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Khatte Aloo

Khatte Aloo

Spicy & Tangy



Potato is the only vegetable that can be made with the highest number of cooking styles and techniques. And it has nature’s gift to taste awesome with almost all variety. This recipe is tangy and spicy with irresistible flavors.


-Potato 3-4 medium cubed

-Onions 2 small small diced

-Cumin seeds 2 tbsp

-Tamarind paste/pulp 3 tbsp

-Red chili powder 1 tbsp

-Black pepper 1/2 tsp

-Red pepper whole 3-4

-Salt to taste

-Oil 1/2 cup




Heat oil in pot and fry onions til transparent. ad potatoes and fry. Add ginger garlic paste, cumin seeds, whole red pepper, red chili powder, black pepper and salt. Fry a while and cook covered until potatoes are done.

Finally, add tamarind pulp and mix.

Garnish wish green chilies.

Health benefit:

Maintaining bone health requires a complex mix of nutrients, yet a Spanish study found that manganese on its own helped prevent bone loss in rats. Sweet and regular potatoes are good sources of this mineral: A baked medium sweet with skin has 32 percent of your daily needs; a baked regular with skin has 22 percent.


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Mixed Spicy Rice

Mixed Spicy Rice



Rice are not only a great source of energy and carbohydrates that adds up to your daily diet but its also a great cooking choice with lots of variations and styles, the way you want it. This recipe is very different and you just have to assemble it together and when you eat, a blast of flavors will run into your mouth with a yummy effect altogether ! so you have to enjoy this one..


For Stalk:

-Garlic 2 cloves

-Carrots 1 small chopped

-Onions 1 small cubed

-Whole black pepper 4-5

-Salt 2 tsp

Green Sauce:

-Fresh Coriander 2 bunches

-Mint leaves 1/2 bunch

-Green chilies 2-3

-Salt to taste

-Lemon juice 1 tbsp

Mix Topping:

-Chicken boneless 1/2 cup cubed ( marinated with black pepper, salt, vinegar and baking powder)

-Potatoes 1/2 cup cubed

-Capsicum 1/2 cup cubed

-Tomato 1/2 cup

-Cabbage 1/2 cup

-Oil 1/2 cup



Boil rice in stalk ingredients until well done. Fry marinated chicken until cooked, add vegetables and saute for a while. Add a little salt at this stage to keep vegetables crisp.

Grind ingredients for green sauce and squeeze lemon juice at the end.

Now assemble all of the prepared items on a bed of boiled rice. Drizzle green sauce over top and enjoy all its refreshing flavors!


Health Fact:

High Blood Pressure: As rice is low in sodium, it is considered best food for those suffering from high blood pressure and hypertension.



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Breakfast Lentil

Breakfast Lentil

Healthy indeed!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and my favorite one as well. I like it make it healthier and delicious, i usually prepare for it good to bring lots of flavors and nutrition at the same time. As we know, lentils are a brilliant source of protein and minerals and among them the white lentil is much fulfilling, so i prefer making it for my breakfast. Here is a simple and sure short delicious recipe for your breakfast!


-White lentil 1/2 kg

-Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp

-Onion 1 small sliced

-Whole red pepper 2-3

-Green chilies 2

-Ginger Julian cut 1 1/2 tbsp

-Fresh coriander 2-3 tbsp chopped

-Black pepper crushed 1 tbsp

-Salt to taste

-Oil 1/4 cup


Boil the lentil with ginger garlic paste and green chili until well cooked. Mix in black pepper and salt.

Heat oil in a fry pan and add onions and red pepper, fry till onion turns golden brown. Pour on cooked lentil. Garnish with ginger and fresh coriander and serve.

Kitchen Tip:

Don’t buy regular big onions, use shallots or leeks. For most everyday cooking, milder onions will enhance your dish and give it more nuance. Big, strong onions certainly have their place in cooking (soups, roasts, etc.), but most kitchen experiments will be improved by more subtle onion flavor.

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Chicken Potato Curry


Chicken Potato Curry

So rich in flavors !

For a basic curry that is most popular in our cuisine, it requires to have a peculiar taste with aroma which is obtained after following a certain procedure of cooking curry, that we call “Qorma’ , which is extremely popular and favorite. However this curry contains that flavor of qorma but its a bit lighter version with potatoes in it. Which makes it even more delicious and fulfilling.


-Chicken 1 kg

-Onions 2 medium sliced

-Yogurt 1 1/2 cups

-Potatoes 2 medium quartered

-Red chili powder 2 tbsp

-Turmeric powder 1 tsp

-Whole black pepper 3-4

-Ginger Garlic paste 1 tbsp

-Nutmeg & Mace 1/2 tsp crushed

-Kewra essence / Rose water 1 tsp

-Oil 2/3 cup


Heat oil and fry chicken with ginger garlic paste until it turns white and keep aside. Fry onion till brown. Drain from oil and beat in a blender with yogurt. Again pour this gravy in the saucepan and add fried chicken, potatoes and all the spices except nutmeg, mace and kewra essence. Cook covered until chicken and potatoes are done. You can add little water for cooking if desired.

Allow excess water to evaporate and finally add nutmeg, mace and kewra essence. These will give your gravy that special aroma of a qorma which you will never forget ! simmer on low flame until oil comes at the surface.

Garnish with green chilies.

Serve with boiled rice or bread.


Kitchen Tip:

 Black pepper, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper are excellent
 “after cooking” seasonings. Allow guests to season dishes with these
 spices at the table.


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Cibo’s Trifle


Cibo's Trifle

Rich & Chocolaty

I love making trifles and dessert. I think desserts give me bliss to make and serve to my loved ones. I like to prepare desserts with variability and diversions of flavors and taste that everyone would love to have! Today i am sharing my favorite my creative recipe of trifle with chocolate and strawberry sauce with a layer of butter cake and loads of whipped cream… its fabulous! Try this for on any special occasion, a romantic one?



-Vanilla custard 2 cups

-Butter cake 1 pound

-Whipped double cream 2 cups

-Condensed Milk 1 cup

-Dark Chocolate 400 gm

-Sugar syrup


For Strawberry Sauce:

-Strawberry 1/2 kg

-Sugar 1 cup


Make strawberry sauce by cooking them with sugar on low heat until both are combined together very well and set aside to cool.

Now you just have to combine ingredients to form layers in a trifle tray. First apply butter cake layer, sprinkle some sugar syrup over it. Then spread melted chocolate, whipped cream and strawberry sauce one by one. Repeat if u want double layered. Sprinkle chocolate crushes on top! serve chilled with biscuits if you like.


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Daalcha - Bottle Gourd gravy

Mouthwatering gravy


It is one of the earliest vegetables cultivated by man, believed to be originated in Africa. Bottle gourd, not very familiar to the western world, is one of the favorite vegetables in Indian Cuisine. It grows in humid weather of India, Sri Lanka and other tropical countries. Bottle Gourd or Lauki has many properties that are valued in traditional healing.

A traditional Hyderabad’s recipe. It’s quite famous, made with bottle gourd and chickpea lentil. Goes great with rice or paratha.



-Bottle Gourd 1 medium sized

-Chickpea lentil 1/2 cup boiled

-Onions 2 small sliced

-Tomatoes 2 medium cubed

-Red chilli powder 1 tbsp

-Turmeric powder 1 tsp

-Salt to taste

-Fresh coriander for garnish



Heat oil in sauce pan, fry onions til golden brown and add tomatoes. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Cook well. Add cubed bottle gourd cook covered with a glass of water , until soft. Add boiled chickpea lentil and cook to evaporate excess water and the oil comes on surface.

Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.


Health Fact:

Its high water content makes it very cooling. The cooked Bottle Gourd is cooling, calming, diuretic and easy to digest. It is also effective against constipation and other digestive disorders.

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i think they are great!


Mud Puddle aka. Peeky Cookies

Cookie Base:

1 lb. butter

1 cup sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp vanilla

4 cups flour

Chocolate Mud:

2 lbs. semisweet chocolate, chopped

2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 cup sugar


Cookie Base:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add salt and vanilla; blend well. Slowly add flour and combined well. Divide in half and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut in circles using a 2 inch round cookie cutter. Place on parchment line baking sheets for about 20 minutes or until the edges just begin to lightly brown. Do not over bake. Allow to cool completely.


Chocolate Mud:

Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan, add the cream and sugar. Bring to boil’ stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Pour the hot cream mixture over the…

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Stir-fried Noodles with BBQ Sauce

Stir-fried Noodles with BBQ Sauce

Tempting & Healthy !

This is so yummy that you just can’t say no to this! and it’s good for your tummy as well, having lots of vegetables!



-Noodles 200 gms

-Capsicum 1/4 cup

-Carrots 1/4 cup

-Cabbage 1/4 cup

-Onion 1 small

-Tomato 1 small

-Garlic chopped

-Chilli garlic sauce 1 tbsp

-Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp

-Brown Sugar 1/2 tsp

-Soya sauce 2 tbsps

-Vinegar 1 tsp

-Chicken cube 1

-Salt to taste

-Oil 4 tbsps



Boil noodles with a tbsp of oil and salt for 5-10 minutes. Pass cold water through boiled noodles and set aside.

Heat oil in a wok in fry garlic a minute, then add onions and fry on high flame, keep adding all the veges one by one and fry for couple of minutes. Add ketchup, chilli garlic sauce, chicken cube, soya sauce, vinegar and brown sugar and fry. Add boiled noodles and keep tossing on high flame until well combined. Serve hot!


Health fact:

Eat at least 5-7 servings of fresh vegetables every day. Seasonal vegetables should be encouraged. Include variety in vegetable type and color in your diet. Yellow and orange color vegetables are rich in Vitamin A, α and β carotenes, zea-xanthins and crypto-xanthins, where as dark green vegetables are very good source of minerals and phenolic flavonoid anti-oxidants.

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Chicken Do Piyaza

Chicken Do Piyaza

Saucy and succulent!


As its name calls it, ‘do piyaza’ means double the onion quantity in comparison to a normal chicken or meat gravy mixed with tomatoes and spices. The doubled amount of onions makes it more juicy and and flavorful.  This recipe can also be altered with red meat.



-Chicken 1 kg

-Onion 3-4 cubed

-Tomato 4-5

-Green chillies 6-7

-Ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 tbsp

-Red chilli powder 1 tbsp

-Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

-Salt to taste

-Oil 1/2 cup



-Heat oil and fry chicken in it with half of green chillies,when it turns white add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Fry well until all the ingredients combine well. Add cubed onions and tomatoes and cook covered until chicken is done. The onions in this recipe will be crispier and not soft, this is the difference, it will give it a specific look and taste that you will enjoy.

Garnish with ginger cut in Julian and remaning green chillies.


Kitchen Tip:

To easily remove burnt-on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stovetop-skillet will be much easier to clean.




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Bhuu Rani

Bhuu Rani - Fried brinjals in yogurt sauce

Different and Delicious


An unusual recipe of brinjals with an unusual name. Interesing as well 🙂  I don’t know much about its origin and how it got its name ‘Bhuu Rani’ ,  it is a Gujrati dish with a distant flavor and freshness indeed because its main ingredient is yogurt. It is a good summer meal and accompained with bread made from gram flour ( baisan ki roti ).


-Brinjals 3-4 thinly sliced

-Yogurt ½ litre

-Ginger garlic paste 3-4 tbsps

-Red cihlli powder 1 ½ tbsp

-Turmeric powder 2 pinches

-Garam Masala powder ½ tsp

-Cumin & corriander powder 1 tbsp mixed.

-Salt to taste

-Oil for frying



Shallow fry the brinjals until  brown and keep them aside to cool down. Beat yogurt and keep aside as well.

In sauce pan, heat oil and fry rest all the masala ingredients and add the fried brinjals in it and stir.

Mix in beaten yogurt and its ready.


Health Tip:

Taking soft and baked brinjal with honey in the evening helps in having a sound sleep. Using it for some days cures insomnia.



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