September 23, 2017

Fresh Tomato Juice


Healthy, delicious, easy, simple and refreshing tomato juice helps in reducing the cholesterol level.  Addition of black pepper powder gives an additional kick to the juice.  Like to have any time of the day.


Ingredients :

  1. Ripe tomatoes - 2 nos
  2. Water - 1  cup
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Black pepper powder
  5. Ice cubes, optional

Method :

1.  Quarter the tomatoes.  In a blender, blend together tomatoes, water, salt, black pepper powder and ice cubes.

2.  Strain through the filter and pour into glasses.


Serve immediately.

September 21, 2017

Dhokla !!


Try this soft and spongy dhokla's with green chutney.


Ingredients :

  1. Besan / Chick flour - 1 cup
  2. Ginger and green chilly paste - 1 tsp
  3. Semolina - 1 tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  5. Sugar - 1 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Fruit Salt (Eno Salt ) - 1/2 tsp
  8. Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  9. Oil - 1 tsp
  10. Luke warm water 
  11. Yoghurt - 1 tbsp
For Tempering :
  1. Oil - 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  3. Green capsicum, thinly sliced - 2 tbsp (optional)
  4. Green chillies - 2 nos
  5. A pinch of hing
  6. Curry leaves 
  7. Grated coconut - 1 tsp

Method :

1.  Dry roast the besan slightly. 

2.  In a mixing bowl, combine together roasted besan, ginger & green chilly paste, semolina, turmeric powder, sugar, salt to taste, oil, yoghurt, water and lemon juice.  Mix well without any lumps. 

3.  Boil the water in the steamer. Meanwhile, grease the pan with oil.

4.  Now, add the eno salt in the batter and stir gently.  Pour the batter immediately in the greased pan. Place the pan inside the steamer and close the lid. 


5.  Steam cook the dhokla's for 15 mins.  Turn off the flame and cool down a bit.  Cut them into desired shapes.

6.  Heat oil in the pan, add mustard seeds, capsicum, green chillies, hing, curry leaves, grated coconut and little water finally. 

7.  Pour the tempering over the dhokla and serve.


Enjoy with green chutney.
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