Holidays & Festivals


Sooji Halwa 2018

Breakfast Recipes, Desserts, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Karwa Chauth, Krishna Janmashtami, Navaratri, , ,

Sooji Halwa is a traditional but popular dessert. Sooji Halwa is delicious and a welcome treat for guests. I have done this recipe a few years ago and now decided to do another version of Sooji Halwa with little twist, turning this into an exotic Halwa beyond your belief.

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Corn Cutlets (Corn Fritters)

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Corn Cutlets are a mouthwatering appetizer which can be served as starters for a party or even as an evening snack. Corn Cutlets are crispy outside and soft inside. This is one of those snacks you can serve without any sauce and they taste delicious. They are also gluten free, and vegan.

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Besan Ka Halwa

Desserts, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Gluten Free, Holi, Krishna Janmashtami, Makar Sankranti, Navaratri, Quick & Easy, Snacks, Yugadi, , , , ,

Besan Ka Halwa, Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert and made using different flour, lentils, nuts and vegetables. Besan Ka Halwa is one of my favorite Halwa. This is a delicious also quick and easy to make. When you roast the besan, house is full of sweet aroma. Besan Ka Halwa is also gluten free.

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Rice and Potato Cutlets

Appetizers, Chaat, Diwali, Gluten Free, Holi, Navaratri, Party Recipes, Quick & Easy, Snacks, Vegan, , , , , , ,

These Rice and Potato Cutlets are a tasty treat as a tea time snack or you can also serve them as an appetizer. They are crispy outside and soft inside. This is a quick and easy recipe and a good way to use left over rice.

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Moong Dal Ladoo

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Moong Dal Ladoos are traditional Indian festive sweets. Ladoos are made with different roasted flours or lentils, ghee and sugar. You will find ladooes for every celebration.

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Cabbage Pakora (Bhajia)

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Cabbage Pakoras or Crispy Cabbage Fritters are a great any time snack. They especially taste delicious when they are served with Chutney and hot cup of tea. They are also easy and quick to make. Surprise your guests and treat them with these mouthwatering crispy cabbage pakoras.

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Mango Shrikhand (Amrakhand)

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Mango Shrikhand is a refreshing yogurt based sweet dish. Shrikand with mango makes it a very delicious dessert. This exotic dessert is easy to prepare and Shrikhand is often served with poori.

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Gatte Ki Sabji (Rajasthani Cuisine)

Dal (Lentils), Gluten Free, Karwa Chauth, Navaratri, Vegan, Vegetables Curry / Gravy, , , , , , , ,

Gatte Ki Sabji is a traditional dish from Rajasthan. These steamed gram-flour dumplings are cooked in a spicy gravy. This mouth-watering dish will complement any meal. Enjoy Gatte Ki sabji with roti or plain rice. The recipe is also vegan and gluten free.

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Mango Mousse with Raspberry Pearls

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My new recipe is called Mango Mousse with raspberry pearls. This is a delicious, delicate dessert that is sure to be enjoyed by all. Mangoes are my favorite fruit so I like to incorporate them in my various recipes. This was my first time making Raspberry pearls for the garnish. I did this with a special guest, Avani, who is currently a participant on Master Chef Junior! These delicate looking pearls are simply gorgeous on desserts!

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Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji (Potato with Spicy Tomato Gravy)

Gluten Free, Krishna Janmashtami, Navaratri, Quick & Easy, Vegan, Vegetables Curry / Gravy, Yugadi, , , , , , ,

Aloo Tamatar ki Sabji or Potatoes with spicy tomato gravy is a classic combination and a popular North Indian dish. Aloo Tamatar, is flavorful and delicious and the best part is that it goes well with all different kinds of bread and rice.

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Apple Coconut Barfi

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Apple Coconut Barfi is a delicious treat. This fudge-like barfi super easy to make. It’s also vegan and gluten-free. The fruity taste makes for a great sweet snack without the guilt!

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Nariyal Ka Ladoo – Coconut Ladoo

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Nariyal Ka Ladoo or Coconut Ladoo, a delicious homemade sweet also can be serve as a candy. This is easy to prepare. One of the simplest recipe to make with few ingredients.

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Shahi Kheer – Makhana Pudding

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Shahi Kheer, also called Makhana Pudding is a very traditional pudding-like dessert. Makhana is puffed lotus flower seed and looks like popcorn. Shahi means rich and royal. The textures of the nuts, and the creaminess of the milk makes this a super dessert. Adding the caramelize sugar with saffron and cardamom adds a very subtle and unique taste to the kheer.

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Paneer Pasanda (Paneer Curry)

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Paneer Pasanda is a delicacy consisting of stuffed paneer with rich creamy gravy. Paneer Pasanda is a delicious and perfect dish for formal get-togethers or when you simply want to indulge yourself. This is the ultimate Paneer dish.

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