Fortune Home Chef of the month.

Hey guys. I have been selected as the Fortune Home Chef of the month by the company Fortune Foods. It was a great experience shooting the  video and a wonderful surprise. Just take a look at the video. Thanks.

Link –https://www.fortunefoods.com/home-chef/drum-roll-please-heres-our-home-chef-month.

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Ripe Papaya Raita

Ingredients:-

  1. Ripe Papaya – 1/2 of 1.
  2. Thick Curd – 1 bowl.
  3. Vegetable oil – 1 tsp.(optional)
  4. Salt,both black and white – According to taste.
  5. Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Yellow Mustard Paste – 1/2 tsp.

For Garnish – Chopped Green Chillies and grated coconut.(optional).

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and finely chop the ripe papaya.Take a bowl and add the cut papaya to it and the curd.Now add the seasonings-salt(black and white),red chilly powder,roasted cumin powder,yellow mustard paste in the given amounts.You can also add 1 tsp of sugar or sugar free and some mustard or vegetable oil too but it is only optional.Mix everything well.Garnish with chopped green chillies and grated coconut.

IMG_3696.jpgOur ripe papaya raita is ready.Serve it with chapatis,rice,dal,paranthas or you can have it as such itself like a fruit chaat. It’s a very healthy side dish.

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

 

The Fabulous Chef and Cuisines Award

Hello and welcome my dear friends to my blog-o-zone again.This blog is about a new award category that I am starting.It is named as—The Fabulous Chef and Cuisines award.It’s the first time this award has been created and I hope that it will be passed on to all the deserving bloggers in the near future in the spirit of celebrating blogging and a passion for food.I hope you all will love it.

NAME OF THE AWARD—- The Fabulous chef and cuisines award.

CREATOR OF THE AWARD—- Abha Jha.

ABOUT THE AWARD—-The Fabulous Chef and Cuisines award is about honouring  the bloggers who have put in lots of patience,effort and dedication to showcase their culinary talents and expertise,being awesome so much that they deserve their due recognition.It is an award for beautiful blogger friends and their equally marvellous blogs which really make you mesmerised with their content,quality,presentation and the unfailing dedication to share the treasure trove of knowledge about cooking and food with the whole world.It’s for the deserving bloggers who put their heart, soul and a touch of magic to their dishes,yumm and so fabulous indeed.

WHY I MADE THIS AWARD—-I am a blogger wandering in the world of food and fun and really love to know about various cuisines in India and the world alike and to experiment with my ideas on making different and new dishes.So when I started blogging I got three awards and it made me start an independent award category to facilitate the fellow bloggers all of whose blogs I found to be none other than ‘AWESOME‘ and whose creativity is awe-inspiring.I hope this award honours my fellow bloggers truly for their talents alike in the blog-o-sphere which has gems and beauties to look forward to.THANKS…

RULES FOR THE AWARD—-

  • 1.Put the above award,logo/image on your blog.
  • 2.List the rules.
  • 3.Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • 4.Mention the creator(Abha Jha)of this award and please provide a link or ping back as (Abha of Abha’s Recipes).
  • 5.Write a post to show your award.
  • 6.Share a link to your best post(s).
  • 7.Share five interesting and different facts about yourself.
  • 8.Ask questions to the nominees.
  • 9.Nominate 5-12 bloggers or more if you wish.
  • 10.Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

SOME FACTS ABOUT ME ARE—-1.I am a health food enthusiast though would add that I am not a foodie.

2.I believe in keeping fit-n-healthy before doing any work and I feel today’s times of heavy pressure on all needs to proritize the health factor at all costs.You can’t afford to keep health on the sidelines anymore.

3.I am a born pickle maker and can make pickles from all the fruits and vegetables found in the world.So,try me!!!

4.I am a person with positive outlook towards life come any situation and am keen to know about varied and wonderful cultures and cuisines of the world.

5.I believe in making good friends and maintaining the wonderful bond of friendship with truth and loyalty.

  • QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES—-1.What is your idea of spending a perfect Sunday morning?
  • 2.What is your favourite color with which you associate your good luck.
  • 3.What is your perfect idea of getting and giving happiness in any  form possible?
  • 4.If given a chance with whom would you want to exchange your personality with and why?
  • 5.If you got a chance what three things would you change around you or in your country?
  • 6.What quality you primarily associate with a true lady?How according to you is she  beautiful,is it because of her skin or sense?
  • 7.What dish you recently had which was great and what ingredient in it caught your charm?
  • 8.If you were given to eat one dish repeatedly even if it could make you ill what would it be?
  • 9.What is the favourite dish of you made by your mom?
  • 10.If you could create a country where everything rotated around making and eating food,what would you name it?

I would really appreciate if all the nominees will respond to this award by writing a post and will pass on this award to others in the spirit of good blogging endeavours.

Have a great day.I love you all!!!!!

  1. MY NOMINEES ARE—-Chomp Chomp’s food blog.
  2. Megala of Megala’s Kitchen.
  3.  Anusha of Anusha’s cuisines.
  4.  Chitra Sundaram of Chitra’s Recipes.
  5.  Vidya Narayan of Masala Chilly blog.
  6. Ambika Jha of A little me,a little life blog.
  7.  Sumith of Kerala’s live blog.
  8.  Lathiya of Cook with Smile blog.
  9. Smart veg recipes blog.
  10.  Malini of Malini’s Space blog.
  11.  KR’s blog.
  12.  Nena of Nenabakingrecipes blog.
  13.  Rateka of Spicy and Sugary Bites.
  14.  Tingle-ur-taste buds blog.
  15.  Priya Pandian of Indian Kitchen blog.

Some of my best post(s)are—-1.Lajawab Fish Curryhttps://abhajhablog.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/lajawab-fish-curry/.

2.Instant Bottle Gourd Picklehttps://abhajhablog.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/instant-bottle-gourd-pickle.

Congratulations to all of you. Hope you like it. And don’t forget to nominate other blogger friends who too deserve this gesture. Have a great day.Take care.

 

 

 

 

 

Unique Blogger Award

Hi,once again to all my beautiful blogger friends.And Yes,I am happy to tell that I have been nominated for the UNIQUE BLOGGER AWARD by the very sweet and talented Nena of Nena’sbakingrecipes. Please visit her blog,its wonderful and so vivid and there is lots of learning from it about making cakes and more about baking.You may just find something of your choice surely and do yourselves a favour.

RULES– 1.Share the link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.

2.Answer the given questions.

3.In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family nominate 15 people and notify them.

4.Ask your set of 3 questions made for the nominees.

 Questions for me….

1.What is the greatest thing that you have done in your life?

Ans-The greatest thing according to me has been that I have managed,taken care of and balanced aspects of my life and my family successfully in which I have found total satisfaction.

2.What is your favourite dessert that you will never feel tired of eating?

Ans-It’s Phirni,an Indian porridge made of rice and milk and nut.It is a slightly different version of Indian kheer. Unlike kheer here the rice powder is mixed in milk to prepare the dish.

3.If you get a chance to travel,which place would you want to go and why?

Ans-If I get a chance to travel,I would like to visit New York.I have seen the place in movies and pictures and I have really liked it.

My questions for the nominees…

1.What is your favourite dress which you find always in fashion?

2.What dish is your favourite which you make in a jiffy and still enjoy its grand taste?

3.What are some qualities a budding blogger should keep in mind when starting a blog to make it presentable?

MY NOMINEES ARE1.Rateka of Spicey and Sugary Bites.

2.Tingle ur tastebuds blog.

3. Lathiya of Cook with Smile blog.

4. Anuradha Mukherjee of Aromas of my kitchen blog.

5. Megala of Megala’s Kitchen.

6.An Indian Homemaker blog.

7.KR’s blog.

8.Smart veg recipes blog.

9. Priya Pandian of Indian Kitchen blog.

10.The Light hearted kitchen blog.

11.A foodie housewife blog.

12. Saumya Ananda Krishnan’s blog.

13.The friendly epicurean blog.

14. Malini of Malini’s Space blog.

15.Vinitam singh 09 of Home made delights blog.

 

Lajawab Fish Curry.

Ingredients:-

  1. Basa fish fillet – 250 gms.
  2. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  3. Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp.
  4. Cashews – 5.
  5. Almonds – 4.
  6. Onion- 1.
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp.
  10. Tomato puree – 2 1/2 tbsp.
  11. Garam masala – 1 tsp.

For Garnish

  1. Fresh Coriander and green chillies.
  2. Fresh Cream – optional.

STEPS.

IMG_3494.JPGStep 1 – Wash and marinate the fish with salt,turmeric and red chilly powder. Shallow-fry the fish properly and keep aside.Grind the poppy seeds,cashews,almonds and onion to a fine paste.

Step 2 – Take a kadhai. Add oil to it.When it gets hot, add ginger-garlic paste,tomato puree and fry for two minutes.Now add coriander powder,red chilly powder,turmeric powder, above-made paste and fry again.Now add water to make the gravy and simmer on medium flame for two minutes.When the gravy gets two boils drop in the fish pieces and also add a pinch of garam masala. Cook for two more minutes.Garnish with cilantro and green chillies.You can also add some fresh cream but it is optional.

IMG_3492.JPGOur Lajawab fish curry is ready.Serve it in main course.

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

 

Roasted Eggplant Raita.

Hi friends,welcome to my food corner again.I try to usually make the healthier version of foods and believe in eating right food only,and in this regard,here I have tried to come up with an interesting,healthy and experimental dish which is partly a bharta and partly a raita. I make it in my kitchen quite often because its tasty and healthier and good at times when someone in your home is having a stomach problem.This raita-cum-bharta can be made without adding any oil and it has the goodness of curd in it.So its a great dish you all must try.

Ingredients:-

  1. Eggplants – 2.
  2. Yoghurt – 1 cup.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) -1(small).
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 2.
  5. Grated Ginger – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Roasted Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Mustard Oil – 1 tbsp.
  9. Salt – According to taste.
  10. Black Salt – A pinch.
  11. Dry Mango Powder(optional)- 1 tsp.
  12. Catch Dahi Masala(optional) – 2 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and slit the eggplants,keeping them intact and roast them on gas.Now put them under running water and deskin them taking out its pulp in a bowl.Mash them.

IMG_3491.JPGStep 2 – Take a bowl.Add the yoghurt into it.Now mix in the chopped onions,chillies,salt,red chilly powder,black salt,roasted cumin powder and add the mashed eggplants into it.Also sprinkle some grated ginger.Now add mustard oil.You can also add some dry mango powder if you want a tangier version of this dish,but if you like it simple you can omit this ingredient out.You can also add some catch dahi masala but its optional.

Our roasted eggplant raita is ready.Garnish it with fresh cilantro.

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

 

Colocassia Leaf Chutney.

Ingredients:-

  1. Colocassia leaves – 250 gm.
  2. Green Chillies – 2.
  3. Garlic(chopped) -1/2 tsp.
  4. Lemon Juice – 2 tsp.
  5. Carom seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  7. Mustard Oil – 1 tbsp.

STEPS.

Step 1– Wash and chop off the stem of the colocassia leaves and boil it till mushy.

IMG_3473.JPGStep 2 – Grind the leaves in  a grinder and put in a bowl.Now take a saucepan and add some mustard oil and the cut garlic,green chillies and some carom seed and fry it till golden browned.

Step 3– Mix in the above ingredients in the colocassia leaf preparation. Lastly add salt.Also add the lemon juice.

Our Colocassia or taro root leaf chutney is ready.Serve it with tortillas,rice,chapatis.

Do taste your dish after every preparation.

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