Chutney roasted cauliflower

I love oven roasting my  cauliflower ,it gives such a good flavor and keeps it crispy.This is a very easy recipe and comes out good each time. Here is how i cook  it



1 medium head of cauliflower . First separate the florets and then slice them in about 1/2 each  flat pieces.

3 table spoons of vegetable oil

2 tea spoons garlic powder

1 tea spoon cayenne pepper powder

2 table spoons of mango chutney ( or any sweet and sour chutney or sauce)

Salt to taste

Mix oil, garlic powder, cayenne, mango chutney and salt in a big bowl. Add cauliflower florets and marinate  for 10 mins. Pre heat oven for 400 F. Place marinated florets in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake for about 25 -30 mins till cauliflower is crispy .



Baked potato

Baked potato is one of my most favorite food of all times.  Mostly to save time I make mine in microwave and  dress it with chadder cheese , sour cream , chives and  freshly ground black pepper. For me it makes such a satisfying lunch or dinner. I am planning to make this elevated version some time soon Salt baked potato. How do you dress your baked potato?


Kids 100 day projects

This Friday is my kids 100 days in school year. Both were asked to do a project . It was easy ftor may daughter she has to decorate a cap. We used a white hat and decorated it with 100 white and pink jewel stickers . It came out pretty good, my daughter is very happy and she did most of the decorating.


My son was asked to make any project with 100 items of his liking. He being a big football fan came up with this perfect idea. We used red kidney beans which matched the football color so well. Very happy with his creative idea.image


Chilli Garlic Cashew Kale

12 Oz chopped kale leaves
2 whole red chillies
12 whole cashews
3 garlic pods chopped
2 Table spoon olive oil
Salt to taste

Heat olive oil in a pan.
Fry cashews in the oil, take them out when slightly brown.
Add the red chillies to the same oil. You can break the chillies into pieces if you want it more spicy.
Let the chillies get brown.
Add garlic and let it get fragrant may be about 30-40 seconds.
Add kale and salt.
Cover thee pan and let the kale cook for a few minutes till its wilted.
Mix in the fried cashews.

Easy green tea cake

I am always looking for recipes which are easy to make, require few ingredients and taste very good. This is one of those recipes. Baking generally takes lots of precise measurements and steps, but this recipe for green tea cake is so simple, any body can bake this cake. My kids (3 and 5 yr old) help me with this and the cake finishes before even it gets a chance to cool down. This recipe can be easily doubled. Just double each ingredient.


1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil (canola ,sunflower oil etc)
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 Table spoon and 1 tea spoon matcha green tea powder
3/4 tea spoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 C,
Grease a pan 9 inch cake baking pan with oil.
In a mixing bowl , beat egg. I use a hand mixer.
Add sugar and oil and keep mixing.
Sift flour,green tea powder and baking pan using a fine mesh sieve and add to the mixing bowl.
Mix everything.
Add milk and mix a little more so everything is combined bowl, don’t over mix.
Add mixture to the prepared cake pan.
Bake in the oven in middle rack for about 27 minutes or till the tooth pick comes out clean.
Take out the cake pan.
Cool the cake for s few minutes ,before transferring it to a serving plate.
My family enjoys it warm , but it is delicious served cold as well.

Minty Black eyed peas and Avacado Salad

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2 Cups boiled black eyed peas
1 Ripe but firm avocado in bite size pieces
1 Small Roma tomato cut in small pieces
1 small red onion cut in small pieces

For dressing

1 Cup fresh mint leaves
2 Medium size garlic cloves
1 Small piece of ginger (about an inch in diameter and 1/4 inch thick)
1 Green chilli (You can remove seeds to make it less hot)
1 lime juice
Salt to taste
Blend all the dressing ingredients together in a blender.

Take black eyed peas, avocado, tomato and onion in a mixing bowl.
Pour the dressing over it and mix it nicely.

I am submitting this recipe to Lisa’s kitchen for No Croutons Required.