Poha is my all time favorite snack, which, many a time becomes my go-to lunch or dinner especially when I am alone. I love the simple, clean flavors of it plus it's ridiculously easy to put together, light and healthy. And, did I mention I LOVE it?! :)
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When I was little, till I was not-so-little (:)), my mom used to make this yummy halwa at home which was served to me piping hot and doused in ghee (clarified butter). It had a lovely creamy texture and felt great when it went down my throat - like sliding satin! And, of course, the dollops of the ghee really helped smooth its way through.
Paneer is a type of cheese that's widely used in Indian cuisine, and until recently I always associated it strictly with Indian restaurants. I never occurred to me that people would make paneer at home. How silly I was. Lots of food bloggers are making their own paneer and documenting the process, and apparently making paneer couldn't be easier.
Desserts are a part of the Diwali celebration. A favorite at our house is halwa. It is all things to all people, this dessert--a pudding or a fudge. In some recipes, it's based on semolina, like the southern version called Kesari, and has a texture like gelatin. Other versions use carrots or mung beans.Tirunelveli halwa is in a class by itself, with its red color and unusual aroma.
When Blogher contributing editor Snigdhasen wrote yesterday about challenges ahead for India and Pakistan as both nations celebrate sixty years of Independence this week, I had already read about the Independence Day celebrations on many of my favorite food blogs. I'm fascinated by Indian cooking and by the enormous numbers of well-written and popular food blogs written by Indian women. Here are just a few of the many wonderful posts I found yesterday. (If you're an Indian food blogger who posted about Independence Day, please share your link in the comments.)
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