January 22, 2016

Orange spinach mint almond flax seeds smoothie

Orange, spinach, mint, almond, flax seeds smoothie recipe - A very nutritious smoothie prepared with healthy ingredients like spinach, mint leaves, orange, almonds and flax seeds. It is an exotic and nutritious drink which can be consumed instead of coffee and tea in the morning and evening. It is very easy and quick to prepare. You can make it fresh as and when required. This smoothie has a low-glycemic index and one can drink it without any guilt. Spinach is a rich source of calcium, Vitamin A, C, iron and fiber. The consumption of spinach in any form helps in maintaining the body health. Oranges contain ample amount of Vitamin C. It is also a good source of calcium and potassium besides being a taste booster. Spinach in combination with orange makes a delicious smoothie. Almonds and flax seeds adds creamy texture to the smoothie along with all its nutrient benefits. Check out green smoothie recipe which I had posted few days back. Try out these wonderful smoothie and enjoy your day.

Orange spinach mint almond flax seeds smoothie in a serving glass

January 20, 2016

Lauki chana dal sabzi in pressure cooker | Bottle gourd curry

Lauki chana dal sabzi in pressure cooker recipe  - Lauki chana dal sabzi is a simple and easy to prepare side dish for Indian flat breads. This sabzi doesn't need any grinding process. The best part is that it can be prepared in pressure cooker. Once you have tempered everything in the pressure cooker and take a few whistles, delicious side dish will be ready to serve. I often make it to serve with parathas, chapatis, jowar roti, bajra roti, rice flour roti, finger millet roti etc. This is a hassle free sabzi which can  be prepared quickly. By following the below given easy steps, the lauki and chana dal in combination with mild spices make a delicious sabzi.

lauki chana dal sabzi image

January 17, 2016

Flax seeds and peanuts chutney powder | Jawas shenga chutney Powder

Flax seeds and peanut chutney powder recipe with step by step pictures - Flax seed is also known as linseed, agase and jawas. I always roast and store some flax seeds. Eating two tsp of flax seeds every day is good for health as they supply some essential nutrients. Flax seeds are excellent source of antioxidants, essential vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. Besides this, it is also an energy booster. Flax seeds in combination with peanuts make a delicious nutty flavored chutney. The sabzi sprinkled with it tastes great. It is a nice accompaniment for dosa, roti, paratha, idli and curd rice. You can make instant chutney by mixing this powder with yogurt.  Chutney powder is handy when you have short of time in the morning rush.

flax seeds and peanuts chutney powder image

January 14, 2016

Til chikki with sugar recipe | Tilachi vadi

Til chikki with sugar recipe - Happy Makar Sankranti to you all. A delicious, crunchy chikki for Makar sankranti. Chikki is a burfi  shaped sweet of  IndiaTil chikki is a popular traditional sweet prepared during Makar Sankranti. This is an easy to prepare sweet made with sesame seeds and sugarChikki is made using either jaggery or sugar along with basic ingredients such as sesame seeds, peanuts, cashew nuts and almonds.The use of jaggery makes the chikki soft whereas sugar makes it crunchy.  To make a delicious chikki, avoid roasting the sesame seeds for too long and just roast them until warm. I have already posted tilachi ladoo and til shenga vadi recipes. Do try these recipes.

til chikki with sugar image

January 9, 2016

Tomato onion chutney recipe

Tomato onion chutney  recipe -  Tomato onion chutney also called as kaanda chutney is one of the flavourful chutneys which I prepare often. This chutney goes well with dosa, idli, chapathi, paratha, thepla and roti. Hot rice with a dollop of ghee and this tomato onion chutney also makes a great and quick meal. This can also be served as a dipping sauce for vada, cutlet and nuggets. It is easy to make and is different from usual coconut chutney.

tomato onion chutney in a serving bowl

January 1, 2016

Eggless chocolate banana sponge cake recipe

Eggless chocolate banana sponge cake recipe  - Happy New Year to you all. May this New Year bring happiness and prosperity to all of you. Today being  new year day, I made this eggless chocolate banana sponge cake for us. It is an easy to prepare delicious cake to be enjoyed during this special occasion. As the name suggests, the cake was spongy, moist and soft. Baking cake is an easy and enjoyable task. The fragrance spread in the kitchen after baking this cake makes you happy and craving for more.

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