Sweet and tangy Pumpkin.


  1. Green Pumpkin-500 gms.
  2. Onions(finely chopped) -2.
  3. Green Chillies – 2.
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Sugar or Sugar free – 1 tsp.
  7. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Salt – According to taste.
  10. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp.

For the tempering:-

  1. Five Spices or Paanch phoran – 1 tsp.
  2. Bay Leaf – 1.
  3. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.

For Garnish – Chopped Cilantro and lemon juice.


Step 1 – Wash,scrape and finely chop the green pumpkin.Now blanch it.

IMG-3769.JPGStep 2 – Take a kadhai. Add the given amount of vegetable oil  to it.Now add five spices,bay leaf,asafoetida and let it splutter.Now add the chopped onions and green chillies and fry till half done.Now add the masalas,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,garam masala,dry mango powder and salt.Next add in the blanched pumpkin.Fry it for two minutes.Now add the sugar or you can use sugar-free and fry again for two minutes.Finally garnish the dish with a dash of lemon juice and chopped cilantro.

IMG-3772.JPGOur sweet and tangy pumpkin fry is ready.Team it up with hot chapatis,steamed rice and dal or any other combinations that you like.It’s totally healthy and you can even make it oil-free by not adding the two tablespoons of oil.

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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.

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Indian Mashed Potatoes.


Potatoes :-8.

For the three tadkas:

Tadka no.1—–

  • Onion(finely chopped)-1.
  • Green Chillies(finely chopped)-3.
  • Chopped Coriander – A small bunch.
  • Salt – According to taste.
  • Mustard Oil(raw) – 2 tsp.

Tadka no.2-—-

  • Cumin – 1 tsp.
  • Dry red chillies – 2.
  • Salt – According to taste.
  • Mustard Oil – 2 tsp.

Tadka no.3-—-

  • Black mustard – 1 tsp.
  • Dry red chillies – 2.
  • Salt – According to taste.
  • Mustard Oil – 2 tsp.


Step 1 – Wash and boil the potatoes.Peel and mash all of them.

IMG-3559.JPGStep 2 – For making the first set, take a portion of the mashed potato and mix in the finely chopped onions,green chillies,salt and mustard oil in it.And it’s done.We will make the remaining two in the same way.

IMG-3557.JPGStep 3 – For the second tadka take a pan and add the mustard oil in it.When it gets hot splutter the cumin in it along with the dry rd chilly.When it crackles add it to the mashed potato and mix in some salt according to taste.It’s done.

IMG-3554.JPGStep 4 – Similarly take a pan,add the mustard oil and black mustard along with some dry red chillies.When it crackles pour it over the third set of potato mash and mix it adding a pinch of salt.And it’s done yet again.

All of our three types of mashed potatoes are done,as fast as you could have wanted them to and they are equally tasty.It is best served with khichadi and fried veggies.

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Spicy Pointed Gourd.


  1. Pointed Gourd – 250 gms.
  2. Onion(finely chopped) – 2.
  3. Green Chillies(chopped) -2.
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 2 tsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  7. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 2 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  11. Salt – According to taste.
  12. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.


Step 1 – Wash and slit the pointed gourd from the middle cutting it into halves.

Step 2 – Take a heavy-bottomed vessel and add some vegetable oil to it.Now splutter in some cumin seeds and when it crackles add the chopped onions.Fry it for 3 minutes.

IMG_3155.JPGStep 3 – Now add the ginger-garlic paste and green chillies and fry it.Stir in the pointed gourds and fry it for 2 minutes.Now add salt,turmeric powder, red chilly powder,cumin powder,garam masala and the dry mango powder and fry everything.Now cover it with a lid and cook as such for 5-7 minutes on slow flame.Don’t add any water to the dish.Now remove lid and check whether the gourds are cooked or not.Now stir-fry the veggie for five minutes on high flame.If needed add some oil to prevent burning.Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Our spicy pointed gourds are ready.It is a great appetiser and a tasty side dish for your lunch or dinner menus.

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Cucumber Raita.


  1. Cucumber(grated) -2
  2. Curd -1 1/2 cups.
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Green Chillies(chopped)- 2.
  5. Black Mustard Powder – 1 1/2 tbsp.
  6. Mustard oil – 2 tsp.
  7. Coriander leaves for garnishing.


Step 1-Wash and grate the cucumbers.

Step 2-Squeeze out the excess water from it.

Step 3 -Take a bowl and put the squeezed cucumber in it .To it add curd ,salt,green chillies,mustard oil and black mustard powder.Garnish with fresh coriander.Give everything a good mix.The raita is ready in a jiffy.

Friends do try this recipe at home.It is an accompaniment to your regular lunch or dinner and.It can also be had with biryani,fried rice,puris and the like.Enjoy the weekend,till then happy cooking ,healthy living.

Mashed Green Gram.


  1. Whole green gram or sabut[whole] moong – 250 gms.
  2. Small Onion [finely choped]- 1
  3. Chopped ginger and garlic – 2 tsps of both.
  4. Green chilly[chopped] – 1
  5. Lemon juice – 1 tbsp.
  6. Mustard oil – 1 tbsp.
  7. Salt – According to taste.


Step 1 – Roast the green gram or sabut[whole] moong in a pan until browned.Take care not to burn it.

Step 2 – Pressure cook it for about 20 minutes and transfer it to a bowl after draining all the water.

Step 3 – Grind it in a mixer slightly coarsely.

Step 4 – Now take a bowl, add to it the mashed gram, finely chopped onion and green chillies, ginger, garlic, salt, lemon juice and oil. Give all a good mix and our mashed gram is ready to be served.

Do try this recipe at home. It is a side dish which will go well with your regular lunch and dinner ideas and is extra healthy,extra tasty with that tangy yummy touch and is a definite recipe for people who have less of time in hand. Share your feedbacks and comments and get doubts of any kind cleared. Till then have a great time everyone and always say yes to hearty living,healthy cooking!!!



Mashed Yam.


  1. Yam – 250 gms.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Green Chillies – 2-3
  4. Black mustard powder – 2 tsp.
  5. Mustard Oil – 1 tsp.
  6. Lemon juice – 2 tsp.


Step 1 – Scrape, wash and roughly chop the yam.

Step 2 – Then pressure cook it till it is well cooked and softened.

Step 3 – Now take a bowl and add to it the cooked yam, salt, green chillies,black mustard powder,lemon juice, mustard oil in the given amounts. Mash it with a masher and mix it all up well.

Step 4– The mashed yam or suran bharta is ready thus. It can be a delicious side dish to your regular lunch and dinner items.

I hope you will all like this recipe. Do try making it at home and share your comments and feedback and clear doubts if you have any. Till then happy cooking, friends!!