Pav Bhaji

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I hope you enjoy this recently uploaded video on how to prepare Pav-Bhaji! “Pav” ( small loaf of bread) Bhaji (veggies)” is a popular form of Indian fast food sold on street corners and restaurants alike. Delicious, cheap and easy-to-put together pav-bhaji is served with buttered bread hot off the stove. I am yet to meet a person who is not fond of this famous street food from India. Pav-bhaji is basically a thick potato-based mixture (tomatoes, green peas, carrots, cauliflower and capsicum) prepared on a flat griddle. A special masala called pav-bhaji masala is added to this with a dollop of butter on top. The mixture is garnished with chopped cilantro and onions flavored with lemon juice. INGREDIENTS: . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Mango Lassi

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Check out this newly uploaded video on how to prepare easy and simple mango lassi. In India, alphonso mangoes are known as “the king of mangoes” on account of their unmatched taste and texture. They are simply the tastiest and also the most expensive of the 1500 different varieties of mangoes you can find in India. As a child, I remember the boxes of alphonso mangoes delivered to our home every season (April-May) from our family farm in India’s most prominent mango-growing regions, Ratnagiri, in the state of Maharashtra. Here in the US, I use mango puree tins (marked “Alphonso” and from that same region) from the Indian grocery store to make mango-flavored smoothies (“lassi”) all year around. Yoghurt-based . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Cream Cheese Puffs

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Easy-to-prepare and delicious, cream cheese puff rolls are the star of my first (and still a work-in-progress) Video Blog. These rolls have that “melt-in-the-mouth” feeling that make them a favorite at parties. Hope you enjoy them! Ingredients: 1 box Pillsbury Crescent roll 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon red chilly powder 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro Method: In a bowl, mix cream cheese, garlic powder, red chilly powder and cilantro . Keep aside. Cut out a wax paper or parchment paper, open the crescent roll, split it into 2 halves and join the perforated lines together and apply the cream cheese liberally on one side. Roll this and close both ends. Roll . . . CLICK TO READ MORE