Bandhakopir Torkari Cabbage stirfry in Bengali style

Cabbage is one of the few vegetables that we bring  regularly at home.  The toughest task seems to be planning the menu for the day. Coming across this stir fry, I kinda new that it is meant for me and soon it found a place in my daily menu. Bengali style Cabbage stir fry  with potatoes and peas or Bandhakopir Torkari  is a tasty side dish that can be easily made for lunch or dinner. It is tasty with many flavours. Continue reading Bandhakopir Torkari Cabbage stirfry in Bengali style

Restaurant style Veg Hariyali

“Mamma, what is the curry or sabzi that you have made  along with chapati? ” is the pertinent question that I get each day. Well, accompaniments do enhance the taste of food that we eat. Spinach makes a great accompaniment. Here, is another kind of  side dish that you can make with roti or nan. It is known as  Veg Hariyali.

Spinach can be used in various dishes. It is healthy and packed with calcium. This accompaniment is made in spinach base along with various vegetables. My other spinach recipes, do check it here:  Five ways to use Spinach

veg hariyali
Veg Hariyali
Veg Hariyali
Veg Hariyali

Ingredients:

  • 2 clusters of Spinach

  • 1/2 inch ginger

  • 2 green chilly

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • 15 french beans

  • 2 carrot

  • 1 capsicum

  • 1 onion

  • 2 tsp oil

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder

  • 1/2 tsp  chaat masala

  • 1/2 tsp of pomegranate powder

  • 1/2 tsp of chilly powder

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • salt to taste

Method : 

  1. Cut the veggies to slightly big chunks.
  2. Remove the stalk of spinach leaves and chop it
  3. Blanch it.
  4. Boil beans and carrot  until al dente.
  5. Once the spinach is cooled, make a puree of it along with ginger, green chilly and garlic.
  6. Take oil in a pan. Add cumin, as it crackles, put in the onions and  saute for a while.
  7. Then add capsicum to it.
  8. Saute for a while. Let it be al dente.
  9. Add the puree and give a stir. Let cook for two minutes.
  10. Now, add the veggies.
  11. Put in the dry spice powders.
  12. Let cook for a while.
  13. Finally, add milk to it.
  14. Let cook for a minute.
  15. Veg Hariyali  is ready to serve.

 

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Veg Hariyali

A tasty accompaniment which goes well with any Indian bread.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 150 kcal
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 2 clusters spinach
  • 15 french beans
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 capsicum
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp pomegranate powder
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Cut the veggies into slightly big chunks.

    veggies
  2. Remove the stalk of spinach and cut it.

    spinach
  3. Boil the beans and carrot al dente.

    veggies boiled
  4. Blanch the spinach leaves.

    spinach blanched
  5. Grind spinach along with ginger, garlic and green chilly to a puree.

  6. Take oil in a pan. Add cumin, as it splutters, put in the onion.

    onions being sauted
  7. Once it turns translucent, add capsicum. Let cook until al dente.

    capsicum to be added
  8. Put the puree. Let cook for sometime.

  9. Add the veggies. 

    Put the veggies
  10. Add the dry spices.

    Throw in the dry spice powders
  11. Give a stir, let cook for sometime. Then, add milk to it.

  12. Let cook for a minute. Veg Hariyali is ready to serve.

    Veg Hariyali

Recipe Notes

Other veggies can be used here.

 

 


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Pear smoothie aka Pear custard

Pear is a wonderful fruit to use in various dessert. It is juicy and has a divine taste. Pear smoothie is ideal for children who do not like fruits.

We are living in an era where an additional hour would always be welcome. Running between errands and deadlines, we just try to do our work in an easy way. I love easy and fuss free recipes. Elaborate method of cooking is usually for weekends or pre planned dinner.

Serve it along with breakfast  or as an evening after school snack for kids.

pear smoothie
pear smoothie
pear smoothie
pear smoothie

Ingredients :

  • 1 litre milk
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 1 tablespoon custard powder
  • 2 pear

Method:

  • Boil milk. Keep one-fourth cup of milk aside in a bowl.
  • Add sugar. Give a stir.
  • Mix custard powder in milk. Add it to the milk and stir well. Let boil for two minutes.
  • Remove the skin of pear and cut into cubes.
  • Blend to a purée.
  • When the custard is cool mix the purée into it. Chill and serve.
  • Pear Smoothie is ready to serve.
pear smoothie
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Pear Smoothie aka Pear Custard

A tasty, healthy and easy to make recipe which is ideal along with breakfast or as mid snacks.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 560 kcal
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 litre milk
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 1 tbsp custard powder vanilla flavour
  • 2 pear

Instructions

  1. Boil milk. Remove one- fourth cup milk and keep it aside.

  2. Add sugar and give a stir. Continue to boil for sometime.

  3. Mix custard powder in the milk kept aside.

  4. Put this mixture into the milk and stir. Let boil for sometime.

  5. Turn off the gas and allow to cool.

  6. Peel the skin of pear and cut into chunks.

  7. Make a puree of it.

  8. On cooling, mix with the prepared custard. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

  • Peeling of skin is optional. If you are a health freak, use with the skin. It has many anti oxidants.
  • Consistency of custard should neither be too thick or thin.

My other pear recipes can be viewed here

Pear Icecream

 

 



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affimity social media for birds of same feather

Affimity is today’s new social blogging platform. It is buzzing with activity.  One can choose whichever stream that they want. Thus, people of similar interests can come together.  It is made with a global perspective of bringing birds of the same feather together. There are plethora of channels. Some of them are food, parenting, sports, life and wellness, beauty, yoga and fitness.

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affimity-social-network

Navigation through the site is easy. It is clutter free. Searching for the information is easy and requires less time. One is destined to read only that they are interested. You can easily browse only the favourite channels or top posts. It is ideal for bloggers, brand managers, marketing professionals, students and house wives.

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affimity-featured image

 

Social media plays an important role for bloggers. They write blogs and share them on social media for the world to read. Affimity is ideal for bloggers as they can share the posts or videos in related streams and thus it reaches the right audience.

Brand managers can create surveys  or ask relevant poll questions to audience of particular stream. Similarly marketing professionals can post relevant information to target customers.

The information that is available on Affimity is vast. Beauty, fashion, cooking may be of utmost interest to a housewife. Students can browse the sports or travel section. Interviews of entrepreneurs and bloggers who have come up with determination and skill may motivate them to do something big in life.

I joined Affimity only a week back. The response is overwhelming. The members are genuinely interested in your content and they are very social. They easily like and comment on posts. It is a feel good factor for the blogger. You can check my profile here.

Jayashre's profile on affimity
Jayashreee’s profile on affimity

Here are a few screenshots of my posts that I have  put.

Okra stir fry on affimity

okra stir fry on affimity
okra stir fry on affimity

 

Garlic Chutney Powder on Affimity

 

garlic chutney powder on affimity
garlic chutney powder on affimity

 

Social networking is made more fun. One can follow other people or add them as friend. Depending on the activity, a person moves up the ladder.

Interaction helps in understanding and building a good relationship. Thus, it brings like minded people together across the globe. Birds of the same feather are brought together under a common nest called as Affimity. It is made up of two words, Affinity and Amity. Affinity means passion and Amity means friendship. Thus, Affimity brings passionate people together.

Affimity is definitely here to stay for a long time. I find it to be better than many other social media. Easy navigation, specific channels, vast information and great response from indivduals are the highlights of this platform.  Communication with the right indivdual is of utmost importance. What more can any individual ask for

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