Kankada Bhaja (Forest Bitter Gourd Fry)

Kankada bhaja or forest bitter gourd fry is a one of the liked side dishes with white rice amongst the Odiya people. Though this vegetable is from bitter gourd family, it doesn’t taste bitter. It’s preparation is very simple. Read on for the recipe. Ingredients: Kankada (forest bitter gourd) -10 Rice flour – 1 tbsp…

Protein Rich Smoothie

Most of the times I love to have different kinds of healthy smoothies as my breakfast as that saves me the cooking time. Lazy me 🙂 . But yes, I do utilize that saved time in preparing lunch.. fair enough I guess 😉 This smoothie in context is rich in protein and packed with nutrients….

Keto Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is my toddler’s all time favorite. Even at times I love to indulge in the heavenly chocolaty mousse. My physician has advised me to follow low carbohydrate diet because of some medical issues. And there was I craving for something sweet very badly. But then I wanted it to be guilt free as…

Oats Porridge with Raisins

Oats is considered to be one of the healthiest whole grains with innumerable benefits. It’s a good source of carbohydrate and dietary fiber. It helps in lowering cholesterol level in body. There are many recipes those can be prepared using oats. Oats porridge or kheer can be had as a breakfast item. This recipe is…

Sevaiya (Vermicelli) Upma

Upma is a savoury Indian dish that’s prepared with grains like flattened rice (poha), oats, dalia (broken wheat) etc and mixed vegetables. Different combinations of spices and sauces are also used in different types of upma. Upma is mostly considered as a breakfast dish. But it can be had as brunch or heavy snack item…

Healthy Ragi (Finger Millet) Laddu – with Video

Ragi or Nachni or Finger Millet is a very healthy cereal with wide health benefits. It’s consumed all over the country in different forms. It’s very famous mostly in the southern parts of India. Ragi has innumerable health benefits. Allow me explain some of those. Gluten free : Ragi is gluten free. So, people with…

Hari Matar Pakodi Sabji (Curry with Green Peas Fritter)

I have learnt this recipe from my Mom. We had green peas lying in freeze for quite some time. And then Mom gave this idea to make curry out of it. This came out to be delicious. For this curry, first we need to make fritters out of the green peas paste. And then we…

Sheera

Sheera aka Rava Kesari aka Sooji Halwa is a widely prepared sweet dish all through the states of India during various festivals. The name may differ from state to state. But method of preparation is almost the same (minute variations may be seen).  Sooji or semolina is manufactured from wheat. Sheera is generally prepared by…

Cheesy Soya Cutlet – with Video

Cheesy Soya Cutlet is a delicious snack that can be savoured at any time of the day. It’s a perfect companion for a hot steaming cup of tea. Cheese and soya being healthy options also brings more points to the dish.  Do check out the video for the entire process. The recipe is also mentioned…

Homemade Protein Powder – with Video

Fat, protein and carbohydrate are considered as the macro nutrients of our body. Protein is used in our body for building and repairing tissues. Also it’s an important building block for muscles, bones, skin etc. Proper protein intake is necessary in order to save the muscle mass of body. Here I am sharing the method…

Honey Joys

Honey joys are kid friendly, one of the most liked snack item all over the world. It does not require any fancy ingredient or cooking skill. It can be prepared within 15 minutes.. no fuss.  The original recipe calls for addition of powdered sugar along with honey. But I did not add any. Instead I…

Manda Pitha – Guest Post

Manda pitha is a steamed dumpling with sweet stuffing which is prepared in all over Odisha (a state in India) during almost all sorts of festival. This is very ancient and traditional recipe which has been passed on from older generations to the current ones. This recipe of traditional Manda pitha has been contributed by…