Brinjal, Potato And Tomato Mash


Hello dear buddies.Welcome back. Today I’ll be sharing with you a very simple and tastier version of the brinjal and tomato mash which is a common dish made everywhere in India and it has one extra ingredient, potato. The mash is simple to make, tasty and has very little calories. It’s a wonderful dish when you are super busy. So let’s start with the making—


  1. Brinjal -2
  2. Potatoes -1
  3. Tomato -1
  4. Onion -1
  5. Green Chillies -2
  6. Salt -According to taste
  7. Dry Mango Powder -1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder -1/2 tsp
  9. Garam Masala Powder -1/2 tsp
  10. Cilantro -For Garnish
  11. Mustard Oil -1 tsp


Step 1

IMG-5241.JPGWash and wipe all the veggies mentioned above. Make slits in brinjal and tomato. Roast the brinjal, tomato in an oven or on a gas flame and boil the potatoes. Finely chop the onions, green chillies and cilantro.

Step 2

Take a pan, add the vegetable oil and splutter some cumin in it. Now add in the chopped onions and green chillies and half fry them. Next add the salt, red chilly powder,garam masala, dry mango powder and then add in the mashed brinjal, tomato and potatoes. Give everything a good mix and switch the gas off. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

IMG-5239.JPGOur Brinjal, Potato and Tomato Mash is done. Serve it with anything that you want.

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


Panir Chat


Hello, friends welcome again to my corner. Today I’m sharing with you a random recipe which is not totally original but worth the effort. Every day at brunch time when we have had a lighter breakfast we don’t know what to have to curb the hunger pangs still working inside us. We are more focused on making the lunch menu than in thinking what to have for this brunch period. So I decided to make this Panir Chat. Its tasty, funky, colourful and full of flavours and you will surely like it. It is lighter and won’t make you feel overloaded but will curb those pangs and give you a good mood and energy to make lunch for the day. So let’s get started—-


  1. Cottage Cheese or Panir-100 gms
  2. Cucumber-1/2
  3. Capsicum-1/2
  4. Onion-1/2
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Apple-1/2
  7. Pineapple-1/2
  8. Pear-1/2
  9. Mango(semi-ripe)-1/2
  10. Cashew and Raisins-6 each
  11. Peanuts-1 tbsp
  12. Crushed Papadi-1 tbsp
  13. Crushed Methi Mathri-1 tbsp
  14. Besan Sev-2 tbsp
  15. Salt, both black and white-According to taste
  16. Chat Masala-A pinch
  17. Paprika-1 tsp
  18. Orange Juice-2 tbsp
  19. Coriander-Mint Green Chutney-1 tbsp
  20. Meethi Chutney-1 tbsp


Step 1

IMG-5180.JPG Cut your panir into small pieces. Now mix it with salt, green chutney, paprika and lemon juice. Then shallow fry it in a pan.

Step 2

Chop the onion, green chillies and capsicum into medium-sized pieces and fry the capsicum in some oil. Roast the cashews and peanuts. Cut the fruits into small pieces. You can add fruits of your choice also.

Step  3

IMG-5181.JPGTo assemble the chat, take a big bowl. Add to it the capsicum, onions, green chillies, apple, cucumber, dry fruits,papadi, methi mathri, panir, the fruits, salt both black and white and paprika. Next add the chutneys, green and meethi. You can add any chutney of your choice, but here I have used the above-mentioned ones. Sprinkle some besan sev on top and drizzle some orange juice over the chat to make it still tastier. Toss everything well and serve immediately. Enjoy the dish as a brunch time idea over a cup of hot milky tea.

Our Panir Chat is done. Serve it at brunch time or anytime you want.

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

Rice Flour And Split Black Gram Pancake


Hi friends. Today I’ll be sharing an easy to make and tasty to eat snack or breakfast recipe which I am sure will be like by you all. It is a salty pancake made by mixing rice flour with ground split black gram or chana dal along with onions, green chillies and light seasonings. It is tastier, crunchier and can be had with peas curry or chutneys. You can try it as a morning breakfast idea or as a snacky pack and enjoy making and eating it both. So let’s start with the making of Rice Flour and Split Black Gram Pancakes:—


  1. Rice Flour-200 gms
  2. Split Black Gram-100 gms
  3. Onion-1
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Cumin-1 tsp
  6. Asafoetida-A pinch
  7. Coriander-Cumin Powder-1 tsp each
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  11. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder-1 tsp
  12. Salt-According to taste
  13. Coriander Leaves-For Garnishing


Step 1

Soak the Split Black Gram overnight. Grind it slightly coarsely the next morning. Chop the onion, green chillies and coriander leaves finely.

Step 2

Take a bowl and add to it the ground dal, the rice flour, asafoetida, cumin, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, chopped onion, green chillies and lastly coriander leaves.

Step 3

IMG-5061.JPGMix everything nicely adding some water to make a thick batter out of it.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick pan and grease it with some oil. Now take small dollops of the batter with a ladle and spread it on the pan making small dosai-like pancakes out of it.

Step 5

Fry it well on both sides till golden browned. Take out on a tissue paper.

Our Rice  Flour And Split Black Gram Pancakes are done. Serve them with green and red chutneys(the recipe of which has been shared in another blog).

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


Ripe Papaya Raita


  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).


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.


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 mesmerized 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, yum 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…


  • 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 pingback 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 prioritize 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 a 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 colour 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 Curry

2.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.