Popular Homemade Easter Egg Recipes – Sweet & Savory
Here are some amazing Easter egg dessert recipes and popular Easter eggs that are just adorable.
Here are some amazing Easter egg dessert recipes and popular Easter eggs that are just adorable.
My dad’s tangy and sweet pineapple chicken roast is an easy to make version of his other pineapple chicken curry. This Indian pineapple chicken roast goes perfect with white rice & rotis or even homemade balloon bread for a delicious meal! On days when mom’s too busy with other work, it’s dad’s turn to do … Read more
Wondering what to do with rice leftover from yesterday? Here’s a recipe list of some amazing dishes to make with leftover rice.
Traditional East Indian Christmas sweets include one delicious dessert made from almond marzipan. They take a while to make, but these almond marzipan shaped like stars, Santa, trees, fruits, flowers, veggies, and more are the perfect Christmas treat for friends and family.
Rice is such a versatile food that it can be cooked in a zillion ways. Here are different ways to cook rice!
East Indian Pork Ukra Recipe made by us East Indians of Mumbai is what we call a yellow vindaloo. As tasty as traditional spicy vindaloo but yellow in color! If you love the traditional East Indian Pork vindhial made by the East Indians of Bombay, India or our spicy sorpotel, and pork tamriad, you’ll love … Read more
Different ways that indigenous East Indians of Mumbai make Marzipan Desserts for Christmas, Easter and other times.
Jeera rice or jeera fried rice is an easy-to-make rice of cumin fried in ghee. Try this jeera rice recipe and you’ll start making it for everyone you know!
The Spicy East Indian Pork Tamriad Recipe made by the East Indians of Bombay, India is a cross between the East Indian vindaloo and the sorpotel. Made with both dry and fresh masala, here’s how our family makes it for dinner!
The best part about this giant list of savory cottage cheese recipes is that they’re all unique in their flavors. Some have some spice, some have a saltiness added to them, while others have a hint of sweetness that will have you coming back for more. The great part about cooking with cottage cheese is … Read more
Baiki Fish Vindaloo is a delicious tangy fish curry made in the traditional East Indian style. Serve with rice, chapatis, or chitaps, a tasty salad on the side for an enjoyable meal!
Have you ever wondered why these Indians (including me) keep boiling their rice with so much extra water? Why won’t they just use the right amount of water so the rice cooks! The answer is really simple!
Gajar Halwa is a delicious Indian sweet dish made with fresh carrots. Eaten hot or cold, this mouth-watering dessert will keep you coming back for seconds!
Cottage cheese and fruit go hand in hand! Here are some mouthwatering recipes that contain cottage cheese and fruit!
Daniel Fast breakfast and snack recipes list will fill you with humble yet flavorful foods while you focus on prayer.
No-bake vegetarian Mango Cheesecake is an awesome soft and creamy dessert to beat the summer heat!
Daniel Fast meals and sides that are perfect for lunch or dinner. Use these recipes to cook and eat on the Daniel fast.
This play on traditional East honey balls or snow balls uses chocolate and maple syrup. Who said ethnic foods can’t taste delicious?
Indian food always includes spices, be it dry spices or wet spices. You’ll often find our recipes calling for ginger garlic paste or chilly ginger pastes or some combination of these ingredients. And even if they’re not pastes, Indian recipes almost always have chilies or ginger and garlic in them in some form or the … Read more
If you want to prevent your pickled garlic from turning green or blue, here’s how to do it! Here in India, sirke wala pyaaz is an easy-to-make pickled garlic recipe that uses only a few ingredients – rred onions, chillis, vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. It’s popular in dhabas and eateries all over the country. … Read more
What is a traditional Easter lunch? Here's what East Indians cook for Easter Lunch to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.
My ma’s colorful blancmange-filled Easter eggs are a childhood treat so delicious that it’s etched my memory. So cooling and yum, these delightful eggs are a cooling treat for hot summer days!
Cream Cheese Frosting is a delicious topping for cakes and also cupcakes. This tangy, sweet, and creamy frosting is so good, you will want to use it for all your baked desserts. But it goes especially well with carrot cake!
Carrot cake is a delicious and moist treat made with freshly grated carrots. This tasty and rich spice cake is best eaten warm or fresh out of the oven. Top with cream cheese frosting or serve with ice cream!
This easy to make Indian Paneer Stir Fry (Indian Cottage Cheese Stir Fry) is a delicious side dish that is quite filling and satisfying too! Add in just a few veggies and you have a healthy side dish or snack ready!
Moong Dal Halwa is a delicious and aromatic dessert from North India, but popular all over the country. Served hot with some lovely vanilla ice cream this moong dal sweet is just perfect!
This tasty Indian Paneer Appetizer is easy to make, spicy, and delicious! This soft and cheesy starter can be served as a starter, snack, or as a side dish for lunch or dinner too.
My mom’s special watermelon rind fries are easy to make and delicious too! Plus our homemade tarbooz bhajiyas are gluten-free. Serve them with green chutney or sauce!
Watermelon rind stir fry is easy to make and taste delicious too! Serve this Indian tarbooz ke chilke ki sabzi with chapati or puris and you have a good tangy meal.
Homemade rose petal wine is a heady wine drink with the aroma of roses. After some experimentation, we made this earthy wine with dried rose petals, and it’s perfect for celebrations or regular days in.
Carambolas are an East Indian dessert or East Indian ‘sweet’ as we call them that’s made around Christmas time. More commonly known as Kulkuls, this sugary frosted treat made by most East Indian Christian households are called carambolas when they’re star fruit-shaped.
Appetizers don’t always need to be rich and heavy. Here’s a fresh fennel appetizer that can be cooked up in just a few minutes.
Home-made corned beef is so tasty, you’ll wonder why you never made it yourself before. Useful as an ingredient in a number of dishes, this corned beef is easy to make and delicious!
Simple and elegant, the coconut barfi infused with roses is perfect to indulge your sweet tooth! This version of the traditional Indian burfi is coconutty and creamy, sweet and rosy!
Made with ripe bananas, this Indian dessert is easy to make but requires some refrigeration time. The banana barfi is perfect to prepare a few hours or days in advance.
A delightful cake made of sweet pitted dates and crunchy walnut pieces, the Date and Walnut Cake is often made for Christmas, special events, and birthdays. Easy to make at home, this traditional East Indian version from Mumbai is a much sought after Christmas delicacy!
The traditional East Indian stuffing for Christmas meals consist of a chicken liver and bread pudding that’s stuffed into the chickens’ cavity before roasting. Here’s how to make this delicious homemade liver stuffing that’s sometimes called a giblet stuffing.
Homemade white chocolate mamra (puffed rice) is a semi-healthy sweet puffed rice snack that can be eaten anytime.
Foogias are one of the many traditional East Indian varieties of bread. These golden-fried little balls of dough are soft as heaven and disappear as quickly as they’re placed on the table. Foogias are eaten with dinner or lunch and go especially well with moile, khudi, or sorpotel.
Sirke wala lasoon is an easy to make pickled garlic recipe that uses only a few ingredients – garlic, chillis, vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. Call it pickled garlic cloves or jade garlic or laba garlic, it is delicious.
The popular sirke wala pyaaz is an easy to make Indian pickled onions recipe that uses only a few ingredients – onions, chillis, vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. Here’s how to make pyaaz sirka easily.
These eggless custard powder cookies are some of the best Indian cookie recipes using custard powder! Using just a handful of ingredients, these vanilla custard shortbread cookies are easy to make quickly; and become the perfect tea time snack!
The baiki fish or fried Indian Basa fish has a delicious fatty and sweet taste that is just yum! Serve with dal and rice or pav and some pickled onions you have the perfect meal.
Homemade ginger wine is a light and refreshing drink for any occasion. Using ginger root, we make this spicy traditional East Indian ginger wine in 2 weeks with a few added flavors.
The East Indians of Mumbai make a traditional currant wine for Christmas, Easter and other festivities. Here’s how to make this homemade currant wine.
Most Indian recipes include large amounts of ginger, garlic and chillies. So it’s easier to make lots of ginger garlic paste and store in the refrigerator for use.
The spicy and tangy Indian green chutney is an easy to make in 15-minutes spread or dip that goes well with snacks or sandwiches.
How to make mutton paya curry? How to make goat trotter khudi curry? What is the recipe for the East Indian paya curry? Those are the questions that brought you here, aren’t they? My mom uses the same recipe that she uses for the East Indian goat tripe curry to make a gluten free paya … Read more
A traditional roast chicken dinner for Sundays or feast days and family gatherings, this whole roast chicken is stuffed with a delicious homemade liver stuffing. The glazed crispy chicken skin tastes as delicious as the juicy flesh, and carves out just perfectly! Almost every country in the world has their own version of a Sunday … Read more
Remember the easy fried purple cabbage vegetable we made last week? Well, this week was pretty busy too. So mom made her easy cabbage and corn stir fry; another one of those quick and easy vegetarian dishes to cook when you’re in a hurry. Just chop, fry and eat! The traditional cabbage vegetable dish is … Read more
Some days you’re so busy that all you want is a quick and easy vegetarian meal that you can eat with bread or puris. That’s when this purple cabbage recipe my mom makes comes in quite handy. If you like a tongue twister, we call it baigani patta gobhi cha sabzi in Hindi. Or for … Read more
Pineapple wine is an easy-to-make-at-home fruity wine that gets served for Christmas, Easter, or other family gatherings along with all the other wines, cocktails, and drinks. Here’s how we do it here in Bombay aka Mumbai. Ingredients for the Homemade Pineapple Fruit Wine But first, the list of ingredients we use. 800 grams pineapple2 litres … Read more
Naralchi Wadi or Kopra Pak is a popular dessert in Maharashtra, India. It’s easy to make naralchi wadi at home using this recipe.
We love chutney. Of course, we have to! We’re Indians. It’s one of the must-have vegetarian food items that we grew up with. And there are so many forms of chutney, red, green, yellow, white, brown! And chutneys made of tomato, coriander, garlic, coconut, dates, and so much more. One of the staple vegetarian chutneys … Read more
The East Indian recipe for grape wine uses fresh black or green grapes or a mix of the two. Easy to make at home for a cheap table wine.
The East Indian recipe for corned tongue or salted tongue takes a few days or a week to prepare but is delicious and perfect for many dinners and sandwiches.
The beef tongue roast is a tasty dish that’s popular in East Indian culture! Taking about an hour to make, this offal dish using simple ingredients is easy to make and tastes delicious. One of my favorite East Indian foods at any time of the year is tongue. Tongue roast, salted tongue, tongue moile, pickled … Read more
Looking pretty in pink and other colours, oyster mushrooms have a mild flavour that’s reminiscent of seafood. To retain the taste, we use this quick and simple buttery recipe with just a few ingredients.
Puris are tasty, but not really healthy as foods go. To add a touch of healthiness to the deep-fried Indian flatbreads, make these beetroot puris.
So this Christmas we were looking at the list of Christmas dishes made across the world, but we just wanted to make some simple cookies that tasted like shortbread and were yummy too! Are they better than Shakar para? Maybe! Keeping our vegetarian friends in mind, we decided to make eggless Christmas cookies. And of … Read more
What’s your favorite not-too-sweet Christmas dessert? Mine are date rolls. What are these East Indian date rolls? Date rolls are simple and easy to make bites that are similar to buttery shortbread cookies but are stuffed with walnuts and dates. And they taste as heavenly as vanilla cream or marzipan. Well, almost! Nothing will ever … Read more
Walnut fudge, also known as Milk and Cocoa fudge is a traditional East Indian sweet made for Christmas! This sweet is made in various shapes and sizes, chunks or molded. Try one and you can’t resist another!
Recipe for how to make Gluten-Free Milk Cream? Little drops of heaven that melt in your mouth, that’s what we think they are. But some people just call this the East Indian milk cream or traditional vanilla cream, one of the many delicious East Indian sweets. Little melt in your mouth pieces made of milk … Read more
The Spicy East Indian Vindaloo Recipe made by the East Indians of Bombay, India is derived from Portuguese Carne de Vinha D’Alhos dish. Made with dry or fresh indyal masala, here’s how our family makes it for dinner! The traditional East Indian Port Vindaloo tastes as glorious as the East Indian pork sorpotel, or even … Read more
You know it’s nearing Diwali, when your family starts making many many sweets; and among them the traditional wheat halwas or Karachi Halwa or Cornflour Halwa or Custard Powder Halwas, or whatever your family calls them. This custard powder halwa uses a base or gluten-free custard powder or cornflour, and so is considered gluten free. … Read more
Desserts using rice flour or cooked rice in them; rice puddings, rice cakes, Indian rice desserts and more.
I love eating dates! A handful of the sweet luscious fruit is more than enough to satisfy my sugar cravings after each meal. I sometimes eat them as snacks too. Don’t you? I mean what’s better than eating a natural guilt-free energizing gift from God that’s full of all the right vitamins and minerals to … Read more
So last week we made the sugar free gluten free anjeer barfi or fig barfi for dad that’s really yummy to taste. But this week we figured we’d show you how we do it when we want just dry fruit energy bars. No dairy, no gluten, no sugar! No added sugar is good for diabetics … Read more
I love sweets, just like my dad. But dad is diabetic, so we try to keep his sugar intake under control. That doesn’t stop him from finding something or the other in the fridge to eat though. Even on the days we skip sweets, we’ll find dad right there in the kitchen rummaging through the … Read more
Brain Masala, a mouth-watering dish among Indian non-veg enthusiasts can be made in different ways. As East Indians, we also have our own method of preparing the traditional East Indian Brain Masala. And this too differs from home to home! Here’s my mom’s version of the spicy brain masala recipe! The difference from the regular … Read more
I’ve always loved eating sweet corn muffins. They’re delicious and have a grainy but smooth texture all in one. So one day back in July 2014 I figured why not make savory corn muffins? I mean, since dad has diabetes, it’s better to make savory than sweet, right? Because there’s really no keeping him away … Read more
Sand cake is a gluten-free East Indian cake made of rice flour. Grainy and buttery, it’s the perfect tea-time snack! And it goes well with ice cream too!
Breadfruit chips are one of our favorite fried breadfruit recipes to make at home. The breadfruit chips or nachos are yummy and gluten free!
I love chitaps, always have, always will. They’re sweet and light to eat and look like handkerchiefs. They’re especially popular at East Indian dinners and Christmas celebrations. So instead of getting them from our local East Indian auntie from the Sunday bazaar like we do almost every week, we try our best to make them … Read more
So some nights it’s really cold outside and you need a liquid to warm your bones. That’s when the East Indian kimad makes a warm entrance into the hearth and home. Quite similar to mulled wine or brandy, the traditional East Indian kimad is a mix that keeps you warm on those cold winter nights. … Read more
The East Indian Tomato Kusondi is the perfect accompaniment for lunch or dinner. This traditional pickle is perfectly zingy and spicy.
The monsoon and winter come around and it’s time for flus and colds. But it’s also time for some chicken soup for the soul. Or that’s what we call it. Here’s the recipe for mom’s egg drop chicken soup made from scratch. It’s heartwarming and delicious and you can easily make it at home with a little time and patience!
The traditional pancakes made by the East Indian community of Mumbai are different from what Westerners would conceive as pancakes. But these tasty coconut-filled sweet pancakes are a delight to eat!
Puris are literally one of the oiliest Indian flatbreads around, and tasty too! These deep-fried flatbreads can be eaten as a snack or even for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Traditionally, puris go perfectly with potato bhaji, or even sweet dishes like amras or shrikhand.
Coconut Cordial is one of the easiest East Indian sweets for Christmas to make. And it tastes yummy too! Granny has always made the coconut version of cordial. Some people use almonds or cashewnuts instead of coconut. We’ve never tried that recipe for “Cordial No 1” as it’s called in the East Indian Recipe book. … Read more
Growing up, the house started smelling of Christmas from early December. Literally! You could smell marzipan, vanilla cream, thali sweet, cordial, Christmas cake and so much more. The best part of being East Indian though, was tasting the smells. Or rather eating the traditional Christmas sweets that weren’t good enough to give to relatives and … Read more
Love apples are crisp bell-shaped fruit. Tasting like pears, the juicy fruit is perfect for a spicy tangy love apple pickle.
The house stinks! That’s what my sister says every time mom makes a bombil pickle. And it actually does. The East Indian Lonchey or East Indian Dry Bombil Pickle stinks when you put it together, but it tastes amazing, just like the mango amboshi. What’s a Bombay Duck? A bombil is definitely not a duck. … Read more
Here in Mumbai, we make this lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sweet and slightly spicy, it’s similar to the aam ka murabba or chunda; and tastes as good as a dessert. This mango pickle perfect as an accompaniment to meals or as a spread on bread or roti for snacks or breakfast!
Brown balls and white balls. Those are our punny names for gulab jamuns or rosgullas. But I’ve not heard any jokes about honey balls or snow balls yet. Is it because East Indian honey balls or snow balls are lesser known and only belong to a small part of society? Honey balls or snow balls are … Read more
The East Indian Kadmat or Cuchumber is a traditional East Indian salad made from raw mangoes, onions and chillies, and can be made in a matter or minutes.
The traditional East Indian Vajri Khudi or Vajadi khudi is a gluten free goat tripe curry from the East Indians of Bombay, India. This recipe that’s been handed down from my grandmom to my mom can be made in about 70 minutes. We use the same recipe to cook sheep tripe as well.
The Easter Eggs made by the East Indian community in Mumbai, India are made using almond or cashewnut marzipan. Although there is a slight learning curve with this recipe, it tastes better than chocolate Easter eggs and is the perfect Easter gift for friends and relatives!
Two East Indian aunties meet on the street. “Hello Lucy, how are you re?” “I’m good men, how are you and the babas?” “We’re all good men. Where you went?” “To the bakery on the corner to bring pav men. That pav is better than Bertrand’s pav men. So nice and soft-soft. My dokra Aggie … Read more
The mallorquin paella mixtas is a lot different from paellas in other parts of Spain. This traditional Majorcan paella mixtas recipe is by my friend Antonia whose ancestors have been living in Inca, Mallorca for generations.