Pudina Rice (Mint flavoured Rice)


Pudina/Mint is a popular ingredient in several foods and beverages, there is no denying that mint tastes good and healthy too, whether you use it in juice, food, candy, toothpaste or something else.

During summer mint leaves are widely used in several things because of its coolant act, So in these hot days, my kitchen is also good fragrance with fresh mint leaves and by having inspiration from lots of recipes, i am also using mint in my recipe as well.

Its mint flavored rice, a super tasty and easy recipe. During summers you can have this dish in lunch or dinner as per your choice. You can also add mixed veggies to make this dish more flavorful and healthy too. So lets begin to prepare this flavourful recipe now…

Ingredients

1 medium bowl cooked rice
1 onion (finely chopped)
1 green chillies (finely chopped)
1 table spoon lemon juice
1 table spoon clarified butter or cooking oil
1/2 small bowl mixed vegetables (frozen)
1/2 tea spoon cumin seeds
2 pieces of green cardamom
1 piece star anise
2 cloves
1 small piece of cinnamon
1 tea spoon coriander powder
Salt to taste
2 table spoon water
1 small bowl mint paste

Ingredients for mint paste

1 cup mint leaves
2 green chillies
1 inch ginger piece
1 tea spoon lemon juice
1/3 tea spoon black salt
Pinch of asafoetida
Ground all mint paste ingredients together and convert them into paste.

1. Firstly we need to heat a pan on medium flame and add cumin seeds and whole spices in it.

2. When the whole spices turns slightly brown, add onion in it and saute until it also becomes light brown in color.

3. Now add frozen mixed vegetables in it and saute them for about 1 to 2 minutes.

4. Now add all spices and salt in it and saute about a minute.

5. Now add mint paste in it and let it cook on slow flame about 2 to 3 minutes, then add rice and 2 tablespoon of water in it and mix all gently with light hands.

5. On low flame, cover this pan with a lid and let it simmer for a minute and then turn off the flame.

6. Add 1 table spoon lemon juice in it and mix gently without mashing the rice.

7. Now super tempting Pudina Rice is ready to be served… this rice is best served with plain yogurt or laban!

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Oats & Potato Emojis


Oats & Potato Emojis


Kids are obsessed with Emojis and snacks as well so in this recipe i am trying to prepare emojis snack with little healthy version which includes oats, it provides great flavor along with their attractive looks.

Oats & Potato Emojis Recipe… is perfect starter recipe for anytype of small party like kitty party and especially for kids birthday party. This quick snack recipe is loved by people of all age groups.

These are made from Oats and Potato mixture and because of that, these are very crunchy from out side and soft from inside.

Ingredients
1/3 cup oats
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 boiled & peeled potato (medium size)
2 table spoon corn starch
Black pepper powder as to taste
Salt as to taste
Oil for deep frying

Instructions

1. To prepare Oats & Potato emojis we need to heat a pan on medium flame, add oats into it and dry roast until it turn light brown in color.

(Oats powder)

2. After roasting, keep aside to cool and then with the help of mixer grinder, grind it to coarse powder and set aside.

3. Now take a big bowl, add potato in it and mash them finely or you can also grate them.

4. Now add oats powder, corn starch, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in it and mix well.

5. Cover and keep this mixture into refrigerator for about 15 to 30 minutes.

6. Now place a parchment paper on the flat surface and keep this mixture over the parchment paper and flatten it with the help of tapping fingers. You can also flat them with the help of rolling pin.

7. Evenly flat the dough and cut circles out of them and give the shapes like emoji then fry them until they becomes golden in color. Remove them and place them on absorbent paper.


Oats & Potato emojis are ready to be serve…serve them along with your favourite sauce or chutney….enjoy😊

Gooseberry and chilli pickle


Gooseberry and chilli pickle (Amla mirch Achar)

Today i am going to share a very healthy and tasty pickle recipe. This is Gooseberry chilli mix pickle – Gooseberry is also known as Amla in hindi. Amla is a natural source of many minerals and vitamins. These berries are famous in all over the world for their benefits and they are now exported to many countries.

There are multiple ways of adding it to our diet, like murabba, pickle, amla powder, dried amla and many more items. And in this recipe i am sharing a tangy pickle made from Amla and to make it more spicy, i am using chilli in it.

Ingredients
300 gram gooseberries
100 gram green chillies
1.5 table spoon coriander powder
1.5 table spoon fennel (coarsely grounded)
1.5 tea spoon mustard seeds (coarsely grounded)
1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder
1/4 tea spoon asafoetida
2 table spoon mustard oil
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare pickle, first wash the gooseberries and chillies separately.

2. Now boil half cup of water in a thick bottomed pan.

3. Add washed gooseberries in it, cover the pan with lid and simmer them for about 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Now turn off the flame and keep it aside for cooling.

5. Meanwhile cut the green chillies as your desire shape.

6. Now open the pan and drain the excess water from it.(don’t throw this water as it is very healthy, you can use it in curry, daal or as you want).

7. Now take a plate and keep gooseberries in it. Gently press the boiled gooseberry to separate the wedges and remove seeds as well.

8. Heat oil in a pan on medium flame, add all spices and saute them for a minute.

9. Now add amla pieces, prepared green chillies, asafoetida and salt in it. Mix all well together.

10. Cover and simmer for about 2 minutes. Then turn off the flame.
Amla chilli pickle is ready. You can serve this healthy pickle with poori, paratha, roti rice or as your choice.

Note… Don’t over cook the gooseberries.You can use this pickle up to one week.

 

Masala Vada


Masala Vada

(With both baked and fried options)

Masala vada is very popular in all over India but originated in south India. It is also known as Parippu Vada in southern India.

Though Masala Vada is mostly used as an option for breakfast but considering today’s tasteful life – you can have and prepare it anytime. Main key ingredient for Masala Vada is chana daal(split chickpea). Since long, Masala Vada is a deep fried snack however i am adding baked option also to make it more healthier without reducing the level of taste.

You can serve these tempting Vadas with coconut chutney and sambhar and you also can have it with your favorite chatni or sauce..So lets prepare it.

Ingredients
1 cup chana daal
1.5 table spoon rice flour
12 to 15 curry leaves
50 gram fresh coriander leaves
2 to 3 green chillies (chopped)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 tea spoon ginger paste
7 to 8 black pepper
1 table spoon fennel seeds (coarsely ground)
1 tea spoon coriander powder
Pinch of hing
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry

Instructions

1. To prepare masala vada, first of all we need to wash and soak the chana daal in luke warm water for about 5 to 6 hours.

2. Now drain the water and with the help of mixer grinder, grind this daal along with black pepper, green chillies and curry leaves(For baked method you need to preheat your oven at this time ).

3. Take a big bowl and transfer this mixture into it.

4. Add remaining spices, chopped onion, rice flour, coriander leaves and ginger paste in this mixture and mix well.

5. Now take a baking tray and line it with a foil or parchment paper and spray oil on top.

6. Apply little oil in your palms and take  spoonful mixture and shape the mixture into 2 to 3 inch size flat discs and place them on prepared baking tray.

7. Likewise prepare 7 to 8 vadas and spray oil on top and bake them on 220℃ until they turns golden brown on Top.

8. Now heat oil in a deep pan or kadai and prepare vadas from remaining mixture, and fry them in hot oil on medium flame until they become golden on both sides.

9. Now both types of vadas are ready to be served…serve them hot with coconut chatni and sambhar or as your choice…Enjoy!!😊

 

Spinach And Sprouts Dhokla


Spinach and Sprouts both are nutritious and the healthiest food for our body.

Always healthy diet plans are incomplete without them because they contains fewer calories compared to other sancks or meal and keep us energetic full of day.

And my todays recipe related to both of them, it is very healthy snacks recipe. You can have this dish as a morning breakfast or as a evening snack, this is perfect for both. So lets get started to make this yummiest and healthiest dish today.

Ingredients

200 gram fresh palak leaves
300 gram sprouted whole green gram /moong daal
2 green chillies (chopped)
2 table spoon chickpea flour
2 tea spoon oil
1 tea spoon sesame seeds
5 to 6 curry leaves
1/2 tea spoon baking soda
1/3 tea spoon asafoetida
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare dhokla firslty we need to grind the spinach, sprouts, green chillies and water together until it becomes smooth.

2. Now take a big bowl and add this mixture into it. (Meanwhile prepare steamer for steaming the dhokla)

3. Now add chickpea flour, salt, asafoetida and mix well. Make it a smooth better add water if needed.

4. Now grease the tin and if steamer is ready that moment add baking soda in the better and mix well.

5. Now tranfer this mixture into greased tin and set this tin into steamer.

6. Cook this better into steamer for about 12 to 15 minutes.

7. When dhokla is ready heat oil in tadka pan, add sesame seeds and curry leaves in it and saute for a second.

8. Pour this tempering over the dhokla and now cut it into your desire shape.

Now the healthy spinach and sprouts dhokla is ready to be served.

Enjoy this yummiest dhokla with your favorite chatni…Enjoy!😊

Healthy Vegetable Poha


Poha or Rice flakes are very good source of instant energy. It is very light and easy to digest, not only these benefits, even it is a good source of vital minerals, vitamins and iron too.


You can have it in different forms like fried, with milk, with yogurt and plain as well.

Poha is perfect for breakfast but you can have this as a snack too and replace unhealthy snacks with that like, chips and junk food. We all are very well aware about that it is light, healthy and good for diabetic patient as well, but once we add mix vegetables in it, they gives us additional benefits with yummy taste. It is easy to make recipe so lets prepare this healthy meal today.

Ingredients
1 cup poha/ flatten rice/rice flakes.
2 table spoon peanuts (dry roasted)
1 table spoon clarified butter
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/3 tea spoon cumin seeds
6 to 7 curry leaves
1 lime
1 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables ( i used carrot, cabbage, green peas, capsicum)
2 Green chillies (chopped)
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped)
2 table spoon fresh pomegranate seeds for garnishing
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare healthy vegetable poha firstly we need to wash the poha and drain the water completely, and then keep it aside.

2. Take a pan and heat clarified butter in it. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and once they start to splutter add onion and curry leaves in it.

3. After 2 to 3 minutes add mixed vegetables in it. Saute them until they become soft.

4. Now add green chillies, salt turmeric and then cover the pan with lid and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat.

5. Now add poha and mix it very well, then add roasted peanuts and lime juice and mix well.

6. Now turn off the flame and garnish it with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh coriander leaves.


Now the yummy healthy poha is ready to serve.
Serve hot with plain yogurt or anything as per your choice.😊 Enjoy!!

Tahini Paste And Tahini Sauce Recipe


Tahini is a paste which is made from grounded sesame seeds. Tahini is a popular staple in Middle East, here are many ways to use tahini… like sauces for meat and vegetables.

Tahini has lots of positive points, it is high in calcium and protein and lots of nutrients those help fight inflammation and provide cardiovascular support.

Preparing tahini is so quick and that we can do with two ingredients, so lets get start to make this easy peasy tahini paste today.

Ingredients

100 gram sesame seeds
2 table spoon olive oil

Instructions

1. To prepare tahini, first of all we need to toast the sesame seeds.

2. Take a heavy bottomed pan add sesame seeds in it, and toast them gently on low flame.

3. When they turns light brown in color, turn off the heat and set them aside to cool.

4. Now add olive oil and sesame seeds in to the food processor, pulse until it become a thick paste form.

5. Now tahini paste is ready, store it in little glass jar.

Tahini Sauce is a popular dip in middle east. Its made from tahini paste and especially used with burgers, falafel and snacks.

Ingredients
2 table spoon tahini paste
1 table spoon water
1 tea spoon lemon juice
1/4 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon fresh parsley

Instructions

1. To prepare tahini sauce ,grind all them together until sauce is become creamy in texture.

(You can also add garlic in this sauce mixture)