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Fall for Chard!

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, In : Recipes 
     Fall is my favorite time of year. Love the crisp air and lovely colors of the leaves. The farmer's markets have been featuring the beautiful leaves and colorful stems of Swiss chard. I've seen stems of green, yellow, orange--and my favorite, a bright, cherry red. The taste of the leaf is mild, more like spinach than mustard, and the stems stay bright when you cook them. 
     Here are two recipes featuring red-stemmed Swiss chard. Both use lots of sautéed onion which slightly sweetens th...
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Corn Fritters with Tamarind/Pineapple Chutney

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, In : Recipes 

 Sweet corn on the cob! Have you had your fill yet? How about off the cob? Here is a simple recipe that got rave reviews from friends and they were gobbled up. Only three tiny fritters were left to photograph. I hope they look as good as they tasted. The pineapple-tamarind chutney really went perfectly with the corn. Try this combo before the season ends.



Corn Fritters Mukkee Pakora

Yield: 16 fritters

Make these yummy morsels very close to serving time. So thaw the corn ahead ...


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VEGAN MOM BBQ?? Manchurian Cauliflower Rescue

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Recipes 
  It's a challenge to make a dish that satisfies every taste. If you have BBQ lovers and vegans in the same family--here's a recipe for you! Great as an appetizer or side. Our boys love it. 
  

MANCHURIAN CAULIFLOWER (vegan)

Serves 4-6

Many Indian restaurants serve this popular Chinese fusion dish. Yes, it is vegan, but hearty enough for BBQ lovers. It's slightly sweet so kids like it too. It should have at least a tiny kick—the heat is up to your use of red pepper or mild chile p...


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Gluten-Free Pancakes

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Recipes 

 GLUTEN-FREE PANCAKES

Raise your hand if you like pancakes!! For a simple supper or savory brunch, everyone can enjoy these pancakes! So many people these days have a sensitivity to gluten or have celiac disease that it can be a challenge. Do add some rice or other gluten-free flour to lighten the batter a little, since besan by itself tends to be rather heavy. Pair them with yogurt salad or fresh mango chutney or salsa. They freeze well if cooled and individually wrapped.

Chickpea Flour Pancak...


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Hearty Vegan Soup with Many Health Benefits

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Recipes 

Health Benefits of Spices--Back to the Future!

We were privileged to be invited back to Ann Arbor to deliver a lecture at the public library downtown, and absolutely wonderful venue. Next year will be 50 years since my husband and I graduated from the University of Michigan, he with a master’s, me with a bachelor’s. The Health Benefits of Punjabi Spices was the topic, so timely now, as research is just catching up with the knowledge of the 5.000-year old Science of Life-...


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Butter Bean Soup, Ayurvedic Masterpiece

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Recipes 

        Scientific research is just catching up with the knowledge of the 5.000-year old Science of Life-Ayurveda. The Health Benefits of Punjabi Spices was my topic, so timely now, when we were privileged to be invited back to Ann Arbor to deliver a lecture at the public library. Next year it will be 50 years since my husband and I graduated from the University of Michigan, and this nourishing soup is typical of the delicious Punjabi fare that has kept us feeling so great all these years.

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR, Mukhani Daal

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Recipes 

  

It was an honor for me this weekend to join in the celebration of Neeru and Supandeep’s joyful celebration. A typical Indian wedding is a glorious, colorful spectacle of devotion to God, family and friends. Celebrated with music, dance and fabulous food, no one who participates can help but feel the thrill and promise of bride and groom in their life together. But this time, sitting in the presence of these two wonderful children and their loving families was a truly moving experience...


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Balushahi-Punjabi Donuts

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, In : Recipes 

                                            

    This recipe, a favorite of my husband, is a valentine sent with love from his cousin, Surinder Kaur Gill now of Houston, Texas. She was the only girl who lived in the village compound with an extended family of unruly boys. As the youngest and “civilizing” force, she reigned supreme in the hearts of Babaji, her grandfather, and all her uncles and aunts who doted on her--a rose among thorns!    

    Surinder says that the syrup for balusha...


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Eggplant with Tofu or Paneer

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, In : Recipes 

   Do complete this yummy recipe at least once with tofu, and you will come back to it again and again. Although frying and then stirring is an unconventional method for Punjabi dishes, it tastes quite traditional. Dare you not to eat these morsels straight from the karhai!                                     "Fried-Stirred” Eggplant and Tofu or Paneer* 

Yield: 6 servings                                                                                                                        

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Peachy/Pepper Cabbage

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, In : Recipes 
    Is there any sweeter way to remember summer than the taste of a fragrant, luscious white peach? We've had several weeks of them and, frankly, they have been amazing! How to extend the season? My friend, Marta, solved that problem when she brought a bag of dried white peaches (from Trader Joe's) to our spiritual book club meeting. It must have been the combined grace of friends that gave inspiration to the dish on our table that night. From the pantry came some dried, smoked, brick-red New...
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Healthy "Mutter's" Day! New Recipe for Peas

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Saturday, May 7, 2011, In : Recipes 
"Mother" "Mutter", "Ma" all mean love and nurturing in several languages. How many nurturers are taking good care of themselves? Are you buying organic baby food, but not eating organic yourself? How about starting a program to bring good food to the table that helps you, your family and helps the planet. Here is a recipe for Mutter/Methi//Tofu Peas with Fenugreek and Tofu that balances sweet/ bitter and salty tastes while adding some protein and fighting insulin resistance. Think of it as a ...
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History on a Plate

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : For the Body 
   Being a closet historian, I loved writing Menus and Memories because it gave me an opportunity to showcase the origins of the great dishes of Punjab, one of the most complex cuisines in the world. This is not by accident. Punjab has been a crossroad of many cultures throughout history--the Ayurvedic tradition, and the armies of Alexander, the Scythians, the Afghans and Moghuls --all have left distinct threads of flavors and cooking styles. 
   From the village, we get the emphasis on health...
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Happy Thanksgiving - Punjabi-Style Pumpkin or Squash

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : Recipes 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A grateful heart is a happy heart, and my wish for each of you is a grateful heart. Thanks so much for your past support of Menus and Memories from Punjab. Village kids are counting on your continued support. All profits from the book go to them. Be generous, please share this site with all your friends and family. You never know how many potential Indian food lovers there are! Remember that Menus and Memories makes a great gift that keeps on giving in so many way...
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Happy Mother's Day!, Mushroom Croquettes in Saffron Sauce

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Sunday, May 9, 2010, In : Recipes 
Happy Mother's Day to all of you dedicated mothers and grandmothers! Last weekend a crew of wonderful women who came to the Punjabi cooking class helped me to finalize a recipe that I'd been working on for awhile. It's a fantasy dish literally "dreamed up." Who knows, maybe I had it at the court of Akbar, the great Moghul emperor. (I believe he was a vegetarian.)

Lindy pours saffron sauce over the Koomban Koftay:



Cathe, Renee and Helene make phulkas:


Here goes. Hope you give me some feedback on...
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