Sunday, December 30, 2012

Kesar Elaichi Ice-Cream

Posted by sandhya at 12/30/2012 01:49:00 AM
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Kesar Elaichi Ice-Cream is so delectable that it always leave the guest wanting for more. Learn how to make/prepare Kesar Elaichi Ice-Cream by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:
• 2 cups Full Fat Milk 
• 1 cup Milk Powder 
• ½ cup Sugar 
• 1 tbsp Corn Flour 
• A few Saffron Strands 
• ½ tsp Cardamom Powder (elaichi) 
• ½ cup Fresh Cream

How to make Kesar Elaichi Ice-Cream:
• Take a bowl and mix a cup of milk, milk powder and corn flour in it, to make a smooth paste.
• Take 2 tbsp of milk in a cup and put saffron strands in it. Keep it aside.
• In a pan, add sugar, saffron and cardamom powder, along with a cup of milk and bring it to boil.
• Now, cook it on simmer for 5 to 7 minutes and add the milk mixture prepared earlier. Stir it occasionally.
• Cook it till the mixture starts coating the back of the spoon.
• Remove from flame and allow it cool completely.
• Add cream to the prepared mixture and mix well.
• Pour this mixture in a shallow container, cover and freeze it, till it gets set.
• Bring this mixture out of the freezer, divide into two batches and churn it using a blender, until it gets smooth.
• Again, transfer the ice cream mixture in the shallow container and freeze till it is firm.
• Scoop it out in ice cream bowls and serve chilled.



Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing:

Posted by sandhya at 12/30/2012 01:39:00 AM
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Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing is a very popular and tasty recipe. Learn how to make this tasty Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing  for this special  New Year by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:
• 7 Eggs 
• ½ cup Butter (melted) 
• ¾ cup Flour 
• 1 tsp Vanilla 
• ¼ kg semi-sweet Chocolate (shredded) 
• 3½ cups Sugar Powder 
• 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder 
• 6 tbsp Apricot Jam 
• 6 tbsp Double Cream

How to make Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing:
• Preheat oven to 220 °C.
• Grease a baking pan with little butter and dust with flour.
• Separate the egg whites and yolks.
• Beat eggs yolks with ¾ cup sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until thickened.
• Sift cocoa with flour in another bowl.
• Cut in butter and mix until you get fine crumbs.
• Mix egg whites with ¾ cup sugar in another bowl and beat until creamy.
• Add cocoa mixture and stir well gradually.
• Add sugar mixture and beat until well blended.
• Transfer the batter into the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.
• Reduce the temperature to 170 °C and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Remove and cool.
• Heat chocolate in a saucepan, stirring frequently, on low flame until completely melted. Take off from heat.
• Mix cream with 2 cups sugar powder and beat until well blended.
• Slice the cake horizontally into 2 parts.
• Spread apricot jam over the lower piece and cover up with the top piece.
• Decorate the cake with chocolate icing.
• Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
• Slice and serve.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Bavarian Brownies

Posted by sandhya at 12/25/2012 03:22:00 AM
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Bavarian Brownies is a very popular and a perfect dish for Christmas. Learn how to make/prepare Bawarian Brownies by following this easy recipe. 

Ingredients:


• 500 gm German Chocolate Cake Mix

• 1/3 cup Milk

• 1/4 cup Butter or Margarine (softened)

• 1 Egg

• 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

• 1/2 cup Walnuts (chopped)

How to make Bavarian Brownies:

• Preheat oven to 350°F.

• Spray a 13X9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.

• In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except chocolate chips and walnuts in an electric mixer.

• Now stir in the remaining ones.

• Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.

• Bake for 20-30 minutes, until brownies are done.

• Cool completely and cut into squares.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Stuffed Capsicums

Posted by sandhya at 9/27/2012 07:53:00 AM
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Stuffed Capsicums is a tasty delicacy that goes great with a plateful of vegetable pulao. Learn how to make/prepare Stuffed Capsicums by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:


• 12 medium sized Green Capsicums

• 3 Potatoes (boiled and mashed)

• 200 g Cottage Cheese (paneer), (grated)

• 1 large Onion (chopped)

• 1 inch piece Ginger (chopped)

• 3 Green Chillies (chopped)

• 10-12 Cashewnuts (coarsely ground)

• 12-15 Raisins

• 1 tsp Cumin Powder

• 1 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder

• 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder

• 2 tsp Dry Mango Powder (amchur)

• 1/2 cup Cheese

• Fresh Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)

• Salt to taste

• 2 tbsp Oil


How to make Stuffed Capsicums:

• Cut off the head of the capsicums and deseed them. Trim the bottom off the capsicum to allow it to stand still when cooking.

• In a bowl, mix together the potatoes, paneer, red chilli powder, dry mango powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, cashew nuts, raisins, coriander leaves and salt and keep aside.

• In a pan, heat oil and cook onion till they turn pink and add green chillies and ginger to it.

• Add in the potato mixture and cook for two minutes. Remove from heat and divide the mixture into equal portions.

• Stuff the capsicum with the potato mixture and cover it with grated cheese.

• Preheat the oven 225 ºC and microwave the stuffed capsicums for fifteen minutes.

• Serve hot.

Green Chutney With Peanuts

Posted by sandhya at 9/27/2012 07:45:00 AM
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Green Chutney With Peanuts is a tasty mint chutney with peanuts. Learn how to make/prepare Green Chutney With Peanuts by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 1 cup Fresh Coriander Leaves

• 1 cup Fresh Mint Leaves

• 1 tbsp Green Chillies (chopped)

• 1/2 cup Yogurt

• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

• 1 tbsp Garlic

• 1/2 cup Peanuts

• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

• 1 tsp Ginger (chopped)

• 1/2 tsp Tamarind Paste

• Salt to taste


How to make Green Chutney With Peanuts:

• In a blender, take cumin seeds, garlic, peanuts, lemon juice, yogurt, green chillies, salt, coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger, tamarind paste and a little water.

• Blend it into a smooth paste.

• Adjust seasoning.

• Serve.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Low Calorie Irish Coffee

Posted by sandhya at 9/26/2012 05:33:00 AM
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Low Calorie Irish Coffee is tasty and healthy drink. Learn how to make/prepare Low Calorie Irish Coffee by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 2 tsp fresh Lemon Juice

• 2 cup strong Coffee

• 2 tbsp Orange Juice

• Fat free Cream (optional)


How to make Low Calorie Irish Coffee:

• Combine lemon and orange juice with coffee.

• Pour the mixture into two Irish glasses.

• Add fat free cream (whipped), in case using.

Brownie Caramel Cheesecake

Posted by sandhya at 9/26/2012 05:20:00 AM
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Brownie Caramel Cheesecake is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Brownie Caramel Cheesecake by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 1 (9 oz) package Brownie Mix

• 3 Eggs

• 1 tbsp Cold Water

• 1 (14 oz) package Caramels

• 1 (5 oz) can evaporated Milk

• 2 (8 oz) packages Cream Cheese

• ½ cup Sugar

• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

• 1 cup Chocolate Fudge Topping


How to make Brownie Caramel Cheesecake:

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

• Butter a 9-inch springform pan.

• Combine brownie mix, 1 egg, and water in a large mixing bowl.

• Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.

• Melt caramels in milk over low heat in a heavy saucepan, stirring constantly, until it reaches to a smooth consistency.

• Pour this caramel mix over the warm, baked brownie crust, reserving 1/3 cup.

• Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together with an electric mixer until smooth.

• Add the remaining 2 eggs, one by one, and beat well after each addition.

• Pour this cream cheese mixture over the caramel mixture and bake for 40 minutes.

• Chilled thoroughly and remove from the pan (loosen the edges by a knife).

• Heat reserved caramel mixture and spread over the cake.

• Pour the chocolate fudge topping all over and spread evenly.

• Slice and serve.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fresh Fruit Sorbet

Posted by sandhya at 9/25/2012 06:11:00 AM
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Stay cool this summer with this refreshing Fresh Fruit Sorbet delight. Learn how to make/prepare Fresh Fruit Sorbet by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:


• 4 cups Fresh Fruit (sliced strawberries, peaches, kiwi fruit, bananas, papayas or mangoes)

• 1 cup Fresh Lemon Juice

• ½ cup Fresh Orange Juice

• Sugar (to taste)

• 1 pinch of Salt

• Mint Sprigs (for garnishing)


How to make Fresh Fruit Sorbet:

• Take a large bowl and spread the sliced fruit in it.

• Cover the fruit with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, to prevent it from browning.

• Place the bowl in the refrigerator, until well chilled.

• Mix together the remaining lemon juice, orange juice, sugar and salt. Stir well till the sugar is dissolved.

• Pour the juice in a plastic container and place it in the freezer.

• Remove after an hour and process it in a blender.

• Put it back into the freezer, until completely frozen.

• To serve, place some mixed fruit in a dessert style bowl.

• Scoop out some frozen juice over the fresh fruit and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lychee Kheer

Posted by sandhya at 9/24/2012 04:43:00 AM
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Lychee Kheer is a tasty rice pudding with the flavor of tasty lychees. Learn how to make/prepare Lychee Kheer by following this easy recipe.





Ingredients:


• 300 g Lychees (roughly chopped)

• 2 tbsp Basmati Rice (soaked and coarsely ground)

• 5 cups Milk

• 1/2 cup Sugar

• 3 tbsp Mawa (khoya) (grated)

• 1/2 tsp Green Cardamom Powder

• 12 Almonds (blanched and slivered)

• 12 Pistachios (blanched and slivered)

• A few drops Rose water


How to make Lychee Kheer:

• In a thick-bottomed pan, take the milk and bring it to a boil stirring all the while so that cream doesn’t form on the top.

• Add the coarsely ground rice to the milk and cook till done.

• Now add khoya, sugar and chopped lychees and stir for two minutes.

• Add green cardamom powder and rose water and mix well and remove the kheer from heat.

• Allow it to cool and serve garnished with almonds and pistachios.


Sweet Potato Chaat

Posted by sandhya at 9/24/2012 04:35:00 AM
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Sweet Potato Chaat is tantalizing sweet and sour chaat. Learn how to make/prepare Sweet Potato Chaat by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 3 medium Sweet Potatoes (boiled, peeled and cut into cubes)

• 3 medium Potatoes (boiled, peeled and cut into cubes)

• 2-3 Green Chillies (finely chopped)

• 3/4 tsp Cumin Seeds

• 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder

• 1 tsp Chaat Masala

• 1 marble-sized Tamarind (Imli)

• Salt to taste

• 1/2 tsp Sugar

• 2 tbsp Oil

• 1/4 cup Fresh Coriander Leaves (chopped)

• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice


How to make Sweet Potato Chaat:

• In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. When they begin to splutter, add the potatoes and the sweet potatoes and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Transfer it in a big bowl and keep aside.

• Add chopped green chillies, salt, chaat masala and red chilli powder to the potatoes and toss.

• In a small bowl, soak tamarind in water and microwave on high for two minutes. Squeeze out the pulp.

• Add the tamarind pulp, sugar and chopped coriander leaves into the potatoes and toss again.

• Squeeze some lemon juice and mix lightly.

• Just before serving garnish it with curd & sev then serve. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Eggless Ice Cream

Posted by sandhya at 9/23/2012 05:43:00 AM
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Eggless Ice Cream is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Eggless Ice Cream by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 1 cup Milk

• 1-1/2 tbsp Condensed Milk

• 1 cup Cream

• 1 tbsp Corn flour heaped

• 7 tbsp Sugar

• Few drops of red or yellow color

• 1 tsp Vanilla Essence


How to make Eggless Ice Cream:

• Keep the milk for boiling in pan.

• Dissolve corn flour in little cold milk.

• Add this mixture to the boiling milk.

• Cook till it becomes slightly thick.

• Add condensed milk and sugar.

• Blend it well in a mixie.

• Cool and add cream. Mix properly.

• Now add vanilla essence. Also mix few drops of food coloring.

• Keep it in refrigerator in a closed container.

• Remove and beat it with an eggbeater when half set.

• Keep it back in refrigerator.

• Eggless ice cream is ready.

Italian Pizza

Posted by sandhya at 9/23/2012 05:36:00 AM
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Italian Pizza is a very popular recipe all over the world. Learn how to make/prepare Italian Piza by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 1 Loaf of crusty Italian bread

• 2 Cup Italian plum tomatoes, drained well and chopped

• 1/2 Cup tomato sauce

• 1/2 tsp Sweet basil

• 1/4 lb Swiss cheese, cubed

• 1/4 lb Italian sausage or salami, cubed

• 1/4 lb Mozzarella cheese, cubed

• 1/2 Clove garlic, crushed

• 1/2 tsp Oregano

• 1/4 Romano cheese, coarsely grated

• Olive oil as required

• Salt and pepper to taste


How to make Italian Pizza:

• Cut off the top of the bread and hollow out.

• Brush inside and outside with a little warm oil.

• Keep it in a hot oven for about 5 to 10 minutes till the inside is dry.

• Combine tomato sauce with chopped tomatoes, cubed Mozzarella, basil, Swiss cheese and the cubed sausage or salami, mix well.

• Stuff the toasted loaf with the mixture.

• Sprinkle with pepper, salt, garlic, oregano and grated cheese.

• Place the pizza on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes till the loaf is golden brown and the filling is piping hot.

• Cut the pizza into thick slices and serve.

Vegetable Pizza Squares

Posted by sandhya at 9/23/2012 05:08:00 AM
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Vegetable Pizza Squares is a very tasteful recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Vegetable Pizza Squares by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 2/3 cup Mayonnaise

• 1 tsp Dill Weed (dried)

• 1 tsp Onion (minced)

• 1/2 cup Cauliflower (chopped)

• 1/2 cup Broccoli (chopped)

• 1/2 cup Green Bell Peppers (chopped)

• 1/2 tsp Garlic (minced)

• 2 (10 ounce) Crescent Roll Dough (refrigerated)

• 1 (8 ounce) Cream Cheese (softened)

• 1 (8 ounce) Cheese (shredded)


How to make Vegetable Pizza Squares:

• To begin with, heat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Unwind crescent roll dough on a small baking sheet. Bake until it puffs or turns lightly brown.

• Take a medium bowl; toss dill weed, onion garlic, cream cheese, and mayonnaise. Stir it well.

• Blow out the cream cheese mixture over the crust of crescent roll dough. Spread a layer of green peppers, cauliflower and broccoli. Toss it with cheddar cheese. Freeze until served.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pista Ice Cream

Posted by sandhya at 9/22/2012 05:03:00 AM
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Pista Ice cream is a very tasty recipe. Learn how to prepare Pista Icecream by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 3 cups Milk

• 3/4 cup Sugar

• 5 tbsp Corn Flour

• 1/2 cup Water

• Few drops Vanilla Essence

• Few drops Yellow And Green Color

• 1 cup Cream

• Crushed Pista


How to make Pista Ice Cream:

• Dissolve corn flour in little water.

• Boil the milk and add the diluted corn flour. Cook until it becomes thick.

• Mix sugar and remove the milk from the flame and let it cool.

• Now add vanilla essence and colors to it.

• Beat the mixture and add cream.

• Keep the icecream in refrigerator for about an hour.

• Remove and beat it again.

• Add crushed pista. Again keep it for cooling.

• Pista Icecream is ready.

Cinnamon Honey Butter Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 9/22/2012 04:54:00 AM
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Cinnamon Honey Butter Sandwich is a very delicious recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Cinnamon Honey Butter Sandwich by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 1/2 cup Butter (softened)

• 1/2 cup Sugar

• 1/2 cup Honey

• 1 tsp ground Cinnamon

• 8 slices Bread (toasted)


How to make Cinnamon Honey Butter Sandwich:

• Take a medium bowl and add butter, sugar, honey and cinnamon.

• Beat it until the content is light and fluffy.

• Spread it over 4 slices of bread. Top the other four slices over these.

• Enjoy it warm.


Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches

Posted by sandhya at 9/22/2012 04:46:00 AM
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Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches are appetizing vegetarian sandwiches with a perfect barbeque flavor. Learn how to prepare Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 1 (12 oz) package extra firm Tofu

• 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil

• 1 Onion (thinly sliced)

• 1½ cups Barbecue Sauce

• 6 Hamburger Buns


How to make Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches:

• Drain the tofu between paper towels to squeeze out the maximum water possible.

• Slice tofu into ¼ inch thick slices.

• Place a large skillet on fire and heat vegetable oil.

• Add tofu strips and fry till they turn golden brown on both sides.

• Add onion and fry for a few minutes till onion reaches your desired consistency.

• Add in barbeque sauce and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes.

• Spread on hamburger buns and serve.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Prawns with Rice

Posted by sandhya at 9/21/2012 04:38:00 AM
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Prawns with Rice is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Prawns with Rice by following this simple & easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 8 Tiger Prawns (de-shelled)

• 1 cup Rice (cooked)

• 100 g Unsalted Butter

• 2 Green Chilies (chopped)

• ¼ cup Coriander Leaves (chopped)

• Salt (to taste)

• 5 cloves Garlic (peeled and crushed)


How to make Prawns with Rice:

• Combine butter, coriander leaves, green chilies, garlic, and salt in a baking pan. Bake for a minute in the oven.

• Roast the prawns in a non-stick pan and mix in the butter mixture. Toss to coat the prawns well.

• Spread rice in a serving plate.

• Place the buttered prawns over the rice and serve.

Sweet and Sour Prawns

Posted by sandhya at 9/21/2012 04:16:00 AM
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Sweet and Sour Prawns is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Sweet and Sour Prawns by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 5 big Prawns

• ½ tbsp Maida

• ½ tbsp Corn Flour

• 1 Egg (beaten)

• ¼ tsp Chilly Powder

• ½ tsp Pepper Powder

• ½ tbsp Tomato Sauce

• ½ cup broken Vermicelli

• A pinch of Aginomoto

• ¼ tsp Sugar

• Oil (for frying)

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Sweet and Sour Prawns:

• Mix together maida, cornflour, egg, chilly powder, pepper powder, tomato sauce, sugar, and salt.

• Add little water and mix to make a fine paste.

• Stir in ajinomoto and stir well.

• Dip each prawn into the paste and then spin into vermicelli.

• Heat oil in a pan and fry the prawns in batches, until golden brown.

• Serve hot.

Andhra Tomato Rasam

Posted by sandhya at 9/21/2012 04:07:00 AM
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Andhra Tomato Rasam is a very tasty & popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Andhra Tomato Rasam by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 2 Tomatoes (medium sized)

• 11/2 tsp Mustard Seeds

• 1 tsp Urud Dal

• 1pinch Asafetida

• 3 Dry Red Chilies

• 1 tbsp Tamarind (Extracted)


How to make Andhra Tomato Rasam:

• Grind the tomatoes and make it a fine paste.

• Take a bowl with 250 ml of water and add tamarind and squeeze it well.

• Add tomato paste to it and keep the mixture aside.

• Heat oil and add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urad dal, a pinch of asafetida, red Chilies.

• Add the mixture to it.

• Bring it to boil.


Suggestions:

Serve it with rice.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Capsicum Chicken

Posted by sandhya at 9/20/2012 06:22:00 AM
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Capsicum Chicken is a very tasty recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Capsicum Chicken by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• ½ kg Chicken

• 1 tsp Red Chili Sauce

• 2 tsp Soya Sauce

• 3 large Onions (sliced)

• 3 Green Capsicum (sliced)

• 2 tsp Red Chili Powder

• 2 tsp Vinegar

• ½ cup Oil

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Capsicum Chicken:

• Slice the chicken into 2 inch pieces.

• Heat oil in a pan and fry onions and capsicum for 7-8 minutes.

• Add chicken and cook until light brown.

• Mix in red chili powder, soya sauce, vinegar, red chili sauce, and salt. Cook for another 2 minutes.

• Pour enough water to half cover the chicken and cover the pan. Cook for 5 minutes.

• Uncover and cook until the gravy absorbs in completely.

• Serve hot.

Capsicum Masala Curry

Posted by sandhya at 9/20/2012 06:15:00 AM
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Capsicum Masala Curry is a very popular and savory Andhra delicacy. Learn how to prepare Capsicum Masala Curry by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 250g Capsicum (cut into two pieces each)

• 2 tsp Coriander Seeds

• 25g Sesame Seeds

• 25g Peanuts

• 25g Dry Coconut (grated)

• 1 tsp Chili Powder

• 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds

• 1 bunch Curry Leaves

• A pinch of Fenugreek Seeds

• 50g Tamarind

• 75g Oil

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Capsicum Masala Curry:

• Roast coriander seeds, peanuts, sesame seeds, and dry coconut without oil, until golden.

• Cool and blend in a food processor, to make a smooth paste.

• Heat oil in a pan. Fry mustard, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves for a minute.

• When the seeds flutter, add capsicum. Fry for a while and transfer to a separate bowl.

• Fry the ground paste in the remaining oil until the oil separates.

• Add chili powder, tamarind water and salt. Cook until the gravy becomes thick.

• Now, add fried capsicum to the gravy and remove from heat.

• Garnish with coriander leaves.

• Serve hot.

Sweet Coffee

Posted by sandhya at 9/20/2012 05:58:00 AM
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Sweet Coffee is a delicious recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Sweet Coffee by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 1/4 cup sweetened Condensed milk

• 4 cups double espresso coffee


How to make Sweet Coffee:

• Take four glasses and add 1 tbsp condensed milk to each.

• Into each pour 2 shots of expresso, and stir until the coffee and milk is well mixed.

• Add ice cubes and serve.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Undrallu / Kudumulu

Posted by sandhya at 9/18/2012 05:21:00 AM
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HAPPY VINAYAKA CHAVITHI..
Undrallu are one of the Vinayaka Chavithi specials. They are also known as Kudumulu in some places. They are made with rice ravva and chana dal. You can prepare them in two methods, I will give both ways below – you can choose the best method that fits you.



Ingredients:


Rice ravva – 1 Cup

Chana dal – 1/8 Cup

Water – 2 1/4 Cups

Ghee/Oil – 1/2 tsp

Salt    

 How to make Undrallu: 

 Pan Method:

Wash and soak chana dal for 30 mins in 1/4th cup water. do NOT drain it.

 In a narrow pan like sauce pan, add oil/ghee and soaked chana dal with water and 2 more cups of water. Let it boil until chana dal is 3/4th cooked.

 Now add rice ravva and stir well so there are no lumps. Add salt and when this is boiling, cover with lid and let it cook under minimum flame for about 10 mins.

 Open the lid and check if the ravva is cooked well by taking little amount with fingers and pressing it. If this is soft, its done. If you still have ravva nature, cook for around 5 more mins.

 Remove the cooked mixture into a big plate or container and allow it to cool for about 10 mins or until you can touch with your palms.

 Now take a palm full of cooked ravva into your palms and make into balls pressing with your two hands.    
Pressure cooker Method:

 Take rice ravva , chana dal, salt, oil and water into a cooker bowl and pressure cook as you cook the rice.

 When pressure is all gone, remove bowl from cooker and allow it to cool in a big plate or container and make them into balls.  
Tip:  Put a bowl of water beside you to wet your hands frequently while making the balls. Wetting hands while making each ball prevents the rava sticking to your hands while pressing them.  

Sweet Kachori

Posted by sandhya at 9/18/2012 05:03:00 AM
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Sweet Kachori is a traditional Maharashtrain recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Sweet Kachori by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• For cover:

• 250 gm Plain flour

• 1 tbsp Corn flour

• 30 gm Ghee

For filling:

• 200 gm Khoya

• 50 gm Milk powder

• 1/2 tsp Nutmeg, cardamom, and cinnamon powder

For syrup:

• 250 gm Sugar

• 1 Cup water

• 1 Big pinch saffron

• Ghee for deep frying


How to make Sweet Kachori:

• Mix khoya, milk powder and other ingredients for filling.

• Take a big bowl and combine plain flour, corn flour and ghee.

• Using water, knead it to pliable dough. Now cover it with a wet cloth.

• Boil sugar and water to form syrup, add one tbsp of milk also.

• Boil until the syrup is slightly sticky between the fingers.

• Crush and add the saffron.

• Prepare 15 to 16 flat balls from the mixture.

• Divide the dough into 15 to 16 parts.

• Roll one ball into a puri and put one mixture ball in the centre.

• Pull up all the sides to seal the mixture, and press in the centre.

• Make 5 to 6 kachoris.

• Heat ghee and fry them on low flame until light brown, turning once.

• Repeat the process for remaining kachoris.

• Make a hole in the centre of each (approx. 2 cm diameter), when slightly cool.

• Pour half tbsp of syrup and roll kachori around to let the syrup spread.

• Allow to stand for about half an hour before serving.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Andhra egg curry

Posted by sandhya at 9/17/2012 04:14:00 AM
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Andhra egg curry is a very spicy and popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Andhra egg curry by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 4 Boiled Eggs.

• 1 tsp Red Chili Powder

• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 2 Green Chilies ( Sliced)

• 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste

• ¼ Cup Coconut

• 2 Cloves

• 1 Piece Cinnamon Stick

• ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder

• 1 tsp Poppy Seeds

• 1 tsp Jeera

• 1 Big Onion ( Sliced)

• 2 Piece Cardamon

• 2 Tomatoes ( Chopped)

• ½ Cup Coriander Leaves ( Chopped)

• 1 tsp Saunf

• 12 Curry Leaves

• Oil

• Salt( to taste )


How to make Andhra egg curry:

• In mixer add coconut, saunf, poppy seeds, garam masala, red chili powder and salt and make a paste.

• Heat up the oil in the pan add cardamom, cinnamon ,cloves and jeera and then add onion.

• Fry until it become brown.

• Then add green chili and curry leaves and fry it for 2 min.

• Add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes.

• Add chopped tomato and fry for 5 min or until till it become soft.

• Add grinded paste and cook in low flame and fry for 3 min.

• Add 1 ½ cup water bring it to boil and eggs cook it 5 min.

• Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


Suggestions:

Tastes good with rice or chapati

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ananas Ka Meetha

Posted by sandhya at 9/16/2012 03:59:00 AM
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Ananas Ka Meetha is a tasty pineapple sweet delicacy to tickle your taste buds. Learn how to prepare Ananas Ka Meetha by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 1 medium sized Pineapple (finely chopped)

• 3 tbsp Ghee

• 2 cups Khoya (grated)

• 1/4 cup Sugar

• 1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds (Chironji)

• 1 tsp Green Cardamom Powder

• 15-20 Cashewnuts


How to make Ananas Ka Meetha:

• Heat 1 ½ tbsp of ghee in a wok (kadhai) and sauté the pineapple in it for five minutes until the water evaporates.

• Add sugar and stir till entirely dissolved.

• Now, add in the green cardamom powder to the pineapple and cook for some time.

• In another pan, heat the remaining ghee and add sunflower seeds and cashewnuts. Cook till golden.

• Add it to the pineapple and mix well.

• Add khoya and cook till done.

• Serve hot, garnished with cashew nuts.

Broccoli Mushroom Stir Fry

Posted by sandhya at 9/16/2012 03:51:00 AM
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Broccoli Mushroom Stir Fry is a quick, delicious and healthy combination of broccoli and mushrooms. Learn how to prepare Broccoli Mushroom Stir Fry by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 1 Broccoli (medium sized, diced)

• 2 tbsp Oil

• 2 tsp Ginger (finely chopped)

• 1 tbsp Garlic (finely chopped)

• 1 tbsp Sugar

• 2 cups Mushrooms (quartered)

• 2 tsp Lemon Juice

• 1 stalk Celery (chopped)

• 4 Spring Onions (chopped)

• 1 tbsp Soy Sauce

• 2 tsp Black Peppercorns (crushed)

• Ajinomoto

• Salt


How to make Broccoli Mushroom Stir Fry:

• Boil the broccoli in salted water for 10 minutes.

• Take a pan and heat the oil.

• Add ginger, garlic and celery to the oil and fry until soft.

• Add the sliced onions and fry for 2 minutes.

• Add the mushrooms and fry on medium-high heat for 2 minutes.

• Add broccolo and the remainder of the ingredients and toss on high heat for 3 minutes.

• Serve hot.

Broccoli & Mushroom Steamed Rice

Posted by sandhya at 9/16/2012 03:44:00 AM
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Broccoli & Mushroom Steamed Rice is a healthy and nutritious recipe. Learn how to prepare Broccoli & Mushroom Steamed Rice by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 1 Cup broccoli (small florets)

• 1/2 Cup mushroom (chopped finely)

• 3/4 Cup fresh cream

• 1/4 tsp White pepper powder

• 3-4 tsp Oil

• Salt to taste

• 3-4 Cups cooked rice


How to make Broccoli & Mushroom Steamed Rice:

• In a pan, heat 1 tsp of oil.

• Add broccoli florets and fry for a while.

• Add mushroom and fry on a high flame till done.

• Add salt and white pepper powder to this.

• Add rice and mix well.

• Toss the rice with fresh cream.

• Broccoli & Mushroom Steamed Rice is ready.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Beetroot Halwa

Posted by sandhya at 9/12/2012 04:09:00 AM
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Beetroot Halwa is a tasty Indian Dessert. Learn how to make/prepare Beet Root Halwa by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 1 kg Beetroot (peeled off, washed & finely grated)

• 2-1/2 Cups sugar

• 1/2 Liter milk (boiled)

• 2 to 3 Cups of water (sufficient to boil the beetroot)

• 8 Cashew nuts

• 8 Raisins

• 2 tbsp Ghee


How to make Beetroot Halwa:

• Pour water in a shallow pan (kadahi) and add grated beetroot.

• Put a lid on the pan and simmer well until water gets evaporated.

• Add sugar and half of the milk, stir constantly until the mixture achieves a thick consistency.

• Now add ghee and stir well.

• Add remaining milk and simmer again for just 1-2 minutes on low heat.

• Take off heat and garnish with cashew nuts and raisins.

• Beetroot Halwa is ready to serve hot.

Beans usili

Posted by sandhya at 9/12/2012 04:00:00 AM
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Beans usili is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Tamilian Beans usili by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 5 French Beans (chopped)

• 1/2 cup Toor Dal

• 1 tbsp Chana Dal

• 1/2 tsp Urad Dal

• 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds

• 3 to 4 Dried Red Chillies

• 1/4 tsp Asafetida (Hing)

• 1 pinch Turmeric Powder

• Oil

• Salt to taste


How to make Beans usili:

• Wash and soak the toor dal and Chana dal (you can put them together) for about 1 hour.

• Once soft, grind this (dals) with red chillies, turmeric, some salt, hing and little water.

• Pour oil into a pan and stir-fry the dal mixture.

• Once the dal mixture breaks into small pieces and is not sticky anymore, empty it into a cup and keep it aside.

• In the same pan, pour required oil, add mustard seeds. When it starts breaking, add urad dal, salt and beans.

• Once the beans is cooked add the fried dal mixture and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.


Suggestions:

serve it hot with rice or roti .

 

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