Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Sprouts Sandwich Recipe
Sprouts Sandwich Recipe

Sandwich is one such food item which can be experimented with combination of different vegetables, fruits, cheese and so on. We should always try to make it more nutritious and healthy. So, keeping this thought in mind, today morning for my family breakfast I have made sandwiches with mixed sprouts. Sprouts are very healthy as they contain protein, fibres, vitamins which are very essential for our body. So whats better than starting your day with a full packed energetic nutritious sandwich.

As always lets start the ingredients first followed by the method. To make it more easier to understand I have provided step by step pics. 

INGREDIENTS: 

4 slices of whole wheat bread

1/2 cup Sprouts (boiled)

1/4 cup Potatoes (boiled and mashed)

1 onion (finely chopped)

1 Tomato (finely chopped)

1 Green Chilli (finely chopped)

1 tsp Coriander (finely chopped)

1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste

1 tsp Garam Masala powder

1 tsp Pav Bhaji masala

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tbsp Oil

Salt to taste




METHOD:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add the onions and saute them till translucent.


Sprouts Sandwich Recipe
Heat oil and saute onions

Then add the ginger garlic paste and green chillies to it, mix well. Let it cook for another couple of minutes on low flame.


Sprouts Sandwich Recipe
Add ginger garlic and chillies


Add the turmeric powder and stir for a minute. Then put the tomatoes and let them cook for till soft.


Sprouts Sandwich Recipe
Add turmeric powder and tomatoes


Then add in the garam masala, pav bhaji masala and salt. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.Finally add the sprouts, mashed potato and chopped coriander and mix well. 


Sprouts Sandwich Recipe
Add garam masala, pav bhaji masala, salt, sprouts, mashed potatoes, coriander, mix well.

Turn off the flame and keep this mixture aside.

Take a slice of bread and apply a layer of the mixture, top it with sliced onion and then again a piece of bread.


Sprouts Sandwich Recipe
Prepare a sandwich

Apply oil on both the sides of the sandwich.
Sprouts Sandwich Recipe
Apply oil on both sides



Preheat the griller and grill the sandwiches till crisp brown.

Serve them hot with tomato sauce and/or green chutney.


Sprouts Sandwich Recipe
Sprouts Sandwich Recipe


Try this very simple and healthy sandwich and let me know your experience through comments.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Sweet Coconut Balls - Very Delicious And Easy To Make Ladoos
Sweet Coconut Balls - Very Delicious And Easy To Make Ladoos

These are the one ladoos which I am familiar with since my childhood. I not only enjoyed eating it but making these ladoos was also of great fun. Adding different colors to the coconut mixture and then making balls of out it was really exciting. They are so easy to make and also a delight to ones eyes. We can use any color like pink, orange, yellow, green, but add only a bit as we have to keep the ladoos light in color. 

Lets have a look at the ingredients and then how to make them.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tin Milkmaid

1/4 kg Dessicated Coconut

1/4 tsp Cardamom powder

4 to 5 drops Orange color



METHOD:

Heat milkmaid in a wok (kadai) and bring it to a boil.

Then add the dessicated coconut, cardamom powder and mix well until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and becomes sticky.

Turn off the flame. Let it cool for 5 to 10 mins.

Now add 4 to 5 drops of orange color to the mixture and mix it well with your hands.

Take small portions of the mixture and start forming balls or ladoos of it.

Then roll each ladoo in dessicated coconut to give them a beautiful look.

And the Sweet Coconut Balls or ladoos are ready to eat.


Enjoy them with your family and friends and do share your experience with me through comments.


Sweet Coconut Balls - Very Delicious And Easy To Make Ladoos
Sweet Coconut Balls - Very Delicious And Easy To Make Ladoos



Wednesday, November 18, 2015


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Crispy Mackeral (Bangda) Fish - The Special Kokum Recipe
Crispy Mackeral (Bangda) Fish - The Special Kokum Recipe

Today I had prepared this stunningly delicious Mackeral (Bangda) fish as my evening snack on my hubby's demand. My husband loves seafood and especially fish. Mackeral fish is also known as Bangda in hindi. Very soft and easy to cook. The recipe is very simple with the basic masalas yet heavenly delicious.

The most important aspect in making any fish is its cleaning. Always make sure that your fish is cleaned properly. There should not be anything that cannot seem to grab with your fingers. 

Following are the ingredients required and then the method of preparation. To make it more easier to understand I have added the step by step pictures along with the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Mackeral / Bangda (cleaned)

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

3 tbsp kokum syrup (soak 3 to 4 dried kokum in water for an hour)

1/2 tsp Black Salt

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp Turmeric

1/4 cup Suji  (semolina/rawa)

Oil



METHOD:

Make a paste of red chilli powder, kokum syrup, black salt, salt and turmeric powder. 

Marinate the fish by pouring the masala paste inside and outside the fish. 


Marinate the fish for 3 to 4 hours
Marinate the fish for 3 to 4 hours


Keep it in the marinade for about 3 to 4 hours.

Before frying apply semolina on both sides of mackeral (Bangda) and press properly.


Apply semolina on both sides
Apply semolina on both sides

Shallow fry in 3 to 4 tbsps of oil for 5 to 8 minutes until crisp.

Flip to cook it from both the sides evenly.

Oil the fish in between if required and serve hot with lemon and onion.

Enjoy this crisp mackeral (Bangda) fish with your choice of drinks.



Do try this finger licking fish recipe and share your experience with me through comments.


Crispy Mackeral (Bangda) Fish - The Special Kokum Recipe
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Gobi Parantha - The Authentic Punjabi Recipe
Gobi Parantha - The Authentic Punjabi Recipe

My today's recipe is one of my favourites..actually my family favourite - Gobi Paranthas. Being a punjabi my day remains incomplete without paranthas. We can have it at anytime of the day, be it for breakfast, lunch, a tea time snack or even for dinner. We just love paranthas. And gobi ka parantha, I find it to be the easiest amongst all the paranthas.

Even today morning we had this yummy Gobi ka Parantha for breakfast. It was so delicious and its divine taste and aroma gave me a thought of posting this recipe for you all. So lets start with the ingredients first and then the method of preparation.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 kg Cauliflower (grated)

1 Onion (finely chopped)

1 tsp Ginger (grated)

3 Green Chilles (finely chopped)

1/4 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)

1/2 tbsp Garam Masala powder

1 tbsp Coriander (finely chopped)

1 Cup Wheat Flour for the dough

Ghee for cooking


METHOD:

Prepare a dough using wheat flour and water.

Mix well all the ingredients for stuffing.

Now take a small portion (the size you take for a noraml parantha) of dough and give it a round shape. 

Press it from the centre to make space for the stuffing.

Now fill in the stuffing and then pull the dough from all sides towards the tops sealing the stuffing completly and again give it a round shape.

Gently press it with your hands, keep it on the rolling board, dust some wheat flour and roll it into a parantha.

Place it on a hot tava and let it cook on medium heat. 

Flip and apply ghee on both the sides. Cook it well until golden brown. 

Serve it hot with home made butter, curd and lassi.


Hope you all will try this heavenly delicious gobi paranthas for your family and don't forget to share your experience with me through comments..


Gobi Parantha - The Authentic Punjabi Recipe
Gobi Parantha - The Authentic Punjabi Recipe

Monday, November 16, 2015



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Pinwheel Rolls -  Enriched With Nutrients
Pinwheel Rolls -  Enriched With Nutrients

So, today I have made some Pinwheel Sandwiches which are bright, colorful and a perfect turn on for all sandwich lovers. Not only in looks it is a ten on ten but also the ingredients used are healthy and of very low calorie content. For this sandwich I have used carrots and cucumber, the healthy additions you can make to your diet. Its not only for adults, even children will love it. One can also pack it for tiffins as well. Let us now have a look at the very easy to make pinwheel sandwich recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

6 slices Bread (sandwich bread)

2 tbsp Butter

2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

2 tbsp Mint Chutney

1 Cucumber (grated and squeezed)

1 Carrot (grated and squeezed)

Salt, Black Pepper to taste


METHOD

Remove the crust of the bread from the sides. Roll each slice bread with a rolling pin.

Method Pinwheel Roll
Method Pinwheel Roll

Then take one piece of bread and apply butter on it evenly. Then apply tomato ketchup and then grated carrots on top of it. 
Sprinkle some salt and black pepper.

Method For Pinwheel rolls

On top of it place another bread with butter. Then cover it with mint chutney followed by grated cucumber. Press it gently with fingers.

Method For Pinwheel Rolls


Now, start rolling these bread slices and form a roll. 
Cover this roll in foil or butter paper and keep it in the fridge for 5 minutes to set. Likewise make rolls using all the bread slices.

Method For Pinwheel rolls

Don't keep it for long to set as the bread will become moist. Cut each roll into two pieces.

Enjoy it with tea for breakfast or as a snack in the evening or even can be packed for tiffins.

Do try this recipe for your loved ones and don't forget to share your experience with me through comments.

Pinwheel Rolls -  Enriched With Nutrients


Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Baingan also known as an Eggplant or Brinjal is a very known veggie amongst the weight watchers. It has a very low calorie value yet highly nutritious. Apart from weight loss it is also good for ones heart. Another important benefit of Brinjal is that its good for your skin. 

So, according to me brinjal should be added in our regular diet in any form for atleast once or twice weekly. And the most common recipe of brinjal is the bharta made from roasted brinjals. The most peculiar element about this recipe is its smoky flavour and taste which can be obtained only by roasting the baingan on an open fire and not in the microwave. So lets move on to the recipe starting with its ingredients and then the method:

Baingan Ka Bharta - A Very Low Calorie Recipe
Baingan Ka Bharta - A Very Low Calorie Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 medium sized Brinjal 

3 Onions (finely chopped)

2 Tomatoes (finely chopped)

3 Green chillies (finely chopped)

1/4 cup Green Peas (boiled)

1/2 tsp Jeera (Cumin Seeds)

1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder

1/2 tsp Coriander powder

1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder

Coriander for garnishing

3 Tbsp Oil

Salt to taste



METHOD:

Wash the brinjals and pat dry them. Then apply some oil on them evenly.

Roast them on an open fire as you won't get the smoky flavour in the oven or microwave.

Roast them till they are tender and evenly cooked.

Let them cool and peel its skin.

Then mash the baingan and keep it aside.

In a pan heat oil and add jeera followed by onions.

Stir fry the onions till golden brown and then put the tomatoes and green chillies.

Mix them well and cook for another 3 minutes.

Add the salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder.

Mix them all well and cook for a minute.

Now add the mashed brinjals and green peas, mix and cook for a couple of minutes.

Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rotis or naan or even bread goes well with baingan ka bharta.

Do try it and share your experience with me through the comments. 

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Baingan Ka Bharta - A Very Low Calorie Recipe
Baingan Ka Bharta - A Very Low Calorie Recipe

Friday, November 13, 2015

Gobi Aloo Matar - Make It Dhaba Style
Gobi Aloo Matar - Make It Dhaba Style

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 kg Gobi (Cauliflower) cut into medium sized florets

2 medium sized potatoes (cut them as the size of cauliflower florets)

1/4 cup Green peas

2 small onions (finely chopped)

1 Tomato (finely chopped)

1/2 tsp Ginger (finely chopped)

1/2 tsp Garlic (finely chopped)

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder

1/4 tsp Coriander powder

Coriander leaves for garnishing

1/2 tsp Jeera

Salt to taste

3 tbsp Mustard Oil (Sarson Oil)




METHOD

Heat oil in a pan till smokey.

Then add jeera to it. As soon as the jeera turns light brown put onions followed by ginger and garlic to it.

Stir it well till the onions, ginger and garlic turns golden in color.

Once the above mixture changes its color then its time to add turmeric powder.

Let it cook for a minute then add the tomatoes.

Cook the tomatoes until soft and then add the red chilli powder and coriander powder.

Mix it well.

Now add the gobi florets, potatoes and green peas.

(If you are using frozen green peas, then add them at the end.)

Mix them well and stir fry on high flame for a couple of minutes.

Then lower the flame and cover the pan with a lid.

Let it cook for another 10 minutes or till completly done.

Now add the garam masala and chopped coriander leaves.


Mix it well and serve it hot with rotis or naan or puris and mint chutney.
Gobi Aloo Matar - Make It Dhaba Style
Gobi Aloo Matar - Make It Dhaba Style




Thursday, November 12, 2015


Tendli is a very common vegetable for Maharashtrians. In Hindi it is called Tindora and in english Ivy Gourd. 




Tendli Masla - With Punjabi Tadka
Tendli Masala - With Punjabi Tadka

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 kg Tendli

2 small onions (finely chopped)

1 Tomato (finely chopped)

1/2 tsp Ginger (finely chopped)

1/2 tsp Garlic (finely chopped)

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder

1/4 tsp Coriander powder

Coriander leaves for garnishing

1/2 tsp Jeera

Salt to taste

3 tbsp Mustard Oil (Sarson Oil)



METHOD:

Wash the Tendlis and cut them length wise into 4 pieces each.

Heat oil in a cooker till smokey.

Then add jeera to it. As soon as the jeera turns light brown put onions followed by ginger and garlic to it.

Stir it well till the onions, ginger and garlic turns golden in color.

Once the above mixture changes its color then its time to add turmeric powder.

Let it cook for a minute then add the tomatoes.

Cook the tomatoes until soft and then add the red chilli powder and coriander powder.

Mix it well.

Now add the Tendli pieces and mix well.

Cover the cooker and put the whistle on.

Then on medium flame let it cook for two whistles.

Turn off the flame.

Let it rest for 5 minutes or till the air is completly out from the cooker and the cover can be opened.

Then add garam masala and chopped coriander to it and mix it well.




Serve hot with rotis accompained with dahi and salad.




Tendli Masla - With Punjabi Tadka
Tendli Maslaa - With Punjabi Tadka

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Diamond Crackers - Special Namkeen Shankarpali Diwali Recipe
Diamond Crackers - Special Namkeen Shankarpali Diwali Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Maida

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder

1/2 tsp Ajwain

1/2 tsp Jeera

1 tbsp Oil

Water

Salt to taste



METHOD

In a bowl mix flour, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ajwain, jeera, salt, oil and mix well.

Then add water and knead it to a firm dough.

Let it rest for 2 hours.




Take a small portion and roll it into a roti as thin as possible.

Cut into diamonds with the help of a knife or a pizza cutter.

Deep fry these pieces until light golden and crisp.

Serve them with hot tea.


Diamond Crackers - Special Namkeen Shankarpali Diwali Recipe
Diamond Crackers - Special Namkeen Shankarpali Diwali Recipe

Friday, November 6, 2015




Paneer Chocolate Ladoos - The Right Way To Make Ladoos.
Paneer Chocolate Ladoos - The Right Way To Make Ladoos.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp Ghee

1/2 kg Paneer

Cocoa powder (as per your taste)

1/4 cup powdered Sugar

1/4 cup desiccated Coconut


METHOD

In a pan heat ghee. Then add paneer to it.

Let it cook on medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.

Turn off the gas.




Add cocoa powder,sugar, desiccated coconut and mix well.

Spread a bit of ghee on your palms, take small portions and shape into ladoos.

Roll each ladoo in desiccated coconut.

Refrigerate it for a few hours before serving.


Paneer Chocolate Ladoos - The Right Way To Make Ladoos.
Paneer Chocolate Ladoos - The Right Way To Make Ladoos.



Thursday, November 5, 2015



Lettuce Potato Salad - A Very Healthy And Easy Recipe
Lettuce Potato Salad - A Very Healthy And Easy Recipe 

INGREDIENTS:

1 Lettuce (leaves wash and keep them in chilled water)

1 Tomato (finely sliced) 

1 Cucumber (finely sliced)

1 Potato ( boiled and cut it into square pieces)

Pinch of Cumin powder

1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder

1/2 tbsp tomato sauce 

Roasted Cashewnuts for garnishing


FOR DRESSING:

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt to taste

Black pepper as required

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

1 tbsp Brown Sugar

1 1/2 tbsp Roasted Peanut Powder

Whisk all the ingredients and refrigerate




METHOD:

In a pan saute the boiled potatoes in a tbsp of olive oil for a few minutes. Add salt and a pinch of cumin powder. Mix it well.

Remove from the heat and cool.

In a bowl add cucumber, tomatoes, onions, sauteed potatoes.Tear the washed and drained lettuce leaves and add to it. Mix all with the wooden fork.

Pour the salad dressing over it and toss well.

Garnish with roasted cashewnuts, tomato sauce and red chilli powder.

Chill for a while and serve.
Lettuce Potato Salad - A Very Healthy And Easy Recipe
Lettuce Potato Salad - A Very Healthy And Easy Recipe




Wednesday, November 4, 2015



Lettuce Garlic Croutons Salad - A Refreshing Salad Recipe
Lettuce Garlic Croutons Salad - A Refreshing Salad Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 Lettuce (leaves wash and place in ice cold water)

1 Green Bell Pepper (finely sliced)

1 Tomato (deseed and finely sliced)

1 Cucumber (finely sliced)

1 1/2 cup Garlic Croutons

2 tbsp roasted Peanuts

Pomegranate seeds for garnishing


FOR DRESSING:

1/2 tbsp Vinegar

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1 pinch of Cinnamon Powder

1 Pinch Roasted Cumin Powder

1 tsp Castor Sugar

Whisk all the ingredients for a few seconds and refrigerate until use.


METHOD

In a bowl add cucumber, bell pepper, tomatoes.

Then tear the washed and drained lettuce leaves and add it to the bowl.

Toss all the ingredients. 

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate it until use.

Just before serving, add the garlic croutons and roasted peanuts.

Finally, once again whisk the dressing and add it to the salad. Toss it well.

Garnish with some pomegranate seeds and serve.


Lettuce Garlic Croutons Salad - A Refreshing Salad Recipe
Lettuce Garlic Croutons Salad - A Refreshing Salad Recipe


The Prefect Crunchy Garlic Croutons
The Prefect Crunchy Garlic Croutons 



INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Bread cubes

2 tbsp Butter

1/2 tsp Garlic (grated)



METHOD

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.

In a pan, melt butter over medium heat.

Stir in garlic and cook for a minute.

Add bread cubes and toss to coat.

Spread on baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until brown and crisp.

Check frequently to avoid burning.

The perfect crunchy croutons are ready to be used with any salad or soups.


The Prefect Crunchy Garlic Croutons
The Prefect Crunchy Garlic Croutons




Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Khatti Meethi Tokri - A Crispy Healthy Tokri Chat
Khatti Meethi Tokri - A Crispy Healthy Tokri Chat
  

INGREDIENTS

9 slices Bread

SPREAD FOR THE BREAD

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1/4 tsp chilli flakes

1/4 tsp Oregano

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

1/4 tsp Chaat Masala




FILLING

1/4 cup sprouted Moong (boiled)

1/4 cup Pomegranate Seeds

1/2 Onion (finely chopped)

1 tbsp Coriander (finely chopped)

1/4 cup Cumcumber (finely chopped)

2 tbsp Imli Chutney Or Tomato Ketchup

1 tsp Lemon Juice




METHOD

Keep the bread on the rolling board (chakla). With the help of a rolling pin (belan), press applying pressure and roll out the bread thinly.

Prepare the spread for the bread by mixing all the seasonings in olive oil. 

Take a big size katori and cut out a round from the bread. Apply the spread on the bread with a brush.

Take a muffin tray, place the bread rounds in them to make a tokri with folds.

Place them on high rack and grill for about 10 minutes ot rill evenly browned on the edges. 

Make the filling by mixing all the ingredients.

To serve, put some filling in each tokri and dot with tomato ketchup.


Khatti Meethi Tokri - A Crispy Healthy Tokri Chat
Khatti Meethi Tokri - A Crispy Healthy Tokri Chat




Monday, November 2, 2015

Soya Cutlets - Tea Time Snack Rich In Proteins, Vitamins And Minerals
Soya Cutlets - Tea Time Snack Rich In Proteins, Vitamins And Minerals

INGREDIENTS:


1 cup Soya Chunks

2 Onions (finely chopped)

3 Potatoes (boiled and mashed)

1/2 tsp Ginger (finely chopped)

1/2 tsp Garlic (finely chopped)

5 to 6 Curry Leaves (finely chopped)

1 tbsp Coriander (finely chopped)

1 tsp Corainder powder

1 tsp Garam Masala powder

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

1/2 tsp Pepper powder

1/2 tsp Chilli powder

Oil for shallow frying

Salt to Taste




METHOD

Soak soya chunks in  3 to 4 cups of boiling water. Turn off the gas and cover it with the lid for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir at regular intervals to make sure that the soya chunks are soaked well and has absorbed water.

Drain, squeeze out excess water and mince in a mixie.

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and saute ginger, garlic, onions, green chillies and curry leaves till the color turns to light brown.

Then add salt, turmeric, coriander and chilli powders. Saute and mix well.

Add the minced soya chunks and mix well.

Sprinkle some water, cover it with a lid and let it cook on low flame for anaother 5 minutes.

Add the boiled potatoes, garam masala, pepper powder, coriander and mix well.

Let it cool for some time.

Take small portions and give them a shape of cutlets and shallow fry till golden brown.

Serve hot with tomato sauce. 

Soya Cutlets - Tea Time Snack Rich In Proteins, Vitamins And Minerals
Soya Cutlets - Tea Time Snack Rich In Proteins, Vitamins And Minerals