Thursday, 29 September 2016

Spinach Banana smoothie

  It's a green smoothie with few simple ingredients and ofcourse good for those weight watchers even though am not ,I still like the taste of it .Me and my little girl liked it can adjust the amount of spinach according to you taste for 2 cups to 4 cups.


Spinach loosely packed - 4 cups
Bananas- 2
Yoghurt-3/4 cup
Honey/ sugar - 1 tablespoons
Vanilla - a dash


Blend spinach first then add banana,yoghurt and blend then add a dash of vanilla and honey and blend to smooth.


     It's my hubby who introduced me to the banana bread and asked me to bake one.But he wanted a whole wheat version and my search lead me to the blog I found a wonderful banana bread recipe with whole wheat.The only change I made was in the sweetener as we  don't prefer baking with honey at our home as its not good to heat it according to our knowledge.So I substituted it with sugar and it came out perfect and tasty.I have already made it more than a dozen of times now and have tried different variations .Here is the best one.


Whole wheat flour/ atta- 1 3/4 cup
Eggs - 2
Oil-1/3 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Baking soda- 1 tsp
Ground cinnamon- 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Banana mashed - 1 cup or from 2 big bananas
Add ins- raisins,Choco chips or nuts as you like -1/2 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Vanilla - 1 tsp


Add oil and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat well and add the eggs and beat well ,now add  mashed banana  and mix then add vanilla ,salt ,cinnamon and baking soda and whisk well.

To the above mixture now add flour and combine just enough to get wet ,small lumps are ok and now add add ins and mix.

Pour the batter in to a 9* 5 loaf pan and sprinkle on top with a little cinnamon.

Bake at 180 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.the baking time may vary according to each oven.

 Cool it in the pan for 10 minutes and remove on to wire rack and cool completely and have it with hot tea or coffee.

You can refrigerate it for 2 or 3 days and freeze for more than a week and  reheat by popping in to a microwave for few seconds or minutes.

Yummy and healthy banana bread....

Omelette Muffins

 Once I was searching on savory muffins and  my search ended up in omelette muffins.I found two different recipes and mine a  fusion of these following is my version of omelette muffins.I like them warm with tomato ketchup.You can refrigerate them for 2 or 3 days or can freeze for more than a week and thaw by reheating in a microwave for few seconds or minutes.One of the recipe calls for jalapeno peppers and since I didn't have them I used ooty chilly.Also the recipe says cheddar cheese but only mozzarella was three in my fridge so I used can follow use veggie as raw chopped ones or sauteed ones.Especially if adding onions its good to sauteed them. And top  the muffins with some more cheese.


Eggs - 6
Milk - 1/4 cup
Shredded or grated cheese - 1/4 cup
Spinach cleaned - half a bunch
Green bell pepper chopped - 1/2
Red or yellow bell pepper- 1/2
Ooty chilly deseeded and chopped - 1
Salt- 1/8 th tsp
Pepper powder-1/8 tsp


Preheat over at 180 degrees

Grease your muffin tins or tray with oil or cooking spray

Beat the egg  and milk together.

Add salt and pepper and chopped veggies and grated cheese and combine well.

Pour up to 3/4 th of muffin cup..each cup should have equal portion of egg and veggies.

If you want can top with grated cheese.

Bake at 180 degrees for 20 to 23 minutes..or until the center becomes firm and no more runny.

Cool them slightly and have it with ketchup or as you like.
 Just ready to go in to the oven.
 Warm  out of oven.
Have it  slightly warm with ketchup or mayonnaise or whatever sauce you like.

Mango carrot smoothie

 Me and my little girl has fallen in love with smoothies..whatever veggie or fruit comes in my way nowadays is turning in to a smoothie.This is a mango carrot smoothie.All smoothies tastes best when all ingredients are chilled.But we prefer them in normal temperature .And it tastes better if uses full fat yogurt.Can add sweetener according to your taste.


Ripe mango  peeled and cut in to cubes- 1
Apple juice - 1/2 cup
Carrot juice - 1/2 cup
Yoghurt- 3/4 cup
Honey/ sugar- 1 tablespoons

 blend all ingredients in a blender till smooth and  enjoy you smoothie

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Healthy Green smoothie

I adapted this yummy kids friendly smoothie  from super healthy  really nutritious and yummy,so thought will share here..Really great for those picky eaters who don't wanna chew that fruits and veggies..A good quick breakfast or snack too.I made little changes to suit my little ones taste buds and also according to the availability of ingredients in our place.

Spinach - 1 cup loosely packed
Robusta banana- 1 big or 2 small
Pine apple cubes - 1 cup
Orange juice from - 2 oranges
Mango cubes- 1/2  or 1 cup or Tang mango powder - 2 tsp

1.In a blender blend orange juice and spinach,then add pineapple cubes and mango powder or mango
and finally add sliced bananas and blend to smooth. And enjoy immediately with a straw..

 Easy Sugar Cookies

         This is a tasty and easy sugar cookies recipe .I got it from Google only long ago so l don't remember the site.But it always came out good and tasty.My kids just devoured them and its always my luck that I get a few for icing ,especially in the December seasons...They are perfect for any occasions like Christmas or birthday parties,make them in any shape and do some creative will be super happy.


All purpose flour - 2 cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup
Sugar powdered - 1 cup
Egg - 1 lightly beaten
Milk - 2 tablespoons
Vanilla - 1/ 2 tsp

1 Preheat oven at 180  degree celsius
2. Cream butter and   sugar well and then add egg,vanilla and a 1 teaspoon of milk mix well .Now add flour and combine well and form a ball like chappathy dough..if its not coming together can add more milk.But always add teaspoon by teaspoon ,otherwise you will end up adding more flour...
3. Refrigerate the dough  for one hour
4 .After one hour take the dough out and flatten using a rolling pin in 1/ 4 inch width 4.Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter and place them in a cookie tray lined with baking sheets.
5.Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are done..(usually between 10 to 12 minutes)..Baking time varies according to oven. the cookies and glaze them with icing or just store them in air tight container

Easy cookie icing in the future post..


This is my family's favorite chutney.My kids just love it.It's my son who named it Green
Chutney.Actually It's a combination of onion tomato and coriander leaves. It goes well with iddlly and dosa.


Onions chopped -4
Tomato chopped - 2
Coriander leaves - 1 or 2 handfuls
Green chilly -1 or 2
Salt -according to taste
Oil - 1 tablespoon


1.Heat oil in a skillet and saute onions and green chilly add salt also .After the onions then add tomatoes to it and saute for few minutes then add coriander leaves and saute for a minute and switch off the flame.
2.Allow the mixture to cool and ground to a fine paste in a blender.
3.If you want can temper with oil,mustard,curry leaves and dry red chillies,and pour over the Chutney.

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