Tuesday, December 13, 2011

An Angel arrived in my Life

I was not so active from last few months. I am going to disclose the reason today. I was pregnant. On 1st of December I am blessed with an angle like daughter, Parnika. Being a mother is such a beautiful feeling you cannot describe in word. Your day and night belong to your child, but there is no tiredness or complaint in your mind. Doing work for your child really give a new level of satisfaction. 


Next few months will be similarly busy for me. I want to share my pregnancy experience with you all. I will write an article  on my  pregnancy experience , especially the diet I was following for healthy pregnancy. Everyone’s pregnancy is different but a healthy diet helps you in getting a healthy pregnancy and a healthy child.


Bye till next article, You might not get it very soon but I will surely try to be active on the blog.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hot and Sweet Lotus Root and Baby Corn

I used to not like lotus stem a lot. But after prepared in this form I actually loving it. may be in I will try more recipes with lotus root.



Ingredients

250 gm Lotus root

8-10 baby corn

1 onion thin sliced

1 capsicum thin sliced

½ cup tomato sauce

3 tps chilly sauce

1 tps chilly flakes

2 tps honey

Salt according to taste

4 tbsp Corn flour

Oil to fry


Method

  1. Cut lotus stem into long pieces and pressure cook for 1 or 2 vessels   
  2. Cool lotus stem and Cut lotus stems into thin diagonal slices and put them in a bowl
  3. Add 2 table spoon corn flour and salt in the lotus stem. Mix well.
  4. Fry lotus Stem in sufficient oil.
  5. Heat little oil in the pan.  Add onion and cook till it change color.
  6. Now add capsicum and baby corn. Stir till both are cooked
  7. Now add fried lotus stem. Mix well.
  8. Add tomato sauce, chilly sauce, chilly flakes , Honey ,  salt and mix well.
  9. Mix remaining corn flour in 1 cup water. Add this mixture to pan.
  10. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  11. Serve hot with rice or chapati  
Sending this recipe to Bookmarked Recipes Event by Aipi at US Masala

    Sunday, September 18, 2011

    Black chickpeas Hot Dog

    Again I am posting after long time. Its not that I am cooking these days but I am not getting time to post them. Today I made a healthy vegetarian version of hot dog. Because of chickpeas used in the hot dog it is high in Protein.



    Ingredients

    4 hot dog bun

    For Cutlet

    1 cup Black Chickpeas(Kala) chana
    2 boiled potato
    1 onion chopped
    2 green chilly chopped
    4-5 garlic clove
    1 tbs chilly flaks
    1 tbs garam masala
    salt according to taste
    1/4 cup cornflour
    1 cup breadcrumbs

    To serve
    4 tbsp tomato sauce
    4 tbsp mustard sauce
    1 onion chopped
    butter



    Method

    1 . Soak black chickpeas for 3-4 hours and then boil them with 4-5 garlic cloves
    2. cool the black chickpeas and put in a grinder and grind it.
    3. Transfer mixer to a bowl.
    4. add chopped onion , green chilly, red chilly, chilliflaks, potato and corn flour. mix well
    5. shape black chickpeas mixture into cylindrical shaped cutlet .Dip in milk and roll in breadcrumbs. Keep them in the refrigerator for an hour or more
    6. Put little oil on a nonstick pan. Cook cutlet from each side till all sides are brown and crispy.

    7. Cut hot dog bun in such a way, so that one side should be attached .
    8. spread butter on both side of bun.
    9. spread mustard sauce on one side and tomato sauce on one side.
    10. Place one table spoon of onion mixture in the bun and place one cutlet in each one.
    11. you can add some more sauce on the top of cutlet.
    12. Serve hot

    Sending this to Taste of Pearl City's "Any One Can Cook: Series - 34"
    also sent to Fast Food not Fat food   by  Archana and Priya 
     

    Friday, July 8, 2011

    Health Benefits of Garlic

    Garlic is my all-time favorite flavor to add to any cuisine whether Indian, Chinese , Italian or any other cuisine. Best thing about garlic is , its not only flavorful but it also contain a number of health benefits. Like one I remember. My husband’s 
    bad cholesterol came a little high. So my Mother in law recommended few garlic cloves in morning before breakfast.


    Garlic is has lot more such properties. If you enjoy garlic in your meals its only a good sign for you.


    Cardiovascular Health and High Cholesterol 
    There are two types of Cholesterol, Good and Bad. Problem starts when your bad cholesterol is higher then the good cholesterol. . Modern medicine has found that garlic contains allicin which scavenges hydroxyl radicals (OH). This is turn is thought to prevent LDLs from being oxidised. In simple language, It helps in reducing Bad cholesterol. If you have problems with high cholesterol go ahead and take some garlic. Fresh or cooked garlic or 500 mg garlic capsules twice daily helps in lowers down the blood pressure & cardiovascular problems. I
    Antioxidant 
    Allicin found in Galric, naturally increases antioxidant enzymes like Atalase and Glutathione Peroxidase in your blood. It helps against the damaging effects of nicotine and slows the aging process of your liver by inhibiting lipid peroxidation.
    Anti-Bacterial 
     Garlic has 1% of the potency of penicillin and can ward off a number of bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptococcal meningitis, Candida albican and Staphylococcus. The problem with most antibiotics is that bacteria develops resistance to them, however this is not the case with garlic.
    Blood Clots 
    It thins the blood, reduces clotting and helps in controlling blood pressure and poor circulation.
    Improve Digestion
    Garlic works as a cleanser of the digestive system, helps in curing flatulence, kills internal parasites and is an excellent internal antiseptic
    Source
    Some Garlic Recipes in CookHealthy.in 











    Try these recipes and enjoy befinifits of garlic


    Saturday, April 9, 2011

    Innovative Salad Event # 2- Fruits Round up

    Last month I have announced the Innovative salad event - fruits. I have received some of really healthy, innovative and tasty salads. I am present salads in the order I have received. 


    I am not so active in my blog since last few days. reasons are many. Home trip and then lot of work load. I would like to be so active soon. for now I am so happy that I am presenting my third event round up. Hoping this will give reason to have lot of fruits in this summer.

    Quinoa and Apple - Raisin - Almond Salad by Priya @ Mharo Rajasthan Recipes

    A lovely salad with unique combination of apple with Quinoa , Raisin and almonds


    Bewitching Strawberries Salad by @ Shirley's Luxury Haven!

    Combining strawberies with green salad makes this salad truely bewitching :) 


    Healthy Salad by Mad Scientist's Kitchen!!

    A really heatht salad with lovely combination of fruit and vegetables 

     


    Absolutely delicious salad. I love the way Kalpana has cut fruits and vegetable, in match stick style 


    Wheat & Green Apple Salad by Priya Suresh @ Priya Easy n Tasty Recipe

    Really healthy salad with unique combination of wheat with  lettuce leaves, black raisins, cooked wheat,grated carrots and some thinly grated sour green apples

      Refreshing Fruit Salad by



    Apple, Pineapple, Strawberry Fruit Salad with a Chat Kick by Mythreyi @ Yum! Yum! Yum!

     Fruits mixed with nuts create true magic.


    At the end I would like to present fruit salad from This blog.

    fruit salad in tangy honey dressing. this salad is has lot of fruits in the honey and lemon dressing with punch of chat masala





    Friday, March 25, 2011

    Cherry tomato and Carrot salad in Honey Basil Vinaigrette


    Basil makes this dressing wonderful with fresh tomato carrot salads


     Ingredients

    5 medium size carrot
    2 medium cucumber
    8-10 cherry tomato
    a bunch of Lettuce


    for Honey Basil Vinaigrette     
    • 2 tsp honey
    • 1 tsp mustard sauce
    • 4 tsp water
    • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
    • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
    • salt according to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil or dried basil herb


    Method


    • Whisk first 7 ingredients in small bowl. Add basil and keep it aside
    • cur cucumber and carrot in round shape or your desired shape
    • cut cherry tomato in half
    • chop Lettuce finely
    • mix all vegetable table in big bowl.
    • add Honey Basil Vinaigrette and mix well.
    • refrigerate this for 15-20 minute.
    • serve chilled

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Vegetable puff

    Vegetable Puff- Mixed vegetable inside wheat and corn cover.


    Ingredients

    1 cup cabbage

    1/4 cup capsicum chopped
    1/4 cup beans chopped
    1/4 cup carrot chopped
    1 onion chopped

    1 cup whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup plain flour
    1/4 cup corn flour
    1 tps oil
    salt according to taste



    1. mix all flours in a vessel. add salt and oil.

    2. add water and kneed a medium soft dough. keep it for 30-45 minutes

    3. heat 2 tps oil in a pan.

    4. add onion and saute till onion will change colour

    5. add all vegetables pan.mix well. close the lid of pan . and let it cook for 5-7 minutes


    6. now add red chilly powder, garam masala and salt. mix well. let it cook for another 3-4 minutes.

    7. let the vegetable cool for some time.

    8. now take a lemon size dough and make a medium thick roti.


    9 put small portion of vegetable in center. fold all corners and keep it aside. do the same with all puffs.


    10. heat oil in  a pan. fry on slow heat till it is golden brown from both side.

    11. Soak excess oil with tissue  paper or kitchen towel .serve hot.

    Saturday, March 12, 2011

    Gobhi matar pasta (cauliflower and peas Pasta)

    This pasta is creation of my husband. He wanted to cook some pasta for me on Valentines day. Its more than 2 weeks crossed but still it is one of the most romantic gift for me. He brought so many things that he  want to add in pasta without telling me. I wanted to share this special pasta on my blog :). I helped him a little, but whole Idea was came from his mind.

    Its winters in India, so we used all winter vegetables in the Pasta

    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup boiled pasta
    1/2 cup cauliflower chopped
    1/2 cup peas
    1/4 cup chopped baby corn
    1/4 cup carrots , cut in long pieces
    1 onion chopped
    1 tomato chopped
    2 green chilly cut in vertically

    4 tps cheese
    2 tps corn flour
    1 tps oregano
    1 tps black pepper
    2 tps chilly sauce
    salt according to taste

    2 tps olive oil

    METHOD

    heat oil in pan
    add onion , saute till onion will change its color
    add cauliflower and peas. mix well. let it cook for 6-7 minute till vegetable cooks
    now add tomatoes , mix well. saute for 2 minutes
    add grated cheese, oregano, black pepper, oregano, chilly sauce and salt. mix well
    mix corn flour in 1/2 cup of water. add it to pan. mix well
    let it boil once. now add pasta in the pan.
    cook for another 5 minutes
    serve hot

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    fruit salad in tangy honey dressing

    This month theme of Innovative salad is Fruits- Apple, pine apple and Strawberry. I want to do something with fruits for this event. This salad can not be said truly innovative but this tangy honey dressing mix with fruits so well. you will surely love it because same flavor mixed with all fruits create a true magic because each fruit has its own taste and mix with this sauce absolutely a lovely treat :)



    Ingredient

    1 apple chopped
    1 cup grape chopped
    2 banana chopped
    you can include any fruit of your choice

    For dressing
    3 tps honey
    1 tps lemon juice
    1 tps chat masala
    salt according to taste


    Method

    mix all ingredient under dressing in a bowl.
    chop all fruits in the way you like. I have chopped banana and apple. cup grapes in half
    add all fruits in a bowl
    add dressing to the bowl.
    mix well and refrigerate for 30 minutes
    serve chilled

    I am adding this salad to Innovative salad - Fruit in this blog. 

    Sunday, March 6, 2011

    Aate ki Pakaudi

    Its a paukodi from UP, more specifically I can say eastern UP. this is my favorite I prefer it more than Besan ki pakaudi. Its so simple to prepare but surely very delicious.

     
    Ingredients 
    2 cup whole wheat flour
    1 onion chopped
    1 medium potato chopped
    2 green chilly chopped
    1 tps jeera
    1/2 tps red chilly
    salt according to taste
    water as needed
    oil to fry

    Method

    1. in a bowl add wheat. now add salt, jeera , red chilly. mix well

    2. add chopped onion, potato and green chilly.

    3. add water and make medium tick batter.

    4. heat oil in a pan. keep it on medium heat
     

    5. take little batter in hand or in spoon drop into oil. add 5-6 pakaudi at a time.

    6. fry it till it will turn golden brown.

    7. serve hot with green chutney or sauce of your choice

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    Innovative Salad Event # 2- Fruits

    Its a second month I am hosting Innovative salad Event, Last month theme Ingredient was Cucumber , I have received more than 20 salads in this event. It was really a wonderful experience  to host this event. 

    as you know in this event I will provide one ingredient , that need to part of your recipe. You can use that ingredient in any form.This Months Ingredient  is Fruits-Pineapple, Apple and Strawberry  . you can use any of these three Fruits in your salad and use all your imagination. I am expecting a lot of Innovative Salads from all my blogger friends and all reader's of cook healthy.



    Ingredient of the Month Fruits-Pineapple, Apple or Strawberry
    (You can include all or any , Its your choice)


     Things you need to remember


    1. Make Salad using Ingredient(Pineapple, strawberry or Apple this month) of the Event and post it in your blog. You can include all ingredients or any of them 
     

     2. Archived posts are welcome, You have to just link your post to this event by adding link and logo of this event in your post

    3. Link your recipes to the link provided at the end of this post .

    4. Multiple entries are allowed but restricted to 3 per blog.
    5.Add logo of the event and  link in your post

    6. non Blogger can also send their recipes .   
    7. Mail your entries to cookhealthy(dot in (at)gmail(dot)com with the following details:
    cookhealthy.in@gmail.com


    Your name

    Blog name and blog URL
    Entry name and URL
    A picture of your entry

    if Non blogger send your entry with complete recipe and photo of recipe. I will be happy to publish them to the Cookhealthy.in 



    8. last date to submit your recipes is 31st March 2011. 


    9 Both veg and Non Veg entries are allowed




    Monday, February 28, 2011

    Bread macaroni salad with cheese mayonnaise sauce

    Its my another innovation in the salad. Every day when we eat salad, I wanted to add some twist to it so that it will not become boring. Salad turned to be really delicious, adding bread in salad  was nice change.


    Ingredients

    4 breads slices
    1/2 cup broccoli
    1/2 cup macaroni boiled
    8-10 cherry tomatoes
    4-5 carrots
    4-5 leaves  Lettuce chopped

    sauce

    1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
    3 tps cheese
    1/4 cup milk
    salt
    black pepper
    1 tps basil leaves 

    Method
     
    roast all bread slices , cut into small slices
    add broccoli, carrots, tomato and  Lettuce in a bowl

    for making sauce, grate cheese, add some milk in a microwave sage bowl.
    cook on High for 1 minute
    add mayonnaise, salt , black pepper and basil leaves

    add this sauce in the salad bowl.
    mix well

    chill salad in freezer for 15 minutes
    serve chilled



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    Got Stylish Blogger Award and Passing

    I've won  ,Stylish Blogger Award few days back. I have received it from Tahemeem. Thank you very much for giving me this honor. I am sorry for being late in publish it. Got lot of work both in office and in this blog too. 





    There are some rules for this award
    1. Thank and Link Back to the Blogger Who Awarded You With The Award
    2. Share 7 Things About Yourself
    3. Award 15 Recently Discovered Great Blogger
    4. Contact The Bloggers and Inform Them of The Award

    7 things about me

    1. I am a software engineer by profession
    2.I love to travel and photography. Planning to buy one SLR soon :)
    3. I like red and black color a lot. Red become favorite after marriage because my husband like me in red, now I also start liking me in this color
    4. Cooking become my area of Interest after marriage only. Actually marriage change you a lot. Now I like to cook something interesting and healthy whenever I get chance
    5. I believe in, whatever you want you should try to do with your complete potential, so that later on you will not regret for it.
    6. I like to be on time. 
    7. I love to roam , I can not stay at home for full day. 

    I would like to share this award with

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    Innovative Salad Event- Cucumber Round Up

    Innovative salad Event , Its first event hosted by Cook healthy blog.  For this event I have got so many salad recipe, with a variety of flavors and variety of combination.

    Cucumber is always a salad favorite. it mix with other vegetable and fruits and create a true magic. I have received around 18 salad recipes from my blogger friends from all over the world. All are so different, so  yummy , you can enjoy cucumber with lot for new way . I am presenting all of salad recipes. Hoping you all will like them

     

    Som Tam Salad  sent by RAWk Me!


     




    Fennel, Peppers, Lettuce Salad by RAWk Me!



     Crunchy Cucumber Salad by Mythreyi @ Yum! Yum! Yum!















     At end three salad recipes fro Cook Healthy Blog .

    Baby corn salad in Honey Mint Sauce

     






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