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7 Kid-Tested, Parent-Approved Outdoor Accessories To Stay Cool

The dog days of summer are officially here—and if you have some little ones under your roof, keeping your family calm, cool, and collected can be a challenge. And I know the summer heat can be a total pain for kids. My childhood home is about a century old, so we didn’t have proper air conditioning until I was a preteen. (Translation? My summers were filled with a lot of fans and trips to dark movie theaters.) However, thanks to today’s innovative minds who are totally over the heat and humidity, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to keep your kids engaged and cool during these sticky days. But where to begin? I turned to a few awesome parents for their favorite outdoor toys and accessories that save the season. Whether you have babies and toddlers or older children, there’s something here for every family. Read More >> …

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Aloo Gajar Matar Recipe

Aloo Gajar Matar Recipe
Aloo Gajar Matar – another favorite of North Indians and Punjabis, with the arrival of winters and the fresh bounty of vegetables and greens that it brings along. So, when I am talking about this particular Aloo Gajar Matar Recipe, I mean the winter special red carrots and fresh green peas. Although, you can even…
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Hung Curd Sandwich | Greek Yogurt Sandwich (Dahi Sandwich)

Hung Curd Sandwich | Greek Yogurt Sandwich (Dahi Sandwich)
It is extremely essential to include probiotics too in your everyday meals. One of the easiest ways to do so is to have Curd (Dahi or Yogurt regularly. On the blog you can find some of the popular Indian Curd Recipes that make use of Curd. Apart from this, I am sharing the recipe of…
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Parsi Brown Rice

Parsi Brown Rice
Parsi cuisine is one of those cuisines that really need to be spoken about more. For, it is a warm and loving food culture, just like its people who make the world a happier place with their charming and witty demeanor. This Parsi Brown Rice is just that. It’s a humble rice dish, but is…
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Sweet Potato Halwa (Shakarkandi ka Halwa)

Sweet Potato Halwa (Shakarkandi ka Halwa)
Here’s one of the not so popular Shakarkandi or Sweet Potato, which I quite like because it is one of those vegetables that can be naturally turned into many sweet dishes. Just like this Sweet Potato Halwa. It is an easy and quick dessert that you can make for any occasion as well. This Shakarkandi…
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Paneer Toast | Paneer Cheese Sandwich

Paneer Toast | Paneer Cheese Sandwich
The ultimate toast recipe is here. Why ultimate? Because this one has both Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and cheese in it. Thus, this Paneer Toast has a spiced paneer mixture slathered on bread slices, topped generously with cheese and toasted till perfection. Another USP of this open Paneer Cheese Sandwich is that you can make…
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Coconut Burfi | Nariyal ki Barfi

Coconut Burfi | Nariyal ki Barfi
Coconut Burfi (also known as Nariyal ki Barfi in Hindi), is a decadent sweet treat made with condensed milk and delicious coconut. It’s fudge-like consistency is soft so that each bite simply melts in your mouth. Here I share my favorite Coconut Barfi recipe with step-by-step instructions and photos to make this delish snack or…
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Ram Laddu (Delhi Street Food)

Ram Laddu (Delhi Street Food)
Ask any Indian about their love for Pakora (fritters), you’ll get an answer in the affirmative, 99% of the times. Also, the way specially we Indians make fritters with a variety of ingredients, is quite fascinating. Just like this Ram Laddu. You might think it is a sweet, but it’s not. Ram Ladoo is actually…
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Beetroot Sabzi | Dry Beetroot Curry

Beetroot Sabzi | Dry Beetroot Curry
Beetroot sabzi recipe with step by step photos. This is a simple, satisfying and healthy Dry Beetroot Curry recipe prepared in South Indian style. The recipe has a base mix of onions, coconut, spices and herbs. It makes for an excellent side dish with any South Indian meal. Carrots and beetroots often make an appearance on our…
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Malai Paneer

Malai Paneer
Craving for soft, creamy and melt-in-mouth Malai Paneer and don’t really want to step out of the house or order it online? Don’t worry, this Malai Paneer is here to save you. This recipe will not only give you a restaurant style dish at the comfort of your home, but is ultra-easy without using too…
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Tomato Sandwich | Cheese and Tomato Sandwich

Tomato Sandwich | Cheese and Tomato Sandwich
Got the season’s fresh, plump tomatoes from the market? Here is one recipe with which you can make the most of it. Tomato Sandwich is easy, quick, requires minimal ingredients and one of those dishes that you can make super quickly. Within 15 minutes, precisely! This is a grilled sandwich version made with tomatoes and…
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Black Channa Sundal (Kondakadalai Sundal)

Black Channa Sundal (Kondakadalai Sundal)
Sundal is primarily a Tamil specialty, which is nothing but a simple, yet sumptuous stir fry. The main ingredient can be varied – from legumes and lentils to even grains. Just like this easy-peasy Kondakadalai Sundal, a.k.a Black Channa Sundal or Kala Chana Sundal made with black chickpeas. Since it is typically also a no…
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Aloo Rasedar

Aloo Rasedar
Isn’t it mind boggling to know, that a single vegetable (technically a tuber) can be turned into endless culinary creations! Yes, that’s the humble yet extremely popular and staple potato (aloo) for you. In this recipe of Aloo Rasedar, a special from the food rich state of Uttar Pradesh, potatoes are cooked in a perfectly…
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Corn Fried Rice

Corn Fried Rice
Got fresh corn on cobs at home and wanting to create a rice-corn combination? This Corn Fried Rice is your best bet as well as answer. Make a vegan and gluten free dish with rice, sweet corn, capsicum, spring onions, herbs, spices, and enjoy it to with your. This is a comforting and easy preparation,…
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Brinji Rice | Brinji Sadam

Brinji Rice | Brinji Sadam
Call it Brinji Rice, Brinji Sadam or just Brinji, it doesn’t change the fact that this delicacy from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is going to be the most flavorful and easy way you can have a satisfying one-pot vegan meal. Dunk rice, an earthy ground green masala paste, some veggies, whole spices…
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Dahi Aloo Recipe | Dahi Wale Aloo

Dahi Aloo Recipe | Dahi Wale Aloo
I really think, in fact believe that if you visit any household in India, you will find Aloo (Potato) at any given point in time, all year round. It is just a very handy veggie for all of us. Somewhat similar is the case of Curd (or dahi yogurt). When combined in one recipe, it…
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Puffed Rice Recipe | Murmura Recipe

Puffed Rice Recipe | Murmura Recipe
Puffed Rice also called Murmura in Hindi, is one of the common forms in which we consume rice. It is also a preferred choice of snacks in India. This Puffed Rice Recipe is a lightly spiced snack made with murmura and some spices. Locally in India, this dish is also known as Masala Murmura. This…
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Ragi Kheer | Ragi Pudding

Ragi Kheer | Ragi Pudding
Millets are a class of cereal crops that have been an important indigenous foodstuff for us Indians. This family consists of nutritious grains that are used to make many Indian dishes. Some of these are finger millet (ragi/nachni), barley (jau), amaranth (rajgira), sorghum (jowar) and pearl millet (bajra), which also fall under the category of…
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Sabudana Dosa | Sago Dosa

Sabudana Dosa | Sago Dosa
Sabudana Dosa – a soft savory vegan pancake made with sago or sabudana, idli rice and split black gram or urad dal. This is one of those many Dosa variations that you must try, at-least once in life, if not more. Though, I’ll still say that trying once is going to be so scrumptious, that…
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Moong Dal Chilla (Indian Mung Bean Pancake)

Moong Dal Chilla (Indian Mung Bean Pancake)
One of my most favorite dal or lentils is the moong dal, because you really can’t doubt on its versatility. Plus, it is highly nutritious, filling and is a great choice when you want to manage your weight effortlessly. According to Ayurveda, moong dal is also tridoshic, that is, balances all 3 doshas. Try this…
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Atta Laddu | Wheat Ladoo

Atta Laddu | Wheat Ladoo
Whole wheat flour is a versatile ingredient. The proof of the pudding lies in the fact that it can be used to make dishes, ranging from savory/salty to sweet. Just like this Atta Laddu or Atta Ladoo, which is made with whole wheat flour and just 2 more ingredients. These delicious Wheat Ladoo recipe is…
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Leftover Rice Idli | Cooked Rice Idli

Leftover Rice Idli | Cooked Rice Idli
A bowl of steaming Idli Sambar is comfort food, not just for South Indians, but a lot of people all across India. Personally, for me and my family too, it is a nutritious breakfast every weekend. This is a special recipe of Leftover Rice Idli or Cooked Rice Idli. You can use the rice that…
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Paneer Kulcha Recipe

Paneer Kulcha Recipe
Kulcha is an omnipresent dish in the food culture of Punjab and a few other North Indian states. Here, I’m sharing a yum variation of the regular kulcha, that is Paneer Kulcha. This recipe has a spiced, savory and lightly tangy paneer (Indian cottage cheese) filling making for a crisp and soft tender flatbread. Kulcha…
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Sundal Recipe | Channa Sundal | Chickpea Sundal

Sundal Recipe | Channa Sundal | Chickpea Sundal
Traditionally a Tamil preparation, ‘Sundal’ is simple, yet soul stirringly sumptuous. Basically, it is a unique stir-fried dish made with different types of lentils, legumes and even grains. It is a popular dish during Navratri Fasting, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Janmashtami celebrations in South India. This Channa Sundal recipe has white chickpeas, spices, herbs and a…
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Wheat Momos (Atta Momos)

Wheat Momos (Atta Momos)
Since I had posted the Veg Momos recipe, I had to also share the healthier version of this loved by all, super popular street food in India. This is my Wheat Momos recipe that is made with whole wheat flour. Just like the Veg Momos, these Atta Momos are vegan too and includes a savory…
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