Sunday, 29 January 2017

Easy Stuffed Bhindi(stuffed Okra with simple spices)

Happy New Year to all my readers.I was away from blogging for quite sometime due to some personal issues.
Today's post is again a quick and easy to make recipe.Bhindi is the favorite veggie of many children and this recipe uses some simple ingredients are are always available in the kitchenYou can shallow fry the bhindis which makes it even more healthy. Hope you will try it out and please share your experience in the comments section.

Okra(Bhindi)-10 to 15 small ones
Oil-3 tablespoon
Pan/tawa for shallow fry

For the Stuffing:
Besan(chickpeas flour)-2 tablespoons
Hing(asafetida)-1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder-2 teaspoons
Dry mango powder(amchur)-3 teaspoons
Chaat masala-1 teaspoon
Kala namak or black salt-as per taste
Ajwain seeds-1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon

- Wash the okras properly and dry them with a soft cotton cloth.
-Slit the okras with the help of a knife.Make sure you don't cut the head and the end of each okra.
-Assemble all the ingredients for the stuffing in a bowl and mix them well with a spoon.
-Now,take one okra at a time and fill the slits with the stuffing masalas.
-Heat the pan on gas and add oil and when the oil is warm,add the stuffed okras to the pan.
-Make sure you add the okras in batches and avoid crowding the pan with too many okras.
-Cover the pan with a lid and let the okras cook on slow flame for 2 minutes.
-Open the lid and turn the okras and cook till it's properly done.
-take out and serve hot.
Repeat the above step for the rest of the okras.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Friday, 14 March 2014

Boondi and Sev Bhel-Holi Special Recipes

My next holi special recipe is the boondi and sev bhel.This is also a quick to make recipe and tastes great.
I have used pudina sev but you can also use plain sev.This is a sweet and tangy bhel and is a good holi snack recipe.You can also add sprouts or boiled chickpeas to make is more healthy.

Boondi-100 grams
Pudina sev-100 grams
Tomato-1 small,deseeded and finely chopped
Onion-1 small,finely chopped
Green chilles-1 finely chopped
Green mango/Keiri-small piece,peeled and finely chopped
Pudina and coriander leaves-3 teaspoons,finely chopped
Green chutney- 3 teaspoons,See RECIPE here
Tamarind Chutney-2 teaspoons
Curd-1 tablespoon
Chaat masala-2 teaspoons
Fresh lime juice-2 teaspoons

-Take a mixing bowl and add all the above ingredients one by one and gently mix with a spoon and serve immediately.

WaterMelon Smoothie-Holi Special Rcipes

I wish all my readers a very Happy,Safe and Colourful  Holi.Holi is a time for fun and lots of tasty food.I have tried to post some recipes that and not only tasty but also healthy.
This smoothie is a simple and quick to make recipe.

Water Melon-1 medium size
Suger free powder-1tablespoon
Hung curd/Curd-2 tablespoons
Vanilla ice-cream -1 scoop
Water melon-deseeded and cut into long slices

-Peel the water melon and de-seed it.
-Cut it into small chunks.
-Take a mixer jar and put the cut water melon,curd,sugarfree powder and ice-cream and blend to make a smooth juice.
-Take a tall glass and pour the smoothie into the glass and garnish with long slices of cut water melon.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Split Green Moong Khichri-Unpolished lentils and rice mix

Khichri is a preparation of rice and lentils and is generally considered as a comfort food.Lentils and rich in protein and khichri is also considered good for growing children.There are several ways of making a khichri and each state in India has it's own version.Today I am sharing an easy to make khichri recipe.

Unpolished Split green moong dal-1/2 cup
Rice-1.5 cups
Cumin seeds-1/4 teaspoons
Hing-a generous pinch
Beans-5-6,finely chopped
Green peas-1/2 cups
Ginger-1/2 teaspoon,grated
Curry leaves-4-5
Red chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon(optional)
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Water-3.5 cups
Ghee/any vegetable oil-1 teaspoon

-Soak the split moong dal and rice separately in enough water for 2-3 hours.
-Heat a pressure cooker and add oil to it.
-Add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
-Now add curry leaves and hing.
-Add the finely chopped vegetables and stir for 3-4 minutes.
-Drain the water from he rice and dal and add them to the cooker.
-Now add 3.5 cups of water and salt,turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
-Let it pressure cook on medium flame for 3-4whistles .
-Let the pressure completely escape from the cooker.
-Serve the hot khichri with fresh yogurt,roasted papad and any pickle.

Banana Tikki-Shallow fried green banana cutlet

In my previous post i have already mentioned the awesome health benefits of banana.
Today's recipe is a simple boiled raw banana mashed with boiled potato to make a tikki.This recipe can be served with any green chutney and can also be had as a starter.It is shallow fried with a lite oil and is extremely nutritious for kids.

Raw banana-2,boiled and peeled
Potato-1 big,boiled and peeled
Onions-1 small,finely chopped
Green chilli-1,finely chopped
Coriander eaves-2 teaspoons,finely chopped
Aamchur powder-1/2 teaspoon(optional)
Salt to taste 
Oil to shallow fry the tikkis-Olive/vegetable oil

-Peel the banana and the potato and mash it in a bowl.
-Add all the above ingredients except oil to it and mix well.
-Heat a  pan and add 1 teaspoon of any oil.
-Take small portion of the mashed paste and make a round ball and gently flaten it on your palms to give the shape of a tikki.
-Place the tikkis on the pan and cook till both sides and done.
-Remember to cook the tikkis on low flame.
-Serve hot with green chutney.