Dhokla – Easy Breezy After School/Work

Anyone who has gone, going to school, work knows that you are hungry when u get home. Dhokla is so easy to make if you have prepared batter in advance . It’s steamed and you can eat plain with little food quality oil or with chutney or season it. It is also light on tummy.

I make with rice , Urad dal and 1 tbsp Chana dal which gives good taste .

Surprise 1 day your family with nice hot snack.

Enjoy!

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Steam Broccoli Over Rice

Are you 1 of those ppl whose excuse is always family doesn’t eat it? Well, you can make your dinner good , nutritious very easily. Here’s 1 trick. I love steamed broccoli. Most of the ppl cook rice so when rice is done , throw some broccoli florets on top and cover it. Let it stand for 5 mins and it will get steamed.

Take it out , sprinkle some salt , fresh lemon juice and you have a filling , nutritious side dish for yourself .

Isn’t it so easy and simple ?

Enjoy!

Samosa Chat – Make life easy

Too many things on your plate ??? And you are exhausted? Time to simplify things. Stop the obsession of …. fill in the gap for yourself . Few days back , a friend asked me on fb , when do you go to work and actually do the work? Ha .. Ha . Reason am always posting the fun things I do.

Well, I spend time doing things that’s fun for me. There are things we have to do but then there are things you can let go, hire ppl to do , spend little extra money. And most imp simplify things.

Samosa chat is simplified here. We all Indians know how chat needs so many things. Well, I had left over Chana masala. Went to Indian store in lunch time for grocery. So picked up freshly made samosas. They came with green and sweet chutney. You got the point , didn’t you?

Come home , assemble everything together . Put some yogurt, chopped onion, tomatoes , cilantro. And voila fun lunch for Friday ready in 5 mins.

That’s how you simplify life. Now I have time to go back to my work and even post this .

Enjoy!

Oven Baked Bitter Gourd Chips

Why would anyone will want to eat bitter gourd ? You might think. There are 6 tastes and we should experience each taste everyday. Bitter most of the ppl don’t eat. Body needs all 6 taste to function properly. If you are not a fan of bitter , try little bit for a month and see if you develop a taste for it. I wasn’t a fan before but now I enjoy it and even crave .

Bitter gourd chips baked in oven tasted good. Very less oil needed. Here’s how I made it.

  • Used Indian bitter gourd since they are nicely bitter . Wash and slice using mandolin.
  • Add turmeric powder, chili powder , salt and chat masala which gives a nice flavour. Add little coconut or sesame oil. And mix everything well.
  • Oil a foil paper and spread chips in a single layer.
  • Bake at 375f for around 15 minutes and broil for few minutes. Time will vary depending on your oven.
  • Enjoy as a side dish.
  • Let kids try too but don’t force it. Tell them just to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Beetroot Before Hike

Are you into hiking or running and would like to feel little better , more energetic? Well, try beetroot. There’s some research also done on it.

My personal experience is when I eat beetroot night before hike , I do little better. I just boil beetroot , sprinkle some salt and lemon juice and eat it like a salad on the side .

Try it yourself and see if you feel better . There’s nothing to lose here.

Enjoy!