Dosa with crowder peas curry

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  • Crowder or black eye peas curry is very quick to make and 1 of my favourite.  I use frozen peas.
  • Heat oil and crack few mustard seeds, curry leaves. Now add some chopped tomatoes, peas ,ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin-coriandor powder and salt. Add some water. Presser cook 1 whilstle since peas are frozen and so almost cooked.
  • For dosa, i have been adding kasoori methi little bit lately and am really liking it. Today i made oat dosa with just salt and kasoori methi. If you like kasoori methi, then do try.
  • Few avocado chunks with little salt sprinkled. Avocado helps reduce cholesterol according to all i have read online.
  • You really don’t need to spend hrs in the kitchen to have fresh food. 
  • Good things thrown here and there is what makes a difference in my opinion.
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Dabeli sandwich

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  • Dabeli is very popular in some part of Gujarat and it is very very spicy. Well, i never liked when i was in india. Away from india, it’s a different story.
  • Traditionally it’s made with buns with layers of garlic, sweet, green chutneys, potato mixture and topped with some spicy mixture or spicy peanuts.
  • I tried easy sandwich. Yeah, call me lazy.
  • Added Badhshah dabeli masala to boiled poatoes. Add some cilantro, lemon juice, salt and whatever you want to add. Dabeli masala is the key. It has a distinct flavour.
  • You can do seasoning  with mustard or cumin seeds, add potatoes mixture and cook it for few mins too.
  • Put a layer of potato mix on a whole wheat bread.Top it with spicy mixture from indian store or mix mixture in potato mix.
  • Roast in sanwich roaster.
  • Have it with any chutney of your choice or ketchup.
  • Yum !

 

Pear a day in fall

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  • Fall is the time when air is dry, days are warm and nights are cooler. According to chinese medicine, fall is a season associated with lungs.
  • And pear is good for lungs. Pear clears heat, moistening and clears phlegm from the Lungs.
  • Last fall when i got sick and had dry cough, my acupuncturist recommended me  pears and it did work.
  • Found a good article here abt pears : http://robvenaacupuncture.com/2011/10/15/fall-is-the-season-for-pears/
  • There are lot of different kinda pears so find a kind you like or like me, try it all.
  • There are always recipes but i like to just eat them raw. Keep them on the counter few days after you buy them. So it will be nicely ripe.
  • Stay healthy with pears in Fall and don’t fall sick.

Gayatri mantra mudras

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  • Gayatri mantra is praised in 3 vedas and very popular among indians. But very few know that there are mudras for gayatri mantra.
  • Gayatri mantra has 24 syllables and each syllable has mudra to go with it. And then there are 8 closing mudras. I learned it all  from my yoga teacher.
  • Have practiced gayatri mantra mudras and have enjoyed it very much. So wanna share with my readers. My teacher published i-book last year so now everyone can learn it, practice and have your own experience.
  • Few pictures of mudras to give some idea. 
  • Book has everything you will need to know with videos so it’s easy to learn.
  • You will need i-device like i-phone , i-pad or i-touch to buy book. Search by book name “Gayatri mantra with mudras” or search for author name “Pradip B. Bulsara”
  • Enjoy and experience transformation !

Pigeon peas curry

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  • A simple yet very very tasty gujarati curry. Pigeon peas are available at indian store in frozen section in USA.
  • Heat oil, crack few mustard seeds. Add chopped onion and saute until they  turn little brown. Don’t burn it.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until they are mushy.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriandor-cumin powder, salt and saute for few seconds.
  • Add some chopped potatoes, mix well and then add water. Add your pigeon peas and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • Garnish with cilantro. We generally serve with little garam masala sprinkled over it.  That’s optional though.
  • Also if you like your gravy little thicker, then add little canned tomato sauce or tomato puree  when you add water.
  • You can replace pigeon peas with green peas too.
  • Don’t blame me if you end up eating extra rotis with this curry. 🙂