Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Healthy Home made Vegetable Soup

This soup is full of vegetables . A homemade vegetable soup you can change
depending on what vegetables you have on hand. The Winter season many
of us
is getting cold, caught and fever. Especially Winter every one likes to take
hot soups and hot drinks. Ginger is a natural medicine for cold and caught.

Health Benefits of Ginger:

1.Ovarian Cancer Treatment:
Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of
ovarian cancer.

2. Morning sickness:
Ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of
morning sickness.

3. Motion sickness remedy:
Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy
for the nausea associated with
motion sickness.

4.Reduce pain and Inflammation:
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and
is a powerful natural painkiller.

5.Heartburn Relief:
Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy.
It is most often taken
in the form of tea for this purpose.

6.Cold and flu prevention and treatment:
Ginger uses as a natural treatment for
colds and the flu. Many people also find
ginger to be help flu in the Case of
stomach flu's or food poisoning,
which is not surprising given the positive
effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.

7.Migraine relief:
Ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to
stop prostaglandins from
causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.

8.Menstrual Cramp Relief:
In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar
is used in the treatment of
menstrual cramps.


1 cup Mixed vegetables

2 Tomatoes
10 Black peppers/ 1/4 tbs pepper powder
1 inch ginger piece
salt to taste

3 to 4 tbs tomato ketchup

15 to 20 Small fried Bread pieces


1. Take a vessel. Add all the vegetables,tomatoes,ginger and sufficient water.
Cook up to 10 min or until vegetables soften.
2. Add cooked vegetables,tomatoes and ginger in to the mixer jar. Make it like a paste.

3. Take a pan. Add the vegetable paste and salt and pepper powder and tomato
Cook up to 8min on medium heat.
4. Healthy vegetable soup is ready to serve.
5. Before serving decorate with fried bread pieces.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Poori/Puri is a South Indian bread made from a dough of atta/Wheat flour,water
salt by rolling it out into discs of approximately the size of palm. Poori/Puri
is a very
common breakfast / Tiffin item at Indian homes. Poori serve hot with
Potato Kurma,
Channa masala.


Wheat flour:1 Cup
Salt: To taste
Oil: for deep frying
Water: Sufficient
1/4 cup flour, for dusting.


1. Mix the flour and salt, by hand or in food processor with gradually adding cold water and knead the dough to a hard consistency.
2. Heat oil for deep frying.
3. Divide the dough into lime sized balls.
4. Take one ball, flatten it with your fingertips and then roll it with rolling pin.
5. Dust flour as required to avoid sticking.
6. Each rolled poori should be about 6-7cm in diameter.
7. Heat oil in a pan and drop one poori at a time.
8. Fry it both sides. Wait till the poori colour is in golden colour.
9. Mouth watering poori is ready to serve.

P.s. Lot of people are using maida and wheat flour for making poori. But i
prefer to make
poori with whole wheat flour.Whole wheat is good for health.

Want to make Channa masala curry???? Here is the link.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Well, Maggi Noodles are a big hit in every household. Everyone has been
addicted to Maggi Noodles at some point of time. Kids who don't like vegetables
they will eat in to it.


1 Pack Maggi Noodles
1 Small cup of vegetables like beans,Carrot,Peas,Green peppers etc..
1/2 Onion
Water - as required
2 tbs Oil
5 Soy chunks


1. Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions, saute them.
2. Let the onions become light brown Colour.
3. Now add the vegetables and little bit of salt.
4. Cover to cook on medium heat
up to 10min.
5. Break the soy chunks like a small pieces and mix it into pan.
6. Add water and
Maggi masala powder and stir well.
7. Break the Noodles into small pieces and mix into the cooked vegetables,
and cook till water
is evaporates.
8. Vegetable Noodles is ready to Serve.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Black beans are available throughout the year. Dried beans are generally
in prepackaged containers as well as in bulk bins. Black beans
curry serve with
roti and parata.

Health Benefits:

Black beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most
legumes. In addition to lowering cholesterol,black beans' high fiber content
prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these
beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance
or hypoglycemia. When combined with whole grains such as brown rice, black
beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein. You may already be familiar
with bean's fiber and protein, but this is far all black beans have to offer.

Nutritional Profile:

Black beans emerged from our food ranking system as an excellent source of
the mineral molybdenum. In addition, they are a very good source of dietary fiber
and folate. In the case of folate, for example, a one cup serving of black beans
provided about 2/3 of the DV for folate. Our food ranking system also qualified
black beans as a good source of manganese, protein,magnesium, thiamin
(vitamin B1), phosphorus and iron. In the case of protein, for example, one cup
serving of cooked black beans provided about one third of a day's protein


1 Cup boiled black beans
1 Medium onion
1 Tomato
2 Garlic cloves
1 Inch Ginger piece
2 tbs oil
1/4 tbs mustard
1/4 cumin seeds
1 Red chilly
4 curry leaves
salt to taste
Red chilly powder to taste.
Coriander for garnishing.


1. Soak black beans for at least 8 hours with water.
2. Wash them properly. Pressure cook them with sufficient water and little bit
of salt.
3. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard,cumin seeds,red chilly. When mustard starts
popping add curry leaves.Fry for a min.
4. Add chopped onions. Let the onion become light brown colour add ginger
and garlic paste.
5. Add tomatoes, turmeric, salt and stir well and cook till the tomatoes absorbs
the flavour.
6. Take 4 tbs black beans make a fine paste.
7. Add black beans paste and mix well. Cook for a while.
8. Add cooked black beans. Bring it to boil.
9. Add chilly powder and mix well. Cover to Cook on medium heat up to 10min.
10.Finally garnish with Cilantro (Coriander).