Aloo Gobi – Sauted Cauliflower & Potato

Spiced Potatoes with Cauliflower - Aloo Gobi  with Flaxseed.

Chop –  Peel  and chop – 3 Potatoes – 1  Medium Cauliflower – Discard Stem – Seperate Florets – 1 Onion – small pcs.  – 1 Bell Pepper – small Pcs.

Boil – 1 ltr. Water – Bring to Boil – 1 tsp. Salt – 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder  – Add Potatos – 3 mnts – Cauliflower 1 mnt – Turn off  Stove – Half cooked – Drain

Spices – 1/2 tsp. Powder of  each – Cumin – Turmeric – Chilli – Garam Masala – Coriander – Ginger  – Salt – Mix well

Saute – Heat Pan – 2 tbsp. Oil – Onions – Bell Pepper – 2 mnts – Add Spices -1 mnt – Drained Cauliflower – Potatoes – stir gently  – Cover and Cook till Soft – 8 -10 mnts low flame

Stir – 1 tbsp. Crushed Flaxseeds – Stir well – 1 mnt –  Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. Amchur Powder  – mix – 1mnt – Turn off stove.

Garnish – Chopped Coriander leaves

Serve delicious Aloo Gobi with Rice or Chapati.  Enjoy

Note : Adjust Salt and Spices to taste.  Use Crushed nuts instead of Flaxseed if preferred.

Spiced Potatoes with Cauliflower – Aloo Gobi  packed with Flavors,  Comforting, Simple and Easy Vegan Recipe garnished with Flaxseed.


Eggplant Roll Ups Recipe

Easy Recipe for Eggplant or  Aubergine rolls.   Dramatic healthy veggie bites.

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Platter of eggplant rollups with yogurt dip. Photos by da-AL

Happiness for the eyes and tummy is a platter of these easy and dramatic healthy veggie bites …

Eggplants – 2 large

Olive oil – 4 tablespoons

Soy sauce – 4 tablespoons

Persian cucumbers – 6 small

Carrots – 2 large

Walnuts – 1/4 cup

Yogurt – 2 cups

Slice each eggplant lengthwise to about 3/8” to 1/2” (or 6 to 8 slices).

Spread half the olive oil in a large oven pan over its entire surface.

Place the eggplant slices in the pan and bake in 400°F oven for 20 minutes. Turn them over and bake them for another 20 minutes or until browned on both sides, using the remaining olive oil.

Remove them from the oven and sprinkle the soy sauce evenly over the eggplants.

Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Julienned cucumbers and carrots with roasted eggplant slice. Ready to roll!

Meanwhile, julienne the cucumbers and carrots, and divide them evenly…

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Quinoa Chia Bread

Recipe for Gluten Free Sugar Free Eggless Bread. Delicious and Healthy All in One!!  I call it the Healthy Healing Bread!!

Soak  – 1 cups quinoa –  ¼ cup chia seeds – 1¼ Cup Water  overnight

Mix  – Soaked items – ¼  Cup Olive Oil – ½ tsp Baking Soda  – ½ tsp Salt – 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice –  (Or Quick Blend – thick coarse batter) +/- extra water if needed.

Pour – Batter  – Baking Pan – Mix and Garnish – Handful Sunflower seeds – Pumpkin Seeds.

Bake –   Preheat oven –  160 C – 90 minutes.

Cool – Before slicing.

Note : Lemon Juice is important to activate the baking soda. Add Ghee instead of Olive Oil.

Recipe for Gluten Free Sugar Free Eggless Bread. Delicious and Healthy All in One!!  I call it the Healthy Healing Bread!!

Cabbage Thoran – Spiced Sautéed cabbage

Recipe for Cabbage Thoran a favourite side dish of Kerala Cuisine. A Stir Fry with Cabbage and Grated Coconut

cabbage-thoran-2Garnishes play an important role in food presentation. It can be defined as “Food items placed around or on top of a principal dish for a relish”. A careful selection of garnishes that have flavour, colour, and eye appeal is appreciated and is accepted as a finished dish.

In this post we are doing cabbage thoran/ mild spiced sautéed cabbage in an arc shape. Arcs add fluidity and a sense of motion to a presentation.

Cabbage Thoran is one of the favourite side dish of Kerala Cuisine. Any Kerala Sadhya is incomplete without Cabbage Thoran. Cabbage Thoran is a stir fry made using cabbage and coconut.

Serves: 3 – 4

Preparation time – 15 minutes

Cooking time – 20 minutes


Cabbage : 500 gm finely chopped
Grated coconut : 1cup
Green chillies : to taste
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1tsp
Curry leaves : 2 sprig

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Mambazha Pulissery – Sweet and Sour Mango Curry

Sweet and Sour Mango Sauce Indian Recipe
Cut –  Peel  and Chop – 1 Half Ripe Mango in pcs.
Heat – 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil  – 1 tsp. Mustard seeds – tsp. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Urad Dal –  Splutter
Add – 3-4 Green Chilli (or  red)   – 5 Cloves Garlic  – Handful Curry Leaves – 1/2 tsp. Chilli powder  1 tsp. Turmeric Powder – Mix well
Cook – 2 – 3 cups water – Mango pcs – Salt to Taste  – Bring to Boil  – 1/2 Cup Dry Grated Coconut (almost Powder ) – Cook till Mango Soft – turn off stove
Blend – 1 Cup Creamy Yogurt – 1/2 Cup water –  Mix in above – Stir and bring  to  boil on very very  low Flame  – Done
Delicious Side dish for a Barebeque or with rice or Couscous.
Note : Use Sour raw mango instead of Half ripe if preferred.
Last weekend I made this for side dish.   Our guests loved it so much,  and requested for the recipe.   Fr. Nevin you have already received the recipe by email the same evening.  Hope you enjoy making it too.

Recipe for Sweet, spicy and sour Mango Curry a Kerala classic and favorite. Simple to make and packed with a great depth of flavor.  Perfect dish for seasonal mangoes that are slightly underripe to enjoy with Rice or Fried meats.

Khajoor ki Chutney – Dates Chutney

Khajoor ki Chutney - Dates Chutney Recipe

Chop – De-seed and Chop 250g Soft Dates – Small pcs.

Soak – Tamrind (Tennis ball Size) in 1 cup Hot Water – Extract juice

Heat –  Pan – 2 tsp. Oil – Low Flame – 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 Fennel Seeds  – 1/2 tsp. Ginger Powder –  1tsp. Chilli Powder – Quick Stir

Saute –  Dates – in above – 3-4 mnts – 1 tsp. Salt  – Low Flame

Cook  – Pour Tamrind Juice to Saute – Pinch of  Sugar Bring to Boil – Till Dry and Oil has started to realease  – Turn off Stove – Done

Delicious Chutney to Enjoy with Pilaf  or as Dip or Sauce for Snacks.  Yummy!!

Note :  Adjust Salt and Spices to taste.

Easy Recipe  for  sweet and sour Date Chutney to accompany all kinds of Crispy Snacks or Pilaf



Onion Chutney

This is a very special, quick and hot recipe, made using onions. Most south indian breakfasts are served with this chutney. It is mostly served with Idli, Dosa and it can be had with all types of other snacks like pakoras, or can be used with the main course. Course: Indian Main Course Cuisine : South Indian Prep […]

via Onion chutney — ShriandSam

Easy Veg Ratatouille

Classic ratatouille Recipe

Chop – 2 Onions  – 4 cloves of garlic  – 2 aubergines – 2 courgettes – 2 Sweet Red Peppers

Saute –  Heat pan – 2 tbsp. Olive Oil –  Onion – Garic – 1 mnt – Add rest of the Veg – Salt to taste – Saute till Soft  and Done

Spice –  2 tsp. Sweet Pepper Powder – Stir Well –  6-8 chopped Tomatoes  – Bring to Boil – 3 mnts – Pinch of Sugar.

Garnish – Hand full Fresh Herbs (Basil or Coriander) – Drizzle Tsp. of Olive Oil – Turn off Stove done.

Serve with Rice or Bread.  Delicious Quick  and Easy

Recipe for  Ratatouille Mediterranean-style vegetable stew  perfect for a super-healthy midweek Lunch or Dinner


Ethakka Vattayappam / Rice Cake with Plantain – Microwave Recipe

Ethakka Vattayappam / Rice Cake with Plantain - Microwave Recipe - Gluten Free Cake

Chop  – Peal – 1 Plantain – cut in Cubes

Sauce – Mix 1 tbsp. Rice Flour- 1/2 Cup Water – 2 Cups Coconut Milk – 2 tbsp.  Sugar – Pinch Cinnamon Powder  –  Stir Well – Bring to Boil  – 2-3 mnts –   Slow Fire –  Turn Off Stove

Batter – Mix –  1 Cup Rice Flour – 1 Cup Finely Grated Coconut (fresh or Dry) – Pinch Salt   – +/- 1 Cup water – 1/2 Cup Sauce – 1 Drop Vanilla Essence –  Thick Pouring Consistancy

Microwave – Pour Batter – Flat Bottom – Greased Dish – Decorate  Chopped Banana  – Sprinkle Pinch Cinnamon – +/-7 mnts.  –  Out of Microwave – Rest 5 Mnts.

Slice and Serve Hot of Cold with rest of the Sauce.  

Note : Use Cardamom powder instead of Cinnamon.  Use Jaggary instead of Sugar.  Substitute Coconut Milk with Regular milk.   Steam Cake  15 -20 mnts instead of Microwave if preferred.

I have been craving this cake for the last few days.  My mom made it all the time.    But this is the first time I have tried this.   The method and ingredients have changed slightly but the whole Appam was made and eaten in no time with beautiful memories of Amachi.

Delicious and Easy Recipe from Kerala India –  Ethakka Vattayappam / Rice Cake with Plantain Steamed or In Microwave drizzled with Coconut Sauce for  Breakfast or Evening Snack.


Saag Aloo / Potato Spinach Curry

Saag Aloo Spinach Potato Curry with Chapati or Rice Recipe

Blend – Boil 1 cup water –Add 250 g Spinach – 4 mnts – Drain – Cool – Grind to Paste.

Microwave – 4 medium Potatoes – 6 mnts  –  till Soft – Peel – Cut Bite Size Pcs.

Saute – 1 tbsp. Oil – 1 chopped Onion – till translucent – Low Flame

Stir – Add to above – 1 tbsp. Dried Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) – 1tsp. chili powder – pinch garam masala – 1 tsp. Salt – Mix well –

Boil – Add 1 cup Tomato Puree to above – Bring to Boil – Add Spinach Puree – Continue Boil – Chopped Potatoes – 1 Cup Cream – 2-3 Mnts. – Turn off Stove Done

Serve Delicous Saag Aloo with Rice or Chapati.

Note – Adjsut Salt and chili to taste. Boil Potatoes instead of Microwave.

Quick and Easy Indian Saag Aloo Recipe / Potato Spinach Curry to serve with Rice or Chapati