Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Cranberry is the Winter Crop. The amazing health benefit of cranberry is that it can prevent stroke and heart disease. Most Cranberries are Water-harvested.
Fresh cranberries, which contain the highest level of beneficial nutrients are at their peak from October through December.


1. Cranberries -- 1Cup
2. Toor Dal -- 1/2Cup
3. Onions(Finely Chopped) -- 1/2Cup (This is Optional)
4. Cumin Seeds -- 1tbsp
5. Mustard Seeds -- 1tbsp
6. Green Chilli -- 4 or 5
7. Red Chilli -- 2
8. Curry Leaves -- 8 to 10
9. Salt -- To Taste
10. Red Chilli Powder -- 1/2tbsp

Method To Prepare

1. First Pressure Cook the Toor Dal and Cranberries for atleast 4 to 5 long whistles.
2. Now for seasoning, heat 2tbsp of Oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, green chilli, curry leaves and red chilli. Fry them for 2min.
3. Then add chopped Onions and fry till they turn transparent. (This is Optional. So if you don't want to add onions you can add directly the cooked dal and cranberries.)
4. Once onions are fried nicely, add the cooked dal and cranberries. Also add salt and red chilli powder. Mix it well and let it cook for 5 to 10 min. Add 1/2 glass of water if needed.
5. Finally transfer it to the serving bowl and garnish it with the fresh coriander leaves.

Serve it Hot with Rice...........  Enjoy the Tasty Cranberry Dal.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


1. Basmati Rice -- 1Cup
2. Green Zucchini -- 1
3. Salt --  To Taste
4. Bay Leaves -- 3
5. Cinnamon Stick(1 inch) -- 1
6. Red Chilli -- 3 or 4
7. Mustard Seeds -- 1/2tbsp
8. Cumin Seeds -- 1/2tbsp
9. Cashew -- 1/4Cup (This is Optional)

Method To Prepare:
1. First wash Zucchini thoroughly with fresh water and grate it.
2. Then heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once they start to crackle add bay leaves, cinnamon stick,cahew and red chilli.

3. Let them fry for 5min and add salt and grated zucchini to it.

4. Allow it to cook for 5min and then transfer everything to the electric cooker bowl.

5. Add sufficient water to it and let the electric cooker do its job.
6. Finally tasty Zucchini Rice is ready to Serve.

This Recipe is Posted in "VFAM - Zucchini Event"


Bananas consists mainly of sugars (Glucose, Fructose and Sucrose) and fiber, which makes them ideal for an immediate and prolonged source of energy.
Bananas are relatively high in iron, which helps the body's hemoglobin function.
Bananas are extremely high in potassium and very low sodium, thus having a perfect ratio for preventing high blood pressure.
According to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of regular diet can reduce the risk of heart strokes upto 40%.


1. Milk -- 1Cup
2. Bananas -- 2 No.s
3. Sugar -- 1/4 Cup (Add according to your Taste)
4. Almonds -- For Garnishing

Method To Prepare

1. Grind the Bananas, Milk and Sugar to a Blender.
2. Transfer it to the Serving Glass and garnish it with the Almonds.


Sending this recipe to2nd Event of Preeti's Kitchen Life

Also this recipe goes to Summer Spirits Event

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Pani Puri is a famous Street Snack in India which is also called as Golgappa or Gup Chup. It is a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with the mixture of mint water and potato, onions, chaat masala and tamarind. To fill the puri, we can use either a curry made with potatos or a curry made with chickpeas.

Ingredients To Prepare the Stuffing Inside the Puri.:
1. Boiled Potatoes -- 3
2. Onions(Finely Chopped) -- 1 Medium.
3. Tomato(Finely Chopped) -- 1 Small (This is Optional)
4.  Everest Chaat Masala -- 2tbsp
5. Salt -- To Taste
6. Red Chilli Powder (Optional) -- 1/2tbsp
7. Green Chilli (Finely Chopped) -- 2 or 3
8. Garam Masala -- 1tbsp
9. Tamarind Paste -- 2tbsp.(Instead of Tamarind you can add Lime Juice.)
Method To Prepare:
1. First mash the boiled potatoes in a bowl
2. Now add chopped onions, tomatoes, salt, green chilli, chaat masala, garam masala, red chilli powder and tamarind paste. Mix it well.

Now Lets Prepare Pani:

Ingredients to Make Pani:
1. 2Cups Water
2. Mint Leaves -- 1/4 Cup
3. Red Chilli -- 2
4. Everest Pani Puri Masala -- 2tbsp
5. Salt -- To Taste
6. Green Chilli -- 1
7. Lemon Juice -- 1 or 2tbsp (Add according to your taste)
8. Black Salt -- 1Pinch.

Method to Prepare:
1. First grind the mint leaves along with  the green chilli and red chilli.
2. Now transfer the mint paste to a bowl and add water.
3. Also add black salt, pani puri masala and lemon juice to it.
4. Mix it well and the pani for the pani-puri is ready now.

Finally to enjoy the tasty Pani-Puri, just stuff the masala made with potatoes into the puri and add the pani to it. Have a great taste pani-puri at your home. Enjoy making and eating also.........

Saturday, November 26, 2011



                  Mustard greens are Winter Crops. They are low in calories and contain a large amount of antioxidants. They provide an excellent source of Vitamins B6,C and E, Calcium and Fiber.
          Studies have shown that mustard greens, like other greens have anticancer effects. Mustard greens are also beneficial especially for women who are going through Menopause.
         Regular consumption of mustard greens in the diet is known to prevent iron deficiency anaemia, arthritis and believed to protect from asthama and prostate cancers.

1. Mustard Greens -- 1Cup
2. Spinach -- 1/2Cup
3. Toor Dal -- 1/2Cup
4. Salt -- To Taste
5. Garlic Cloves -- 5
6. Cumin Seeds -- 1tbsp
7. Tamarind Paste -- 1tbsp(Add according to your Taste)
8. Red Chilli Powder -- 1/4tbsp
9. Green Chilli -- 3 or 4

Method To Prepare:
1. First wash  mustard greens, spinach and toor dal thoroughly with fresh water and pressue cook them for atleast 4 to 5 long whistles.
2. Then for seasoning, heat 2tbsp of oil in a pan and add green chilli, cumin seeds, garlic cloves. Fry them till the garlic changes its color to light brown.
3. Now add the cooked dal along with mustard greens and spinach into the pan. Mix it well.
4. Then add salt, red chilli powder and tamarind paste to it.
5. Finally Mix it well and transfer it to the serving bowl.

Serve it Hot with Rice...........
Enjoy this Yummy And Healthy Mustard Greens Dal in Making as well as Eating..



1. Baby Lima Beans(I used frozen beans) -- 1Cup
2. Tomatos (Chopped) --  1 Meduim
3. Onions (Chopped) -- 1 Meduim
4. Red Chilli Powder -- To Taste
5. Salt -- To Taste
6. Garam Masala -- 1tbsp
7. Ginger Garlic Paste -- 1tbsp
8. Green Chilli(Finely Chopped) -- 3
9. Oil -- 2 to 3 tbsp

Method To Prepare

1.  Heat 2tbsp Oil in a pan and add green chilli. Fry them for 2min and add chopped onions. Fry the onions untill they turn transparent.
2. Then add chopped tomatoes and fry them untill they become soft.
3. Now add ginger-garlic paste, salt, garam masala and red chilli powder. Mix it well and add 1/2 glass water. Cover it with a lid and let it cook for 5min.
4. Then add Baby Lima Beans to it and Mix it well.
5. Finally transfer it to a serving bowl and add lemon juice(as required). Serve it Hot.



1. Onions (Finely Chopped) -- 1 Small
2. Black Eye Beans -- 1 Cup
3. Green Chilli (Chopped) -- 3 or 4
4. Ginger (Chopped) -- Small Piece
5. Coriander Seeds -- 2tbsp
6. Ajwain -- 1tbsp
7. Gram Flour/Roasted Channa Powder -- 4tbsp
8. Fresh Coriander Leaves
9. Salt -- To Taste
10. Oil for Deep Fry

Method To Prepare

1. Soak the black eye beans in water for atleast 6 - 8 hours in water.
2. Now grind the soaked black eye beans along with green chilli and ginger.
3. Take the grinded paste into a bowl and add chopped onions, coriander seeds, ajwain, fresh coriander leaves, gram flour.
4. Mix it well by sprinkling some water. Remember not to add too much water. Just sprinkle little bit of water.
5. Now make small dumplings of the mixture prepared and keep it aside in a plate.
6. Heat Oil in a Pan.
7. Once the oil gets heated, take any plastic cover and spread the dumpling in the shape of a tikki.

Deep fry till it turn into golden brown color.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sesame Seeds Laddu

1. Sesame Seeds -- 1Cup
2. Honey -- 1/2Cup

Method To Prepare:
Pre-heat a pan and roast sesame seed until they turn into brown color.

Let it cool down and grind the roasted sesame seeds. Remember do not make it into fine powder.
Now add honey to it. Mix well and Make laddoos.

Note: As this laddu does not contain either sugar or jaggery, this is a very healthy food. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011



Main Ingredient in this Recipe is "Butternut Squash".

1. Butternut Squash (Cut into Small Cubes) -- 1Cup
2. Mustard Greens -- 4Cups
3. Spinach -- 2Cups
4. Onions(Finely Chopped) -- 1 Medium Sized
5. Cumin seeds -- 1tbsp
6. Green Chilli -- 3 or 4
7. Salt -- To Taste
8. Turmeric -- 1Pinch
9. Red Chilli Powder -- 1/4tbsp
10. Coriander Powder -- 1/4tbsp
11. Ginger - Garlic Paste -- tbsp
12. Butter -- 1tbsp
13. Oil -- 4 to 5 tbsp
14. Corn Flour -- 1tbsp

For Garnishing:
1. Almonds
2. Cashews
3. Grated Coconut

Method To Prepare:
1. First heat 2tbsp oil in pan, Add mustard greens & spinach in it. Cook it for   15min and add butter to it. Mix well and keep it aside.
2.Then heat 2tbsp oil in another pan and add cumin seeds, green chilli. Fry them for 2min.
3.Then add Chopped onions and fry them until they become transparent.
4.Now add Butternut Squash Pieces and salt to it. Let it cook until they become soft.
5.Then add corn flour, red chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well.
6.Now add the mustard greens and spinach paste to it.
7.Finally Transfer it to the Serving Bowl and Garnish it with Grated Coconut, Cashews and Almonds.
Tasty Butternut Squash Ka Saag is ready to Serve.
Serve it Hot with Rice or Chapati.............

Linking this recipe to the contest of Manjula's Kitchen

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Pasta is a delicious Italian food. Pasta is made in many fun shapes. It is Healthy and good for children. Its is nutritious and easy to cook.
Pasta is a carbohydrate food and carbohydrates are the main ingredients in healthy food. It is generally eaten along with other healthy foods like olive oil, tomatoes and other vegetables.
Pasta contains the calories in this way :
45-60% of Carbohydrates.
25-30% of Fats
15-20% of Protiens.

1. Pasta (Cooked) -- 1Cup
2. Red Capsicum(Red Bell Pepper) -- 1 small
3. Green Chilli -- 3 or 4
4. Salt -- To Taste
5. Crushed Black Pepper -- 1tbsp
6. Carrots -- 3
7. Onions -- 1small
8. Parsely Leaves(Italian Seasoning) -- 1tbsp
9. Extra Virgin Olive Oil -- 3 to 4 tbsp
10. Garlic (Finely Chopped) -- 3 Cloves
11. Green Capsicum(Green Bell Pepper) -- 1small
12. Oregano Seasoning -- 1tbsp

Method to Prepare:
1. First add pasta to boiling water and cook untill it becomes soft. Add 1tbsp of olive oil while cooking pasta. Then drain the water and keep it aside.
2. Now add 2tbsp of olive oil to a wok/pan and add finely chopped garlic and green chilli.
Fry for 2min.
3. Then add Onions to it and fry till they turn transparent.
4. Now you can add red capsicum, green capsicum and carrots. Fry them untill they become soft.
5. Now add crushed black pepper, oregano seasoning, salt and parsely leaves. Mix it well.
6. Finally add the cooked pasta to it and mix well.
7. Tasty Vegetable Pasta is Ready To Serve.

Serve it Hot..............



1. Suran (Yam)  -- 1Cup (Cut into Small Cubes or you can even use the frozen packet)
2. Onions(Finely Chopped) -- 1/2Cup
3. Toor Dal(Cooked) -- 1/2Cup
4. Green Chilli -- 2 or 3
5. Salt -- To Taste
6. Wheat Flour -- 2tbsp
7. Fresh Coriander Leaves
8. Bread Crumbs
9. Oil -- For shallow fry

Method To Prepare:

First take the suran pieces to a microwave bowl and cook them in the microwave oven for 10min.
Then let it cool down and grind it to fine paste.
Now add chopped toor dal, onions, coriander leaves, green chilli, salt and wheat flour. Mix it well and prepare the dough.
Then  make small patties with the dough.

Now dip these patties in the bread crumbs and let the bread crumbs stick on both sides of the pattie.

Then heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the patties.
Finally Tasty Suran Patties are ready.

Serve them Hot with Tomato Sauce or Ketchup.

Friday, November 18, 2011



1. 2Cups Curry Leaves
2. 1Cup Rice (Soak it in Water for One Night)
3. Salt to taste
4. Green Chills 4 or 5
5. Cumin Seeds - 1tbsp
6. Onions (Finely Chopped) -- 1Cup
7. Carrot (Grated) -- 1Cup
8. Fresh Coriander Leaves
9. Ginger -- Small Piece

You Can Add Salt and Green Chillis according to your taste.

Method to Prepare

1. First grind the curry leaves, rice, ginger and green chillys.
2. Then add salt to this batter.
3. Now pre-heat the pan and just spill the mix all over the pan in any shape. Remember do not spread it like normal dosa.
4. Top it with cumin seeds, finely chopped onions, green chilly & coriander leaves, grated carrot.
5. Put some ghee for the dosa to get roasted nicely.
6. Now your tasty Curry Leaves Dosa is ready.

Serve it hot with Coconut Chutney


1. Sago (Saggubiyyam) -- 1Cup
2. Raw Rice -- 2Cups
3. Salt -- To Taste
5. Green Chilli(Finely Chopped) -- 1/4cup
6. Fresh Coriander Leaves

Method To Prepare:
1. Soak Sago and Rice for atleast 6hours, you can even let them soak for one whole night.
2. Then grind them to fine paste by adding sufficient water.
3. Now add salt, coriander leaves and finely chopped green chilli to the batter.
4.  Then heat the Skillet and pour laddle full of batter.
5. Add a spoon of oil to roast it.
6. Later, turn the dosa and roast it on the other side too.
7. Finally serve it hot with Coconut Chutney and Chutney Powder.
TIP: Serve hot dosa to enjoy the real taste of it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


1. Coconut Milk -- 4Cups
2. Basmati Rice -- 2Cups
3. Cashews -- 1/4Cup
4. Cinnamon Stick(1 inch) -- 2
5. Cloves -- 15
6. Cardamom Seeds -- 1/4tbsp
7. Potato (Cut into Small Cubes) -- 2
8. Green Peas -- 1/2Cups
9. Salt -- To Taste
10. Green Chilli -- 4
11. Oil/Ghee -- 2tbsp
                        (You can use either oil or ghee according to your  choice)

Method To Prepare:
1. Heat Oil/Ghee in a pan and add Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Cardamom Seeds, Cashews.
    Let them fry for 2Min.

2. Then add Potatoes, Green Peas,Green Chilli and Salt. Again fry them for 5Min.

3. Now transfer everything to Electric Cooker Bowl along with the Basmati Rice and add Coconut Milk to it.

4. Let the Electric Cooker do its job.
5. Finally once the rice is cooked, Transfer it to the Serving Bowl and Enjoy the Tasty Coconut Rice.

Serve Hot with Aloo Koorma or Vegetable Manchurian Gravy.

TIP:  In this reciepe,  i have measured the coconut milk as 4Cups by taking 160ML Cup of Milk as 1Cup.
Even i took the Basmati Rice also with the Same Cup. So You can Measure accordingly by your convenience. But the basic measurement is that for 1Cup of Rice you should add 2Cups of Coconut Milk.
Here, i have extracted the coconut milk from the fresh coconut.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011



1. Chick Peas (Soaked & Cooked) -- 1Cup
2. Potato Samosa -- 10
3. Red Chilli Powder -- 1tbsp
4. Coriander Powder -- 1tbsp
5. Everest Chat Masala -- 2tbsp
6. Salt -- To Taste
7. Onions (Finely Chopped) -- 1Cup
8. Sev -- 1/4Cup
9. Date and Tamarind Chutney - 1/4Cup

Method To Prepare

1. First Deep Fry the Samosa and Keep aside. (As these Samosas are very small, i took 10. If you Samosas are of big size you can add them accordingly)
2. Now add cooked chick peas and samosas to a pan and mash them as much as you can.
3.Then add salt, corainder powder, chat masala, red chilli powder to it and mix well.
4. Finally transfer it to the serving bowl and garnish with finely chopped onions and sev.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


1. Rice -- 1Cup
2. Green Gram -- 1/2Cup
3. Ghee -- 4tbsp
4. Pepper Powder -- 2tbsp
5. Red Chilli -- 3
6. Green Chilli -- 3
7. Cumin Seeds -- 1tbsp
8. Black Gram -- 1tbsp
9. Cashews -- 1/4Cup
10. Salt -- To Taste

Method to Prepare:
1. Heat the ghee in a Pressure Pan and fry both rice and green gram.

2. When they turn into slight brown color, add 5Cups of Water and close the pressure pan with its lid & let it do its job upto 4whistles(Approx).

Meanwhile lets prepare seasoning for this.

For Seasoning:
Heat ghee in a small pan and add black gram, cumin seeds, green chilli, cashews, red chilli and salt. Let them splitter.

Once the rice & green gram are cooked, add pepper powder and the seasoning you prepared earlier to it.
Finally Mix it well and transfer it to the Serving bowl.
Garnish it with the Cashews and Serve Hot.......................

Linking this Recipe to "Show Me Your HITS - Rice : Event"

Sunday, November 13, 2011


1. Basmati Rice(Soak it in Water for 1/2 and Hour) -- 1Cup
2. Potatos(Cut into Cubes) -- 1/2Cup
3. Carrots -- 1/2Cup
4. Green Peas -- 1/2Cup
5. Cinnamon Stick (1/2 inch) -- 2 or 3 Sticks
6. Cloves -- 8 to 10
7. Bay Leaves -- 3
8. Cashews -- 1/4Cup
9. Onions -- 1/2Cup
10. Poppy Seeds -- 1tbsp.
11. Ginger-Garlic Paste -- 1tbsp
12. Garam Masala -- 1tbsp
13. Salt -- To Taste
14. Ghee -- 2tbsp

Method To Prepare:
1. Heat Ghee in a pan and add Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Bay Leaves & Cashews.
2. Then add Potatoes, Carrots, Green Peas.

3.  Now grind the Onions and Poppy Seeds.
4. Then add the paste of Onions and Poppy Seeds to the Pan.

5. Add Ginger-Garlic Paste, Salt & Garam Masala. Then Pour 1/2Cup of Water and Mix Well.
6. Then Transfer the contents to an electric rice cooker.

7. Now add sufficient quantity of water and let the cooker do its job.

8. Finally Tasty Vegetable Biryani Is Ready.

Serve it Hot with Cucumber Raitha (Or) Onion Raitha (Or) Potato Masala Gravy (Or) Bell Pepper Curry