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VEGETABLE TAHARI (Assorted veg. cooked with rice) Preparation time—20 minutes                                   Cooking  time—25-30 minutes Serving—4                                                                  Category—veg. INGREDIENTS Rice(basmati)- 2 cups Potato-1 medium Cauliflower, florets-½ medium Green peas, shelled-½ cup Cumin seeds-1tsp Garlic, chopped-1tsp Onion, sliced-1 medium Green chillies, chopped-2-3 Bay leaf-1 Garam masala-1tsp Turmeric powder-1tsp Red chilli powder-1tsp( Salt-to taste Oil-            2tbsp METHOD 1-Soak rice in 4 cups of water for ...

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(Indo-Chinese recipe of Manchurian, prepared with mushrooms) Preparation time-12-15 minutes                                            Cooking time—22-25 minutes Serving—4                                                                              Category—veg. INGREDIENTS Mushrooms(rinsed, wiped and halved)-200gm Cornstarch-5tbsp All purpose flour (Maida)-3tbsp Green chilies, minced-3-4 Salt-to taste Ginger, garlic paste-1tsp Oil-to fry FOR SAUCE Oil-2tbsp Ginger, chopped-2tsp Garlic, chopped-1tsp Onion, chopped-1 medium Capsicum, chopped- 1 medium Soya sauce-1½ tbsp Vinegar-2tbsp MSG- ½ tsp Red chilli sauce-1tbsp Vegetable ...

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(Spinach cooed with sweet corn kernels) Preparation time—10 minutes                                               Cooking time—25 minutes Serving—4                                                                              Category—veg. INGREDIENTS Spinach (cleaned, washed and roughly chopped)-500gm Sweet corn kernels(boiled)-1 cup Onions, chopped-½cup Ginger, garlic paste-2tsp Green chillies, chopped-2 Red chili powder – ½tsp Tomato puree-½ cup Jeera (cumin) powder-     ½ tsp Garam masala powder-½ tsp Roasted kasoori methi powder-1tsp Cream-2tbsp Juliennes of ginger-1tsp Salt-to taste ...

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(Famous Street chat of Mumbai) Preparation time—20-25 minutes                                         Serving—4 Category—chat (snack) INGREDIENTS Puffed rice (kurmura)-4 cups Sev (thin variety sev prepared with Bengal gram [besan} flour-1 cup Papdis-10-12 Chopped onion-1 medium Boiled potatoed-¾ cup Green chillies,chopped-2-3 Coriander leaves,chopped-2tbsp Khajur lmli ki chutney- 6tbsp Green chutney-3tbsp Lemon juice-1tbsp Black salt -1tsp Salt-to taste METHOD 1-Dry roast puffed rice for 3-4 minutes. ...

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(A sweet toast for breakfast) Preparation time—5 minutes                                     Cooking time—10-12 minutes Serving—4                                                                  Category—breakfast preparation INGREDIENTS Milk- 2/3 cup Sugar-2tbsp Vanilla essence(optional)-a few drops Cinnamon powder-½ tsp Eggs-4 Bread slices-8 Butter-3tbsp METHOD 1-Whisk together cinnamon, sugar, milk, vanilla essence and eggs. 2-Melt butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Dip bread in egg mixture and fry slices until golden ...

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