Special Occasions


Dahi Vada

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Dahi Vadas are lentil dumplings topped with a spicy savory yogurt and tamarind chutney. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner or served as a chaat. Dahi vadad are made using wash urad dal or moong dal or with a combination of both dals using different proportions of dal.

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Moong Dal Dosa

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Dosas are thin and crispy pancakes, made with a variety of batters. Moong dal dosas are a great substitute for the traditional dosas found in many South Indian restaurants. Moong dal dosas are faster and easier to prepare. Dosas are also known as “cheela” or “puda”.

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Ras Malai

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Rasmalai is a Bengali dessert consisting of soft paneer balls immersed in chilled creamy milk. Like Rasgullas, Rasmalai is also made with homemade cheese known as “paneer” or “chana”. Instead of being soaked in sugar syrup like Rasgullas, Rasmalai is soaked in sweet, flavored milk.

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Samosa

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Samosa is probably the most popular Indian snack. Fried puffed pastry filled with spicy potatoes and green peas. No one can resist samosas, a mouthwatering snack. Samosas can be served any time and for any occasion. This recipe is for traditional north Indian Samosa.

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Aloo Gobi (Potato & Cauliflower)

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Aloo Gobi is a delicious main dish made with potatoes, cauliflower, and a great blend of spices. Aloo Gobi can be eaten with various breads, such as rotis, parathas, and puris.

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Roti, Chapati (Flat Indian Bread)

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Roti is also known as chapati. Roti is Indian flat bread made with whole-wheat flour. Roti are served with a variety of cooked vegetables, lentils, and yogurt.

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Mattar Paneer (Green Peas With Cheese)

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Mattar (peas) Paneer (cheese) is a popular main course Indian dish, made with green peas, paneer, and a creamy blend of spices.

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Vegetable Rice (Pulav)

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Vegetable pulav has a mix of vegetables and spices. This is a great dish for get-togethers, especially for lunch. If you are not in the mood to prepare a big meal, use vegetable pulav as a one-dish meal with yogurt, pickle, papadam or chutney.

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Besan Puda – Cheela (Gram Flour Dosa)

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Basen puda is a great dish to serve for breakfast or a light lunch. This recipe is quick to prepare and can be served many different ways.

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Aloo Paratha

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Aloo Paratha, is a whole wheat flat bread stuffed with spicy potato mix. Parathas are made plain or variety of different fillings, but potato filling is most popular. This delicious Aloo Paratha is very popular in north India, for any time of the day. Specially in Punjab Aloo Paratha is staple for breakfast.

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Palak (Spinach) Paneer

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Palak Paneer is creamy spinach dish with paneer. This is a popular dish among youngsters and served in every indian resturant. The creamy texture of spinach with paneer is a very good combination.

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Gulab Jamun

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This tasty dessert is an Indian version of warm donuts floating in warm sweet syrup. Served as a dessert, this is a staple in most parts of India.

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