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Carrot Halwa – Gajar Halwa

June 9, 2013
Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa or gajar halwa (gajrela) is a sweet dish from Punjab, India. Halwa means sweets or candy in Arabic while carrot is called gajar in Gujarati. Now don’t ask me how these 2 words come together for I’m lost. :P Like carrot kheer, this dessert is served at special occasion like birthdays, Deepavali and […]

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Carrot Kheer – Gajar Kheer

April 14, 2013
Carrot Kheer

Mom bought several cookery books during last year’s Big Bad Wolf sale. One of them is called Cooking With Asian Roots. This book boost some really interesting recipes using roots and for my first trial, I choose a fairly simple one to make. It’s called carrot kheer or gajar kheer (or gajar payasam). It’s an […]

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Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Birthday Cake

October 3, 2011
Chester's Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday Chester! My golden retriever turns 8 today. You’re still cute as ever despite turning 61 (human years). :P We celebrated his birthday a day earlier with a simple peanut butter carrot cake. The drooling was controllable but not the barking! Haha A cake for my birthday boy!

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Osmanthus ‘Gui Hua’ Beancurd

September 15, 2011
Osmanthus 'Gui Hua' Beancurd

When I saw this recipe in my favorite Beancurd Flavor book, I knew I gotta try it. Osmanthus ‘Gui Hua’ Beancurd is sort of a replica of Osmanthus Shark Fin dish that I so loved. Typically you can find Osmanthus Shark Fin as one of the ‘season’ in the four season dish served in Chinese […]

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Stir-Fry Sweet 4 Color Vegetables

September 9, 2011
Stir-Fry 4 Color Vegetables

This delicious 4 color vegetables dish is a joint effort ‘invention’ by my dad and yours truly. Dad chooses the 4 vegetables while I cook ‘em with no direction in particular. I ended up with a sweet dish and this beautiful dish works really well with rice that are wrapped in Korean dried seaweed sheet. […]

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