Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Delightful Peanut Capsicum Masala

This is a maharastrian dish that I love a lot, it is extremely rich with flavor and is a perfect accompaniment for roti and rice. I would say it is a perfect side dish that will delight your family.


  • 3 cups diced(small) capsicum 
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (kashmiri)
  • 1/3 cup peanuts
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cummin/jeera
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of hing
  • salt to taste


Fry the peanuts and grind to a coarse powder without skin, keep aside

Heat oil in a pan add cummin seeds once it starts to splutter add onion, turmeric powder and slit green chilli and fry till oil becomes translucent, then add capsicum and hing , fry and cover it till it soften

Add the tomatoes and stir till it becomes soft, now add all the remaining ingredients ( coriander powder, chilli powder and salt) and stir again for a min till it blends nicely

Then add peanut powder mix nicely, cover and cook on a low flame for 5 min. Serve hot with roti or rice

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Healthy Tasty Cucumber Papaya Salad

Recently my husband was reading a classic book written by Harvey Diamond "Fit for Life Not Fat For Life" which advocates the importance of living food. The secret formula Harvey Diamond advocates is 50% Living Food 50% Cooked Food.The middle path proposed by harvey diamond is the best path and so does our ancient indian tradition of ayurveda. 

I have found this salad so delightfull that I have begun to have it first thing in the morning at breakfast and a great source of energy to begin the day. This light refreshing salad is the perfect combination that will delight your family and can be served to your family whenever they feel like snacking.

Papaya is highly recognized for its antioxidant properties, its fiber content, natural laxative abilities, and the enzymes that help with balancing stomach acid for healthy digestion. Cucumber contains 95% water and eating them is a great way to keep yourself hydrated.And with tomatoes rich in vitamin C, Collagen, the skins support system, is reliant on vitamin C as an essential nutrient that works in our bodies as an antioxidant to help prevent damage caused by the sun, pollution and smoke, smooth wrinkles and improve overall skin texture...


  • 1 cup chopped papaya
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped cilantro / coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


Mix all the above ingredients nicely in a big bowl and refridgerate for 1/2 hr

Serve chilled


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