Monthly Archives: November 2011

Baked Italian Pasta – With Assorted Vegetables & lotsa Cheese!!


Baked Italian pasta …! It is creamy, cheesy and crispy at the same time.. Sounds tempting!!

Baked Italian Pasta Presentation

4 layer Baked Italian Pasta Presentation

This recipe is totally dedicated to cheese lovers and that too in ample amount !

Baked dishes are always attractive, alluring and fascinating .. I am always very excited to bake and try new baking dishes.. And when something comes out very perfect, I am fully satisfied with my cooking.. Baking actually makes me feel that now i know some cooking.. Baking is not that tough, the way it is sounding here but personally i feel great after baking something nice..

My version of baked Italian pasta consists 4 layers:

first, penne in white sauce

second, assorted vegetables in cheese spread

third, Paneer (cottage cheese) and coriander in cream

fourth, f penne in red sauce

On the top ample of mozerella cheese!! Read the rest of this entry


Jalfrezi – Veg Version with an Italian Twist!!


JALFREZI.. !! The name comes indirectly from Bengali jhāl, spicy food, and Urdu parhezī, suitable for a diet.

Jalfrezi is such a colorful and creative dish..The more colors you add  (different veggies), more nutritive it becomes..! So, here I am using more than 10 different veggies in my version of jalfrezi..! You must be thinking why am i talking so much about nutrition here?? Medical books turned me and my thinking like this, just cant help it 😉

Well, lets talk about flavors now.. This is Hot and Spicy (not sexy 😛 ) It is made with different vegetables( bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, beans, peas, onion, potato,carrot), tomato juice, onion paste and spices.


Red, Yellow And Green Bell pepper or Capsicum cut in cubes – 1 cup

Onion cut in thick shreds and leaves separated- 1 cup

Peas – 1/4 cup

Potato cut in shreds – 1 cup

Carrot cut in fancy cutting – 1 cup

Beans cut in fancy cutting – 1/2 cup

Broccoli in small florets _1/2 cup

Cabbage cut in cubes – 1 cup

4 tablespoon olive oil

4 teaspoon chopped green chilli

1 cup onion paste( 4 onion, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger and garlic. Grind fine in a mixer)

1cup Tomato juice( blanch 3 tomatoes and grind fine)

4 teaspoon red chilli powder

3 teaspoon dhaniya powder

3 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoon raw mango powder( amchoor)

1/2 cup tomato sauce

chilli flakes for garnishing

oregano for garnishing


Soak bell peppers and onions in warm water for 5 mins.

Take a pressure cooker and in it add cabbage, beans, potato, carrot, broccoli, peas and 1 cup water.. Now take 2 pressures on high flame and then take out vegetables in a bowl.

Take a pan, add oil and green chilli and keep it on medium flame.

Now add onion paste in it and saute till onion becomes little brown in color.

Add tomato juice and all spices( red chilli powder, salt, dhaniya powder, turmeric powder, amchoor) and stir..

Now add tomato sauce and stir again..

Finally add vegetables and mix well..

Sprinkle chilli flakes and oregano and take it down..

Your Hot and Spicy Jalfrezi is ready ! yummm!

Indian Salad With Mango dressing – Healthy Recipe !!


Ahh !! What a wonderful dinner i just had …

Its friday night and I made Indian Salad With Mango dressing , Chickpea Salad and Gobi Ke Parathe for dinner.. Indian Salad looked so wonderful and fantastic to taste.. I would never forget this taste.. 🙂

I have decided to share recipe of Indian Salad with you all and want to thank Chef  Sanjeev Kapoor for this amazing recipe..

I bet this is delicious and healthy !!

Indian Salad With Mango Dressing 

Ingredients :

For Salad:

Apple, unpeeled and shredded – 1 small

Banana, peeled and shredded – 1 medium

Tomato, de-seeded and shredded – 1 large

Orange seperated into segments – 1 large

Green Capsicum, shredded – 1 small

Pomegranate  pearls – 1/2 cup

Kiwi, peeled and shredded – 1 small

For Dressing:

Mango pulp/ crush – 1/2 cup

Thick yogurt – 1/2 cup

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Fresh cream – 2 tablespoon

Salt – 1/4 teaspoon

Red chilli powder _ 1/4 teaspoon


  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and keep in the refrigerator.
  2. Mean while make the mango dressing. Mix all the ingredients till smooth and keep in refrigerator.
  3. Chill thoroughly, just before serving pour dressing over the salad and serve.


How to make Frozen Yogurt at Home – Cool Recipe


Why i love frozen yogurt, because it is very low calorific..

It is a good source of bacteria so improves immunity.. It is very good for health as it contains yogurt and fruits..

First time i tried this at home after watching an advertisement of smoothie maker on TV.. Obviously they were telling about the benefits of smoothie maker and how easily you can make frozen yogurt at home.. As i dint have any smoothie maker at home, I decided to make it with the help of food processor and I was successful..

Strawberry Yogurt


Home made plain strained(hung)  yogurt – 2 cups

Milk – 1/2 cup

Granulated sugar –  1/2 cup

Frozen strawberry – 1 cup

Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon


  1. Process frozen strawberry, yogurt, milk, lemon juice  and sugar in the the food processor or blender until it becomes smooth and fine.
  2. Refrigerate for 30 mins..
  3. Keep in the freezer to settle  in the airtight container..
  4. Take it out after 30 mins from freezer and whisk it.. Repeat the same for 6 to 7 times after every 30 mins so that smooth consistency of yogurt is achieved..
  5. And if you have ice cream maker then feel free to use it..!

Note: you can make it with any fruit like raspberry, pomegranate, watermelon, muskmelon…

Chocolate yogurt


Milk- 1/2 cup

Plain strained yogurt – 1 1/2 cup

Ground sugar – 1/2 cup

Cocoa powder – 1 tablespoon

Dark semisweet chocolate – 150 gms

Salt – a pinch

Vanilla essence – 1 /2teaspoon


  1. Take a bowl. Add sugar, cocoa powder, salt and milk. Whisk  properly.
  2. Melt the chocolate over double boiler.
  3. Add this melted chocolate to the bowl and whisk again.
  4. Add yogurt and vanilla essence and whisk it properly or you can use blender and blend for 5 times by pulsing machine in On And Off  manner.
  5. Keep in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Now keep in the freezer in airtight container.
  7. Take it out after 30 mins and whisk it .. Repeat the same for 6 to 7 times after every 30 mins so that smooth consistency is attained.
  8. And if you have ice cream maker then feel free to use it!