Heirloom Bean Chili With Pumpkin Cornbread

Soup “Sixth Birthday Bash” To see the entire seven course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sixth Birthday Bash”. This chili recipe is one I’ve used for years and basically came from a “kitchen sink” type situation. I always have jars…

Coconut Caramel Popcorn Balls

Amuse Bouche “Sixth Birthday Bash” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sixth Birthday Bash”. The popcorn balls you had prior to this were laden with candies and made at one of those specialty shops that…

Elaichi Rose Shortbread Cookies

 Dessert “A Grateful Meal” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “A Grateful Meal”. Oh I love these cookies. While growing up when we would go to your Nani Masi’s house in Jaitu Mandi, Punjab,…

Masala Lassi

 Palate Cleanser “A Grateful Meal” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “A Grateful Meal”. This isn’t a common combination of flavors for the Western palette. But for Southeast Asians this is a quintessential thirst…

Phirni

Dessert “A Grateful Meal” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “A Grateful Meal”. I could have just done the traditional Indian rice pudding for dessert which is kheer. But I chose to do something more…

Maha Di Daal With Whipped Butter

 Main Course “A Grateful Meal” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “A Grateful Meal”. I love this daal. This daal sums up my childhood experiences with my paternal side in India. My paternal Grandmother,…

Chana Salad

Salad “A Grateful Meal” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “A Grateful Meal”. When we used to visit India as children we weren’t allowed to eat from stations or the vendors that would come onto…

Sweet Potato Sabji With Missi Roti

Entree “A Grateful Meal” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “A Grateful Meal”. I have heard for years from your Grandmother on how my Nani used to make a sweet potato sabji with the…

Tomato Shorba

 Soup “A Grateful Meal” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “A Grateful Meal”. This soup was one of the most satisfying treats I always had my train rides to Punjab from New Delhi. In…

Bread Pakora With Paneer

Amuse Bouche “A Grateful Meal” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “A Grateful Meal”. For this meal, I wanted to open with these as a starter to make everyone feel well fed and at…

Candied Ginger with Rose Tulsi Tea

Finale “A Vegan Feast”  To see the entire seven course meal menu please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu -“A Vegan Feast” This tea is from Organic India and I know its available at Whole Foods. But its also available online. I used…

Vegan Zucchini Cake

Dessert “A Vegan Feast”  To see the entire seven course meal menu please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu -“A Vegan Feast” I made this the first time for a gathering at your Nani and Papa’s house where they had some friends that…