Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mixed Greens Chutney

This is a rec which has been handed over generation by generation in my hubby's home... Its an excellent way of getting greens in the meals... I usually make it once in 2 weeks and freeze it in small pots and keep using as and when required...

It can be eaten with idly, dosa, used as a sandwich spread, in chapathi rolls, with rice... anything u wish to.. My 16 month old son has been eating this for a very long with great fondness and everyone who tastes it loves it...


  • 1 bunch palak leaves
  • 1 bunch methi leaves
  • 2 bunches red leaves
  • 1 bunch gongura leaves
  • 1 bunch corriander leaves
  • 1 bunch dill leaves
  • handful of mint leaves
  • handful of curry leaves
  • (u can add any other green if u want too, I sometimes add mustard leaves, raddish leaves)
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp channa dal
  • 1 tbsp peanuts (optional, to be avoided in case of allergies)
  • 2-3 dry red chillies (its yummy spicy so if kids are not eating it add more)
  • Oil or ghee to fry
  • wash and chop all greens (incase u are adding mustard, boil it seperately before)
  • Heat oil in a pan and then add mustard seeds
  • once they crackle, add cumin seeds
  • add dry red chillies, peanuts, urad dal and chana dal, fry for 3-4 mins till dasl turn little brown
  • add onions and fry till they turn golden brown
  • add tomatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes
  • add all greens and fry for 7-8 minutes or till the leaves become little soft
  • add 1.5 cup of water and let it simmer for 10 mins
  • simmer till the desired consistency is achieved
  • grind it a little in the mixer and its ready to relish

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nutrition Pack Parathas

Ojas these days is in a state where he wants to eat everything on his own, so I am trying to innovate in foods which he can eat on his own... the top of the list is Paranthas... here is one I figured out and everyone loved

1.5 cup atta (use whole wheat or I used the pillsbury multi grain atta)
1/2 cup sweet corn kernel parboiled and crushed
1/2 onion chopped
1 bunch palak leaves chopped
1 bunch methi leaves chopped
1/2 tsp ajwain seeds
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
pinch of red chilli powder
some mozzarella cheese
u can add green chillies if kids are not eating

1. Knead all ingredients apart from cheese together to make dough
2. With the dough roll out small chapathi and stuff with cheese
3.fold and roll again
4. fry both sides using oil/ghee or butter whatever ur child prefers

serve with curd

this is very good dish for the dieting people too, just avoid the cheese and fry without oil...