Black Bean Burger

My latest favorite food - Bean burger. I am hooked on to this so much nowadays that at any burger joint I am only looking for bean burger. Its healthy, tasty and also a burger ;). I tried and adapted this from one of my favorite cook books.

Prep Time : 25 Mins
Makes : 8 

  • Black Beans - 1 cup
  • Capsicum / Green bell pepper - 1/4, chopped
  • Onions - 1/4, chopped
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Bread crumbs 
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  1. Soak the black water for about 4 hrs. Drain and cook the beans with enough water using pressure cooker. Remove and drained the water and mash the beans inthe masher
  2. Finely chopped peppers, onions
  3. Take a pan / skillet add oli then add onions and peppers stir fry
  4. Add into beans then add corn flour , salt mix well and shape bean mixture into patties 
  5. Roll into bread crumbs
  6. Heat large skillet sprinkle oil all over the skillet. Add patties and cook until lightly brown 
  7. Arrange lettuce on buns, top with burgers then onion slices, tomato slices 
  8. Serve along with fries

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Boondi Ladoo

My blog turns 7 years today and it has been an amazing long journey. Hope to continue this with the same vigour with all your support. So much of support my husband and sweet little son's. Thought of doing a sweet today.  Follow the recipe is below .....

Boondi Ladoo

This is a delicious sweet made and enjoyed on almost all occasions. This is my 2nd attempt at making these ladoo's. They came out with good texture and taste. This is a common sweet dish during diwali. Mostly available in shops in India but as far as I know rarely made at home. I have never seen this beging made at my home. Initially i was thinking that its very difficult to attempt this at home. Inspired by my blogger friends I was tempted to attempt this at home. Recipe and tips borrowed from my mom. I could make 12 yummy laddoos within 45 mins.

Makes : 12

Ingredients for Boondi's
  • Besan flour / Gram flour / Kadle mavu - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda - a pinch
  • Water - as required
  • Oil - 300 ml (to deep fry)
Ingredients for Sugar Syrup
  • Sugar / Sakre - 3/4 cup
  • Water  - 1/4 cup (or as required)
  • Saffron / Kesari / Kesar -  2-4 strands
Other Ingrdients
  • Ghee / Naie - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew pieces / Godambi - 2 tsp
  • Raisins / Drakshi - 1 tsp
  • Cardamom / Elarshi - 1/4 tsp crushed
  • Cloves / Lavanga - 4 - 6
Method : Sugar Syrup
  1. Take a large pan add sugar and enough water boil the sugar syrup add saffron stir until become thick 2 strings
Method : Frying Nuts
  • Take a small pan add ghee then add cashews, raisins, cloves fry till cashews golden color remove and keep aside
Method : Boondi's
  1. Prepare the thick batter in a bowl should be dripping consistency
  2. Heat oil , pour a batter in a sieve (laddle with holes) in a hot oil and deep fry and remove drained in the paper towel. 
  3. Do it for batches 
  4. Add all boondis into sugar syrup then add fried nuts and crushed cardamom and mix well
  5. Shape the mixture to make ladoo's 
Tips :
  • Red or Yellow food color  also can be added
  • Perforated laddle available in the stores
  • Edible camphor are also can be added 

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Saag Aloo

This is the one i always want to try. Because i had this dish in the restaurants. This is something different than the usual sarson ka saag. I have guessed the flavor and taste. So based on my guess I have made the recipe and it did come out delicious. Very nice as a side dish and healthy too.

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 5-8 mins
Serve : 2

  • Baby potatoes  - 6 , cut into half - peeled & boiled
  • Palak  / Spinach - 1 cup
  • Dhantu / Amarnath leaves / 1/4 cup
  • Methi  / Fenugreek leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Onions - 1 , chopped
  • Chakke - A small piece
  • Lavang - 2 
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 1 or 2
  • Ginger + Garlic - A small pieces 
  • Cream - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil or butter - 2 tbsp
  1. Wash the leaves and chopped and cook the leaves with the help of 1/2 cup of water
  2. Excess water drained them and keep aside
  3. Take a small skillet add oil or butter add onions fry then add chakke, lavang, garam masala, green chillies, ginger , garlic and cream stir fry all for few minutes
  4. Blend into all then in the same mixer add cooked green leaves and blend coarsely along with paste
  5. Transfer into same  skillet and boil for 2 mins add salt , potatoes & stir well 
  6. Serve hot

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This we used to have it everytime when myself and my husband used to go to Italian restaurants. We loved it as an appetiser and I thought to try it at home. It came out very nice & tasty. It is actually a Starter / Appetizer but i made this for evening snacks for my kids and husband.

Prep Time : 10 Mins
Baking Time : 10 Mins
Serve : 4

  • French Baguette or Bread slices 
  • Organic small cherry tomatoes - 1 cup, cut into half
  • Olive oil - 4 tbsp + extra 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Basil leaves - 2 tbsp , chopped
  • Garlic - 1 crushed
  • Jalapeno peppers or green chillies -  very few ,  chopped
  • Mozzarella cheese  - 2 tsp (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven 400F 
  2. Take a pan add olive oil 4tbsp then add jalapeno, tomatoes stir then add garlic, sprinkle salt , sprinkle black pepper & basil leaves stir well until tomatoes cooked slightly 
  3. Slice the baguette into diagonally into thick slices. Arrange the slices in the baking sheet (Parchment sheets)
  4. Brush one slide of the bread with the olive oil and spread the 2tsp of tomato mixture and sprinkle cheese
  5. Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 5 - 8  minutes or till the cheese melts
  6. Serve hot 
Note :

  1. Kids Like Cheese. So it is optional
  2. If it is not there Jalapeno peppers. Don't worry add green chillies finely chopped little
  3. Black or Green olives are also can be added.
  4. If it is not available French Baguette. Use bread slices.