Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ginger Pickle


  • Chopped ginger (About 50 gm)
  • Garlic (2 cloves)
  • Tamarind concentrate (per taste)
  • Jaggery (per taste)
  • Red Chili powder (per taste)
  • Salt (per taste)

For tadka

  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Asafoetida
  • Curry leaves
  • Urad daal
  • Dry red chilies
  • Chopped garlic
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • Fenugreek seeds


  1. In little quantity of oil saute chopped ginger, let it cool down.
  2. In tamarind concentrate add jaggery, ginger, salt, red chili powder and 2 cloves of garlic and blend it in smooth paste. If needed add very little bit of water.
  3. for tadka add the ingredients in this order - oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped garlic, urad daal, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilies, asafoetida and turmeric.
  4. Add tadka on above paste.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Strawberry Spinach Salad

1. Greens - baby spinach
2. Veggies/fruits - strawberries
3. Protein - none
4. Crunch - dried cranberries and walnuts
5. Cheese - crumbled feta
6. Dressing - lemon juice, honey and little bit of salt

Add a boiled egg on the side for protein.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pineapple fried rice

Curry Powder

  • cumin seeds
  • coriander seeds
  • mustard seeds
  • turmeric powder
  • 1 dry red chili
  • black pepper
Dry roast and blend all above ingredients to make a fine powder.

Pineapple fried rice

  • Pineapple chopped
  • Cooked rice (cooked at least 3 to 4 hours earlier)
  • carrots chopped
  • peas
  • spring onion chopped
  • cashews
  • raisins
  • ginger chopped
  • garlic chopped
  • green chili chopped
  • coriander chopped
  • soy sauce
  • curry powder
  • salt
  • sugar (I used brown sugar)

  1. Mix curry powder in soy sauce and keep it aside.
  2. In a pan heat oil, add ginger, garlic and green chilli. Add cashews and raisins and saute till cashews are golden brown.
  3. Add spring onion, carrots and peas and saute for 1 to 2 min.
  4. Add rice, pineapple and soy sauce mixture. Add salt and sugar, mix well. Cover it for few minutes,serve hot with coriander garnishing!