Monday, May 29, 2017

Beans Potato Palya

I Love stir frys they are low fat and so good to incorporate in your daily diet isn't it ...this is one of the spicy version of traditional karnataka style palya . I am sure there are different versions of this  recipes of every house is the one I have tried and loved it so thought of blogging it for mine and my readers reference . You can use any veg of your choice here like beetroot, cluster beans . I have tried with beans and potato here which is my fav combo. Without much fuss let's go on the recipe ...Do try this I am sure you will love it as much as I did .Please do drop in a feedback if you do try, I would love to hear from you . 


2 cups beans chopped into 1 inch bits

1 big potato (cut into small cubes)

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp urad dal

1/2 tsp chana dal

1 onion (chopped)

1 sprig curry leaves

2 green chilli (finely minced)

1/2 tsp haldi

2 tbsp oil

salt to taste

To grind to a fine powder

1 tbsp Daria dal/ Kadale pappa / Fried gram / Chutney dal

2 tbsp dry coconut 

1 tsp Red chilli powder

pinch of haldi

very small piece of tamarind 


  • Grind daria dal, coconut, red chilli powder, pinch of haldi, small piece of tamarind to a fine powder.
  • In pan add oil add in mustard seeds, urad dal. chana dal fry till dal starts changing colour then add in onion and fry well.
  • Now Add in curry leaves, green chillies, haldi , fry well now add in beans, potato salt . 
  • Stir fry and keep it on a low flame . Keep stirring in between so that all the vegs are evenly cooked.
  • Now add in 3 tbsp of ground powder. Mix well.
  • Serve with Rice and dal it's so fab ...I can eat the whole stir fry just like that :) 

Thursday, May 18, 2017


There are many variations which I follow preparing Khushka biryani ...out of which this is the simplest and most favorite of all in my family . Flavours are really good and tastes so good and can be done in 10-15 mins time ...what more can one ask for it's a super quick lunch idea esp for me when some days I really don't feel like spending more time in the kitchen this is a perfect one pot meal I can think about ....Do try it and leave in your feedback ..hope you love it as much as we did !


1 cup Basmathi Rice

2 tbsp oil 

2 tbsp ghee

2-3 cloves 

2-3 green chilli (Sliced)

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 

1 ' Dalchini / Cinnamon stick 

1 Bay leaf

1 onion (sliced)

1 big tomato (chopped)

salt to taste

1/4 tsp haldi / Turmeric powder 

2 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)

2 tbsp mint leaves (finely chopped)

3/4 cup water


  • Soak Basmati Rice for 20 mins.
  • Take a pressure cooker add in oil and ghee and drop in cloves, dalchini, elaichi, bay leaf, fry on a med flame till it gives out lovely aroma then drop in sliced onion and green chillies.
  • Fry the onion till it gets little cooked and gets translucent . Now add in ginger garlic paste and fry till it gives out pleasant aroma add in chopped tomato and fry well .
  • Add in haldi ,mint leaves, coriander leaves and fry well.
  • Add Rice , salt and add in 3/4 cup water and Pressure cook till 1 whistle. Then switch off the gas and Serve with Raita , curry of your's fab !!!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Toushe ullel (cucumber Cold curry)

Today I thought of posting our traditional curry and the one I have posting is perfect for summer's a cold curry so there is no heating required here ...this gravy is true winner I am amazed how ginger and cucumber compliment each other so well..I absolutely love this and do prepare this every time I have cucumber in my pantry . Do try this simple yet Simply gorgeous Curry !


1 med sized Cucumber (roughly grated)

small piece of ginger (grated may be 1/4 tsp)

1 green chillies (chopped finely)

1-2 Red chilli (roasted) ( Do not use more then 2 as u add even green chilli)

1/2 cup coconut 

peanut sized tamarind

salt to taste


  • Grind coconut with red chilli and tamarind to a fine paste.
  • Remove this paste in a serving bowl. Add in grated cucumber (do not squeeze out the juice).
  • Add in grated ginger, minced green chilli, salt to taste and mix .
  • Serve with Rice's absolutely yummy 
  • Notes : There is no heating required in this curry . So make sure you do it is small quantity but if you do it more ...don't worry it's too delicious that it won't last long :)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Healthy Oats and Date Cake

I have tried so many variations in dates cake...this being one of the best till date that I tried from here...So good , gorgeous , perfect recipe ...loved it to core ! one of the best cake for diabetics too as it calls for just 2 spoons of sugar in it  ..Yes you read it right just 2 spoons and you get perfect cake ...It was guilt free Indulgence for me :D. This cake vanished in minutes and both my sons loved it too . Perfect and a healthy bake ! Let's go on this recipe quickly . 


3/4 cup Whole wheat flour

3/4 cup Instant cooking oats

18 - 20 dates (deseeded and chopped)

2 tbsp Sugar 

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 and 1/2 cups of milk 

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 cup oil 

  •  Boil Milk and then switff of the gas then soak dates in it for 20-30 mins . ( This is a key step which makes the cake spongy).
  • Preheat the oven to 180'c Take the square shaped loaf pan and brush it with little oil and dust it with flour evenly.
  • In a bowl add in wheat flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and mix well . 
  • Add in the milk dates mixture and mix well. 
  • Add oil and vanilla and mix it well making sure you don't over mix. (add in any nuts of your choice I haven't added extra here)
  • Pour the batter in a greased cake tin and bake for 40-45 mins till the cake comes out clean when you insert a toothpick.

  • Allow the cake to cool completely before you slice. Loved this cake's a perfect tea time guilt free treat for me :D