26 Feb 2015

Beetroot Pulao

After cooking the beet leaves, I had those beetroots still in hand. I always cook away the greens in a day or two of their purchase to extract their full richness. These roots tend to remain fresh for a week, so I always plan them towards the weekend. Today being a lazy day, I wanted to cook a one pot meal and then decided to do this beetroot pulao. Beetroot, naturally tends to be sweet, so in order to balance this, I added green chillies and increased the hotness.... This is rather a different way to intake beetroot rather than having the usual poriyal, So, do give it a try!!!!

24 Feb 2015

Bok Choy Stir-fry

This is the first time I've ever bought this green! Every time I come across this Chinese leafy cabbage (locally called so...) in the market... I had inhibitions. But this week I overcame it and bought two bunches home. I've tasted this in Chinese restaurant noodles. They were crunchy and went along well with those flavors. I wanted to try a simple recipe in an Indian style to understand them better. They, like any other greens got cooked in no matter of time. While on the stove, there was an earthy aroma indicating its freshness.... and undoubtedly they are a low calorie veggie with abundant nutrients. Do include them in your daily routine intake!!

21 Feb 2015

Beetleaves Dal Curry

Have you ever cooked with beetroot leaves? If not its high time, you add it to your regular healthy menu. Otherwise known as Beet leaves or beetroot greens, these are the healthiest greens recommended as they are very low in calories with low fat and zero cholesterol. They are a great host of vitamins and have lot more nutritional values. I was introduced to these greens by a friend of mine. At first I was hesitant but nowadays these greens get into my market trolley every week. If you are looking out for something with low calories and yet tasty, then this is it.... Do give it a try, you'll never regret it..... Now lets move on to the recipe......

18 Feb 2015

Brinjal Masala

Aubergine, Egg plant, Garden Egg, Guinea Squash, Kathirikkai, Vangakaya, Badanekayi....... however it might be called, it carries with it loads of benefits to be delivered to the end user. Brinjal helps keeping diabetes in control,brings down the cholesterol levels helping heart beat better, facilitates weight loss, keeps chronic diseases at bay and more and more amazing benefits for skin and hair. Of course googling or wikipediaing can pour down abundant goodness of this fruit veggie. This brinjal masala is spicy and goes well with sambhar or curd rice. This Brinjal Masala is a must try recipe for all Aubergine lovers.....

16 Feb 2015

Mushroom Biriyani

I am here after a long break.... yes the break was quite long enough that I actually wanted to pull myself back into blogging again. Hopefully there shouldn't and wouldn't be any more such long breaks. Blogging back after a long time, I thought that starting with a biriyani would be the most appropriate and perfect start. Mushrooms come with loads of health benefits.... and they also play an active role in weight management. Who cares about all these when they are so yummy!!!!!!!

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