Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Eat to live or Live to Eat!! Fruit salad with a Mango base.

I had no clue my kids thought so much about my eating craze. Here i was in a " I can't take it anymore " kind of mood the other day. Hubby and kiddos had tried some tricks to cheer me up, but not to much success . So my almost 7 yr old Dev gets busy thinking and writing, giving the impression of someone doing a thesis on the creation of the Universe. Within minutes, he hands a five point plan to his dad on "How to cheer Mamma". Given below is what he had written down:
1. Whenever she wants to eat something, we give it to her.
2. We keep her enganged. ("engaged" in proper English)
3. Make her laugh and laugh.
4. We take her to a Restaurant.
5. Treat her like a Qeen !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( "Queen" in proper English)
Just a peek at the note was enough to cheer me up until i noticed that 2 of those points was about eating. When i questioned him, his earnest reply is "Well ! thats what you do most of the time!" Seeeeee....
Anyways, here is the recipe for another favorite desert of mine . Everyone who has tasted this until now has fallen in love with it. You will too and so does Dev! Its a fruit salad with a Mango base with all the stuff which adds to the yumminess of the taste of Mango!
The picture was sent by my dear friend Pratima who like others loved it.


1.Heavy cream: 1 pint (473ml)carton

2.evaporated milk: one 14oz can

3.condensed milk: one 14oz can

4.Mango pulp : one Tin(30 oz)

5.a whole assortment of fruits: a few bananas chopped, 1 or 2 apples, peeled and chopped, grapes, tangerines , any fruit that you prefer.


Whisk the heavy cream , evaporated milk, mango pulp and condensed milk in a big bowl. Add the fruits and chill in refrigerator. Serve cold.
Be warned: all your guests will beg and plead for more coz you can never have enough of this.
I am sending this as an entry to "Mango Mela" at .

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Aloo methi ki sabzi - MP style

How would you feel when your husband who has been a faithful ardent crazy fan of your culinary skills comes home after a dinner at a friend's place and goes ga-ga over your friends culinary skills ?I don't know about you but this happened to me for the first time and I for one didn't know how to handle my jealousy :). But i had to face it. Sonu is a great cook but she is also sweet enough to share all her great recipes.One such recipe of her sabzis follows which ofcourse hubby dear loves. Its a typical MP (Madhya Pradesh state of India) style dish , so simple and very delicious. I love the mild bitterness of methi and its combination with potato, especially the roasted taste of this combo. Goes great with rotis /chapatis .

  • Potatoes (large) : 2 peeled and cut into small cubes
  • Methi(fenugreek leaves) : 1 big bunch
  • Oil :4- 5 tblspns
  • green chillies: 2 finely chopped
  • garlic :4-5 chopped
  • red chilli powder : 1-2 tspn depending on how much you can handle.
  • turmeric powder :1/4 tspn
  • salt to taste


  1. Pick the leaves of Methi , wash and chop them up .Keep aside.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes and keep soaked in water.
  3. In a pan, heat the oil. Keeping the heat at low ,add the chopped garlic and fry for a minute.
  4. Once the garlic turns light brown, make sure the oil is not too hot and add the red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  5. Follow this by chopped Methi and Potato cubes.
  6. Stir fry this on medium heat until all the water from the methi has dried up. That is the vegetables are about 3/4th cooked.
  7. At this stage add the salt and continue to stir fry until the vegetables are completely cooked.Serve hot with rotis/chapati .
    The trick here is to not close the lid on the pan while it cooks.Yummmmyyy!!!