Thursday, 31 October 2013

Tasty tomato curry

This one is quick to make and nice in taste

1. Cut 2 tomatoes into medium sized pieces
2. Cut 1 onion into medium sized pieces - preferably cut so that you get long onion pieces
3. Soak 1/2 cup yellow moong dal in water (1 cup)
4. Heat one spoon of oil, add cummin seeds & mustard seeds (1/2 spoon each)
5. Add 1/2 spoon tumeric powder, salt & red chill to taste
6. Add onion and let it simmer until light brown
7. Add tomatoes
8. Add Dal soaked in #3
9. Mix well and leave it covered for 5 mins

Enjoy with rice or roti as per your choice

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Desi Pizza

Today was lazying in bed and ordered Dominos for lunch. Eating this hot cheesy pizza reminded me about the pizza I make at home. So here goes

1. Buy plain pizza bread from your grocery store
2. Cut 1 tomatoes & onion each into small pieces
3. Take a small bowl and heat one tea spoon of oil
4. Add 1/2 spoon of cummin seeds and mustard seeds to the bowl
5. After the oil heats up add 1/4 spoon turmeric power
6. Add salt & red chilly powder to taste
7. (optional) Add 1/2 spoon chat masala powder for a true desi taste
8. Mix it well and let the onion/tomatoes cook until soft
9. Heat a flat pan and heat one side of the pizza bread until light brown
10. Turn bread and spread the mix prepared earlier evenly on it
11. (optional) Add grated cheese if you want a nice dose of calories.
12. Cover the pan and leave it for 10 mins on slow heat

Nice lovely home made desi pizza is ready to serve.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Spicy snack - Peanut Masala

This one I like to have when I am taking a break from my diet. It is high calorie but I love it

1. Take a cup of peanuts and heat in pan (don't any anything) - this makes them crisp
2. If you don't like the peanut skin you can remove it now by crushing the peanuts
3. Cut one onion into small pieces
4. Cut 2 green chillies into very small pieces
5. Mix onion, green chillies and peanuts
6. Add 1/2 spoon of red chilly power and salt to taste
7. Add 1/2 spoon lime juice
8. Mix well

I take this along with Pepsi and I absolutely love it. If only this was low calorie :)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Lemon Rice

Another breakfast item which is light on your stomach

1. Take a cup of boiled rice (one cup of water with one cup of rice cooked in microwave for 15 mins)
2. Take one spoonful of oil and heat in bowl
3. Add cumin seeds & curry leaves (you can skip curry leaves if you can't find any)
4. Add one spoon of lime juice
5. Add quarter spoon of turmeric powder
6. Mix well and cook for 2 mins (cover the bowl)

Let it cool for 5 mins, mix well and have a happy breakfast

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Melt that fat

Try this quick fix recipe for melting the extra fat around your belly.

1. Take a tea spoon of lime juice with 1 tea spoon of honey and add to one glass of water
2. Heat until warm - not too hot, just warm enough to drink

The combination of lime & honey helps in melting the fat. Mild exercise along with this drink can quickly reduce your waist size.

It worked for me :)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Curd rice

This is another healthy receipe for lunch or dinner. Great for digestion and can be used for detox

1. Wash one cup of rice with water and add to a microwavable bowl
2. Add one cup of water to it
3. Cook for 15 minutes until it is well done
4. Take one cup curd/yogurt and mix with rice. Add salt/black pepper to taste

Thats it. Have fun

Friday, 18 October 2013

Detox with Khichdi

This one is for the time when you feel you have had too much junk food. Right when you decide to give rest to your stomach and your food processing engine :)

Rice is cooked with lenthil (dal) and makes for a easy to digest receipe.

1. Take 1/2 cup rice and 1/2 cup lenthil seeds (dal)
2. Clean in fresh water and drain
3. Add 1 1/2 cup water and soak for 2 mins
4. Take a spoon of Ghee/oil and heat in pan
5. Add Cumin (jeera) seeds
6. Add mixture of rice & dal
7. Add salt to taste
8. Let it cook for 10-15 mins until the rice is well cooked

That's it. Simple and quick. Enjoy

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Nice healthy summer drink

I love this one especially in summer. Take 4-5 teaspoon of yogurt and add to half glass of water. Add 1 teaspoon of strawberry syrup. Mix it up well with a spoon. Alternatively use a hand blender. Add ice if you like it freezing.

Very refreshing drink.

Strawberry can be replaced by any flavor (Mango) you like.

Monday, 14 October 2013

I like to cook

I like to cook for fun. Not really into hardcore cooking but more for the fun of it. I cook really simple dishes that keep me healthy and save me money :)

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