Ultimate Kedgeree

Ingredients For the crisp onions 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil 2medium onions , halved and very thinly sliced For the kedgeree 350g undyed smoked haddock 175g lightly smoked salmon fillet 1 dried red chilli (Angela used Kashmiri) ½ full-fat milk 3 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil 1medium onion , chopped about 14 fresh or freeze-dried curry leaves 4 cardamom pods , split 1 cinnamon stick , broken into pieces 280g basmati rice ½ tsp turmeric 50g butter 2 eggs handful of coriander leaves and some lime wedges, … Continue reading Ultimate Kedgeree

James Cox Indian Statue Facebook Scammer

BY PAUL GANESH India is rife with scammers. Unfortunately the country is getting a reputation across the US and Europe in particular for housing boiler room scams, rip-off merchants and now Facebook Marketplace frauds. This used to be the territory of Nigeria. It is way beyond time that the police forces of India cracked down on these scams which give real business heralding from India … Continue reading James Cox Indian Statue Facebook Scammer

Madhvi Parekh

BY CSMI STAFF WRITER One of India’s most celebrated modern artists, self-taught painter and printmaker Madhvi Parekh creates joyful scenes of rural life incorporating folk stories, local legends, and childhood memories. Inspired by Paul Klee and Joan Miró, her paintings have a surreal, dreamlike quality. The New Delhi–based artist began painting in the 1960s with encouragement from her husband, artist Manu Parekh. They are the … Continue reading Madhvi Parekh


Ingredients For the pastry 275g flour 35g ghee, melted and cooled sunflower oil, for kneading and deep-frying For the filling 1 litre whole milk (we used Jersey milk) 125g caster sugar 200g frozen grated coconut, defrosted 50g blanched almonds, finely chopped 50g raisins ½ tsp ground cardamom ¼ tsp grated nutmeg Method STEP 1 First, make the filling. Pour the milk into a pan set over a medium heat and boil for about 25-30 mins until reduced to a … Continue reading Gujiya

My Happiness is in Prayer

“Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds”, Allah will say, “My slave has praised Me.” When the slave says, “Most Gracious, Most Merciful”, Allah will say, “My slave has lauded Me.” When the slave says, “Master of the Day of Judgment”, Allah will say, “My slave has glorified Me.” When the slave says, “Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we … Continue reading My Happiness is in Prayer


Ingredients 2 tbsp sunflower oil 1 tsp nigella seeds thumb-sized piece ginger , grated 2 garlic cloves , grated 200g pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1-2cm cubes 200g cabbage , chopped (sweetheart or pointed cabbage works well) 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp chilli flakes 2 tsp lime juice dhal , chutney and rice or roti to serve (optional) Method STEP 1 Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the nigella seeds. … Continue reading Sabzi

Prayer for Healing

Maha Mrityunjaya mantra has been proved to be healing and life-saving since ages in Hinduism. This mantra should be chanted with Yagya or Hawan which purifies your inner self and air of all the unwanted germs and energies. It is called the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-Conquering mantra. Aum Haum Juum Sah. Aum Bhuurbhuvah Svah. Aum Tryam‍bakam Yajaamahe, Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvaarukamiva ban‍dhanaan, Mrit‍yurmokshiya Maamrataat. … Continue reading Prayer for Healing