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Hope you are all having a great time !!!!!!!!!!!!!Today i will be sharing a recipe that is perfect for Shravan Somvar . The month of Shravan is also known as Sawan month in North Indian states and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. All Mondays or Somwar(s) which fall during Shravan month are considered highly auspicious for fasting and known as Shravan Somwar or Sawan Somwar Vrats. Many devotees observe sixteen Mondays or Solah Somwar fasting from first Somwar of Sawan month. People fast according to their belief and  traditions in the family.

We don’t follow this tradition in my family .I have got to learn a lot of different traditions that is followed in many parts of India.

Sharing a very Simple Jeera Aloo recipe that is perfect to make on fasting days for 101st #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme  #ShravanVratSpecial.

Recipe for Jeera Aloo.


3 Medium size Potatoes (boiled and peeled)

1.5 Tsp Jeera or Cumin seeds

Rock Salt as per taste

4 Tsp freshly grated Coconut

1 Green Chilli finely chopped

2 Tsp Jeera powder or Cumin powder

2 Tsp Ghee


Boil and peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Heat ghee in a wide bottom pan. Add 1 tsp of jeera and chopped green chilli. Once done add the cubed potatoes and roast them untill they turn golden  brown.Now add jeera powder and salt. Keep it on medium flame for about 8 mins. Lastly add grated coconut and mix well.

Switch off the flame. Garnish with roasted jeera and green chilli and serve hot!!!!!!!!!!

Roasted Jeera adds a nice aroma and taste to this Jeera aloo.




Paneer and Broccoli Burjee Mini Tarts / Mini Savoury Tarts(No onion No garlic recipe)


I am a huge fan of Savoury Tarts. The filling ideas are unlimited. Tarts are one of those dishes that can be morphed into brunch,dinner,appetizer or a tea time snack.This time i have used ready made Pastry puff dough to make these yummy tarts. I have used cottage cheese and Broccoli with a touch of indian spices which enhances the taste and aroma.

My kids just went gaga over these tarts.This will be a regular feature at my place.I will experiment with different fillings.One way to incorporate all the healthy veggies into your kid’s diet. Using ready made pastry saves your time when you have to whip up something interesting when you have sudden guests or back from work after a hectic day or even on a lazy weekend.

Our 58th #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme is #TeamtimeSavourysnacks.My contribution this week is Paneer and Broccoli Burjee Mini Tarts / Mini Savoury Tarts.

Recipe for Paneer and Broccoli Burjee Mini Tarts / Mini Savoury Tarts:


100 Gms crumbled Paneer/ Cottage Cheese

4 Florets of Broccoli grated

1 Tsp Cumin / Jeera

1 Tsp Aachari Masala

1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

10 Cherry Tomatoes

Butter for brushing

Salt to taste

1 Pack of Pastry Puff dough


Take a heavy bottom pan. Add 1/2 tsp oil.Add cumin and aachari masala .Add crumbled paneer , 1/2 of the grated Broccoli and mix well. Add salt to taste.Roast for 3 to 4 mins on medium flame . Switch off the flame.

Roll the puff pastry dough on a floured surface.You can cut it into desired shapes.I have cut it into small squares and rectangles. Place each square / rectangle on a parchment paper on a baking tray.Brush the dough with some butter. Take a fork and make some holes on each one.Place a spoon full of Paneer and Broccoli burjee on the buttered dough. Sprinkle some grated broccoli .Top it with  Mozzarella cheese generously. repeat the process for the balance dough.

Preheat the oven at 200C . Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 mins or untill the tarts turn gloden brown.

Serve these crisp and  yummy tarts.