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Homemade Cream Cheese

Chutneys / Pickles, Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly, Paneer (Indian Cheese), Quick & Easy, ,

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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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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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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Chocolate Chip Cookies (Eggless)

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Chocolate chip cookies are always a treat. These are egg-less cookies, and they are supper easy to make. These cookies are delicious and crispy and taste great with milk or hot cup of tea.

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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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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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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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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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Watermelon Cooler – Lemonade

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Watermelon cooler is a refreshing summertime drink. Made with cubed watermelon, ginger ale, lemon juice and a few spices, it is sure to please.  Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 cups watermelon cut in small pieces 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons ginger juice 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon black salt Pinch of black pepper powder Approx. […]

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