Kurkuri Bhindi

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Kurkuri Bhindi

A distant friend is coming over for dinner tonight, she is from the heritage state of India – Rajasthan and eats food without onion and garlic. So had to come up with something that accompanies my no onion no garlic smoky panchmel dal , no onion...

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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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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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Paneer ke Sooley

Paneer is my all-time- favorite alternative to meat and whether be sweet and sour honey lemon paneer, achari paneer tikka or paneer tikka without oven, I like experimenting with paneer. Paneer on it’s own is pretty bland and has no taste at all. It takes on the flavors...

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Malai Kofta Recipe

Have you ever been in a situation where you keep on postponing your grocery shopping to the last minute and in the end you are left with just basic ingredients to cook with. 🙁  That’ me, and maybe it was the rainy weather that kept me...

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Gobi Paratha

For Punjabis, parathas form an important part of their morning breakfast whether be Paneer paratha, leftover dal paratha,Pithi paratha , methi ka paratha or gobi paratha. Today I am making this paratha on the occasion of Karwa chouth and will be enjoying it with hot tea in...

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Vrat Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla

Navratri is around the corner and I am going through a list of potential falahari recipes that I want to try this year.  According to my Navratri meal planner, I needed something chatpata to pair up with kuttu ke atte ki roti and the idea of making vrat dahi...

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Vrat Aloo Chaat Recipe

Fasting doesn’t mean that you have to be refrained from you favorite foods. Today’s vrat aloo chaat recipe is a quick and easy to put together recipe, it only took me 15 minutes from start to finish. During Navratri, my family relish these tasty potatoes as street food...

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Chana Salad or Chickpea Salad

Temperatures have dropped and feels more like late October. It reminds me that summer is going to say goodbye and slowly winter is about to creep in. Summer is so colorful, from glowing luminescence of fresh blooming flowers to fragrant and bright – colored vegetables, everything is in abundance....

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Paneer Paratha

Start your day off right with a healthy and nutritious breakfast and should never be missed. I had read somewhere that BREAKFAST means break the fast meaning ‘break your overnight fast’. It’s so true. After a goodnight sleep body is craving for something healthy in the morning,...

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Stuffed Aloo Tikki

Rains..rains and more rains.. when the weather is such what can you crave for – yummy STREET FOOD and that too homemade. So I am headed to my kitchen to prepare one the most popular street food of India- Stuffed Aloo tikki ♥. Aloo tikkis...

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Salted Mint Lassi Recipe

A staple in every household during summer months – Salted mint lassi recipe also referred to as namkeen lassi.  Very cool and refreshing! Savory mint lassi is a traditional Indian summer drink that is prepared by blending yogurt with spices until its frothy. In Punjab, no meal...

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Sabudana khichdi

Presenting a simple yet delicious sabudana khichdi or spicy tapioca salad recipe that you and your family can enjoy this fasting season. Whether be Navratri, Mahashivratri, Janmashtami or Ganesh Chaturthi this recipe is a popular vrat/fasting food. A Maharashtrain style perfect breakfast recipe where soaked Sago pearls or...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Missi Puri

Missi puri is 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...

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Aloo Paratha

Aloo paratha or stuffed Indian flatbread whatever we call it; it’s an all-rounder and can be eaten at any time of the day. Wheat dough is rolled out in small circles, stuffed with tasty potato mixture, sealed around the corners and toasted to perfection. Just...

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Mirchi Bada recipe

Mirchi Bada recipe- Fried giant green chilies are stuffed with tangy potato filling and coated with a thick batter of gram flour is a spicy yet delicious tea time snack. I remember my mom making these at her kitty parties and the stuffing itself was...