Friday, December 30, 2011

Chicken Popcorn

Posted by sandhya at 12/30/2011 01:10:00 AM
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Chicken Popcorn is a very tasty recipe. Learn how to prepare Chicken Popcorn by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:
• 500 g Chicken Breasts (cut into cubes)
5 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
• 1 tsp Paprika
• Salt and Black Pepper (to taste)
• Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
• 1 tsp Marjoram
• Garlic Powder (as needed)
• Vegetable Oil (for frying)

How to make Chicken Popcorn:
• Combine flour with paprika, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and marjoram in a large bowl.
• Add enough water to make a thick batter.
• Add chicken breast cubes and toss well until properly coated.
• Heat vegetable oil over medium high heat and toss in the chicken breast cubes.
• Fry until golden brown and crispy.
• Serve immediately.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chicken Dum Biryani

Posted by sandhya at 12/28/2011 03:11:00 AM
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Chicken Dum Biryani is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Indian Chicken Dum Biryani by following this simple & easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• ½ kg Chicken
• 450 gm Basmati Rice (washed & drained)
• 3 Green Cardamoms (Elaichi)
• ½ tsp Mace (Javitri)(ground)
• ¼ tsp Nutmeg (Jaifal)(grated)
• 3 Cloves (Lavang)
• 1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
• 2 Whole Star Anise
• 2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
• 2 cups thick Curd (Yogurt)
• 4 tbsp Tomato Paste
• 1 big Onion (sliced)
• 2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
• 2 tbsp Chilly Powder
• a pinch of Saffron (dissolved in 2 tbsp warm milk)
• Salt to taste
• 8 tbsp Oil
• 2 tbsp Ghee
• 6 cups Water

How to make Chicken Dum Biryani:
• Take curd, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, tomato paste, chilly powder, nutmeg, mace, and salt in a bowl and mix into a paste.
• Marinate the chicken with the paste and keep it to the side for 3-4 hours.
• Put water in a pot and get it to boil.
• Heat ghee in a pan and crackle star anise, cardamoms, cloves & cinnamon.
• Stir in rice and fry it for 4-5 minutes.
• Add the rice to the boiling water, sprinkle a pinch of salt and cook until rice is ¾ cooked.
• Strain the rice using colander.
• Take 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry onion until it is golden brown. Remove the onion and keep it to the side.
• Pour in the remaining oil into the pan and cook the chicken for 6-7 minutes or until it discharges oil.
• Mix in rice and add fried onion, ghee and saffron.
• Now cover the pan with aluminium foil and set the pan over another pan. Cook on high flame for 5 minutes.
• Reduce the flame to medium and cook for about 20 minutes.
• Take off the heat and serve hot.


Mexican Vegetable Pizza

Posted by sandhya at 12/28/2011 02:54:00 AM
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Mexican Vegetable Pizza is mouth-watering pizza recipe. Learn how to prepare Mexican Vegetable Pizza by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1/2 small Onion (chopped)

• 1 tsp Chili Powder

• 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin

• 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon

• 1 tbsp Water

• 1 (15 ounce) can Black Beans (rinsed and drained)

• 1/4 cup canned Green Chilies (diced)

• 1 (16 ounce) package Pre-Baked Italian Bread Shell Crust

• 1 cup Salsa

• 1 cup Reduced-Fat Cheddar Cheese (shredded) divided

• 3/4 cup Fresh Tomatoes (chopped)

• 1/2 cup Frozen Corn (thawed)

• 1/2 cup Green Pepper (chopped)

• 3 tbsp Ripe Olives (sliced) 1/2 cup Reduced-Fat Sour Cream


How to make Mexican Vegetable Pizza:

• In a non-stick frying pan add the onion, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and water and cover cook for 3-4 minutes.

• Remove from the heat and stir in the beans and chilies.

• Now transfer half of the bean mixture to a food processor and blend till smooth.

• Spread this pureed bean mixture over the pre-baked Italian bread shell crust. • Spread with salsa over it.

• Top with half of the cheese and remaining bean mixture.

• Now sprinkle with tomato, corn, green pepper, olives and remaining cheese.

• Finally bake at 450 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

• Serve pizza with sour cream.

Carrot Milkshake

Posted by sandhya at 12/28/2011 02:45:00 AM
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Carrot Milkshake is a tasty and healthy drink recipe. Learn how to prepare Carrot Milkshake by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:
• 10 baby Carrots
• 1/4 cup Sugar
• 2 cups Milk (boiled and cooled)
• Pinch of Cardamom (powdered)

How to make Carrot Milkshake:
• Grate the carrots and blend all the ingredients in a mixer.
• Refrigerate for half an hour and enjoy the carrot milkshake


Almond Amaretto Float

Posted by sandhya at 12/28/2011 02:20:00 AM
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Almond Amaretto Float is a great tasting cocktail. Learn how to prepare Almond Amaretto Float by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:
• 2 oz Amaretto Almond Liqueur
• 4 oz Pepsi
• 6 oz Milk

How to make Almond Amaretto Float:
• Prepare the drink in a highball glass, pour in the almond liqueur into the glass, pour the milk in next and top it off with Pepsi before serving.

Cherry Cake

Posted by sandhya at 12/28/2011 02:05:00 AM
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Cherry Cake carries taste with texture. Learn how to prepare Cherry Cake by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1¼ cups Flour

• 3 tbsp soft Butter

• 2/3 cup Sugar

• 2 medium Egg Yolks

• ¼ tsp Salt

• 2½ tsp Baking Powder

• ½ cup Milk

• 1 tsp Vanilla

• 2 medium Egg Whites

• 1½ cups Black Cherries (pitted)


How to make Cherry Cake:

• Whisk butter with sugar until creamy.

• Beat in egg yolks and mix well.

• Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together in another bowl.

• Gradually add to the creamed mixture, stirring continuously.

• Pour in milk and vanilla. Mix to integrate neatly.

• Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into the mixture, along with 1 cup cherries.

• Place the remaining cherries in a buttered heart-shaped springform pan.

• Pour in the batter and bake for 35 minutes at 375 degrees F.

• Remove, top with ice cream and cool on wire rack.

• Slice and serve.

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Posted by sandhya at 12/28/2011 01:51:00 AM
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Chocolate Cake has various types of variations based on the ingredients. Learn how to make/prepare Chocolate Cake by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

• 1-1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour

• 1 tbsp Vinegar

• 1 tsp Vanilla

• 1 cup Sugar

• 1 tsp Baking Soda

• 1/2 tsp Salt

• 1/3 cup Oil

• 1 cup Water


How to make Chocolate Cake:

• Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

• Mix liquid ingredients in a separate bowl and combine it with dry ingredients.

• Stir the mixture with a wire whisk until well mixed.

• Grease an eight-inch baking pan.

• Pour the prepared mixture into the pan.

• Bake for about 45 minutes at 350 degree F.

• Top with ice cream and serve.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mushroom Omelette

Posted by sandhya at 11/30/2011 11:04:00 PM
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Mushroom Omelette is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Mushroom Omelet by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 Egg (beaten)

• 2 Button Mushrooms (chopped)

• 1 tbsp Butter

• 3 small Onion (chopped)

• ¼ tsp White Pepper Powder

• A pinch of Mustard Powder

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Mushroom Omelette:

• Heat ½ tbsp butter in a pan and shallow fry the mushrooms. Remove and keep aside.

• Combine together egg, salt, pepper, onion, and mustard in a bowl and beat well.

• Heat ½ tbsp butter in a pan and pour the egg mixture, whirling the pan to spread it evenly.

• Top up with fried mushrooms. Fry on both sides.

• Serve hot

Golden Fried Prawns

Posted by sandhya at 11/30/2011 08:59:00 PM
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Golden Fried Prawns are best complemented with mint-coriander chutney. Learn how to prepare Golden Fried Prawns by following this easy recipe



Ingredients:

• 8 Prawns (king size)

• 1/4 tsp Ajinomoto

• 1/2 tsp Baking powder

• 100 gm Corn flour

• 1/4 tsp White pepper

• 2 tsp Oil

• 50 gm White flour (Maida)

• 2 Egg whites

• 2 tsp Red wine or sherry

• Oil for frying

• Salt and pepper to taste

• 1/2 Cup water


How to make Golden Fried Prawns:

• Wash and chop the prawns into pieces.

• Mix salt, wine, black pepper and prawns properly and leave this mixture for 20 minutes.

• Take a bowl and prepare a mixture of corn flour, white flour, egg whites, ajinomoto, baking powder, white pepper, water and oil.

• Stir it until the mixture thickens.

• Now dip the prawns in this mixture.

• Fry prawns properly.

• Golden fried prawn is ready.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cheese Sauce

Posted by sandhya at 11/26/2011 12:18:00 AM
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Cheese Sauce is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Cheese Sauce by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 100 gms Cheese

• 2 tbsp Flour

• 1/2 tsp Salt

• 1/4 tsp Pepper powder

• 2 tbsp Butter

• 2 cups Milk


How to make Cheese Sauce:

• In a pan, melt butter.

• Add flour to it and make smooth paste.

• Cook till the mixture turns bubbly.

• Gradually add the milk.

• Stir and cook till smooth and thick.

• Add pepper and salt .

• Now mix grated cheese and again cook.

• Cook till cheese melts.

• Cheese Sauce is ready.

Danish Apple Pizza

Posted by sandhya at 11/26/2011 12:09:00 AM
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Danish Apple Pizza is a pizza-style dessert with a wonderful aroma. Learn how to prepare Danish Apple Pizza by following this easy recipe


Ingredients:
• 2½ cups All-Purpose Flour
• 1 tsp Salt
• 1 cup Shortening
• ½ cup Milk
• 1 Egg (separated)
• 1 cup Cornflakes (crushed)
• 6 medium Tart Apples (peeled and thinly sliced)
• 1 cup Sugar
• 1½ tsp Cinnamon (ground)
• Additional Sugar (as required)
Glaze
• ½ cup Confectioners' Sugar
• ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
• 2 tsp Hot Water

How to make Danish Apple Pizza:
• Mix together flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
• Add in shortening and mix till you get coarse crumbs.
• Combine milk and egg yolk in a separate bowl. Mix well.
• Add the milk mixture to the crumbs gradually. Mix to forma soft dough.
• Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
• Flour a flat surface lightly.
• Roll half of the dough to fit a 13-inch pizza pan.
• Sprinkle cornflakes over the dough.
• Spread the apples.
• Mix sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over the apples.
• Roll out the other half dough to fit the top of the pie.
• Place the dough over the apples.
• Make slits on the top.
• Seal the pastry and flute the edges, if you desire.
• Brush the pastry with egg white.
• Sprinkle additional sugar, if required.
• Bake the pie at 350 °F (175 °C) for 40 to 45 minutes till it turns golden brown.
• To prepare the glaze, mix confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and hot water to form the desired consistency.
• Drizzle the glaze over the baked pizza


Friday, November 25, 2011

Turkey Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 11/25/2011 11:41:00 PM
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Turkey Sandwich is a luscious appetizer, perfect for picnics or outings. Learn how to make/prepare Turkey Sandwich by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:

• 3 Slices smoked turkey breast
• 2 Slices whole wheat bread, toasted
• 1 tbsp Mayonnaise
• 2 Slices tomato
• 2 tbsp Guacamole
• 2 tsp Dijon-style prepared mustard
• 1/2 Cup mixed salad greens
• 1/4 Avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced
• 1/4 Cup bean sprouts
• 3 Ounces Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, sliced

How to make Turkey Sandwich:
• Spread the mayonnaise on one slice of toast and spread mustard on the other.
• Place the sliced turkey on one side.
• Now spread the guacamole over the turkey.
• Pile on the salad greens, bean sprouts, avocado and cheese and end with the tomato slices.
• Now place the remaining slice of toast on the top.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chettinad Chicken Sambar

Posted by sandhya at 11/21/2011 12:49:00 AM
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Chettinad Chicken Sambar is a mixed recipe, consisting of chicken and sambhar. Learn how to prepare Chettinad Chicken Sambar by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• ½ kg Chicken (pieces)

• 1 tsp Ginger Paste

• 1 tsp Garlic Paste

• ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder

• ½ tsp Red Chili Powder

• ¼ tsp Coriander Powder

• ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1 Onion (chopped)

• 2 Tomatoes (chopped)

• 2 Green Chilies (slit opened)

• 1 cup Toor Dal (cooked)

• ½ tsp Mustard seeds + Urad Dal

• 2 Dry Red Chilies

• 1 tsp Lemon Juice

• 5 Curry Leaves

• 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)

• Salt

• Oil



How to make Chettinad Chicken Sambar:

• Marinate the chicken with red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and enough salt. Keep aside.

• Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, urad dal and dry red chilies and fry them.

• Add chopped onions, chopped tomatoes; curry leaves green chilies, and ginger and garlic paste. • Stir until the onions turn translucent.

• Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook until the chicken changes its color and the raw smell of ginger-garlic paste disappears.

• Add a cup of water to the mixture and simmer for 5 minutes.

• Add the cooked toor dal and salt. Cook until the oil separates and chicken pieces are well-cooked.

• Add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves to the chicken sambhar.

• Remove from heat and serve hot, with steamed rice

Grilled Tomatoes

Posted by sandhya at 11/21/2011 12:26:00 AM
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Grilled Tomatoes is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Grilled Tomatoes by following this simple & easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 6 Tomatoes

• 1 Green Pepper

• ½ cup Sugar

• 1 cup dried Bread Crumbs

• Butter



How to make Grilled Tomatoes:

• Preheat oven to 325 °F.

• Split the tomatoes into two pieces and remove the round top of the pepper.

• Place the tomatoes and pepper in a baking dish and sprinkle sugar and bread crumbs on them. • Dot the mixture with butter in the center.

• Bake for 1 hour.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pudina Ki Roti

Posted by sandhya at 11/18/2011 11:23:00 PM
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Pudina Ki Roti is a healthy treat for your taste buds. Learn how to prepare Pudina Ki Roti by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 2 cup Mint leaves (Pudina)

• 500 g Whole Wheat Flour

• 4 tbsp Ghee

• 2 tsp Salt

• Ghee for roasting


How to make Pudina Ki Roti:

• Grind mint leaves to form a paste.

• In a bowl, sieve flour and salt.

• Add 2 tbsp ghee to it.

• Next, add enough water to bind into stiff dough.

• Add mint paste and mix well. Knead the dough again.

• Now, divide the dough into ten portions.

• Roll the portions into balls and flatten them.

• Roll each ball into a thin, round chapathi.

• Heat the tava and roast the mint roti adding a little ghee on both the sides.

• Your mint/ pudina roti is ready!


Suggestions: Serve hot with pickle, raitha or butter.

Red Onion Tomato And Pasta Salad

Posted by sandhya at 11/18/2011 11:00:00 PM
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Red Onion Tomato And Pasta Salad is a healthy tasty salad for all time. Learn how to prepare Red Onion Tomato And Pasta Salad by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 large Onion (thinly sliced)

• 4 medium Tomatoes (quartered)

• 3 cups Pasta (cooked)

• 1 Yellow Capsicum (roasted and cut into strips)

• 2 small Zucchini (blanched and sliced)

• Salt to taste

• Fresh Basil Leaves to garnish

• 4 tbsp Olive Oil

• 1 1/2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

• 1 tsp Dijon Mustard

• 1/4 tsp Castor Sugar (Caster Sugar)

• 12-15 Black Peppercorns (crushed)

• 1/2 cup Fresh Basil Leaves (torn)


How to make Red Onion Tomato And Pasta Salad:

• In a large bowl, take olive oil red, wine vinegar, dijon mustard, castor sugar, black peppercorns and fresh basil leaves and mix well.

• In another bowl, take the pasta and pour the dressing into it and mix well.

• Add the capsicum, zucchini, onion and tomatoes and toss well to mix.

• Keep it aside for thirty minutes.

• Garnish with sprigs of basil and serve.

Tamarind Ginger Pickle

Posted by sandhya at 11/18/2011 10:48:00 PM
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Tamarind Ginger Pickle is a tasty spicy tangy tamarind pickle with a dash of ginger. Learn how to prepare Tamarind Ginger Pickle by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:
• 1/2 lemon sized ball Tamarind (pulp)
• 6 one-inch pieces Ginger (peeled, washed and cut)
• 10 Green Chillies (chopped)
• 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds (Methi Dana)
• 1/4 tsp Asafoetida (Hing)
• Salt to taste
• 10 tbsp Sesame Oil (Til Oil)
• 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
• 2 Whole Dry Red Chillies
• 1 tsp Jaggery (Gur)

How to make Tamarind Ginger Pickle:
• In a pan, dry roast the fenugreek seeds till brown. Remove from heat and grind it to a smooth powder.
• Add asafoetida and salt to it and keep aside.
• In a pan, take four tablespoon of oil and lightly sauté the ginger and chillies for about two minutes.
• Add turmeric powder to it and cook for some time. Remove from heat and keep aside.
• In another pan, heat the remaining oil and add mustard seeds and red chillies. When the mustard starts to splutter, add the tamarind pulp and bring it to a boil.
• Now add the powdered fenugreek and jaggery to the tamarind and simmer till the mixture thickens.
• Add the sautéed chilli-ginger to it and cook for a few minutes more, stirring continuously.
• Remove from heat and allow it to cool before storing it away on a sterilized jar


Friday, November 11, 2011

Rava Laddu

Posted by sandhya at 11/11/2011 12:54:00 AM
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Rava Ladoo is a popular Malabar sweet. Learn how to prepare Rava Laddu by followind this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 3 Cups Rava

• 2 Cups Sugar

• 1 Cup Dry coconut powder

• 2 tbsp Cardamom powder

• 4 tbsp Ghee


How to make Rava Laddu:

• Heat ghee and fry rava till it turns brown.

• Mix coconut and elaichi powder and fry it for few more minutes.

• Prepare sugar syrup.

• Add rava mixture in sugar syrup.

• Keep it for cooling.

• Stir till the mixture turns thick.

• Make ladoos of this mixture.

• Rava Laddu is ready.

Muttar Mushroom

Posted by sandhya at 11/11/2011 12:47:00 AM
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Ingredients:

• 1 cup sliced Mushrooms

• 1 cup Green Peas

• 1 Onion (sliced)

• 1 Tomato (chopped)

• Chopped Cilantro Leaves

• 1 tbsp Oil

• Salt to taste

• 1 cup Water
For Paste:

• 1/4 cup Grated Coconut

• 2 Green Chillies

• 2 Garlic clove

• 1 Ginger piece

• 1 Cinnamon


How to make Muttar Mushroom:

• Grind all the ingredients of the paste.

• Heat oil, and saute sliced onion until it turns translucent and golden brown. Add the paste.

• Add in tomato, peas, mushrooms & salt and cook it briefly.

• Add a cup of water and heat on a slow fire.

• Garnish with chopped cilantro on the top & serve hot.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kerala Crab Curry

Posted by sandhya at 11/03/2011 11:52:00 PM
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Kerala Crab Curry is a mouth watering recipe. Learn how to prepare Kerala Crab Curry by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 5 large Crabs (half boiled)

• 3 Green Chilies (finely sliced)

• 1½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 4 tbsp Roasted Curry Powder

• ½ tsp Chili Powder

• 1 tsp Pepper Powder

• 1 tsp Mustard Powder

• 2 large Onions (Kunjulli) (finely grinded)

• 1 tsp Fenugreek (Uluva)

• 2 pieces Gamboges (Kudam Puli) (finely chopped)

• 1 strand Curry Leaves (finely grinded)

• 5 cups Coconut Milk (thick)

• Lemon Juice (as required)

• 2 ½ cups Water

• Salt to taste


How to make Kerala Crab Curry:

• Cut and clean the crabs and divide each into four parts.

• Over an oil heated pan at medium flame place the crab pieces gently.

• Stir it upside down then add all the spices and cover it for a minute.

• Open the lid then add mustard powder, lemon juice, coconut milk, water and salt each at a time.

• Continuously keep stirring for five minutes.

• Allow it to boil then seal it and lower the flame.

• Simmer it for fifteen minutes till tender and put it aside.


Suggestions: Best serve it with rice and veg-briyani or roti.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Vegetable Omelette

Posted by sandhya at 10/22/2011 01:15:00 AM
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Vegetable Omelette is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Vegetable Omelet by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 cup Gram Flour

• 2 tbsp Rice Flour

• ¼ cup Tomato (chopped)

• ½ cup Onion (chopped)

• ¼ cup Capsicum (chopped)

• 1 tbsp Cilantro (chopped finely)

• 2 Green Chilies (chopped)

• ½ tsp Turmeric

• Salt and Pepper (to taste)

• 3 tbsp Oil


How to make Vegetable Omelette:

• Combine gram flour, rice flour, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl.

• Add enough water and mix to form a thin batter. Leave aside for 30 minutes.

• Mix in remaining ingredients, except oil. Mix well and add water to maintain the thin consistency.

• Heat a griddle on medium-low heat.

• Grease with oil and pour small amount (3 tbsp) of the batter. Spread to form a round shape.

• Turn when it starts leaving the edges and takes a golden brown color.

• Drizzle some oil and cook on the other side until golden.

• Shift into a serving platter.

• Repeat the same with the rest of the batter.

• Serve warm with tomato ketchup.

Tomato Based Sauce

Posted by sandhya at 10/22/2011 01:01:00 AM
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Ingredients:
• 500 g Tomatoes (cubed)
• 1 Onion (chopped)
• 1 Garlic Clove
• 1 tsp Cumin Powder
• Pepper (to taste)
• Red Chilies (to taste)
• 3 tbsp Oil
• 1 tbsp Butter
• Salt (to taste)
• Coriander Leaves (chopped)

How to make Tomato Based Sauce:
• Combine tomatoes, garlic, cumin powder, peppe, and red chilies, along with some water in a pan. Cook till the mixture condenses to a pulp.
• Transfer the mixture into a blender and grind into a smooth puree.
• Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the onions. Stir in the tomato puree.
• Put in butter and cook until the puree thickens. Remove and keep aside to cool.
• Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mushroom Biryani

Posted by sandhya at 9/27/2011 04:11:00 AM
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Mushroom Biryani is a very popular recipe and a modern twist to the classic biryani. Good alternative if you want to make biryani without meat. Learn how to prepare Mushroom Biryani by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 900 gms Mushroom

• 2 Onions (thinly sliced)

• 4 cup Basmati Rice

• 1 Lemon

• 3/4 cups Oil/ghee

• 2 tsp Soya Sauce

• 7 Cloves garlic

• 4 Green chillies(chopped)

• 3 tsp Ginger (chopped)

• 3 Cinnamon

• 3 Cardamoms

• 3 Cloves

• 3 Tomatoes (chopped)

• 1-1/2 tsp Chilly Powder

• 3 tsp Coriander Powder

• Mint leaves

• Salt to taste


How to make Mushroom Biryani:

• Clean, wash and soak the rice for 1 hour in enough water taken in a pot.

• After due time, drain the water from pot.

• Heat ghee in a pressure pan and saute soaked cleaned rice. Remove.

• Trim mushrooms into big pieces and keep it aside.

• Grind cardamom, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, garlic into a paste.

• In a pressure Cooker, heat the oil and ghee, fry ground masala and the onion till it turns golden brown.

• Then add all other ingredients, mushrooms and stir for 10 minutes.

• Add 7 cups water and let it boil, add the soaked rice and stir till the rice level and the water level equals, pressure cook in low flame for 15 minutes.

Masala Sambar

Posted by sandhya at 9/27/2011 03:54:00 AM
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Masala Sambar is a very popular,tasty and spicy recipe. Learn how to prepare Masala Sambar by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• ½ cup Tur Dal (soaked)

• Mixed Vegetables (as desired, chopped)

• 2 tbsp Oil • Salt (to taste)

• 1 tsp Mustard Seeds

• 1 sprig Curry Leaves

For Sambar Masala:

• 1 tbsp Chana Dal

• 1 tbsp Urad Dal

• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

• ½ tsp Fenugreek Seeds

• 1 tbsp Coconut (grated)

• 8 Red Chilies


How to make Masala Sambar:

• Heat oil in a pan and fry all the ingredients to make the sambar masala.

• Remove and grind to a fine paste.

• Take tur dal with water in a large saucepan and cook until tender.

• Mix in vegetables and cook until tender.

• Stir in the ground sambar masala and simmer for another 10-15 minutes.

• Flavor with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and salt.

• Serve hot with dosa.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chicken Pizza

Posted by sandhya at 9/25/2011 03:59:00 AM
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Chicken Pizza is a very popular and tasty recipe. Learn how to prepare Chicken Pizza by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 450 gm Boneless Chicken Breast

• 1 Pizza frozen dough

• 4 tsp Pepper

• 1 cup Mushrooms (sliced)

• 1 Vegetable Cooking Spray

• 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

• 1/2 tsp Thyme

• 1 tbsp Olive oil

• 1 Garlic Clove (minced)

• 2 cups Purple Onions (sliced)

• 1 cup Red bell pepper

• 1/4 tsp Salt


How to make Chicken Pizza:

• Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

• Add chicken, salt, pepper and garlic and heat it for few minutes.

• Add onions, bell pepper, mushrooms and thyme.

• Saute for few minutes into the chicken mixture, until chicken is cooked. Keep it aside.

• Unroll pizza dough and pat into a 12-inch pizza pan coated with cooking vegetable spray.

• Splash half cup cheese evenly over the dough.

• Spread chicken mixture over the cheese and top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.

• Bake at 425 degree F for 15 minutes or until crust is golden.

Strawberry Pizza

Posted by sandhya at 9/25/2011 03:48:00 AM
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Strawberry Pizza is a very popular and differnt recipe. Learn how to prepare Strawberry Pizza by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 6 tbsp Butter (softened)

• ½ cup Sugar

• 1 Egg

• ½ tsp Vanilla Extract

• ¼ tsp Almond Extract

• 1¼ cups All-Purpose Flour

• ½ tsp Baking Powder

• ½ tsp Salt
For the Filling:

• 1 (8 oz) package Cream Cheese (softened)

• ½ cup Confectioners' Sugar

• 2 cups sliced fresh Strawberries

• 1 cup Sugar

• ¼ cup Cornstarch

• 2 cups crushed fresh Strawberries


How to make Strawberry Pizza:

• Whisk butter and sugar for about 2 minutes, until creamy.

• Beat egg, vanilla extract, and almon extract together in a seprate bowl. Add to the sugar-butter mix and beat well.

• Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.

• Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Whisk well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

• Remove from the fridge and roll out into a 13-inch circle on a floured surface.

• Place in a 12-inch pizza pan. Fold the edges slightly up.

• Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-22 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove and cool completely.

• Prepare the filling by beating confectioner’s sugar and cream cheese together, until smooth.

• Spread over the crust and arrange sliced strawberries.

• Combine sugar, cornstarch, and crushed berries in a saucepan. Stir and cook until well blended. Bring to a boil and continue cooking until thickened.

• Remove and cool. Spread over the strawberries.

• Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Slice and serve.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gujarati Dal

Posted by sandhya at 9/21/2011 01:41:00 AM
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Gujarati Dal Recipe is a yummy recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Gujarati Dal Recipe by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 300 gms Toovar Dal

• 1 big Tomato (chopped)

• 1 Lemon(juice)

• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 4 Green Chilies (chopped)

• 45 gms Jaggery ( Grated)

• 1 tsp Chili Powder

• 6 Cocum Pieces

• 30 gms Peanuts

• 2 Red Chilies

• ¼ tsp Fenugreek Seeds

• ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds

• ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds

• 12 Curry Leaves

• 2 Bay Leaves

• 3 Cloves

• Oil

• Salt (to taste)

• Coriander Leaves ( Garnishing)


How to make Gujarati Dal:

• Wash dal and peanuts in 750 ml of water.

• Once dal is cooked, mix it till it become smooth.

• Heat up the pan with oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves , cloves, bay leaves , fenugreek, asafoetida and red chilies.

• Add tomato, cocum, chili powder, green chilies, turmeric powder, jaggery and fry it for 3 min.

• Add 750 ml water, salt , dal and lime juice.

• Cook it for 15 min in low flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

• Serve it.

Moong Ki Dal

Posted by sandhya at 9/21/2011 01:32:00 AM
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Moong Ki Dal is a yummy sweet preparation for dal. Learn how to make/prepare Moong Ki Dal by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 cup Split Green Gram Skinless (Dhuli Moong Dal)

• 1 cup Milk

• 1/4 inch piece Ginger (peeled and crushed)

• Salt to taste

• 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds

• A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)

• 3/4 tsp Turmeric Powder

• 2 Cloves

• 1 tsp grated Jaggery (Gur)

• 3 tbsp Ghee


How to make Moong Ki Dal:

• Soak dal for half an hour, drain the water and keep aside.

• Pressure cook the dal with salt, turmeric powder and water and bring it to boil. Simmer in low heat till the dal is nearly done.

• Add crushed ginger, hot milk and jaggery and stir to mix well and cook for another 10 minutes. Check the seasoning.

• In a pan, heat ghee and add cumin seeds, asafoetida and cloves.

• When it splutters, add the dal and stir.

• Serve hot.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani

Posted by sandhya at 9/18/2011 02:23:00 AM
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Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani is a very famous Hyderabadi main dish. Learn how to prepare Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 kg Rice

• 1 kg Mutton

• 10 gm Cardamom

• 10 gm Cinnamon

• 10 gm Cumin Seeds

• 10 gm Cloves

• 40 gm Ginger

• 20 gm Garlic

• 100 gm Green Chilies

• 50 gm fried Onion

• 1 bunch Coriander Leaves

• 1 bunch Pudina Leaves

• 1/4 cup Yogurt

• 1/4 kg Ghee


How to make Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani:

• Wash mutton and keep it aside in a vessel.

• Grind green chilies, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, fried onion, coriander leaves, and pudina leaves together. Add this mixture to the meat.

• Add yogurt and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Leave aside for half an hour.

• Heat the oil which you had used to fry onions in a cooker.

• Add the marinated mutton and cook for 4-5 whistles. Henceforth, lower the flame and cook for 5 minutes.

• Boil 2 liters of water in a vessel and add rice.

• Take out semi-cooked rice from the vessel and spread it on the meat and spices mixture, to form a layer.

• Combine one cup of boiled water with 1/4 kg ghee. Pour over the rice.

• Place a plate on the vessel and seal its edges with kneaded dough.

• Cook for 15 minutes on medium heat.

• Turn off the heat and leave the biryani for 15 minutes, after which it will be ready to be served.

Andhra Mutton Curry

Posted by sandhya at 9/18/2011 01:20:00 AM
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Andhra Mutton Curry is a very spicy recipe. This is a delicious curry and quite easy to prepare. It goes well with rice, parathas, bread, appam, idiyappam, puttu or pulao. Learn how to make/prepare Andhra Mutton Curry by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:

• ½ Kg Mutton ( Cut it into medium size pieces)

• ½ tsp Red chili powder

• 2 tsp Black Pepper Powder

• ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1 inch Stick Cinnamon

• 1 tsp Coriander seeds

• 1 tsp Cumin seeds

• 2 Cloves

• 2 Green Cardamoms

• 3 Medium Onions ( Chopped)

• 1 Large Tomato ( Chopped)

• 1 tsp Ginger and Garlic Paste.

• 10 Curry Leaves

• 1 tsp Poppy Seeds

• ½ tsp Fennel Seeds

• 4 Black Peppercorns

• Coriander Leave

• Oil

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Andhra Mutton Curry:

• Pressure cook mutton pieces with 2 cups water, turmeric and salt till 6 whistles.

• Add poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, fennel seeds. Cool it for 10 min.

• Then grind it and keep it aside.

• Heat up the oil in Pan.

• Add curry leaves, onion and Cook till the onion becomes brown.

• Add ginger garlic paste, chili powder and half the black pepper powder and cook for 2 min.

• Now add tomato and mutton pieces, cook on high flame until the tomatoes become soft.

• Add salt and spice powder.

• Cook in low flame till mutton pieces become soft and add remaining black pepper and mix well. • Finally toss coriander leaves and serve.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Potato Salad Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 9/15/2011 03:58:00 AM
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Potato Salad Sandwich is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Potato Salad Sandwich by following this easy recipe.

Ingredients:
• 1/3 Cup prepared potato salad
• 2 Leaves of lettuce
• 1-1/2 tbsp Mayonnaise
• 2 Slices tomato
• 1 Hamburger bun

How to make Potato Salad Sandwich:
• Open bun and layer each side with 1 1/2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
• Place tomato slices and lettuce leaves on bottom half of bun.
• Layer potato salad onto tomato, and spread toward the ends of bun. Then cover with top of bun.

Vegetable Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 9/15/2011 03:46:00 AM
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Vegetable Sandwich is a delicious and filling food, ideal for breakfast. Learn how to prepare Vegetable Sandwich by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 loaf Sliced Bread

• 100 g Butter

• 3 tbsp Mint Chutney

• 1 Cucumber, peeled and sliced

• 2 Carrots, peeled and sliced

• 2 Tomatoes, sliced

• 6 Green Chilies

• 2 Onions, peeled and sliced

• 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves, chopped

• 1 tsp Lemon Juice

• Salt, to taste

• Pepper Powder, to taste


How to make Vegetable Sandwich:

• Mince green chilies and coriander leaves.

• Remove brown edges of bread with knife or scissors.

• Apply butter on one side of the bread slice and then spread mint chutney over it.

• Now, arrange sliced cucumber and carrot over it.

• Take another bread slice and apply butter over one side.

• Put it over the prepared bread (butter side face up) and arrange onions, tomato slices, minced chilies and coriander leaves over it.

• Sprinkle salt and pepper and pour ½ tsp lemon juice over it.

• Take another slice and butter one side.

• Top it sandwich with the bread slice (butter side face down).

• Your sandwich is ready. Repeat the process to make more sandwiches.

• Serve with tomato sauce.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tandoori Prawns

Posted by sandhya at 9/14/2011 04:38:00 AM
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Tandoori Prawns is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Tandoori Prawns by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 1 kg Prawn Tails (with shells)

• 7 g Red Chili Powder

• Salt (to taste)

• A pinch of Turmeric Powder

• 3 g Garam Masala

• 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

• 2 tbsp Lemon Juice

• 200 g Curd

• 5 g Ajwain

• Oil (for brushing)



How to make Tandoori Prawns:

• Remove the veins of the prawns.

• Marinate the prawns with lemon juice, salt, and ginger-garlic paste. Keep aside for 15 minutes. • Mix curd with ajwain, garam masala, red chili powder, and turmeric together in a separate bowl.

• Drain the prawns and keep in the curd mixture for an hour.

• Heat the oven and roast the prawns for about 5 minutes.

• Remove and brush the prawns 4 times with oil nicely. Roast for another 4 minutes.

• Serve hot with vegetable salad.

Baked Crab

Posted by sandhya at 9/14/2011 04:23:00 AM
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Baked Crab makes a scrumptious accompaniment for a lavish meal. Learn how to make/prepare Baked Crab by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 4 fresh Cromer Crabs

• 30 g Butter

• ½ Lemon Juice

• ½ tsp Mustard

• 4 Nutmeg (grated)

• A pinch of Cayenne Pepper

For Toppings:

• 15 g Bread Crumbs

• 1 tbsp melted Butter

• 30 gm Parmesan Cheese (grated)

• Lemon Wedges


How to make Baked Crab:

• Preheat oven to 200°C.

• Mix melted butter, mustard, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, & lemon juice in a bowl.

• Fill the mixture through the crabmeat gently & put into the shells.

• Mix bread crumbs with melted butter and Parmesan cheese.

• Layer the mixture over the crab evenly.

• Bake the crab for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

• Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bandaru Ladoo

Posted by sandhya at 9/13/2011 02:05:00 AM
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Bandaru Ladoo is a yummy, sweet delight that is very popular in Andhra Pradesh. Bandaru ladoo is one of those mouth watering dishes which are made on The festival of Makar Sankranti . Learn how to make/prepare Bandaru Ladoo by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 250 g Bengal Gram Flour (Senaga Pindi)

• 250 g Sugar

• 1 tsp Cardamom Powder

• Oil, to fry

• 1 cup Water

• 50 g Cashew Nuts, fried in a tbsp ghee

• 1 tsp Ghee


How to make Bandaru Ladoo:

• Take a small pan and heat oil in it and add it to the Senaga Pindi.

• Mix it well with hand and prepare a dough using water (it should have the same consistency as puri dough).

• Place the disc with medium-size hole in the muruku press and fill it with dough, leaving space for the upper part of press.

• Heat the oil and carefully press the dough in the oil, to make spirals, making sure that the bottom of the press is away from the oil (about 2 inches). Do it carefully, so that the hot oil fumes do not reach your hand.

• Turn it over and fry it till it turns golden brown.

• Drain the oil and repeat the process till the dough is over.

• Powder the prepared spirals in a blender and keep aside

• Now, take sugar and mix water in it, to make light syrup.

• Add powdered spirals, cardamom powder and fried cashew nuts in the sugar syrup and mix well.

• Remove from the flame and prepare lemon sized balls from the mixture, while applying a little ghee on the palm, so that it does not stick.

• Bandaru ladoos are ready to serve.


Tip of the day: There is simple and easy way of doing it (provided there is no connoisseur in the family) for those who do not have the muruku press or time and patience. Powder sugar in a blender, fry `senaga pindi' lightly in 2 tbs of ghee and mix them along with the roasted cashew nuts and cardamom powder. Add a little more ghee for consistency while making the laddus.

Badam Kheer

Posted by sandhya at 9/13/2011 12:59:00 AM
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Badam Kheer is a very popular recipe. It does not take a lot of time.........and it is good to serve during festivals and get togethers. Learn how to make/prepare Badam Kheer by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 Cup Almonds(badam)

• 6 Cups Milk

• 1 Cup Sugar

• 1/2 tsp Saffron Strands

• 2 Cup Water


How to make Badam Kheer:

• Soak badams in a hot water for about an hour.

• Drain the water, peel off the skin of almonds and make a fine paste in a grinder using milk if necessary.

• Cook badam paste for about 5 to10 minutes in a heated pan over low flame and stir it continuously.

• Add sugar and keep stirring the mixture.

• Pour the remaining milk and boil it for about 15 minutes.

• Garnish it with a few saffron strands and serve.


Suggestion: This can be served hot or cold.....it tastes good either way!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blueberry Ice Cream

Posted by sandhya at 9/10/2011 05:15:00 AM
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Blueberry Ice Cream is a very tempting and tasty recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Blueberry Ice Cream by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 4 cups Blueberries

• 1½ cups Sugar

• 3 tbsp Orange Juice

• 4 cups Light Cream

• 1 tsp Vanilla


How to make Blueberry Ice Cream:

• Combine blueberries, sugar, and orange juice in a saucepan. Crush the berries and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.

• Remove from heat and blend into a smooth puree.

• Strain the puree and leave it to cool.

• Mix the puree with cream and vanilla.

• Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the directions.

• Serve cold.

Avalos Podi

Posted by sandhya at 9/10/2011 04:55:00 AM
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Avalos Podi is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Avalos Podi by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:

• 1 kg Rice Flour

• 8 cups Coconut (grated)

• A handful of Cumin Seeds

• Salt (to taste)



How to make Avalos Podi:

• Mix together flour, coconut, half handful cumin seeds, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Let it rest for 1 hour.

• Dry roast the remaining cumin seeds in a pan.

• Pour the flour mixture in the pan and cook for about 20-25 minutes on medium flame, until brown. Stir frequently.

• Remove and cool completely.


Suggestion: While serving, take some avalose podi and mix in sugar and eat. Optionally, you can slice some banana pieces and mash it along and serve.


Tip of the day: Roasting should be done on medium heat so as to bring out the flavors and for even roasting.
 

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