Dahi Bhindi – Okra/Lady Finger with Yogurt Curry

Dahi Bhindi/Okra/Lady Finger with Yogurt Curry

Preparation Time- 10 minutes, Cooking Time- 20 minutes, Servings- 2

Ingredients-

  • 20 medium size okra (bhindi)
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 tsp (hing)
  • 1 Tbsp besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 cup yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • 1 cup water (approximately)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Method-

  1. Wash and pat dry the okra and cut both ends, and cut them in about 1 inch pieces.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan over medium heat and stir fry the okra till they are soft for around 5 minutes.
  3. Remove it in a bowl and use the same pan for further process.
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon oil on medium heat.As soon as the oil is hot,add cumin seeds,mustard seeds and hing.As it starts to splutter turn the flame to low.
  5. Add the besan and stir fry for about 1 minute until it has light aroma, and is golden brown in color as it will give the thickness to the gravy.
  6. Add yogurt, turmeric, chili powder and coriander powder. Mix it well. And cook until the spice mix come together. Stir it for 3 minutes.
  7. Add water and salt,let it simmer for 5 minutes on low flame.
  8. This can be best relished with jeera rice,fulka roti,chapati or paratha (Indian flat breads).

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Mango Coconut Ladoo – Ready in 3 minutes!

Hello Summers!

Bringing in Summers with The King of Fruits Mango!!

Summers doesn’t mean only scorching sun and sweaty weather, it is the time for sweets,juicy fruits,ice-creams, milk-shakes, smoothies and what not??!!  OMG!! The list is endless…

So this summer, I decided to make Mango Coconut Ladoo and with only 3  ingredients.

Let’s get started without any further delay!

Preparation Time- 3 minutes,Cooking Time-No Cooking Time,Servings – 8

Ingredients-

Mango Pulp – 1 Cup,

Desiccated Coconut- 2 1/2 cups,

Powdered Sugar- 1 cup.

Method-

  • Keep ½ cup of the grated coconut separately to use it in the end.
  • Now add mango pulp,coconut and powdered sugar into a bowl and mix well.
  • Take a small portion of the mixture. Roll into round shape ball.
  • Garnish it with the reserved coconut.

Mango Coconut Ladoos are ready!! I am already droo-oo-ling over it!! Going right away in kitchen and preparing second batch of it!!

 

 

 

Bon Appetite..!!

Pizza Cups

Hola foodies!!🙌🏼

Pizza cups in appe pan is yummy kids snacks recipe and for your next party as well.These pizza cups are made without oven in 15 minutes. I am game for pizza at any hour of the day! 🍕😋Let’s start without taking any more time!!

Ingredients

  • Finely chopped bell pepper or capsicum: 1/4 cup
  • Fine chopped onions: 1/2 cup
  • Corn kernels: 1/2 cup
  • Chilly flakes: 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Pizza sauce or pasta sauce: 2 tbsp
  • Butter at room temperature
  • Pizza Seasoning -1 tsp
  • Some circular cover or lid to cut bread in circles
  • Bread slices( brown or white): 8
  • Pizza cheese or mozzarella cheese: 1 cup

Method-

1 . In a mixing bowl add bell peppers, onions and corns.

2 . Also add chilli flakes, pizza seasoning, very little salt and pizza sauce.3 . Mix the stuffing well and keep it aside.

4. Now take bread pieces and roll them thin with the help of rolling pin.

5. Put the lid on bread pieces and cut them circular with the help of sharp knife.

6. Now apply thin layer of butter on one side of the slices.

7. Take appam pan and put the bread slice butter side down in each hole of appam pan.

8. Now stuff the bread cups with vegetable stuffings.

9 . Top the cup with lots of grated cheese.

10 . Now put the appam pan of low flame.

11 . Cover the appam pan fully with some cover or lid.

12. Cook the pizza cups till they are crisp and cheese melts.13 . Pizza cups are ready to serve. Serve them hot and crisp.

Bon Appetite!😋🍴

Spinach Cigar/Spinach Roll

Hola foodies!!

Winters are gone and summers are here!! So planned to bid adieu to winters with this spinach starter…

Spinach Cigars /Spinach Rolls

This is easy peasy recipe and hardly takes anytime!! So let’s get started!!

All we need is

1 cup besan (gram flour)

1 bunch spinach
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon red chilli powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1 pinch Hing (Asafoetida)

1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (carom)

1 teaspoon garlic paste

1/2 teaspoon chat masala

Salt- to taste

Method-

  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and add water until it becomes thick batter.
  • Wash spinach leaves and let them dry.
  • Now spread the batter on leaves with the help of knife and roll it tightly so that it doesn’t tear up while deep frying
  • Now deep fry in hot oil and serve it with sauce or homemade chutney.

These mouth watering cigars are perfect for get-togethers, children, family reunion or when you are having friends at your place.

Try it! It’s addictive!

Basant Panchmi Special- Rava Kesari Sheera/Kesari Halwa

Hello Foodies!!

Bringing in Basant Panchmi on a sweeter note and what a better way to prepare Kesari Sheera/Kesari Halwa.

All we need is,

Ingredients-

  • 2 tbsp  cup ghee
  • 10 cashews / kaju, halves
  • 1 tbsp raisins / kishmish
  • ½ cup rava / sooji / semolina, fine
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp saffron water / kesari
  • ¼ tsp cardamom power / elachi powder

Method-

Firstly, heat 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter and roast 10 cashews, 1 tbsp raisins on low flame.

Once the cashews turn golden brown, keep aside.Now in the same ghee roast ½ cup semolina/sooji.

Roast on low flame for 5 minutes or till it turns aromatic. keep aside

In a large kadai boil 1 cup water.keeping the flame on low, add in ½ cup roasted semolina/sooji.

Stir continuously till the rava absorbs water and no lumps are formed.
further add ¾ cup sugar (add ½-1 cup depending on sweetness you prefer).
keeping the flame on low, stir well till the sugar dissolves.

Add 2 tbsp saffron water or kesari food color.(Soak few treads of saffron in warm water for 15 minutes). Here, I have used edible orange food color.

Make sure the mixture is combined well and no lumps are present.
cover and simmer for 2 minutes or till rava gets cooked well completely.

Additionally add roasted cashews, raisins and ¼ tsp cardamom power.
mix well till the rava kesari separates from pan.

Kesari Sheera/Kesari Halwa is ready to be served.

Do let me know when you try this irresistible bowl of kesari halwa in the comments section.

Happy Basant Panchmi!!

One Year Blog Anniversary – Eat Pray Love Style!

Eat Pray Love is celebrating an anniversary!! 🎊🎊

It’s our one year blog anniversary and we are super-excited to share with you our journey!😇🙏🏻

Exactly a year ago, I started my blog on 10th October,2016  and pressed the publish button. 💌 I remember during my childhood I used to help my mother in the kitchen and would note down all the recipes.

Since then it became a ritual to maintain my recipe collections and now it is a cook book. But as time flew (read as married),I started to spend more time in kitchen and undying penchant to try new recipes.

So I decided to make one of my best cake recipe Double Layered Chocolate Truffle Cake. (http://wp.me/p8b7Mq-3J)

and celebrate my blog anniversary which is super-hit among my family and friends circle.

This “little blog” has grown into so much more than I could have ever imagined over the past year.

I just wanted to thank you each and everyone for inspiring,motivating, stopping by my blog and appreciating.

Eternally grateful.😇

Eat 🍽Pray 🙏🏻Love 💟.

Navratri Special – Bharwa Lauki with Kadhi/Stuffed Bottle Gourd with Kadhi

Day 7!!

Bharwa Lauki with Kadhi is the newly added recipe in my collection, tried and tested and instantly approved by my husband with two thumbs-up. It can be relished during fasting and as a breakfast or evening snacks.

Let’s get started

Preparation Time- 10 minutes,Cooking Time- 20-30 minutes, Servings- 2.

Ingredints-

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) – 1 Medium,

Curd-  1 cup,

Amarnath(Rajgira) Flour-2 tbsp,

Boiled potatoes-2 tbsp,

Green chillies chopped-3,

Powdered Black pepper – 1 tsp,

Rock Salt-1 tbsp,

Groundnut Oil -to fry.

Method-

  1. Peel lauki,cut into roundels,and remove seeds from the centre to make hollow.
  2. In a bowl, add mashed potatoes,green chiilies and black pepper mix well,mashing lightly.
  3. Stuff the roundel centres with mashed potatoes batter.
  4. Heat a oil in a non stick pan, add cloves and cardamom for saute.Place bottle gourd(lauki) on the pan and cook till golden brown. Cover it with lid so that’s it is cooked at the earliest.
  5. Uncover and flip it the other side.
  6. To prepare kadhi, add curd,amarnath flour,salt and black pepper and mix well.
  7. Add 1/2 cup water, and whisk well to make a smooth batter.
  8.  Pour the curd batter in another non stick pan,cook it, stirring continuously till the mixture thickens.
  9. Put some of the kadhi in a serving plate,arrange stuffed bottle gourd roundels over it and serve it immediately.Serve the remaining kadhi as required.

I am sure when you make this everybody is gonna love it. Hope you try this soon and don’t forget to share your feedback with us.

Bon Appetit!