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Monday, June 22, 2020

Chaurithe/ Peethe Wale Kathal

We use soaked rice paste along with spices, onion and garlic paste called chauritha or peetha.

In our family we make kathal, gwar fali( salna ki chiyan), kela and various  veggitable skins to make sabji in chauritha.

You can also use besan/gram flour but rice paste gives it nice crunchy texture, so we don't use gram flour.

Kathal is a summer vegetable which is grown in bark of the tree. I always love to use small size kathal called kathari, because it absorb the spices much better than the lage size kathal.

As kathal is my one of the favorite vegetable, I love to cook it in various ways.
Jack fruit is a good source of vitamin c, potassium, fiber and minerals.

In this recipe I have used some freshly crushed whole spices for nice aroma.

When we make chaurithe wali sabji first it can be eaten as starter and then it can be eaten with dal chawal.

You can serve it as starter like bhajiya.

When I was a young kid I remember, my father used to bring some unusual vegetables like kolaiya (कोलैईया), goolar and katarua (कटरूआ) which are rarely seen now days and my bhabhi used to make it in a delicious way. I can not forget the taste till date.

In this recipe first we boil the kathal pieces with little salt and turmeric powder.

Preparation Time:-10 minutes
Cooking Time:- 45 minutes
Serves:- 6


  • For boiling:-
  • Jack fruit 1kg
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1tsp

Chaurithe paste

  • Rice 1 cup
  • Ginger 1" piece
  • Garlic Cloves 6 no.
  • Green chili 2no.
  • Onion 2 medium size
  • Salt 1tbsp

Other ingredients:-

  • Turmeric powder 1tbsp
  • Red chili powder 1tbsp
  • Coriander powder 1tbsp
  • Amchoor powder 1tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick 1 piece
  • Cloves 4no.
  • Black pepper 6no.
  • Black cardamom 1no
  • Cumin seeds 1tsp
  • Oil for frying
  • Chopped coriander leaves 1tbsp

Recipe procedure:-

  • Soak the rice For 4 hours.
  • Peel,wash  and cut the kathal into medium size cubes.
  • Now boil with salt, turmeric powder. Make sure kathal cook 90%. Switch off the gas.
  • Let it cook.
  • Now drain the excess water of rice and blend  into a fine paste with salt, oniin, ginger, garlic and green chili.
  • Dry roast the cinnamon,  black cardamom, Cloves, black pepper and cumin seeds,  once it cools make a course powder.
  • Drain the excess water form kathal and mix all the ingredients instead of oil.
  • Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and fry them on medium hot heat till they turn golden and crisp.
  • Serves hot with tea or dal chawal.


  • Do not over cook the kathal other wise it becomes mashy.
  • You can add lemon juice bedside amchoor powder.
  • Add spices as per your taste.
  • If you don't want to deep fry then take a non stick pan add little oil and shallow fry them until the becomes crisp.
  • Always us

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sharing Load by Love with Love in the Lockdown

The family I belong to, here it is usually very uncommon for men to be involved in household chores. All men took care of the business and financial status of the family and women were and still are considered the experts in taking care of the house, making it feel like a home to run back to. And me being a homemaker, looking after my family and making sure that all the needs of my better half and my son are met, is something I really enjoy. 
Nevertheless, my husband even in his ageing years working still for he certainly can’t sit idle, does not miss an opportunity to work on small chores of the house like plumbing, doing the dishes at times, cooking breakfast on Sundays, fixing the electric appliances, etc. My family’s love and support gave me the time and opportunity to become a food blogger and get indulged in what I really enjoy, which is cooking and sharing my recipes, my experiences with others.
However, amid the pandemic, my husband and my son both have been working from home which has led to an increase in the workload at home. Not complaining but having them around all the time means cooking three meals a day (as usually when alone at home, I rarely cook a full meal for myself) and keeping up with their work schedule.
In these critical times of lock-down my husband and I have shared the load multiple times and in ways unconditional. Sharing an incident, our washing machine broke down in the lockdown period. Loads of laundry was piling up. Being a patient of spondylitis and thyroid I was already struggling with household chores. Our full-time maid could also not come. Managing the house, my son (because your children will always be a kid for you), not to mention his tiring work from the home schedule and my own blogging schedule, I was too overworked to notice the piling laundry. 
My husband was at home and could see me juggling my way all through the day. I could see how he had started to help me in little ways as he could, by setting the table for meals or helping in the dusting and cleaning of the house. I could see his little efforts. He used to do his office work late in the night when we all were asleep. The other day I woke up to the already washed laundry drying in the "angan". My husband winked and said, " I will #ShareTheLoad and help in household chores".

#ShareTheLoad #ShareTheLaundry and #ShareChoresMultiplyLove

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