Today marks the second anniversary of SpiceIndiaOnline. On this day of celebration I take the opportunity to thank each one of you for your constant presence, encouragement and support. Your valuable inputs, suggestions and comments have brought us this far and I extend my sincere gratitude to you all for being a part of this website.
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What could be more satisfying than rice topped with a scoop of fresh yogurt served with an array of pickles on the side ??? This magical yogurt making process wonders many even though this is a routine in many households back home…in particular, all first timers, newly wed girls…. just pondering over Google for help, considering it to be a difficult task. But in reality, its just a few steps away. After a relaxing break, here comes the most healthy, all natural and nutritional white wonder from my kitchen.
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I will be taking a short summer break for the next couple of weeks and my postings will resume on July 07 2008. However members who wish to share can continue with recipe contributions and forum topics. Thanks for stopping by and catch you soon with exciting new recipes. Have a great summer!!!
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Well, starting a day in this lousy day light savings time with chores pressurising from every corner of the house means a challenging job for any women. Every one of us, need some kind of motivational start, an enchanted self to kindle our energy. Finding things which brings pleasure and meaning to our lives could be one such gateway for tackling any boring task. Give it a new start, rediscover lost potential, think positve, reboost self-esteem and pursue happiness by all means. . . . → Read More: Enchanted Kitchen
"Glimpse of Eclipse" is a non-food related post submitted with the intension to give the readers, a break from my usual scary boring recipes. Its been 2 years since food blogging and every pot & pan in my kitchen, seems to literally caught up in the " leave me alone phobia" and me…desperately looking for an excuse to escape cooking. Yesterday was perfect… a total lunar eclipse, crystal clear skies… brutally cold though, spicy Thai take out… . . . → Read More: Glimpse of Eclipse
"Enspicelopedia", a reference guide which gives pictorial lesson on many unique spices and herbs. In this first series I've collected info on few spices which plays a major part in our Indian cuisine.
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Khoya / Mawa, is a dairy product used as a base for making many sweets and gravies. Milk is boiled and reduced to semi- solid state, which looks like a thick sticky mass. Based on the consitency, khoya can be classified into 3 types.
1. Firm Khoya / Bhatti - Milk boiled and reduced to a thick paste and later molded to make it firm, used for burfis.
2. Soft Khoya / Chikna - Milk boiled annd reduced to a sticky paste, used for halwas.
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Wishing all members a very Happy Diwali!!!
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Paneer is the most common form of mild soft Indian cheese. Making your own at home is ridiculously easy and fun. Though, lookwise mine might not be a perfect match to those firm store bought paneer, but tastewise, was far better and fresh. Moreover the satisfaction that you gain after making something from scratch turning pretty good….. Priceless!!! Here's a glimpse of my modest attempt.
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