This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RealMilkMoment #LoveWhatsReal #CollectiveBias Love What's Real Badam Doodh literary translates to Almond Milk! But this version of almond milk is different than that non-dairy versions you'll see in the grocery store, and a famous Indian drink is prepared by slow simmering dairy milk with almond paste, cardamoms and saffron. It’s creamy luscious that can be enjoyed warm during winter months and cold during summer days.
Makhane Ki Kheer/Phool Makhane Kheer is a creamy Indian pudding prepared with fox nuts. It is a traditional dessert prepared during festive season, especially Navratri. You can enjoy it cold or at room temperature and some people even like it a little warm! The Makhana Ki Kheer is a delight to the palate, and it comes together very easily.
Ras meaning juice and Malai meaning cream, are juicy and spongy fresh cottage cheese dumplings in creamy cardamom and saffron milk. Rasmalai is one of those famous Indian desserts that always brightens the festive mood. This festive season, I made this dessert twice. That’s how much we love this dessert. Diwali, the festival of light, is right around the corner and this year, I decided to do a virtual potluck with some of my favorite food bloggers. There is an array of treats from savory to sweet. If only I could transform this potluck from virtual to real!
The festive season starts in less than a month and everybody is excited about it. This season gives us an opportunity to indulge in shopping, endless treats and family get together. Sweet aroma floats in the air, people look happier and there’s so much joy everywhere. Bengali Basanti Pulao, also known as Mishti Pulao (Sweet Pilaf), is a quintessential dish during the celebrations. Bengalis love their rice, be it lunch or dinner. And when it’s celebratory or a happy gala, the rice is uplifted with whole spices, nuts and raisins.
Crunchy on the outside and juicy inside, rustic golden spirals that make a centerpiece at every festival in India – Jalebi! People like it for breakfast and people like it for dessert. Some like it hot and crispy, others prefer it soft and at room temperature. It can be either served with sweet rabdi or with cold sour yogurt. It’s tough to not pick one when you see a pile of Jalebi gleaming in golden syrup.
Growing up, chicken was usually prepared couple of times a week at home. And almost every time, it was painted with lot of spices and slow cooked or pressure-cooked until the meat is tender and the gravy is rich red in color. I never got bored of it. I looked forward to it every single time. That’s still my favorite chicken curry. Over the period of time, with the help of several food blogs and our ever-curious taste buds, I learnt handful other chicken dishes. I would prepare these recipes on a random basis over and over again. Few weeks…
In my world, if there is one little thing that can bring a smile to anyone's face, it will be homemade cookies. Sometimes with chocolate chips hidden in it and sometimes, without any surprising element. Just plain, buttery and delicious with lots of flavor! I think it helps keeping the child inside us alive and that is why, we all love cookies any time.
As a kid, butter was the answer to everything that my taste buds wouldn't approve. Drop a spoonful here, spread a little more there and I would eat like a happy bunny. Sometimes, Mom would make butter at home and other times, we would depend on India's favorite brand 'Amul - utterly butterly delicious' :) I loved butter with anything and since my metabolism was pretty good back then, I had to never worry about the fats.
It is 15th August, a day of celebration for India, the day when we celebrate our freedom. Back in 1947, our nation gained its liberty and became a free country on this day. As a kid, the day typically used to start by watching the flag-hoisting ceremonies that are conducted all over the country, followed by quality fun time with friends and family.. eating, laughing and playing around.