Showing posts with label Healthy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healthy. Show all posts

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Steam Lemony Corn

Hi Guys,

After another long disappearing act, I am back. Bangalore has been keeping me busy with hardly anytime on weekends.

However, I am back with the bang as you can see that your favorite blog has a new look and much easier on the eye. And I promise you, recipes will keep on coming.

Just yesterday my wife went for veggie shopping and got a couple of corns from market. My kids love corn and so do I. But we miss the soft 'bhutta' that they sell in Delhi which is done in sand. It is oh so yummy and juicy. And I thought I might as well try something new. Not in sand though. :-)

This is what I ended up with and I have to admit, it just came out awesome, at least if I believe my wife and kids.

Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter
Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter

Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter
Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter

Thing is corn is super healthy and full of nutrition. If you have it this way, it just adds the flavour to the health.

Let me take you through simple recipe of this juicy and yummy corn:

Ingredients:


  1. 2 sweet corns.
  2. Lemon slice.
  3. Chopped coriander.
  4. Butter.

Method:
  1. First of all, steam the corn. Either in Microwave or in a pot. It will take only 10 minutes.
  2. Once it is steamed, take it out and let it rest.
  3. Heat the pan on medium heat.
  4. Add butter and just add corn. Don't wait for butter to melt.
  5. Saute it for 2 minutes.
  6. Add little salt as per taste.
  7. Squeeze lemon over it and give it a stirr.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander.
Voila! it is done. This super easy corn is ready for you. Kids love it. You can find few more kids recipes on this link.

Thanks again for reading. Do rate the recipe and share your comments and feedback.

Love,
Raj

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Egg Frittata

Frittata Recipe or How to make Frittata

Hi Bhukkads,

How are you?

Weekend and time for that innovative and amazing breakfast, isn't it? Well that is exactly what I had today on this Lazy Sunday Morning. Two things I did, made this amazing breakfast and dusting of the house. Well, that is my way of helping my wife at home on weekends. Trust me, I do both things with passion as I like my food good and my house without a spec of dust.

Anyway, enough bragging and lets get to drooling. I have always though of baking eggs a fantastic way to have eggs. Egg Frittata was one thing that I wanted to make as I love eggs. Give me eggs anytime, in any form, I will be happy! It is also a more nutritious form as you can add as many veggies that you want. I had only peas and onions in the house and made do with them but you can add anything that you want. Carrots, capsicum, mushroom, anything you love! Well, if I had planned it well, I could have added salami and sausages too! Hell yeah! Though Frittata in Italian translates to "fried" but I baked them totally except the veggies that I sauteed beforehand.

Frittata
Frittata
Frittata
Frittata

Friday, 14 August 2015

Chicken In Pesto sauce

Chicken In Pesto Sauce Recipe Or How to make Chicken in Pesto Sauce

Hey Friends,

Day before yesterday I has posted about Toum Chicken which is sort of fusion of stir frying and Lebanese cuisine. It sure was yummy, do check it out by clicking on the link. It was full of garlic flavor and it being one of my favorite ingredients, I tried something else too, Chicken in Petso Sauce.  This was another attempt to make something for my kiddos and my niece who were asking for chicken!!

Many of you might know how to make Pesto Sauce, but still I would share it again how to make it for those who don't know. I used a very similar method to the Toum Chicken, but the flavor was totally different even though it was filled with Garlic along with Mint and Basil.


Chicken in Pesto Sauce
Chicken in Pesto Sauce

Chicken in Pesto Sauce
Chicken in Pesto Sauce

This is another super 'quicky' dish which you love to have once in a while!! Am I right? Quick and pleasurable!! Ok, I know what you are thinking but now get your track to the kitchen!!

The wonderful strong flavor of Garlic and Mint will just amaze you. Obviously the hero is the sauce but you have ensure chicken is cooked perfectly too.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Chicken breast cut into medium size pieces.
  2. Basil leaves.
  3. Mint Leaves
  4. 4-5 Garlic cloves
  5. Walnuts. You may use Cashew nut as well if you don't have walnut.
  6. Olive oil.
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Crushed Black Pepper.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce

Lebanese Toum Chicken Recipe

You must be wondering what in the world is Toum, especially if you are not familiar with Lebanese cuisine. Toum in Lebanon means Garlic. Toum or garlic sauce which is served in Lebanese restaraunts with Kebabs. But it is also used as a marinade to cook along with chicken or fish because it is actually more of a paste than a sauce. This Toum goes very well with anything barbecue or roast. But I have tried it in a different way to come up with a finger licking snack which gets ready in not more than 20 minutes, including preperation. Yes, you read it right!

Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce 
Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Since, they day I started eating Shwarmas and Hummus and Falafels and Pita Breads, I have been so in love with Lebanese cuisine. So, when I was looking at making something unique and new using classic Lebanese method, I came across this and gave my own twist to it.

The chicken came out really tangy due to lemon and with oozing flavors of Garlic. Made in less oil so it was healthy too.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Chicken breast cut into medium size pieces.
  2. 1 medium sized lemon
  3. 7-8 garlic cloves
  4. 2 table spoons Olive oil
  5. Salt to taste

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Healthy Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs or Deviled Eggs Recipe

It is every morning fare at our place, especially in winters. Me and my twin sons eat boiled eggs sans the yolk. They way they don't like the yolk reminds me of my childhood and how even I used to hate the yolk in boiled eggs. Well, it is a good thing as by not eating yolk we are avoiding FAT. But then all white becomes bland.

Deviled Eggs is something that came to my mind and I have seen to so many variations of Deviled Eggs. I actually did not want to create the same thing but wanted to see if I can do something new and make it healthy as well.

So here it is, Deviled Eggs with Hummus 3 Ways. I had made Hummus a day prior and had some leftover. So, That is how I got the idea of this. See, how leftovers can be easily used in a fantastic way.

You may also want to try Egg In A Hole.


Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs with Hummus
Deviled Eggs can be traced back to ancient Rome. Traditionally, they are served cold. Hard boiled eggs are cut into half lengthwise. Yolk is removed and then crumbled and mixed with mayonnaise and mustard or other ingredients and then stuffed back.

But as the name I gave, my Deviled Eggs are healthy and a fusion of European and Lebanese fare. I stuffed them with Hummus in 3 different variations. Not only it makes the the eggs to colorful but also variety of flavor adds the interest and it is super healthy.

Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs with Hummus


Lets see how the recipe goes.

Recipe
Ingredients:

  1. 4 hard boiled eggs.
  2. Hummus. Find the recipe here.
  3. Red Bell Pepper.
  4. Spinach

Now we are using Hummus which already has a lot of flavor so we will not be adding additional salt or any other spice. If you feel the Hummus that you have made has less salt, just sprinkle some salt on top or add more salt in Hummus as with the boiled eggs it might taste bland. Make it as per your taste.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Baked Cheesy Rolls - Healthy Snacking

When it comes to kids, you know for sure that if you add cheese they will love it. My kid's love cheese and they even demand cheese crust pizza in their favorite outlet.

So, I was thinking of some new way to give them a snack which not only they loved, but even me and my wife could it. So I had to make it healthy. Well you say cheese and healthy? Well, not really but I baked these snacks instead of deep frying. Now that makes it healthier, doesn't it?

These are just like deep fried as they outer crust is super crispy. You will love these Baked Cheesy Rolls.


Cheese Rolls
Baked Cheese Rolls

Cheesy Rolls
Baked Cheesy Rolls
Here is the recipe for you.

Ingredients:

  1. Brown bread slices, outer crust cut off.
  2. Mozzarella cheese cut in bars as same length of the width of bread slice.
  3. Salt and Pepper.
  4. Egg.
  5. Bread crumbs

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Egg In A Hole

Egg in a hole or Egg in a hole recipe

Managing 4 year old twins is such a difficult job but sort of blessing as even as a father I cannot escape their responsibility. Everything has to be shared and mother does not get to do everything alone. So, I picked up the part which I love so much and that is cooking.

So, as I was making eggs Sunny Side up for my kids, I thought why not make it different. Then I got the idea from the shape cutters my kids have in their clay shape maker collection. Eggs are actually power house of protein and very important for kids. Though we as adults avoid yolk due to health reasons, I advocate giving yolks to kids alongwith whites as it is full of energy which kids need. Also, if they have cold, hard boiled eggs with yolk really does wonder.


Sunny Side Up
Bread Pitt - Eggs inside the bread with suuny side up.


Though I did not use it, I just used a small bowl to make the cut that you can see in which out little shiny sun is chilling out!!!

It a is a very simple recipe but still let me put it step by step.


Recipe
Ingredients
  1. 2 Eggs.
  2. 4 bread slices
  3. Salt and Pepper as per taste.
  4. 1-2 table spoons oil.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Sauteed Chicken with Honey Vinegar Sauce

Hi Friends,

Today what I am going to share with you is one of the first European style dish that I tried.

Sauteed Chicken with Honey Vinegar Sauce.


After this I knew that this kind of cuisine is so simple and easy to make. So, its a very simple dish and as European dishes are, its non spicy, something that most people would love. Its simple sauteed chicken breasts with a sweet Honey and Vinegar Sauce.
Chicken with Honey Vinegar Sauce
Chicken with Honey Vinegar Sauce

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
For the Chicken Steak:

  1. 2 whole chicken breasts.
  2. Salt and Pepper
  3. Dried Rosemary
  4. Dried Mixed Herbs
  5. 2 table spoons oil to cook in flat pan.

For the Sauce:
  1. 4 table spoons vinegar
  2. 2 table spoons honey
  3. Salt and Pepper
  4. Half lemon juice