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Recipe: A sweet milk peda ready in minutes

Made with sweetened condensed milk powder, mava peda is likely to become one of your favorite desserts. Ingredients: 3 cups dry milk powder (mava powder) 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon ghee 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder 5 to 6 strands of saffron (optional) Directions: Use a microwave-safe big bowl to

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Recipe: Easy-to-make, melt-in-your-mouth eggless atta biscuits

This recipe for atta biscuits, simple but luxurious wheat flour cookies, is a favorite in my family, and is especially popular with those who don’t eat eggs. I love mine with a cup of tea or coffee.  Ingredients: 2 cups wheat flour 3/4 cup ghee (clarified butter) at room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2

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Recipe: Khandvi, a savory snack that melts in your mouth

Suralichya vadya, in Marathi, or Khandvi, in Gujarati, is an extremely popular snack in Gujarat and Maharashtra. These bite-sized rolls of chickpea flour and yogurt are best when topped with fresh coriander and coconut. Follow these steps, and you may be surprised at how easy this dish is. Ingredients: for batter: ½ cup besan (chickpea flour)

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Recipe: Traditional and mango shrikhand

This creamy, yogurt-based dessert with cardamom and saffron is a balm on a hot summer’s day. Ingredients: 2 cups hung curd (or yogurt) or plain greek yogurt Hung curd can be prepared by straining whey from the curd. Line a fine mesh strainer with muslin cloth or paper towel and add yogurt over the cloth.

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