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Gajjar Halwa

Gajjar / carrot halwa is a must for celebrations. Growing up my mom use to make gajjar ka Halwa only with pink carrots which are available in India in winter months. They give a beautiful color to the dish. I have used purple carrots here, you can use regular orange carrots as well. You will […]

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Puran Poli

It won’t be Holi with out Puran Polis. Holi is celebrated for 2 days, day 1 is Holika Dahan which has big importance for us. For Holika Dahan bonefire is held at community ground at night. As a offering to goddess Holika, puran polis are must.You will be serve puran polis on Holi in almost […]

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Thandai Powder

  Thandai is a drink mostly served on Holi day towards north of India. Thandai masala powder is very easy to prepare at home. Thandai is basically a dry nuts and few spices powder which is add to milk and served chilled.It is close to Maharastrian Masale Doodh which is served on kojagiri Pournima. You […]

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Fresh Cashew Masala/Bhaaji

This is a western coastal delicacy mainly from Kokan, Malwan, and Goan regions. Don’t be mistaken thinking these are raw cashews which we get in dry fruit section. This are fresh cashews which are plucked before fruit ripen, they are tender and used for Curries. Fresh cashews when cooked don’t crumble like dry cashews. I […]

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Sabudana Khichadi

Sago Stir Fry Sabudana/ sago is a starch extracted from the spongy center or the pith of a tropical palm tree. Starch from the pith is grounded in powder, mixed with water and dried in the form of pearls. Sometimes people mistake sago for tapioca. Tapioca is a starch that is extracted from the roots […]

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Rice Flour Bread/Roti

Tandalachi Bhakri Bhakri is a staple food in Mumbai, Kokan and Goan households because rice is grown widely and it’s the main grain in their diet. It is a gluten-free option, you can use same method to make most of the gluten free bread like finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet flour bhakris. Traditionally, rice is […]

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Arbi Ki Subzi

Arbi/ Taro root is a good alternative for potatoes. You can replace any recipe which calls for potatoes with arbi.I don’t recommend pressure cooking arbi as it’s a very starchy root in comparison to potatoes. Do not overcook them otherwise they will turn very mushy and sticky. You can substitute chaat masala with amchur powder […]

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Watercress Seeds Energy Balls/Aliv Ladoos

These ladoos fall in the home remedy food category. Watercress Seeds are high in calcium, much higher than spinach and milk. Consumption of watercress seeds in moderate portions helps with constipation, fatigue and the common flu. If fresh coconut water is not available one may use package unsweetened coconut water or regular milk works fine. […]

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Ginger Melts/ Alyaa Chaya Vadya

As winter arrives, my mother will be all set with for the winter with snacks. Most will be naturally sweetened with dates or jaggery. One of the snacks she will often prepare in winter are ginger melts. Ginger is a perennial herb native to India and China. It’s a home remedy for most of the […]

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Mutton Meatball Curry

Whenever I make Sunti, I end up making this spicy meatball curry. Because the Sunti recipe yields around 35 meatballs, I reserve about 20 meatballs for this curry. This way, I immediately end up using the masala paste and it doesn’t stay in the refrigerator for too long. You should start to add 1/2 a […]