Bean Burrito at home

Once in 2 weeks I have craving for tacos or burrito. The simple thing that I do is take my keys and drive to taco bell. But Today I thought to try this recipe at home. I tried and it turned out great. So, I am sharing the recipe wit you all and please give me your feedback to improve it further .

blank beans Can
flour tortillas (I got it from safeway)
finely chopped onion
finely chopped bell pepper(I used green one as that was available at my home)
minced garlic
jalapeno peppers( if you like it to be in spicy side)
finely chopped fresh cilantro

1)Wash and rinse the the beans.
2)Bake tortilas for 15 minutes in oven. I set the oven to 350 degree.
3)Heat oil in a pan and add onions, bell pepper, garlic and jalapenos and cook for 2 minutes.
4)Add beans also into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes .Add Salt according to your taste.
5)Add cilantro into the mixture.
6)Spread the mixture evenly on the center of warmed tortilla and add cheese on top of it.
7)If you like you can prepare fresh salsa and add it to tortis. Otherwise roll it up and serve.

You can even add Gucamole recipe that I shared yesterday to the tortia.


Delicious Guacamole at home

I love guacamole and I am totally obsessed eating tortias chips with it.The main ingredient is Avacado.All my friends usually argue that it is fatty and not good for health. I agree with them but our body needs fat and no one is going to eat the whole avacado in one serving.I googled and found following for avacado
Weight-watchers often stay away from avocados specifically because of the fats content of the fruit. But that’s a myth. The monounsaturated fats and the wholesome nutrition helps the basal metabolic rate, and reduce overeating.

A majority of the fats content is the health-promoting monounsaturated fats, followed by smaller amounts of polyunsaturated and saturated fats.

The potassium content and calories of an avocado is three times that of a banana. Other essential minerals are iron and copper for the blood, phosphorus and magnesium.

The sodium content in avocados and its low sugar content and absence of starch make it an ideal fruit for diabetics and hypoglycemics.

It is also one of the richest source of fiber among all fruits and vegetables. Packed with vitamins A, several B-complex, especially B3 (folic acid), powerful anti-oxidants like vitamins C and E, calcium, iron, potassium, etc.

But whatever people say I am in love with avacadoes:)


1)2 avacadoes(riped)
2)1 finely chopped tomato
3)Cilantro leaves
4)fresh lime juice
6)Red Pepper flakes
7)white pepper to taste

1.Cut avocado in large chunks and mash coarsely in large bowl with a fork.
2.Add tomatoes and mix it well.
3.Add salt and pepper flakes according to ur taste.
4.Add fresh lime and Taste .
5.Adjust seasoning with more salt or pepper if desired.
6.Keep it in fridge for 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy it with tortias chips or with tacos

Please let me know your feeeback to improve this recipe further.

another Navratari food – Potato Pumkpkin tikki/cake

I learned this recipe from one friend and everybody loved at my home. So, I am sharing the same with you. I hope you all will enjoy and will share your feedback with me.

1)Grind ginger and chilies in a grinder. Set it aside.
2)Take kuttu and sighare ka atta in a deep bowl, and add cilantro leaves to it.
3)Grate potato and pumpkin into a bowl and mix into the flour-mixture.
4)Now add paste that we prepared in first step and salt to the above. Mix everything into an even batter. The batter must be thick enough to spread on nonstick pan. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
5)Heat 1 tbsp of oil and add it to the batter. Mix it well.
6)Heat a nonstick pan and pour one ladleful batter in the centre and spread to form a pancake; keep the pancake as thin as possible and cook till it is crisp.Or you can prepare a small balls and prepare tikki

Serve hot with pumpkin chutney or green chutney

My favourite childhood sweet- soda icecream recipe

I still remember during my childhood my mom use to be very angry at me if I drink coke or any other soda.Whenever I use to visit any marriage with mom back in India I use to eat my favourite soda-icecream.

1)Add half scoop of vanila ice-cream or any falvour that you like in a chilled glas.
2)Add plain soda and fill till the brim.
3)If you wish top it with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate chips, before serving.

Enjoy. While writing this I am cherishing my old memories:)

Just read the definition on wiki- An ice cream soda or float (United Kingdom, Canada, United States, New Zealand, and East Asia), coke float (New Zealand), or spider (New Zealand and Australia),[1] is a beverage that consists of one or more scoops of ice cream in either a soft drink or in a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water.

Healthy tips about Navratri food

Here is Healthy Navratri Foods for you –

1.Include a lot of milk in your diet. Milk is a whole meal, high in nutrient and a great source of energy. During fast drinking milk can be a torture, thus you can make cottage cheese out of it and eat it instead. .

2.Banana and curd together can make one of the best Navratri foods. They are rich source of calcium, potassium, fat and magnesium. A bowl of curd and banana can be eaten twice a day.

3.Fruits have always been fast friendly. They are filling as well as are a great body cleanser. Eat a lot of fruits through out the day. Fruits is best teamed up with warm milk. If taken with milk, avoid citrus fruits. Fruits like apple, mango etc can be taken with milk.

4.Acidity can be a common health problem during fasting. The best Navratri food to avoid acidity or cure acidity is to have cold milk and cream together. This cures acidity instantly.

5.During fasting make sure to maintain the body heat. Some of the Navratri foods are fried. Avoid them as much as possible. Fried food increases body heat which can be hazardous during fasting. Thus prefer grilled, baked or roasted food. If a dish needs to be fired, try using olive oil instead of refined oil.

6.The best energy food is Sabudana. It is a rich source of carbohydrates and thus, a great source of energy. Other sources of energy are banana and cucumber.

Another fast recipe – Navratari Chickpea

So,here goes another navratari recipe. This is anotehr simple fast recipe .

Chick peas (I used the canned ones, I washed them and removed liquid from can)
Grated/shreded coconut
mustard seeds
Curry leaves
finely chopped Green chilli
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
Salt to taste
finely chopped cilantro


1)In a pan, heat oil and put the mustard seeds.
2)When the seeds splutter, add curry leaves and green chillies.
3)Stir for a few seconds and add the chick pea along with salt.
4)Stir again for a couple of seconds and then add the coconut.
5)Cook for about 5-10minutes on slow flame till chick peas are tender.
6)Add the cilantro and serve

Please add comments to improve this recipe further