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Modak – Sweet Rice Dumpling

Modak – Sweet Rice Dumpling

Ganesh Chaturthi, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegan, , , , , ,

Modak is a delicious sweet steamed rice dumpling filled with coconut and nuts. It is also vegan and gluten free. This is a very popular sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi festival which is a celebration in western and south India.

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Kuttu ki Puri (Buckwheat Flatbread)

Kuttu ki Puri (Buckwheat Flatbread)

Breads, Gluten Free, Krishna Janmashtami, Navaratri, Vegan, , , , , ,

Kuttu ki Puri is a gluten free Buckwheat flatbread. It is an easy recipe to make. This is a Falihar, a food eaten on days of fast as grains are not eaten. Some upcoming Hindu festivals include Navaratri and Janmashtami where as a part of a fast kuttu puris are eaten or any other days when you want to try something different. The puris are made with buckwheat flour and potatoes, and mostly accompanied with potato or arbi (taro root) curry.

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Mango Panna Cotta

Mango Panna Cotta

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Mango panna cotta is a delicious, easy, light and refreshing dessert. Mango and coconut milk together makes it a layered, tempting vegan delight that is hard to resist.

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Dal Paratha (Stuffed Indian Flat Bread)

Dal Paratha (Stuffed Indian Flat Bread)

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Dal Paratha, or Bikanare Paratha, this is best described as Indian stuffed flatbread. This delicious bread is filled with cooked chana dal and a variety of spices. However, unlike other stuffed parathas these are rolled super thin. These parathas are a Rajasthani delicacy.

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Cabbage Pickle (Bandh Gobhi Achar)

Cabbage Pickle (Bandh Gobhi Achar)

Chutneys / Pickles, Gluten Free, Vegan, , , , , , ,

Cabbage pickle is a spicy condiment with any meal. This is quick and easy to prepare. Traditionally Indian meals are not complete without pickles / relish

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Aloo Puri (Potatoes with Fried Puffed Bread)

Aloo Puri (Potatoes with Fried Puffed Bread)

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Aloo Puri, spicy potatoes with gravy and puffed whole wheat bread (puri). It is simple and makes a complete meal. This is a popular combination in North India. This can be served for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Meethi Matri (Indian Sweet Cracker)

Meethi Matri (Indian Sweet Cracker)

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Meethi matries are delightful crispy and sweet snack made during festivals like Holi and Diwali. You can also serve them as biscuit or cookie. Fennel and cardamom gives very nice and sweet flavor to them.

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Spinach Potato (Aloo Palak) Pakora

Spinach Potato (Aloo Palak) Pakora

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Pakoras are great as an appetizer, a tasty compliment for your afternoon tea and a spicy delicious snack anytime. They are made with spinach, potatoes, besan and spices and then fried till crispy golden.

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Vermicelli Upma (Spicy Noodles) Recipe by Manjula

Vermicelli Upma-Spicy Noodles-Seviyan Upma

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Vermicelli Upma is a healthy, tasty and colorful dish. It is equally great for breakfast or snack. Vermicelli is also known as seviyan. This is an easy recipe to make.

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Samosa Pinwheels Recipe by Manjula

Samosa Pinwheels

Appetizers, Chaat, Party Recipes, Vegan, , , , ,

Samosa pinwheels are great party treat. This is an interesting twist to a popular and most wanted Indian snack Samosa. They make mouthwatering appetizer or can be served as a chaat.

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Cucumber Salad Recipe by Manjula

Cucumber Salad

Gluten Free, Soups and Salads, Summer Recipes, Vegan, , , , ,

This is a fresh and easy cucumber salad recipe, with a creamy dressing and has touch of fennel seeds. This is a refreshing and healthy low cal Salad and looks beautiful.

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Mushroom Corn Cashew Curry Recipe by Manjula

Mushroom Corn Cashew Curry

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Corn and mushroom in tomato and spicy cashew gravy makes a delicious main dish. Cashews add a creamy and rich texture to the dish. This is a quick and easy recipe. This goes well with any Indian flat bread or plain rice.

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Medu Vada Recipe by Manjula

Medu Vada

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Medu Vadas are a traditional South Indian dish which can be served as a main course, side dish, or snack. This crispy deliciousness is made with spiced urad dal batter and fried in donut shape dumplings. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are served with Sambar and Coconut Chutney.

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Spicy Indian Chips Recipe by Manjula

Spicy Indian (Flour) Chips

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If you like chips, and you like spicy food, these chips are for you. This is a quick and easy recipe. I have used flour tortillas and flavored them with Indian spice mix. They are hard to resist you will say just one more.

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Dal Pakwan Recipe by Manjula

Dal Pakwan (Sindhi Breakfast)

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Dal Pakwan is an authentic breakfast delicacy in Sindhi homes. Crisp flavored puries known as Pakwan served with spicy dal topped with chutney.

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