Dec 29, 2008

Garlic Bread toppped with eggs!

Now that i brought an electric oven i have been in a mood to bake n grill... :) so fa i made choc chip cookies and oatmeal cookies.. both of them have been so fast moving that i didn't even have time to take a pic and post it! LOL!!

today morning i thought i would make some garlic bread.. But then i thought it would be very light so i decided to cover it up with some eggs.. (my friend Afroze's idea) so that everyone will get some carb,proteins,fats etc all together!!!!
Blend 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp of olive spread, 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 small bunch of parsley into a smooth paste.

2 hard boiled eggs cut into thin slices

2 slices of cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Cut the bread half and apply the blended paste on it. Top up with cheese and the eggs.. im sure kids are gonna love it!

Dec 23, 2008

Lobia curry/ Black eye beans curry

Lobia is one of my favorite among beans. today i was thinking to make Lobia parata but somehow i wasn't in a mood.. And while browsing through some of my favorite blogs i found this recipe in Shaheens Malabar Spices. it turned out so yummy even my kids loved it!

thanks Shaheen for sharing such a wonderful recipe :)

Dec 19, 2008

potato Bread Sandwich

Sandwiches is my all time favorite food! I usually turn all left overs into sandwiches!!! some turn out food some flop!! LOL!!

i had some left over aloo subzi yersterday and i thought that would make an interesting lunch for my hubby!!! is a big fan of leftover sandwiches but i made the green chutney more spicy this time and he liked it!

what you'll need is

6 slices of bread
pototo subzi
green chutney
butter for applying on bread (optional)

Apply butter on 2 slices of bread. Spread green chutney on 1 slice and spread potato subzi on other. Close both the slices and put into a sandwich toaster. Toast till brown.

Dec 13, 2008

Aloo Methi subzi.. (Potato and fenugreek leaves)

I love methi.. be it the seeds or leaves or the dried ones (kasuri methi).. i love the flavour though no one else at home is a big fan of it!! In between when i got preggo with my #2 i couldnt even stand it!!!! And for some reason i didnt event buy them for the last 2 yrs!!!

When i went to Mustafa Centre last week i saw the fresh leaves and i thought itz high time i need to have them now! I forgot all the recipes i used to make with the methi leaves i tried to google but didnt get the ones i used to make. Then i stumbled upon this wonderful recipe of Aloo Methi from Chayya's blog.

i made it exactly like that and it came out very good.. its easy to make and will go with rotis and rice as well. Thank god dry subzis are loved by all at our home!

Dec 5, 2008

Easy Veg Pulav

Another of my fav rice varities! well actually not mine my picky eater son loves this! He'll eat this without yogurt!! A rare thing otherwise with any type of rice he needs yogurt!!! :) This is also easy and packed up with all the vegs. I usually cut the vegs into small pieces so that he wont even notice that he is eating it :)

You'll need

Ghee - 2 tbsps
cardamon and cloves - 3-4
cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
bay leaf - 1
onion finely chopped - 1
basmati rice - 3 cups washed and soaked
mix vegs finely chopped- 1 cup (carrots,beans,corn,peas) or what ever u like
turmeric pwdr - 1/4 tsp
garam masala - 1/4 tsp
water - 6 cups
salt to taste

Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan and add the whole spices. When the smell comes out add the onions and fry till brown. Add water to it. When the water boils add the rest of the ingredients and close the pan and cook for 15 mts. Serve with raita, pickle,pappadam.

I usually finely chop all the vegs so that the kids wont notice it.

Another entry for the Rice Mela and Wholesome Lunch Box Event!

Dec 4, 2008

Egg Masala/ Egg bhurji

When Meeta my Gujju friend used to talk about Egg Bhurji i always wonder what is it!! But it always slip from my mind to ask her the recipe. At last few weeks back i asked her how to make it.. when she started telling me the reicpe i iwas telling her that my egg masala! The only difference is i boil the eggs cut into pieces and add and she adds scrambled eggs!

Herez an easy recipe when u have no vegs or meat but only eggs at home!

2 large onions finely chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric pwdr
1/2 tsp chili pwdr (add more or less as per ur taste)
1/4 tsp garam masala (optional)
little bit water
3 boiled eggs cut in to 6-8 pieces each
coriander and curry leaves - a handful
oil for sauteing
salt to taste

In a large pan saute the onions in oil. When they are brown add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2-3 mts. Then add tomatoes to it. Mix them well when the oil starts to separate add the masalas to it. Mix well then add a little bit of water i added around 2-3 tbsps. And add the boiled eggs to it immediately. Mix again and close the lid for another 2-3 mts. Garnish curry and corriander leaves.

Serve with rotis!


I love Khichdis.. mainly because on a lazy day its so easy to prepare and it had all the vegs and daal in it and i dont need a curry or side dish for it! LOL!! Luckily both my kiddos loves it too. :)

When Meeta my gujrati friend told me about this recipe i first made it with ponni rice as she suggested. But my kiddos didnt like it. Then i tried it with Basmati rice and it came out really tasty and kiddos loves it :)

Srivalli, here comes another entry from my blog to your Rice Mela!

Basmati rice - 2 cups
moong daal/ khichadi parippu - 1 cups
onions -1
ghee 2 tbsp
cardamon, cloves - 3-4
garlic - 2-3 crushed
cinnamon stick - a small pieces
carrots,beans,frozen green peas - 1 cup (altogether)
water - 7 cups
turmeric pwdr - 1/4 tsp
red chili pwdr - 1/2 tsp (add more or less according to ur taste)
coriander pwdr - 1/2 tsp
salt to taste

  • Soak the rice and daal for an hour.
  • In a pressure cooker heat the ghee and add the whole spices and onions.
  • when the onion is brown add the garlic to it.
  • When the garlic is brown add water to it and let it boil.
  • When the water boils add the rice, vegs, salt and masalas to it and cook for 20 mts in low flame.
  • The khichdi will be soft and mushy and you'll have to eat it hot to enjoy it!