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The best way to roast eggplant (its a curry!)

'Baingan Bharta' or eggplant curry is one of the popular Indian curry dishes. This curry is from the Indian state of Punjab. Naturally vegan, the key to make this curry is to roast the eggplant directly over fire. This gives a smokey flavor to the dish. You may even use this curry as a dip for your parties.

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Ingredients5 cups whole milk or 3 cups evaporated milk1/2 cup sugar1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder1 teaspoon saffron strandsLOTS OF PATIENCE :pInstructionsIn a 3 qt sauce pan heat milk on medium low heat, stir every 5 minutes. Do not bring the milk to a boil, just cook on this level of heat for about an hour, or until the milk has reduced to 1/3rd quantity. If you are using evaporated milk, its already half cooked, so this should take about 30 minutes.Add sugar, cardamom, saffron and cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off stove and set aside until the mixture cools down to room temperature.Pour in ice-cream moulds and freeze for 4-6 hours, serve!

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Satya narayan puja receipes

All recipes are to be made that day itself, not the day before. Once you wake up early morning and bathe, that is when you start cooking.Sheera / Sooji Ka Halwa - I have another post for this one, start with this recipe.Shrikhand - Flavored yogurt, I have another post for this one.Chawal / Bhaat / White Basmati Rice - I have another post for this one.POORI / PURIIngredients2 cups whole wheat flour + 1/4 cup wheat flour, for dusting2 tablespoon oil + 4 cups oil for deep frying1 teaspoon saltInstructionsIn a mixing bowl, knead a firm dough with half cup warm water, oil, salt and flour. Pour water slowly, if you need to add more water, do so, but...

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Ingredients1 cup semolina3/4 cup ghee3/4 cup sugar2.5 cups whole milkHandful of rains and cashew nuts1/2 teaspoon cardamom powderInstructionsIn a 5 qt sauce pan, over medium heat, add ghee, and when ghee has melted, add nuts and saute for a minute.Then add semolina, saute for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until semolina turns light pink in color and you can smell the fragrance of semolina. This is a process to cook semolina.Add warm milk slowly (heat milk in the microwave for 2 minutes prior to adding), and stir gently yet constantly. Make sure that there are no lumps. Add sugar and cardamom powder and keep stirring until all sugar has been absorbed by semolina.HAVE A LID HANDY BECAUSE SEMOLINA MIXTURE WILL...

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Green bell pepper subzi

Ingredients3 green bell peppers, diced2 tablespoon finely chopped garlic2 tablespoon oil1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder1 teaspoon cumin powder1 tablespoon coriander powder1 teaspoon mango powder OPTIONAL1 cup chickpea flour1/4 teaspoon cayenne powderInstructionsIn a 3 qt sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat and saute garlic for a minute. Add bell peppers and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring every minute.Meanwhile, in a pan over medium low heat, saute chickpea flour for 10 minutes, or until light brown in color. This is required step to cook chickpea flour, which otherwise can give you constipation if consumed raw.Add the powdered spices to the bell peppers and mix, cook for another 5 minutes. Finally, add chickpea flour, adjust salt and add 2 tablespoon water to...

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