Gongura Pulihora – Sorrel Leaves Rice

Gongura PulihoraDo you love tangy, spicy and aromatic yet easy to make One Pot Recipes??? Then try out this Gongura Pulihora instead of regular rice dishes you will LOVE it to the core!







Serves – 2 adults
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 25 mins

  • Raw Basmathi Rice (wash, drain, soak for 30 mins in fresh water , cook using 1 1/2 Cup of water ) – 1 Cup
  • Sorrel Leaves (stalks removed, washed, dry) – 1 Cup tightly packed
  • Dry Red Chillies – 3 no
  • Green Chillies – 5 or to taste
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urid Dal – 2tsp
  •  Chanadal – 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing) – generous pinch
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Dry Roasted Fenugreek Seeds – 15 no


  • In a pan add 1/2 cup of water and sorrel leaves. Cook for 8 mins or until sorrel leaves are wilted and soft.
  • Blend to a smooth paste. Crush fenugreek seeds to fine powder and set aside.
  • In another pan heat oil, season with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chanadal, urid dal, asafoetida, powdered methi, dry red chillies,  green chillies, turmeric powder, curry leaves.
  • Fry for 30 secs. Add blended gongura puree and cook for 2 mins. Add salt.
  • Add seasoned gongura paste with the cooked rice and gently mix well until blended.
  • Serve immediately or enjoy it after 30 mins resting time for best tasting Pulihora.
  • Enjoy with papad.


Tindora Chutney

Tindora Chutney is a simple to make accompaniment that goes well with the hot steamed rice. This chutney is perfect ffor those who love spicy, sweet and sour recipes. So here goes the recipe.

Serves: 4
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins

  • Ivy Gourd (Chopped) – 1 Cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Tamarind Concentrate or tamarind juice – to taste (I used 1/2 tsp of concentrate)
  • Jaggery – 2 tsp or to taste
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urid Dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – pinch
  • Green chillies – 4 or to taste

Procedure :

In a pan heat 1 tsp of oil and add tindora to the hot oil and season wit pinch of salt, mix and cover to cook till they are just tender, then add in green chillies and fry till they are soft.

Add tamarind paste, jaggery, enough salt for entire chutney and cook till jaggery melts. Remove the entire mixture from the pan and blend to a smooth paste using couple of table spoons of water. Keep it ready beside you to add the seasoning once you are done preparing it.

So for seasoning, heat 1 tsp oil, when it is medium hot add mustard seeds, allow to pop and then add in the cumin seeds and fry for just 10 secs. Add urid dal and fry till they start to change to golden and then add turmeric powder. Mix well together and add all of them to the blended chutney. Serve it with hot rice or any breakfast.


Strawberry Milkshake – Easy Beverage Recipe

Strawberry MilkshakeWho doesn’t like simple and tasty beverages? Strawberry Milkshake is one of its kind. I LOVE this milkshake for its simplicity and freshness. It made Strawberry Milkshake which is light and tasty.







Serves – 1
Preparation time – 5 mins

  • Strawberries (hulled) – 4 no
  • Whole Milk – 1/2 Cup
  • Ice Cubes – as required (I didn’t use as milk and fruit are cold)
  • Sugar – 1 1/2 Tbsp or to taste


  • Add strawberries, sugar, milk into the blender jar and blend till smooth.
  • Pour into the serving glasses and serve immediately.


  • One can use frozen berries instead of fresh strawberries.
  • For vegan version use any nut milk instead of dairy milk.
  • Try using any seasonal fruit and make different milkshakes.
  • Top with fresh whipped cream on top for extra delicious milkshake.


Eggless Chocolate Cake without oven

Eggless Chocolate CakeEver popular and everybody’s favorite chocolate cake is easy to make at home. Follow these steps to get a moist and spongy Eggless Chocolate Cake.








Makes – 1 Cake (7″)
Preparation time – 5 mins
Baking time – 35 to 45 mins

  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1 Cup + 1 Tbsp extra for dusting the pan
  • Milk Powder – 3 Tbsp
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 6 Tbsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Baking Soda – 1 tsp
  • Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 3/4 Cup
  • Yogurt (Curd) – 1/4 Cup at room temperature
  • Hot Water – 1/2 Cup
  • Whole Milk (full fat milk) – 1/2 Cup at room temperature
  • Butter – 1/2 Cup (melted)
  • Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
  • Distilled White Vinegar or Lemon or lime juice – 1 Tbsp
  • Instant Coffee Powder (like Nescafe instant Coffee) – 1 tsp (Optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, sift All purpose Flour, unsweetened Cocoa Powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder, milk powder. Set it aside.
  2. In another bowl, add sugar, melted butter, yogurt, milk, vanilla. Mix until homogeneous . Set it aside.
  3. Into boiling water add in instant coffee powder and mix until homogeneous. Set this aside. Omit coffee and use just hot water if you don’t want to use coffee.
  4. Just before mixing the dry and wet ingredients, start preheating any thick pan or a pressure cooker with 2 Cups of salt or sand.
  5. Place another small bowl or cooker plates after adding the salt. Preheat the pan for five mins covered with a lid on HIGH heat.
  6. Now start greasing the pan and lining with parchment paper or dusting with flour, so that cake doesn’t stick and comes out clean.
  7. Next mix in the dry ingredients with the wet all together.
  8. Mix well until you get a smooth batter.
  9. Once the pressure cooker is preheated and ready, then mix in the vinegar or lemon juice with the batter just until combined.
  10. Immediately add the batter into the cake tin and place on top of another bowl or cooker plate. Cover with the lid. Bake on MEDIUM heat for 5 mins.
  11. After 5 mins. reduce the flame to LOW MEDIUM and bake for 35 – 40 mins or until tooth pick inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean.
  12. Once the cake is baked, carefully move it onto a wire rack and rest it in the pan for 5 mins.
  13. After 5 mins of resting, invert the cake onto a cake cooling rack and serve it as it is.
  14. Let the cake cool completely if you want to frost it.
  15. Garnish with some fresh berries and sprinkle some powdered sugar.


  1. Timing is important while cooking. So, mixing the dry and wet ingredients should be done just while pan or the pressure cooker is preheating.
  2. Mixing vinegar into the cake should be done just before baking.
  3. Omit coffee if you are making for kids.
  4. Depending on the type of the pan you are using, baking time varies. So, keep an eye so that you don’t end up with an over baked cake.
  5. Cover it with Chocolate Ganache or frosting of your choice once the cake has cooled down completely.
  6. One can bake the same cake in oven at 350 F for 25 – 35 mins.




Aloo Palak

Aloo PalakHealthy Spinach and Tasty Potatoes are cooked together to make a  creamy and tasty green gravy. Play with the ingredients to make different curries keeping the green gravy as the base. Try adding some paneer in place of Potato to make Palak paneer. Or use some mixed vegetables to make Mixed Vegetable Palak Everybody in my family loves this curry and so I shared this with you.

I blanched the Spinach in this recipe which is very crucial step in getting bright green color to the gravy. Also I slightly tossed the boiled potatoes in garlic and butter to infuse nice flavor and give potatoes some crust. But do not burn the garlic and make the potatoes very crispy. Potatoes should be soft.


Watch the video for more tips and detailed instructions:

Serves -2 to 3
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins

  • Spinach (tightly packed) – 3 cups
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Cashews – 2 Tbsp
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds Powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chiliies – 5 no or to taste
  • Onion (chopped) – 1 medium
  • Heavy Cream – 2 Tbsp
  • Butter – 2 Tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg powder – pinch
  • Garlic (Chopped) – 1 Tbsp
  • Dry Fenugreek Leaves (Kasoori Methi) – 2 tsp
  • Potato (wah, peel, boil and cut in chunks) – 2 medium
  • Black Peepper (crushed) – to taste


Blanch the spinach:

  1. Into a big sauce pan with enough boiling water add in the spinach and let it sit there for 10 secs. Immediately remove it and keep it in a bowl.
  2. Do not overcook the spinach.
  3. Once the spinach is cooled completely, blend it to a fine paste.

For Masala Tomato Puree:

  1. Into the blender jar add in tomato, green chillies, cashews,ginger, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, salt and blend to a fine paste using 2 Tbsp of water if needed
  2. The masala Paste is ready. Set it aside.

Cooking Potatoes :

  1. In a separate pan add remaining butter. Once it starts to melt, add in the potatoes, garlic and fry together.
  2. Keep mixing the potatoes and fry until golden crust in formed on the potatoes.
  3. Do not Roast them from all the sides. Keep them soft and moist.
  4. Then add in crushed pepper.
  5. Take them off the pan once they are done. Set it aside.


  1. Into a pan heat the butter on medium heat, add in the onions once the butter melts.
  2. Add in some salt and cover them to cook until soft.
  3. Add in the tomato masala paste and cook till oil oozes out from the sides. Keep mixing so that the masala dont stick to the pan and get burnt.
  4. Add in the spinach puree, fried potatoes, kasoori methi, sugar, nutmeg powder, 1/4 cup of water.
  5. Bring the curry to a boil. Do not overcook.Garnish with some heavy cream.
  6. Serve it hot or at room temperature with any indian flat bread or steamed rice.






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