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Chatpati Cone Chaat Recipe

A savory snack made with the combination of tangy chutneys and potato balls. While doing my grocery shopping I came across sweet cream roll in the frozen section and thought of giving it a try but with a twist – savory cone snack. By that time I had no idea what the stuffing would be and how it will end...

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Kadai Paneer Recipe

Today’s dish is one of my favorites, Kadai Paneer – a most popular dish often ordered at a restaurant. Paneer cubes sauteed with vibrantly fresh green- red capsicum- tossed in tomato puree and perfectly seasoned with aromatic spices is a perfect combination of veggies and spices,all perfectly suited for one another!  In this recipe I have used both red and green capsicum but...

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Falafel stuffed in Pita pockets

It’s raining tonight and my taste buds are craving for some Greek food today – what could be better than Falafel in Pita bread pockets! Yum. Falafel is traditionally a Middle Eastern food where fried Garbanzo beans fritters is served with cucumber- yogurt sauce (tzatziki sauce). For this recipe garbanzo beans (safed chole) are soaked overnight and then boiled till tender. Do not overcook the...

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How to make pita bread/pockets

Homemade pita bread recipe is made with whole wheat flour and are very soft. A great make ahead recipe which is prepared with regular wheat flour combined with yeast and milk and formed into soft dough. Let the dough rise covered for about 2-3 hours. It will almost double in size. Below I have shown two versions of pita bread one...

Cooking Basics


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Make Bati without oven/Tandoor

I have been asked many times – How can we cook Baati/Bati without oven or tandoor ? In my earlier recipe I have shown baati being cooked in the oven but today let’s learn how baati can be cooked without oven. It’s very simple – the trick to a perfect baati is the heat. Gas mark should be on MEDIUM LOW...

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How to make pita bread/pockets

Homemade pita bread recipe is made with whole wheat flour and are very soft. A great make ahead recipe which is prepared with regular wheat flour combined with yeast and milk and formed into soft dough. Let the dough rise covered for about 2-3 hours. It will almost double in size. Below I have shown two versions of pita bread one...

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How to remove seeds and pulp from tomatoes

Recipe calls for a pulp free tomato – but how to do it? Follow 5 easy steps below and you can get rid of tomato pulp and seeds, but don’t throw them – use them to cook vegetables.Tomato contains a lot of liquid and this liquid could mess up a recipe like a salad, raita or chaat. Removing seeds and jelly-like pulp...

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How to make Sprouts

Sprouted grains are a great way of enjoying beans. Not only they are easy to make they are super nutritious and healthy. The whole process take 5 days to reach the desired 1/4 inch of sprouted beans. Also the climatic conditions play a vital role in the whole sprouting process. In warm and humid months moong dal just takes 2-3...

Tips & Tricks


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Fluffy Puris

For fluffy puris – While kneading the dough adjust the amount of water with 2 tablespoon of milk. For example – if the dough requires 1 cup of water adjust it – minus 2 tablespoon of water from 1 cup and add 2 tablespoon of milk.  

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Paintbrush magic

A dry paintbrush or a make up brush on hand can be very helpful. Use it to dust cook-top and burners, dust frames, blinds and small areas and grooves where dust gets trapped.

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Kitchen sponge

Overnight soaking in liquid household bleach will rid a kitchen sponge of odors and remove any food stains at the same time.

Festivals of India


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Lohri – Harvest Festival

The 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? It is celebrated on 13th of January during the month of Paush or Magh, a day before Makar Sankranti. This festival marks the departure of the winter season and onset of spring. This...

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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, from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. According to the Hindu astronomy...

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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 Kolam designs.  Their doorways are adorned with strings of Mango leaves and plaited Coconut leaves. They collect...

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Basant Panchami – Festival of Spring

The name itself signifies the festival BASANT/VASANT which means SPRING and PANCHAMI means FIFTH i.e. The fifth day of Spring. WHEN IS BASANT PANCHAMI CELEBRATED ? It Falls on Panchami of the Sukal Paksh ( Waxing moon) in the month of February. It is celebrated with gaiety and festivity to mark the end of the winter. The festive color is yellow or mustard which...