Friday, June 8, 2012


"Monsoon" - The word itself makes me cool. I love rain a lot. From childhood itself I never missed my first monsoon shower even after my mom's shouting. And after that, hot pakora/samosa/kachori with Masala chai - wow! In India one's diet is related to seasons. With Monsoon lots of festival come and every  festival is unique with its staple food. Its also different from community to community and region to region.

But Pakoda/Samosa and Chai during rain  is same all over in India may be recipe varies from simple pakoda to onion or chilli or veg pakod. There are lots of recipes with variation I love onion, methi and chilli pakoda.

Recipe as I learn from my aai (mom) 

Oil for frying, 
1 cup Gram flour, 
1 medium onion chopped, 
3 chilli chopped, (I love very hot pakoda)
1 tsp coriander leaves chopped, 
Methi leaves (fenugreek) 
salt, sugar  
water for making batter.
Make batter  with all the ingredients (except oil). Once the oil is heated, carefully place in heaping tablespoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. fry them 3/ 4 min until crispy golden brown. Drain oil and serve with chtani /curd and hot Masala chai.

Though house hold food is more hygienic but I love to eat this on street with loved ones in the rain. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Green salad

Have you had your salad today? Eating salad almost every day may be one of the most healthy eating habits you can adopt -- and one of the simplest. Salad is actually a variety of vegetables in addition to fruits, by using as well as without the outfit. Salad retains are also used minor pieces in addition to thrown with the other person to create any done Salad. Additional vegetables which might be regular in the Salad tend to be onion, promote, early spring reddish colored onion, The town seedlings, broccoli, tomato facilities, carrots, relatively sweet corn, radish, mushroom, oranges in addition to avocados. Unique alternative activities which might be additional tend to be olives, noodles, steaks, organized carrots,  cheese, meats in addition to artichoke.
Consuming Salad after daily foundation is a healthiest routine. You will discover big many benefits regarding Salad, they are higher within nutritional fiber and they are an awesome supply connected with minerals and vitamins. Nutrient-rich fertilizer is good for general well being regarding body.

Salad azines tend to be the most essential element of that eating habits. They are healthy, effortless construct, light source round the stomach in addition to complete with many benefits. In addition to they are no more constrained to dreary tomato in addition to lettuce retains.

Ingredients are : lettuce, carrot , broccoli (blanched), Capsicum, tomato, Cottage cheese and Green chilli without any salad dressing.