Navaratri


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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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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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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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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Rava Laddu (Sooji Ladoo)

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Rava ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet. This is a popular ladoo prepared almost in every household for all the festivals. Rava ladoo is a simple and easy recipe but still exotic. Rava ladoo is made with roasted rava (sooji), coconut, ghee, sugar and nuts.

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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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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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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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Paneer Tikka Masala

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Paneer Tikka Masala is a gourmet dish which is simple to cook but very flavorful. Marinated paneer with tomato gravy makes a delightful dish for a formal dinner.

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Sabudana Khichdi (Spicy Tapioca)

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Sabudana also known as Tapioca makes a great Khichdi. This recipe is mildly spiced and peanuts give it a light crunch. Tapioca khichdi is great for breakfast or as a snack and it tastes delicious.

This is a great gluten free dish.

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