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khandvi recipe
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Khandvi recipe

This is a easy  quick Gujarati  snacks which will test your patience a bit but will give you a delicious lip smacking  dish. The chickpea batter is spiced and cooked and set on a cold greased surface and rolls made out of that. Ingredients 1 cup chickpea flour 1/2 cup curd 3 cups of water …

Green paneer pulao
Recipe Rice Vegetarian

Green paneer pulao recipe

This is a very quick recipe which you can make with leftover rice or fresh steamed rice. You need some greens and cottage cheese an excellent source of protein and it’s a vegetarian one pot meal. You can replace cottage cheese with tofu for a vegan version.   Ingredients 1 cup rice or leftover cooked …

Pizza Margherita
Pizza Recipe Vegetarian

Pizza margherita recipe

This is a vegetarian pizza  invented by  Pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito, Pizzeria Brandi’s chef in honor of the visit of queen Margarita. The queen wanted three prominent colors in the pizza present in the flag of Italy. Red in represented by tomatoes, green represented by basil and white represented by mozzarella. It is a quick easy …

Recipe Vegetarian

Krishna Janmashtami recipes

“Janma” meaning “birth” and “ashtami” signifies the 8th day of the month, “Bhadra” in the Hindu calendar. This day has special significance as it is celebrated as  the birthday of Lord Krishna . The Lord krishna is the 8th incarnation of  Lord Vishnu,one of the three prominent  supreme Hindu deities, Brahma(creator) and Maheshwar (destructor) being …

Tiramisu with rusk
Baking frenzy cakes Dessert Other Baking Recipe Vegetarian

How to make tiramisu without ladyfingers(Tiramisu with rusk)

Tiramisu is a popular rich Italian dessert which has spread its footprints in the renowned restaurant kitchens all over the world .It is elegant ,decadent and layered no bake dessert filled with mascarpone cheese,eggs,wine,cream,coffee and chocolate etc.The crust is made by soaking ladyfinger cookies in coffee.Coffee is the predominant flavour of tiramisu. Ladyfingers are dry …

cream of peas
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Cream of peas soup

This creamy soup is perfect  as an appetizer on a chilly winter night .Green peas are high in protein and keep your body warm during the cold season.They also work as antioxidants in detoxifying your body.I prefer to make this soup with fresh green peas and not the canned or frozen ones. Ingredients 2 cups …

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Multi layered Paratha

This is a flaky flat-bread which is prepared by folding the dough tactfully.I learnt it from my mom .She prepared and very enthusiastically narrated me the recipe over phone which she had got from a cookbook.For each flat-bread 4 small balls of dough are required.Each of them rolled into flat oblong strips and then folded and …

Recipe Vegan Vegetarian

Orange salad

http://www.indrani-will-teach.com/2015/03/pineapple-chicken-salad.htmlThis is an amazing salad which can be served during any festive dinner including Christmas.It is sweet and sour and mild spicy due to the addition of garlic.Its also juicy with a hint of flavor from the greens and this pretty authentic salad from France  and many more dishes like this can make your Christmas …

Idli sambar chutney
Breakfast Recipe Vegetarian

Idli sambar chutney

This is  a popular Indian breakfast all over the world.The hot steamed ,soft rice and lentil cakes are traditionally served with a dal (lentils gravy)prepared with vegetables and special spices.Curry leaves are the only herbs which can endow this indigenous and authentic  taste for this dish.Apart from this gravy a chutney is also served which …

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Lauki Raita

[social_share style=”bar” align=”horizontal” heading_align=”inline” text=”” heading=”” facebook=”1″ twitter=”1″ google_plus=”1″ linkedin=”1″ pinterest=”1″ link=”” /]This is a traditional recipe from Bihar which  is a place in Eastern India where the people suffer from heat strokes due to the flow of Hot air called loo during Summer.It is also a place where Buddhism was in its peak during …

Dessert Vegetarian

Gujiya

Gujiya is a snacks prepared in Western and Southern parts of India .It is a moon shaped pastry dough stuffed with sweet or spicy fillings and then baked or deep fried.The dish has a lot of similarities to the empandas with respect to its shape and recipe which is a popular  dish  widely prepared in …

Dessert Vegetarian

Poda pitha

Odisa is situated on the coasts of Bay of Bengal.Rice is widely cultivated in Odisa and is the major base for most of the staple food in the state and like all other coastal regions coconut finds its predominance among the popular ingredients for making food. Pitha is a type of cake or dumpling common in Bangladesh and India, especially the North eastern states of Assam, Odisha, West Bengal etc. Pitha are typically made of rice ,lentils or rarely wheat flour.Poda pitha is a variety made from fermented rice and lentil flour sweetened with jaggery and slow cooked or baked in an oven till the outer crust almost gets burnt.

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Ingredients

  1. 1 cup – black gram dal (urad dal).
  2. 1 cup- rice.
  3. 1/2 – Coconut dessicated.
  4. 1 cup – guda (jaggery) / sugar.
  5. 1/2 inches  – ginger.
  6. 1 tsp – black pepper powder.
  7. 2 tsp – ghee.
  8. 1 to 2 tsp – salt.

Preparation

  1. Soak black gram dal and rice for overnight.
  2. Wash the lentil and rice, and grind it.
  3. The paste should be fine and thick like idly batter.
  4. Add salt and mix well. Keep paste aside for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Grate ginger .
  6. Then mix coconut, jaggery, ginger and black pepper powder and mix well.
  7. Pre-heat oven for 10 mins and grease the pan it with ghee.
  8. Pour the paste into the tray and keep it in the oven.
  9. Cook on high for 45 mins.
  10. Reduce to medium for 20 mins.
  11. A needle inserted should come out clean. When its colour is golden brown, the poda pitha is ready to eat.
  12. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool.
  13. Cut into small pieces and serve with coconut chutney or sweet molten jaggery.

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Breakfast Vegetarian

Grilled Peas sandwich

Green peas are popular food during Winter season Because of their attractive color ,sweet taste and starchy texture.Besides being full of antioxidants green peas contain phytonutrients which can serve as a protection against stomach cancer.This is a very interesting filling which is generally used traditionally for stuffing flat breads but in this recipe the same …

Breakfast Vegetarian

Grilled vegetable mozzarella sandwich

The sandwich is stuffed with one’s choice of veggies and mozzarella cheese.It is nutritional filling and beautiful looking dish per cfect for a Sunday breakfast or brunch. Ingredients 1.Lettuce(torn with hand ) 2.Tomato(sliced) 3.Onion(sliced) 4.Green bell peppers(sliced finely) 5.Red Black pepper(sliced finely) 6.Yellow bell pepper(sliced finely) 7.Cucumber (sliced) 8.Chilly flakes(1 tsp) 9.Black pepper(1 tbsp) 10.Lemon …

Breakfast Vegetarian

Padma Nimki

Diwali ,the festival of Lights is near the corner .During this festival we make our traditional sweets and savory dishes and share among our family,friends and neighbors. Traditionally this festival not only attempts to light our home and surroundings which also signifies eradicating the darkness from one’s life but also lighten the inner soul with knowledge …