Leftover Queen – Fried Rice

Sometimes you end up cooking more rice than is required cos there are guests in the house and you don’t know how much will be required. Sometimes, the family members do not have much appetite and rice is left. If you have 1 or more cups of rice, there is no need to throw it away. You can recycle it and present it in a delightful way in the next meal (and no one will know 😉 )


1 cup Leftover Rice

1 tblsp oil

1 tsp zeera

1 onion

1 tblsp haldi

Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan and add zeera to it. Dice onion and fry it. Add the leftover rice to this along with haldi and salt and cook on sim for 5-7 minutes. Serve hot.


Leftover Queen – Beans and Carrots Grilled Sandwich

Yesterday we made beans and carrots sabzi. Unfortunately, we started too late to make it and by the time it was ready, half our dinner was over. We were really hungry after a long day at office and after cooking dinner….. So half the vegetable was left. Good thing was that it was the dry sort. HD said that we should throw it away cos I don’t like the smell of beans and he won’t eat the leftover anyways….but I had this brilliant idea about making grilled sandwiches for breakfast out of it. So we stored it in the fridge. Today morning, it served for tasty grilled sandwiches.

Preparation time – 20 mins

Servings – 4 pieces


1 cup leftover beans and carrots sabzi

8 slices of bread

4 slices of cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste


Lay a slice of cheese on a slice of bread. Spread 1 tblsp of beans and carrot on it. Add salt and pepper and top it with another slice of bread. Apply oil on both the bread pices and grill for 10 minutes. Serve with tomato ketchup.

Fruit Chaat – Health Recipe

Tired of eating same old apples and oranges and papayas for breakfast?

Got fruits rotting in the fridge cos no one is willing to touch them?

It is 4 O’clock in the afternoon and your stomach is rumbling. There is nothing tasty to eat…

Wanna whip up a dessert in a jiffy?


The answer to all the above questions is Fruit Chaat.


Take all the fruits you have got stored up. No limits to mix and match. No limits to what goes. Just take out those apples, oranges, grapes, bananas or anything else you have. Dice into small pieces. Make sure they are small enough to be popped into the mouth directly….no cutting required. You can add in papayas, kiwi, watermelon and just about anything you like here. Add a whole lot of healthy and nutritious nuts – cashews, almonds, raisins. Again, no bars on your choice. Sprinkle salt and castor sugar and top off with lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and refridgerate.


Serve chilled for best flavor.

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney or Nariyal Chutney is a South Indian delicacy that goes will with idli and dosa. The chief ingredients are coconut and curd which are good for health providing fibre and digestion rich enzymes. Coconut chutney keeps good for a few days when refridgerated.


½ cup coconut, dessicated

½ cup curd

2 tblsp chana dal

1 tblsp urad dal

1 tblsp rai

1 tblsp oil

1 green chilli

Salt to taste

Roast chana dal till light pink and grind it with coconut, curd and green chilli. Add water to obtain consistancy of your choice. Heat oil in a pan and add rai. When it starts to splutter, add urad dal to make tadka. Add this tadka to the coconut chutney along with salt to provide extra taste. Refridgerate the chutney till further use.


Tip: If the chutney solidifies on cooling, add water or even better, curd water, to obtain the consistancy of your choice.