Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Broken wheat or daliya a healthy meal for all kids. So in daily life it is a big challenge for all school goer mothers to prepare a healthy tiffin for their kids ! Sometimes I thought to share this idea in my blog, and today got some time to post one recipe of broken wheat . Usually with broken wheat I prepare khichdi which is very tasty and healthy tiffin . More than that it is very easy recipe and it takes very less time to prepare. As it is non spicy and heavy too , so after taking this meal it feels like full stomach and kids become active too. Whenever I prepare this khichdi I add loads of vegetables in this nutrient food. Vegetables which are very healthy and easily digestive , I use those vegetables only like carrot, spinach, bean, corn, green peas etc. So it is your choice what you are going to add with broken wheat khichdi.

As per nutritional benefits broken wheat is a high protein but low in calories. It is easily digestive , it is good source of energy . It reduces risk of high blood pressure . And Broken wheat is rich source of Vitamin B1 and B2.

Now check out the recipe...

Broken wheat | Daliya Khichdi - Esho Bosho Aahare
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Prawn with ridge gourd curry is very popular recipe in Bengal. Bengalis are also very fond of fishes. And prawn is one of them . Though it is said prawn is not a fish still we count it as fish only. In Bengali it is called chingri itself. There are such yummies recipes of prawn which I shared before and today sharing one more delicacy of prawn . Hope you will like it very much. Very simple and easy recipe . It takes very few times to prepare. Overall it is a combination of veg and non-veg . So balanced and tasty too. It can goes very well with plain rice only. So have it with plain rice.

As per nutritional value of ridge gourd , its low in cholesterol and saturated fats but high in vitamin C, riboflavin, dietary fiber and full of magnesium, zinc and iron . It is like a vegetable for weight loss plan. Basically prawn has no such beneficial nutritional value being a seafood , it contains protein, calcium and magnesium also.

Esho Bosho Aahare - Prawn with ridge gourd curry

Ingredients :

  • 6 pcs Prawn / Shrimp (deveined and marinated with salt and turmeric)
  • 2 medium sized Ridge Gourd cut into cubes
  • 1 Big sized Potato cut into cubes
  • 3 Green chili slit
  • 1/2 tsp Onion seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 tbsp Mustard oil
How to Cook :
  1. Heat oil in a kadhai.
  2. Fry marinated prawns slightly and keep aside.
  3. In the same oil add onion seeds and green chilies.
  4. Fry potato cubes and afterwards add ridge gourd cubes .
  5. Add salt and turmeric.
  6. Make a paste of all dry spices and add it. Mix well.
  7. When oil comes out add 2 cups warm water to it.
  8. Add fried prawns to it.
  9. Adjust salt . 
  10. Add Garam masala powder.
  11. Give standing time and serve with plain rice.
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Friends after a break I am here again . In those days I was busy with some interesting works , so I could not get time to post any of the recipe. Anyway today i want to share with you one bengali traditional cabbage recipe which is mostly done in our every Bengali kitchens. But there are some variation in the recipe preparation, because some like to use onion - ginger paste to it but I always prefer to cook without onion ginger as much as possible for vegetarian recipes.In Bengali cabbage is called badhakopi . Seasonal cabbage tastes better but nowadays all vegetable items are available throughout the year. So there is no limitation to prepare cabbage recipe in  any day. So try this one and relish the dish with plain rice and dal. One trick to buy cabbage , try to buy that cabbage which is more greenish in color and sizes are small too. Its good to taste!

As per nutritional benefits cabbage is very healthy and nutritious too. It is a good source of vitamin C and manganese.

Cabbage Curry | Badhakopir Ghanto | Bengali Recipe

Ingredients :

1 cabbage (small sized) finely chopped and blunched with little salt and turmeric powder
2 Cups Potato Cubes
1 Big tomato chopped
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp cumin seeds
4-5 fenugreek seeds / methi dana
3 Green chili slited
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder(cinnamon stick and green cardamoms)
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp ghee (optional)
4 tbsp mustard oil
salt to taste
sugar to taste

How to Cook :

  • Heat oil in a kadhai.
  • Fry potato cubes with little salt and turmeric powder and keep it aside.
  • Now add all seeded spices ,bay leaf and green chilies.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and fry until it becomes tender.
  • Add blanched cabbage , salt and turmeric powder . Mix it well .
  • Cover with a lid and cook for sometimes in mid-flame.
  • Add cumin powder and red chili powder paste and mix well.
  • Stir frequently to avoid burning at the bottom of the pan.
  • Add fried potatoes.
  • Adjust salt and sugar.
  • When it is done sprinkle garam masala powder and ghee.
  • Cover with a lid give standing time to it.
  • Cabbage curry is ready to serve with plain rice and dal.
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