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28 December, 2016

FENUGREEK LEAVES / MENTHYA SOPPU / METHI CHUTNEY

FENUGREEK LEAVES / MENTHYA SOPPU / METHI CHUTNEY
Posted in : CHUTNEY on by : Divya Suresh

Somehow… today I was not willing to make coconut chutney as an accompaniment with dosay/dosa. Then I decided to make bengal gram/chana dal chutney  but then also I wasn’t very willing to do it even ….. while I was thinking… I had methi in front of me….. suddenly I thought like ..let me try adding
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27 December, 2016

AVALAKKI / BEATEN RICE / POHA BISIBELE BATH

AVALAKKI / BEATEN RICE / POHA BISIBELE BATH
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

Avalakki/beaten rice/poha bisibele bath is a one pot meal normally made for breakfast. Here bisi means hot (garam), bele means lentil (dal) ..ie… Hot lentil bath. Basically bisibele bath is a mixture of mixed vegetables+lentil (Toor or moong)+Rice by adding freshly made (bisibele bath powder) masala powder. But it can also be made with beaten
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18 December, 2016

BREAD-ANAAR (pomegranate)-MASALA RICE

BREAD-ANAAR (pomegranate)-MASALA RICE
Posted in : RICE ITEMS - PULAV / MASALA BATH / BISIBELE BATH on by : Divya Suresh

One more… our most favourite….spicy rice preparation with the taste of sweet pomegranate, spices, crispy bread cubes along with vegetables. Though made some changes, Mainly followed Mrs. Nita Mehta’s recipe.  I make this masala rice for quite sometime now, since I bought her cook book few years back. In the original recipe she has mentioned
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17 December, 2016

Punjabi (Satvik) Chole

Punjabi (Satvik) Chole
Posted in : HULI / CURRY / VEGETABLE CURRY / GOJJU / TANGY CURRY / DAL / TOVVE / VEGETABLE KOOTU / SAGU on by : Divya Suresh

As the name itself depicts…..it is Satvik ie… no onion – garlic recipe ! Wow very rich.. tasty..healthy.. delicious.. superb.. lip smacking yummy recipe. We all enjoyed this delicious chole with Rice, Dosa/Dosay and Phulka….. recipe is really  awesome.  Satvik chole masala is most popular in Punjab, Delhi, Gurgaon etc but loved all over India
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15 December, 2016

PUDINA-BETTADA NELLIKAYI / PUDINA-AMLA / MINT-INDIAN GOOSEBERRY CHUTNEY

PUDINA-BETTADA NELLIKAYI / PUDINA-AMLA / MINT-INDIAN GOOSEBERRY CHUTNEY
Posted in : CHUTNEY on by : Divya Suresh

One more type of chutney using Amla.. the seasonal fruit. This time I mixed it with mint leaves chutney. I have prepared it in the same procedure which I follow while making pudina/mint chutney, I have just replaced tamarind with lots of Grated gooseberry. The Amla which we get here in Gurgaon is very sour..
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15 December, 2016

CORIANDER/HARA DHANIYA – AMLA / KOTTAMBARI SOPPU-BETTADA NELLIKAYI CHUTNEY

CORIANDER/HARA DHANIYA – AMLA / KOTTAMBARI SOPPU-BETTADA NELLIKAYI CHUTNEY
Posted in : CHUTNEY on by : Divya Suresh

Yet another combination of Coriander leaves + Indian gooseberry chutney. This one is also full of healthy ingredients and tastes yum yum. In this type no need to roast anything, just gather everything and grind… that’s it.  In this way we can see to it that we consume Amla everyday… and why not when it
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13 December, 2016

SEMOLINA CHOCO-BATH

SEMOLINA CHOCO-BATH
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

A chocolate flavored semolina bath or sooji halwa or choco bath … as in…. Kesari bath…. is the yummiest sweet which I recently learnt from a TV cookery show. Any dish with chocolate flavour is our favourite! So obviously I wanted to try it as soon as possible and here is the outcome. It is
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9 December, 2016

MENTHYA SOPPU / FENUGREEK LEAVES + WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR POORI

MENTHYA SOPPU / FENUGREEK LEAVES + WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR POORI
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, PALYA / SOOKHA SUBJI / USLI / SALAD on by : Divya Suresh

Though it is a deep fried recipe…it also has the goodness of whole wheat flour & fenugreek leaves ! It s very simple and easy recipe with very few ingredients. We can make once in a while.  I do it at least once in every winter season ie… when fresh fenugreek leaves are available. So
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8 December, 2016

HING ALOO

HING ALOO
Posted in : PALYA / SOOKHA SUBJI / USLI / SALAD on by : Divya Suresh

Hing Aloo is a Rajasthani stir fried Potato subji, with regularly used masalas and the pungent taste of Hing ( asafoetida ). Perfect as a quick, easy & hassle free side dish for chapati, Phulka, Poori, Naan, roti etc. First time I tasted this dish in a restaurant ( Veg Gulati ) in Delhi. We
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8 December, 2016

AMLA / INDIAN GOOSEBERRY / BETTADA NELLIKAYI CHUTNEY

AMLA / INDIAN GOOSEBERRY / BETTADA NELLIKAYI CHUTNEY
Posted in : CHUTNEY on by : Divya Suresh

Amla / Indian Gooseberry / nellikayi has many healthy benefits. It provides remedies for many diseases. Amla is very rich in Vitamins & minerals like calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Carotene, Vitamin B complex etc. It is widely used in Ayurvedic treatments. Amla is a super fruit which slows down Ageing, cures sore throat, Increases diuretic activity,
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7 December, 2016

CHICKPEA FLOUR-ALMOND-WALNUT LADDU/ BESAN LAADU/UNDE

CHICKPEA FLOUR-ALMOND-WALNUT LADDU/ BESAN LAADU/UNDE
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

A sweet dish which is full of fiber in the form of chickpea flour & almond flour and…. walnut is being used… so it is definitely a healthy sweet dish which a diabetic person also can eat without worrying  much. Most of the time many people make Besan laddu/unde using gram flour and in that
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6 December, 2016

FENUGREEK LEAVES / METHI / MENTHYA SOPPINA PARATHA

FENUGREEK LEAVES / METHI / MENTHYA SOPPINA PARATHA
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

We get very fresh fenugreek leaves here now in winter. Anything made using fenugreek leaves tastes awesome. I have also posted steamed fenugreek leaves subji here in my blog. Will try and post all the recipes related to this. I do fenugreek leaves paratha in three to four ways…. this is one among them. It
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6 December, 2016

GUAVA / SEEBEKAYI / AMROOD CHUTNEY

GUAVA / SEEBEKAYI / AMROOD CHUTNEY
Posted in : CHUTNEY on by : Divya Suresh

Now its the season of Guava / amrood /seebekayi… Plenty are available in the market. So sharing the recipe of guava chutney with you all. its a mildly sweet… more spicy chutney which one would like to eat as such. I make this chutney as an accompaniment to rotti, paratha etc. Tastes best with Aloo
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2 December, 2016

SORGHUM/JOWAR SOOJI / JOLADA RAVE ROTTI

SORGHUM/JOWAR SOOJI / JOLADA RAVE ROTTI
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, ROTTI / ROTI / THALIPEET on by : Divya Suresh

Sorghum called as Jowar in Hindi, Cholam in Telugu, Jola in Kannada, Cholum in Malayalam…. ia a powerhouse of nutrients. Sorghum/Jowar also belongs to Millets category. Consuming millets has many health benefits and are economical compared to Rice and Wheat. It contains half the daily required intake of Protein, has high level of vitamins and
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