Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kashmiri Pulav (Microwave recipe)

Kashmiri Pulav- a flavorful pulav. Perfect for any party or any time.


2 cup basmati rice
1 large onion chopped
1 stick cinnamon stick (break into small pieces)
3-4 green cardamom
1/2 tps turmeric powder
5-6 almonds
5-6 cashew
3tps oil
1 tps cumin seeds
1/2 tps kesar , mixed in 1 tps milk


wash and sock rice for 1 hour.
add little oil in microwave safe bowl. add cumin seeds, candamon, chinnaon in the pan.
add turmeric powder and mix well.
mix rice and add sufficient water. and let it cook in microwave on High for 10 minutes.

in a pan heat oil and fry onion , cashew, and almond till onion will become brown.

mix onion, dry fruits and kesar to rice and let it cook for 5 more minutes in microwave.

serve hot with curry or dal of your choice.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Balanced Diet by Anubha Verma

Everyone talks about balanced diet .lets start with knowing what is balanced diet .
Diet plays most imp role in controlling whole mechanism of the body. nutrients found in food help our body to function properly. a diet that contains adequate amounts of all the necessary nutrients required for healthy growth and activity is called balanced diet.
Requirement of different nutrients is different for everyone. So we must know that what should be adequate for our body to function properly.
Foods can be grouped on the basis of the nutrients contained in them and their functions in the body. Based on their functions they can be divided into three groups
·       Energy giving foods
·       Body building foods
·       Protective foods

Energy giving food

Energy is required by the body to do work and to perform all the physiological functions of the body. Carbohydrates like rice wheat, potato and fats like ghee and oil belong to this group.

Body building food

Our body needs to grow. Due to constant wear and tear in the body, new cells have to be built to repair the damaged parts. Proteins like milk, eggs, meat, cheese and dal help in body building.

Protective foods

Vitamins and minerals belong to this group. Absence of these constituents cause deficiency diseases like rickets, beriberi etc. Vegetables and fruit are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Following table Shows the three food groups and their sources

Food group according to function
Major nutrient
Food containing the nutrient
Energy giving
carbohydrate and Fat
Cereals like rice and wheat
Starches like potato.
Fat-ghee and oil
Body building
Meat-Mutton, chiken, fish
Egg white
Pulses, like dals,gram,soya bean peas
Vegetables specially green leafy
vegetables like spinach, cabbage
and Dietry fibre such as brinjal,
beans and fruits

Following table shows different food group and their normal requirement in bracket along with their main nutrients , we should try to include all the food groups in our diet so that we can get balanced diet . Vegetarian people can increase  their protien content of diet by adding pulses group in their diet .
Food Group
Main Nutrients
Cereals, grains and products (6-7 servings per day), rice wheat flour, maize, rice flakes, puffed rice and maida.
Energy, protein, invisible fat,Vitamin B, B2, folic acid, iron and fibre.
Pulses (one serving per day) legumes, Bengal gram, black gram, green gram, red gram, rajmah, soyabean.
Energy, protein, invisible fats,Vitamin B B2, folic acid, calcium, iron, fibre.
Milk and meat products (2 servings per day), milk, skimmed milk and cheese.
Protein, fat, Vitamin B2, calcium.
Meat and chicken - liver, fish, eggs, meat (one serving per day).
Protein, fat and Vitamin B2.
Fruits apples, guava, tomato ripe, papaya, orange, sweet lime, water melon.
Fibre, Vitamin C, carotenoids.
Vegetables (green leafy). Amarnath, spinach, coriander leaves, mustard leaves.
Invisible fat carotenoids, Vitamin B2, folic acid, iron and calcium fibre.
Other vegetables: carrot, brinjal, lady finger, capsicum, beans, onion, cauliflower.
Carotenoids, folic acid, calcium fibre.
Fat and sugar: Fat - 3(tsp/day) butter, ghee, hydrogenated oils, cooking oils like ground nut, mustard and coconut oil.
Energy, fats and essential fatty acids.
Sugar (2 tablespoon/day) sugar and jaggery.
A balanced diet and physical exercise has a major role in achieving long healthy life.
1.    It helps in controlling body weight, heart rate and BP.
2.    Increase in exercise capacity and muscle performance.
3.    Improves blood sugar, lowers harmful cholesterol and triglycerides and increases the beneficial HDL cholesterol.
4.    Produces mental and physical relaxation.

Some Greek Philosopher said "Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food."

it was a introduction to healthy diet .I will get back soon to tell a different diets for diseases . So that by modifying your diet you can recover faster .

Take care n stay healthy
Anubha verma

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dal Bahar

Another change in routine Toor dal. Arahar dal with flavorful tadka and vegetables


1 cup arahar dal
1 tps mustard seeds
1 tps cumin seeds
1" ginger chopped
6-7 curry leaves
10 clove garlic chopped
1 green chilly chopped
1/2 tps hing

1/2 cup gobhi
1/2 cup beans
1/2 cup carrot
2-3 dum sticks

1/2 tps haldi
1/2 tps red chilly
1 tps lemon juice
salt according to taste
2 tps oil

  1. Heat oil in cooker. add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, garlic, ginger and hing. saute for garlic will change color.
  2. Add chopped vegetable. saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add dal and mix well. add 2 cup water, salt , red chilly and turmeric. let it boil once.
  4. Close the lid of cooker. let it cook for two three vessels.
  5. Let it cool till cooker will release pressure.
  6. Open the cooker , mix it. add coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  7. Serve hot with rice or chapati

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Chilly Garlic Fried Rice


2 Onion chopped
2 green chilly chopped
10 garlic clove chopped
2 cup cooked rice
1/2 tps msg
1 tps soya sauce
1 tps chilly garlic paste
salt according to taste
2 tps oil
black pepper optional


1. heat oil in the pan.
2. add onion and saute till onion will change the color
3. add green chilly and chopped garlic and saute for 1 minute
4. add chilly  garlic paste and saute for 1 minute
5. add rice , and mix well.
6. add soya sauce, msg, salt and black paper(optional). mix well
7. let it for 3-4 minute on medium flame. saute in between.
8 serve hot.

this rice can go with any Chinese dish.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thai Green Curry -Vegetable

Last weekend i have tried marwadi cusine. This weekend I wanted to try something Thai. This curry I wanted to prepare from long. Its really nice. I can not comparem it with any other thing. It was really nice.


For Green Curry Paste

10 lemon grass
1 onion
1" Galangal
9-10 garlic clove
1tps lemon rind
1 small bunch corriander
1 tps corriander seeds
1 tps cumin seeds
2 green chilly


1/2 cup Gobhi cut into small peices
1/4 cup cup carrot chopped
1/2 cup chopped mushroom
1/2 cup chopped baby corn
1 tps lemon juice
1 cut coconut milk
4-5 besil leaves


1. make Green chilly paste by grinding all ingrednts .

2. heat the pan and add green curry paste in the pan. saute for 1 minute

3. now add vegetables and saute for 2-3 minutes.

4. take few lemon grass and tie in muslin cloth.

5. add 2 cup water and put lemon grass bundle in it. mix well. let it cook for another 4-5 minutes.

6. get the lemon grass bundle out.

7. add coconut water , salt in the pan. let for cook it all vegetable are cooked.

8 add chopped basil leaves for saute for 1 minute.

9. serve hot with rice or fried rice


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Takadia- Marwadi Spicy Roti

This is my another recipe in marwadi cusine. This is a spicy roti with filling of Onion and Tomato. i never thought of filling tomatoes in roti. But it is really yummy , I would like to cook it again and again


2 cup Wheat flour
2 tps oil
salt according to taste

1 large onion chopped
2 medium tomatoes chopped
1 tps red chilly
1 tps jeera
2 tps fresh coriander leaves


1. In a bowl mix onion, tomato , bhuna jeera, red chilly. do not add salt now otherwise it will loose water.

2. mix oil and salt in wheat floor and make smooth dough

3. divide dough into 8 equal parts

4. take two part and roll small chapaties with them.

5. spread little oil on one chapati and spread onion tomato mixture on that. spread little salt on the top

6. put other chapati on top. seal the edges.

7. roll out a thick chapati.

8. heat the tawa and cook on both side till it will become golden brown.

9. spread butter or gree on the top.

10. serve hot


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dahi papad ki sabji

I wanted to try some of marwadi recipes. This recipe was on top of my list. I made this recipe on sunday lunch.


1 1/2 cup sour curd
2 cup water
1 tps garam masala
3/4 tps red chilly powder
1/2 tps turmeric powder
1 pinch of Hing
1 tps coriander powder
1 tps cumin seeds
3 tps oil

6 moong dal papad
2 tps coriander leaves


In a container mix curd, water, red chilly powder, salt and

Heat oil in a kadai. add cumin seeds.

add hing and coriander powder. saute for 30 sec.

add curd mixture in it. let it boil.

On other burner, Roast all papads.

Break papad into 2"-3" uneven pieces.

add papad pieces in the curry. let it cook for another 1 minute

garnish with coriander leaves

serve hot with Chapati or Rice

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Methi Matar Malai

I wanted to cook this recipe from long. Finally I made this today. Rich Gravy with goodness of Methi.


1 cup Green Peas
1 cup methi leaves
1" ginger chopped
1 onion chopped
2 medium tomato chopped
1 cup skimed milk
1 tps garam masala
1/4 tps turmaric powder
1 tps red chilly powder
2 whole red chilly
1 tps cumin seeds
3 tps oil


1. wash and chop methi leaves

2. in a pan, heat oil. add cumin seeds and whole red chilly

3. add onion, and ginger. saute till it will change color

4. add tomato and saute for 2-3 minutes.

5. add peas, salt, turmaric powder, garam masala, red chilly powder. mix well. cover the pan let it cook till peas are cooked.

6. add methi leaves and mix well. saute for 2-3 minutes.

7. add milk and 1/2 cup water and cover the pan. let it cook for 5 more minutes

8. serve hot with Chapati or rice

this recipe is perfect for any dinner party.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Garlic Chilly Coriander Chutney

I always love to have this chutney. All this ingredients when mixed together , it really taste very good


20-25 Clove Garlic
5-6 Green Chilly
1 Bunch Coriander
Salt according to taste

  1. wash garlic , chilly and coriander properly
  2. now add garlic , chilly and coriander in grinder
  3. add little water and grind it.
  4. now add salt and grind it again.

This chutney goes well with evening time snacks and I like it very much with peanut.
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