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.
 

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