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Bhindi Fry /Okra Fry/ भेंडीची भाजी

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Hello Everyone,

Bhindi fry is a delicious, nutritious, simple, everyday vegetable recipe and cooked in onion, tomato, and spices, which makes a mouth-watering bhindi fry. It has dry and crispy texture, and it accompanies with chapati, bhakri or rice for lunch or dinner. It happens with some folks that bhindi tends to get sticky while cooking, so today I am sharing with you all some simple tips and tricks to make Non-sticky Bhindi Fry recipe

Preparation Time : 10 Minutes ; Cooking Time : 20 Minutes.
One Serving Contains 155 kcal.

Ingredients :

  1. Bhindi / okra 2 cups, sliced
  2. Veg. Oil 1 tbsp
  3. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  4. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  6. Onion 1 chopped
  7. Tomato 1 chopped
  8. Coriander leaves ¼ cup
  9. Red chilli powder 1 tbsp
  10. Salt 1 tsp
  11. Green chilli 3 strips, chopped

Recipe :
  1. Wash and pat dry, make sure to completely dry the bhindi
    as wet bhindi will be sticky when cutting.
  2. Cut off the both ends of the bhindi, and slice lengthwise in halves(don't make things slices)
  3. In a pan add ½ a tbsp veg. oil and add sliced bhindi and turmeric powder 1 tsp. Saute well and keep stirring and cooking for 5 to 6 minutes or till bhindi cook well.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan, once oil get hot, add the cumin and mustard
    seeds and curry leaves. When the cumin seeds cracked, add chopped onions. Cook till onion get slight brown color and add chopped tomatoes.
  5. Now add red chilli powder, salt and saute well.
  6. It's time to add shallow fried bhindi slices, saute to mix all well and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Here, non-sticky, healthy and tasty bhindi fry or okra fry is ready to serve. Enjoy!!!
Tips To Make Non-sticky Bhindi Fry :
  • Wash them under tap water and wipe them neatly one by one, dry clean cloth or by a kitchen towel before chopping.
  • Chop to make medium size pieces, not very thin pieces.
  • Before tossing into onion and spices shallow fry them in non-stick pan and add 1 tsp turmeric powder and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or till bhindi cook well.
  • Don’t cover the pan with the lid while cooking the Lady’s finger.
  • Shallow fry it in a medium to low flame.
  • If you want to make it crispy, then sprinkle spoonful of besan flour, corn flour or rice flour to it.

Dietary Comment :
  • Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • It makes 3 servings.
  • Per serving contains 155 calories, along with carbohydrates - 15.48 g, dietary fibers - 5.36 g, fats - 10.48 g, proteins - 3.87 g.

Health Benefits of Bhindi / Okra :-
  • It's a good source of folate, folates present in okra reduce the neural tube defects in a newborn baby. So, it is highly recommended for women during the preconception period or pregnancy.
  • Helps to prevent Diabetes : Okra is one of the foods that come with a GI index of 20 and as per medical standards, the GI value of okra is considered to be very low, which aid in the prevention of diabetes.
  • Digestion : Due to its soluble fiber content, okra helps accelerate the digestive system. It is extremely good for the digestive system.
  • Antioxidants properties : It helps to prevent cancer, heart diseases, and premature aging. Okra contains a large number of antioxidants. It is called a superfood.
  • It also helps to boost Immunity and improve eyesight.
  • Skin : Okra is a rich source of dietary fiber, and that way proper digestion reflects through a healthy-looking skin. It also helps to prevent pigmentation.
  • Weight loss : it helps to lose weight, people who aspire to lose weight can eat lady’s finger to facilitate weight loss. The vegetable is extremely low in calories.

Good Time To Eat :
          It's good to eat Okra fry or Bhindi fry for lunch and dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

Cabbage-peas stir fry

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How to prepare non-sticky, vegan Cabbage sabzi.
#CabbageStirFry #कोबीचीसुकीभाजी #VeganRecipe #VegetarianRecipe #GlutenfreeRecipe #Noonion,GingerandGarlicRecipe #LunchRecipe #HealthyRecipe #CabbageMatarSabji #MaharashtrianCuisine #AaichiSavali
         Cabbage is beneficial in curing various health problems. A simple everyday vegetable

recipe to go with rice or chapathi. It’s rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and other essential vitamins. And at only 22 calories per cup, you can pretty much eat all you want. Cabbage can be used in a variety of Indian food recipes like paratha, curry, stir-fry, raita, salad, and kofta, much more. This cabbage matar stir-fry recipe is a good addition to the daily lunch and dinner menu since it is healthy, simple, quick to make and tastes delicious. It also goes well with tiffin box.
            In Indian cuisine, there are many healthy, quick and tasty vegetable recipes that are super-easy to make. This Indian-style stir-fried cabbage, chana dal, and green peas recipe are one of them. This is a great accompaniment to chapati, rice, and dal.  Savoy cabbage is a green cabbage with very crinkly textured leaves. It is more tender, and I think it has a better taste than the smooth-leaved green cabbage.

Preparation Time : 5 Minutes ; Cooking Time :15 Minutes.

Each Serving Contains 99.5 kcal.

Ingredients :
  1. Cabbage ½  head, medium (500g), chopped.
  2. Green peas ¼ cup
  3. Chana dal 2 tbsp, (soaked in water overnight)
  4. Veg. Oil 1 tbsp
  5. Green chilli 5 strips, chopped
  6. Curry leaves 5 g
  7. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  8. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  10. Coriander leaves 2 tbsp, chopped
  11. Salt 1 tsp
  12. Pinch of asafoetida

Recipe :
  1. Wash and cut cabbage and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and once oil get hot add cumin and mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida powder and green chillies.
  3. Cook till the green chillies are a little soft and add green peas, chana dal, saute well for a minute or two.
  4. Now add cabbage, salt and turmeric powder, saute and mix all well.
  5. Cook, covered over medium flame till the consistency which you like your cabbage to be cooked, stir frequently. (I have cooked it for about 10 minutes).
  6. Add chopped cilantro. Serve with chapati, roti or with phulka.
  7. Here, crunchy, non sticky and healthy cabbage fry is ready to serve, serve hot with chapati or bhakri. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comment :

  • Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • It makes 4 servings.
  • Per serving contains 99.5 calories, along with carbohydrates - 12.93 g, dietary fibers - 4.82 g, fats - 4 41 g, proteins - 4.5 g.

Health Benefits of Cabbage :
  • Eating a ½ cup of cooked cabbage would provide more than one-third of your vitamin C needs for the day. Also helps to protect from radiation therapy.
  • Heart - It also helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by preventing platelet buildup and reducing blood pressure.
  • Digestion - The fiber and water content in cabbage also help to prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive tract.
  • Weight loss - With only 33 calories per cup, cooked cabbage is low in fat and high in fiber. It is definitely a smart carb.
  • It is a brain food. Cabbage is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration. These nutrients also prevent nerve damage, improving your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.
  • Detoxify body - It helps to detoxify the body. The high content of vitamin C and sulphur in cabbage removes toxins (free radicals and uric acid). These are the main causes of arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism and gout.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties : cabbage is rich in sulphur. So, it helps fight infections in wounds and reduces the frequency and severity of ulcers.
  • Peas are low in fat but high everything nutrients, lots of protein, fiber and micronutrients.
  • Peas helps to prevention of Alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis and candida.
  • It has anti aging properties, helps to prevent wrinkles, makes skin Healthy.
  • Boost immune system -  They are rich sources of many minerals such as iron, calcium, zinc, copper, manganese etc. which enhances the immune system of your body.

Good Time To Eat :
          It is good to eat cabbage peas stir fry for lunch and for dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!

Baked Samosa

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How to make Baked Samosa / Potato Samosa / Easy Samosa Recipe

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Samosa is a crispy, tangy and tasty famous Indian street side snack or appetizer. To make it
low calorie snack, I have baked it. Samosa is a baked snack recipe with a savoury filling of spiced potato, green peas. To instill a little crispiness i have added ghee to the dough. Samosas are usually vegetarian, and often accompanied by a tamarind chutney or tomato sauce. Baked samosa is one of healthy version. Give it a try!

Preparation Time : 20 Minutes ; Baking Time : 20 Minutes.
Each Samosa carries 116 kcal.

Ingredients :
To Make Dough for Samosa :

  1. All purpose flour 1 cup
  2. Salt ½ tsp
  3. Butter / ghee 1tbsp
  4. Carom seeds 1 tsp
  5. Milk powder 1 tbsp
  6. Water to knead dough

To Make Stuffing :
  1. Potato 2, boiled.
  2. Green peas ½ cup
  3. Veg oil 1 tbsp
  4. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  5. Chat Masala / dry mango powder 1 tsp
  6. Red chilli powder 1 tbsp
  7. Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala 1 tsp
  9. Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  10. Coriander Powder 1 tsp
  11. Coriander leaves 2 tbsp
  12. Salt 1 tsp

Recipe :
To Make Dough for Samosa :
  1. Combine all the ingredients (all purpose flour, ghee, salt, milk powder and carom seeds) together in a bowl and add enough water to make a firm dough. Keep aside covered for 15 minutes.
  2. Knead again using oil till smooth. Keep aside covered with a wet muslin cloth.

To Make Stuffing for Samosa :

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the potatoes and sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the ginger-garlic paste, salt, dry mango powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and coriander leaves mix well and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  3. Cool completely and divide the stuffing into equal portions.
To Make Samosa :

  1. Divide the dough into equal portions and roll out each portion into 6 inch diameter thin chapatis.
  2. Divide each chapati into 2 halves, make a cone from each half.
  3. Stuff each cone with about 2 tbsp of stuffing and seal the edges of samosa(make a plate as shown in video).
  4. Repeat the same procedure to make the remaining samosas.
  5. Place samosas on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot with tamarind chutney and tomato sauce. Enjoy!

Dietary Comment :
  • Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 116.9 calories, along with carbohydrates - 19.29 g, dietary fibers - 2.1 g, fats - 3.16 g, proteins - 3 g. As it is good source of vitamins and minerals, it contains Vit.A - 18.2 %, Vit.C - 19.7 %, Iron - 7.35 %.

Good Time To Eat :
          It's good to it baked samosas as a evening snack.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!

Sanibel Island : She Sells Seashells By The Seashore!

If you love a seaside feel, salty air and a low key pr
ivate island feel then you'll love it here. My McDreamy and I were planning on stopping for a day at Sanibel. I've heard that it's the best place to find washed up shells and as I heard Sanibel Island overall is a great place to get away. This is a beautiful beach on an amazing little island! We decided to go here on Labor's day, because we figured it would be quieter than on a regular day, and it was. The beach was clean of trash, which made it all that much better. For people who've never been there, like me, this is one of "The"
place for collecting shells. If you're lucky, you can find all kinds in a lot of different colors, and I am glad to tell you all that we are pretty lucky too! :)

This is a very romantic, stunning spot to sit and huddle up under the crisp air.  I have been to a lot of Florida spots for stargazing, and I still think this is one of the best places.

Indian Bloggers Places we visited :
* Lighthouse and Fish Pier at Sanibel :

       The lighthouse is just one of many things to spend time doing here. The Sanibel Island Lighthouse or Point Ybel Light was one of the first lighthouses on Florida's Gulf coast north of Key West and the Dry Tortugas. It is located on the eastern tip of Sanibel Island and was built to mark the entrance to San Carlos Bay for ships calling at the port of Punta Rassa, across San Carlos Bay from Sanibel Island. The grounds are open to the public, but the lighthouse itself is not.

*Lighthouse Cafe :

         Best breakfast place on the island. Being Vegetarian I always face difficult to choose from the menu, but it was bliss that I got some veg option here, I picked veggie omelet and a butter croissant. My hubby's favorite is the lighthouse special sandwich and the raspberry jam, which was delicious! Bright, casual and the perfect breakfast spot to start your island day! Fun shopping next door if you have a table wait time!  

*Tarpon Bay Beach :

      Great Beach with TONS of shells to collect. Tarpon Bay Beach is a nice mid island beach. It usually has a nice selection of shells and sea life. Parking is across the street so you may need a beach cart to carry your stuff to the beach. We saw sea gulls, stingrays, several shells with hermit crabs. The water was pretty clear. We had our chairs and umbrella so we can seat there and enjoy the view. There are restrooms and outdoor showers to rinse off sand before you head home. We had a lovely experience nice weather, a bit of a breeze and the beach was not

crowded at all.

*Sunset : 
         Excellent place to watch the sunset. Sanibel Island sunset on a night with clear skies, lower

humidity, and no cloud cover. Enjoyed beach time a lot while waiting for the sun to drop into the Gulf of Mexico.

What to take with you?
Be sure to wear shoes, flip-flops the broken shells are sharp, and you have to be careful!
Bring your sunglasses, good quality sunscreen, and water!
Extra clothes: Change of clothes, with a quick change of clothes kept in the trunk, nothing more than some shorts, tees.
For entertainment: Bring footballs, frisbees and any other game activities the whole family can enjoy.

Book or Magazine: Maybe a reference guide on what kind of shells there are? Or if you just want to relax, bring some light reading material.
Lots of fluids:  Bring a gallon of water and a couple of water bottles. That way you can keep one water bottle in the cooler and not have to waste valuable cooler space.
Beach umbrella: The beach can be pretty harsh, not only with the sun beaming down from above but reflecting off the sand as well, so need to keep an umbrella with you.

Sanibel Island, a gem on Southwest Florida’s coast. Our time spent on Sanibel island were incredible.