Monday, November 25, 2013

Channa dal snack

The streets of India are filled with tons of vendors.  From food to clothes to a mini-convenient store to toys to grocery.  They come with carts or large baskets on top of their head or hung around their necks. One of our favorite snacks sold many times by teens looking to make a buck, is spicy tangy channa dal.  Here's the semi-homemade recipe.

Serving size 5
3 cups of pre-packaged fried channa dal (usually its seasoned with cayenne pepper and salt)
1/2 finely chopped red onion
juice of 1/2 lemon
Cayenne pepper to add extra spice
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Badam (Almond) Kulfi

1 can evaporated milk (12 oz)
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup milk
½ cup almonds (if you don’t have enough add some almond milk)
½ cup pecans (or substitute with whatever nuts you want- pistachio, walnuts)
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1  cup sugar (taste the mixture while it’s hot and add sugar as needed)
*add a pinch of saffron into the milk if you want. I didn’t have saffron so I didn’t include it. 

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