Winter in Delhi is really chilling and and that is the time when I really love to cook. The fire gives me all the warmth and also with my little daughter growing and her love for cooking makes it all the more exciting.She is one talkative kid I have seen and has a answer for everything.
Nowadays , kids are really smart the other day I was watching Naisha (my daughter) playing on the slide with some big kids. In 5-10 mins the big kids got bored sliding so they decided to tease the small ones by going on the slid first and calling the younger ones looser. Naisha observed the elder kids for some time and then went and stood near the steps of the slide .As soon as she saw the big kids sliding down and coming towards the step .Naishastarted climbing the steps and shouting ,”I am the winner” .The mother’s and the elder kids just laughed their heart out.
Now to get back to our taste buds:-)
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 500 grams Prawns ( Cleaned and deveined)
- 3/4 teaspoon Chili (Flakes)
- 1 teaspoon Garlic (Paste)
- Salt as per taste
- 4 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoon tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon soya sauce
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon of garlic chopped
- 1 teaspoon of ginger chopped
- Salt as per taste
- In a bowl, stir together water, tomato sauce, soy sauce, honey, chilli flakes and ginger. Set aside
- Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat and stir fry the marinated prawns.
- Take the prawns out and strain the extra oil.
- In the same pan stir in spring onions, garlic and chilli and cook for 1 minute or until the raw smell disappears.
- Stir in cooked prawns and toss to coat with oil. Add salt accordingly. Stir in sauce mixture that was set aside. Cook and stir occasionally until it is bubbly and the sauce has slightly thickened.
- Garnish with spring onions. Serve hot
Green moong dal is healthy ,low flat and high fiber source of protein.Its has lot of healthy benefits and also rejuvenates our skin.It is also considered as one of the healthiest weight loss food item as it curbs craving and keep us full for long.
Now,talking about weight loss, a big point of concern specially for someone like me who is very lazy for any sort of physical activity even walking seems a far cry.Hence from this month onward I decided to start eating a little healthy breakfast to curb a little of my belly fat.
Initially, I started with oats but got bored in just 3 days moreover my kids hated oats so I had to think of an alternative not only for myself but also for them. After lot of research and thought process I started with green moong fritters and my kids simply loved it.
Penning down the recipes for all of you and hope you enjoy it.
GREEN MOONG DAL FRITTERS:-
1.1/2 cup soaked overnight green moong dal.
2.1 tbs of chopped ginger.
3.1-2 green chili
4.salt as per taste
5.1/4 cup oil.
1.Grind all the above ingredients except oil into a fine paste.
2.Heat oil in a pan add a TBSP of the paste and spread it evenly using the back of the serving spoon and let it cook by flipping the side.
3.Serve it with chutney or sauce.
Women in expensive fur coats and hats….men in black wish they could work from home and kids wished their moms were not too fussy about taking bath everyday -hmmm this is winter.
Pigeon were afraid to leave their roosts for the feast.Water refuses to boil no mater how stubborn you were.
All waited for winter to disappear but it was as adamant as a rock. But when the morning sun touched us with its golden beams the chill was forgotten and routine was noted.
Cupboards were searched for gloves, scarves,sweaters and socks. Kitchen’s were smelling of soups….blankets were piled one on top of the other to keep warm.Neighbors exchanged soup recipes and kids ran to each others house to have something hot.So i decided to share my recipe to keep you warm 🙂 .
Eat….eat ..eat….vegetables, fresh juice…..sleep…sleep …sleep…study……etc remember those days when our moms use to run after us….and we use to get irate with her nagging .Being a mom now I realize how true Moms are….hahah hope my kid understands me too.
Two kids to take care- Jr Dutt (my son) and Sr Dutt( my husband) I decided to do some research on healthy food and would like to share the same with all of you so that with growing age you guys can also focus on your and your family’s health.
The first healthy food that I would love to introduce you is Beet Juice.Its simple, yummy and very healthy.
BRRRR…..Its geting cold going to the kitchen is really boring.LaZiness has become my close friend and I feel like following her everywhere 🙂 .However ,with Mr Sid (my 4-year-old son) around I have to be on my toes as he never feels tired-questioning and talking are his so-called best friend’s according to us.
Ufff …..its cold…winter time in delhi is bad hmmmm…siting with a cup of hot steaming tea in my hand I was wondering what to cook and write for today. Some hot soup would do good…..hmmm but then cant have one for lunch.
Why not I try some twist in dal and then banged on the idea “Hot SteamingSpinach dal”.
As I put down my thinking cap and smiling to myself with the thought of making some hot spinach dal, the phone ranged and lol my friend called me and said that she will come over for lunch and wants a simple dal chawal lunch as she was bored of eating outside (the pain when you stay in hostel).
I smiled to myself thats good I dont have to make anything extra …its really boring to go to kitchen in cold days :-).
If you are bored with Palak Paneer do try some dal with Palak specially on cold days and you would love it.
Palak/ Spinach is very healthy and at least once a week you should include it in your diet.You can make Saag,palak paneer,palak dal ,palak chicken etc- A must for kids.
Sweets,Rangoli ,Fire Crackers,exchange of gifts, jewelery shopping,mehandi ……….Diwali time- one of the most awaited festivals in North India.
This festival is believed to drive away darkness and bring happiness to everyone’s life.Houses are lid with Diyas , light, candles and few days before this festival people clean there houses as it is believed that goddess Laxmi comes to the cleanest house and stays there :-).