Gur Para or Gur Pare Recipe

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Gur Para or Gur Pare Recipe

Gur Para or Gur Pare Recipe is prepared with maida and wheat flour,coated in jaggery syrup and flavored with cardamom. A quick and easy festival sweet !! The countdown to Diwali has begun! The biggest festival of India is just 10 days away and if you still deciding...

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Sawa ke chawal ki tikki and vada

Looking for Navratri or fasting recipe. Here is a tasty and crispy Sawa ke chawal ki tikki and vada recipe. Sama ke chawal combined with boiled potatoes to form this falahari crispy fritters. Along with sabudana/sago this sama ke chawal also referred to as Vrat ke...

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Vrat ki Papdi

Regardless of the occasion, these crispy and crunchy deep fried crackers (papdi or mathris) will call for your attention on any day and above all they are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan!! Holy days of Navratri are here and we are all set for healthy, gluten free diet. On the...

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Punjabi Bharwan Karela Recipe

Punjabi bharwan karela recipe – a mouth watering dish that is wonderfully spicy and delicious. A healthy, vegetarian and gluten-free recipe!! Karela also referred to as bitter gourd, bitter melon or bitter squash is the most disliked vegetable. Back in college, we did a survey of...

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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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Meethi Boondi or Sweet Bundi

Sweet boondi is a popular prasad distributed on Tuesdays after a visit to the temple. I still remember how we rushed to grab that small brown bag when mom returned from the temple- brings back childhood memories. Well now we can enjoy this mouthwatering meethi boondi...

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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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Namkeen Mathri

Festive season is around the corner and my kitchen is all set to prepare sweet delicacies and savory snacks for Diwali. Namkeen mathri, Gur pare, Kaju katli, gulab jamun were the common ones prepared in my mom’s place and the tradition still continues. Today I am preparing this crispy and...

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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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Dal Pakwan Recipe

Growing up in a diversified colony gave me an advantage to enjoy different meals prepared by our neighbors. I still remember I was in grade 7th when I first tasted this Dal pakwan recipe. My reaction was, “How do I eat a dal with papad?” But this...

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Ram Ladoo recipe

Delhi bellies here comes the popular street food of Delhi- Ram Ladoos or Gul-gule. If you are from Delhi you can’t miss on this one. Outside every shopping mall or a popular shopping place like Lajpat nagar, Chandi chowk, vendors setup their mobile stalls and sell these savory...

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Keema Samosa

Rains and samosas…. delicious combination. Can never say no to samosas. Had Phyllo sheets on hand so prepared a flavor-licious recipe – Chicken Keema Samosa. Minced chicken sauteed in spices then wrapped in pastry sheets and baked to perfection!! Prepared both the non- veg samosas and...

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Wheat Bhatura Recipe

Sunday Brunch…Wheat Bhatura with its only accompaniment Chole..yum.yum.yum!! A simple and easy Punjabi recipe prepared with whole wheat flour instead of maida (refined flour). Nothing can beat Chole-Bhature Combo – its like they are made for each other – taste heavenly, crispy and fluffy. Bhatura just...

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Chicken Biryani

Today’s recipe comes from the royal kitchens of India- Chicken Biryani, a fragrant and signature dish that is an ultimate one pot meal. Simple and basic recipe where marinated chicken is cooked in spices, topped with rice, layered with fried onions, cilantro-mint leaves and steam cooked...

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Vada Pav or Batata vada Pav

Today I am sharing a popular and staple Mumbai street food – Vada Pav or Batata vada Pav. Brings back childhood memories – on my every trip to Mumbai with my Mom and dad this was a must-have. If you have lived in Mumbai or visited Mumbai...

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Kofta Curry prepared with non fried Koftas

Lauki Koftas is a common dish and is prepared in every household. My mom would made lauki kofta once in two weeks and as a kid, I never liked lauki. Back then, just the smell of lauki was enough to make me lose my appetite but now lauki...

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Vrat Rajgiria Puri

Another great vrat recipe – Vrat Rajgiria Puri or Amaranth ki poori. Deep fried puffed pooris prepared by combining amaranth flour with boiled potatoes and spices. Amaranth flour is a gluten-free, protein-rich flour and is derived from the seeds of the amaranth plant, which is a leafy vegetable....

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Samosa Recipe

Rainy and cold what can we think of today? Traditional deep fried samosa recipe. Cone shaped flaky fried pastries filled with savory potato-pea filling are a real delight to enjoy in any season. Step by step recipe on how to shape samosas.Using the same recipe we...

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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....