High level officials of Pakistan and India are meeting today ahead of the Cricket World Cup match where the two countries will face off with both Prime Ministers in attendance. As the peace talks seem to be gaining traction let’s take an evening to enjoy the culture of these neighbors and prepare a Falooda for your next sporting celebration.
Prepare your Falooda for the post-match celebration
Beef Curry with Basmati Rice – No curry paste here… mix from scratch way to learn to build a curry.
Masala Roasted Chicken Kurma – Tomato gravy with raisins, nuts, and herbs.
Kerala Fish Biryani – Curry leaves and Fish Masala powder can be found at asian and middle eastern markets or online. Great recipe for building a pantry that can make a continent worth of recipes.
Dahi Baray – Daal fritters soaked in yogurt and garnished with your choice of chutney and masala.
Phool Gobhi Salad – Cabbage, carrot, and peanuts.
Raita – Yogurt and vegetable salad sometimes used as a condiment.
Gulab Jamun – Sweet fried balls milk balls in cardamom and rose-water syrup.
Falooda – Ice cream float with optional jello cubes and fruit… but also contains pasta… a must try!
Air force on alert as India gears up for mother of all matches (Guardian)
India, Pakistan in talks ahead of ‘cricket diplomacy’ summit (CNN)
Hope cricket can bring India and Pakistan closer: Lorgat (Hindustan Times)
EDITORIAL: Cricket mania and borderline hysteria (Daily Times)
(Falooda image taken by Ashwin Kumar and used by Creative Commons)