• Sweet Rice with Saffron and Nuts ( Zardah Pulao)

    March 4, 2020peppercook

      The word “zarda” is Persian for yellow, and this yellow rice gets its colour both from saffron as well as food colouring. Fragrant with the aroma of saffron, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom carried through by the buttery ghee, and rich with almonds and pistachios, this is an easy traditional favourite! One of the simplest…

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  • Mom’s Recipe #27 – Lavang Latikas (Indian Sweets)

    April 23, 2018thepeppercook

      A delicious North Indian sweet stuffed with coconut and raisins and made on celebratory holidays. Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 tablespoon ghee 9 tablespoons water –divided 6 tablespoons coconut, lightly roasted 2 tablespoons khus khus (poppy seeds), lightly roasted 50g khoya (dried Indian milk product) 1 tablespoon raisins, chopped ½ cup plus ¾ tablespoons…

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  • Mom’s Recipe # 26 – Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

    March 18, 2018thepeppercook

      An easy recipe for a traditional Indian carrot-based dessert – a favourite across North Indian households. Ingredients: ½ kg carrots (preferably red carrots) 1 black cardamom, powdered 3 tablespoons almonds 3 tablespoons pistachios 100g khoya 150g sugar (about ¾ cup) 12-15 raisins (yellow) 6-8 strands saffron 3 tablespoons milk 3 green whole cardamom, powdered…

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  • Mom’s Easy Sweet Potatoes

    December 17, 2017thepeppercook

      A super-simple recipe of healthy sweet potatoes that can either be served as a side dish or a dessert. Ingredients: ½ kg sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½ cm slices (with the skin) ½ liter (2 cups) water 6-7 whole cloves Pinch of salt 3 tablespoons grated or powdered jaggery 2 teaspoons ghee…

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