Red chilli and garlic Chutney 8-10 dry red chillies ( bedgi)1/4 cup garlic peeled1 tsp cuminSalt 2 tbsp oil or more ( I prefer MO)1/2 tsp amchoor/ a piece of fresh kairi/ 1 tsp dry Kachri powder Deseed and soak the chillies for about 2 hours. Reserve the oil and add the rest of the…

Pesarattu ( Moong Dal Dosa) This is just an amazing and healthier way to have a Dosa.  Again thanks to my cook “Sangeeta ” who made this fabulous dosa which is now made at least 2 times a week at my place.  Green Moong Dal is high in protein and fibre and low in fat…

Buckwheat/ Kuttu Chilla  Very simple and delicious. I love it when I’m fasting or even otherwise. Absolutely Satvik . Serve with a satwick green chutney or fried chillies.  This amount makes about 6 chillas .  1 cup buckwheat flour ( freshly ground ) 3/4 cup grated cucumber 3-4 green chillies finely chopped  1/4 tsp black…

Lal Maath Bhaji.  Lal Maath/ Amaranth / chawli/ Lal Saag / Red Spinach  This red leafy veg has umpteen benefits.  Aids digestion , improves kidney function  Strengthens the hair roots and it is very good for people who are anaemic specially if it is cooked in an iron Kadhai. These are a few of the…

Stuffed Paneer Rolls in a Makhni Gravy Paneer 500gms a complete block sliced into about thin slices about 3mm thick slices A few cloves  Stuffing 250 GMs peas 2 green chillies minced 2 tbsp chopped coriander 1 tbsp lemon juice ( optional) 1/3 tsp jeera Salt 1 tsp ghee Crush the peas coarsely in a…

Beetroot Pachadi  Recipe credits Padhu Sankar This is a Kerala style pachadi.  Easy to prepare and very tasteful . I loved it and I’m sure everybody will too .  The radiant beetroot has been identified as a superfood due to its immense nutritional value. According to health experts, regular consumption of beetroot can benefit our…

I’m definetly on a Watermelon trip. So another watermelon rind recipe.  Easy and most certainly tasty . The taste of the spices is not very strong so one can just go on munching.  Pickled Watermelon Rind.  1 cup watermelon rind cut into sticks 2 cups water 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp ginger juice  1 tsp…

Watermelon Rind Salad.  2 cups water melon Rind  1 tbsp flax seeds toasted  1 tbsp lemon juice  Cracked black pepper 1 garlic clove crushed.  3/4 tsp sugar 2 tbsp chopped coriander  Salt  Chop the watermelon rind into fine pieces  Place in a large bowl Add in the sugar , salt , black pepper and lemon…

Watermelon Rind Salad.  2 cups water melon Rind  1 tbsp flax seeds toasted  1 tbsp lemon juice  Cracked black pepper 1 garlic clove crushed.  3/4 tsp sugar 2 tbsp chopped coriander  Salt  Chop the watermelon rind into fine pieces  Place in a large bowl Add in the sugar , salt , black pepper and lemon…

Balsamic Beet Salad  I was looking up Beetroot Sslad recipes online and like something from this and that. And this is what I did. Took something from here and from there and came up with this delicious Salad.  1 cup beetroot 1/2 cup sliced thinly 1 tbsp coriander chopped 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar or…

Roasted Green Capsicum Soup  2 green Capsicums 1 medium Onion 1 tomato  2 cloves garlic  1/2 cup ghia ( bottle gourd)( I used it to give the soup some body.  2 tbsp finely chopped parsley/ Dill /Coriander 1/2 tsp cracked pepper Salt  Boil the ghia and garlic with 3 cups of water in a cooker…

Roasted Beetroot Soup A nice light refreshing soup with very subtle flavours.  1 beetroot  1 medium onion  1 clove garlic ( optional) 2 tbsp celery 1/3 tsp black pepper powder/ cracked 2 tbsp lemon juice  3 cups water/ vegetable broth.  Salt to taste Wash the beetroots and onion and the love of garlic  Keep on…