22
Nov 19

Sweet Corn Raita with Mustard powder

It is my wish to bring variation in your everyday life and of course had been trying it in culinary way with healthy eating habit, so that you cannot get board to eat same kind of homemade meal. The ingredients are simple and same, but you can give them a special touch… so come to my kitchen and … cook with me…how the sweet corn changes into delicious pungent Raita… goes very well with any kind of paratha (Indian ghee roast bread) in the winter… you may serve this recipe with breakfast to dinner…

Curd (Yogurt) is packed with calcium, it boosts skin health. Sweet Corn is full of fiber, rich in vitamin B12, folic acid and iron, which help the production of red blood cells in the body.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Corn fresh/ frozen: 1 cup
  • Green chili: 1-2 no.
  • Ginger: 1” piece
  • Curd (Yogurt): 100 gm
  • Mustard seed powder (preferably yellow): 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: half teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Boil/ microwave the corn, keep aside.
  2. Chop green chili and ginger into very small pieces. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Put curd, salt, mustard seed powder, ginger and green chili; mix them well, add boiled sweet corn into it.
  2. Mix well and put into serving bowl, now ‘Sweet Corn Raita’ is ready to serve.
Sweet Corn Raita with Mustard powder
Ingredients
Boil/ microwave the corn
Put curd, salt, mustard seed powder, ginger and green chili
add boiled sweet corn
Sweet Corn Raita with Mustard powder
Sweet Corn Raita with Mustard powder
Sweet Corn Raita with Mustard powder

23
Jun 17

Pineapple raita

According to NDTV raita gives unexpected twist to the main course. Freshness of curd infused with pineapple with a teaspoon of sugar balance the flavor.

The recipe is slightly elaborate to peel off pine apple, but I feel it is fun to me…but you can use tinned pineapple too…

Ingredients:

  • Pineapple (peeled): 100 gm
  • Curd (Yogurt): 200-250 gm
  • Black pepper powder: 1teaspoon
  • Black rock salt (kala namak): ½ teaspoon
  • Roasted cumin powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon
  • Mint leaves: 5-6 leaves

Preparation:

  1. Peel pineapple and chop into small pieces, keep aside.
  2. Chop mint leaves roughly.

Method:

  1. Blend the curd and transfer into mixing bowl; add all ingredients into it, mix them well and put into serving bowl.
  2. Now Pine apple raita is ready, you can serve this as side dish.

Pine apple raita

Pine apple raita

Ingredients

Ingredients

chop into small pieces

chop into small pieces

Pine apple raita

Pine apple raita

Pine apple raita

Pine apple raita


11
Apr 17

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Summer is going on its peaks and so does you your efforts to protect yourself from sun damage? You rely on sun protection methods like sun glasses, hats, but still you are unprotected; so you must add ‘pudina pachari’ every day and for real protection.

It is south Indian dip/raita traditionally served as a side dish of breakfast as well as in the meal.

Enjoy the real taste of pudina…

Ingredients:

  • Pudina (mint leaves): 100 gm.
  • Curd: 1 cup (100-150 gm.)
  • Salt: half teaspoon
  • Mustard seed: ¼ teaspoon
  • Cumin: ½ teaspoon
  • Split black gram: ½ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves: 8-10 no.
  • Asafoetida: 1 pinch
  • Oil: 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili: 1-2 no.
  • Dried coconut: chop into slice

Preparation:

  1. Clean and wash the mint leaf, grind coarsely, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Add the curd and salt into grounded paste of mint leaf blend them and transfer into serving bowl and pour the seasoning on it.

Seasoning:

  1. Take a small fry pan, put oil and heat on high flame, when smoke begins to come, add mustard seed, whole red chili, split black gram cumin and sliced coconut. Sputter it for few seconds, Put off the flame. Add asafetida. Spread this seasoning all over the prepared raita.Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari) is ready to serve.

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Ingredients

Ingredients

grind coarsely

grind coarsely

add mustard seed, whole red chili, split black gram cumin and sliced coconut

add mustard seed,
whole red chili, split black gram cumin and sliced coconut

add mustard seed, whole red chili, split black gram cumin and sliced coconut

add mustard seed,
whole red chili, split black gram cumin and sliced coconut

Add asafetida and curry leaves

Add asafetida and curry leaves

Add asafetida and curry leaves

Add asafetida and curry leaves

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)

Pudina raita (mint thayir pachadi/pachari)


09
Apr 17

Onion cucumber raita

Summer is the time when you require special care, exposure to the sun; humidity and chloride can harm us in many ways. A little effort can keep you healthy even during summer, so hydrate yourself to take a lot of water and consume onion and cucumber daily ,here is the recipe to prepare ‘onion and cucumber raita.

You will surprise to see that your skin will stay soft and moisturized as well.

Ingredients:

  • Onion: 1 no.
  • Cucumber: 1 no.
  • Green chili: 1 no.
  • Curd (Yogurt): 2cup
  • Cumin seed (roasted powder): 1teaspoon
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Kala namak: ¼ teaspoon
  • Chili powder: ¼ teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Discard the both ends of cucumber; you can peel of the cucumber, as per your wish. Grate the cucumber, keep aside.
  2. Chop onion into small pieces, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl; Put the curd, salt, cumin seed powder and chili powder into the bowl.
  2. Mix them well; add grated cucumber, green chili and chopped onion, Mix well and put into serving bowl.
  3. Now onion cucumber raita is ready, you can serve this as side dish too.

Onion cucumber raita

Onion cucumber raita

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

add grated cucumber, green chili and chopped onion

add grated cucumber, green chili and chopped onion

add grated cucumber, green chili and chopped onion

add grated cucumber, green chili and chopped onion

Put the curd, salt, cumin seed powder and chili powder

Put the curd, salt, cumin seed powder and chili powder

Onion cucumber raita

Onion cucumber raita


27
Jan 17

Chana dal (split Bengal gram) & vegetable salad

Salad might not be everyone’s favorite but for those who are trying to lose weight, here is recipe …

Come up with Chana dal (split Bengal) gram & vegetable salad, which is rich in protein and vitamins should be consumed regularly for multiple health benefits.

Here I used blanched cabbage leaf, which enhance the plating and brings the hunger, I used exotic Carambola (star fruit), which gives the rich dietary fiber and vitamin c.

Ingredients:

  • Chana dal: 50 gm
  • Carambola (star fruit):1 no.
  • Tender Cabbage leaf: 8-10 no.
  • Spring onion: 20 gm.
  • Cucumber: 50-60 gm. (1 no.)
  • Carrot: 20 gm.
  • Radish: 20 gm.
  • Tomato: 50 gm
  • Green chili: 2 no.
  • Coriander leaves: 20 gm.
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Lemon: 1 no.

Preparation:

  1. Soak chana dal for at least 3-4 hours.
  2. Blanch (put cabbage leaf into boiled water for couple of minutes, remove and put into normal water to retain the color of the leaf) cabbage leaf and keep aside.
  3. Chop all ingredients (spring onion, Carambola, radish, tomato, green chili and coriander leaves) into small pieces, keep aside.
  4. Grate carrot, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl; put chopped and grated ingredients into bowl. Add salt and lemon juice into it, keep aside.
  2. Spread blanched cabbage leaf and put the prepared and mixed salad on the leaf, again spread coriander leaves for decoration see the photo.
  3. Chana dal (split Bengal) gram & vegetable salad is ready to be served with meal.

Chana dal (split Bengal gram) & vegetable salad

Chana dal (split Bengal gram) & vegetable salad

Ingredients

Ingredients

Chop all ingredients

Chop all ingredients

chopped and grated ingredients into bowl

chopped and grated ingredients into bowl

mixed salad

mixed salad

Chana dal (split Bengal gram) & vegetable salad

Chana dal (split Bengal gram) & vegetable salad

Chana dal (split Bengal gram) & vegetable salad

Chana dal (split Bengal gram) & vegetable salad