Fabulous Food Finds 2

I have really enjoyed reading all the posts describing festival food and learning about the traditions associated with Vinayaka Chathurthi. I’d like to say thank you for sharing and wish the very best to all who are celebrating.

For me, this weekend was supposed to consist of cleaning the cellar. Instead, on the spur of the moment, I took my daughter and her friend to New York City for a Broadway show. We spent a fun couple of hours Saturday afternoon enjoying the sights and sounds of Times Square before taking in the matinee.

When we got back Saturday evening I put some beans to soak, so I did manage to do a little cooking today.

soaked urad dal and rajma
soaked urad dal and rajma

I wanted to make Aparna’s Dal Makhni — not only because it sounded wonderful, but because up till now I have had the same experience she described: “with a potful of brown water and dive through to find some black dal at the bottom”.
I did not really alter the recipe, but I did reduce the butter just a little to 2 TB.
I was still thrilled with the outcome.

aparna's dal makhni
Aparna’s delicious dal makhni


tadka for curd rice
tadka for curd rice

Since I finally made a decent batch of yogurt, I also really wanted to try Vineela’s Dadhojanam (Curd Rice). Once again, I did not alter the recipe other than to add some bottled chili paste, as I had no fresh. This was a totally new dish for me and it was thoroughly enjoyed.

vineela's dadhojanam (curd rice)
cool and refreshing — Vineela’s dadhojanam (curd rice)

Thanks, Aparna and Vineela 🙂


  1. Good one linda..your pictues look simply great..we also had a plan to visit NYC this saturday but due to the festival preparation had to drop it..may be next weekend (supposed to be a long weekend na..) we may plan a trip to NYC..Happy vinayaka chathurthi linda..

    Thank you, Sudah 🙂 I hope you get to make your trip to NYC soon!

  2. vineela said

    thanks for sharing the dal makhni and curd rice ,linda
    Nice to hear that you enjoyed your weekend .

    Thanks Vineela — your curd rice was really delicious.

  3. Arjuna said

    Wow Linda looks like you are on a roll!! Everything looks absolutely delicious!

    Thank you, Arjuna — having alot of fun trying all these new recipes 🙂

  4. shynee said

    Hmm…very lively snaps indeed!!…

    Thanks, Shynee 🙂

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