Fork and Beans

Health begins in the Kitchen

Hummus

Hummus is a popular middle eastern dip or spread made with chickpeas. A basic hummus recipe is made with cooked chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. All the ingredients that go in the making of hummus are healthy. Making hummus from scratch is easy and you can just whip it up easily in a food processor or blender. Ingredients For Pressure Cooking Chickpeas ½ cup heaped dried white chickpeas, 120 grams soaked in...

Cold Coffee

Ingredients 1 tablespoon instant coffee¼ cup warm water or 62.5 ml warm water3 to 4 tablespoon sugar or add as required2 cups chilled milk or 500 ml chilled milk6 to 8 ice cubes or as required Instructions In a blender take 1 tbsp instant coffee, 3 to 4 tbsp sugar, add 1/4 cup warm water.Stir very well. To make the shake, I used full cream milk. You can also use skimmed milk or...

Dabeli

Dabeli recipe with step by step photos. It is street food that originated in the Kutch region of Gujarat. Dabeli is also called as kutchi dabeli or kachchhi dabeli or kacchi dabeli. Its a very popular street snack and can be easily found in Mumbai as well as Gujarat. Basically dabeli is a spicy, tangy and sweet potato filling inside a bun – more specifically the Indian bun – called as pav, drizzled with a...

Aloo Puri

Aloo Puri is a favorite breakfast at my hubby’s place for Sunday mornings. Here aloo refers to potato curry and puri is Indian fried bread. Since both these dishes are served together, it named as aloo puri. I have added here both the recipes of our family’s favorite potato curry and the puri. Ingredients For The Aloo Sabzi 2 tablespoons oil1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)⅓ cup chopped onions or...

Veg Grilled Sandwich

Grilling the veg sandwich makes the bread slices golden crisp and many people like it that way. I am personally fond of both the ways… Toasting as well as grilling the sandwich. But my hubby is more fond of grilled sandwich. So its varies from person to person. But my personal experience about veg grilled sandwich is during my college days. We had a canteen and the best vada pav and sandwich was available there. We used to bunk our classes...

Bread Pakora

Its raining in Mumbai, India. And the best time to make some nice fried stuffs is a Bread Pakora. We crave for something similar with a nice masala chai And I decided to make this Bread Pakora for my family to give them a nice surprise. The weather supported us and me making this hot pakoras along with some nice tea. What more can you ask??? Ingredients For Stuffing 2 medium-sized potatoes or 1 large potato or 175 grams potatoes1...

Khandvi

This is a melt in the mouth, smooth, spiced & seasoned gram flour rolls. khandvi is a delicious healthy snack from the Gujarati cuisine. Khandvi is made with a mixture of gram flour and buttermilk. in India what we call buttermilk is a thin solution of yogurt and water. Cooking this smooth batter of the gram flour and buttermilk batter is one tricky part. Ingredients For Khandvi Batter 1 cup besan (gram flour) or 100 grams...

Corn Pulao

Ingredients Main Ingredients 1 cup heaped regular rice or basmati rice or 210 to 215 grams rice1.5 cups corn kernels2 tablespoon oil1 medium to large onion, thinly sliced or ½ cup sliced onion¼ teaspoon turmeric powder¼ teaspoon red chilli powder½ teaspoon coriander powder2 cups water or add as requiredsalt as required2 tablespoon chopped...

Tawa Pulao

This tawa pulao recipe is quick to make if you have leftover rice. You also need to steam or cook the veggies beforehand. Usually, I make a not so spicy version, but you can spice the pulao as per your taste buds just by increasing the quantity of red chili powder. Its healthy coz if your child is not having vegetables this is the best way to add all your favourite vegetable and give him by making this tasty pulao. Tawa pulao goes best with...

Khichdi

Khichdi is a dish which we have been eating from childhood. The child is fed khichdi despite not having the teeth. Its smashed and has loads of proteins to it. There is ghee adds lot off taste to it. When you are unwell or just not in any mood to make any heavy dinner or lunch, khichdi does the filling of your stomach. You can eat with papad, pickle. these are great combos with kichdi Simple dish with some nice flavors to it Ingredients...

Curd Rice

There are many ways curd rice is made. I usually make it with this recipe method and it has become a family favorite. So sharing this curd rice recipe which is for keeps and gives you Really tasty and perfect curd rice Which you will keep asking for more. Curd rice is nothing but curd (yogurt) mixed with cooked rice, herbs and then tempered Ingredients For Cooking Rice ½ cup regular rice or 100 grams...