Monthly Archives: April 2015

Green Peas Curry

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Green peas curry is an authentic Maharashtrian style called  Vatanyachi Bhaji. I make it on days when we follow a vegetarian diet.

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Ingredients:

Fresh green peas 1 bowl. Green Masala – fresh coconut 2 tabsp, green chillies 2 to 3, garlic 2 -3 cloves, fresh coriander chopped 3 to 4 tabsp and juice of half lemon. Tampering – Mustard seeds, cumin seeds 1/2 tsp each, curry leaves 8 to 10 and asafoetida 1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder 1 tsp and salt to taste. Oil 2 tabsp.

Method:

Grind the green masala into thick coarse paste. Heat oil in a pan and tamper it with curry leaves, mustard and cumin seeds and asafoetida. Now add the green masala and saute for 2 mins. Add turmeric powder and peas. Salt to taste and a cup of water. Let it cook till tender. Serve hot with rotis or rice.

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Popeye Soup !!! ( cream of spinach soup)

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Spinach normally is not liked by kids…but it is a must to include it in the diet, at-least once a week. I make it into a rich creamy soup and call it as Popeye soup!!!

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Ingredients:

Spinach 1 bunch, onion 1 large chopped. Carrot 1 medium chopped. butter 2 tabsp. salt to taste and pepper 1/2 tsp. whole wheat flour 1 tabsp and 2 cups milk. Thick cream 1 tabsp for garnish.

Method:

Blanch Spinach….that is dip it in boiling water for 10 seconds and immediately immerse into ice water and then drain off the water. Chop roughly. In a sauce pan saute onions and carrots for 5 mins with 1/2 tabsp of butter. Now take the spinach, carrots and onions and grind into fine paste add a cup of water. Sieve it. In a deep pan heat butter and roast the whole wheat flour till it turns brown. Add milk and the spinach mixture. Season it with salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil. Garnish it with some cream and serve hot.

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Moong Chilla – Mung pancake

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whole mung chillas are one of the best option to enjoy while one wants to cut down on carbs, during the weight loss program. It is one of the healthiest option to include in your diet.

Ingredients:

Whole mung soaked overnite and sprouted, green chillies 3, ginger paste 1 tsp, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, cumin seeds powder 1 tsp, salt to taste and oil 1 tabsp.

Method:

Grind all the above mixture with some water to make it into a runny batter. On a nonstick flat pan make small pancakes (Chillas) drizzling few drops of oil.

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