Rajma Rice Carrot Corn Salad – Easy Delicious Vegetarian Meal

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Soak –  1 Cup Red Kidney Beans lots Water – 12 hours

Cook –  Soaked beans in 4-5 cups water – till Soft

Slice – 4 green Chilli – 1 Red Sweet Pepper /Capsicum – 1 inch pc ginger thinly .


Season –Heat 1 tbsp. Olive Oil – 1/2 tsp. Cumin – 1 /2 tsp mustard –  Sliced  items – Fry  3 mnts  – Add 1 cup tomato puree

Combine – Cooked beans to seasoning – Add Salt to Taste – Cook 5 mnts.  Done.   Garnish –  Corriender leaves.

Salad – Fry 1 Cup  corn-  little oil. – Grate carrot – add to the fried corn- Add lemon juice and salt

Garnish – Fresh coriander – Green chillies.  Mmmm…. delicious.


Serve Rajma Curry with Rice , Carrot Corn Salad , Pickles and Papad.   Quick Easy Delicious Vegetarian Meal Ready.

This Recipe was shared by  my friend Meera who now lives in Chennai with son Madhav and Husband Hari.   Hari-Meera lived in Leuven for many years.

Madhav I am not sure if you know this, your mom was more  Sarah and Tina’s friend  than mine.   Whenever I had Dutch classes she picked them from school and played with them till I got back.  She invited us to lunch on wednesday afternoons and made Samosas and Nans for the girls.   Sarah and Tina loved Meera Aunty.   When she went on holidays she bought back gifts for the girls.    

Meera, we had such a great time going swimming together, the only time I could have you all to myself. 

I make Meera Aunty Rajma Curry all the time.  My girls love it.   It is on  their  list of Top  Favourite Foods

Madav it was great to see you again last year in Chennai.   I am waiting to hear how many seconds you now take  to finish the Rubik’s cube.   Sure you are almost reaching the 5 second mark!!

Madhav, You have a great Mom and Dad and a wonderful Grandpa!! 

Dear Meera I’m glad you were there for me !! I’m glad that I can call you my friend!! 








Chilled Gazpacho – Cool Refreshing Spanish Soup


Chop – 1 Kg Juicy Tomato  – 1 Green Bell Pepper – 1 Peeled Cucumber – Roughly

Blend – Chopped Veg – 2 cloves of garlic – 1 cup water – 1 tbsp Olive Oil – Smooth Texture

Mix – 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice – Salt to taste

Garnish  – Coriender leaves  – Sliced Green Chilli

Serve –  Cooled-  With or Without Ice Cubes.

Enjoy Delicious Gezpacho all day long.  Perfect Summer day Soup!!

Note : Replace garlic with Onion or Pinch of Chat Masala,  Lemon with Vinigar.  Adjust salt to taste. If using indian cucumber remove seeds before blending.

I am a fan of this delicious cold soup .  I drink atleast 3 or 4 glasses a day in Summer.   Cooling and refreshing.   

Souvenir Shopping Sunny Stroll in Brussels – City of Temptations!! 

Brussels a City of Temptations!! 

Absolutely Irresistible Belgian chocolate!!

In Search of Fridge Magnets walking through  the Streets of Beautiful Brussels the Belgian Capital.


If you are not  a Chocolate Fan then there is always Belgian Beer.   It is said that Beer is Cheaper than water in Belgium.

1600 Different Kinds of Beers in Belgium!!

The Adventures of Tintin comics was written by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi published in more than 70 languages !!

The Hergé Museum – The World of Tintin

 The origins of Manneken Pis is shrouded in mystery. Many  incredible tales  surround this  statue, most popular being how the little boy saved the City of Brussels.

Manneken Pis Symbol of Brussels

The Many Faces of Belgian Waffels. Tempting Waffels topped with Fruits, Cream, Chocolate or Caramel.   So many Toppings.  Need good decision making skills to choose the right one!!

Waffels Waffels Everywhere!!  Mmmm… which one should I choose….

Brussels a City for Chocolate Lovers.

Chocolate Founatin a Flood of Love ??

Oops still need to  buy my magnets!!  Sorry Shya will definetly find some for you before the shops close!!

Brussels A City  with High Choco Content!!

Velvety Pancake – Banana Oatmeal Pancake

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Grind  – 1 1/2 cups oatmeal  –  Powder

Blend – 2  ripe bananas +/- 1 cup Milk  – 1 egg  – Oatmeal powder  – Smooth  Pouring consistancy.

Mix – Blended  dough  – 2 tsp baking powder – 1 tbsp. Honey – Pinch  – Cinnamon – Salt

Heat – Pan – Pour  +/- 2 ladle Batter per Pancake – Spread  – Drizzle Coconut Oil – 2 mnts –  Turn – 1 mnt – Done

Enjoy  Velvety Sugar Free Pancake !! With Chocolate or Fruits or Just Plain!!

Note – Substitute Almond Milk  instead of Regular Milk.  Add dry fruits in the Batter for richer taste.

This recipe was shared by Tina.  She is  the Dessert Queen of the Family while Sarah is the Pasta Pizza Salad Specialist.  The first thought I had when I took a tentative bite of this Pancake was wow what a Velvety Texture.   Hence the name Velvety Pancake.



Delicious Yogurt Rice Crispy Toppings

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Yogurt Rice – Crispy Toppings – Sauteed Okra

Cook – 1½ cup Raw Rice – 3 ½ cups water – cool slightly.

Slit  – 3 green Chilli  – handful curry leaves – in half

Splutter – Heat – 1 tblsp. Coconut Oil – 1tsp.  Each – Mustard – Cumin  –  fenugreek Seeds – Chilli – Curry leaves -1 mnt

Add – Low flame –  1½ tsp. Turmeric Powder – Pinch of chilli Powder – 1 tsp. Salt – 1 cup  water –  Bring to Boil —  Turn off stove. Cool Slightly. 

Combine – 2 cups Creamy Yogurt to above – Mix slowly – Stirring  continuously Warm again –  +/- 1 mnt . Done

Mix  – Cooked rice – Yogurt curry – Garnish with Crispy Boondi or Sauted Veg or Nuts.

Serve – Luke Warm or Cold.

Delicious supper in no time for lazy nights!!  Comfort food at its best!! mmmm.. Enjoy!!

Note :  Replace Boondi with Papad.   Adjust Salt / chilli to taste.  Yogurt should be warmed just a little.   Stirring continuously.