31 May 2016


Hello everyone

Till now you all might be come to know that I am a pity mother of lil fussy eater 😃. He doesn't like any veggies, But he loves to eat tikkis and kababs . So to feed him some veggies I use to make different types of kababs using different mix and match of veggies . This time tried to add some beetroot to make iron rich and tempting looking kababs for him. Not only him but we all enjoyed every bite of it. Used capsicum, beans, carrots, spinach,potato and some bread to make these beauties. These are pan fried in very less oil , which makes it suitable snacks for weight watchers too. But i am so happy that my lil one loved it and relished it without fuss.
Recipe is given below, hope to make you happy with its superb taste.


Serves: 5-6
Time: 30 mins( leaving the chilling time)


1 1/2 cup very finely chopped mixed veggies ( beans , carrots, colored capsicum) , I used chopper to chop the veggies
1 medium size beetroot, peeled and grated or very finely chopped
3-4 medium size potatoes, boiled and mashed
2 big onions, finely chopped
3-4 green chilies, finely chopped
1/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped( optional)
tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2-1 tsp chaat masala powder
2-3 bread slices or 1/4 cup bread crumbs ( optional)
Salt to taste


Heat some oil in a wok, add chopped onions and chilies. Let them fry till golden, now add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. 

Now add chopped mixed veggies , beetroot and some salt, saute for 4-5 mins. Add all dry spice powder except chaat masala . Saute for 2-3 mins and cover to cook the veggies till tender. 

Add mashed potatoes and again saute for 2-3 minutes. Now add  chaat masala and adjust salt. 

Finally add coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame and your mixture for Kabab is ready. Let it chill in fridge for 1 hr. If you feel your mixture is not too firm to make clean shapes then add crumbled bread slices or bread crumb to it and mix well. Adding bread crumbs is completely optional.

Now make desired shape of kabab from mixture . 

shallow fry on a non stick tawa till nice golden on both sides. 

Your nice tender and delicious kabab is ready to be served with any chutney or sauce. I served with tomato coriander tangy spicy chutney.

*You can use any veggies of your choice,  I used whatever was available.

*You can adjust spices as per your taste.

*You can prepare its mixture prior and keep in fridge. Just prepare kabab when have guests at home or can make it for kids tiffin . 

These are not only delicious but healthy too, as full of iron and fibers . Enjoy your day with yummy and healthy snacks.

Hope you all will love this easy cum healthy delicious recipe. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....


Hello everyone

Now a days everyone is just mad over Chinese cuisine, but as we are Indians and love to give every thing a Desi touch, today i am having a very tempting and quick Indo Chinese recipe. You will definitely fall in love with this delicious combination of Indian plus Chinese cuisine. As we all know veggies are too good for health even then kids don't want to dig in. So to feed them this nutritious stuff try this delectable recipe and I bet you will be surprised to see them asking for more, as I was when my lil one asked😊. You can serve it either in evening snacks or as side dish for roti/ paratha/ poori/ fried rice.
Step wise recipe is given below, do try and let me know too, how's it turned out for you😊


Serves: 4-5
Time : 30 mins


2 cup cauliflower florets
1/2 cup spring onion and capsicum, thinly sliced( optional)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
1-2 green chilies, finely chopped 
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp corn flour
2 tsp white vinegar
2 tsp chili garlic sauce
1-2 tsp soya sauce
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
Salt to taste
Spring onion for garnishing

For marination:

2-3 tbsp cornflour 
2 tsp chili garlic sauce
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp soya sauce


First of all blanch cauliflower florets in hot water till it is half done. Now drain it in a colander and wait till all extra water is drained .
Now add all ingredients mentioned under marination section, mix well and keep aside for 10-15 mins for marination.

Now heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick wok and saute cauliflower florets on medium heat stirring occasionally till they become nice golden and crisp. Cover it with lid in between sautéing to ensure even cooking of florets. Keep aside for later use. 

Now heat 2 tsp oil in the same wok and add chopped garlic and chilies, let it be golden then add chopped onions .

Fry till onions become little golden. Add capsicum and spring onion, saute for 2-3 mins on medium flame. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.

 Now mix 1 tbsp corn flour, 2 tsp chilli garlic sauce, soya sauce and vinegar in 1/2 cup water( you can adjust these as per your taste preference) . Add this to wok slowly, stirring constantly . 

*Add water as per your preference of consistency, either you want it dry or with curry. I made with curry as my kids love to dig in curry more than pieces, so added sufficient water. 

Now add black pepper powder and mix well.

** Amount of seasoning , corn flour and sauces also depend on how much water you are adding, so adjust accordingly.

 Let it boil and add salt and fried cauliflower florets to it. Mix well and cook for another 4-5 mins , till every thing is well done.

 Now switch off the flame and garnish with spring onions. 

If serving for tea time snacks then don't add much water and serve immediately to have it crunchy and crispy. Otherwise serve with roti / paratha/ poori / fried rice in lunch or dinner. It can be a perfect lunch box option too, for you and your kids. 

It's very simple yet delicious treat that can be prepared in jiffy , even if you have some unexpected guest at your home and want to serve them something special, delicious yet quick.

So enjoy this super yum quick and easy delicacy with your family and pals. Hope you all will love it and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

30 May 2016


Hello everyone

Who don't like cakes..... It a very silly question for sweet lovers as the answer is well known, of course die for cake. And if it's summer then what else is better than a hogging on mangoes. Nearly everyone love mangoes ,So Today I have a seasonal fruit cake recipe full of goodness of chapatti flour, mango and cranberries ,what else you want 😊. It's so soft and moist that you will definitely ask for another serving , I can bet. 
Stepwise Recipe is given below, hope you will like and definitely give it a try.


Serves: 5-6
Time: 50 mins


2 cup all purpose flour/ chapatti flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup mango puree
1/4-1/2 cup water
1/4 + 2 tbsp oil
1/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup sugar, I used less ( or depend on sweetness of mango too)
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp mango essence ( optional)
1/4 tsp yellow food color( optional, if your mangoes are not enough yellow)


First of all grease a baking pan and dust it with some flour, keep it aside.

Mix well flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together, then add dried cranberries and again mix, so that cranberries do not sink in bottom. keep it aside for later use.

Now take mango puree, sugar, oil , vanilla essence, mango essence, food colour and whisk till nice fluffy and sugar is melted.

Add flour mixture in 2-3 batches , add 1/4 cup water at a time and fold it to make a lump less smooth batter. 

Add water as per need to get idli batter like consistency. 

* If you are using all purpose flour then less water is needed but for whole wheat flour or chapatti flour , much water is needed. I used 1/2 cup water.

Pour in greased baking pan lined with butter paper. Tap to release any air bubble formed.

 Bake in a preheated oven at 180degree C for 40-50mins, or till tooth pick inserted in it comes out clean. Mine took exact 45 mins, so keep an eye on it after 35mins as different oven take different time. 

*Time also depends on baking pans, size and shape.

Let it cool for 5 mins then invert on a wire rack.

 Let it cool completely before slicing, to get neat slices.

Your super yummy and healthy cake slices are ready to go with your cup of tea.

Enjoy these scrumptious sweet treat any time. It's good for kids tiffin and mid meal hunger sprang.

*You can use any any dry fruits of your choice. 

*You can increase or decrease the quantity of sugar as per your taste and sweetness of mangoes.

*You can also use any shape of baking pan, I used loaf pan,but then baking time may change, so be cautious while baking and keep checking in between.

Hope you all will definitely try this yummy cake and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

28 May 2016


Hello everyone

I am here with another healthy addition to your diet. Its name tells everything about it. My kids are great fan of paneer so generally my dishes are full of paneer but to have paneer every second day with same taste sounds little weird. To spare us from this boredom of taste I usually give my twist and turns to these dishes to make them more interesting and presentable. So that kids tummy bhi khush aur mummy bhi khush.  

This is so simple yet delicious side dish full of protein and iron. To give it further more healthy touch I avoided using cream and more oil. Even then it is so yummy to be a part of any party menu also.
Step wise recipe of dish is given below ,hope you all will like it.


Serves: 4-5
Time: 30 mins


2 cup paneer ( cottage cheese) , cubed
1 cup fresh fenugreek ( methi ) leaves, finely chopped
1 1/2 cup milk
2 medium onion, roughly chopped
3-4 green chilies
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1 tbsp kitchen King masala
2 tsp kasoori methi, crushed between Palm
Salt to taste


First of all make puree of roughly chopped onions and green chilies and keep aside for later use.

Heat some oil in a wok and add heeng followed by cumin seeds. Let it splutter then add finely chopped onion .

 Fry till they become light golden and then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 more mins.

Then add prepared puree and all dry spice powders . Let it fry till nice aroma comes and It starts leaving edges of wok.

Then add chopped methi leaves and fry for further 4-5 mins till methi leaves get cooked.

Now add milk , stirring constantly to avoid cuddling and let it boil.

Finally add paneer , salt and some water or milk to adjust gravy consistency . Adjust seasoning and Let it simmer for 5 more mins.

Now add kasoori methi. Mix well and again simmer for 2-3 mins.

And it's done. 

Now it's ready to serve. This is so easy and healthy recipe to relish on.

* Gravy will thicken on cooling so keep gravy consistency accordingly.
* You can also add some boiled peas with paneer to make methi matar malai paneer.

This can be served with roti, naan, rice etc and can be a part of your party menu too.

Hope you will like it and will definitely give it a try. Your kids and family will fall in love with this lovely flavour. So please give your valuable comments and suggestions also. I will be glad to reply your appreciations and suggestions.

Happy cooking.....

25 May 2016


Hello everyone

Now a days our life is getting so fast day by day that even we don't get sufficient time to indulge our proper meal at time and with peace. For all these we have to pay with out detaining health. So keeping this basic problem of today's life in my mind, I prepared this super healthy energy bars which will not only provide you overall nutrients to go on whole day but also satisfy your taste buds. What else you need on a busy morning. This energy bar is full of healthy ingredients and is full of flavors too. If you are a health conscious sweet tooth then this is for you. I bet after having this you will never head towards store bought energy bars which are full of unhealthy calories. This will provide you sufficient energy with full nutrition and will also keep you fill for long time. For working ladies too this is perfect for small hunger pranks, as it have flaxseeds , which is too beneficial for women's overall health. Kids can also take it in their tiffin . It's very healthy alternative to chocolates, as it will not only satisfy your sweet craving but also provide you all necessary nutrients.
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to drop down your comments and suggestions☺️☺️..


Yield : 25-30 regular size pcs 
Time: 30 mins


1 cup flaxseeds
1 cup oats
1 cup nutty dryfruits, thinly sliced ( almonds, walnuts, pistachio, cashew nuts etc)
1/2 cup raisins
10-12 dried apricots, finely chopped
400 gms jaggery ( you can use 300 - 250 gms if not sweet tooth)
1/2 cup water 
1 tsp cinnamon powder ( optional)
1/4 cup corn syrup or liquid glucose ( optional) , but it will surely improve the final texture
1/4 cup dried rose petals ( optional), but having nice aroma and cooling property
1 tbsp sliced pistachio and rose petals, for garnishing 


First of all dry roast flaxseeds on medium flame till it become nice aromatic and crisp. Keep checking in between by putting few grains of flaxseeds between your teeth, if you feel a crunch and nicely roasted nutty flavour then it's done. Pour it in a plate and let it cool.

 ** Be careful while roasting flaxseeds as you can't guess whether it's done or not by its appearance only so keep checking as told above.

Now dry roast oats on medium flame till nice golden and crisp. 

* Be careful not to burn it. Keep stirring constantly for even roasting and avoid burning it. Keep aside to cool.

Now dry roast nutty dry fruits for few minutes just to get them little crisp and aromatic. Keep aside to cool.

* Don't over roast Dry fruits ever as it destroys its nutrients.

Now in a heavy bottom deep pan take jaggery and water . Cook it on low flame to get one string syrup. You can check by putting a drop of it in water if it makes round ball without dispersing in water then immediately switch off the flame. But if it is dispersing in water then cook it little more. You can also check it in between your finger whether it is making one string on stretching or not. But this method may be risky, as you may burn your fingers like mine😜. 

After switching off the flame, immediately add cinnamon powder and corn syrup to it and mix well. 

Now add all the dry fruits, flax seeds, oats and rose petals. 

Mix well and pour immedietly in a greased pan or plate lined with butter paper. Spread evenly with help of spatula or your palm .

* But apply some water on your palm and be quick in patting your mixture as it will be enough hot to hurt you. 

* Be sure to grease your pan or plate generously and if possible do use butter paper as it will make easy to remove bars from pan after cooling.

Now sprinkle pistachio and rose petals all over it and press a little to stick properly. Now let it become little cool before cutting. 

Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter ,coated with little ghee or butter for getting neat slices, cut desired shapes of energy bars and let it cool completely before putting in jars.

This can be kept in airtight jars for more than one month , if you let it ☺️..  No need to refrigerate.

* Be sure to cut slices, when it is little warm other wise it will become tough to cut neat slices.

Your healthy energy bars full of nutrients is ready to be served with a glass full of milk. Just enjoy these nutty bars whenever you want.

*You can use any nuts of your choice.

* You can also decrease sweetness by decreasing jaggery if you are not sweet tooth fellow.

This can also be kept in tiffin or if you are traveling , can keep it with you . Best for small hunger pranks , it will save you from indulging unhealthy snacks . 

So enjoy these healthy beauties and don't forget to share your experience with me. Your valuable comments and suggestions meant a lot.

Happy cooking....