Orange Zested Shortbread Cookie Recipe (Egg Free/Eggless)

Orange Zested Shortbread Cookies Recipe makes a rich, melt-in-the-mouth kind of cookie that is everybody’s favourite! These cookies can be prepared with minimal number of ingredients. They’re versatile and form the base for many variants. In addition, this recipe is eggless/egg-free making it easier for vegetarians to consume too. This recipe uses the winning combination of orange and dark chocolate, but you can also flavour and shape them as you desire to make them apt for many occasions.

Serve Orange Zested Shortbread Cookies Recipe (Egg Free/ Eggless) with Masala tea recipe and Baked Mathri.

Did you know: Dark chocolate is packed with so many nutrients to positively impact health, that it is now called a superfood. Made from the seed of the cacao tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants and pure dark chocolate (not to be mistaken with sweetened milk chocolate) can lower the risk of heart disease. Also loaded with healthy substances like flavonoids and theobromine, dark chocolate with at least 70% (or higher) cacao (or cocoa, which is cacao in its roasted, ground form) has the potential to lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, raise HDL (good cholesterol) and prevent LDL (bad cholesterol) from oxidation.

Here are a few more cookie recipes that you might be interested in:

  1. Eggless Wholewheat And Custard Powder Coconut Cookies Recipe
  2. Quinoa Chocolate Cookies Recipe
  3. Oatmeal Cherry Cookies Recipe
  4. Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Gulab Phirni Recipe

Gulab Phirni Recipe is a gentle and aromatic twist on the traditional rice-based pudding called Phirni. This creamy, nutty and typically saffron-flavored Indian sweet is quite the crowd pleaser. But this recipe changes things up a little bit, with the addition of rose petals that add a delightful flavour flavor and depth. It’s easy to make, looks beautiful when served in small, earthen pots and will light up your festive meals instantly.

Serve Gulab Phirni along with samosas and Mawa Gujiya With Badam and Pista Recipe to guests during festive occasions.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe
  2. Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe
  3. Shrikhand Recipe
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Aavryachi Bhaji-Avarakkai Poriyal Recipe-Broad Beans Stir Fry

Aavryachi Bhaji or Avarakkai Poriyal is a simple simple stir-fry of field/broad beans. Popularly cooked in Karnataka, field beans are a seasonal delicacy and this bhaji/sabji is a simple way to cook it in a flavourful way to retain maximum nutrition.

Like most other beans, these beans are also high in fiber and protein, making it a healthy option for those fighting diabetes and cholesterol.

Serve Aavryachi Bhaji or Avarakkai Poriyal simple stir-fry with Mixed Vegetable Sambar and Rice along with a dollop of ghee, for a wholesome lunch or dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dry Vegetable recipes such as

  1. Sweet Corn Poriyal Recipe
  2. Awadhi Style Karela Ka Dulma Recipe
  3. Dahi Suran Ki Sabzi Recipe
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Lemongrass Tomato Corn Soup Recipe

Lemongrass Tomato Corn Soup is a refreshingly soup of green and red tomatoes, matched perfectly by velvety corn and topped off with the heady aroma of lemongrass. Incredibly flavourful and healthy to boot, Lemongrass Tomato Corn Soup is perfect for a rainy day.

It can be served on its own with a nice crusty bread on the side or you can pair it with any meal of your choice. 

Serve Lemongrass Tomato Corn Soup along with Whole Wheat Rosemary Focaccia Bread as a weeknight dinner appetizer.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Light And Healthy Spinach Soup Recipe
  2. Light And Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe
  3. Potato and Spring Onion Soup Recipe


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Green Apple Spinach Refresher Recipe

Green Apple Spinach Refresher Recipe is a delicious healthy green drink rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Made with fresh raw ingredients blended together into a flavoursome drink, it is loaded with vitamin C, iron, antioxidants, fibre, and essential minerals like zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.

As you know it is good to consume vegetables raw, especially greens like spinach. So if you are looking for ways to get started on juicing as a healthy habit for you and your family, this is a great recipe to begin with. 

Serve Green Apple Spinach Refresher along with Rye Breakfast Sandwich with Cucumber and Eggs for a healthy and filling breakfast.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Gajjar Lauki Juice Recipe
  2. Muskmelon (Kharbuj) Juice Recipe
  3. Spiced Bottlegourd and Spinach Juice
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Top 10 Recipes For Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the elephant headed God, Ganesha. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada, starting on the Shukla Chaturthi. The festival usually lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period). Like any other festival, this too has a few popular dishes that are made during the time the festival is being celebrated. Here are the top ten savory and sweet recipes for the festival. We, at Archana’s Kitchen wish you the best for this festival and hope you’ll like the recipes shared with you.

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Sabudana Thalipeeth Recipe – Tapioca Pearl Spicy Flat Bread

The Sabudana Thalipeeth Recipe is a delicious Maharashtrian Gluten Free flatbread that is made from tapioca pearls and spiced with green chilies, potatoes and peanuts. The addition of potatoes to the recipe, makes it soft and acts as a binder for the thalipeeth. Also note that the turmeric powder is not added to the traditional recipe.

Note: If you are unable to handle the Thalipeeth Dough, you can add 3 tablespoons of whole wheat flour. This will act as a binder and help you make your thalipeeth. It does not affect the taste of the dish.

This recipe of Sabudana Thalipeeth is a no onion no garlic recipe and can be had for breakfast lunch or dinner. It is especially made in Indian households during navratri festivals.

One of the best benefits of sabudana is its ability to cure general digestive ailments including constipation, indigestion, bloating and flatulence. It is loaded with calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamin K ,which are the key minerals that are responsible for healthy bone growth and development. It is also a powerhouse of energy and keeps the body cool.

Serve the Sabudana Thalipeeth along with Green Chutney Recipe and Homemade Yogurt  for breakfast or even a weeknight dinner.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Sabudana Kheer (Tapioca Pearl Milk Pudding)
  2. Sabudana Khichdi Recipe (Savory Tapioca Pearl Breakfast Pudding)
  3. Sabudana Vada Recipe (Deep Fried Sago Patties/Cutlets)
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26 Jain Recipes For Paryushan Parva (A Time Of Purification Observed By the Jain Community)

One of the most widely celebrated and significant festivals for the Jain community, Paryushan Parva is quite different from what one expects of a typical Indian festival that is celebrated with pomp and festivity. On the contrary, Paryushan is a solemn occasion that is observed as a time of penance and purification. Over a period of eight days for Śvētāmbaras and 10 days for Digambara, usually occurring during the months of August or September, people of the Jain community reflect, introspect immerse themselves in penance or various kinds as a means to purify the mind, body and soul of all toxins. 

During this time, apart from the rituals that are performed, meditations and prayers offered, people also fast for as many days as possible. Many subsist on sipping water through the day, alone. Those who partake of meals, observe several restrictions. Usually all root vegetables, green leafy vegetables and honey are avoided. This really pares down an already vegetarian diet, eliminating even basics like ginger, garlic, coriander, curry leaves and so many things we take for granted.

To commemorate the occasion, here is a list of 35 recipes that are can be made during the time of Paryushan.

Note: Some of these recipes may have ingredients like honey, ginger, coriander, curry leaves and green chilies, but if you are observing the fast in its totality, simply eliminate them while preparing these dishes.

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