Category: Recipes

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Gujiya Recipe

Holi without Gujiya recipe is incomplete. On the festive occasion of holi eating gujiya is like a tradition. Gujiya’s are sweet dumplings prepared with mawa- coconut mixture and glazed with sugar syrup. To coat or not to coat gujiya’s in sugar syrup is an option. Simple and easy to follow recipe; these gujiyas are made in every household same way – leaving out...

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Thandai Recipe

It’s just one week short of Holi and what I can think of besides savory snacks is THAND…AI meaning a cool cool drink. Brings back childhood memories and its taste and flavor is still afresh in my mouth. Thandai is a cool and refreshing Indian drink prepared with nuts and flavored with fragrant spices. It’s a popular drink prepared during the...

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Khasta Kachori

How about some street food tonight? Khasta Kachoris followed by Kachori chaat recipe…yummylicious.. I am already drooling thinking about it. Well why wait, let’s go ahead and prepare these tea time favorite snack. Crispy and delicious deep fried puffed up puris stuffed with lentils and aromatic spices. Full of flavor and, yes…super flaky! butter gave a crispy crust and amazingly flaky layer. Unsalted butter...

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Angoori Gulab Jamun

Angoori Gulab Jamun 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. Why they are called Angoori? Because they are shaped just like “Angoor”- “grapes” and are petite in size, way smaller than the regular gulab jamuns. Using homemade mawa prepared with ricotta...

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Saag Wala Chicken/ Palak Chicken

Saag Wala Chicken/ Palak Chicken is an outrageously delicious chicken and spinach recipe. It’s an authentic Indian recipe that is full of flavor and everyone’s favorite. People who avoid greens too will love this recipe. Blanched spinach is pureed and added to freshly prepared onion-tomato gravy. If you have onion-tomato masala on hand your cooking time will be greatly reduced....

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Chana Dal with Lauki

Chana Dal with Lauki – a great combination of lentil and vegetable.Bengal gram dal mixed with boiled bottle gourd makes it a nutritional delight. Bottle gourd also referred as lauki, dudhi or gheeya has medicinal properties. Due to its high fiber content lauki helps cure acidity, indigestion and constipation. Chana dal is good for diabetic patients because it has a low...

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Veggie White Bean Soup

Veggie white bean soup a wonderful recipe for a cold Winter-y day. White northern beans simmered with mild spices and flavored with homemade salsa. It’s my winter -day-warm-me- up hearty soup recipe, very chunky and tastes more like a stew. No white northern beans try substituting with black eyed beans. Besides the soaking time (prep time), this soup is fairly easy...

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Matar Paneer

Matar paneer or Mutter paneer is a simple and commonly prepared North Indian dish. Deliciously flavored peas and paneer(Indian cottage cheese) are cooked in a mild tomato-onion gravy. Traditionally paneer is fried to add extra flavor to the recipe but to cut down on the calorie count I prefer to toast them on tawa or griddle. They are equally good and crispy as...

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Kaju Katli

This fasting season enjoy nutty sweet delicacy-Kaju Katli also known as Kaju ki burfi. Kaju in hindi means cashews and katli means “slice”. So here we bring a simple cashew nut fudge recipe prepared with four simple ingredients -cashews, milk, sugar and water. Take a bite out of these creamy and soft kaju katli and you will get a heavenly “melt in your mouth”...

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Sabudana khichdi

Sabudana khichdi or spicy tapioca salad recipe is a popular vrat/fasting food. Soaked Sago pearls or tapioca is sauteed with bite size potatoes, peanuts and mild spices. A Maharashtrain style perfect breakfast recipe. Presenting a simple yet delicious sabudana khichdi/ sago salad recipe that you and your family can enjoy this fasting season. Whether be Navratri, Mahashivratri, Janmashtami or Ganesh...

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Non Fried Sabudana vada

When the name vada comes to our mind – we have a vision of deep fried crunchy version of vadas. But this fasting season we bring you a healthy way of making Sabudana vadas. Soaked tapioca combined with mashed potatoes and seasoned with mild spices. Pan toasted sabudana vada and sabudana vadas in APPE PAN. No doubt the fried way is the...

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Bundt cake Recipe

Today we bring you a basic Bundt cake recipe. Why is it called Bundt cake – because of the pan which is shaped like a ring. Otherwise nothing fancy just a simple and incredible pound cake recipe that gets an extra boost of flavor from milk and sugar glaze. Prepared with basic ingredients from the pantry and refrigerator. My little one hates egg and...

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Eggless Vanilla Cupcakes

Eggless Cupcakes what all I can say about them – moist, fluffy, light and super delicious!!! These cupcakes are prepared with cake flour and topped with a basic powdered sugar and cream cheese frosting. Easy to follow step by step guide to the yummiest and tasteful cupcakes! Because of its low protein content I have used cake flour to prepare my cupcakes.We begin...

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Paneer tikka without oven

Amazingly simple n delicious recipe of Paneer tikka without oven. Cubed cottage cheese and veggies are marinated in yogurt based sauce and seasoned with aromatic spices. A Quick and easy Indian appetizer. Traditionally paneer tikka is prepared in hot tandoors but I have modified the recipe and prepared it over cook top/stove version and this is delicious!! It’s the kind of paneer recipe that’s...

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Pan smeared Chicken Chops

Pan smeared Chicken Chops is a pan – sauteed chicken delicacy that is marinated in aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Chicken chops also known as chicken chaap or chicken in chaape is delicious, flavorful and simple to prepare! This recipe calls for two marinades. Firstly, chicken is marinated in lemon juice and salt. Secondly, in herb and spices. Grilling chicken in the...

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Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani also referred to as Maa ki dal needs no introduction. Name itself is self explanatory where Dal means lentil and Makhani means creamy. A simple and traditional Punjabi dal simmered with onion- tomato and mild spices – so delicious and intensely flavorful! In the recipe below whole black lentils (sabut urad), Kidney beans (rajma) and Chana dal are...

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Besan ka puda

Crispy and crunchy Besan ka puda – Indian way of making pancakes by combining gram flour with fresh veggies and spices. Besan ka puda also referred to as besan ka cheela/chilla is one of the staple breakfast in many Indian household. I perked up this recipe by adding chopped spinach leaves and shredded carrots to the batter – what a healthy way to...

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Matar Pulao

Yummy and fragrant matar Pulao also referred to as pea pulao is prepared with aromatic spices, peas and Basmati Rice. This fragrant pulao is an excellent accompaniment to any Indian meal. I prefer peas to be of a right texture not too mushy so without thawing I added frozen peas directly to the pan. If using fresh peas then boil them in the...

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Mock Pizza

What is a Mock Pizza – Pizza with some unusual topping is a mock pizza. In this recipe I have used a surprise base sauce – any guesses?? Bharta..you heard me right. Bread topped with leftover mashed eggplant vegetable plus cheese is baked until cheese melts. Mashed Eggplant vegetable also referred to as Bharta is the least liked vegetable among kids. Kids love...

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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Oven roasted potatoes – a simple recipe to perk up your regular potatoes. Small baby potatoes are tossed with fresh garlic, chopped parsley and flavored with salt and pepper for extra flavor. Prepared with just five basic ingredients it’s not only healthy it’s great tasting too.These potatoes are truly delicious and looks very impressive. Works great on SWEET POTATOES TOO !! Evenly...