Palak paneer bhurji with grated paneer and chopped palak is a simple variation of traditional palak paneer and tastes deliciously different. It goes well with paranthas, chapatis and rice. Its quick and easy and can also be used as a filling for sandwiches and wraps. I hope you enjoy it.

Prep time- 10 minutes
Cook Time-  15 - 20 Minutes
Serves - 1 to 2


  • Chopped Spinach Leaves- 2 cups
  • 1 Medium Onion-  chopped
  • 1/2 tomatoes- chopped
  • Garlic - 1 clove finely chopped
  • Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder- 1/4th tsp
  • Chat masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Whole Red Chilies - 2
  • Kashmiri Red chili  powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Grated Paneer- 100 gms
  • Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste


  • Heat oil in a wok/pan
  • Add garlic and whole red chilis and cook for few seconds 
  • Add onion and cook till it turns translucent
  • Add all the dry spice powders, mix well and add tomatoes
  • Cook on medium heat till oil starts seperating
  • Add spinach, stir and cook for few minutes on medium high heat until the water from the spinach evaporates and spinach is soft.
  • Switch off the heat and add grated paneer and ginger
  • Mix well and serve with parantha and Chapatis.
Posted by sneh On Friday, January 30, 2015 No comments READ FULL POST

Roasted cauliflower is my favorite way of eating cauliflower these days .It is not only healthy but also delicious and totally addictive. Roasting converts this otherwise humble vegetable into crisp, sweet and spicy side dish.

I actually like it better than cauliflower fritters!  Just toss the florets into some oil and your favorite seasoning and bake till crisp.

This is a must try recipe which will quickly become your favorite too.

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  25 to 30 Minutes
Serves - 1 to 2


  • Cauliflower Florets- 10 -12
  • Olive oil - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder- 1/4th tsp
  • Garlic Powder- 1/8th tsp (optional)
  • Lemon juice- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli flakes or powder - to taste
  • Salt - to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  • Mix all the spices with olive oil in a bowl
  • Toss Cauliflower florets with the above mixture to  coat evenly
  • Bake the florets for 20 to 25 minutes till crispy done

Posted by sneh On Tuesday, January 20, 2015 No comments READ FULL POST

Everyone knows how healthy yogurt is as it contains calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals and the good bacteria that are important for the digestive system. Greek yogurt is in these days. It is thick, creamy, tasty and healthy. Most greek yogurts contain twice the amount of protein of regular yogurt and less sugar.

Because of its creamy and thick texture, Greek yogurt can replace sour cream, mayonnaise and cream cheese in many recipes.
One such recipe is this creamy veggie sandwich. It is so simple and so good, you can eat without any guilt and feel healthy.

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Assemble Time-  10 Minutes
Serves-  2


  • 4 Slices of bread
  • 4 tbsp low fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp grated cabbage
  • 1 tbsp grated paneer(cottage cheese)
  • 1 tbsp chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped bell pepper
  • Few chopped mint leaves
  • Butter
  • Salt to taste 
  • Pepper to taste


  • Mix  all the ingredients in a bowl except bread and butter
  • Spread some butter on one side of one bread. 
  • Then spread the veggie mixture and top with the other bread.
  • Cut into 4 pieces and serve.
Posted by sneh On Saturday, November 15, 2014 No comments READ FULL POST

Although Quinoa has been around for centuries, it has recently become very popular and you will find quinoa recipes all over the internet and magazines.
Quinoa is pronounced as "KEEN-wah" and is treated like a grain while  actually it is a seed of a plant. Its  cooking method is just like rice, boil one part quinoa in 2 parts water for 15 to 20 minutes. Its also interesting to know that the year 2013 was declared as the international year of Quinoa by United Nations.

Quinoa is considered a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids and therefore is a very good alternative to eating meat.  I really like quinoa, its tasty and super healthy and if your kids eat it - nothing like it! I made these patties with quinoa, potatoes, spinach and paneer and everyone including  kids ate these happily.
This recipe can also be made gluten free by using 1 tbsp of corn flour instead of bread crumbs.

Remember to rinse quinoa very well before cooking to get rid of the bitter taste.
I hope you like these patties/tikkis too.

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  20 Minutes
Yield - makes about 8 to 10 patties


  • 3/4th cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tbsp   boiled/canned chickpeas -mashed
  • 2 small potatoes - boiled and mashed
  • 11/2 tbsp paneer/cottage cheese- grated
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic- grated
  • Salt to taste 
  • Red chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste 
  • 1 tbsp plain breadcrumbs
  • Oil to cook
  • Chopped green chilies- 1/2  tsp(optional)


  • Mix  all the ingredients in a bowl except oil 
  • Form the mixture into patties 
  • Heat the non stick pan to shallow fry the patties
  • Cook the patties from both sides handling gently till brown
  • Enjoy with sour cream or your favorite dip

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Posted by sneh On Monday, October 20, 2014 No comments READ FULL POST

If you are anything like me, and don't like breakfast  cereals and sweet oatmeal or if you have gotten bored of eating oatmeal for breakfast, you can turn your oats into these savory pancakes. These pancakes are super healthy, gluten free and vegan all at the same time.  I am so much into crepes and pancakes these days that I have tried making all sorts of chillas(pancakes) using poha, wheat flour, quinoa, semolina, lentils etc.

You can make it even healthier by adding spinach and other veggies. I am sure you will feel healthy after eating these :)

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  15 Minutes
Serving - makes about 6 to 7 pancakes


  • Oats- 3/4th cup
  • Flaxseeds - 1 tbsp
  • Rice flour- 2 tbsp
  • Chickpea flour- 2 tbsp
  • Grated onion- 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1  tsp or to taste (you can use use chopped green chilis and skip red chilli  powder if you like)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander leaves- chopped
  • Mango powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to cook
  • Water - as required


  • Grind flax seeds and oats together in a grinder
  • Mix  all the ingredients in a bowl except oil to get the consistency of pancake batter
  • Heat the non stick pan that you use to make dosas and pancakes and spread oil with the help of paper towel.
  • Add a ladle full of  batter in the center and spread it around slowly
  • Sprinkle some oil on top and let it cook on medium heat
  • Flip it gently and cook from the other side.
  • Enjoy with you favorite sauce or chutney.

    Posted by sneh On Saturday, October 11, 2014 No comments READ FULL POST
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