Archive for the ‘Healthy’ Category

kheer | khiri | dessert

kheer is a special sweet dish, which is prepared all over India to during festivals and auspicious occasions. In Odisha “chaula khiri” is popular . Kheer, also called Ferenhi or Payesh or Kiru is a rice pudding from the cuisine of the Indian and Iran, it is made by boiling rice or wheat or tapioca (or vermicelli) with milk and sugar. It is flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, almonds. It is typically served as a dessert. It is also known in some regions as payesh, payasam, payasa, phirni, chaula khiri and gil-e-firdaus. kheer has a lot of different names in different part of India but what ever the name is, we love rice kheer for it’s flavor and divine taste  :) 

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masala fish fry recipe | pan fried red spot whiting with Indian spices

when its raining outside and the weather is cold, I crave for crispy pakoras and masala tea. but today fate had other plans, I mean better plans 😉 the red spot whiting fish which we had bought from the markets was still in the freezer. I hinted Sarita to deep fry the fish… aha !! the very thought of the crispy fried fish made me dance.



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lau chana tarkari | lauki chana dal recipe | bottle gourd lentil curry

lau chana tarkari is very popular in Oriya households. commonly known as lauki chana dal subzi in India, this recipe is easy to make and is mostly made after days of heavy and rich food. very less spices are used in lau tarkari giving it a mild taste.

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fruit custard recipe

quick, delicious and healthy – that’s how I would describe fruit custard recipe. It takes less than 5 mins to prepare this recipe. Only as much time you need to cut and prepare the vegetables. I have directly used custard cream available rather than making it with custard powder and milk. Its better in taste and sometimes even cheaper.



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grapes chutney recipe | angoor khatta

angoor khatta or grapes chutney is a sweet and tangy side dish which is very popular in east India. this recipe marks the right blend of grapes and tamarind to create a flavour which will tease your taste buds :) if you have not tried this before, you should not have second thoughts 😀

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how to make dhaba style dal tadka recipe

dhaba style dal tadka recipe has a different taste than what we make generally at home. today I am going to share the dhaba style dal tadka recipe. its not much different from the traditional spices or masala we use at home. its about using the right ingredients, the process and the timing of adding the spices that makes all the difference :)



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rajma masala recipe | red kidney bean curry

today’s special – rajma masala and paratha :) rajma masala is also commonly served with plain rice. rajma or red kidney bean is very healthy with lots of protein. well I was more inclined on the taste of rajma masala recipe rather than the health part 😉


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tuna pasta recipe

I could not resist the temptation when I saw tuna pasta recipe on the breakfast table early Sunday morning :) almost half the serving was over by the time I thanked Sarita. what better to start Sunday with 😀 the tuna pasta recipe had capsicum and corn, which together with other spices, made the recipe juicy and delicious.

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spring onion pancake recipe

spring onion pancake recipe is a great and healthy snack to spend time while watching a movie or chit-chatting with family and friends. spring onion pancakes can be made in less than 15 mins.



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cucumber lassi recipe

a refreshing life-giver, cucumber lassi is a must on those hot summer days when you feel tried and drenched. this thick spiced cucumber lassi can relieve you in minutes :) cucumber lassi will not only quench your thirst but also invigorate your body.



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