Shimla Mirch Jhinga Sabzi Side DIsh Recipe

Shimla Mirch Jhinga Sabzi Side Dish Recipe

I have always wondered about the vegetable Shimla Mirch or Capsicum regarding its name, is it grown in Shimla or just named as it is. Shimla Mirch is used in may recipes from curries to sabzi or in almost all of the Chinese recipes particularly fried rice. In this recipe, dried prawns or Sukha Jhinga is used to enhance the taste of this Shimla Mirch Tasty Sabzi.

For Video Recipe click here: Capsicum with Dried prawns Sabzi

Capsicum is a healthy vegetable containing anti-oxidants and finds itself in varied dishes across all cuisines throughout the world. Serve this Shimla Mirch Jhinga Sabzi with Roti, Chapati or Rice. Have u Tried the Mooli Halwa, Sweet made using Radish. Also, checkout the above link to watch the complete recipe in action on my YouTube channel “Moms Food Diary”.


  • Capsicum 500 gm
  • Tomato 4 chopped
  • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 spoon
  • Turmeric powder 1 spoon
  • Red chilly powder 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Onion 2 big chopped
  • Coriander leaves a bunch
  • Ginger 40 gm
  • Garlic 1 bulb
  • Dried prawns (Jhinga) 50 gm


  • Firstly, Heat a vessel and add 2 tbsp oil
  • Add onion
  • Later, Fry until golden brown
  • Add tomato
  • Cook until dissolved
  • Later, On low flame add coriander powder
  • Similarly, Add red chilly powder
  • Mix for 30 sec
  • Further, Add capsicum, salt and turmeric powder
  • On medium flame cook for 1 min while constant stirring and mix it
  • Close lid and cook for 2 min on low flame and Mix it
  • Finally, Cook again for 2 min on low flame with lid closed.
  • Tasty Capsicum sabzi is ready. Serve Hot with Chapati or Rice.

Salads use chopped capsicum along with grated cabbage or also in soups. This recipe uses sun dried prawns which are easily available. Hence, this is a kind of fusion recipe of veg and non-veg ingredients, both compliment each other to make this recipe delicious.

Carrot Kheer

Gajar Kheer Carrot Sweet Dish

Gajar or Carrot is widely popular Vegetable/Fruit which is often eaten raw but also has many famous sweet dishes like Kheer, Halwa. Mix Vegetable biryani also has chopped Carrot pieces along with other veggies. Milk is a common ingredient in Sweets or Desserts but using dairy milk or Coconut milk further enhances the richness of the dish.

For Video Recipe: Tasty Gajar Kheer Carrot Sweet

Today, we will prepare Gajar Kheer which is a sweet recipe and is a most favourite Carrot dish of many. There is like Rice or Wheat/Sooji in this recipe. It is just prepared in milk while adding dry fruits. This recipe is sugar free as it has Jaggery and we have used organic Jaggery powder but instead regular Jaggery can also be used. Checkout my unique recipe: Mooli Halwa

Ingredients for Gajar Kheer:

  • Carrot 500 gm Grinded
  • Clarified butter 2 tbsp
  • Almonds 25 gm Chopped
  • Corn flour 1 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts 25 gm Chopped
  • Jaggery powder 150 gm or 4-5 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder 1 spoon
  • Fennel seeds powder 1 spoon
  • Milk 500 ml

Method for Carrot Kheer:

  • Firstly, In a mixer jar, add carrot and grind it to a paste
  • Secondly, heat a pan and on full flame
  • Add 2 tbsp ghee
  • Add chopped cashewnuts and almonds
  • Later, Roast it for 15 sec while stirring it
  • Now add carrot paste
  • Cook further for 2 min while constant stirring on full flame
  • Later add milk and mix it well
  • Add Jaggery powder (Most importantly, Do not add regular jaggery while cooking. Add it only at the end after the vessel is off stove and cooled) and mix it well
  • Cook it for 2 min while constantly stirring
  • But after 1 min add fennel seeds and cardamom powder.
  • Mix it well
  • Similarly, Cook for another 1 min and take off stove
  • Tasty Carrot Kheer is ready. Serve Hot.
Kela Fry

Raw Banana Fry Vegetarian Recipe

Indian Side dish recipes are varied in those that are made using vegetables and other being prepared using Meat products. This simple and tasty delicacy is a fry recipe using Raw Banana or Cooking Banana which is a complete vegetarian dish. Raw Banana is a vegetable which is almost similar to the Fruit Banana but instead used in many vegetable side dishes and curries.

Watch the video recipe ->: Raw Banana Fry

To fry raw banana pieces, firstly they are applied the masala and then shallow fried in a pan to make this vegetarian recipe. This recipe can also be served as a starter recipe before meals or as a side dish with meals. Checkout my Delicious Kaddu Sabzi recipe here: Kaddu Sabzi

Cooking Banana Fry
Tasty and Crispy Raw Banana Fry


  • Raw Banana 2 Large
  • Ginger paste 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice 1
  • Gram Flour/Besan 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil 4 tbsp to fry
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp


  • Firstly, Chop banana into equal pieces and most importantly keep them soaked in water.
  • Secondly, In a bowl
  • Add all the ingredients and 1/2 cup water
  • Mix it well to form a paste of medium thick consistency
  • Dip the chopped banana pieces into the paste and apply it thoroughly and marinate it
  • Further, Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp oil
  • Place the pieces in the pan and add 1 tbsp oil
  • Close lid and fry for 4-5 min on medium flame.
  • Open and further turn/flip the pieces and add 1 tbsp oil
  • Similarly, Close lid and fry for 4-5 min on medium flame.
  • Finally, Take off stove.
  • Vegetable Banana Fry is ready. Serve Hot

Hence, the Cooking Banana Fry is crispy on the outside and softer inside as the tangy and spicy masala further enhances the taste.

green gram kheer

Mung Beans Kheer Breakfast Recipe

Mung Beans also known as Moong is part of the legume family and is a popular ingredient in many asian dishes. Various curries and Breakfast recipes have Mung as the main ingredient. This Kheer/Payasam Breakfast Recipe is made as per traditional method which involves usage of mung beans, coconut milk and special method of preparation.

For Video Recipe click here : Mung Kheer/Payasam

Kheer is a widely popular sweet recipe usually made on special occasions and festivals. The main ingredient in a kheer is milk which can be dairy milk or milk obtained from vegetable sources like coconut. Similarly, Rawa/Sooji is also used along with dry fruits. Mung kheer/payasam recipe is ideal for Breakfast or as a sweet recipe. Try unique Cucumber/Kakdi Dosa Recipe: Cucumber Dosa

Mung Beans Kheer Payasam Recipe
Mung Beans Kheer Recipe Traditional Method


  • Green Gram 200 gm
  • Fennel seeds 1 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts 50 gm
  • Semolina 250 gm
  • Coconut 1 and 1/2 large grated
  • Cardamom 6-7
  • Black Cardamom 1
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery 300 gm
  • Ghee 2 tbsp


  • Firstly, In a mixer jar
  • Add grated coconut, both cardamom’s, fennel seeds with 1/4 cup water and grind to a thick paste
  • Secondly, Using a strainer and 500 ml water extract coconut milk from the grinded paste and keep it aside
  • In a Cooker
  • Add green gram and 1/2 of the coconut milk
  • Cook until 4 whistles to cook the green gram (Tip: green gram should not break and must be soft) and keep it aside
  • In a small vessel
  • Add 1 tbsp ghee and cashewnuts
  • Roast it further for 10-15 sec on full flame and keep it aside
  • Heat a vessel
  • Add remaining half of the coconut milk and another 300 ml water
  • Now add jaggery powder and cook until it boils on full flame (Most Importantly, Do not add regular jaggery while cooking, add it only at the end after the vessel is taken off stove and cooled)
  • When it starts boiling, add the cooked green gram and mix it well
  • Allow it to boil for a second time and while boiling add roasted Sooji/Rawa (Roast rawa before for 30 sec on medium flame)
  • Mix it thoroughly
  • Cook for 2 min on full flame while constantly stirring it
  • Further, add cashewnuts and 1tbsp ghee
  • Later on medium flame cook for further 2 min with lid closed.
  • Take it off stove
  • Tasty moong kheer is ready. Serve Hot.
Easy Sooji Sheera Recipe

Sheera Indian Breakfast Recipe

Healthy Indian Breakfast/Sweet Recipe

Indian breakfast recipes are usually categorised into 2 major categories, firstly the various Indian breads recipes and secondly into non-bread like the ones using other forms of Wheat or Rice based products. Semolina which is a wheat product is used in this indian breakfast Sheera recipe. Have you tried the delicious Carrot/Gajar Poori Recipe: Carrot puri Recipe

Watch the Complete Video Recipe here: Sheera Recipe

Upma or Uppittu is the spicy version of Sheera. Sheera is one such Indian recipe using Sooji/Rawa/Semolina as a Breakfast/Sweet/Snack. This recipe is unique as the food colour used in this recipe is extracted from a vegetable and is completely natural. Likewise, There are many recipes that need Rawa/Sooji as the main ingredient which can be a dessert like Sooji Ladoo or some indian breads like Chapati and roti use Sooji along with Wheat or Rice Flour.


  • Semolina/Sooji/Rawa 300 gm
  • Cashewnut 25 gm
  • Peas/Matar 150 gm
  • Raisins/Kishmis 25 gm
  • Almonds/Badam 30 gm
  • Cardamom Powder/Elaichi Powder 1 spoon
  • Milk 300 ml
  • Sugar 200 gm
  • Salt 1/2 spoon
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter 100 gm or 100 ml Oil
  • Water 300 ml


  • Firstly, In a mixer jar
  • Add peas, 1/4 cup water and grind it to a fine paste
  • Further, Heat a tawa/pan
  • Add rawa and roast until 2-3 min on full flame with constant stirring and keep it aside
  • Similarly, Heat a pan and on full flame
  • Add ghee
  • Now add cashewnuts and raisins
  • Roast it for 1 min while stirring it constantly
  • Now add milk, water and mix it
  • Add cardamom powder.
  • Similarly, add peas paste and mix it well.
  • Cook it further until it boils
  • Later add Sooji/Rawa and most importantly stir mix it thoroughly to avoid forming lumps
  • Firstly, On low flame, close lid and cook for 2 min
  • Add the sugar powder and mix it thoroughly
  • Secondly, On medium flame, close lid and cook for 1 min.
  • Tasty Sooji/Rawa Sheera is Ready. Natural food colour is used in this recipe.era
aflatoon recipe

Aflatoon Recipe Mumbai Sweet

Today we will prepare a popular sweet dish of Mumbai Aflatoon. I will show you the complete steps to prepare this delicious sweet recipe. Aflatoon is one of my favourite sweets and I often remember eating it in school whenever our guests from Mumbai used to visit us.

Watch Complete video Recipe: Aflatoon

Indian sweets are rich in flavour, specially ghee based sweets like Aflatoon which is a famous Mumbai sweet dish. In this recipe, there is a tasty twist wherein we will make Aflatoon using Carrot. Ghee/Clarified butter along with dryfruits and jaggery are the key ingredients in this recipe.

Bombay sweet dish
See below for method and Ingredients


  • Carrot Grated 400 gm
  • Milk Powder 60 gm
  • Clarified Butter/Ghee 150 gm
  • Khopra/ Dried coconut 50 gm grated or cashewnut powder
  • Cardamom Powder 1 spoon
  • Fennel Seeds powder 1 spoon
  • Organic Jaggery 150-200 gm
  • Milk 300 ml full cream
  • Cashewnut 15
  • Pistachio 15


  • Firstly, In a cooker
  • Add grated carrot
  • Add 1/4th cup or 4 tbsp water to cook it until 4 whistles
  • Secondly, In a mixer jar
  • Add grated khopra/dried coconut and 1/2 cashewnuts and grind it to fine dry powder
  • Heat a pan and on full flame
  • Add cooked carrot
  • Now add milk and mix it
  • Stir cook until milk dries for about 4 min while constantly stirring it
  • On medium flame
  • Add khopra and cashewnut powder and stir cook for 1 min
  • Now add clarified butter. mix it and cook for 1 min so that ghee gets absorbed in the mixture.
  • Add jaggery powder and mix it thoroughly
  • On low flame, add milk powder
  • Most Importantly, Stir constantly to avoid forming lumps in the mixture for 3 min.
  • On high medium flame
  • Add cardamom powder and fennel seeds powder and mix thoroughly
  • Cook until 2-3 min while constant stirring until the mixture forms thick consistency
  • Take it off stove and Pour the hot mixture in a plate and spread it
  • Garnish with dry fruits and press from above
  • Cool it completely for 2 hours
  • Later, mark cuts and remove pieces.
  • Tasty Aflatoon is ready. Refrigerate it further.
Paneer fry easy starter

Paneer Fry Tasty Masala Vegetarian

I tried paneer very late and it was at a restaurant, later I began experimenting with this milk based product in many recipes. Paneer Fry is one such delicious vegetarian recipe prepared using tasty masala which is applied to paneer pieces and then shallow fried in oil. This is a veg starter recipe which can also be a tea-time snack or a side dish with dal chawal. Paneer is famous for its veg dishes like matar paneer, palak paneer and similarly many sweet dishes use it as a base ingredient.

For other vegetarian recipes click here: Matar Pulao and Coconut Pulao

Vegetarian recipes made using Paneer are a delight in Marriages as well as special occasions. You can use paneer in a starter recipe or its own main course dish. In this recipe, we will prepare tasty Paneer Fry using masala mixture made up of spicy and tangy ingredients. This Paneer recipe can be fried on a tawa or a pan

For complete video recipe click here: Paneer Fry Masala

Ingredients for Paneer Fry Tasty Masala:

  • Paneer 400 gm
  • Red Chilly Powder 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 spoon
  • Salt 1 spoon
  • Green masala 1 tbsp (poppy seeds, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves)
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tsp


  • Firstly, In a bowl
  • Add lemon juice
  • Further, add garam masala powder
  • Now add coriander powder
  • Mix it well
  • Later, Paneer is cut into pieces.
  • Apply the masala to the paneer pieces thoroughly
  • Keep it aside for 10 min
  • Secondly, Heat a pan and on full flame
  • Add 2 tablespoon oil
  • Place the paneer pieces in to the pan
  • Fry for 1 min on each side with lid close
  • Later, Turn the pieces on other side.
  • Cook for 1 min with lid closed and Take off pan
  • Tasty and crispy paneer fry is ready.
  • Serve Hot as a snack or side dish.
Kaddu Sabzi Recipe

Kaddu Sabzi Vegetarian Recipe

Kaddu is one such vegetable which is popular for its sweets recipe as well as a veggie in lots of sabzi dishes around the world and is a vegetarian delight. Indian cuisine has many Kaddu/Bottlegourd recipes like for sweets there is Kaddu Halwa and its Kheer and as a vegetable there can be Kaddu Dal, Kaddu Sabzi or it can be used along other veggies in a mix vegetable recipe.

For video recipe click here : Kaddu Sabzi Tasty different method

In this recipe, I will show you a simple but very delicious Kaddu Sabzi Recipe made in spicy masala which further enhances the taste. Kaddu is also known by many names like Lauki, Dudhiya and Bhopla. In this sabzi recipe chopped kaddu pieces are cooked with grinded green masala which also has grated coconut to make it lip smacking vegetarian recipe. Tastes best with chapati, Roti or phulka.

Dudhiya ki Sabzi
See Ingredients list Below


  • Bottle Gourd 500gm
  • Chana dal 2 tbsp
  • Coconut grated 1/2
  • Green chilly 50 gm
  • Ginger 50 gm
  • Garlic 4-5
  • Coriander leaves
  • Onion 250 gm
  • Tomato 2-3
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder 1 spoon
  • Oil 2 tbsp

Method to prepare the Kaddu Sabzi:

  • Firstly, Roast green chilly for 30 sec
  • Secondly, In a mixer jar, add chilly, ginger, garlic and coconut along with little water and grind to a medium thick paste
  • Further, Heat a pan and on full flame
  • Add 2 tbsp oil
  • Now, add onion and roast until brown
  • Add tomato and stir cook until it softens to a paste
  • On medium flame add chana dal and mix it
  • Add the grinded green masala and stir cook for 30 sec
  • Add salt and turmeric powder
  • Mix it well
  • Most importantly, To avoid darkening of chopped Bottle Gourd pieces, keep them immersed in water.
  • Add chopped bottle gourd and mix it well while cooking on for 2-3 min on medium flame
  • Later, Close lid and cook further for 5 min on medium flame
  • Tasty bottle gourd sabzi is ready.
  • Serve hot with Chapati, Roti or Phulka.
Dosa and chutney recipe

Kakdi Dosa Nariyal Chutney Unique Breakfast

Dosa is a popular Indian breakfast recipe that is served with chutney. There are lots of varieties of Dosa made with different ingredients used in the batter like rawa dosa, masala dosa, onion dosa and many more. In this recipe, I will show you a different and unique variety that is Cucumber or Kakdi Dosa along with Coconut/Nariyal Chutney. Chatni as it is commonly known as is a tangy and spicy side dish served with varied breakfast dishes. For delicious Gajar Halwa Puri breakfast recipe check here : Carrot Halwa Poori

In this recipe, Firstly we grind chopped cucumber along with rice to form the batter and then cooked on a tawa to get the piping hot kakdi dosa and tasty nariyal chutney. Secondly, to prepare the chutney, we need grated coconut, coriander leaves and ginger garlic paste along with other spices as mentioned below:

So lets prepare Kakdi Dosa (Cucumber) and Nariyal Chutney (Coconut). For Complete video recipe click on this link: Cucumber Dosa and Coconut Chutney

Ingredients for Kakdi Dosa (Cucumber):

  • Dosa rice 500 gm, Soaked in water for 7-8 hrs
  • Urad dal 200 gm, Soaked in water for 7-8 hrs
  • Fenugreek seeds 1 tbs, Soaked in water for 7-8 hrs
  • Cucumber/Kakdi 250 gm chopped
  • Cooked rice 1 cup

Method for Cucumber Dosa:

  • Add fenugreek seeds, cooked rice, urad dal and chopped cucumber with 1 cup warm water
  • Further grind it to a thin fine paste
  • Similarly, Grind rice along with remaining cucumber and cooked rice to a fine paste
  • Mix all the batter and keep in a jar vessel and add 150 ml water
  • Further, Keep it overnight or for 8 hrs
  • Add salt as per taste or 1 tablespoon
  • Heat a pan thoroughly
  • Apply oil to the pan and on full flame
  • Add the dosa batter in the pan and spread it thoroughly
  • Make the flame to medium and cover the pan and cook for 2 min
  • Open it and take the dosa off pan. Hot Cucumber Dosa is Ready
Dosa and chatni
Cucumber Dosa and Coconut Chutney Recipe

Ingredients for Coconut Chutney (Nariyal):

  • a bunch of Coriander leaves
  • Ginger 2 large pieces
  • Garlic 6 cloves
  • Dried mango powder 1/2 tbs or lemon juice 1
  • Salt as per taste
  • Green chillies 10-15 or as required
  • Coconut 1/2 large grated

Method for Nariyal Chutney:

  • Firstly, Roast green chilly for 1-2 min on full flame
  • Later, add all the ingredients in a mixer jar along with 1/4 cup water and grind to a fine paste.
  • Tasty Nariyal Chutney is ready. Served with Cucumber Dosa.

Khajoor halwa recipe

Khajoor Halwa Recipe (Dates Halwa)

Halwa is a dessert popular in asian cuisine particularly in the Indian Subcontinent. Every Meal is incomplete without a sweet or a dessert. In this recipe I will show you Khajoor Halwa or Dates Halwa Recipe. Like every sweet this too has a lots of variations in the method and choice of ingredients used. Most importantly, we need to clean and de-seed the dates before making its paste. Try Mooli Halwa Recipe

Chana Dal or Split Chickpeas is also used to prepare this halwa which enhances the taste of this dessert. Ideal recipe for festivals and special occasions to delight the guests. Firstly, we need to roast chana dal in ghee and later we add dates paste along with other ingredients and cook it.

Watch the Complete Video Recipe through this link: Khajur Halwa

Ingredients for the Khajoor Halwa:

  • Dates 250 gm
  • Milk 500 ml
  • Almonds 25 gm
  • Pistachios 25 gm
  • Cardamom Powder 1 tsp
  • Cashewnuts 25 gm
  • Brown Sugar or Sugar 50 gm Grinded powder
  • Chana Dal (Split Chickpeas) 100 gm soaked in water for 2 hours
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter 4 tbs

Method for the Halva Recipe:

  • Heat a vessel
  • Add milk (Boiled)
  • Add split chickpeas
  • Cook the split chickpeas for about 10 min while constantly stirring
  • In a mixer jar
  • Add de-seeded dates
  • Now add a little milk and grind to a fine paste
  • Meanwhile, in another mixer jar
  • Add the cooked chickpeas and grind to a fine paste
  • Heat a pan on full flame
  • Add ghee
  • Add chickpeas paste
  • And roast it until it dries out, initially roast on medium flame 2-3 min
  • Mix it well
  • Add another 2 tbs ghee
  • When it dries out add dates paste and mix it
  • Add brown sugar powder and cardamom powder
  • Mix it well
  • Add dryfruits
  • Mix well and cook for 10 min on full flame while constant stirring
  • Tasty khajoor halwa is ready
  • Serve hot