Holidays & Festivals


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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Aloo Puri (Potatoes with Fried Puffed Bread)

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Aloo Puri, spicy potatoes with gravy and puffed whole wheat bread (puri). It is simple and makes a complete meal. This is a popular combination in North India. This can be served for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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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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Til Ka Ladoo – Sesame Candy

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Til ka ladoo is a traditional winter sweet. This is a simple recipe made with til and jaggery. Til is sesame seed and jaggery is unrefined cane sugar. You can also enjoy them as sesame candy. Til ka ladoos are also made on various festivals especially for makar sankranti.

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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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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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Medu Vada

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Medu Vadas are a traditional South Indian dish which can be served as a main course, side dish, or snack. This crispy deliciousness is made with spiced urad dal batter and fried in donut shape dumplings. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are served with Sambar and Coconut Chutney.

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Yogurt Rice (Curd Rice, Mosaranna)

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Yogurt rice or curd rice is a popular South Indian dish. Yogurt Rice makes a great side dish or good for lunch box as a complete meal.

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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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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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Gulgula (Mini Donut)

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Gulgulas are like lightly sweeten mini donuts. In India these are made for special occasions. This is a quick and easy to make recipe. They make good finger food even for the kids on the go. This is an easy recipe to make when you are craving for something sweet.

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Puran Poli – Sweet Flatbread

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Puran Poli is a flatbread with a sweet lentil filling. This is a popular bread in the state of Gujarat and Maharashtra and makes a great breakfast dish. But it is equally delicious served as a mid-afternoon snack.

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