Monday, November 19, 2012

chic p salad

This one is a personal favorite. I ate it at sweetgreen and tried at home.

1. Greens - baby spinach
2. Veggies - chickpeas, cucumber, roasted red pepper
3. Protein - baked falafal Recipe
4. Crunch - pita chips
5. Cheese - feta cheese
6. Dressing - Hummus + lemon + cilantro dressing

Add salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper powder as per taste.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Salad 101

I am so happy to finally add Salad category to my blog. Salad making is 6 ingredients, simple and quick process. You end up having a nutritious, full and light meal. Stay tuned for recipes.

Take a salad bowl,

1. Base it with greens
2. Add veggies/fruits
3. Add protein
4. Top it with crunchy item
5. Add cheese
6. Add dressing

Mix it well.

We can bring variations ingredients and make a side dish in meal as well!

Concept credit - sweetgreen

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mango Tofu

1. 1 box of extra firm tofu
2. Red bell pepper chopped
3. Onion chopped
4. Mango chopped (ripe but firm)
5. Oil
6. Ginger chopped
7. Garlic chopped
8. Red chili flakes (optional)

For the sauce
1. All purpose floor or corn starch
2. Soya sauce
3. Vinegar
4. Ketchup
5. Sriracha sauce or hot sauce
6. Mango habanero sauce (optional)
7. Black pepper powder
8. salt
9. Mango juice

1. Drain tofu, cut it in cubes. Heat the oil in the pan and saute tofu till it turns golden-brown.
2. In another pan, heat the oil, add garlic, ginger and red chili flakes, add onion, bell pepper, mango and tofu. (In the same sequence, one after another).
3. Mix all the sauce ingredients, add it in the pan, cook till it thickens. 
4. Serve with white/brown rice.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mixed vegetable pickle

Mixed vegetable pickle
1. Cauliflower
2. Carrots
3. Peas 
4. Ginger
5. Lemon juice
6. Salt and chili powder 
7. Ingredients for tadka

Cut all the vegetables in small pieces. Mix all vegetables add salt, red chili powder. Make tadka with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and turmeric, add it on vegetables and mix well.


1. 1 can of chickpeas (16oz) or garbanzo beans
2. 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpea can
3. Lemon juice around 5 table spoons.
4. 2 cloves of garlic
5. Olive oil
6. Tahini sauce 1 and 1/2 table spoon
7. Salt

Drain chickpeas, combine all ingredients in blender, add little water if required. Place it in the serving bowl, make small well, add some olive oil in the well.

Note: Different flavors can be added by more garlic, cayenne pepper,  roasted red bell peppers. Serve with pita chips or warm pita bread.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Chocolate Truffles

Rosemary Olive Oil Truffles
1 and 1/2 pound of bittersweet chocolate
1 and 1/4 cup of heavy cream
1 branch of rosemary herb
1/4 tsp of rosemary olive oil

1. Boil heavy cream and rosemary branch together into a vessel until it starts to make bubbles. 2. Remove the vessel and let it cool down for 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Remove the rosemary branch and put the vessel to boil point again.
4. After that remove from heat and pour 1 pound of chocolate into it, mix it well, there should not any lumps.
5. When chocolate cools down put 1/4 tsp of rosemary olive oil into it and mix it well.
6. Put the mixture into a separate bowl and cover it with plastic food wrap, with out leaving any air in the bowl.(Mixture touching plastic wrap)
7. Refrigerate for 4 hours. After that with measuring spoon grab chocolate and start making little balls to form truffles.
8. Take remaining chocolate and heat it, so that it will melt and we will have a smooth paste. Let it cool down for some time. Now dip the truffles in this semi-hot chocolate.
9. Let these chocolate dipped truffles cool down at room temperature.

Modify this recipe to make truffles of different flavors. e.g rum raisin, honey etc
Chocolate dipped truffles (after step 8 and before step 9) can be sprinkled with pistachio powder, dry coconut etc to bring add flavor.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


1 can of condensed milk
1 and half can of evaporated milk
1 box of cool whip
half cup of almonds, cashews and pistachios
1/2 tsp of cardamom
1/2 tsp of nutmeg

Grind dry fruits to make fine powder
Mix all ingredients along with dry fruit powder in a large vessel. Make thick and smooth paste with absolutely no lumps. Freeze it for 5 to 6 hours and kulfi is ready.

Weight watchers can skip dry fruit power.
The recipe can be tweaked to make delicious mango or strawberry ice cream.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Shev Puri

Anywhere, anytime!!

Mango Pie

1 box of cream cheese
1 box of cool whip
2 packets of no flavor gelatin
Mango pulp
Pre-made pie crust

Mix mango pulp, cream cheese, cool whip and sugar in a mixing bowl.
Dissolve gelatin in lukewarm water.
Gradually mix the gelatin water with the mixture.
Use blender to make thick, smooth and consistent paste of the mixed ingredients.
Pour the mixture on the pie crust.
Refrigerate for 5 to 6 hours.
No bake Mango pie is all ready for serving!