Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Prawns With Tomato

Posted by sandhya at 1/31/2012 11:28:00 PM
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Prawns With Tomato is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Prawns With Tomato by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 kg Prawns

• 6 Onions (cut into rings)

• 1½ inch piece of Ginger (chopped)

• 5 Garlic Cloves (chopped)

• 5 small Tomatoes (chopped)

• 8 stems of Curry Leaves

• 4 tsp Kashmiri Chilly Powder

• 4 tsp Red Chilly Powder

• 4 Green Chilies (chopped)

• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• Salt (to taste)

• Coconut Oil (as required)


How to make Prawns With Tomato:

• Mix prawns, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, little water, and salt together in a large bowl. Marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.

• Heat little oil in a pan and gently fry the prawns. Remove and keep aside.

• Heat 2 tbsp of oil in the same pan and fry ginger and garlic for a minute.

• Stir in green chilies, curry leaves, and onions. Fry until the onions turn brown.

• Add in kashmiri chilly powder, tomatoes, and fried prawns. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on low flame.

• Serve hot with fried rice.

andhra sambar

Posted by sandhya at 1/31/2012 10:57:00 PM
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Andhra sambar is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare tasty andhra sambar by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• Cucumber (small piece)

• Potato (chopped)

• 1 Onion (Sliced)

• 3 Green Chillies (Split )

• 1 Tomato

• 2 Drumstick

• 8 Red Chillies

• 1 tsp Coriander Seeds

• 1 tsp Urud Dal

• 1 tsp Channa Dal

• fenugreek

• 1tsp Jeera

• ¼ tsp Pepper

• Tamarind

• 3 tbsp Coconut

• 1 tsp Khus khus

• Dal (cooked)

• Asafoetida (small piece)

• Salt (to taste)


How to make andhra sambar:

• Roast red chilies, coriander seeds, rice, urud dal, channa dal, jeera, and pepper on a pan with little oil and mix them up well.

• Grind coconut and khus khus separately.

• Take a pan and cook cucumber using a glass of water.

• Add green chillies, onion, and potato on the cooked cucumber.

• After 5 minutes, add tomato and drumsticks into the same pan.

• Once these ingredients are cooked thoroughly, add cooked dal, ground coconut and khus khus, little turmeric and asafoetida.

• Two minutes later, add powdered masala, tamarind and salt.

• Keep boiling the ingredients till the gravy thickens.

• Finally put fenugreek and curry leaves for seasoning it.


Suggestions: Serve with hot rice or Idly.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Almond Honey Milk

Posted by sandhya at 1/30/2012 11:21:00 PM
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Almond Honey Milk is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Almond Honey Milk by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• ½ cup blanched Almonds

• 2 cup Milk

• ¼ tsp Cardamom Seeds (crushed)

• 3 tbsp Honey

• Sugar (to taste)


How to make Almond Honey Milk:

• Soak almonds in water for around 3-4 hours.

• Peel and grind them into a paste.

• Pour milk in a pan and Bring to a boil.

• Stir in almond paste, sugar, honey, and cardamoms.

• Pour into serving glasses and serve hot or cold.

Almond Fruit Smoothie

Posted by sandhya at 1/30/2012 11:13:00 PM
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Almond Fruit Smoothie Recipe is a very delicious recipe. Learn how to prepare Almond Fruit Smoothie Recipe by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 Peeled Banana (chopped & frozen)

• 2 tbsp Slivered Almonds (toasted)

• 2 cup Orange Juice

• 1 cup Frozen Peaches


How to make Almond Fruit Smoothie:

• Put frozen banana and peaches in a blender. Blend until it smoothens.

• Now, pour orange juice to form a smooth blend.

• Pour the smoothie into tall glass and top the drink with almonds before serving.

Almond Delight Cocktail

Posted by sandhya at 1/30/2012 10:57:00 PM
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Almond Delight Cocktail is a refreshing tasty drink recipe. Learn how to prepare Almond Delight Cocktail by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1/2 oz Almond Liqueur

• 1 oz Coffee Liqueur

• 1/2 oz Crème de Almond


How to make Almond Delight Cocktail:

• Put the coffee liqueur into a glass with ice.

• Cautiously layer the almond liqueur and crème de almond on top.

Paneer Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 1/30/2012 01:08:00 AM
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Paneer Sandwich is a delectable healthy snack ideal for a breakfast. Learn How To Make Paneer Sandwich by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 8 slices Brown Bread

• ½ cup Cucumber (grated)

• ½ cup Onions (chopped)

• ½ cup Cabbage (shredded)

• 1 cup Paneer (grated)

• 2 tsp Black pepper

• Salt to taste

• 1tbsp Butter


How to make Paneer Sandwich:

• Mix the paneer with cucumber, onions, cabbage, salt and pepper in a bowl.

• Spread a layer of butter on one side of the bread slice.

• Now take other bread slice and repeat the same procedure.

• Put some paneer mixture on a bread slice evenly and cover it with another slice.

• Press slightly and roast it till it turns crispy.

• Paneer Sandwich is ready to savor. Serve with chutney.


Tips:

1) You may also make use of silken tofu instead of paneer.

2) Also add some veggies to the stuffing suitable to your childs preference

Sweet Potato Omelette

Posted by sandhya at 1/30/2012 01:03:00 AM
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Sweet Potato Omelette is a nice alternative to Spanish tortilla omelet. Learn how to prepare Sweet Potato Omelette by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 2 small Sweet Potatoes (boiled, peeled and chopped)

• 2 Medium Sized Onion (chopped)

• 100 gm Cheese (crumbled)

• Salt & Pepper as per taste

• 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

• 6 Eggs (beaten)


How to make Sweet Potato Omelette:

• Heat oil in a shallow frying pan and add the sweet potatoes.

• Fry for 5-10 minutes and then add chopped onions, salt and pepper.

• Fry for few more minutes and then pour the beaten eggs in the pan.

• Cook until set and then sprinkle with the cheese.

• When the surface of the egg sets and it's dry around the edges, roll up the omelet to one side of the square pan.

• Cook the omelet for just a few more moments and then remove from the fire and serve hot.

Chocolate Ice Cream

Posted by sandhya at 1/30/2012 12:44:00 AM
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Chocolate lovers will love this easy and simple to make Chocolate Ice Cream. Learn how to prepare Chocolate Ice Cream by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 4 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate

• 1¼ cup Milk

• 2 Eggs (lightly beaten)

• 1 cup Sugar

• 1 cup Cream

• 1 pinch of Salt

• 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

• ½ cup Milk


How to make Chocolate Ice Cream:

• Place the chocolate in a saucepan, over low heat.

• Melt the chocolate and heat milk in another saucepan, over low heat.

• Slowly, stir the milk into the melted chocolate.

• Be careful to stir in milk gradually or else, the chocolate will clump and you will find it difficult to break it down.

• Continue stirring, until the mixture is smooth and thick.

• Beat sugar into eggs in a bowl.

• Gradually stir in the chocolate mixture into the eggs.

• Add cream, salt, vanilla and half cup milk. Mix well and cool.

• Pour the contents into an ice-cream maker and freeze for at least 3 hours.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mushroom Capsicum Curry

Posted by sandhya at 1/27/2012 10:57:00 PM
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Mushroom Capsicum Curry is a very popular and tasty recipe. Learn how to prepare Mushroom Capsicum Curry by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 2 Green Bell Peppers (Capsicum)

• 1 cup Mushrooms

• 3 Tomatoes

• ½ Onions (chopped)

• 3 Cloves

• 1 Cinnamon Stick ( medium sized)

• 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

• ½ tsp Mustard Seeds

• 1 tsp Jeera (Cumin) Seeds

• 1 tsp Dhaniya (Coriander) Powder

• ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder

• 1 tbsp Yogurt

• Cilantro (Coriander) for garnishing

• Turmeric powder (Haldi)

• Chilli Powder ( as per the taste)

• Salt to taste


How to make Mushroom Capsicum Curry:

• Clean and wash the mushrooms. Once dried cut the mushrooms into half inch cubes.

• Cut the Bell peppers into cubes.

• Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and once they pop out , add cumin seeds, onions, ginger garlic paste, cloves, cinnamon stick & stir them until the onions turn brown in color.

• Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder & boil until tomatoes becomes soft.

• Add the bell peppers and yogurt stirring them thoroughly.

• Add dhaniya powder, garam masala powder and mix it well.

• Add mushrooms. Add some salt and chilly powder as you desire.

• Cook until mushrooms becomes soft.


Suggestions: Goes great with chapati and rice.

Chettinad Mushroom Masala

Posted by sandhya at 1/27/2012 10:50:00 PM
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Chettinad Mushroom Masala is a spicy dish from Chettinad cuisine, perfect for mushroom lovers. Learn how to prepare Chettinad Mushroom Masala by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 2 cups Mushrooms, chopped

• Tamarind (marble-sized piece), soaked in ½ cup water

• Salt, to taste

• 1 tsp Garam Masala

• 1 tbsp Chana Dal/ Kadal Parippu/ Split Bengal Gram

• 1 tsp Whole Black Pepper

• 2 tsp Oil

• ½ tsp Mustard Seeds

• 2 Dry Red Chilies, halved

• A few Curry Leaves


How to make Chettinad Mushroom Masala:

• Crush the soaked tamarind well and then strain the water. Keep the water for later use.

• Dry roast chana dal and whole black pepper on a tawa.

• Grind the roasted ingredients and add garam masala, while blending them.

• Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

• When they start crackling, add the curry leaves and red chilies and fry for about 10 seconds.

• Add the chopped mushrooms and stir well, until they get coated with oil.

• Add salt and cook with the lid on, until the mushrooms start sweating and become soft.

• Mix in the tamarind mixture and cook on open fire, till the gravy gets thick and starts sticking to the mushrooms.

• Add the ground spices and salt and fry for another 3 to 4 minutes.

• Remove from fire and serve hot with rice or rotis.


Tips - A tblsp of grated coconut can also be added along with the spice mixture for added flavour.

Button Mushroom Salad

Posted by sandhya at 1/27/2012 10:40:00 PM
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Button Mushroom Salad is a tasty nutritious salad. Learn how to prepare Button Mushroom Salad by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 20 medium Button Mushrooms (thinly sliced)

• 10 Cherry Tomatoes (halved)

• 1 medium Cucumber (peeled and sliced)

• 1 medium Onion (sliced)

• 5 Green Olives (sliced)

• 5 Black Olives (sliced)

• 3 tbsp Olive Oil

• 3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

• Salt

• 6-7 leaves Lettuce

• 6-8 Fresh Basil Leaves

• 1/4 loaf of French Bread (sliced)

• 7-8 Black Peppercorns (crushed)

• 3 cloves Garlic (chopped)


How to make Button Mushroom Salad:

• In a large bowl, take onion and cucumber and add mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, green olives and black olives and toss well.

• For dressing, take olive oil in a bowl.

• To make the salad dressing, take olive oil in a bowl and add balsamic vinegar, crushed peppercorns, salt and garlic and stir well.

• Take the freshly torn lettuce leaves and basil leaves and add it to the bowl of vegetables

• Gently crumble the French bread slices and add it to the vegetables.

• Sprinkle the dressing and toss well.

• Serve.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cabbage Carrot Curry

Posted by sandhya at 1/26/2012 10:47:00 PM
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Cabbage Carrot Curry is a popular South Indian curry. Learn how to prepare Cabbage Carrot Curry by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 3 tsp Chana Dal (split Bengal gram)

• 1/4 cup Fresh Coconut (grated)

• 3 cups Cabbage (chopped)

• 1 cup Carrots (cut into small cubes)

• Salt (to taste)

For Seasoning:

• 5-6 Curry Leaves

• 4-5 Green Chilies (slit and cut into half)

• 3-4 tsp Vegetable Oil

• 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds (Rai)

• 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

• 1-2 Red Chilies (broken into pieces)

• 1/4 inch piece of Ginger (finely grated)


How to make Cabbage Carrot Curry:

• First steam the chopped cabbage and carrots with some salt.

• Then boil the chana dal with a little water about 4-5 minutes.

• Take a pan and heat oil.

• Put the mustard and cumin seeds, and fry it until they start popping. T

• Now add green and red chilies, ginger, and curry leaves and stir for a few seconds.

• Put the steamed cabbage, chana dal and carrot and stir-fry for

• 2 min on medium heat.

• Now put grated coconut and cook for another 2 min.

• Serve it hot.


Suggestions: Serve with rice.

Chettinad Tomato Kuzhambu

Posted by sandhya at 1/26/2012 10:17:00 PM
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Chettinad Tomato Kuzhambu is a very delicious tomato curry from the Chettinad cuisine and it take 20 min to prepare & 20 min to cook. Learn how to prepare Chettinad Tomato Kuzhambu by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:
• 1 cup Tamarind juice
• 4 Tomatoes (1 chopped)
• 5 Red Chilies
• ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
• ½ tsp Fenugreek Seeds
• 1 Onion
• 5 flakes Garlic
• 2 tsp Coriander Seeds
• 6 Cashew Nuts
• 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves, chopped (to garnish)
• Oil, as required
• Salt, to taste

How to make Chettinad Tomato Kuzhambu:
• Take a pan, heat oil in it and then fry tomatoes (leaving one) in it for 3 minutes. Grind the tomatoes and keep it aside.
• Now, heat the pan with oil and put cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, coconut, red chili and coriander seeds in it and fry.
• Now, add ½ chopped onion, garlic and cashew nuts and fry it again.
• Grind these fried ingredients with water to make paste.
• Heat the pan again and put remaining onion and tomato in it and fry it till onion is golden in color.
• Add grinded onion- cashew nut paste in it and fry for 5 minutes.
• Now, put ground tomato in it and cook till the oil starts to separate.
• Put tamarind juice and salt in it and cook it on medium heat for around 4 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with lunch.


Cabbage Tomato Curry

Posted by sandhya at 1/26/2012 10:06:00 PM
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Cabbage Tomato Curry is a very popular south indian recipe. Learn how to prepare Cabbage Tomato Curry by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 Cabbage (chopped in to small pieces)

• 1 Onion (finely chopped)

• 2 Tomatoes (chopped)

• 1/2 Ginger Garlic Paste

• 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder

• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (jeera)

• 2 1/2 tsp Cumin-Coriander powder (dhania-jeera powder)

• 4 tbsp Oil

• 4 Coriander Leaves

• Salt to taste


How to make Cabbage Tomato Curry:

• Heat the frying pan and add one tablespoon oil into it.

• Toss Jeera seeds, mustard seeds, ginger garlic paste, turmeric.

• When they splutter add the chopped onions and let them fry well.

• Add cabbage to it and fry it nicely.

• Add Water if required and let it cook well.

• Add the tomato into the pan and mix well.

• sprinkle jeera-coriander powder and salt to it.

• Leave it, to cook for a while.

• Garnish this with coriander.


Suggestions: serve it hot with rice/roti

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Soya Biryani

Posted by sandhya at 1/25/2012 02:02:00 AM
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Soya Biryani is a mouth-watering Mughlai dish, it's take an average time to prepare. Learn how to prepare Soya Biryani by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 Cups soya chunks

• 2 Cups basmati rice

• 1 Onion, chopped

• 2 Green chilies, finely chopped

• 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste

• 3 Tomatoes, chopped

• 1/2 tsp Chili powder

• 1 tsp Coriander powder

• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

• 1 tsp Garam masala

• Salt to taste

• 2-3 tbsp Ghee or oil

• 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

• Chopped cilantro and mint, for garnish


How to make Soya Biryani:

• Soak Soya chunks in 3 cups of hot water for 30 minutes.

• Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.

• Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.

• Add cumin seeds and ginger garlic paste. Sauté well.

• Then add the onions, green chilies and sauté till onions are soft.

• Add chopped tomatoes and stir till tomatoes are soft.

• Now, add turmeric, chili, coriander and garam masala powders.

• Stir well, till the masala is well sautéed (4-5 minutes).

• Drain the soya chunks and rice and add to the masala.

• Stir and sauté, adding more ghee if required.

• Add 4 cups of water and salt. Stir well.

• Cover the pressure cooker and cook till done.

• Garnish chopped cilantro and mint.

• Serve hot with pickle and raita.

• Soya Biryani is ready.

Vegetable Biryani

Posted by sandhya at 1/25/2012 01:47:00 AM
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Vegetable Biryani is a very tasty recipe but it takes a lot of time to prepare and cook. Learn how to prepare Vegetable Biriyani by following this recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1-1/2 cups Uncooked Rice

• 2 pinches Saffron (dissolved in a little water)

• 2 Onions (sliced)

• 2 tbsp Cashew nuts (broken into pieces)

• 2 tbsp Raisins

• 3 Tomatoes (finely chopped)

• 2 Capsicums (sliced)

• 2 cups (mixed boiled vegetables i.e. chopped cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, green peas)

• 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)

• A little Milk

• 4 tbsp Ghee

• Salt to taste

To be ground into a paste:

• 6 Garlic Cloves

• 25 mm piece of Ginger

• 3 Cardamoms

• 4 Green Chilies

• 3 Cloves

• 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds

• 2 sticks Cinnamon

• 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1/2 tsp Chilly Powder

• 2 Onions

• 6 Mint leaves


How to make Vegetable Biryani:

• Boil the rice in a vessel containing adequate water, cook and drain excess water.

• Add the saffron liquid and salt to the cooked rice. Mix well.

• Heat the ghee and add the onions.Fry until brown.

• Remove the onions and in the same ghee, add the cashewnuts and raisins.

• Fry for a few seconds. Remove and keep aside for garnishing.

• Add the prepared paste and fry for 3 to 4 minutes.

• Add the tomatoes and capsicum and fry again for 2 to 3 minutes.

• Add the boiled vegetables and coriander and cook for a while.

• Put 2 tablespoons of ghee at the bottom of a baking bowl.

• Make layers of the rice and vegetables, beginning and ending with rice.

• Sprinkle a little milk on top.

• Cover and bake in a hot oven at 200 degree C for 15 to 20 minutes.

• Garnish with fried onions, cashew nuts and raisins and serve hot.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Amritsari Fish

Posted by sandhya at 1/24/2012 07:40:00 AM
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Amritsari Fish is a tasty spicy fish delicacy that is sure to get you drooling. Learn how to prepare Amritsari Fish by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 600 g Surmai Fillets (cut into fingers)

• 1 cup Gram Flour (Besan)

• 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder

• 1 tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)

• 2 tbsp Ginger Paste

• 2 tbsp Garlic Paste

• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

• 1 Egg

• Salt to taste

• Oil to deep fry

• 1 tsp Chaat Masala

• 2 Lemons (cut into wedges)


How to make Amritsari Fish:

• In a bowl, take the fish fingers and add red chilli powder, salt, ginger paste, garlic paste, carom seeds, lemon juice, gram flour. Mix all the ingredients well and keep aside.

• Break egg into the fish mixture and mix well.

• In a wok (kadhai) heat sufficient oil and fry the fish fingers in batches till golden and crisp. Drain and put on a paper towel.

• Sprinkle chaat masala and serve hot with lemon wedges.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Andhra Rasam

Posted by sandhya at 1/19/2012 11:26:00 PM
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Andhra Rasam is a very popular South Indian recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Andhra Rasam by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• ½ cup Toor Dal

• 4 Tomatoes (chopped)

• 1½ tbls Ghee/ Refined Butter

• 4 Garlic Cloves (Paste)

• Tamarind (Lemon sized ball)

• 3 tbsp Rasam Powder

• 1½ cups Water

• Coriander leaves (to garnish)

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Andhra Rasam:

• Cook toor dal, tomato pieces, tamarind in pressure cooker.

• Add 1½ cup of water and let it give 3 whistles.

• Take all the cooked ingredients and grind them.

• Add garlic paste, the ground ingredient paste, rasam powder, coriander leaves, salt,ghee and mix it in a pan

• Keep the pan on the stove and boil for about 10mins.

• Hot spicy Andhra Rasam is ready.


Suggestions: Serve with hot rice.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Babycorn Manchurian

Posted by sandhya at 1/18/2012 09:30:00 PM
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Babycorn Manchurian is a popular brunch recipe. Learn how to prepare Baby Corn Manchurian by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 15-20 Baby corn

• 5 tsp Rice flour

• 15 tsp Corn flour

• 2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste

• 1-2 tsp Chili-garlic sauce

• 1 tsp Soya sauce

• 2 tbsp Cashew peanut powder

• 2 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, washed and chopped, for garnishing

• 2 Medium onions, finely chopped

• 4 Green chilies, washed and chopped

• 2 Garlic cloves, washed, peeled and finely chopped

• Tomato sauce, as required

• Oil for deep frying

• Salt to taste


How to make Baby Corn Manchurian:

• Boil babycorns in a little salty water.

• Take a bowl and mix corn flour, rice flour, tomato sauce, ginger-garlic paste, a little salt and the parboiled babycorns.

• Pour oil in a pan and heat it.

• Now fry the babycorns.

• Remove them from the pan and drain out excess oil on clean paper towels.

• Pour 3 tbsp oil in a pan and heat it.

• Add onions, green chillies and garlic, saute until golden brown.

• Add the deep-fried baby corns, soya sauce, tomato sauce, chilli-garlic sauce and salt to it.

• Fry for about 10 minutes over medium heat.

• Garnish Babycorn Machurian with cashew-peanut powder and corriander leaves.

Baby Corn Finger Chips

Posted by sandhya at 1/18/2012 09:07:00 PM
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Baby Corn Finger Chips are a refreshing and healthy change from potato chips. Learn how to prepare Baby Corn Finger Chips by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:
• 10 Baby Corns
• 2 tbsp Gram Flour/Besan•2 tbsp Rice Flour
• 3 tbsp Corn Flour
• 2 tsp Chili Powder
• A pinch of cooking Soda
• Oil for deep-frying
• Salt to taste

How to make Baby Corn Finger Chips :
• Cut Baby Corn vertically into two long pieces.
• In a bowl mix Gram, Rice, Corn Flour, Chili Powder, Soda and Salt with water to a batter.
• Dip Baby Corn fingers into the batter and marinate baby corns in the above mixture for 30 minutes.
• Deep fry on medium heat till they turn reddish brown.
• Remove them on a kitchen towel and serve hot with Tomato Ketchup or Chili Sauce.

Baby Corn Capsicum Curry

Posted by sandhya at 1/18/2012 08:47:00 PM
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Baby Corn Capsicum Curry is both delicious and mouth watering and can be savored at any time of the year. Learn how to prepare Baby Corn Capsicum Curry by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 3 sticks Baby Corn, sliced

• 1 Capsicum, chopped

• 1 Onion, chopped

• 1 Tomato, chopped

• 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

• 1 tsp Chili Powder

• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder

• ½ tbsp Coriander Powder

• 3 spoon Grated Coconut

• 1 tsp Mustard Seeds

• 1 Urad Dal

• 4 Curry Leaves

• Salt, to taste

• Oil, as required


How to make Baby Corn Capsicum Curry:

• Pressure cook the baby corn pieces, after adding turmeric powder and little salt, for about 10 minutes or till it turns tender.

• When boiled, drain water out of it and keep it aside.

• Heat oil in a pan and put mustard seeds and urad dal in it.

• When the seeds start to crackle, add curry leaves, onion and capsicum in it and fry till onion becomes golden brown in color.

• Add tomatoes to it and fry till they become soft.

• Now, put ginger-garlic paste, chili powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt in it and mix well again.

• Add cooked baby corn and fry again, for 2 minutes.

• Add water to this mixture and cook for about 5 minutes.

• In the meantime, prepare coconut milk by grinding grated coconut with water.

• Add the milk to baby corn gravy. Cook it for 5 more minutes and serve hot with chapattis.

Pear Sunset

Posted by sandhya at 1/18/2012 03:53:00 AM
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Pear Sunset is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Pear Sunset by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 1/2 cup Pear (coarsely chopped)

• 1-1/2 tsp Pomegranate juice

• 4 tsp Passion fruit juice

• 1/2 cup Water


How to make Pear Sunset:

• Mix all the ingredients and blend the mixture in a blender until smooth.

• Pour the Pear Sunset into chilled glass and serve.

Akki Roti

Posted by sandhya at 1/18/2012 03:42:00 AM
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Akki Roti is a very traditional Kannada recipe. Learn how to prepare Akki Roti by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 2 cups Akki Hittu (Rice flour)

• 4 Green Chilies (Chopped)

• 1/2 cup Onion (Chopped)

• Asafoetida (hing) (pinch)

• ½ cup Fresh Coconut (grated)

• 1 tsp Chili Powder

• 2 tbs Coriander Leaves (Chopped)

• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1tsp Jeera (Cumin Seeds)

• Oil (for roasting)

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Akki Roti:

• First mix all the ingredients adding little oil in mildly warm water.

• Knead the ingredients well and make soft dough.

• Apply little oil on the hand and make small lemon sized balls.

• Pat the dough to thick roti (like pizza base).

• Put the prepared roti on the preheated pan.

• Put oil on the sides of roti and also on the roti.

• Cook roti well on both sides till it turns golden brown in color.

• Mouth watering hot akki roti is ready to be served.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Aloo Paratha

Posted by sandhya at 1/17/2012 09:59:00 PM
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Aloo Paratha is a popular breakfast recipe. It is best served with pickle and curd. Learn how to prepare Alu Parantha by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 2 cup Wheat Flour

1 cup Water

• 2-3 Potatoes(boiled and mashed)

• 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder

• 1 tsp Chaat Masala

• 1/4 tsp Salt

• Oil/ghee


How to make Aloo Paratha:

• Mix water and flour and knead it to make a soft dough.

• Leave the dough for about half an hour.

• Meanwhile add salt, chili powder, chaat masala to the potatoes and mix thoroughly.

• Now roll out small balls out of the dough.

• Smear a little oil in the center and then put some stuffing mixture.

• Draw the edges towards the center to cover the mixture.

• Press the resulting dough gently and dust it with flour. Flatten to the size of roti.

• Place the paratha on a preheated griddle.

• After some time reverse the side of paratha. Do it when golden brown patches appear on first side.

• Sprinkle little oil and then flip again.

• Sprinkle oil drops on other side also. Cook till it is well done.

• Hot Paratha is ready.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mutton Cutlets

Posted by sandhya at 1/16/2012 11:58:00 PM
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Mutton Cutlets is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Mutton Cutlets by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 1 slice Stale Bread

• ½ cup Milk

• 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

• 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

• 250 g fine Mutton Mince

• 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

• 1 tsp browned Onions (crushed)

• 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)

• 1 Green Chilly (chopped)

• ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder

• ¼ tsp Garam Masala Powder

• Salt (to taste)

• 3 tbsp Oil


How to make Mutton Cutlets:

• Combine all the ingredients, except oil, in a bowl and mix well, using 1 tbsp oil. Keep aside for 15 minutes.

• Shape the mixture into 6 round thick cutlets and smear oil on both sides of each cutlet.

• Transfer in a baking pan and cover with cling wrap.

• Set the oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 6 minutes.

• Serve hot with potato chips and tomato sauce.




Chickpea Cutlet

Posted by sandhya at 1/16/2012 11:40:00 PM
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Chickpea Cutlet is a very yummy recipe. Learn how to prepare Chickpea Cutlet by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 tsp Kitchen King Masala

• 2 Green Chilli Powder

• 1 cup White Chickpea (soaked in water for 8 hours)

• 1 Potato (skin peeled)

• 2 Bread (slices)

• Few sprigs of Coriander Leaves (chopped)

• 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1 tsp Salt

• 1 tsp Coriander Powder

• 3/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder


How to make Chickpea Cutlet:

• Cook chickpea in a pressure cooker, until they turn soft; set is aside; allow it to cool.

• Now drain the remaining water and add salt, coriander, spice powders.

• Blend the bread slices (coarsely); toss it over chickpea mixture.

• Mash the mixture well.

• Make small balls; spread it over both sides with bread crumbs.

• Heat a non stick pan and spread oil on it.

• Keep cutlets on the pan and sprinkle few drops of oil in the corners.

• Toast both the sides of the cutlet till they turn brown.

• Enjoy it hot.


Suggestions: Serve with ketchup.

Tip: I found the cutlets to be far, far more delicious when baked in olive oil. If you are short on time, you can definitely pan fry them but I don’t recommend it. They have a better texture when baked, too. These taste great with mustard.

Fish Cutlet

Posted by sandhya at 1/16/2012 11:26:00 PM
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Fish Cutlet is a very popular and tasty recipe. Learn how to prepare Fish Cutlet by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1/2 kg Fish

• 1 Egg

• 1 Bread slice

• 1 tsp Garlic paste

• 1 tsp Ginger paste

• 1 Cup Bread Crumbs

• 1-2 Green Chillies

• 1 tbsp Corn Flour

• 1/2 tsp Garam Masala

• 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1 Bunch of Coriander Leaves

• Salt to taste

• Oil for frying


How to make Fish Cutlet:

• Smear and rub fish with turmeric powder and salt. Wash it after 5 minutes.

• Keep the fish over a pan of hot water for steaming. Remove the bones and gently mash it using hands. Soak the bread slices in water and squeeze.

• Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, ginger-garlic paste, corn flour, coriander leaves, green chillies, bread slice and salt.

• Mix all the above ingredients and make walnut sized balls

and flatten the ball slightly.

• Take the beaten egg. Dip the cutlet pieces in egg and roll in breadcrumbs.

• Heat the oil slightly in a wok. Fry till the pieces turn brown.

• Fish cutlet is ready.


Suggestion: Serve it with potato fingers and chutney.

Mushroom Cutlet

Posted by sandhya at 1/16/2012 11:14:00 PM
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Mushroom Cutlet is a very tasty recipe. Learn how to prepare Mushroom Cutlet by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 cup Mushrooms (chopped)

• ¼ cup Carrot (grated)

• ¼ cup Beans (chopped)

• ½ cup Onion (sliced)

• Small piece of Ginger (chopped)

• 3 Green Chilies (chopped)

• ½ cup Potato (mashed)

• 1 Egg White (beaten)

• 1 tsp Garam Masala

• Bread Crumbs

• Oil (as required)

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Mushroom Cutlet:

• Combine mushrooms, carrots, and beans with little water and salt in a saucepan. Cook on low flame until half tender.

• Heat some oil in a pan and fry onions until golden brown.

• Stir in the vegetables and cook well. Add mashed potatoes, green chilies, ginger, and garam masala. Mix well.

• Shape the mixture into ovals forming cutlets.

• Smear a pan with oil. Dip each cutlet into egg white and roll into bread crumbs.

• Fry the culets on both sides until golden brown.

• Serve hot.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Til Laddoo

Posted by sandhya at 1/14/2012 03:21:00 AM
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Til Laddoo also known as sesame seed balls is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Til Laddu by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 cup Til

• 2 cups Jaggery

• 1/2 cup Peanuts

• 4 tsp Ghee

• 1/2 cup Water


How to make Til Laddoo:

• Roast the til dry till it turns slightly brown. Also dry roast the peanuts.

• Make powder of both ingredients.

• Heat the kadhai for 5 minutes.

• Put jaggery with water in a hot kadhai and mix well till it melts.

• Now add ghee and the powder. Mix well.

• Make laddus from it immediately using greased palms.

• Til laddus are ready.

Payesh - Rice Kheer

Posted by sandhya at 1/14/2012 03:07:00 AM
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Payesh is a very popular dessert recipe for festive occasions. Learn how to prepare Payash by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:

• 200 gms Rice
• 2 Litres milk
• 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
• 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
• 200 gms Soft jaggery
• 2 tbsp Chopped pistachios
• 2 tbsp Chopped almonds
• 6 Strands of kesar

How to make Payesh:
• Wash 200 gms rice and leave it for drying.
• Boil the milk for about 15 minutes.
• Add rice. Cook till rice is well done and milk becomes thick.
• Add cardamom powder, kesar and nutmeg powder.
• Add jaggery now. Stir till jaggery melts.
• Take out from the fire.
• Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios.
• Payesh is ready.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Potato Cutlets

Posted by sandhya at 1/13/2012 02:31:00 AM
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Potato Cutlets is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Potato Cutlets by following this simple & easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• ½ kg Sweet Potatoes (boiled, mashed)

• 100 g dry Prawns (powdered)

• 2 large Onions (chopped)

• 3 Green Chilies (chopped)

• 3 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

• A pinch of Turmeric Powder

• 1 tsp Coriander Powder (Dhaina)

• 1 tsp Chilly Powder

• ¾ tsp Garam Masala Powder

• Salt (to taste)

• Few Coriander Leaves (chopped)

• Few Curry Leaves

• Bread Crumbs (to coat)

• 2 Eggs Whites (beaten)

• 6 tbsp Oil (more for frying the cutlets)


How to make Potato Cutlets:

• Heat oil in a saucepan and stir fry ginger-garlic paste.

• Add onions and green chilies. Saute nicely.

• Stir in dry prawn powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Stir fry until the mixture dries up.

• Stir in curry leaves and coriander leaves. Cook well.

• Add mashed potatoes and blend well.

• Remove from heat and shape the mixture into small balls. Press slightly to form cutlets.

• Dip the cutlets into egg whites and roll into bread crumbs.

• Heat oil in a pan and pan-fry the cutlets until golden brown.

• Serve hot with tomato sauce.

Chocolate Chip Oat Coockies

Posted by sandhya at 1/13/2012 02:19:00 AM
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Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies is a recipe for delicious, crispy biscuits. Learn how to prepare Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 cup Shortening

• 3/4 cup White Sugar

• 2 Eggs

• 3/4 cup (packed) Brown Sugar

• 1 tsp Salt

• 2 cups rolled Oats

• 1-1/2 cups All-purpose Flour

• 1 tsp Baking Soda

• 2 cups semi-sweet Chocolate Chips


How to make Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits:

• First of all, you should preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

• Take a large bowl and combine brown sugar, cream, shortening and granulated sugar.

• After that, add eggs and mix thoroughly.

• Then, combine the baking soda, salt, and flour and stir into creamed mixture

• Add oatmeal and chocolate chips and stir until it gets well blended.

• Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Chocolate Burfi

Posted by sandhya at 1/13/2012 02:10:00 AM
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Chocolate Burfi is a very popular Indian recipe. Learn how to prepare Chocolate Burfee by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 3 tsp Cocoa Powder

• 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour/Maida

• 6 tsp Ghee

• 3-1/2 cups Condensed Milk

• 3/4 cup Cashew nuts (chopped)

• 4-1/2 cups Sugar

• 3/4 cup Water

How to make Chocolate Burfi:

• Heat a heavy bottomed skillet and add ghee in it.

• Now fry maida in ghee.

• Make a sugar syrup by dissolving sugar in water taken in a pot.

• Meanwhile dissolve the cocoa powder in condensed milk heated on low flame in a pan and keep it aside.

• Mix all ingredients together except cashew nuts and cocoa powder and stir continuously.

• When the mixture becomes thick, add cashew nuts and mix properly.

• When froth appears in the mixture, pour 3/4 portion of it into a greased plate.

• Now mix the dissolved cocoa powder with the rest of mixture .

• Spread this as a top layer on the mixture spread on the greased plate.

• Allow it to cool and cut into squares.

• Chocolate burfi is ready.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mutton Curry Hyderabadi

Posted by sandhya at 1/12/2012 06:05:00 AM
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Mutton Curry Hyderabadi is a delicate recipe. Learn how to make Mutton Curry Hyderabadi by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 kg (35 oz.) Mutton

• 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder

• 2 cups thick Yogurt

• 2 Cinnamon Stick

• 10 Cloves

• 5 – 6 Green Cardamoms

• 2 Bay Leaf

• 2 tbsp Poppy Seeds (soaked in a little warm water for 10 mins)

• Few strands Saffron

• 2 tbsp Cream

• 4 tbsp Oil

• 2 tbsp Ghee

• 4 Onion (finely chopped)

• 2 Tomato(medium) (chopped)

• 3 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

• 5 Green Chilies (slit)

• 3 - 4 tbsp Grated Coconut

• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 2 tsp Chili Powder

• 3 tsp Coriander Powder

• 1 tsp Cumin Powder

• Salt to taste

For garnishing:-

• Coriander leaves

• 10 Almonds (blanched and sliced)


How to make Mutton Curry Hyderabadi:

• Marinate the mutton with cumin powder, ginger-garlic paste, curd, red chili powder, coriander powder and green chilies for an hour.

• Make a paste by grinding poppy seeds and grated coconut.

• Take a vessel and heat both oil and ghee.

• Put whole spices, bay leaf and fry for a few seconds.

• Add onions and fry till it turns transparent.

• Add tomatoes and the marinated mutton and mix well.

• Cook on a medium flame till the water is completely evaporated.

• Put the poppy seeds-coconut paste, salt and mix well.

• Add 3 cups of water and cook till the mutton is tender and the gravy thickens.

• At the end add garam masala powder, saffron solution and mix well.

• Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, sliced almonds and fresh cream.


Suggestions: Serve with any Indian bread, Biriyani, Pulao or just plain steamed rice.

Tandoori Fish

Posted by sandhya at 1/12/2012 05:50:00 AM
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Tandoori Fish is a very tasty recipe. Learn how to prepare Tanduri Fish by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 Cod Fish

• 7 Garlic Flakes

• 5 Green Chilies

• 1/2 cup Curd

• 2 tbsp Lemon juice

• 1 inch Ginger

• 5 Drops of Red Color

• 2 tbsp Oil

• Salt to taste

Grind the following:

• 1 tsp Coriander Seeds

• 1 tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

• 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder

• 1/2 tsp Garam Masala

• 2 Dry Red Chilies


How to make Tandoori Fish:

• Clean the fish properly. Make slits on either side of the fish.

• Apply lemon juice and salt over the fish. Keep it aside for half an hour.

• Make paste of ginger, green chilies and garlic.

• Beat the curd thoroughly.

• Add ginger-garlic paste and the powder of spices to it.

• Mix oil and add color into it and strain the mixture through sieve.

• Fill this in slits and smear all over the fish.

• Leave aside for about 5 to 6 hours.

• Put the fish in tandoor till it turns golden brown.

• Tandoori fish is ready to serve.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Grilled Brinjals

Posted by sandhya at 1/09/2012 11:53:00 PM
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Grilled Brinjals is a quick and tasty recipe. Learn how to prepare Grilled Brinjals by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:
• 8 Brinjals (Egg Plant)
• 150 g Cheese
• 2 tsp Garlic (minced)
• 6 Basil leaves (shredded)
• 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
• Pepper to taste
• Olive Oil as required
• Salt to taste

How to make Grilled Brinjals:
• Cut the brinjals into halves, and grease the sliced edges with olive oil.
• Next sprinkle some pepper and salt over it.
• Take a bowl and mix the cheese, red pepper flakes, basil leaves, garlic and little salt. Refrigerate it for some time.
• Place the brinjals on the grill with the cut side down and cook till it is soft.
• Lastly remove from the grill, cool them and sprinkle cheese mixture on the warm brinjal pieces.
• Serve hot.

Suggestions: Serve with cheesy dip or sauce.


Andhra Brinjal Curry

Posted by sandhya at 1/09/2012 11:43:00 PM
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Andhra Brinjal Curry is a very popular and tasty recipe of Andhra. Learn how to prepare Andhra Brinjal Curry by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:

• 1 Onion (chopped)
• 2 (300g) Brinjal
• 1 tbsp Chilly Powder
• 1 Pinch of Turmeric
• ½ Ginger (pieces)
• 2 Garlic (Cloves)
• 2 Green Chillies(chopped)
• Oil
• Salt to Taste

How to make Andhra Brinjal Curry:
• Heat the pan and add oil to it .
• Add chopped Ginger and Garlic paste, and stir it well.
• Add chopped onions and Green Chillies to the mixture and fry it till it turns golden brown.
• Sprinkle chopped Brinjal in it and let it mix thoroughly with the above mixture and then add salt, turmeric and chilly powder in to it.
• Let it cook for 10 – 15 minutes [stir it occasionally] .
• The dish is ready.

 

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