Mint or pudina chutney recipe

mint chutney

Mint or pudina chutney is a popular and basic chutney made by fresh pudina leaves and coriander leaves as the basic ingredients. It can be used as a side dip for various Indian snacks like kababs, tikkas, samosas or cutlets. Mint chutney is a perfect dipping sauce for various Indian snacks like samosas, cutlets, tikkas and also serves as a spread for sandwiches.

Mutter or matar paneer recipe

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Matar paneer is a popular North Indian cuisine made with cottage cheese, green peas cooked in delicious tomato gravy and spiced with garam masala. It goes well with rotis, naans or plain pulao.

Til or sesame seeds ladoo or til gul ladoo recipe

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Til gul or tilachi ladu is a very popular Maharastrian sweet dish made during Makar Sankranti, a Hindu festival celebrated on 14th January. It is made with sesame seeds, jaggery and ghee. It is a tradional winter sweet because it is consumed in winter months as til is known to have heating properties. Til ladoo can be quickly and easily made and stored upto 2 weeks in a tight airtight container.

Sweet pongal or Sakkarai pongal recipe

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Pongal is a harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. People pray to Sun God on this occasion. In Tamil language, ‘pongal’ means ‘boiling over’. On that day, women boil the new rice with fresh milk and jaggery and allow it to overflow the pots. It is an expression of happiness that the new harvest is here and should enjoy it. The date of pongal festival remains constant every year, on the 14th of January. However the festival is celebrated for 4 days from 13th to 16th of the month. Sweet pongal is a sweet dish which is prepared and first offered to the Sun God. Sweet pongal is made from raw rice, jaggery, milk, ghee and nuts and is very easy to make.

Onion tomato chutney recipe

onion tomato chutney

Onion tomato chutney is a very delicious accompaniment for idlis, dosas and other South Indian snacks. It is very easy and simple to make and it can be stored in refrigerator upto 3 days.

Aloo chole

aloo chole

Aloo chole is a tasty combination of white chickpeas and potatoes cooked in thick gravy of onions and tomatoes spiced with Indian spices. It is a very popular dish in North Indian cuisine and goes well with rotis and puris

Cabbage pakora or pakoda recipe

cabbage pakora

Cabbage pakora or pakoda is a deep fried Indian snack which is made from cabbage, besan flour, rice flour, red chilli powder and ginger garlic paste. It is a perfect snack with a cup of tea/coffee on a rainy day or on a cold winter day.

Carrot halwa or Gajar ka halwa

carrot halwa

Carrot halwa or gajar ka halwa is a popular and traditional Punjabi dessert made from carrots, milk and sugar. It is traditionally had during festive occasions like Diwali, Holi and Raksha bandhan. Gajar ka halwa is best served hot during winter, but also tastes divine when served cold.

Capsicum sabzi with besan (chickpeas flour) recipe

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Capsicum sabzi is prepared with gram flour which gives a good taste to this vegetable. It does not need a lot of preparation and can be done quickly. Cabsicum sabzi goes well with rice, chapatis, jeera rice or dal rice.

Aloo jeera recipe

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Aloo jeera is a simple and delicious side dish for rotis, puris and parathas. It is very easy to make and simply made with potatoes and cumin seeds and mildly spiced with Indian spices. Aloo jeera is a popular Punjabi dish and cumin seeds gives a slightly nutty flavor to this dish.