Thursday, 27 August 2015

ONAM SPECIAL - Avial with Kerala Rice Recipe

A thick mixture of vegetables like drumsticks, potatoes and carrots are cooked in coconut oil and mustard seeds.Avial is a traditional south Indian dish from Kerala, served with red rice.
Ingredients :
For Avial:
2 teaspoons of crushed mustard seeds
1 potato
1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 raw banana

2 drumsticks

A small piece of raw mango

5 bean sticks

2 carrots

1 big onion


1 tablespoon sour curd

1 teaspoon of turmeric

1 cup water

Seedless green chillies
For Rice:1 cup red rice

7 cups of water
Preparation :
Boil potatoes and carrots separately and keep aside.
Boil red rice in 7 cups of water for an hour.
Take some water in a saucepan. Add chopped raw banana, drumsticks, beans, onion and raw mango.

Then season with salt and turmeric powder. Stir well and let it steam for 2-3 minutes.

Then add green chillies, coconut oil and mustard seeds.

Once the vegetables are steamed, add the boiled potato and carrot along with some curd.

Finally add mustard seeds with coconut oil and mix it well.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of my feel-good foods. This spice maybe the solution for Diabetes,Candida, Weight loss, Cancer, Alzheimer's, Toenail fungus, Parkinson's, Stomach flu and much more. The benefits of cinnamon are compelling.

Reasons to Love Cinnamon:

1. It reduces LDL cholesterol levels.  LDL is also known as the harmful cholesterol.  Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease 

2.  It may reduce pain linked to arthritis.  Cinnamon has been shown in studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital, to reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain.

3.  It is a natural food preservative.

4. Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike.  That’s also great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods.

5.  It contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese—albeit small amounts to the typical dose of ground cinnamon.


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Celebrate this Raksha Bandhan with MM Mithaiwala

Are you waiting for Saturday, August 29? It is Raksha Bandhan - a day when the special bond between brother and sister is celebrated with sweets, lamps, gifts and laughter. It is a day when priceless memories are created.  

MM Mithaiwala's offering you a special discount on kesar ghevar made in pure desi ghee on this Raksha Bandhan. The mouth-watering taste, fragrance and crispiness are three that deserve to be highlighted right at the outset. Offer Valid till Saturday, August 29.

Do visit MM Mithaiwala, Mumbai's favourite mithai superstore that is renowned for its variety, taste, hygiene standards and purity for well over half a century. 

Call 02228899501 for home delivery or visit or walk in at our store in Malad West.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Corn Pattice - Recipe

Rich in carb, tasty - crispy Corn Pattice easy to make dish to serve your carving tongue. 

  • 1 Potato
  • 1 Corn
  • 2 cups Bread Crumbs
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 2 tbsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Ginger - Garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup corriander leaves
  • 4- 5 tbsp oil 
  • Salt to taste

  1. Finely grind bread crumbs , do not add water while grinding.
  2. Boil corn and potato
  3. Add ginger - garlic paste and few corriander leaves to  corn and grind this untill smooth paste.
  4.  Mash potato with few corriander leaves, chilli and chaat masala.
  5. Now combine bread crumbs, corn paste and mashed potato and make it one mixture.
  6. Make small balls / pattice. (Apply little oil on palms to avoid the mixture to stick on to your palms )
  7. Add oil to non-stick pan and let it heat. Add the pattice to pan and shallow fry from both sides until golden brown..
  8. Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot and crispy Corn pattice with sweet and tangy ketchup or spicy green chutney

Monday, 17 August 2015

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes, also commonly labeled as yams, are an excellent and inexpensive staple to have on hand. These deep orange-fleshed nutritional powerhouses add several important components to the diet. Their health and weight management benefits far exceed the nutritional value found in ordinary white and yellow fleshed potatoes.


1.  High in Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies. Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including heart attacks. 

2. Good source of Magnesium: Sweet potatoes are a good source of mag­nesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. Magnesium is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function, yet experts estimate that approximately 80 percent of the popula­tion in North America may be deficient in this important mineral. 

3.  Contain Vitamin D: They contain Vitamin D which is critical for immune system and overall health at this time of year.  Both a vitamin and a hormone, vitamin D is primarily made in our bodies as a result of getting adequate sunlight. You may have heard about seasonal affective disorder (or SAD, as it is also called), which is linked to inadequate sunlight and therefore a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D plays an important role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and it supports the thyroid gland. 

4.  They are versatile : Try them roasted, puréed, steamed, baked, or grilled. You can add them to soups and stews, or grill and place on top of leafy greens for a delicious salad. I enjoy grilling them with onions and red peppers for amazing sandwich or wrap ingredients.  Puree them and add to smoothies and baked goods. 

5. Rich in Beta-Carotene : Beta-carotene or vitamin A is an important antioxidant. One medium sweet potato provides your body with the complete recommended daily allowance of vitamin A and then some. Vitamin A is useful in the prevention of several different types of cancer as it is one of the most potent antioxidants out there.




Thursday, 13 August 2015

Dahi Vada

Khatta meetha Dahi Vada that will satisfy your taste bud. Quick and easy to prepare. Can be served as a evening snack or whenever hungry

1 Large cup
2-3 Spoon dahi
Salt to taste
8-9 jeera butter
Roasted cumin powder
Black pepper powder
Chaat masala
Red chilli powder
Corriander leaves

1. Take water in a bowl and soak the jeera butter for 10 min. Squeeze all the water and keep aside.
2. Take curd in a bowl. Add sugar and wisk till it completely gets mix into it.
3. Add curd to jeera butter.spirinkle salt,cumin powder, chaat masala and red chilli powder.
4. Garnish with corriander leaves.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Health Benefits of Broccoli

Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large, flowering head is eaten as a vegetable.The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of broccolo, which means "the flowering crest of a cabbage", and is the diminutive form of brocco, meaning "small nail" or "sprout".Broccoli is often boiled or steamed but may be eaten raw.Broccoli is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber.

1. Cholesterol reduction: Like many whole foods, broccoli is packed with soluble fiber that draws cholesterol out of your body.

2. Cancer prevention: Broccoli shares these cancer fighting, immune boosting properties with other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage.

3. Powerful antioxidant: Of all the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli stands out as the most concentrated source of vitamin C, plus the flavonoids necessary for vitamin C to recycle effectively. Also concentrated in broccoli are the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, other powerful antioxidants.

4. Reducing allergic reaction and inflammation: Research has shown the ability of kaempferol to lessen the impact of allergy-related substances on our body. Broccoli even has significant amounts of omega 3 fatty acids, which are well know as an anti-inflammatory.

5. Diet aid: Broccoli is a good carb and is high in fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating.

6. Bone health: Broccoli contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis.

7. Heart health: The anti-inflammatory properties of sulforaphane, one of the isothiocyanates (ITCs) in broccoli, may be able to prevent (or even reverse) some of the damage to blood vessel linings that can be caused by inflammation due to chronic blood sugar problems.