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Garlicky soup with Bok Choy makes a comforting soup in this weather. Homemade veg broth makes it a double flavorful one. I used cauliflower, broccoli stalks, coriander n mint stems, onion peels, few other veggie peels with couple of pods of garlic and a bay leaf to make a cup of veg stock. Some thin noodles / pasta to this would make it a complete meal. This is a no sauce soup who would prefer could add them. 

The ones i used were baby bok choys they were tender ones, so didn't bother to remove the thick stalks. But made sure to remove the leaves individually and clean them.

What you need:
Bok Choy - 6 nos
Mushroom - 200 grams
Onion - 1 no
Garlic - 4 pods
Butter - 2 tbsp
Red Chilli Flakes - 1/2 tsp
Salt and Pepper powder
Veg Stock - 2 cups

How to make:
In a large pan melt butter, saute garlic, onions until slightly roasted.

Stir fry mushrooms and cook until it turns tender.

Add in cleaned bok choy, veg stock and simmer for 5 - 6 minutes add in chilli flakes, salt and pepper as required and enjo…


Chilli Butter Mushrooms, easy and super quick dish which makes a meal. Pysillium husk and almond meal can be replaced with corn flour / maida and for the crunch bread crumbs can be used. Heres a quick video of the same.

Mushrooms - 1 pkt
Pysillium Husk - 1 tsp
Almond Meal - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3 pods, chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp, chopped
Green Chillies - 1, chopped
Red Chilli Flakes - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Spring Onion
Butter - 2 tbsp

Wash Mushrooms thoroughly, slice it, mix pysillium husk, salt, pepper

Melt one tbsp butter in a pan, cook mushrooms until they browned and remove it.

In the same pan melt another tbsp butter, add garlic, ginher, green chillies until they turn crunchy,

Add diced onions, capsicum, pepper, red chilli flakes, salt add mushrooms and sprinkle spring onion.

Achari Dahi Sabzi recipe | How to make Achari Dahi Sabzi

Achari Sabzi, simply means pickled veggies which could be interpreted as sabzi made with pickling spices. A bit lengthy list of ingredients but totally worth attempting it once in a while. Traditionally this is made with more tomatoes and yogurt for the extra gravy consistency and for the creaminess. I kept them bit low to suit my Low carb meal plan. Have shared the making video above.

Brinjal - 4, cubed
Boiled Cauliflower - 1 cup
Capsicum - 1/2 cup
Onion- 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger garlic - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Jeera powder -1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
Fennel powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Hung Curd/ Greek yogurt - 1/4 cup
Mustard - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Methi, Onion seeds -1/4 tsp each
Red chillies - 2
Fennel -1/2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp

Melt 2 tbso ghee in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, onion / nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds, 2 red chillies and sauté on …


A Kerala delicacy, recreated in a Vegetarians favorite Paneer. Here's the quick preparation method of the paneer pollichathu. Well marinated Paneer rolled in to a spicy masala and cooked in banana leaf.

Paneer - 200 grams
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Water - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Cut paneer into half, mix all of the above to thick paste and spread it on the paneer and allow to marinate for 30 minutes minimum.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the paneer quickly on each sides for about 30 secs on each side, remove the paneer. This step can be skipped it's totally our choice.

To the same pan with oil saute
Onion - 1, chopped
Ginger n garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 2, slit
Tomato - 1, chopped
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Until the oil starts to separate.

Toss the banana leaf on the open fi…


The new Spar Hyper Market at VR Mall, Annanagar, Chennai has opened up it's sprawling store with almost all the home needs. Having been invited to have a first on shopping experience, I made my way into the store and yes, it turned out to be an exciting experience right from the word GO.
It had so much to offer!!! Each sections neatly divided, with informative staffs to help us. My first stop was at the Grandma’s Corner with authentic South Indian podis and pickles. Importantly forgotten ingredients like pirandai podi, maangai inji oorukai, thoothuvalai podi and much more. 

Farmers market with fresh veggies and fruits at wholesale market prices. Special counters for exotic vegetables and fruits from around the world at reasonable prices compared to online stores. 

Dry fruits and nuts section, groceries sold package free, easy buy section for clothing, sweet home for home furnishings & home appliances. This is the place were i cldnt stop myself from picking props for my blog. Grea…


Badami Paneer, creamy Indian Curry dish made without cream. Almonds brings in all the nuttines to the dish and makes it delectable. Almonds / Badam can be replaced to Cashew nuts when made for kids especially. This makes complete meal by itself for Keto / Paleo / LCHF dieters. 

Almons / Badam - 20 nos
Paneer - 200 grams
Green Capsicum - 1/2 (optional)
Onion - 1, medium
Tomatoes - 2 , medium
Ginger - small piece
Garlic - 3 pods
Bay Leaf - 1 
Cardmom - 1
Cinnamon - small stick
Ghee / Butter - 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt as required
Coriander leaves

Soak almonds overnight in enough water. Next day discard the water peel the skin of 10 almonds and thinly slice them. Grate the tomatoes, cube the paneer, capsicum. 

Make the masala with remaining almonds, onion, ginger, garlic to smooth paste.

Heat ghee in  pan saute the paneer, capsicums if using until crispy and set aside.

In the same pan saute bay…