Special Occasions


Paneer Malai Ladoo

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Paneer Malai Ladoo is a rich and delicious homemade sweet dessert. Paneer Ladoos have a creamy texture and they taste amazing! This dessert is perfect for people with a sophisticated palette and is super easy to prepare.

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Tawa Pulao Mumbai Style (Pav Bhaji Pulao)

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Tawa Pulao is a popular street dish of Mumbai that is very similar in style to Pav Bhaji. The secret behind this flavorful Tawa Pulao is that it’s mixture of spices that creates the perfect balance of flavors. The recipe incorporates vegetables that are still crunchy and not mushy like Pav Bhaji. This is a one dish meal and also a good lunch box meal.

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Baked Vegetable Idli

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Baked vegetable Idli makes for a healthy and delicious appetizer or side dish. They are very eye-appealing and great to put out at a gathering for guests to pop into their mouth. They are the perfect addition to any menu because they are so easy to make. Idlies have a unique texture because they are soft but also slightly crisp on the bottom. Baked vegetable idli are best served with coconut chutney if served as an appetizer or with samber if served with the main meal.

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Gobi Pakoras (Crispy Cauliflower Fritters)

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Gobi Pakoras or Crispy Cauliflower fritters are a mouthwatering appetizer. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these pakoras are addicting! These work as a tasty pairing with your afternoon tea or a spicy delicious snack before any meal.

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Paneer Sandwich

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Paneer Sandwich is a quick and easy to make. Paneer Sandwich is healthy and tastes delicious. This is a perfect lunch box option, especially for the kids.

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Paneer Methi (Methi Malai Paneer) Recipe by Manjula

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Paneer Methi is a delicacy of Northern India. This recipe is paneer with creamy gravy flavored with dry fenugreek leaves known as Fasoori Methi. Paneer Methi is a perfect side dish for formal dinner or even a quiet dinner where you want to impress someone. Any way or time you serve this, it is delicious.

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Aloo ki Kachori

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Aloo Ki kachori is a delicious, spicy, fried puff bread. Aloo Ki kachori can be part of the main meal or it can even be served for breakfast with a hot cup of chai. This kachori also makes a mouthwatering appetizer that can be served with Green Chutney as chaat.

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Aloo Palak Paratha (Flatbread with Potato and Spinach stuffing)

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Aloo Palak Ka Paratha, a flat bread with a potato spinach stuffing. This paratha is a perfect breakfast treat for the family and friends. Aloo Palak ka Paratha also makes a good lunch box meal to take to work or school. My favorite way to serve Aloo Palak Ka Paratha, with yogurt, or Tomato chutney.

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Vegan Mac and Cheese, Quick and Easy

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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese is made with dairy free cheese. This quick, easy recipe is creamy and delicious. Mac and cheese has always been a comfort food in my family. My son is on a dairy free diet and one day while craving for Mac and Cheese, asked about making vegan cheese. I experimented with many recipes and finally my son was happy with the result. To my surprise my grand-kids also enjoyed this vegan mac and cheese. This was a surprise success at my house.

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Sooji ka Halwa, Rava Sheera, Suji Halwa

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Sooji Halwa is a traditional but popular dessert. Sooji Halwa is delicious and a welcome treat for guests. I have done this recipe a few years ago and now decided to do another version of Sooji Halwa with little twist, turning this into an exotic Halwa beyond your belief.

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Paneer Pulao, Vegetable Pulav, Rice with Indian Cottage Cheese Pulao

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Paneer Pulao is an exotic rice dish, super easy to make and tastes delicious. This is a great side dish for get-togethers. Paneer Pulao goes well with yogurt or soup. This is also a satisfying lunch box meal.

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Chole Rajma Curry

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Chole Rajma Curry is a healthy and delicious main course meal. This is a popular north Indian cuisine which consists of boiled beans cooked with spicy tomato gravy. It goes well with roti, naan or rice.

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Corn Cutlets (Corn Fritters)

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Corn Cutlets are a mouthwatering appetizer which can be served as starters for a party or even as an evening snack. Corn Cutlets are crispy outside and soft inside. This is one of those snacks you can serve without any sauce and they taste delicious. They are also gluten free, and vegan.

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Matar Ka Paratha (Stuffed Green Peas Paratha)

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Matar Ka Paratha is stuffed paratha with spicy green peas and is a delicacy. Matar Ka Paratha can be part of any main meal making it special treat. This can be one dish meal served with side of yogurt or pickle. Matar Ka Paratha is also a great lunch box option. This recipe will make 8 paratha.

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