Category: Recipes

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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...

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Cocktail snack – Potato Balls

Start your party off with this simple and perfect appetizer!! No fancy ingredients- pretty simple and easy to make. Boiled and mashed potatoes are combined with poha (flattened rice), paneer and spices to prepare these irresistibly delicious cocktail snacks. A crowd pleaser recipe which will garnish you praises at your next dinner.  Poha – flattened rice is soaked in water till its soft. Strain it...

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Healthy Sprout Salad

This simple and healthy salad is loaded with moong dal sprouts,crunchy  cucumber,vibrant tomatoes, zesty lime juice and tangy chaat masala. I usually make this salad as an appetizer for my dinner parties. With every bite you will feel the flavors of veggies exploding in your mouth. To make this salad moong dal is kept in hot place for sprouting.The whole process...

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Katori Chaat Recipe

Need an appetizer or snack for a party, try Katori chaat or Tokri chaat!!  ‘Katori or tokri’ refers to a bowl or canopies which are filled with potatoes and chutneys and ‘chaat’ is the term used for savory Indian street snacks. No doubt making the fried version of katoris seem like a daunting task but the end product is D-licious. These crunchy savory bowls...

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Pithi wala Paratha

Peethi or pithi is a urad dal mixture sauteed with onions, gram dal flour and spices. This versatile mixture can be used to make pithi ki roti, puri or even kachoori – a savory street snack. This masala tastes exactly like the one that is stuffed in kachooris and is very spicy but I prefer to keep my spices on the...

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Moong Dal ka Halwa

Another rich yet lip smacking winter dessert of Rajasthan. Desserts after a meal always has a special place in Indian cuisine. So to complete a perfect meal try out this royal halwa – every spoon you eat you crave for more, it tastes so divine. This distinctively Rajasthani Moong dal ka halwa is prepared with moong dal simmered in milk and...

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Eggless cake

Tested and tried egg-less cake recipe. A perfect teatime cake which is super moist and has the right amount of sweetness. Have been baking this cake since my Home science days and every time its a WINNER! This easy to follow cake recipe is made with ingredients right off your pantry. Instead of using the regular all purpose flour (maida) I...

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Chicken Keema Recipe

Keema/Kheema is a flavorful dish prepared with minced mutton which is sautéed in onions and seasoned with aromatic spices. I have improvised this recipe and switched it with Chicken. Both chicken and mutton are a great source of protein but my decision to make the switch was because of the calorie content. Chicken is lower in calories as compared to...

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Fettuccine Chicken Pasta

Fettuccine pasta tossed in creamy alfredo sauce -topped with caramelized onions and barbecue chicken is “lick-the -plate” kind of recipe. It’s one another delicious meal which your family will thank you for. Chicken is marinated in barbecue sauce and soy sauce and kept for 2-3 hours as it will tenderize the chicken and give it an extra boost of flavor. I...

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Missi Puri recipe

Puffed up deep fried golden Indian bread. Puris or Pooris are unleavened Indian bread usually prepared with wheat flour. Puri is enjoyed by every age group and especially among kids it’s a must – have – everyday – meal. Missi puri is a traveler’s delight – till date whenever I am travelling I take along missi puri with me. Firstly,...

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Veggie Pasta Salad

Today we bring you a very colorful, delicious and healthy salad, chock-full of great flavors and texture. This is an adapted recipe from one of my favorite restaurants. Rotini pasta tossed with colorful veggies is a  great pallet of flavors. Toasted pinenuts (Chilgoze or neze) add a nice touch to this recipe not only it adds a nutty flavor it...

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Baked Potato boats

Baked potato boats – simple yet flavorful and delicious dish. Baked potatoes are scooped, filled with red bell pepper, green onions and generously topped with shredded cheese. Baking time for potatoes in a microwave may vary depending on the size of the potato and temperature setting of your microwave; you may need to extend or lessen your baking time. My...

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Churma or Choorma recipe

Churma is a great accompaniment to the trio dish DAL, BAATI CHURMA. Prepared with wheat dough balls which are baked in oven and then reduced to crumbs to make this scrumptious sweet. Ghee is added in abundance to all the Rajasthani dishes and Churma is no exception at all. More the ghee the softer the Churma turns out to be....

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Rajasthani Baati and how to eat Baati

Rajasthan is a land of rich foods and specialty desserts. A visit to this place is never complete without one tasting its rich and flavorful staple meal – Dal Baati Churma. Where Dal is – Mixed lentils cooked with spices, BAATI – Wheat dough balls cooked in oven or toaster and CHURMA/CHOORMA- Baatis are crushed and cooked in ghee and sugar; is...

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Dal Baati OR Baati Dal

Today I bring you a popular and signature dish of Rajasthan – DAL BAATI, CHURMA relished and enjoyed by all. Rajasthan means – “Abode of Kings” and the food of Rajasthan is colorful, has rich flavors, exotic aroma and ghee is used generously while preparing and serving a meal. Dal baati is a- must- have- once- a- month- meal for my family. Visited...

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Kulcha recipe

Kulchas are soft and fluffy Indian bread very similar to naan – the only difference is the way they are cooked. Naans are traditionally cooked in Tandoor whereas Kulchas are cooked over a griddle/tawa. In this recipe I have used homemade self rising flour to make my kulchas – the results are impressive. Self rising flour has baking powder and...

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Coconut Chutney

Coconut chutney- a perfect accompaniment to South Indian delicacies. In this recipe I have used freshly grated coconut to prepare this chutney but one can always substitute unsweetened desiccated coconut for the fresh one. All you have to do is simply soak desiccated coconut in milk for a while till the coconut becomes soft and then proceed with rest of...