Recipes

Welcome to my blog, Cardamomncream, where I document my life through food. You will find some traditional and some modern recipes here.
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Recipes

Puran Poli

It won’t be Holi with out Puran Polis. Holi is celebrated for 2 days, day 1 is Holika Dahan which has big importance for us. For Holika Dahan bonefire is held at community ground at night. As a offering to goddess Holika, puran polis are must.You will be serve puran polis on Holi in almost […]

Thandai Powder

  Thandai is a drink mostly served on Holi day towards north of India. Thandai masala powder is very easy to prepare at home. Thandai is basically a dry nuts and few spices powder which is add to milk and served chilled.It is close to Maharastrian Masale Doodh which is served on kojagiri Pournima. You […]

Fresh Cashew Masala/Bhaaji

This is a western coastal delicacy mainly from Kokan, Malwan, and Goan regions. Don’t be mistaken thinking these are raw cashews which we get in dry fruit section. This are fresh cashews which are plucked before fruit ripen, they are tender and used for Curries. Fresh cashews when cooked don’t crumble like dry cashews. I […]

Sabudana Khichadi

Sago Stir Fry Sabudana/ sago is a starch extracted from the spongy center or the pith of a tropical palm tree. Starch from the pith is grounded in powder, mixed with water and dried in the form of pearls. Sometimes people mistake sago for tapioca. Tapioca is a starch that is extracted from the roots […]

Varicha Bhaat Ani Batata Usal

Barnyard millet/ Samo rice with potato curry These is a gluten free meal. It is mostly eaten when fasting. My mom used to allow us to eat Varicha Bhaat and Usal only if we were fasting otherwise we would be served regular food. I used to fast just for the meal. 😊 But, you don’t […]

Avocado Shrimp Boats

As the days are getting longer and I see some clear signs of spring in my yard, I thought of making an avocado shrimp salad. This is our summer favorite go to for a cold salad. It’s an excellent after school snack and party pleaser too. I like to serve this salad with Belgian Endives […]

Rice Flour Bread/Roti

Tandalachi Bhakri Bhakri is a staple food in Mumbai, Kokan and Goan households because rice is grown widely and it’s the main grain in their diet. It is a gluten-free option, you can use same method to make most of the gluten free bread like finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet flour bhakris. Traditionally, rice is […]

Arbi Ki Subzi

Arbi/ Taro root is a good alternative for potatoes. You can replace any recipe which calls for potatoes with arbi.I don’t recommend pressure cooking arbi as it’s a very starchy root in comparison to potatoes. Do not overcook them otherwise they will turn very mushy and sticky. You can substitute chaat masala with amchur powder […]

Watercress Seeds Energy Balls/Aliv Ladoos

These ladoos fall in the home remedy food category. Watercress Seeds are high in calcium, much higher than spinach and milk. Consumption of watercress seeds in moderate portions helps with constipation, fatigue and the common flu. If fresh coconut water is not available one may use package unsweetened coconut water or regular milk works fine. […]

Stuffed Crab Curry

This recipe is very close to my heart. It’s something that connects me to my traditions and my time with my Aaji (maternal grandmother). I always talked about this recipe with my daughter, who is a fish lover especially crabs. If you ask her what would she like as a reward for doing well on […]

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