Honey Chilli garlic prawns

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:-) 

INGREDIENTS

Serves 4

Prawn Marination

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 500 grams Prawns ( Cleaned and deveined)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Chili (Flakes)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic (Paste)
  • Salt as per taste

Sauce

  • 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

Method

  • 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 Cheela

31957538_10155759346704865_1775974306950414336_n 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.

METHOD

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.

 

 

Corn Soup

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 🙂 .

Corn Soup.


Do you want to be healthy

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.

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Capsicum Bharwa

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.

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DAL SPINACH

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.

RECIPES

 

 

Wish you all happy diwali with some Besan Ladoo’s

 

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 :-).


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Choco Cookies

I am getting addicted to cookies…I don’t like eating them but yeah definitely getting addicted to baking.

Oh internet Oh Food blogs thanks all for all the information that I am getting …..just keeping fingers crossed and hoping that one day I can bake variety.Life has become so fun and exciting with blogging  .

Now every time Hubby takes out his laptop ..I do the same unlike before when I use to irritate him so that he had to stop working   :-P.
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Alu Paratha

 
 
 
         Have nothing to say am just excited that atlast I can make yummy Paratha’s . I was always sacred to make chapatis and paratha’s but now I can make all types and it has become my sons favorite food. Any time you ask him what he wants to eat…he will say , “Paratha with Butter ” :-). 
 
For those who are still struggling with Paratha’s hope this simple steps solves your problem.
 
Makes 6 Parathas.
 
Ingredients:
 
Dough:
 
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup water (Use more as required)
Pinch of salt

Potato Filling
 
 
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Spicy Fish Kebab

Fish

Unpredictable weather isn’t it in Manila….morning hate to swim and the moment I finish swimming shivering half the time the sun is high up in the sky.Summer,Monsoon,Autumn, Spring etc….ask me and I have no answer.Ask me about food I have all the answer can have anything anytime but no desserts other than Ice cream but nowadays I am crazy about SanzRival…..anyone who knows the recipe please do share with me…I don’t like  desserts but give me SanzRival and I will look as if I was starving since ages:-).I even forget  the phrase….”Sharing is Caring :-)”.

You might be guessing that today’s recipe is a Dessert hmmm on the contrary its some spicy fish kebab.

It’s been sometime that I have left cooking and enjoying food contra outside. Yesterday when I went to get my grocery I noticed some fish kebab in the chiller section and I badly wanted to have some somehow controlled my temptations but  decide to make it at home. Picked few Creamy Dory from the fish section and hurried home .

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