Sunday, March 31, 2013

Kale , Mango, Chickpea Salad

Kale with Mango, Avocado & Chickpeas Salad
I love kale in salad, I was too tired to post recipe yesterday. It's a real refreshing salad.

Ingredient :

  • Kale leaves, remove from stem, chop finely- 2 cups
  • 1 mango , chopped 
  • Black chick pea, soaked,boiled - 1 cup
  • Avocado, chopped
  • Corrionder chutney-2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper , to taste
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Sunflower seeds - 2 tsp (optional)

Mix all top 4 ingredient in a bowl. Add salt, lemon juice, black paper and top with sunflower or pumpkin seeds. Someone not following gluten free diet can enjoy as we'll.

Corn Steam Cakes (Makki Idli)

  • CornMeal (1 Cup) I use Gluten Free Bob's Mill
  • Ginger (Grated) 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Green Chilly, finely chopped, 1 tsp
  • Oil 2 Tbsp
  • curry Leaf , 2 strings
  • Plain Yogurt (1 cup), beaten
  • Chana Daal , 1 tsp
  • Urad Daal, 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Instant Fruit salt (1 tsp)
  • Green Coriander (chopped)

  1. Heat oil in a pan, saute both cana daal, urad daal, Mustard seed , until daal turns brown
  2. Mix ginger, chilly , curry leaves saute for few seconds
  3. add corn meal, saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Take roasted corn meal in a bowl, mix beaten yogurt throughly.
  5. Add salt per taste, green coriander
  6. Prepare idli molds, I use one available to use in microwave. Oil the molds a bit
  7. add water in the base.
  8. When ready add eno salt in the prepared batter and add a spoonful of batter in each mold.
  9. Microwave after covering for 8 minutes.
  10. keep for 1-2 minutes, serve with green cutney, shambhar. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Holi (Indian Festivals of Colors)

Happy Holi to all my friends , family and fellow Indians. Holi is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in India, and all over the world where Indian Resides. I have cherishing childhood memories about holi. Playing with so many colors, water all day and eating so many sweets :). My mom used to make lots of snacks and sweets at home.

After coming to US I have celebrated holi a few times but still miss India. Bay area has lots of famous diwali events, my personal favorite is Standford holi , organized by Asha . Its amazing combination of color, food, water, Bollywood beats and dancing crowd.