Friday, March 30, 2012

Sweet Paratha with toor dal (Kandi pappu Bobbattu)

For this ugadi I made puran poli and bobattu with toor dal (Click here for Moong dal Version). I already shared Puran poli/Pappu purnam recipe(CLick here for recipe) with you, and now it is time to share Bobattu recipe. My mother used to prepare this for sure on every ugadi, making these kind of traditional recipes and having them will not only make us to follow our traditions, they will also evoke the beautiful memories bound with them. I would like to give the same tradition and culture to kids that my mother gave me (When I have kids though ).


Ingredients:
For inner stuff (Purnam):
Jaggery (grated)/ Sugar -1 Cup
Toor dal (kandi pappu) / chana dal cooked -1 cup
Elachi (Cardamom) powder (Tip: grind by adding 2 spoons of sugar) -1/4 tea spoon.

For Chapati :
Maida - 1 cup
Rice flour -2 tea spoons
Sujii/ bombay ravva/ Upma ravva - 1 table spoon
water- 1 cup
salt - to taste
Others:
Plastic cover (Zip lock bag/ Aluminium foil)--->surface to roll the dough.
Method:
  1. Soak toor dal for about an hour and cook it in pressure cooker for 4 whistles.
  2. Jaggery + Dal + Elachi powder--> Grinder/ processor---> smooth paste
  3. 2 tbl spoon oil + all flours + salt ---> Mix well--->make like chapati dough (wait for 10min)
  4. Take a lemon size ball of dough--->keep some oil on plastic bag and roll the dough on the bag to make like chapati.
  5. Take a double the lemon size inner batter and wrap it with chapati. (now it should appear like boiled egg).
  6. Press gently with hand to make flat disc of DVD size.
  7. Heat pan and apply oil and fry the paratha on both sides.
  8. Serve with ghee (optional) and Enjoy with your loved ones.
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 TIP: Similarly you can prepare with chana dal (Senaga Pappu) also. Just substitute toor dal with chana dal and follow same directions.



Thursday, March 29, 2012

My favorite Vegetable Salad

People I'm on diet, why becoz I am planning to visit India soon. So, if you are planning to visit Indian is there any rule that you should diet (You say). Yup, I used to weigh 110 pounds when I was in India, here I put on 10 pounds so I am in a process to loose some weight and get the lost haute look. Now I am concentrating more on 30min exercises and diet. Every day 15min I'll do cycling and lift 8 pounds weights 20 times in 3 sets. That's it I'm done. I just planned this because it suites my body style. Coming to the diet I am planning to eat salads and roti every day. I'm gonna do this for 30days. So friends wish me all the best and lets see if I loose any weight.


Ingredients:
Lettuce- chopped and washed-4cups
Tomato-chopped-1large
Cucumber-chopped-1
Corn(I used frozen)-1cup (Boiled with little salt)
Broccoli-1 cup(Boiled with little salt)
Cranberry raisins or any raisins-2tbsp
walnuts finely chopped-1/4cup (you can use any nuts)
Fennel seeds/ sonf- 1/2tbsp
oregano-1/2tbsp
pepper powder-1/2tbsp
celery salt/regular salt-1/2tbsp
olive oil-2tbsp

Directions:
In a small bowl take olive oil, oregano, pepper powder, salt , fennel seeds and mix well. In a large mixing bowl add the remaining ingredients and mix slowly. Add the olive oil mixture (dressing) to the vegetables and mix well. Here is your wonderful salad ready to serve. You  can serve this chilled, it makes the salad more wonderful. You can serve with croutons. But do not skip walnut, it gives a crunchy and wonderful flavor to this salad.
Hope you like my recipe. Please leave your valuable comments.

Friends visiting India, very excited!! need your suggestions



Hello my dear fellow bloggers,


I'm going to visit India soon. If you have any suggestions and any check list with you, kindly share it with me. I want to make sure that I take every thing with me because you know we do not visit often. I also want to know if there is any new appliance, like idli maker or something came up new in India, that I can bring while coming to USA. I appreciate your help.

Thank you!
cheers,
DD

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Indian Food Clalorie Information

<><> <>Please Do not Copy this information, It took me almost a month to gather this information!!!!

Know your claorie Intake

Standard Measures
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1 Cup200 ml
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1 Bowl150 ml
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1 Glass250 ml
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1 Table Spoon15g
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1 Tea spoon5g
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MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS
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Food StuffAmountCalories
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Cow's Milk1 cup135
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Soya Milk1 cup85
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Toned Milk1 cup90
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Double Toned Milk1 cup70
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Skimmed Milk1 cup60
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Cottage Cheese
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Cow's Milk100g265
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Buffalo Milk100g292
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Yoghurt (Cow's Milk)1 Bowl100
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Yoghurt (Toned Milk)1 Bowl70
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Youghurt
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(double toned Milk)1 Bowl50
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Butter Milk1 cup30
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Cream light1 1/2 tbsp45
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Khoya100g421
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Processed cheese1 Cube (25g)80
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Condensed Milk1/2 Cup228
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Powdered Milk1 tbsp70
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Fruits
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FruitsApple1 Medium (100g)60
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FruitsBanana1 Medium (100g)139
.
FruitsCherries10 (70g)45
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FruitsDates (fried)10 (100g)317
.
FruitsGrapes20 (100g)71
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FruitsGuava1 Medium (150g)75
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FruitsLouquat6 Large (150g)43
.
FruitsMango1 small (100g)74
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FruitsMusk Mellon100g17
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FruitsOrange1 Medium (100g)72
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FruitsPeach1 Medium (100g)50
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FruitsPear1 Medium (100g)75
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FruitsPapaya100g32
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FruitsPineapple (fresh)1 Splice (100g)46
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FruitsPlum1 small (75g)39
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FruitsPomegranate1 small (100g)65
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Vegetables
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VagetablesBathula100g30
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VagetablesBeet root100g43
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VagetablesBitter gaourd100g20
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VagetablesCarrot1 Medium (60g)29
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VagetablesCabbage1 Medium (300g)80
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VagetablesCapsicum1 Medium (100g)24
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VagetablesCauliflower1 Medium (500g)30
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VagetablesCoriander Leaves100g20
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VagetablesColocasia1 Medium (75g)72
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VagetablesCucumber1 Medium (150g)20
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VagetablesFenugreek leaves100g15
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VagetablesFrench Beans100g26
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VagetablesLady finger100g35
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VagetablesLettuce100g20
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VagetablesMint Leaves100g15
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VagetablesMustard leaves100g34
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VagetablesOnion1 Medium (50g)25
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VagetablesPotato1 Medium (60g)26
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VagetablesRadish1 Small (150g)120
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VagetablesSpinach100g26
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VagetablesSweet Potato100g120
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VagetablesTinda1 Small (50g)10
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VagetablesTomato1 Medium (60g)10
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OilsButter 1 tsp36
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OilsGhee1 tsp45
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OilsMargarine1 tsp45
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OilsOil1 tsp45
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OilsOlive Oil1 tsp
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SugarWhite Sugar1 tsp20
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SugarHoney1 tsp15
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SugarJaggery5g19
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NutsAlmond10small (10g)65
.
NutsCoconut (fresh)10g45
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NutsCoconut (dry)15g99
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NutsCashew Nut6 Medium (20g)120
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NutsPine nuts10g60
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NutsGound Nut20 (10g)60
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NutsPistachio10 (10g)65
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NutsRaisins10g30
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NutsWalnut4 Halves (10g)70
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BEVERAGES
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NAMERAW WEIGHTMEASURECALORIES
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TeaLow fat milk-1tsp 1 Cup30
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Sugar-1tsp
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Instant coffeeLow fat milk-2tsp 1 Cup40
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Sugar-1tsp
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Espresso coffeeLow fat milk-1/2tsp1 Cup55
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Sugar-1tsp
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Cream-1/2tsp
.
Mango shakeMango-50g1 Glass249
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Buffalo milk-150ml
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sugar-2tsp
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Fruit punchFresh juices1 Glass174
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Lemonade/MintadeMint leaves1 Glass40
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Lemon
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sugar-2tsp
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Jaljeera1 GlassNIL
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Panna
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(raw mango juice)Mango-50g1 Glass97
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Sugar-3tsp
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Carrot kanji1 Glass5
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Pineapple juice1 Glass110
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Rose water(Rooh Afza-3tsp)1 Glass150
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Soft drink300ml125
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Tender coconut water1 Glass24
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ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
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NAMEAMOUNTCALORIES
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Beer240ml110
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Wine(dry)100ml80
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Wine(sweet)100ml142
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Brandy30ml75
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Champagne(dry)135ml105
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Champagne(sweet)135ml160
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Whisky30ml75
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Gin30ml85
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Rum30ml85
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Sherry(dry)30ml45
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(Note: It is healthy to avoid consuming alcohol as much as possible.)
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CEREALS
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PREPARATIONCOOKEDCOOKEDCALORIES
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WT.(G)MEASURE/NO.
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Burghol(cracked wheat)2001 Cup225
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Rice2001 Cup222
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Khichri12001 Cup430
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Pulao3002 Bowls358
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Parantha21002297
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Chappati3702170
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Puri4753240
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Bhatura5361154
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Potato parantha6901213
.
Khubus(Small)901240
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Freikha2001 Cup225
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Wheat, all bran281/2 Cup95
.
Doughnut321135
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Burger, chicken1275
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Burger, vegetable1125
.
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DAL PREPARATION
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PREPARATIONCOOKED WT.(G)COOKED MEASURE/NO.CALORIES
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Bengal gram dal1251 Bowl124
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Black gram dal1451 Bowl161
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Green gram dal1551 Bowl316
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Lentil dal1401 Bowl248
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Red gram dal1351 Bowl104
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Kadhi71401 Bowl118
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Spinach with dal1401 Bowl113
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Sambar81601 Bowl81
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Chole91601 Bowl119
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Green gram(whole)1451 Bowl113
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Lentil (whole)1301 Bowl95
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Rajmah101351 Bowl153
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Chick peas(lobia)1401 Bowl141
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Phool(fava beans)1001/2 Cup115
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VEGETABLE PREPARATION
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PREPARATIONCOOKED WT.(G)COOKED MEASURE/NO.CALORIES
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Peas and paneer1301 Bowl191
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Pea potato curry1351 Bowl132
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potato curry1103/4 Bowl131
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Fried vegetableballs curry1451 Bowl217
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DRY PREPARATION COOKED WT.(G)COOKED MEASURE/NO.CALORIES
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Capsicum potato1251 Bowl116
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Cauliflower and carrot951 Bowl100
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Ladies finger(okra)1401.5 Bowl226
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Eggplant1003/4 Bowl115
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Cabbage1001 Bowl131
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Stuffed tomato851 Bowl84
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SNACKS PREPARATIONCOOKED WT.(G)COOKED MEASURE/NO.CALORIES
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Poha1501 1/2 Bowl298
.
Dahi vada1662343
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Vada432138
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Masala dosa1001192
.
Idli1703229
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Sago vada602214
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Samosa651207
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Sandwich652194
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Upma1601.25260
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Spaghetti1401 Cup197
.
Waffles751 Large245
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Cake,plain751 Piece153
.
Cake,sponge501 Piece153
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Pie1601 Portion375
.
Ka'ak1004 Pieces300
.
Manakeesh1001 Piece277
.
Knafeh b'jibun1001 Small piece350
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Knafeh b'kashta1001 Small piece345
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Znood el sitt1001 Small piece375
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Hareesah1001 Medium piece525
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Baklawah1005 Pieces550
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Borma1002 Pieces600
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Ish el bulbul1008-10 Pieces550
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Ghraybeh1004 Pieces550
.
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NON-VEG PREPARATION
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PREPARATIONCOOKED WT.(G)COOKED MEASURE/NO.CALORIES
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Chicken with gravy1251 Bowl257
.
Fish cutlets802 Bowl190
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Fish fillet1152 Bowl358
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Fried Fish852 Bowl218
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Liver tossed with spices1401 Bowl330
.
Mutton curry1451 Bowl237
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Prawn tossed with spices1153/4 Bowl206
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Prawn curry1451 Bowl219
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CHUTNEYS(PASTES)
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PREPARATIONCOOKED WT.(G)COOKED MEASURE/NO.CALORIES
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Coconut chutney552 tbsp125
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Coriander chutney201 tbsp47
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Mint Chutney181 tbsp7
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Tamarind Chutney201 tbsp65
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Tomato Chutney501/2 Bowl32
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Hummos302 tbsp120
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Moutabbal302 tbsp75
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RAITAS
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Cucumber raita(low fat curd)Yoghurt-1001 Bowl52
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Cucumber-50
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Boondi raita fried bengal flour ballsYoghurt-1001 Bowl100
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SALADS AND DRESSINGS
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French 151 tbsp70
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Mayonnaise151 tbsp150
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Light mayonnaise151 tbsp110
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Tossed green salad with dressing 1 Bowl1 tbsp95
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Coleslaw veg with jellied fruit salad1 Bowl151
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Tabouleh100g1 Bowl108
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Fattoush100g1 Bowl125
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Caesar151 tbsp70

Methi Tomato Rice

Greens are always my favorite in my diet, even my hubby love to have geens every day. My mother used to make mixed geen leaf curry (Kalakura) form spinach(Palakura), sukka kura, methi(menthem kura), bacchal kura and tota kura. I love this curry, it tastes wonderful and good for health, we can rarelay find such type of combos that are made tasty and healthy! Oops I think I deviated from the topic,. So, today I made this wonderful methi rice, I never know that methi rice tastes this good, because I always thought methi is sour in taste so the rice also will taste the same, but to my wonder the rice was that awesome that I and my hubby finsihed it in no time. Try it you will make it again and again like me!!!
 Want to know about calories in Indian food CLICK HERE TO VIEW CALORIE CHART


Ingredients:
Cooked rice-4 cups(Measured with 160ml cup)
Tomato puree- 1 cup(160ml)
Onions finely chopped-1/2cup
Cumin seeds-1/2tbsp
Methi/fenu greek leaves-2cups
Ginger- finely grated-1/2tbsp
Garlic- finely grated-1 tbsp
Green chili-chopped-2 big(depending on the heat you require in the rice)
Salt to taste
pepper powder-1/2tbsp
Curry leaf-5 in number(optional)
Cilantro/coriander-10 springs chopped
Bay leaf-2
Cinnamon stick-1 inch
cardamom -2 cloves
Dhaniya powder/coriander powder-1/2tbsp
oil/butter-2tbsp(I prefer butter,because it gives good flavor)
turmeric-pinch
Directions:

First prepare a curry paste with tomatos+Chili by grinding them together. Take a pan and add 2ts of oil/butter and heat it, to the oil add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaves. when all the spices get baked add onions, curry leaf, ginger,garlic,little turmeric, and green peas and fry until the onions are finely cooked. Now, add the first grinded paste, methi leaves and coriander powder and cook until the raw flavor of tomato vanishes. Add cooked rice and mix them. close the lid and cook in simmer for 2min. Finally garnish with cilantro and the delicious dish is ready.

Hope you like my recipe, please feel free to post your comments. They are very valuable for me, you can even subscribe by e-mail to my blog, the recipes will reach your inbox. ThanX for visiting my space. Please bookmark it to visit/ remember again.

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