Saturday, 3 August 2019

Moong Dal Veggie Pancakes

Moong Dal Veggie Pancakes 

Recently, awareness for fitness have skyrocketed. People now not only acknowledge the need to pay attention to their body but even put a lot of efforts towards it. This trend caught up to me as well and I decided to have a healthier diet. This decision made me realise there is a reason I had to make this decision in the very first place and THAT is my undying love for my taste buds. So I formed a simple equation:
           Health + Taste = Satisfaction.

That is why I came up with this recipe: "THE PERFECT BLEND OF HEALTH AND TASTE" I hope this recipe helps you guys the way it helped me by making you believe taste doesn't come at the expense of health and whenever you want to have something delicious you won't have to give up on your resolution.

If I talk about the benefits of Ingredients this Pancake is healthy combination :
  • Moong Dal are one of the best Plant based Protein. It contains essential vitamins, minerals and is rich in fibre.
  • In fact, they are high in nutrients and antioxidants.So they protect us against heat stroke, helps in good digestion and weight loss. So it is basically healthy, delicious and very versatile in cooking so we can easily add them to our site.
  • Carrots are also rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. It is good for vision. It helps in boasting our immune system
  • Capsicum is again a very versatile vegetable. We can use it in Salads, curries and Stir fry. It is a  a good source of vitamin A, B1, B2 B3, B6, B9, C and E. 

Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 20 Min

Serves  :  4.

Ingredients :  

  • Split Green moong dal 1 cup soaked for 6 to 7 hours
  • Onion Chopped 1 medium size
  • Ginger grated 1 inch piece 
  • Green chillies chopped 2
  • Carrot 1 medium size grated
  • Capsicum 1 small size finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves chopped 2 Tablespoon
  • Salt according to taste 
  • Red chilly Powder according to taste
  • Oil for cooking around 2 tablespoon
Procedure :  
  • Soak green moong dal for 6 to 7 hours or overnight and keep aside
  • Now remove the excess water from moong dal and grind it in smooth paste 

  • Finish cutting and chopping of vegetables

  • In a bowl take Moong dal paste add chopped onions, green chillies, ginger, carrots, capsicum, coriander leaves, salt and red chilly powder

  • Mix all ingredients well and form a smooth mixture as shown in picture

  • Take a non stick pan. Pour a spoon of pancake mixture on a pan, drizzle some oil on it.

  • Once it is cooked, turn it and cook from other side till it is golden brown from both the sides

  • Try to cook pan cakes on medium or slow flame so that it is cooked properly from inside and crispy from outside.

  • Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. 

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand (Saffron Cardamom Yogurt)

Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand (Saffron Cardamom Yogurt)

You can't be a foodie if u do not explore the outlets around the world. That is what I love about this profession as it does not limit me to a niche element but also allows me to expand my options.

Now a days people are very enthusiastic about Organic food and skin care, so I attended the inauguration of Adri Naturals. I found out the range of products that they have there . It ranges from cold pressed oils, Coconut, Sesame, Groundnut, Almond and many more. Premium quality of dry fruits, Honey, Saffron and personal care products.

I like their Packaging style as they avoided the usage of plastic. Their packaging material includes glass and that to in different sizes. For travel also they have a small and cute bottles and jars. So it is a package of cute display, organic care and eco friendly materials. I picked few products

In todays Recipe I used Saffron and Honey from Adri Naturals. I seriously liked the smoothness, texture and taste of honey. Even saffron colour is dark red and it smells sweet floral . So I get a perfect aroma of saffron in my dish.

Shrikhund is a very popular Summer dish. Its good for kids. though it is high in calories due to use of full cream curd and sugar so to make it better I replaced sugar with Honey. It is also high in Protein, Calcium, vitamin B2 and Phosphorus.

Preparation Time : 10 min

Resting Time : 2 Hours

Cooking Time :  0 Min

Serves : 2 

Ingredients :

  • Curd 500 gm (full cream)
  • Saffron 8 - 10 strands soda in 1 tablespoon water
  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon
  • Honey 2 tablespoon or you can use powdered sugar (I prefer honey in place of sugar)
  • Chopped Pistachio nut chopped 1 Tablespoon
Procedure :  

  • Now take the hung curd bowl, add honey, green cardamom powder and saffron 

  • Mix all this together with a whisk or blender. Till you get a smooth and creamy paste.

  • Take a serving bowl. Now transfer shrikhand in bowl and garnish with chopped pistachio and Saffron stands.

  • Keep it in refrigerator and serve chilled

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Dry Fruit Milk

Dry Fruit Milk 

Summers are a time of conflicts. While children crave something chilled and light, a mother still worries about the lack of nutrition in their desired diet. This recipe is the compromise families require. It has the nutritional benefits of dry fruits and milk and the chilled comfort craved during summers. This recipe was omnipresent in my childhood and stayed in my mom's khazana for quite some while. She told me about this recipe when I became a mom and faced the same dilemma. It now is a khandani recipe.

Serves :  2

Preparation Time :  20 Minutes

Cooking Time  :  0 Minute.

Ingredients : 

  • Milk chilled 500 ml
  • Sugar 2 table spoon or according to your taste
  • Almonds blanched and sliced 2 Tablespoon
  • Pistachio nut sliced 2 Tablespoon
  • Rose leaves 1 Tablespoon (fresh or dried)
  • Green cardamom powder 1 Teaspoon
  • 8 to 10 Saffron Strands dissolve in a tablespoon of milk
Procedure  :  
  • Slice almonds, Pistachio nut and keep aside . 

  • In a jug Take chilled milk.  Add sugar, Cardamom powder, almonds, pistachio, rose leaves and saffron . mix it well 

  • Leave this in a refrigerator for atleast 2 to 3 hours. 

  • Serve it chilled

Tips  :  
  • You can add any other nuts of your choice like cashew nut or melon seeds
  • If you like you can add pinch of nutmeg powder t this
  • To make it more rich you can boil milk for 20 to 25 min . so that milk is thick and creamy. in that case you need to double the quantity of milk.