnamon crushed, 5-6 green elaichi pods seeded, 2 tablespoons of whole black pepper, 4-5 whole red chilies, 7-8 cloves of garlic, 1 two inch piece of ginger, 1/4 cup of chick peas (daria), 3 green chilies, […]

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October 17, 2013

Chilli Mushrooms (from cookbook)

Chilli Mushrooms This is a very easy method of chilly mushroom making, takes only 10-15 minutes as the Chinese cooking is very fast cooking and also as we are using mushrooms, the cooking will be done very soon. A very good recipe for bachelors. A very good starter for vegetarians and very tempting when well garnished […]

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October 8, 2013

Homemade Potato Tots ( Tater Tots )

Homemade Potato Tots ( Tater Tots ) Ingredients : 8 medium potatoes, cooked, peeled, and hot 1 tablespoon flour 1 dash pepper 1 teaspoon salt or 1 teaspoon seasoning salt 2 tablespoons finely minced onions (optional) canola oil or vegetable oil Directions : Finely shred or use a ricer while potatoes are still hot. Stir […]

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September 22, 2013

Batata Vada

by Armaity Ghasvala-Dumasia Prep & Cooking: 45 minutes Serves 6-8 persons Ingredients: 2 large potatoes, lightly mashed 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds few curry leaves 1 onion, finely chopped 2 green chillis, finely chopped 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste 1/4 tsp turmeric pwd 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh coriander leaves for garnish salt […]

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September 21, 2013

Momos Mumbai style

Ingredients (makes 10-12) All purpose flour/ maida 3/4 cup Water As needed Salt 3/4 tsp Oil 2 tsp For stuffing Finely chopped cabbage 1 cup Finely chopped Carrot 1/4 cup Finely chopped garlic 1 tblsp Spring onion 4 –5 sprigs sugar 1/4 tsp Pepper (black) 1/2 tsp Soya sauce 1 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Oil […]

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September 5, 2013

Ragda Pattice (from cookbook)

Ingredients For The Ragda Filling 1 cup safed vatana (dried white peas) (dried white peas) 1/4 cup tuver dal 2 boiled potatoes , cut into small pieces 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi) 1/2 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste 1/2 tsp garam masala 2 tsp grated jaggery (gur) 1 tbsp tamarind or tomatoes […]

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July 12, 2013

Egg Kheema Roll

By Katy Farokh Take kheema, mix chopped coriander, mint, green onion, green chilli, lime juice, red chilli pwd, rajwadi garam masala, bhuna jeera pwd, sugar and saltTake a puff pastry sheet and flatten the kheema mix on it….place 3 boiled eggs in the center and roll the sheet.Give minor cuts on the sheetBrush beaten egg […]

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July 9, 2013

How to make Vada Pav – Mumbai’s very own vegetarian burger

  Mumbai’s very own vegetarian burger. The vada is made of a spicy potato filling deep fried in a gram flour batter. Along with a hot and spicy garlic chutney, it is served inside a small “Laddi Pav”. Enjoy vada pav and a steaming hot cup of masala tea that chases away all travel fatigue! […]

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June 10, 2013 Shikar

Junglee Shikar Maas/Meat (from cookbook)

Shikaar. The word itself conjures myriad images in our minds — jungle trails, sitting up in machaans waiting for the prey to arrive, duck hunts in marshes on moonlit nights…While hunting is out of the question these days — and rightfully so — we get a glimpse of what it was like in bygone days […]

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June 10, 2013

Hickory brown-sugar Ribs

by Sarosh Patel Marinate ribs meat for over 24 hours with: Red Chilly Powder, Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Brown sugar and oil (I prefer Extra Virgin Olive oil)   Preheat oven to 500F. Put marinated ribs in a shallow pan (preferably non-stick or lined with Aluminum foil) and bake it in oven at 500F […]

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April 2, 2013

Soft and Fluffy Dahi Wada

by Dr Tazeen Nanji and Nageen Nanji Ingredients: 1/2 Kilo Or 3 Cups Urad Daal 4 Cups Sweet Dahi (yogurt + sugar to cover dahi wadas and taste, mitthu dahi recipe) Oil for frying Water to soak wadas 1 tsp each red chilli powder and jeera(cumin)powder Imli(tamarind) chutney (recipe coming soon) Method Soak urad daal overnight. Grind in […]

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April 1, 2013

Mitthi Kachori – a gujarati snack

Sweet Kachoris Ingredients: 250 gm flour 1 tbsp besan 1 tbsp ghee water for kneading oil for deep frying Filling: 100 gm caster sugar 150 gm khoya 100 gm chopped dried fruits 1/4 tsp green cardamom seeds Saffron Syrup: 250 gm sugar 250 ml water 1/2 tsp saffron strands – soaked in 1 tbsp water […]

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February 22, 2013

Irani Chai Samosas

Irani Samosas in Irani cafe in Hyderabad. By Parsee Panu All of you are familiar with Samosa. Probably the most famous Indian snack! If you have never tried making them at home, try THIS recipe. What all of you may not be familiar with is the version that I’m going to post today, a very […]

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September 28, 2012

Pohi/Poi Bhajiya (Malabar Spinach)

1 cup gram flour, 1 tbsp rice flour, 1 tbsp ginger paste, 1 tsp red chilli powder and 1 1/2 tsp salt or as per taste for about 10 Poi Leaves. Mix with water same as in bhajia consistency dip each leaf in it and fry them in hot oil and serve hot. Wikipedia : […]

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September 10, 2012 SOYA KEBABS


SOYA KEBABS INGREDIENTS : soya granules 2 cups water to soak-soak granules for 1 hour at least, then wash and drain 2 tbsp vinegar 2 bread slices-grated 2 tsp salt or to taste 2 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp pissi kali mirch 2 cloves-powdered 1 badi elaichi (seeds only)-powdered 1 cup spring onions (leaves only)-chopped […]

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September 10, 2012


CRISP CHICKEN WINGS INGREDIENTS : 6 chicken wings-pricked in 2-3 places 1 egg-slightly beaten 1 cup cornstarch / cornflour 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp salt oil for deep-frying METHOD: Mix together the chicken, egg, cornflour, garlic and ginger paste, 1 tsp salt and enough water so that the chicken pieces […]

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September 10, 2012 CHICKEN SATAY


CHICKEN SATAY INGREDIENTS : For chicken marinade 1 boneless chicken – diced 1 tbsp oil 2 tbsp Soya sauce 1 tbsp sugar 4-5 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp crushed garlic salt – to taste pepper – to taste satay skewers For peanut sauce 1 large onion 1 pod of garlic 4-5 red chillies 2 tbsp […]

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September 10, 2012 CHICKEN TERIYAKI


CHICKEN TERIYAKI INGREDIENTS : 120 gm boneless chicken breasts 1/2 tsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp ginger paste 2 tbsp Teriyaki sauce 1 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp sesame (white til) seeds-roastedMETHOD: Cut the chicken into desired sized cubes. Marinate the chicken, garlic, ginger and teriyaki sauce together for an hour or so. Heat the oil and […]

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September 10, 2012


CHICKEN ROLLS INGREDIENTS : 4 soft rotis (prepared with milk) 4 chicken breasts- cut into 1/2inch strips 6 capsicums 1 1/2 tbsp garlic cloves 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 dried oregano 2 tbsp vinegar 200 ml water salt and pepper to taste To Garnish 2 shredded green chillies 1 chopped onion 1 bunch of spring […]

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