Tuesday, March 6, 2012


My dear friend Sapna had fever yesterday..so thought of making simple and healthy lunch for herMade this corn palak with minimum spices. love such recipes with few ingredients. here goes the recipe...

Spinach - 1 bunch washed
Frozen corn - 2 cups
Red Onion - 1 chopped
Garlic Cloves - 3 crushed
Red Chili Flakes - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4tspn
Hing Powder - a pinch full
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tbsp
Oil - 1tbspn
Salt to taste

  • Use a wide pan on medium heat with oil in it...
  • Once the oil is hot add cumin seeds, when they sizzle add the crushed garlic and stir till the raw smell is gone...garlic should be tender not brown
  • Now add chopped onions and hing powder...saute till onions and translucent
  • Add red chili flakes, turmeric and give quick stir. 
  • Now add corn, mix well and cover the pan with lid for 2 min
  • Roughly chop the spinach while corn is getting cooked. now add the spinach to the corn and stir well.. spinach will reduce in quantity and release water that will help in cooking
  • In 2-3 minutes the veggie is cooked, add some salt and garam masala powder.
  • Easy, Healthy and tasty Corn Palak is ready. Serve with hot chapattis and Dal. yum yum...

* Don't cover spinach at any time of cooking and don't add any water for this recipe
You can skip corn if u like and have just spinach sabzi using rest of the ingredients :)

Monday, September 26, 2011



fresh or leftover bread of any kind
olive oil - depends on how much bread u have...
following Seasonings as per taste:
dried basil leaves
dried oregano leaves
dash of garlic powder
black pepper or paprika (optional)
  • cut bread into 1 inch thick chunks. no need to discard the edges at all.
  • in a bowl add bread chunks to this add olive oil, garlic powder, and rest of the seasoning.. u can add your choice of seasoning too...mix well...bread should be coated well with oil and all other mixture...
  • preheat oven to 350 degree F. in a baking sheet spread the bread pieces in a single layer and put in oven...
  • u need to keep an eye on bread as it might burn and also turn from time to time..till it becomes crisp and light golden brown
  • taste it if it crunchy.  then the croutons are ready, allow it to cool down and store in air tight container or Ziploc bags.
  • serve with soups, salads or eat just like dt...i bet, u will never buy croutons from store ever.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Quick and Healthy Pizza

7" flat bread or store brought pizza  base or Naan
red onion - 1/2 thick sliced lengthwise
Green Bell Pepper - one
few spinach leaves cut length wise
few black olives
3-4 cherry tomatoes
pizza sauce, grated cheese (optional)
garlic powder
black peeper powder,salt, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 F. now chop all veggies length wise
  • lightly brush the flat bread with olive oil, then apply any pizza sauce , then sprinkle some garlic powder
  • now assemble all the toppings over the pizza base (use any of your desired toppings) black peeper and some salt
  • bake in oven for 10 min or till veggies are tender 
  • once out of oven sprinkle red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning 
  For Desi style pizza u can add chopped green chillies, cilantro leaves, corn, green peas to your toppings..it tastes great. 

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