Friday, 16 May 2008


Being born and brought up in Gujarat i fell i m a gujju in every way. I miss gujju food. Its sweet yet its spicy, that's the best part... u could eat gujju dal which would be sweet and yet ur nose would water cause its equally spicy. My hubby does not enjoy sweet food, the thought of sugar or jaggery in food makes him run miles away ..
I wanted to make a wholesome meal for myself, was not in mood of rice or chapati ..
My major points were... i wanted healthy, easy, low cal, tasty, gujju, no oil or say extremely less oil, filling.
Hmmm now wat would that be..? MUTHIA;S. i used to eat these a lot as evening snack during my school days :)
So here i share a simple yet tasty recipe with u all :)

Mix Veg Muthia;s

2 cup Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Rava flour
pinch of Soda bi carb
1/2 cup shredded Squash
1/3cupshredded Cabbage
less than half cup of finely shredded carrot
1/2 tsp crushed ginger
green chili according to ur taste.
pinch of sugar.
1/2 cup curd.

For Vaghar:
Vegetable oil
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves

Mix all ingredients and dough, normally u wont need water but in case it is too dry add water.
From dough make round 6" long dough sticks
Boil some water in a steam pot, put the sticks on a plate that fit in ur container.
And keep it on steam for about 20 min or until cooked. To know its cooked insert a tooth pick and check, if the tooth pick comes out clean ur muthia;s are ready.
Let them cool and cut them into rounds.
In a pan add some oil and add the vaghar ingredients once they crackle add the muthia;s and serve hot with coriander chutney :)

Thursday, 15 May 2008


These cheese biscuits are my all time fav snack. Totally sinful in terms to calories, but then, sometimes .. who cares :).

I used to bake these easy biscuits long back. N now i thought id bake some and give it to my hubby to keep in his office for a evening snack :) He took a box full and by evening i got a picture mail by him of a empty container :) he had finished all of them by evening :) yum yum snack, if kept in a air tight jar will last for months (only if u can resist.)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice
1tbs red pepper (adjust the quantity according to ur taste)
2 tsp baking powder
4tbs butter
1tsp salt (adjust according to the salt of the cheese)
1tsp sugar.
Mix all the above ingredients and for a nice dough.
Pre-heat the oven at 180 deg C , and while the oven gets heated roll your dough into a log or a block and plastic wrap it and put it in the freezer.
After about 15 min remove the dough and cut it into rounds or blocks.
Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or untill crispy brown.
Id suggest you to rotate your baking try to get them evenly cooked.
:)n u done with ur yummy snack!


Friday, 9 May 2008


I love to try new things :) Food is my weakness and if i get something veg i will not let it go, i have to try it.
Here in japan i hardly get the opportunity to try new things but recently on our hiking trip to MOUNT TAKAO i got to try kushiyaki dango.
I cannot explain much about the taste, it was bland, sweet, sticky...
Let me brief u a big about what it is.
Its made of Mochi (sticky rice) which is basically powdered rice made to a ball held on skewers and dipped in soyu sauce. later its grilled on coal in a different way. The pic explains it better :)

The steal about this is after u finish eating and if u give the skewers back you get 10 yen back for your skewers :)