Ingredients: • 2 tbsp blackcurrant jam squeeze • 1 cup seedless Red Grapes • 1 tbsp Lime Juice • 3 tbsp Honey • 2 cups sweet soda Water Method: Refrigerate the lemon juice and grapes for one hour. Place the chilled fruits in a blender along with the jam, lemon juice and honey, and blend until smooth. Add soda water and blend again. Serve immediately. Recipe courtesy of Sify Bawarchi

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Ingredients: • 2 tbsp blackcurrant jam squeeze • 1 cup seedless Red Grapes • 1 tbsp Lime Juice • 3 tbsp Honey • 2 cups sweet soda Water Method: Refrigerate the lemon juice and grapes for one hour. Place the chilled fruits in a blender along with the jam, lemon juice and honey, and blend until smooth. Add soda water and blend again. Serve immediately. Recipe courtesy of Sify Bawarchi

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Ingredients: • Rawa (semolina) – 1/2 cup • Cashew nut powder – 1/2 cup • liquid Ghee – 1/2 cup • Milk – 1/2 cup • Sugar – 1 cup • Almond essence few drops • Saffron a little Method: Combine all the ingredients except essence and saffron. Cook on high for 10-12 minutes, stirring often. Add essence and saffron and beat till thick (like Chapatti dough). Spread on a greased surface, cool and cut into pieces

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Ingredients: • Rawa (semolina) – 1/2 cup • Cashew nut powder – 1/2 cup • liquid Ghee – 1/2 cup • Milk – 1/2 cup • Sugar – 1 cup • Almond essence few drops • Saffron a little Method: Combine all the ingredients except essence and saffron. Cook on high for 10-12 minutes, stirring often. Add essence and saffron and beat till thick (like Chapatti dough). Spread on a greased surface, cool and cut into pieces

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Ingredients: • 1/2 cup – Mint leaves • 3 tbsp – chopped Coriander leaves • 1 tsp – Sugar • A pinch of salt • 1 Green chilli • 1 tsp – Lime juice • 8 slices bread • 4 tsp – Butter Method: Grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves, sugar and salt to a paste. Add the lime juice and mix well. Add 4 tsp of this chutney to the butter and mix well. Spread this mixture on all the slices of bread. Cut away the crusts, and then slice into finger sandwiches. Recipe courtesy of Bridget White

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Ingredients: • 1/2 cup – Mint leaves • 3 tbsp – chopped Coriander leaves • 1 tsp – Sugar • A pinch of salt • 1 Green chilli • 1 tsp – Lime juice • 8 slices bread • 4 tsp – Butter Method: Grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves, sugar and salt to a paste. Add the lime juice and mix well. Add 4 tsp of this chutney to the butter and mix well. Spread this mixture on all the slices of bread. Cut away the crusts, and then slice into finger sandwiches. Recipe courtesy of Bridget White

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Ingredients: • 1 cup Rice (Raw) • 1/4 cup Urad Dal • 1 tbsp of Chana Dal Flour • 2 tsp of Chana dal • 1 tsp Jeera • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds • 2 tbsp Sour Curd • 2 Green chillies • Chopped Coriander leaves a few • Curry leaves a few • 1 big white Radish (1/4kg)(you can also use those small radish) • Salt as required • Red Chilli powder according to spicy needs • Hing • Oil to fry Method: Soak the rice and urad dal separately for 2 hours and grind it to a paste (just like idly batter) it should be thick. To it add

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Ingredients: • 1 cup Rice (Raw) • 1/4 cup Urad Dal • 1 tbsp of Chana Dal Flour • 2 tsp of Chana dal • 1 tsp Jeera • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds • 2 tbsp Sour Curd • 2 Green chillies • Chopped Coriander leaves a few • Curry leaves a few • 1 big white Radish (1/4kg)(you can also use those small radish) • Salt as required • Red Chilli powder according to spicy needs • Hing • Oil to fry Method: Soak the rice and urad dal separately for 2 hours and grind it to a paste (just like idly batter) it should be thick. To it add

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Ingredients: • 1- 24 oz pkt – frozen shredded hash browns • 1/3 cup – melted Butter • 1 cup – shredded hot pepper cheese • 1 cup – shredded Swiss cheese • 1 cup – diced cooked Ham • 1/2 cup – half and half • 2 – Egg • 1/4 tsp – seasoned salt Method: Press thawed hash browns between paper towels to remove moisture. Fit hash browns into greased 10-inch pie plate, forming a solid crust. Brush crust with melted butter, making certain to brush top edges. Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle cheese and ham evenly over the bottom of the

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Ingredients: • 1- 24 oz pkt – frozen shredded hash browns • 1/3 cup – melted Butter • 1 cup – shredded hot pepper cheese • 1 cup – shredded Swiss cheese • 1 cup – diced cooked Ham • 1/2 cup – half and half • 2 – Egg • 1/4 tsp – seasoned salt Method: Press thawed hash browns between paper towels to remove moisture. Fit hash browns into greased 10-inch pie plate, forming a solid crust. Brush crust with melted butter, making certain to brush top edges. Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle cheese and ham evenly over the bottom of the

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – Rajma • 1 – Coconut (shredded) • 4 – Red Chillies • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric • a little Tamarind • For the tadka: • 8 – Garlic Cloves • 4 tsp – Coconut oil • salt to taste Method: Soak the rajma for about 3 hours and pressure-cook (3 whistles). Grind the coconut, red chillies, tamarind and turmeric into a fine paste. Mix the paste into the rajma, add salt and water to prepare a gravy. Let the gravy boil for 2 minutes. Pour coconut oil in a small pan and add crushed garlic cloves. Fry until the cloves become little brown. Add the fried

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – Rajma • 1 – Coconut (shredded) • 4 – Red Chillies • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric • a little Tamarind • For the tadka: • 8 – Garlic Cloves • 4 tsp – Coconut oil • salt to taste Method: Soak the rajma for about 3 hours and pressure-cook (3 whistles). Grind the coconut, red chillies, tamarind and turmeric into a fine paste. Mix the paste into the rajma, add salt and water to prepare a gravy. Let the gravy boil for 2 minutes. Pour coconut oil in a small pan and add crushed garlic cloves. Fry until the cloves become little brown. Add the fried

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Ingredients: • 250 g – Refined flour or Maida • 50 g – cocoa powder • 300 g – Sugar powdered • 250 g – Butter • 5 – eggs • 2 tsp – Nescafe • 1 tsp – vanilla essence • 2 level tsp – baking powder Method: Sift the cocoa powder, Nescafe, flour and baking powder together. Cream the butter and sugar together well. Add eggs one by one and mix well. Add the vanilla essence. Now add the sifted flour with the other ingredients and fold in the mixture to form a smooth slightly thick consistency without lumps. Add a little milk if the batter is too thick.

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Ingredients: • 250 g – Refined flour or Maida • 50 g – cocoa powder • 300 g – Sugar powdered • 250 g – Butter • 5 – eggs • 2 tsp – Nescafe • 1 tsp – vanilla essence • 2 level tsp – baking powder Method: Sift the cocoa powder, Nescafe, flour and baking powder together. Cream the butter and sugar together well. Add eggs one by one and mix well. Add the vanilla essence. Now add the sifted flour with the other ingredients and fold in the mixture to form a smooth slightly thick consistency without lumps. Add a little milk if the batter is too thick.

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – split green gram, soaked • Vegetable oil, for frying • 2 cups – water • 1/2 tsp – salt Method: Soak green gram, rinse water and pat dry with a paper towel. Fry green gram on low to medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring continuously. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Let it cool and sprinkle salt on the fried green gram. Recipe Courtesy: Cooking With Sapana

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – split green gram, soaked • Vegetable oil, for frying • 2 cups – water • 1/2 tsp – salt Method: Soak green gram, rinse water and pat dry with a paper towel. Fry green gram on low to medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring continuously. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Let it cool and sprinkle salt on the fried green gram. Recipe Courtesy: Cooking With Sapana

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Ingredients: • 2 – Urad Dal papads • 1 cup – mixture of sev, boondi and puffed Rice • 5 to 10 – Curry leaves • Oil for cooking Method: Roast the papad on the gas. While roasting, fold it in a cone shape. Heat oil in a pan. Add curry leaves, sev, boondi and puffed rice and saute for 2 minutes. Cool this mixture and stuff into the papad cone. A good dish for kids’ parties. Recipe courtesy of Jyotsna Solanki

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Ingredients: • 2 – Urad Dal papads • 1 cup – mixture of sev, boondi and puffed Rice • 5 to 10 – Curry leaves • Oil for cooking Method: Roast the papad on the gas. While roasting, fold it in a cone shape. Heat oil in a pan. Add curry leaves, sev, boondi and puffed rice and saute for 2 minutes. Cool this mixture and stuff into the papad cone. A good dish for kids’ parties. Recipe courtesy of Jyotsna Solanki

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Ingredients: • 500 g – Wheat flour • 250 g – Sugar • 1.75 cups – Ghee Method: Slightly heat the ghee in a kadhai or heavy-bottomed vessel. Add the wheat flour and saute on low flame until brown. Stir continuously. Add sugar and saute until the sugar melts. Cool for 10 to 12 minutes. Divide the mixture into equal portions while still hot and prepare the laddoos. Recipe courtesy of Anita Raheja

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Ingredients: • 500 g – Wheat flour • 250 g – Sugar • 1.75 cups – Ghee Method: Slightly heat the ghee in a kadhai or heavy-bottomed vessel. Add the wheat flour and saute on low flame until brown. Stir continuously. Add sugar and saute until the sugar melts. Cool for 10 to 12 minutes. Divide the mixture into equal portions while still hot and prepare the laddoos. Recipe courtesy of Anita Raheja

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Ingredients: • 250 gms – green mangoes • 1/2 tsp – Cumin seeds • 1 tbsp – Jaggery • 6 Red Chillies • 1/2 coconut, gd • 2 onion, sliced • 6 pods Garlic flakes • 1 tsp – Coriander seeds • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1 inch Ginger • 1 tbsp – oil Method: Peel the green mangoes. Slice each mango into small pieces, removing seed. Wash and keep aside. Grind together coconut, chillies, garlic, ginger, cumin and coriander. Heat oil and fry onions till transparent. Add ground mixture and stir-fry well till oil begins to leave the masala. Add mango slices and jaggery. Pour one glass water.

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Ingredients: • 250 gms – green mangoes • 1/2 tsp – Cumin seeds • 1 tbsp – Jaggery • 6 Red Chillies • 1/2 coconut, gd • 2 onion, sliced • 6 pods Garlic flakes • 1 tsp – Coriander seeds • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1 inch Ginger • 1 tbsp – oil Method: Peel the green mangoes. Slice each mango into small pieces, removing seed. Wash and keep aside. Grind together coconut, chillies, garlic, ginger, cumin and coriander. Heat oil and fry onions till transparent. Add ground mixture and stir-fry well till oil begins to leave the masala. Add mango slices and jaggery. Pour one glass water.

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Ingredients: • Maida – 1/2 kg • Curd – 4 tbsp • Baking powder – 1 tsp • Oil – 4 tbsp • Pepper powder – 1 tsp • Egg – 1 • Some white sesame seeds – for garnish Method: Sieve maida and baking powder. Add curds, oil, pepper powder and knead it with warm water. Keep aside for 2 hours. Divide into equal portions and roll using a rolling pin into oval shapes. Sprinkle some white sesame seeds on it and cook naans on a tawa. Pour a little oil on both sides. Serve. Recipe courtesy of Sabiha Rafeeq

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Ingredients: • Maida – 1/2 kg • Curd – 4 tbsp • Baking powder – 1 tsp • Oil – 4 tbsp • Pepper powder – 1 tsp • Egg – 1 • Some white sesame seeds – for garnish Method: Sieve maida and baking powder. Add curds, oil, pepper powder and knead it with warm water. Keep aside for 2 hours. Divide into equal portions and roll using a rolling pin into oval shapes. Sprinkle some white sesame seeds on it and cook naans on a tawa. Pour a little oil on both sides. Serve. Recipe courtesy of Sabiha Rafeeq

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – pearl Barley • 6 to 8 cups – water • Grated rind of 1 Lemon • 1/4 cup – Sugar • Juice of 2 Lemons Method: Wash the barley in plenty of water, then add it to a heavy saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer gently for 20 to 30 mins, skimming off scum from time to time. Remove the pan from the heat and add lemon rind, sugar and stir well. Let it cool. Strain and add the lemon juice. Use more sugar if necessary. Recipe courtesy: Dhivya Karthik http://chefinyou.com/

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – pearl Barley • 6 to 8 cups – water • Grated rind of 1 Lemon • 1/4 cup – Sugar • Juice of 2 Lemons Method: Wash the barley in plenty of water, then add it to a heavy saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer gently for 20 to 30 mins, skimming off scum from time to time. Remove the pan from the heat and add lemon rind, sugar and stir well. Let it cool. Strain and add the lemon juice. Use more sugar if necessary. Recipe courtesy: Dhivya Karthik http://chefinyou.com/

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Ingredients: • Quality Dark chocolate 250 gm • Unsalted Butter 250 gm • Caster Sugar 360 gm • eggs 5 No. • Vanilla extracts 5 ml • Strawberry Chocolate (Chopped) 100 gm • Chopped nuts 50 gm • All-purpose flour 65 gm • Baking powder 1 tsp • Garnish/ Plating: • Fresh Strawberry • Vanilla Ice Cream • Chocolate Garnish Method: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 24cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper. Melt the Dark chocolate, butter into a large bowl and keep it on a pan of simmering water. Sift the flour, baking powder, nuts and strawberry chocolate chunk into a separate bowl. Beat the eggs and

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Ingredients: • Quality Dark chocolate 250 gm • Unsalted Butter 250 gm • Caster Sugar 360 gm • eggs 5 No. • Vanilla extracts 5 ml • Strawberry Chocolate (Chopped) 100 gm • Chopped nuts 50 gm • All-purpose flour 65 gm • Baking powder 1 tsp • Garnish/ Plating: • Fresh Strawberry • Vanilla Ice Cream • Chocolate Garnish Method: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 24cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper. Melt the Dark chocolate, butter into a large bowl and keep it on a pan of simmering water. Sift the flour, baking powder, nuts and strawberry chocolate chunk into a separate bowl. Beat the eggs and

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Ingredients: • 4 – large eggs. • 2 cups – low-fat milk. • 1.5 cups – apples (peeled and sliced). • 1.5 cups – granola. • 1.5 tbsp – maple syrup. • 1 tbsp – butter. • 1 tsp – vanilla extract. Method: Grease four 16-ounce ramekins with butter. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together granola, fruit and maple syrup. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla. Divide evenly among prepared ramekins. Add fruit mixture to ramekins in even amounts. Stir contents in each ramekin, just enough to mix. Bake for 25-30 mins or until set. This is great

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Ingredients: • 4 – large eggs. • 2 cups – low-fat milk. • 1.5 cups – apples (peeled and sliced). • 1.5 cups – granola. • 1.5 tbsp – maple syrup. • 1 tbsp – butter. • 1 tsp – vanilla extract. Method: Grease four 16-ounce ramekins with butter. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together granola, fruit and maple syrup. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla. Divide evenly among prepared ramekins. Add fruit mixture to ramekins in even amounts. Stir contents in each ramekin, just enough to mix. Bake for 25-30 mins or until set. This is great

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Ingredients: • 1/3 cup – all-purpose flour • 1/2 cup – Butter / margarine • 1/3 cup – Brown sugar / granulated Sugar • 1/2 cup – flakes Coconut • 2 tbsp – light Corn syrup • 1 tbsp – instant coffee powder • 1/2 tsp – soda • a pinch – salt • 1 – Egg • To decorate: • whipped Cream (sweet) Method: Cream together butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Gradually beat in corn syrup, egg and vanilla essence. Sieve dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Add flaked coconut. Stir. Drop teaspoons full of the dough 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.

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Ingredients: • 1/3 cup – all-purpose flour • 1/2 cup – Butter / margarine • 1/3 cup – Brown sugar / granulated Sugar • 1/2 cup – flakes Coconut • 2 tbsp – light Corn syrup • 1 tbsp – instant coffee powder • 1/2 tsp – soda • a pinch – salt • 1 – Egg • To decorate: • whipped Cream (sweet) Method: Cream together butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Gradually beat in corn syrup, egg and vanilla essence. Sieve dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Add flaked coconut. Stir. Drop teaspoons full of the dough 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – Coconut scrapped fine • 3 potatoes, boiled, peeled, mashed • 4 green chillies, finely chopped • 1 piece ginger, grated finely • salt to taste • 1 tbsp – Corn flour • 1/4 cup – bread crumbs • 2 tbsp – desiccated Coconut powder • oil to deep fry Method: Mix coconut, potatoes, chillies, ginger, salt, corn flour. Knead to make a pliable dough. Divide into ten-twelve parts, shaping each into a cutlet. Mix breadcrumbs and coconut powder in a plate. Roll each cutlet in crumb mixture. Place in refrigerator till required or 10 minutes at least. Heat oil in a frying pan, gently drop in

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Ingredients: • 1 cup – Coconut scrapped fine • 3 potatoes, boiled, peeled, mashed • 4 green chillies, finely chopped • 1 piece ginger, grated finely • salt to taste • 1 tbsp – Corn flour • 1/4 cup – bread crumbs • 2 tbsp – desiccated Coconut powder • oil to deep fry Method: Mix coconut, potatoes, chillies, ginger, salt, corn flour. Knead to make a pliable dough. Divide into ten-twelve parts, shaping each into a cutlet. Mix breadcrumbs and coconut powder in a plate. Roll each cutlet in crumb mixture. Place in refrigerator till required or 10 minutes at least. Heat oil in a frying pan, gently drop in

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Ingredients: • 1/2 cup – besan • 2 tsp – oil • 3 – Green chillies • 2 pinches of Asafoetida (hing) • chopped coriander • Mustard for seasoning • salt to taste Method: Mix besan, salt and asafoetida in a bowl. Add 1.5 cups of water, mix well and set aside. Take a pan and put 2 tps of oil. Saute mustard and chillies in oil. Add the contents of the bowl into the pan and stir for 4 to 5 minutes in low flame. Add coriander and serve with puri, chapatti, dosa etc. Recipe courtesy of Parvathy

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Ingredients: • 1/2 cup – besan • 2 tsp – oil • 3 – Green chillies • 2 pinches of Asafoetida (hing) • chopped coriander • Mustard for seasoning • salt to taste Method: Mix besan, salt and asafoetida in a bowl. Add 1.5 cups of water, mix well and set aside. Take a pan and put 2 tps of oil. Saute mustard and chillies in oil. Add the contents of the bowl into the pan and stir for 4 to 5 minutes in low flame. Add coriander and serve with puri, chapatti, dosa etc. Recipe courtesy of Parvathy

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Ingredients: • 1 cup- fresh strawberries, cleaned • 1- banana, peeled and cubed • 250 ml -skim Milk • 2-3 -dates, deseeded • 5-6 -ice cubes, crushed Method: Chop the strawberries. Place fruits and dates in an electric mixer. Add 50 ml. milk, run to form a smooth paste. Add all other ingredients, run mixie. Run till mixture is very frothy. Pour into individual chilled glasses. Serve chilled. Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering

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Ingredients: • 1 cup- fresh strawberries, cleaned • 1- banana, peeled and cubed • 250 ml -skim Milk • 2-3 -dates, deseeded • 5-6 -ice cubes, crushed Method: Chop the strawberries. Place fruits and dates in an electric mixer. Add 50 ml. milk, run to form a smooth paste. Add all other ingredients, run mixie. Run till mixture is very frothy. Pour into individual chilled glasses. Serve chilled. Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering

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Ingredients: • 750 g – ripe tomatoes, blanched, skinned and chopped • 4 – large slices stale bread, crusts removed and crumbled • 2 – large Cloves garlic, crushed • 2 tbsp – red Vinegar • 3-4 tbsp – salad oil • 1 – small tin Tomato juice • 1 – large onion, grated • 1 – small cucumber, grated • 2 tbsp – mayonnaise • 1.5 tsp – salt • 1/2 tsp – pepper powder • 2 cups – iced water • 100 g – Amul cheese, grated • Garnish: • 1 – small cucumber, peeled and cubed • 2 – small onions, cut into thin rounds • 2 –

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Ingredients: • 750 g – ripe tomatoes, blanched, skinned and chopped • 4 – large slices stale bread, crusts removed and crumbled • 2 – large Cloves garlic, crushed • 2 tbsp – red Vinegar • 3-4 tbsp – salad oil • 1 – small tin Tomato juice • 1 – large onion, grated • 1 – small cucumber, grated • 2 tbsp – mayonnaise • 1.5 tsp – salt • 1/2 tsp – pepper powder • 2 cups – iced water • 100 g – Amul cheese, grated • Garnish: • 1 – small cucumber, peeled and cubed • 2 – small onions, cut into thin rounds • 2 –

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