Monthly Archives: January 2016

Bharwa Baigan/Stuffed Eggplants

Bharwa Baigan/Stuffed Eggplants

Here in Penang, Malaysia we get big eggplants in purple colour but small in green colour. So I used these green eggplants for my stuffed recipe. Taste is same as of purple eggplants . So colour does not matter. It is delicious. I am following my mom’s recipe here.


  1. 250 gms small brinjal (baingan / eggplant)
  2. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  3. a pinch of asafoetida
  4. 1/2 tsp chopped ginger
  5. 1/2 tsp chopped green chili
  6. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  7. 1/2 tsp chili powder
  8. 1 tbsp coriander powder
  9. 1 tsp sauf /fennel powder
  10. salt to taste
  11. 1/2 tsp garam masala
  12. 1/2 tsp mango powder/amchoor
  13. 1 tbsp tamarind pulp
  14. 1 tbsp mustard oil
  15. salt to taste
  1. Remove the stems , wash and slit the eggplant from the middle.
  2. Mix all the above spices except asafoetida and cumin seeds.
  3. Stuff all the eggplants with this spice powder.
  4. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add all the stuffed eggplants in pan and add tamarind water. Cover it.
  6. If any masala left after stuffing add that too.
  7. Simmer till the mixture nearly dries up. Check them in  between.
  8. Serve hot with any paratha or chapatti.
  9. If you see eggplants are not soft and all tamarind water dries then add some water.
  10. I have not uses coriander leaves in last picture to show the texture.

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The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award/ Second Award

The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers  Award/Second Award


Wow, My blog was nominated for “Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers  Award” by  Madam Milliethom from “Bringing History To Life”. She was born in 1947 . Now she is a retired teacher. She wrote so well that her first book is already published in Amazon and second book is under completion. She is a wonderful blogger with her life experiences. Please check her blog “Bringing history to Life ” for sure. Link to this award  check here.  Madam Milliethom this is my second award. Before this award I nominated by Vasantha of My Sweet Nothings for Versatile Blogger Award. I was not expecting this at all . I am very honoured and over joyed. It’s also way to find new bloggers and get to know each other.


  1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog
  2. Answer the 10 questions given to you
  3. Nominate 7 bloggers for the award
  4. Write 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  5.  Display the award on you blog or post.

My Answers to   Madam Milliethom questions..

Q1 What made you want to start your blog?

Ans Cooking is my passion and my family always encouraged me to think outside the box. So I decided to make a blog.

Q2 What have you wanted to do on your blog but haven’t yet.?

Ans I want to make video tutorials.

Q3 What is your biggest fear?

Ans water over my head is my biggest fear.

Q4 Name one item your bucket list or more if you like.

Ans I want to post khoya sweets. As khoya is not available here.

Q5 What is/was best moments in life?

Ans When I was  blessed with my first son that was the best moment I have.

Q6 Have you made any New year resolutions this year? If so ,name one. If not why don’t you like them?

Ans My New year resolution is to loose weight.

Q7 If you could host a challenge on your blog.What kind would it be?

Ans I  would like to host a challenge for healthiest dish.

Q8 What was the name of your first pet?

Ans I don’t have pets.

Q9 Do you ever go to a high school/old school reunion? Was it fun or not?

Ans No I never got chance to go to reunion.

Q10 Do you have a pet peeve?

Ans No I don’t have any pet peeve.


  1. Freda from Arromatic Essence
  2. Carol from Cooking for the time challenged
  3. Lina from Lin’s recipes
  4. The geneviever
  5. Deelightfully .veg
  6. My culinary
  7. Eat2 healthy blog

Now in terms of questions. I like  Madam Millithom questions.So I am going to repeat same questions to nominees.

Oats Rice Tahari/ Oats Rice Pulao

Oats Rice Tahari /Oats Rice Pulao

As you all know that my kids don’t like oats so I tried to add them in their favourite dish in flour form or as it is. You can check here how I used oats in these recipies. Oats aloo paratha, Oats radish paratha, Healthy poha, Quinoa poha with oats, Oats barfi, oats coconut laddoos, Quinoa oats bar, Oats soyabean Appam, Bread with Oats and seeds, Oats poha dhokla.


  1. 1/2 cup rolled oats
  2. 1/2 cup rice
  3. Water 2 cups
  4. Tomato 1
  5. Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  6. 1 tbsp chopped ginger and green chili
  7. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  8. 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  9. Salt
  10. onion 1
  11. Garam masala 1/2 tsp
  12. Ghee/oil 1 tbsp
  13. Chopped veggies 1 big bowl (I used peas, corn, capsicum, red cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, broccoli)
  1. Wash and soak rice and oats in water for around half an hour.
  2. Peel and chop  all veggies  in small pieces.
  3. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  4. Add  Hing and cumin seeds.
  5. Add chopped ginger and green chili.
  6. Saute  onions then add tomato and all chopped veggies.
  7. Add turmeric and chili powder.
  8. Drain the water from the soaked rice and add rice and oats  in the cooker , sauté gently for few seconds.
  9. Add salt.
  10.  Add water and mix gently.
  11. Pressure cook  on medium heat for 1 whistle.
  12. Lastly add chopped fresh coriander leaves and garam masala.
  13. Serve hot with coriander chutney and yogurt. I served with Makhana/ Lotus seeds Raita.

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Oats Mooli Paratha/Oats Radish Paratha

Oats Mooli Paratha /Oats Radish Paratha

This is very common paratha in Indian houses. This is my mother in law’s recipe. The only change which I did is I added oats flour in dough which is fully optional.😃


  1. Mooli/radish 2 medium size grated
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Oil for shallow frying paratha
  4. green chilies 2 chopped
  5. Chopped coriander leaves
  6. Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
  7. Garam masala 1/2 teaspoon
  8. Carom Seeds 1/2 tsp

For Dough

  1. Multi grain Atta 1 cup
  2. Oats Flour 1/2 cup


  1. Take grated radish in a bowl. Sprinkle some salt on it and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes. Then squeeze out all the water from it. Don’t throw the squeezed water.
  2. Then add green chilies , coriander leaves in squeezed mooli. Mix well.
    Add red chili powder, carom seeds and garam masala. Mix well.
  3. Make the dough by using radish water which we get after squeezed. Don’t add salt in dough as water is already salty.
  4. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough, roll it into a smooth ball and flatten it between your palms.
  6. Before you start rolling, heat tawa or pan on medium heat to fry paratha.
  7. Dust it into dry flour. Roll into a 4 inch diameter circle.
  8. Put some stuffing in the center, gather the edges and pinch it to seal it tightly.
  9. Flatten it by pressing it lightly, again dust in dry flour. And gently roll .
  10. Now shallow fry the paratha on hot tawa from both the sides using oil or ghee. It should have nice golden brown and crispy .
  11. Serve hot with butter.

Serve 6-7 paratha

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Chocolate Barfi With Milk Powder/Makar Sankranti Special

Chocolate Barfi With Milk Powder/ Makar Sankranti Special

Wish You all my friends and readers of gharkepakwan a Happy Lohri and Makar Sankranti….😍😍😍

Makar Sankranti is an Indian festival celebrated in almost all part of India. It is a festival of flying kites and eating sweets made up of sesame seeds.


  1. Milk Powder 1 cup
  2. Sugar 1 1/2 cup
  3. Water 1 cup
  4. Choco powder 4 tsp
  5. Melted ghee 5 tsp
  6. Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
  7. Roasted Sesame seeds 1/4 cup
  8. Chopped pistachio or any other nuts for garnish.


  1. Mix milk powder and Choco powder together.
  2. In a pan mix sugar and water and boil it till u get one string consistency.
  3. Now add mix of Choco powder, milk powder ,cardamom powder and sesame seeds. Mix it. Now add ghee and mix it properly .Switch off the gas.
  4. Transfer this mixture to a greased plate.
  5. Sprinkle some chopped pistachio over it and press them.
  6. Cut it in your favorite shape and enjoy….😍

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Chocolate Barfi With Milk Powder
Chocolate Barfi With Milk Powder