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Almond eggless Cookies (Eggless Badam Ke Biscuits)

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Ingredients  -
Almonds- 1/2 cupAll purpose flour (Maida)- 1 cupBaking flour- 3/4 tspUnsalted Butter/Ghee - 1/2 cupSugar- 1/2 cupMilk - 2tsp 


Directions-
Mix All Purpose flour with a baking powder in a bowl.In another bowl, mix unsalted butter with sugar and milk, and blend it well.Take 5 almonds and divide in 2 halves.Break rest of the almonds in small pieces and mix it to the flour mixture.Add flour mixture to the sugar mixture,and make a dough out of it.Divide the dough in equal 10 parts and make small rounds of each part.Press the ball and decorate it with half cut almonds.Keep it on the oiled tray in already heated Oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.Take it out and let it cool down.

Vegetable Sandwich

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Ingredients for 2 people-
Potato- 1 (Boiled)Onion - 1 small(Chopped)Green Chilli - 2 (chopped)Cabbage - 1 cup (chopped)Salt to tasteBlack Pepper powder - 1/2 tspChat Masala - 1 tspTomato Sauce - 2 tsp per sandwich Bread - 4 SliceOil-1 tsp Directions - 
Mash the potato, add chopped onion, green chilli, cabbage, salt, black pepper powder and chat masala, Mix them together.Put the 2slice of bread in a toaster and toast it till it turns light brown in color.Apply a layer of tomato sauce in 1 slice of bread.Apply 1/2 inch thick layer of potato mixture and spread it all over the slice of bread.Cover the bread from another slice of bread.On a heated pan, add 1tsp of oil and cook the sandwich on both sides for 30 seconds.Serve it hot with tomato sauce or Cilantro chutney.

Vegetable Cutlet

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Ingredients-
Potato- 2 (Boiled)Onion (Small)  - 1 (Chopped)Green Chilli - 3Cabbage - 1 cup (Chopped)Green Peas - 1 (Boiled)Bread Crumbs - 1 CupSalt to tasteBlack Pepper powder - 1 tsp


Directions-  
Mash Potato in a vessel.Mix all ingredients except bread crumbs, together.Divide the Potato Mixture in 6 equal parts.










Make a small ball of each part.Take oil in a palm and Roll it over the bread crumbs.Make the shape of cutlet.Add a spoon of oil in a pan, add cutlet in it and fry from all sides, till it turns golden brown in color.                                                     OR

          Brush the cutlet by oil and keep it inside the Oven for 10 minutes or till it turns golden brown in color.
Garnish it with a chopped Cabbage, sliced onion and carrot.Enjoy it hot with tomato Sauce.

Vegetable Pulao

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Ingredients-
Basmati Rice - 1cupGreen Peas (Frozen/ fresh) - 1 cupCarrot- 1 big (chopped)Potato - 1 medium size (chopped)Cauliflower - 2-3 flowers (chopped)Onion - 1/2 big (chopped)Cumin seeds (jeera)- 1tspCinnamon sticks (Dal Chini) - 2Cloves(laung) - 2Black Cardamoms (badi elaichi) - 2Bay leaves (Tej Patta)- 2Ghee/ Olive Oil - 1tspWater - 2cupsSalt to tasteBlack Pepper Powder - 1/4 tspRaisins - 1/2 small cup Almonds - 12-15 (cut in small pieces)Directions- 
Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, drain excess water and keep aside.In a Pan, add 2 tbsp of ghee or Olive Oil.Add Cumin seeds, Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Cardamoms, Bay leaves, Salt and chopped onion and stir it for 2 minutes on high flame.Add all other vegetables with soaked rice and 2 cups of water, cover it and on medium floame let it get cooked for another 9-10 minutes.Add raisins and almonds and stir the pulao. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes, and then serve hot with dal (lentil) or curry.

Masala Mushroom

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Ingredients- 
Mushrooms - 7-8 Big (Sliced)Onion - 1/2 ( finely chopped0Ginger piece - 1" (cut in strips)Garlic cloves - 3-4 (finely chopped)Tomato - 1 big (chopped0Oil - 1tspSalt to tasteTurmeric Powder - 1/4 tspRed Chilli Powder - 1/4 tspGaram Masala Powder- 1/4 tspChat masala - 1/2 tspBlack Pepper Powder - 1/4 tspCilantro - 1/2 cup (to garnish)

Directions - 
Add sliced Mushroom in an empty pan for 5 minutes or till all the water of mushroom gets dried up.Take it out in an another vessel.Heat Oil in a same Pan for a minute.Add chopped Onion, Garlic and Ginger, and saute it on high flame for 2 minutes.Add tomato and spices, saute and let it get cooked for 2-3 minutes, covered. Add Mushroom and stir it for 3-4 minutes, covered. Add 1 cup of water, saute and let it get cooked for another 10 minutes, covered on medium flame.Garnish it with chopped Cilantro and ginger strips.Serve it hot with chapati/ Parantha or nan.

Mint leaves Chutney

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Ingredients - 
Mint leaves- 1 bundleTamarind pulp (soaked and seeds removed)- 1/2 cupSalt to tasteRed Chilli- 2Garlic cloves - 2-3 Directions -
Mix Mint leaves with tamarind pulp, garlic cloves, salt and red chilli.Grind them together.

Vanilla-Almond Cake

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Ingredients -
All purpose flour - 2 cupsSugar - 3/4 cupMilk powder - 1 cupCream - 1 cupCooking oil - 1 cupBaking powder - 1 tspVanilla drops - 2 tspAlmonds - 1cup (raw-break in small pieces) Directions -
In a big bowl, mix all purpose flour, milk powder and baking powder.In another Bowl, mix sugar, cream, Vanilla drops and cooking oil together, mix to make all the sugar crystals dissolved.Slowly, transfer mixture of flour in mixture of sugar, stirring it continuously.Add a cup of milk as required to make the batter thin, thin enough to make the spoon move easily in the batter.Mix almond pieces in a batter. In an oven cooking pan, Spray some oil with little of flour all over the pan.Transfer the batter in a pan.Cook inside the oven for 30-35 minutes at 350 degree F temperature.Take it out, insert a toothpick in the center of cake, it comes out clear, your cake is done, If no put it again for 5 minutes, and repeat the process.Put the cake outside of oven and let it cool down.Garnish it …

Egg - Burger

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Ingredients for 2 people-
Burger Buns - 2 bunsLettuce - 1 leaf (chopped)Red Onion - 1/2 small cup (sliced)Left over stew- 4 tsp (mashed)Tomato Sauce - 2 tsp Oil - 2 tspSalt to tasteBlack Pepper Powder - 1 tspEgg - 2 nos. Directions-
In an Open pan, add a tsp of oil, heat it, spread it all over the pan and break egg in the oil evenly spreading it making it a size of a bun.Sprinkle salt and black pepper powder before egg gets cooked. Turn it over and cook it on other side.Toast your Burger buns in a toaster.Put a layer of 2 tsp of mashed stew.Add chopped lettuce, sliced onion above that and at the top add Egg Pouch.Keep the other half from the top.Enjoy it hot.

Burger w/left overs

Ingredients-
Burger Buns - 2 bunsLettuce - 1 leaf (chopped)Red Onion - 1/2 small cup (sliced)Tomato - 1 (sliced)Left over stew- 4 tsp (mashed)Tomato Sauce - 2 tsp Directions-
Toast your Burger buns in a toaster.Put a layer of 2 tsp of mashed stew.Add chopped lettuce, sliced onion above that and at the top add sliced tomato.On the other half of bun, add a layer of tomato sauce.Enjoy it hot.