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Banaras Tamatar Ki Chaat

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Tamatar ki Chaat is a popular street chaat from Banaras. This vegan and gluten free tomato chaat is a unique dish that bursts with flavor. It is made with a delectable combination of tomatoes, potatoes, nuts, spices and drizzled with a spicy sugar syrup. I ate this chaat almost a decade ago while visiting Banaras and can remember the unique flavor till today! The unforgettable flavors of this chaat made me want to see if I could recreate it! After several tries, I feel like I came pretty close to making this dish how I remember it. I served it at a recent lunch with friends and was overwhelmed at the positive response. My friends raved about this chaat and insisted I do the video recipe for it as soon as possible.

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Cinnamon (dalchini)

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The sweet aroma and warm taste of cinnamon make very unique spice for cooking or baking. Cinnamon has a unique anti-clotting action and is used to control blood sugar.

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Coriander (dhania)

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Coriander seed is generally used coarsely ground or more finely powdered, depending on the texture desired. It is best bought whole as, being brittle, it is easy to mill or pound in a mortar. Ground coriander is apt to lose its flavor and aroma quickly. The most common use of coriander seed is in curry powders. Coriander is an ingredient of garam masala, pickling spices. Coriander seed oil is an aromatic stimulant, a carminative (remedial in flatulence), an appetizer and a digestive stimulating the stomach and intestines. It is generally beneficial to the nervous system.

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Cumin seed (jeera)

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This is my very essential herb for cooking. It is very aromatic, used in ayurvedic medicine in india. It is sad that cumin seed helps in headaches, nausea and liver problems.

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Fennel seed (saunf)

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The bulb, foliage, and seeds of the fennel plant are widely used in many of the culinary traditions of the world. Dried fennel seed is an aromatic, it is commonly used to treat asthma, bronchitis, colic disease, food poisoning and motion sickness

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Green Cardamom (elaichi)

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Green Cardamom is mostly used in sweets to give nice aroma and flavor.

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Missa Paratha

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Missa paratha is a traditional North Indian bread. At our house, this recipe was a staple. Adding spices to the dough makes these parathas very enjoyable. Missa Paratha is often mistaken by besan ka paratha. Missa atta (flour) is made with whole gram with the skin on and besan is made with split gram without skin. This makes a very noticeable difference in the flavor and texture of the paratha. This bread is healthy and a better substitute for people who are diabatic. I decided to use whole chana instead of buying the flour, which is not readily available. This also gives a better taste. You can also try spices of your choice. These parathas pair well with gravy-based dishes like Mixed Dal and Aloo Tamatar. Finish this great meal with Salted Mint Lassi, which is a good complement. I also enjoy these parathas with a simple cup of hot chai. This recipe will make 6 parathas

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Saffron (kesar)

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Saffron offers the distinctive aroma and taste. Saffron is used in cooking as a seasoning and coloring agent. Saffron oil has therapeutic properties. In India, saffron is used in winter because it provides heat.

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