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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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Rava Laddu (Sooji Ladoo)

Desserts, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holidays & Festivals, Navaratri, Quick & Easy, Snacks, , , , ,

Rava ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet. This is a popular ladoo prepared almost in every household for all the festivals. Rava ladoo is a simple and easy recipe but still exotic. Rava ladoo is made with roasted rava (sooji), coconut, ghee, sugar and nuts.

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Bread Dahi Vada

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Bread dahi vada is a quick and delicious version of the original dal – lentil vadas. There is no soaking of lentil required, no grinding and no frying required; this is an instant version of dahi vada. This can be served as a snack or appetizer.

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Moong Dal Khichdi

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Moong dal khichdi, is a very basic and healthy food. Every house hold has their own recipe for khichdi. At my home khichdi was made with split moong dal and rice. I have added the laucki (ghia, opo squash, bottle gourd), to make this a more complete one dish and one pot meal.

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Chickpea Pulav (Chole Biryani, One Pot Meal)

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This dish is a delicious combination of rice, chickpeas, with vegetables and of course spices. This is a great, hearty, and healthy meal. This is a one dish and one pot meal.

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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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Spicy Green Peas

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Spicy Peas, touch of spices added to sweetness from peas and sourness from lemon makes this a great snack or a side dish. This is an easy recipe to make. Bright green color gives a nice touch to any meal.

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Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf (Pulav)

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Quinoa vegetable pilaf is a protein rich, gluten free and delicious dish. It is quick and easy to make. This can be served as a main dish or side dish.

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Matar (Matra) Chaat

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This is a delicious spicy snack. Matar Ki Chaat can be served as a snack or as a main dish with Kulcha or Naan.

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Veggie Hash Browns

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This is a healthy and incredibly easy recipe to make. Veggie Hash is very satisfying, delightful and colorful dish.This recipe is from my aunt from Seattle Washington.

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Indian Zucchini Pasta

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Zucchini pasta is a whole wheat egg-less pasta, made with fresh ingredients and tastes great. This is a healthy recipe and easy to make. This is actually an old recipe from my grandmother, but she used Turai instead zucchini (turai is from same family as zucchini) and the dish is known as nanua ka petha in Bihar.

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Creamy Spinach Pasta

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This is a delicious pasta dish with fresh spinach and rich white sauce. It is my version of fettuccini alfredo. Creamy spinach pasta looks and tastes great.

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Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

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Rava Idli is a popular south Indian dish. The traditional way of making idlis would take 2 days of preparation time, however, this recipe is much quicker and easier and tastes just as great! Rava Idlis can be enjoyed as a snack or as a light meal.

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Vegetable Pasta

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Fresh vegetables and whole grain pasta with savory tomato sauce makes a very colorful and delicious pasta dish. This is a simple pasta dinner. Serve with a side of salad and bread.

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Chole Palak (Chickpeas With Spinach)

Dal (Lentils), Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Fat, Quick & Easy, Vegan, Vegetables Curry / Gravy, Winter Recipes, , , , , , , , , , ,

Chickpeas and spinach is a great combination and a healthy, protein rich dish. Chickpeas immersed with spicy spinach gravy. This dish can be served with roti, naan or any other bread.

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