Wednesday, June 10, 2009


My hubby is a big fan of bhindis. Everytime we do our grocery, the first thing he picks is this fresh green bhindis, and this is his favorite preparation. The masala stuffed in the bhindis nicely marinates and stir frying makes it more crispy. This is a very regular preparation at our place as it goes irresistibly with hot rice dal.

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 5 mins

Serves/ Makes: 3

You Need:

2 cups Bhindis (Okra)

For the Stuffing:

1 tsp Turmeric

1 tsp Chilli Powder

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1 tsp Coriander Powder

1 tsp Garam Masala

Salt for taste


Method :

Cut the edges of okra and slit in between for stuffing. In a bowl, mix all the stuffing ingredients together. Stuff it in slit okra. In a pan, heat 2-3 tsp oil and stir fry this okra till it cooks. Put lid on it and let it cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot with rice and dal.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Me and My hubby are big fan of fruits. After every dinner we both have fruits. This is one of salad perfect for dinner where we don’t have to end up with fruit again. My refrigerator is always full of fruits, so I decided to make this salad which is not only healthy but tasty too.

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time : 5 mins

Serves/ Makes: 3-4

You Need:

Finely chopped mix fruits (don’t use bananas)

1 lemon juice

Pinch of salt

½ cup Fruit juice (any fruit juice will do)

½ cup sugar

¼ cup water

Vanilla Ice cream


Chop all the fruits finely . Make sugar syrup from sugar and water. Add lemon juice, syrup, fruit juice, salt to fruits and mix well. I also added mango pulp. Mix all well and top up with ice cream and serve.


I don’t like to eat sheera plain, so I keep on experimenting with different flavors. I like to use fresh fruit juices to give flavor and it really taste awesome. When it comes to plain sheera, its only of satanarayan pooja’s prasad that I like. This time in mango season I brought ratnagiri mango pulp, which was really good and fresh. So tried this flavor for my sheera, and was so good and rich in color. I served to my guest, they were so happy for this Indian mango taste in the sheera making it more tasty. Its also quick and easy dessert.

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Serves/ Makes: 4

You Need:

2 Cups Dry Roasted Coarse Rava (Semolina)

2 Cloves

1 ½ Cup Clarified Butter/Unsalted Butter

2 Cups Mango Pulp

1 Cup Milk

1 Cup Sugar

1 Tsp Cardamom Powder

¼ Cup Cashew Nuts


Dry Roast Semolina and keep it aside. In a skillet, melt butter, add cloves and cashews. Add Semolina and mix well. Now add Mango pulp and milk and mix well. Cover with lid and let it cook for 3 mins. Now add sugar and cardamom powder and mix well. Garnish with cashew nuts. Serve it after cools.