• Mutton  -  approx 1.5 lbs
  • Onions- 4 medium (thinly sliced)
  • Big cardamom- 1
  • Bay leaf-  - 1 big 
  • Garlic - 4- 5 cloves, peeled 
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Whole Red Chilies - 8 - 10 (deseeded and soaked in warm water for atleast half hour)
  • Ginger powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt- 1 tbsp
  • Tomatoes - 2, peeled and chopped 
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander leaves- to garnish


  • Make a paste of red chillies with garlic and ginger and keep aside
  • Heat oil and add bay leaf, cardamom and cloves and cook for 1/2 a minute
  • Add onions and saute till light brown 
  • Add mutton pieces and the chili paste and salt. Mix well 
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, keep stirring
  • Add rest of the powdered masalas and yogurt, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add Peeled and chopped tomatoes and mix everything well, cover and let cook for 10 minutes.  keep checking and stirring in between.
  • Add some water( desired amount) and pressure cook untill done. I cooked it upto 4 whistles 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve 

Posted by sneh On Thursday, January 05, 2017 No comments READ FULL POST

Bread slices with Potato filling  dipped in gram flour batter and Air fried!
Air fryer uses hot air circulation to cook food and is very convenient to use. You get to eat your favorite food without any guilt with much less oil and calories.
Its almost as good as a deep fried bread pakora, just a lot healthier.  We all loved it including kids.


  • Bread slices - 4
  • Aluminium foil

 (Potato Filling)

  • Boiled Potatoes - 1 medium
  • Salt - to taste 
  • Red chili powder - 1/4th tsp or to taste
  • Amchoor powder- 1/4th tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/8th teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves chopped - 1 tsp
  • lemon juice - 1/4th tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1/4th tsp


  • Gram flour (besan )- 3/4th cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red chili powder- 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Amchoor powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1/4th tsp
  • Water - as required


  • Mash the potato in a bowl, add all the ingredients for potato filling, mix well and keep aside.
  • Take the bread slices and cut out the sides if you want
  • Spread the potato filing on one slice and top it with another slice
  • Cut it into four small squares
  • Now take a bowl and mix all the ingredients of the batter and make thick batter with the help of water 
  • Take one  square and spread this thick batter all around evenly with the help of spoon or brush.
  • Place these bread pakoras on lightly greased aluminium foil. If you wish you can sprinkle few drops of oil on top of these pakoras.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 2 -3 minutes(depends which air fryer you are using).
  • Place the foil with the pakoras in the air fryer and fry it for 10 - 15 minutes till done.
  • I did it at 350 degrees F for about 12 minutes in preheated Air fryer.

Posted by sneh On Sunday, April 10, 2016 1 comment READ FULL POST
Healthy breakfast or as  snack, smoothies are a delight anytime of the day. A homemade smoothie is always a healthier option as you control the ingredients and also the amount and kind of sweetener you want to use.

This orange and peach smoothie  is loaded with vitamin C from fresh oranges and peach, If you want you can add chia seeds or flax seeds to make your smoothie even nutritious.


  • Plain Yogurt - 1 cup, about 240 ml.
  • Oranges - 1 big (peeled, I used only the pulp)
  • Honey - 1 teaspoon
  • Peach - 1 big (peeled and sliced)
  • Sugar- as desired
  • Water - as required


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Add desired amount of water and blend  till smooth
  • Adjust sugar as per your taste
  • Enjoy!

Posted by sneh On Friday, January 22, 2016 No comments READ FULL POST

Pizza can be healthy too. These zucchini pizza bites are a quick way to fix your cravings and
are absolutely delicious.
I got the idea for this recipe after tasting it at Trader Joe's. It has been a family favorite since, especially the kids. 

You can use your favorite toppings like chopped mushrooms, onions etc and can make these in the oven.
I made simple cheese ones on stove top.

Now you can eat pizza without the guilt! 


  • Two  Zucchini - Cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • Olive oil -  1/2 tablespoons(use as required)
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese - 1/2 cup ( or as required)
  • Pizza sauce or tomato ketchup -  3 to 4 tbsp
  • Chopped basil leaves - to garnish (optional)
  • Red chili flakes - to garnish


  • Brush some olive oil on the zucchini rounds 
  • Heat a pan and cook the zucchini from both  sides until light brown.
  • Spread some sauce on each piece
  • Top each zucchini with sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cover the pan and cook on medium low heat till the cheese is melted.(abt a minute)
  • Switch off the heat and leave covered for another minute
  • Garnish with chopped basil leaves and chili flakes 

Posted by sneh On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 No comments READ FULL POST
Tiramisu is a popular Italian dessert made with coffee dipped ladyfinger (crisp sugary
biscuits) layered with mascarpone cheese and flavored with cocoa powder. The  classic Tiramisu  recipes use raw eggs and alcohol  but I like to  make this simple version without using
eggs and alcohol. It still tastes pretty authentic and also is super easy to make.

Try to use crispy ladyfingers and not the soft ones as they tend to get soggy.
Also the ladyfingers turn soft very quickly so don't soak them into coffee mixture for long.

Prep time-  15-20 Minutes
Yield - 6 to 10 small dessert cups


  • Mascarpone cheese- 3/4th cup
  • Whipping heavy cream-1/2 cup
  • Instant coffee - 1 cup - 
  • Sugar - 2 1/2 tbsp
  • Ladyfingers - 12
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder to sprinkle
  • Shredded chocolate- 2- 3 tbsp to garnish


  • In a bowl add heavy whipping cream, mascarpone cheese and sugar. mix together with the help of electric mixture (I used egg beater) until the peaks are formed.
  • Make a cup of strong coffee and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Now cut the lady finger into three parts, quickly dip in the coffee and arrange a layer at the bottom of the dessert cup. 
  • Spread a layer of cheese, cream mixture on top and repeat till the top.
  • Sprinkle cocoa powder on top and garnish with shredded chocolate
  • Refrigerate for 5 to 6 hours
  • Serve cold.
Posted by sneh On Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1 comment READ FULL POST
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