Short Cut Pav Bhaji Recipe

Since my hubby dear Mrinal reaches home pretty late (being in advertising industry, it's pretty natural), I make it a point to cook the dinner post 10 pm. But at times, the laziness takes over and by the time its past nine pm, I do not feel like cooking a full course meal.

So this evening I bought some fresh pavs and decided to cook our favourite Pav Bhaji. However, Mrinal told me that he will not be able to reach home until midnight. So I kept postponing the cooking program and by 11 pm I was too bored to cook. Hence the shortcut pav bhaji recipe!

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Methi Gajar Green Pulao Recipe


Methi Gajar Green Pulao recipe - Quantity ideal for 2 people:

Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp pure ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

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Rava Jaggery Laddu with Dry Fruits for Diabetics



My mom is diabetic and I don't like the idea of us all eating sweets during Diwali while shemanages with some snacks. Not that she loves sweets and will take any opportunity to indulge, she is very particular about not having sweets.

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Moong Dal Samosa Recipe - Authentic Diwali Mini Samosa Recipe

Diwali is the occasion when we consume too many sweets. And then, we look out to munch some salty, spicy snacks. The snack that best complements laddoos and karanji is Moong Dal Samosa. Stuffed with moong dal filling, these samosas are amazingly delicious. Here is the recipe for moong dal mini samosa we have been preparing all these years.

Moong Dal Samosa Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup moong dal
2-3 cups refined flour (maida) for dough 1 tbsp of pure ghee

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Besan Laddoo Authentic Recipe

As promised, here's the authentic besan laddoo (sweet made of gram flour) recipe on the occasion of Diwali.
Besan Laddu Recipe Ingredients:
4 Cups Besan (gram flour)
Few Cashewnuts and Almonds (if you prefer)
1 Cup Pure / Vansapati Ghee
Elaichi (cardamom) powder
2 Cups sugar powder

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Diwali shopping list for kitchen to avoid last minute rush

Diwali is on 26th October in 2011 and if you are planning to prepare sweets and snacks for the festival, this is the time to stock up the ingredients for two reasons:

  1. You don't want to rush for ingredients at the last hour.
  2. You can peacefully shop at this time, supermarkets and shops will be pretty crowded as Diwali approaches. 
 So here's a handy list of things to buy for Diwali to make delightful sweets and snacks:
  1. Maida / refined flour
  2. Besan / gram flour
  3. Wheat flour
  4. Rava
  5. Raisins
  6. Kaju / Cashew nutsRead more

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Baby Corn Broccoli Potato Stir-Fry Recipe


Baby Corn Broccoli Potato Recipe can be prepared pretty fast and accompanied with fried rice. It is a variation of the authentic Baby Corn Broccoli Recipe:

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Quick Punjabi Kadhi recipe - Dahi Besan Kadhi

There are plenty of ways to cook Besan Kadhi (gram flour curry). And no matter whichever way you prepare it tastes just delicious. My all-time favorite.

Now if you are in a hurry and want to prepare a kadhi really fast, here's the perfect recipe for Dahi Kadhi:

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Gits Kalakand (Malai Burfi) recipe with a twist



I tried making Kalakand (Malai Burfi) using Gits instant mix. Since my folks are not very fond of dairy sweets, I added fresh grated coconut and cardamom powder to the mix and it turned out to be really delicious! Oh yes, and I also added some orange colour to the preparation so that it doesn't look too much of a dairy product. Not that I recommend using food colours, but once in a while I think it's fine.

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Poha Chivda Recipe With Makhane

Poha Chivda is an ideal snack to accompany the sweets we serve guests during Ganeshotsav. Here's a quick recipe using Makhane (Gorgon nut / fox nut in English).

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Modak - Meaning in different languages

Modaks (Indian sweet dumplings) are the most important offerings during Ganeshotsav. Modak is believed to be Lord Ganesha’s favorite food. Literal meaning of Modak: Moda means joy... so modak means "one that brings joy".

Modak is known by different names in various parts of the world. Here is the meaning of Modak in various languages:

Modak is called Sweet Dumplings in English
Modak is called Modak in Marathi ;)
Modak is called Modagam in Tamil
In Telugu, the similar sweet offered as prasad is called Undrallu (prepared from rice flour) .
Modak is called Modhaka in Kannada

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Fried Modak Recipe

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Tomato Rasam Recipe: Version Lazy Sunday 1.0

Too tired to spend time in the kitchen? This Tomato Rasam recipe will save you time and energy. The best part is that the Rasam tastes really good and it appears that a lot of effort has got into it ;)

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How to make pizza without microwave


Most women I know don't feel like cooking for self. This is true for housewives who either skip lunch or have leftovers for lunch when the family is away during the day. This is also true when the husband is in a profession that requires him to work overnight at times... advertising in my case.

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Onion Cabbage Paratha Recipe


Some shredded cabbage, some finely chopped onions and you have a recipe that will win you praises galore. Check out the delicious onion cabbage paratha recipe.

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Khatte Karaunde Ki Sabzi Ki Recipe

Khatte Karaunde Ki Sabzi is tangy, tasty and lasts longer when refrigerated! It doesn't take much time to cook. However, cleaning of the berries before cooking involves some time and effort.

Karonda / karaunda / karvanda is easily available in market during summers. It is a rich source of iron and Vitamin C, hence perfect for consumption during this season.

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Healthy Ladoo / Moong-Udad Dal Laddu Recipe in Marathi

Want to avoid consuming too many calories this Diwali? Opt for healthy sweets without compromising on the fervor of the festival. Check out this Healthy Laddoo / Moong-Udad Dal Laddu Recipe featured in Marathi cookery show Aamhi Saare Khavayye and treat your taste-buds like never before!



Courtesy: myPOPKORN

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Dhokla recipe in Hindi

ढोकला बनाने की सामग्री:

२ कटोरी बेसन (ताज़ा पीसा हुआ और छाना हुआ)
१ कटोरी फेंटा हुआ दही
१ चम्मच पीसी हुई अदरक
१ चम्मच बारीक कटी हुई हरी मिर्च
हल्दी, १ चुटकी

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Bell Peppers: Weird Veggies

My friend Sudakshina was greeted by the most unexpected smile the last weekend.


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Paneer makhanwala recipe with a twist

Paneer Makhanwala / Makhni with a twist
Hurrying up to reach home after work, picking up fresh malai paneer from a dairy shop and then rushing home leaves you with hardly any time to cook Paneer Makhanwala (also known as Paneer Makhni).

So as always, I managed with my quick version of the recipe (read - avoid too much cutting and grating, use the mixer grinder / food processor as much as possible and don't bother if you are unable to find one of the less important participating ingredients).

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About Vegetarian Recipes Blog

Does a well-shot photograph of an exotic dish make you think ‘Wow! I want to try this!’ and then make you ponder ‘But will I be able to prepare it just perfectly’? Are you looking for easy, fast, tried and tested vegetarian recipes that you can try out and receive praises galore?

Well then, you have arrived at the right place. Welcome to the Vegetarian Recipes blog where every recipe listed is something you can easily prepare.

The blog is ideal for busy working women and housewives, trying-to-impress husbands, helpless bachelors and those who just love to cook.
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