Brinjal, Broad Beans, Radish And Dill leaf Stir-Fry

BRINJAL, BROAD BEANS, RADISH, AND DILL LEAF STIR-FRY

Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’ll be sharing a simple, healthy, all green and tasty stir-fry recipe of Brinjal, Broad Beans, Radish And Dill Leaf Stir-Fry. It’s super easy to make and can be had with lunch or dinner platters. So let’s start—

Ingredients:

  1. Brinjal -250 gms.
  2. Broad beans -200 gms.
  3. Radish – 100 gms.
  4. Dill leaves- 50gms.
  5. Fenugreek leaves – 50 gms.
  6. Salt – According to taste.
  7. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.

For tempering:-

  1. Five spice – 1/2 tsp.
  2. Dry Red Chilly – 1 1/2.
  3. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.

STEPS

Step 1 

Wash and cut all the vegetables finely.

Step 2 

Heat a pan. Add some vegetable oil in it. Now add half teaspoon five spices, one and a half dry red chilies and let it crackle.

Step 3 

Now add the cut veggies and salt and turmeric powder to it.

Step 4

Add slight water so that the veggies get cooked and cover it with a lid. Let it cook by steam. Take the lid off and fry it on a high flame for five minutes.

Step 5

Our dish is ready. Garnish it with chopped coriander.

Do try this recipe and share your comments and feedback. I hope you all will like this recipe. Have a great weekend friends. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Split Bengal Gram With Pumpkin

SPLIT BENGAL GRAM WITH PUMPKIN

Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’ll be sharing a lentil recipe made from split Bengal gram mixed with pumpkin. It is very healthy, is mildly spiced and tastier too. So let’s start—

Ingredients:-

  1. Split Bengal Gram – 300 gms.
  2. Pumpkin(cubed) – 1/2 of 1 whole.
  3. Onions – 1
  4. Dry Red Chilly(whole) -3
  5. Salt – According to taste.
  6. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Bay Leaf -2.
  9. Asafoetida or hing- A pinch.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Butter – 1 tbsp.
  12. Tomato Puree -1 tbsp.
  13. Cumin Powder -1 tsp.
  14. Cumin seeds(whole) -1 tsp.
  15. Coriander Leaves – For Garnish.
  16. Cashews and Raisins, Dry Coconut Flakes – Optional.

STEP

Step 1 

Scrape, wash and cut the pumpkin into small pieces and pressure cook the split Bengal gram with it adding a pinch of salt, turmeric powder and a clove of garlic to the cooker.

Step 2

Now heat a heavy bottomed pan adding some butter, cumin, bay leaf dry whole red chillies, asafoetida and some. Grind the onions to a paste.

Step 3 

Now when the butter melts add the onion paste, slight salt(as some has already been added to the chana dal while pressure cooking it), red chilly powder, tomato puree, cumin powder and saute it for five minutes.

Step 4

When the masalas get pinkish add the boiled dal with pumpkin and also add one tsp of garam masala. Mix everything well and cook it for five more minutes.

Step 5 

Mix some fresh cream in the dal.

Step 6

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.

Note point – You can also add some cashews and raisins and dry coconut flakes if you like but it is just optional.

Our Split Bengal Gram With Pumpkin is ready.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedbacks and clear out doubts if you have any. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

Sweet And Tangy Amaranth Greens

SWEET AND TANGY AMARANTH GREENS

Hello and welcome everybody. Today we are going to make a very simple, nutritious and tasty recipe of amaranth which is a bit sweet and a bit tangy. It is unique and very healthy. It can be had with steamed rice and mashed potatoes which is a rural combination of presenting it. But I liked it anyhow so I am mentioning it here. Let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:

  1. Tender Amaranth Greens-1/2 kg.
  2. Chopped Onions – 1
  3. Green Chillies(chopped) – 1
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Sugar or sugar-free -1 tsp.
  7. Lemon juice -2 1/2 tbsp.
  8. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  9. Vegetable oil – 2 tsp.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and cut the amaranth greens and pressure cook it till done.

Step 2 

Now strain the excess water out of the greens and squeeze it and put it in a bowl.

Step 3

Take a vessel and add 2 tsp of vegetable oil to it. Add five spices and a pinch of asafoetida or hing and let it crackle.

Step 4

Now add the chopped onions and fry it till half done. Add the boiled amaranth to it and add salt, turmeric powder to it and saute it for five minutes. Switch off the gas and let the greens cool. Now add 1 tsp of sugar or sugar-free and the given amount of lemon juice. Add green chilies lastly. You can substitute the lemon juice with dry mango or amchoor powder.

Our Sweet And Tangy Amaranth Greens is ready. Serve it with main course.

Note points –1. Try to use tender fresh leaves of amaranth.

2. Put lemon juice in the dish when you take it off your gas and when the greens get cooled. Otherwise, it will get bitter in taste.

3.If you are a diabetic use sugar-free instead of sugar.

Do try this recipe at home and share your comments and feedback and clarify your doubts. I hope you all will like this recipe. It is high in all vitamins and minerals. Have a great week friends. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

Pumpkin With Spinach

PUMPKIN WITH SPINACH

Hello and welcome my friends to my corner. Today I’m sharing with you all a very healthy, oil-free recipe of greens with pumpkin. It’s a delicacy of the Mithila region of Bihar and is an easy to make recipe. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Green pumpkin – 1
  2. Spinach – 200 gms.
  3. Radish – 1/2
  4. Salt – according to taste.
  5. Turmeric powder-1 tsp.

For tempering:-

  1. Five spices – 1 tsp.
  2. Green chillies – 2.
  3. Asafoetida – a pinch.
  4. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.

 

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the green pumpkin into small pieces. Similarly, wash and cut the spinach. Cut the radish into thin pieces.

Step 2

Now pressure cook these veggies and when done strain them through a strainer to take out the water.

Step 3

Now take a cooking pan and add some vegetable oil to it. Next add the five spices, some green chillies and the asafoetida and let it splutter. Now add the boiled veggies, salt, turmeric powder and cook it for ten minutes till the vegetable gets dry and sauteed. Garnish it with fresh cilantro.

And hey, Pumpkin With Spinach is ready in a jiffy.

I hope you will like this recipe. It’s totally healthy and compact with taste and can be had with the main course. It is an appetiser. Do write your comments and feedback. Till then have a great weekend. Happy cooking, healthy living!!!

 

 

Mashed Papaya

MASHED PAPAYA

Hello and welcome back. Today I’m sharing with you all a very simple dish made of papaya which is a boon for health and tastes equally great. So let’s start—

Ingredients:-

  1. Raw Papaya-1
  2. Green Chillies-3
  3. Black mustard powder-2 tbsp.
  4. Lemon juice-1 tbsp.
  5. Mustard oil-1 tbsp.
  6. Salt- According to taste.

STEPS

Step 1

Scrape, wash and cut the papaya after removing the seeds of it and boil it in a pressure cooker till done.

Step 2

Mash the papaya in a bowl and add to it the given amounts of black mustard powder, salt, green chillies, lemon juice and mustard oil.

Step 3

Mix everything up well. And our Mashed Papaya is ready.

Serve it in the main course.

I hope you all will like this recipe as it is very healthy for the stomach and equally tasty. Do write your comments and feedback. Have a great time everyone. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!

 

 

Sponge Gourd With Split Bengal Gram

SPONGE-GOURD WITH SPLIT BENGAL GRAM 

Hello and welcome again. Today I’m sharing a very healthy greens and lentil recipe which is unique, super healthy and equally tasty. It can be had with chapatis or steamed rice and dal. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:

  1. Sponge Gourd – 1 kg.
  2. Split Bengal gram(soaked for 3 hours) – 2 tbsp.
  3. Onions (big,finely chopped) – 2
  4. Five Spices(for tempering) – 1 tsp.
  5. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Whole Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp.
  7. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Salt – According to taste.
  9. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.
  10. Chopped Coriander leaves – for garnish.

STEPS

Step 1 

Scrape and wash the sponge gourd. Cut it in small pieces.

Step 2

Heat a heavy bottom vessel and add the vegetable oil to it. Add the five spices and when the oil crackles add the whole red chilli flakes and add the onions.

Step 3 

Half-fry the onions and add the cut sponge gourd and soaked split Bengal gram to it. Now add salt and turmeric powder to it and adding a little bit of water(1/2 cup), cover the vessel and let it cook on medium flame.

Step 4 

When the water lessens add the garam masala and cook the vegetables till they get dry.

Step 5

Garnish the vegetables with chopped coriander. Serve it with the main course.

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

 

Pumpkin With Flaxseed

PUMPKIN WITH FLAXSEED

Welcome again friends to my cosy corner. Today I am going to make a very healthy, sumptuous and equally tasty curry of Pumpkin With Flaxseed. This recipe has two ingredients namely pumpkin which is a boon for the heart and flax seed which reduces bad cholesterol drastically. It combines pure health and taste and has a meagre amount of oil which can be omitted also for people with heart problems or cholesterol. So let us start with it:—

Ingredients:

  1. Green fresh finely chopped pumpkin -1
  2. Finely chopped Radish – 1
  3. Flaxseed powder (made after roasting together flax seed,1 dry red chilly and 1 tsp coriander seeds)-3 tbsp.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric powder -1 tsp.
  6. Dry mango powder – 1 tbsp.

For tempering:– 1.Five spice – 1 tsp.

2.Bay leaf -2

3. Asafoetida or Hing -A pinch.

4. Dry red chilly – 2

For garnishing-Chopped green chilly.

Chopped coriander.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and peel the skin of pumpkin. Similarly, wash and peel the radish. Cut both of them very finely and pressure cook them as it will save your time and energy. When it is cooked drain out the excess water but keep some of it for use in the curry.

Step 2 

Heat a heavy-bottom kadhai and add the given amounts of five spice, red chilly, asafoetida, mustard oil and let them splutter. But take care not to burn the tempering.

Step 3

Now to the kadhai add boiled pumpkin, radish, salt, turmeric powder and saute it for a while.

Step 4

When the pumpkin is slightly mashed add roasted and powdered flax seed which has to be initially roasted together with 1 dry red chilly and 1 tsp coriander seeds and then powdered, dry mango powder and saute it again for five minutes. It will be a semi-dry curry so don’t dry out all the water from it.

Step 5 

The pumpkin flaxseed tasty curry is ready. Garnish it with chopped green chillies and coriander.

Friends do try this recipe at home. It can be had with rice, dal, dosai, rotis, paranthas. It is a very healthy preparation for people with heart problem or diabetes. It has no spice, all the taste and all health, so go ahead and try it in your homes. I am sure you will like it. Say yes to good health with this curry. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!

Cucumber Raita

CUCUMBER RAITA

Hi, dear friends. Today I’m sharing a simple, healthy and a regular recipe of Cucumber Raita which is a must-have dish in some households and is very tasty. It is paired with Biryanis, Tandoori Rotis or anything and is liked by one and all. I too cannot do without it. It helps in digestion and keeps our stomach cool. So let’s start—

Ingredients:

  1. Cucumber(grated) -2
  2. Curd -1 1/2 cups.
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Green Chillies(chopped)- 2.
  5. Black Mustard Powder – 1 1/2 tbsp.
  6. Mustard oil – 2 tsp.
  7. Coriander leaves for garnishing.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and grate the cucumbers.

Step 2

Squeeze out the excess water from it.

Step 3 

Take a bowl and put the squeezed cucumber in it. To it add curd, salt, green chillies, mustard oil and black mustard powder. Garnish with fresh coriander. Give everything a good mix. The raita is ready in a jiffy.

Friends do try this recipe at home. It is an accompaniment to your regular lunch or dinner and. It can also be had with biryani, fried rice, puris and the like. Enjoy the weekend, till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!

Mashed Green Gram

MASHED GREEN GRAM

Hello and welcome friends. Today’s share is a quickie,two-minute wonder which is tasty, healthy and really for health-conscious souls who don’t want to compromise either on taste or on health grounds. So let’s start its making—

Ingredients:

  1. Whole green gram or sabut(whole) moong – 250 gms
  2. Small Onion (finely chopped)- 1
  3. Chopped ginger and garlic – 2 tsps of both
  4. Green chilly(chopped) – 1
  5. Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  6. Mustard oil – 1 tbsp
  7. Salt – According to taste

STEPS

Step 1 

Roast the green gram or sabut moong in a pan until browned. Take care not to burn it.

Step 2 

Pressure cook it for about 20 minutes and transfer it to a bowl after draining all the water.

Step 3 

Grind it in a mixer slightly coarsely.

Step 4

Now take a bowl, add to it the mashed gram, finely chopped onion and green chillies, ginger, garlic, salt, lemon juice and oil. Give all a good mix and our mashed gram is ready to be served.

Do try this recipe at home. It is a side dish which will go well with your regular lunch and dinner ideas and is extra healthy, extra tasty with that tangy yummy touch and is a definite recipe for people who have less of time in hand. Share your feedback and comments and get doubts of any kind cleared. Till then have a great time everyone and always say yes to hearty living, healthy cooking!!!

 

 

Mashed Yam

MASHED YAM

Hi friends. This is a simple, very tasty side dish to make on a regular basis, is too healthy to feel guilty and is really a very wholesome side dish. Made with slight seasonings and oil, it is good for increasing appetite and really carries a special taste with it. So do try it at home and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Yam – 250 gms
  2. Salt – According to taste
  3. Green Chillies – 2-3
  4. Black mustard powder – 2 tsp
  5. Mustard Oil – 1 tsp
  6. Lemon juice – 2 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

Scrape, wash and roughly chop the yam.

Step 2 

Then pressure cook it till it is well cooked and softened.

Step 3

Now take a bowl and add to it the cooked yam, salt, green chillies, black mustard powder, lemon juice, mustard oil in the given amounts. Mash it with a masher and mix it all up well.

Step 4

The Mashed Yam or Suran bharta is ready thus. It can be a delicious side dish to your regular lunch and dinner platter.

I hope you will all like this recipe. Do try making it at home and share your comments and feedback and clear doubts if you have any. Till then happy cooking, healthy living friends!!!