Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Methi Paratha

If you are on a dieting spree, then this is the recipe for you. Bundled with loads of nutrients and stomach filling. Fenugreek (Methi) is rich in vitamins and minerals and is easily absorbed by the body.

Also, recently I had bought some fresh carrots along with their leaves from the market. So tried to use the leaves in making raitha.. It tasted super delicious. Carrot leaves are also rich in nutrients so use them abundantly in your kitchen.


Wheat flour - 2 cups
Methi Leaves - 1 cup
Green chilli - 2
Coriander leaves (chopped) - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Milk - 2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp

Carrot leaves raitha:

Carrot leaves - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 small
Curd - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Chop methi leaves and green chillies finely. Mix all the other ingredients together and add the green chilli and methi leaves to it.

Also add milk and oil to this. Mix all the ingredients and make a dough. Make parathas with it.

For the raitha:

Finely chop the carrot leaves and onion. Add curd to this and mix well. Add salt and chilli powder. Raitha is ready to be served.

Serve the parathas hot with raitha and lime pickle.


1. Adding milk when making dough, makes the parathas very soft. You can also add milk when making Chapathi or roti.
2. Lime pickle is a very good combination for methi paratha.
3. Carrot leaves look similar to coriander. I have used them in the pictures.

Enjoy Cooking.. :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sweet Corn Rice

A simple and easy lunch box recipe.


American Sweet Corn - 1/2 cup 
Cooked Rice  - 2 cups

Chillies - 3 to 4
Onion - 1 (med)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste


Boil the sweet corn in hot water. Once they turn soft keep them aside.

Take a pan and heat oil in it. Add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Saute for a minute. When they start releasing aroma, add chopped onion, chillies and ginger garlic paste.

Once the onion become transparent, add the cooked sweet corn and mix well. Add rice and cook for a minute. Add coriander powder and salt.

Serve hot. Happy cooking.. :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Gulab Jamun - Women's Day Special

A special way to celebrate Women's day and to thank all the wonderful women out there who made your life so special. Here I am dedicating this wonderful sweet dish to all the lovely ladies whom I have met in my life.

Gulab Jamun - This dish stands as one of the most famous and liked dish by most of the people. This is a recipe which was long due in my blog. It is very simple and easy to make.


Khoya (grated) - 2 cups
Maida - 3 tsp
Sodium Bicarbonate - 1 pinch
Oil or Ghee for frying

For syrup:

Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1 cup


Mix the above ingredients (khoya, maida and soda) and kneed well. Add water if required.
Make small balls and keep aside.

For the sugar syrup mix sugar and water and keep on medium heat. Once the syrup is formed, keep it aside.

Heat oil (or ghee) in a pan. Fry small gulab jamuns on medium heat till they turn golden brown. Remove them from pan and drop them in the sugar syrup.


Kneed the maida mix well so that the jamuns won't break while frying.

Enjoy the gulab jamun with your family and friends. Happy cooking.. :)

Palak Pakoda

Back on my blog with a new post. It has been quite a long time that I had written a new post. I was busy with my sister's wedding. So thought that I should get back to my blog now and keep it updated. 

Here is a simple and yet yummy recipe to start with - Palak Pakoda. 


Spinach (Palak) - 1 bunch
Gram flour- 4 tbsp
Rice flour - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder -1 tsp

Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Mix all the above ingredients with one tsp of hot oil. Add enough water and make batter.

Chop the spinach coarsely and mix them in the batter.

Heat oil for frying in a large pan. Once it is hot, take small quantity of the batter and drop it in the oil. Fry till they turn golden brown.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or coconut chutney. 

Happy Cooking.. :)