Saturday, April 10, 2010


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Mango Season!! Is there anyone who does not fall for mango!!! We can prepare many dishes with mango. Already many of my blogging friends have posted the recipes with mango. I am also here with Aamras or shikarni ( ಶಿಕರ್ಣಿ), which is famous in summer season. You can have it with Rice poli, Puran poli, Puri or chapati. Tastes great with anything.
This time, Mangoes are very less seen in the market. My husband got it from a village. He got the Aapus variety. Actually, Kalmi variety is used to make the Aamras, but as he did not get it, I managed to prepare it with Aapus only. We have to cut and eat Aapus variety mangoes.
He likes Puri with aamras. so, It is for him!! Puri Aamras is a great combination!!
I am giving the recipe for Aamras. 
Juicy mangoes - 3 to 4
Jaggery - 1 cup, crushed(adjust the quantity according the the sweetness of mango and jaggery)
Cardamom powder - 1/4tsp
Ripe banana - 1, sliced into small cubes
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Wash the mangoes and keep in water for some time. Remove from the water and peel the skin. Squeeze the mangoes and take a pulp in a big bowl. Keep the mangoes in another bowl. When all the mangoes are over and kept in a bowl, add little warm drinking water. Squeeze these mangoes again in a first bowl to take out all the pulp! 
Add all other ingredients and blend it with a blender only for few seconds. Keep it in the fridge, till you prepare the puris. Click here for puri recipe.
Keep smiling,

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Soya beans Salad

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Soya beans!!! Healthiest beans for every one. Many people do not like to have it in beans form But there are many ways to get it into your stomach. You can make it flour and add it into wheat flour. You can have soya chunks or soya granules.
Soybeans belong to the legume family and are native to East Asia. Whole soybeans are an excellent source of protein and dietary fibre. Soy protein is the only vegetable with a complete protein... Read more 

I love it (Again me!!!!   ) in any form, as usual. But, this salad is really quick and healthy and tasty!!! My sister in law (Kavita) who stays in Sharjah, loves this salad from me!! When ever I ask her what she wants me to make for her, her first choice is always this salad. So this is for her!!

Soya beans - 1 cup, soaked for 8 hours and boiled till soft
Carrot - 1 big, cleaned and chopped into fine cubes
Capsicum - 1 medium, cleaned and cubed
Onion - 1 medium, cleaned and cubed
Mayonnaise - 2 to 3 tbsp(if you do not like Mayonnaise, add hung curd! it taste great!)
Pepper powder - 1 tsp (avoid this, if you are giving it to kids)
Salt to taste. 
Fresh coriander - 1 tbsp chopped (or even Parsley will taste good, if you like the flavor)
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Add 1 tbsp of chopped green chilly for spicy taste.
Put  everything in a big bowl and mix it properly. Keep it in a fridge for some time before you serve. 
Munch it in the morning, or in the after noon or in the evening. Or have a bowl of this salad as a dinner!!! 
It gives justice to any time!!!
Sending this to two events,
Divya at  Dil Se..'s  Show me Your Wholegrains! event :

Madhuri's   Serve me Some... > Serve me Some…Salads event

Hope all of you will enjoy this healthy salad,

Keep Smiling,

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