Thursday, 18 July 2019

Chili Garlic pasta

Chili Garlic Pasta
Aaj khane me kya hai Mama...kya chahiye Miss Drama :-P ?Pasta...You have enjoyed this advertisement with your kids,and my kid is just a damn fan of pasta.
But every time its not good to have the outside made food.So i have tried this pasta and it was finger licking delicious.

 There are so many varieties of pasta i.e. white pasta which is made up with cheese and mayonnaise,red pasta,chicken pasta and even healthy pasta salad too.I just love pasta in any form but i have tried a simple home made one,which is easy to make and with few added sauces and vegetables,it tastes really good.

This pasta has a good variety of vegetables which makes it healthy and of-course this pasta is whole wheat pasta which means its nutritious and yum too.Pasta sometimes gets overcooked and sometimes under cooked,so i have mentioned few points in the recipe to make your pasta perfect!
Try this pasta for your kids if they can go for spicy taste otherwise you can reduce the quantity of chili also.
So let's start with recipe-

Ingredients -

  1. Whole wheat pasta - 1 cup
  2. 1 medium sized capsicum(thinly sliced)
  3. Boiled peas - 1/2 a cup
  4. 2 to 3 tomatoes(finely chopped)
  5. 2 medium sized finely sliced onions
  6. 5 to 6 garlic cloves(finely chopped)
  7. (you can add carrots,broccoli or even boiled corns too)
  8. Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp
  9. Salt as per taste
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. Chili Garlic sauce - 1 tsp( i have use veeba's chili garlic sauce)
  12. Dry mango powder - 1 tsp
  13. Red chili flakes - 1/2 tsp


  1. Take a pan add water and heat it up for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add salt in the water and mix it.
  3. Add pasta and put it the water.
  4. Cover the pan with a lid for a quick boil of the water.
  5. Now uncover the lid and stir the pasta continuously.
  6. When you will find that pasta has turned soft(but how to check?)
  7. Just take one pasta piece and cut it from the center,if its soft but you will see a white round circle,which looks raw,it means your pasta is done.(to cook the pasta it takes normally 10 to 15 minutes but sometimes it also depends on the quality of the pasta)
  8. Do not over cook or under cook the pasta,otherwise its going to ruin the taste.
  9. Now take a strainer and drain the water,wash the pasta with cold water for at least 2 times,to remove the starch .
  10. Add 3 to 4 drops of oil on the strained pasta and keep aside.

Time to prepare saucy vegetables 
  1. Take a wok add oil around 1 1/2 tsp and heat it up
  2. Add garlic and onions to it.
  3. Saute them for 2 minutes
  4. Now add tomatoes and mix it well.
  5. When you will find the tomatoes has turned soft and mushy add capsicum,peas and mix them also
  6. Add salt,turmeric powder,mango powder,tomato sauce and chili garlic sauce .
  7. Mix it again.
  8. When you will find the veggies is looking properly cooked add the pasta.
  9. Mix the pasta gently for around 5 to 6 minutes on slow flame.
  10. Your Chili garlic pasta is ready to enjoy :-)

Friday, 28 June 2019

Malai Do Pyaza

Malai Do Pyaza

Are you looking for a sabzi which can be easily made when your guests knock down your door without any prior information? :-P
So no more worries,just you need only two ingredients and your worry will get vanish!
Malai Do Pyaza is really a flavorful veggie that you can enjoy anytime means in breakfast with some plain paranthas or in lunch with zeera rice.It tastes yummy.
This sabzi is hassle free to make,because you don't require any extra vegetable,as you just need some onions and fresh malai or cream.

You must be wondering that how can malai adds a taste by using only one vegetable?Yes friends it adds a taste because when you malai starts leaving its oil and spices it leaves a crumble texture which means it gives a beautiful grainy flavor.

So lets start with the recipe of Malai - Do -Pyaza

1.Onions - 7 to 10 (i have used button onions)You can use normal ones .If you are using medium sized onions,then take 4 to 5 onions.

2. Green chilies - 3 to 4 (optional)

3.Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves (crush it or cut it in very fine pieces)

4.Fresh Cream or malai - 2 tbsp

5.Salt as per your taste.

6.Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp

7.Dry mango powder - 1 tsp (add more if you like it tangy if you do not have a sour taste ,than put in less quantity)

8.Coriander powder -1 tsp and Cumin seeds-1 tsp

9.Turmeric powder - 2 pinches

10. Garam Masala - less than 1/2 tsp 


1.Firstly take onions,peel it and wash them.

2.Now cut the onions in two halves and separate the pieces of the onions.

3.Now take a wok add oil around 1 tbsp. Heat it up and add cumin seeds and garlic pieces.Fry them for around 1 minute.

4.Now add the onions and green chilies.

5.Fry them also for around 2 minutes.

6.Time to add salt,turmeric powder,red chili powder and mix it well.

7.Now take the malai and add it in the onions.

8.Mix it properly.

9.Now add coriander powder,dry mango powder and garam masala.

10.Stir it continuously on slow flame ,till the malai starts leaving its oil and spices.

11.Switch off the flame .

12.Your Malai -do -pyaza is ready to enjoy. 

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Cheese balls

Cheese Balls

Hi foodies
Hope you are enjoying summer vacations with your kids :-P  Summer vacations means demanding kids for me, as kids love to have different kinds of yum snacks all the time.But its a task for all the mommies what to cook specially in evening hours to make the children happy.
So i have tried out this delicious recipe made with cheese and potatoes which will give a huge smile on your kid's faces and not only smile it is going to fill their tummy for a longer time too.

These cheese balls are soft from inside and crispy outside and the cheese is just mouth melting...Cheese balls is one of the most tastiest snacks and they are easy to make also.
I have tried using some healthy ingredients to make it little nutritious for kids and even adults like me who loves cheese ;-) they can also relish this.
You can enjoy these cheese balls with mayonnaise or ketchup.I have added process pics also,so that it will be easier for you to understand the recipe.

So here goes the recipe-


  1. Bread slices - 3 slices (I have used white bread you can use brown also)
  2. Boiled potatoes - 3 medium sized
  3. Onion 1 -finely chopped
  4. All Purpose flour (4 tbsp)
  5. Cornflour (3 tbsp)
  6. Mozzarella cheese Cut in small cubes.
  7. Cornflakes - 1 cup (crush it in mixer jar)
  8. Salt as per taste
  9. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Dry mango powder - 1 tsp
  11. Oil for deep frying
  1. Take a bowl add potatoes and mash it properly.
  2. Add onions and mix it also
  3. Now take the bread slices and cut its sides and mix it in the mixture too.
  4. Now add salt,chilli powder and dry mango powder and mix it well.Make a dough from it.
  5. Now take another small bowl add All purpose flour and cornflour and add 2 tbsp water and make a liquid form.(add more water if needed)

1.Take mozzarella and cut it in small cubes. 

2.Now take the mixture and spread it on your palm and place a cube of cheese in the center.(In the mean time take a wok and heat oil )

3.Now cover the cheese with the mixture by making a round ball from it and dip it in the concoction of apf and cornflour.

4.Now dip this ball in cornflakes powder and coat it well,Repeat the process with the leftover mixture.

5.Deep fry these balls in hot oil,till they turn golden in colour. Take them on an absorbent paper and enjoy it with your dip.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Aloo tamater Ki Sabzji (Potato Tomato Gravy)

Aloo Tamater Ki Sabzi (Potato Tomato Gravy)

Hi Foodie Friends!
Today I am going to share one of the easiest and tastiest recipe of aloo ki sabzi. This sabzi does not need any special ingredients,just few spices can do wonders in your meal.

Aloo ki sabzi is one of my favourite sabzi since childhood.When i was in school I use to demand this to my mom in my Dabba (tiffin) but not only this,i also request her to make puri ,request?Yes because my mom was working,as she is retired now,so she was not having that much sufficient time to make all this kind of stuff,but Mom can never deny their children for anything specially food :-) So when she use to make my Tiffin i use to dance and shout by saying "yeah today is Aloo Puri Day" :-P.Those golden memories i miss them a lot!

This sabji can be eaten with rice also and it tastes yum..but i love to eat this with my favourite fluffy pooris .You can have some raw mango pickle also with this and it will add a tangy taste in your taste buds.I have added chilli powder but you can avoid this if your kids are not fond of spicy food.This Sabzi is a one pot meal as i have made this in pressure cooker,so its a hassle free recipe too.
So a must try recipe for your kid's dabba is here -

Ingredients -

  1. 3 to 4 raw big sized potatoes (cut in cubes)
  2. 2 medium sized onions (roughly chopped)
  3. 4 red tomatoes ( i have used desi tomatoes because they are tangy)(roughly chopped)
  4. Garlic chopped (4 to 5)
  5. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  6. Tej patta ( bay leaves) (1 or 2 leaves)
  7. Salt as per taste
  8. Sugar - 1/2 tsp (not for sweetness just to balance the tangy flavour)
  9. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Dry mango powder - 1 tsp
  12. Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  13. Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp

Method -

  1. Take a pressure cooker add 2 tbsp oil heat it up and add cumin seeds and bay leaves,let it crackle.
  2. Now add onions and garlic and fry till it gets translucent in colour.
  3. Add sugar in the onions.
  4. Now add salt,turmeric powder and red chilli powder and stir it for few minutes.
  5. Then add tomatoes and mix them properly.
  6. Saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  7. Now add potatoes,add dry mango powder and coriander powder and mix it well till the potatoes coats the spices.
  8. Add 2 and 1/2 cups of water and again mix it.(if you want thin gravy add more water)
  9. Cover the cooker with the lid and wait for 3 to 4 whistles.
  10. Now after whistles open the lid of the cooker and with the help of a spoon press the potatoes ,this will make your gravy more thicker,add garam masala and mix it well.
  11. Your Aloo tamater sabzi is ready to enjoy with pooris or rice or even chapati too.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Vegetable Vermicelli

Vegetable Vermicelli
Hey Foodies!As you all are facing hot scorching summer season and we are not in a mood to eat heavy meals specially breakfast,so i have tried this vermicelli with the goodness of vegetables which makes the dish full of nutrition and energy too.
Sundays are always lazy and we want something easy and tasty to prepare in breakfast.Vermicelli made up of suji(rawa)is really good for health as its very light and easy to digest.
People do enjoy vermicelli in desserts also by making kheer or meethi sevai also.But my family likes to have this in salted version only.

I have tried various methods to cook vermicelli but most of the time it turns to be very sticky.But now i have tried another method which will make your vermicelli not sticky ones.
Vermicelli can be taken in breakfast or lunch too and you can also give this to your children in their lunch boxes,I am sure they are going to enjoy this.Children normally enjoy this vermicelli with ketchup but i have served this with green coriander chutney and chilled cold coffee...mmmmm :-D

 As I have added veggies of my choice you can take any veggie of your choice.Vermicelli looks like fried rice but it tastes very different not like rice.Normally vermicelli contains very less spices and it has very mild flavour.But you can add spices if you desire according to your taste buds.So here goes the kids special recipe of Vegetable Vermicelli-

Ingredients -

  1. Vermicelli - 2 cups
  2. Boiled peas - 1/2 a cup
  3. Capsicum -1 medium sized (thinly sliced)
  4. Onions - 2 medium sized (thinly sliced)
  5. Carrots - 2 medium sized (finely chopped)
  6. Rai (mustard seeds)-2 tsp
  7. Curry leaves - 3 to 4 (wash it before using it)
  8. Salt as per taste
  9. Red chilli powder -1 tsp
  10. Dry mango powder - 1 tsp (optional)
  11. Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  12. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  13. Lime juice - 1 tsp

Method -
  1. Take a wok heat it up and add vermicelli and dry roast it for few minutes (4 to 5 minutes)
  2. Now take a pan add water,add the roasted vermicelli and let it boil for 5 to 6 minutes or till it gets soft (timing depends on quality of vermicelli too)
  3. Now when you will find the vermicelli has turned little soft,then strain it water and wash it with running cold water to remove the starch.
  4. Now after washing strain the excess of water and add 1/2 tsp of oil and mix it in the vermicelli to avoid stickiness.
  5. Now take a wok heat it up and 2 tsp oil.Add curry leaves and rai and let it splutter.
  6. Add onions and fry it till it changes its colour,do not make the onions brown in colour.
  7. Now add peas,capsicum,carrots and fry them.
  8. Add turmeric powder,salt,red chilli powder ,coriander powder and dry mango powder and mix it well.
  9. Now take the vermicelli mix it with your fingers first and then put it in the wok,take in batches(do not put all the vermicelli at once)
  10. Mix the vermicelli gently and lastly sprinkle some coriander leaves and lime juice.
  11. Enjoy your hot hot Vegetable Veermicelli with Cool Cool Coffee.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019



Happy Holi Guys!
So what's your plan on this Holi?Are you excited about the main festive part of Holi i.e. eating special types of  sweets and savouries :-D . I myself is very excited because holi is a festival of joy,colours fun and food.So friends I have made a flavourful snack on this holi which is known as Bhakarwadi.
You must have tried this crispy chatapata snack in stores and it tastes so yum.I always use to buy these bhakarwadis from outside shops.But this time i have tried making them at home.And it was far much better from store bought and I always believe that home made food gives you a true pleasure and specially when your family admires your cooking!

Bhakarwadi a traditional Marathi cuisine which is sweet and spicy snack popular in Maharashtra.It is made from gram flour and maida dough made in spiral form stuffed with a filling made up of coconut powder,poppy seeds,sesame seeds and with roasted spices.
Deep fried bhakarwadi can be stored for around 15 to 20 days in an air tight container.

So try out these Bhakarwadis on this upcoming Holi and share it with your friends and relatives...

For  Dough-

  1. Gram flour (besan)-50 grams
  2. All purpose flour (Maida) - 150 grams
  3. Salt - 1 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/ 2 tsp
  5. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  6. Oil around 2 tbsp
For stuffing -
  1. 50 grams desiccated coconut powder.
  2. 2 tbsp Fennel seeds
  3. Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Sesame seeds - 2 tbsp
  5. Poppy seeds - 2 tbsp
  6. Sugar - 1 tsp
  7. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  8. Dry mango powder (amchoor)-1 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt as per your taste
  10. Oil for deep fry

Method -

Firstly make a dough by Combining all purpose flour and gram flour by adding red chilli powder,turmeric powder,salt and mix it well.

Now add oil and mix the dry ingredients with your fingers till the dry ingredients holds as you get a good shaped lump  like this -

Now start kneading the dough by adding little by little water and make a stiff dough.
Cover the dough with a lid and keep the dough for rest for 15 minutes and start preparing the stuffing.

For stuffing -

  1. Take a wok add Coconut powder,Coriander seeds,sesame seeds poppy seeds and fennel seeds.Roast it for 2 minutes.
  2. Let it cool down.
  3. Take a mixer jar add all these ingredients,now add salt,sugar,red chilli powder and dry mango powder and give a smooth grind to it.
  4. Now add this powder in a bowl and keep it aside.
1.Now take the dough and knead it again,divide the  dough in two parts and make a round shape big ball of the dough.

2.With the help of a rolling pin make a flat shaped big roti in oval shape or rectangle shape.

3.The shape of the rolled dough should not be very thin nor too thick.

4.Spread some oil on the oval shaped roti and take the stuffing ,spread it on the flat shaped roti(remember to leave the sides while spreading the stuffing.)

5.With the help of a flat spoon press the stuffing so that it will stick to the flat shaped roti.

6.Here comes the tricky part.Start folding the stuffed oval shaped roti like a log.

7.Do it very gently.Now seal the sides of the rolled dough,so that the stuffing won't come out.

8.With the help of a knife cut the rolled log in equal parts.

9.You will get spiral shaped bhakarwadis.

10.Gently spread each bhakarwadi with the heels of your palms.

11.Repeat this process with the rest of the dough.

12.Heat the oil in a deep wok and fry the pinwheels in batches.

13.Do not fry them at hot flame just keep it on medium flame.

14.When you will find your bhakarwadi has changed its colour and they have turned crispy.

15.Take them out on absorbent paper.  

16.Enjoy your  Bhakarwadis and Wish you a Very Happy and Safe Holi.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Stir Fry Vegetables

Stir Fry Vegetables

Your kids are fussy eaters and you always get worried about their health issues?This is very common now days as children do not want to have a healthy diet specially vegetables.
Due to heavy studies and stress,its very important to give your kids a good healthy diet which can give them energy and raise their immune system too.
But kids are difficult to handle,as they are interested in junk food which is not at all good for their health,so i have tried making these stir fry vegetables which will act as a power booster and it tastes delicious too.
I have added just 2 spoons of oil in these veggies to make it more healthy.The veggies i have chosen is colourful too which makes the dish more attractive and eye catchy to the kids.

I have added Bell peppers,corns,broccoli,peas and cottage cheese to add proteins and calcium in your diet.
You can also give these veggies as a veggie sandwich by filling these veggies in bread in sandwich maker.You can give this sandwich in your kids lunch box too,they are going to love this.
I love to have these stir fry veggies with thin chapatis as franky.
You can make thin chapatis and fill the veggies and add some mayonnaise with some garlic chutney and make a roll.The choice is up to you :-)

So here goes the recipe-

Ingredients -

  1. 1 medium sized onion (finely chopped)
  2. 1/2 a cup boiled peas
  3. 1/2 a cup boiled corns
  4. 250 grams broccoli (wash and cut the florets)
  5. 100 grams cottage cheese(cut in long thin pieces or cubes)
  6. 1 red bell pepper - cut in thin slices
  7. 1 yellow bell pepper - cut in thin slices
  8. Salt as per taste
  9. Oregano flakes -1 tsp
  10. Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Garam masala - 2 pinches
  12. lemon juice (optional)

Method -

  1. Take a wok add 2 tsp oil and heat it up.
  2. Add onions and saute it for 2 minutes.
  3. Now add all the vegetables except cottage cheese and stir fry it for 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Now check the broccoli and bell pepper that they have turned little soft,if not then cover the wok with a lid for more 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Now add salt and mix it properly.
  6. Add cottage cheese,then add garam masala and oregano flakes.
  7. Your stir fry veggies are ready to enjoy.You can sprinkle lemon juice on top of it.
  8. Enjoy your stir fry veggies.

Chili Garlic pasta

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