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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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The best ways to store and serve wines

To present wines at their best potential, it is vital to store the wines in the right conditions and then serve them at the optimal temperatures. Taking these extra measures will ensure that you are flaunting the wine’s most stellar qualities in regards to the bouquet, tastes, tannins, and the wine’s own unique characteristics. There

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Recipe: A virgin sangria for a hot summer day

This easy to make virgin sangria is loaded with lots of fresh fruit and juices. The secret to a really good sangria is to let it sit in the refrigerator for at least a few hours for all the juices to combine. You can be creative with this recipe and substitute with other fruits or

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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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Recipe: Chole with onion garnish

This low-maintenance chickpea curry works as an entree, or as a delicious side dish. Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 2 tablespoons Badshah chana masala spice blend, roasted 1 teaspoon pomegranate powder 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon oil ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon rock salt ½ teaspoon cayenne 2 to 3 green chilies 1

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Recipe: Tapioca khichdi with potato and peanut

Varsha Ambardekar, a Michigan resident for over 20 years, is passionate about food and flavors. Her love for cooking is inspired by her grandmother, mother, mother-in-law as well as TV shows and cookbooks. In the kitchen, she experiments with traditional, Western and fusion dishes. This month, Varsha shares a traditional favorite with The Indian SCENE,

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Recipe: Low-carb eggplant pizza bites

If you’re looking for a quick, healthy snack or meal, these eggplant pizza bites can be made in under 30 minutes. I love making healthy appetizers that are also filling enough to be meals in themselves. The base of these pizza bites is made by slicing eggplant, brushing the slices with olive oil and baking

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Everything you need to know about Prosecco

Prosecco is America’s favorite bubbly. Over the last five years Prosecco’s popularity has exploded.  It is fresh, crisp, fruity, and light. A drink to be enjoyed practically any time of the day, from Sunday brunch to an afternoon aperitif, to happy hour, or the perfect wine with dinner. Here is everything you need to know about

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