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Rajgira Sukhdi | Ramdana Sukhdi | Amaranth Bar

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Rajgira (royal grain) also known as Ramdana (God’s grain). The English word is amaranth grain. The origin of the word amaranth is Sanskrit and believe it or not, it means, ‘deathless’. Rajgira has enormous nutrition and to get this I always try to find a new way to eat this grain. This Rajgira sukhdi is easy to make and taste delicious.


Rajgira Bhakhri | Upvas Bhakhri | Farali Bhakhari | Rajgira Roti

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Rajgira/ Amaranth is one of the most protein-rich of any plant-based food. It is also rich in iron, calcium, manganese, and fiber. To get benefits of this amazing grain today I am sharing this bhakhri recipe. I add Singhara (water chestnut) flour for binding which is also considered as healthy ingredients. This healthy bhakhri is very easy and simple to make and you can eat this in fasting or any regular day with tea, coffee or curd.



Peda | Milk Peda

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Peda is soft milk fudge which has a slightly grainy texture. The word peda is synonymous with traditional Indian milk fudge sweet. I guess peda might even be the oldest traditional sweet in India dating back to centuries. This peda made from home made fresh paneer, milk mawa powder, sugar, cardamom powder and fresh milk.



Kaju Katli | Cashew Burfi

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Kaju katli/Kaju Katri/ Kaju barfi is an Indian dessert made from kaju(cashew) powder and sugar syrup. It is the most famous sweet in all over India. Kaju katli is a delicious treat relished on festivals or occasions.




Rajgira Halwa | Amaranth Flour Halwa | Fasting Halwa Recipe

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Rajgira(Amaranth) halwa is very quick to make and taste delicious. Rajgira is such a favorite on days of fasting. It has the enormous nutrition that few know about. In this halwa rajgiraflour roasted in ghee, then add sugar and boiled milk.


Moriya Khichdi | Moriayo Khichdi | Samo Khichdi for Fasting

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Moriya/Moriayo/Samo khichdi is very popular Gujarati khichdi mostly made during fasting. It is easy and quick to make and served with yogurt.


Kesar Moriya Khichdi | Saffron Flavored Fasting Khichdi

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Kesar moriya khichdi is very popular Gujarati khichdi mostly made during fasting. Kesar (saffron) gives exotic color and flavor.


Coconut Burfi | Fresh Coconut Burfi

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Coconut burfi is a delicious sweet which is made from fresh coconut, sugar, and mawa (khoya).  In Gujarat, it’s called 'Topra pak'. Topra pak made from dry coconut powder instead of freshly grated coconut. Both recipes have similar taste. Today, I am sharing fresh coconut version for coconut burfi.



Suki Bhaji | Seasoned Boiled Potatoes | Fasting Potato Dish

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Suki bhaji is a seasoned potatoes dish made specifically for fasting. In this recipe, boiled potatoes are mixed with green chilies and spices. It is a very popular Gujarati dish which tastes great with plain Moriya khichdi and peanut kadhi.


Kesar Peda | Peda | Fresh Milk Peda

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Peda are a symbol of celebration, it could be the festival, birth, marriage, or just any piece of good news. The kesar version of peda is considered to be more exotic and rich compared to plain(white) peda.  I am not using condensed milk or store bought mawa for this recipe. I made kesar peda from fresh milk and I think this made a sea of difference to the recipe. And this way you will make very tasty, soft and delicious kesar peda.


Singhara Laddoo | Fasting Laddoo | Water Chestnut Flour Laddu

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Singhara laddoo a farali dessert item made from singhara/singhade/water chestnut flour, ghee and sugar. It is easy to make and taste great.


Peanut Kadhi | Fasting Kadhi | Famous Gujarati - Peanut Kadhi

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Peanut kadhi is generally made during fasting. It is made from rajgira flour, yogurt, peanuts powder, and spices. Peanut kadhi is served with Moriya or samo khichdi along with suki bhaji.


Mawa Burfi | Milk Mawa Burfi | Milk Cake

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Mawa Burfi is one of the popular sweet for all festival, celebration, and occasions. Mawa Burfi is very easy to prepare and taste creamy, delicious. If you have khoya with you then you can make this burfi in just a few minutes.



Kesar Burfi | Saffron Milk Cake | Mawa Burfi

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Kesar burfi is very delicious saffron flavored burfi.  Burfi has been a part of many festivals of India. There are many ways to make burfi, but I found this recipe very simple and quick. Most important is all fresh and natural ingredients are used for this recipe. So, here is my version of Kesar Burfi.

Farali Tikki | Moriya-Potato Patties | Fasting Patties

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Farali tikki is made with moriyo, potato, and spices. It is eaten mostly during fasting. It is shallow fried using very little oil. Fafali tikki taste great when you eat with tea or coffee.


Farali Puda | Singhara Flour Pancake | Farali Chilla

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Farali puda is a quick and easy dish for Upvaas (Fasting days). This delicious puda is a farali version of popular besan puda(chilla). This is made from singhara flour, yogurt, and spices. Great for breakfast with tea/coffee or light dinner with green chutney.

Rajgira Paratha | Amaranth Potato Paratha | Farali Roti | Fasting Paratha

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Rajgira(amaranth)paratha is very nutritious dish usually eaten during fasting. Rajgira flour is high in iron, is fiber-rich, has calcium and protein too. It is also gluten-free. And with potatoes, it becomes soft and delicious. It goes well with yogurt, chutney or tea.

Banana Chips | Plantain Chips

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Banana chips are all time popular snack made from raw banana, fried in oil and seasoned with spices like black pepper and salt.


Dates Khoya Roll | Khajoor Mawa Roll

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This mouthwatering and healthy sweet is my mother's recipes. It is a combination of dates, khoya(mawa) and dry fruit mix in form of roll. Dates(Khajoor) have enormous health benefits with rich vitamins, minerals, and fibers. Dates provide natural sweetness and khoya helps to form the texture of this delicious sweet.


Sabudana Khichdi | Sago Khichdi For Fasting

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Sabudana Khichdi is specially made during fasting, but it also great for breakfast or snack. It is cooked with Sabudana, potatoes, chilies, and peanuts.