Split Black Gram Pancakes with Poppy Seeds.


  1. Split black gram – 250 gms.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Vegetable oil – For shallow frying.
  4. Water – According to need.
  5. Poppy seeds – 1 tsp.
  6. Black or white sesame – 1 tsp.


Step 1 – Wash,clean and soak the black gram overnight in water. The next morning  grind the split black gram finely using some water to make a batter of dropping consistency.

Step 2 – To this batter add some salt and mix it up. Now take a pan and spread a portion of the batter using a ladle and spread it on the pan. Now spread some poppy seeds on top of the pancake evenly and shallow fry it using some vegetable oil. Cook it on medium to high flame till browned on both sides.

The pancake is ready. It is crunchy and tasty.

Note point – You can  use poppy seed for coating the pancake or switch it with black sesame seeds. You can make it with crushed coconut or powdered peanuts on top of the pancake while cooking.

You can have it as a snack with a a cup of hot coffee or serve it with coconut chutney.

Do try this recipe at home. Do write your comments and feedback and clear your doubts if you have any. Have a great week. Till then healthy cooking,happy living!And Happy Diwali to everyone.


Vegetable Poha.


  1. Beaten rice(poha)-300 gms.
  2. Fresh vegetables like Cauliflower,brinjal,potatoes(cut into small pieces)-1/2 bowl each.
  3. Onions(chopped)-2
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped)-2
  5. Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder -1/2 tsp.
  7. Cumin powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Subzi (vegetable)masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  10. Cashew and Raisins -A handful.
  11. Salt – According to taste.
  12. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.

For Garnish:-

Fresh chopped cilantro.


Step 1 – Heat a heavy bottom cooking pan and add the given amount of vegetable oil to it.When it gets hot add the finely chopped onions and green chillies to it.

Step 2 – Now when the onions are half fried,add salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,cumin powder, subzi or vegetable masala and  fry everything again.Now add the chopped vegetables and after tossing them twice add some water(about 1 cup)to the pan and cook it covered till the vegetables get cooked.

Step 3 – In the meantime take the beaten rice or poha and clean and drain the water.

Step 4 -Now going back to our vegetables,take the lid off the pan and check whether the veggies are done or not.When they are cooked add the garam masala,  beaten rice, cashew and raisins  and fry it.When beaten rice gets softer fry the poha on high flame and garnish it with freshly chopped cilantro.

Our vegetable poha is  done now.

This is a healthy dish full with taste and is an ideal one to be eaten at breakfast.It can be served with coconut chutney and some fresh fruits.

Do try this recipe at home and share your comments and feedback.Have a great week friends.Till then healthy cooking happy living!




Sweet and tangy aubergine.

An interesting dish, sweet and tangy, made with aubergines and radish which is unique in itself and so easy to prepare.


  1. Aubergine – 250 gms.
  2. Radish – 100 gms.
  3. Green chillies -1
  4. Turmeric powder -1 tsp.
  5. Salt – according to taste.
  6. Dry mango powder or fresh lime juice – 1/2 tsp.
  7. Sugar- 1 tsp.

For tempering:

  1. Five spices – 1/2 tsp.
  2. Oil – 1 tbsp.

For garnish:-

1. Fresh coriander.


Step 1 – Wash and cut the aubergine and radish into small pieces.

Step 2 – Now heat a cooking pan and add 1/2 tsp five spices to it.Next add the oil and when it gets hot add to it the cut veggies, aubergine and radish.

Step 3 -Next add some salt,turmeric powder,green chillies and fry on medium flame.

Step 4 – When the veggies lose their rawness till half done add the given amounts of dry mango powder and sugar and mix it up.Cook again for two minutes.

Step 5 -Garnish with freshly chopped coriander or cilantro.This veggie is done only in five minutes.It is now ready to be served.

Friends do try this recipe.Share your comments and feedback..Till then have a great week.Happy cooking,healthy living!

Pumpkin with spinach.


  1. Green pumpkin – 1
  2. Spinach – 200 gms.
  3. Radish – 1/2
  4. Salt – according to taste.
  5. Turmeric powder-1 tsp.

For tempering:-

  1. Five spices – 1 tsp.
  2. Green chillies – 2.
  3. Asafoetida – a pinch.
  4. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.



Step 1 – Wash,scrape and cut the green pumpkin into small pieces.Similarly wash and cut the spinach.Cut the radish into thin pieces.

Step 2 – Now pressure cook these veggies and when done strain them through a strainer to take out the water.

Step 3 – Now take a cooking pan and add some vegetable oil to it.Next add the five spices,some green chillies and the asafoetida and let it splutter.Now add the boiled veggies,salt,turmeric powder and cook it for ten minutes till the vegetable gets dry and sauteed.Garnish it with fresh cilantro.

And hey, the pumpkin with spinach is ready in a jiffy.

I hope you will like this recipe.It’s totally healthy and compact with taste and can be had with main course.It is an appetiser.Do write your comments and feedback .Till then have a great weekend.Happy cooking,healthy living.



Mashed Papaya.

A simple dish made of papaya which is a boon for health and tastes equally great.


  1. Raw Papaya-1
  2. Green Chillies-3
  3. Black mustard powder-2 tbsp.
  4. Lemon juice-1 tbsp.
  5. Mustard oil-1 tbsp.
  6. Salt- According to taste.


Step 1-Scrape,wash and cut the papaya after removing the seeds of it and boil it in pressure cooker till done.

Step 2-Mash the papaya in a bowl and add to it the given amounts of black mustard powder,salt,green chillies,lemon juice and mustard oil.

Step 3-Mix everything up well.And our mashed papaya is ready.

Serve it with main course.

I hope you all will like this recipe as it is very healthy for the stomach and equally tasty.Do write your comments and feedback.Have a great time everyone.Till then happy cooking,healthy living!



Sponge Gourd-Split Bengal Gram Sauteed Vegetables.


  1. Sponge Gourd – 1 kg.
  2. Split Bengal gram(soaked for 3 hours) – 2 tbsp.
  3. Onions (big,finely chopped) – 2
  4. Five Spices(for tempering) – 1 tsp.
  5. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Whole Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp.
  7. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Salt – According to taste.
  9. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.
  10. Chopped Coriander leaves – for garnish.


Step 1 – Scrape and wash the sponge gourd.Cut it in small pieces.

Step 2 – Heat a heavy bottom vessel and add the vegetable oil to it.Add the five spices and when the oil crackles add the whole red chilli flakes and add the onions.

Step 3 – Half-fry the onions and add the cut sponge gourd and soaked split bengal gram to it.Now add salt and turmeric powder to it and adding a little bit of water(1/2 cup)cover the vessel and let it cook on medium flame.

Step 4 – When the water lessens add the garam masala and cook the vegetables till they get dry.

Step 5 – Garnish the vegetables with chopped coriander.Serve it with main course.

Do try the recipe at home.Share your feed backs and comments.Have a great week everyone.Till then happy cooking,healthy living!


Jaggery Sweet meats.

A sweet delicacy made from refined flour and jaggery which is awesome in just one word.


  1.  Refined flour (maida) – 400 gms.
  2. Jaggery powder – 1 1/2 cup.
  3. Cardamom – 2-3
  4. Water – according to need.
  5. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
  6. Vegetable oil -for frying.


Step 1 – Take the given amount of refined flour and add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil to it. Then add water to make a firm dough.

Step 2 – Take little bit of dough and make a ball from it.Now flatten the ball with a rolling pin to make a small chapati-like shape.

Step 3 – Now make slits on the chapati that you have made from one side to the other.Now roll the chapati from one corner to meet the other and press on ends of the chapati so that they stick together.

Step 4 – Heat some oil in a vessel and fry these rolls in it till they turn pinkish.Drain out the excess oil on a tissue paper.

Step 5 – Now heat some water in another vessel and add the given amount of jaggery powder to it.Stir it and let it get a bit thicker.

Step 6 – When the liquid has become thicker drop in the fried rolls in it and coat each side of roll properly in the jaggery mixture.Now turn the gas off and let it dry.

The fried rolls in jaggery or meethe karele are ready.They can be had as a sweet snack.

I hope you will like this recipe.Do write your feed backs and comments.Till then happy cooking,healthy living!