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8 March, 2018

How to make Mooli kachori|deep fried stuffed flatbreads with radish

How to make Mooli kachori|deep fried stuffed flatbreads with radish
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Share This: Kachori is  one of the most favorite Indian snacks ,hundreds of varieties and versions of whom you can find  in the local regional sweet shops.They are essentially deep fried flat breads with a spicy ,savory or sweet filling inside. Kachoris seems to be invented by Marwaris ,who are vegetarians,and hail from the land
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26 November, 2017

Mini Gajar Halwa Pies

Mini Gajar Halwa Pies
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Share This: Christmas is coming ,time for making a pie.Why not go for a fusion of flavours combining the European and Indian seasonal favorites.These mini gajar halwa pies do justice to the season in the best possible way.The pie is soft ,yet crispy ,and a bite will give you the best seasonal flavors of India
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2 October, 2017

chal potol recipe |chal padwal|pointed gourds cooked in rice

chal potol recipe |chal padwal|pointed gourds cooked in rice
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Share This: Potol or pointed gourd is a vegetable which is found in abundance in any part of India.But the vegetable varieties found in West Bengal are amazing and are best for the Bengali recipes as they are prepared from the local yields.Most of them are seedless and have a soft texture which gets tender
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30 June, 2017

How to make homemade ghee from milk

How to make homemade ghee from milk
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I felt the need to prepare ghee from scratch at home after the birth of my daughter .She was so  delicate  and I did not want to give her anything from outside.When she started her rice meals,I felt the need of adding a tsp of this traditional aromatic liquid to make her food special.But clarified
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2 June, 2017

Bengali plastic papaya chutney recipe with raw papaya

Bengali plastic papaya chutney recipe with raw papaya
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Share This: Pretty,beautiful ,elegant and unique!! ,No I am not talking about any beautiful lady but this dish, which will mesmerize you with its charm and deliciousness.We call it “chutney” in Bengali which is homophonous to the other  spicy chutneys which are popular in India but it is actually a dessert  ,without which food in
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22 November, 2016

Sabudana Khichdi(Tapioca pearls one pot meal)

Sabudana Khichdi(Tapioca pearls one pot meal)
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Share This: Tapioca is a starch extracted from the roots of cassava which is an original inhabitant of Brazil.The Spanish and the Portuguese explorers brought this secret ingredient and spread its usage in various countries of Asia. Khichdi is considered as a one pot nutritious meal and is prepared in different varieties in different regions. The
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31 October, 2016

Khasta kachori(crispy fried balls stuffed with spicy lentils)

Khasta kachori(crispy fried balls stuffed with spicy lentils)
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Share This: Another beautiful and colorful night has arrived.We are waiting for this day the whole year celebrate with kids,families and friends.Yes ,I am talking about deepavali .On this day we light up our house and the lobbies of our apartments with lots of diyas ,candles etc.The streets and and the building also shine with
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30 September, 2016

Best red velvet cake recipe with lemon butter frosting

Best red velvet cake recipe with lemon butter frosting
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Share This: Birthdays are meant for celebration. Aren’t they ? and I always love to bake my own birthday cake to be shared with friends and colleagues.This time I tried the Red velvet cake and it turned out to be gorgeous and was liked by all. Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru ,the first prime minister of India
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16 June, 2016

Mooli paratha(Raddish stuffed flatbreads)

Mooli paratha(Raddish stuffed flatbreads)
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Share This: These are extremely tasty  whole wheat breads which can be readily served with some raita or homemade curd  and can make a healthy meal. Radish is a vegetable which contains substantial amount of fibers or roughage and has digestive properties as well.Apart from being a powerful detoxificant which helps to improve the functioning
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16 January, 2016

Grilled Peas sandwich

Grilled Peas sandwich
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Share This: 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
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1 January, 2016

Grilled vegetable mozzarella sandwich

Grilled vegetable mozzarella sandwich
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Share This: 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
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16 December, 2015

Alu tikki Burger(Potato Oats pattice burger )

Alu tikki Burger(Potato Oats pattice burger )
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Share This: Enjoy this delicious burger packed with nutrition fit for any Sunday  breakfast or brunch. Ingredients Burger buns Potatoes (2 cups) boiled with 5 to 6 cloves of garlic and salt Beetroot(1/4th cup grated) Carrot (1/4th cup grated) Peas boiled( 1 cup) Lettuce (1 bunch) Oats (1 cup) Oil 2 tbsp Chilly flakes (2
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9 December, 2015

Strawberry chiller

Strawberry chiller
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Share This: A very refreshing drink made with the strawberries which are in season now.its vibrant color and fresh  natural flavor will make you feel fresh and cool  after a tiring day at work.Good for parties or simply as an welcome drink to any sudden guests Ingredients Strawberries (4 to 5) Ice cubes (1 cup)
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3 December, 2015

Bahaman Sweet potato

Bahaman Sweet potato
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Share This: This is a very simple yet delicious dish from Bahamas which is an archipelago in the Atlantic ocean  famous for its traditional seafood dishes.The main ingredient is sweet potato  which is packed with nutrients,Vitamin A and rich in dietary  fibers. This is a popular sweet dish which is taken during breakfast or as
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30 November, 2015

Burger or sandwich patties with banana flower

Burger or sandwich patties with banana flower
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Share This: This exotic vegetable comes from one of the most common and popular plant without which we cannot imagine our daily lives.Many people are not aware of the fact that the flower of our popular fruit ,the humble banana makes an interesting and delicious vegetable with several health benefits..Specially for vegetarians or vegans addition
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9 November, 2015

Padma Nimki

Padma Nimki
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Share This: 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
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20 October, 2015

Tomato rice

Tomato rice
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Share This: Tomato rice is an excellent recipe you can make with leftover rice.It traditonally belongs to the city of the Nizam ,Hyderabad where tomato is considered an important component.Because of the huge cultivation of red chilles in Andhra Pradesh the local cuisines are spicy and red colored with the use of red hot chilly
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9 October, 2015

Kacha moong daler khichuri(Rice and lentils cassarole with vegetables)

Kacha moong daler khichuri(Rice and lentils cassarole with vegetables)
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Share This: Khichdi is considered to be an easy and healthy one pot meal which is delicious and filling .Whenever one does not feel like cooking ,one can cook up this delicious filling meal.It has similarities with the Italian risotto.There are hundreds of varieties of khichdi which are prepared in various regions in India. This
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3 October, 2015

Afghan bolani

Afghan bolani
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Share This: Bolani is a stuffed flat-bread which originally hails from Afghanistan which is stuffed with vegan fillings such as potatoes,spinach etc.But it has many variants made in Western countries where meat fillings are also used. The Afghans prepare bolanis on special occasions or festivals and also when they need elaborate breakfasts.It is also served
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25 August, 2015

cheese canapes with spicy corn filling

cheese canapes with spicy corn filling
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Share This: I make these corn filling canapes very often during small parties organized at my home or during my daughter’s birthday parties.They are a huge hit .some times I add the fillings to ready made shells brought at stores.During time constraints they are a great rescue..In this dish in addition to mozzarella cheese,I used
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16 August, 2015

Tricolor sandwich dhoklas (Indian rice and lentils savoury cakes)

Tricolor sandwich dhoklas (Indian rice and lentils savoury cakes)
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Share This: Dhokla is a snacks which traditionally  belongs to the state of Gujrat.It can be made of various ingredients of which the most popular ones are rice dhokla made of rice and white urud dal and khaman dhokla made of besan. It is a savory and looks like a cake but instead of baking
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10 August, 2015

Raw banana burger patties

Raw banana burger patties
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Share This: Banana is an amazing fruit with so many health benefits but unripe bananas also make a range of tasty food which you can intake for good health.if you have some kind of food poisoning and stomach infections result in loose motion and severe pain in the lower abdominal area a traditional childhood remedy
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21 March, 2015

Eggless mixed fruit chocolate cake

Eggless mixed fruit chocolate cake
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Share This: This was an eggless cake which I had made for my colleague sometimes back.It contains the flavor of fruits and richness of chocolate ,decorated with butter-cream icing…This was a 2 Kg cake soaked with mixed fruit juice covered with chocolate layered with   fruits and chocolate intermittently. Following are the ingredients for 1
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15 March, 2015

Beetroot halwa in microwave

Beetroot halwa in microwave
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Share This: This is a healthy sweet dish which comprises of mainly beetroot .Beetroot is full of phytonutrients called betalains which acts as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification agent. It is also a rich source of iron. This recipe provides an excellent way to feed beetroots to kids which is not generally liked by them.Like
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6 March, 2015

Coconut rawa laddo(coconut semolina sweet balls)

Coconut rawa laddo(coconut semolina sweet balls)
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Share This: These are sweet dishes which can be enjoyed during any festive seasons with family.The main constituents are grated coconut,fine semolina and sugar.Instead of sugar one can use jaggery. Ingredient 1.Grated coconut (3 to 4 cups) 2.Sugar 1 cup 3.Fine semolina (1/4 th cup) 4.Milk (as per requirement) 5.Green Cardamom (2 to 3) 6.Saffron
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27 February, 2015

Purple cabbage stuffed paratha(Purple cabbage stuffed Indian flatbread)

Purple cabbage stuffed paratha(Purple cabbage stuffed Indian flatbread)
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Share This: Purple cabbage, which is more commonly known as red cabbage,apart from its gorgeous looks have ample nutritional benefits.It is an ideal choice for dieters. When the cabbage is cooked for long it loses many of its antioxidants and vitamins ,so it is best consumed in raw or half cooked state.The scientists say that
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27 January, 2015

Creamy Cauliflower soup

Creamy Cauliflower soup
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Share This: This is a quick and easy recipe for the soup lovers without involving a run to the supermarket for the ingredients.It is healthy too.The soup just look delicious and creamy. Ingredients 1.Cauliflower (1 small ) 2.Garlic 4 to 5 cloves 3.Chilly flakes 4.Fresh cream (1 cup) 5.Thyme (optional) 2 tbsp 6.Butter(2 tbsp) Preparation
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27 January, 2015

Papaya Pineapple orange smoothie

Papaya Pineapple orange smoothie
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Share This: This is a quick and easy drink fit for all ages.It includes the miracle fruit Papaya which  has huge range of functions and benefits  starting from improving digestion ,lowering cholestrol,low in sugar content ,holding your youth and bringing beautiful glow to your  skin.The combination just creates magic together. Ingredients 1.Ripe papaya(5 to 6
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4 January, 2015

Stuffed whole peas Paratha[Flat Indian bread stuffed with green peas]

Stuffed whole peas Paratha[Flat Indian bread stuffed with green peas]
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Share This: Green Peas are among the most easily digestible beans, and are thus an important source of protein for vegetarians. It is rich in carotenoids and in antioxidants.It has healing properties also.In winter  tender fresh peas are available in abundance and you can use them in variety of ways .Preparing a recipe with green
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20 December, 2014

Bhakri

Bhakri
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Share This: Bhakri is a special type of roti made with rice.It is made is different parts of india in different ways .Rice can be substituted with different grains like Jowar(Sorghum),Bajra(Millet) etc.The procedure to make bhakri is little complicated because it is made with gluten free substitute so it is difficult to knead.Wheat binds easily
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16 December, 2014

Peanut choco fudge

Peanut choco fudge
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Share This:  This recipe makes a nice flavored home made nutritious vegan chocolate fudge.Chocolate fudge is a dessert which is similar to chocolate but is softer and has a grainy texture.I used peanuts,sesame seeds and coconut apart from cocoa powder which is the main ingredient.You can add dry fruits if you like a nutty fudge.You
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7 December, 2014

Mirchi ka salan(jalapenos in sesame and roasted peanuts paste)

Mirchi ka salan(jalapenos in sesame and roasted peanuts paste)
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Share This: This is a traditional dish which belongs to Hyderabad in India  (city of pearls) and is very close to my heart.After my marriage I stayed in Hyderabad for two years and the city is famous for its authentic Mughlai dishes .Other than  the famous Hyderabadi Biriyani,the city has tasty spicy vegetarian dishes.Mirchi Ka
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3 December, 2014

Medu vada and Sambar[snacks made from split black gram lentils]

Medu vada and Sambar[snacks made from split black gram lentils]
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Share This:   It is a traditional snacks of South India.It is made from split black gram lentils which is rich in essential fatty acids.This snacks is one of our family favorites though our origin is not South India.The Lentils is ground and the batter is immediately deep fried in oil.For fluffier vadas I add
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Indrani Sen