From Indian Regional Classics by Julie Sahni.
This is the most aromatic and fragrant of all Indian spice blends. Used throughout North India in all types of dishes — from appetizers and soups to yogurt salad and main courses — this blend is indispensable to Moghul and North Indian cooking. It is widely available, but the homemade version is more fragrant and, of course, fresher.
I have always loved butter tarts and this recipe from Food that Really Schmecks is my absolute favourite. The pastry crust recipe is from the bottom of the shortening box. It only works if you make the whole batch up at once but it refrigerates and freezes well! I use this pastry crust in all my pies, whether it's butter tarts or lattice crust apple pie, or tourtieres.
My brother got this recipe from his best friend's mother when he was a teenager, passed it on to me when I was in my 20s, and it has been a favourite ever since. Even my kids like it, if I omit the peppers.