June 2015 archive

Masala Curry Dal Recipe


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Masala Curry Dal
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
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Serves: Serves 6
  • 1 cup Split Red Lentil (Masoor Dal)
  • ½ cup Moong Lentil (Dal)
  • 5 slit Green Chilli
  • 1 tblsp chopped Coriander Leaves
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seed
  • 2 chopped Tomato
  • 2 tblsp Oil
  • 1 medium sized sliced Onion
  • 1-2 Bay Leaves
  1. Wash and soak the lentils for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, when they crackle add the cumin seeds. Put few bay leaves.
  3. Fry the sliced onions till golden brown, add the green chillies , turmeric powder tomatoes and salt. cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Cook the lentils in a pressure cooker with sufficient water to cook the dal until soft but they shouldn't lose the shape.
  5. Now add cooked lentils in the fried masala and add garam masala.
  6. Cook for a minute and remove from the flame.
  7. Serve hot garnished with the fried onions and the chopped coriander leaves.


Crispy Okra (Bhindi) Fry Recipe

Bhindi fry

Bhindi fry

Crispy Okra (Bhindi) Fry Recipe
Recipe type: Main Course Side
Cuisine: North Indian
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Serves: Serves 4
  • 250 gm Okra/Bhindi(medium size)
  • ½ tsp Chili powder
  • ½ tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Panchforan (Combination of Fennel +Nigella +Mustard +Fenugreek +Cumin seeds)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  1. Pre wash the okra 10 min before cooking so it dries well.
  2. Cut the okra in length to 4 pieces and don't forget to remove the head.
  3. Mix coriander, turmeric, chilly powder together and marinate okra with it.
  4. Put oil in the pan and put some panchforan until it starts crackling.
  5. Now fry the okra in high heat for 5 min and then sim the burner.
  6. Once the okra is properly cooked, increase the heat and let it fry for 10 min.
  7. Now put off the burner but leave the pan over heat for some time so it becomes crispy.
  8. Serve hot as side dish with your main coarse.
Don't the cover the pan while cooking else it won't be crispy enough.


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Mango Banana Smoothie

With summer fast approaching, I really wanted to share one of my favorite beverage for cooling down. Somehow I have always been a big fan of mango and banana. Putting them together to make a healthy smoothy just sounds perfect. This smoothie is a great blend of taste and health. Easy, delicious, refreshing and almost fat-free. I happened to have a supply of bananas and a mango in my kitchen so I thought of turning them into delicious smoothie.  Must try for summer.

Mango Banana Smoothie


1 cup cubed peeled ripe mango
3/4 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1 medium)
2/3 cup fat-free milk
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Mix mango and banana with some warm milk in a blender. After it turn into smooth paste add milk, honey and vanilla extract to it and mix it again in blender. Put few ice cubes if you want a real cold drink.  Process until smooth.

Mango Banana Smoothie1

Semolina Potato Patty (Aloo Tikki) Recipe

Semolina aloo tikki is one of the most popular street foods of India loved by old ages. This is very popular with road side vendors in north India, the aroma of the hot tikkis are too deviating. This simple and easy recipe uses deep fry technique to get crispy outer layer that covers soft and spicy inner crust of potatoes and spices. Share a joyous moment with your family, with plates of semolina aloo tikki and hot masala chai.

Suzi Aloo Tikki

Quantity – 6 pieces


  • Boiled potatoes – 3 medium size
  • Cornflour (white) -1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Amchur powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli 1 or 2 as per requirement.
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped 1-2-3 tbsp
  • Salt needed
  • Bread crumbs as needed  
  • Oil for deep-frying


In a bowl mix together boiled potatoes, cornflour, green chilli, coriander leaves, red chilli powder,  amchur powder, roasted cumin powder and salt. Keep kneading the mixture so it doesn’t have any potato lumps. Divide the mixture equally and make round patty or tikki. Cover the patty with breadcrumbs. Take a deep fry pan and fry it both sides of the tikki by drizzling oil around the patties. Cook until both sides turn golden brown. Fry one patty at a time for better result. Serve hot with tomato sauce.

Haryali Vegetarian Muffins (Kebab) Recipe

Talking about muffins, I love creating various healthy bites for my family which is very tasty yet made in few sprays of oil. This crispy haryali kabab is a vegetarian nutritious snack made from spinach, green peas and potatoes can be served with any chutney or sauce.

haryali kebab