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Sweet & Tangy Matar Shalgam

Shalgam is widely available these days. I had not tried any shalgam recipes until last year, but this year, it's different. I have experimented a lot with this vegetable, which comes with multiple health benefits that I have already discussed in my earlier post.

This post gets inspiration from my dear friend Anna's shalgam matar post. I had got really late for lunch today. Just a quick glance at her recipe gave me the inspiration to go ahead with the recipe with my own modifications. The result did not disappoint; rather, I have made the tangiest shalgam matar today.

Let's come back to the recipe:








Ingredients
Shalgam - 2
Matar (peas) - 1/2 cup (more or less depending on your choice)
Onion- 2
Tomato-2
Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Gur (jaggery)- 1 small piece
Salt as per taste
Coriander powder
Green chilly
Dry red chilly- 1
Mustard oil- 2 tbsp
Hing- 1 pinch
Jeera
Sabut dhaniya- 1/2 tsp (smash in your mortar and pestle...or you may use your rolling pin (belan) - In the recipe …

Crispy Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Coconut cookies are tasty and full of flavors. Agree?

When health is a priority but cookies are your must-have tea time accompaniment, you have got to include ingredients that can give you little healthier biscuits. This is exactly what I keep trying, since I can't have my cup of tea without cookies (though I take only one cookie with my cuppa tea).

Let's see what all I have included in this eggless coconut cookie recipe, which is full of flavors:





Coconut Cookie Ingredients

Dry coconut powder- 1 cup
Oats (powdered)- 1 cup
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Ghee/butter- 2 tbsp
Oil- 2 tbsp (you may need 1/2 tbsp more)
Milk- 2 tbsp
Sugar- 2 tbsp (you may need more, as I take less sugar)
Salt- pinch
cardamom (elaichi)
saunf (fennel)- optional

Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies Procedure


Sieve wheat flour and baking powder.Add oat meal and coconut powder.Mix well.Take a grinder. Add all the dry ingredients. Now add wet ingredients as well.Give two-three churns.Take out everything in a bow…

Oats Carrot Idli: Healthy Breakfast Idea

I love idlis and have been trying different versions. I have already tried oats idli. This time decided to make these healthier with the addition of carrot. 

Healthy Oats Gajjar Idli

1 cup- Oats
1 cup -Suji
1 cup- Curd 
1/2 cup -Water (check the batter consistency - should not be too flowy, rather should be of dropping consistency)
Salt- as per taste
1 Carrot- grated/ground
Mustard seeds (rai)- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves (kadi pata)
Chana dal - 2 pinches (optional)
Urad dal- 2 pinches (optional)
Oil
Baking soda- 2 fat inches







Procedure


Grind oats. Keep aside.Take a pan.Add oil.Crackle mustard seeds. Add curry leaves.Next add chana dal and urad dal. Let them splutter.Add suji. Roast for 2-3 minutes.Now add oat powder. Fry for 2 mins.Let it cool down for 2-3 minutes.Mix with grated carrot.Take a bowl.Mix oats-suji with curd.Now add enough water to reach dropping consistency.Add baking soda. Stir immediately.Grease idli molds and pour the batter in each well.Steam for 10 minutes (may take longer..keep checkin…

Instant Spinach Saag Recipe With Broccoli, Cauliflower

Do you love sarson ka saag? Of course, you have heard about palak ka saag and enjoyed its heavenly combination with makki di roti and sarson.

But have you ever heard of broccoli palak saag?

Yes, this post takes inspiration from Nature Kahlon's broccoli-spinach (palak) saag recipe. I was so attracted to the post that I had to give this easy saag recipe a try.  I modified the recipe a little to add another interesting twist and come up with my own broccoli-palak- saag with shalgam.


I must tell you when the palak saag was cooking, my house was filled with a distinct aroma that reminds me of Punjab villages, where this green leafy curry is cooked in a traditional way. This is my best attempt at saag making. It tastes similar to the authentic sarson saag that we relish in Punjab.

I am in love with the aroma of palak broccoli saag.

Considered among world's healthiest foods, broccoli is rich in vitamins K and C, potassium, and fiber. The green vegetable is a good source of folic aci…
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