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Rava Kesari (Kesari Halwa)

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Rava Kesari (Kesari Halwa) is a popular South Indian sweet dish which is a different version of Sooji ka Halwa. Rava Kesari is delicious and easy to make, usually made on festive occasions. This is a quick fix sweet especially if you have unexpected guests.

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Kala Jamun

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Kala Jamun is a delicious desert very similar to Gulab Jamun. Kala jamun is an exotic sweet dish served on special occasions. Kala jamuns have a very unique texture as they are chewy outside and grainy inside.

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Chiroti (Khaja)

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Chiroti, also known as khaja, this is a crispy sugar coated puri a delicious snack. Chiroti is a traditional Maharashtrian delicacy. I like to make them for holidays like holi and Diwali. This is also kid-friendly snack.

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Thattai (Rice Crackers)

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Thattai is a popular south Indian snack. You may call them crispy rice crackers. This is made with rice flour and a few spices. It is both vegan and gluten free. Thattai is a great snack to have on hand in your pantry.

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Dal Puri (Indian Fried Bread)

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Dal Puri (fried puffed bread), which consist of puris filled with mildly spiced moong dal. This delicacy is delicious and very festive. Dal Puri is an excellent option with any meal as it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Serve these incredible dal puris with spicy squash, or potato curry with yogurt gravy.

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Coconut Almond Burfi

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Coconut almond burfi is a classic dessert and simply delicious. . Coconut almond burfi is super easy to make with few ingredients. This is also vegan and gluten-free.

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Urad Dal Kachori

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Dal kachori is a delicacy from north India. Dal kachori is a spicy puffed pastry. Traditionally kachories are sold at HALWAI (a sweet and snack shop). Today, I will use urad dal lentils (skinned black gram) for the inside filling. These mouthwatering Dal kachories can be served as a snack, chaat or part of main meal, making the meal exotic.

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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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Atta Ka Ladoo

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Atta Ka Ladoo, is a rich, sweet dessert or snack. There are so many variations of Ladoos. They are made using different flours, milk and nuts. Atta Ka Ladoo is commonly made in every house hold with some variations. It is a simple recipe with few ingredients, but the texture and taste is amazing!

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Cocktail Green Peas Samosa

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Cocktail green peas samosas are tasty treat. These bite-sized crispy samosas are filled with spicy green peas. This was my mother’s go-to appetizer for special occasions, and she received many compliments. My cooking style is greatly influenced by my mother, a true inspiration! Of course they taste out of this word when served hot. Serve with tamarind chutney.

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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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Meethi Matri (Indian Sweet Cracker)

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Meethi matries are delightful crispy and sweet snack made during festivals like Holi and Diwali. You can also serve them as biscuit or cookie. Fennel and cardamom gives very nice and sweet flavor to them.

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Masala Mathri – Spicy Crackers

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Mathris are all time favorite crispy Indian crackers. This recipe goes back to two generation to my grand mother. This recipe is a delicious twist to traditional mathri filled with spicy besan.

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Besan Paare (Spicy Crackers)

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These besan paares are crunchy and spicy. Paares makes a great snack. Serve anytime.

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Thandai

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Thandai is a very refreshing spicy cold drink with aromatic flavors; main ingredients are almond, milk, sugar and some spices. Traditionally thandai is served during the Indian holiday “Holi”. Holi is a celebration of the harvest season.

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