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Kara Boondi , A spicy trail mix!

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Boondi, a droplet sized crispy deep fried Rajasthani snack made using Gram flour/Besan as it's main ingredient can be tricky and finicky but by following certain key points Boondi making becomes a pleasure.
                A little goes a long way !
Adding few spices and fried nuts to the regular boondi makes it a perfect tea time munching, a good to go accompaniment/condiment for whole meals like Sambhar and curd rice.

Shahi Kesar Phirni ,A Royal touch !

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Phirni is a typical North Indian dessert made during majority of the occasions that includes Karwa chauth, Diwali and so on. Phirni is regularly made using Rice and Milk but adding Khoya and saffron makes it Shahi taking this to yet another level.


Besan Chekki / Besan Burfi ! The simplest way out.

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Vijayadashami known as Dasata, Dusshera or Dussehra is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year.
Vijayadashami is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of India.
In the eastern and north eastern of India , Vijayadashami marks the end if Durga puja, remembering Maa Duga's victory over the Buffalo demon to help restore Dharma.
In the northern,southern and western states, the festival is synonymously called Dussehra (also spelled Dasara, Dashahara). In these regions, it marks the end of "Ram Leela" and remembers God Rama's victory over the demon Ravana, or alternatively it marks a reverence for one of the aspects of goddess Devi such as Durga or Saraswati.
Not knowing the significance of it, My childhood passed away thinking Dussehra (for that matter any festival) is meant for enjoying goodies and gorging on to Besan chekki :p .
Making Besan Chekki has kind become a tradition at my maternal home,that has been fo…

Mushroom Empanadas !

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Mushroom Empanadas Recipe is the flour pastry filled with delicious and spicy mushrooms. These empanadas are either deep fried or baked; baked ones are a healthier version, which I have made here. You can make these empanadas for this forthcoming festive season and entertain your guests.

Sambhar Rice , A comforting meal !

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Combine simple ingredients into one pot for a complete meal that doesn't require extra work.
       These quick and easy one pot recipes are simple enough for any meal of the day might be brunch/lunch or dinner as well for the busy weekdays, lazy weekends and also special enough for guests. 
 Sambhar rice is a comforting soul food thatis rich in nutrients containing lots of vegetables and lentils, making it a perfect meal for any time of the day.
Sambhar rice, comparatively is lighter and simpler than Bisibele bath and has intense flavors of Freshly ground masala paste that makes it stand out and no wonder, it is enjoyed by majority of the crowd.

Paneer Butter Masala ! Dhabha style !

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I always prefer dhabha style cooking might be for their rustic charm or for their earthy flavors.Paneer butter masala is one of utmost famous delicacies of Indian cuisines. Dhabha style Paneer  Butter masala definetely stands out in comparision to the regularly made due to the addition of roasted papad,kasoori methi and crushed coriander seeds.All in All making it a show stopper for any gathering.


Badam Katli !! Quicky Version

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Badam katli is an exotic and easy dessert that can be made with just few ingredients. Almonds not only taste good but also are loaded with many health benefits.They aid in reducing cholestrol and also are rich in unsaturated fatty acids,filling fibre,antioxidants and plant protein too.



Green moong matar kebab !

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Hara moong and matar kebab are a perfect snack and starter recipe to entertain huge crowd. These are Simple yet nutritious fritters. Green moong are packed with protein and low on carbs, it is one of the best vegetarian superfoods that provides good source of protein as well.



Malai Cham Cham ! With a twist ..

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Cham cham aka Chom Chom is a popular Bengali dessert prepared using freshly made chenna and stuffed with variety of fillings like dry fruits , khoya and in my case its Ricotta cheese. Cham cham does taste similar to rasgulla but the filling makes all the difference, taking it to just another level. Its a simple and easy to make ahead dessert that definitely leaves One, jaw stuck 



Mixed Vegetable curry !

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I always fancy Dhaba style of cooking because of its rustic looks and bursting flavors.This mixed vegetable is one of its kind. A bit time consuming but the end result is worth all the effort.