Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Avacado and Spinach Salad

Eating healthy is very important. In the present day scenario, everyone is leading a very busy and a fast life. It has become a burden for many to cook, go to work and manage home well. Salads come in handy in similar situations. Chop a couple of fresh veggies, empty a pack of store bought greens and toss it well with a few other ingredients from the pantry. Trust me, you will end up with a delicious and a wholesome dish that will satisfy your appetite.

Avacadoes are one of my favorite fruit and I live to have it as a milkshake and enjoy eating it with salads. The fruit is very buttery and smooth. The fruit can turn brown on exposure to air due to oxidation. To prevent this just coat with with lime juice and I will stay fresh. It has a lot of health benefits associated with it and considered to be very healthy (though it is high in its fat content).

Here is the recipe to a healthy and a delicious salad.

(Serves 2)
Avacado - 1 Ripe
Baby spinach - Cleaned,washed and chopped - 2 cups
Spring onions - 4 stalks
Red onion - Medium sized -1
Ripe tomatoes - medium sized - 2
Salt - To taste
Lime/Lemon juice - from 1large lime/lemon
Chat masala - 1/4th of a tsp
Ground black Pepper - 1/4th of a tsp


  • In a large bowl add the chopped spinach, red onions, tomatoes and spring onions.

  • Then add ground black pepper, chat masala, salt and lime juice.
  • Toss the salad and serve it with avacadoes.
  • Enjoy the salad.

  • You can use cherry tomatoes if you like.
  • You can use spring mix, arugula or watercress instead of spinach or with spinach.
  • You can prefer to add or skip chat masala.
  • Use raw veggies of your choice to make the salad more interesting.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Paal Khova

Paal khova is also called as Doodh Peda in Hindi. I am from Bangalore and I am absolutely in love with Nandini Paal Khova that we get there. Since I live very far from home, occasional cravings to eat the sweet crops up in my mind and makes my mouth water. One day while talking to my cousin brother, he mentioned to me about how he tried to recreate the paal khova. After a lot of trials with measurements of the ingredients, I finally found the right way to make it. It tastes absolutely fabulous and just melts in your mouth. This is how I made it.


Sweetened condensed milk - 1 can (14oz)
Milk - 2 tbsp
Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave it for approximately 5-7 minutes in 30 sec intervals.
  • Stir it well each time a 30 sec microwave cooking is done.
  • It will start to get solid and small granules of khova starts forming.
  • The Paal Khova is done and ready to be served.
  • A tbsp of this yummy dessert goes a long way!!
  • Try this and enjoy..And yes, let me know how it was.


  • Different microwaves come with different powers. So use your judgement to keep it for 5 mins or more or even less.
  • Always remember to NOT microwave for more than 30 sec.