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A good start to a day is when you eat right and feel healthy. A bed tea followed by a nice morning stroll do wonders for me. I try to bring variations to what I eat ever morning. Though the best I like for my breakfast is toast and boiled egg. I tried poha (rice flakes sauteed with onions and potato) today.

Ingredients :

1. Rice flakes : lightly soaked in water

2. Onions : finely chopped

3. Potato : diced in small cubes

4. Tomato : diced in small cubes

5. Split green & Red chillies

5. Coriander leaves and lemon for garnishing

Method :

1. Add oil to pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves

2. Add chopped onions and potatoes

3. Add turmeric , red chilli powder and salt as per taste . Mix nicely and lid to cook for 5 mins.

4. Add the split chillies and rice flakes and mix well

5. Cover with lid and cook for another 2 mins.

6. Garnish with coriander leaves and squeeze half a lemon.

Serve hot with a cup of ginger tea .


Note : While serving , you can also garnish the poha with Farsan(Haldiram mixture) or Aloo bhujiya (Haldiram Aaloo Bhujiya). It adds to the taste and you will love the crunch while you eat.



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This is a quick recipe that can be easily made when you are in hurry and you have left over idli’s from previous night in your refrigerator. I am very fond of idli’s (steamed lentil and rice cake .. 🙂 ) . They are light to eat and yet very filling and nutritious.

Ingredients :

1. Idli’s

2. Carrot – sliced in julians

3. Bell Pepper (red / yellow / green ) – sliced .

4. Tomatoes

5. Onions – sliced

6. Green & Red chillies – split and sliced

7. Curry leaves

8. Coriander and Lemon for garnishing

Method :

All oil to pan . Once heated put in a few mustard seeds to crackle. Add onions and chillies and saute for half a minute. Add in rest of the vegetable. Add salt as per your taste, red chilli powder and lid the pan to cook for 2-3 mins. Add the idli’s (cut them in 4-6 piece each) and gently mix it all. Let it saute for about a minute or two. Garnish with coriander leaves and squeeze half a lemon in it.

Your dish is ready to eat. Wollaahh !!!



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Aloo Gobhi Capsicum

I always believed that life after marriage doesn’t change… But I was wrong as it does . But I have been enjoying that change all through instead of just few times when it completely freaked me out. Earlier I was never bothered about my breakfasts and lunches. I just used to grab anything and eat. But now every morning the first question in my mind is what to prepare for our tiffins. Though V is not particular to carry a lunch box daily to office, but we still prefer to have home cooked meals. We are served various varieties in our respective canteens, but that we relish only once in few days.

Mostly I give chapattis, vegetable, curd and sweet in tiffin. The vegetable could be a dry or a curry. I ma sharing here aloo-gobhi-capsicum recipe which is quick to make and can be enjoyed with chapati,paratha or puri.

Servings: 2
Potato : 2, cut in small pieces and nicely washed
Cauliflower : 8 small florets
Capsicum : 1 , cut in small pieces.
Onion : 1 medium , chopped
Tomato : 1 medium
Green chillies : 2
Garam Masala: 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Leaves : finely chopped for garnishing.
ginger : optional
Garlic : optional
Chilly powder: optional
Coriander powder : optional

Put oil in a pan and let it heat. Add in onions and stir till they become light brown . Put around half teaspoon turmeric powder and stir (I often put chopped garlic and ginger also as it gives a new dimension to the dish) . Put in all the vegetables and add salt per taste. If you like it spicy, you can also add red chilly powder and coriander powder . I sometimes even add about half teaspoon curry powder just to bring in that extra taste. Put the lid and cook on low flame for about 5 minutes. Check If the potatoes are partially cooked (75%). Add in chopped tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes with the lid on. Once the cooking is complete, remove the lid and bhunofy the dish on medium high flame. I personally feel this is the most important part for this dish. All the moisture is evaporated and the dish is completely dry. Also when cooking on high flame while regularly stirring it , please assure it doesn’t get over cooked or stick to the pan. Once done , just sprinkle a little garam masala and season it with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.


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Fatafat Paneer Stir Fry

Sometimes it happens (though for me most of the times) that after you are back from work , you feel terribly lazy to cook. This happened yet again today.. So I thought, I’ll cook something real quick. I looked in the refrigerator and found a capsicum, tomatoes and a carrot. I luckily also had some Paneer . So here is the recipe

Cut capsicum, carrot , onion , tomato and green chillies . Put some oil in pan , add ginger and garlic and add the vegetables and sauté. Add salt, chilly powder, curry powder and cook on low flame for 5mins. Once the veggies are nicely cooked, add Paneer to it and further cook it for  5mins. Season it with fresh coriander and serve hot with chapaties..


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Daliya Khichdi – A healthy diet food.

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A simle dish to enjoy for breakfast.

Ingredients :
2 Eggs
1/4 cup diced mushrooms
1/4 cup diced bell peppers ( green , yellow and red )
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup diced onions
Green chillies as per choice and taste
Fresh Spinach (optional) , nicely chopped.

Saute the vegetables for 4-5 mins , add salt and black pepper as per taste. Once done, place the vegetables in a microve dish nicely placed on the sides making a well in the centre. Break in 2 eggs and bake it for 5 mins on 180 degree.
You will have a running yolk once the dish is baked. I personally like it this way. If you wish to have it completely cooked , bake it further for 2-3 mins.

The same vegetables can be used to make a yummy omlette if you wish to avoid microwave baking.

Linking the post to Breakfast Mela Contest

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Mushroom Egg Masala

saute onions till light pink

add in tomatoes, ginger, green chillies

Add salt to taste, red chilly powder curry powder

add mushroom

add boiled eggs cut in small pieces

mix well and let it cook for 2 mins

garnish with coriander and serve hot

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