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PASSION PROJECT

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HEN WE WERE KIDS, we were always asked, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" My answer was a

whole array of things from ballerina to baker. After many years of trying to figure it out, I finally determined that a life of journalism was for me. Zardozi is a culmination of that dream. Our team has worked tirelessly devoting time we sometimes don’t even have to make this magazine a reality. We hope you love our second issue even more than the first. There are many Zardozi women out there that live their passion daily like the British model in this issue, to the many

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women we feature on our website weekly. And even though all their styles vary, one thing we all share is the desire to mix our South Asian culture with our Western surroundings.  Zardozi aims to bridge that gap by bringing you the latest on both sides of the fashion spectrum.  You will see that on our many pages from the Rang Report to Florals. Winter might be chilly, but there’s no reason to hibernate. Instead showcase bright hues to contrast the snowy skies.  Or brighten up a black and white outfit with the pretty accessories in our shopping section. But we aren’t just about style here at Zardozi. We want to tell interesting stories and bring you the latest news affecting South Asian women worldwide. Brown skinned beauties can be found in every corner of the globe and we want to reach out to as many as possible. Tell us what you think about our second issue by emailing us at editor@zardozimagazine.com!

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zardozi. | team

THE

ZARDOZI TEAM RINA CHANDARANA JOHN Editor-in-chief

ALISHA CHANDARANA SANGHERA Creative Director

YASMIN HAKIM Graphic Design Director BANGA STUDIOS, LAURA COLLINS, BRUNO DILEO, DWAYNE EVANS CHRIS GIANNINI Contributing Photographers BLAYRE ELLESTAD, ELLE & BE Contributing Cinematographers HUDA ALVI, LAURA COLLINS, MANJ GILL OF PLUTINO GROUP, TINA JHEETA, ZARDOZI EVENTS Contributing Stylists ASHA RAI, LISA VELLA Hair & Makeup ADVERTISING info@zardozimagazine.com COPYRIGHT Š Zardozi magazine, 2013. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted, the contents of this magazine are the copyrighted property of Zardozi magazine and may not be reproduced without permission. Zardozi magazine assumes no responsibility for any effects from errors or omissions.

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CONTENTS

12 WINTER TRENDS 46 A WALK IN THE From Mumbai to New York, the PARK latest trends in fashion and decor

60 FOREIGN AFFAIR

28 LE NOIR

48 BEAUTY

70 NINE TO FIVE

45 ICE BLUE

50 GOTHAM CITY JEWELS

76 SONAL SHAH

How to wear florals this winter

Fashion inspired by the hottest combo this season - black & white

The perfect dress to kick off the holiday party circuit this season

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South Asian beauty products we love plus the best eyeliners to create a sultry smoky eye

NYC is a mecca for exquisite jewelry including vintage Indian pieces and gorgeous gold baubles

English Model Eisha Acton shares her adventures living it up in the bustling city of Mumbai

Take your workspace from drab to fab with our office essentials and tips to elevate your space

Aspiring Indian American actress Sonal Shah shares her story on the reality of breaking into the business in Hollywood

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84 110

78 HOT OFF THE PRESS

105 CHIC PIECE

84 MY MOTHER'S CLOSET

106 SEEING RED

Inspiring stories affecting South Asian women you need to know

Raid her closet for vintage treasures to add classic style to your look

There's beauty in simplicity with this stunning nose ring

The retro red bindhi is making a major comeback

120 THE HOUSE GUEST

Prepare for an unforgettable soirĂŠe

130 THE COCKTAIL HOUR

Set the most stylish bar cart around with these fabulous finds

88 THE MAHARANI 110 SAY WHAT Dress like a modern day queen with elegant gowns, sumptuous furs, and decadent jewels

South Asian wedding traditions demystified

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Swatch Watch A look at the fabrics to wear this season

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Tweed

Houndstooth

Fur

Garden Variety


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Style Notes

BLACK & WHITE

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BOTTEGA VENETA

TARUN TAHILIANI

PRABAL GURUNG

ALBERTA FERRETTI

This season's looks are anything but dull

KEEP ME WARM

FIT FOR A QUEEN

FILM NOIR


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Rang (Colour) Report Here are some of the richest colours to heat us up in the brisk days ahead

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OPEN WORK HIGH HEEL LEATHER SANDAL ZARA, $100

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AGNELLE LONG LEATHER GLOVES FARFETCH, $173 STELLA MCCARTNEY OVERSIZED WOOL COAT

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purple passion Acai is rich and spicy

PITCHER Translucent Purple Hobnail Pitcher $155 www.apartment48.com SARI Varun Bahl Purple and Gold Chantilly Lace Sari $405 www.perniaspopupshop.com COAT Paul Smith Purple Long Felted Wool Overcoat $2,445 www.paulsmith.co.uk DECANTER Las Venus 1960s Empoli Decanter $450 www.abchome.com GLOVES Classic Colored Leather Gloves in Purple $35 www.ecessorized.com CLUTCH Alexander McQueen Classic Mink Fur Chain Skull-Clasp Clutch $3280 www.bergdorfgoodman.com

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pretty in pink

Bring a small splash of colour to winter’s dull days

CHANDELIER Marjorie Skouras Collection Annabelle Chandelier www.shopAD.net BANGLES Rosena Sammi Surasa Bangles $45 www.rosenasammi.com LIPSTICK MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick $15 www.maccosmetics.com EARRINGS Dannijo Valerie Earrings $260 www.shopbop.com BLAZER Topshop Floral Blazer www.topshop.com

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PHOTO: RAHUL DUTTA

grey glamour There’s nothing gloomy about this hue

GOWN Amit Aggarwal Lakme India Fashion Week 2013 PHOTO Gene Tierney VOTIVES Mumbai Votive Set $42 www.apartment48.com EYESHADOW Dark Grey Eyeshadow CHOLI Beaded Choli www.kalkifashion.com

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fiery heat

This red is bold and beautiful

WINTERIZE YOUR WARDROBE BY PAIRING STOCKINGS AND BOOTIES WITH MIDI SKIRTS.

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Step into style at the next holiday party in this crisp Bibhu Mohapatra dress

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A WALK IN THE PARK

TARUN TAHILIANI

PRETTY TOUGH NECKLACE ASOS, $44

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HONOR BLACK FLORAL PRINTED PANTS SHOP HARPER’S BAZAAR, $995


SABYASACHI

BINDYA WILD FLOWER SCARF I LOVE DESIGNER, $146

ISHARYA MODERN MAHARANI RING LUISVIAROMA, $263

TISHA SAKSENA

THE SKIES MAY BE GRAY AND SNOW DUSTING THE GROUND, BUT THESE FLORALS WILL KEEP YOUR DAYS SUNNY HEMANT AND NANDITA BLAZER PERNIA’S POP-UP SHOP, $299

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zardozi. | beauty TOFFEE TREAT: Hints of toffee and orchid create a soft and sexy scent.

GLITTER AND GLAM: Shimmery lips were the beauty focus at Dior’s Fall/ Winter shows.

PHOTO: SNOWKEI

brown beauty bag Zardozi keeps you looking pretty all day ECO DIVA: Reading the back of a cosmetic bottle can often be confusing because of the long list of chemicals. But this body serum is all natural and combines ingredients like tea and sweet orange for smooth skin.

MELLOW YELLOW: Canada’s Sohni provides an updated version of the vatna seen at weddings. This Vatna Skin Ritual tumeric mask includes mango, coconut, aloe, black pepper, ginger and lemongrass.

BITE ME: Instead of sipping on a glass of wine, perfect your pout with this chemical free lipstick from Bite Beauty. This lip pencil has the same amount of antioxidants as your vino.

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SPICE MARKET: Amchoor, Ratin Jot, and Anardana inspire this vibrant collection by Thakoon.


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MAC Fluidline Gel Liner in Waveline MAC, $16

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STILA Kajal Eye Liner Sephora, $18

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YVES SAINT LAURENT Waterproof Eye Pencil Sephora, $30

RIMMEL Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner Asos, $10

YOUR INNER EYE MUST HAVE

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Gotham CITY

A weekend trip to New York City uncovered some fancy finds


PHOTO: IVO JANSCH


zardozi. | shopping

GOLD rush Go for the gold with these polished pieces CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Baroque Crystal Bracelet, $50; Ann Taylor | Fallon Roswell Cluster Necklace, $550; Intermix | Crystal Cluster Stud Earrings, $68; Henri Bendel | Premium Four Row Stone Collar, $110; Topshop | Starburst Earring, $138; Elizabeth Cole | Floral Stone Ear Cuff, $38; BCBG | Kenenth Jay Lane Crystal Drop Earrings, $119; Saks Fifth Avenue

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zardozi. | shopping

make a ST

These alluring necklaces

STATEMENT NECKLACES Explore the shops of Koreatown to find similar stunners.You just have to do a bit of digging to find a "diamond" in the rough!

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TATEMENT

s will complete any outfit

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zardozi. | shopping

INDIAN treasures

You never know what you will find around the city

Pair these stunning cuffs with a saree

MADE IN INDIA Although these pretty pieces were found in Koreatown, they are all about desi glam.

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shopping | zardozi.

WATCH out NYC streets are jam packed with shops. Spend hours hopping from place to place, picking up the latest accessories.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT The Carrie Wrap Watch, $168; Henri Bendel | Fendi Watch, $950; Macy's | Marc by Marc Jacobs Baker 36.5 MM, $225; Marc Jacobs | Gold Gramercy Ring, $98; Kate Spade

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zardozi. | shopping

ELECTRIFY in blue This radiant piece would look fetching with winter whites

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TURQUOISE Don't be surprised to find quality pieces made with turquoise, semiprecious stones, gold and sterling silver at some of the shops in Koreatown.


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put a RING on it

Decorate your digits with these shimmering cocktail rings

LEFT TO RIGHT Studio Stardust Disco Ball Ring, $89; Kate Spade Noir Blue Cocktail Ring, $138; Henri Bendel Geo Cutout Ring, $6; Forever21

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zardozi. | woman

the foreign affair

British model Eisha Acton shares her adventures about life in Mumbai, her road to success and an encounter with a creepy crawly along the way

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zardozi. | woman

journey of a lifetime Eisha Acton uprooted her life in the UK and traveled thousands of miles to live her dream in India

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international model's LIFE Hair Daze

I booked a L’oreal shoot. At the casting I agreed I was open to subtle coloring and cutting. But I ended up spending eight hours in the salon a couple of days before the shoot. The day of the shoot consisted of three different looks: straight, big and bouncy, and crazy curls.

wardrobe change I just did a catalogue shoot which usually involves around 30 changes, which is stressful yet manageable. But this week there were 75 changes. I definitely beat my personal best! The wardrobe was a mixture of salwar kameez and nighties (long granny style).

casting call One was for Dabur energy tablets where I had to bounce a basketball and smile. Another was for an IPL (cricket) TV ad and another for Dabur Alma hair oil where I had to do gymnastics. I have also been auditioning for catwalk shows. My booker has got me an audition where I’ll have to recite a script in Hindi. Should be interesting, but worth a try.

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zardozi. | woman

Eisha will be sharing more of her model behavior with us on zardozimagazine.com

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woman | zardozi.

LIFE

as an off-duty model

IN MUMBAI

creepy crawlies I found a huge lizard residing in our kitchen. I couldn’t sleep that night and I am keeping my bedroom closed at all times in case he decides to relocate!

social butterfly Fortunately I have quite a few Indian friends out here in Mumbai, who I met in university in London. So on my free evenings I get taken out to some great places, like a Lebanese restaurant in Andheri West. Another friend recently took me to get some long-awaited sushi.

model behavior There’s quite a big population of foreign models here in my area. The other night my flatmates and I attended a model party at a club in Bandra. Models sure know how to party.

beauty treatment I wear acrylic nails and found a lovely spa/salon place to fill them in. So far so good, although they were a bit more expensive than in London.

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a spirited guide to style By Yasmin Hakim Fashion, decor, beauty & everything in between...


A P P R OA CH AB L E H O ME D E S I G N

LA URA COL L I N S design DECORATOR C O N SULTA N T ST Y LI ST

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Nine to Five Working from

home can be ultra glamorous

OFFICE FROM ANA ANTUNES HOME STYLING


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Inspiration Board

Get your creative juices flowing with a colourful bulletin board pinned with your some of your favorite things

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play your latest ations for a chic dio atmosphere and ource of constant piration

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Comfy Couch

Rather than the usual pair of chairs, seat your clients in a luxurious couch opposite your desk to put them at ease

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Office Essentials Styling your office is simple with a few key flourishes

Art Wall. Frame family photos, colourful art, and mirrors to decorate a blank office wall. Mix frames in complementary colours like black and gold to keep things uniform and add a touch of glam. 74

Top Bra

Brass Êtagères look grand while keeping things organized www.1stdibs.com


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Salvaged Storage. Use colourful shoe boxes to stash away receipts and other papers

Good Lighting Top off your office with a swanky chandelier. A gorgeous showstopper will be icing on the cake for a fabulous workspace. www.1stdibs.com

Look for vintage tea cups and sugar bowls to store knick knacks like paper clips

Crystal Clear. Lucite desk accessories minimalize visual space taken up on your desk, making it appear less cluttered www.seejanework.com

Chic Seat. Dress up your desk with a chippendale chair www.claytongrayhome.com 75


sonalunscripted... Scrubs actress Sonal Shah shares the ups and downs of life in Hollywood

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y name is Sonal and I am just a little brown girl trying to survive in Hollywood. Life here is crazy. Acting consumes my entire existence. I am usually doing something acting related because I love it. I have always been a performer and have strived to make people laugh, but I did not necessarily want to pursue acting as a career.


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“Life here has been glamorous, but also full of struggle.” I thought saying, “I want to be an actor” was like saying, “I want to be a quarterback” (I am actually pretty ripped). After majoring in theatre (yes, you can major in theatre and still be pre-med), I bought a car, packed it up, said bye to Wheaton, Illinois and drove across the nation all by myself. A week later, my agents sent me out on a Nickelodeon pilot seeking minority female improvisers. I almost booked it and got to improvise with Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) at the audition. After some time, I booked my biggest job — a series regular on a pilot for ABC Family. But it did not get picked up. Life here has been glamorous, but also full of struggle. I have been a waitress and scrubbed floors, but all of that has made me the person I am today. Eventually I auditioned for Scrubs. After three auditions, I never heard back. Then three months later I got a call from my agent telling me I was going to work on the show the next week. It was crazy, fun, nerve-wracking, emotional and amazing all at once. I ended up shooting eight episodes playing Dr. Sunny Dey in the show’s final season. I was pre-med in college so working on that show was a dream come true. I became overwhelmed with fear and insecurity. I did not get many auditions after that, but over the years I tested for seven network shows. Word on the street is that George Clooney tested for eleven before he booked ER, so I still have hope.

I am the queen of second place. I have almost gotten a role so many times. What this tells me is that I am on the right path. That is what keeps me going. I have no doubt that it is going to happen. That being said, believe you me, it’s not always sunny in Sonal-delphia. I definitely have days without hope. I have days (sometimes weeks) where I think it is never going to happen. One day, a person will stop me on the street to take a photo with me and the next day I will be that person’s waitress. This business is just plain weird. I think it is very important to stay grounded with a good sense of perspective. Nobody ever said life was easy. Most of my friends are having babies and I’m still a struggling artist. Every so often, I do crave stability. But, to be honest, my unstable life has also been so fun. Of course, my parents just want me to get married. I understand their concern. To be honest, I am even a little concerned about it myself. I will get married one day. I am just looking for someone amazing that sees my amazing. And I cry. Believe me, I cry. A lot. So why don’t I just move back? What keeps me here? The dream is what keeps me going. The biggest thing I have come to realize is that the journey itself IS the destination. When I arrived here many years ago, I was young, fresh, wide-eyed and a virgin. Too much information? I may or may not still be a virgin. That is for you to never find out. Follow Sonal on Twitter: @sonalbshah

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violence in the heavens Even the Gods aren’t spared from abuse in an ad campaign by Taproot and Save the Children India. The ad campaign aims to bring awareness to violence against women. Models were dressed to recreate old paintings of Goddesses like Laxmi , but their beauty was marked by black eyes and bleeding lips. The ads state that 68 per cent of Indian women are victims of domestic violence. “Tomorrow, it seems like no woman shall be spared. Not even the ones we pray to.” 78

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say what? A look at some wedding traditions that might leave you wondering . . . PHOTOGRAPHS BY BANGA STUDIOS


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Ring the Bells A Punjabi bride often wears dome shaped bells on her bangles. These are given to her by her friends and cousins as a sign to remember them after she goes off into married life. Sometimes coconut and fruit are tied into the bells. Long ago when the bride left home and traveled far with her new groom, it helped her stay nourished along the way.

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Rangoli The geometric, colourful designs are created for the maiyan. Afterwards the bride or groom’s mom clears the rangoli and puts her colored handprints on the house as a sign that a wedding is taking place there.

Hide and Seek

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The bride and groom’s families are usually ready for a little game of tug of war when it comes to the groom’s shoes. The game of stealing shoes helps to break the ice between the families and makes it just a bit harder for the groom to steal away his bride, unless he wants to leave barefoot. 114


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Dinner Time? The bride isn’t leaving food behind for her family when she throws rice behind her. This is a way of showing her good wishes for her parents.

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Bangles Punjabi brides wear red and white bangles. Although traditionally they should be kept on for a year, these days they keep them on for a month. The longer they are kept on, the less likely the new bride has to do any housework. Not a bad deal!

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Creating an unforgettable fĂŞte starts from the first invite, which sets the tone for an event your guests are sure to remember. Gourmet dishes, delectable desserts, personalized place-cards, a fabulous playlist and champagne infused signature cocktails add a hint of whimsy and leave your guests wondering how she does it. PHOTOGRAPHER CHRIS GIANNINI & LAURA COLLINS ART DIRECTOR ALISHA CHANDARANA SANGHERA STYLING ZARDOZI EVENTS & LAURA COLLINS DESIGN RECIPES & CUISINE GEETA MAINI


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Palette Warmers | Bhel Puri Chaat

Bhel puri In Mumbai and Jhaal Muri in Calcutta. Street vendors sell their snacks with pride; their carts piled high with the freshest ingredients. Often served in handmade banana leaf bowls or cones made from newspaper and relished as a snack, every morsel every nut.

Ingredients

¾ pkt bhel puri mix (available in-stores) ½ pkt crisp flat papris 2 potatoes, large, boiled and finely cubed 1 onion, medium, finely chopped Salt to taste Chilli powder to taste 2 tsp cumin powder, freshly roasted and ground ½ cup coriander chutney ¾ cup tamarind chutney ½ cup  spicy red skin peanuts ¼ cup  coriander, fresh, finely chopped

Directions • • • • •

Prepare one recipe of the peanuts and set aside In a bowl, add the bhel mix, the crisp flat puris and top up with the onions and potatoes Sprinkle generously with salt, some chilli powder and cumin powder When ready to serve, add the tamarind and coriander chutneys and mix well Top up with the peanuts and garnish with the coriander leaves

Serves 6 to 8 people

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The Main Course Fish and shellfish have gained popularity in mainstream South Asian cuisine. Along the coastal areas of India, from Mumbai to Goa, and then further south to Kerala and into Calcutta, seafood is the diet of the local people.

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The Dish | Coriander & Tamarind Shrimp

Succulent pink jewel like morsels are a great nibbler. The coriander and tamarind paste, blended in with the freshly roasted spices, delicately coats the shrimp, releasing a smoky flavour with subtle hints of tart and sweet. Garnished with a papadum crumble.

Ingredients

2 lbs shrimp, large, shell on, remove veins 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp coriander seeds, dry roasted and crushed coarsely 1 onion, large, sliced thinly 1 1/2 tsp garlic, fresh minced 1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin powder, fresh roasted 1 tsp green chillies, fresh minced 1/4 cup tamarind paste 1 tbsp brown sugar [optional]

Directions • • • • • • •

Wash shrimp under cold running water and set aside to drain In a shallow sauté pan heat the oil and butter on medium high heat Add the cumin and coriander seeds. Once they start to sizzle, add the onions and garlic. Reduce the heat to medium and saute until the onions are soft and slightly pink Add the fresh coriander, salt, cumin powder and green chillies. Stir until well mixed. Add the tamarind paste and stir until all the spices and ingredients are well blended Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp turn pink and are well coated with the sauce. About 8-10 minutes. • Adjust seasonings – if desired add the brown sugar for a sweet and sour flavour • Serve over a bed of Spicy Vegetable Couscous (recipe available at www.zardozimagazine.com) Serves 6 to 8 people

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Nightcap | Gajjar Halwa

A luscious dessert, just right for the sweet finale. Perfectly caramelized carrots with a topping of mixed nuts.

Ingredients

1 lb. carrots, about 8-10 11/2 cups homogenized milk 8 cardamom pods, whole 5 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) or butter 1/2 cup sugar, to taste 1-2 tbsp golden raisins (optional) 4 tbsp shelled, unsalted pistachios ¼ cup dried powder milk Whipped cream, optional

Prepare Ahead

• Peel and grate the carrots in the food processor • Crush the cardamoms, slightly • Coarsely chop the pistachios

Directions

• Put grated carrots, milk and cardamom pods in a heavy bottomed pan • Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally • Reduce the heat to medium low and cook stirring occasionally, until all the liquid has evaporated. The carrots should be of a thick consistency (takes about 25-30 minutes) and well coated with the thickened milk. • Add the butter or ghee to the carrot mixture. Stir and fry until the carrots are a rich reddish colour and have a nice sheen. About 15 minutes. Adjust the heat if necessary. • Add the dried milk powder to this mixture and cook for a further 5-10 minutes, stirring well • Now add the sugar, raisins and 2 tbsps of pistachios. Stir and fry for a further 2 minutes. Remove from heat immediately and set aside. • This halwa can be served warm with or without cream or with cardamom flavored custard or vanilla ice cream • Garnish with the remaining chopped pistachios Serves 8 to 10 people

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Delight your guests with a fashionable twist on the everyday cocktail bar PHOTOGRAPHERS CHRIS GIANNINI & LAURA COLLINS ART DIRECTOR ALISHA CHANDARANA SANGHERA STYLING ZARDOZI EVENTS & LAURA COLLINS DESIGN


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