September 9, 2017

Methi sukke recipe - Menthe soppina upkari - Fenugreek leaves subzi

Methi sukke or Menthe soppina upkari or Fenugreek leaves subzi recipe- It is a dry subzi that goes well with roti, chapathi, rice with curry and curd rice. Fenugreek leaves are used to make thepla, curry and kadhi in Maharashtrian homes. Fenugreek leaves in combination with green peas and potato makes a delicious side dish popularly known as methi matar malai and aloo methi sukha bhaaji. Fenugreek leaves are healthy leafy vegetable which can be consumed in any season. The high level of iron in the fenugreek leaves supply the iron requirement and helps to increase the red blood cells and hemoglobin. I made this as side dish for chapathi, rice and daali varan. The combination of methi leaves, fresh coconut and jaggery is unique and flavourful. This subzi becomes tasty when it is cooked in the juice of fenugreek leaves itself and water is not added.

Methi sukke in a serving plate

August 28, 2017

Quinoa idli recipe - How to make idli with quinoa

Quinoa idli recipe -  Quinoa idli is a healthy and tasty South Indian style idli. This idli is best for breakfast and can also be packed in the lunch box. This idli is prepared by using quinoa, rice and split black grams. I made this for my sons as quinoa is one of their favourite grains. I made the quinoa idli couple of times and the proportion of ingredients given below is perfect to make soft idlis. This idli tastes very nice with the unique flavour of quinoa. The method of preparation is similar to rice urad dal idli. Quinoa is a tiny grain and its health benefits are numerous. It is high in antioxidants, rich in protein and contains essential amino acids. Quinoa is an excellent source of magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and dietary fiber. Hence using quinoa in diet in any form is beneficial.

Quinoa idli in a serving plate

August 24, 2017

Ganesh Chaturthi recipes - Ukadiche Modak recipe - Steamed Modak - Fried Modak recipe

Ganesh Chaturthi recipes - As Ganesh Chaturthi is fast approaching, I have compiled few recipes which are usually done during Ganesh Chaturthi. During this festival, Lord Ganesha is offered with several traditional sweets and savory snacks. Among them very popular sweet and naivedyam is modak. There are several varieties of modak like ukadiche modak, fried modak, baked modak, khawa modak, chocolate modak, dry fruit modak etc. Besides this, variety of laddus, karanji, puran poli, varieties of kheer or payasa, savory snacks like chakli, kodubale etc. are also prepared to offer as naivedyam to Lord Ganesh. 

August 23, 2017

Baked spicy sweet potato - Baked genasu recipe - Kananga recipe

Baked spicy sweet potato recipe - This is a simple, tasty and easy to prepare oven baked dish. This is a perfect snack for us when we do not like to eat steamed sweet potatoes or any other dish made out of it. Keeping in view the taste in mind, I have used very little spice powder which goes very well in this dish. As the outer skin is nutritious and it gives crunch to the dish after baking,  I have not peeled the outer skin of the sweet potato. If you do not like it you can peel the skin very easily with the help of peeler and then bake it after applying spice powder as per your liking. I have just sprinkled small amount of spice powder to make it less spicy. When we like to have spicy slices, I apply more spice powder along with some oil, so that a uniform coating of spice powder is on the sweet potato slices. If you like potatoes, sweet potato can be replaced by potato and the dish can be prepared in a similar manner. 

Baked spicy sweet potato in a serving plate

August 10, 2017

Green apple chutney recipe

Green apple chutney - Chutney is a common side dish in Indian meal. There are several varieties of chutneys which is served as a side dish or a  spread for bread sandwich. Green apple chutney is a slightly sweet chutney. I made it with fresh raw green apples along with its skin. This chutney can be relished with roti, paratha, dosa, idli, uttappam, samosa, dhokla and sandwich. The method of preparation is so simple and it takes only few minutes as it doesn't require any cooking. It is very tasty, healthy and needs only few ingredients. 

green apple chutney in a serving bowl