Friday, May 24, 2013

Going on vacation

Hello Friends,
I am going to India for vacation. i may not update recipes frequently but i have scheduled some
recipes from my draft. so please do keep visiting and keep supporting. i will try to visit everyone's
blog from there, whenever it is possible. See you soon and Lots of Luvs & Hugs.
Happy cooking and Happy blogging!!!
Thank you!!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Strawberry Banana Milkshake

My son and daughter likes all fruits as is so i don't make fruit shakes quite often but sometimes i prepared smoothies, milkshake for a change.This is very refreshing, cooling and delicious milkshake. so try out this refreshing milkshake.

  • Strawberry- 4-5 Big size
  • Banana-1/2(ripe)
  • Milk-1/2 cup
  • Sugar-1tbsp (To Taste)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Aloo Chat(Indian Potato Chat)

Today post is very special for me because this is my 50th post yay!!! I have completed half century.I want to thank you to everyone for all your comments and encouragements.I decide to celebrate my 50th post with the famous street food,chatpati aloo chat. Aloo chat doesn’t Need any introduction. So let’s get start this yummy and delicious chat.
  • Potato (aloo)-2
  • khatti Meethi chutne-2tbsp
  • Green chutney -2tbsp
  • Curd-2tbsp
  • Sev(Namkeen bhujia)-1tbsp
  • Coriander leaves (chopped)-for garnishing
  • Green Chilli-2(finely chopped)
  • Onion-1/4cup (finely chopped) optional
  • Chat masala-1/2tsp
  • Red Chilli powder-1/4tsp
  • Black salt (sendha Namak)-to taste
  • Roasted cumin powder-1/4tsp
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt- to taste

Parboil the potatoes in pressure cooker.It should not be over boiled
When they cool peel the skin and cut it into cubes.Beat the curd properly.
Make tamarind chutney and green chutney and keep aside.
Heat 1tbsp oil in pan shallow fry the potatoes till golden brown or crispy.
Place them on paper towel.Take fried potatoes in a bowl. Garnish with Roasted cumin powder,
chaat masala,  black salt, salt Toss well,add curd, tamarind chutney, green chutney sev and
onion mix everything properly.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and finely chopped green Chilli.
Serve this yummy and delicious street food with tea.
if you want to deep fry the potatoes you can.
you can adjust the chutneys and spices according to your taste.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Green chutney for chaat (Mint Coriander Chutney)

There are many ways to prepare green chutney, But coriander and mint is base for this chutney. This is so simple and easy to make.You can use this chutney for all chat item like bhel,Panipuri, dahivada aloo chat and so can be also used as sandwich spread too.  And it Can be stored for at least 3 to 4 days in the fridge.

  • Coriander-1Bunch
  • Mint (pudina)-1/2Bunch
  • Cumin Seed-1/4tsp
  • Lemon juice-1tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Green Chilli-4 (to taste)
  • Ginger (grated)-1/2tsp

Wash coriander and mint leaves and roughly chopped.
Add green Chilli, cumin seed, ginger and salt into mixer,make coarse
Paste, now squeeze the lemon juice. Grind it again to make smooth
Paste adding a little water.
your green chutney is ready!!!
you can  adjust green chilli and lemon juice as per your taste!!!


Friday, May 17, 2013

Kohlapuri Chicken

Kolhapuri chicken is a spicy and delicious curry of Maharashtra. this hot and spicy Chicken cooked with sesame seed, coconut, poppy seed and deghi mirchi(I used Kashmiri red Chilli) it dish goes well with rice and chapatti.

  • Chicken (cut into pieces) - 1lb
  • Onion-1 big (finely Chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste-2tbsp
  • Black peeper -4-5
  • Red Chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1tsp
  • Dry coconut (grated)-1/4cup
  • Sesame seed- 2tsp
  • Poppy seed-2tsp
  • Cinnamon-2inch piece
  •  Green Cardamom-2
  •  Black cardamom-1
  •  Cloves-3
  •  Mace-1 blade
  •  Nutmeg powder-1/4tsp
  •  Whole red dry Chilli-6-7 (I used Kashmiri Red Chilli)
  •  Oil-2tbsp
  •  Salt-to taste
  •  Coriander leaves- for garnishing

Clean the chicken and cut into small pieces. Marinated the chicken with turmeric powder
Salt and keep aside for half an hour.
Dry roast sesame seed, poppy seed, black cardamom, green cardamom, cinnamon, and clove
Peppers, mace,whole red Chilli  in last add coconut fry till little brown. Cool down and grind it.
Keep this masala aside.
Heat oil in pan add onion fry till becomes golden brown.
Add ginger garlic paste fry till raw smell goes away.
Add chicken pieces and salt mix everything properly.
Now coconut masala, turmeric powder, red Chilli powder and sauté for few seconds
Cover and cook.  Keep stirring in between. Add required salt.
Now add 1&1/2 cup of water and nutmeg powder,Cover and cook till chicken is done.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice or chapatti.
Recipe Source:
Adjust the Chilli powder according to your taste.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nutrela(Soya Chunks) Peas Pulav

Nutrela is very high in protein and fiber. It’s a meat substitute for vegetarian. Nutrella is my son's Favorite too, he loved so much so I make it so often for his school lunch. This delicious pulav is quite Easy to make and very nutritious. it taste great with curd. You can add any vegetables of your choice.Try this simplest One pot meal.
  • Rice -2cups
  • Nutrela-1cup
  • Peas-1/2cup
  • Potato-2
  • Onion-1(chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
  • Cumin seed-1/4tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/4tsp
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Coriander leaves-for garnishing 

Soak nutrela in hot water for 20 minutes.
Wash rice and drain the water and keep it aside.
Wash potato and cut it into cubes. I don’t peel potatoes.
Heat oil in pan add cumin seed when they start splutter add onion and green Chilli fry
Until onions turn light brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till raw smell goes away.
Add turmeric powder fry for seconds. Add potato green peas mix properly.
Now squeeze the water from nutrela  and  add it to the pan. cook for 2 to 3 minutes
Add rice, salt and garam masala give a nice stir. Add  4 cups of water. Cover and cook till
Rice has done. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with curd.
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Cabbage Capsicum & Peas Curry

Cabbage is very nutritious vegetable and capsicum is great for try this
simple and Healthy dish with unique and delicious flavor. This curry goes well with paratha
Or chapatti.
  • Cabbage-1cup(shredded)
  • Capsicum(green pepper)-1/2cup (chopped)
  • Peas-1/4cup
  • Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Coriander Powder-1/2tsp
  • Green chilli -2 chopped
  • Hing(asafetida)-a pinch
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • salt-to taste
  • Cumin seed-1/4tsp
  • Mustard Seed-1/4 tsp

Heat oil in pan add cumin and mustard seed when they start pop add green chilli and
hing saute for few seconds add cabbage,capsicum and peas mix everything well.
Add Turmeric powder,coriander powder and salt mix properly,cover it and cook
on medium flame till vegetables are done.turn off the heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves. serve hot with chapati or paratha.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Egg Biryani

I always love to prepare biryani,because this is one of my  family’s favorite, it is very flavorful, cooked with egg and other spices. i make this very often i want to share this recipe with all of is little time consuming to cook but it is worth will surely like it
For Rice:
  • Basmati Rice-2 cups
  • Bay Leaf-1
  • Cinnamon Stick-1/2inch
  • Cardamom-2
  • Ghee-1tsp
  • Salt-to taste
For Biryani:
  • Eggs-hard boiled,peeled,& halved
  • Cinnamon-1 inch stick
  • Clove-4
  • Green Cardamom-3
  • Bay Leaves-1
  • Ginger Garlic Paste-2tbsp
  • Onion-1big sliced
  • Tomatoes-2 big (chopped)
  • Red chilli powder-1tsp
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2tsp
  • Biryani masala-2tsp
  • Garam masala1/2tsp
  • Oil-2tbsp
  • salt- to taste

Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes, and drain.
Heat 4 to 5 cups of water in big vessel when water start boiling add ½ inch cinnamon
Stick, 1tsp ghee, bay leaf and cardamom  some salt then add soaked rice. cook until rice get half cooked.
Drain the water, spread the rice in big plate.
Heat oil in pan add all whole masala sauté till nice aroma comes.
Add onions fry till they changes color add ginger garlic paste sauté till raw smell goes away.
Add tomatoes and fry till they get mushy. Add turmeric powder, red Chilli powder, garam masala
 And salt,Mix everything well now add boiled and halved egg, mix properly. Keep aside.
Now heat heavy bottomed pan with lid add half of the cooked rice,add egg mixture spread properly
Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves. Repeat the same processes until everything get finished. Sprinkle some food color and Cover the pan with aluminum foil or damp cloth and lid.
Now place this pot on hot tava cook for 15 to 20 minutes on low flame.
Enjoy this flavorful egg biryani with raita.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Banana Muskmelon Milkshake

A flavorful and delicious combination of  banana & cantaloupe are very nutritious and healthy drink.

  • Banana-1Ripe
  • Muskmelon-1cup(cut it into cubes)
  • Milk-1cup
  • Honey -2tsp
  • Sugar-2tsp(to taste)

Peel banana and cut it into chunks. Put all other ingredients into blender or mixer.
blend everything well and pour in glasses.
Enjoy with your family and friends!!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hummus (chickpeas Dip)

Hummus is a spread or dip made with chickpea, garlic, olive oil, and lemon Juice.Try this Middle Eastern delight at an excellent source of protein and fiber and It is quite easy to prepare and  it taste great with chips, pita bread and veggie stick.  
  • Chickpeas (chole)- 1cup
  • Garlic-4 clove
  • Olive oil-2tbsp
  • Lemon juice-1&1/2tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Red Chilli powder-1/4tsp  
Soak chickpeas overnight .pressure cook with salt till soft.
Add chickpeas, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice into blander
And blend until smooth mixture, add little water if needed.
Keep into serving bowl drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some red Chilli.       
Enjoy with chips or raw veggies.   
You may use canned garbanzo beans (chickpea) instead of soaked and boiled chickpeas.
Recipe source:
Sanjeev Kapoor

Friday, May 3, 2013

Top 10 Health Benefits of Oatmeal

I have collected these health benefits of oatmeal from magazines, web articles and from
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Other sources. I want to share this with all of you. I hope you will also get some benefits.

Oats don't just lower cholesterol, they also remove it: How does this health benefit work? Oats contain a special soluble finer. It's known as beta-glucan. This fiber traps cholesterol within a gel-like substance in your intestines. Since the gel cannot be digested, it passes through the system, carrying the trapped cholesterol with it.
Oats prevent cancer:Is there no end to the health benefits of oats? How do they prevent cancer? Bile in the large intestine can be converted by bacteria into secondary bile acids. These acids can damage acids intestinal walls and lead to cancer. Oats work to bind the acids and prevent this process. Some other compounds in oats also fight free radicals before issues.
Oats for Weight Loss: Studies have revealed that starting the day with a nutritious, fiber rich meal such as oats can help with maintaining a healthy weight. Oats has been found as having the highest satiety value of all breakfast meals, giving a feeling of fullness for longer
Oats for  Blood pressure:
Individuals who had high blood pressure and oats added to their diet had a significant reduction in blood pressure as well as the need for anti hypertensive medicine
Oats for Bowel Function:
Oats have a high fiber content. Fiber is necessary in keeping bowel movements regular. Oats are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water. It is spongy and absorbs many times its own weight of liquid. It makes stools heavier and speeds their passage through the gut, relieving constipation.
Oats for children:
New research suggests that children between ages 2-18 years old who have a constant intake of oatmeal lowered their risk of obesity. The research found that the children who ate oatmeal were 50% less likely to become overweight, when compared to those children that did not eat it.
Oats for Beautiful Skin:
Oats are also an amazing natural beauty enhancer. They soothe and heal the skin, while reducing inflammation. Inflammation is one of the number one causes of premature aging, and while it all starts on the inside, reducing outer inflammation is also necessary for gorgeously radiant skin.
Because oats are slightly rough, they are one of nature's most amazing exfoliates. They soften the skin, making it super duper silky smooth. Oats have actually been clinically shown to help heal dry, itchy skin.
Oats may kill HIV:
 The jury is still out on this one, but there is evidence that oats may disable the HIV virus. Research to date points to the sapiens, food compounds found in oats as the probable deterrent to HIV. Imagine if with all the research and money we have spent on AIDS research, the cure may have been in our morning cereal bowl all along.
Oats for Diabetes:
Speaking of blood sugar, eating oatmeal can also help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Oatmeal contains high amounts of magnesium, which help the body to properly use glucose and secrete insulin. An eight-year trial showed a 19 percent decrease in type 2 diabetes risk in women with a magnesium-rich diet and a 31 percent risk decrease in women who regularly ate whole grains. Like to enjoy your oatmeal with milk? Eating low-fat dairy products reduces the risk of diabetes by 13 percent.
Oats full of Antioxidants:
Oatmeal contains a special type of antioxidant called avenanthramide. Avenanthramides fight off free radicals that attack high-density lipoproteins, or HDL, which is known as the good chorestrol . They also protect LDL cholesterol from oxidizing from copper, which reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
oats recipe:

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