Cabbage paratha

yurekha vinoth | August 22, 2016 | Be the first to comment!


For stuffing

Grated or finely chopped cabbage - 1 cup
Green chilli- 2 finely chopped
Jeera - 1 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/4tsp
Garam masala -  1/2 tsp

For dough

Wheat flour - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tsp


1. Add oil,salt and required water to wheat flour. Make a dough. Let it sit for 20 mins
2. Mix all the ingredients mentioned for stuffing.
3. Take the dough and make equall balls.roll it like a roti and Place the cabbage stuffing in middle and close. Dust some flour and roll it again slowly.
5. Heat tawa and place a stuffed paratha. Add some oil or ghee. Cook on both sides. Serve hot.

Dal makhani | Dhabba style

Not that much interested in trying dal makhani previously. But now i learnt some dabba style dal makhani. Vinoth my husband become fan of my dal makhani. Even my little one loves enjoying it. Very easy and healthy recipe. Must add grains at least once in a week. Hope you like it,
                                                     Recipe source: You tube + self 


Whole urad dal/black gram-  1 cup
Rajma- 1/2 cup (optional) I haven't used
Onion- 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger small piece
Garlic- 5 pods
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder -1 tsp
Garam masala -1/2 tsp
Coriander powder a pinch
Jeera powder  a pinch
Heavy cream- 1/4 cup
Oil- 2 tsp
Butter- 1 tbsp
Jeera -1 tsp
Kasuri methi few
Coriander leaves few


1.Soak the lentils overnight or min 6 hours.
2. Pressure the soaked lentils for 2- 3 whistles.
3.chop the ginger and garlic roughly. Chop onions and tomatoes.
4. In a pan heat oil and butter. Add jeera and chopped garlic ginger following. Saute well
5.Now add chopped onion and tomato. Saute well until tomato becomes smushy.
6. Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder,salt,garam masala,coriander powder and jeera powder. Give a nice stir.
7. Add cooked dal and required water(approx 1 cup). Smash the dal lightly.Allow it to Cook for 10 min in medium flame.
8. Sprinkle some kasuri methi if you have. Stir it.
9. Finally add heavy cream and mix it. Let it sit on stove for 2 mins. Save some cream for garnishing.
10. Switch off the flame and add some fresh coriander leaves.
Serve hot with roti or jeera rice as you wish. Heavenly food. Don't forget to add some cream on top before you serve.

Here is the dabba style dining of dal makhani
I served with jeera rice,cabbage stuffed paratha and lauki raita 

Bottle gourd raitha | lauki raitha | Suraikai pachadi

I'm a big fan of this lauki|bottlegourd raitha. Every thursday i make this raitha as a side dish of any parantha. This raitha is very different and taste too yummy.

Recipe source: Pinky (My friend)


1 medium Bottle gourd
1 Cup curd
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of turmeric powder
1/4 Tsp of kashmiri chilli powder
1/4 Tsp of roasted jeera powder
1 Tsp Oil
1/2 Tsp sugar


1.Peel the skin and grate the bottle gourd
2.In a kadai heat oil and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
3.Add grated bottle gourd and stir fry. Add turmeric,chilli powder and salt. Saute well until it gets cooked. Do not add any water.
4.Before switching off the flame add roasted jeera powder. Mix well and saute for 1 min. Switch off the flame. Allow it to cool.
5.Beat the curd by adding required salt. Add the cooked bottle gourd,milk and little sugar. Add pinch of roasted jeera powder and mix well. Refrigerate and use while serving. Enjoy with parathas or biriyani


Do not add any water while mixing curd. Adding whole milk will taste raitha too good.
I used pasteurized milk so added directly. If u used homogenized milk boil and make it cook then add it to raitha. 

Jackfruit kulfi | palapazham kulfi

yurekha vinoth | August 21, 2016 | Be the first to comment!
Why not kulfi with jackfruit? Its very different in taste and was tasting too good. Try this !


Jack fruit 5
Whole milk   1 cup
Heavy cream 1/4 cup
Cashew     5 no's
Sugar 5 - 6 tsp
Elachi powder   A pinch


1. De seed the ripened  jackfruit and wash.
2.Boil the milk and jackfruit. Let it boil till milk reduces half and fruit Cooks completely.
3. Add sugar and stir well. Switch off the flame.
4. Add Elachi powder and cashews. Blend well.
5.Pour in kulfi moulds and let in set for 4 hours min in refrigerator.


Make sure you are buying sweetend jackfruit.