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Diwali parcels for our neighbors and friends . Small pack with lots of love ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• .
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#sharing #diwalisweets #giftofsweets #zesty_nook #neighbors #sweetboxes #desserttogo #diwali #sweetnothings #instapic #iphonepic #foodporn #foodpics
Idiyappam ( rice noodles) with mix veg Kurma ( mix vegetable stew cooked with coconut and spicy blend) 
A traditional Kerala recipe and breakfast. Super yummy !! .
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#idiappam #kurma #brekkie #breakfast #indianbreakfast #homecooking #homemade #vegetarianfood #vegetarian #egglessbreakfast #yummy #goodeats #indianfood #goodfoodindia #homechef #fridaymornings #zesty_nook #instapic #instafood
Mini samosas in the making ... who wants some ๐Ÿ˜‹
Diwali snacking ... !! #samosa #deepfry #indiansnack #diwali
Happy Diwali !! Sweet coconut bites with cashew Flavor and Pan ( betel leaf) flavor . 
Sweets, lights and family make every day special !! .
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How to make ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ roast 1cup unsweetened coconut powder with 1 tablespoon ghee till golden and aromatic.Add 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk and mix well . Switch off the flame after a minute and divide into portions for different flavoring mixes . You can add cashew powder, cardamom, saffron, chocolate chips or crushed betel leaf with cherry or rose pulp stuffing . 
I stuffed nuts in some, sweet pan flavoring in some and sweet pitted cherries in a few . 
Every bite has a surprise๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ .
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#laddoo #diwali #diwalisweets #coconut #eggless #coconutbites #celebration #homemade #easytomake #homecooked #panladdu #indianfestival #instapic #instagram #yummy #sweeteats #dessert #zesty_nook
Happy Diwali !! Sweet coconut bites with cashew Flavor and Pan ( betel leaf) flavor . Sweets, lights and family make every day special !! . . . . How to make ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ roast 1cup unsweetened coconut powder with 1 tablespoon ghee till golden and aromatic.Add 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk and mix well . Switch off the flame after a minute and divide into portions for different flavoring mixes . You can add cashew powder, cardamom, saffron, chocolate chips or crushed betel leaf with cherry or rose pulp stuffing . I stuffed nuts in some, sweet pan flavoring in some and sweet pitted cherries in a few . Every bite has a surprise๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ . . . . #laddoo  #diwali  #diwalisweets  #coconut  #eggless  #coconutbites  #celebration  #homemade  #easytomake  #homecooked  #panladdu  #indianfestival  #instapic  #instagram  #yummy  #sweeteats  #dessert  #zesty_nook 
An Indian twist to loaded #nachos . .
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Lentil Nachos!! Round corn tortilla chips loaded with spicy curried yellow lentils (Chana dal ) onions , tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers with a generous sprinkle of chat masala and drizzle of green chili-cilantro dressing . 
A healthy and bean free option . 
The second pic is the one topped with cheese which tastes great too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ( swipe to see) 
The lentil has all the traditional Indian seasonings and similar to the Sindhi dish called dal Pakhwan ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ Easy and quick  starter for a party !! .
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#nachos #loadednachos #lentils #lentilnachos #vegetarianfood #vegetarian #vegan #indianfood #indomexican #fusionfood #homemade #appetizer #starters #dalpakhwan #homecooking #partyfood #instafood #instapic #goodfoodindia #buzzfeedfood #protein #meatless #meatlessnachos #foodporn #zesty_nook
An Indian twist to loaded #nachos  . . . Lentil Nachos!! Round corn tortilla chips loaded with spicy curried yellow lentils (Chana dal ) onions , tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers with a generous sprinkle of chat masala and drizzle of green chili-cilantro dressing . A healthy and bean free option . The second pic is the one topped with cheese which tastes great too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ( swipe to see) The lentil has all the traditional Indian seasonings and similar to the Sindhi dish called dal Pakhwan ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ Easy and quick starter for a party !! . . . . . . #nachos  #loadednachos  #lentils  #lentilnachos  #vegetarianfood  #vegetarian  #vegan  #indianfood  #indomexican  #fusionfood  #homemade  #appetizer  #starters  #dalpakhwan  #homecooking  #partyfood  #instafood  #instapic  #goodfoodindia  #buzzfeedfood  #protein  #meatless  #meatlessnachos  #foodporn  #zesty_nook 
The weekend Thali is back ..A plate full of delicious #vegetarian dishes ๐Ÿ˜Š.
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ seasoned spinach purรฉe, okra sambar, cabbage stir fry, stuffed bitter gourd (Karela), chappati(flat bread), cooked broken wheat, vegetable salad and pappadam ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
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#vegetarianfood #indian #indianfood #goodfood #goodfoodindia #buzzfeedfood #buzzfeedindia #foodie #homemadefood #homemade #southindiancuisine #thali #thalilunch #zesty_nook #homechef #homecook #homecooking #homecooked #yummy #eeeeeats #lunch #weekendlunch #instapic #instafood #followshoutoutlikecomment #iphonepic #meatless
The weekend Thali is back ..A plate full of delicious #vegetarian  dishes ๐Ÿ˜Š. . . ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ seasoned spinach purรฉe, okra sambar, cabbage stir fry, stuffed bitter gourd (Karela), chappati(flat bread), cooked broken wheat, vegetable salad and pappadam ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ . . . . . #vegetarianfood  #indian  #indianfood  #goodfood  #goodfoodindia  #buzzfeedfood  #buzzfeedindia  #foodie  #homemadefood  #homemade  #southindiancuisine  #thali  #thalilunch  #zesty_nook  #homechef  #homecook  #homecooking  #homecooked  #yummy  #eeeeeats  #lunch  #weekendlunch  #instapic  #instafood  #followshoutoutlikecomment  #iphonepic  #meatless 
Spicy battered and fried artichoke hearts ๐Ÿ˜‹ perfect appetizer and add it to your wrap or taco ๐ŸŒฎ. Crispy from the outside and soft and juicy inside . .
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How It's made ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ
Take canned or fresh artichoke hearts ( I used canned /drained and dried on a paper towel) 
In a bowl take 2 table spoons all purpose flour add salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and a pinch of curry powder . Add milk and Make a tempura batter consistency. Take a pan with oil to fry and deep fry the batter dipped artichokes . You can also shallow fry or bake them in the oven . Serve them hot with your choice or sauce or dip . .
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#appetizer #starters #crispy #artichoke #artichokes #tempura #friedfood #yummy #horsdoeuvres #buzzfeedfood #foodporn #instagood #instafood #partyfood #zesty_nook #homemade #easytomake #instacook
Spicy battered and fried artichoke hearts ๐Ÿ˜‹ perfect appetizer and add it to your wrap or taco ๐ŸŒฎ. Crispy from the outside and soft and juicy inside . . . . . How It's made ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Take canned or fresh artichoke hearts ( I used canned /drained and dried on a paper towel) In a bowl take 2 table spoons all purpose flour add salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and a pinch of curry powder . Add milk and Make a tempura batter consistency. Take a pan with oil to fry and deep fry the batter dipped artichokes . You can also shallow fry or bake them in the oven . Serve them hot with your choice or sauce or dip . . . . . #appetizer  #starters  #crispy  #artichoke  #artichokes  #tempura  #friedfood  #yummy  #horsdoeuvres  #buzzfeedfood  #foodporn  #instagood  #instafood  #partyfood  #zesty_nook  #homemade  #easytomake  #instacook 
Friday, pre Diwali weekend , visitors ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” are these enough reasons to gobble them all ??๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ These Jalebis and laddos have my name written all over ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Friday everyone. Sweets from @mymithaas .
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#indiandessert #sweets #desserts #dessertporn #jalebi #laddoo #diwali #diwalisweets #yummy #foodporn #foodpics #instadessert #instagood #eeeeeats #foodie #gobble #sogood #follow #zesty_nook #serveware #fancy #goodfoodindia #dilsefoodie #foodtalkindia #desifood #buzzfeedfood #friyay #fridayeats #dessertfirst
Friday, pre Diwali weekend , visitors ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” are these enough reasons to gobble them all ??๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ These Jalebis and laddos have my name written all over ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Friday everyone. Sweets from @mymithaas . . . #indiandessert  #sweets  #desserts  #dessertporn  #jalebi  #laddoo  #diwali  #diwalisweets  #yummy  #foodporn  #foodpics  #instadessert  #instagood  #eeeeeats  #foodie  #gobble  #sogood  #follow  #zesty_nook  #serveware  #fancy  #goodfoodindia  #dilsefoodie  #foodtalkindia  #desifood  #buzzfeedfood  #friyay  #fridayeats  #dessertfirst 
Vegan buffalo chick'n wrap served on a bed of pickled napa cabbage and olives .
Love these meatless protein strips . They are great in wraps , sandwiches or salads . The spicy homemade buffalo sauce adds an extra kick ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š. .
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#vegan #wraps #wrap #vegetarian #easytomake #veganchicken #buffalochicken #yummy #homemade #dinner #eatfitfood #instafit #instaeat #eeeeeats #meatless #instapic
Masala cheese toast. Potatoe peas masala stuffed and grilled till crispy . Easy dinner or a go to lunch ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ eat it hot, warm or room temperature.. always yummy !! Perfect lunch box idea for school kids too ๐Ÿ˜‹ .
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#masala #masalatoast #sandwich #lunchbox #schoollunch #homemade #instamom #instagood #instafood
The weekend breakfast spread ... a welcome change from the regular Indian breakfast, that kids love......French toast, mini dollar pancakes from @traderjoes and hash browns all served with fresh fruits , chai Infused maple syrup and Nutella spread ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ A heavy and hearty breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜€
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#breakfast #brekkie #brekkietime #frenchtoast #americanbreakfast #yummy #kidsbreakfast #familyeats #sundaybreakfast #food #instafood #instapic
Hot Samosas served with different kinds of chutney/ dips. My all time favorite!! Entertaining guests gives you some great excuse to indulge in 1 or 2 of these flavor bombs ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
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 #samosa #chat #indianfood #indianfoodie #yummy #instagrammers #instagood #buzzfeedfood #yahoofood #sogood #instapic #instafoodie #zesty_nook #samosas #snack #streetfood #indianstreetfood
Paan ice-cream ๐Ÿฆ with meetha paan on top ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ the perfect dessert after dessert ๐Ÿจ or call it a sweet palette cleaner . 
Weekend elaborate dinners with family need to end with this ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ .
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#paan #zesty_nook #pan #meethapan #icecream #dessert #panicecream #indiandessert #yummy #foodie #weekendindulgence #followshoutoutlikecomment #foodphotography #foodgasm #goodfood #beatleleaf #iphonephotography #foodpics #buzzfeedfood #huffposttaste #instagram #instafoodie
Paan ice-cream ๐Ÿฆ with meetha paan on top ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ the perfect dessert after dessert ๐Ÿจ or call it a sweet palette cleaner . Weekend elaborate dinners with family need to end with this ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ . . . . . #paan  #zesty_nook  #pan  #meethapan  #icecream  #dessert  #panicecream  #indiandessert  #yummy  #foodie  #weekendindulgence  #followshoutoutlikecomment  #foodphotography  #foodgasm  #goodfood  #beatleleaf  #iphonephotography  #foodpics  #buzzfeedfood  #huffposttaste  #instagram  #instafoodie 
Dinner last night ! After a hectic workday a quick but healthy dinner is what we need!!
Cauliflower fried rice with lots of protein from edamame, peas and vegan chick'n strips . Healthy, spicy and yummy. Iam  a fan of riced cauliflower.. love the crunchiness ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ .
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#cauliflowerrice #friedrice #vegan #meatlessmeals #healthyfood #protein #edamame #stayfit #easydinner #instafit #instavegan #vegetarian #homemade #instapic #zesty_nook
Autumn decor with some cozy seasonal pillows !! Love the color. The season to gather & celebrate ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• #homedecor #falldecor #bedbathandbeyond #pillows #throwpillows #autmn #fall #gather #deckup #zesty_nook #seasonaldecor #instadecor #instahome #instapic
Sunday dinner !!! .
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Home made #pavbhaji ( mashed/mixed vegetable with special Indian spices ) served with  #garlictexastoast ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ .. that's the way to end an amazing weekend!! .
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#dinner #weekenddinner #garlictoast #texastoast #pavbhaji #mumbai #mumbaipavbhaji #streetfood #mumbaistreetfood #goodfoodindia #buzzfeedfood #huffposttaste #tasty #yummy #dilsefoodie #zesty_nook #homechef #foodporn #foodphotography #iphonephotography #followshoutoutlikecomment #indiancooking #homecooking
Sunday dinner !!! . . Home made #pavbhaji  ( mashed/mixed vegetable with special Indian spices ) served with #garlictexastoast  ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ .. that's the way to end an amazing weekend!! . . . . #dinner  #weekenddinner  #garlictoast  #texastoast  #pavbhaji  #mumbai  #mumbaipavbhaji  #streetfood  #mumbaistreetfood  #goodfoodindia  #buzzfeedfood  #huffposttaste  #tasty  #yummy  #dilsefoodie  #zesty_nook  #homechef  #foodporn  #foodphotography  #iphonephotography  #followshoutoutlikecomment  #indiancooking  #homecooking 
Autumn harvest!! Colorful baby carrots ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ• oven roasted with olive oil, salt & pepper & a pinch of dried sage. Serve it with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and fresh cherry tomatoes!! Great appetizer or simple easy sides for a light fall dinner ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ .
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#harvest #autumn #fallveggies #carrots #babycarrots #roastedveggies #roasted #vegetarian #vegetables #healthyfood #healthyeats #dinnersides #dinner #sides #yummy #fiteats #instafit #instapic #foodphotography #foodporn #colorfulfood #zesty_nook
Autumn harvest!! Colorful baby carrots ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ• oven roasted with olive oil, salt & pepper & a pinch of dried sage. Serve it with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and fresh cherry tomatoes!! Great appetizer or simple easy sides for a light fall dinner ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ . . . . . . #harvest  #autumn  #fallveggies  #carrots  #babycarrots  #roastedveggies  #roasted  #vegetarian  #vegetables  #healthyfood  #healthyeats  #dinnersides  #dinner  #sides  #yummy  #fiteats  #instafit  #instapic  #foodphotography  #foodporn  #colorfulfood  #zesty_nook 
Topping it a notch ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ How sweet can you go .... vermicelli pudding topped with yummy jalebi ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ . Home made vermicelli pudding for #dashami offering. 
Pudding recipe ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ
Roast 1/3 cup of vermicelli in 1 Tspoon of ghee(clarified butter) once it turns light brown keep it aside . 
Boil milk and then slowly add the vermicelli and keep stirring . Keep it on medium flame and keep stirring . Once the vermicelli is cooked well add sugar as per your taste and liking ( I like it a little more ๐Ÿ˜‰) stir well and let it simmer for 10-15 mins . You can add a pinch of saffron at this point . Switch off the flame and serve warm or cold with a generous topping of buttery roasted nuts and raisins ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ .
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#desserts #kheer #pudding #vermicelli #sweets #dessertporn #foodporn #foodphotography #jalebi #homemade #homecooking #iphonephotography #instagood #instafood #instadessert #dassera #yummy #buzzfeedfood #buzzfeedindia #zesty_nook
Topping it a notch ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ How sweet can you go .... vermicelli pudding topped with yummy jalebi ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ . Home made vermicelli pudding for #dashami  offering. Pudding recipe ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Roast 1/3 cup of vermicelli in 1 Tspoon of ghee(clarified butter) once it turns light brown keep it aside . Boil milk and then slowly add the vermicelli and keep stirring . Keep it on medium flame and keep stirring . Once the vermicelli is cooked well add sugar as per your taste and liking ( I like it a little more ๐Ÿ˜‰) stir well and let it simmer for 10-15 mins . You can add a pinch of saffron at this point . Switch off the flame and serve warm or cold with a generous topping of buttery roasted nuts and raisins ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ . . . . . . #desserts  #kheer  #pudding  #vermicelli  #sweets  #dessertporn  #foodporn  #foodphotography  #jalebi  #homemade  #homecooking  #iphonephotography  #instagood  #instafood  #instadessert  #dassera  #yummy  #buzzfeedfood  #buzzfeedindia  #zesty_nook