Special Occasions


Shahi Kheer – Makhana Pudding

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Shahi Kheer, also called Makahana Pudding is a very traditional pudding-like dessert. Makhana is puffed lotus flower seed and looks like popcorn. Shahi means rich and royal. The textures of the nuts, and the creaminess of the milk makes this a super dessert. Adding the caramelize sugar with saffron and cardamom adds a very subtle and unique taste to the kheer.

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Rava Mint Paratha

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Rava Mint Parathas consists of bread made with mixing different flours and flavored with fresh mint leaves. These mint parathas are unique with its own fresh flavor. It can be served as a breakfast treat or with any meal. I think it pairs well with Tadka Urad Dal.

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Apple Bread Rolls

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These Apple Bread Rolls are mouthwatering rolls that can be served as breakfast or as a tasty dessert. Apple Bread Rolls are super simple to make with just a few ingredients. This comfort dish is a favorite at my house, especially when you are in the mood to enjoy a Fall favorite – homemade apple pie!

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Whole Wheat Dosa (Atta Ka Cheela)

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Whole Wheat Dosa is a super quick and easy recipe. It is another version of the South Indian dosa. This recipe is a special one as it was my mother’s favorite, although this was known as Atta Ka Cheela in my home. Whole wheat dosa is tasty with the perfect amount of crispy deliciousness! You can serve this as my mother did, as Roti. She liked to pair it with her favorite side dishes of mint chutney, and Laucki Chana Dal.

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Paneer Pasanda (Paneer Curry)

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Paneer Pasanda is a delicacy consisting of stuffed paneer with rich creamy gravy. Paneer Pasanda is a delicious and perfect dish for formal get-togethers or when you simply want to indulge yourself. This is the ultimate Paneer dish.

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Palak Paneer (2016)

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Palak Paneer is likely the most popular paneer dish from North India. Creamy spinach with tasty paneer makes a delicious main dish. This recipe was one of my first published recipes on YouTube. After so many years of cooking, my family has decided my cooking skills have improved! I wanted to do this recipe again as with modified cooking method. Also I will like to thank you to all of my viewers who have encouraged me over the years. You guys truly inspire me!

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Mango Smoothie

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This recipe for Mango Smoothie is simply delicious, not to mention a perfect summer drink. This is a very easy and quick recipe. Mango smoothie can also make a very refreshing dessert when served in a bowl. Instead of milk or yogurt I used coconut milk and made it vegan friendly.

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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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Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa salad is a healthy and delicious salad. This bright and colorful salad is also a great summertime recipe. For this particular salad, I made my own homemade dressing with ginger. Ginger gives a refreshing kick to the salad. Quinoa is naturally gluten free and also high in protein.

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Virgin Pina Colada (Mocktail)

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Virgin Pina colada, a non-alcoholic drink. This is very refreshing tropical fruit drink. Pina colada is easy to make, just perfect for hot summer days. Pina colada is made with pineapple and coconut and has a nice and soothing taste.

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Paneer Jalfrezi

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Paneer Jalfrezi basically is an Indian style stir-fry dish which tastes delicious and looks beautiful. This is also a popular restaurant dish. Paneer Jalfrezi is a quick and easy recipe to make. Serve Paneer Jalfrezi with paratha, naan, or plain rice.

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Vegetable Hakka Noodles (Chow Mein)

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Vegetable Hakka noodles are also more commonly known as Vegetable Chow Mein. This is a popular Indo-Chinese dish. Vegetable hakka noodles consists of stir fry noodles with a variety of vegetables. This is a quick and easy recipe to make. Hakka noodles is a delicious and flavorful dish and very popular with street vendors. This also makes a great one-dish meal.

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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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Crispy Aloo Tikki (Potato Patty)

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Crispy Aloo Tikki is a popular street food chaat that can be made in a variety of ways. Any way you prepare these tikkis, they are sure to turn out great! They taste especially delicious with cilantro chutney or tamarind chutney. One of my favorite toppings is spiced chola (this recipe for crispy aloo tikki is with spicy chola topping).

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