Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Health Benefits of Elephant Foot Yam

Yam also called Amorphophallus Paeoniifolius and Suran in Hindi grows in Africa and Asia and can weigh as much as 30 lbs. With a flesh that looks like sweet potatoes this yam also has a wonderful flavour. The large tuber resembles an elephant foot thus the name “Elephant Foot Yam”

Carbs - Elephant Foot Yams also contain large amounts of carbs that are important for vital energy and sustenance such as potatoes. 

Protein - Elephant Foot Yams contain a large amount of protein making them great as a staple food. 

Cholesterol - Elephant Foot Yams lower bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol and thus help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. 

Abdominal Pain - Eating Elephant Foot Yam also helps with diarrhea and abdominal pain and gas. 

Asthma - In Ayurvedic Medicine this yam is well known for helping with asthma and bronchitis. 

Weight Loss - Elephant Foot Yams are full of great fiber which make one feel full and thus you lose weight. 

Cooling - Eating Elephant Foot Yams helps cool the body… great for hot climates.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Shahi Tukda Recipe - Eid Special

Shahi Tukda is a rich dessert and it lives up to its name. Crisp bread dipped in rabdi & garnished with dry fruits are heavenly.

Ingredients :
  • 1lt Milk
  • 20grams Sugar
  • Saffron few starnds
  • 12 Bread Slice
  • 300grams Ghee for frying
  • Cardamom powder

Preparation :  
  1. Prepare the sugar syrup and keep aside.
  2. Boil milk and simmer till it is a thick rabdi.
  3. Add cardamom powder and sugar to it.
  4. Cut the bread slices into triangles.
  5. Heat ghee and fry the bread.
  6. Soak the bread in sugar syrup.
  7. Remove and arrange them on a platter and pour the thick rabdi on it.
  8. Garnish with saffron strands and dryfruits.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Why Lord Ganesha loves to eat Modak .


A Modak is a sweet dumpling popular in Western, eastern and Southern India. It is called modak (मोदक) in Marathi. The sweet filling inside a modak is made up of fresh grated coconut and jaggery, while the soft shell is made from rice flour, or wheat flour mixed with khava or maida flour. The dumpling can be fried or steamed. The steamed version, called ukdiche modak, is eaten hot with ghee. Modaks have a special importance in the worship of the Hindu god Ganesh;modak is believed to be his favorite food, which begets him the moniker modakapriya (the one who likes modak) in Sanskrit. During the Ganesh worship ceremony, known in India as Ganesha Chaturthi the puja always concludes with an offering of twenty-one modaks to the deity and as prasad.

There is an interesting story in the Padma Purana regarding why Ganesha loves Modak. Once the Devas (demi gods) came to visit Shiva and Goddess Parvati and presented them a divine Modak. It was a very special Modak and the person who ate the modak will become knowledgeable in all scriptures, science, art and writing. Goddess Parvati wanted to present it to her sons – Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartik. But the brothers were not ready to share it.So a confused Goddess Parvati said that who among you proves the true meaning of sincerity and devotion will get the Modak.To prove the true meaning of devotion, Lord Kartik immediately mounted on his Vahana, or vehicle, and started visiting all the spiritual places.But Lord Ganesha went around Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and said that no amount of offerings or fasting or visiting sacred places is equal to the devotion of one’s father and mother.Impressed by Lord Ganesha’s explanation of true meaning of sincerity
and devotion, Goddess Parvati gave the Modak to Lord Ganesha. This is believed to be the reason for Lord Ganesha’s love for Modak.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Rava Kheer - Recipe


Sugar - 4 tbsp
Handful of cashewnuts
Ghee - 2 1/2 tsp
Milk - 4 Cups 
Cardamon Powder as per taste

Preparation :
  • Heat ghee is an aluminuim vessel, on heating add cashewnuts and roast till gloden brown and remove them from vessel.
  • Add Rava to the vessel on low flame without letting it change its colour.
  • Add Milk and keep stiring to avoid lumps.
  • Add Sugar and mix well. 
  • Cook it for 2-3 minuts on low flame itself and turn off the gas.
  • Pour it in a bowl and add fried cashewnuts and cardamom powder.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

5 Health Benefits of Bottle Gourd.

Bottle gourd, also called lauki or doodhi, is a vegetable that is probably better known in India for its delicious preparation called dudhi ka halwa.  

5 Health Benefits of Bottle Gourd:

1. Aids digestion: People suffering from constipation should eat bottle gourd as it is high in fibre and helps clear the food stuck in your colon.

2. Helps treat urinary disorders: Bottle gourd has a cooling effect on your body, and a glass of bottle gourd juice is a great diuretic that can be used to treat burning sensation while passing urine.

3. Weight loss: Bottle gourd is one of the best foods you can have if you want to lose weight as it is 96% water, and a 100g serving contains as little as 12 calories. The high fibre content will take care of your hunger, and keep you feeling full.

4. Reduces stress: Bottle gourd has a high water content has a cooling effect on your body which makes you feel better the very moment you take it. It also has diuretic, sedative and antibilious properties which makes your body feel better internally, and keeps stress at bay.

5. Refreshes you during summers: Just like cucumber, bottle gourd too has a high amount of water which keeps you hydrated during summers. Drinking a glass of its juice will ensure that you do not face loss of sodium, fatigue or extreme thirst while you are out in the sun.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Ganpati Festival Offer !

It is raining modaks at M.M. Mithaiwala 

The darling of Uma's eyes - Ganapati is coming, and what better way to welcome him than treat him to Mumbai's largest selection of modaks.

All you have to do is to come to Malad railway station (west), which is where Mumbai's biggest mithai  superstore is located. 

Modak varieties include mawa, malai, laddu, and kaju varieties. These can be had in a variety of flavours including strawberry, chocolate and kesar. 

That is not all. MM is also offering Boondis made in pure ghee for Rs 200 per kg for this special occasion.

M.M. Mithaiwala is renowned for its purity, taste and adherence to traditonal recipes. Our modaks are made by traditional halwais who have mastered secret mithai recipes since time immemorial. 

May Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, the sustainer of Riddhi and Siddhi and the foremost of Ganas bless us with the sweetness that is so dear to Him.

Om Gam Ganapataye Namah!

Broccoli Paratha - Recipe

Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family. Broccoli is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber. A single serving provides more than 30 mg of vitamin C and a half-cup provides 52 mg of vitamin C. Broccoli is a cool-weather crop that does poorly in hot summer weather.

Ingridients :

Broccoli - 2 cups ( Grind it in misxture)
Wheat flour - 1 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tbsp
Red Chilii Powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tbsp
Onion - 1 large
Salt - As per taste
Jeera - For Tadka
Corriander leaves - Optional
You can also add Paneer to the filling and make it Broccoli Paneer Paratha

Preparation :
  •  Make wheat flour dough and keep aside. ( Do not make it very soft)
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan. 
  • Add Jeera , crushed Ginger and Onion and fry till onion changes it colour a bit.
  • Mix the grinded Broccoli along with Turmeric, Red Chilli powder, Garam Masala and salt .
  • Cook for 3-5 min with covered lid on medium flame
  • Make small puri out of the dough. Add Broccoli filling to it and  make it like a small round ball.
  • With light hands roll chapati out of it and fry it on non-stick tawa like a chapati 
  • Serve it with Curd, Ketchup or Chutney.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Health Benefits of Pears Fruit.

Pears fruit provide a very good source of fiber and are also a good source of vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium. They also contain a significant amount of pectin, which is a water soluble fiber. Pears are actually higher in pectin than apples.

Friday, 4 September 2015


Dahi Aloo 

An easy, light and refreshing potato curry with a yogurt base.

Ingredients : 

1/8 tsp asafoetida or hing
1 tsp cumin seeds 

500 gm potatoes-boiled and peeled

1 Tbsp finely shredded ginger  

 1/4 cup clarified butter  

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/2 cup tomatoes-grated 

1/2 tsp chilli powder 

3-4  green chillies chopped

1/2 tsp turmeric 

1/2 cup yoghurt 

1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves    

2 tsp coriander powder  


Preparation :

Break the potatoes, by holding each in the palm of your hands and closing the fist.

Set these unevenly broken potatoes aside, till required.

Heat the clarified butter and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.

When the cumin seeds begin to splutter, add the ginger and saute till lightly fried; then add the tomatoes and stir-fry till the fat separates.

Add the garam masala, coriander powder, salt, turmeric and chilli powder.

Stir a few times till well mixed, and then add the potatoes and the green chillies.

Turn around over high heat, till they look slightly fried.

Add about 2 cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil.

Reduce flame and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes.

Beat the yoghurt till smooth and add to the potatoes.

Serve hot, garnished with the chopped coriander leaves.


Special Janmashtami Offers  

This Janmashtami, welcome Nand Lala into your homes, hearts, and offices with delicious phalahari patis, sabudana vadas and phalahari chivda from M.M. Mithaiwala's delicious nashta menu at unbeatable special prices. 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015


The coconut is known for its great versatility as seen in the many uses of its different parts and found throughout the tropics and subtropics.The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family). Coconuts are part of the daily diets of many people. 




Health Benefits of Green Moong Dal

Green moong dal is a moong bean. These legumes are very common in Indian cuisine both in the North and in the South.

Health benefits of whole green moong dal :


Moong beans have zero cholesterol and are rich in soluble dietary fibre. Foods that are rich in soluble fibre are known to be helpful in lowering the “bad” LDL cholesterol.In order to reduce the amount of LDL cholesterol in the body it is advised to consume 10 to 25 g of soluble dietary fibre each day.

Moong beans are a diabetic friendly food as they have a low GI. Foods low in glycemic index help in maintaining ideal levels of blood sugar. 

Moong beans are a good source of protein for the vegetarians. Though meat still ranks the first in protein content but moong dal is also not far behind. A 100 g serving of moong dal can provide you with 24 g protein.

Help in weight loss
Green moong dal has complex carbs, protein and fibre in it. It is a good and filling option for those who want to shed kilos.