Cottage Cheese & Fruit salad

Skimmed Milk Cottage Cheese is a good source of protein and blends well with other veggies. Pineapple, Cucumber, Apple, gauva which are all low in calories along with Olives which add essential omega-3 fatty acids to this healthy bowlful of salad.This bowlful of salad which is low in calories but high in antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids is a perk up food and is also excellent for the skin nourishment. This recipe has been adopted from Tasty Eating For Healthy Living by Sanjeev Kapoor. Sending this entry to cooking From cookbook Challenge

Patishapta – Popular Sweet snack from Bengal

Makar Sankranti is known as “Poush Sankranti” in West Bengal. Varieties of sweets are made with Ground rice, date palm jaggery , milk and many other ingredients. This festival is also known as Pithey Parbon in Bengal, pithey being a sweet made with basic agrarian ingredients of the region like rice, date palm etc. There are several varieties of Pithey known as Gokul Pithey, Ashkey Pithey, Shajer Pithey etc. Along with this, sweets like Pati Shapta, rice-flour crepes filled with khoya and coconut stuffing, Soru Chakli and many more are also made. Patishapta Pitha is a very common and favorite…

Makar Sankranti Special Recipes

Makar Sankranti is an auspicious day and is celebrated with much fanfare and festivities across India. It marks the arrival of the spring season, bidding adieu to the chilly winters.Makar Sankranti is considered very auspicious as it signifies a new beginning. While there are 12 Sankranthis in all, the Makar Sankranti when the Sun transitions from Dhanu (Saggitarius) to Makara (Capricorn) is the most widely celebrated festival in India. Primarily a harvest and thanksgiving festival in India, each state and region has it’s own way of celebrating Makar Sankranti. It is known by different names and celebrated with different customs…

Potato & Broccoli Soup

Grilled, baked or roasted, this Dark green in colour with crisp and sturdy florets, broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables and also, rather exotic.Broccoli is known to be a hearty and tasty vegetable which is rich in dozens of nutrients. It is said to pack the most nutritional punch of any vegetable.Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These nutrition powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for little calories. Health Benefits of Broccoli: I always love the convenience of a one-dish meal simmering on the…

Chakuli Pitha, Aloo Bhaja and Ghuguni (A Traditional Odia Breakfast)

Odisha ,the land of Lord Jagannath, has a very rich religious culture and this is reflected in the food as well. Odia cuisine is very simple yet delicious, prepared in little or no oil which not only enhances the taste, but makes them very healthy as well. In our day to day busy lives we often skip a healthy breakfast. Chakuli Pitha, Aloo Bhaja and Ghuguni is a very common breakfast recipe in Odisha. Every person belonging to this state must have tasted this recipe at least once in his or her lifetime. Chakuli Pitha is prepared usingrice flour,white lentils(Biri)…

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