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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.

Ingredients:
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

Method:
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 …

PANEER POLLICHATHU

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.




Ingredients:
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…

SPAR HYPERMARKET at VR Mall, Chennai

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 RECIPE

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. 

Ingredients:
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

Method:
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…

LCHF (LOW CARB) / KETO ADAI

Missed my favorite South Indian dishes in my current Low carb high fat diet (LCHF) especially Idli & Dosas. Tried making coconut flour dosa and it turned to be a disaster, it happened well before any detail research about the flour. 

Made a instant Keerai Adai Dosai, with paneer, coconut flour, and the saviour physillium husk which acts the binding agent. Traditionally we use murungakeerai / drumstick leaves it was not in season, so made with green amaranthus. 

Ingredients:
Paneer - 200 grams
Coconut Flour - 2 tbsp
Pysillium Husk - 1 tbsp
Yogurt / Hung Curd - 2 tbsp
Any Greens - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli flakes - 1/4 tsp
Jeera / Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Pepper, crushed - 1/4 tsp
Ginger - 1/4 tsp, grated
Hing
Salt
Ghee

How to make:
In a mixer add paneer, coconut flour, pysillium husk with yogurt and blend to a smooth paste. Do not add more water if its not turning into a paste.


Transfer to a bowl add all other ingredients except for ghee, and mix to dough consistency …

ZUCCHINI TOTS | HALLOUMI CHEESE FRIES (Low Carb / Keto)

These amazing baked cutlets / tots made with zucchini and Halloumi Cheese fries were a bomb. We had a small snack party for couple of our friends at home and served them with these delicacies. They were surprised to see these fat loaded snacks at our place. Gave them a short briefing on our low carb / keto diet plans and it got them puzzled, oh yes thats how these low carb and keto plans work. Except the hot sauce everything was homemade and low carb / keto friendly snacks.

Check out these yummax recipes. These are not traditional recipes so no hard rules on use of ingredients. Have used whatever was available in my pantry. Garlic powder and zaatar were used cause i wanted to finish them off before they could expire. Just go with simple and readily available ones.

Ingredients for Zucchini Tots:
2 cups - Shredded Zucchini
2 tbsp - Cheddar Cheese
1 tbsp - Flax powder / Egg 1
1 tbsp - Almond Meal
2 tbsp - Onions
1 - Green chilli
1 tsp - Grated ginger
1 tsp - Garlic powder
Salt as required
Red Chilli…