Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Papaya Halva

 Quick sweet dish that can be made in few minutes and unique in taste...


Papaya (peeled and chopped) - 1 bowl

Sugar - 2 tbsp

Ghee - 2 tsp

Cashewnuts - 5 to 6

Almonds - 4 

Pistachio - 5 to 6

Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp


Grind the papaya into a smooth paste.

Heat one tsp ghee in a pan and roast the dry fruits and keep aside.

Now add the papaya puree into the same pan and cook on medium heat till it starts to thicken.

Now add sugar and cardamom powder and mix well. Adjust the quantity of sugar depending on the sweetness of papaya.

Continue cooking till the everything comes together and thickens. The papaya turns more reddish on cooking. Add one more tsp of ghee and mix well.

Once it starts to leave pan, switch off the flame. Garnish with nuts and serve..

Enjoy Cooking!!

Monday, December 14, 2020

Hariyali Sabzi Paneer

       Make your weekends interesting by including this in your evening snacks.. It tastes awesome and you can have a healthy delicious snack...


Paneer - 100 gms

Potato - 2 small size

Sweet potato - 1 cup (sliced)

Cauliflower- 1 cup florets

Brocolli - 1 cup florets

Baby corn - 3 chopped

Onion - 1 medium chopped

Garlic pods - 4 to 5

Ginger - 1 " piece

Mint chutney - 1 tbsp

Spinach - 1 cup

Curd - 1/2 cup

Gram flour - 1 tbsp

Dry mango powder - 1 tsp

Garam masala - 1 tsp

Oil - for roasting

Salt to taste


Boil sweet potato, potato and baby corn and keep aside.

Similarly boil cauliflower and broccoli for 5 mins and keep aside.

Blanch the spinach and make puree.

Take a large bowl. Add all the vegetables, paneer, spinach Puree, curd, gram flour, dry mango powder, garam masala and salt and mix well..

Make ginger garlic paste and add. Also add regular mint chutney to the mix. 

Marinate for 15 minutes and roast them on pan with little oil till they are golden.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Enjoy Cooking!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Orange Cookies

    These are the nice feel good cookies that are best had at tea time... Quick to make and tastes great...


All purpose flour (maida) - 2 cups

Butter - 100 gms ( 1/2 cup)

Sugar powder - 1 cup

Orange - 1 med size

Baking soda - 1/4 tsp

Orange colour - 2 drops (optional)

Vanilla essence - a pinch


Take butter and sugar in a bowl and whisk them till it turns white and creamy..

Now add the all purpose flour, baking soda, orange colour and vanilla essence and fold everything together.

Now take the juice of one orange and go on adding little by little to the mix and fold everything well..  The mix should not turn paste.

Now mix everything well and refrigerate for 30 mins..

Now take small amount of dough give them a shape of cookie and bake them in preheated oven at 180°c for 15 to 20 mins.

Remove inbetween and turn them over.

Once done allow them to cool and serve with evening tea..

Enjoy Cooking!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Beetroot and Paneer Cutlet

               Cutlets are always on my favourite list. Simply because they are healthy and can be made with a little or no oil. So its always best to have it as an evening snack.


Beetroot - 1 medium size

Potato - 1 medium size

Paneer - 200 gms

Coriander (chopped) - 1/4 cup

Onion - 1 medium size

Salt to taste

Chilli powder - 2 tsp

Garam masala - 1/2 tsp

Dry mango powder - 1 /2 tsp

Chiroti Rava -  2 tsp

Corn flour - 2 tsp

Oil - 1 tbsp


Pressure cook the potato and beetroot for 4 to 5 whistles till they are cooked well. Allow them to cool down and then mash them. 

Crush paneer and add it to the potato mix. Also chop onion finely and add it. Add coriander.

Add salt, chilli powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and corn flour and mix every thing well.

Now take little bit of mix and flatten it out in the shape of cutlets. Dip them in chiroti rava and roast them on medium flame till they are golden on both sides.

Enjoy with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

Enjoy Cooking !!!

Pumpkin Payasa

                       Healthy and nutritious sweet recipe that can be had without any occasion...


Pumpkin (cubes) - 1 cup

Jaggery - 1/2 cup

Dry coconut - 2 tbsp

Cardamom - 1/4 tsp

Milk - 1/4 cup

Cashewnuts - 5 to 6

Almonds - 5 to 6

Ghee - 2 tbsp


Pressure cook the pumpkin for two whistles... Once cool grind it to a paste.

Now heat one tbsp ghee and fry the chopped nuts. Remove them and keep aside.

Now add the pumpkin puree to the pan and mix well... Add milk and cardamom powder to it and cook on a low flame... You can adjust the quantity of milk according to pouring consistency. You can even add one or two tbsp water. 

Once it starts to boil, add jaggery and mix well. Also add dry coconut powder. Add the rest of the ghee and mix everything well.

Garnish it with the nuts and serve.

Enjoy Cooking!!