Date Almond Cake
Apr24

Date Almond Cake

Ingredients •2 C chopped dates •1 C boiling water •½ Tsp baking soda •3 Tbsp butter, softened •1 C brown sugar •3 Tbsp yogurt •2 Tsp vanilla essence •1½ C all purpose flour •¾ C chopped almonds Preparation 1.Place the dates in a bowl. Combine boiling water and baking soda; pour over the dates. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in yogurt and vanilla. Add the flour to the creamed mixture...

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Sweet and Sour Tamarind Chutney
Feb04

Sweet and Sour Tamarind Chutney

Ingredients • Dried tamarind – 1/3 cup • Dried dates – 3/4 cup • Minced fresh ginger – 1½ tsp • Fresh green chilies chopped – 1-2 • Sugar – ½ cup • Salt – 1 tsp • Garam masala – 1½ tsp • Cayenne pepper – ½ tsp Preparation 1. Soak the tamarind in 1 1/3 cups hot water for 1 hour. Soak the dates in ½ cup hot water for 1 hour. Place the soaked dates and their soaking liquid along with the...

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Nut and Raisin Nibbler
Mar26

Nut and Raisin Nibbler

  You can vary the formula  cashews and currants, peanuts and golden raisins, almonds and raisins in this nutritious snack. Srila Prabhupada recommended this combination on Ekadasee fasting days.   Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): a few minutes   Ingredients • Fine salt – 1 teaspoon (5 ml)  • Ground coriander – ½ tablespoon (7 ml) • Ground cumin...

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Fresh Coconut and Tamarind Chutney with Fresh coriander
Mar13

Fresh Coconut and Tamarind Chutney with Fresh coriander

  Tamarind pulp has a fruity, sour taste and is frequently used in South Indian cooking. In this recipe, a touch of raw sugar is added to bring out a sweet and sour contrast of flavors. This chutney selection from Hyderabad goes well with virtually any savory.   Preparation time (after assembling ingredients) and cooking time: about 30 minutes   Ingredients • Hall of seeded dried tamarind pulp – 1...

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Maple Cream Simply Wonderfuls
Feb03

Maple Cream Simply Wonderfuls

   A friend introduced me to the wonder of maple sugar as a sweetener, and we never tire of exchanging new ways to showcase its delicate flavor. It is the closest counterpart to Bengal’s exquisite nalin gur, an ingredient rarely found outside of the west Bengal. The confection is equally delicious sweetened with date sugar or date puree, all of them available at health food stores or mail order suppliers.   ...

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