Gluten Free

If you are celiac or gluten sensitive, worry no more. With exception of the breads and some appetizers, most of the Indian vegetarian recipes on manjulaskitchen.com are in fact Gluten Free.

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Paneer Bhurji

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Paneer bhurji is a delightful and spicy paneer dish. Paneer bhurji is a quick and easy recipe to make, made from crumbled paneer simmered in spicy tomato gravy. Paneer bhurji tastes great with roti, paratha, or even with regular bread! This is also makes a good stuffing for dosas or vegetable Frankie rolls.

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Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Halwa

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Lauki halwa is a classic dessert that is simple and delicious! Lauki is also known as dodhi, ghia, bottle gourd, or opo squash. Lauki halwa is packed with all the nutrition of lauki and tastes absolutely divine. Just a few ingredients are needed for this dessert: lauki, milk and sugar.

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Masala Bell Pepper (Capsicum)

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Bell pepper is also known as capsicum or shimla mirch. Masala bell pepper with great blend of spices, makes a very enjoyable side dish. This can complement any meal. Masala bell pepper can be served with roti, paratha or puries. I enjoy this with side of dal fry and plain rice.

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Oat Dosa (Spicy Pancake)

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Instant Oat dosa is an easy recipe that is perfect for busy families. Sometimes you want to make something that is easy and hassle free and of course healthy. Oat dosas are instant dosas and make a great breakfast or any time snack. This gluten-free dish is made with oats, rice flour, yogurt, and a few spices. I am also adding cabbage and carrots for texture. This will definitely be a staple in my house.

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Fruit Smoothie

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This Fruit smoothie is a delicious and healthy drink, and also quick and easy to make. Fruit smoothie is one of my favorite summer drinks. This great smoothie consists of cantaloupes, strawberries, and yogurt with a touch of ginger giving a nice and tangy taste. Try this recipe for the perfect almost-summer drink.

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Falooda Kulfi (Indian Ice Cream)

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Falooda Kulfi is a refreshing dessert. “Falooda” looks like rice noodles and they are made with cornstarch or arrowroot. “Kulfi” is an Indian ice cream. This is a delicacy with street vendors all over India. One has to experience this delightful dessert to appreciate it. You can also serve Falooda with any ice cream of your choice. Try this recipe to enjoy as one of my favorite summertime treats!

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Jhaal Muri – Kolkata Puffed Rice Snack

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Jhaal muri is a popular street food snack of Kolkata. Jhaal means spices and muri is puffed rice. A long time ago, I visited my uncle in Kolkata and I still remember this mouthwatering snack. This puffed rice is tossed with potato, cucumber, tomatoes.  A special blend of spices including tamarind pulp, and mustard oil are also […]

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Spicy Chivda (Roasted Spicy Flattened Rice)

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Spicy chivda crunchy savory snack is quick and easy to make. Chivda, also known as poha, is flattened rice that is flavored with spices. When I was growing up this was one of the snacks my mom will make, and we all will enjoy. I still enjoy this spicy chivda even today while watching TV. Store this in an airtight container and this chivda stays fresh and crunchy for 2 to 3 weeks.

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Date and Nut Ladoo

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This recipe is for Date and Nut Ladoo, or Candy as we call them at home. For my grand kids they are like candy and they love it. Adapted from my friend Renu’s recipe, when I tried this ladoo for the first time, I said WOW. I could not believe the main ingredient was only dates. That surprised me because I am not very fond of dates. This was the first time I have tasted date ladoos flavored with coco powder. This is a quick and easy recipe. Like me if you are using roasted nuts then there is a little or no cooking involved? This is a guilt free healthy snack (no sugar or butter added). Date ladoos are also vegan and gluten free. It’s hard to eat just one!

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Dahi Baingan sautéed Eggplant with Yogurt

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Dahi baingan (Sautéed Eggplant with Yogurt is a classic eggplant dish. This recipe is very sophisticated but very simple to make. It is always amazing to see how a few simple ingredients can make such a satisfying dish. My husband who doesn’t like eggplant fell in love with this dish. Dahi Baingan is simply delicious. This can be served with plain rice or roti.

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Besan Sev (Crispy Indian Snack)

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Besan sev is a popular savory crispy snack, which is made in almost every household in India. These noodle-like Sev are so tasty that when you start munching, it’s often difficult to stop. This is a quick and easy recipe. Besan Sev is a great snack to make in bulk as it stays fresh for months.

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Aloo Chaat (Spicy Potato Snack)

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Aloo Chaat, which is a spicy potato snack. Aloo chaat is a popular snack found at north Indian road side vendors. This is one of the very few chaats served without any chutney. However you can always add cilantro and tamarind chutney. This recipe is inspired by the chaat I used to enjoy near my childhood home in India. I incorporated a special spice mix also known as chaat masala and would suggest trying this recipe without chutney. This mouthwatering chaat is just perfect for anyone who loves spicy food.

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Rabri (Malai – Kerchan)

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Rabri or rabadi is a North Indian delicacy. It is served as a dessert. Rabri is a reduced milk, cooked little differently instead of creamy rubri is lumpy. I like this dish because you can serve alone or over malpua, jalebi, gulab jamun, or waffles. There are countless combinations you can come up with.

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Dal Fry – Dal Tadka

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Dal Fry is a popular Indian lentil recipe. This recipe uses Toor dal, which is also known as Arhar or Toovar dal. The dal is seasoned with variety of spices and it tastes delicious. This is something you often find served at Indian restaurants.

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Peanut Chikki (Peanut Brittle)

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Peanut chikki or peanut brittle is a delicious homemade candy. This recipe is super simple and easy with very few ingredients, peanuts, sugar and touch of ginger and salt. Ginger adds a very nice tanginess to the chikki.

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