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Gulab Jamun Variations for Festivals

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Many festivals are coming soon, starting with Navratri, Durga Ashtami, Ram Navami, Dussehra, Diwali, Bhai Dooj, and the list goes on. I am always planning to what make something new. Something different and festive but not needing too much work, at the same time the family should enjoy it. I thought why not make the sweets and snacks that my family likes and I will also like to share this with my extended family by the series of blogs.

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Happy Navratri 2014

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Navratri, or “Nine nights” is a festival which marks the onset of autumn. It is celebrated in different ways all over the country. It is a festival of worship, dance and music. For 9 days, women dress up in beautiful clothes and jewelry. Many people keep a fast for Navratri. Some suggestions for this auspicious […]

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Making of my Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

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I have been working on how to make eggless chocolate cake, baking is not what I am good. Some times I like to bake for my grand kids and that I enjoy. Many of my viewers have been requesting to do more cake recipes. I have been trying chocolate cake, I have looked many recipes […]

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Manjula’s Kitchen e-book: Best of Indian Vegetarian Recipes

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You’ve watched all of the videos and followed all of Manjula’s time tested Recipes on the website. Now, you can have the best of Manjula’s Delicious Recipes, all in one book.

This beautiful Second Edition of the ebook is now available in PDF format with updated recipes, full color photos, and embedded links to accompanying videos.

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Diwali Preparations are Underway…

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Diwali is around the corner. It’s an exciting time of year and I am already in the midst of decorating the house. I am planning on putting festive lights outside of the house. Then I will do some Rangoli designs on the front porch, also incorporating some fresh flowers. Of course I will decorate the […]

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Menu Suggestions for Lunch/Dinner

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What’s for lunch or dinner? This is a question most of us struggle with on a daily basis. When I ask my husband Alex what I should cook for our meals, his answer has been the same for the past 45 years! It’s that I should give him some choices and he will then select his preference. So I have decided to come up with some great, easy, and healthy choices for lunch and dinner. It’s a long time overdue and no more excuses! I would love to get your thoughts on these suggestions and if you find them helpful.
Check out the below menu for one week’s worth of lunches/dinners. I have also provided some tips and suggestions to make it easy. It may be helpful to read the entire menu before and make a shopping list for the ingredients you need. Plan to do your shopping the day before you cook.

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Wanted to Say Thanks!

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I would first like to acknowledge and thank my viewers and everyone who voted for me. Because of you all I was selected for “YOUTUBE ON THE RISE” program. As a result, my channel will be featured on April 30th on YouTube blog, www.youtube.com/YouTube I truly enjoy doing these recipes and sharing with you. I […]

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Spring Recharge!

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I have been experimenting with refreshing cucumber and mint to come up with the perfect Spring drink. I have always enjoyed the combination of cucumber and mint. At first, I thought I would use pureed cucumber and mint, strain it, and add salt, black pepper, and lemon juice and simply serve over ice. I liked […]

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Vote for Manjula

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Vote now to help Manjula’s Kitchen win YouTube’s April On the Rise channel competition! It only takes a moment—click the link, then click on the blue checkmark next to Manjula’s Kitchen! https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=1fe067&t=1fe067.46 Here is more information about youtube’s “On The Rise” program: http://youtubecreator.blogspot.com/2013/04/introducing-your-april-on-rise-nominees.html Thank you for your continued support!

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Fun with Family

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The end of March brings the celebration of two of my favorite holidays. Holi is on March 27th and Easter is on March 30th. I look forward to these holidays as I traditionally spend them with my grandkids. Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is celebrated with great enthusiasm by farmers. Holi is […]

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Challenges

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As many of you know, there are some challenges I face when doing my video recipes for you all. First of all, these videos are taped at my home kitchen, and Alex (my husband) is responsible for many things. He is the videographer, editor and essentially does everything aside from developing the recipes and cooking. […]

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Holiday Fun

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Christmas has once again come and gone! These days I feel time is going by far too quickly. I had a lovely Christmas with my two sons and their families, including my four grandchildren. We decided to have a casual dinner with homemade pizza. Each person got to make their own personal pizzas with their […]

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Friendship of a Lifetime

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Some very close friends of mine visited me this Thanksgiving holiday from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I really should say they are more like family. We make the effort at seeing each other, but I wish we could see each other more often. Ideally, they would live right here in San Diego! It would be great […]

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Diwali Menu

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Deciding on the perfect menu for the upcoming holiday of Diwali can be challenging! I have been trying to decide the menu for a Diwali party I am hosting for the last couple of days. It’s the time of year to indulge in delicious and tasty food, without a regard for calories! This year I […]

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San Diego Diwali Mela!

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Diwali is the most celebrated festival all over India. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and celebrates the victory of good over evil. We just had a Diwali Celebration at Balboa Park which was simply amazing. If you reside in San Diego, please come join us for another DIWALI MELA, which is […]

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