Bhale Padharya – Gujarati Dish Khaman Dhokla, Methi na Thepla



Makes about 30 pieces; Preparation time-30 minutes; Cooking time-25 minutes


2 teacups split Bengal gram                      ½” piece ginger

½ teaspoon soda bicarbonate                   5 tablespoon oil

A pinch of asafoetida                                salt to taste

4 green chillies

For Tempering:

¼ teaspoon mustard seeds                         8 curry leaves

For Garnishing:

½ cup chopped coriander leaves                ½ cup grated coconut Continue reading

Smart Moves to Cooking

Smart moves to cooking……..

  • Do not throw away the white inner layer of the water melon skin. Grate it and add wheat flour, ginger-garlic paste, chopped coriander leaves, cumin powder and salt as required. Add a little tamarind juice if you wish to. Bind to a smooth dough and make some unusual parathas.
  • Mint chutney will retain its green colour, if you first grind them with lime juice to a paste. And then add salt to the paste.
  • Cauliflower and cabbage stalks can be used to make excellent soup stocks. Boil and puree them when cool.
  • To make soft and tasty ‘naans’ and ‘bhaturas’, mix the dough using drinking (aerated) soda. Continue reading

Avoid Junk Food – Homemade Food from Fresh Ingredients for Healthy Life


Just what is junk food?

Junk food is everywhere ….in shops and supermarkets and fast-food restaurants. It’s fairly cheap and all of us love eating it. Most people would describe junk food as…

Food you get from many fast-food restaurants and takeaways such as burgers, French-fries, pastries, pies, pizza and doughnuts.

Snack foods such as crisps, sweets, chocolates, some biscuits and cakes and fizzy drinks.

Some of the processed foods that have been made or put together in a factory, which you buy from the supermarket, such as frozen pizza or ready meals.

Most people agree that eating this kind of food isn’t healthy. Continue reading