Cleansing Okra

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  • Okra is a wonderful vegetable with lot of health benefits. But you need to know how to cook it. Indian way of okra curry with all spices makes okra very tasty.
  • I would highly suggest to try indian okra recipes.
  • I saute some onions, add cut “fresh” okra and all spices, ginger-garlic paste and salt.
  • I can’t stress enough to use “fresh”. It really makes me sad when i see ppl opening cans or everything frozen even when fresh is easily available.
  • Also okra has pectin so next day you will feel cleaner. Yes, it helps in constipation. Here’s a wonderful article on okra:
  • http://www.ehow.com/about_5471466_information-okra-body-cleanser.html
  • I made chevti dal to go with okra.
  • A perfect dinner !

Ratalu or purple yam curry

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  • I hear ppl complaining many times that they don’t know what to cook and they are tired of same food. Why not try new vegetables ? You really don’t need to be stuck with same recipes and same vegetables. If you eat variety, then you will get all nutrition too.
  • This is another very easy, simple and quick recipe. I used frozen Ratalu from indian store to make it super quick.
  • Heat oil and season with mustard seeds, hing. Add ratalu , chopped tomato, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder,red chili powder, cumin-coriandor powder, salt, add some water and cook for 3 whistles.
  • That’s it. Isnt’ it super quick? And it taste just like potato. More creamy probably.
  • I had wtih roti and grapfruit juice on side. Delicious, healthy lunch.
  • Speaking abt grapefruit, lot of ppl don’t like grapefruit but it’s b/c you don’t know when to cut grapefruit.
  • I always let  grapefruit sit on kitchen counter for at least a week. Once fully ripe, make juice in citrus juicer. It’s really tasty.
  • If grapefruit is not fully ripe, then it’s bitter and sour.
  • Grapefruit does interfer with some medicines, so make sure you are allowed to eat grapefruit.
  • Enjoy !

Masoor curry on cold night

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  • Whole masoor is easy to cook and rich in protein, iron , fiber etc. Masoor dal is popular but this whole masoor curry taste great too and easy to cook.
  • No need to soak, just pressure cook 4-5 whistles.
  • Saute chopped onion, tomato, add ginger-garlic paste, dry spices and that’s it. Usual process of making any simple curry.
  • No need to add extra cream or butter. It’s creamy on its own.
  • Have with wheat roti , jowar or millet rotla.
  • Enjoy the cold weather with this hearty, earthen simple masoor curry.

Easy corn breakfast

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  • It’s winter time and we all want to eat something hot for breakfast, right? This corn chivda is quick ,very easy to make and of course yummy.
  • Boil frozen corn in microwave and then grind in food processor. Use very little water.
  • Heat oil, crack few mustard seeds and add green chilli. Add corn paste , salt and saute little bit untill mixture is dry.
  • Add pinch of sugar and lemon juice.
  • Garnish with cilantro and add some “sev” on top. Use little thicker sev for crunch. I had only fine sev so just used it.
  • You can add some shredded carrot, chopped onion too if you like.
  • If you are fond of chat, then do try this.
  • Enjoy Winter and Have a happy and healthy 2014 !