Chhattisgarh Rice Flour Pakoras

Chawal ke Pakore | Rice Flour Fritters from Chhattisgarh

I am absolutely in love with these crispy, spicy Chawal ke Pakore. These Rice Flour Fritters from Chhattisgarh are super easy to make and are an excellent snack to serve with tea. The impetus for this recipe was the January 2018 theme for Shhhhhh Secretly Cooking Challenge, where the theme was

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Beduan Roti | Arbi Stuffed Makki di Roti

Beduan Roti | Makki Roti with Spicy Arbi Stuffing from Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Today, I am presenting the recipe for Beduan Roti, a very unique stuffed roti/paratha from the Kangra Valley region of Himachal Pradesh. This is a Makki Roti stuffed with a spicy filling made with Arbi. The result is a filling and delicious paratha that needs just some buttermilk and white

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Indian Peanut Brittle | Moongfali Chikki | Shengdana Chikki

Shengdana Chikki | Moongfali Chikki | Peanut Brittle with Jaggery

I have been meaning to try Shengdana Chikki or Peanut Brittle with Jaggery for a while now. I finally made this super-simple 3-ingredient dessert, also known as Moongfali Chikki, for Sankranti this year. I am quite thrilled at how this evergreen chikki turned out; it had the perfect crackle, was not

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Tilgul for Makara Sankranti

Tilgul | Til ke Laddu for Makara Sankranti

Til or Sesame is such an inseparable part of Makara Sankranti celebrations. In Maharashtra, the traditional greeting for Makara Sankranti is Tilgul Ghya, God God Bola (take a Tilgul and speak sweetly). For some unknown reason, the recipe for Tilgul is not on the blog and so here I am

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Kheer Puli Pithe | Dudh Puli Pitha for Poush Parbon/Makar Sankranti

Dudh Puli Pitha | Kheera Puli Pithe: Poush Parbon Recipe

Here I am with a traditional Bengali delicacy called Dudh Puli Pitha | Kheera Puli Pithe to celebrate the festival of Poush Parban.  Called is Makara Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka, this festival is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Lohri in Punjab, this festival marks the transition of

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Kalakand with Condensed Milk

Happy New Year! I hope 2018 brings joy, prosperity and peace to all. To celebrate the new year, here I am with the recipe for Chocolate Kalakand. This is a quick and easy version of this sweet made with sweetened condensed milk, paneer, and cocoa powder.   One of my

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