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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Apple Vegan Cake

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Apple vegan cake, this is a delicious, egg-less and dairy free cake. Apple Vegan Cake is easy and basic. Cake has a soft and moist texture. It is hard to believe that this is vegan.

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Masala Puri – Spicy Crackers

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Masala purie is a delicious, crispy snack. You can also serve them as spicy crackers or chips. They can be quite addicting so be careful. Masala puri is one of my favorite snack with hot cup of chai. This simple and delicious recipe will make a great holiday gift!

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How To Make Chocolate Fudge

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This Chocolate Fudge recipe is a huge hit with my grandchildren! Who doesn’t love rich creamy chocolate? I like this recipe because it allows me to let my grand-kids take the role of lead chef. I get to be the sous chef for the day! This recipe is super simple and delicious!

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Homemade Cream Cheese

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This recipe for Homemade Cream Cheese is an easy recipe to make. Cream cheese is delicious as a spread on crackers, bread and also for making cheesecake. This recipe will make about 3/4 cup of cream cheese.

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Mexican Rice

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When I first came to the United States, one of the first cuisines I was introduced to was Mexican. I really enjoyed it then just as much as I enjoy it now. My first experience with Mexican cuisine was a little mom and pop restaurant that really made an extra effort and catered to our vegetarian preference. I decided to try out a recipe for a Mexican rice which is typically served as a side dish with Mexican meals. I especially enjoy this rice with cheese enchiladas and refried beans. Enjoy!

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Pizza Paratha – Stuffed vegetable cheese paratha

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Pizza is one dish every one loves, especially homemade. Pizza paratha is delicious, quick and easy to make. You can serve this for lunch, snack, or especially good for lunch box meal.

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Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa salad is a healthy and delicious salad. This bright and colorful salad is also a great summertime recipe. For this particular salad, I made my own homemade dressing with ginger. Ginger gives a refreshing kick to the salad. Quinoa is naturally gluten free and also high in protein.

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Aloo Bhujia – Potato Sev

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Aloo bhujia is a crispy savory snack. Bhujia looks like short thin noodles. Aloo bhujia is also a favorite snack with my grand kids. This is a perfect snack for a relaxed evening nibbling while watching TV.

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Paneer Jalfrezi

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Paneer Jalfrezi basically is an Indian style stir-fry dish which tastes delicious and looks beautiful. This is also a popular restaurant dish. Paneer Jalfrezi is a quick and easy recipe to make. Serve Paneer Jalfrezi with paratha, naan, or plain rice.

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Vegetable Hakka Noodles (Chow Mein)

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Vegetable Hakka noodles are also more commonly known as Vegetable Chow Mein. This is a popular Indo-Chinese dish. Vegetable hakka noodles consists of stir fry noodles with a variety of vegetables. This is a quick and easy recipe to make. Hakka noodles is a delicious and flavorful dish and very popular with street vendors. This also makes a great one-dish meal.

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Crispy Aloo Pakoras (Potato Fritters)

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Crispy aloo pakoras, or crispy potato fritters are a flavorful and delicious snack specially when it is served with cilantro chutney, and hot cup of chai. They are easy and quick to make. Welcome your surprise guest and treat them with these mouthwatering crispy aloo pakoras.

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Mango Rice

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Mango rice is just one style of South Indian rice dishes among many different variations. Mango rice has a very unique flavor due to the tartness of the mangoes, the sweetness of the coconut, and the heat of the chilies all being mixed together. This is a simple but flavorful and satisfying light lunch!

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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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Peanut Chutney

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Peanut chutney is a delicious condiment that compliments many South Indian dishes such as dosa, idli, and medhu vada. This chutney also makes a great spicy spread for sandwiches. I often use this as a dip with pita chips. This is a quick and easy recipe to make!

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