Sunday, December 31, 2017

MY TOP 10 RECIPES OF 2017

The end of the year can be a good time to reflect on achievements, no matter how big or small. I am glad I started blogging so that I connected with many of you on personal level. Thank you for your support and sticking around.

Today, I would like to share 10 of my favorites food recipes with you. These are my personal go to recipes. They all are my favorites, so I cannot choose one. What are you craving for 2018?

1. Sautéed broccoli and bell peppers Sautéed broccoli and bell peppers is an incredibly appetizing and delicious side dish that goes well with steamed rice and a vegetable platter. This colorful side dish is perfect for holidays and dinner parties!! 

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Sautéed broccoli and bell peppers is an incredibly appetizing and delicious side dish that goes well with steamed rice and a vegetable platter.

2. Dry Fruit Custard : We all know that dessert is the best meal of the day. Whether you're planning to make a dessert for big dinner party or for your family, it's a sweet treat at the end of your luscious dinners. One such delicious dessert is dry fruit custard.

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there is nothing more pleasurable than digging into a bowl of chilled vanilla dry fruit custard.

3. Vegetable Fried-Rice : Vegetable fried rice is a Chinese dish of cooked rice, mixed with vegetables, sauces and spices that has been stir fried in a frying pan. It's one of the most popular Chinese dishes, consumed mainly in Asia and Middle East regions. It's often served as a complete dish or can also be enjoyed with fresh yogurt, salad or your favorite curry!

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this hearty and wholesome one pot meal dish is loaded with garden fresh veggies, vinegar, dark soy sauce and assorted spices.

4. Pistachio Ice-Cream : Churned with generous amount of pistachios and dusted with almonds, this is hands down the best homemade pistachio ice cream you'll ever eat. It's thick, creamy and provides much joy when the climate doesn't.

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this ice cream is made with 4 main ingredients - milk, cream, sugar and tons of pistachios.

5. Vegetable Hakka Noodles : Hakka Noodles is an easy Indian-Chinese recipe which combines the goodness of colorful veggies and sizzling sauces! It's basically a fusion between Indian flavors and Chinese Noodles. This is a must try recipe for the chilli lovers. These Noodles are super easy to make and they taste delicious.

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colorful fusion of indo chinese noodles, a must try recipe for the chilli lovers

6. Panch Phoran Okra : Crispy okra, delicately tempered with the panch phoran, the aromatic Bengali spice mix combined with garden-fresh tomatoes! Panch Phoran mix makes a showstopping addition in this recipe. It enhances the flavor and completely transform the character of the dish. It's a ridiculously simple and tempting dish.

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Crispy okra, delicately tempered with the panch phoran, the aromatic Bengali spice mix combined with garden-fresh tomatoes!


7. Rainbow Buddha Bowl : This satisfying bowl of goodness is  filled with cooked rice, boiled red beans, blanched broccoli, roasted bell peppers and sliced cucumber. I combined this with the almond butter lime dressing  to give it a touch of sweetness and it just turned out perfect!

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Buddha bowl is healthy, filling meal. It is usually composed of grains, proteins and veggies.

8. Medu Vada - The Indian Savory Doughnut : Medu vadas are one of the most famous breakfast item across South India. They are made by split black lentils (urad dal) batter and deep-fried in a doughnut shape savory fritters. They are crunchy and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

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Medu vada is a doughnut shape savory fritter that is made by split black lentils (urad dal) batter, filled with veggies and spices, and, than deep-fried in a vegetable cooking oil. These fritters are crunchy and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

9. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad : Filled with cooked chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, crisp cucumber, fresh beets and tossed in a vinaigrette flavored dressing with cumin and dijon. This recipe is completely vegan and gluten-free. I'm totally obsessed with this recipe.

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This Mediterranean Chickpeas salad was a pure bliss. It has all my favorite Mediterranean flavors. Bring in a large bowl, combine cooked chickpeas and your favorite veggies. Pour cumin-dijon vinaigrette flavored dressing over it and toss it well. Season with salt and pepper, and enjoy!

10. Garden Fresh Tomato Soup : I'm little obsessed with tomato soup. I could probably eat it everyday and never get bored. The beauty of this soup is, it fills you up so you eat less. This soup has so much flavors that you will never buy a canned one again. This easy homemade recipe is filled with just 3 basic ingredients - garlic, carrots, and lots of home picked tomatoes.

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Tomato soup cooked in a pressure cooker. Add veggies in the cooker, boil it and then strain off the liquid. Blend the solid contents and return it to pan. Add strain water, fresh water and cook it for 30 minutes. Season it with salt and pepper. Stir in some cream until you reach the desire texture.


Which is your favourite recipe? What often do you cook at home? Which one would you like to try?

I hope you enjoy this post... We are just couple of hours away from welcoming 2018!! I hope the new year brings lot of happiness in our lives!! Wishing you and your loved ones a very very Happy New Year!!!

27 comments:

  1. Pistachio Ice Cream is one of my faves! I might have to try my hand at making this come summer! The Mediterranean Chickpea Salad looks delicious!

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  2. Yum, these all sound like tasty recipes. I'll have to try them out for sure. I know everyone will love that vegetable fried rice.

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  3. Now this is a great post, I am all for finding new recipes to try and this sounds like the most amazing round up them, I shall have to sit and write down when to try them!

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  4. These all look and sound yummy! I can see how they were your top ten recipes. I'd love to try several of them, and especially that ice cream!

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  5. These look good! I would like to try the pistachio ice cream.

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  6. These recipes look absolutely delicious! I want to try each and every one!

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  7. Yummy overload.. really love vegetable fried rice nd sauteed broccoli and bell peppers.. I will do it at home..

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  8. All of the dishes look good! I would love to try everything especially the ice cream.

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  9. I love chili and noodles, so the spicy, smokey and steamy Vegetable Hakka Noodles caught my attention. The photo look so inviting. I will definitely add the recipe to my meal plan.

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  10. Yum! A whole new list of recipes to try! Thank you! I have a whole file and I try new things every week! So excited to try your list! Thank you!

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  11. I’m really loving all these recipes! Especially the sautéed broccoli with bell peppers! I can easily add some beef and serve it over white rice ������

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  12. Such yummy recipes! I seriously want to try... love all of the veggie options!

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  13. I think I'd like to try the fruit custard. The pistachio ice cream would be fun too, that's a favorite of mine!

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  14. They all look delicious. Vegatable fried rice calls my name. 😀

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  15. That pistachio ice cream looks like the bomb dot com.

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  16. Pistachio ice cream is my favorite, but I never thought that I could make it myself. Thank you for the recipe! :)

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  17. All of those recipes look absolutely wonderful. But the one I will be trying first is the pistachio ice cream. I used to have that as a child and it was my favorite. I will have to try making this at home.

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  18. I like this list! That Rainbow Buddha Bowl looks amazing, I have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I’ve been all about brussel sprouts this year. So excited to see what to eat in 2018. These all look amazing!

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  20. I would have to say the tomato soup is my favorite one. I love dipping grilled cheese in it.

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  21. What great display of meals. Love everything from the pasta to ice cream.

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  22. That vegetable fried rice looks amazing! I know my family would enjoy it!

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  23. all these recipes are really great. I am an Indian and i can relate with all these. I think Indian cuisine is the best.

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  24. That vegetable hakka noodle recipe looks amazing. I need to also try pistachio ice cream. They are my favourite but I have never had the ice cream!

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  25. I will be trying the Vegetable Hakka Noodles -- it's right up my alley. Looks delicious.

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  26. I need to try some of these! They look delicious!

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  27. Ive been obsessed with Buddha bowls lately. Looks good so many other great dishes on this list.

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