Carambolas: East Indian Star Fruit Shaped Kulkuls

Once fried drained the carambolas in skimmer.

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.

50+ Savoury Mushroom Recipes

50+ Savoury Mushroom Recipes

Who would think that a fungus would be the life of so many dishes? From humble home-cooked meals to expensive delicacies, mushrooms are eaten all around the world in cuisines and cultures in different ways. We’ve put together 50+ savoury mushroom recipes for you to try at home!

Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

6 different Valentines day desserts collage.

From cakes to cookies, from indulgent to healthy, here’s a list of valentine treats to surprise your sweet love! And it doesn’t just have to be for a special someone. Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your parents or siblings that you love them. What a better way to sweeten the day than baking some goodies for your loved one.

Date and Walnut Cake for Christmas and Special Days

Date and walnut cake with walnuts and dates on a black board.

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!

East Indian Chicken Liver Stuffing – Giblet Stuffing

Chicken liver stuffing on a white plate.

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.

Red Pumpkin Halwa (Kaddu ka halwa)

Red pumpkin dessert served in a blue bowl with sliced almonds.

Kaddu ha halwa is an Indian pumpkin dessert that is quick and easy to make. A seasonal dish that is widely made by North Indians during festivals, this yummy sweet dish can be served cold, hot or at room temperature. Pumpkin Halwa is a speciality from North India that is now popular all over the … Read more

Why add Turmeric to Rice while cooking?

Rice served with coriander and tomatoes.

Rice is a staple food all over India. It is eaten as a main dish, with a variety of dals, curries, and is even used in a few sweet dishes. Who doesn’t like Pulao, Fried rice, Paella, or Biryani? The options are innumerable. But here’s why we Indians add turmeric to rice! Rice is a … Read more

East Indian Mango Pickle Recipe

Mango Pickle in a small white dish on a blue table.

If you love Indian food, mangoes will become an indispensable part of your diet. Other than as a dessert, mangoes find prominent use in curries and pickles. One popular one, this traditional East Indian Mango pickle is sweet and mouth-watering. Easily and quickly cooked, it can be stored for months.

East Indian Mutton Paya Khudi Or Goat Trotters Curry

The masala gives the trotter curry a rich red color

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

East Indian Stuffed Roast Chicken Recipe

Top view of whole Roast Chicken cooking in a vessel with spices and gravy.

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

Easy Cabbage and Corn Vegetable Recipe

Corn and cabbage sabzi (veggies) in a black pot.

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

Quick and Easy Fried Purple Cabbage Recipe

Purple cabbage Sabzi - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

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

Easy Pineapple Wine Recipe

Homemade pineapple wine in two glasses next to a yellow flower - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Pineapple wine is an easy-to-make-at-home fruity wine that gets served for Christmas, Easter or other family gatherings. Here’s how we do it here in Bombay. Ingredients for the Pineapple Wine But first, the list of ingredients we use. 800 grams pineapple2 litres water750 grams sugar10 grams yeast – we use active dry yeast 1 tablespoon … Read more

Gluten Free Vegetarian Strawberry Bread Recipe

Yummy strawberry bread is ready

Saw some yummy strawberries in the market and decided it was time to make some tasty strawberry bread or strawberry loaf. Since the recipe uses the same basic ingredients, we also made some strawberry muffins at the same time. I’ll post the muffin recipe soon. Anyways, back to the strawberry bread recipe. We made it … Read more

Quick Easy Gulab Jamun Mix Cookies Recipe

Add tooti frooti on top - Pic by Sarah from TheWingedFork

Now that Mom is kind of a pro at using Youtube, she keeps running through different videos about gospel music, prophecy and of course food.  One day she came across a recipe using the premade Gulab Jamun mix to make cookies. So since we had a packet at home already, I figured why not give … Read more

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins Recipe

Glutenfree strawberry muffins ready to eat

Remember the strawberry bread that we made recently? Well, on the same day we made these yummy vegetarian strawberry muffins. Why? Because both the recipes include the same basic ingredients. So it’s easier to make the gluten-free strawberry muffins as well when you make the bread. Plus, we’ve used mostly healthy ingredients, so you don’t … Read more

Mom’s Green Pista Chutney recipe

Lather on toast or bread - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

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

Glutenfree Jackfruit Flour Cookies Recipe

Jackfruit Cookies are ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So we had some leftover glutenfree jackfruit flour from the many packets I’d purchased for a friend in France. So we experimented with making glutenfree jackfruit flour cookies. We ended up making over a kg and a half the first time. But the times after that we did a little better, just making half a … Read more

East Indian Beef Tongue Roast Recipe

Beef tongue roast in a vessel with spices.

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

Christmas Cookies Recipe (Vegetarian)

Shortbread cookies are ready to serve - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

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! Keeping our vegetarian friends in mind, we decided to make eggless Christmas cookies. And of course, to keep the processed sugar at … Read more

How to make East Indian Date Rolls?

Traditional-East-Indian-Date-Rolls

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

Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream recipe

Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream Recipe

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

Spicy East Indian Pork Vindaloo Recipe

East Indian Pork Vindaloo Recipe - By Abby from TheWingedFork

The traditional East Indian Port Vindaloo tastes as glorious as the East Indian pork sorpotel, or even more so! The blend of chillies and other East Indian masalas makes your mouth water, literally! And it is served with as much pomp as the corned tongue or any other precious East Indian dish. Want to try … Read more

Easy Indian Custard Powder Halwa Recipe

Chop into 1.5 inch squares

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

20+ Best Dessert and Dinner Recipes using Dates

List of Dinner-and-Dessert-Recipes-with-Dates-TheWingedFork

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

Recipe for Dairy free Gluten free Khajur Dry Fruit Barfi

Anjeer barfi ready to serve.

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! Sugar-free is good for diabetics like my … Read more

Sugar Free Gluten Free Anjeer Barfi Recipe

Cover with almonds and draw rough cutting lines - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

How to make Anjeer Dry Fruit Barfi at home 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 … Read more