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Sprouted Moong Recipes for Weight Loss – Dietitian Recommended

Sprouted Moong Recipes for Weight Loss – Dietitian Recommended

We all have heard this proverb “Health is Wealth”. But how much do we really take care of our health in the real sense. Specially after giving a birth to a baby our lives focus is on the kid, family, job, sleepless nights etc etc. […]

The Veggie Bowl – A Complete Meal

The Veggie Bowl – A Complete Meal

Hi Mommas, I have been busy vacating with my little one at lonavla and hence my #maakirasoi segment got sidelined. But I am back and here to share another meal which my mom made when she felt lazy to cook. All she would give a […]

Enjoy The IPL 2018 Cricket Mania

Enjoy The IPL 2018 Cricket Mania

Hi fellas,

This is my 50th Foodart on the blog and I am so happy to achieve this milestone. I can’t be more than grateful to all of you for motivating me time to time and appreciating my work. It is because of your positive spirit, I have been able to reach at the current number in like 6 months, I had never dreamed off. And what could be a better way to celebrate this milestone with the love of cricket. So let’s enjoy the IPL 2018 Cricket Mania.

Having said that, I had asked everyone through my Insta Account on how can I celebrate my 50th post and I got some amazing response from moms and friends on what could be my next foodart. Going by the current demand, I choose to ride on the cricket mania by creating a foodart on IPL2018 for all the cricket lovers out there.

IPL is one of the biggest sport festival in our country.This year is the 11th edition of IPL with two teams back in action i.e Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

Cricket Fanatics are going crazy and so am I, not because I love cricket but the Men in my house have just one thing to do i.e Enjoy the IPL 2018 Cricket Mania and all I can do is enjoy with them in my way.

As typical Indian’s we are, our mouth can’t stay lonely while we watch a movie/ sport etc. And all we do is munch on some fats ..ya chips, coke, bhajiyas those are fats aren’t they ? and are glued to the TV sets. So this time Instead of cribbing about it, I sunk myself in the craziness of IPL and created a platter with one of the protein rich food – Moong Dal Chila.

Well nothing creative with the recipe, but just little different way of styling the food for the men of the house.  After all it’s IPL time !!!

Curious to know, what i did ? Well just catch on my video and make this IPL platter for your family, the way i did.

Did you enjoy it Mommies?? Do share your feedback.

And since many of you suggested to make videos, this is my first attempt in making stop photo video. Do give your feedback as well, As I plan  to create more of this in future.

Your kids will love these vegetarian tacos

Your kids will love these vegetarian tacos

Summers are here and so are the colourful butterflies making their appearance, fluttering around flowers and dancing to the tunes of soft breeze. These butterflies have drawn my attention to get my creative juices flowing to make a lovely foodart. While today’s dinner is vegetarian […]

#48 wanna play Tic Tac Toe with snacks ??

#48 wanna play Tic Tac Toe with snacks ??

As a kid, i was always too excited about snack time purely because if two reasons I use to be extremely hungry since I use to come from school My mom use to always serve hot snacks like upma, toast sandwich, theplas, dry Gujarati snacks […]

BROCOLLI – SOYA CHUNKS PULAO

BROCOLLI – SOYA CHUNKS PULAO

BROCOLLI – SOYA CHUNKS PULAO

Being a vegetarian, i sometimes get bored of the mundane vegetable pulaos and biryanis. Although i love experimenting with ingredients, my experience has made me realize it is not only to do with taste of vegetables but the quality of rice is also highly responsible for the enhancement of taste and nutrition.

Having said that, i recently encountered a new basmati rice product online by “Popular Essentials”. Since eating rice is an everyday affair, i bought this 5kg pack of rice mainly bcaz of two reasons
✨ The pack is handy, reusable and rice can be easily stored in it
✨ It is perfect rice for cooking biryanis and pulao at a very decent pricing

Well, what about the taste ? I chose to boil the rice separately for the recipe i am to share and hence sharing a clear verdict of boiled rice from my side
✨ Grains turned out to be long and fluffy and did not break while mixing
✨ Grains did not stick to each other
✨ Although fragrance was mild, it had a perfect basmati texture

And if all of this still creates a doubt whether to opt for this brand, then head on to my recipie below

INGREDIENTS
11/2 Cup Boiled Basmati Popular Essentials Rice
1 Small Brocolli
10-15 Pieces Soya Chunks ( boiled )
1 Onion
6-7 Garlic
1 tsp Cummin Seeds
1 tbsp Butter
2-3 Green Chillies
Salt as per taste
Coriander for Garnishing

METHOD
✨ Wash the rice, add salt and boil it separately till it is 90% cooked.
✨ In a pan, heat the butter
✨ Add cummin seeds, green chillies and whole pieces of Garlic. Saute it for 1 min
✨ Add onion and saute it till it turns pinkish
✨ Add Brocolli pieces and saute till it turns tender ( you can add a little water to cook Brocolli faster )
✨ Add the soya chunks and saute itfor few mins
✨ Add salt for taste and the cooked basmati rice
✨ Garnish the rice with coriander leaves and serve immediately

Well i had some fun creating a healthy recipe for myself and my family. And i hope you to will try out the recipe and as always plz keep sharing tour feedback with me.

#35 The Butter Toast Jellyfish

#35 The Butter Toast Jellyfish

How many of you love dipping Butter Toast in your garma garma chai. I guess we all do, but how about creating a beautiful art out of it. I just created this cute little jelly fish made from Butter Toast Cheese Harbara (Peas) Strawberries Well, […]

#34 The Green Grape Fish

#34 The Green Grape Fish

Hi Moms, I am here with yet another fruit plate but this time with a cute little grape fish swimming around. Since this month is all about sea world, i thought of serving salads and fruits in a creative way thereby ensuring all possible nutrients […]

#33 Octopus swirling on my plate

#33 Octopus swirling on my plate

This month I believe my mind is living in the ocean. I have been coming up with sea animal themes for my food-art and yet again I have shared a very creative way to serve salads with some dips.

I have made an octopus with head made of Creamy Herb Dip from Fab India and tentacles made from Carrots. I have tossed the carrots with some salt and pepper.

You can create similar foodart with different vegetables & dips like cucumber- cottage cheese dips, beetroot- honey mustard etc and get creative the way you serve salads to your kids and family members.

 

Brocolli Corn Salad

Brocolli Corn Salad

Hi Moms, this is ideally my salad no 2 for the month of Jan. In my last post I had shown how to make Vegetarian Pasta Salad. And in this one, I plan to share salad made of one of my favourite ingredient ‘Broccoli’. Living […]

#32 Meet Mr.Moonfils – The Crab

#32 Meet Mr.Moonfils – The Crab

My love for croissants keep increasing as I see new flavour of Bauli Moonfils Croissant stacked on the shelves in the supermarket. Well that does not end there, it ends up right in my stash at home where I just wanna sip coffee, have croissants […]

#31 Happy Makar Sankranti

#31 Happy Makar Sankranti

Hey all mommas out there, wish you a Very Happy Makar Sankaranti. The festival of kites  is here with some magic of traditional til gud chikkis cooking in the kitchen.

And if you want to serve your guests, be different and get some brownie points on you cooking skill you just know what to do.

Plate your chikki’s like kites and celebrated the festive spirit of Makar Sankranti.

I have plated this platter with

  • Coconut Chikki
  • Til gud Chikki