Showing posts from January 16, 2011


Have Ripe bananas at home?Try this easy recipe then ..go ahead,,treat yourself to a yummy   delicacy right away!  I baked banana bread using pressure cooker as I do not have an oven at home.Feel free to use the same recipe for oven prep! Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour(Atta) ¾ cup sugar ¼ cup  butter 4 ripe bananas(i used small ones )  6-8 almonds, chopped 1 pinch cardamom powder 1 tbsp sesame seeds 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ¼ cup milk How to make: Sift the flour,baking powder and baking soda well in a dry container. Add sugar,butter,bananas in a blender and blend them into a nice puree. Now pour the above puree into the container containing flour. Add a pinch of cardamom powder and almonds. Mix and beat well . Add milk to get a pouring consistency.Now the batter is ready. Take a flat container if you are using a pressure cooker to bake the cake. Grease the container with little butter and dust it with little flour. Pour the batter on to the containe


Gongura leaves(Sorrel leaves in english) Gongura chutney Ingredients: Gongura leaves - 2 Bunches-make sure you take only the leaves! Methi/Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 to 3/4 tsp Dry Red Chillies - 5-6 Black pepper-1/2 tsp Asafoetida -a pinch mustard seeds-1/4 tsp Dry coconut(shredded) - 1 cup oil salt How to make: Wash the gongura leaves well and strain the extra water. Take a saucepan and add 1 tsp oil and season with asafoetida .Now fry the gongura leaves in that. Keep it aside. Now add 2 tsp oil and add methi seeds,dry chillies .(make sure it does not get burnt) Grind the fried methi ,chillies,fried gongura leaves,1 cup shredded dry copra ,black pepper and salt without adding much water(as the leaves will be already sticky) Add 1 tsp oil and season the gongura chutney with asafoetida ,mustard  seeds . Now the gongura chutney is ready! Tastes best with hot rice ! Nutrition Value: Gongura is a very rich source of  Iron, vitamins , folic acid and anti-oxidants essent


So you are low on time?? ...Also you wanna have a healthy snack cum starter...??Diet conscious??Answer is CHATPATA SALAD :-)Anytime,anywhere..just a few veggies needed!Had prepared this when we went on a trip with my sister's family. Ingredients: Cucumber -1 Onion -1 Tomato-2 Chillies -1 or 2 Lemon-1 Carrot -1 Salt Pepper coriander leaves - 1-2 strands Garam masala(optional)-1/4 tsp Chilly powder(optional)-1/4 tsp   How to make: Slice Cucumber,Onion and Tomato and arrange it in a plate as shown in the picture above. Add shredded carrot on top of other veggies. Cut chillies and coriander and garnish on to it. Add salt/pepper/Garam masala/chilly powder to taste. Sprinkle lemon juice on to it .(Plus 1-2 lemon pieces can be added as decoration) Makes a yummy healthy eat!  Preparation time :10-15 minutes