Spinach, Red Lentil And Mixed Vegetable Burgers


Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner guys. Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year 2020. This is my 279th post on new year’s eve. The last year was good and I tried my hands on different recipes. This year I want to continue to learn, explore and write better. Today I am sharing a recipe of a burger with spinach, lentil and veggie patty. It is healthier, creative and delicious. I hope you guys will like it. So let’s start with the making—

  1. Burger Buns-2
  2. Spinach-100 gms
  3. Red Lentil-100 gms
  4. Mixed Vegetables(Potato, Cauliflower, and Peas)-25 gms each
  5. Onion-2(big)
  6. Green Chillies-3
  7. Roasted Gram Flour-3 tbsp
  8. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  11. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  12. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  13. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  14. Kasuri Methi-1/2 tsp
  15. Cheese-As required
  16. Cucumber-4 pieces
  17. Tomato-4 pieces
  18. Onion-4 pieces
  19. Sandwich Spread-As required
  20. Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  21. Salt-According to taste
  22. Vegetable Oil-4 tbsp

Step 1


Wash and chop the spinach. Soak the red lentil in water for 3 hours. Wash, chop and blanch the veggies. Cook the red lentil in a saucepan too. Chop the onions and green chilies finely. Slice the cucumber, tomato, and onion into thin, round slices.
Step 2

Mash the blanched ingredients, the mixed veggies, and red lentil. Take a pan and add oil. Add the chopped onion, green chilies,kasuri methi and fry for a minute. Now add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, salt and fry for two minutes. Next, add the chopped spinach. Fry it.
Step 3

Now add the mashed vegetables and lentil to the masalas and add the roasted gram flour too in it. Fry everything for another minute. The whole batter should be thick and dough-like.
Step 4


Make tikkis from the batter and shallow fry them. Now it’s time to assemble the burger. Firstly roast the buns. Take one portion of the bun and apply the sandwich spread. Now, put lettuce on it. Next place the tikki on it. Then put the cucumber, tomato and onion slices on the burger. Finally, sprinkle grated cheese. Close with the other half of the bun.

Our Spinach, Red Lentil And Mixed Vegetable Burger is ready. Serve it with french fries and orange juice or with anything you like.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living. And a very happy new year 2020 to all of you once again. Take care!!!!

Fish Pizza


Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I have shared the recipe of Fish Pizza with you all. Pizzas are made in many ways and I added this version of it to the line. It has fried fish and prawns and tasted great. And was liked by my family. It’s a very handy, simple and less time consuming dish. I hope you too will find it tasty. So let’s start with the recipe—


  1. Pizza Base-1
  2. Fish Fillets-1 fillet
  3. Prawn-50 gms
  4. Pizza Sauce-1 tbsp
  5. Vegetable Mayonnaise-1 tbsp
  6. Mustard Sauce-1 tsp
  7. Onion-1
  8. Capsicum(green, yellow, red)-1/2 of one for each
  9. Tomato-1/2 of 1
  10. Green Chillies-2
  11. Panir- 4 pieces
  12. Salt-According to taste
  13. Black Salt-A pinch
  14. Black Pepper-A pinch
  15. Paprika-A pinch
  16. Cheese-As required


Step 1

Chop the onion and the capsicums into strips. Chop the green chilies and panir into pieces. Marinate the fish fillets and prawns with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste.

Step 2

DSC03927.jpgTake a pizza base and apply the pizza sauce on it. Next, apply vegetable mayonnaise and mustard sauce. Take a pan and add some butter. Now add cut capsicums, deseeded tomato, and panir pieces. Season with salt and black pepper powder. Stir fry it.

Step 3

Now shallow-fry the fish and prawns in some butter. Cut the fish into small pieces. Add the fried fish and prawns over the pizza. Add the fried veggie and panir mix over it. Also, sprinkle some paprika. Finally, add some freshly grated cheese over the pizza. Now grease a pan with oil and place the pizza on it. Cook on medium flame till done. Cook it by covering it with a see-through lid.

Note point–You can add more cheese in the pizza according to your wish. Here I have used small amount of cheese. You can add basil, herbs, and mint to the pizza too.

Our Fish Pizza is done. Serve it as a snack anytime you wish to.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!


Bread Uttapam Sandwich


Hello everyone.Welcome to my cooking corner once again. Today I am going to share a sandwich recipe which you can try and have as either a snack, brunch or breakfast recipe. It is Bread Uttapam Sandwich. It is tastier, not too oily, lighter and gets prepared in little time. I enjoyed making it and I hope you all too will do so. So let’s start with the recipe—


Bread – 3 slices

For the potato patties:

  1. Potatoes – 4
  2. Onions – 2 (big)
  3. Butter – 3 tbsp
  4. Red Chilly flakes – 1 tsp
  5. Dried Mint Flakes – 1 tsp
  6. Chat Masala – A pinch
  7. Salt – According to taste

For the uttapams:

  1. Idli or dosai Batter(readily available in the Indian markets) – 250 gms
  2. Onions(finely chopped)-1(big)
  3. Green Chillies(finely chopped)-3
  4. Tomato(finely chopped) – 1
  5. Coriander Leaves – 50 gms
  6. Cumin(whole) – 1/2 tsp
  7. Carom seeds – 1/2 tsp
  8. Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp
  9. Salt – According to taste


Step 1

DSC03700.jpgFor making the potato patties, boil and mash potatoes. Chop the onions, green chilies, and coriander leaves finely. Now add in the seasonings, salt, red chilly flakes, dried mint flakes, chat masala, and butter and mash it well. Now make patties out of the batter and shallow fry in a pan. Keep aside.

Step 2

For making the uttapam batter, take the idli dosai mix in a bowl and add the chopped onions, green chilies, tomato, coriander leaves, salt, cumin, and carom seeds. Mix it up. Here I have used Fresho idli dosai batter mix. You can try something similar.

Step 3

Take a slice of bread and cut it in triangles. Butter one side. Place one potato patty on one half. Now cover it with the other half. Now smear the uttapam batter on the front side of the bread. You can insert some toothpicks in the sandwich to stop it from loosening.

Step 4

DSC03701.jpgShallow fry the sandwich.When each side is well browned take it out.

Our Bread Uttapam Sandwich is ready to serve. Have it with a dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then healthy cooking, happy living.




Spaghetti With Fish


Hello, and welcome everyone to my cooking corner again. Hope you all are having a good day.Sorry for a late post. I was on a ceremonial leave to Gujarat as it was my youngest son Priyam Shankar Jha’s marriage. I was very busy and I had a grand event completed successfully. I am very happy that my family has extended by the addition of one more beautiful daughter younger to Ambika, Khushbu Jhaveri, Priyam’s wife. The event was a small family affair but was lots of fun and festivities and I am so proud that my association and bonding with Gujarat has really become deeper as my daughter-in-law is a Gujarati. Coming back to our cooking corners, today I am going to share a recipe of Spaghetti With Fish. It is a simple recipe with mild flavors and taste and with some twist of an Indian tadka too. Hope you like it. So let’s start with the recipe—


  1. Spaghetti – 200 gms
  2. Boneless Fish -150 gms
  3. Onion – 1
  4. Green Chillies – 2
  5. Cashew nuts – 6
  6. Peanuts – 4
  7. Sugar – A pinch
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp(optional)
  9. Red Chilly Powder – 1/4 tsp
  10. Garam Masala -1/2 tsp
  11. Sambhar Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Salt – According to taste

For the marination of fish:-

  1. Fish Fillets – 150 gms
  2. Salt – According to taste
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  4. Garlic Paste – 1 tsp

For the tempering:

  1. Black Mustard – 1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves -6
  3. Asafoetida -A pinch
  4. Vegetable or Olive Oil -1 tsp

For the garnish:

  1. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  2. Raisins – A handful


Step 1

DSC03638.jpgBoil water in a vessel. Add some vegetable oil and salt in it and let it come to a boil. Now break the spaghetti and drop it in. Let it cook making sure it does not get mushy. Boil till firm but cooked. It will take approximately not more than 2 minutes to do this.

Step 2

Wash and cut the fish into bite-sized pieces. You can choose any variety of fillets, but here I have chosen Tilapia fish fillets. Marinate it in salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste. Fry it in a pan till browned.

Step 3

Take a pan and add the above mentioned tempering in it. Now add the finely chopped onions and green chilies and fry for two minutes. When the onion is half fried add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, sambhar powder,garam masala, sugar and fry for half a minute. Add the cashew and peanuts.

Step 4

DSC03634.jpgNow add the cooked spaghetti and toss for 1 minute. Next, mix in the fried fish and toss everything well on low flame.

Our simple Spaghetti With Fish is done. Garnish it with a sprinkling of raisins and a dash of some lemon juice. You can add your choice of nuts, sauces, and a mixture of mayonnaise with the mustard sauce though it is optional.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Chicken And Lentil Calzone


Hello guys, welcome to my cozy corner again. Today I am going to share a recipe of Chicken And Lentil Calzone which is my version of Calzones that I came across reading in some magazine. A Calzone is an oven-baked, folded pizza which originated in Naples in the 18th century. It is generally prepared from a salted dough, filled with ham, chicken, vegetables, lots of cheese and also an egg. And my idea of making it is a bit simpler which has some lentil and minced meat fried in light spices and onions. It is an easy recipe which you can try as a snack. I hope you will like it. So, here is the recipe—

  1. Chicken Keema – 200 gms
  2. Chana Dal – 100 gms
  3. Onion – 2
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Fennel Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  11. Salt – According to taste
  12. Sugar – A pinch

For the calzone wrappers:

  1. Refined Flour – 400 gms
  2. Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp
  4. Water – for making the dough


Step 1

Take refined flour in a bowl. Add baking powder and oil in it. Make a pliable dough from it. Chop the onions finely. Boil the chana dal.

Step 2

DSC03585_20190126045946019.jpgTake a pan, add oil. Now add the finely chopped onions. Add ginger garlic paste and saute. Now add spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, fennel seed powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, sugar and saute it. Now add the chicken keema and saute for two minutes. Add some water and let the keema cook. Dry it up.

Step 3

Next, add the boiled chana dal and saute everything together for a minute. Cool it.

Step 4

To make the calzones, take one portion of the dough and make a small chapati from it. Fill some of the keema batter in the middle of the chapati, fold it from the middle and stick it to the other end of the chapati using some water. Do so for all of them.

Step 5

dsc03579_20190126050153193Take a pan again. Add vegetable oil. Drop the prepared calzones one by one in it and shallow fry them till crisp, browned and done. Soak any extra oil using a tissue paper.

Our Chicken And Lentil Calzone are ready. Serve it with mayonnaise or a dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!




Dhokla Idli Chat


Hello everyone.Welcome once again to my cooking corner. Today I’ll be sharing a quick and tasty recipe which has two fun ingredients idli and dhokla combined together with potato and panir and lots of drizzlers, red and green chutney to make an awesome perfect brunch or snack dish, so lively so fresh. So let’s start with this amazing snack—


  1. Idli-3
  2. Dhokla-3
  3. Curd-250 gms
  4. Potato-1
  5. Panir-100 gms
  6. Salt-According to taste
  7. Sugar-A pinch
  8. Dry Mango Chutney-2 tbsp
  9. Cilantro and Mint green chutney-2 tbsp
  10. Raw Peanuts-2 tbsp
  11. Green Chillies-2
  12. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  13. Chat Masala-1 tsp
  14. Black Pepper Powder-A pinch
  15. Fresh Chopped Cilantro-For garnish

For the tempering:-(Optional)

  1. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  2. Asafoetida-A pinch


Step 1

DSC03137.jpgTo prepare the chat firstly make idli and dhokla separately. Beat the curd and add salt, sugar and some red chilly powder. Shallow fry the peanuts.

Step 2

DSC03132.jpgPeel, chop and blanch the potatoes. Chop cilantro and green chilies. Make the sweet chutney along with the cilantro-mint green chutney. Cut the panir in cubes. Shallow fry them with the potato. Cut the idlis and dhoklas in four parts.

Step 3

DSC03133.jpgNow its time to assemble the dish. To do so, take a bowl. Add in the idli with the dhokla. Now add in the potatoes, panir, peanuts and sprinkle chat masala, black pepper powder, salt, red chilly powder all over. Lastly drizzle over the curd, dry mango chutney, green chutney and garnish it well with chopped cilantro and green chilies. You can also add the tempering of black mustard and asafoetida though I have not done so here.

Our  Dhokla Idli Chat is ready. Serve it.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!




Mutton Liver Roll


Hello and welcome dear friends to my corner. Today, I’m going to share a recipe of Mutton Liver Roll with you all. It’s a simple,mildly-spiced dish which has nutrition and taste together and is very handy to take to picnics, afternoon parties etc. It is liked by youngsters especially those who want to eat something spicy and light for brunch or an evening snack. I hope you all will like it too. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-For the roll wrappers

  1. Refined Flour-2 cups
  2. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  3. Salt-A pinch
  4. Water-1 cup or as required

For the mutton liver filling:-

  1. Mutton Liver-200 gms
  2. Onions-2(big)
  3. Green Chilly-1
  4. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Tomato Puree-1 tbsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  11. Salt-According to taste
  12. Tomato Ketchup-1 tbsp
  13. Green Chilly Sauce-1 tsp

For the veggie mix:-

  1. Cucumber-1
  2. Onion-1
  3. Carrot-1
  4. Tomato-1
  5. Cabbage-1/2 0f 1
  6. Capsicum-1


Step 1

DSC02800.jpgTo make the roll wrappers, take the refined flour in a bowl, add two tablespoons of vegetable oil and a pinch of salt to it. Adding water, knead a pliable dough. Finely chop the onions.Chop the veggies,cucumber,onion,carrot,tomato,cabbage,capsicum into juliennes.

Step 2

DSC02794.jpgNow take a small portion of the dough and using a rolling pin make a medium-sized chapati from it. Bake it on a greased griddle and make two such wrappers from the dough similarly.

Step 3

For the making of the mutton liver filling, take a pan, add the vegetable oil. Add chopped onions and then green chilies. Saute it for a minute. Next, add ginger-garlic paste. Saute it for a minute again. Now add coriander powder, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala and then tomato puree. Fry for two minutes. And now add the chopped veggies and fry again for a minute. Add tomato and green chilly sauce to the masala too. The filling is ready.

Step 4


It’s now time to assemble the final dish. For that, take a wrapper and fill it with the liver filling. Do so for the other one too.

Our Mutton Liver Roll is ready. Serve it with green chutney and mayonnaise.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!