Saag, a traditional north Indian dish of long-cooked spinach and spices, Makki Di Roti and Makhan gets reimagined into scones.
Nothing is more Punjabi than Sarson da Saag and Makki di roti with a dollop of makhan, especially during Vaisakhi. This variation takes a minute to wrap your head around. Be warned, you’ll get a few jaw drops when saag is mentioned as an ingredient. Either that, or pangs of nostalgia will hit the scone eater.
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Also tagged baking, butter, corn roti, cornmeal, food love, food stories, homelove, homemade, indian influence, makki di roti, saag, scones, spinach
Meal Type: Seasonal
Like bananas? Like doughnuts, especially fritters? Then you’ll love these easy banana poppy seed fritters, complete with a delectable dusting of icing sugar. Yes, they are deep fried. Sound good? Not too scared? You shouldn’t be — banana fritters await. Now let’s get started.
Posted in Bread, Scones, Muffins & Biscuits, Sweets
Also tagged baking, banana, deep fry, delicious, dough, eastwest, eat, family, flavour, food, food porn, foodie, freeze, fried, fritter, fritters, icing, indian, love, lovely, nostalgia, poppy seeds, spice, sugar, sweet, yummy
Meal Type: Comfort
The secret is out…the best recipes are the simplest. That is an adage I convince myself of regularly.
With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, I was compelled to blog about something simple, charming, sweet, and of course chocolatey. I’m pretty positive you are going to fall in love with this recipe.
So here you go…
Posted in Sweets
Also tagged bold, chili, chocolate, cinnamon, coconut, Crown Royal bonbon, delicious, eastwest, family, fennel, flavour, heart day, indian, indianinfluence, indulge, kahlua, love, nut butter, peanut butter, south asian, spices, sweet, valentine's day, yum, yummy
Meal Type: Desserts & Treats
Since it’s the first day of 2015, it was only fitting this coleslaw got things rolling. Why? Well, for many people, cabbage is synonymous with detoxification and weight balance. It supposedly cleanses the liver. Trying to not be overly presumptious, but there is usually a lot of cleansing, fasting, and overall weight management stuff going on in January.
Posted in Salads, Vinaigrettes & Dressings
Also tagged accompaniment, bbq, black pepper, buttermilk, cabbage, carrots, chili, chopped, cilantro, coleslaw, crunchy, cumin, delicious, grated, green, indianinfluence, january, main, mayo, perfect, red, roast chicken, sexy side dish, shredded, spices, spicy, vegan, vegetarian
Meal Type: Vegetarian
From the grease on your fingers to the crumbs on your lips, fried chicken can evoke childhood memories from almost anyone. Even me. Sometimes I have a fried chicken craving from my youth. Unfortunately, my family were not, by nature, fried chicken eaters. At the Lehail house, KFC was the be-all end-all of special occasions. Buckets of chicken — with its famous blend of 11 herbs and spices — along with coleslaw, macaroni salad, fries, and biscuits, made appearances on occasions like New Year’s Eve/Day. Relatives and family friends were prerequisites.
Posted in Favourites, Holidays, Poultry
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Meal Type: Everyday