Archive for October 2013

Simply Delicious

October 26, 2013

A dessert served at a recent family gathering reminded me of the various berries that grew in the northern hills of India, which I remembered growing up as a child with both sets of grandparents. I am sharing two pictures below.

Refreshing berries

Wild Blackberry Murabba

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Quinoa Fritters

October 15, 2013

Quinoa is quite versatile seed that is used in a myriad of ways ranging from sweet to savory dishes in India. Around this time of the year in particular I like to make these fritters combined with root vegetables along with amaranth leaves.

Quinoa Fritters

Amaranth Poori

October 13, 2013

Amaranth plant (chau lai), the herbaceous plant grown from amaranth seed, is a staple in the northern hills of India. Amaranth (rajgira) flour (atta) milled from amaranth seed is often available in two grades – coarse and fine. Finely milled amaranth flour (rajgira ka atta) is used for making amaranth poori. Coarsely ground amaranth flour is often used in making porridge and halwa. Around this time of the year, particularly during Navratri celebrations, I like to make this type of poori (or puri). Below is a picture of amaranth poori that is made with amaranth flour combined with potato.

Amaranth Poori