Friday, August 28, 2009

Tri Coloured Parantha

Paranthas or stuffed rotis can become very unhealthy if laden with oil and ghee.But it can be twisted into a healthy version too....
chk this out..


1 Radish (grated)
1 bunch Radish leaves
1 Carrot (grated)
2 cup Wheat flour
½ tsp Red chilli powder
½ tsp Garam masala
Salt to taste
Oil (for brushing)


Take all veggies in a bowl.

Add atta, salt, red chilli powder, garam masala and make dough using water.

Make paranthas, roast on both sides on tawa and thn add little oil and roast till golden brown on both sides. Serve hot with curds or sauce.


You can add any type of greens. Can also add finely chopped green chillies instead of red chilli powder.

Aloo Podimas

Aloo fry is a regular at everyone's home but how about adding some cocnut to it and give it that pakka south indian touch.....


6 Potatoes medium size
1 tsp Urad dal
1 tsp Chana dal
1 inch Ginger chopped finely
3 clove Garlic (chopped)
1 Onion big ( chopped)
7 Green chilli (chopped)
Juice of 1 small lemon
¼ cup Fresh coconut (grated)
3 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
1 stks Dhaniya
½ tsp Mustard seed
Curry leaves


Boil and peel potatoes. Cut roughly and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, urad dal, chana dal and saute. Add curry leaves, onion, garlic, green chilli and saute.

Add haldi, aloo, salt, and fry on low flame till crispy.

Remove from fire, add lemon juice, coconut and serve.

Achaari Bhindi

Lady finger is a powerhouse of nutrients and a boon for those who are dieting.... Slight variations can make this veggie taste completely different... Spicy, tangy and yummmmm.......


20 Lady finger
2 Tbsp Toor dal
Few pepper (whole)
Salt to taste
1 Onion medium ( chopped )
1 Tomato (chopped)
1 stks Dhaniya
¼ tsp Haldi
¼ tsp Garam masala
¼ tsp Chole masala
¼ tsp Kasuri methi
2 tsp Oil
¼ tsp Red chilli powder

Take lady finger, trim the edges and cut into 2 pieces. Grind toor dal, pepper, little salt from table 1 to fine powder in dry grinder.

Slit lady finger from between and stuff this dry powder. Keep in microwave proof dish and cook in microwave for 5-6 mts with lid till soft.

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion, saute. Add tomato, salt, red chilli powder, haldi, chole masala, garam masala from table 2 and saute till raw smell has gone. Add cooked bhindi, toss till masala coats bhindi completely on sim flame for 2-3 mts. Switch off. Garnish with dhaniya and serve hot with flatbreads of your choice.

If you do not have microwave, steam lady finger in pressure cooker till soft but firm. Take care to not make it mushy.