Oct-8th, 2015

Masala Kundroo!

Masala Kundru Masala Kundru- Kundroo or Kundru is a tropical vegetable, grows in abundance in India. Kundroo is also known as tindora, little gourd, and its botanical name is Coccinia grandis. Kundru is rich in beta-Carotene. Read more about Kundru in Wikipedia. In America, kundru can be easily found in Indian/Asian store. Kundru is used in soups, vegetable preparations, letils etc. Here we are making a very simple, delicious and nutritious dry vegetable preparation. .

Oct 7th, 2015

New Recipe- Garden Fresh sandwich!

>garden fresh sandwich Garden fresh sandwich- Sandwiches are one of the easiest and quickest food to make. They are very popular for lunch box, picnics, tea parties, etc. One can use plain bread, whole grain, or flavored bread to make sandwiches as per taste. The selection of veggies can vary too. You can make two bread layers sandwich or add more layers if you want to. I have used mayonnaise and tomato sweet and chili sauce to coat the breads to enhance the taste of this sandwich.....

Oct 2nd, 2015

New Recipe- Aloo Palak Curry!

>Aloo Palak Curry Aloo Palak Curry- Often kids don’t like to eat greens. Palak Aloo is an easy way to add more greens to your daily diet. Palak is a Hindi word for spinach. Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, folic acid, and vitamins. This is an easy to make delicious and healthy green curry. This mild curry also has onions, and tomato masala but you can remove onion to make Vaishnava curry. I have used boiled and sautéed potatoes for this curry to make it light but you can deep fry potatoes to your taste. Happy Cooking, Shuchi

Sep 30th, 2015

New Recipe- Lauki Chane ki Dal!

>Lauki Chane ki Dal Lauki Chane ki Dal- Lauki Chane ki dal (bottle gourd and gram lentils) is a very delicious as well as nutritious preparation. Lauki/ bottle gourd is a very light vegetable and makes a perfect dish with the combination of Gram Dal (chana dal). Those who don’t like plain lauki will appreciate this preparation. For the seasoning, you can make simple asafetida and cumin seasoning (heeng jeera) or you can add a rich reasoning to make it restaurant style dal. So please try this recipe and do share your feedback. Shuchi.

Sep 25th, 2015

New Recipes!

>Patta Gobhi Aloo ki Sabji Patta Gobhi Aloo ki Sabji ( Cabbage cooking North Indian style)- Patta gobhi is a Hindi name for cabbage. Cabbage is a good source of Vitamin K, C and dietary fibers. Cabbage is a very healthy vegetable and it taste very good even when it is eaten raw. Cabbage is used in many different ways to make salads, kofte, soups, breads, etc. This is a very traditional way to make Cabbage vegetable with potatoes and peas in North India. Try this dry vegetable preparation and please do share your comments. Shuchi
> Fried Rice Thai Style Fried Rice Thai Style- This recipe simply came by chance! One beautiful evening I was all set to make Pad Thai on my daughter’s request. I started gathering the ingredients, then only I realized that I did not have any rice noodles. Since Pad Thai sauce was already made so I looked around for the other options and noticed that I had enough of plain cooked rice in the fridge. I decided to give it a try with rice. The result was Fantastic and well appreciated! Here is the recipe for my readers...

Sep 20th, 2015

Kale Paratha!

Kale Paratha Kale Paratha- Kale is one of the healthiest green leafy vegetables. It is also often called as a super-food. Kale is very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K1, and fiber. It also has a lot of essential minerals. Kale belongs to the family Brassicaceae (old name Cruciferae). Some other common vegetables of this family are mustard, radish etc. Kale can be used in smoothies, soups, stir fries, salads, etc..

Sep 2nd, 2015

Basil Lemon Pasta!

Basil Lemon Pasta Basil Lemon Pasta- My kitchen graden is in full swing. There are plenty of peppers, herbs, greens, and specially tomatoes....I am trying my best to either use these veggies and herbs or distribute them to friends . I try my best to make different dishes from same veggies so family is not bored. This Basil lemon Pasta is a creation from homegrown tomatoes, bell pepper, and basil. I have used Rotini pasta which is is a helix or corkscrew shaped pasta...

Aug 31st, 2015

Oat Pulav with Tofu and corn!

Dear Readers,

Namaste, Hope you all are doing good!! . After a long gap I am back with new, nutritional, healthy, easy to make and delicious recipes. Let’s start with oat pulav. You can make this pulav for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for lunch box. Try out this oat pulav with a new twist and please do share your comments.

With best wishes !!

oat pulav Oat Pulav With Tofu and Sweet Corn- Oat is a good source of fibers. There are many different savory preparations, desserts, and salads that can be made out of oat. This is a delicious preparation of oat pulav. You can serve this dish in the breakfast, brunch, dinner or it can be packed in lunch box. We have used tofu in this recipe to make it healthy as well as nutritious. We have added lots of vegetables in this pulav to make it more colorful and tasty. Serve this oat pulav with fresh homemade plain yogurt/dahi....

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