Ingredients: • 1/2 kg – Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) • Salt to taste • 1 /2 tsp – coriander powder • 1/2 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 1/2 tsp – cumin powder • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1 tbsp – oil • Ingredients for Seasoning: • 1 tsp – oil • 1 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tsp – Urad Dal Method: Clean the Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) under running water and chop them vertically. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add urad dal and fry it till it becomes golden brown colour. Add chopped Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) and mix

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Ingredients: • 1/2 kg – Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) • Salt to taste • 1 /2 tsp – coriander powder • 1/2 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 1/2 tsp – cumin powder • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1 tbsp – oil • Ingredients for Seasoning: • 1 tsp – oil • 1 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tsp – Urad Dal Method: Clean the Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) under running water and chop them vertically. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add urad dal and fry it till it becomes golden brown colour. Add chopped Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) and mix

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Ingredients: • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast – 500 grams • Butter /Ghee – 2 tsp (optional) • Oil – 2 tsp • Chilli Powder – 2 tsp • Egg – 1 • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp • Garlic Granules – 1 tsp • Onions – 20 grams • Dried Mint leaves – 1 tsp • Ground Cumin – ¼ tsp • Cardamom Powder – ½ tsp • Salt to taste Method: Chop onions very finely After washing the chicken breast, drain. Pat dry all the moisture from the breast fillets Fry onions in oil till they are crispy Mince chicken with all the ingredients, to a fine paste. If

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Ingredients: • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast – 500 grams • Butter /Ghee – 2 tsp (optional) • Oil – 2 tsp • Chilli Powder – 2 tsp • Egg – 1 • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp • Garlic Granules – 1 tsp • Onions – 20 grams • Dried Mint leaves – 1 tsp • Ground Cumin – ¼ tsp • Cardamom Powder – ½ tsp • Salt to taste Method: Chop onions very finely After washing the chicken breast, drain. Pat dry all the moisture from the breast fillets Fry onions in oil till they are crispy Mince chicken with all the ingredients, to a fine paste. If

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Sev-Khamani or Amiri Khaman is a famous Gujarati Cuisine. It is very delicious and perfect for any occasion. People like to have it in the breakfast and also it’s an anytime snacks. The reason behind they known as amiri khaman is that the proportion of oil in this dish is more. But it is very easy to make. There are two way to make Sev-Khamani. Preparation Time: 5-6 Hours Cooking Time: 20-25 Minutes Servings: 2-3 Persons Ingredients – 200 gm soaked chana dal – 4-5 tablespoons oil – ? teaspoon muster seeds – ? teaspoon asafoetida – ? teaspoon turmeric powder – 8-9 curry leaves – 1 ? teaspoons garlic paste

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Sev-Khamani or Amiri Khaman is a famous Gujarati Cuisine. It is very delicious and perfect for any occasion. People like to have it in the breakfast and also it’s an anytime snacks. The reason behind they known as amiri khaman is that the proportion of oil in this dish is more. But it is very easy to make. There are two way to make Sev-Khamani. Preparation Time: 5-6 Hours Cooking Time: 20-25 Minutes Servings: 2-3 Persons Ingredients – 200 gm soaked chana dal – 4-5 tablespoons oil – ? teaspoon muster seeds – ? teaspoon asafoetida – ? teaspoon turmeric powder – 8-9 curry leaves – 1 ? teaspoons garlic paste

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – rice, picked, washed and soaked. • 1 cup – shelled peas, frozen or fresh. • 2 onions, sliced. • 1 tbsp – black cumin (shahzeera). • 1 small stick cinnamon. • 4 cloves. • 2 cups – water. • 1 black or 3 to 4 green cardamoms. • 2 tbsp – ghee. • salt to taste. Method: Put the oil in a large, flat bottom microwave-safe dish. Microwave at 100% power for 3 mins. Add cumin and whole spices. Continue to cook at the same power level for 2 mins. Add the sliced onions and cook for 5 more mins. Add the peas. If they are

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – rice, picked, washed and soaked. • 1 cup – shelled peas, frozen or fresh. • 2 onions, sliced. • 1 tbsp – black cumin (shahzeera). • 1 small stick cinnamon. • 4 cloves. • 2 cups – water. • 1 black or 3 to 4 green cardamoms. • 2 tbsp – ghee. • salt to taste. Method: Put the oil in a large, flat bottom microwave-safe dish. Microwave at 100% power for 3 mins. Add cumin and whole spices. Continue to cook at the same power level for 2 mins. Add the sliced onions and cook for 5 more mins. Add the peas. If they are

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Ingredients: • Wheat flour – 1 cup • all-purpose flour (maida) – 1 cup • vegetable oil – 2 tbsp • Broccoli – 1 cup, grated • Paneer – 1/2 cup, grated • green chili – 1 tsp, minced • Basil – 2 tsp, chopped • oil to shallow fry parathas • water to mix • salt to taste Method: Mix wheat flour, all-purpose flour and salt together. Rub in the oil. Add enough water and knead well to make soft, smooth dough. Keep covered for one hour. Mix together all the ingredients from broccoli to salt together. Divide into 6 parts. Divide the dough into 12 parts. Roll out each

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Ingredients: • Wheat flour – 1 cup • all-purpose flour (maida) – 1 cup • vegetable oil – 2 tbsp • Broccoli – 1 cup, grated • Paneer – 1/2 cup, grated • green chili – 1 tsp, minced • Basil – 2 tsp, chopped • oil to shallow fry parathas • water to mix • salt to taste Method: Mix wheat flour, all-purpose flour and salt together. Rub in the oil. Add enough water and knead well to make soft, smooth dough. Keep covered for one hour. Mix together all the ingredients from broccoli to salt together. Divide into 6 parts. Divide the dough into 12 parts. Roll out each

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Ingredients: • 1 chicken- cut into pieces • 3 cups – pureed Spinach • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds • 1 Bay Leaf • 1 tsp – finely chopped Ginger • 1 tsp – finely chopped Garlic • 1/2 cup – onions-grated • 1/4 cup – Tomato puree • 2 tsp – salt • 1/4 tsp – Garam Masala • 1/2 tsp – powdered red pepper • 1 tsp – powdered Coriander seeds • Cream for garnish Method: Heat about 1 cup of oil and add cumin. When it splutters, add bay leaf, ginger, and garlic, and saute till a light brown. Add the onions and saute till soft. Add the

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Ingredients: • 1 chicken- cut into pieces • 3 cups – pureed Spinach • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds • 1 Bay Leaf • 1 tsp – finely chopped Ginger • 1 tsp – finely chopped Garlic • 1/2 cup – onions-grated • 1/4 cup – Tomato puree • 2 tsp – salt • 1/4 tsp – Garam Masala • 1/2 tsp – powdered red pepper • 1 tsp – powdered Coriander seeds • Cream for garnish Method: Heat about 1 cup of oil and add cumin. When it splutters, add bay leaf, ginger, and garlic, and saute till a light brown. Add the onions and saute till soft. Add the

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Ingredients: • 6 – papads, each about 6 inches in diameter (if you use smaller papads, use more) • 1/2 tsp – Red Chilli powder (use more or less according to your taste) • 1/2 cup – finely diced Coriander leaves • 2 tbsp – grated Coconut (optional) • 1/2 cup – finely chopped Onion (shallots would be even better) Method: Roast the papads in the microwave. You can stack them and keep them in for a minute, which is usually enough. If you have raw spots, you can let them go for a few seconds more but watch them carefully. Alternatively, if you know how to do this, roast the

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Ingredients: • 6 – papads, each about 6 inches in diameter (if you use smaller papads, use more) • 1/2 tsp – Red Chilli powder (use more or less according to your taste) • 1/2 cup – finely diced Coriander leaves • 2 tbsp – grated Coconut (optional) • 1/2 cup – finely chopped Onion (shallots would be even better) Method: Roast the papads in the microwave. You can stack them and keep them in for a minute, which is usually enough. If you have raw spots, you can let them go for a few seconds more but watch them carefully. Alternatively, if you know how to do this, roast the

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Posted in Kiddies Corner

Ingredients: • 100 gms – shelled peas • 2 large potatoes, cut into small pieces • 2 brinjals, cut into 8 pieces • 100 gms – cauliflower, cut in large pieces • 1/2 kg – basmati Rice • 3 medium onions, finely sliced • 1/2 tsp – Ginger paste • 1/2 tsp – Garlic paste • 6 green chillies, ground • 3 Green chillies • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 5 Cloves • 3 green Cardamoms • 1/2 cup – yoghurt. Freshly chopped coriander and Mint leaves • 4 tbsp – Ghee • Juice of 1 Lemon • Oil to fry • Salt to taste Method: Cook rice till 3/4

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Ingredients: • 100 gms – shelled peas • 2 large potatoes, cut into small pieces • 2 brinjals, cut into 8 pieces • 100 gms – cauliflower, cut in large pieces • 1/2 kg – basmati Rice • 3 medium onions, finely sliced • 1/2 tsp – Ginger paste • 1/2 tsp – Garlic paste • 6 green chillies, ground • 3 Green chillies • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 5 Cloves • 3 green Cardamoms • 1/2 cup – yoghurt. Freshly chopped coriander and Mint leaves • 4 tbsp – Ghee • Juice of 1 Lemon • Oil to fry • Salt to taste Method: Cook rice till 3/4

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Ingredients: • Egg 8 • Peas boiled -100gm • Carrot grated and steamed – 100gm • Cabbage grated and steamed – 100gm • Onion chopped – 100gm • Green chillies chopped 4 • Tomato chopped – 50gm • Oil – 2 tbsp • Salt to taste Method: Whip egg. Add salt and vegetables. Heat oil in a tawa. Pour mixture and spread. Cover with a lid. Cook about three minutes in medium flame or under side is brown colour. Turn over and cook for one minute. Serve hot with bread toast. Recipe courtesy of Shaleena

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Ingredients: • Egg 8 • Peas boiled -100gm • Carrot grated and steamed – 100gm • Cabbage grated and steamed – 100gm • Onion chopped – 100gm • Green chillies chopped 4 • Tomato chopped – 50gm • Oil – 2 tbsp • Salt to taste Method: Whip egg. Add salt and vegetables. Heat oil in a tawa. Pour mixture and spread. Cover with a lid. Cook about three minutes in medium flame or under side is brown colour. Turn over and cook for one minute. Serve hot with bread toast. Recipe courtesy of Shaleena

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Ingredients: • 3 eggs – Sightly beaten • 1/4 cup- Sugar • 1/4 tsp – Salt • 1/2 tsp – Vanilla • 1 dash – Nutmeg • 1.75 cups – Milk Method: Combine sugar, salt and vanilla in a microwave bowl. Mix well. Microwave milk for 3 mins. Mix heated milk slowly into egg mixture. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Place the egg mixture-filled bowl inside a larger vessel containing 1.5 cups of boiling water. Cover the vessel. Microwave for 6 mins until edges are set but center is soft. Recipe courtesy of Sajee

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Ingredients: • 3 eggs – Sightly beaten • 1/4 cup- Sugar • 1/4 tsp – Salt • 1/2 tsp – Vanilla • 1 dash – Nutmeg • 1.75 cups – Milk Method: Combine sugar, salt and vanilla in a microwave bowl. Mix well. Microwave milk for 3 mins. Mix heated milk slowly into egg mixture. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Place the egg mixture-filled bowl inside a larger vessel containing 1.5 cups of boiling water. Cover the vessel. Microwave for 6 mins until edges are set but center is soft. Recipe courtesy of Sajee

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Ingredients: • 2 cups – Tomato juice • 1 tbsp – red Vinegar • 2 tbsp – fresh Basil Or 2 tsp -dried Basil • a little pepper and salt • 2 tbsp – plain Yoghurt Method: Pour all the ingredients, except yogurt, into a pan and heat through slowly, simmering, for a minute or two to soften up the basil (if dried). Serve hot or cold, stirring in the yogurt just before serving.

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Ingredients: • 2 cups – Tomato juice • 1 tbsp – red Vinegar • 2 tbsp – fresh Basil Or 2 tsp -dried Basil • a little pepper and salt • 2 tbsp – plain Yoghurt Method: Pour all the ingredients, except yogurt, into a pan and heat through slowly, simmering, for a minute or two to soften up the basil (if dried). Serve hot or cold, stirring in the yogurt just before serving.

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Ingredients: • 4 cups – basmati rice, soaked in water • 1 tbsp each – Garlic & Ginger paste • 2 cups – fish pieces (approximately 1 inch) • 3 – dry red chillies, ground • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1 – Lemon • 2 – medium Onions • 15 – peppercorns • 6 – Cloves • 2 -1-inch sticks Cinnamon • 8 white cardamoms, crushed • 1.5 tsp – Cumin seeds powder • 2 – Bay Leaves • salt to taste • Ghee and oil as required Method: Wash the rice and put in a colander to drain the water. Clean the fish. Smear with a little salt

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Ingredients: • 4 cups – basmati rice, soaked in water • 1 tbsp each – Garlic & Ginger paste • 2 cups – fish pieces (approximately 1 inch) • 3 – dry red chillies, ground • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1 – Lemon • 2 – medium Onions • 15 – peppercorns • 6 – Cloves • 2 -1-inch sticks Cinnamon • 8 white cardamoms, crushed • 1.5 tsp – Cumin seeds powder • 2 – Bay Leaves • salt to taste • Ghee and oil as required Method: Wash the rice and put in a colander to drain the water. Clean the fish. Smear with a little salt

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – Toor Dal • 3 tbsp – Moong Dal • 2 – tomatoes, finely chopped • 1.5 – 2 tbsps – Sambar powder • To taste – Hing, salt • Chilli powder • 2 tbsp – Ghee • 1 tsp – Mustard Seed • 1 tsp – Jeera • 1 tsp – Haldi powder • Coriander leaves – for garnish Method: Cook both the dals with turmeric powder and salt in the cooker. In a pan, heat ghee, add mustard seeds and jeera. After they splutter, add hing, chilli powder, sambar powder, and mix well for minute. Add tomatoes and saute well till tomatoes almost become a

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – Toor Dal • 3 tbsp – Moong Dal • 2 – tomatoes, finely chopped • 1.5 – 2 tbsps – Sambar powder • To taste – Hing, salt • Chilli powder • 2 tbsp – Ghee • 1 tsp – Mustard Seed • 1 tsp – Jeera • 1 tsp – Haldi powder • Coriander leaves – for garnish Method: Cook both the dals with turmeric powder and salt in the cooker. In a pan, heat ghee, add mustard seeds and jeera. After they splutter, add hing, chilli powder, sambar powder, and mix well for minute. Add tomatoes and saute well till tomatoes almost become a

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Ingredients: • 500 g – yogurt • 1 tsp – mustard • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds • 1 tsp – Urad Dal • Curry leaves • Salt • 1 – Green chilli (cut into small pieces) • Coriander • 1 cup – Bottle Gourd (grated) Method: Take a small amount of oil in a pan and heat it. When the oil becomes hot, put cumin seeds and mustard into it. When they splutter, add green chillies, curry leaves and grated bottle gourd. Cook it for 5 minutes on medium flame and stir it well. Take yogurt in a bowl and add the above mixture along with salt to taste. If

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Ingredients: • 500 g – yogurt • 1 tsp – mustard • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds • 1 tsp – Urad Dal • Curry leaves • Salt • 1 – Green chilli (cut into small pieces) • Coriander • 1 cup – Bottle Gourd (grated) Method: Take a small amount of oil in a pan and heat it. When the oil becomes hot, put cumin seeds and mustard into it. When they splutter, add green chillies, curry leaves and grated bottle gourd. Cook it for 5 minutes on medium flame and stir it well. Take yogurt in a bowl and add the above mixture along with salt to taste. If

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Ingredients: • 1 tbsp – oil • 1 – onion, finely sliced • 1/2 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1/2 tsp – coriander powder • 3 -potatoes, boiled and mashed • 1/2 tsp – salt • 1/2 tsp – Garam Masala powder • 1 – cheese cube, finely grated • 1 tbsp – chopped Coriander leaves • 1 tbsp – chopped Mint leaves • 1 – Egg white • 80g – bread crumbs • 3 tsp – oil • fresh salad and Tomato ketchup Method: Dilute red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in 1 tbsp of water and keep it aside. Heat

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Ingredients: • 1 tbsp – oil • 1 – onion, finely sliced • 1/2 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1/2 tsp – coriander powder • 3 -potatoes, boiled and mashed • 1/2 tsp – salt • 1/2 tsp – Garam Masala powder • 1 – cheese cube, finely grated • 1 tbsp – chopped Coriander leaves • 1 tbsp – chopped Mint leaves • 1 – Egg white • 80g – bread crumbs • 3 tsp – oil • fresh salad and Tomato ketchup Method: Dilute red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in 1 tbsp of water and keep it aside. Heat

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Ingredients: • 4 roti • 5/6 fresh Curry leaves optional • 1 chopped small Onion • 1/4 tsp – Sugar • 1/4 tsp – Mustard Seed • A pinch of Turmeric powder • Salt to taste • 1/4 tsp – Lemon juice • Chopped coriander for garnish • 1/2 tbsp – oil • 2 – Green chillies Method: Mash roti with two hands like poha (chivda). Heat oil in kadai. Put mustard seeds till they crack. Add Green chilli, onion, curry leaves till brown. Add turmeric. Add roti chura. Put salt, sugar and keep for 2 mins. Mix more Serve in a plate. Garnish with lemon juice and coriander.

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Ingredients: • 4 roti • 5/6 fresh Curry leaves optional • 1 chopped small Onion • 1/4 tsp – Sugar • 1/4 tsp – Mustard Seed • A pinch of Turmeric powder • Salt to taste • 1/4 tsp – Lemon juice • Chopped coriander for garnish • 1/2 tbsp – oil • 2 – Green chillies Method: Mash roti with two hands like poha (chivda). Heat oil in kadai. Put mustard seeds till they crack. Add Green chilli, onion, curry leaves till brown. Add turmeric. Add roti chura. Put salt, sugar and keep for 2 mins. Mix more Serve in a plate. Garnish with lemon juice and coriander.

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Ingredients: • Basmati Rice – 1 cup • Channa dal (kadalai paruppu) – 1 Cup • Toor & Urad Dal together – 1/4 cup • Red Chillies – 10 • Salt to taste • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp • Curry leaves – a few • Grated Coconut – 4 tbsp • Onions (finely cut) – 3 • Butter (optional) – 1 tbsp • Oil – 2 tbsp Method: Soak rice for 4 to 5 hours. Soak all the dals together for 2 hours. Grind rice, dals, red chillies, together into a coarse dough. It should be thicker than a normal ‘dosai’ dough. Mix grated coconut, onion, curry leaves, salt and

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Ingredients: • Basmati Rice – 1 cup • Channa dal (kadalai paruppu) – 1 Cup • Toor & Urad Dal together – 1/4 cup • Red Chillies – 10 • Salt to taste • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp • Curry leaves – a few • Grated Coconut – 4 tbsp • Onions (finely cut) – 3 • Butter (optional) – 1 tbsp • Oil – 2 tbsp Method: Soak rice for 4 to 5 hours. Soak all the dals together for 2 hours. Grind rice, dals, red chillies, together into a coarse dough. It should be thicker than a normal ‘dosai’ dough. Mix grated coconut, onion, curry leaves, salt and

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Ingredients: • Half a can (the small Kraft cheese can) of cheese – grated • 1 – large Onion chopped fine • Few Cloves of garlic, smashed to a paste • 1 sp – Butter ( or enough to saute the onion) • 1 cup each – vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, potato, French beans, peas – diced fine, boiled separately (semi-cooked really) • 1/2 cup – Corn flour (not sure of this proportion) • 2 cups – Chicken stock or any other stock • Pepper powder to taste Method: Saute the onions in butter till transparent and soft, then add the garlic and saute. Heat the stock in half a cup,

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Ingredients: • Half a can (the small Kraft cheese can) of cheese – grated • 1 – large Onion chopped fine • Few Cloves of garlic, smashed to a paste • 1 sp – Butter ( or enough to saute the onion) • 1 cup each – vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, potato, French beans, peas – diced fine, boiled separately (semi-cooked really) • 1/2 cup – Corn flour (not sure of this proportion) • 2 cups – Chicken stock or any other stock • Pepper powder to taste Method: Saute the onions in butter till transparent and soft, then add the garlic and saute. Heat the stock in half a cup,

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Ingredients: • Fried moong dal – 1 cup • Fried and salted groundnut – 1/2 cup • Onion – 1 (medium size, finely chopped) • Carrot – 1 (small, grated) • Lemon – 1/2 • Sev – 1/2 cup • Chat masala – 1 tbsp • Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp • Coriander leaves for garnishing • Salt to taste Method: Mix the fried moong dal, groundnut, onion and grated carrot. Sprinkle salt, chat masala and red chilli powder. Add lemon juice. Top the mixture with sev and garnish with coriander leaves.

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Ingredients: • Fried moong dal – 1 cup • Fried and salted groundnut – 1/2 cup • Onion – 1 (medium size, finely chopped) • Carrot – 1 (small, grated) • Lemon – 1/2 • Sev – 1/2 cup • Chat masala – 1 tbsp • Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp • Coriander leaves for garnishing • Salt to taste Method: Mix the fried moong dal, groundnut, onion and grated carrot. Sprinkle salt, chat masala and red chilli powder. Add lemon juice. Top the mixture with sev and garnish with coriander leaves.

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Ingredients: • 1/4 kg – Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed while hot • 1 tbsp – Groundnuts roasted, skinned and crushed • 4 tbsp – Sago (sabu dana) – soaked in water for 1/2 hour • 100g – Amul cheese, grated • 1-2 – Green chillies, chopped • 1/2 cup – chopped Coriander leaves • Oil for shallow frying Method: Squeeze the water out from sago. Mix all the ingredients well. Shape into thin round tikkis and shallow fry on a tava till crisp and brown. Serve at once.

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Ingredients: • 1/4 kg – Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed while hot • 1 tbsp – Groundnuts roasted, skinned and crushed • 4 tbsp – Sago (sabu dana) – soaked in water for 1/2 hour • 100g – Amul cheese, grated • 1-2 – Green chillies, chopped • 1/2 cup – chopped Coriander leaves • Oil for shallow frying Method: Squeeze the water out from sago. Mix all the ingredients well. Shape into thin round tikkis and shallow fry on a tava till crisp and brown. Serve at once.

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