Thursday, 23 March 2017


I usually make vegetable masala gravy as a side dish for chappathi ,appam or idiyappom.This time my intention was to make aloo gobi. But when I opened the fridge I saw bits of many vegetables lying here and there.Suddenly  the plan changed ,all those bits became this colorful delicious masala.Unlike vegetable masala gravy this dry version pairs well with rice as well. If you have  all these vegetables handy do try this dry is simple and super yummy.You can use the assorted frozen vegetables for making the same.Here goes the recipe..


1.     Mixed vegetables- I used 2 medium potatoes,1 medium carrot,around 1 cup of cauliflower florets, handful of frozen green peas
2.     Onion- 2medium, thinly sliced
3.     Ginger- 1 big piece
4.     Garlic-6 big pods
5.     Green chilly- 1or 2 slitted
6.     Tomato- 1medium
7.     Chilly powder- 1 tbsp
8.     Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
9.     Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
10. Garam masala- 1tsp,heaped
11. Jeera powder-1/2 tsp
12. Jeera (cumin )seeds- ½ tsp
13. Oil- 2 tbsp

Method of preparation

1.     Cut the potatoes and carrot in to cubes. Separate the florets of cauliflower.
2.     Crush ginger and garlic.
3.     Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds .when the aroma comes, add onion,crushed ginger garlic and green chilly. Sauté until onion turns soft. Add in tomatoes and all powders saute until tomatoes melts and the raw smell of powders disappears.
4.     Now add carrots and potatoes mix well. Add 1 cup of water and salt. Cover the pan and cook in medium flame. When the they are ¾ th done add cauliflower and green peas. Cover and cook again. If needed add little more water. Stir in between. When all the vegetables are well cooked and coated with the masala switch off the flame. If any water remains, let it cook with the lid off. Make sure to stir in between to prevent from sticking to the bottom. Lastly add some coriander leaves (optional).
Serve with rice,roti or appam

Friday, 17 March 2017


How about having a glass full of goodness? I would call this badam milk a super drink. Yes, look at those ingredients, all are claimed to be the most nutritious things on this earth! Just mix a spoonful of this powder in a glass of milk and feed your kids, there is nothing better than this. delicious, healthy and vitamin rich drink.

There are lots of brands of badam mix are available in the market. But have you ever taken a look at those ingredients listed on that packets. If not please do read it before buying.It contains very less percentage of almond and a huge numbers of artificial preservatives and next time rather buying a ready mix get some almonds and make your own within goes the is super simple and easy. Do give a try and enjoy…



1.     Almonds- 20
2.     Saffron-  a pinch
3.     Cardamom-  1, skin removed
4.     Sugar- 1 or 2 tbsp.
5.     Turmeric powder- a good pinch

Method of preparation

Dry roast the almonds in a pan for a minute. Put all ingredients in a blender and grind in to fine powder. While grinding stop the mixer in between ,scrape it from the sides and pound again to ensure uniform mixing. With this measurement around 3 glasses of badam milk can be made.
Store this in an airtight container and use within one month.



Milk- 1 glass
2.     Badam mix- 1 heaped spoon

Method of preparation

Boil milk. Add the powder and mix well. Serve warm or chilled. Sugar is not needed as it is already added.