Monday, 13 November 2017

Kachumber Salad

Kachumber salad is a tasty salad prepared with simple ingredients - cucumber, tomato and onions. It can be served as an accompaniment or a healthy snack.

Ingredients :

1 cucumber, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon fine chopped coriander leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon chaat masala
salt to taste

Method :

Mix all the ingredients and serve as an accompaniment with rotis or rice.

Onion Tambli

Tambli is a speciality dish from Karnataka. It is similar to the pachadi made in Tamilnadu. It is actually derived from the words "Tampu Huli" in Kannada,which means cold gravy. Tambli can be made with palak, drumstick leaves,  onions, curry leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, bell peppers/capsicum etc. 

This is a simple Onion Tambli recipe which can be made as an additional recipe with potato curry or papad for a "lazy day" or "no vegetables/hardly any vegetables at home" day.

We used to love having this with rice during hot summer days. I am sure everyone will love this simple and healthy recipe.

Ingredients :

1 medium sized onion, chopped
1/4 cup grated coconut
1 green chilli, chopped
1 cup curd

for the tempering :

1 teaspoon oil
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
a few curry leaves

Method :

1) Grind together onion, coconut and green chilli to a fine paste.

2) Mix this paste with curds and add water as per your requirement. Add salt as per taste.

3) Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they start spluttering, add curry leaves.

4) Add this to the tambli mixture and serve with steamed rice.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Broccoli Stir Fry

A simple but healthy recipe for those lazy days when you don't feel like doing much but want to eat healthy. This can also be served as a healthy snack.

Ingredients :

2 cups broccoli (refer link for cooking broccoli)
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt to taste

Method :

1) Heat olive oil in a pan.

2) Add chopped garlic. When the garlic turns brownish, add broccoli and cook for 5 minutes.

3) Serve hot as a snack or with steamed rice.