Ingredients: • 300gm – strong white bread flour • 2 tsp – Olive oil • 1.5 tsp – dried Yeast • 1 tbsp – cooked and pureed Spinach • Method: Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius. Divide all the ingredients into equal half leaving the vegetable puree. To one half of the ingredients, add the spinach puree and to the other half add the beet puree. Make it into a smooth dough. Place them in separate bowls and allow them to swell. When they become double in size knead the dough again, make them into rolls, place it on a baking sheet and allow them to rise for another 20

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Ingredients: • 300gm – strong white bread flour • 2 tsp – Olive oil • 1.5 tsp – dried Yeast • 1 tbsp – cooked and pureed Spinach • Method: Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius. Divide all the ingredients into equal half leaving the vegetable puree. To one half of the ingredients, add the spinach puree and to the other half add the beet puree. Make it into a smooth dough. Place them in separate bowls and allow them to swell. When they become double in size knead the dough again, make them into rolls, place it on a baking sheet and allow them to rise for another 20

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Ingredients: • 1 cup- Wheat flour • 1/4 cup – gram flour • 1/4 cup – Rice flour • 1 bunch – Methi (fenugreek) leaves cleaned • 1/2 a bunch – Coriander leaves cleaned • 2 tbsp – oil • 1 tsp – sesame seeds • 1/2 tsp – Cumin seeds • 3 – Green chillies crushed • 2 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 1/4 – Turmeric powder • Salt to taste • Oil to shallow fry Method: Sieve flours together. Wash and chop greens finely. Mix all ingredients except oil to shallow fry. Knead into a soft pliable dough using as much water as required. Divide the dough into

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Ingredients: • 1 cup- Wheat flour • 1/4 cup – gram flour • 1/4 cup – Rice flour • 1 bunch – Methi (fenugreek) leaves cleaned • 1/2 a bunch – Coriander leaves cleaned • 2 tbsp – oil • 1 tsp – sesame seeds • 1/2 tsp – Cumin seeds • 3 – Green chillies crushed • 2 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 1/4 – Turmeric powder • Salt to taste • Oil to shallow fry Method: Sieve flours together. Wash and chop greens finely. Mix all ingredients except oil to shallow fry. Knead into a soft pliable dough using as much water as required. Divide the dough into

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – Urad Dal • 2 cups – Tapioca (maravallikizhangu) grated • 1 cup – Chopped Onion • 3 – Green chillies (chopped) • 1/2 tsp – Fennel seed powder • 1/2 tsp – Ginger, grated • 4 – Curry leaves • 2 tbsp – Coriander leaves • Salt to taste • Oil for Deep Frying Method: Soak urad dal for 2 hours minimum. Grate tapioca finely and keep aside. Grind the soaked urad dal. Only sprinkle some water while grinding. When it is half done, add the grated maravallikizhangu and grind. Transfer the vada batter to a large bowl. Add finely chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves,

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – Urad Dal • 2 cups – Tapioca (maravallikizhangu) grated • 1 cup – Chopped Onion • 3 – Green chillies (chopped) • 1/2 tsp – Fennel seed powder • 1/2 tsp – Ginger, grated • 4 – Curry leaves • 2 tbsp – Coriander leaves • Salt to taste • Oil for Deep Frying Method: Soak urad dal for 2 hours minimum. Grate tapioca finely and keep aside. Grind the soaked urad dal. Only sprinkle some water while grinding. When it is half done, add the grated maravallikizhangu and grind. Transfer the vada batter to a large bowl. Add finely chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves,

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Ingredients: • 1 kg – chopped mustard leaves • 5 – Cloves of Garlic chopped • 3 – dry whole red peppers • 1 tbsp – mustard oil. • salt to taste. Method: Heat oil in a wok and add garlic and broken red pepper. When garlic turns light brown, add chopped mustard leave and little salt, stir. Cover and cook till the mustard leaves are tender and crunchy. Serve. Recipe courtesy of Samin

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Ingredients: • 1 kg – chopped mustard leaves • 5 – Cloves of Garlic chopped • 3 – dry whole red peppers • 1 tbsp – mustard oil. • salt to taste. Method: Heat oil in a wok and add garlic and broken red pepper. When garlic turns light brown, add chopped mustard leave and little salt, stir. Cover and cook till the mustard leaves are tender and crunchy. Serve. Recipe courtesy of Samin

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Ingredients: • 1/2 tin condensed Milk • one and a half cups – rice, washed and soaked for 30 minutes • 1/4 cup – yellow Moong Dal washed • 1 tbsp- Raisins • 1 tbsp – cashew bits • 4-5 Cardamom pods crushed • 2 Cloves crushed • 1 ping pong ball sized lump Jaggery • 2 tbsp – Ghee • 4 cups water Method: Drain dal, spread on a thick clean kitchen towel for 5 mins to soak moisture. Roast dal lightly, till dry and light. Keep aside. Heat ghee in a heavy pan. Fry cashew pieces till light golden, drain, keep aside. Cook rice in the water, till 3/4

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Ingredients: • 1/2 tin condensed Milk • one and a half cups – rice, washed and soaked for 30 minutes • 1/4 cup – yellow Moong Dal washed • 1 tbsp- Raisins • 1 tbsp – cashew bits • 4-5 Cardamom pods crushed • 2 Cloves crushed • 1 ping pong ball sized lump Jaggery • 2 tbsp – Ghee • 4 cups water Method: Drain dal, spread on a thick clean kitchen towel for 5 mins to soak moisture. Roast dal lightly, till dry and light. Keep aside. Heat ghee in a heavy pan. Fry cashew pieces till light golden, drain, keep aside. Cook rice in the water, till 3/4

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – basmati Rice • 10-12 – baby Corns • 2 – Onions • 2 cups – Coconut Milk • 1 – Bay Leaf • 1″ piece – Cinnamon • 2 or 3 – Cloves • 2 – Cardamom • salt as needed • 2 tbsp -oil/ghee • To grind: 1/2 bunch – Mint leaves • 2 pods – Garlic • 1/4 inch – Ginger • 2 tbsp – grated Coconut • 3 – Red Chillies • 2 – Green chillies • 1/4 tsp – Garam Masala powder Method: Soak the rice for half an hour, drain the water, fry in 1/2 tsp of ghee for 2 minutes

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – basmati Rice • 10-12 – baby Corns • 2 – Onions • 2 cups – Coconut Milk • 1 – Bay Leaf • 1″ piece – Cinnamon • 2 or 3 – Cloves • 2 – Cardamom • salt as needed • 2 tbsp -oil/ghee • To grind: 1/2 bunch – Mint leaves • 2 pods – Garlic • 1/4 inch – Ginger • 2 tbsp – grated Coconut • 3 – Red Chillies • 2 – Green chillies • 1/4 tsp – Garam Masala powder Method: Soak the rice for half an hour, drain the water, fry in 1/2 tsp of ghee for 2 minutes

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Ingredients: • 2 – Egg yolk • 1/4 cup – Vinegar • 1 tbsp – Sugar • 1/4 tbsp – plain flour • 1/2 tsp – salt • 1/2 tsp – pepper powder • 1/2 tbsp – Butter Method: Beat the egg. Add sugar, salt, plain flour and pepper powder to it. Beat it well till it is smooth. Heat vinegar and pour it over the egg mixture. Put the mixture in the top of double boiler. Cook over water till it thickens, stirring continuously. Add butter and mix it well. Remove it from the stove. Serve it once it is cold. Recipe courtesy of Sify Bawarchi

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Ingredients: • 2 – Egg yolk • 1/4 cup – Vinegar • 1 tbsp – Sugar • 1/4 tbsp – plain flour • 1/2 tsp – salt • 1/2 tsp – pepper powder • 1/2 tbsp – Butter Method: Beat the egg. Add sugar, salt, plain flour and pepper powder to it. Beat it well till it is smooth. Heat vinegar and pour it over the egg mixture. Put the mixture in the top of double boiler. Cook over water till it thickens, stirring continuously. Add butter and mix it well. Remove it from the stove. Serve it once it is cold. Recipe courtesy of Sify Bawarchi

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Ingredients: • 1/3 cup – gram flour • 1/3 cup – Curd • 1 cup – water • 1/2 inch piece – Ginger • 1 – Green chilli • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1/4 tsp – asafetida • 1/2 tsp – Sugar • Salt for taste • 3 tbsp – oil • For tempering: • 1 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tbsp – grated Coconut • Coriander leaves -few sprigs Method: Sieve the gram flour, salt, asafoetida and turmeric powder together in a bowl. Grind the ginger and chilli into a smooth paste and mix in the above flour mixture. Add, beaten curd, water and sugar together into

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Ingredients: • 1/3 cup – gram flour • 1/3 cup – Curd • 1 cup – water • 1/2 inch piece – Ginger • 1 – Green chilli • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1/4 tsp – asafetida • 1/2 tsp – Sugar • Salt for taste • 3 tbsp – oil • For tempering: • 1 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tbsp – grated Coconut • Coriander leaves -few sprigs Method: Sieve the gram flour, salt, asafoetida and turmeric powder together in a bowl. Grind the ginger and chilli into a smooth paste and mix in the above flour mixture. Add, beaten curd, water and sugar together into

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Ingredients: • 1 packet – vegetable noodles • 1 tbsp – oil • 6 – garlic, chopped • 1 – onion, finely sliced • 1 – capsicum, thinly sliced • 1 – carrot, cut into slices • 5 – French beans, cut into slices • 1 tbsp – Tomato sauce • 1 tbsp – soy sauce • 1 tbsp – Garlic chilli sauce • Salt to taste • 1/2 tsp – pepper powder Method: Cook noodles as per packet instructions. Boil carrot and French beans separately and keep aside. In a pan, heat oil and add chopped garlic and fry for 3 – 4 minutes on a medium heat. Add sliced

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Ingredients: • 1 packet – vegetable noodles • 1 tbsp – oil • 6 – garlic, chopped • 1 – onion, finely sliced • 1 – capsicum, thinly sliced • 1 – carrot, cut into slices • 5 – French beans, cut into slices • 1 tbsp – Tomato sauce • 1 tbsp – soy sauce • 1 tbsp – Garlic chilli sauce • Salt to taste • 1/2 tsp – pepper powder Method: Cook noodles as per packet instructions. Boil carrot and French beans separately and keep aside. In a pan, heat oil and add chopped garlic and fry for 3 – 4 minutes on a medium heat. Add sliced

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Ingredients: • 1/2 cup – moong dal • 1 cup – coconut, freshly grated • 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder • 6 Cloves – Garlic • Curry leaves – a few • Mustard Seeds – a few • 2 – Red Chillies Method: Dry roast moong dal and till it is pink in colour. Then, cook the dal till soft. Meanwhile, grind the coconut, garlic, red chilli powder and turmeric powder together. After the dal is cooked, remove it from the flame and add the ground mixture to it with salt and keep it aside. Take a pan, add oil and then add the

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Ingredients: • 1/2 cup – moong dal • 1 cup – coconut, freshly grated • 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder • 6 Cloves – Garlic • Curry leaves – a few • Mustard Seeds – a few • 2 – Red Chillies Method: Dry roast moong dal and till it is pink in colour. Then, cook the dal till soft. Meanwhile, grind the coconut, garlic, red chilli powder and turmeric powder together. After the dal is cooked, remove it from the flame and add the ground mixture to it with salt and keep it aside. Take a pan, add oil and then add the

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Ingredients: • 1 – small, white/yellow Onion (finely chopped). • 1/2 cup – Celery (optional). • 1 can (15-16 oz.) – Italian-style Tomatoes (with Basil and other Italian spices). • 3 cups – cooked Pasta (macaroni, penne, rigatoni, corkscrews, etc.). • 6 cups – water (or vegetable broth). • 1 cup – chick peas (optional). • 2 tsp – Olive oil. • Italian spices (basil, Parsley and oregano; dry or fresh). • Dash of Tabasco sauce. • Lemon juice (if needed). • Salt and pepper (fresh cracked pepper tastes better). Method: Heat oil in soup pot. Add onion (and celery) and saute for a few minutes. Add Italian-style tomatoes and saute

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Ingredients: • 1 – small, white/yellow Onion (finely chopped). • 1/2 cup – Celery (optional). • 1 can (15-16 oz.) – Italian-style Tomatoes (with Basil and other Italian spices). • 3 cups – cooked Pasta (macaroni, penne, rigatoni, corkscrews, etc.). • 6 cups – water (or vegetable broth). • 1 cup – chick peas (optional). • 2 tsp – Olive oil. • Italian spices (basil, Parsley and oregano; dry or fresh). • Dash of Tabasco sauce. • Lemon juice (if needed). • Salt and pepper (fresh cracked pepper tastes better). Method: Heat oil in soup pot. Add onion (and celery) and saute for a few minutes. Add Italian-style tomatoes and saute

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Ingredients: • 1 – surmai fish • 1.5 cup – fresh Coconut • 2 tbsp – coriander • 6 Cloves – Garlic • 2 inch piece – Ginger • 4 – medium Green chillies • A few – peppercorns • 3 tbsp – Vinegar • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1 – medium Onion • 3 tbsp – raw Rice Method: Wash the raw rice and grind it along with grated coconut, coriander Grind ginger, green chillies, garlic and pepper corn into a paste In a vessel, heat oil and add sliced onions and saute Add the ground masala, turmeric powder and fry for sometime Add the thick juice and

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Ingredients: • 1 – surmai fish • 1.5 cup – fresh Coconut • 2 tbsp – coriander • 6 Cloves – Garlic • 2 inch piece – Ginger • 4 – medium Green chillies • A few – peppercorns • 3 tbsp – Vinegar • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1 – medium Onion • 3 tbsp – raw Rice Method: Wash the raw rice and grind it along with grated coconut, coriander Grind ginger, green chillies, garlic and pepper corn into a paste In a vessel, heat oil and add sliced onions and saute Add the ground masala, turmeric powder and fry for sometime Add the thick juice and

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Ingredients: • 12 slices sandwich bread • 4 tbsp – Butter • 6 hard-boiled eggs • 3 tbsp – mayonnaise • 1 tbsp – Tomato sauce • 2 tbsp – Lime juice • 1 tbsp – pepper powder • salt to taste Method: Flatten each slice of bread with a rolling pin. Chop the hard boiled eggs into very small pieces. Mix the chopped eggs with the mayonnaise, pepper, salt, tomato sauce and lime juice. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Spread the devilled eggs mixture liberally on each slice of bread. Roll the slices tightly and tie with a thread. Heat oil in a deep pan.

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Ingredients: • 12 slices sandwich bread • 4 tbsp – Butter • 6 hard-boiled eggs • 3 tbsp – mayonnaise • 1 tbsp – Tomato sauce • 2 tbsp – Lime juice • 1 tbsp – pepper powder • salt to taste Method: Flatten each slice of bread with a rolling pin. Chop the hard boiled eggs into very small pieces. Mix the chopped eggs with the mayonnaise, pepper, salt, tomato sauce and lime juice. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Spread the devilled eggs mixture liberally on each slice of bread. Roll the slices tightly and tie with a thread. Heat oil in a deep pan.

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Ingredients: • 1 – eggplant, cubed • 2 cups – Tamarind extract • 15 – Shallots • 2 – Tomatoes • 5 – Garlic Cloves • 1/4 cup – gingili oil • 1/2 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tsp – ajwain seeds • 1 tsp – Fenugreek seeds • A few Curry leaves • 1 tbsp – coriander powder • 1 tsp – chilli powder • 1 tsp – cumin powder • 1/2 tsp – pepper powder • Salt Method: Heat gingili oil, splutter the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, ajwain seeds and curry leaves Add the shallots, garlic cloves and chopped tomatoes and saute everything for few mins until the

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Ingredients: • 1 – eggplant, cubed • 2 cups – Tamarind extract • 15 – Shallots • 2 – Tomatoes • 5 – Garlic Cloves • 1/4 cup – gingili oil • 1/2 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tsp – ajwain seeds • 1 tsp – Fenugreek seeds • A few Curry leaves • 1 tbsp – coriander powder • 1 tsp – chilli powder • 1 tsp – cumin powder • 1/2 tsp – pepper powder • Salt Method: Heat gingili oil, splutter the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, ajwain seeds and curry leaves Add the shallots, garlic cloves and chopped tomatoes and saute everything for few mins until the

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Ingredients: • 6- 8 slices – bread • 1 – finely chopped Onion • 1 – finely chopped Tomato • 2 – chopped Green chillies • 1-2 tsp – vegetable oil • Fine gram flour sev • Garam Masala • Coriander powder • Red Chilli powder • Amchur powder • Turmeric powder • Chopped Coriander leaves • Lemon juice • Jeera • Salt to taste Method: Heat oil in a heavy pan and add jeera. Add chopped onions into oil. Fry onions until it becomes golden brown in colour. Add turmeric, coriander, red chilli powder and salt. Now add chopped tomatoes and fry it until mixture leaves the oil. Cut bread

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Ingredients: • 6- 8 slices – bread • 1 – finely chopped Onion • 1 – finely chopped Tomato • 2 – chopped Green chillies • 1-2 tsp – vegetable oil • Fine gram flour sev • Garam Masala • Coriander powder • Red Chilli powder • Amchur powder • Turmeric powder • Chopped Coriander leaves • Lemon juice • Jeera • Salt to taste Method: Heat oil in a heavy pan and add jeera. Add chopped onions into oil. Fry onions until it becomes golden brown in colour. Add turmeric, coriander, red chilli powder and salt. Now add chopped tomatoes and fry it until mixture leaves the oil. Cut bread

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Ingredients: • 4 ripe Bananas • 1 1/2 cup full fat Milk • 2 cups Sugar • 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts • 75 g coconut, grated • 2 tbsp Ghee Method: Peel bananas and mash them properly. Add milk to them and cook till the milk has dried up. Add ghee and cook till the mixture starts turning brown. Add coconut and walnuts and mix well. Grease a baking tray or deep plate. Remove the mixture from the heat and pour into the greased tray. Keep the layer of the mixture at least 1/2 inch thick. Allow to cool and cut into desired shape. Garnish with nuts like almonds, pistachio etc.

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Ingredients: • 4 ripe Bananas • 1 1/2 cup full fat Milk • 2 cups Sugar • 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts • 75 g coconut, grated • 2 tbsp Ghee Method: Peel bananas and mash them properly. Add milk to them and cook till the milk has dried up. Add ghee and cook till the mixture starts turning brown. Add coconut and walnuts and mix well. Grease a baking tray or deep plate. Remove the mixture from the heat and pour into the greased tray. Keep the layer of the mixture at least 1/2 inch thick. Allow to cool and cut into desired shape. Garnish with nuts like almonds, pistachio etc.

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Ingredients: • 2-3 tsp-coffee powder • 2-3 tsp-sugar • 2 cups -milk • 4-ice cubes Method: Grind coffee powder and sugar. Then add milk and ice into the grinder and grind. Pour it into a cup and keep it in the freezer for half an hour. Recipe courtesy of sangita kar

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Ingredients: • 2-3 tsp-coffee powder • 2-3 tsp-sugar • 2 cups -milk • 4-ice cubes Method: Grind coffee powder and sugar. Then add milk and ice into the grinder and grind. Pour it into a cup and keep it in the freezer for half an hour. Recipe courtesy of sangita kar

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Ingredients: • Cabbage, small – 250g • Red chillies- 8 • Tamarind- 1 small piece • Cooking oil- 4 tsp • Mustard seeds- 1 tbsp • Urad dal- 1 tsp, for seasoning • Curry leaves- 2-3 sprigs • Salt to taste. Method: Cut cabbage into small pieces and fry in 2 tsp oil until the water dries up. Now mix the tamarind, chillies, and salt with the cabbage and grind it into a paste. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard. Saute the urad dal until brown. Add the curry leaves. Mix this with the cabbage, tamarind, and chilli paste. Serve cold. Recipe courtesy of S.Bhuvaneswary

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Ingredients: • Cabbage, small – 250g • Red chillies- 8 • Tamarind- 1 small piece • Cooking oil- 4 tsp • Mustard seeds- 1 tbsp • Urad dal- 1 tsp, for seasoning • Curry leaves- 2-3 sprigs • Salt to taste. Method: Cut cabbage into small pieces and fry in 2 tsp oil until the water dries up. Now mix the tamarind, chillies, and salt with the cabbage and grind it into a paste. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard. Saute the urad dal until brown. Add the curry leaves. Mix this with the cabbage, tamarind, and chilli paste. Serve cold. Recipe courtesy of S.Bhuvaneswary

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Ingredients: • 300 g – Wheat Rawa (preferably bansi Rawa) • 1.5 tbsp – oil • 50 g – fresh Green peas (or boiled peas) • 1 onion, chopped • 2 green chillies, cut into small pieces • 1/2 inch piece – ginger, chopped fine • 10 Curry leaves • 2 tsp – chopped, coriander • 1/2 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tsp – Urad Dal • 2 tsp – Channa dal • 1/2 tbsp – cashew bits (fried in a tsp of ghee) • 1 tsp – Ghee • 1 tomato, chopped fine • salt Method: Heat a kadai with oil, add mustard seeds, urad, channa dals and curry

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Ingredients: • 300 g – Wheat Rawa (preferably bansi Rawa) • 1.5 tbsp – oil • 50 g – fresh Green peas (or boiled peas) • 1 onion, chopped • 2 green chillies, cut into small pieces • 1/2 inch piece – ginger, chopped fine • 10 Curry leaves • 2 tsp – chopped, coriander • 1/2 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tsp – Urad Dal • 2 tsp – Channa dal • 1/2 tbsp – cashew bits (fried in a tsp of ghee) • 1 tsp – Ghee • 1 tomato, chopped fine • salt Method: Heat a kadai with oil, add mustard seeds, urad, channa dals and curry

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Ingredients: • 2 cups – Urad Dal • 1 cup – moong dal • Salt to taste • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds • Whole black pepper • 1/4 tsp – Hing Method: Soak the dals overnight. Then drain and grind until smooth paste. Add salt, cumin seeds, whole black pepper, and hing. Drop spoonfuls into hot oil and deep fry them. Soak the vadas in luke warm water for 5 minutes. Drain and enjoy with aamchur chutney and yogurt with spices. Recipe courtesy of Kashika

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Ingredients: • 2 cups – Urad Dal • 1 cup – moong dal • Salt to taste • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds • Whole black pepper • 1/4 tsp – Hing Method: Soak the dals overnight. Then drain and grind until smooth paste. Add salt, cumin seeds, whole black pepper, and hing. Drop spoonfuls into hot oil and deep fry them. Soak the vadas in luke warm water for 5 minutes. Drain and enjoy with aamchur chutney and yogurt with spices. Recipe courtesy of Kashika

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