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Crispy Shakarpara (Almond Biscuit) Recipe

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A traditional tea-time biscuit-like snack often made during festive occasions, shakarpara is the perfect sweet for any gathering. They are deep-fried sugar crisps with almonds and hint of cardamom, which adds to their unique flavor. This is one of those snacks that you won’t be able to stop munching on.

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Aam Ki Launji, Sweet And Sour Mango Chutney

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Aam Ki Launji is packed full of flavors, creating a wonderful combination of sweet, spicy, and sour. This can be used as a side dish or as a condiment. My favorite way to serve Aam Ki Launji is with stuffed parathas. This is a quick and easy recipe that adds a lot to your palette!

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Tawa Pulao Mumbai Style (Pav Bhaji Pulao)

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Tawa Pulao is a popular street dish of Mumbai that is very similar in style to Pav Bhaji. The secret behind this flavorful Tawa Pulao is that it’s mixture of spices that creates the perfect balance of flavors. The recipe incorporates vegetables that are still crunchy and not mushy like Pav Bhaji. This is a one dish meal and also a good lunch box meal.

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Baked Vegetable Idli

Appetizers, Breakfast Recipes, Diwali, Kid-Friendly, Lunch Box Suggestion, Navaratri, Party Recipes, Quick & Easy, Snacks, , , , , , , , , ,

Baked vegetable Idli makes for a healthy and delicious appetizer or side dish. They are very eye-appealing and great to put out at a gathering for guests to pop into their mouth. They are the perfect addition to any menu because they are so easy to make. Idlies have a unique texture because they are soft but also slightly crisp on the bottom. Baked vegetable idli are best served with coconut chutney if served as an appetizer or with samber if served with the main meal.

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Cucumber (Kheera) Raita

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5 from 1 vote Print Cucumber (kheera) Raita Cucumber Raita is a delightful refreshing side dish and compliment to any meal. Raita is made so many ways, but the main ingredient is always the yogurt. Cucumber raita is one of my favorites especially during the summer. This is a quick and easy recipe. I also […]

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Nariyal Burfi (Coconut Fudge)

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Nariyal Burfi is simple and delicious dessert that only requires a few ingredients! It is super easy to make, and you can serve this as sweet snack in the form of candy. I make this burfi with caramelized sugar which gives a nice twist to the burfi itself.

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Paneer Sandwich

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Paneer Sandwich is a quick and easy to make. Paneer Sandwich is healthy and tastes delicious. This is a perfect lunch box option, especially for the kids.

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Lal Mirch Ka Achar (Red Chili Pickle)

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Red Chili Pickle is a delightful way to spice up any meal. Indian meals are generally served with a variety of condiments, of which pickles are the most common. This one is a rather hot and spicy pickle, not for the timid palette by any means.

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Masala Lauki Ki Sabji

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Lauki is a simple and healthy vegetable side dish that is also known as opo squash, or Bottle Gourd. Lauki is a staple vegetable in most Indian homes because of its many known health benefits. The vegetable itself is rather bland, so I love manipulating its flavor.

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Matar With Spicy Gravy (Green Peas Masala Curry)

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Matar With Spicy Gravy is a super delicious side dish made using green peas which tastes amazing in combination with either roti or rice. Matar with spicy gravy is one of my favorite side dish.

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Stuffed Masala Rava Idli, Spicy Chana Dal Stuffing, Healthy Snack, Easy Idli Recipe

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Stuffed Idli is a delicious and healthy snack. For the filling, I used spicy chana dal stuffing which makes it unique and also flavorful. I like to serve stuffed Idli with tea or as an appetizer with a side of cilantro chutney. This also makes a great lunch box meal as it is very healthy and satisfying.

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Vegan Mac and Cheese, Quick and Easy

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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese is made with dairy free cheese. This quick, easy recipe is creamy and delicious. Mac and cheese has always been a comfort food in my family. My son is on a dairy free diet and one day while craving for Mac and Cheese, asked about making vegan cheese. I experimented with many recipes and finally my son was happy with the result. To my surprise my grand-kids also enjoyed this vegan mac and cheese. This was a surprise success at my house.

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Masala Popcorn, Spicy Popcorn, Indian Style

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Masala Popcorn is spicy and flavorful. Enjoy masala popcorn while watching a movie or your favorite TV show.

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Zucchini Pasta, delicious vegan and gluten free pasta, Zucchini Noodles

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Zucchini Pasta is a healthy replacement for pasta. This is a great recipe, super easy, quick and delicious. I like to serve this with homemade tomato sauce or you can serve with your own favorite sauce. Zucchini Pasta is also vegan and gluten free.

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