Monthly Archive: April 2015

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Tawa Sabzi or Tava Fry Veggies

Share105Pin3.7KTweetYum1+133.8K SharesPlease excuse me for a very long post but worth reading. During marriage season Tawa Sabzi or Tava Fry Veggies is a common item on the buffet menu. As the name suggest tawa sabzi means array of seasonal veggies that are spread around a hot...

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Vada Pav or Batata vada Pav

Share4Pin48TweetYum1+1153 Shares 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...

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Whipping Cream Pound Cake

Share156Pin51.6KTweetYum105+14651.9K Shares Melt-in-your-mouth whipping cream pound cake that is moist, flavorful, and delicious.. Incredibly light and fluffy! Super moist with a crunchy outside layer and the inner texture is light, spongy, and airy just like the market pound cakes. Eggs are the base of this cake; kind...

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Homemade Ladi Pav and Buns

Share462Pin15.7KTweetYum24+14716.2K SharesThese Homemade Ladi Pav and Buns are soft and delicious buns that make a perfect meal when paired with bhaji.  Surprisingly easy to make! Please excuse me for a verrrrrrrrrrrrry long post. Wondering what does Ladi pav means? Pav means bread and ladi means a...

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Macaroni Salad and Macaroni cups

Share8Pin73TweetYum5+1286 Shares“What’s for snack Mom?” – is what every Mom hears in the evening when kids are off from their playtime and there is still time to dinner. Introducing Macaroni Salad and Macaroni cups – Elbow macaroni tossed with veggies to add additional flavors, nothing fancy… just...

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Homemade Garam Masala Powder

Share9Pin210TweetYum24+14243 SharesLooking for an alternative to store bought garam masala powder, try making your very own Homemade Garam Masala Powder. My mom used to place all the whole spices in the sun for 2-3 days. Why? Because whole spices retain their natural oils and aroma inside them and when...

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Chicken Keema kofta Curry

Share31Pin291TweetYum+16322 SharesHad some leftover minced chicken (keema) in my refrigerator and cooked up my mom’s signature dish- Chicken Keema kofta Curry. A tasty yet flavorful recipe of chicken meatballs cooked in Indian gravy and flavored with aromatic spices. As compare to veggie kofta curry these ones are...

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Basil Pesto Pasta Recipe

Share1Pin11TweetYum32+1144 SharesEnjoy this one pot meal prepared with homemade basil pesto and combined with caramelized onion and red bell pepper. Kid-friendly and makes a great school lunch, hot or cold ! Can even be made for a pot luck dinner or picnic parties. Combination of...

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Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce

Share5Pin16TweetYum229+1250 SharesThe ultimate homemade basil pesto sauce–straightforward, packed with flavor and ready in 15 minutes. My kitchen window planter is overflowing with basil leaves, so tossed some other ingredients from the fridge/pantry and created totally delicious and simple homemade Basil Pesto recipe.  I make jars of pesto sauce in summer...

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Butter Chicken or Makhani Chicken

Share1Pin105TweetYum2+11108 Shares Well the name itself gives an introduction to this dish. Butter chicken also known as Murgh Makhani or Makhani chicken is one of the most popular and relished Indian dish. A subtly flavored chicken recipe that has a wonderful balance of sweet, salty, spicy and tart...

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Vermicelli Upma

Share32Pin1.0KTweetYum120+141.2K Shares 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...

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Quick and Easy Corn and Bean toast

SharePin11TweetYum11+1122 Shares What snack can I cook up in 20 minutes? It’s a common question which sizzles through every mind on a busy weekday. Well here is a simple recipe that is very tasty and full of great flavor. Had frozen corn and some sourdough bread in my...

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Meethi Seviyan – Vermicelli Kheer

SharePin29TweetYum1+1130 Shares Meethi Seviyan – Vermicelli Kheer can be enjoyed during any festive occasion. In fact this is my go- to recipe if I have some unexpected guests- not only it cooks up fast it’s an all time favorite classic Indian recipe. Thin threads of vermicelli are...

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Tandoori Chicken without oven

Share24Pin118TweetYum9+12151 Shares Sharing a pretty easy and traditional Indian recipe – Tandoori Chicken without oven. Deliciously spiced and pan cooked authentic Tandoori Chicken recipe. Secret lies in the marination – the longer the marinade the more flavorful and moist the chicken will turn out to be. Both the cooking methods...

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Homemade Tandoori Masala

Share45Pin25.6KTweetYum11+1225.7K SharesMake your very own Homemade Tandoori Masala with this simple and easy step by step recipe. Once you try it, you’ll never use store bought again! Vegan and gluten-free spice mix. Homemade Tandoori masala is an authentic spice mix used in Indian cooking to flavor meals prepared...

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Chicken and Bean Enchiladas

Share2Pin30TweetYum10+1242 SharesWhenever I announce ENCHILADAS TONIGHT.. my kids are jumping with joy. This one pot wonder casserole is an all- time yummy and kids-friendly dinner. Made the veggie enchiladas as well as the chicken enchiladas -had great flavor and balance of spices. Prepared with homemade enchilada sauce...

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Share4Pin35TweetYum17+1156 Shares Making enchiladas tonight but ran out of enchilada sauce, peeked inside my pantry in a hope that I could find some leftovers but nothing 🙁  So picked up the empty sauce can, read its ingredients and whisked up my very own homemade enchilada sauce. Super easy,...

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Healthy Punjabi Kadhi with non-fried pakoras

Share23Pin86TweetYum+11109 Shares The name says it all – Healthy Punjabi Kadhi with non-fried pakoras. This recipe needs no explanation – a staple food in every household. Wanted to create a healthy yet delicious kadhi for my family, so took a break from the classic version (deep fried pakodas) and choose to...

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Achari Paneer Tikka

Share2Pin11TweetYum1+1114 Shares 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...