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Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Fruits, missions, Salad | 90 comments

Algerian Fruit Medley (Chalda Fakya)

Algerian Fruit Medley (Chalda Fakya)

We are in the second ‘A’ country and it is: Algeria. Yay!! This country has been in mind lately.Thanks to Noel Piper talking about Lilias Trotter in her book “Faithful Women and their Extraordinary God.” As I continue to research on Algeria, one people group which I never knew until know is sticking out to me: Berbers of Algeria. ‘Berbers’, this name was given by early Romans who came to the country centuries ago, to the native Algerians of that time. Berbers have been historically nomads and preferred themselves to be called “Imazighen” (Free people).Islam is the religion of the land however Christianity had blossomed here centuries ago. Berbers have identified themselves with Islam, old rooted tradition as well as Christianity over the time. Many Kabyle Berbers are seeking Christ today. Pray that Christ will reveal Himself to Kabyle Berbers. Pray that Bible will be accessible to them in their language. Pray those evangelists who are reaching to this people group will be strengthening. As i was looking for...

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Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Dessert, Frozen dessert, Fruits, Indian | 1 comment

Amarkhand

Amarkhand

Couple of days back,i bought mangoes.There weren’t many varieties available,so i got only few.My kids loved just the sliced mangoes.Then i was thinking what else i can do with it?So i thought of ‘Amarkhand’. ‘Amar’ is derived here from Sanskrit ‘Amre’ which means Mango.Amarkhand is thick chilled dessert made with mango pulp and very very thick yogurt.Two of my kids favorites.It was win-win. Traditionally,in order to make Amarkhand,yogurt or curd,as we call it in Indian english,is hung for hours so  the water drains out.Here i have luxury to use Greek strained yogurt.I use ‘Fage’.Did you notice,we are told how to pronounce it?I like that little detail.Comes from the person,who has heard many version of her name 🙂 Now,the pulp.I didn’t make it.I bought the sweetened canned pulp.I have hard time finding  great tasting,reasonably priced mangoes here like we do India during summer.By all means, go ahead and make your own pulp,if you so desire :-). My kids like the frozen treats.So i froze some of the Amarkhand for them to slurp...

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Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Dessert, Fruits | 0 comments

Peach Crisp

Peach Crisp

My hubby and I celebrated our anniversary recently.It was busy week day with school, work, game all in same 24 hrs, so we decided to postpone the date night but that doesn’t mean postponing yummy foods.I prepared both of ours  favorite  dishes of Indian and American flares.  Chicken Tikka Masala by simmering grilled Chicken Tikka Kabab in blend of spices for depth of flavor along with Veggie Biriyani, finished with  Peach Crisp,very American fruity  dessert.Peach also happens to be my hubby’s favorite fruit in dessert. Now a thing or two about peaches and me.I didn’t know about peaches until of course as you guessed, I came here.Texas is famous for its peaches.Warm climate here produces some of the tastiest and sweetest peaches.I tasted peaches for the first time,while having dinner  at my mother-in-law’s dinner table,very first time.Lot of firsts ha !Yes I was introduced to peach cobbler that day…I didn’t quite understand what I was eating for dessert,never heard of anything edible called ‘cobbler’ before..hmmmmm..i thought the names they name their dishes here..but oh how...

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Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Celebration, Condiments, Fruits | 0 comments

Fruit Salsa with Bunuelos

Fruit Salsa with Bunuelos

Fruit Salsa also happens to be another snack item which I had a chance to taste at Ladies Fellowship.My friend Emily had brought it.I tasted  it and I liked it but didn’t had the chance to make it.To me Fruit salsa is also a good way to eat fruits which I do not like by itself.Apple,Pear,Grapes etc also happen to be  in that category of  fruits for me.I know crazy.             With Superbowl approaching, I thought this would be nice little sweet appetizer to go along.I googled and came across this Fruit Salsa Tips. I based my fruit salsa using the tips here.I selected the hardy fruits,which doesn’t get mushy  as it sits for couple of hours.This is what I added in mine. PrintFruit Salsa with Bunuelos Ingredients1 Apple 2 Pears 1/2 of Medium size Pineapple 2 Plums 8-10 Medium Size Strawberry 1/2 Lime Juice 1 Tbl-1.5 Tbl Honey 1-2 Tbl Powder SugarInstructionsWash and cut all the fruits in very tiny size pieces.I peeled the...

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