Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Mallow Delight with Smores

Surprise your kids or guests by serving hot chocolate milk over gooey Marshmallows…


1.5 cups milk
1/2 cup water
2 tsp cocoa powder, sieved
1/2 tbsp sugar or to taste
2 - 4 marshmallows  


  • In a pan mix all the above ingredients except marshmallows.
  • Heat on medium flame while stirring continuously.
  • Boil for 2-3 times and then turn off flame.
  • Place one marshmallow in each up and pour the prepared hot milk.
  • Garnish with chocolate chips and serve hot.

 Nutri-Cracker Smores:

  • Place 2 Nutri- choice crackers on microwave safe dish, top with one marshmallow. 
  • Microwave on high for 8-10 sec or until marshmallow begin to puff, cover with chocolate slice and another cracker and serve hot.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Barley Roundels

Enjoy healthy and tempting starter prepared from barley…

Make 8-10 roundels


1/2 cup whole barley grain, soaked 
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 tbsp besan (gram flour)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 green chilli, chopped
1 medium potato, boiled and grated
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste


Soak barley for 3-4 hrs and cook in pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles and drain out.
In pan heat 2 tbsp oil, add onion, chilli and ginger-garlic paste and cook till onions turn light pink.
Add barley, dry spices, besan and salt and mix well. Cook covered for one min.
Cool the mixture and coarsely grind; mix in grated potato and chopped coriander leaves.
Make small roundels of equal sizes.
Heat remaining oil and shallow fry roundels from both sides till golden brown.
Serve hot with green chutney.


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Tofu Bhurji

Delicious and healthy tofu recipe prepared with Indian spices….


200 gm tofu, crumbled
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green chilli, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 capsicum, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan; add cumin seeds, when seeds crackle, add chopped onions and green chilli.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste when onions turn translucent. Sauté for a minute.
  • Now add tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and cook over medium heat till the tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add in capsicum, cover and cook till capsicum turn soft. (add 1-2 tbsp water if required)
  • Add crumbled tofu, garam masala and cook covered, over medium heat for 3-4 min.
  • Garnished with the chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with any bread.