Coconut Almond Burfi

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Coconut almond burfi is a classic dessert and simply delicious. . Coconut almond burfi is super easy to make with few ingredients. This is also vegan and gluten-free.

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Aloo Chana Chaat

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Aloo chana chaat is a spicy potato and chickpea snack. It’s very easy to make and is a favorite tasty treat of mine. This recipe involves marinating boiled potatoes and chickpeas in spices to make a great savory snack.

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Eggless Omelet (Vegan)

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This Eggless Omelet is similar to a variation of besan chila. I combine lots of vegetables including bell pepper, spinach, and tomatoes and then add in some light spices. Now you have a healthy and delicious choice for breakfast or light lunch. It is also vegan and gluten free!

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Paneer Bhurji

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Paneer bhurji is a delightful and spicy paneer dish. Paneer bhurji is a quick and easy recipe to make, made from crumbled paneer simmered in spicy tomato gravy. Paneer bhurji tastes great with roti, paratha, or even with regular bread! This is also makes a good stuffing for dosas or vegetable Frankie rolls.

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Making Pizza on The Stove Top

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This is a quick and easy recipe for Stove Top Pizza. This is just perfect for times when you want to enjoy homemade pizza and don’t feel like ordering take-out pizza or going anywhere! The best part is that you also don’t need to have access to a good oven.

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Oat Dosa (Spicy Pancake)

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Instant Oat dosa is an easy recipe that is perfect for busy families. Sometimes you want to make something that is easy and hassle free and of course healthy. Oat dosas are instant dosas and make a great breakfast or any time snack. This gluten-free dish is made with oats, rice flour, yogurt, and a few spices. I am also adding cabbage and carrots for texture. This will definitely be a staple in my house.

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Spicy Chivda (Roasted Spicy Flattened Rice)

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Spicy chivda crunchy savory snack is quick and easy to make. Chivda, also known as poha, is flattened rice that is flavored with spices. When I was growing up this was one of the snacks my mom will make, and we all will enjoy. I still enjoy this spicy chivda even today while watching TV. Store this in an airtight container and this chivda stays fresh and crunchy for 2 to 3 weeks.

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Eggless Pancake

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Eggless pancake are super easy to make and delicious. What better way to start off your day than with “Eggless Pancakes”. These pancakes are light and fluffy. I like to add homemade fresh strawberry sauce as a topping. This was a family favorite when my sons were younger. Now this is my grandkids favorite for breakfast when we have sleep over.

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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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Besan Sev (Crispy Indian Snack)

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Besan sev is a popular savory crispy snack, which is made in almost every household in India. These noodle-like Sev are so tasty that when you start munching, it’s often difficult to stop. This is a quick and easy recipe. Besan Sev is a great snack to make in bulk as it stays fresh for months.

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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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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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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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Bread Uttapam, South Indian Snack

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Uttapam is a popular South Indian dish. Traditionally uttapam is made with rice and lentil batter, which can be a long process. Bread Uttapam, on the other hand, is instant and easy to make. Not to mention it tastes delicious. Uttapam is a thick dosa, or pancake, with vegetables cooked over skillet. It tastes divine served hot and with a side of coconut chutney.

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Masala Khichdi (Rice and Moong Dal)

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Masala Khichdi is a spicy variation of simple khichdi. This is healthy but ultimate comfort food. Khichdi is basically prepared with rice and lentils. Every hosehold has their own recipe for khichdi. At my home khichdi was made just with rice and moong dal. Adding a few vegetables with spicy tomato seasoning makes khichdi a complete meal. Usually khichdi is served with yogurt, pickle and papdam.

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