Mixed Vegetable and Cheese Pancakes


Mid  term holidays have started for my Kids.The menu for this month will be planned by my kiddos and executed by me.Hmm.. i need to treat them with varieties of dishes which are tasty and healthy at the same time. I love to cook for my family and whip yummy dishes whenever i am home .We have started the School holidays on a healthy note.

Our theme for the 42nd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop is #Kidsdelight. My contribution for this theme is Mix vegetable and Cheese Pancakes.For more recipes check out our collection.

Recipe for Mixed Vegetable and Cheese Pancakes:

(Makes about  10 -12 Pancakes)

1Cup =250 ML.


4 Potatoes boiled and mashed (Medium Size)

4 Florets of Cauliflower grated

1 Big Onion finely chopped

1/2 Cup Spring Onions finely chopped

1/2 Cup Fresh coriander finely chopped

1/2 Cup Tapioca Flour

1 Tsp Rice Vinegar

1 Tsp dried Basil

1 Tsp Chilli Flakes

1 Tsp Cumin / Jeera

1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

1/2 Cup Mozzarella cheese

Oil for shallow frying

Salt to taste


Take a wide bottom bowl. Mash the boiled Potatoes. Mix all the ingredients.Take small portion of the dough. Grease you palm and pat the dough to flatten it. Take a heavy bottom pan. Add a Tsp of oil. Place the flattened dough and flip sides until it turns golden brown.

Once done serve with Mayonnaise or sauce or green chutney.

Enjoy !!!!



Nominations & Award

One Lovely Blog Award

I feel honored to know that Avin who blogs at https://theyellowdaal.wordpress.com  has nominated me for “One Lovely Blog Award”. Even though I have started blogging about an year back, i am relatively new and feel humbled.

Avin too is a young and excellent blogger. I absolutely love her blog.She has an amazing collection . Do check her blog https://theyellowdaal.wordpress.com


One Lovely Blog Award is basically given for reward and recognition of new bloggers. And truly since I have started this blog I have  connected with so many good bloggers who have  and have appreciated  my efforts. Getting nominated is just another feather in the cap.

Here are the rules for the nomination :

1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. List the rules.

3. Display the award image on your header/footer/sidebar.

4. List seven facts about yourself.

5. Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award and them know you have nominated them.

The award nomination let’s me to post seven facts about myself. So here they are-

1. Started this blog to document my recipes and share with the world.

2. I am a Vegetarian and love Stuffed veggies.

3. I love to experiment with food in my kitchen and develop new recipes.

4. I don’t plan and whip up wonderful dishes in a jiffy.

5. I incorporate healthy ingredients in my cooking.

6. I love to bake cakes and Pizzas although i am not a Pizza lover.

7. I love Spicy food

I am nomination these below talented bloggers:

Avin Kaur  https://theyellowdaal.wordpress.com

Shweta Tiwari

Krispy Kadai

Aromatic Essence


















Herbed Crust with Pickled Potato Pizza / Aachari aloo Pizza



Pizza is loved by many including my kids and hubby.I am not a Pizza lover but yes I do experiment with different toppings. This fusion pizza is so amazing and yummy that you can’t stop at one. I have made this Pizza at home from the scratch with easily available ingredients .I have used unbleached plain flour with some multi grain powder , pickled potatoes and cheese…

Hmm ,enjoy this yummy pizza with a desi touch at the comfort of your home. It can be made within an hour from the start to the end.

This week our 41st #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #Pizzamania and my contribution is Herbed Crust with Pickled Potato Pizza.


Yeh dil mange more!!!!!

Recipe for Herbed Crust with Pickled Potato Pizza:


2 Cups Plain flour / Maida (Unbleached)

2.25 Tsp of Baking Powder

1Tsp Salt

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tsp Mixed Italian herbs

1 Tsp Chilli flakes

15 Baby Potatoes boiled and peeled

Spicy Chilli Sauce

1.5 Cup Permesan Cheese for generous topping

1 Tbsp Multi grain powder (A mix of quinoa,  chia seeds,flax seeds and green gram –all roasted and powdered)

8 Cheery Tomatoes halved

2 Onions chopped length wise

2 Bell peppers cut lengthwise

5 Cheese Slices torn into Pcs

1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin

1.5 Tsp Aachar Masala/ Pickle masala

1 Tsp Oil for roasting potatoes


Take a heavy bottom pan. Add a tsp of oil. Add jeera and  aachar masala and saute for few seconds on low flame. Add the boiled and peeled potatoes and roast on medium flame for about 7 to 8 mins. Add salt and mix well. Switch off the flame after 5 mins.

In a wide bowl, add the flour, baking powder, mixed Italian herbs,multi grain powder,salt ,chilli flakes and olive oil and knead the dough. Gradually add water as required to knead the sticky dough.Cover the dough and allow it to rest for about 10 mins.

Make small balls of the dough. Roll the dough in any shape you desire. Spread about 1.5 Tsp of Chilli sauce. Sprinkle some onions and bell pepper.Top it up with Permesan cheese and 1 cheese slice torn into pcs. Lastly add cherry tomatoes, pickled potatoes and garnish with some more cheese.

Pre heat the oven at 180 C for 10 mins. Please the Pizza in the preheated oven and bake it for about 20 to 25 mins.


Serve Hot!!!










Jal Jeera Chaas / Spiced Buttermilk


The most common drink in many households during Summer is Buttermilk which helps to keep you hydrated.It also helps to combat acidity and has various other benefits. Its takes max 10 mins to prepare this yummy and delicious drink. I have added Jal jeera and fresh coriander to enhance the taste .Jal jeera aids in digestion.Made with cool, watered down curd, this drink is perfect to soothe the stomach. As you drink it the cool buttermilk tends to wash down the spices and calms an irritated stomach lining

As a part of 40th #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme of #Summercoolers i decided to make this  humble drink as my contribution.

Recipe for Jal Jeera Chaas /Spiced Buttermilk


1 Cup  Plain Yogurt or curd

1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Flakes

3 Sprigs of Fresh Coriander leaves

1.5  Tsp Jal Jeera Powder

2 Cups Chilled water

Few Ice cubes (optional)

1/2 Tsp Roasted Jeera /Cumin


Grind the fresh coriander, chilli flakes  and Jal jeera powder to a fine paste. Add curd and blitz again so that all the ingredients are incorporated well.Add chilled water and blitz once more.

Pour them in small earthen pots ,garnish with some roasted jeera/cumin and few ice cubes and serve.

Enjoy this yummy drink to be hydrated !!!!



Dates Cuppies (Sugarless ,Eggless & Butterless)


My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.                                                                                                                                     Jim Valvano

This post is dedicated to my DAD who is my first hero and guide. He is my greatest support .He is a very contented man who started from a humble background.Even today he is the same simple ,dignified and humble human being . As he celebrates his 70th birthday today, i am glad both dad and mom are here with me.Celebrating these 70 glorious years of simplicity and dignity.We wish him a very healthy and happy life.

He is not fond of sweets and is very conscious about his health. To celebrate this occassion I baked dates cuppies that are sugarless ,eggless and butterless.

Recipe for Dates Cuppies:


20 seedless dates

1 Cup Self Raising Flour (Unbleached)

1 Cup Milk

Oil to grease the muffin try


Soak 15 seedless dates in warm milk for about an hour. make a fine paste of soaked dates with milk. Sieve the flour in a wide bowl, add the dates mixture and mix well.

Pre heat the oven at 180C for 10 mins.Grease the muffin tray and pour the cake batter in each compartment. Chop the balance dates and use it to garnish. Place the muffin tray and bake for 20 to 25 mins in the pre heated oven. Insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean then it is done.


Enjoy these yummy Cuppies!!!!





Mango Thokku & Aloo Potlis / Mango dip & Potato Pouches (Baked)


I love baked goodies as they are healthy and can be eaten guilt free too. I have used the ready made Pastry sheets for this yummy snack after a long time. The baked Potlis were  finger licking good and vanished in a jiffy once out from the oven. Well the secret ingredient here is Mango thokku.

An easy  snack recipe that will be loved by both kids and adults.


12 Baby Potatoes boiled and mashed

1 Tbsp Mango Thokku

1.5 Tsp Rasam Powder

1 Tsp Jeera

2 Onions finely chopped

1″ Ginger grated

4 Sprigs of Coriander finely chopped

1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin

Salt to Taste

15 Frozen Pastry sheets

1 Tbsp Corn Flour

1 Tbsp Water


Mix the corn flour and water to get a thick paste.Keep it aside.

Remove the Frozen pastry from the refrigerator.

For Filling:

Heat 2 Tsp oil in a wok. Add Jeera and saute. Add the chopped onion and grated ginger and roast on low flame until the onions turn slightly brown.Once done add the mashed potatoes and mix well. Add Mango thokku and rasam powder and mix again. Add the chopped coriander and salt. Mix again and keep it on low flame for about 8 to 10 mins.

Take a single pastry sheet add about a tsp of the above filling and bring the edges together. Apply the corn flour paste so that the edges stick to each other and insert a tooth pick.

Pre heat the oven at 190C for about 10 mins. Place the tray with these potlis in the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 20 mins. They will turn slightly brown and crisp.

Once done ,remove from the oven and serve with any chilli sauce or green chutney .



This is my contribution for the Sonal’s Collective on Semi Homemade dishes.Do check out her blog http://simplyvegetarian777.com/  for some easy and healthy recipes.



Raw Mango Thokku / Raw Mango dip

Mangoes are available most of the time where I live. Mango thokku is one of my favorite which I learnt from my Mom who is an expert in making varieties of Pickles.There are many thokku recipes.A best accompaniment for Sambar rice, upma, paranthas and curd rice. I love to mix it with piping hot plain rice and eat.A sheer Bliss!!!
Today I will be sharing an easy recipe to make Mango Thokku.
2 Cups Grated Raw Mango
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
15 Green Chillies
Salt to Taste
½ Tsp Hing / Asafoetida
 1.5 Tsp Methi/ Fenugreek & Haldi/ Turmeric  Powder mix (I keep this mixture handy –For every 1 Tsp of Methi add 2 Tsp of Haldi)
Grind 1 cup of  grated Raw mango and green chillies. No water to be added.
Heat 2 Tbsp of Oil in a wok. Add the mustard seeds and hing. Once the mustard splutters add the grated mango, mango and chilli paste and mix well. Once the oil starts to leave the sides of the wok add salt and mix well. Lastly add Methi and Haldi powder ,mix well and switch off the flame . Allow it to cool and then store it in an air tight container.
It is so finger licking good that it is  hard to resist.
Enjoy this yummy thokku!!!!!!
PS: Use a dry spoon always.

Mango Ice Cream with Chocolate swirl



God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

Rudyard Kipling
Mother’s Day  on 8th May is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.Mothers are the pillars of a Family.My Mother is my friend,mentor,guide who has been with me through all the thick and thin. She has moulded me to be what I am today. I am blessed to be her daughter. Every day is mother’s day as there is so much efforts the mothers put in to train and mould their kids to be good humans. I can relate to all the things my mom used to say after i became a mom. I am also blessed to be a mom of two Wonderful boys who  are in the process of being moulded to be good human  being with values.

Well coming back to the recipe, my mom is fond of ice creams and chocolates. As she is here with me ,I decided to to treat her with home made Mango Ice Cream with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and garnish with Choco chips. She was so happy and surprised seeing this wonderful treat.I am glad she loved it.

Our theme  for this #Foodiemonday #Bloghop #MothersDaySpecial to honour our Mothers who has worked tirelessly to make us what we are today.

Recipe for Mango Ice Cream with Chocolate Swirl.


1 Cup =250 ML

1 Cup Fresh Mango Puree

300 ML Chilled Whipping

100 ML Sterlised cream

3/4 Cup Milk Powder

3/4 Cup Sugar(Adjust as per the sweetness of Mango)

2 Tsp Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

2 Tsp Choco Chips for Garnish (Optional)


Pour the whipping cream and sterlised cream in a bowl and blitz it in a blender. Add the Mango Puree ,1/2 cup milk powder  and sugar and blitz again for about 5 mins.You can see a nice fluffy mixture.

Freeze this mixture in a freezer safe container for 4 hours.After 4 hours  remove the container and pour the mixture in a bowl . Add the balance milk powder and blitz for about 2-3 Mins. Pour the mixture in an same freezer safe container and wrap the container using a plastic wrap. Place it in the freezer for about 2 hours.

After 2 hours remove the mixture and blitz again for 2 mins. Pour the mixture in a freezer safe container, pour the hershey syrup and using a toothpick make a swirl.Wrap the container with a plastic wrap . Freeze overnight or for 7-8 hours.

Serve the Creamy Mango ice cream with some hersheys choco syrup and garnished with choco chips.






Sukhi Pudine Ki Dal / Dry Mint and Lentil Stew


Pulses /Dals are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers only to the dried seed. Dried peas, edible beans, lentils and chickpeas are the most common varieties of pulses. Pulses are very high in protein and fibre, and are low in fat.

Pulses are a great tasting addition to any diet. They are rich in fibre and protein, and have high levels of minerals such as iron, zinc, and phosphorous as well as folate and other B-vitamins. Pulses come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours and can be consumed in many forms including whole or split, ground in to flours or separated into fractions such as protein, fibre and starch.

Pulses do not include fresh beans or peas. Although they are related to pulses because they are also edible seeds of podded plants, soybeans and peanuts differ because they have a much higher fat content, whereas pulses contain virtually no fat.

Pulses play a very important part in the Indian Cuisine. Dal can be  cooked in different ways.I am sure many of you would agree with me that dal is the most comforting food anytime.

I would like to share with you a very humble recipe from my kitchen today. My Contribution for the #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme of #Daldelights

Recipe for Sukhi Pudine Ki Dal / Dried Mint and Lentil Stew(No onion & No Garlic Recipe):


1 Cup Toor Dal / Pigeon Peas

1 Cup Moong Dal/ Mung Bean

2 Green Chillies slit

1 Tsp Grated Ginger

1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric

For Tadka / Tampering:

3/4 Tsp Rai/ Mustard seeds

1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin

4 Red Button Chillies

1.5 Tsp Dry Mint leaves (Sun dried and stored)

3 Tsp Ghee / Clarified Butter

1/4 Cup Chopped Coriander

1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

Juice of 1 Lemon

1/4 Tsp Hing/ Asafoetida

Salt to taste


Wash the dals and pressure cook them along with turmeric/ haldi, green chilli and ginger grated upto 3 whistles and keep it aside.

Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add ghee, rai and jeera.Once you hear them splutter add the dry red chillies and chilli powder.Mix well. Add the pressure cooked dal and salt to taste. Add 1 cup of water to adjust the consistency.Let it simmer for 5 mins.Crush the dry pudina between your palms and add it to the simmering dal.Let is simmer for 2 mins. Add the lime juice and garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with piping hot Rice and Pickle or Phulkas.


A sheer bliss!!!!




This Recipe is Contributed to:

The well seasoned cook

 Lisa’s  Kitchen

Herbs, Spices and Tradition