Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bhindi Masala / Punjabi Style Bhindi Ki Sabzi / Okra Recipe




Bhindi Masala - Bhindi / Okra stir fried and then added to onion and tomato gravy.. Best side dish that goes well with roti or paratha..

Just to keep in mind a few things so that bhindi / Okra do not get slimy. Wash Bhindi / okra and then let it air dry or just pat dry with kitchen towel but it should be dry completely before cooking otherwise it can get slimy..

Stir frying it before enhances the flavor..Adding tomato is personal choice.. I do make it without adding tomatoes.. Best accompanied with Dahi / Yogurt.






Bhindi Masala


Ingredients 
  • Bhindi / Okra - 200 grams
  • Onion chopped - 1 
  • Tomatoes Chopped - 2
  • Ginger and Garlic Paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil To Fry Bhindi - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil For Masala - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp 
Directions 
  1. First rinse okra in fresh water. let this air dry completely or dry with kitchen towel, It should be completely dry.
  2. Now cut in rounds about 1/2 inch thick pieces.
  3. Add oil In a pan, once it is hot add bhindi and stir fry till soft. Drain in a plate.
  4. Now in the same pan add oil, once oil is hot add cumin seeds.
  5. Add onions and garlic ginger paste, fry for a minute.
  6. Now add tomatoes and cook till little bit soft.
  7. Add all the spices and cook for a minute.
  8. Now add bhindi and cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
  9. Switch of heat and Serve with roti or paratha.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sponge Cake In Cooker | Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake In Cooker | Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake


Sponge Cake as name suggests spongy, fluffy and moist cake..This recipe is eggless version of regular sponge cake and the good thing is i have made this in pressure cooker.. 

Since i made this cake in cooker so cooker will act as a oven. For that i used regular cooking salt, spread that on the base of cooker and preheat the cooker just like oven..



Just one or two things to keep in mind you need cake mold that is oven proof and can handle the cooker heat. And to keep cake mold in cooker you need to give it some height so i placed regular stand..just keep anything of steel or aluminium to give a height...



I removed the whistle and rubber of pressure cooker before preheating, removing whistle is must so that pressure that is building inside...But removing rubber vary from cooker to cooker. i used thick bottom Hawkins brand cooker without rubber..

And first time when i used prestige cooker without rubber it didn't work on that the safety valve melted because of direct heat on the lid..so removing rubber gasket won't work on every brand cooker..


                                  




Sponge Cake In Cooker


Ingredients 
  • All Purpose Flour - 1 1/2 cup
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Yogurt(dahi) - 1/2 cup
  • Salt a pinch
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  • Salt To add in cooker - 1 cup 



Directions 
  1. First preheat Cooker by adding 1 cup salt in pressure cooker and keep some stand or wire rack to give the height.
  2. Now remove the whistle and rubber (*Rubber removing may vary depending on cooker quality).
  3. Close the lid and preheat for 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Now take a bowl and sieve all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt . mix and keep aside.
  5. In another deep bowl take sugar and oil beat till all well mixed.
  6. Now add oil, vanilla essence mix till fluffy.
  7. Add flour mixture and mix gently.
  8. Now pour this batter in prepared tin.
  9. Remove the lid of pressure cooker and keep this cake mold. Be careful while placing the tin cooker can be super hot.
  10. Now close the lid and cook on low heat for about 18 to 20 minutes.
  11. Check with inserting toothpick, if it comes out clean then it's ready.
  12. Let it cool then demold and enjoy.

Lapsi | Sweet Daliya | Healthy Dessert Recipe | Fada Ni Lapsi

Lapsi | Sweet Daliya | Healthy Dessert Recipe | Fada Ni Lapsi


Lapsi a gujrati sweet made with daliya (Broken Wheat ) and jaggery..One of the best and easiest sweet made in just 10 minutes..And yes healthy too..

I used pressure cooker for fast cooking but this can be made in pan also..Just add water and cook like suji halwa when ghee starting separete than it is ready..

Add nuts of your choice i used jaggery powder, thia can be substituted with sugar if you like but personally i like with jaggery more..




Lapsi / Sweet Daliya


Ingredients 
  • Daliya (Cracked Wheat) - 1 cup
  • Jaggery Powder - 3/4 cup
  • Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1 tbsp
  • Cashews - 5 to 6
  • Raisins - 4 to 5
  • Almonds - 4 to 5
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp 



Directions 
  1. First in a preheated pressure cooker add ghee, let this melt.
  2. Add cashews, raisins and almonds fry for a minute.
  3. Add daliya and fry on medium heat till brown in color.
  4. Now add water mix and cook for 2 whistles.
  5. Switch off the heat let the pressure go by itself.
  6. Now open and see if it is cooked.
  7. Heat again and add jaggery powder and cardamom powder.
  8. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  9. Enjoy

Monday, May 15, 2017

Vegetable Daliya | Daliya Khichdi | Cracked Wheat With Vegetables

Vegetable Daliya | Daliya Khichdi | Cracked Wheat With Vegetables

Vegetable Daliya - a healthy and quick one pot meal that can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Very healthy and nutritious recipe..


I used vegetables like green peas, carrots to make it more healthy. It can be packed in adults or kids lunch box..just skip the chili for kids. I used pressure cooker for this recipe  just add everything in and in just 10 minutes tasty daliya is ready..




Vegetable Daliya


Ingredients 
  • Moong Dal (Yellow Moong) - 1/8 cup
  • Daliya Cracked Wheat - 3/4 cup
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Carrots Diced - 1 small
  • Onion Chopped - 1 small
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Potato Diced - 1 small
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves for garnishing 


Directions 
  1. First wash moong dal and daliya 2 - 3 times with fresh water keep aside.
  2. Add oil in a pressure cooker let it heat.
  3. Add cumin seeds, Ginger chopped Saute for 10 seconds.
  4. Add onions and fry till little bit soft.
  5. Now add potato, carrot, peas, moong dal, daliya saute for about 1/2 minutes.
  6. Add turmeric powder, garam masala, salt, red chili powder saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Now add water cover and cook for 2 whistles or till daliya is done.
  8. Switch off the heat and let the pressure go by itself.
  9. Remove lid add coriander leaves and serve.

Besan Cheela | Besan Puda | Chickpea Flour Pancake

Besan Cheela | Besan Puda | Chickpea Flour Pancake

Besan Cheela - A very light and full of nutrition. Besan is full of fiber, Vitamin, Iron and many other things that have so many health benefits and to this already healthy flour i made more healthy by adding vegetables like spinach and bell pepper.

For busy mornings and this is the best recipe which i make in my kitchen. There are two reasons first of all healthy because i used less oil and second quick and easy. Best weight loss recipe when trying to loss weight..



I added spinach and bell pepper. It can be made with adding any vegetable..I skipped adding chili but if you like, then go ahead and enjoy.





Besan Cheela


Ingredients 
  • Besan ( Chickpea Flour ) - 1 cup
  • Oil to apply in pan
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger Chopped - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Ajwain ( Carom Seeds ) - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion chopped - 1/4 cup
  • Spinach Chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Bell pepper Chopped ( Shimla mirch) - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup 

Directions 
  1. In a bowl add besan, salt, turmeric powder, Garam Masala, ajwain, onion, spinach, bell pepper and ginger.
  2. Mix and add water gradually to make pouring consistency batter not too thick or not too thin.
  3. Heat a pan, Brush some olive oil.
  4. Pour a ladle full of batter and spread.
  5. Let this brown when you see bubbles on top then turn and cook from other side.
  6. when both sides are cooked take out in serving plate.
  7. Serve.

Trifle Pudding | Fruit Trifle | Trifle With Custard Eggless

Trifle Pudding | Fruit Trifle | Trifle With Custard Eggless

Trifle a quick dessert made with cake and fruits that has layers of cake and fruits. Custard and whipped cream can be used. In this recipe i used cake, fruits custard and whipped cream.

 This recipe is perfect for a party or big gathering..

Each layer of cake is topped with fruits and custard followed by whipped cream. i used pineapple juice to soak sponge cake little bit, but any fruit juice is fine..it can be made without custard but i like adding it in my recipe..

Any fruit can be used..and it can be prepared a day in advance...tastes absolutely delicious even after a day..



Trifle Pudding


Ingredients 
  • Sponge Cake Cut into pieces
  • Pineapple Juice - 2 tbsp
  • Custard Pudding - 1 cup
  • Blueberries - 1/4 cup
  • Pineapple chunks - 2 tbsp
  • Mango cut into pieces - 1 
  • Strawberries - 4
  • Whipped Cream - 1 cup 


Directions 
  1. In a glass add layer of sponge cake in the bottom.
  2. Then pour some pineapple juice, Add fruits pineapple, bluberries, mango, strawberries.
  3. Add a thick layer of custard pudding.
  4. Swirl some whipped cream on the top, Add a second layer of cake.
  5. Again repeat adding fruits layer then custard and lastly whipped cream.
  6. Top with strawberry piecec and blueberry.
  7. Serve.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother's Day Recipe | Pancake Breakfast Surprise | Eggless Breakfast Recipe

Mother's Day Recipe | Pancake Breakfast Surprise | Eggless Breakfast Recipe



Doing something special for your mom really feels good and great. She do so much work all day without expecting much from us. So let's treat her like a queen and.. From morning to bed surprise her with different things.

This easy, Simple And Quick Pancake is sure to win your mom's Heart This Mother's Day..  Let's go through Ingredients.

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chocolate sooji halwa
Kheer
Chena Murki
Orange Cake Eggless
Bread Pakora

Mother's Day Recipe


Ingredients 
  • All Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 2 tbsp
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Water - 2 tbsp 
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp 
Directions 
  1. Add All Purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder. Mix.
  2. In another bowl add sugar, vanilla essence, milk. add this mixture to dry mixture. 
  3. Start mixing gently if it is too thick add water little by little. Consistency should not be too thick or not too thin.
  4. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Then add this in a Squeeze bottle.
  6. Heat a tawa or pan. add few drops of oil and start writing I  ♥  MOM.
  7. Turn and cook from other side.
  8. Serve with fruits and honey.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Aloo Salad And Veggie Sandwich - Kids Lunch Box Recipe

Aloo Salad And Veggie Sandwich - Kids Lunch Box Recipe



Aloo Salad And Veggie Sandwich Lunch Box


Ingredients For Sandwich
  • Bread Slices - 2
  • Mint Chutney - 1 tbsp
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Cucumber slices - 4
  • Shredded Carrot - 1 small 
  • Salt To Taste
  • Black Pepper Powder - A pinch 
Directions 
  1. Cut the sides of bread slices.
  2. Spread butter on slices evenly.
  3. Now spread mint chutney on both the slices.
  4. Place cucumber and shredded carrots on one slice and sprinkle salt and black pepper powder.
  5. Cover with the other slice and cut in four equal parts.




Aloo Salad (Potato Yogurt Salad)


Ingredients For Aloo Salad 
  • Potato (Aloo) - 1 Boiled and cut into cubes
  • Yogurt (Dahi) - 2 tbsp
  • Black Pepper Powder - A pinch
  • Salt To taste
  • Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp 
Directions 
  1. First place boiled and cut potato cubes into a bowl.
  2. Add yogurt, salt, black pepper powder and cumin powder.
  3. Mix everything.
  4. Serve.


Kids Lunch Box Ideas - Indian Lunch Box Recipe

Kids Lunch Box Ideas - Indian Lunch Box Recipe


With every Parent one thing is very common, making their kids eat healthy stuff. Even i am in the same boat struggling each and every day to feed my kid healthy food. In kid's everyday diet grain, vegetable, fruits, and nuts are very important to include.

When we were kids my mom used to make Roti ladoo, very healthy and nutritious with added ghee (Clarified Butter) and nuts like almonds and cashews.  These nuts have many health benefits like almond is a good source of fiber, protein, vitamin e, And cashew contains vitamins,minerals and a good source of iron too.

So In today's lunch box i packed Roti Ladoo, Cucumber Slices, Grapes and Almonds and Cashews.

*Younger kids can't chew nuts so pack any other food instead of nuts.






Lunch Box Ideas


Ingredients 
  • Roti Ladoo small - 4 nos.
  • Cucumber - 1
  • Grapes - 7 to 8
  • Almonds And Cashews 
Directions 
  1.  Make Roti Ladoo. Recipe Here
  2. Cut cucumber lengthwise.
  3. Assemble lunch box place cucumber slices, grapes, nuts and roti ladoo.


Paneer Roll For Kids Lunch Box | Easy And Quick Lunch Box Recipe

Paneer Roll For KIds Lunch Box | Easy And Quick Lunch Box Recipe


Paneer Roll - This easy and quick recipe can be a lunch box dish for your kid..Personally i like this paneer roll as a snack with my evening tea. Any body can have these paneer rolls whether kids or adults.

As this is for kids i did not use any chili even my my kid he don't like, spices can be adjusted accordingly. And i try to give my toddler a portion of fruits, veggies, protein and grains..So this lunch box has yam, blueberries, grapes, pear, paneer, bread..


Recipe Video:


Paneer Roll For KIds Lunch Box


Ingredients 
  • Brown Bread Slices - 2
  • Cottage Cheese ( Paneer ) Shredded - 1/2 cup
  • Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves As Needed
  • Milk - 2 tsp 
  • Oil To Brush Pan 
Directions 
  1. First Add Paneer, Garam Masala, salt, black pepper, coriander leaves in a bowl.
  2. Add milk if paneer is dry, this is just to bind the paneer in bread.
  3. Now cut the sides of bread and roll out very thin using a rolling pin.
  4. Place a tbsp of fillig in the bread in one side.
  5. On the other side apply some water.
  6. Start rolling and closing the bread from one side make sure filling stays in while closing.
  7. Pinch the edges where water is applied.
  8. Now brush some oil in a heated pan, place the bread rolls.
  9. Lightly toast from all sides.
  10. Serve.

Masala Idli For Kids Lunch Box | Easy And Quick Lunch Box Recipe

Masala Idli For Kids Lunch Box | Easy And Quick Lunch Box Recipe


Masala Suji Idli - Suji (Semolina) Idli is easy and quick to make on busy days When you ran out of dosa - Idli Batter And your kid loves Idli..This happens with me sometime..The day i m ran out of my batter only then my kid wants idli.

So this quick fix will save you that time. And suji idli is one of my favorite and of course my kid also loves. The texture is so soft and spongy that if you make first time you are going to love it.


I added shredded carrots and Peas in Idli as this is a great way to give vegetables to kids. In this lunch box i added two cute Fruit Kebab with strawberry and grapes i cut paneer cubes and added that to give an extra potion of protien.




Masala Idli For Kids Lunch Box


Ingredients 
  • Suji (Semolina) - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 3 to4
  • Yogurt ( Dahi ) - 3 tbsp
  • Water To Soak Suji - 1/4cup
  • Water To Steam Idli - 1 cup
  • Green Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Shredded Carrots - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander Leaves - 1/8 cup
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Water To Make Batter - 1/4 cup or as neede to make thick batter
  • Oil To brush Idli Mold 


Directions 
  1. First add oil in a heated pan. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds.
  2. Add curry leaves and suji. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes till it changes it color lightly..
  3. Let this cool little bit.
  4. Now add yogurt in suji mixture, add water to make thick batter.
  5. Rest this for 30 minutes. More is fine.
  6. After resting time add peas, carrots, coriander leaves, salt and 1/4 cup water to make pouring consistency batter it should not be too thick or too thin.
  7. Now heat a deep pan or idli steamer, add water and preheat
  8. Grease idli mold with oil.
  9. Add eno fruit salt in the idli batter as soon as you will add eno it will bubble up.
  10. Mix it gently pour a tbsp of batter in prepared mold.
  11. Place idli mold in to the steamer and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  12. After 12 minutes take this out and let this cool little bit.
  13. Remove the idli and serve.

Kadahi Paneer Recipe / Quick Paneer Sabzi / Low Calorie Recipe

Kadahi Paneer Recipe / Quick Paneer Sabzi / Low Calorie Recipe

Kadahi Paneer - kadahi paneer one of the most liked and popular paneer recipe which is loved by every one. Spicy and loads of spices are added to make this paneer dish..kadahi paneer can be with gravy or without gravy.

But some times when sudden guests are coming and you think of cooking something quick, Paneer is the easiest dish that comes to mind but when think of kadahi paneer it takes lot of time with grinding masala and cooking..


As paneer is excellent source of protein. This recipe is a quicker and much healthier version of traditional kadahi paneer recipe. i used very less oil. Use low fat milk to make paneer at home.




Kadahi Paneer Recipe 


Ingredients 
  • Paneer Cut In To Cubes - 1 cup
  • Bell pepper ( Capsicum) - 1 diced
  • Onion - 1 diced
  • Oil - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garlic Chopped - 2 cloves
  • Ginger Sliced Thinly - 1/2 tbsp
  • Tomatoes chopped - 1 cup
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chili - 1 
  • Fenugreek Leaves
  • Coriander Leaves 

Directions 
  1. First Add Oil in a pan. Once it is hot add cumin seeds.
  2. Now add garlic and ginger and saute for about 20 - 30- seconds.
  3. Add tomatoes chopped and cook till soft and mushy about 2 minute.
  4. Add garam masala, turmeric powder, salt, red chili, coriander powder mix and saute for a minute.
  5. Add bell pepper and onion cook till little bit soft but still crunchy, for about 2 -3 minutes.
  6. Once done add paneer cubes and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add fenugreek leaves and coriander leaves.
  8. Serve with roti, paratha or naan.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lemon Rice | Easy Lunch Recipe | How To Make Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice | Easy Lunch Recipe | How To Make Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice is another variation of rice dish which has very refreshing, tangy and spicy favor. One of the most common rice recipe from south India..

This recipe is very easy and quick to make. It can be made with leftover rice..The texture of rice should be grainy when boiling. Try not to over cook rice for this recipe. 

Personally i like to eat it as is it tastes so good, but if you like it can be accompanied with yogurt, chutney or anything you like.



As this is so easy to make can be a perfect lunch box recipe for work or office.



Lemon Rice 


Ingredients 
  • Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Water To Boil Rice - 1 cup water
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt To Taste
  • Red Chili Whole - 2 no.
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 6 to 7
  • Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  • Urad Dal (Black split lentils without cover) - 1/2 tbsp
  • Chana Dal (Bengal Gram) - 1/2 tbsp
  • Peanuts - 12 to 15
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger Chopped - 1/2 tbsp 

Directions 
  1. First rinse and soak rice for 15 minutes.
  2. After that boil water and cook rice for about 15 minutes. Do not overcook, if there is excess water left strain the rice. keep aside.
  3. Start with tempering Add oil in a pan let it heat up.
  4. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal roast till little bit brown.
  5. Now add peanuts, red chili, ginger fry for 10 seconds
  6. Add turmeric powder and saute.
  7. Add boiled rice, salt, and lemon juice mix and saute for about 1 - 2 minutes.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Chana Urad Dal | Langar Wali Dal | Curried Black And Yellow Split Lentils

Chana Urad Dal | Langar Wali Dal | Curried Black And Yellow Split Lentils



Mah Chole Dal / Chana Urad Dal by whatever name you call this dal recipe. It tastes super delicious and yummy. Back In India we used to go in temple, there we used to have this dal as Langar (Parshad).That's why this is also known as Langar Wali Dal...

This is one of my family's favorite dal. I make it more often. This dal goes well with rice and roti. But i personally like with rice.

It's texture is super creamy and thick but This has tendency to get more thick when cooled so you can add more water and boil it again for next use.





Chana Urad Dal | Langar Wali Dal


Ingredients To Cook Dal
  • Urad Dal (Black Split Lentils) - 1/2 cup
  • Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram) - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 3 1/2 cup
  • Water To Soak
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Ingredients for Tempring ( Tadka)
  • Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Bay Leaf - 1
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Onion Chopped - 1
  • Tomatoes Chopped - 2
  • Ginger chopped - 1/2 tbsp
  • Garlic Chopped - 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chili Cut - 1
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek Leaves Dry - 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves For Garnishing 

Directions 
  1. First Mix both dal and soak in water for about 1 hour ( Soaking Reduces the cooking Time).
  2. Then wash and drain soaked dal, add water in pressure cooker.
  3. Add soaked washed dal along with 1/2 tsp turmeric and 1/2 tsp salt.
  4. Cover and cook for 3 whistles about 15 minutes.
  5. Now switch off heat and let the pressure go by it self.
  6.  In a heated pan add oil let this heat up.
  7. Once oil is hot add bay leaf, cumin seeds, ginger and garlic fry for 30 seconds.
  8. Now add onions and fry till onions are translucent (Soft).
  9. Add Tomatoes and cook till these are soft.
  10. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder, red chili powder, salt 1/2 tsp.
  11. Add Cooked dal and add fenugreek leaves let this cook for 3 -4 minutes. If Dal Looks too thick add little water and cook.
  12. Switch off heat garnish with coriander leaves.