This okra dish is totally non slimy, spicy and flavorful. You will love it with naan or parantha.
Have some spicy pickle on the side and enjoy your lunch/dinner or even weekend  breakfast.

Squeezing some lemon juice while cooking okra not only removes the sliminess of okra but also enhances its taste. The fennel seeds really add a lot of flavor to the dish.


Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  25 Minutes
Serves- 2- 3


  • 1/2 pound okra
  • One medium onion - grated
  • Coarsely ground fennel seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to cook
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tsp or to taste
  • Fresh lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tbsp


  • Wash okra and spread it on paper towel to dry it well
  • Slit okra lengthwise into four pieces. then again cut each piece into two so you have eight pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add grated onions and saute till brown. 
  • Now add okra and all the spices. mix well.
  • Add lemon juice. mix well. 
  • Cover and let it cook on low heat for few minutes.
  • Uncover, stir and cook till done.
Posted by sneh On Friday, August 22, 2014 2 comments READ FULL POST
Hummus is an Arabic dish that is enjoyed as a dip or spread all over the world. The word Hummus in arabic means chickpeas. Hummus is basically mashed boiled chickpeas with tahini,  salt,  garlic and lemon.
Although its very easily available in the market, you can make it quickly at home with few handy ingredients. Its delicious and rich in protein.

I made this hummus without tahini and it turned out as good and delicious. I prefer using soaked and boiled chickpeas but canned chickpeas are good too.

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  0 Minutes
Serves- 2- 3


  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (canned or soaked overnight and boiled)
  • Few fresh mint leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove - chopped roughly
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder- to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Water to blend - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Crushed red pepper- to garnish


  • Add first seven ingredients together in a blender
  • Blend by adding little water at a time till smooth 
  • Garnish with crushed red chillies
Posted by sneh On Friday, August 15, 2014 No comments READ FULL POST

Hash browns are pan fried  crispy potato patties made with  shredded potatoes. They are very much like aloo tikki, the popular north indian snack that is made with mashed boiled potatoes.

 In this recipe I have added some finely chopped veggies in the potatoes.
The trick for the perfect crispy hash browns is to squeeze as much moisture out of the potatoes as possible and start to cook on medium high heat without disturbing   for at least 4 to 5 minutes.

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  20- 25 Minutes
Serves- 2- 3


  • 3 medium potatoes- grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves - chopped 
  • 1/2 medium onion- chopped finely
  • 1/2 carrot - grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cornflour
  • Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- To taste.


  • In a bowl mix grated potatoes, spinach, onion, carrot
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt and mix well
  • Squeeze the veggie mixture to remove all the moisture out
  • Add red chilli powder and corn starch
  • Adjust salt by tasting the mixture
  • Form the mixture into patties
  • Heat oil in a pan for shallow frying
  • Put the patties gently in the hot pan
  • Let them brown on medium high heat for few minutes from both the sides then lower the       heat to medium.
  • Cook till done.

Posted by sneh On Monday, August 11, 2014 No comments READ FULL POST

Crunchy cucumbers, fresh vitamin A rich carrots, raw sweet onions that are  rich in vitamin C are sure to keep you cool this summer when combined with other veggies in this perfect summer salad.
Make it for yourself or Serve it to your guests, its not going to disappoint.

The peanuts provide a nice spicy touch to it.

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  0 Minutes
Serves- 2


  • Half medium  onion
  • Half small bell pepper
  • One Tomato
  • Half carrot
  • One cucumber  
  • Your favorite spicy roasted peanuts
  • Half fresh lemon
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper - to taste


  • Dice all the veggies mentioned above except lemon.
  • Toss them together in a bowl
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice 
  • Add spicy roasted peanuts on top
  • Adjust salt and pepper
  • Garnish with fresh chopped mint leaves


  • I used Roasted Black pepper peanuts available at my local store, you can use any store bought/home made roasted peanuts that you like.

Posted by sneh On Wednesday, August 06, 2014 2 comments READ FULL POST

These breakfast muffins are great for days when you have to make breakfast for a lot of people. They are quick and easy,  you can do other chores or just sit and relax  while they are baking.
These are like mini baked omelets. you can just grab them and go.  Can be refrigerated for 2- 3 days and reheated in microwave.

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  20- 25 Minutes
Serves- Makes about 12 mini muffins


  • 6 eggs
  • Half medium onion-  finely chopped
  • Half small bell pepper- finely chopped
  • Cherry tomatoes- 3 to 4 (diced)
  • Milk - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt- To taste.
  • Pepper - to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • whisk  egg and milk in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste
  • Spray the muffin pan with oil 
  • Put some chopped onion, bell pepper into each muffin cup.  
  • Pour egg mixture evenly in the muffin cups
  • Top with diced cherry tomatoes
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes till done.

Other Options-

  • Sprinkle some cheese on top before baking
  • You can add sauteed veggies rather than raw if you like
  • Add vegetable of your choice like mushrooms, broccoli, corns.
  • Use egg whites if you want to avoid yolks

Posted by sneh On Sunday, August 03, 2014 1 comment READ FULL POST
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