Winter is almost here and the temperature is gradually dropping down. I love this season since we get a variety of very fresh vegetables and fruits here. Veggies like carrot sport their actual pink -red color, instead of the orange-red color found during the rest of the year.Preserving fruits and veggies is also easier during this season. I stock on veggies and fruits for the whole week in this season without bothering about them rotting….
Pumpkin-truly Pumps up your Kins! J
With loads of Vitamins ,Minerals, Carotenes this orange fleshy vegetable (I am calling this as a vegetable – that’s what it is regarded as in India) is rich in fibre and low in calories and Cholesterol. So many benefits and yet I am surprised this vegetable doesn’t enjoy the popularity it should. I know many people who will say ‘Pumpkin..yuck!’. Bhopla (in Marathi) or Kaddu (in Hindi) is looked down upon by many people. In fact Pumpkins are quite versatile and can be added to many recipes like soups, curries, Sambar,Puris,cakes,pies -the list is endless….
Fresh leafy vegetables are my weakness and I can’t resist the temptation of buying them whenever I go veggie shopping . Methi (Fenugreel) is loved by everyone at home even the little ones.The best thing one can easily make with a bunch of Methi leaves is Parathas.
In spite of it’s bitter taste, the innumerable health benefits of Methi leaves, makes it one of the most healthy greens recommended by dietitians,Moms and grandmothers alike.
This is a basic recipe with easily available ingredients in most pantries. You can also add some garlic -ginger paste to spice it up.The soy/oats and gram flour amp up the health quotient. You can use ready mixed multigrain flour too
Methi parathas make for a great Lunch box meal or a handy on the go snack. Serve them with your favorite pickle,chutney or curd.