Hare matar ka chivda


If you have a UPite or bihari friend you will definitely know what is matar ka chivda and if not I’ll explain it you.

What is Matar ka chivda

Winter is the time when new poha or flat rice is harvested, this new poha or chivda tastes much sweeter than the old ones and blends perfect with fresh matar or green peas which also is a winter crop.Mix these two with a little frying and you have your matar ka chivda ready .

I would suggest everyone out there to eat whatever local n fresh is grown instead of packed food.In this way you’ll help your farmer.

Matar ka chivda

Matar ka chivda

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mota poha
  • 1/2 cup matar
  • 1 tablespoon salt or as per taste
  • 1 1 /2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoon chopped onions

Method:

  • Taka a kadai pour little oil once oil is hot add in the matars / green peas with pinch of salt
  • Mix it well and cover it then cook till matar is cooked, say for 2 minutes on low flame
  • Remove it on a plate and keep aside
  • In the same kadai n oil add poha/chivda
  • And keep roasting it till you find poha to be crispy and crunch
  • This will take time and patience
  • once chivda is roasted well add in the fried matar
  • Mix well add salt and red chilli powder
  • Again mix well
  • Garnish with onions
  • Matar chivda is ready to be relished,enjoy them in the winters
  • Until then keep exploring

while roasting the poha be patient as if you hurry you will have half cooked chivda,this will take 5 to 10 minutes on low flame.

Sauteed French beans


Sauteed veggies are always a good way to eat and they are fried in olive oil or ghee much better or you can use butter,which is the best.I love sauteed veggies in butter and my twins also love them.

What is sauteed ?

It’s basically cooking with small amount of oil or butter.

Can you use any veggies

And the answer is yes,any vegetable which you love can be sauteed.

So let’s see what goes in making this

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Sauteed french beans

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams french beans
  • 1/2 cup garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chillie flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter/oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt or as per taste
  • Garlic greens for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
blanched beans
spices

Method:

  • Trim the edges of the beans and cut them into half if you want or else leave it trimmed only.
  • Now,take a saucepan or pot or any bowl and boil water
  • Once the water starts boiling blanch the beans for 5 minutes
  • Drain the water and keep them below running water ,so that the colour of the beans remain intact.
  • Heat butter in the pan,add in the blanched french beans and saute
  • If you like burnt garlic then you can add in half of the minced garlic with the beans
  • Now add in salt and cook for five minutes or till cooked
  • Once it’s cooked add in black pepper powder,red chilli flakes and remaining garlic
  • Stir for few seconds
  • Off the flame and serve hot
  • You can blanch the french beans and store in the fridge,saute whenever you want.
  • Garnish them with some sesame seeds and garlic greens if you wish too.
  • Sauteed french beans is ready to be served
  • Until then keep exploring……..

Note: The picture of beans is not 500 grams that’s just to show you how blanched beans look like.

Gobi paratha


Winter’s are the time when you get your veggies in abundance.My pantry is stocked with cauliflower that too 4🤔 now what better than making stuff parathas with them and consuming.

Best paratha for kids lunch box and they definitely love them.Cauliflower is blanched and then grinded not fine but coarse.

Let’s see what goes in making this

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Gobi paratha

Gobi paratha

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 tablespoon amchur powder
  • 1/4 haldi powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon jeera powder
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt or as per taste
  • Oil for frying the mixture
  • Oil or ghee for applying on parathas

For the dough

  • 1 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • Pinch of salt or 1/2 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoon oil for kneading the dough
  • 1 cup water

Method for cauliflower stuffing:

  • First is blanch the florets in salt water
  • Then grind it coarsely in food processor or grinder
  • Take it in a bowl
  • Pour oil in a kadhai
  • Add mustard seeds /rai let it splutter
  • Add in green chillies
  • Saute,add in haldi,coriander powder and red chilli powder
  • Give it a quick mix
  • Add salt and grinded cauliflower
  • Mix it well
  • Now add jeera powder, garam masala powder and amchur powder
  • Stir it well
  • Off the flame
  • Once it has cooled down add chopped onions and coriander leaves
  • Mix this as well

Making parathas

  • Take small portion of the dough just lemon size
  • Roll into a disc

Grilled green peas


Have you ever tried eating sauted/grilled green peas,if no then you are definitely missing these seasonal food for sure.

Back in our native place,in winter we all sit around the bonfire even in day time as it’s very cold in Uttar Pradesh and keep grilling whatever veggies are available especially green peas,sweet potato and corn.

These grilled green peas can be called as fingerfood as well, it’s like doing your work and munching together.

Simple way to cook and eat winter food which you will love.These fun things are getting lost somewhere in this world,where people don’t have time for themselves what time they will give other’s and missing these small joy of love, sharing and sitting together as a family.Take time out and create memories for yourself and the loved one’s.

So let’s get the recipe

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Saute green peas

Grilled Green peas

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup green peas( not shelled)
  • pinch of salt

Method:

  • Grill the green peas on open fire till you notice them burn
  • Once they are done get them out of the fire
  • place green peas on a plate
  • Sprinkle with salt
  • Shell the green peas and just mix the sprinkled salt and have them
  • Grilled green peas is ready excatly desi(rural) style
  • A perfect timepass snack on chilling winter next to the bonfire
  • Hope you enjoyed this simple recipe
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Aloo kachaloo/Panch phodan aloo


Aloo kachaloo is Uttar pradesh’s one of the favourite winter delicacies,mostly eaten as breakfast or lunch.Basically this dish is made with (naya) new potatoes only but you can use whichever potato you have.What goes in making this, is simple panch phodan i.e mix of spices.This goes well with sugarcane juice.

Naya (new) potatoes are sweet in taste and don’t get mashed up while cooking ,so preferable naya aloo is used.

How to buy naya(new) aloo

Simple, the new potato when you scratch with your nails it’s skin comes out easily,it’s covered with dirt i.e mud,and they are found in abundance only in winter.Naya because it’s harvested in winter.

First you have to boil the potatoes and cut them into half,then head further

Let’s see what goes in making this

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Kachaaloo

Aloo kachaloo

Serves 7 to 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg potatoes boiled
  • 2 tablespoon oil/mustard oil
  • 1/4 haldi powder
  • 1/2 rai
  • 1/2 tablespoon kalonji
  • 1/2 saunf/fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon jeera/cumin
  • 1/4 tablespoon ajwain/carom seeds
  • salt as per taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoon water

Method:

Kachaaloo
  • Take a pan,heat oil into it
  • Lower the flame add in rai let it crackle
  • Now add in jeera,ajwain,kalonji,coriander seeds and saunf
  • Saute till light brown
  • Add in salt and haldi powder
  • Saute for few seconds
  • Pour in little water just 2 tablespoon so that the masala doesn’t burn
  • Now add in the chopped potatoes
  • Give it nice mix,until all the spices have coated the potato well
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves
  • Serve them hot with sugarcane juice or tea or eat just like that
  • Hope you liked this Purvanchal recipe
  • Until then keep exploring……

Masur dal recipe


Masur dal,also called as red lentil.Dal is a favourite staple food for any Indian,dal and rice are called comfort food.Craving for dal can never go,a piping hot dal with spoonful of ghee and you will ask for more.

Dals are all split one’s or dhuli dal.Most important staple food in South Asian countries.

Nutritional value of a cooked dal contains 9% protein 7% water 20% carbohydrates and 1% fat.

Cooking dal is quite simple and to enhance the taste we give tadka to it.

Today’s recipe is about Masur dal and how to cook it with a lovely tadka.

Let’s see what goes in making this…

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Masur dal
Masur dal/red lentil

Masur dal

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup masur dal
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 green chillies or according to taste
  • 1/4 tablespoon haldi powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 tablespoon rai/mustard seeds
  • Oil/ghee for tadka
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 tablespoon hing/asofoetida

Method:

  • Take a pressure cooker pour oil or ghee in it
  • Add rai and let it splatter
  • Add in green chillies onions and saute till soft
  • Add in ginger-garlic paste
  • Cook for seconds
  • Chop tomatoes and add in
  • Saute for a minute
  • Now,add in the given spices along with hing
  • Saute for another minute
  • Once spices have been sauted add in masur dal
  • Give it a mix
  • Add water with salt
  • Close the lid
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistle
  • Once the cooker has cooled down open the lid
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve it hot with rice or roti
  • Masur dal with simple ingredients is ready
  • Enjoy it
  • Until then keep exploring….

Chinese vermicelli


We usually keep making the onion-tomato version of vermicelli,today just wanted something chinese and grabed this vermicelli and cooked in my style.with only few veggies available in the pantry,instead of heading and shopping I prefered of cooking with whatever is there.Chinese cuisine is one such dish which is loved by all and you don’t have to request them to finish this off.

Try this different style vermicelli for your kids lunch box or as a evening snack,you won’t be disappointed.

Vermicelli is often stored at every Indian household for making of seviya,either we cook sweet or salty,this time let’s cook chinese.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vermicelli cook as per given in packet
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green capsicum chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon schezwan chutney
  • 2 tablespoon boiled sweet corn(optional)
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • oil for cooking

Method:

  • First cook vermicelli as per the instructions given on the packet
  • Heat oil in a kadhai on medium flame
  • Add in ginger-garlic paste,saute till raw smell has gone
  • Add in green chillies, onions and saute till soft
  • Add in veggies(whichever you are using) cabbage, capsicum and boiled corn
  • Saute for few seconds
  • Next add in the given sauces with salt
  • Mix well
  • Add sugar
  • Add cooked vermicelli
  • Toss it well
  • Garnish with chopped capsicum and corn
  • Serve hot
  • Chinese vermicelli is ready to be served
  • Hope you liked my version of vermicelli
  • Until then keep exploring…..

While adding salt remember,the sauce does have a little amount of salt already.

Eggless dark chocolate mousse


I have already posted a mousse recipe before, today I am posting mousse recipe with dark chocolate. As said making mousse is super easy one with only 3 ingredients. Loved by everyone in the house and the best part is that you can store it in refrigerator,use if you have guests over.

Dark chocolate mousse

A hassel free recipe where you can involve your kids aswell.This chocolate mousse was made by my twins,where one went chopping the chocolate and the other went whisking.

So,let’s check out the recipe

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Eggless Chocolate mousse

Ingredients:

  • 300 grams dark/semi dark chocolate
  • 500 grams fresh cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Soft peak of mousse

Method:

  • Take a bowl pour in the cream
  • Place it on the burner
  • Cook till you notice the edges boiling
  • Off the flame
  • Remove from the gas
  • Chop chocolate and keep in a bowl
  • Pour the hot cream on the chocolate
  • Mix it well using a whisk
  • Mix till the chocolate has melted
  • Add in vanilla extract
  • Refrigerator it overnight
  • Next day remove it from the refrigerator
  • Whisk it on high speed for 2 to 3 minutes
  • Once you notice soft peaks stop blending
  • Pour the mixture into the piping bag
  • Fill the cups and glasses
  • Serve them chilled.
  • Eggless Chocolate mousse is ready
  • Until then keep exploring….
  • Cups have being filled by my teens here,so a bit messy

Tarri poha/chana poha


Tarri poha was something really new to me when I shifted to Nagpur,all this while I knew about kanda poha which is quite famous in Mumbai ,initially eating tarri poha did not make me feel excited, but once I tried tarri poha from a local vendor it did taste amazing. A healthy and wholesome snack for any local nagpurian.

What Vada pav is for mumbaikers,same tarri poha is for nagpurites.

What is Tarri?

Tarri is basically a gravy,here it is full of oil and red chilli powder. Served with poha.

So,let’s start cooking…

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Tarri poha

Tarri poha

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups mota poha
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon rai/mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tablespoon jeera/cumin
  • 1/2 cup groundnut
  • Some curry leaves
  • 100 gram oil
  • 1/2 haldi powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon sugar
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

For Tarri

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup black chana/desi chana soaked overnight
  • 2 tablespoon kashmiri lal mirch
  • Salt as per taste
  • Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon haldi powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon amchur powder

Method:

  • First we will make chana
  • Take a pressure cooker and cook chana for 4 to 5 whistles, let it cool down,remove it in another bowl
  • In the same cooker pour oil
  • Add rai n jeera let it splatter
  • Add curry leaves,salt
  • Now add haldi powder,coriander powder
  • Saute it
  • If it starts to burn add little water
  • Now add kashmiri lal mirch powder,amchur powder
  • Mix it well
  • Add water and chana
  • Mix it well
  • Close the lid and pressure cook it for 2 minutes more.
  • Tarri is ready.

For making poha

  • Wash poha in a colander and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a kadhai
  • Add in rai let it splatter
  • Add chopped onions and green chillies
  • Saute till soft
  • Add groundnut and curry leaves, with haldi and salt
  • Add sugar and lemon juice
  • Cook for a minute
  • Add in the poha and mix it really well
  • Cover and cook for 1 minute
  • Open the lid garnish with chopped coriander leaves

How to serve Tarri Poha-

Take a plate spread poha and top it with chana gravy/tarri.if you wish you can add chopped tomatoes and sev also.Serve them hot with adrak ki chai.

Kashmiri red chilli is used for the red colour and less spiciness,you can adjust spices according your taste.

Tarri poha Nagpuri style is ready enjoy them hot.untill then keep exploring…..

Chinese Bhajiya roll


Kathi rolls were originated in Calcutta with kababs like beef,chicken amd mutton and the variations are endless today.Everyone coming with their own version here to suit their taste buds.I developed his recipe to the exact taste of my twins,knowing what they will like n what not.This roll has being a hit with them,actually made this for their lunch box as every mother will understand the pain of making something different every day for kids,it’s a huge task.So just grabbed whatever was in my pantry and essembled ,there you go a delicious mouthwatering, tasty and tangy with some spicyness here it is Chinese bhajiya roll

Chinese is every childs favourite cuisine,I can say even adults,so best roll I thaught of making was this.Purely being my way of cooking here,I have not used maida rotis only wheat flour rotis to keep it healthy.

Kathi rolls are basically any kabab or bajiya rolled into Indian flat bread like maida ki roti or gehu ki roti.

A best lunch box idea or snack

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Let’s get the recipe quick

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Chinese Bhajiya Roll

Chinese bhajiya roll

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Tomato sauce
  • Green chilli sauce
  • Wheat flour rotis
  • 5 tablespoon besan/chickpea flour
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage/patta gobi
  • 1 cup chopped capsicum
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 onion chopped long
  • 1 tablespoon salt or as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 tablespoon veniger /lemon juice
  • water for making batter

Method:

  • Take a bowl and add in chopped cabbage, capsicum with green chillies ,red chilli flakes and ginger-garlic
  • Mix them with your hands
  • Now,add in besan and salt
  • Make a thick batter by adding water
  • Heat a kadhai with oil,start deep frying these bhajiyas with the help of spoon.
  • Keep it light brown in colour .
  • Remove it on a kitchen towel.
  • Now take chopped onions and add vinegar,mix it keep aside
  • Spread rotis on a plate apply butter
  • Apply tomato sauce with green chilli sauce
  • Keep the bhajiyas in between
  • Spread vinegar mixed onions on top
  • Squeeze more tomato sauce and green chutney sauce over the onions
  • Roll the rotis
  • Cover one side with aluminium foil
  • Serve them
  • Chinese bhajiya roll is ready for your kids lunch box or just have them in snacks
  • Hope you enjoyed the recipe
  • Until then keep exploring……

Eggless white chocolate mousse


Ammm…is the feeling whenever I have a mousse soft and light just like clouds you can say refreshing and this lifts my mood up.The best way to be happy have a mousse 😃

Eggless white chocolate mousse

The simplest and easy way to make eggless mousse,as you might know this is a vegetarian blog where I don’t even use eggs and making mousse did sound difficult for me,but came across a site where this fuss-free and delicious mousse recipe was posted sweetnessandbite.com

Eggless white chocolate mousse

Having this white chocolate mousse just reminded me of my school days where in class fourth we were gifted with milky bar which was newly launched and one more candy which was called doodh ki goli which was white in colour we use to buy this from one of our favourite shop and that uncles name was champaklal, oh what a childhood we had with so many friends around age,colour,gender no bar innocence at it’s best,whom I have never met since then.

A lovely recipe for any birthday party’s or kitty party and chritsmas being around you can make them and store in the fridge.This is going to be a super hit mousse for you and kids.

Eggless white chocolate mousse

Let’s get the recipe

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Eggless white chocolate mousse

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml Amul fresh cream
  • 300 grams white chocolate bars
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • Sprinkles for garnish

Method:

white chocolate n fresh cream
soft peak
  • Chop white chocolate into pieces
  • Keep into a glass bowl
  • Take a saucepan pour in Amul fresh cream and let it boil
  • When you see the edges of the cream bubbling off the flame
  • Pour the cream into the chopped chocolate
  • Mix it with a whisk
  • Mix till the chocolate melts compeletly
  • Add in vanilla essence in it
  • Refrigerate it overnight
  • Next morning bring out the mixture
  • Blend it on high speed for about 5 minutes without stopping
  • or until you notice soft peaks of the cream
  • Once peaks have formed stop blending
  • Pour the mixture in a piping bag
  • Fill cups or glass with this mixture
  • Again refrigerate
  • your white chocolate mousse is ready
  • Serve them chiiled
  • Sprinkle them with some coloured sprinklers
  • Enjoy this amazing and delicious eggless mousse
  • I bet you won’t stop asking for more
  • Until then keep exploring….

Haldi Doodh/Golden milk/Talfa


Haldi doodh is an age old recipe passed on from generations to generations and this recipe never fails you.This is also called as Talfa in my region.Haldi is More of medicinal value and used in Ayurvedic medicines since ages.Drink it in correct quantity and time, will difinetely improve your health issues

What is Haldi doodh or Golden milk

Haldi or turmeric is considered as the golden spice of India.Haldi has being used in ayurvedic medicine from ages.It contains antioxidant properties.Milk as we all know is best in calcium and when haldi is added this makes it a superdrink in any way.So ,when haldi and milk are combined with some more herbs this is called as Haldi dhoodh or Golden milk

Benefits of Haldi Dhoodh:

Haldi reduces swelling in your body

Helps in healing wounds quickly

Helpful in cold and lung infections

Today I am sharing with you a full proof recipe of haldi milk or golden milk,which my mother in law has been making since ages in this family,and whenever our family is down with cold and cough this golden jewel is served every night after dinner.

After drinking this milk you don’t have to drink water till one hour,so it is suggested that you drink haldi doodh after your dinner and before going to bed,if you follow this regularly you will definitely notice the difference.

Not only when you are suffering from cold n cough you can drink haldi doodh,this can be taken on daily basis also for good health.Haldi doodh also boosts immunity.

Why Jaggery is good for health:

Jaggery/gur

For sweetner here you have to add jaggery not sugar.As jaggery is a best sweetner and healthy option.

Jaggery is also called as desi sugar,in rural areas(here I am talking about Uttar pradesh region)

Jaggery is obtained from boiling sugar-cane

cleanse the body toxins,eases digestion system.Prevents from constipation.

Jaggery is loaded with antioxidants and minerals.If you are working in steel plant industry,so it is highly recommendable to have jaggery aka gur to clear all the toxins in your body,my husband does eat a small piece of jaggery every day as he works in a steel plant.

So it is suggested to have jaggery in Haldi doodh rather than sugar,but if you don’t have jaggery gur then go ahead with sugar.

Let’s get the recipe quick

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Haldi doodh

Haldi Doodh

Ingredients:

Serves 2

  • 2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon haldi powder/turmeric
  • 5 to 6 holy Indian holy basil leaves/Tulsi patta
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 4 to 5 black pepper
  • 4 lavang/cloves
  • 2 tablespoon jaggery /gur

Method:

  • Take a bowl,pour in the milk
  • Bring it to boiling point
  • Once it starts boiling add in haldi/turmeric powder
  • Crushed ginger,black pepper and lavang/cloves and tulsi leaves
  • Boil it for 5 minutes
  • Keep stirring it otherwise it will overflow
  • Off the flame and let the milk cool for 5 minutes atleast
  • Now add in jaggery/gur ( if you add jaggery while the milk is hot there are chances that milk will crudle)
  • Stir it well
  • Strain it
  • Drink it while it’s hot.This is recommended for people suffering from cold n cough,drink every night before going to bed
  • If you are drinking only for healthy purpose then hot or cold as you prefer,but moreover it’s recommendable to drink warm.
  • Hope you liked the recipe
  • Until then keep exploring……..

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