Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Cabbage Poriyal

Hi Folks, Cabbage is one of the cheapest and healthiest veggies. Helps for the people with the weight loss diet. But if you have thyroid, it's better to stay away from this veggie. Cabbage poriyal is one of my favorites. In my childhood, I never liked to eat cabbage, due to its mushy texture after cooking. Later, my dad learned from a local cook about how to chop and cook cabbages without becoming mushy. From that time it became my favorites.
Okie, Let's see how to make cabbage poriyal today. Any vegetable has its own flavor, so I usually don't add many spices to all the veggies. Tip to remember while cooking CabbageThis veggie itself has lots of water in it. we don't have to add extra water to cook this. Just need to cover the pan with lid and cook.


Cabbage - 1 lb
green chili -1 no.
salt- as per taste
shredded coconut - 1/4 cup

to temper:
oil - 2 tsp
mustard seed- 1tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
curry leaves - a few


1. Cut cabbage thin and lengthwise.
2. In a pan, heat oil and add the items mentioned in "to temper".
3. Add the thinly sliced cabbage and mix well.
4. Add salt to taste.
5.Cover with lid and cook over medium heat. Make sure to open the lid and stir often.
6. Once the veggie is cooked soft and tender, add coconut and turn off the stove.

1. If the veggie starts to catch in the bottom, add a little oil or sprinkle little water to cook.
2.I use induction stove so the heat will be there even after turning off the stove, So I used to turn it off and add coconut once the veggie is cooked 80%.
3.My kids don't prefer spicy food, so I have added only one chili, you can add according to your taste.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pineapple Delight

Hello Everyone. Hope all had a good start to New Year 2018. Easy and Simple Foods wishes everyone a very happy new year with good health and peace. I am really happy to write my blog after really long time. Hope to continue my writing in future too. I wanted to start the new year with a simple yet delicious Dessert item. Let's see how to make it. I have tasted this dish at my friend's place and fell in love with it. My friend learned this recipe from some FB group, and I had knowledge transfer from her. Thank you to that unknown FB group and the member for such a delicious and easy recipe.  I have changed the proposition based on my preference a little.


Pineapple chunks - 2 cans
Pineapple crushed-1 can
condensed milk - 1/2 can
Whipped cream - 8 oz


1.Drain the pineapple from can and keep them aside.

2. In a bowl, mix whipped cream and condensed milk.

3. Now add the drained pineapple chunks and crushed pineapple to the mix.

4. Cover and freeze the mix for 2 hours, then refrigerate until served.

You can add toppings like chocolate syrup or crunchy Nuts.

Very simple to make right. Yet it tastes so good and suits well for potlucks and special occasions.