Meyer Lemon Bars

Meyer Lemon Bars

Meyer Lemon Bars

Saturday we enjoyed a small Holi celebration at my sister-in-law’s. My husband and Didi decided to make tofu matar (I’ll be honest, I really missed the paneer in this one), brussels sprout and sweet potato hash, pooris, and friends brought a Marathi favorite- pooran poli. We were thinking of making kheer again for dessert, but we had recently had it. I remembered Didi had bought some beautiful meyer lemons, so I volunteered to make lemon bars. I had never made lemon bars before, and as I began to frantically Google recipes, I was nervous I was in over my head. While baking, I did have a sad moment when I thought I burned the bars and ruined everything. (I was like a depressed, nervous puppy for about 30 minutes as the bars cooled.) Luckily, the lemon bars were not burned and were pretty delicious in my opinion (I ate half the pan). Continue reading

Seviyan Kheer (Sweet Vermicelli Pudding)

Seviyan Kheer

Seviyan Kheer

Happy Holi! Before I met my husband, I only knew Holi as a festival of colors where everyone throws colored chalk at each other. ┬áToday, I learned it’s a celebration of winter ending and spring beginning (maybe in India the winter is ending…), and it’s very traditional to make something sweet. So, I made seviyan kheer for the first time. Rice and tapioca puddings have long been a favorite of mine, but my husband recently introduced me to seviyan kheer- a pudding that uses tiny vermicelli noodles in place of rice or tapioca. It’s delicious and worth trying if you love pudding as much as I do! Continue reading