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Kandi Pedha

Makes 18 medium sized Pedha’s Ingredients: 160 ml/a little less than half a can of Nestle Milkmaid 1 cup Milk Powder 2 Tbsps Ghee Method: In a bowl, add all the ingredients. Mix very well. Heat a heavy bottomed pan, and add the above mix. On the lowest flame, keep stirring the mix till it… Read More Kandi Pedha

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Shahi Paneer

Ingredients: Paneer: 250 gms, cubed Ingredients to make a paste: Tomatoes: 3, small, finely chopped Onions: 2, small, finely chopped 1 and 1/2 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste 2 Tbsps Oil 2 Cloves 1 Green Cardamom, peeled 3-4 Black Peppercorns 1/4 Tsp Jeera (cumin) 4-5 Almonds, sliced Method: Heat the oil in a pan. Add the Jeera,… Read More Shahi Paneer

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Eggless Strawberry-Yogurt Cake

Recipe Courtesy: Saffron Trail http://saffrontrail.blogspot.in/2012/03/on-growing-strawberries-and-recipe-for.html Ingredients ¾ cup yogurt ¼ cup milk ¼ cup rice cooking oil ¾ cup sugar 2 generous tablespoons of strawberry or mixed fruit jam 1 tsp Strawberry essence or mixed fruit essence (gives a more fruitier flavour, if you don’t have either, use vanilla extract 1 tsp) 1.5 cups all… Read More Eggless Strawberry-Yogurt Cake

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Tidali (A mix of OF 3 Dals, Channa,Split Green Moon and Split White Urad Dal)

  Ingredients: 3 Tbsps Channa Dal 2 Tbsps, Split Green Moong Dal 1 Tbsp, Split White Urad Dal 1 medium sized Onion, chopped fine 1 medium sized Tomato, chopped fine 1 Green Chilly, slit Ginger, a small piece, grated Salt, Turmeric Powder and Red Chilly Powder, all to taste For the Tadka: 1 Tsp Ghee… Read More Tidali (A mix of OF 3 Dals, Channa,Split Green Moon and Split White Urad Dal)

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Sambhar

   Ingredients and Method: Tur Dal: 1 medium sized glass Turmeric: ¼Tsp Salt, to taste Pressure cook the Tur Dal, with 2 and a half to 3 glasses of water, salt and Turmeric, till done. Heat 1 tbsp of Oil, add to it 1/4th tsp of Hing, 1 Tsp Rye, 1Tsp Jeera, ½ Tsp Methi… Read More Sambhar

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Healthy Breakfast: Daliya (Broken Wheat/Lapsi) Upma

  Ingredients: Dalia: 1 katori Water: 1 and ½ katori Curd: 4-5 tsp ½ of each, Onion, French beans and Carrot: Finely chopped Oil ½ tsp Curry Leaves: 4-5  Rye: 1/4th tsp Green chilies: 2 slit Salt, to taste Method: Boil/Pressure cook (2-3 whistles) the Daliya with water and keep aside. Heat oil, add the… Read More Healthy Breakfast: Daliya (Broken Wheat/Lapsi) Upma

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Instant Kadhi

  Ingredients for the Kadhi: 1 cup dahi 1 ½ cup Water, or as per desired consistency 2 heaped tsps Besan 1/4th tsp Turmeric powder Red Chilly powder and salt, to taste Ginger 1 inch piece, peeled and crushed For the Tempering: Oil 1 tsp Hing, Rye, Jeera, Kadipatta leaves and dry Red Chillies Method:… Read More Instant Kadhi

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Kalakand

  Ingredients: Paneer – ½ kg Milkmaid – 1 tin Dairy Whitener – 2 heaped tbsps Cardamom Powder and finely sliced Pistachios and Almonds for garnishing Method: Mash Paneer coarsely. Add the Milkmaid and Dairy Whitener and mix well. In a thick bottomed pan, cook this mixture on a medium flame. Keep stirring till mixture… Read More Kalakand

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Vegetable Qurma

For the basic Qurma Paste: 1 tbsp Cashews + 1 tbsp White Til (sesame seeds) + 1small piece of coconut OR 1 tbsp Peanuts + 1 tbsp Khus Khus + 1 small piececoconut Blitz the above ingredients with a little water, to form a thick paste. This paste can be frozen in an airtight container… Read More Vegetable Qurma