Friday, September 25, 2015

Dal Palak / Spinach Dal Recipe

                               Spinach is considered to be a pregnancy superfood. Spinach and many other greens are recommended for pregnant women, as for the iron content, antioxidant property, etc. This helps to ease the constipation problems especially during pregnancy. That too greens with a dal, is a complete side dish. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fish Fry with Sesame Oil (Gingelly Oil)

                                    Fish fry are always exotic. I got a valuable hint from my chithi(mother's younger sister). And it is, while making masala for fish fry, add sesame oil instead of water. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Muskmelon(Cantaloupe) and Papaya Smoothie- An Ultimate Low Calorie Smoothie

                            Trying new combinations is always exciting, the result may be thumbs up or sometimes thumbs down too. My try with this muskmelon and papaya smoothie made my day eventual. Instead of going for canned and tinned juice, we can make these smoothies. As they are less time consuming when compared to other fruit smoothies. Peeling, removing seeds and cutting will only take few minutes of your time.

                       These types of smoothies would act as your whole body refresher, nourishing from your hair to toe. Both the ingredients are one among the best fruits. Give a try and make your day.

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time Nil


1 cup Muskmelon/Cantaloupe (Peeled, Deseeded and Chopped) 
1 cup Papaya (Peeled, Deseeded and Chopped)
1/2 glass Water (optional)
1 tbsp Honey (optional)


1.  Leave off skin(yellow color). Deseed the muskmelon and chop it.

2. Peel the skin of papaya, deseed and chop it.

3. Then in a blender put the chopped muskmelon and papaya, blend it.

3. Add the water, if needed and just blend for a second (if mixer grinder, just inch it). 

4. Transfer it to a container. Now the refreshing Muskmelon and Papaya smoothie is ready to be served.If necessary add ice cubes.

  • Water can be added as per required, depending on the consistency of the juice you prefer. 
  • Adding honey or sugar is optional.
  • I won't add any ingredient other than fruit when making smoothies.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Prawn Fry Goan Style / Shrimp Chilli Fry

                            Recollecting my childhood days, I was not a huge fan of prawn. But my mother insisted me to have prawns, saying Vadai(an South Indian fritter), because as we cook it, it tends to turn round. My mother always gave us these prawns (in various recipes), because of its high protein content.