Thursday, 25 October 2012

Steamed Methi(Fenugreek/Ulawa) Muthiya or dumplings

                                                   Steamed Methi Muthiya (Dumplings)

While watching one of the shows of Sanjeev Kapoor, I got introduced to this delicious and healthy snacks called "Methi Muthiya". Although initially the name sounded funny to me but later on I came to know that its a famous Gujarati dish and the curiosity to know more about it landed me on Google and to my surprise there were so many versions of this wholesome dish. The preparation method of most of them were having it fried but I preferred the steamed version in my kitchen and believe me everyone who was served this dish loved it.
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Monday, 22 October 2012

Sabudana/Sago Khichdi

First of all 'Wish you all a very Happy Navratri"!!!!!!!!!!!. 

It's time again to lose yourself in Garba dance all decked up. Navratri(Nine nights) marks the onset of autumn and is a festival of worship, dance and music.

During Navratri, people who fast have foods that are restricted during fasting. Sabudana/Sago Kheer and khichdi  are two such items that are the favorites of people who fasts, especially in Maharashtra.

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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Paanch phoran tarkari(Bengali sabzi)

Paanch phoran Tarkari/sabzi is a Bengali dish which reminds me of the Kali puja we used to attend as a kid I feel nostalgic, those days were so different , during the Navratri, we girls all decked up, used to attend the Durga puja festival and used to look forward to have Khichdi with this delicious Paanch Tarkari sabzi..

My husband also loves this dish ever since he had it during last Durga puja and now I prepare it very often at home. And since its Navrati time, I thought of preparing it for my family.
Paanch Phoron Tarkari is a mouth watering dish made with different vegetables(Typically pumpkin, potato, Cauliflower, Cabbage and Beans)cooked in special five spices gravy . The name Panch phoran  means ‘five spices’..
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Medhu Vada

Medhu vada is an integral part of South Indian snacks, my kids love medhu vada and so do I. The best Medhu vada, I had was at Poona coffee house. I always wanted to try this, but since amma prepare medhu vadas whenever we visit her place, so didn't give it a try but thought its high time that I prepare it myself for the kids.

I love even parippu vada especially the ones you get in Kerala restaurants.There is something different about them. Will try that as well.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Oats Khichdi

Oats Khichdi/Porridge
Ever since Saffola has started to advertise in a big way by offering a recipe book, I have become a big fan of it. Although I have just tried the "Coconut oats burfi", would love to try other recipes as well from the book.
I love to include oats in one or the other form in the daily breakfast recipes and one such dish I had recently prepared was "Oats Khicdhi" with lots of vegetables.

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