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Milk (Khoya) Burfi

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Milk burfi, also known as khoya burfi is a classic Indian sweet that can be served both as a dessert or snack. Milk Burfi is made with milk, sugar, and flavored with cardamom. Finish it with a garnish of sliced pistachios and you have a simply divine treat! This is a staple in most North Indian households and served on many occasions.

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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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Vegetable Rice Cutlets

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Vegetable rice cutlets are great as an appetizer or snack for any get together. These cutlets are made with rice blended with mixed vegetables. This is an easy and quick recipe to make. Vegetable rice cutlets are crisp outside and soft inside. Try it!

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Seviyan (Vermicelli) Kheer Dessert

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Seviyan or vermicelli kheer, is a traditional popular dessert. Seviyans are thin long strings that looks very much like spaghetti however process if different. Seviyan is a delicious and an easy recipe to make. Basic seviyan is made with milk, seviyan and sugar, and then flavored with cardamom. Garnish with sliced almonds and pistachios and you have a delicious dish!

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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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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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Kuttu ki Puri (Buckwheat Flatbread)

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Kuttu ki Puri is a gluten free Buckwheat flatbread. It is an easy recipe to make. This is a Falihar, a food eaten on days of fast as grains are not eaten. Some upcoming Hindu festivals include Navaratri and Janmashtami where as a part of a fast kuttu puris are eaten or any other days when you want to try something different. The puris are made with buckwheat flour and potatoes, and mostly accompanied with potato or arbi (taro root) curry.

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Coconut Ladoo

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Coconut ladoos are a rich, sweet dessert-snack. This is made for many festive occasions. Coconut laddoo is a very simple and easy recipe to make. These are made with few ingredients. Traditionally in Indian households ladoos are served as fudge candies.

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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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Sweet Potato Halwa (Eggless Pudding)

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Sweet Potato Halwa or this egg less pudding is one of the easy Halwa to make. Flavoring with cardamom and cinnamon gives it a delicate and unique flavor. This is a tasty, warm dessert for cold winter months.

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Sabudana Vada (Fried Dumplings of Potatoes and Tapioca)

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Sabudana Vada is a delicious snack with a great texture. It is crunchy on the outside and soft inside. This can satisfy just about anybody, even those on a gluten-free diet. This recipe is completely gluten free.

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Sabudana Kheer (Tapioca Pudding)

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Sabudana kheer is a gourmet dessert. Kheer is lightly flavored with cardamom and saffron. This is easy recipe to make.

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Stir-Fry Arbi (Taro Root)

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Arbi is stir-fry and mildly spiced with light crunch makes a great side dish or also can be served as an appetizer. Aroma of carom seeds (ajwain) makes this dish very inviting.

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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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