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Sweet and Sour Honey Lemon Paneer

Today’s dinner recipe needs no explanation, the name says it all. A wonderful recipe where crispy paneer strips are tossed in a sweet and sour honey-lemon sauce… easy, mouthwatering & full of flavor recipe!! Vegan lovers can substitute paneer with tofu. Paneer is pretty bland on it’s own and has no taste at...

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Cherry Topped Cookies

Last week while standing in a grocery line, a pocket sized cookie book on the book stand grabbed my attention. It was a pic of these cherry topped shortbread cookies drizzled with warm melted chocolate…yumm!! I scanned the ingredients in my mind, came home and started working...

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Spicy Paneer Sandwich

Paneer or Indian cottage cheese is a versatile ingredient and adds charm to any recipe whether be savory or sweet. It’s an all- time favorite food and my kids relish paneer in any form. Kids are headed home from playfields and will be looking for munchies that taste insanely...

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Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes

There is nothing more indulgent that a rich and velvety Red velvet cupcakes. They are so moist and rich in flavor that no one can guess that these light and delicious cupcakes are EGG- LESS!! That was my friend’s opinion when I shared these cupcakes with...

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Chana Dal Seekh Kebab

These super yummy and flavorful kebabs were on my to-cook list for quite some time, and I have no idea what took me so long to publish this easy and simple Chana dal seekh kebab recipe. Mixed lentils and veggies combined together give these seekh kebabs a wonderful mix of...

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Ragda Patties

Another addition to my love for Indian street food- Ragda Patties or pattices. Besides Vada pav and pav bhaji this is yet another Mumbai delicacy that I relish a lot. It’s a lip- smacking one-pot street food where potato cutlets are topped with dried peas chaat and...

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Paneer Shashlik

Thinking for cooking something different tonight for your family besides the traditional dal and rice, then this is a perfect meal for you. Presenting you a delicious and hearty meal – paneer shashlik with rice. Marinated paneer cubes grilled to-perfection are super simple to make. Serve it over...

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Coconut Ladoo

If you are looking for a last minute sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi then try out these yummy and mouthwatering coconut ladoos. A beginner’s recipe that can be prepared in just 15 minutes. Quick and easy ladoos that are made with mawa, unsweetened desiccated coconut and condensed milk....

Cooking Basics

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How to make ghee in slow cooker

Ghee is an essential part of Indian cooking and is used in almost everything from sweet to savory. Ghee is a term used for “pure butter fat” or “sudh makhan”. But for me G – Ghee is , H- Heaven sent, E- Extraordinary, E – Elixir (medicinal potion). Butter prepared from the milk...

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Homemade Instant Uttapam Mix

Uttapam is always on my menu planner as a favorite morning breakfast. But going through the process of soaking rice, urad dal and then fermenting it sounds like too much work to me. No doubt that is the most authentic way of preparing yummy uttapams,...

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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Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi is the festival celebrated in honor of Lord Ganesha. A Hindu festival that marks the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha and therefore this day is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi. WHEN IS GANESH CHATURTHI FESTIVAL CELEBRATED? Ganesh Chaturthi is observed during the Hindu...

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How to make Ganeshji Idol at home for Ganesh Chaturthi

Follow the step by step method below to make Eco friendly Ganeshji Idol at home. These pictures are from last year and I had used natural clay to make my Ganeshji. Natural clay can be bought from any ceramic supply or pottery store. Why use...

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Krishna Janmashtami also known as Krishnashtami or Gokulashtami is a festival dedicated to Lord Shri Krishna and this festival celebrates his birth. Among the Dashavtar, Lord Krishna is the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is considered the most popular avatar. WHEN IS JANMASHTAMI CELEBRATED? In India, birth of Lord Krishna...

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How to make Janmashtami Jhula at home

Step by step process on how to make Janmashtami Jhula at home. This Janmashtami prepare Krishna Jhoola with things lying around the house. Do you have some basket or a holder lying around in the house? If so, then you in luck. Get hold of...