May 31, 2013
May 29, 2013
authentic taste of Karnataka cuisine.
Alsande randayi or palya recipe with step by step pictures.
May 27, 2013
Kande pohe recipe - Sometimes, say it once in a week eating poha is fine with us. It is a regular weekly evening snack as it is very easy to prepare. Kande pohe if not prepare properly tastes bland. Therefore the taste needs to be balanced by adding proper amount of lemon juice, salt and sugar. I like to eat it with hot cup of coffee or tea. I always keep raw poha in stock. Raw poha is really handy, when suddenly some guests or friends arrive in the evening. In such a situation without any second thought, I make kande pohe with tea, coffee, milk shakes or juices. In this era of processed food poha has taken a back seat. It is really a delicious, healthy snack. A perfect evening snack for adults and kids.
Kande pohe recipe with step by step pictures.
May 25, 2013
May 24, 2013
Lauki ka halwa recipe - gardudde or sorekayi halwa - bottle gourd halwa recipe - how to make dudhi halwa
Lauki ka halwa recipe with step by step pictures.
May 23, 2013
Fresh rajma masala recipe - When I saw fresh rajma beans in the local vegetable market, I could not stop myself from buying it. It is my elder son's favorite vegetable. With it I made rajma masala. It was delicious. Rajma is good source of incomplete protein. Vegetable proteins found in rajma and other legumes are considered as incomplete proteins because they do not have some essential amino acids. Animal proteins found in food such as chicken, mutton, fish, milk, cheese, eggs are considered as good sources of complete proteins. They are complete proteins because they contain good amount of all essential amino acids. Our body cannot produce 9 essential amino acids. That should be obtained from food. Grains such as wheat, brown rice etc. are rich in complex carbohydrate and fibre and can be an excellent source of protein. Grains and legumes are good sources of complementary proteins. Complementary proteins are when two incomplete proteins food are combined together to get a complete protein. Thus rice with beans, oatmeal with milk, macaroni with cheese, peanut butter with whole wheat bread etc.make a meal with complete protein.
Fresh rajama masala recipe.
May 20, 2013
Mango panna recipe - Mango panna is a delicious drink of Maharashtra prepared with raw mangoes and sugar. Small amount of cardamom powder makes it flavorful. Peeper powder adds an extra flavor and it is totally optional. It is a healthy drink if compared to the bottled drink. Mango panna is my family favorite. Like every year this year also I made it several times. Now I am sharing the recipe with you all. This sweet and tangy mango panna was delicious.
May 17, 2013
Cucumber raita recipe / how to make cucumber raita / soutekayi raita recipe / kakdi chi raita recipe
Cucumber raita recipe - Keep your system as cool as cucumber by eating refreshing chilled cucumber raita. I often make raita and salad with cucumber and other vegetables since summer has started. The goodness of yogurt with the cucumber makes this raita refreshing and healthy. It also cools our system. Cucumber is low in calories, therefore persons who wish to reduce weight, eat raw cucumber. Note that to keep the nutrition intact, peel and chop the washed cucumber just before the use.
May 13, 2013
Rava chana dal kheer recipe / how to make rava chana dal kheer / semolina split bengal grams kheer recipe
Today is Akshay Tritiya. Happy and prosperous Akshay Tritiya to you all.
Rava chana dal kheer recipe - Akshay Tritiya is an auspicious day, which is celebrated in India. Akshay means something that never reduces. I have taken inspiration from this word to name my blog Akshaypatre Patre means vessel. On this day many people purchase gold. I prepared this kheer to celebrate the holy occasion of Akshay Tritiya. The speciality of this kheer is after eating it you do not feel like to eat anything else. The kheer itself is a complete meal. Both rava and chana dal are enough to fill the stomach. Here is the recipe. Try and enjoy it.
Rava chana dal kheer recipe with step by step pictures.
May 11, 2013
Surmai fish fry recipe - This shallow fried fish with tangy and hot combination of the masala is simply wonderful and above all it is simple and easy to make. This is one of my most favorite fish fry recipes. The reason I like fish fry so much because it not only tastes great but healthy too. Fish is rich in Proteins. It is commonly known fact that protein rich food are body building food. We need protein throughout the life to repair and mantain the tissues. Protein is the major component in the growth of muscles, skin, enzymes, hair, eyes and other organs. In general, protein found in fish is considered as good source of complete protein. Therefore eating fish in various form is beneficial to our good health. Try and enjoy this healthy fish fry.
Fish fry with red masala paste recipe with step by step pictures
May 10, 2013
Mandakki susla recipe - puffed rice (churmuri) upma recipe -how to make mandakki upma -puffed rice recipes
Mandakki susla recipe - Susla is nothing but upma prepared with soaked puffed rice and I made it as evening teatime snack. It is very simple to make and easy on stomach. Though it is simple, it is full of carbohydrates, which we need for our energy. Kids are more active than adults and they need energy packed food. They may find it energy booster as it is rich in carbohydrate. It is more beneficial when eaten along with a glass of hot milk or lassi.
May 3, 2013
Drakshi sharbat recipe - Green grape sharbat, another thirst quencher, refresher and energy booster in the hot summer. It is made of green grapes, sugar, salt and lemon juice along with chilled drinking water. Grapes contain vitamin-C, vitamin A, iron, phosphorus and some amount of vitamin B-Complex etc. This sharbat is healthier as it does not have any preservatives compared to other aerated drinks. Lemon juice is added to get the desired tanginess. Thus we get the required amount of vitamin c, as lemon is good source of vitamin c. After a stressful work, when the sharbat is sipped slowly, it cools throat and stomach. It has thanda thanda, cool cool effect. A great refreshing drink to small kids, after their play. Now the question is, do we really get all the nutrients of grapes in this sharbat? No, not at all. The reason is some of the vitamins and minerals are slowly lost when exposed to water, air and heat. Being soluble in water, some amount of vitamin C and vitamin B are lost in the process, while making such sharbats. But squeezing lemon juice in the sharbat just before serving and drinking it immediately is proved beneficial. It is more beneficial when the fruit is eaten in its natural form.
May 1, 2013
Mango amrakhand recipe - Amrakhand is one of the popular Maharashtrian desserts made with hung curd, mango, sugar and the flavour is infused with cardamom powder. It is prepared during festivals and weekends, usually served with pooris. When it comes to making dessert I always prefer to make smooth and creamy amrakhand which is not only easy but also very quick to prepare. The hung curd is available in sweet shop, otherwise you can also make it at home by draining the thick yogurt through a muslin cloth. Hung curd is called chakka in Marathi. Whenever I have large quantity of yogurt in stock, I make hung curd at home. I prefer to use alphonso mango for this dessert, as it has thick and sweet pulp which is perfect for the thick, creamy amrakhand.