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recipes using leftover mithai

Recipes using leftover mithai

Festivals are an integral part of Indian culture. A number of festivals are celebrated across the country. Indispensable during festivities are sweets or mithai. A lot of sweets are prepared and indulged in during the festive times. Further, a number of mithai dabbas are received as gifts from frien...

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Karwa Chauth Dinner Menu

Karwa Chauth 2019 | Karwa Chauth Dinner Menu

This year in 2019, Karwa Chauth is on the 17th of October.This is one of the most awaited fasts of the year. The married ladies do the fast, whole day long, without any food or water. After the moonrise, many of us like to go out to restaurants to open the fast. Or in...

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Dal Makhani Lachha Paratha

Punjabi Dal Makhani | Lachha Paratha

One of the most common meals in North India is Dal Makhani with Lachha Paratha. However, this is one combo which is often ordered at the restaurants or dhabas instead of being prepared at home. There are a number of ways of making dal makhani. On the blog itself, there are a number of recipes for da...

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Kuttu ka Chilla

Kuttu ka Chilla | Farali Aloo ki Sabji

There are a lot of fasting recipes using kuttu ka aata. In this meal plan is a combination of less oil recipe using kuttu ka atta i.e. kuttu ka chilla. It has been served with aloo tamatar ki farali sabji. This is a great combo as crisp chilla when served with a tangy potato recipe, satiate the appe...

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Lauki Thepla | Aam Chunda | Rasawala Khaman | Adrak wali Chai

On weekends the morning converts into pre-noon and breakfast converts into brunch. Brunch, as the name suggests is a combination of breakfast and lunch. The brunch cannot be light such as poha or upma because, by the time you sit down to eat, you are hungry enough and popular and favorite breakfasts...

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Kids Friendly Breakfast Idea

We all know the struggle of making our kids eat and more importantly FINISH their breakfast. The joy of an empty plate of the kidoo at the breakfast table is unmatched. Because we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if the child doesn’t eat properly in the morning, how wil...

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Meal Idea: Kaddu ki sabji, poori, raita, meethi boondi

Kaddu or pumpkin is prepared in a special way that bursts with flavors for weddings and festivals in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. This particular recipe teams up very well with poori. To enhance the menu, boondi raita is also served with khatta meetha kaddu and poori. Since kaddu and po...

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simple meal ideas

Meal Idea: Achari Paratha & Sabut Moong Dal with lachcha pyaaz

Dal is comfort food. We all find it easy and simple to prepare. And if there is no side dish, the best way to serve dal is with paratha and some simple yet zingy salad, and a meal for a busy weekday or at the end of a tiring weekday is ready. Achari paratha is the favourite paratha of my family beca...

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rajasthani dal baati recipe

Rajasthani Dal Baati Recipe | How to make Dal Baati Choorma

Rajasthani Dal Baati is a scrumptious meal wherein baked whole wheat rolls i.e. baati, are dunked in hot and spicy, totally lip-smacking dal made with the combination of 5 lentils, i.e. Panchmel Dal, and is topped with ghee and served with choorma which is crushed baati plus the sweetness of sugar a...

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Karwa Chauth Recipe

Karwa Chauth Recipes Karwa Chauth Dinner Idea Recipe for Festivals

Karwa Chauth is a day when married women fast for the long life and good health of their husbands. The fast comes to an end with the rise and worship of the moon. This fast should be followed by feast (i believe so). Here is karwa chauth dinner idea to make your karwa chauth gala. I love to cook th...

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.