Diwali


Sweet (Boundi) Boondi

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Boondies are a mouthwatering snack like dessert. Boondies are small fried round drops made with gram flour (besan). Traditionally ladoos are made from sweet boondies. Ladoos are popular for special occasions, like graduation, marriage, birth of child etc.

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Nimki (Salted Fried Crackers)

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Nimki (Namak Para) is a popular classic savory snack. You can serve nimkies with pickle at tea time, or enjoy as is! For all those upcoming holidays nimkies make a good snack to have around. They also make good homemade holiday gift.

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Gulab Jamun (2014)

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Gulab Jamun is easily the most popular and loved dessert in India. Gulab jamun is best described as an Indian version of a donut immersed in a sweet syrup. Gulab jamun recipe is especially dear to me as it was my very first video showcased on You Tube. To be frank, I never dreamed that I would still be doing what I love seven years later. Not everyone can say they are truly following their passion. So in this spirit I decided I would present another version of Gulab Jamun. This recipe is simpler, yet still delicious.

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Pineapple Coconut Kheer – Pina Colada Pudding

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Pineapple Kheer is a fruity twist to the favorite Indian dessert Rice Kheer. Caramelized Pineapple adds a very pleasing and tempting flavor to this Kheer.

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Urad Dal Puri (Bedmi Puri Kachori)

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Urad Dal Puri, also known as Bedmi Kachori. This hearty dish is fried puffed bread with a mix of lentils and spices. Urad Dal Puri is a North Indian delicacy, which is both delicious and festive. Urad Dal Puri is an excellent option with any meal as it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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Methi Chutney (Fenugreek Chutney)

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Methi Chutney is a popular North Indian condiment. Methi Chutney is packed with flavors, sourness from mango, sweetness from raisins; some bitterness from fenugreek, mixed with spices it has a very unique taste. Traditionally this is served with Kachories (fried puffed bread with lentils) and Puri (fried puffed bread).

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Mawa Kachori (Puffed Pastry)

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Mawa Kachori is an exotic dessert. This is a delicacy from state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is known for their rich food and culture. Pastry filled with aromatic mixture of mawa and nuts makes a very festive dessert.

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Aloo Dum (Potato Curry)

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This is an exotic delicious main dish. Just the smell of aloo dam can make you hungry! To make this dish, potatoes are fried and then soaked in the spicy aromatic gravy. This is a perfect dish for any dinner party.

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Spicy Squash – Kaddu Ki Subji

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This is a north Indian dish, spicy, sweet and sour taste all in one. Typically this dish is served with puri and kachori (puri stuffed with urad dal).

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Cabbage Kofta

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Koftas are fried dumplings in a variety of spicy gravies. The dumplings can be made using a variety of vegetables and some popular ones are cabbage, laucki (bottle guard), zucchini, or a potato-paneer mix. This particular recipe uses cabbage.

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Gujia

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Gujia is a fried pastry filled with an aromatic nuts mixture. In India, Gujia is traditionally made for the holidays like Diwali and Holi and is a must have treat.

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Boondi (bundi) Ladoo

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Boondi Ladoo is a great, mouth watering snack-time dessert and is a must have at all special occasions all over India. Boondis are very small, round deep fried balls that have been soaked in fragrant sugar syrup. After soaking, the syrup is drained and the syrup infused boondi are formed into balls (ladoos).

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Dahi Vada

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Dahi Vadas are lentil dumplings topped with a spicy savory yogurt and tamarind chutney. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner or served as a chaat. Dahi vadad are made using wash urad dal or moong dal or with a combination of both dals using different proportions of dal.

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Ras Malai

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Rasmalai is a Bengali dessert consisting of soft paneer balls immersed in chilled creamy milk. Like Rasgullas, Rasmalai is also made with homemade cheese known as “paneer” or “chana”. Instead of being soaked in sugar syrup like Rasgullas, Rasmalai is soaked in sweet, flavored milk.

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Jalebi (Sweet)

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Jalebis can best be described as funnel cakes. Jalebis can be made thin and crispy or thick and juicy. Jalebis taste best when served hot.

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