Saturday, 10 March 2018

Karela Do Pyaza

Karela Do Pyaza

Karela/Bitter gourd is really beneficial and acts a panacea for diabetic patients.But due to its bitterness people avoid this to eat.
My hubby is diabetic and is also very much adamant for eating  karelas but health can't be comprised for taste.So i have tried these karelas so that he can enjoy this without making any kind of  annoying faces :-D  
This karela do pyaza is tangy,spicy and crunchy too.Even your kids are going to love this.You can devour these karelas with crispy paranthas or fulkas too.I love to relish this with daal rice too.
Now Summers are on and you will get bitter gourd in abundance,so why not to try this hassle free and easy recipe.I am very much sure you and your family is going to nibble it.

  I have added some green chilies also to add more taste.The fried crispy onion rings can be prepared in less time and less effort too.As nowadays i have observed diabetic cases in kids also,as kids are very much indulged in eating chocolates and sweets and of course stress is also a major reason for this.
So start giving healthy to your kids also to keep them safe from these kind of scary diseases and maintain a fit and fine life.
So here goes the recipe-

Preparation Time - 30 minutes
Cook Time - 20 minutes
Serves - 3 person

Ingredients -

  1. 250 grams -karela
  2. Onions -3 medium sized
  3. Green chilies- 3 or 4/Optional
  4.  Salt as per taste
  5. Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
  6. Red chili powder-1 teaspoon
  7. Dry mango powder-2 tbsp 
  8. Coriander powder- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
  9.  Sugar - 2 pinches
  10. Mustard oil- 2 tbsp

  1. Take the karelas and wash them.
  2. Now cut them in thin round slices(Just take out its end do not peel them)
  3. Take a wok add 2 tbsp mustard oil and heat it up for 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Now add the karelas and deep fry them.
  5. Fry till they turn crispy and changes its colour.
  6. Now in the mean time slice your onions in thin round slices.
  7. Take out your fried karelas and keep them aside in a bowl.
  8. Now add your onions and green chilies in the same oil.
  9. Fry till the onions turn pink in color.
  10. Now add the karelas again in the fried onions.
  11. Add turmeric powder,red chili powder,sugar,salt,dry mango powder and coriander powder.
  12. Mix it well.
  13. Stir it for more three to five minutes
  14. Your crispy karela do pyza is ready to be enjoyed by phulkas or paranthas.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Gulab Jamun

Holi is around the corner!
Holi is a festival of colors,meeting friends relatives and sharing happiness.So sweets are the most important part of celebration.I have made these GulabJamuns for Holi as it always gives me a pleasure to serve my own made sweets.I always prefer making home made sweets because they are hygienic as well as safe to consume.
Gulab Jamun is everyone's favorite and these gulab jamuns are very easy and quick to prepare.They are soft and mouth melting too.

These gulab jamuns are made up of  bread,cottage cheese and few more ingredients which are easily available in your kitchen.So this holi try out these delicious and never failing recipe of gulabjamun.
I am very much sure your guests are going to love it and you will get a good appreciation and loving words from them .So here goes the recipe-

Ingredients -
  1. White Bread slices - 4 to 5 (trim the sides of the bread)
  2. Milk Powder - 4 to 5 tsp
  3. Cottage Cheese - 2 tsp (crumble it first)
  4. Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  5. Full fat milk - 2 tbsp (add more if needed)
  6. fresh Malai - 1 tsp
For Sugar Syrup-
  1. 1.5 cup water
  2. 1.5 cup sugar
  3. 2 green cardamom

Method -
  1. Take a pan add water and sugar in it.
  2. Heat it up till the sugar dissolves completely.
  3. When the water starts boiling stir it continuously and add  green cardamom in it.
  4. The syrup should have little bit of sticky consistency means just one string.
  5. When the sugar completely dissolves boil it for more 5 minutes and switch off the flame.
  6. Now take a wok add oil or ghee in it and heat it up.
  7. Take bread slices cut its edges and crumble it properly.
  8. Take crumbled cottage cheese,milk powder,baking soda, malai and mix it properly.
  9. Now add milk very slowly and make a dough from it.
  10. The dough should be kneaded for 5 minutes at least.
  11. Now keep the dough for rest for 5 to 7 minutes.
  12. After 5 to 7 minutes knead the dough again and make its balls.
  13. Try to avoid the cracks in the balls and deep fry them.
  14. When the color of the balls turns into brown color,take them out and dip them in the sugar syrup.
  15. keep the balls in sugar syrup for 1 hour and cover it with a lid.
  16. After 1 hour enjoy your Gulab jamuns at home only.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Podi Chutney Powder

Podi Chutney Powder
Podi Chutney powder is almost available in South Indian families,as this powder is the most essential condiment which is required specially on lazy no cooking days.This powder adds a very good flavor to your food,which means if you are not in a mood to cook any sabji or you want a hassle free and tasty meal on your table,then podi powder can satisfy your tongue.
This podi powder is a staple condiment like pickle or chutney,which is made up of powdered lentils.It is also known as dry powdered chutney which is accomplished with dosa,idli and rice too.The taste of this powder is spicy,tangy and sweet as well as salty too.The podi powder is a coarse powder in which the crunchiness of lentils and other spices are found.

Podi powder is little yellow and orange in color as the spices gives a really good color to it.You can add warm ghee in the podi chutney powder and mix it up with hot steaming rice,this will give you a taste of heaven!
I have also used this powder with uttapam also and it adds a crunch in every bite.You can also store this powder in an air tight jar,and it wont get easily spoiled.
A simple method which can ease your life in your home cooked food.So a must try recipe for those people who love simple but rich and yum food.So here goes the recipe after a drooling picture ;-)


  1. Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
  2. Oil -2 tsp
  3. Urad  daal - 1/2 a cup
  4. Chana daal - 1/4 cup
  5. Dry red chilies - 17 to 19
  6. Curry leaves - 7 to 8
  7. Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  8. Dry mango powder - 1 tsp
  9. Sugar - 1/2 tsp ( you can use jaggery also)
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Salt to taste

Method -

  1. Take a pan add sesame seeds and dry roast till it gets golden brown in color.
  2. Put these seeds in a mixer jar and keep it aside.
  3. Now add 1 tsp oil in the pan and heat it up.
  4. Add urad and chana daal in the oil and roast it on low flame till it turns golden brown in color.
  5. Now let it cool down and add this in the same mixer jar which is filled with sesame seeds and keep it aside.
  6. Now add 1 tsp oil again in the pan and heat it up.
  7. Add dry red chilies and roast them till they puff up.
  8. Add curry patta leaves,when you will find the leaves are becoming crisp,then switch off the flame and add this in the same jar.
  9. Let it cool down.
  10. Now add turmeric powder,sugar,salt,asafoetida and dry mango powder and blend it in a form of coarse powder.
  11. Your podi powder chutney is ready to enjoy.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Cheesy Easy Grilled sandwich

Cheesy Easy Grilled Sandwich
We always feel hungry in evening..Right?
So grab out these easy sandwiches which is made in few minutes.Sandwich is everyone's favorite specially in evening or in morning breakfast.
You can also make these sandwiches in some small get together house parties or kid's birthdays.You can also give these yummy sandwiches in your kid's tiffin too and they are definitely going to love this,as kids do like cheesy eatables in their meals.
You can relish these sandwiches with coffee,tea or any soft drink.

 Sandwiches are found in small street local bakery shops or even high paid  reputed restaurants also.But i believe if you can maintain the same taste by making it at home,then you must try it.
Because home made food specially snacks are the best to opt ,as they are hygienic and freshly made.So why to not make our tempting cheesy sandwiches by our own?
So here goes the recipe of Cheesy Easy Grilled Sandwiches-

  1. Onions-2 medium sized(finely sliced)
  2. Tomatoes -2 medium sized(Finely chopped)
  3. Mozzarella cheese -70 grams (can add more or less as per your choice)
  4. Bread slices-4
  5. Oregano - 1 tsp
  6. Salt as per taste
  7. Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Red chili flakes -1/2 tsp(you can skip this also)

  1.  Take a bowl and add finely sliced onions.
  2. Now add chopped tomatoes.
  3. Add salt,pepper powder,oregano flakes and red chili flakes.
  4. Now take mozzarella cheese and grate it.
  5. Add it in the bowl too.
  6. Mix all the ingredients very well.
  7. Now take two bread slices at a time and spread butter on it.
  8. Switch on your grilled sandwich maker.
  9. Fill the filing in the bread by adding 2-3 tablespoon of the mixed ingredients.
  10. Now cover the bread with one more bread on the top.
  11. Grill the bread for 15-20 minutes.
  12. Your cheesy-easy sandwiches are ready to enjoy.

Monday, 9 October 2017

vegetable Noodles

 Vegetable Noodles

Noodles sounds always yummy for me and my kid too.I think most of us love to have noodles.I have used top noodles which does not have any flavor and taste maker,this means we have to make its flavors by our own.
I have added veggies also to make it healthy.The flavors are very much light in these noodles,this means your kids can also relish it.
These noodles are little sticky but if you are going to follow the recipe,then its really easy and delicious to make.

 We normally buy these noodles from market but you can make this at home by adding few ingredients which are mostly available in your kitchen.
You can give these noodles in your kid's tiffin too,they are definitely going to be happy to see these noodles.I have added little bit of soya sauce and some spices which is enhancing the flavor of these noodles.
So now you can also enjoy your favorite noodles at home only.

 So here goes the recipe of Vegetable noodles- 

  1.  Half pack of Top Noodles.
  2. 1 medium sized onion(cut in thin slices)
  3. 2 medium sized capsicum(cut in juliennes)
  4.  You can add more veggies like peas,carrots and American boiled corns too.(according to your choice)
  5. 6 to 7 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  6. Chili Garlic sauce - 1 1/2 tsp(you can reduce the quantity according to your taste) 
  7. Tomato ketchup - 1 tsp
  8. Refined oil-1 tbsp
  9. Soy sauce - 1 tsp 
  10. Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Red chili powder - 1 tsp(you can avoid this)
  12. White vinegar - 1 1/2 tsp
  13. Salt as per taste.

Method -
  1. Firstly take the noodles and break them .
  2. Now take a deep pan add water and little salt in it.
  3. Heat the pan and add noodles in it.
  4. Boil the noodles by stirring it continuously because it get sticks very quickly.
  5. Now when you will find the noodles are getting soft ,take them out in a strainer.
  6. Wash the noodles with running water.
  7. Wash it at least 3 to 4 times,so that the stickiness and starch will be removed.
  8. Now after washing the noodles keep the noodles in strainer only and add 1/2 tsp oil in the noodles,to avoid stickiness and your noodles will look more smooth.
  9. Now take a frying pan or wok add 1 tbsp oil.
  10. Now add garlic and onions in it.
  11. Fry them till it turns into pink color.
  12. Now add capsicum and fry it also
  13. Add salt,red chili powder,tomato ketchup,chili garlic sauce and soy sauce in it.
  14. Stir it quickly.
  15. Now add your noodles in the pan.
  16. Mix it gently.
  17. Add vinegar in it and again mix it.
  18. Lastly add some pepper powder and stir it again.
  19. Your Vegetable Noodles are ready to gobble up.

Monday, 18 September 2017


This paneer -e-khaas means its a special dish which is very much loved by my husband ,that's why it is very near to my heart as we Indian women always believe in " A way to a man's heart is through his stomach" :-) 
The main hero of this dish is the texture of the gravy,as its very grainy and creamy and its without cashews but after tasting it no one can say that it is without cashews because its very rich and thick.I haven't used any artificial color for this orange gravy,its purely a natural color of spices and ingredients that i have added in the gravy.
So without any guilt you can enjoy this dish as its healthy and full of taste.

The paneer pieces i have added is grilled in a grill sandwich maker with butter.The grilled paneer will definitely gives you a buttery taste in the gravy.
You can make this Paneer specially on special occasions like parties or get together.It goes very well with hot steaming rice and phulkas too or even pooris also.
This gravy is can be used in making non-veg also,as you can add your fried chicken or roasted one in the gravy that's up to your choice.If you are a hard core paneer lover then you must try this recipe and no one can say that its home made,because it tastes like a restaurant style dish.

Ingredients -
  1. For gravy-
  2. Onions - 3 medium sized(cut in square pieces not too small)
  3. Tomatoes - 4 medium sized(cut in square pieces not too small)
  4. Garlic cloves - 5 to 6(chopped)
  5. Dry red chilies - 2 to 3
  6. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  7. Bay leaves - 1 leaf
  8. Fresh Malai or cream(2 tbsp)
  9. Milk-1 small cup
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Salt as per taste
  12. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  13. Dry mango powder - 1 tsp
  14. Sugar - 2 pinches
  15. Red chili powder-1 tsp
  16. Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  17. For grilled paneer-
  18. Paneer - 200 grams
  19. Salted Butter - 1 tsp
  20. Pepper powder for sprinkling on the paneer.

Method -
  1. Firstly take a wok add oil around 1 and 1/2 tbsp 
  2. Heat it up and add cumin seeds,bay leaves and dry red chilies.
  3. Let it crackle
  4. Add onions and fry them till they get little pink in color(do not over fry)
  5. Add tomatoes and garlic and fry them till they get little soft(not mushy)
  6. This process should take only 10 to 12 minutes not more if you want to have a good color.
  7. Add salt,red chili powder,sugar,coriander powder,turmeric powder,dry mango powder and malai and mix it well.
  8. Now switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  9. Take a mixer jar add the onion tomato masala and add milk and give a good whisk to get a smooth paste.
  10. Now in the same wok add little oil again just 1tsp.
  11. Add the gravy in the wok and let it boil properly for at least 10 to 15 minutes again.
  12. You will observe a good color in the gravy.
  13. Now again switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  14. Again take a mixer jar and blend it again.
  15. Now switch on the  flame and add the paste again.
  16. Stir it properly on slow flame.
  17. Now take your paneer slices and put in your grill pan or sandwich maker by adding butter on it.
  18. Grill it till the paneer get a good grilled lines and color on it.
  19. Now check the gravy if its very thick add little water(do not add much water)
  20. Now again boil the gravy after adding water.
  21. Add the pepper powder in the gravy.
  22. Add grilled paneer pieces and sprinkle some more pepper powder on the top of paneer.
  23. Your delicious Paneer-e-Khaas is ready to enjoy.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Chatpate Aloo Pyaz

Chatpate Aloo Pyaz
I always believe in "jab ghar me na ho kuch Khaas to bana lo Aloo Pyaz"  ;-) Yes it means when you have nothing special in your kitchen,then you can make Aloo Pyaz.
Potatoes are almost a popular and always available vegetable which is found in our kitchen.Potatoes are normally mixed up in any vegetable as a combo.But sometimes we get bored of eating this vegetable,so to make something interesting as well as quick this chatapate aloo pyaz can help you a lot.With few ingredients you can make this dish and will definitely serve you a complete meal with curd or any daal you like to eat.

 This chatpate aloo pyaz is tangy and spicy too.You can enjoy this sabzi with crispy parantha or puri too.
The deep fried potatoes with crispiness is going to be loved by your family and specially kids,because kids love to eat Aloo.
I have added freshly chopped coriander to give the dish a yummy and fresh fragrance.So why to wait for this jiffy and palatable dish here goes the must try recipe-

  1.  5 to 6 medium sized potatoes(wash them,peel them and cut them in medium sliced shape)
  2. 2 medium sized onions(cut in long thin slices)
  3. 2 to 3 Green chilies (i have taken whole chilies with stem)
  4. Oil for deep frying the potatoes.(around 3 tbsp)
  5. Red chili powder - 1 tsp(as per your taste also)
  6. Turmeric powder-2 pinches
  7. Sugar - 2 pinches
  8. Dry mango powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Maggi masala - 1 small sachet
  11. Salt as per your taste
  12. Freshly chopped green coriander around 2 tsp(add more if you like)

Method -
  1. Take a wok add oil and heat it up nicely.
  2. Add potatoes in it and deep fry them,till it changes its color.
  3. Take them out on an absorbent paper.
  4. Now add onions and fry them till they turn golden brown in color not pink means you need to fry them more,if they are pink in color.
  5. Now add potatoes again in the oil.(take some oil out if you are thinking the oil is too much)
  6. Now time to add green chilies,turmeric powder,salt,sugar,dry mango powder,coriander powder and red chili powder,mix it well. 
  7. Now switch off the flame ,now add maggi masala and mix it also.
  8. lastly add some chopped green coriander.
  9. Enjoy your Chatpate Aloo Pyaz with crispy paranthas or puris.

Karela Do Pyaza

Karela Do Pyaza Karela/Bitter gourd is really beneficial and acts a panacea for diabetic patients.But due to its bitterness people avoid ...