Healthy summer drink- Mint flavored beetroot and banana smoothie!

Hello my dearest friends!

I am back again after a long time with a new healthy recipe. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Summer is here in Nepal already. I am very excited about writing this recipe of Beetroot and Banana Smoothie with mint as it is one of my favorites. It is very simple.  I use use beetroot regularly in my kitchen these days. Sometimes, I serve as salad sometimes as smoothie. If you don’t have mint, it’s fine too. I used mint for this particular batch because my friend had brought some for me as a gift. So, here we go:

Ingredients

  1. Beetroot 200 gm
  2. Banana 3 pieces
  3. Milk 500ml
  4. One cup crushed ice (optional)
  5. Mint leaves (optional)

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How to Make Fresh Soybean Pancake!

Hello dear all friends!

Today I am sharing new recipe of how to make soybean pancake. I created this recipe myself. I like to make healthy food all the time. I think this soybean pancake is a much healthier breakfast option.  I created this recipe when I went mountain biking with friends. When we returned, I saw fresh soybeans in their kitchen table and so I started making this as our breakfast. I like the amazing green color of this pancake the most. It looks so nice and the taste was good too. We can find fresh soybean easily in monsoon season everywhere in vegetable market. Since I enjoyed this dish so much, I am sharing this in my blog.

Ingredients                                            

  1.  Fresh soybeans      200 gm
  2. Milk                               1 cup
  3.  Egg                                1 piece
  4.  White flour               2 table spoon
  5. Butter for spread   as required

Preparation  

Step 1  First take fresh soybean and boil it for about 2 minutes with salt and plain water. When you boil this, it becomes er easy to peel the skin. If you have time,you can peel raw beans as well. 

Step 2 After boiling, remove all the skin. Step 3: Add beans into the grinder, pour 1 cup milk and grind until fine paste.

After grinding, the beans look like fine avocado smoothie as belowAdd flour and egg in this paste to prepare batter. Whisk like you do for regular pancake batter. Continue reading

Visit Nepal 2018!

Travelling through Nepal is always very special to me. What amazes me the most is that there are so many different landscapes, building styles and beauty in the mountain range. Sometimes they are similar, sometimes they are different but they are always breathtaking and beautiful.  In August, I got chance to visit another beautiful place with my youth team colleagues from office into mid-West Nepal. Our trip was 11 days long. Here I am giving you a walk through of my wonderful trip on a day by day basis.there is magic everywhere when we travel!

Magic everywhere when we travel

Day 1:

Drive from Kathmandu to Beni bazar. We started at 9 O’clock in the morning from Kathmandu by tourist bus. It took 10 hours to reach Beni bazar. We stopped at Satrasaya for lunch at 1 o’clock. After we reached Beni, we had dinner and discussed the details and share experience of the day before going to bed.

It was monsoon so it was so green and full of wildflowers! 

Day 2:

After breakfast in the hotel, we walked around Beni. Beni is a pretty town by a river. When I looked across from the river, there was a beautiful hill with long stone steps carved into it. I really wanted to explore this hill and find out where those steps led but we were supposed to start early to our next destination so I kept quite. After we had breakfast, we learnt that our jeep wouldn’t be ready until 1PM. We had enough time to explore more. So all of us decided to go explore the other side of Beni. I was so happy.

so excited in Beni

The hill on the other side led up to a village called Jaljala. It was a beautiful valley with a remarkable temple and a museum housed inside a magnificent Malla palace which was at least a 100 years old.

exploring Jaljala in our unexpected free time

We were back to Beni by lunchtime. We drove from Beni at 12: 45 pm in afternoon passing Jaljala village and after 5 hours reached Nangi village. In this monsoon, the road was quite difficult as it was slightly raining. The road was very muddy. After we reached Nangi,  first we arranged our room in the beautiful community lodge. We had tea and coffee to warm ourselves up. In Nangi, there was free wifi all over the village. After tea/coffee, we met with Toya Pariyar.. We got lots of information about Nangi village and its  development from him.

Day 2 ending with a lively discussion with Toya and another friend in Nangi

Day 3:

When I woke up in the early hours, it was raining outside. I was quite sad because we could not seen any view from the community lodge. For breakfast, we decided to have buckwheat pancake – a local delicacy. It was a new dish for me and I really liked it. After breakfast, we first went to visit the local herb nursery. The orchid collection there was huge. I was most impressed with the orchids. We then visited the local health post which had telemedicine services. This was a shocking discovery for me as I had never heard or seen about such technology. I was so so glad to learn about tele medicine.

Next,  we visited a shop run by local group of women. They make many handicraft item out of paper that they produce themselves. They demonstrated how they spend their days collecting wood, shaving imperfections off the bark, soaking and drying the bark, and ultimately crafting the bark into pulp and then paper. This has helped in bringing money to the village through the sale of paper to countries outside Nepal. The paper is used in products ranging from notebooks to wine holders. There were other items such as knitted garments, upcycled plastic baskets, and so on in this shop.

Next we visited the local school to learn about tele teaching. The teachers use technology to teach everything from programming software applications to learning about different cultures around the world.

We also learnt that people here drink yak blood once or twice a year. Yak blood is believed to contain medicinal properties and other healthful benefits. This was the first time I heard about this tradition. This was too scary and awful for me, and I wouldn’t have been able to see it live.

Our day at Nangi

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How to make Indian Style Bread with Carrot and Potatoes (Aloo Paratha)!

Hello dear all friends!

Today I am sharing  recipe of how to make aloo paratha. Paratha is potatoes with carrot combination which is delicious shallow fried Indian stuffed bread enjoyed by all. It is very easy to make. We can serve hot paratha any time as breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner. I made this paratha few years ago with a friend in the office. Actually we both competed in making just for fun. That day she won. Her name is Claire Roman.  After that, paratha is a regular in our office lunch.

Ingredients for filing mixture dough:  

  1. Wheat flour 5oo gm
  2. Water as required for dough
  3. Boiled potatoes 4 pieces
  4. Butter 200 gm
  5. Carrot boiled 2 pieces
  6.  Whole piece 1 onion
  7.  4 pieces crush garlic
  8. Bunch of fresh coriander leaves
  9.  Fresh green chilly 2 pieces
  10. Turmeric powder 1/2  tbs
  11. Coriander powder 1/ 2 tbs
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Red chilly powder 1/2 tbs

Directions:

  1. First start to prepare dough by mixing and kneading water, flour, pinch of salt and oil.

2.   Add few chopped coriander leaves in a small bowl gradually while kneading.

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How to make Mutton Biryani!

Hello dear all friends!

Today I am sharing new recipe of how to make Mutton Biryani. It is very famous. I prepared this biryani once and all of my friends loved it.  People think that it might be hard to make biryani but it is really simple. Follow this easy step-by-step recipe to make mutton biryani easily.

Ingredients

  1.  Mutton 1 kg with bone
  2. Boiled egg 3-4 pieces
  3. Cooked rice 2 large bowl
  4. Oil or butter 2 tbs
  5. Tomatoes 500 gm
  6. Bay leaves 4-5
  7. Ginger garlic paste 2 tbs
  8. Green cardamom (sukmel) 5 pieces
  9. Cinnamon stick 2 large pieces
  10. Cumin powder 1/2 tbs
  11. Coriander powder 1/2 tbs
  12. Turmeric powder tbs
  13.  Red chilly powder 1/2 tbs
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Water as required
  16. Coriander leaf for garnish

   Preparation

Step 1. Turn on flame  and heat the oil in a pressure cooker.  Add chopped onion, bay leaves, green cardamom, cinnamon stick. Fry until light brown. Add turmeric powder and mutton pieces. Stir and fry the mixture.

Step 2.  When the mutton is frying, cook rice in rice cooker adding a pinch of salt. As water starts to come off from the mutton while frying, add red chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt,  ginger garlic paste and chopped tomatoes. Mix well. Step 3.  Add water and put on the pressure cooker lid. Cook in low flame for 1 whistle and let it whistle until the sound stops. When the pressure is off, open the lid.

 

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How to make strawberry smoothie!

Hell dear all friends!

Spring is finally….here! So, I am sharing recipe of smoothie to celebrate the fine weather –  how to make strawberry smoothie. This is best for summer but you can serve it all year round. The only problem is we cannot find strawberry all year round in Nepal. But right now, I see these days strawberries everywhere in fruit market in Kathmandu. This is one of the easiest methods to make a smoothie and is very good in taste. 🙂  

Ingredients

  1.  Fresh strawberries 500 gm
  2.  Sweet yogurt 200 ml
  3. Ice cube 3/4 pieces
  4. Vanilla ice cream 100 gm (optional)

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How to make Nepali style home made pickle (achar)!

Hello dear friends!

Today I am sharing a new recipe – how to make Nepali style pickle (achar).  It can be served as a side dish.  All my friends have liked this pickle the most.  We can serve with beaten rice, poori tarkari, selroti etc.  Generally, I serve this pickle with rice (dal bhat). We can find the ingredients for this anytime anywhere. It is really simple to make. I hope you enjoy this recipe too.

ingredients required for the pickle

Ingredients

  1.  White or red radish 200gm (मुला)
  2. Local or any type cucumber 200 gm
  3. Cherry tomatoes (or any other ripe tomatoes) 200 gm
  4. Fresh green chillies 3 pieces chopped
  5.  Lemon 2 pieces
  6. Sesame seed 100 gm (तिल)
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Fenugreek seed half tablespoon
  9. Cilantro 1 bunch for garnish (धनियाँ)

Step 1. First wash  radishes, cucumber properly and chop into small same sized pieces. Step 2.  Take a container and put all the chopped radish and cucumber into it.  Spray half a tablespoon salt over the chopped cucumber and radish. Cover the container and  leave aside for one hour until all the vegetable water comes out.  This will stop your pickle from being watery and soggy. Step 3. Take tomatoes and fine chop them. Cook the chopped tomatoes with a cup of water until cooked. After cooked fully, the tomatoes looks like tomato paste as shown in the photo below.  Continue reading

How to make Ema Datshi (Bhutanese chillies & cheese dish)!

Hello dear all friends!

Picking Shitake mushroom with friends.

After long time I am back again with a new recipe. This is called Ema Datshi and it is a very popular Bhutanese dish. I used to make it all the time when Neera sister was still in our office. She is from Bhutan and she loved this dish. This recipe I am presenting is slightly my own style.  I remember best sister Neera whenever I make this dish.  Last week, I went to visit my friends in Godawari. That time we had lot of fun visiting farm. We also picked up Shitake mushroom. I was thinking of making Ema datshi.  When I was back home, I made this dish with plain rice. I think it tastes better with red sticky rice. It just so happened that my friends had bought red peppers from Bhutan so I could make this dish in my home and office.

It is simple and quick. It is quite hot spicy but tastes amazing. This cheese based recipe is full of surprises.

Ingredients

  1.  Red large chilly around 25 gm if dry (my friends brought special from Bhutan in this photo)
  2. Any type of fresh mushroom 200 gm
  3. Potatoes 2 pieces
  4. Amul or any butter 100 gm
  5. Cheese 200 gm (which can be melted)
  6. Water 1 cup
  7. Salt to taste

Directions

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Quick Mozzarella Cheese with Tomato Salad!

Hello all Namaste from Nirmala’s Delight!

Today I am sharing a new salad recipe – how to make quick Mozzarella cheese with tomato salad.  I have made this salad many times. I have also posted photos in my face book page but hadn’t yet written a recipe. Sometimes I post only photos in my facebook and friends request me to send them the recipe or write down the directions. So, I am writing this one too.  Cheese is my absolute favorite that is why I like making this salad many times. This can be a nice addition to your usual lunch or dinner menu.

Ingredients

  1.  200 gm fresh Mozzarella cheese
  2.  200 gm big tomatoes
  3. 5 Black olives
  4. 1 bunch lettuce leaf for bedding

Ingredients for salad dressing

  1.  Small bunch of rosemary around 5 gm finely chopped
  2. Garlic 2 pieces finely chopped
  3.  Vinegar 1 tbs
  4. Olive oil 2 tbs
  5. Light soy sauce 2 tbs
  6. Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Step1

First take fresh mozzarella cheese and cut in medium dice.

Step 2

Wash the tomatoes thoroughly. Remove the seeds and cut into medium dice.

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How to Make Home Made Chicken Chilly Momo (C Momo)?

Hello all friends!

Today I am sharing recipe of how to make home made chicken chilly momo (chilly dumpling). If you are thinking what to make for khaja (snacks) any time, we can make many items even from momo like steam momo, kothe momo (browned on one side), fried momo and chilly momo. The filling mixture can also be as different as you like. Here for this recipe, I am using mince chicken meat. You can serve for your special  guests and friends. If you are thinking to make something new, quick and easy, make this. I really enjoy making this dish. It looks so nice too.

Ingredients  

  1.  White  flour 1 kg
  2. Water as required for kneading dough
  3. Dice cut capsicum 200 mg
  4. Dice cut red onion 200 gm
  5. Dice cut tomato big 200 gm
  6. Dark soy sauce 2 tbsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Black pepper 1/2 tbsp
  9. Red chilli paste 1 tbsp
  10. Coriander leaves or spring onion for garnish

Mixture for filling

  1.  Mince chicken breast  500 gm
  2. Red onion 250 gm
  3. Butter 200 gm
  4. Meat masala 50 gm
  5. Ginger garlic paste  100 gm
  6. Coriander leaf 1 bunch 50 gm
  7. Salt to taste

Direction for dough

First take a medium large container and mix the flour and water very well, knead and keep adding water until you make a pretty smooth ball of dough. Then knead the dough very well until soft.  Now leave your dough in the pot or wrapping by cling film foil. You shout not let the dough dry out, or it will be hard to roll so always cover it with plastic or foil.2.

Directions for mixture

Take a bowl and add the chicken mince. You can chop chicken breast by hand if you prefer. But its easier to buy the minced meat in market. I also bought minced meat in a market for this particular blog post. Add all the above mentioned ingredients for mixture except butter.Now heat a pan and melt the butter. When it melts, add it in the above the mixture and add the salt. Mix all the ingredients properly by spatula or hand. If you are using hand you should wear gloves. 3. Directions for making Momo

Place the dough on large chopping board and use rolling pin to roll it out quite thinly. Cut out small circular dough by a sharp edged bowl or glass. Put the momo filling in center and start wrapping up those momos. Pinch the edges of the dough together from one side, and you should continue pinching around the circle little by little, keeping your thumb in place , and continue along the edge of the circle  with your finger grabbing the next little piece of dough.4 Directions of deep fry momo:

Heat oil in medium heat. Add momo one by one into hot oil until they turn golden brown. Remove momo from the oil after they turn golden brown. 5. Directions for frying with vegetables

Heat a large pan and add oil. Don’t add too much oil because it is already deep fried. Once the oil heats up, first add chopped onion, and then fry for a few minutes. Then add chopped capsicum and chopped tomatoes. Fry for a few minutes and then add fry momo. Stir well. Then add soy sauce, salt and sprinkle black pepper.

Add sprig onions or freshly chopped onion leaves.

 

The chicken chilly momo is ready. Enjoy hot!

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