Tuesday, March 20, 2012

All Nuts Shake

Posted by sandhya at 3/20/2012 01:39:00 AM
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All Nuts Shake is a very energetic and heavy shake. Learn how to prepare All Nuts Shake by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:
• 20 Almonds
• 5 Pista
• 3 Seeded Dates
• ½ l Boiled and Cooled Milk
• 3 Walnuts
• ¼ tbsp Cardamom Powder
• 2 tbsp Sugar

How to make All Nuts Shake:
• Peel of the skin of almonds.
• Grind together almonds, pista, walnuts, dates and sugar with little milk to form a paste.
• Mix the paste with milk, add little cardamom if needed for flavor.
• Serve it cool.

Chinese Almond Cookies

Posted by sandhya at 3/20/2012 12:40:00 AM
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Chinese Almond Cookies is a very popular and a trademark in Chinese-American cooking. Learn how to make/prepare Almond Cookies by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:
• 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
• 1 cup ground Almonds
• ¼ tsp Baking Powder
• Dash of Salt
• ½ cup Butter (softened)
• ¾ cup Sugar
• 1 large Egg White
• ½ tsp Almond Extract
• 1/3 cup Almonds (sliced)

How to make Chinese Almond Cookies:
• Combine flour with ground almonds, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
• Whisk together butter and sugar with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg white and almond extract.
• Gradually add flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Chill for 2 hours.
• Knead dough well adding sliced almonds. Divide and shape into 1-inch cookies.
• Arrange on a lightly greased baking sheet at 1-inch distance.
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
• Let cool and store in an airtight container.

Baby Corn Capsicum Masala

Posted by sandhya at 3/20/2012 12:30:00 AM
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Enjoy the delicious blend of baby corn and capsicum in a mouth-watering blend of spices. Learn how to prepare Baby Corn Capsicum Masala by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:
• 1 cup Capsicum, chopped
• 3 heads Baby Corn
• 1 cup Fresh Beans
• 2 Potatoes (medium sized)
• 3 Onions (medium sized)
• 1 Tomato (medium sized)
• 1 piece Ginger
• 5 Garlic Cloves
• 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
• 1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
• 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
• 15 Cashews
• 4 tsp Kasthuri Methi

How to make Baby Corn Capsicum Masala:
• Chop the baby corn into small pieces.
• Wash the potatoes and peel them. Cut them into medium-sized pieces.
• Add the chopped potato, baby corn and fresh beans to a bowl of salt water.
• Cook this in a cooker for 15 minutes.
• Peel the onions and chop them into tiny pieces.
• Wash and chop tomatoes.
• Peel the garlic cloves.
• Add the chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and cashews to a blender and blend until it becomes a smooth paste. Add water, if needed, in order to get the right consistency.
• Take a pan and add 5 teaspoons of cooking oil to it. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped capsicum and fry for 2 minutes.
• Transfer the capsicum to another bowl.
• Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the same pan and heat the oil. Add mustard to the oil once it is heated.
• Once the mustard stops sputtering, add chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder to this and fry this well.
• Add the previously blended mixture of chopped onions, garlic, etc to the pan and cook over a low flame.
• Stir the mixture until the water in it evaporates and the gravy begins to get thick.
• Add the vegetables that were cooked in the cooker and cook for 1 minute.
• Add the fried capsicum and salt to taste.
• Add kasthuri methi and cumin seeds. Stir for 2 minutes and take the pan off the heat.
• Serve hot with rice or roti.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cantaloupe Sorbet

Posted by sandhya at 3/17/2012 02:27:00 AM
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Cantaloupe Sorbet is very refreshing and cool sorbet for hot summer days. Learn how to make Muskmelon Sorbet by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:
• 1 Small ripe cantaloupe or muskmelon
• 3/4 Cup superfine sugar
• 1/4 Cup orange juice
• 1/2 tsp Salt

How to make Cantaloupe Sorbet:
• Remove the outer skin and seeds from the melon.
• Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
• Put it in a blender; add orange juice, sugar and salt.
• Blend for about 30 seconds or till the melon is pureed properly.
• Cover it and put into a refrigerator.
• Now stir the chilled mixture.
• Freeze in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's directions.

Bajra Aloo Roti

Posted by sandhya at 3/17/2012 02:14:00 AM
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Bajra Aloo Roti is a special Rajasthani dish generally eaten during the winter months. Learn how to make Bajra Aloo Roti by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:
• 2 cups Millet Flour (bajre ka aata)
• ¼ cup Onions (finely chopped)
• ¾ cup Potatoes (boiled and mashed)
• 3-4 tbsp Fresh Coriander (finely chopped)
• 2 tsp Green Chilli and Ginger Paste
• 1 tsp Dry Mango Powder (amchur)
• ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder
• Salt to taste
• Ghee (as required)

How to make Bajra Aloo Roti:
• Mix all the ingredients together properly and then make a soft dough by adding warm water.
• Take little portion of the dough and make a round ball.
• Roll it out giving it a round shape.
• Now cook this roti in a hot tawa (griddle).
• The rotis are ready when both the sides turn golden brown.
• Enjoy the hot Bajra Aloo Rotis with desi ghee, aloo ki sabzi and kadhi.


Aloo Palak

Posted by sandhya at 3/17/2012 01:57:00 AM
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Aloo Palak is a nutritious Punjabi recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Alu Palak by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:
• 2 Bunches palak
• 2 Potatoes
• 2 Tomatoes
• 1 Onion
• 2 Garlic flakes
• 1 Ginger
• 1 tsp cumin powder
• 1 tsp Corainder powder
• 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
• Salt to taste
• Oil for frying

How to make Aloo Palak:
• Cut palak, onion, tomatoes and potatoes.
• Grind ginger and garlic to make a paste.
• Fry onions till they turn transparent.
• Add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
• Add ginger garlic paste.
• Mix it well.
• Add potatoes and tomatoes.
• Cook till oil leaves the side of the pan.
• Add palak and salt.
• Cook it for 20 minutes over medium flame.
• Aloo Palak is ready.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Amaretto Coffee

Posted by sandhya at 3/16/2012 03:05:00 AM
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Amaretto Coffee is a very popular and tasty coffee recipe. Learn how to make Amaretto Coffee by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:
• 1½ oz Amaretto Almond Liqueur
• 8 oz Coffee
• ½ oz Whipped Cream

How to make Amaretto Coffee:
• Pour amaretto almond liqueur in a large coffee mug.
• Fill the mug with coffee.
• Garnish with whipped cream.
• Serve immediately.

Apple And Cucumber Salad:

Posted by sandhya at 3/16/2012 02:53:00 AM
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Apple And Cucumber Salad is a tasty salad. Learn how to prepare Apple And Cucumber Salad by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:
• 2 medium Apples (thinly sliced)
• 2 tbsp Lemon juice (cut into one inch long pieces)
• 2 medium Cucumbers
• 1 medium Orange (peeled, deseeded and segmented into two)
• 8-10 Button Mushrooms (sliced)
• 8 leaves Lettuce (trimmed)
• 1 tbsp Salad Oil
• 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
• 6-8 leaves Fresh Mint Leaves (torn)
• 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves (chopped)
• Salt
• 1 medium Carrot (cut into thin strips)
• 2 medium Tomatoes (quartered & sliced)
• 2 Spring Onions (sliced)


How to make Apple And Cucumber Salad:
• Take the sliced apples and sprinkle some lemon juice on it and mix well to prevent apples from turning black.
• Take mushrooms in another bowl and treat it to lemon juice to avoid discoloration.
• Dunk the lettuce leaves in ice cold water to keep it fresh and crisp and then tear it roughly into pieces.
• In a bowl, take juice, salad oil, red chilli flakes, chopped coriander, mint leaves and salt and mix well.
• In a serving plate, arrange the lettuce leaves and pour out about one-fourth part of the dressing on top of it.
• Mix apples, orange segments, mushrooms, carrot, tomatoes, spring onions and rest of the dressing. Toss well.
• Arrange the mixture over lettuce layer.
• Serve.

Aloo Phulgobi Dalna

Posted by sandhya at 3/16/2012 02:29:00 AM
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Aloo Phulgobi Dalna is a spicy hot bengali curry recipe. Learn how to prepare Aloo Phulgobi Dalna by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:
• 2 Bay Leaves
• 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 1 tbsp Cumin Powder
• 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
• 1/2 tsp Garam Masala (whole)
• 2 tbsp Coriander Powder
• 500 g Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
• 1 kg Cauliflower (cut in medium sized florets)
• 4 medium Tomatoes (chopped)
• 2 medium Onions (finely chopped)
• 2 tbsp Ghee
• 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
• Oil to fry
• 1 tsp Salt
• 1 cup Water

How to make Aloo Phulgobi Dalna:
• Take a deep pan and add enough oil to deep fry. Once the oil is hot enough add the potatoes and fry them lightly. Take the fried potatoes from the pan. Then fry the cauliflower. Keep it aside.
• Remove the oil from the pan and then add ghee. Into it, add the bay leaves and garam masala. Sauté it for half a minute. Once the smell of the roasted masala comes, add the chopped onion and fry until it becomes translucent.
• Reduce the flame and add turmeric powder, cumin powder, chili powder and coriander powder. Sauté it well until the smell of the masala powders comes, you can add a little water to prevent it from sticking to the bottom. Add to the mixture, the fried potatoes, fried cauliflower, and tomatoes. Sauté it in the masala for about 1 minute.
• Add salt to the mixture and mix it well. Add a cup of water and, cook it over a medium heat until the vegetables are cooked. Add more salt if necessary. Stir from time to time. Remove the curry once it is almost dry.

Suggestions:
Serve with chapati.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Adrak Navratan

Posted by sandhya at 3/13/2012 09:58:00 PM
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Adrak Navratan is a digestive lemonade. Learn how to prepare Adrak Navratan by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:
• 100 g Tender Ginger
• ½ cup Raisins
• ¼ cup Lemon Juice
• 5-6 Green Chilies
• 10-12 Dried Dates
• Salt to taste

How to make Adrak Navratan:
• Wash, peel and cut the ginger into julienne.
• Wash and pat dry raisins. Deseed and finely slice dried dates lengthwise.
• Remove the stems, wash and cut the green chilies into two halves.
• Combine all the ingredients and put into a wide mouth glass jar.
• Shake well and serve when the juice turns pink.


Bagara Baingan

Posted by sandhya at 3/13/2012 09:48:00 PM
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The mouth-watering Bagara Baingan is a delicious sabzi, ideal for every occasion. Learn how to prepare Bagara Baingan by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:
• 250 g small, round Brinjal (baigan)
• 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
• 1 cup Onions, chopped
• 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds, fried
• 1 tbsp Grated Coconut
• 1 tbsp Roasted Groundnuts
• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
• ½ tsp Coriander Powder
• ½ tsp Cumin Powder
• ½ tsp Garam Masala
• 1 Tamarind Ball, lemon-sized
• 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves, chopped
• Red Chili Powder, to taste
• Salt, to taste
• 4 tbsp Oil, for frying

How to make Bagara Baingan:
• Slit the brinjal from both the ends, without cutting the vegetable completely.
• Take a small cup of water and soak tamarind in it, for about ½ an hour.
• Now, grind the sesame seeds, roasted groundnuts and grated coconut to make a smooth paste.
• Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry brinjals in it till they become soft. When done, keep aside.
• In the same pan, heat rest of the oil and then put ginger-garlic paste in it, along with chopped onions. Fry till the onions turn light brown in color.
• Now, add the grinded masala paste in it and fry for a minute.
• Put turmeric powder, garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chili powder in it and mix well.
• Add salt and tamarind juice, according to taste and mix well again.
• Put the fried brinjals in it, cover with a lid and cook until the brinjals are tender.
• Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Andhra cabbage Curry

Posted by sandhya at 3/13/2012 09:36:00 PM
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Andhra cabbage Curry is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Andhra cabbage Curry by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:
• 1 Cabbage (medium size)
• 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds
• 2 Red Chillies
• 1/4 tbsp Turmeric
• 2 Green Chillies
• 3-4 Curry Leaves
• ¼ tbsp Chili Powder (optional)
• Salt to taste
• Water to boil

For Tadka:

• ½ tbsp Chana Dal
• 1/2 tbsp Urud Dal
• 1 pinch Asafetida ( Hing)
• 1 tbsp Oil
• 1/2 tbsp Cumin Seeds ( Jeera)

How to make Andhra cabbage Curry:
• Finely chop the cabbage and cook it with water, salt and turmeric.
• Drain the water from it and keep aside.
• Grind the mustard seeds with red chillies into a fine powder (preferred, not to roast them).
• Heat the oil in a pan and put the ingredients for Tadka and finely chopped green chillies.
• Add the cooked cabbage and season it with salt and chili powder.
• Finally add the ground mustard powder and curry leaves and cook for 2-3 mins on low flame.

Suggestions:
Serve it hot with both chapatti/roti and rice.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shahi Chicken Korma

Posted by sandhya at 3/10/2012 03:03:00 AM
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Shahi Chicken Korma is a very authentic and scrumptious recipe. Learn how to prepare Shahi Chicken Korma by following this recipe.





Ingredients:
• 500 g Chicken (boneless and cut)
• 10 Cashew Nuts (chopped)
• 5 Almonds (chopped)
• 3 tbsp Clarified Butter
• ½ tbsp Garam Masala
• 3 Onions (chopped)
• 8 Garlic Cloves (crushed)
• 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
• 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
• 1 tbsp Turmeric
• ½ tsp Lemon Juice (fresh)
• 1 cup Yoghurt (fresh and thick)
• 1 inch of Ginger (grated)
• ½ cup Coriander Leaves (chopped)

How to make Shahi Chicken Korma:
• Beat the yoghurt well and mix chicken, turmeric and salt.
• Marinate for 20 minutes.
• Heat clarified butter or ghee in a pan and fry onion, garlic and ginger for a minute.
• Add coriander powder and red chili powder, fry for a few seconds.
• Now, add the marinated chicken and fry for 10 minutes on a low flame.
• Add 2 cups of water and stir it.
• Cover it tightly and cook for 35 minutes on a low flame.
• Now, add garam masala and dry fruits. Mix it well.
• Garnish with coriander leaves.

Suggestions:
Serve with butter chappati.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bright Orange Mint

Posted by sandhya at 3/09/2012 03:29:00 AM
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Bright Orange Mint is a delicious and refreshing orange drink. Learn how to prepare Bright Orange Mint by following this easy recipe.





Ingredients:
• 8 Oranges (peeled and seeded)
• 2 Mint Leaves
• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
• 2 drops Orange Color
• 2 cups Ice (crushed)
• 2 tbsp Vanilla Ice cream
• 8 tsp Powdered Sugar

How to make Bright Orange Mint:
• Blend all the ingredients together except vanilla ice cream.
• Sieve the liquid in a container.
• Pour in glasses.
• Top with vanilla ice cream.
• Serve chilled.

Beans Curry

Posted by sandhya at 3/09/2012 03:09:00 AM
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Beans Curry is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Beans Curry by following this easy recipe.






Ingredients:
• 1½ cups Butter Beans
• 2 Onions (chopped)
• 1 Tomato
• 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
• 1 tsp Chili Powder
• ½ tsp Coriander Powder
• ½ tsp Garam Masala
• 4 Cloves
• 3 Cardamoms
• 1 inch piece of Cinnamon
• 3 tbsp Oil
• Coriander Leaves (chopped)
• Salt (to taste)

How to make Beans Curry:
• Soak beans in water for around 6 hours.
• Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
• Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon.
• Add onion and fry until transparent.
• Stir in ginger-garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes.
• Remove and keep aside to cool. Grind with tomato to make a fine paste.
• Combine the paste with turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala in a pan. Cook for 5 minutes.
• Stir in beans with water and salt. Cook until the gravy gets thick.
• Garnish with coriander leaves.
• Serve hot.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Aloo Kachori

Posted by sandhya at 3/07/2012 11:46:00 PM
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Happy Holi to every one...Enjoy this colorful festival with some delicious food..

Aloo Kachori is a very popular recipe. Learn How To Make Aloo Kachori by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:
• 1/2 kg Potatoes
• 100 grams Arrowroot
• 1 Coconut (grated)
• 2-3 Green Chilies
• 1 tsp Cardamom Seeds
• 1-2 tbsp Lemon Juice
• 1-2 tsp Sugar
• Salt to taste

How to make Aloo Kachori:
• To make covering, first boil and mash the potatoes. Mix it with 50 grams arrowroot, salt and knead it into stiff dough.
• To make filling, mix the grated coconut with crushed green chilies, sugar, lemon, cardamom and salt.
• To make kachori, take a small portion of the dough and pat between palms to make a small puri.
• Now stuff this puri with coconut mixture and form into a ball. Repeat the process to make rest of the kachoris.
• Douse the balls in the remaining arrowroot and deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
• Aloo Kachori is ready to eat. Serve hot with chutney or curd and sauce.

Bhang Lassi

Posted by sandhya at 3/07/2012 11:23:00 PM
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Bhang Lassi is usually prepared on some special occasions such as Holi, Mahashivaratri. Learn how to prepare Bang Lassi by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 1/2 Ounce cannabis
• 2 Cups warm whole milk
• 1/2 Cup sugar
• 1 tbsp Coconut milk
• 1 tbsp Almonds, chopped
• 1/8 tsp Ginger, powdered
• 1 Pinch garam masala
• 1/2 tsp Grenadine
• 1 Cup water

How to make Bhang Lassi:

• Bring water to a boil in a teapot and add cannabis to it.
• Brew for about 7 to 10 minutes, then strain.
• Gradually grind the strained cannabis along with 2 tbsp of milk, repeat this process several times.
• Strain the milk into another bowl and keep aside.
• Add a little more milk to the cannabis and grind it along with the almonds, repeat this several times.
• Remove the cannabis and pour the milk, coconut milk, grenadine and boiled water into a container.
• Combine ginger, sugar, and garam masala with it, keep stirring.
• Bhang Lassi is ready to serve.

Papaya Smoothie

Posted by sandhya at 3/07/2012 05:47:00 AM
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Papaya Smoothie Recipe is an absolute yummy shake with the goodness of papaya. Learn how to prepare Papaya Smoothie Recipe by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 Medium Sized Ripe Papaya (peeled and cut into chunks)

• 1 cup Ice Cubes

• 2/3 cup Guava Nectar

• 1 tbsp Sugar

• 1 pinch Salt

• 1/3 cup Milk


How to make Papaya Smoothie :

• In a blender, blend together papaya, ice, guava nectar, sugar and salt till smooth.

• Pour some milk and blend again.

• Serve chilled.

Papaya Cooler

Posted by sandhya at 3/07/2012 05:34:00 AM
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Papaya Cooler is a healthy and nutritious summer drink. Learn how to prepare Papaya Cooler by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:
• 500 ml Water
• 2 tbsp Rose Water
• 250 g ripe Papaya (chopped)
• 2 tbsp Sugar
• Crushed Ice

How to make Papaya Cooler:
• In the mixer, crush chopped papaya, using small amount of water.
• Add sugar and rose water to this mixture
• Once again, crush it in mixer.
• Now, pour it into a glass and add crushed ice. Enjoy your drink!


 

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