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Mini Cherry Pies

These mini cherry pies are so cute, we could eat them right up!


  • Dough
  • Cherries
  • Apricot, diced
  • Apple, diced
  • Almond Flakes
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Butter
  • Egg Yolk
  • Water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Roll out some dough, and then use a cup or a cookie cutter to cut the dough into circles. 
  3. Place each circle into the cavities of a silicone muffin mould (or greased tin), and press into the bottom and along the sides.
  4. Pit the cherries, and throw into a pot. 
  5. Add sugar, baking powder, and water, and simmer until it thickens to a saucy consistency. 
  6. Use a spoon to fill each pie to 2/3 to the top.
  7. Optional: for a bit of variety, you can also fill the pies with apricots + brown sugar + butter, or apples + brown sugar + almond flakes.
  8. For the lattice crust: use a pizza slicer to cut out thin strips of dough, then lace together to form a lattice.
  9. Use a cup to cut the lattice into circles, then gently place on top of the uncooked pies.
  10. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Bake the pies at 350° F for 25 minutes, or until golden.
  12. Let cool for 15 minutes, then gently lift the pies out with the edge of a knife.
  13. Enjoy!

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An alternate healthy raitha for regualr onion or cucumber raitha

  • Raw snake gourd- 3/4 of a cup (finely chopped)
  • Beaten Curd - 1/2 cup
  • salt - a pinch
  • pepper powder - 1 pinch
  • To temper: (Optional)
  • Oil - 1 tea spoon
  • mustard seeds, urad dal -1/2 tea spoon each
  • peanuts- 1 tea spoon
  • curry leaves- a few
4.5/5 (32 Votes)

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1) Soak washed chana dal ( bengal split gram) for 1/2 hour minimum

  • 1) Split Bengal gram ( Chana dal) 1 cup
  • 2)Medium sized bottle gourd ( lauki )- Washed peeled and cubed to small pieces
  • 3)Oil - 2 tbsp
  • 4)Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • 5)1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 6)Turmeric powder
  • 7)Red cilly powder - 1 tsp
  • 8)Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • 9)Asfoetida - A pinch
  • 10)2 Green chillies finely chpped( optional)
2.6/5 (255 Votes)


It's time to get creative with zucchini



It uses butterflies and ladysfinger with spices

  • Bitter gourd- 2 (of average size)
  • Lady's finger- 5 counts
  • Brown or black sesame seeds- 4 tablespoons
  • Fenugreek seeds- half teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder- less than half a teaspoon
  • Cumin powder- half a teaspoon
  • Coriander powder- half a teaspoon
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Green or red chillies- 2 pieces
  • Vinegar or lemon juice- 2 tablespoons
  • Canola oil- 4 tablespoons
2.8/5 (13 Votes)

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