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Iced Fruity Apple Pie Chai

Iced Fruity Apple Pie Chai

I was recently given recipes for various iced chai to make but felt that steeping black tea for as long as suggested made the tea bitter. I like my recipe below and have tested it favourably at events that I do. The fruit teas make a great substitute to fruit juices packed with sugar. Recipe works best with Assam Mint, Rooibos Spearmint, or caffeine free fruit teas Steep caffeinated teas for 5 to 7 minutes. […]

Baingan-Bharta

Stuffed Eggplant (Veg & Non Veg Recipes)

When I left India, I could not cook. I collected recipes from everyone around me on the eve of my departure to North America. Once here, I experimented by making the most labour intensive dishes when I was in Graduate school, especially on weekends when we had big parties in our International student home. I found cooking relaxing and the aromas reminded me of our kitchen at home. This in one such dish I enjoyed making. […]

Masoor-Dhal

Daal- Lentil Soup

I make Daal many times a week as it is quick and yummy. This is a great meal when my sons bring home unexpected friends.  I like to invite them to eat with us especially if they have come at dinner time, in keeping with traditions from home. This with rice and a simple salad makes all happy. In most Indian homes, you will always have a bowl of Daal in addition to other dishes with […]

Llonch- Vidalle Family enjoying my Coconut curry in Argentina.

Coconut Curry

  As a child, I was a very picky eater. However, I LOVED coconut curry, mainly so that I could drink the gravy. This recipe below is my husband’s favourite curry and the one I make most of the time. I much prefer using fresh coconut to desiccated coconut for this dish. I made this dish for our good friends in Argentina when travelling there. Below is picture of them enjoying this dish with all […]

Traditional Masala Chai Directions

Making Masala Chai

Too busy to make chai? Here is the solution… On your free day, make about 8 cups of chai following the instructions given for your tea of choice. Allow to cool and store in the fridge in preferably a glass container (metal will react with the spices and change the flavour). Heat up one cup at a time as desired. Or have it chilled on a hot day. You will have your daily chai! Bombay […]

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Find me at Main St. Station Farmers Market (24 July), Trout Lake Farmers Market (27 July), Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival (July 27) and Kitsilano Farmers Market (28 July). I will be serving cups of Chai to go. The online store & AMAZON Store is OPEN. Dismiss