Oats Poha

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Oats Poha

Want to take a break from sweetened oats, then give this savory version a try. Oats, referred to as “Jau” in Hindi are high in fiber, provide important proteins and are loaded with iron. It’s light and something that will keep you full until lunch.  Oats poha or...

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Sambar Recipe

Today’s recipe comes from the Southern land of India and is everyone’s favorite. Delicacies from South Indian cuisine are always relished in my household as they are extremely flavorful and light on the tummy. 🙂 There are many varieties of sambar that are prepared using different...

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Panchamel dal

The name itself describes the dish – Pancha + mel meaning fusion of five lentils. Panchamel dal also referred to as Panchkuti dal is a signature dish of Rajasthan. Have visited Rajasthan so many times and still in awe of its rich culture and heritage. The palaces,...

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Sambar no onion no garlic recipe

Saturday means brunch time and what could be better than a South Indian breakfast – yum and delightful !! Today’s dish is Sambar – do I really have to say anything about this? It’s everyone’s favorite, easy to make and so comforting meal when paired up with...

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Matar Poha or Chura Matar Recipe

India is a land of diverse cultures. Elements of Indian diversity is reflected in its languages, religions, traditions and above all FOOD. Pick a single ingredient and every state has its own way of making it and this diversity is the beauty of India. Today’s dish...

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Achari Gobhi Recipe

What’s on your meal- plan tonight, for me its a simple and tasty achari gobhi recipe. Among all the veggies, cauliflower/gobhi is one vegetable I like to experiment with. Besides from being healthy and nutritious, I think it’s a versatile recipe that can be adapted into any...

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Veggie Rawa Upma

A delicious and nutritious breakfast recipe that is easy to make and extremely healthy too. Veggie Rawa Upma prepared with semolina and fresh veggies is a one – pot vegan breakfast that can be prepared in 20 minutes and is loaded with flavor. It’s a very basic...

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Pithi wala Paratha

Peethi or Pithi wala paratha is a lentil stuffed flat-bread which is yummy and extremely delicious. Pithi or peethi is a urad dal mixture sauteed with onions, gram flour, spices and later stuffed in wheat flour and rolled out like parathas. A versatile mixture that can be...

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Dal Tadka

At Indian restaurants dal tadka or dal fry is a commonly ordered lentil. Simple yet loaded with flavor this dal is delicious and a staple part of Indian day-to day meal. Yellow Moong Dal is boiled and cooked with onion, tomatoes and aromatic spices that adds a very nice texture...

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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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Vermicelli Upma

Looking for a healthy breakfast – try out this simple and nutritious Vermicelli Upma recipe for breakfast. Vermicelli is a very thin pasta broken into small strips. The beauty of this vermicelli is that it’s made out of wheat and it cooks up fast. A delicious breakfast...

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Achari Paneer Tikka

Achari Paneer tikka is a spicy and popular Punjabi appetizer. Paneer cubes are marinated in spicy pickle masala and oven baked to perfection. Totally a delicious and flavorful party appetizer. Achar means pickle and its the blend of these aromatic spices that makes this paneer tikka so special...

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Savory Vegetable porridge – Namkeen Daliya

Saturday and time for breakfast, everyone in my family knows it’s NAMKEEN DALIYA. Broken wheat or cracked wheat also referred to as Daliya is a perfect breakfast recipe and ready under 30 MINUTES. Savory porridge prepared with cracked wheat and vegetables is a healthy one pot meal...

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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....

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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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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...

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Coconut Chutney

Coconut chutney- a perfect accompaniment to South Indian delicacies. A versatile chutney prepared with fresh coconut and pairs well with dosa, idlis, uttapam and vadas. In this recipe I have used freshly grated coconut but you can always substitute unsweetened desiccated coconut for the fresh one. All you...

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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...