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Baingan kachri Recipe

Remember this one – Baingan kachri recipe meaning Eggplant slices. I am so excited to share this family recipe with all of you today. Just like Baghare baigan, this dish too is full of flavor and it’s the ULTIMATE eggplant recipe. Chick flour (besan) coated baby eggplant slices are cooked in a...

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Tinda Masala Recipe

Tinde or Tinday also known as apple gourd is a vegetable that is cooked in almost every Indian household. Because of its appearance not many people relish this one. I have to admit that as a kid I too was in the same boat –...

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Eggless Butterscotch Cupcakes

Hope you all are having a great weekend. Weekend for me is all about organizing myself for the next week and outdoor activities. In between all this, my kids planned a play date and by the evening I will be playing host to 7 young boys....

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Tropical Smoothie Recipe

Nothing can beat a chilled glass of fruit smoothie on a hot summer day. If you love strawberries and mangoes then try out this delicious and nutritious fruit smoothie that can be ready in minutes. A perfect smoothie that’s healthy and can be enjoyed guilt free. Prepared...

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Veggie Rawa Upma

A delicious and nutritious breakfast recipe that is easy to make and extremely healthy too. Veggie Rawa Upma prepared with semolina and fresh veggies is a one – pot vegan breakfast that can be prepared in 20 minutes and is loaded with flavor. It’s a very basic...

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Green Chutney for chaats

The name itself describes this recipe – Green Chutney for chaats. Indian chaats and savory snacks are incomplete without this flavorful, tangy & delicious chutney. Cilantro- mint leaves combined with spices creates a lip smacking and a perfect dip. Best part no cook time required and can...

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Papad Katori Chaat

If you think I am pretty constantly obsessed with making katoris (as an appetizer), then you are right! Whether be bread katoris, phyllo bowls, cone chaat, macaroni cups,  katori chaat , roti cones– I love to try my hands on all types of katoris, fancy, yummy and...

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No cook homemade Pistachio Icecream

Looking for a easy, refreshing and no-bake ice cream? Then you have landed at the right place. This frozen pistachio ice cream has fresh homemade whipped cream combined with pistachios and condensed milk. A perfect make ahead dessert!  In this recipe, ICE CREAM MACHINE IS NOT NEEDED –...

Cooking Basics

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Homemade Whipped Cream

Whether be a cold coffee or a warm cake right out of the oven, everyone loves a dollop of whipped cream on top. I myself enjoy whipped cream as a topping on my desserts and have prepared recipes using whipped cream.  But recently while working on a...

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Homemade Szechuan Sauce recipe

A quick and easy vegetarian sauce that can convert an ordinary meal into a restaurant style dinner – hot and spicy homemade szechuan Sauce recipe (Schezwan sauce or Sichuan sauce ). In mood to have something quick and spicy tonight, but no szechuan sauce on...

Tips & Tricks

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Mess -free kulfi

Enjoy Kulfi, ice creams or popsicle mess free. Place a cupcake liner underneath your dessert to avoid drippings. All drippings will fall in the cupcake liner and once done toss everything in the trash. Voila.. no more sticky hands  

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Blueberry Cake Tip

Blueberries have a tendency to sink to the bottom of the cake. BUT WHY DO MY BLUEBERRIES SINK? Answer is simple .. GRAVITY. Anything additional added to a cake whether be chocolate chip, blueberries, or any other berries or nuts they will sink to the...

Festivals of India

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Indian festival Calendar – 2015

Indian Festival Calendar 2015 – Rich in it’s cultural inheritance, festivals are an essential part of our Indian community.They reflect the diversity of celebrations in a multi-cultural, multi- religion nation which values sentiments, respects traditions and fosters community living. Indian festivals are so vast in number and...

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Lohri – Harvest Festival

Lohri – Harvest Festival – of Punjab and Haryana is also referred as the bonfire festival. Huge bonfires are lit to thanks the God for abundant crops. WHEN IS LOHRI CELEBRATED? Lohri – Harvest Festival is celebrated on 13th of January during the month of Paush...

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Makar Sankranti – Harvest festival

Makar Sankranti marks the end of cold winter days and beginning of warm and longer days for the harvest season. WHEN IS MAKAR SANKRANTI CELEBRATED? This festival is celebrated on 14th of January in the month of Magha when the sun passes through the winter solstice,...

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Pongal – Harvest Festival

In Tamil Nadu- Sankranti is known by the name of ‘Pongal’. It is the most popular harvest festival to the farmers of South India. Pongal festival lasts for four days. FIRST DAY IS BHOGI/BOGI Observed as the cleaning day where houses are cleaned, painted and decorated with...