Green Beans (French Beans) Recipe

Green Beans shallow fried with Gram flour .

Green beans is a common ingredient in almost all vegetarian dishes;
Today's recipe is a bit different from what we make normally,at home .Tried to make it  less oily,less spicy and so healthy. You can serve it with plain rice or bread.
Green Beans or French Beans are low in calories and packed with nutrients.
It is rich in dietary fiber, has excellent levels of Vitamin A.
Try to select tender beans .It contains healthy amounts of minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and potassium, which are very essential for body metabolism.
This is a simple recipe, which can be made in 5 minutes.
1. Green Beans (French Beans) - Cut it into small pieces or longitudinally
2. Paprika (can also use red chili powder) - as needed
3. Salt - to taste
4. Gram flour or Chick pea flour (Besan) - 1 tbsp
5. Oil - 1 tbsp
Method of preparation
Steam the vegetable  after adding salt and sprinkling some water until it gets cooked.
Now Cool it and then mix in Paprika powder .Now coat this beans with flour and mix well.
Shallow fry in 1 tbsp oil. Make sure the flour has cooked well in oil.
Finally sprinkle some Chaat Masala if you prefer.
Tasty and healthy veg side dish is ready in 5 minutes.
A change from normal beans recipes.
Trust me it's so tasty ,even without any accompaniments.


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Triple Chocolate Pudding

Triple Chocolate Pudding

This is again an innovated recipe.
This is a very simple but very delicious Pudding for kid’s .As the name suggests, there are three kinds of chocolate flavor in this recipe.
1. Chocolate Biscuits- 8-10 (as per the size of the pudding dish)
2. Dark Cooking chocolate –
3. Melted Chocolate – 4 tbsp
4. Cream- 150g
5. Sugar – ½ cup
6. Vanilla essence- 1tsp
Method of preparation
It’s so simple. Beat cream with sugar until fluffy. Add in vanilla essence.
Arrange chocolate biscuits in a pudding dish; slowly pour ½ of the cream mix on top of the biscuits without disturbing them.
Now pour in a layer of melted chocolate.
Again very slowly, pour in the remaining cream mix .Now cover the pudding with grated chocolate.
Freeze for ½ an hour.
Delicious triple chocolate pudding is ready to serve.


Okra in Yogurt (Bhindi Kadhi)

India is rich in its variety of culture, food habits and what not...
This recipe is called Kadhi and it is from the Indian state Gujarat. Basically, Kadhi means thick gravy using yogurt, chickpea flour etc.Kadhi is an every day food  in many  northern parts of India.

It’s very healthy, since it has Protein from the Chick pea flour, Calcium from yogurt and Vitamins from the veggies .It’s a good combination with plain rice.

Okra or Ladies finger is packed with nutrients.
Health Benefits of Lady's Finger:
1. The vegetable is a good provider of good bacteria called the probiotics. Probiotics helps in biosynthesis of vitamin B.
2. It is said that Ladies Finger is anti-diabetic. Means it helps to reduce the blood sugar.
3. It helps in healing acid reflux.
4. Also it helps in reducing he risks of diseases like Cancer.
This Curry is so very tasty; I got real appreciation from all in my family. So you can give it a try.
Okra (Ladies Finger) - 200 g
Yogurt – 1cup
Chick pea flour (Besan)-2 tbsp
Water – 3 cups
Salt – to taste
Oil – 2 tsp
Clarified Butter – 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Clove, Cinnamon powder- 2 tsp
Green chilly paste- 1tsp
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
Fenugreek powder- ½ tsp
Curry leaves and Coriander leaves Chopped– 4 tbsp
Method of Preparation
Cut Okra  lengthwise.
1. Blend 1 cup yogurt, 2 tbsp chick pea flour, turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups water using a hand blender.
2. Heat oil along with clarified butter and splutter mustard seeds.
3. Add all the ingredients and okra.
4. Fry Okra and cook for 5 minutes
5. Finally add the yogurt-chickpea mixture.
6. Keep stirring on a low flame to prevent curdling.
7. Make sure the chick pea flour has cooked well .Simmer for 3-4 minutes. The sauce thickens.
8. Finally, u can add some chopped ginger.
9. Serve hot.


Spinach and Broccoli in oregano Sauce

Spinach and Broccoli in Oregano Sauce

This is a very tasty and nutritious dish. You can serve cooked Pasta or Spaghetti topped with this creamy sauce .It’s a complete meal as such. Kids would love this since its creamy and less spicy.

Spinach – 1 cup
Broccoli – 5-6 florets
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
Salt –to taste
Garlic-2 cloves
Green Chilly- 2 no’s
For oregano sauce
Milk- 1 cup
Butter -2tabsp
Flour- 1-1/2 tbsp
Dry Oregano -2tsp
Pepper powder-1/2tsp
Method of Preparation
Melt butter in a pan .Add in chopped Garlic and green chilly. Now sauté the veggies. Add salt and pepper .Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Oregano Sauce

Oregano White sauce
Mix butter and flour into a smooth paste. Heat a pan and sauté this paste until it gets cooked.
Now add in 1 cup milk and cook on a low flame .Add in dry oregano, salt and pepper.
Cook until its creamy consistency.
Add in the sautéed veggies mix well.
Serve with Pasta or Spaghetti.


Sumac Chicken

arabic chicken with sumac
Sumac Chicken

Sumac is a Middle Eastern Spice.
Arabic Zaatar contains Sumac as one of its ingredients.
Sumac is the fruit of a shrub (Rhus coriaria) that grows throughout the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Just sprinkle this purple spice to get a tangy flavor to the food. It’s an essential ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine, available in the spice section of all supermarkets in Middle East.
You can use this spice with Chicken, Fish or even in Salads just as a substitute for lemon.
Today’s Recipe:-Sumac Chicken
Chicken – 500gms
Turmeric Powder- 1tsp
Paprika – 1tbsp
Red Chili powder- 2 tsp
Cinnamon powder-1tsp
Corn flour – 1 -2 tsp
Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Salt- to taste
Sumac- As per your taste.
Marinate Chicken with all the above ingredients and finally sprinkle Sumac .Keep refrigerated for 2 hrs.
Grill or fry in oil.
Yummy, tangy very tasty Chicken is ready. It’s worth a trip to Middle East to buy this spice, Sumac.

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Carrot Cake Pancake

Carrot Cake Pancake(Eggless)

This is an easy, very nutritious and more than anything, VERY TASTY breakfast for you and family.
I was experimenting with Carrot ,wanted to make an easy Bread.. Then suddenly thought, why dnt use our normal Pan instead of Oven?And so,here it is..!
This pancake has got a new flavor and its a quick breakfast. Just wanted a change from  those boring side dishes with Carrot.
Guys, if you find this interesting, please try and tell me how you like it.
This is tasty when it’s still hot and with maple syrup. Hope you have noticed the steam on my Pan cake. :-)
All Purpose flour – 1cup
Finely Grated Carrot- 1 cup
Milk- 2 tbsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence -1 tsp
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda- ½ tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
Sugar- 1-2 tbsp
Method of preparation
Make a cake batter as follows. Beat oil with Sugar, add in salt. Now add milk and Vanilla.
Sieve flour and baking powder, and soda .Add in to the above mixture.
Finally add grated Carrot, incorporate well.
Heat a Pancake Griddle or normal Pan. Apply butter on the pan.
Pour in one  ladle of batter .Make pancakes and serve with Maple syrup.

Happy Eating!!!!


Besan Ladoo

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Indian sweet Laddoo
Basan Ladoo

Besan Ladoo is the easiest of any Indian sweet dish. Just follow the measurements given and there you are..!!!


Gram Flour (Chickpea Flour (Besan))- 2 cups
Ghee – 1 cup
Sugar 1-1/14 cup
Almonds (Pistachios)
Melt Ghee in a heavy bottom pan.
Add Gram flour and mix well without lumps over a very low heat.
The aroma will tell you whether the flour is cooked in ghee. Now switch off the stove and add sugar .Mix thoroughly with a spatula.

When it’s still slightly hot, make small balls or Ladoos .Garnish with nuts.

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