Here is an easiest way to pick and eat an Avocado – A Super Food
Other than Weight Loss and Healthy skin, there are many more benefits of Avocados. Numerous studies have found that a predominantly plant-based diet that includes foods such as avocados can help to decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.
To make sure Avocado is ripen, Select darker colored (almost Black) Avocado.
Hold it in one hand and Slice slowly down the center lengthwise around the seed, starting at the narrower end.
Holding the avocado in the palm of one hand, use your other hand to twist and rotate the two halves apart. (Refer to above Video)
Slice the avocado in half or cut into wedges. Then pull outer dark layer or skin away from the inner green flesh of the fruit.
Now cut avocado into small pieces.
Throw away skin and seed.
Now take 1 cup milk and 2 teaspoons sugar to make avocado smoothie.
Put avocado, milk and sugar in the jar and grind it just for few secs.
Avocado smoothie is ready. Serve it in a cup or bowl.
Chilli Paneer with Gravy, one of the famous indo chinese recipe. In this video leaen how to prepare hot and spicy Chilli Paneer with gravy.
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Paneer/Cottage cheese cubes – 250 gm
1 tbsp corn flour
1/4 tbsp black pepper powder
1/4 tbsp salt
Oil for frying
1 medium Onion, cut and separated in squares
1 medium Capsicum, cut and separated in squares
1 inch Ginger finely chopped
6 – 7 Garlic cloves finely chopped
3 – 4 green chilies, sliced vertically
2 tbsp Soy sauce
1 tbsp Red chili sauce
1/2 tbsp Tomato sauce
1/4 tbsp pepper powder
2 tbsp corn flour added in 1 bowl of water
1/2 tbsp Ajinomoto
Oil as required
Salt as required
Add Corn flour, pepper powder and salt to Paneer cubes. Gently Mix without breaking paneer cubes.
Heat oil in a non stick pan. Place paneer cubes in pan. When base turns light golden, flip and fry so that it uniformly becomes light golden. You can also deep fry them.
Don’t fry it for long time as it will become hard.
Once cubes turn golden, place them in a plate and keep aside.
In the same pan, Add chopped ginger garlic. Saute utill raw smell goes. Then add onion, green chilies and saute for few secs on high flame..
Now add chopped capsicum and again saute until capsicum is half cooked.
Now add Vinegar, Soy sauce, Chili sauce, Tomato sauce and mix well.
Add Aginomoto. Then add fried paneer cubes and mix well. Sprinkle Pepper powder.
In a Bowl of water, add 2 tbsp of Corn flour. Stir well. Pour it to the pan. Keep Stirring.
Add Salt (very less as sauces already contain salt). Keep stirring until it comes to boil and mixture thickens a bit. Then Switch off the stove.
Garnish Chili Paneer with chopped Spring onion and serve hot.
Maida/Plain refined flour – 2.5 bowls
Suji/Semolina – 3/4 bowl
Ghee/oil – 2 tablespoons
warm water – as required
Refined oil for deep frying
For Chhole recipe click here
In a bowl take all the ingredient items mentioned for overnight fermentation. Mix well all the 6 ingredients to make a thick mixture. Add little amount of water if required.
Now cover the bowl and set aside in a warm place overnight or for 7-8 hours.
Next day you will see tiny bubbles on the surface of this mixture. Now this mixture is ready for making dough.
In another container take refined flour, suji and oil/ghee. Mix it well by rubbing ghee with hands.
Now add the fermenting mixture to it and mix well. Now slowly add warm water in small incremental quantities and knead soft and smooth dough.
Now cover the dough with a damp cloth and place it in a warm place for 2-3 hours.
Now dough is ready. Knead it once again. Now divide the dough into equal sized small balls. Grease your palm with little oil and flatten the balls
Now roll out into round shape of approx 5 inch diameter. Thickness of bhatura is little more than poori.
Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry bhaturas on high heat till light brown on both sides.
Serve the bhatura with hot chhole, chopped onion and sliced lemon piece.
Mungfali chaat or Peanut chaat is a spicy, tangy and healthy snack. Munfali chaat or Peanut chaat is best companion of Tea as well as any alcoholic drink like chilled beer. Mungfali chaat / Peanut chaat is also healthy snack for children.
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Mungfali/Peanut – 200gm,
finely chopped onion – 1,
chopped green chili – 1,
chopped tomato-1 medium,
chopped coriander leaves,
black salt-1/2 tsp,
Chaat masala-1/2 tsp,
lemon juice – 1/2 lemon
Heat a pan and roast mungfali/peanut. It will take 3-4 minutes. Keep stirring.
Once mungfali is roasted properly, place it in a plate and let it be cool completely for 15 mins.
Now add all the ingredients to roasted mungfali/peanut and mix well.
Your chatpata mungfali / Peanut Chaat is ready. Garnish with green chili and lemon slice.
You can enjoy mungfali chaat with Hot Tea as well as chilled Beer. 🙂 🙂
Crispy, Healthy , Quick and Tasty Mix Veg Uttapam.
Uttapam is a healthy breakfast or snacks dish. It’s basically made by suji/semolina/rava and curd/yogurt which is crisp and crepe-like, thick pancake. Uttapam is a quick and simple recipe. There are many different varieties of uttapam like plain uttapam, onion uttapam, vegetable uttapam and many more.
I love mix veg uttapam. I prepare mix veg uttapam in two different ways. One by mixing all the vegetables in the batter and other one is by placing vegetables on the top of it. Here I am going to show you the first way of making uttapam. You can check the other way here Crispy Uttapam.
Here I am going to show you how to make uttapam by mixing vegetables in batter. While making uttapam this way, just be careful while flipping the uttapam as it may break.
This can be served with tomato sauce or coconut chutney and sambhar.
1 cup suji/rava/semolina
1/2 cup curd
1 chopped onion
1 chopped tomato
1/2 chopped Capsicum
Green chilies – 2 chopped
chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
Now take suji/rava, curd and salt together in a bowl. Mix well using spoon by gradually adding water until batter has thick yet watery consistency.
Now add all the chopped vegetables(onion,tomato,green chili, capsicum, coriander leaves) to batter and mix well.
Heat non stick pan over medium flame and add few drops of oil on the surface and spread it.
Now pour batter (approx. 1/2 cup) and spread it into a circle. Cook until bottom side turns light brown.
Flip it and cook another side over medium flame until bottom surface turns light brown in color.
Flip it again and cook for 30-seconds. Transfer it to a plate. Uttapam is ready.