Monday 20 July 2020

Bhuna Masala

This is the basic Indian curry paste or sauce which you normally use in your daily cooking. This recipe is actually a Punjabi style curry paste but I have added some curry leaves too. These days I am using more curry leaves in my daily cooking. so thought to add here too. hence you can definitely use this recipe in your Punjabi curries. This paste is versatile that you can store and freeze it if you dont have that time to prepare it instantly.

This is a simple recipe the basic ingredients i used are Tomatoes, Onions, ginger, garlic and some spices. These days, as my daughter's summer holidays are going on, hence I am busy with my shoots but I have to spend time with her as in this pandemic I cant send her to her friends place. so have to cook lunch breakfast dinner in time. and have to balance my work too. Still I dont used to freeze any of my curries or paste but for the people who cannot grab that time, this is the perfect recipe for them.

This time we are back with foodiemonday bloghop event, with theme of #desibasecurries. This theme was suggested by Preethi prasad.. Who owns blog Preethiscuisine

A wonderful blog has many lovely recipes...I like many of them but few are here,

Cheesy penne pasta
Veg masala khichdi

For this theme I made this Bhuna masala check out the recipe below and enjoy!!!


1/2 cup Oil
7-8 curry leaves
5 Onions medium diced
10 cloves Garlic minced
2 inch Ginger grated
4 Green Chili Pepper
6 Tomatoes medium chopped
2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
5 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Ground Turmeric
2 tsp Salt


1. Use a heavy bottom deep saucepan. Add the oil and onions, Curry leaves and saute for about 15 minutes. Stir at regular intervals from the start on stove.

2. Add the tomatoes and spices, and stir well. Cover and let it cook for 5 minutes, so the tomatoes soften. Then cook the masala uncovered so all the liquid dries and the masala thickens. Keep stirring at regular intervals.

3. The Bhuna Masala is ready when it starts to leave oil on the sides of the pan. You can keep it as it or blend in a blender, depending on your preference. Take it out in a glass jar or any jar once its cool down. freeze it and use it as per your need.


Monday 13 July 2020

Blackberry Greek Yogurt

This may look like a healthy, power breakfast (which it definitely can be), but I tend to enjoy this Warm Blackberry Yogurt Bowl as an after dinner treat. There's something so sweet and satisfying about warm blackberries over chilled yogurt. With the addition of favorite fruits, this is a delicious dessert that you can enjoy without any guilt.

This time we are back at Foodiemonday bloghop event with Yogurt special recipes, the theme was suggested by poonam who owns Annapurna blog. There are hundreds of recipes which you will love to try from her blog. few are my favorite.

Spinach oats cutlets
Manipuri Khichdi
Puran poli

Check out the simple recipe of blackberry greek yogurt bowl bowl below and enjoyyy!!!!


200g blackberries
40g sugar
300g Greek yogurt
50ml honey
100ml milk


1. Toss together the blackberries and golden caster sugar in a large bowl. Leave for 30 mins or until the fruit starts to break down, then mash the berries a little with a fork.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the Greek yogurt with the honey and milk. Add the yogurt in to the berry's mixture. You can crush them together or simply mix them with spoon also.  Freeze for an hour. Garnish it with some your choice of fruits.


Monday 6 July 2020

Sweet Potato Patties

I normally dont do much fasting and all, There are only three fasts I do in whole year, and at that time we used to make several things at home. There are many many recipes you will find out on social platforms and you will love them all. But few are like very authentic and we are grown up with those dishes or recipes.

This Sweet potato patties is one of that recipe which used to prepared at our home. My mom used to make this specially for my dad, He loves this patties. We all used to cherish those perfectly made patties whenever any fasting days are coming. Its very simple and not so many ingredients required for it. some people add roasted crushed peanuts too in this recipe, and that tastes good too.

This time for our 254th foodiemonday bloghop event we are back with fasting recipes or Farali specialities. The theme was suggested by Kalyani sri who owns
blog, and has amazing recipes on her blog. I like many of them few are here,

Zaffrani MIllet apple phirni
Roasted bell pepper hummus

For this theme my contribution is Sweet potato Patties they are made with water chestnut flour (Shunghade ka aata). check out the recipe below and enjoy!! :)


5-6 sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon Green chili chopped
1 tsp Ginger finely chopped or grated
1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds or powder
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1 or 2 tablespoon Shinghade ka aata or water chestnut flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 Tbsp Chopped coriander leaves
rock salt or black salt
oil for frying


1. Rinse and clean the sweet potatoes well in water, I put them overnight in water so all the mud will get remove by the morning. then rinse them properly they will be super clean.

2. Roast them in the oven or on the gas also with BBQ net or any other steel net till they are cooked and soft.

3. Peel them after baked< you can boil them also in pressure cooker with less water and salt, but I prefer to bake it enhance the flavor of it.

4. Take them in a large bowl and mash it with masher or with fork, and add green chili, ginger, salt, shinghade ka aata, cumin seeds, sesame seeds and chopped coriander leaves. at the end add lemon juice and mix them all very well.

5. Shape into medium sized patties, and make even sizes of all.

6. Take a pan and add little oil it heat it little and place those patties on it and fry them till both the sides are brown.

7. You can serve it with Yogurt raita or any chutney. Or any kind of sauce you can use.

Enjoy this Vrat or Farali special recipe at home.