Saturday, June 15, 2013

Adrak wali Chai aur aloo k pakode(Ginger tea with potato fritters)

Am not a chai(Tea) addict but at times i love having them. Unlike me my mom and mom in law are chaicoholic "Chai addicts". This is the story of most of the Indians who love having their tea twice or thrice a day. Most of the evenings in India is spent with chai accompanied by one or the other kind of fritters, the popular among all is the aloo pakoda.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cucumber and tomato raita(Kheere ka Raita)

With the summer Raita's mark a prominent place on my dining table . There are two specific reason for it. The first being that its so simple and easy to prepare yet its very tasty and nutritious. Secondly it greatly helps in cooling down the stomach after we have anything spicy.
Cucumber Raita

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom pasta

My kid loves chicken dishes. Last night i decided to prepare something that's not spicy yet tasty and delicious . I have been preparing bechamel sauce  for quite a long time. So i decided using the same sauce for the chicken and mushroom. The dish came out really good and both my hubby and my son enjoyed it to the fullest. I would love to share this quick and tasty chicken recipe with you all.

Creamy chicken and mushroom pasta

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sattu k Parothe (Lentil stuffed flat bread)

Am back from my home and already feeling nostalgic . Anyways i enjoyed a lot during my stay. It was killing summer with some cats and dogs pouring rain in between. Sattu is the famous lentil powder of bihar and jharkhand, India. It is made from roasted chana dal. It is perfect for summer as it keeps the stomach cool and filled.

Lets take a look at the recipe
Serves- 10 Parathas
Preparation time- 10 minutes
Cooking time- 2 minutes for each paratha(filling, flattening and cooking)
Level of difficulty- medium


  • Chapati dough
  • Sattu/Lentil powder(chana dal roasted and then powdered)- 1 cup
  • Onion- 1, chopped thinly
  • Green chillies- 1, chopped
  • Ajwain or carom seeds
  • Ginger minced- 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic minced- 1 Tbsp
  • salt as per taste
  • Ghee or butter for cooking
  • Water

Sattu masala preparation(filling preparation)
  • To make a perfect sattu filling, add ajwain seeds, salt, onion, green chillies ginger and garlic to it, add little water and come up  with moist sticky sattu powder ,slightly like a dough.
Filling and flattening
  • Now take handful of chapati dough and make balls out of it. Fill in the sattu masala and roll it flat.
  • Heat a tawa or a pan in medium high heat.
  • Place the chapati over the tawa, wait until some brown spots hit below, flip on to other side and wait until the brown spots hit on the other side too. Now flip again and add a tsp of butter or ghee. Grease both side well and take the paratha out off the pan.
Your sattu paratha is ready to be served. Serve it hot with any curry, sauce or pickle. It always tastes great.

Enjoy and happy cooking.

By- Sushmita Pandit.

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