Wednesday, January 23, 2013

BEETROOT CARROT SOUP(microwave version)

This is the healthy, light, refreshing soup learnt from my dear aunt. Its simple to taste and very easy to cook in microwave. This soup is ideal for the winter. The addition of coconut milk to the soup balance the acidic taste of tomatoes.


1 Beetroot.

1 Carrot.

1 Tomato.

2 tbsp of Coconut milk.

Water as needed.

Salt and Pepper to taste.


Microwave chopped beetroot, carrot and tomato for about 6 min high. Remove the skin the tomato and allow the mixture to cool. Now blend them till u get a smooth paste. Transfer them into other micro bowl. Add salt and water as per required. Micro for about 2 to 3 min. Sprinkle with pepper and garnish with coconut milk.


Saturday, January 19, 2013


Pepper prawns are the simplest form of masala which goes very well with cocktails ;) This dish consumes very less ingredients and is done within minutes. Still I am drooling while writing this post. Its so simple with a fantastic flavour.


1/2 Kg Prawns.

1 Big Onion.

1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste.

2 tsp Kashmiri chilli pd.

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd.

2 tsp Lemon juice.

2 tsp Pepper pd.

1 tsp Coriander pd.

Sprig of Curry leaves.

1 tbsp of Coconut oil.

Salt to taste.


Clean the prawns and marinate with salt, chilli pd, turmeric pd and  lemon juice. Let it sit for half hour covered in fridge.

Heat oil and fry onions till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and saute till the raw smell disappears. Drop in the marinated prawns, coriander pd and cook till it becomes dry. Sprinkle with pepper pd and remove from flame. Serve hot.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Salads are the  perfect accompaniment to any meal. Its healthy and refreshing. One among them is my sprouted methi salad which is rich in proteins, vitamin c and many more. Having methi, helps lower cholesterol levels, maintain a healthy metabolism, improve digestion etc etc.

I prepared this when my uncle & family visited my place. They truly loved it. The slight bitterness of sprouted methi and crunchiness of roasted peanuts makes this salad  classic and super sharp tasty one. Those who like the bitter taste, would surly love it.  All measurements can be altered to taste.


Sprouted methi.

Chopped Onion.

Chopped Tomato.

Roasted peanuts.

Coriander leaves.

Coconut grated.

Green chilli


Salt and Pepper to taste.


For 1 cup of sprouted methi, I took 1/2 of grated coconut, 1 Green chilly and 1/4 tsp of Jeera.


Grind coarsely the coconut , green chilli , jeera and keep aside.

Now combine all the rest of the ingredients and mix it well with coconut mixture at last.


Friday, January 11, 2013


Phenori or Chirotis are sweets that are very similar with badushas but not at all similar to the method of making it. These are the crispy layered type mini puries which is either dipped in sugar sypur or just sprinkled with powdered sugar. Phenories can be stored nearly for 15 days in a airtight containers. Its been long time since I have bookmarked this recipe and here finally I made it :) I remember this having on a wedding occasion at bglore where it was served along with badam milk. Waooo that was heavenly. This a must try for sweet lovers ;)


1/2 Cup Maida.

3 Tsp Ghee.

Pinch of salt.

Rice flour just to sprinkle.

Water as needed.

1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar.

1/2 Tsp Cardamom pd.

Oil for deep fry.


In a bowl, mix maida, salt with 1 tsp of melted ghee. Kned it well adding required amount of water to make a soft dough. Allow the mixture covered and let it rest for about 1/2 hour. Then make atleast 5 balls on this dough. Roll out these into very thin chappaties. Now the fun part. Keep one chappati on a board. Apply ghee and sprinkle some rice flour over. Keep the next chappti on the first one, slightly facing downwards. Make sure it does not cover fully. Repeat the process stack up all 5 chappati. Now roll them like a swiss roll. Slice the roll into 2 inch size piece and slightly press to flatten to make a mini puri. Deep fry them till its cooked on both the sides. As soon as u drop them on a plate, sprinkle with some powdered cardamom sugar and serve.

Enjoy !!