Batata Poha

Batata Poha

Batata Poha is popular and traditional South Indian breakfast recipe. In Maharashtra it’s know as Pohe and in Gujarat as Poha.

Batata Poha Is easy to make and is low in calories. It has aprox 76.9% of carbs and 23% fat, making it an ideal choice for a quick healthy meal. It’s also packed with iron, and ranked low on the glycemic index.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 3 servings


2 cups thick Poha (rice flakes)

1 medium potatoe chopped

1 large onion chopped finely

8 curry leaves

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp Asafoetida

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

Salt to taste

1 Lemon

2 tbs oil

1 cup of finely chopped fresh Coriander


Put the poha in a strainer.

Wash the poha throughly and gently. Drain the excess water through a strainer.

In a large wok heat 2 tbs of oil. Add in the mustard seeds, once the seeds start to splut, add in the asafoetida, cumin seeds, green chilies and curry leaves.

Allow the spices to cook for 45- 50 seconds.

Now add in the chopped onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Add in the boiled chopped potatoes and mix well and let it cook for 2mins. Stir to prevent sticking.

Add in the salt and turmeric powder. mix it and leave it for a minute.

Now add the soaked poha and mix well and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add fresh lemon juice, and chopped coriander leaves.

Mix well & turn of the heat.

Batata poha is ready for serving.

Chaas Recipe(Indian Spiced Buttermilk)

The classic Chaas is known as the Indian buttermilk. A refreshingly and cooling drink made up of yogurt and spices. It helps to cool the body , helps the digestive system and makes an excellent appetizer.

All the ingredients is chaas are extremely healthy. It’s gives a good source protein, B vitamins, minerals and potassium. These nutrients help to boost immunity, improve sleep, enable hormone synthesis.

Today I’m sharing with you the simple classic Chaas recipe which is super easy to make and very tasty. It only take 5-7mins to make.


• 400 grams yoghurt (plant base yoghurt)

• 2 tsp roasted cumin powder

• 350ml of cold water

• 1 tsp black salt or add as required to taste


• In a blender add the yoghurt, water, roasted cumin powder and salt.

• Blend for 3 minutes till all the ingredients are mixed well together. At the top there should be frothy foamy layer.

• Pour in glass and garnish with roasted cumin powder and serve immediately.

• For cold butter milk place it in the refrigerator and serve later.

What is Veganism?

Veganism is the practice that excludes the use of all dairy and animal products, in the diet.

What to eat on a vegan diet?

◦ Fruits and vegetables.

◦ Legumes such as peas, beans, and lentils.

◦ Nuts and seeds.

◦ Breads, rice, and pasta.

◦ Dairy alternatives milk, yoghurt and cheese

◦ Vegetable oils.

Benefits of vegan Diet?

When it’s done and followed correctly, a vegan diet can help will the following:

◦ Promote weight loss

◦ Promotes Skin Health

◦ Reduce risk of heat disease.

◦ lowering cholesterol

◦ Manage diabetes by lowering A1C levels

When following a vegan diet, you have to make sure you are getting all the important essential nutrients. With a normal diet they are easily found in dairy and meat products. You’ll have to find alternatives to incorporate them into your new vegan lifestyle.

Ways to incorporate essential vitamins and protein into a vegan diet.

Iron: An excellent source of iron is found the the following plant base foods: include leafy green veg ( kale broccoli spinach), black-eyed peas, tofu and dried and fresh fruits.

Protein: Soy products like; (tofu and edamame) are an excellent source of protein as well as chickpeas and lentils.

Vitamin D: Fortified cereals, oat and orange juice are an excellent source. So are vegetables like mushrooms, Spinach, Kale, Okra and Collards. Soybeans and

White beans also high in vitamin D. 10 minutes of sunlight exposure daily can also give a good boost of vitamin D.

Vitamin B12: It can be it can’t be difficult to maintain a good level of vitamin B12 in a vegan diet, as it’s not found in plants. Forfeited fortified cereals, fortified rice and soy drinks are an excellent source of vitamin B12.

Essential fatty acids: To ensure a you’re getting your daily essential fatty acids dose, include whole grains grains and leafy green vegetables into your diet. (kale, spinach and collards). Also try and Snack on a handful of unsalted nuts, like almonds or walnuts.

The Magic of Cucumber 🥒 🥒

Cucumber is my favourite vegetable! I am a fiend when it comes to cucumber – I just can’t get enough of it!

Cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. 

Cucumber has enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients in the body to avoid headaches.

Cucumber has been used for centuries as a beauty product, it lightens, brightens, hydrates and tones the skin too!

Get eating more of this vegetable in your diet!