Showing posts from November, 2012

Alu ke Paranthe (Potato Tortilla)

As a Child, I was a picky eater. Always say no to food and it became tough for my mom. My mom who is an excellent cook, always looks for some or the other alternatives for my dinner. I still remember, when she is not able to convince me for eating regular dinner, she makes "Alu ke paranthe" especially for me. Now, being a mom, I understand it is a big responsibility of raising a child, and also it becomes so painful for mother, when child do not want to eat a regular dinner. So, now every time I make food, I keep my little one in mind, and make dishes which is approved by her. One more thing which I have understood from my experience, kids love varieties. Here, is one of the favorite dish of my little one and me- " Alu ke Paranthe- Potato Tortilla".   Ingredients- Potato - 2 (big boiled and mashed) Onion - 1/2 (chopped) Green Chilli - 2 (slit) Wheat Flour - 2 small cups Olive Oil - 4-5tbsp + spray (to cook parantha) Salt to taste Mangrela- Ajwain -

Apple Cake

Hello Guys, how are you all this thanksgiving? I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving is said to be a day to say thanks to anyone or everyone, to whom you are grateful for anything or something. I am thankful to all my friends and family over here, who have encouraged enough that my love for cooking turn into a my love for sharing the recipes. This recipe of Apple Cake is devoted to an amazing lady and an awesome mother, who is also a mother of my Daughter's dear friend. Thanx Eden, for sharing this amazing recipe with us. Ingredients -  Apple- 1 (chopped) + 2 (grated) Baking Powder - 1tsp Cinnamon Powder - 1tsp All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1 Cup Milk Powder - 1 cup Olive Oil  - 1 cup Sugar - 1 cup Cashews - 1/2 cup Milk - 1/2 cup (as required) Directions -  Mix All Purpose Flour with a Milk Powder and Baking Powder. Add Olive Oil with Sugar and Cinnamon Powder, mix it until the sugar dissolves. Add grated apple in the sugar mixture. Slowly,

Palak-paneer for non Onion-Garlic eaters

In India, lot of people do not eat Onion and Garlic. Some of them do not eat on some festivals, and some of them do not eat Garlic- Onions through out their life time. For some people, it is because their culture do not allow them to do so. And for some people, it is the tradition they are following from generations of not eating Onion and Garlic during Festivals, and for some people, it is their health which didn't permits them from having Onion and Garlic. I still remember, first year of my marriage and Navratari festival arrived, and I came to know from my in-laws family, that we are not suppose to cook and eat onion, garlic and eggs, throughout the festival, i.e. 9 days of the festival. My reaction was, " Ooooooooohhh, mmmmmy gggggod". At that time, I didn't knew what to do, some people told me if u will use more of tomatoes than it will taste the same curry as it tastes with onion and garlic. But, it never tasted the same. Then, after talking to my mom, she to


Diwali (Deepon ka Tyohar)- A festival of lights. It is 1 of the important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Every Year Diwali falls in between mid-October to mid- November, and this year it fall on 13th Nov. We celebrate Diwali by lighting each and every corner of the house, make sweets at home, offer sweets to god, worship them, and pray for well-being of every one at home. This year, like past year I again made some Namak- paare or Nimki , Sakarpaare and a famous BaluSahi. Since, Balusahi was appreciated by all my family and friends. So here I am, sharing a recipe with you guys. Ingredients- Maida (All Purpose Flour) - 1 1/2 cup Baking Soda/ Soda bi-Carbonate - 1/4 tsp Olive Oil + deep fry - 1/2 cup Yogurt (beaten )- 8 tbsp Sugar - 2cup Milk - 2 tbsp Pistachios - 4-5 Directions - Mix refined flour and baking soda together in a bowl.  Add two-thirds cup of olive oil into the flour mixt


Dhanteras, is the first day of 3 day Diwali Festival, widely celebrated in North region of India. Dhan means wealth and teras means 13th day of the fortnight. On Dhanteras, the "Owl" form of Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. Dhanteras holds special significance for the business community due to the customary purchases of precious metals on this day. Dhanteras Celebration- On this Auspicious day, people worship Lord Yamaraj, the God of death, on this day and light a 'Yama-Diya' in the night to offer prayers to him to bless them with prosperity, well being and protection. They also purchase either a new utensil, or silver or gold coin or some other precious metal as a sign of good luck on the day of Dhanteras. The day of Dhanteras has great importance for the mercantile community of Western India. In the rural areas the cultivators worship their cattle because they form the ma

Bean Taco

Today's Morning was a lazy 1. My DD was not well, day before yes'day, so thought of making something light, which is also good for her too. I thought if she wants to have something light, she can have bread, or if she wants she can also have plain rice with some salt and yogurt. I thought of making Rajma - Roti/ Tortilla for our dinner. I soaked the Beans in the morning, was thinking of boiling them. At that time, my DD return home from School and whoosh, she saw Beans soaked and her song started, " Mamma, I want Bean Taco, Mamma, I want Bean Taco,.........." I can't even explain you guys, how many times she repeated this particular sentence in 5 minutes. I seriously wonder, how our little ones learn to convince their moms. For my DD, it just takes 5 minutes. So, here you go ' A Delicious recipe of Bean Taco', my little ones favorite. Ingredients - Preparation Time - cooking Time - Soaked and Boiled Beans - 1 big cup Onion - 1/4 cup (chopped) T