Side Dishes Of Life

Side dishes makes meal fun, isn’t it ? Same way in life also you need side activities , skills or anything fun for you is imp.

Cabbage muthiya is very simple to make . Some chopped/shredded cabbage , few flours , spices and it’s steamed .

What are your fun side dishes in life ?


Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut squash fries are easy to make if you can peel and cut it . If you have sharp big knife , good peeler then it’s not hard to cut , peel butternut squash.

Add salt, pepper and olive oil. Bake at 400 F for 25-30 minutes or until done .

Good snack rich in Vitamin A . In today’s world, one would think everyone knows abt basic nutrition and are aware but I see lot of ppl are still not aware or not interested. Good nutrition is Imp every stage of life.

You can also make for super bowl .


Almond Chutney

Nuts are good to eat but you can get bored eating same way everyday if you are like me. Almond chutney turned out very good and must try. Here’s how I made it:

  • Soak almond for few hrs or 15-30 minutes. Remove the peel if you like. If you soak long enough, skin comes out easily.
  • Grind almond, green chili, piece of ginger , salt with little water.
  • I added too much water so added some daliya (roasted chana dal) also.
  • Heat little oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, Urad dal, curry leaves.
  • Add seasoning to almond paste.
  • So yum. All gone. Will have to make again .


Cranberry Pickle

Warning : Indian pickles are spicy.

One of the yoga friend had brought cranberry pickle once on our hiking day trip. I am not much into pickle but I liked her cranberry pickle . She was kind to share recipe and I made it . Here’s the recipe and I don’t have measurements since I just went by usual pickle experience. I found similar kind of recipe on Manjula’s kitchen so you can look for her recipe if measurements are needed.

  • Cut fresh cranberries in half. Yes wash and dry first .
  • Add some thinly sliced ginger and green chilies. I skipped green chili .
  • Add turmeric , salt and pickle masala.
  • Mix well.
  • Heat some mustard oil and add to cranberry mixture.
  • Put in air tight glass jar and leave on counter for a day.
  • Refrigerate after a day. Should be good for 2-3 weeks.
  • Enjoy!

Millet Dhokla

Dhokla is a steamed spicy cake. Our diet is heavy on white rice and wheat flour so It’s a good idea to include other millets , grains regularly.

Used Millet which is also known as Samo rice. There are plenty of recipes out there so pick the one you like. Samo rice is generally eaten during fast but you don’t need to fast to eat this or wait for those special days. You can make any time.

When you see a recipe or picture of item and if you like it, what do you do?

Keep the answer to yourself.

Here’s my observation..majority will do nothing , throw some nonsense.

Very few ppl will actually take the idea and will make it. If you are in this category, good job. Give yourself a pat on the shoulder.