Holidays & Festivals


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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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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Peanut Chikki (Peanut Brittle)

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Peanut chikki or peanut brittle is a delicious homemade candy. This recipe is super simple and easy with very few ingredients, peanuts, sugar and touch of ginger and salt. Ginger adds a very nice tanginess to the chikki.

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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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Eggless Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Sauce

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Eggless Vanilla Mini Cakes, they are simply delicious. These cakes are moist and soft with the perfect amount of sweetness. The vanilla cake is nicely paired with hot strawberry sauce.

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Hara Bhara Kabab – Vegetable Cutlet

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Hara bhara kabab is a popular tasty treat in Indian restaurants. This spicy delicious snack is deep fried made with spinach and potatoes flavored with spice mix. Hara bhara kabab is crispy outside and soft inside. Hara Bhara Kebabs are absolutely delicious and looks like cutlets.

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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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Chakli (Crispy Rice Snack)

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Chakli a popular snack all throughout India. Chakli is a crispy and delicious snack that is prepared for holidays. It is perfect with a hot cup of Chai. In my opinion, chakli is a must-have munchie! Chakli is prepared many different ways using different pulses with rice. I plan on making Chakli with rice flour and moong dal.

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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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Carrot Burfi (Gajar Ki Burfi)

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Carrot Burfi or carrot fudge is a classic Indian dessert made with carrot and milk. This burfi is packed with all the goodness of carrots. Carrot burfi taste absolutely divine. Everyone enjoys traditional homemade methai (sweet). Carrot burfi is perfect for special occasions.Gajar Burfi-Delicious fudge made from carrots.

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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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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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Modak – Sweet Rice Dumpling

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Modak is a delicious sweet steamed rice dumpling filled with coconut and nuts. It is also vegan and gluten free. This is a very popular sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi festival which is a celebration in western and south India.

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