Saturday, February 11, 2012

Avocado Salad

Posted by sandhya at 2/11/2012 06:17:00 AM
Avocado Salad is a delicious American recipe. Learn how to prepare Avocado Salad by following this easy recipe.

• 1 Avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
• 10 Strawberries, sliced
• 2 tbsp White sugar
• 4 tsp Honey
• 1 tbsp Cider vinegar
• 2 tbsp Olive oil
• 1 tsp Lemon juice
• 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
• 2 Cups torn salad greens

How to make Avocado Salad:
• Take a small bowl and whisk together the sugar, honey, vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice, keep aside.
• Put the salad greens in a bowl and top it with the sliced avocado and strawberries.
• Drizzle the dressing over it and then sprinkle with pecans.
• Place it into the Refrigerator for about 2 hours before serving.

Black Cherry Sauce

Posted by sandhya at 2/11/2012 06:04:00 AM
Black Cherry Sauce is a very popular Sauce recipe. Learn how to prepare Black Cherry Sauce by following this easy recipe.


• 2-1/2 cups Black Cherries

• 1 tbsp White Sugar

• 1 tbsp Cornstarch

• 3 cups Water

How to make Black Cherry Sauce:

• Add the cherries, sugar and water in a heavy-bottomed pan and heat it over a low flame.

• Cook gently until the fruit is soft.

• Combine the cornflour and water in a bowl.

• Stir into the cooked fruit and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.

• Heat until the sauce has thickened.

• Black cherry sauce is ready

Chettinad Mutton Biryani

Posted by sandhya at 2/11/2012 05:40:00 AM
Chettinad Mutton Biryani is a famous recipe. Learn how to make Chettinad Mutton Biryani by following this easy recipe.

• 1 kilo Pulav Rice (Basmati)
• 1 kilo Meat (mutton)
• 4 Onions
• 3 Garlic (full ones)
• 2 inch (50 gms) Ginger (piece)
• 4 Tomatoes
• 1 cup Curd
• 4 Green Chillies
• 1 Inch Cinnamon (piece)
• 4 Cloves
• 4 Cardamoms
• 3 tbsp Chili powder
• 1 bunch Coriander Leaves
• 1 bunch Mint Leaves (Pudina)
• 1 tsp Kesari Powder (Orange Kesari)
• 1/2 Cup Oil or Ghee
• 3 tbsp Lime Juice
• Salt to taste

How to make Chettinad Mutton Biryani:
• Grind garlic, onion, and ginger separately.
• Cut onions and tomatoes. Clean meat and cut into pieces. Soak rice.
• Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel , add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves. Add onions, sauté till the onions turn brown in colour.
• Add garlic and a little coriander leaves, fry it.
• Add green chillies, mint leaves, curd, tomatoes, chilly powder, and ground ginger and fry well. Add the meat to it and fry well.
• Add 2 glasses of water and cook the meat.
• Add remaining coriander, mint leaves and lime juice, cover and cook.
• Cook the soaked Basmati rice for 10 minutes.
• Take a vessel, put one layer of meat, then one layer of cooked rice.
• Repeat till all the rice is layered with the meat gravy.
• Mix saffron in a little milk, and Kesari powder and pour on the rice evenly.
• Cover put on low fire and put burning charcoal on top.
Suggestions: serve it hot

Friday, February 10, 2012

Black Jamun Ice Cream

Posted by sandhya at 2/10/2012 05:00:00 AM
Black Jamun Ice Cream is a luscious recipe. Learn how to prepare Black Jamun Ice Cream by following this easy recipe.

• 2 tbsp Corn Flour
• ½ l Low Fat Milk
• 3-4 sachets Sugar Substitute
• 1 ½ cups Fresh Black Jamun

How to make Black Jamun Ice Cream:
• Mix corn flour in ½ cup cold milk and keep it aside.
• Bring the remaining milk to boil and then mix corn flour mixture into it.
• Stir continuously after adding the mixture and simmer over a low flame.
• Remove the pan from the stove and let it cool completely. Add sugar substitute and chopped black Jamun and pour the mixture into an airtight container.
• Freeze it for 5-6 hours and then liquidize in a blender till it is slushy and then pour it in the airtight container.
• Freeze till the ice-cream is set.

Cauliflower Tomato Soup

Posted by sandhya at 2/10/2012 04:45:00 AM
Cauliflower Tomato Soup is a new recipe to dress up the usual tomato soup. Learn how to prepare Cauliflower Tomato Soup by following this easy recipe.

• 1 cup fresh Cauliflower
• 10.75 oz can condensed Tomato Soup (undiluted)
• ¼ cup sliced Leek (white portion only)
• ¼ cup Celery (chopped)
• ½ cup frozen Peas
• 1 ¼ cups Water
• ¼ tsp Dill Weed
• ¼ tsp Salt
• 1 tbsp Butter or Margarine

How to make Cauliflower Tomato Soup:
• Sauté leek, celery in butter in a saucepan until it gets tender.
• Now stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to boil over low heat.
• Cover and simmer for 12-16 min or till the vegetables get tender.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Baked Garlic Mushrooms

Posted by sandhya at 2/09/2012 05:44:00 AM
Baked Garlic Mushrooms is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Baked Garlic Mushrooms by following this easy recipe.


• 12 Large Mushrooms (cleaned and cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick slices)

• 2 Garlic cloves (peeled and finely chopped)

• 1/2 tsp Fresh Thyme

• 1/8 tsp Salt

• 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

• 1 tbsp Butter

• 1/2 cup Dry Breadcrumbs

• 1/4 tsp Paprika

• 1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper

How to make Baked Garlic Mushrooms:

• Preheat oven to 400 degree F.

• Lay the mushrooms on a large greased baking tray.

• Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet.

• Add the breadcrumbs and cook over heat and stir until the crumbs are coated and it turns to brown.

• Stir in the garlic, thyme, salt, paprika and pepper till the garlic is translucent.

• Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the mushrooms.

• Bake for 25 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender.

• Serve hot or at room temperature.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Apple and Calvados Sorbet

Posted by sandhya at 2/06/2012 11:45:00 PM
Apple and Calvados Sorbet is a light and fantastic dessert that can be served at dinners and special occasions. Learn how to prepare Apple and Calvados Sorbet by following this easy recipe.
Apple and Calvados Sorbet Recipe Preparation Time 150 Minutes Cooking Time 15 Minutes


• 1-1/3 cup Tart Apples (peeled, chopped)

• 3 cups Water

• ½ cup Granulated Sugar

• ¼ cup Lemon Juice

• ¼ tsp Lemon Zest

• ¼ cup Calvados (French apple brandy)

How to make Apple and Calvados Sorbet:

• Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and combine together chopped tart apple, water and sugar.

• Stir the mixture to dissolve the sugar.

• Cover the pan and simmer over low heat.

• Cook for about 15 minutes or till the apples are soft and tender.

• Remove the pan and cool the mixture to room temperature.

• Add in the lemon juice, lemon zest and Calvados. Stir well.

• Pour the contents into shallow container and put it in the freezer for 2 hours.

• Remove and beat with an electric beater.

• Put it back for freezing. Repeat 2 to 3 times.

• Refreeze it until set and serve chilled.

Beetroot Curry

Posted by sandhya at 2/06/2012 11:37:00 PM
Beetroot Curry is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Beetroot Curry by following this easy recipe.


• 3 Beetroots (chopped)

• 1 Potato (chopped)

• 1 Onion (chopped)

• 1 Tomato (chopped)

• 3 tsp Coriander Seeds

• 2 tsp Bengal Gram

• 3 Red Chilies

• Salt (to taste)

• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• ½ cup grated Coconut

• Few Curry Leaves

• Oil (as required)

How to make Beetroot Curry:

• Pressure cook potatoes and beetroots for around 7 minutes.

• Dry roast coriander seeds, bengal gram, and red chilies until deep brown in color. Transfer into a blender and grind, along with coconut and some water, into a nice paste.

• Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the onions. Stir in tomatoes and cook well.

• Add beetroot and potatoes.

• Stir in turmeric and salt. Bring to a boil.

• Remove from heat and stir in curry leaves.

• Serve hot with boiled rice.

Cashew Cookies

Posted by sandhya at 2/06/2012 11:06:00 PM
Cashew Cookies is a mouth-watering cookies with the rich taste of Cashewnuts. Learn how to prepare Cashew Cookies by following this easy recipe.


• 1/2 cup butter, softened

• 1 cup brown sugar

• 1 egg

• 1/3 cup sour cream

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 2 cups all-purpose flour

• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1 3/4 cups chopped cashews

• 1/2 cup butter

• 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

• 2 cups confectioners' sugar

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make Cashew cookies:

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

• In a large bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, beating well, then stir in the sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

• Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in cashew pieces.

• Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

• Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

• To make the frosting, melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter turns a light brown color, be careful not to burn it.

• Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Spread onto cooled cookies.

Almond Butter Sticks

Posted by sandhya at 2/06/2012 04:42:00 AM
Almond Butter Sticks is a perfect recipe for any occasion. Learn how to make/prepare Almond Butter Sticks by following this easy recipe.


• 2 tsp Almond Extract

• 1/3 cup Butter

• 1 Egg

• 3/4 cup White Sugar

• 3/4 cup Cream Cheese

• 2 cups Cookie Mix

• 1/4 cup Almonds (sliced)

How to make Almond Butter Sticks:

• Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

• Mix almond extract and white sugar keep aside.

• Take a bowl mix cream cheese, butter and egg yolk; stir well.

• Make ahead cokie mix.

• Roll it into flat surface and cut in half. Place 1 half on cookie sheet (greased).

• Spoon on sugar mix and almond slices .

• Place 2nd half on top. Smear with beaten egg white.

• Now, bake it for half an hour.

• Chill it for 30 minutes.

• Then, cut into 1/2-inch strips.

Butter Beans Salad

Posted by sandhya at 2/06/2012 04:17:00 AM
Butter Beans Salad is a very nutritious and tasty recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Butter Beans Salad by following this easy recipe.


• 500 g Butter Beans (soaked overnight)

• 1 Onion (diced)

• ½ cup Oil

• 1-2 Lemons (juiced)

• Salt (to taste)

How to make Butter Beans Salad:

• Rinse butter beans and boil them in salted water until soft.

• Drain them and transfer into a salad bowl.

• Boil the onions until tender and mix with the boiled beans.

• Drizzle oil and lemon juice over the beans. Toss to mix the contents well.

• Serve and enjoy yummy and healthy butter beans salad.

Beans in Tomato Sauce

Posted by sandhya at 2/06/2012 04:01:00 AM
Beans in Tomato Sauce is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Beans in Tomato Sauce by following this simple & easy recipe.


• ½ kg Fava Beans (shelled)

• 6 large Ripe Tomatoes (peeled, seeded and chopped)

• 2 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)

• 1½ tsp Paprika

• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

• Salt (to taste)

• ¼ tsp Black Pepper

• 1/8 tsp Hot Pepper (ground)

• 1/3 cup Olive Oil

• ¼ cup Coriander Leaves (chopped)

How to make Beans in Tomato Sauce:

• Take fava beans, along with 2 cups of salted water in a saucepan and get it to boil on high flame. • Reduce the flame to medium and cook the beans for 25 minutes, or until tender.

• Remove and drain well.

• Put tomatoes with remaining ingredients in a pan and mix well.

• Cook on medium to high flame, crushing the tomatoes and stirring infrequently, for 20 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.

• Pour the cooked beans, along with 2 tbsp water and blend well.

• Cook for the final 5 minutes.

• Serve hot with bread.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cold Coffee

Posted by sandhya at 2/02/2012 11:33:00 PM
Cold Coffee is cool refreshing recipe for summers. Learn how to make/prepare Cold Coffee by following this easy recipe.


• 1 tbsp Filter Coffee

• 100 ml Chilled milk

• 2 tsp Hot water

• 1 tsp Sugar

• Ice cubes

How to make Cold Coffee:

• Mix sugar,coffee and hot water.

• Blend it wll till it turns foamy.

• Add chilled milk.

• Keep it in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

• Serve it with ice cubes


Posted by sandhya at 2/02/2012 11:24:00 PM
Cham-Cham is a very delicious Bengali sweet made of paneer. Learn how to prepare Cham-Cham by following this easy recipe.


• 450 gms Paneer

• 4 cups Water

• 2 cups Sugar

• 2-3 tbsp Rose Water

• A few strands of Saffron

• 200gms Fresh Thickened/ Double Cream

How to make Cham-Cham:

• Put the paneer in a bowl and knead it. Knead till all the lumps are removed and the paneer/cheese is absolutely smooth.

• Prepare sugar syrup by adding sugar and water in a pressure cooker and bring the mixture to a boil (without covering the pressure cooker).

• While the sugar syrup boils, divide the paneer dough into small oblong shaped balls and roll between your palms till smooth.

• Gently dip the balls to the sugar syrup and cover the pressure cooker. After the first whistle, wait for 8-10 minutes and then turn off the flame.

• Release the steam from the pressure cooker and allow the Cham-Chams to cool completely before touching them.

• When cool, pour the rose water and saffron strands on the Cham-Chams and chill for a few hours.

• When chilled, remove the Cham-Chams from the syrup and arrange in a platter.

• Whisk the fresh cream till thick and fluffy. Fill into an icing bag and pipe a swirl out (with a thick nozzle) onto each Cham-Cham.

• Garnish with slivers of your favorite dried fruit and serve.

Aloo Capsicum

Posted by sandhya at 2/02/2012 10:57:00 PM
Aloo Capsicum is a popular Indian recipe. Learn how to prepare Aloo Capsicum by following this easy recipe.


• 4 Capsicums

• 2 Potatoes

• 1 Large chopped onion

• 1 Large chopped tomato

• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

• 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

• 1 tsp Ground coriander

• 2 tbsp Oil

• Salt to taste

• Coriander leaves

How to make Aloo Capsicum:

• Wash capsicum and potatoes and cut into pieces.

• Heat the oil and fry chopped onion till it turns brown.

• Add capsicum and potato and fry it for few minutes.

• Add chopped tomato, turmeric powder,red chili powder,ground coriander and salt.

• Mix it well and cook it till it turns tender.

• Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.

• Serve hot with rotis.

Bengali Fish Curry

Posted by sandhya at 2/02/2012 04:18:00 AM
Bengali Fish Curry, also known as Doi Machh is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Bengali Fish Curry by following this easy recipe.


• Spice mix:

• 2 tsp Coriander Seeds

• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

• 2 Dried Hot Red Chiles

• 2 Whole Cloves

• 2 Green Cardamom Pods

• 1-inch Cinnamon Stick

• 1 kg Fish (cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces)

• 3/4 tsp Ground Turmeric

• 1/2 tsp Salt

• 2 tbsp Canola Oil

• 3/4 cup Onion (finely chopped)

• 1 tsp Fresh Ginger (grated and peeled)

• 1 Garlic Clove (minced)

• 1 Bay Leaf

• 1/4 cup Water

• 1 tsp Salt

• 1/2 tsp Sugar

• 1 cup Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

How to make Bengali Fish Curry:

• Put all the ingredients of the spice mix in a grinder.

• Process until finely ground.

• Now rub turmeric powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt all over the fish pieces in a large bowl and toss well.

• Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

• Add half of the fish pieces in it and cook until fish is lightly browned.

• Remove the pieces from the pan.

• Repeat the same with remaining fish pieces.

• Now to prepare sauce, add finely chopped onions to the pan.

• Fry until tender. Add ginger, garlic, and bay leaf; fry for 2 minutes.

• Add ground spice mix; cook 2 minutes.

• Add in water, 1 teaspoon salt, and sugar. Stir properly.

• Remove pan from heat and gradually stir in yogurt.

• Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

• Return fish pieces and accumulated juices to the pan.

• Cook over low heat for 5 minutes more.

• Discard bay leaf and serve with hot rice.

Dahi Sabzi

Posted by sandhya at 2/02/2012 04:11:00 AM
Dahi Sabzi is a rich, Punjabi dish which is best served with rice. Learn how to prepare Dahi Sabzi by following this easy recipe.


• 1 cup Curd (Yogurt)

• ¾ cup Cauliflower Florets

• ¾ cup chopped Beans

• ¾ cup chopped Carrot

• ¾ cup Peas

• ¾ cup chopped Capsicum

• ½ cup Mushroom

• 1 tsp Ginger Paste

• Oil for Seasoning

• 1 tsp Pepper

• 1 tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1 tbsp Refined Four (Maida)

• ½ tsp Black Onion Seeds (Kalonji)

• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

• Salt to taste

How to make Dahi Sabzi:

• Add maida, turmeric powder and ginger paste and mix well to the curd and beat it well till there are no lumps of Maida.

• In a large wok, heat the oil and add the cumin and lack onion seeds. Add carrot, beans and cauliflower.

• Add salt and a cup of water and mix well. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes. Now, add mushrooms and mix well.

• Now add coarsely grounded pepper and mix well. Now add the curd's mixture and mix well.

• When it starts boiling add peas and capsicum. Add salt. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.

Suggestions: Remove to a serving dish and serve with plain rice or roti.

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