Mixed Vegetables Oats Idli


We all are very well aware about it, that Oats is very healthy to human body. Oats is a multitasking ingredient, we can make dessert, snacks, appetizers and many more from it.

It is very nutritious, full of fiber and of course more than enough to cover your stomach if you starving.Β 

So today i am gonna share a healthy and scrumptious recipe of Oats, this is mixed vegetables oats idli. In this recipe, along with Oats i also used some rava and yogurt which gives slight sour taste, and pinch of baking soda to get the soft and fluffy texture. So lets begin to make these yummy mixed vegetables Oats idli now.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Oats
1/2 cup semolina
1/2 cup yogurt (whisked)
1 tea spoon urad daal (split)
1 table spoon peanuts
1 table spoon cooking oil
1/3 tea spoon asafoetida
1/3 tea spoon roasted cumin seeds powder.
2 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 inch ginger piece (grated of finely chopped).
1 small carrot (finely chopped).
1 small onion (finely chopped).
1 small capsicum (finely chopped).
8 to 10 curry leaves (fresh or dry)
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/4 tea spoon baking soda
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped).
1 table spoon lemon juice
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare Mixed vegetables Oats idli, first of all heat a pan and dry roast the oats and semolina separately.

2. Now coarsely ground the Oats with the help of mixer grinder.

3. Now take a big bowl add the whisked yogurt in it, then add semolina and Oats powder in it.

4. Now add all chopped vegetables(except onion), salt, cumin power in it. Mix well.

5. Now heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the urad daal, cumin seeds,curry leaves, peanuts, onion and asafoetida in it and saute on a medium heat for few seconds.

6. Now pour this tempering on idli better and mix well.

7. Now cover this mixture and set aside for 15 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile grease the idli moulds with minimal oil and boil the water in a steamer.

8. After 15 to 30 minutes add baking soda and lemon juice in it and mix well.

9. Now put a 1 table spoon idli batter into each of the greased idli mould and steam in a steamer for about 13 to 15 minutes or until the idlis are cooked.

10. Let them Cool and then demould them…Now mixed vegetables Oats idlis are ready to serve, enjoy them with sambhar, and coriander coconut chutney…😊

Healthy Coconut Popsicles


Only 3 ingredients (except water)

Coconut milk is a good source of several vitamins and minerals.

It can improve the health of the digestive system and promote digestion. Coconut milk can be used in a variety of recipes and today i am going to share one of them. It is coconut milk Popsicles, this is very easy recipe and very healthy for kids and all other ages.

In this recipe we will make coconut Popsicle with fresh coconut milk and some other ingredients.

Ingredients

1 fresh coconut
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 tea spoon custard powder

Instructions

1. To prepare healthy coconut Popsicle, first of all crack coconut shell and remove coconut from it.

2. Now cut the coconut in small chunks or you can grate them.

3. Now add 1 cup of water and coconut chunks in blender and grind them very well.

4. Strain this mixture into muslin cloth and squeez out all the coconut milk from the muslin cloth.

5. Now coconut milk is ready, pour this milk in a sauce pan add condensed milk, 1 tea spoon custard powder in it and mix well.

6. After mixing, boil this mixture and set aside to cool.

7. Pour this mixture evenly into the popsicle moulds and keep it into the freezer at least 3.5 hours or overnight.

To easily remove the ice pops, run under water to help loosen from the mould.

Then serve and enjoy!!

I like Coconut flakes in my coconut Popsicles so i add 2 tea spoon coconut flakes in it.

Pink Lemonade


Pink Lemonade is a super cool and quick recipe. This is one of the best recipe too for summer which all age group going to enjoy. Moreover it will explore and show your creativity through this cool drink as different from normal routine drink.Β 

There are multiple ways of making Lemonade or pink lemonade, here i am using mixed berry juice and plain soda for making pink lemonade. This is perfect mocktail recipe for summer parties.

Ingredients
2 can chilled plain soda
1/4 cup mixed berry juice
2 tea spoon lemon juice
1/2 tsp ginger juice
1 table spoon powder sugar
8 mint leaves
Ice cubes

Instructions

1. To prepare pink Lemonade, first of all add soda, lemon juice, powder sugar, mint leaves in a pitcher and mix them well.

2. Now add ice cubes and mixed berry juice in it and mix well.

3. Now pour this drink into glasses and top with mint leaves. Serve chilled!!😊

Dahi Vada


“Dahi vada” is part of top street food list within North India and especially in Delhi.

It can be prepare from split moong daal(yellow lentil) or split urad daal (white lentil). But today i am sharing combination of both lentils recipe, that means in this recipe dahi vadas are prepared from mix of both lentils moong and urad daal.

Actually vadas are deep fried dumplings which are served in chilled yogurt with spicy green and sweet tamarind chatni. For make it more special we sprinkle fresh grounded spices on it which gives nice aroma and makes it more tempting . So lets prepare this mouth watering dish today..😊


Ingredients

1/2 cup split moong lentil/daal
1/2 cup split urad daal/white lentil
1/2 tea spoon black pepper powder
8 to 10 pepper corn (optional)
1/3 tea spoon black pepper powder
pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

For serving
1 cup chilled yogurt (whisked)
Coriander chutney as per taste.
Sweet tamarind chutney as per taste.
Pinch of roasted cumin powder
Pinch of chat masala
Pinch of black pepper powder
Pinch of salt or as per taste

Instructions

1. To prepare Dahi Vadas – first of all wash the both lentils and soak them separately with enough water for 6-7 hours.

2. Drain the excess water and grind them together with the help of little water. ( make sure you do not grind it to a fine paste).

3. Now take a big bowl and add this mixture in it and then beat the mixture till the mixture gets fluffy.

4. Now add salt, black pepper powder, pepper corn, asafoetida in it and mix well.

5. Heat the oil and take out 1 tea spoon of batter and gently put it in the oil. Place as many as possible at a time.

6. Fry these balls on medium flame until they turns golden in color.

7. Place an absorbent paper on the plate and take them out on it.

8. Now Vadas are ready for serving.

9. For servingβ€”-
1. Take 2 cups of warm water in a big bowl and dip 8 to10 vadas in this warm water for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

2. After 15 minutes take them out from the water and squeeze the water out and keep them in serving plate.

3. Pour the chilled yogurt over them, then add some green chatni and tamarind chatni.

4. Now sprinkle some black pepper powder, salt, roasted cumin powder on it and garnish with mint or coriander leaves….Now this super tempting Dahi vadas are ready to be served… Enjoy!!😊

Farfalle Pasta With Spicy Jalfrezi


Farfalle Pasta With Spicy Jalfrezi

The combination of Farfalle pasta and Jalfrezi is so tasteful and we can prepare it easily.Though Jalfrezi is not a new thing for food lovers but adding it with Pasta is quite unique and so delicious and i am very much sure that all health conscious people going to like it.

Its perfect for all age groups but it can be so beneficial for all moms whose kids prefer to have pastas but not vegetables. By this moms can make it possible for kids to eat all vegetable along with pasta.

Only we need to keep all ingredients ready. Probably the most time consuming activity in preparing this recipe is to chop the vegetables so have patience as vegetables are the healthy part. So lets begin to prepare yummy Farfalle with Spicy jalfrezi…

Ingredients
1 cup farfalle pasta
2 cups of chopped vegetables (carrot, baby corn, colored capsicum, beans, cauliflower, etc)
1/2 Cup of onions, sliced
1/2 Teaspoon cumin seeds
2 Tablespoon of oil
1 Teaspoon of coriander powder
1/2 Teaspoon of red chilli powder (adjust to taste)
1/4 Teaspoon of black pepper powder
1.5 Tablespoon of tomato paste
1/2 Teaspoon of garam masala
3 to 4 whole red chillies

Salt as per taste
INSTRUCTIONS

1. To prepare jalfrezi pasta first of all prepare vegetables by washing, peeling, and chopping them.

 

2. Heat 3.5 cup of water in a big sauce pan and boil pasta Farfalle for about 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, stir occasionally. Drain and set aside.

3. Now heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and whole red chillies. When they sizzle and turn darker brown, add the sliced onions.

4. Saute until the onions turn soft and a light golden brown. Then add all chopped vegetables and spices in it. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

5.Now add the tomato paste and mix well.

6.Top up with half cup of water and bring it to boiling level. Lower the flame and cover the pan until vegetables are cooked.

7.Take care and not to overcook them, the water should be lesser by now but if you find the gravy still watery, cook a bit longer leaving the pan open.

8.When the vegetables are cooked and the dish has the desired consistency, add Farfalle pasta, garam masala. Mix well and turn off the heat.

 

9.Now spicy farfalle is ready to be serve… Serve this with Your favorite sauce or as it is… Enjoy!!

Pomegranate Cooler


#Mocktail Recipe

There are multiple ways that we can use Pomegranate to add value in our taste and in our health too. Apart from being healthy, there are some other natural benefits of pomegranates like these are antioxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and are said to be a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid.

During normal or high summer, human body is always in need of hydration and pomegranate cooler is one of the best hydration drink in summer because its multiple benefits with delicious taste. So today i am going to share an easy and super quick mocktail recipe pomegranate cooler, hope you all enjoy it…πŸ·πŸ™‚

Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds.1

Tea spoon lemon juice.1

2 to 14 fresh mint leaves.P

Pinch of black salt.

1 can chilled soda.

1.5 Tea spoon sugar syrup or powder suger.

4 to 5 Crushed ice cube.

Instructions

1. To prepare pomegranate cooler first we blend the half amount of pomegranate seeds.

2. Now crush the mint leaves with help of mortar pestle.

3. Take a glass, add 2 table spoon of blended pomegranate juice in it. Then add crushed mint leaves.

4. Now add 1 table spoon pomegranate seeds in it.

5. Add pinch of black salt, some crushed ice cube (according to taste) sugar syrup and then add soda in it. Mix slightly.

6. Now pomegranate cooler is ready to serve…garnish it with lemon wedge and enjoy this super cool mocktail recipe in hot summer days!!

Tangy Lemon Pickle


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Handmade pickles are always the demanding pickles and reasons are very simple – we can trust the ingredients, we can trust the hygiene quality and moreover we all in love with that taste. Being expert in making almost all pickles, my grandmother always the best in making lemon pickle.

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As a part of learning and also with intention to share that home made demanding recipe with you all – today i am going to follow the same which i learnt from massive experience holder my grand mother.

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This is very easy recipe as ingredients are very easily available like basic spices salt, turmeric, chilli, some pickle spices kalonji mustard and all. I am also using oil because oil preserve lemon pickle for longer time. In this recipe you can also use limes instead of lemons.

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Ingredients

15 to 17 lemons

1 tsp Kalonji

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp black pepper powder

2 tblsp mustard oil

2 tblsp rock salt

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

3 to 4 pinch Asafoetida

1 tsp red chilli powder

 

Instructions

 

1. Take a deep pan and boil 3 cups of water in it.

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2. Now turn the heat slow and add washed lemons in it. Let them simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

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3. After 15 minutes, turn off the heat and drain out the water from lemons. Let them cool completely.

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4. Now cut them in quarters or as per your desired shapes and deseed them.

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5. Now add black pepper, salt, chilli powder, turmeric in it and mix well.

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6. Now heat mustard oil in tadka pan. When oil is that hot that you can see smoke coming out of it, add mustard seeds in it. Then add kalonji and Asafoetida and remove the pan from the heat and add it into the spice mixed lemons chunks.

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7. Mix it very well. Now tangy lemon pickle is ready. You can enjoy this tangy lemon pickle with rice, paratha, poori or as your choice……enjoy!!!😊

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