Raw Banana Browns

Quick Indian recipes – Easy,healthy,delicious

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To make vegetables delicious to eat is a challenging task. Here is a recipe to make raw banana browns:

  • Portion the raw banana in think round slices.
  • Boil these slices (…it probably takes 10 minutes for the slices to soften). Drain the water immediately otherwise these slices will turn mushy.
  • Immerse these slices in chilli, turmeric, coriander, cumin powder and garam masala … and do not forget salt! Let it rest in the masala for about 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle semolina over each slice.
  • Pan-fry the slices for few seconds.

 HAPPY EATING!  (Praiseworthy … isn’t it?)

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Masala French Fries

Quick Indian recipes – Easy,healthy,delicious

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My child loves to eat French fries. He happily hops the minute he happens to know that he is going to get a treat of French fries from me.

The twist in the tale is … these are masala French fries (of course, that is the Indian twist). 

  • Cut the potato in thick wedges.
  •  Drench the potato wedges in turmeric & chilli powder, garam masala and salt.
  • A trick to complement more flavour into these wedges:  you can mix the vegetable oil with a little left over oil  used to fry any non-vegetarian food …before you set to deep fry the potato slice.
  • Strain the potato wedges from the hot oil as soon as it turns puffy.

HAPPY EATING! (Distinctly different … for sure)

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The Humble Dal

Quick Indian recipes – Easy,healthy,delicious

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Dal is a lentil soup which is served over steamed rice. It is usually prepared daily in every Indian household, (Yes, I do it too and it tends to become boring to cook dal in a similar method every day) to break the monotony I experiment with it and this is one of the swiftest methods: (Moong and Masoor dal)

  • Boil the lentils till it totally softens in water: Mix of Moong dal (green gram dal) and Masoor dal (lentil dal, pink lentil) –  in equal quantity

The thicker you want the soup the less should be the quantity of water.

Tadka (tempering)

  • To hot oil, at first add fenugreek seeds followed by thinly sliced onion.
  • Toss in hing (asafoetida) powder, curry leaves, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Pitch in finely chopped pieces of tomatoes.
  • When the blend softens to form a fine paste, empty it over the boiled dal…

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Being me

Being me I travel the world, uncluttered I see the smallest expression,

Very few are real … Some pretentious … Some in tune to match with others,

Some live in fantasy and some don’t simply care.

Being me I ask myself, “Why do I see so clearly through a cluttered mind?”

The cluttered mind pretend to be happy, they swallow the unreal without a thought.

Being me I ask myself, “Why am I not among them? …  For it is very easy to lie in clutter.

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A HEALTHY SUPPLEMENT – Yogurt

IMG_0024‘AN apple a day keeps the doctor away’ – this proverb is rightly carved in the fundamentals of achieving good health. Yogurt, also mentioned as curd, is another foodstuff that will keep the doctor miles away … that’s from you!

Experts suggest that ‘Yogurt made from cow’s milk is a very nutritious and it is very digestible’.  Some convenient tips to infuse yogurt in daily diet:-

  • A simple strategy to prepare natural yogurt at home is – add 250 grams of plain yogurt to a liter of lukewarm milk and keep it covered for 8 to 12 hrs. Later on, refrigerate it for further use. For weight-watchers and people suffering from high cholesterol levels, low-fat milk is a better option for making curd.
  • Yogurt can be consumed as sweet dips (by adding sugar to it!) for chapatti, paratha, bread, puri etc.
  • When added to dal or curry preparations, it enriches its flavour and nutrition content.
  • Yogurt added to salad for flavour is a delightful treat for the taste buds.
  • Use it to marinate meat and poultry; it results for a softer and tastier final product.
  • Prepare cool fruit drinks by adding yogurt, which is a healthier and a tastier choice. Add any fruit of your choice (mango particularly tastes fantastic!).

 

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