Banarasi Dum Aaloo ( no onion , no garlic recipe )

Banarasi Dum Aaloo was on my wish list for a long time now. There are many varieties of Dum Aaloo , like the Kasmiri Dum aaloo, Amritsari. Punjabi Dum Aloo,  Bengali Dum Aaloo , most recipes having few variations but  imparting a delicious difference  according to the unique ingredients of the spice mix.  Banarsi Dum… 

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Kalakand….( The longer version.)

Kalakand , that delicious melt in the mouth milky creation so easy to make , once again I attempted , this time the good old method. Reducing milk to a very thick grainy consistency. Lots of patience, but the end product worth every bit of the effort.  After making both ways, the shorter and this one,… 

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Aval Vadai /Poha vadai

Poha /aval/Beaten rice  vadas are so delicious and can be made quickly . This is a welcome change from the usual medu vadas, no need to soak for hours and grinding later…You feel like having a crunchy tea time snack you can make it even as your tea is boiling .. Ingredients 1 ½ cup… 

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Easy Thenkuzhal for Diwali

Janmashtami and Diwali are two major Hindu festivals when almost every-household in the country is busy making a variety of sweet and savory snacks. There is excitement in the air and a defiance to calorie counting as who can resist these crunchy snacks and after all festivals come once in a year so a little… 

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Kalakand ( A delicious Bengali sweet )

Kalakand   is a popular Indian sweet made out of solidified sweetened milk and cottage cheese ( paneer) A popular Diwali sweet and other festivals, Kalakand is very easy to make with simple ingredients and easy instructions. Ingredients: 1 tin  condensed milk 3 heaped tbsp of dairy whitener 500 grams paneer ( Indian cottage cheese)… 

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