Balvinder Ubi

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Desi Ghee-Making your own Liquid Gold at Home

Pure Ghee is an integral part of South Asian Household. Being from a Punjabi family, every dish my mother cooked was tempered or garnished with ghee. …

Sri Lankan Spicy Green Apple Curry {Sweet, Spicy & Vegan!}

<i>A warm, sweet, spicy Green Apple Curry dish that transforms the sourness of green apples with the earthy spiciness and robust flavours of Sri Lankan</i> …

Recipes

Coconut Pandan Black Sticky Rice with Mangoes

My daughter came over yesterday and said, “Mom you haven’t made anything with mangoes, this season”.<p>“We’ll change that, tomorrow”, I said.<p>There’s no …

Pithaud with Chaunke Matar / Gram flour Cakes with Masala Peas

For Pithaud<p>234 g (1 cup) Greek yogurt (2%)<p>100 Besan /gram flour (I prefer roasted)<p>150 ml (+) water<p>1/2 tsp(-) red chili powder<p>Salt to taste less than …

Simple Millet Crepes

Food evokes memories and many a times they give birth to recipes that have resemblance to their origins but modified to dietary restrictions. I got …

Tropical Fruit Chutney

Fruits are great to eat fresh or in salad but I also like to transform them into chutney to have it with my food. I am particularly fond of eating it …

Deepak Chopra's Yoga Sequence to Reach Higher Consciousness

Connect to higher consciousness and reach your full potential with this heart- and mind-opening asana and pranayama practice.<p>Tap into your connection …

Hosting a Yoga Retreat – Here’s how you can do one too!

Last year a circle of my girlfriends decided to meet monthly to recite “Sukhmani Sahib” at each other’s house. Sukhmani Sahib is a Sikh prayer …

Phirni (Rose Scented Rice pudding)

Phirni (Rose Scented Rice pudding)<p>Prep Time: 40 minutes<p>Cook Time: 30 minutes<p>Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes<p>Yield: 4 servings<p>Light and creamy rice …

Tomato curry in a Hurry

6 large tomatoes,<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed<p>1 " piece ginger, grated<p>2 tbsp cilantro, chopped<p>1/4 tsp turmeric powder<p>Scant 1/2 tsp red chili …

Persian Chickpea Flour Cookies (Nan-e Nokhodchi)

Sweets made with besan have always been my favorite. So when I encountered this cookie a few years ago at a specialty store featuring chickpea flour, …

Chicken Kofta Curry ( Chicken Meat Balls in a Yummy “No Cream” Sauce)

This is one of those recipes I have been meaning to make since Azlin Bloor (moderator) announced the ‘love my balls’ event in the foodies community …

Dark Pink Velvet Smoothie

Yesterday was Holi, the Indian festival of colors. I saw a lot of yummy foods and drinks posted on various blogs last week, but for some reason I …

Mirchi Pakora / Dry Masala Stuffed Chili Pepper Fritters

10-12 Serrano Chilies or other variety of pepper<p>For stuffing<p>1 tbsp. roasted besan (read notes)<p>2 tsp lemon juice<p>1/2 tsp salt<p>1/2 tsp ajwain/carom …

Wild Mushroom Soup with Rosemary Breadcrumbs

While some of you are seeing signs of new life and beauty around you, here in Vancouver we are still stuck in the winter. The other day I went for a …

Black Chickpea (Kala Chana) Pulao with Candied Carrot Strips

Cooking Kala chana<p>Place the black/brown chickpeas along with bay leaf and cinnamon, in a pressure cooker with 4 1/2 cups of water (that way you will …

An Easy Family Day Frittata

Happy valentine’s day everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful time with the people that you love.<p>Yesterday was Family day in BC. People had a day …

Beetroot Crepes

<i>Pink beetroot crepes with a savory filling made with cream cheese and herbs.</i><p>Here’s another idea for a romantic breakfast on Valentine’s Day. I served …

Recipes

Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee

With its creamy velvety texture and crisp caramel topping, crème brulee ranks high in my book of desserts. If it’s on the dessert menu of a …

Cabbage Kofta Curry

Here, I am with another vegetarian recipe.<p>While growing up, we had koftas all the time. It was a treat for us. Koftas are delicious, deep fried meat …

Khatta Meetha Teekha Kaddu/ Sweet, Sour & Spicy Squash

India has changed a lot in the past 20 years. It’s hard to believe this is the same country I grew up in! People, especially the younger generation …

Happy 2017 and Hearty Buckwheat Muffins

Hello friends, I hope 2017 started off well for everyone!<p>I am finally home after an exhausting but exhilarating holiday in India. I got sick right …

Goodbye 2016

Doesn’t time really fly by?<p>2016 surely went by quickly. It was quite eventful for me.<p>We moved in our newly built home. It’s been a year but I am …

Flourless Chocolate Orange and Ginger Cake

If like me, you crave bright and fresh flavors in dark winter days, then this cake will give you every reason to smile and lift your mood! Citrus …

Aromatic Wild Rice Mix

Do you love rice? Most people do (myself included) and that’s okay, because rice is the most familiar food eaten in grain form. It makes a delicious …

Sicilian Cookies with egg free and sugar free option

In a medium bowl combine almond meal, and sugar.<p>Add in egg whites and zest.<p>Mix everything until you get a homogenous mixture, soft and …

Fragrant Hot and Sour Soup

1/2" galangal<p>1 1/2" ginger<p>2 stalks lemon grass<p>6-8 Kaffir lime leaves, deveined and cut into pieces<p>4-6 dried shitake mushroom<p>2 chicken breast, …

My Week Long Holiday Trip to Northern Italy – Part 2

Being married for 25 years is no small feat, so to celebrate our love and togetherness we went to Italy in October. Our trip was basically to the …

Methi Paneer

Methi Paneer<p>Prep Time: 15 minutes<p>Cook Time: 10 minutes<p>Total Time: 25 minutes<p>Highly fragrant, tasty and yet simple to make winter side dish. Pairs …

My week long Holiday Trip to Northern Italy – Part 1

We recently returned from a fabulous holiday in Northern Italy celebrating our 25 years of marriage. It was absolutely wonderful. Every single place …