Hey everyone hope you all are doing fab, I am here with a little different topic today as the title suggests we keep counting on every calories we have but do we really work hard to control them, for me I can say am kind of conscious to a little extend for what i eat or keep a balance on it. Being an Indian we have a large variety of food which are healthy and non preservative ones, but I can say things are changing fast here to. One of the dish which is helpful in weight loss and you can count on is Poha, that’s flatten rice. So if you are eating poha for your dinner you are on a weight lose regime unknowingly, which I came to know today. Thought of sharing with you this.
A plate full of poha has less calories compared to all the fast food. If you are feeling heavy and don’t want to skip your dinner here’s poha at your rescue.
Just a query here which looks better poha or the adenium…ahh both 😀
Bun maska is nothing but bread butter, with a little twist here. This Banarasi Bun maska is one of the best bun I have had in my life, simple and sober.
Banaras has a very unique way of toasting their buns, the charred taste of the bun with dollops of butter applied on it makes one craving for more.
With my recent visit to Varanasi I did get the opportunity to taste all the famous stuff Varanasi is famous for. One of them is this Bun maska. To be frank this was my husband’s favourite and I use to wonder what is it…..now after tasting this Bun maska I am in love with it.
So thought of recreating the Bun maska which I had in Varanasi with you guys, so that you can enjoy if not possible to reach 😉
Let’s get the recipe
2 burger bun or bread slices
Black salt/ Kala namak
First cut buns into two slice
Apply butter on both the sides of bun or bread
Place a grilling stand on fire
Keep the buns on them for the smoky taste
Turn them quickly to toast on both the sides
Remove from fire and keep on a serving plate
Apply generous amount of butter on the buns
Sprinkle chaat masala and black salt according to taste
Place the bun on one another
Toast them again on fire quickly
Apply butter on top of the buns serve them hot.
Bun maska is ready to be enjoyed the Banarasi way.
Whole of Purvanchal region enjoys their bun maska in this manner
Have you heard about Falafel or eaten, I guess many of you might have tasted this dish. How many of you have tried making this at home or searching for any easy recipe, then you are in the right place, go ahead and do enjoy by reading and cooking.
What is Falafel?
This is a Mediterranean dish with mashed chickpea flavored with some spices and served with pita bread or enjoyed with hummus.
When one hears Mediterranean dish instance thought comes to our mind is non veg, yes but this particular dish is vegetarian ,so be happy.
It usually gets difficult for pure vegetarian people like me to eat while traveling abroad , falafel are savour for us.
Nutrition level is high on falafel for chickpea being the main ingredient here. Falafel is served with pita bread but you can have them with your favorite dip also. Middle East countries do have some awesome cuisine, which we can include in our daily cooking.
Furthermore you can even use your regular roti and stuff falafel with the given curd mixture and chutney, one of the best lunch box recipe to pack for your kids or for office.
Reasons to love your falafel
These are gluten free and vegan
They are crispy from out and soft n delicious from inside.
Deep fried falafel tastes much tastier than baked(this is my opinion anyways)
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
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
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.
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.
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
Do check my You Tube channel for detailed video Purvanchal’s Tadka
Sandwich means stuffed bread with boiled and mashed potatoes in our house,this is more preferred than any other sandwiches as it is easy to make and no tantrum by any one in the house.simple boiled and cooked with some spices and you are good to go.
Again i would say a good lunch box recipe for kids and adults.A change from the routine food.my twins love masala aloo sandwich a lot and its for them if i have to make it again n again and ya let me tell you my Mil also loves them simple to make and too fast to finish.
So…are you having leftover roti in the house and thinking how to finish them off,don’t you worry here’s roti pizza for you to save from wasting food.you only need basic ingredients for pizza toppings of your favourite one’s and most important cheese, without which any pizza is incomplete.it’s not always that we are left with leftover rotis ,but at times one has to deal with them.Have you heard that leftover rotis are good for blood sugar and blood pressure. Around 50 years back or let me put it this way our grannies would always eat leftover food in their breakfast, this was practiced in our villages, even my mother in law has the habit of eating leftovers which are called kaleva in Purvanchal. As we all know are ancestors knew it best that’s the reason they did not deal with so many diseases. Now a days eating leftovers is not considered cool or it effects one’s status symbol, how foolish isn’t it.instead of wasting food,one should consume them.as it is there are people dying for and we are the blessed one’s to have are 2 times meal.
Went to the vegetable market yesterday and got this lovely lauki.a small one, perfect for bhajiya,just grabbed them and straight went into the kitchen, next days snack idea was ready with me.It really tastes yum,some might feel the taste like cucumber. In india when its monsoon season we die for all kinds of bhajiyas,lauki being one of them.
Nothing much is required for the recipe, all the basic ingredients are available in the kitchen pantry.this is my MILs favorite one.
Bread in any form is yum,made these masala toast with some leftover vegetables in the kitchen. As you might have read in my earlier posts ,my basic intention is making my twins eat everything, so here’s another recipe with my favourite sabzis and there favourite cheese 😃in the name of cheese you can make them eat so many things.lets get the recipe
1/2 cup onions finely chopped
1/2 cup carrots grated
1/2 cup capsicum chopped
1/2 tomatoes chopped
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tablespoon green chillies finely chopped
1/4 tablespoon haldi powder
1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
1/2 tablespoon garam masala
Salt as per taste
2 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon oil
Handful of grated cheese
Take a pan,add in oil and butter
Add in green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and saute
Now add onion saute again
Add in all the chopped vegetables and saute on high flame
Add all the masala and salt
Mix them well
Take slice of bread apply butter and spread the mix veg masala on the bread
Add grated cheese and cook on the tawa with a lid on it till the cheese melts
Your masala toast is ready…for kids or adults to enjoy
What do you do when you have leftover rotis in the house, I have made roll out of it.If my kids come to know there’s leftover roti they won’t eat….if it’s a paneer wrap, what leftovers???it’s finished within a blink.
A simple wrap can be packed in kids tiffin or breakfast. For me it was a complete lunch as the stuffing is heavy. Let’s get the recipe
6 Rotis (I have used leftover)
250 grams paneer (cut in slices)
1 cup thinly sliced capsicum
1/2 cup grated carrots
1 onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 cup green chutney
1/2 cup Tomato ketchup
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 to 3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon chaat masala
1 tablespoon salt
Heat tawa or griddle, once it’s hot apply butter on tawa area and warm the leftover roti one by one.Applying butter on both the sides
on the same tawa you can also fry paneer
Remove it on a plate, spread a generous amount of mayonnaise on the roti