Spinach green peas and plantain cutlet recipe - A healthy and delicious Indian vegetarian snack made with spinach, raw banana and green peas. This is one of the simplest cutlets which I have prepared several times. This cutlet is usually prepared by using potatoes along with spinach, but keeping health in mind, I have avoided potatoes as it is high in carbohydrates and calories. To make it more healthy these cutlets have been shallow fried using minimal oil. Raw banana based cutlet is a healthy, tasty and guilt free snack. It can be served as an appetizer or evening snack with a chutney of your choice. It goes really well with mint coriander chutney and even tomato ketchup. If you are looking for some easy shallow fried snacks then do check out kothimbir vadi, hara bhara kabab and aloo moong dal nuggets.
August 23, 2016
July 19, 2016
Bhajaniche thalipeeth recipe - This thalipeeth is very special because I have used bajri or pearl millet instead of rice to make the thalipeeth flour. Bajri is low in glycemic index when compared to rice. Thalipeeth is a healthy dish prepared with bhajani, onion, cilantro and chilli mixture. This is a traditional pancake of Maharashtra prepared in every home with their own version. A very tasty, filling, energetic and nutritious dish with all goodness of pearl millet, green gram, chiickpeas and black gram. This can be served in the morning as a breakfast and in the evening as a tea time snack for any age group. If you have bhajani in your hand, you can prepare this dish very quickly whenever you want to have and serve.
July 1, 2016
Multigrain flour for thalipeeth - Pearl millet is called as bajri in Marathi, bajra in Hindi, sajje in Kannada. This flour is prepared with roasted pearl millet, green gram, black gram, brown chickpeas, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Thalipeeth is a popular pancake in Maharashtra. The method of preparation and the ingredients varies marginally. Thalipeeth is usually served with chutney and yogurt for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Being a wholesome dry dish thalipeeth is very convenient to carry while travelling. This bajri bhajani is similar to the rice bhaajani which I had posted earlier. Only the difference in this recipe is that I have used bajri instead of rice. The purpose of using bajri is that it is low in calories and contains less carbohydrate when compared to the rice bhajani. The thalipeeth prepared with this bhajani consisting of pulses like chickpeas, green gram and black gram is very healthy, nutritious and flavourful.
June 13, 2016
Walnut banana muffin is a delicious, easy to make variety of muffin. It is full of flavours and is prepared without using eggs. These muffins are liked by both adult and kids. This can be served as a tea time snack and even packed in the snack box for school going kids. You can make it rich by adding dry fruits like cashew nuts and almonds. Walnuts become soft and tastes great when it is soaked. Also check out some other eggless cake recipes which I have posted earlier. Do try this delicious muffins. Here is how to make walnut banana muffins recipe with step by step pictures.
May 25, 2016
Avrekayi upkari recipe - Long bean is a seasonal vegetable and is available during few months. Long beans are known as avrekayi in kannada and valasange in konkani in western Karnataka. In eastern part of Karnatka (Bangalore, Mysore, Tumkur etc.) lilva beans are also called as avrekayi which is used to prepare hichikida avrekayi palya. So to clear your confusion about the variety of beans I have used to make this upkari, I have posted the picture of long beans used by me in step by step pictures below. When the long beans are tender they become soft after cooking. Once the seeds inside become solid, it is not advisable to use such beans for upkari as it will not be soft after cooking. The seeds inside is known as black eyed beans in english, avrekalu in kannada, alsande in konkani and lobia in hindi. The upkari of long beans is usually served as a side dish. The upkari is very tasty, nutritious and contains ample amount of soluble fiber. This uplkari is very easy to prepare with few ingredients. The freshly grated coconut used for the preparation of upkari enhances the taste. Here is how to make long beans upkari with step by step pictures.
May 15, 2016
Kesar kulfi is really a delicious, soft and cool dessert one can have during summer. Kesar is known as saffron in English. Saffron can be added to get light yellow colour and a unique adorable flavour to the dish. It gives extra flavour in combination with cardamom powder. Learn how to make kulfi at home with milk powder, milk, saffron, sugar and cardamom powder. Also check out mango kulfi recipe which I had posted earlier. These kulfis are not only delicious but also melt in mouth. Here is kesar kulfi recipe with step by step pictures.