Snacks

13 bean soup mix chaat recipe – 13 bean soup mix chundal- healthy snack recipes

My regular readers must have already guessed that this (that is the 13 beans soup mix) was the next thing I got from my mustafa shopping few days back. As I mentioned before, that we have been trying to reduce carbs from our diet especially during dinners. So we have been using quinoa, millet varieties,oats etc regularly. So along with this , I also make a salad everyday, sometimes with avacados, other vegetables or sometimes even fruit salads. I make salad with chick peas or black eyed beans or sometimes it is just a cup of plain dal. So for…

 

Quick Sweet potato chaat – easy and healthy chaat recipes

We don’t really enjoy the sweet potatoes much as it tastes sweet and a vegetable being so sweet is somewhat unacceptable:). But they are really healthy especially for kids, So I do buy them quite regularly. I make a dry curry with it just adding some red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt. It does taste good. Last time, I made this chaat and we enjoyed it. My son is not too fond of it. But my daughter likes sweet potatoes as I have been feeding her mashed sweet potatoes since when she was around 8-9 months old and she…

 

Quick and Easy creamy and cheesy pasta for kids lunchbox – Mac and cheese recipe

Hope you all had a lovely Janmashtami (Lord Krishna’s birthday)celebration. I also did in my small way especially for my kids who love this kind of celebrations and is a good way to share our culture with our kids. We sang a few bhajans. I also made little appams, mysore pak and rasagullas. I do not spend too much time in the kitchen as it gets a little painful if I stress myself a lot. So I made the mysore pak in the microwave in minutes. I will blog about it sometime. I will also blog about the appams as…

 

Tomato Quinoa – Easy recipes with Quinoa

In an attempt to lose weight and get fitter after my surgery, we have been trying to switch over to healthier food and have been avoiding/reducing high carbs, oil and spice in our diet. My hubby has also been giving me company in this attempt. So we have been avoiding rice and taking more of whole grains and high fiber food. We went shopping to Mustafa especially for buying different kinds of wholegrains. Mustafa has been stocking every kind of food grains nowadays. You think of it and its there!!!So we got a few packets of quinoa, millet, beans,steel cut…

 

Rava dhokla recipe – Easy and healthy Indian breakfast recipes

I have had the best food of my life , I mean I have really enjoyed to the core different kind of delicious food during my stay of two years in Gujarat. The different kinds of chaats, icy desserts like gola , khaman, dhokla etc was so tempting and so very tasty. I experienced that real authentic taste of different chaats. This was more than 20+ years back and I still can’t forget the taste. I have had chaats after that , but none would taste the same. People like me who don’t mind a slight sweetness and a mild…

 

Chapati Upma – Chapati noodles recipe- Chilli Chapati- left over chapatis recipe

This in another post in my drafts, so I thought of posting it today. I have slowly started with a little bit of routine cooking . My family has been missing my cooking. I feel quite happy that my family enjoy the food cooked by me. The other day, when I served my son some food which I cooked after a long time , he said “mummy, I like only your food”:)So, when I think of the time some ten years back, when I did not know how to cook at all. It feels proud that I have come a…

 

Ragi muffins – finger millet muffins – easy baking recipes

Now looking at the muffin , you can say they are chocolate muffins. Isn’t it? But no, I have not added any chocolate based ingredient in it. Of course, I told my son they were chocolate muffins and he ate them happily. I have mentioned before that my son loves chocolate cakes all the time. I was a little apprehensive that he might guess that it wasn’t a chocolate one. But he totally loved it. He said it was yumm. And then my two year old loved it too and had almost half a muffin. Its quite filling too. What…

 

Bittergourd peel pooris- Crispy karela peel pooris – tasty brunch recipes

Pooris are always a favourite at home, though it is a rare thing at my place because I don’t deep fry a lot. I have tried making different varieties of pooris before. But this recipe really intrigued me. This used bittergourd peel. Who had thought of using karela peels in pooris. It was awesome – crispy and delicious when I made it for a weekend brunch one day. I also carried it for my friend when we met and they loved it too. I will surely make this one again. Recipe source – Maayeka Serve immediately with some potato side…

 

Black chick peas brownies – Eggless healthy baking recipes

If you are following my blog for a couple of months now, you must be knowing how much I love baking and my and my family’s love for cakes and bakes especially chocolate cakes. But when it comes to the amount of fats and sugar , I had almost been avoiding/minimised baking for years now. But lately I have been substituting fats , sugar, carbs with healthy and low fat/low calorie ingredients . So we have been enjoying our favourite desserts. I hope you try this one and let me know how it turns out for you and do look…

 

Low fat eggless Blueberry squares / Blueberry bites recipes– Easy baking recipes

I have been buying lots of blueberries lately and each time I think of trying something new with it. But we love eating those berries as such especially my daughter. Thinking of the amount of fats and sugar going into the bakes, I have been avoiding baking . But then I landed into several dessert blogs consisting of gorgeous desserts , but were low fat and vegan too. I decided to make my dessert the healthy way and I have whipped up a few low fat desserts by now which I will post soon. Till then , do try this…