Cracked Wheat Payasam

Since there’s never a shortage of Indian festivals, it helps to have simple yet delicious desserts on hand for your family and friends. Watch this video for Cracked Wheat Payasam and serve it as a alternative to the standard kheer recipe. The richness of the coconut milk and unique sweetness of jaggery make this dessert perfect, even for large gatherings.

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Chicken Pasanda

Chicken Pasanda is one dish that just oozes flavor and with a name like that it just sounds complicated. Watch, learn and unfold the mysteries of an awesome dish that will have you licking your fingers! A perfect party dish that just for the family, it’s perfect in every way. Prep Time: 6 hours (including marination) Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Skinless Chicken – 2lb (approx 1kg) Vinegar – 1.5 Tbsp Yogurt –…

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Gluten-Free Basic Flour Mix

Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. We usually turn to Rice when confronted with wheat allergy or the need to stay away from Gluten. Rice flour is the base of most cake,…

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Filter Coffee (South Indian Style)

For those who grew up enjoying aromatic South Indian style Filter Coffee, making it is a no-brainer. However, for the rest of the world, it is a great alternative to brewing coffee in a standard coffee maker. The biggest difference in South Indian style filter coffee is the coffee. Coffee beans are blended with chicory, the root of a fragrant plant. Look out for the many different styles of manual drip coffee makers and coffee…

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Tomato & Onion Chutney How-to Video

South Indian cuisine (namely Idli, Dosa, Vadai) is never complete unless it is accompanied by a flavorful chutney. Two of the most popular chutneys are Coconut Chutney and Tomato Onion Chutney. This particular Tomato Onion Chutney recipe uses fragrant Sesame Oil to season it. Although simple in it’s preparation, it’ll really add a whole new flavor dimension to your meal.

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Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji is a quick and versatile dish that is just so delicious! Make it with homemade paneer or store bought paneer for a meal in a flash. For everyone who missed out on Egg Bhurji because you don’t eat eggs, this paneer bhurji (bhujjia) recipe is a fabulous alternative. Enjoy it with roti or chapati or use it as a filling for kathi rolls or puff pastry. Any way you choose to have it,…

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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

For Mother’s Day, kids love to “surprise” moms with homemade treats from the heart. Here is an easy cookie recipe for your kids to try out and impress Mom on her special day. Older kids can do it “all by themselves” and little ones can spend precious “mommy time” bonding. If you don’t have kids, don’t worry…its one scrumptious cookie that you just have to try!

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Tofu Stir-Fry How-to Video

With soy gaining reputation as a “super food”, it’s no wonder that many people are turning to tofu as their heart healthy and cancer fighting protein source. According to an article in Reader’s Digest, a recent study of 68,000 Chinese women who ate a soy-rich diet found that 30 percent were less likely to develop colorectal cancer. Similarly, a Japanese study on 14,000 men found that prostate cancer risk was cut by as much as…

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Ragda Patties (Pattice) How-to Video

Ragda Patties (pronounced as Pattice) are flavorful potato patties smothered with a zesty sauce made with vatana or dried white peas. It is then garnished with sweet and spicy chutneys, sev, onions and fresh cilantro. Ragda Patties, sometimes called Aloo Tikki Chaat, is a street favorite in Mumbai. Try this delicious recipe for a chaat item that doubles as a full meal.

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Egg Rolls

Egg Rolls have a universal appeal and element of surprise once you bite into this delicious cylindrical shaped wonder! Stuff them with vegetables, noodles and /or cooked and shredded meats and you can do wonders with it. Egg Rolls sometimes known as Spring Rolls are just worth the effort. Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 10 min Serves : 6 pcs. Ingredients: Egg Roll Wrappers – 1 pkt Sesame Seed Oil or Vegetable Oil –…

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Tres Leches Cake How-to Video, A Mexican Dessert!

In an event that you can only have one and only one Mexican dish, make sure it’s a dessert, especially if you can lay your hands on a Tres Leches Cake! There are just no words to describe this cake that just melts in the mouth. Mexican desserts are just the greatest whether you have a sweet tooth or not – churros, flan, Tres Leches to name a few. We really want you to go…

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Summer Survival for Kids & You – Part 2

Recipes that will be a sure hit with kids and so easy, you’ll love them as well!!           LIMEBERRY CRUSH           (from Family Fun magazine)             2 pints of hulled Strawberries 1-½ cups of crushed Ice ¼ cup Confectioners Sugar 2 tbsp Lime Juice Blend the mixture until smooth and serve immediately. Serves 4. DIRT CUPS 2 cups Cold Milk 10-6oz Plastic cups 8oz Whipped Topping Gummy Worms 1-16oz pkg. Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 4oz pkt.…

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Channa Daal Halwa – Indian Dessert Recipe

“You can’t ever have enough Dessert recipes”! Well said! This one is definitely one that takes me back home – to a very comfortable and a warm place. Easy to make and very hearty, and I love to make desserts at home as I can control the sugar amounts and make it to my taste. Enjoy this special Halwa. Soak Time: 3 hours minimum Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Channa Daal – 1/2…

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Gluten Free Apple Crumble

Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. You will enjoy making this quick and easy dessert which tastes delicious with whipped cream, or can be enjoyed warm from the oven by those who…

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