Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I loove chaat items! I had a craving for it so badly and wanted to eat it right away. But I din't want to use maida, all purpose flour, mixing, frying, etc etc... Not because I don't like it, but because I din't have the time to make it :)

When I was shopping I found these crackers at Target. I'm not a big fan of these as they are(or any other crackers :)). They are not fatty (I read the label). So, an idea struck me, why not make these the base for the chaat and so make the chaat healthy too!.. I got these and tried out. It turned out YUMMMY!!!.. I loved the taste and had lots with the satisfaction of making a healthier version of it.

Crackers (any flat ones will do)
Potato (to make it more healthier just boil and mash any vegetable you want)
Green chutney
Tomato ketchup
Om podi (store bought :)) (optional)
Chaat powder
Lemon juice
Red chilli powder
Garam masala powder

NOTE: I din't give any measurements because it is absolutely variable and depends on your taste. I added very little powders just for the spice and flavor..

1. Boil and mash the potatoes (or any veggies). Add salt and other powders and a drop lemon juice to it
2. Prepare green chutney:
    Mint- 1/2 bunch
    Coriander - 1/2 bunch
    Green chili - 2
    Sugar - a pinch
    lemon juice
   Blend everything together. Leftovers can be refrigerated.

3. So, all ingredients are ready. To assemble, take a cracker place a layer of potato, then green chutney, ketchup and om podi

Your chaat is ready!!!..

I would like to send this recipe to Priya's Fast food NOT fast food event...

Disclaimer: This is not a review for the cracker/product. This is purely my personal use/opinion of the product.

WIP and necklace

Hey friends! this doily is my recent work in progress... hopefully I'll complete it soon. I got the pattern from Sandhya . Will post the link along with my completed doily :)

I made this necklace some time back.. got the beads and studs from Joann. Do you like it? I converted a earring to be the pendant...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Xtremely EZ pineapple icecream/pudding

Hey friends! I'm so excited about this recipe... because it is extremely easy to make and soooo yummy :) I've been wanting to try this out ever since I had this at our friend's place. I got the recipe from her. Finally, I got to try this today and must say it is so irresistible :))

So, here goes the recipe:

Number of servings : 10-12
Condensed milk - 1 can
Crushed pineapple - 1 can
Whipped cream - 1 box

I measured it in cups:
Condensed milk - 1 cup
Pineapple - about 2 1/4 cup
Whipped cream - about 3 1/2 cup


Blend the ingredients in blender and pour it in a freezer-safe container and freeze it. Thats it!!

Keep it out at least 1/2 an hour before use. (for ice cream consistency and more for pudding)
You can eat it as ice cream or pudding. Top it off with any fruits or nuts to make it more yummmy..

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cracked wheat & lentils adai

Its very busy with my kid these days.. time sure is flying by fast!  I'm enjoying this busy phase of life!! along with few other new hobbies.. check out the end of this post for my latest "TRY" :))...

Coming to the recipe.. we all know that adai itself is very healthy.. this one has some new additions like sago, cracked wheat and vegetables to make it even more healthy!

Did you know that sago helps you reduce weight - just a word of knowledge I heard.

cracked wheat - 1 cup
toor daal - 1/2 cup
urad daal - 1/4 cup
moong daal - 1/4 cup
mixed vegetables - 1 cup (onion, beans, carrot, bell pepper, cabbage)
ginger - 1 inch
Green chillies
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Sago - 1/4 cup (optional)
Salt to taste

1. Soak toor daal, urad daal, moong daal together and the cracked wheat separately for 1 hour
2. Soak the sago separately for 1 hour
3. Grind all the daals along with ginger, fennel seeds, cumin seeds to a coarse paste
4. Grind the cracked wheat and mix it with the daal paste. Add salt as required.
5. Saute the mixed vegetables with green chillies and salt and add it to the batter
6. Add the soaked sago to the batter. Make adai after 10 minutes.