Category: Recipes

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Baked Zucchini Fries

Baked Zucchini Fries – Crispy, tasty, super easy and above all a vegetarian recipe. An interesting twist to a so- called boring vegetable. Sliced Zucchini is dipped in thin dough, coated with seasoned breadcrumbs and baked to perfection!! On the dinner table it’s always a unanimous call – TORI…SERIOUSLY MOM, WHO EATS THAT!! and I am like – I do, I...

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Gajar ka Halwa

A sweet Indian pudding prepared with milk, sugar and carrots. Gajar ka halwa also referred to as Gajrela is traditionally prepared by boiling milk and carrots together to a point where milk is 80% reduced and then ghee is generously added. Unlike other halwas this particular halwa- Gajrela takes you down the memory lane – when mom cooked this halwa, it’s...

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Kurkuri Bhindi

Craving for something crunchy – munchy today. How about chatpati Kurkuri Bhindi – deep fried okra sprinkled with tangy chaat masala.Okra is de-seeded, cut into thin strips, coated with gram flour and later deep fried to attain this crunchy texture. It’s my family’s all time favorite snack and a hit at my dinner parties. Believe me, before you know it, this lip smacking kurkuri bhindi will disappear...

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Instant Khaman Dhokla

Instant Khaman Dhokla – a nutritious and irresistible Gujarati snack. Khaman Dhokla is prepared with gram flour, mixed with spices and steamed till its soft and fluffy. Beating the batter is the main trick to a fluffy khaman.Like in cakes the more you beat the more air is incorporated in the batter, same trick works for khaman too.Before adding Eno or...

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Motichoor Ladoo

Motichoor Ladoo an Indian festive sweet that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Small pearl size boondi balls are fried and later dipped in sugar syrup to form this delicious delight. Vision that everyone gets in their mind when they think of Motichoor ladoos is of these rich orange shaped balls.  Boondi for ladoos is always fried in ghee...

Chana dal pulao recipe 0

Chana Dal Pulao

Lunch hour and all I can think about is a one pot meal recipe. Something Rice-y, nutritious and quick to prepare- Chana dal pulao. Rice combined with chana dal and spices is a most delicious combination of delicate flavors and textures. Though the recipe time states 3 HOURS but if you have little time on hand you can speed up the process...

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Margherita sandwich recipe

Sunday night- no desire to cook but in mood to have something light and simple. How about some classic Margherita sandwiches…YUM…YUM..YUM!! Made with just 4 simple ingredients and super easy to make – UNDER 30 MINUTE RECIPE AND VEGETARIAN RECIPE…YAY!! Adapted this recipe from the classic Margherita pizza recipe and swapped the pizza crust with sandwich bread. Instead of regular bread use big sandwich bread for...

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Chicken seekh Kebab without oven

Tasty and succulent chicken seekh kebab without oven. No marinade required just combine protein rich minced chicken with fragrant spices, onion and ginger-garlic paste. Kebabs are traditionally made in tandoors (Indian clay oven) but nowadays with the help of conventional ovens we can bake them at the convenience of our home. Today we are cooking kebabs over the gas stove...

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Spinach leaf Pakoda

It’s cold and raining here and everyone is in a mood to enjoy something quick and easy.Had a bunch of fresh spinach in my refrigerator and  thought of making Spinach leaf pakodas. These pakodas are unbelievably easy to make – 6 ingredient appetizer that can be enjoyed at any event. What could be the best time to enjoy these fritters than...

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Urad Dal Ki Pinnie Recipe

Doesn’t this pinnie remind you of something? Exactly… the rich and flavorful pinnies you find at every sweets shop during winter months – URAD DAL KI PINNIE RECIPE . Traditional punjabi sweets prepared with roasted urad dal, mawa and garnished with silvered almonds and sunflower seeds. This nutty dessert gets its signature flavor from roasting urad dal. Adding sooji and wheat flour...

Til ke ladoo recipe 0

Til Ke Ladoo Recipe

Lohri and Makar Sakranti are around the corner and markets are filled with sights of til sweets, peanut chikki and gur/jaggery desserts. Til and jaggery are an essential part of this festive season. In winter months til desserts are consumed to mark the harvest season around India. Til or sesame seeds have a nutty flavor and they are considered as anti-...

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Basil Chicken Recipe

Basil chicken recipe -originally known as Thai basil chicken is one of the Thai classic food. Basil chicken recipe is made with cubed chicken, generously added whole basil leaves, bell pepper and fiery sauces. Chilies have been added to this recipe to match up it’s authentic spicy flavor. ADD PANEER/TOFU INSTEAD OF CHICKEN AND MAKE IT A VEGETARIAN BASIL PANEER/TOFU RECIPE. In...

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Blueberry Cake Recipe

New year is around the corner so how about a super moist blueberry cake recipe that is loaded with sweetness of fresh blueberries and is bursting with flavor. Nice and tender cake is a great combination of flavorful blueberries, cream cheese and flour. Blueberries have a tendency to sink to the bottom of the cake so follow this simple trick...

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Khadi Moong Dal recipe

Here is a simple Yellow Moong dal recipe but with a twist. Don’t like moong dal- how about cooking it in a different way. Khadi Moong Dal recipe is quick and easy to make recipe. Unlike the other dal this one is cooked in a very different way. Khadi dal is the term referred to dal that is pressure cooked till its soft,...

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Pinwheel Cookies

Pinwheel cookies – rich and tasty vanilla and cocoa swirl cookies. Holiday season is around the corner so how about these deliciously flavored pinwheel cookies. Making them is so much fun. Even your kids are going to enjoy baking these stunning cookies. Below version uses egg in the recipe but you can substitute egg with yogurt or pureed fruit of your...

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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 – Chatpati Cone Chaat Recipe. By that time I had no idea what the stuffing would be and how it will...

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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 stuffed 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...

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How to make pita bread or pita pockets

How to make pita bread or pita 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...

Alu ball recipe 0

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...