KARHEE/KURHI

Karhee/Kurhi is one of the main Divali dishes in Trinidad. It’s one that I certainly look forward. It’s basically split peas powder that has been boiled and cooked in curry and geera and has we what call ‘boulders’ in it. These boulders are made with split peas powder, water, seasoning that have been fried. INGREDIENTS:…

MANGO TALKARI

Mango talkari is a classic vegetarian dish eaten with Curries in Trinidad and Tobago. With Divali around the corner, this dish is one guaranteed to be served along with other amazing vegetarian dishes. YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 lb green mango, cut into small pieces 2 tbsp JGM PRODUCTS amchar masala 1/4 tsp JGM PRODUCTS…

FLOUR PARSAD & CREAM OF WHEAT PARSAD

Parsad is one of the MUST HAVE Indian sweets around Divali time! I would say it’s maybe my favorite amongst the others that you typical get during this time. There are different versions of this delightful sweet. There’s flour parsad, cream of wheat parsad and even a combo of flour and cream of wheat! Here’s…

PEERA

With Divali right around the corner, I thought i’d share these recipes for some popular Indian sweets. Today it’s all about peera. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cup rice flour 1/2 cup powdered milk 1 tsp ground elychee Water for kneading 1/4 cup condensed milk Vegetable oil for frying For sugar mixture: 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2…

LADOO

Divali is right about the corner here in Trinidad and around this time of year, apart from the religious aspect, the focus shifts to the excitement of receiving Indian sweets and food in abundance. Ladoo is one such sweet that many people look forward to. This delicacy is usually shaped in balls and is a…

SWEET RICE

Sweet Rice! What can I say about this dish apart from that it is AMAZING! It’s an Indian sweet that is popular during Divali and Eid. It’s white rice that’s simmered in evaporated milk and condensed milk. YIELD: 6-7  servings (more or less depending on your serving size) INGREDIENTS: 1 cup jasmine rice or white…

BARFI – TRADITIONAL INDIAN SWEET

Barfi is a traditional Indian sweet that’s popular especially during Divali (Diwali) and Eid. It’s one the first things I eat when I get my hands on a ‘sweets bag’ during either of these festivities. Like most Indian sweet treats, the spices used are important. Many people look forward to the different spices like the…

SAHEENA (TYPE 1)

Saheena is one of those popular street foods in Trinidad and Tobago that I absolutely love to eat. The main ingredients in this fried delicacy are dasheen bush leaves (also known as taro, spinach, bhagi), flour and split peas powder. It’s enjoyed mostly with some hot chutney, either grated or boiled and there are 2…