Monday 29 February 2016

Dal Pakwan

As various other cuisines of India, Sindhi cuisine is also a vibrant one, sizzling and dazzling with lots of flavors, a wonderful amalgamation of Delish sweets, Perfectly Tangy curries, mildly flavored gravies, rich and wholesome Biryanis, Wide array of seasonal Vegetables, awesome variety of Flatbreads, and not to forget the world famous Sindhi Papad and Sindhi Pickles. A Royal breakfast preferred by Sindhis, is ought to be The Dal Pakwan, the crisp fried Maida flatbreads, served with simple Chana dal, garnished with chutney and chopped onion. 

This is a traditional breakfast dish made in Sindhi Homes during festivals or on special occasions or when a guest is supposed to be treated with authentic Sindhi Breakfast. A very heavy combination, this food keeps you filled for hours. In addition to the current influences, it must be asserted that Indian and Arab foods have basically influenced Sindhi cuisine. Therefore, there would be similarities between Sindhi cuisine and the cuisine in India at large. The spicy and aromatic features of Sindhi and Indian meals can be easily noticed. This is quite a heavy dish to digest, and in accordance with today’s views of healthy meals at breakfast, some people choose other dishes. It is a dense channa masala consumed with Puris made of flour. What makes this part of the breakfast dish heavy is the fact that it deeply fried in oil.  

Well, I made this Delicious Daal Pakwan on last weekend, But dew to some reason I was not able to post it. So now I am going to share this heavenly delicious Breakfast recipe with you all....I Love this mild flavor of chana daal and crispy pooris... Amazing Combination to have something heavy in the morning...In my this dish I have not used green chilies in my tadka just bcoz my green chilies were over spicy and Prisha is not at all going to tolerate this much spiciness Even me too...So better not to add them, So used only red chili powder, I know the green chili tastes better, but you know, What If your food went extremely hell to your loved once??? So better cut it off ;) Top up with Onions and Tamarind Chutney make this breakfast Super hit...When I was making these crispy pooris, you wont believe this, One poori is in my kadhai to be fry, and one daal pakwan chaat is ready in my other hand to go straight in my ;) When You cant control yourself to have that food right away in your mouth, that means its heavenly delicious and soul satisfied. You know I can have this Daal Pakwan not only in my breakfast, Even in my lunch or dinner also....So try this super delicious, and mouthwatering recipe straight from the Sindhi cuisine, and Enjoyy it :)


For Daal :

1 Cup Bengal Gram daal (Chana Daal), Soaked
1 Onion, Finely chopped
2 Green chilies, Finely chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
Salt To Taste
Coriander Leaves
2 Tbsp Tamarind Chutney

For Pakwan:

1 Cup All purpose Flour
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Tbsp Oil
Salt to Taste
Oil for frying


How to make Daal:

1. Soak the Chana Daal atleast for an hour, Then Heat a cooker with oil and add cumin seeds, finely chopped onion, grated ginger, finely chopped green chilies and soaked chana dal. (Note: I have not added Green chilies here in my Tadka only because My green chilies were Over spicy so used Red chili powder, I have used Green chilies in my garnishing only.)

2. Add Garam masala, Turmeric powder, Red chili powder, salt to taste and water enough for the daal to soak and then cover it with the pressure cooker lid and let it cook up to two whistles.

3. After two whistles turn off the flame and Add coriander leaves and mix well. Take it out in a bowl.

How to make Pakwan:

1. Take a Bowl and add APF, oil, cumin seeds, water and little salt, and make a dough.

2. Make small balls of the dough. Apply little oil on the working board and the rolling pin. Roll it into thin Pakwans and cut it in the shape of a perfect circle using a lid. Prick the Pakwans slightly using a fork so that they do not swell up like Pooris.

3. Fry the Pakwans on low heat. Fry until they turn golden brown in color.

Serve the Hot Daal Pakwan in chaat style like top it with onions and Tamarind chutney or simply serve them like individual serving.


Tuesday 23 February 2016

Mexican Beans Salad

A salad is a dish consisting of small pieces of food, which may be mixed with a sauce or salad dressing. They are typically served cold. Salads can incorporate a variety of foods including vegetables, fruits, cheese, and grains and eggs too. Garden salads use a base of leafy greens; they are common enough that the word salad alone often refers specifically to garden salads. Other types include bean salad, Greek salad, and many more.

Beans are also high in protein, complex carbohydrates and iron, with one cup of cooked beans providing between nine to thirteen grams of fiber. Soluble fiber can help lower blood cholesterol. Adults are recommended to have up to two to three servings. 3/4 cup of cooked beans provide one serving. Bean salad is a common salad dish composed of various beans -- green beans and/or yellow wax beans, cooked garbanzo beans, cooked kidney beans and typically onions, peppers or other vegetables, in a vinaigrette broth, sometimes sweetened with sugar. Some bean salads contain barley, pasta noodles or rice. I love Mexican Seasoning Pretty much, So going to make Beans salad by adding Mexican seasoning...And so its a Mexican Beans salad. The veggies You can add them by your choice. I have added Purple Cabbage too, That has good content of fiber and the color is so inviting to Enjoy this beautiful and so healthy Salad. Since last few days, Me and himanshu are going on healthy versions of food, Yesterday Night we had  this beautiful and So delicious Mexican salad in our dinner and We enjoyed our Dinner in healthy form. I am so in love with this boiled beans...I can simply have them with Only Salt too. They are Sooo Delicious....I specially love the boiled taste of Chickpeas...A one Bowl with full of veggies and these beans you are done with your lunch or in dinner...Trust me you will not crave for any food after having this Salad.

This is So easy to make salad, Just soak the Beans, Boil them, Chop the vegetables, make dressing in just 2 minutes and you are done with the salad....A super fast and super healthy salad to attract anyone to have healthy food :) Yeah, Like First Himanshu asked me that, Are we going to have only this in dinner tonight???? (With a big Question mark on his face ;)) And I said Yes, He simply nodded his head, and started eating the salad...When he finished the Bowl, He said I am done with my dinner....And told me that It was so so delicious that I am not going to tell you to make anything else for me tonight ;) heheheh...I simply took his Bowl and went out to the kitchen with swag ;) hahahhaa....He was smiling and told me that I can have this salad in my everyday Dinner too ;) well, I know that is not going to happen...hahahaha...So you Guys Check out the very simple and easy recipe of Mexican Beans Salad, and Enoyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 100 gms Boiled chickpeas
 50 gms Boiled black eyed Beans
 60 gms Boiled kidney Beans
 1/2 Cup Green Capsicum, Sliced Chopped (You can Take Bell peppers too)
 50 gm Boiled Corn (You can take Tin frozen Corn too)
 1/4 Cup Lettuce Leaves, Chopped
 1/4 Cup Purple Cabbage, Chopped
 1 Sliced Chopped Onion
 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
 1/2 tsp Vinegar
 1 tsp Sugar
 1 tsp Salt
 2 tsp Chopped Garlic
 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
 1 Tbsp Chopped Coriander
 1 tsp Roasted Cumin seeds
 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder
 1 tsp Roasted powdered cumin seeds
 2 Tbs Tomato ketchup


1. In a bowl, add chickpeas, Black eyed Beans, kidney beans , Capsicum , Corn , Purple Cabbage and onion and mix well. (Note: You can definitely add Bell peppers (Red, Yellow, Orange), as I have Only Green peppers in my fridge so I used them only.)

2. In a separate bowl, add olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, garlic, coriander, cumin seeds, black pepper powder and tomato sauce and mix with a beater.

3. Pour this dressing on the bean salad and mix well.

Serve it...Enjoy the healthiness!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Sunday 21 February 2016

Multigrain Thalipeeth

Hey Guys, I am again Back with yet another Healthy dish, As you know Nowadays I am in a mood to post some healthy recipes, Once again its a healthy hit from my blog....Its a MULTIGRAIN THALIPEETH with Veggies, Thalipeeth is a type of savory multi-grain pancake popular in Western India. It is a special Maharashtrian dish. The dough is prepared from a special flour made from roasted sabudana, Rajgira, Coriander seeds, cumin seeds, Wheat, and Rice. Onion, fresh coriander and other vegetables and spices are added when kneading the dough. Here I am using Whole Wheat Flour, Chickpea Flour, Soya Flour, and Rajgira Flour, and added Vegetables to make it more healthy..!!

Its a very Easy to make dish, and so delicious to have even in breakfast...When you serve it with Any Raita or with any pickle...Taste is awesome...These all flours are so healthy, and use of this Flour and addition of vegetables in your dishes makes you more healthy. Since last two three weeks we are having so much heavy foods, like frequently we are going to the restaurants for the dinner, or sometimes getting home delivery of the lunch...So fed up from the very heavy and restaurant food, so decided to have some healthy food in next couple of days. So my next Blog posts will be only healthy food posts....Very soon I am going to post them all.

And Now again we reached to our 28th #foodiemonday Bloghop Event, and we Foodiemonday team has decided to post the recipes from each others Blog...Like when we have decided to have #InterFoodblogchallenge theme, We had a small game which was held by Krithika on our Group, and I gotta chance to try recipes from Krithika's Blog, I go through the blog, and was searching for some healthy recipe, And I got this super delicious and healthy recipe from her blog, Krithika's Blog is so so different from others, You will able to find loads of recipes from each topic, and you will love to try them all...You can check out her blog here at ...Thank you krithi, for this wonderful recipe...To make it lil different, I have added a good amount of vegetables, Mint leaves, and some Raw seeds to make it more delicious!!! So here you can check out the step by step recipe below and Be healthy :)


1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Besan (Chickpea Flour)
1/4 Cup Soya Flour
1/4 Cup Rajgira Flour
1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Onions, and Garlic
2 Tbsp Finely Chopped Capsicum
1 Tbsp Finely chopped Mint leaves
1 Tbsp Finely chopped Coriander Leaves
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Green chilies
1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Cup Yogurt
Water as required
Salt to taste

Method :

1. Take a Bowl and add all the flours and mix well with hands. 

2. Add the Cumin seeds, Fennel Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Chopped Onions and Garlic, Capsicum, Finely Chopped Mint Leaves, Coriander leaves and salt, Mix them well. 

3. Now add Spices in to the flour mixture, Mix them well, Now add Yogurt in it, mix it again, If you need water to make a dough add water gradually and make a soft dough. Drizzle a little oil on to your hand and coat the dough with it. Cover and let rest for about 5-7 minutes. Divide this dough in to equal Parts of balls.

4. Take an aluminum Foil, or any Plastic sheets, And put One Ball on a sheet and drizzle some Oil on your fingers and tap the dough with your fingers, and make a Thalipeeth, Make a hole in the middle of Thalipeeth (Thats looks so Goood ;))...The edges will be uneven, Do not worry for that...It will be like this !!

5. Heat a Tawa and
Cook the thalipeeth on the tawa using oil/ghee till golden brown on both sides. Use a flat ladle to press down and let cook evenly. Serve hot with Raita or Salad. I am serving this delicious Thalipeeth with Boondi Raita and Salad. 


Wednesday 17 February 2016

Eggless Chocolate Brownie

When you are seriously craving for some chocolate Flavor in your mouth, You can't control yourself to have it right away..At least I cannot...The same thing happened with me yesterday, That I was craving for this super chocolaty, Chewy, Yummy, what else I can say, A Super Duper hit recipe made by chocolate....and its "BROWNIE"... Ohhhh still I am fascinating to have it right now...I have to go and come back with piece of Brownie and should write my Brownie post with enjoying it ;) Hahahahha...Sounds so Funny...It is...But Thts Ok, By reading this You will also Fall in a fantasy of this chocolaty Brownie with me :)

I always look for Eggless recipes (As I always mentioned that I am a pure vegetarian). I tried this egg less version of brownies and I already made them a couple of times because of the simplicity of the recipe. The recipe is simple enough. The most important ingredient besides the chocolate? Thts the Vanilla....This Vanilla Essence, Ohhh You just smell the Essence Bottle.....I am in love with this smell...When your Brownie is in Oven to be bake, This Vanilla makes your house like heaven....This smell stays in your house for couple of hours, So when I baked it in the noon yesterday, Himanshu came from the office in the evening, He asked me what did u baked today????????? ;) The time when I said its a Brownie....hahahah...I cant forget his face that what he was wondering...;) After having a simple dinner, I served him this Hot chocolate Brownie with a scoop of Butterscotch Ice cream....And what else can I say, Love in the Air :)  

So Check out this Yummilicious Egg less Chocolate Brownie recipe Below...and Enjoyyyyyy the Chocolaty Heaven :)


110 gm Dark chocolate, Melted
80 gm All Purpose Flour
60 gm Butter
60 gm Powdered Sugar
60 gm Yogurt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
5-6 drops Vanilla essence
3-5 Tbsp of Milk


1. Take a Bowl and Combine the melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla essence and whisk well.

2.  Now add Yogurt in the butter mixture and mix them very well.

3. Add the Sieved Flour mixture (All purpose Flour + Baking Powder + Baking Soda) and mix gently and add melted Dark Chocolate too in the mixture and Fold them gently. 

4. Add 3-5 Tbsp of milk to reach the desired consistency. (Dropping consistency).

5. Grease a 6" Square tin with Butter and Line it with a piece of Butter paper at the bottom of the dish and again grease it using a little butter.

6. Pour the batter into the greased and lined Brownie tin, spread it evenly using a spoon and Bake it for 30-35 minutes at 180 degree C.

7. Cool it and unmould by turning upside down on a plate. Remove and discard the butter paper, Cut them in a square pieces and serve hot with Ice cream. Or you can simply have in your mouth without a wait of a single second ;)