Fennel and Mango Salad

Mango and fennel salad by pistachiodoughnut

I am back to blogging. I feel like I take too many breaks from blogging. But, I am truly cooking and baking but just not able to share all the good things on the blog. In between I took vacation and we went to Africa. Continue reading “Fennel and Mango Salad”

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Udaipur (part two)

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So, did you enjoy the last post. You will enjoy this one more. As I take you around Udaipur through my pictures and show you what we ate, what we shopped and where we danced out.

We spotted this old gentleman asking people if they wanted a ride. Although, we didn’t take the ride; we took his pictures with his permission of course.

He happily posed for a pic.

Again we started our day by this street side stall selling one of the best samosas that we had during our trip. They were piping hot and prepared freshly everyday. We ate there straight two days. Now, I really miss those hot and spicy samosas. They were the best. If you ever end up going to Udaipur you have to try this place, cannot remember the name but it is on the right hand side of street while going to City Palace next to a shop that sells unique local souvenirs. I was so busy enjoying the brekkie that forgot to take pictures of everything we ate but we did capture some pictures from our breakfast.  Continue reading “Udaipur (part two)”

Udaipur, India

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This post was due since I returned back from my trip to India. We ended up taking so many pictures, that sorting them out was a big task in itself. Finally, I am done sorting out the best to share with you all. We try to visit our family at least every two years. Most of our family members live in India- my family as well my husband’s family. There are never enough days to visit all of them in one trip , but we try to make most of it. And, we also have to make sure that we get to go out and eat all the foods that we grew up eating. My husband and I make a big list of places that we want to eat and things we wanna do while on the flight to India; mind you it takes almost 24 hours journey to travel to Asia. We go through two breakfasts, two dinners, one lunch and many snacks by the time we land in India. I am not trying to scare you if you ever plan to visit India or any other countries in Asia. But, that’s how long it takes.

This year’s visit was special. As I was going to see my niece for the first time who was almost turning one in few days . Yes, I was planning to go on this trip since so many months. My sister had her after 11 years of their marriage. She is such a blessing to our family. We also had my husband’s cousin getting married and it had been long since we had attended an Indian wedding. So, we were more than excited for the trip.During the trip, at times we got so busy that I do not have pictures to share of everything that we did. But, I do have many pictures from our trip to Udaipur. In two weeks we traveled to so many places and one of them was to Udaipur city as it was closest and some of my family members had not been there. We wanted some family time together.  Continue reading “Udaipur, India”

Kadhi Pakora – savoury dumplings in yogurt sauce

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Kadhi Pakora is one the comfort dishes to make during cold winter months because it is best served hot or warm. I really love to make it because its quick and hardly demands extra ingredients. You would find most of the ingredients in an Indian household. But, in case if you do not have everything on hand, you can always plan ahead to make it. It has slight tanginess from the yogurt and lemon and creaminess from the yogurt and chickpea flour. By the way chickpea flour is also gluten free.  Continue reading “Kadhi Pakora – savoury dumplings in yogurt sauce”

Dal Dhokli – Indian style pasta in dal

editedIt’s been so hot these days, but who am I complaining to. I love summer for all the reasons – sun, fresh fruits and vegetables, bbq. Sometimes, you just don’t want to go into the kitchen. But, there are days where if you have prepared half of the recipe in advance, you have less hassle and can enjoy things you love to eat.  Continue reading “Dal Dhokli – Indian style pasta in dal”