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Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli, also sometimes referred as Kaju Barfi, is one of the most favorite Indian sweets. It’s fudgy, rich and melts in the mouth. Kaju refers to cashew and Katli refers to thin slices. It is also a popular festive treat, especially on Diwali. As a kid, I didn’t have a sweet tooth and there were probably few sweets that I would really enjoy. Kaju Katli was definitely one of them. This thinly sliced cashew fudge is gluten free and needs only 3 ingredients!

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Makhane Ki Kheer

Makhane Ki Kheer/Phool Makhane Kheer is a creamy Indian pudding prepared with fox nuts. It is a traditional dessert prepared during festive season, especially Navratri. You can enjoy it cold or at room temperature and some people even like it a little warm! The Makhana Ki Kheer is a delight to the palate, and it comes together very easily.

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Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca Pilaf)

Tiny sago pearls/tapioca pearls cooked with a very few ingredients to make a fluffy pilaf! Sabudana Khichdi is one of the most popular fasting dishes during Navratri festival season. It’s quick, gluten free and takes very minimal effort to bring it together.

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Sabudana Vada Fried and Baked

Sabudana Vada is a very popular Maharashtrian snack that is prepared with very basic 5 ingredients. It’s crunchy on the outside while being very soft and airy inside. Also referred to as Subadana Tikki, this popular teatime snack is vegetarian and is enjoyed a lot during Navratri festival. While these fritters are most commonly enjoyed deep-fried, it is equally tasty when you bake it. There are a few tricks involved in making Sabudana Vada with a perfect texture and I have mentioned everything in detail.

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Sabudana Vada with Methi

This is my take on the traditional Sabudana Vada. These sabudana vada with methi  are crunchy on the outside and puffy inside. It has the goodness of fresh fenugreek leaves which gives a lovely aroma. It is the perfect Vegetarian snack and is very common during Navratri Celebration. Don't forget to pair it with a cup of Masala Chai!