Thursday, May 29, 2014

Instant Mango Jam

Mangoes are saying adieu to us. I wanted to make something different before they vanish. Just then my dear friend Priya came up with this interesting recipe of Instant Mango Jam, that she adapted from here. I could not resist myself and hence prepared it immediately. What attracted me to this recipe was that it had no preservatives. The improvisation I made was that I added a pinch of salt while preparing the mango mixture. Do try it and Enjoy!!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mango Sago Pudding

It is the end of May and time for the King of Fruits to bid us Good Bye. My kids go to Chinmaya Mission's Balvihar classes and there I had the opportunity of tasting this  finger licking dessert made as prasad by one of the parents. I quickly noted down the recipe and immediately started working on it.

Mangoes have a generous amounts of Vitamin C and A. It boosts the immune system, acts as an antioxidant, lowers cholesterol levels, cleanses skin and prevents heat strokes. Enjoy the last few ones by trying out this dessert and tell me how much or how little you liked it :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Oats Buttermilk

Oats is considered to be the most healthy food. Oats are an excellent an a rich source of nutrients. They help in stabilising blood sugar levels, act as antioxidants, help in lowering cholestrol levels and improve our immune systems. I try to incorporate oats in our diet 2-3 times a week either in the form of idls or dosas or upma. My dear friend Asha Radhakrishna Shenoy, a blogger herself came up with this brilliant idea of adding oats to buttermilk. It was absolutely delicious and had a creamy texture. Very quick and easy to make. Excellent to beat the summer heat.

Nellikai Sadam

Nellikai/Gooseberry/Amla is a high source of Vitamin C and acts as a remedy for many diseases. It enhances food absorption, makes skin and hair healthier, Good for diabetics, reduces cholesterol levels, cools the body and acts as an antioxidant.

I have seen gooseberries being widely used in making pickles. When I was on vacation in India, our helper at home made this interesting recipe of Nellikya (Gooseberry) Saadam Rice. It was something new to me. Tasted delicious and was quick, easy and a healthy recipe to make.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jhatpat Mushroom Mutter

Mushrooms has always been a favourite in my family. Mushrooms come in different varieties and colours. Commonly used ones are the white button mushrooms.They increase the vitamin D levels in our diet, help enhance weight loss and improve out immune system. Below you can find a delicious mushroom subzi that can be made in a jiffy.