Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gooseberry-Pome Raita

Indian Gooseberry - 4
Pomegranate - half fruit
Beaten curd - 1 cup
Salt - to taste

Steam cook gooseberry for 5 minutes. Remove seed and chop into small pieces.
Mix salt, curd and pomegranate seeds with chopped gooseberry and let it sit for some time.
Gooseberry-Pome raita is ready.

Even those who hate the sour-bitter taste of gooseberry will find this delicious.

Both the fruits have numerous health benefits.This is a "Haemoglobin-friendly" raita :) Both Gooseberry and pomegranate helps increase blood count. Gooseberry's nutritional factor is such that it doesn't lose its nutritional value even after cooking and its Vitamin C content is 20 times more than that of a Orange.

Enjoy the 'Sweet-Salt-Sour' Raita!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Instant Lentil Soup

Paruppu podi(Home-made/Store-bought) - 5 tbsp
Pepper Powder- 1/2 tsp or as per taste
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Corinader leaves - few

Boil water and add Paruppu podi.
Mix well till it gets thickened and is without any lumps.
Sprinkle pepper, cumin and hing.
Garnish with corinader leaves.
Protein-rich Lentil soup is ready to serve!

Palak Pakoda

Palak - 1 bunch
Onion - 1
Green gram dal - 1 cup
Green chillies - 2
Cumin seed - 1 tsp
Fennel seed - 1 tsp
Ginger- a small piece
Salt - as per taste
Oil - for frying

Clean and chop palak. Chop onion.
Soak Green gram dal for 2 hours and drain water.
Grind soaked green gram dal with cumin seeds, ginger, green chillies, fennel seeds and salt.
Mix chopped palak and onion with dal.
Fry in hot oil.