Category: Recipes

Collection of Indian and world cuisine along with kitchen basics and how to’s.

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Bharwan Dum aloo Recipe

Has there been a moment where you stare blankly into your fridge wondering what to cook for dinner tonight? Well, look no more and treat yourself to a yum and delicious restaurant style dinner with Bharwan Dum aloo recipe served with jeera rice and tandoori roti.  Baby potatoes stuffed with paneer, seasoned...

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Kamal Kakdi cutlets or Lotus stem cutlets

Need a quick and easy appetizer for your next party – try these delicious kamal kakdi cutlets or lotus stem cutlets. A delectable combination of lotus stem, black chickpea sprouts and boiled potatoes, seasoned mildly with spices. These vegetarian cutlets are simple, super yum and delivers a riot of...

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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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No Onion No Garlic Palak Paneer

Palak paneer also referred to as Saag paneer is the most relished dish in almost every Indian  household. A tasty and delightful dish prepared with leafy green spinach, mild spices and Indian cottage cheese – intensely flavorful, loaded with nutrients and the delicious ingredients will set...

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Quick and Easy Avocado Mayo Sandwich

The first time I tasted “avocado” was at a restaurant some 3 years ago when my friend insisted me to try an avocado roll. Believe me, I was very reluctant to try it at first because I didn’t know how it will taste like. But, it...

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Sweet Potato Cutlet

Since it’s Navratri week, here is another yummy delicacy – sweet potato cutlet or shakarkandi ki cutlet. This healthy, gluten-free, no onion no garlic cutlet is super yum and easy to prepare. Just toss everything together, mix, shape and cook. A perfect recipe for Navratri or any other...

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No Onion No Garlic Malai Kofta

Since it’s the Navratri week, my meal planner calls for Malai Kofta tonight. A flavorful, rich and creamy curry from the Mughlai origin. Today’s dish is cooked in a tomato based gravy, a secret ingredient and is without onion and garlic. Trust me, even without onion and garlic, this...

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Sabudana Namkeen

Looking for a quick phalahari recipe, then give this speedy sabudana namkeen a try. During Navratri or fasting days, people consume falahari diet that consist of fruits, vegetables, dry nuts and some dairy products and this quick and easy snack is an ideal fasting recipe. 15 minutes and a handful...

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Navratri Meal Plan

Navratri is a very auspicious time of the year and is celebrated over the period of 8-9 days. During this time period, devotees observe fast from the first day to the ninth day. People eat only one meal a day and that too phalahari. The term phalahari or...

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Phalahari Vrat ki Chutney

This quick and simple phalahari vrat ki chutney is ideal for any fasting day. The term phalahari or falahari refers to ‘phal’ that means fruit and ‘aahar’ means diet – meaning diet that contains fruits and veggies. During fasting days, people consume falahari diet that consist...

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Tawa Aloo Chaat

Looking for some delicious potatoes recipe for Navratri, then try my quick and easy tawa aloo chaat recipe. Requires only a handful of ingredients and trust me, you’ll be making it over and over again. These griddle cooked potatoes are simply the best and easy to cook.  For this dish, baby...

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Sweet and Savory Katori chaat

Need an appetizer or snack for a party, try these sweet and savory Katoris.  ‘Katori or tokri’ refers to a bowl or canopies that are filled with sweet or savory filings. I like experimenting with katoris,whether be bread katoris, phyllo bowls, cone chaat, macaroni cups,  katori chaat , roti...

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Honey wheat brown bread

Craving for a quick and simple homemade bread with healthy ingredients, then give this honey wheat brown bread a try. Combing it with corn soup and veggie penne pasta to create a perfect meal tonight. This recipe is a perfect combination of wheat flour and bread flour,...

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Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise Recipe

Can you make mayonnaise without eggs? Yes, you can. Back in college days we made egg free version by whisking flour with yogurt, mustard powder, lemon juice and salt, cooked until thick and later blended the mix into a smooth paste – homemade mayo was ready....

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Moti Pulao – Pearl Pulao

Pulao, pulav or Pilaf is a comfort food and a perfect dish for any occasion! Whether be a weekend or a busy week night, these one pot meals come in really handy. Just like pulao, Biryani is yet another delicacy that is a equally satisfying, and a...

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Punjabi lobia masala in slow cooker

In India, the concept of slow cooking has been around for a long, long time. Slow cooker imitates the age old Indian cooking method called Dum Pukht where foods like rice, meats and vegetables are placed in an earthen pot, seasoned with spices and the top is then...

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Angoori Gulab Jamun

Angoori Gulab Jamun is a traditional Indian dessert loved and enjoyed by every age group. Small spongy pearl shaped anguri/angoori gulab jamun are prepared with mawa/khoya and soaked in sugar syrup. They get their name Angoori, because of their size. Since they are petite and small just like...

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Kala Jamun Recipe

With Holi just few days away, yummy kala jamuns are a perfect match for this occasion. Jamuns are fried milk dumplings that are soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup – unbelievably soft and will just melt in your mouth!! They get their name kala jamun because of...