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Paneer Paratha - Perfect for Lunch box or breakfast box

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Starting  a post is not so easy not that I don’t know which recipe to post, but its that I write up delete and do the same things many a times and end up just writing a line about the recipe and continue, or sometimes I have so many things to write and wonder will everyone who stops here reads them :P. Summer is here and heat is increasing day by day and we both ( little M and I) keep ourselves packed with cool things to beat the heat. Eat ice lolly’s (home made), ice creams, lemon juice, and various juicy fruits to keep ourselves cool( though the AC keeps us cool the heat is in the air). Hubby joins us in the early evening so we are even enjoying the family time now. He comes early evening because its Ramadan time and office timings are changed accordingly.  And this has been a very happy time for us, but the part which we miss is Family lunch, as Hubby comes around 3.30-4 he has his lunch then so we miss him the afternoons, but no complaints as we get extra time to spend together J.…

Strawberry Shrikhand

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When Strawberries are in Season I make Strawberry yogurt , Strawberry Popsicle and even Strawberry milk and its one of the favorite fruit of Little one J . She loves them and being that I have used her favorite fruit and yogurt which (one more fav’s of hers) and made Shrikhand. But when I saw Aparna’s Shrikhand Post I was tempted to make it the very day she posted J. Thank u aparna for posting such a nice recipe my little one loved it J.


Ingredients

Hung curd/yogurt 1 cup
Granulated sugar 1/2 cup
Strawberries chopped 1/2 cup  [ I have saved few more strawberries sliced used to decorate and this is totally optional]

Method:

Hang yogurt in a muslin cloth and tie it to the tap till all the liquid [whey] gets drained. This procedure almost takes more than 5-6 hours or even more it all depends on the water consistency of the yogurt/ curd. Wash, clean and hull strawberries. Place chopped strawberries, granulated sugar in a blender and blend it to make a smooth puree. Now take 1 cup of hung (thi…

Rajma Bean Salad/ Kidney Bean Salad

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Salads play a important role in our Meal. This is one which I made when I had some extra cooked rajma.
Its Perfect salad if you want to fill your stomach and avoid much of the Lunch part.

Ingredients: ½ cup soaked and boiled rajma (kidney beans)
1 cup finely onions
To Be Mixed Into A Dressing:
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper powder to taste
1 slit green chilly
Coriander leaves finely chopped – 2 tsp

Method Combine the rajma, onions in a bowl, mix well and refrigerate till chillJust before serving, add the dressing and toss well.Serve immediately.

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Eat Healthy Be Healthy,

Ambe Gojju/Mango Gojju

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I love mangoes in any form raw or ripe….  and when it comes to raw I remember the school days where we (a bunch of friends)  used to get raw mangoes in the class and eat it during the class itself …he he he…. One used to get salt, one chilly powder and one used to get raw mangoes and we all used to relish it…. We vern’t caught though…… nd when we used to walk home back from school there ver so many memories….. tomboys hitting  stones at the mango tree. And by chance if we found one  we used to keep it in our bag and as usual next day it was mango treat in school….. sometimes we cudn control our cravings so it wud get empty at home itself :P Our school had its own farm which had mangoes, jackfruit, jamuns, and what not…. Nd many memories r there even there… I really m missing those days !!!! L And about ripe ones a lot more to share…. I must say it’s a  big story so another time….I have some sudden cravings… may be it food or ne thing  else… its always tht if I have to do something I got to…

Kosambari With Raw Mango - A Refreshing Salad

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I wonder what is the reason for me not to be regular here? Is it that I have a little one who keeps me busy or is it my laziness? Then I secretly find the answer is Laziness and not so secret is my little daughter… whenever I sit down to post I start thinking if I have to draft any saved posts or new posts and find it lazy to type about it sometimes and most of the time its my little girl. The moment she sees me she comes and sits besides me and demands for her favorite rhymes or movies like little Krishna, bal ganesh and many more!! And the only time I get to draft any post is when she is Asleep J. I get refreshed sometimes when I draft a post not only because I love the dish that I am posting but also because it makes me feel good that I am not so lazy today J. Today I am not lazy but feeling fresh though the heat is getting to the extremes and that’s because of this refreshing Salad.
Raw mangoes have always been my favorite and so has Cucumber. So when both these get together it ha…

Alambe Ambat/ Thunder Mushroom Gravy

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Its been 5 long years that I ate alambe aka thunder mushrooms and like every year I felt like eating it this year too when I saw heaps of pictures in food groups and friends posts, and soon I told amma that I am craving for it and wish I could get some here.
"Gud Gud Alambe" as it is called in Konkani, is nothing but wild mushrooms that grows in the hilly regions near the coastal area of Mangalore only during the start of the monsoon when there is lot of thunder and lightning.
Like many other Indian communities, the Konkani community is also famous for hunting all kinds of wild but edible fruits, leaves, barks, stems, flowers and roots and cooking mouth watering delicacies out of them.
Gud Gud means thunder in Konkani, hence this mushroom can be called as ‘Thunder mushrooms’.
They are little different from the regular mushrooms in that they do not have stem and they are totally round in shape and need to be peeled individually - a tedious task that is done by almost everyone…

Stir Fried Vegetables with Rice

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Sometimes cooking can be done within no time if all the things are kept ready and handy. A simple one in that is a Stir fry. As I always keep saying that it is one of our favorites and we can have bowls of it mainly because it is Fat free and it includes healthy vegetables in it!
Normally for such stir fries I do not follow any particular recipe. I just add in things which come to my mind when I make it. This time i had a little rice remaining which i made for lunch and instead of breaking my head as to what to cook at night I made this and yes it did taste SUPER. Not only has the husband and me liked it even
our little daughter liked it. She loves Mushrooms so that goes in stir fry for sure. So get going and make this stir fry in just a few minutes.
Here is how i made it



1 bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cubed
1/2 cup red onion cut into chunks
1 cup small broccoli florets
2 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt( u can use the crystal sa…