Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Godhumai Rava Payasam

Godhumai or Wheat Rava Payasam is made with jaggery and coconut milk. It can be made as prasad for all auspicious occassion. I have kept the ghee and coconut milk levels to the minimum. If you do not prefer coconut milk it can be replaced with normal mik. Please refer the notes section for details.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tofu Burji /Scrambled Tofu

Tofu, made from soybean curds, is naturally gluten-free and low calorie, contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium. It is available in different varieties super firm,soft and silken. It helps in reducing LDL cholesterol, good for diabetic patients, helps in weight loss and regular consumption reduces risk of osteoporosis.

Tofu Burji is nothing but scrambled tofu. It is a complete meal in itself. You can also use this as a filling for sandwiches and rolls. An excellent idea for kids tiffin boxes.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Eggless Butterless Red Velvet Cupcakes

Love is.... spending precious moments together. Love is...family, friends and nature. Should celebration of love be confined to one day? Love is something that should be celebrated and cherished every moment of one's life. Here's an Red Velvet CupCake that you can make anytime to bring a smile on your loved one's face. The best thing about these is that they are naturally coloured,are eggless and butterless. So they can be had guilt free. Recipe adapted from Here

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pomegranate Sheera/ Kesari

Sheera or Rava Kesari is a classic Indian sweet.Pomegranates are called Super Foods. But this fruit is not a favourite among most of the kids.I always wanted to include this rich fruit in my kids diet..as i was surfing one day came across this amazing recipe on a famous blog. It was loved by all. Since it is Valentine's Day special and I thought of giving it a heart shape.  

Jewel like seeds of pomegranates are packed with antioxidants and vitamins.This ruby-red fruit is a Cure-All for just about any ailments like stomach upsets, menopausal hot flushes, conjunctivitis, lowers BP and cholesterol, wards off flu, reduces inflammation and much more...

No Onion No Garlic Pav Bhaji

Mumbaiche Speciality Pav bhaji... A dish that is almost everybody's favourite. Cannot imagine a pav bhaji without onion and garlic right? I felt the same when I read the recipe for the first time. I felt the strong urge to try it...and trust me it did not disappoint at all. It tasted as delish as the original one and was an excellent accompaniment with hot phulkas. 

The original recipe is adapted from Veg recipes of India. I have made a few alterations to the original version. Hope you all like it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lauki Ki Subzi

Lauki, Ghiya or Bottle gourd is not a preffered vegetable especially down south. I used to give boiled and mashed lauki to my kids when they small but never made it a part of my daily diet. Once I happened to eat this simple,quick and easy to make delicious Lauki Ki Subzi made by my sister like friend.She is a wonderful cook and I relish eating whatever she cooks...the one with magical hands and lots of love in her heart.Blessed to have her in my life :) This one for you Snehal. 

Lauki is one wonder veggie... It helps in weight loss, helps treat constipation, improves digestion, replenishes loss of water in the body, cools the body and keeps heart healthy.  I have made a few modifications to the original recipe. Hope you all will like it :)