Barfi (Indian sweet meats)
This weekend I went out to an Indian restaurant with my friends, and after eating dinner, a few them decided they were still up for a dessert. The restaurant had a big array of Indian sweet meats, and so I stood and explained to everyone what each one was. After everyone had finished scarfing down all the desserts, I realized that I could probably replicate them pretty well. There are many types of Indian sweat meats(ludoo, rusgula, gulab jamun), but out of all of them, my favorite is barfi. Barfi is traditionally made with boiled down milk, jaggery (home-made evaporate cane sugar), and ghee (clarified). Basically, this stuff is heavy, really heavy. If you can imagine what solidified poisonous deliciousness tastes like, thatā€™s barfi. So now, with my barfi, you can enjoy all the wonderful flavors of barfi, with none of the common side effects (brick feeling in your stomach, immediate sleepiness, general malaise, etc.). Enjoy this one!
a luscious chocolate nut cream
Sauter means “to jump” in French. Scientific research shows that deaden matter can not jump. In order “to jump”, apparently one has to be – alive.
Well, my attempt this week to make an Indian style dish ended up in a funk of different flavors that didnā€™t exactly please the palette. So after having a somewhat unpleasant lunch and getting inspired by an episode of Iron Chef, I decided to take a new direction and make some thing with a little Asian flavor. Iā€™ve always enjoyed simple, stir-fry dishes, because they really bring out the flavor of the vegetables, instead of masking them with all sorts of spices and sauces. Thatā€™s exactly the flavor I was going for with this dish, which has the added benefit of being ridiculously simple to make. For anyone who doesnā€™t have an hour to prepare dinner, Iā€™m sure this will be one of your new favorites.
not raw, but warming as can be, and ginger is strengthening for immune system even heated in tea.
To keep it “raw” it is fabulous as a room temperature steep too, and a pinch of cayenne would make it “feel” even warmer.