Easy Cheesy Potatoes

Quick, easy & flavorful …this is how I would like to introduce this appetizer/ side dish which can be ready in 15  minutes if made from scratch. A very good alternative to the popular French fries, these can be savored with condiments such as ketchup, mayonnaise, sour cream …to name…

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Indian Curries…an introduction

   The word curry in the western world implies any kind of Indian dish made with a lot of spices. It’s a very generic term that tries to simplify and market Indian food to western audiences. In fact you can find curry powder in supermarkets which would lead one to…

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Besan ladoo / Chick Pea Flour Balls

Ladoos or the Cookie Balls are one of the most common of all Indian sweets. Amongst all of them, Besan ladoos are an all time favorite. Made from roasted chick pea flour, these are rich and sweet  & can be a dessert or a snack in your menu. As the…

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Bean Patty

  International Women’s Connection and Cooking   Reach out to women from other countries!The International Women’s Connection (IWC) provides a safe, welcoming place for international wives of professionals, military and students in our city. I joined IWC back in the Fall of 2007, when I was new in the town…

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Khoya Balls/ Fusion Balls

    Few months ago I got a burfi recipe from a good friend of mine. I liked it so much that it became a staple at every special occasion in our family. My husband’s weakness for coconut burfi made me tamper with the original burfi recipe. I created a…

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Gujiya

 Happy Holi Everyone !! Usually falling in March, Holi marks the coming of spring and is commonly known as the “Festival of Colors in India. I like everything about Holi….going out with family & friends …..playing with colors & eating sweets . Every Indian festival has its own special sweet…

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Chilli Paneer / Stir Fried Cottage Cheese with Bell Pepers

    What happens when two opposite food ingredients are mixed? One comes in so many bright colors & the other knows no other color than white….one is crunchy while the other is soft & ‘cheesy’!! Apart from these opposite ‘traits’ one happens to be my husband’s favorite & the…

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Pudina Chutney / Mint Sauce

This goes well with almost all Indian appetizers & is often prepared in advance. It stays good for couple of weeks if refrigerated properly in a glass jar. There is no fixed recipe for this. But here’s what I usually do:   Take 1 cup cilantro, ¼ cup mint leaves,…

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