October 24, 2014

Mixed Vegetable Sabji | Side Dish for Rotis

This is one of my favorites. I remember seeing a program by Avasaram Ramji. He is one of the famous television celebrities in 90's. He taught one dish called "Kulfi Parotta". It is nothing but a chapati roll with vegetables stuffed in it. In that dish, he used one kind of stuffing. The stuffing was full of healthy vegetables. The way of cooking is also very easy. only difficult thing here is the time for cutting the vegetables. It should be cut very very finely to get it cooked soon. As we have a number of recipes on various blogs nowadays, I do not feel this recipe as a brand new one. But the taste still lingers in my mouth. As I am on diet nowadays, I need a variety of vegetables in my diet. Regular kurma is very much boring. I have almost started searching for a low calorie and less oil side dish for chapatis. A bell banged and I just called my mom for the recipe of this kulfi parotta aka chapathi roll. She explained me the simple recipe within 2 minutes. I started to make this sabji, immediately. Nowadays, I make it twice or thrice in a week. The amount of vegetables I eat it really more.

Mixed Vegetable Sabji | Side Dish for Rotis

Prep Time :
Cooking Time:
2 cups
Serving Size: 1 cup Calories per Serving: 150

  • Shredded Cabbage - 1 cup
  • Carrot - 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Beans - 20g, finely chopped
  • Garlic - 7 to 10 cloves, finely chopped
  • Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
  • cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • chilli powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • curry masala powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves - finely chopped
  • Lemon - a small piece
  • salt and oil - as per taste

Quick Procedure
  • Heat a pan. Add oil. Add cumin seeds and let it sputter.
  • Add onion and saute till it becomes transparent.
  • Add garlic and saute once or twice.
  • Add cabbage, carrot and beans. Add salt. Saute well. Let the raw smell go off.
  • Cover and cook it till the vegetables get cooked soft. Stir it often to avoid anything getting burnt.
  • Finally, add chilli powder, coriander powder and curry masala powder. Saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Switch off the flame and add chopped coriander leaves.
  • You could squeeze a lemon and serve it with chapathis.
  • You could also roll the chapathis with this vegetable sabji inside. Pack it perfectly and carry at the time of travels.

You could also roll the chapathis with this vegetable sabji inside. Pack it perfectly and carry at the time of travels.
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October 15, 2014

Calories in Fruits | with Glycemic Index | PDF attached

Given below is the chart which details calories in fruits.. Use this chart, while you are on diet.. Consuming fruits with Medium and Low Glycemic Index will help you, while dieting.. I have also attached a PDF of the chart..

Click here to download PDF of  Calories in Fruits Diet Chart

FruitSizeCaloriesGlycemic Index
Apple1 Medium90 Medium
Avocado1 Ripe - Medium150Medium
Banana1 Medium100Medium
Blackberry10 counts10Low
Cherry10 counts25Low
Grape10 counts30High
Grapefruit1 Medium100Low
Guava1 Medium90Medium
Kiwi1 Small45Medium
Lemon1 Small20Low
Mango1 Medium200High
Honeydew1 Medium320Medium to High
Cantaloupe1 Medium250Medium to High 
Orange1 Medium70Medium
Papaya1 cup70Medium to High 
Peach1 Small70Low
Pears1 Small90Low
Pineapple1 Slice60High
Plums 1 Small50Low
Pomegranate1 Large233High
Strawberry10 counts27Low
Dates 1 Pitted16High
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