June 30, 2018

Green beans stir fry - Mildy spicy!!!


Simple, delicious and healthy green bean stir fry is perfect with rice.  By adding more red chillies, will make this dish more spicy.  Addition of coconut makes this simple dish exquisite.


Ingredients :
  1. Green beans - 200 gms
  2. Water - 1/2 cup
  3. Oil - 2 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  5. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  6. Urad dal - 1 tsp
  7. Red chillies - 3 nos
  8. Curry leaves
  9. Onion, finely chopped - 1 no
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Grated coconut - 2 tsp

Method :

1.  Boil 1/2 cup water in the pan. Add chopped green beans and salt to taste.  Cook until done.  Keep aside.

2.  Heat oil in the pan, add urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and finely chopped onion.  Saute till tender.


3.  Add curry leaves, turmeric powder and salt to taste.

4.  Add cooked green beans and saute.

5.  Finally, add grated coconut and switch off the flame.


Serve with rice.

June 6, 2018

Grated Ginger and Garlic Pickle !!!


This simple and spicy pickle is packed full of fresh garlic & ginger chunks blended with tangy spice powder.  


Ingredients :
  1. Garlic pods, chopped - 1/2 cup (peeled)
  2. Grated ginger (peeled) - 1/2 cup
  3. Oil - 1/3 cup
  4. Vinegar - 2 tbsp
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Red chilly powder - 2 tbsp (or to taste)
  7. Mustard powder - 1/2 tsp ( Dry roasted & grounded)
  8. Fenugreek powder - 1/2 tsp ( Dry roasted & powdered)

Method :

1.   Heat oil in the deep frying pan, add garlic and fry them until half cooked.  Remove the garlic and set aside.

2.   In the same oil, deep fry the ginger and keep aside along with the fried garlic.  Switch off the flame.

3.  When the oil is luke warm, add red chilly powder, salt, fried garlic, ginger,  mustard powder and fenugreek powder.  Cover the pan and set aside for few hours.

4.  Once the pickle is completely cooled, add vinegar and store it an air tight container.


Enjoy the pickle with rice.

Hot n Sweet Mango Chutney (using Jaggery) - Healthy Version !!!


This sweet and spicy mango chutney will add a kick to any favorite dish of yours. Indulge in this seasonal delicacy!


Ingredients :

  1. Raw mango, cut into pieces with skin on - 1 cup
  2. Jaggery - 3/4 cup
  3. Water - 1/4 cup
  4. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  5. Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  6. A pinch of salt

Method :

1. Pressure cook the mango pieces in 1/4 cup of water along with red chilly powder, cumin powder and salt.

2.  Meanwhile melt the jaggery in 1/4 cup of water and filter them.


3.  Add the melted jaggery to the mango mixture and cook them over medium heat until the mixture resembles like a jam.  

4.  Allow the mixture to cool completely before storing them in the air-tight container.


Serve with rice, rotis or bread.

June 5, 2018

Creamy Vanilla ice-cream - Like store bought !!!


Creamy and rich vanilla ice-cream is made with just 3 ingredients and that too without ice-cream maker.  My son likes to have this with caramel sauce on top.  Make this delicious homemade vanilla ice-cream in just 10 mins and enjoy this summer.


Ingredients :

  1. Heavy whipping cream - 2 cups
  2. Sweetened condensed milk (14 oz ) - 1 can
  3. Vanilla extract - 1 tbsp

Method :

1.  Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks.  

2.  Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract.  Fold gently until well combined.

3.  Pour the mixture into a air-tight container and cover tightly.  Freeze for 2 hours.

4.  Take the mixture out and stir well with fork and freeze it overnight.  


Serve and enjoy!!!

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