Monday 29 June 2020

Veggie Bean Burger (kids platter)

Kids meal is something we always think what to give by keeping the nutrition in our mind, Good amount of protein, vitamins, and calcium. many other things too. My daughter is that kid who eats almost everything (touchwood). yeah sometimes she gets bored if i keep giving her roti sabzi and daal. then she will tell me mom no Roti today pls. so I try to give her something else but definitely I keep things on healthy way.

For example, she loves pasta in white sauce, I make white sauce with whole wheat, by adding milk and cheese. Pasta i use wheat and semolina one. You will not love the taste, it will almost come as you make with maida.

Here, again we are back with our foodiemonday bloghop event, and this time we are back with #munchkinmeals. and when i told this to prisha that this time we are going to make soemthing for kids meal. on the spot she told me mom plss make burgers, she is actually a McD veggie burger fan. but here since 6 months Veggies burger in McD is not available. and she do miss that. here I tried making burger but with kidney beans. She dont like beans. well, she told me mom plss dont add it, she knows there's no Rajma in McD burger but I tried to convince her that you will love it. and she said Ok mumma. And I am glad she loved it and told me mom I love it. I made this platter for her in her lunch yesterday. she loves those Swiss roll cakes and fresh juices.

This theme was suggested by Narmadha and she wanted us to share some recipes which kids normally dont eat and we can feed them. Please check her space for lovely recipes at

There are many recipe I like from her blog few are here linked, take a look at:

Mango mastani

Little millet Upma

chapati Noodles

Here I tried the healthy burger recipe to please my kid.

This platter has :

#veggieburger (Homemade)
#Swissrollcakes (not homemade)
#Freshorangejuice (Homemade)
#Somefruits (god made)


1 Cup boiled kidney beans (Rajma), rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Cooked brown rice
1/2 red bell pepper, cut small
1 Clove garlic, peeled
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp salsa
1/2 cup bread crumbs


Drain and rinse beans. Dry the beans before putting in a food processor. Pulse until slightly mashed.
Chop red bell pepper and onion into medium pieces. Add to the food processor with garlic. Pulse.
Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until well mixed.
Form into patties and place on wax paper.  Freeze for 2 hours.
On a Pan lightly oil a skillet and cook on medium heat. Cook 7 minutes on each side.

Your burger patties is ready to go in burger.

Assembling of burger:

Take a small burger bun apply some butter on it, then apply some tomato ketchup, put one cheese slice, then your burger patties again add one more cheese slice, and finally add some purple (red) shredded cabbage. You can add lettuce, My kid she don;t like lettuce.

Serve it in your kids plate with some fruits and cake and some fresh juice.

Monday 22 June 2020

Chickpea salad

Chickpea Salad combines all of my favorite fresh vegetables in one delicious bite. Chickpeas are combined with juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers tangy purple cabbage all tossed in an easy homemade lemon kissed dressing.

I just love summary salads, in these days being in lock down (we are in partial lock down) everyday many things we wants to eat and having those craving....My family and nearest friends who are living close to us, on a weekend we are trying different recipes at home, and interesting thing is the boys having interest in cooking a lot these days...hence, Thts not a good news for me actually, as they request to make this make that, and workload is more now ;) but yes we do enjoy having all the stuff and few indoor games. so because of having these many dishes, on this weekend we sorted ourselves with simple salad with chickpea and yummy dressing we made with lemon olive oil and garlic based mixed herbs. The salad was so yummy and tummy was full only by having it.

This time for our foodiemonday bloghop theme, its a  #chanatime theme, a theme was suggested by Mayuri dee....I made this chcikpea salad for the theme. please check the recipe below. check delciious blog from Mayuri patel dee who has yummy recipes, As I am born and brought up in Gujarat, yes I love gujarati dishes and she has wonderful collection of that and her baking delights are amazing. check this collection and enjoy

Gujarati dishes
baking delights


1 Red Onion
1/2 fresh lemon
1 Cup chickpeas (boiled)
2 Cups cherry tomato
2 Cups diced cucumber
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1/2 cup Purple Cabbage
1/4 Cup Orange Carrot

For Dressing

1/4 Cup olive oil
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 tsp mix herbs
Salt & pepper


Cut all the vegetables in same sizes, add salad dressing in it, and gently toss to combine.
Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

Monday 8 June 2020

Vanilla Strawberry Cupcakes

Pa Pa Ra Pa Ra!!! Well, I cant keep calm,  As its our 250th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop Event, and I am so so happy that I am again a part of this beautiful grown up baby of almost about to be of 5 years. I started this bloghop in 2015, and my first post on this was Chocolate hazelnut pudding. This was started with 3 people, slowly the family grown, many ups and downs, many still there many left, even if I started this bloghop, I couldn't keep continuity with it, And yes I always have regret about that, but many times, your other responsibility and career, not let you do everything what you want to. There is always a chance of evolving your self. This blogging journey made me learn so so many things. I learnt to connect with fellow bloggers, your followers, yours appreciators, your critics, So many virtual friends. Blogging made me to be a photographer, I didn't know that can take this as my career, Its totally different as by degree I am a chemical engineer, and now I am a professional food photographer and stylist in Doha town. In these 5-6 years of my blogging journey and blog hop gave me this identity which I always wanted for myself. And I m touched that I could achieve something by spending time on this. I really want to thank very very old members of foodiemonday who took all the responsibility of bloghop and made it successful still.

Mayuri Patel Dee who owns Mayuri's jikoni blog, who always stick to the rules and always try to bind all of us, always there whenever you need, whenever you want any suggestions. I am glad to meet you dee on bloghop and definitely lucky i am. :) hugs to you

Sujata Roy dee who owns betterup with sujata blog, Yes, the name it self says you can be better in your culinary skills by following her recipes on her blog, she is very gentle, very loving, and always their to help you in need. I have some extra soft corner in my heart for her, which I might not able to express, we never met or never had personal phone call but you are close to my heart dee :) plss be always with us :)

Preethi Prasad dee who owns Preethicuisine blog, very old member of bloghop, very humble, helpful and delicious recipes she owns on her blog. There was a time I had hard time with bloghop she was there with me to guide you on right way, I will be always thankful to you preethi dee :)

There are many other beautiful talented bloggers in our foodiemonday bloghop you really should stop by all their blogs.

check out all of them here:

1) Kalyani sri owning the blog sizzlingtastebuds
2) Narmadha owning the blog Nams Corner
3) Renu Agarwal dongre owns the blog cookwithrenu
4)Sasmita sahoo samanta owns the blog First Timer Cook
5) Poonam bachhav owns the blog Annapurna  indeed she is Annapurna :)
6) Archana Potdar owns the blog The Mad Scientist's Kitchen (I love the name ;))
7) Swati malik owns the blog foodtrails
8) Aruna saraschandra owns the blog vasusvegkitchen
9) Priya iyervowns the blog thephotowali

For this joyous day I wanted to make chocolate bundt cake, frankly I got the tin, I made the cake, cake came out well, everything was good, one thing didn't well is when I coated tin, there was too much flour on coating and It all came in cake. and it was looking appealing. then I tried to cover it with chocolate ganache, But ganache was again very thick, as I add less amount of butter (Bcz I was in shortage of butter) I thought Its ok it will work, but it didn't again, So What I wanted to make I couldn't. At last today in the morning, I simply made strawberry flavor cupcakes and put vanilla buttercream icing when I got butter in the morning, Did make butter well. and add some sprinklers on top. Thts all. and I am all ready with my blogpost of todays 250th foodiemonday bloghop event.


120 g All purpose flour
140 g brown sugar sugar
40 g Butter (unsalted)
1 tsp Salt
120 ml Milk
11/2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp strawberry extract
1/2 cup Yogurt

For the Buttercream
125 g Icing sugar
Vanilla extract flavoring few drops
100 gm Butter (unsalted)  softened
15ml Milk (or as needed)


1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, and line a 6 muffin tin with muffin cases.

2. Using a hand held electric whisk or freestanding mixer mix the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt on a low speed until it is the texture of breadcrumbs.

3. Put the yogurt in a jug and whisk by hand. Add the milk and strawberry extract and mix together.

4. Pour 3/4 of the milk mixture into the dry ingredients & mix on low speed, then mix on a medium speed until smooth and thick.

5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until half full.

6. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until risen and springy to the touch.

7. Leave to cool slightly and then place on a wire rack.

To make the buttercream mix the icing sugar and butter together, then add the milk, mixing slowly, then increase the speed to high and whisk until soft and fluffy. Add a few drops of vanilla extract. 

Top the cooled cupcakes with the buttercream using any nozzle or simply spread with butter knife. 
top some sprinklers if you have to garnish it. 


Monday 1 June 2020

Chili veggie Soup

When the sky turns grey and the sun hides behind the clouds, when lightning flaunts
its electric white hue and thunder splits our ears, we know whats coming next, pouring rain.

The first thing that strikes our mind at that moment is to rush to the kitchen and make ourselves a cup of tea or any snacks or hot bowl of soup, to keep us company as we sit in the balcony and watch the torrents come down. hence, Doha has started burning with its hot summer, there's nothing to enjoy in this time in this country actually. Even we cant enjoy rains too here, might be for 2-3 days only. just missing India for many many reasons, As Covid-19 made all of us deep down frustrating too. but anyways we all miss our home back to India. waiting to things settled and meet my family as soon as possible.

This time we all are back with Monsoon recipes and the theme was suggested by Archana dee from  The mad scientists kitchen .There are many many amazing recipes you will love to see on her blog. few are my favorite check them here vegan hara bhara millets kebab , Onion focaccia beetroot lassi

for this theme I came with spicy hot chili veggies soup check out the recipe below and enjoy.

For stock
500 grams tomatoes
1 Capsicum
150 grams carrots
3 1/2 cups water

Chop the veggies and cook it in the pressure cooker for 10 mins. churn the veggies and strain with a fine sieve.

For topping Ingredients
1/2 tsp red chili powder 
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 Spring onions with leaves
1  finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Tabasco sauce to taste
boiled vegetables for garnish


1. Heat butter, saute capsicums for 1 min, and cook. Pour the stock and allow it to boil. When the stock comes to a boil add all the seasoning ingredients like salt, pepper, red chili powder, sugar and boil for 8 to 10 mins. Mix cornflour in milk and add to the soup and boil for 2 mins, add spring onions and remove from flame. Pour the soup in a serving bowl and garnish with , spring onion leaves, and veggies and Tabasco sauce and serve hot.