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…

Herbal Soda

Palate Cleanser “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 meal being at the end of summer I thought I would make use of the wonderful bounty of herbs…

Bread Bowl with Roasted Vegetables and Rosemary Walnut Cheese

Main Course “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 was so delicious and turned out better than I thought it would. It includes a lot of ingredients that…

Mushroom Thyme Rice

Entree “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” Rice is so difficult for me. First of all, there are so many varieties and each one has its own cooking…

Late Summer Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Glaze

Salad Course “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 salad was one of those ’empty out the refrigerator at the end of the season’ dishes. I had a…