Shammi Kababs in Walnut Curry


It’s been a long time since I made Shammi Kababs at home. Kids and hubby love to have something different from the usual menu.It takes some time, but its worth the effort.

Being a working Professional, I usually don’t find time to cook such an elaborate dish and hence it is a weekend affair. As you know ,I always try to experiment and cook something yummy and healthy for my family, which most of you are already doing. I would like to share this receipe with you.

I bet that these melt in the mouth Yummy Kababs in a rich gravy will knock your socks off.

Recipe for Shammi Kabab in Walnut Curry

Ingredients for Shammi Kabab:

3 Raw banana peeled ,boiled and mashed

1 Cup Channa Dal boiled and mashed

2 Medium onions finely chopped

2 Green chillies finely chopped

Handful of Corriander finely chopped

1 Tsp Red Chilli powder

¼ Tsp Turmeric Powder

1.5 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

1 Tsp Chaat masala

1 Tsp Corriander Powder

1 Tsp Shahi Jeera (Cumin Seeds)

1.5 Tsp Garam Masala

Salt to taste

Oil for Shallow frying

Boil the bananas and mash them.Ensure there are no lumps.

Boil 1 Cup of Channa Dal in ½ cup of water. Channa dal is to be soft but not soggy.

Heat 2 tsp oil in a wok. Add Shahi Jeera. Then add green chilies and finely chopped onions.Roast till the onions turn slightly brown. Add red chilli powder,turmeric,chaat masala,coriander powder,garam masala and mix well. After 1 min add the boiled channa dal and roast.The dal has to blend well with the masalas. Add the mashed banana and chopped coriander . Add salt to taste. Ensure there is no water in this mixture .You can add 2 tsp of Roasted Gram flour powder/Besan in case you find the mixture a little soggy. Mix it well and switch off the stove after 8 mins.

Allow the mixture to cool. Once the mixture is cooled ,grease your hands with oil , take some mixture and shape it into round discs. You can garnish with a cashew or fresh corn kernels in the centre.

Place these dics in a heated pan. Drizzle some oil into the pan so that the discs don’t stick to the bottom of the pan. One the bottom of the discs turns reddish turn the discs. Once both the sides are done,remove from the pan and keep it aside.

Walnut Curry:


3 big onions Chopped

2 Tomatoes Chopped

1 green Chilli cut

12 Walnuts

2 Tsp Jeera

Handfull of Fresh Corriander

1 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder

1Tsp Dhania Powder

½ Tsp Pepper powder

1Tsp Khus Khus powder

1Inch Cinnamon

Salt to Taste

1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

2 tsp of Oil

Heat a tsp of oil in a pan. Add Kashmiri chilli powder and 1 Tsp of Jeera. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few seconds. Add onions and roast till they turn slightly brown. Once the onions turn brown add the chopped tomatoes , green chilli, Corriander/Dhania powder,Pepper powder,khuskhus and cinnamon. Once the tomatoes turn mushy add the walnuts and coriander and saute for 5 mins. Switch off the stove and allow the mixture to cool.

Once the mixture is cooled blend it into a fine paste.

Heat a tsp of oil in a wok. Add a tsp of Jeera. Add the blended mixture. Let it simmer for 5 mins. Dunk the Kababs in this curry and serve hot with Rotis, Pulkas.

I served this with Aachari Roti.

Baked Flaxseed Mix Veggie Bread Vada

Today is special day as it is my Dad’s Birthday. I would like to start with a beautiful Mayan Indian Proverb.

“In the baby lies the future of the world. Mother must hold the baby close so that the baby knows it is his world but the father must take him to the highest hill so that he can see what his world is like.”

Every Daughter’s first hero is her “DAD”.

My first hero too is my  DAD ,a man of substance who has always guided me on the right path, supported me whenever I needed one and believed in me all the time. He is as strong as a Mountain , as generous as an Ocean, and  one of the most sensible men in my Life. My kids are also lucky to grow up into sensible human beings under his able guidance.

He always ensured us a decent lifestyle and got us whatever we wanted as me and my brother were sensible kids. He believes in simple pleasures of life and does not believe in showing off.

I would like to make this birthday a memorable one by spending quality time with my Parents. Do simple things that he enjoys.

So dedicating this post to my DAD. I Made Simple Baked Bread Vadas .



Bread pieces – 6 1/2 cup of rice flour

Curd(as required to get dough consistency)

1 Tbsp Flax seed powder 1/2 tsp of jeera / cumin seeds 2 medium size onions finely chopped

2 florets of Cauliflower grated

1.5 Tsp Red chilli powder

Handfull of corn Kernels An inch of ginger grated Handfull of corriander chopped

A Pinch of Garam Masala

Salt to Taste


Now tear the bread pieces with your hands and add rice flour, Flaxseed powder, curd, onions,grated cauliflower,corns ginger, jeera, salt, red chilli powder and Chopped corriander  to it, mix everything well to form a dough.Now wet your hands and take some dough in your hands and give it a round shape and in between with finger just give a dent . Brush the vadas with oil and now it’s ready to be baked.

Pre-Heat the Oven at 180 C for 10 mins. Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 40 to 45 mins. Yummy crisp vadas are ready. Serve with chutney of your choice and enjoy.




Basic Recipe Courtesy: Chawla’s Kitchen(I made some changes to suit my tastebuds)

Pepper Rasam Vada


Pepper Rasam Vada
Pepper Rasam Vada


Today being a weekend my kids wanted to have something different and yummy too. It had been a long time since I made urad dal Vadas, so thought of making Vadas. We normally have Sambar Vada, Dahi Vada, Rasam Vada. I thought of making something different. So I made Pepper Rasam Vada.

As it is exam time for my kids, I made Pepper Rasam as it aids digestion and Kids can enjoy Urad Vada also at the same time.Kids loved it .

It is a lipsmacking dish and worth a try.

Recipe for Urad Dal Vada:

  1. 250 gms/1 Cup Urad dal soaked for 5 to 6 hours
  2. 1 inch Ginger Grated
  3. 2 Green chillies finely chopped
  4. Handfull of Corriander Leaves finely chopped
  5. A few curry leaves finely chopped
  6. Fist full of freshly grated Coconut
  7. 1 Tsp Pepper
  8. Oil for Frying
  9. Salt to taste

Grind the soaked Urad dal in a wet grinder / mixie to make a fine paste.Add  pepper and ½ glass  of water while grinding. Once the urad dal paste is ready add all the other ingredients mentioned above. Wet your hands and take a ball of flour ,make a hole in the centre using your thumb, and drop it in the hot oil and deep fry. Keep the Vadas aside.


Recipe for Pepper Rasam

  1.  50 gms Moong dal
  2. 1 Tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  3. 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  4. Few curry leaves
  5. ¼ Tsp Hing
  6. Fist full of freshly grated coconut
  7. 2 Tomatoes finely chopped
  8. 1 Tsp Rasam Powder
  9. Salt to taste

Boil Moong dal and keep it aside. Roast 2 to 6 nos ingredients and coarsely grind.Heat 2 tsp ghee in a wok. Add the chopped tomatoes. Once they turn mushy add the boiled dal ,rasam powder and the ground masala. Add 250 ml of water and let it simmer for 6 to 8 mins. Add salt to taste. You can add more water in case you want the Rasam to be thin.

Soak the Vadas in Piping hot Rasam and garnish with extra tadka and serve.

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Choco Dry Fruits Peda

Choco DryFruits Peda
Choco DryFruits Peda


Choco DryFruits Peda

1 Tbsp Ghee

1 cup MTR Badam drink Mix

4 Tsp Milk powder

3 Tsp Condensed Milk

2 Tsp Powdered Cashew

2 Tsp  Powdered Walnut

Heat the ghee in a pan.Add MTR Badam drink mix and milk powder.Mix well and keep it on low flame. Saute for 2 mins.Add powdered Cashews and Walnuts and mix well.Mix well for 5 mins .Once you get the burfi consistency switch off the flame.

Spread the mixture  on a greased plate and allow it to cool.Cut into desired shapes.Garnish with a Walnut piece on top on serve.

Baby Potato Masala

Baby Potato Masala

Boil 10 to 12 baby potatoes.Marinate with 1 tsp rasam powder,1 tsp garam masala and 1/2 tsp chaat masala for 30 mins.

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan.Add jeera ,haldi and chilli powder and saute for 2 seconds.Add the marinated potatoes and roast for 15 mins.Add salt to taste and chopped corriander.Mix well and switch off the stove.
Serve hot with Roti or phulkas.Goes well with Rice too.


Baby Potato Masala
Baby Potato Masala

Molten Lava Cake


Molten lava cake

Recipe for 3 cup cakes:Best eaten hot.

Plain flour 1 tbsp plus 1/4 tbsp

Cocoa powder 1 1/4 tbsp

A pinch of salt

A pinch of baking powder

A pinch of baking soda

Sugar 3 tsp(increase or decrease as per your sweet tooth)

Milk 4 to 5 tsp(you can increase or decrease as per your requirement)

3 chocolate pcs

Butter 1 tsp and some for greasing the moulds.

Seive the flour and cocoa powder.Add salt,sugar,baking soda,baking powder and butter and slowly add milk to mix.Ensure sugar is dissolved and there are no lumps. Grease the muffin moulds with butter.Add half of the mixture then drop a chocolate piece in between and cover with the mixture. Repeat the same for other 2 moulds also. Microwave at 800 for 40 seconds and your molten lava cake is ready.