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Tandoori arbi ( crispy colocasia )

Arbi (also known as Colocasia, Taro, Dasheen and Cocoyam) a very popular root vegetable , my mom cooks this root in so many different ways you will find most of them in my posts also ,but this tandoori version I like the most. Last time when I visited my mom I insisted her to make this special recipe so that I can learn her way of cooking . Although I also cook it in a same way but Taste increases when she cooks for me ..Try this tandoori arbi 

Tandoori Arbi

Stuffed tomatoes in makhani ( buttery)gravy

My garden is full of tomatoes and peas these days and among all vegetables these two are my favorite . I can have tomatoes in any form...raw as well as cooked , I make variety of chutneys ,sauce , pickles and salsa with tomatoes .  One medium size tomato contains around 22 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein and 6 milligrams of sodium. It also provides 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, 20 percent of the RDA of vitamin A, 2 percent of the RDA of iron, and 1 percent of the RDA of calcium. Here are some of the health benefits of tomatoes....
Numerous studies have concluded that the more tomatoes people eat the lower is the risk of certain cancers, especially lung, stomach and prostate cancers.  A substance called lycopene, which is responsible for tomatoes red color, is thought to be the reason for this cancer protective effect.  Tomatoes contain important nutrients, such as niacin, folate and vitamin B6, t…

Beet root fantasy ( a healthy treat )

A very healthy yet tasty drink ,Watermelon, beet root and pomegranate makes this drink healthier. We have all seen our mothers and grandmothers talk about the all important root – beetroot. Beetroot has plenty of very well known health benefits.Beetroot is of exceptional nutritional value; especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. Beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium.  It Helps reduce blood pressure, Prevents plaque formation and reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol Beats osteoporosis, Keeps diabetes under check, And many more ... And the concoction of watermelon and pomegranate increase the health benefits ...
Beet root fantasy 

Pink lady (a mock tail )

Summers seem to be incomplete without watermelon, so refreshing and nutritious . According to nutritionist .. one cup of diced watermelon contains 43 calories, 0 grams of fat, 2 grams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrate (including 9 grams of sugar and 1 gram of fiber) and 1 gram of fiber. One cup of watermelon will provide 17% of vitamin A, 21% of vitamin C, 2% of iron and 1% of calcium needs for the day. So you can say excellent fruit for those who are diet conscious. Watermelon also contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene and betaine. According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable. Despite being a great source of the above nutrients, watermelon is made up of 92% water. And strawberry is an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of manganese, and provides several other vitamins. Concoct…

Piña colada ( a refreshing mocktail )

It's been a long time Since I  updated my blog, was busy with my daughters and relatives however I did explore some places and met many wonderful people and I want to share their thoughts and recipes with you all. Will share one by one .. Extreme summers and scorching heat is in almost every part of India ..... temperature is just going up, up and up !!! We all are looking for some coolers and smoothies. I have some excellent recipes in my storage ... wanted to share with you, most of them are very healthy for kids, unfortunately I have lost all my pics of coolers as my computer hard drive crashed, but I just don't want to miss this opportunity to share my simple step by step recipes with you all to enjoy in this scorching summer ..try these tangy tasty coolers and stay cool ..I prefer fresh juices in coolers but if not readily available,you can use readymade juices choice is entirely yours this will not effect the taste.
My favorite is piña colada a very tasty and refreshing dr…