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Portion Control Meal Plate :No Onion No Garlic Dal Khichuri, Labra Sabzi, Roasted Papad, Pickle, Wheat Phulka (luci) and Curd

I prepared no onion no garlic dal khichuri and labra sabzi on the occasion of Biswakarma puja at home last week. Together with khichuri and labra, I also served roasted papad, pickles,  luci (Indian flattened bread) and curd. 
Every person's calorie intake is individual based on their personal goals and needs. But according to nutrition experts a fully grown person's daily consumption at each lunch or dinner should be within 500 to 700 calories. 
Here is the calorie list of today's meal plan:1 bowl of dal khichuri = 320 cal1 bowl of mix veggies =65 cal 1 roasted papad=29 cal2 luci =70x2=140 cal1 bowl (50 gms) curd =50 calPickle(1/2 tbsp) = 49 calTotal = 653 cal

Khichuri is a very popular versatile dish of Indian cuisine. Made of rice and lentil, khichuri has many variations. Khichuri actually is a kind of salty porridge that is served to babies as one of the first solid foods. It is also served to sick persons who is unable to eat hard solid food. In Assamese it is called Khi…

Cabbage Parcels | Stuffed Cabbage Fritters

Cabbage Parcels are stuffed cabbage fritters where a spicy mashed potato mixture is stuffed inside cabbage leaves and dipped into a spicy batter and then fried till golden brown. 
Cabbage is a versatile vegetable that can be used to prepare many dishes. Cabbage is loaded with many vitamins and minerals and hence very healthy but if you have thyroid problems it is good to avoid eating cabbage. 
Cabbage Parcels :📎Course : Snack  📎Cuisine : Indian  🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 15 minutes
🕞Total : 30 minutes
INGREDIENTS:
2 large cabbage leaves Oil to fry For batter : 1/2 cup chickpea flour 1 tbsp rice flour or semolina 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder Salt to taste 
For stuffing : 3- 4 medium sized potatos1 onion finely chopped1/2 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1 tbsp mustard sauce2 green chillies finely chopped  1 tsp  chopped coriander leaves  Salt to taste

METHOD: Wash cabbage leaves. Remove veins and boil …

Vietnamese Coriander | Po-hoi-hom | Masala Paat

Vietnamese Coriander is a herb which is used by few tribes and communities of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh  in their cooking as a condiment. It is known as po-hoi-hom or masala paat among these tribes and communities. Few other names of Vietnamese coriander are rau ram, Vietnamese mint, Vietnamese cilantro, hot mint, laksa leaf and praew leaf.  It's binomial name is Persicaria odorata. Vietnamese coriander is used as a cilantro substitute. It has a taste quite similar to cilantro with a slight peppery flavour. Vietnamese coriander is  very popular in Southeast Asian cooking. Vietnamese coriander has some medicinal value too. These leaves are packed with antioxidant and minerals like potassium, magnesium and iron. These leaves also contains vitamins A, B and C. In Vietnamese cuisine these leaves are commonly used as fresh in salads, soups and stews. In Malaysian cuisine these leaves are known as laksh leaves and is an essential ingredient of laksa , a spicy noodle soup. In Tai-Khamy…

Pav Bhaji | Buns with Curry

Pav bhaji is an Indian street food that consists of soft buns and thick vegetable curry topped with generous amount of butter. Pav means bun and bhaji means curry.  Pav bhaji is very easy to prepare and you can easily prepare it at home. For making the curry you can use vegetables like carrots, peas, capsicums, onions, tomatoes and potatoes. Here in this recipe I have used only potatoes. You can use any vegetable of your choice but the curry must be very thick. You can not eat pav bhaji with spoons because you need to tear the bun just like you eat roti(Indian bread) with your fingers and then you have to dip it into the curry and then put it into the mouth. Pav Bhaji | Buns with Curry 

📎Course : Street food  📎Cuisine : Indian 🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 20 minutes 🕞Total : 35 minutes
🍴Servings : 2-3
INGREDIENTS: 4 pav buns 2 potatoes 2 finely chopped red onions 2 chopped tomatoes 2 finely chopped green chillies 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 …

Kasuri Methi Chicken Curry | Chicken Curry Recipe With Dried Fenugreek Leaves

Kasuri methi chicken curry is a delicious Indian style chicken curry recipe where chicken is cooked in thick cashew nuts gravy and dried fenugreek leaves are added to enhance the flavour of the curry. Kasuri methi is dried fenugreek leaves which are used as a spice in Indian cuisine. Dried fenugreek leaves has a bitter but addictive taste. Kasuri methi is generally added in Indian curries and parathas (a type of Indian bread)  for its strong aroma and distinctive flavour. 
Serve kasuri methi chicken with rice, roti or naan. 

 Methi Chicken Curry | Chicken Curry Recipe With Dried Fenugreek Leaves 

📎Course : Main Course  📎Cuisine : Indian 🔪Preparation Time : 20 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 30 minutes 🕞Total : 50 minutes
🍴Servings : 2-3
INGREDIENTS:

For Marination :
500 gms of chicken cut into pieces 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup curd 
For gravy : 2 cardamoms, …

Crispy Grated Taro Root Fry | Kosu Bhujia | Arbi Bhujia

These crispy grated taro root fry can be serve as a side dish with the main course or as a snack. Taro root in Assamese is called Kosu and in Hindi is called Arbi.  Taro root is a starchy root vegetable with brown outer skin and white flesh inside. The texture of taro root is similar to potatoes and has a mildly sweet taste when cooked. In Assamese cuisine taro root is cooked with fish and added to lentil curry (dal).  Mashed taro root or kosu pitika is a very delicious pitika recipe where taro root is boiled and then mashed just like mashed potatoes. 

Taro root is a great source of dietary fiber and other nutrients. Taro root is a common kitchen ingredient in Assamese cuisine but you cannot consume it raw. It must be cooked properly in order to remove the irritating oxalate.

Crispy Grated Taro Root Fry| Kosu Bhujia | Arbi Bhujia 

📎Course : Side dish / snack  📎Cuisine : Indian 🔪Preparation Time : 5 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 20 minutes  🕞Total : 25 minutes
🍴Servings : 2-3
INGREDIENTS:

1 t…

বিস্কুটৰ কেক | Biscuit Cake Recipe in Assamese

এই ৰেচিপিটো ইংৰাজীতো উপলব্ধ (ক্লিক কৰিব)

বিস্কুটৰ কেক এটি অতি সহজ কেকৰ ৰেচিপি| নতুনকৈ কেক বনাবলৈ শিকা সকলৰ বাবে ই এটা সহজ ৰেচিপি| এই কেক বনাবলৈ যি কোনো বিস্কুট লব পাৰে| সকলোতকৈ ভাল কথাটো হৈছে এই কেক ৰৈ যোৱা বিস্কুটৰ গুৰিৰ পৰাও বনাব পাৰি| আমাৰ সকলোৰে বিস্কুট থোৱা টেমাটোৰ তলত বিস্কুটৰ ভঙা টুকুৰাৰ লগতে গুৰি বহুতো ৰৈ যায়, নহয়নে ? মই সেই গুৰিৰে এই কেক বনালো| আপোনালোকেও বনাব পাৰে| ৰেচিপি অতি সহজ| তলত ৰেচিপি দিলো -

বিস্কুটৰ কেক | Biscuit Cake Recipe in Assamese 
📎Course : Dessert  📎Cuisine : Continental  🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 35 minutes
🕞Total : 50 minutes


INGREDIENTS:
1 কাপ বিস্কুটৰ গুৰি বা টুকুৰা 1/2 কাপ ময়দা2 টা কণী1/2 কাপ গুৰি চেনি1/2 কাপ নিমখীয়া নোহোৱা বাটাৰ বা ৰিফাইন তেল1 টেবুল চামুচ ক'ক পাউদাৰ1 টেবুল চামুচ বেকিং পাউদাৰMETHOD: বিস্কুটৰ টুকুৰাবোৰ ভালদৰে গ্ৰাইণ্ডাৰত মিহিকৈ পিচি লব|ডাঙৰ বাতি এটাত কণী ফেটি লব|বাটাৰ বা ৰিফাইন তেল দি ভালদৰে মিহলাই লব|এটিয়া বিস্কুটৰ গুৰি, ময়দা, বেকিং পাউদাৰ, চেনি আৰু ক'ক পাউদাৰ এবিধ এবিধকৈ ভালদৰে মিহলাই লব| চাব যাতে অকণো গোটা বান্…

15 Chicken Recipes | Simple Ideas For Chicken Recipes Using Simple Ingredients

Simple ideas for Chicken Recipes  15 Recipes 01. Chicken 65 (Gravy)

Chicken 65is one of the popular dishes of South Indian cuisine.  Chicken 65 is a spicy, deep fried tasty chicken delicacy, originated in Chennai, India. It was first introduced in 1965 by the Buhari Hotel Restaurant in Chennai. READ MORE...
02. Sweet and Sour Chicken

If you are searching for a different yet simple but tasty chicken recipe, then you have come to the right place.  Check this sweet and sour chicken recipeby Ija Mihirayan. Jaggery for sweet and tamarind for sour. The combination of these two ingredients gives a very good and unique taste to the chicken recipe. READ MORE...

03. Curd Chicken Curry

Adding curd to meat or chicken is very common in many cuisines. Curd chicken curry/ Doi chicken/ Dahi chicken is a simple chicken curry recipe cooked with curd. The tangy flavour of curd makes the gravy very unique and delicious. This is usually served as a main course . The tangy, spicy and creamy flavourful curd…

Dhaba Style Chicken Curry

Dhaba style chicken curry means chicken curry that is served in dhabas. Dhabas are the road sides restaurants specially that are on highways in the Indian subcontinent. These dhabas serve like truck stops or long journey bus stops where truck and bus drivers and also the long journey passengers used to take their meals during the journey. These dhabas generally serve local cuisine. The curries and gravies that they serve are heavily spiced. These dhabas prepare a gravy base and store it in their kitchen. They use the same gravy base in different curries. Therefore some dishes of dhabas has a similar taste as they use same gravy base for many different recipes. But the idea of using the same gravy base is to save time.

Dhaba style chicken curry is a spicy chicken curry recipe cooked in a spicy gravy base.  This chicken curry is served in dhabas with tandoori roti, naan or rice. Today I tried this chicken curry in my kitchen. Its very easy to prepare.  I am using less amount of spices i…

Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda

Baking powder and baking soda are both leavening agents. Both these two products are used in dough to make it rise. While both the products look similar, but there are some differences between baking powder and baking soda.

What is Baking Powder?  Baking powder is a powdered chemical leavening agent that includes sodium bicarbonate and a weak acid(a dry acid like cream of tartar or cornstarch). Since baking powder already contains an acid, it only needs a liquid to become activated. Baking powder is used in dough to increase its volume and lightening the texture of baked items.

Recipe that includes Baking powder : Carrot Cake
What is Baking Soda?  Baking soda is widely used in baking as a leavening agent as it causes dough to rise. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda which is a base. Therefore baking soda requires an acid and a liquid to become activated. Therefore recipes that includes baking soda also includes an acidic ingredient such as lemon juice or vinegar…

Pomegranate Raita | Anar Ka Raita

This Pomegranate raita or Anar ka raita is a delicious accompaniment made using curd or yogurt and pomegranate seeds. Raita is an Indian style of recipe specially served as an accompaniment with pulao or biryani made of curd and fruits, vegetables or boondi (fried droplets of batter made from chickpea flour).
Pomegranate in Hindi called anar and in Assamese called dalim (ডালিম). Pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruit on earth. The skin of pomegranate is thick and not edible.  Inside the thick skin there are hundreds of red coloured edible seeds. 
Pomegranates are rich in vitamin C,  potassium and fiber. Pomegranate seeds contain antioxidant which can help protect the body from inflammation and remove free radicals.  Pomegranate Raita 
📎Course : Accompaniment 📎Cuisine : Indian 🔪Preparation Time : 5 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 0 🕞Total : 5 minutes
🍴Servings : 2

INGREDIENTS:

1 pomegranate (dalim) 1 cup curd (yogurt) 1/3 tsp black salt 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp…

Indian Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is a delicious chicken recipe where chicken is cooked in a tomato based sauce. Chicken is first marinated with curd, lemon juice and some Indian spices. Thereafter chicken is cooked in oven, grilled or pan-fried. After that dipped into a tomato based smooth sauce where butter is added. This Indian style butter chicken can be served with steamed basmati rice, roti or naan.

Indian Butter Chicken :
🔪Preparation Time + Matinating Time : 30 minutes+1 hour  ♨Cooking Time : 30 minutes 🕞Total : 2 hour
🍴Servings : 2-3
INGREDIENTS:

For the marinade :

500 gms of chicken (boneless) 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp garam masala powder 1/2 cup plain curd salt For frying : Oil as required to fry For sauce : 1+1 tbsp unsalted butter 8-10 whole cashew nuts 1 chopped onion 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 cup tomato puree 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 2- 3 drops of orange food colour (optional) 1/4 cup…

Groundnut Chutney

Groundnut chutney or peanut chutney is served usually with Idli or Dosa in South Indian cuisine. But we can also serve this groundnut chutney with other Indian dishes. Here in this recipe I am not using coconut neither I am using tamarind as I like it that way. It's very easy to prepare and tastes creamy and delicious.

You can also check my another recipe of Peanut Chutney(click here).


Groundnut Chutney : Chutney Recipe for Idli and Dosa

📎Course : Side dish/Dip
📎Cuisine : Indian 🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS:


1/2 cup ground nuts 2 green chillies 1 medium sized red onion, chopped 1 tbsp chickpea legume 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1 sprig curry leaves Salt to taste water if required
METHOD:

Soak ground nuts in water for 10 minutes. Remove skin. Heat 1 tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds and chickpea legumes. When crackling add curry leaves, Green chillies and chopped onion. In a grinder jar take ground nuts, salt and all the other ingredients. Add little water if required. Now grind it in…

সহজ নাৰিকলৰ কেক | No-Bake Easy Frozen Coconut Cake

কেক বুলি কলে আমি সাধাৰণতে অভেনত বনোৱা কণী আৰু ময়দা যুক্ত কেকটোকে বুজো নহয় জানো| কেতিয়াবা অভেন ব্যৱহাৰ নকৰাকৈ প্ৰেচাৰ কুকাৰ বা কেৰাহীটো কেক বনোৱা হয়| কিন্তু আমি অভেন নোহোৱাকৈ বা জুইৰ ব্যৱহাৰ নকৰাকৈয়ো কেক বনাব পাৰো| তেনে এবিধ কেকৰ ৰেচিপি মই আজি লৈ আহিছো|নাৰিকলৰ কেক, য'ত মাত্ৰ পাচ বিধ সামগ্ৰীৰ ব্যবহাৰ কৰা হৈছে| বিস্কুট, বাটাৰ, নাৰিকল, চেনি আৰু ক্ৰীম |


বনাবলৈ একেবাৰে সহজ এই নাৰিকলৰ কেক আলহি আহিলে দিব পাৰে | এই কেকক সাধাৰণতে ডেজাৰ্ট হিচাপে দিনৰ বা ৰাতিৰ আহাৰৰ পাছত পৰিবেশন কৰা হয়| এই নাৰিকলৰ কেক বনাওতে চেনিৰ পৰিমান নিজ ইচ্ছা মতে দিব পাৰে | নাৰিকলত মিঠা থাকেই, সেয়েহে কিমান মিঠা খায় সেই অনুপাতে চেনিৰ ব্যৱহাৰ কৰিব |ডায়েবেটিক সকলে চুগাৰ ফ্ৰী ব্যৱহাৰ কৰিব পাৰে | বিস্কুটৰ ক্ষেত্ৰটো বেছি মিঠা খোৱা সকলে GoodDay বিস্কুট লব পাৰে | মই Marie  বিস্কুট লৈছো, কম মিঠা খাও বাবে |


 খাবলৈ সঁচাই বৰ সোৱাদযুক্ত হয় এই কেক আৰু অতি কম সময়তে বনাব পাৰি | এটিয়া  ৰেচিপিলৈ আহো |

সহজ নাৰিকলৰ কেক | No-Bake Easy Frozen Coconut Cake 
📎Course : Dessert  📎Cuisine : Continental  🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Freezing Ti…