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Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling) Rava Idli (Semolina Dumplin...

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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Why do I use Sooji (samolin...

Why do I use Sooji (samolina flour)?

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Many of you ask why I like to use sooji. For many of my recipes I add sooji to add crispness or to give flour a coarse texture. When I use sooji with all purpose flour (plain flour or maida), it adds crispness and flakiness to dishes like samosa, kachori etc. I also like to […]

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Gujia Gujia


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Gujia is a fried pastry filled with an aromatic nuts mixture. In India, Gujia is traditionally made for the holidays like Diwali and Holi and is a must have treat.

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Papdi Chaat Papdi (papri) Chaat

Papdi (papri) Chaat

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Papdi (papri) Chaat is my kind of food and there are so many kinds of chaat. Chaat can be found on roadside food carts all over India. Chaat is basically different varieties of snacks served with tamarind or hari (cilantro) chutney or with hot spice mix. The definition of chaat literally is “to taste”.

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Battura (Fried Puffed Bread) Recipe by Manjula Battura


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Battura is fried puffed bread traditionally served with chola (chickpeas). The combination, called Chola Batura, is a popular dish from
the state of Punjab. Chola Batura is a popular dish among youngsters.

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Mathri Mathri (Salted Crackers)

Mathri (Salted Crackers)

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Mathris are similar to salted crisp crackers and are a very popular afternoon snack. Traditionally, mathris are served with spicy pickles.

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Upma Sooji (Cream of Wheat)

dhokla Dhokla (Suji – Semoli...

Dhokla (Suji – Semolina)

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Dhokla is a traditional gujrati snack, spongy and fluffy in texture. Dhokla makes a great appetizer.

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Sooji Halwa Recipe by Manjula Sooji Halwa – Sheera

Sooji Halwa – Sheera

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Sooji Halwa is a very popular sweet dish all over India and is made on religious occasions, as parsad (offering to God). After prayer Halwa is served to devotees as a blessing.

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