Spinach, Red Lentil And Mixed Vegetable Burgers


Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner guys. Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year 2020. This is my 279th post on new year’s eve. The last year was good and I tried my hands on different recipes. This year I want to continue to learn, explore and write better. Today I am sharing a recipe of a burger with spinach, lentil and veggie patty. It is healthier, creative and delicious. I hope you guys will like it. So let’s start with the making—

  1. Burger Buns-2
  2. Spinach-100 gms
  3. Red Lentil-100 gms
  4. Mixed Vegetables(Potato, Cauliflower, and Peas)-25 gms each
  5. Onion-2(big)
  6. Green Chillies-3
  7. Roasted Gram Flour-3 tbsp
  8. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  11. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  12. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  13. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  14. Kasuri Methi-1/2 tsp
  15. Cheese-As required
  16. Cucumber-4 pieces
  17. Tomato-4 pieces
  18. Onion-4 pieces
  19. Sandwich Spread-As required
  20. Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  21. Salt-According to taste
  22. Vegetable Oil-4 tbsp

Step 1


Wash and chop the spinach. Soak the red lentil in water for 3 hours. Wash, chop and blanch the veggies. Cook the red lentil in a saucepan too. Chop the onions and green chilies finely. Slice the cucumber, tomato, and onion into thin, round slices.
Step 2

Mash the blanched ingredients, the mixed veggies, and red lentil. Take a pan and add oil. Add the chopped onion, green chilies,kasuri methi and fry for a minute. Now add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, salt and fry for two minutes. Next, add the chopped spinach. Fry it.
Step 3

Now add the mashed vegetables and lentil to the masalas and add the roasted gram flour too in it. Fry everything for another minute. The whole batter should be thick and dough-like.
Step 4


Make tikkis from the batter and shallow fry them. Now it’s time to assemble the burger. Firstly roast the buns. Take one portion of the bun and apply the sandwich spread. Now, put lettuce on it. Next place the tikki on it. Then put the cucumber, tomato and onion slices on the burger. Finally, sprinkle grated cheese. Close with the other half of the bun.

Our Spinach, Red Lentil And Mixed Vegetable Burger is ready. Serve it with french fries and orange juice or with anything you like.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living. And a very happy new year 2020 to all of you once again. Take care!!!!


Shallow-Fried Wheat Dumplings With Rasam


Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. We all know that dumplings are the easiest to make, healthier and the most popular comfort food of the world. It is made in many ways, either by baking or stuffing with our favorite fillings. In today’s world of busy schedules and the scourge of lifestyle-related diseases. People now have become more aware and prefer easily made dishes which can be made from scratch. Today I have made a slightly different variation of the recipe of wheat flour dumplings which I have dipped in Rasam. It is healthier, made quick and is a wonderful option on a wintry, chilly day. It can be had as a snack or teamed up with steamed rice or roti for a delicious supper.

Ingredients:-For the shallow-fried wheat dumplings:-

  1. Wheat Flour-2 cups(of 250 ml each)
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Pepper Powder-1 tsp
  4. Vegetable Oil-1 tsp

For the rasam:-

  1. Arhar Dal-250 gms
  2. Onion-1(big)
  3. Green Chillies-3
  4. Tomato-1(big)
  5. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Rasam Powder-2 tbsp
  8. Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  9. Tamarind Paste-2 tsp
  10. Jaggery-1 tsp
  11. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard or rai-1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves-A few
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch
  4. Cinnamon Stick-1
  5. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp

For the garnish:-

  1.  Chopped coriander-As required
  2. Roasted Peanuts or nuts of your choice-Optional


Step 1

To make the wheat flour dumplings, firstly take wheat flour in a bowl. Add salt, pepper powder, vegetable oil in the given quantities and adding water make a pliable dough from it. Keep aside. Chop the onion, green chilies, coriander leaves, and tomato.

Step 2

B612_20191225_123413_912.jpgNow after making the dough, take some dough and make small balls from it. Now make thin, round chapatis from it using a rolling pin. Now give the chapatis any shape you want to. Here, I have made triangular ones. But care should be taken to roll the dough ball thin. Next shallow fry the dumplings in butter. And keep aside.

Step 3

Wash and pressure cook the split pigeon pea lentil till done. To make the rasam take a wok and add all the tempering ingredients in it. When it splutters, add the chopped onion, green chilies and fry for a minute. Next, add the chopped tomato and add turmeric powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, salt and fry for another minute. After the ingredients are properly fried add the cooked dal, rasam powder, tamarind paste, and jaggery and cook for three-four minutes.

Now it’s time to serve our dish. Now add the dumplings in the rasam and simmer for two-three minutes. Serve this delicious, piping hot rasam garnished with toasted peanuts or any other nut of your choice and some fresh coriander.

Our Shallow-Fried Wheat Dumplings In Rasam is done.

Note point-For best results one should shallow fry the dumplings a little before serving and then put them in rasam. Or it could be the other way round.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! And wishing all my super fab blogger buddies a wonderful Merry Christmas and A Joyous Happy New Year. Take care guys.

Split Bengal Gram Dhokla With Spinach And Fenugreek Leaves


Hello everyone. Welcome back to my cooking corner again. Today I am going to share a recipe of Split Bengal Gram dhokla With Spinach And Fenugreek Leaves. Earlier dhoklas were a predominantly Gujrati snack idea but now with time, it has become a favorite healthy snack recipe of entire India. It is made with different ingredients. We can make dhoklas from maize flour, semolina, etc. The most common one is made from besan. I have today made it with chana dal and added healthy greens to it. I generally give preference to making healthier food and sharing the same with you. So guys if you haven’t tried this healthy recipe yet, give it a try, comment and share feedback with me. So let’s start with the recipe…

Ingredients:-For the dhokla

  1. Split Bengal Gram(Chana Dal)-250 gms
  2. Spinach-50 gms
  3. Fenugreek Leaves-25 gms
  4. Asafoetida-A pinch
  5. Ginger-1 tbsp
  6. Green Chillies-3
  7. Eno Fruit Salt-1 tsp
  8. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering;-

  1. Black Mustard or Rai-1 tsp
  2. Curry leaves-5
  3. Green Chillies-3
  4. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp


Step 1

B612_20191214_141437_514.jpgWash and soak the split Bengal gram or chana dal overnight. Wash and chop the spinach and fenugreek leaves. Chop roughly the ginger and green chilies.

Step 2

In a grinder add the dal, spinach, fenugreek leaves, ginger, green chilies and grind it to a fine paste.

Step 3

Now take the dal out in a bowl and add salt and asafoetida to it. Mix well. Next, add the eno fruit salt in the dal paste. Squeeze half teaspoon of lemon juice in it. Mix again.


Now steam the batter in a steamer for 25-30 minutes. After it is cooled cut into pieces.


Take a pan and add all the tempering ingredients in it. Now garnish the dhokla with the tempering. You can also add some grated fresh coconut to the dhoklas but it is optional.

Our Split Bengal Gram Dhokla With Spinach And Fenugreek Leaves is done. Serve it with the green chutney.

Curd And Coriander Mint Chutney


  1. Fresh Green Coriander-100 gms
  2. Mint-50 gms
  3. Onion-1
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Raw Peanuts-6
  6. Crushed Garlic-1 tsp
  7. Curd-2 tbsp
  8. Salt-According to taste
  9. Water-For grinding


Step 1

Wash and roughly chop the coriander and mint leaves. In a grinder, add the coriander, mint, chopped onion, raw peanuts, green chilies, crushed garlic, salt, and water and grind everything to a fine paste. Take it out in a bowl and keep aside. Add 2 tbsp of fresh curd in the chutney.


Our Green Chutney is done. Serve it with the dhoklas.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!





Split Black Gram Fritter Curry


Hello everyone.Welcome to my cooking corner. Today I am sharing with you a recipe of Split Black Gram Fritter Curry. It is a recipe of spiced split black gram dough steamed ,shallow-fried and dipped in a thick onion-tomato gravy. It is tasty, innovative and healthier too. In my place, it is called IRHAR and is served during marriage ceremonies. In my first family, we preferred to eat chapatis at night only and my mom used to make it quite often. You can have it with tandoori rotis and rice too. I hope you guys will like it. Do try it and share your experience with me. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-For the Split Black Gram fritters

  1. Split Black Gram-250 gms
  2. Cumin-1/2 tsp
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch
  4. Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  8. Salt-According to taste
  9. Water-As required

For the curry:-

  1. Onion-2
  2. Green Peas-100 gms
  3. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  4. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  5. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Tomato Puree-1 tbsp
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Salt-According to taste
  10. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

For Garnish—Fresh Cream



Wash and soak the split black gram overnight. Grind it a little coarsely without adding more water. Grind the onions into a fine paste. Mix all the above-given spices into the dough and keep aside.


Now make rolls from the dal batter and boil them in hot water for 15 minutes. When it hardens take out the rolls from water and let them dry.

STEP 3 Cut it into thin rounds and shallow fry till browned and crispy.


20191204_085318_20191204193544735.jpgNext, take a pan and add oil into it. Next, add the onion paste and fry it. Now I will add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry for two minutes. Next, add all the spices, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder by mixing in water. In this way, our spices will not get burnt. Next, add tomato puree. Fry for two minutes. Now I will add the green peas and fry again for one-two minutes. Now it’s time to add garam masala. Fry for a minute. Now I will add the fritters to the gravy along with water and simmer for five minutes.


Our Split Black Gram Fritters In Curry is done. Garnish with fresh cream. You can also add fresh coriander to it.

Friends do try the recipe. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!