A traditional Indian mithai, that is synonymous with the Indian cuisine is the humble peda. It is by far the oldest traditional sweet in our country dating back for centuries.Made differently in different parts of the country, each region has its own speciality.

Often made during festivals or special occasions, pedas are sold all round the year at all sweet meat stores.

A classic peda is made using mawa and sugar that is flavoured with saffron and cardamom finished off with some nuts. Needless to say the addition of ghee makes the peda It is just as easy as it can get, that you can whip up in your own kitchen instead of running to the mithaiwala.

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Karwar is a city also known as the “Kashmir of Karnataka” which is situated in the coastal part of Uttar Karnataka. The geographical location of karwar acts as a major influencer in their cuisine. 

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Karela also known as bitter gourd or bitter melon is one vegetable which most people avoid. Most people find it's extreme bitterness, non palatable. However, karela has been used in traditional indian medicine to deal with a wide variety of health problems, including diabetes.

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After a busy and tiring weekday, we are most often looking for easy recipes, that gets ready in a jiffy and yet something that is wholesome. In this article we have lined up some delicious Pulao and Kadhi combinations that you can make for your weeknight dinner. These combinations are very easy to make and will be loved by your family too.

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There is really nothing better than sitting by the window on a cold rainy day, munching on piping hot pakoras and sipping on chai. Pakoras are widely eaten in almost all households across India, with a slight variation from region to region.  A delicious tea- time snack, Pakoras are absolutely welcome in any season, besides, monsoons and winters are the best season to enjoy it with a piping hot cup of Masala Chai

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Bajjis are often synonymous with the Indian cuisine. A classic tea time snack, Bajjis as it is known in South India, it is called Bhajjias in the north. Made differently in different regions, each state has its own little version of the recipe. bajji is one such snack that is literally loved by all age groups. 

Often found sold on the streets, you will find each street have this little hole in the wall shop or a cart, selling these delicious bajjis, piping hot straight out of the kadai.  

Commonly, raw bananas, big bhajji green chilli, ridge gourd, potato, capsicum, bitter gourd/karela bajjis are made. These Bajjis are often served as a tea time snack, but are also found to be served at festivals, weddings and special occasions where the traditional banana meal is served.

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By far the most popular snack across the country, that is widely eaten in all regions of India is this humble Mixture. Literally a mixture of various crispy crunchy ingredients seasoned with salt and some simple spices, mixed together and served as a snack.Mixtures are usually made by deep frying each of the elements and mixed together and seasoned with salt and spice powders.

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Ice Cream and summers are synonymous. And making an ice cream at home was an exciting affair and every home, who loved ice creams across india, would dive right and start experimenting with various ice cream flavors with all the local summer fruits. Homemade ice cream are now not a thing of the pasta, with children at home, we can now involve them in making delicious ice cream for them using their help.

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Did you know that Green Beans is one of those superfoods for health. The green beans, which is considered a common man's staple is packed with nutrition and fiber and is an extremely low calorie and low carbohydrate food. Green beans is now been discovered as a super food for not just weight loss but also people suffering from diabetes. 

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Indians, absolutely love our food, needless to say that our own Indian cuisine is our favourite. Packed with flavours, enticing taste buds, we love everything from the first bite of appetizer to the last lick of our desserts. 

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रायता, एक ऐसी डिश है जिसे हर क्षेत्र के घरो में अपने खाने के साथ बनाया जाता है. दक्षिण से उत्तर भारत तक, कहीं प्रकार के रायते होते है जिसमे आप अपने पसंद की सब्ज़ी या फल का प्रयोग कर सकते है. इन रायते को और भी स्वादिष्ट बनाने के लिए आप इसमें रोज के मसाले जैसे की लाल मिर्च पाउडर, चाट मसाला, जीरा पाउडर, शक्कर आदि का भी प्रयोग कर सकते है. अपने खाने को और भी स्वादिष्ट और पोषण से भरपूर बनाने के लिए, इन रायतो को अपने खाने के साथ परोसे। 

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Summer is already here and during this season we always crave for some cool drinks to hydrate our body and quench our thirst. Nothing says summer better than an afternoon spent with a delicious Indian Summer Drink that helps us cool down . These Homemade Summer Drinks are delicious, easy to make and requires very few ingredients.

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When mangoes are in season, every indian home is preparing Mango Pickles traditional to their region. Raw mangoes are in plenty during the months from March to July and you can pickle with almost every raw mango you get. Each one of the raw mangoes brings a different taste and flavor for mango pickles.

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With rampant growth if diabetes amongst Indians and rapidly-changing unhealthy lifestyles which includes a sedentary lifestyle with little physical activity, along with increasing intake of processed food items, we need to take a step back and reevaluate our lifestyles and how we treat our body.

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Chutneys are by far the most commonly served condiments across Indian cuisine, be it in North India or in South India, freshly made with fresh ingredients. 

With the summer season around the corner and the markets being flooded with mangoes, we bring to you a variety of refreshing Raw Mango Chutney Recipes can you can serve in as many ways as you can.

A simple mixture of ingredients, blitzed in a mixer grinder, this raw preparation can be made with various permutation and combination of region specific ingredients. Most often the chutneys are given a tadka, elevating and enhancing the flavour of the chutney. 

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Summers are approaching slowly and steadily and so is the season of Mangoes! Mango, is one of those fruits which is loved and relished by everyone and we just wait eagerly for this time of the year, when we can relish the juicy Ripe Mangoes or the tangy Raw Mangoes. Most of us eat sliced Mangoes as snack or we make a milkshake out of it to beat the scorching heat. But have you ever tried curries and dals out of this delicious fruit?

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If you are looking for new and improved ideas to make side dishes then these South Indian Poriyals/ Sabzis are delicious. We at Archana's Kitchen have put together 44 brilliant Poriyals or Sabzi Recipes that will tickle your taste buds! 

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By far the healthiest dish that one can put together in a jiffy, is Salads ! Refreshing, Crunchy, Sweet, Spicy and Tangy are a few flavour notes that we come to think of while relishing health in a bowl. A medley of any vegetables or fruits of your choice tossed in a simple earthy dressing of salt, pepper and a splash of lemon juice and your good to go with a healthy portion of an Indian Style Salad.

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Simple and delicious yet healthy at the same time, these  Healthy Millet Idli Recipes can help incorporate super healthy millets into Idli Recipes. Adding various kinds of millets in different forms, into idli batters, is a great way to include them in your everyday meal plates. 

Millets are considered to have been around in India for close to ten thousand years. Although it has been around for that long, it has suddenly taken the world by storm, making it a current healthy food trend. 

Another constant (read constantly trending) in our South Indian Cuisine is the humble idli. Simple batter usually made with rice and dal, fermented and steamed to make Soft-fluffy pillows called Idlis are a hot favourite across the country. 

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A 3000 year old fruit, today is considered as one of the superfoods for diabetes. The raw jackfruit also known as the Kathal/ Chakka Pazham/ Bread Fruit is packed with a lot range of nutrients.  Jackfruit is one of the least known superfoods. It is high in fiber and hence offers higher satiation due to higher fibre and water content. Unlike ripe jackfruit, raw jackfruit is great for diabetes.

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Who loves Pasta? Well, I guess the answer would be everyone! Our modern day comfort food - not only does it taste brilliant but also easily accessible everywhere. Some of are ardent fans of Red Sauce Pasta and some swear by only White Sauce Pasta. Well, don't worry we've all been there, I guess it all depends on what our palette asks for at that time! 

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Making a filling and nutritious meal can be a task sometime, with our busy and hectic schedules. Due to less time in the morning, we end up making a single sabzi for lunch that is not enough for our body. We should see that the food we are eating is fulfilling our daily nutrition intake. Therefore, we have lined up some delicious North Indian combinations that you can make for your everyday meals and even pack it for your Lunch Box. 

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One Pot Meals can be of great help, especially for those who have busy and hectic work schedules. After coming home tired, we need something which requires less effort, everyday ingredients and ofcourse it should be tasty.

Because of less time, we end up eating out or make something that lacks nutrition which is very important for us and our family. Therefore, we have lined up some ''One Pot Rice Recipes'' that you can make for your weekday dinner.

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Our cuisine down south of India, is simple, yet it is healthy and tastes delicious.  From idlis to dosas and spicy chutneys to sambar, South Indian cuisine is very versatile.

One such popular dish from the South is that of the Rava Idli Recipe. Spongy flavourful Rava Idlis can be served with chutney and potato sagu and washed down with a hot cup of South Indian filter coffee  for a delicious South Indian breakfast.  These soft rava idlis can be served for breakfast or dinner or can even be packed in your kid's lunch box. 

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