Beans And Strawberry Pickle


Hi, my dear buddies. Today’s recipe is an experimental twist which came to my mind today. This combination is really very stylish and unique and too tasty to come true. It can be had with chapatis, naans, bread and anything you wish to. It is a sweet-tangy combination of a fruit and a veggie and is really awesome and easily made. Do make it and enjoy this wonderful pickle, it really can be your treat to happiness.


  1. French Beans- 250 gms
  2. Strawberry-150 gms
  3. Salt-According to taste
  4. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  6. Yellow Mustard Powder-1 tbsp
  7. Achaar Masala-1 tsp
  8. Asafoetida-1/2 tsp
  9. Five Spices-1/2 tsp
  10. Roasted Five Spices Powder-1/2 tsp
  11. Fortune Mustard Oil-2 tbsp
  12. Sugar or Sugarfree- 1/2 tsp
  13. Vinegar-2 tbsp


DSC01190.JPGStep 1

Wash and cut the strawberries and french beans. Blanch only beans.

Step 2

Take a pan. Add mustard oil, five spices, and asafoetida. Now add the blanched beans and fry for 2 minutes on high flame. Add the strawberries and fry it too. Next add the masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, yellow mustard powder, achaar masala, roasted five spices powder, sugar or sugar-free and switch off the gas. Lastly, add the vinegar and store in a jar.

DSC01185.JPGOur Beans and Strawberry pickle is ready. It is an instant pickle and can be used as it gets made. It is a slightly sweet and salty pickle and is sure to delight your taste.

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



Chicken Curry With Baby Potatoes And French Beans


Hello and welcome friends to my cooking space. Today I’m sharing a mix-n-match recipe of chicken, baby potatoes, and french beans to make this veg-cum-nonveg delight. It’s something you can cook when you have little ingredients left with you in your kitchen to churn out something tasty and healthier too. So let’ start with it—


  1. Chicken – 100 gms.
  2. French Beans – 1/2 cup.
  3. Baby Potatoes – 1/2 cup.
  4. Poppy Seeds and Yellow Mustard Paste – 1 tbsp.
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  6. Onions(chopped) – 1(big).
  7. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  11. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  12. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  13. Salt – According to taste.
  14. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

FOR GARNISH —Kasuri Methi, Freshly chopped coriander and fresh cream.


Step 1 

Wash and chop the french beans. Boil and peel the baby potatoes.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add the given amount of oil to it. Now add the chopped onions. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry. Now add the masalas i.e, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder,garam masala, and the tomato puree. Fry it for three minutes.

Step 3

Now add the chicken which you have washed and kept aside, the cut french beans and baby potatoes and fry them together with the masalas for ten minutes. Now add the poppy seed and yellow mustard paste and fry again. Care has to be taken not to fry the above paste for long as it may turn bitter in taste. Fry everything well and add water to make the gravy. Now pressure cook the whole dish till done. You can alternately make this dish adding any other veggies other than the ones used here and you can add dried mutton too replacing the fresh chicken as used here.

Step 4

Add kasuri methi and freshly chopped coriander to garnish. Add fresh cream too for the extra goodness. Enjoy.

IMG-3610 (1).JPGFriends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then happy living, healthy eating!!! And happy Raksha Bandhan to all of you.