Monday, 29 April 2013

Fruity Oats/ Healthy Breakfast

Fruity Oats/
Healthy Breakfast
Hi Friends,
Today i am here with a very healthy breakfast recipe which needs hardly 15 minutes to make and you can add in it whatever floats on your boat like fresh fruits, dry fruits, nuts, seeds or have it plain or with a cup of tea/coffee/milk. This recipe is totally flexible, add or omit anything to suit your taste buds.  It will keep you full for more then any other breakfast. I wanted to make something sweet but healthy for myself. So started looking for recipes and available ingredients and opted oats with fruits. To sweeten it up i chose honey instead of refined sugar. After  15 minutes i was back with a bowl full of goodness. It is a quick and healthy option for all those busy ladies rushing towards their offices or housewives who need to indulge in something healthy to keep there self fit and fine. Try it guys you will end up making it every week.

Oats - 1 cup
Honey - 3 tbsp
Milk - 2 cups
Fruits (any of your favorite) - 3 tbsp
I used 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp grapes, 1 tbsp strawberry 


Heat milk in a pan or skillet

Add oats and cook for 5 minutes

It will be ready to use within 5 minutes

All cooked

Take it in bowl and cool it a bit

Now add honey

Mix well

Now add your colorful fruits

Mix them well

Your healthy breakfast is ready

Serve in a bowl and garnish with more fruits

and honey



  1. You can use jeggary instead of honey to sweetened it up.
  2. Choose your favorite fruits or opt for nuts, seeds, dry fruits etc.
  3. Make it thick or thin according to your choice. For more thinner consistency add more milk in it. 




Friday, 26 April 2013

Paneer Laajwaab/ Cottage Cheese Side Dish/ Paneer Dry Dish

Paneer Laajwaab/
Cottage Cheese Side Dish/
Paneer Dry Dish

Hi Friends,
Since long I haven't posted any side dish. I was feeling like that i missed something. Its a big task to prepare breakfast and pack kids lunch boxed daily. I am in always search for something easy quick and healthy. My son loved paneer, we also relish it in any form. I bought paneer and kept on thinking that what should i make with it. I didn't wanted to try kadai paneer, shahi paneer etc. I suddenly remind one recipe used to make paneer tikka. then suddenly one idea struck in my mind and marinated paneer in curd and spices like we do for paneer tikka. In the morning i cooked that marinated paneer like we cook our regular sabzi. Can you believe it was ready within 10 minutes and tasted yum.
You need to serve it warm. If you are going to serve it immediately after cooking then you can make it more dry but if you are going to pack it then let some moisture remain so that it will remain moist for longer. You can pan fry this marinated paneer and scrumptious snack would be ready. You can take it any way you want. I never thought that the outcome will be so delicious. Its a great rescuer at the time of jiffy. If you are organizing a party then marinate it day before and cook next day. How easy right? Try it guys, you will love it. 

Paneer/Cottage Cheese- 250gm
Curd- 1 cup thick
cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Amchoor powder- 1 tsp
Red chilly pdr- 1 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Lemon- 1
Salt- as per your taste


Take curd in a bowl

whisk it well

Add all spices

Mix well

squeeze lemon

Mix well again

 Cut paneer in cubes

add them in prepared curd

Mix well and quote paneer with batter
and keep it aside for 15 minutes

See color has changed now

Heat oil in kadai or preferably pan

splutter cumin seeds

Add marinated paneer as it is
(no need to take out paneer separately)

In starting it will release water

soon it will dry up 

see all water will evaporate

stir in between and cook further for few minutes





  1. Marination time is important here. Marinate it for at lease 15 minutes. I prepared mix at night and made next morning, it took hardly 10 minutes to prepare it.
  2. Adjust spices according to your choice. You can replace amchoor pdr with chat masala.
  3. You can pan fried these marinated pieces on pan and enjoy as snacks. 
  4. Don't cook it for longer as it will dry up more and become hard soon. If you are suppose to serve it later then cook bit less so that it will stay moist for longer.
  5. Serve it warm.


Thursday, 25 April 2013

Strawberry Shake/ Summer Special

Strawberry Shake/
Summer Special
Hi Friends,
Summers are already here and kitchens are more flooded with fruits, juices lite vegetables etc. People are trying to quench there thirst with shakes, juices, buttermilk etc. Fruits are really very healthy option in this summery season and a great savior also. You can make whole lot of things with fruits from breakfast to dinner like shakes, juices, desserts, salads etc. After entering to the blogging world i started experimenting a lot with new fruits i never tried in cooking. There is a famous fruits which i don't like personally as i don't like its flavor as in my childhood i ate few things with strawberry flavor and i really started hating this fruit. I never ever ate any strawberry flavored desserts or even toffees. 

I neglected this fruit very much. But i noticed that my kids like its flavor, then one day when my hubby bought a packet of strawberry first time i ate this fruit. It was not that bad at all. But still i can only have this as fruit and can't eat anything with its flavor, even not a cake. I used strawberries in few recipes like Strawberry Chunk Jam and i feel that now i have started liking its taste. 
I made strawberry shake few times but never dared to have it. Last night my son asked to make this shake, by the time i prepared it he was slept and i didn't wanted to keep it in fridge for whole night, so i drank it unwillingly but as soon as i drank it i felt it was so creamy and small chunks in between was so tempting. I drank full glass and very amazed with the texture of the shake. I like it very very much. Hope you will also like it very much.

Strawberries- 10-12
Milk - 1 glass
Sugar - According to your taste

Gather your ingredients

take strawberries in a grinder

add sugar

puree them

Now add milk

whiz it again

Pour in glass

Stud with a strawberry



  1. You can adjust the quantity of strawberries and milk according to your taste. if your like thinner version then reduce the strawberries and increase the milk.
  2. Adjust the sugar according to the sweetness of strawberries. My strawberries was not that much ripe so used more sugar to cover up.
  3. You can use chilled milk or if milk is not that much cold then add ice while blending all ingredients.
  4. Serve chilled.