Friday, August 31, 2012

Tandoori Egg Parantha

Posted by sandhya at 8/31/2012 08:11:00 AM
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Tandoori Egg Parantha is a very popular recipe. Learn How To Make Tandoori Egg Parantha by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 2 cup Wheat Flour

• 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour

• 2 tbsp Milk

• 2 Eggs (beaten)

• 1 tbsp Water

• 2 tbsp Ghee

• Salt to taste

• 1 pinch Red Chilly Powder


How to make Tandoori Egg Parantha:

• Mix flour, all purpose flour and salt together in a bowl. To form medium firm dough, add hot water slowly and knead it.

• Cover the dough with a muslin cloth and leave for 15 minutes.

• In the meanwhile, mix the beaten eggs, milk, salt and chili powder thoroughly. Keep it aside.

• After the due time, divide the dough into equal golf ball size balls.

• Dip the dough ball into dry flour and roll it out into an oval shape (approx 5 inches).

• Place a heavy circular griddle over medium flame and when it becomes sufficiently hot, smear it with a tsp of cooking oil.

• Place the rolled roti on a griddle; smear it with a spoon of egg-salt-chilli powder mixture.

• When cooked on one side, flip it over using tongs to cook it until light golden brown spots appear.

• Remove the roti from the tava. Keep it in a covered (preferably insulated) container.

• Tandoori Egg Parantha is ready to eat. Serve hot.

Apple Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 8/31/2012 07:52:00 AM
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Apple Sandwich is an easy to make dessert perfect for picnics & outings. Learn how to make/prepare Apple Sandwich by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:


• 9 Bread slices

Make carrot spread from:

• 3/4 cup Grated Carrot

• 2 tbsp Cheese

• Salt & pepper to taste

Make apple spread from:

• 1 Grated Apple

• 1 tbsp Cheese

• Salt and pepper to taste


How to make Apple Sandwich:

• To prepare a carrot spread, mix grated carrot, cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl.Keep it aside.

• To prepare apple spread, mix grated apple,cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl. Keep it aside.

• Cover one bread slice with the apple spread.

• Place another slice of bread over it.

• Cover with carrot spread and sandwich with third slice.

• Repeat the procedure twice.

• Cut into 4 triangles.

• Wrap each one in a plastic wrap & chill.

• Apple Sandwich is ready.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Avocado Lime Pie

Posted by sandhya at 8/30/2012 07:25:00 AM
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Avocado Lime Pie presents a very different method of having avocado. Learn how to make/prepare Avocado Lime Pie by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 1 cup Avocado Pulp (sieved)

• 14 ounce Sweetened Condensed Milk

• 1 tsp Lime Zest (grated)

• ½ cup Lime Juice (fresh)

• 2 Egg Yolks

• 1 pinch Salt

• 9-inch Pie (single-crust)


How to make Avocado Lime Pie:

• Beat the egg yolks and to it, add the condensed milk, lime zest, lime juice, and salt. Mix well.

• Put it in a blender and blend till thick.

• Add the avocado pulp and stir.

• Pour into the pie shell.

• Refrigerate for two hours.

• Garnish with whipped cream and serve.

Paneer Kalimirch

Posted by sandhya at 8/30/2012 07:07:00 AM
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Paneer Kalimirch is a lip-smacking recipe for the cottage cheese lovers. Learn how to make/prepare Paneer Kalimirch by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• ½ cup Coriander leaves (chopped)

• ½ cup Mint/Pudina (chopped)

• 2 Cinnamon sticks (medium size)

• 500 g Cottage Cheese

• 3 Green Cardamoms

• 4 Cloves

• 3 pinches Cumin Seeds

• 2 Onions (medium sized)

• 2 Bay leaves

• 5-6 Garlic cloves

• 4 tbsp Fresh Cream

• 2-3 Green Chilies

• 2 inch piece Ginger

• 1/2 cup Yogurt

• 1/2 tsp Garam Masala (powder)

• 1 tbsp Peppercorns (crushed)

• 1/2 tsp Coriander/Dhaniya (powdered)

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Paneer Kalimirch:

• Start with cottage cheese and cut it into medium- sized cubes. Fry them in 1 tsp of oil. (optional)

• Take a large saucepan and heat some oil in it. Put cumin seeds in it and fry, till they start to crackle.

• Add onions to the pan and fry them until they turn brown.

• Remove the onion from pan and let them cool down.

• Now, crush them along with ginger, green chilies and garlic, in the blender.

• In the saucepan, heat 2 tbsp oil and add cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon sticks and bay leaves to it, along with ground paste. Mix them well.

• Now, add coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt, fresh cream and whisked yogurt. Mix them well again.

• Add water to the pan and bring it to boil. Now, further add paneer cubes to it, along with chopped mint and coriander leaves.

• Cover the pan with the lid and let it cook on low- medium temperature, for 10- 15 minutes.

• When it is done, sprinkle ground peppercorns on top and serve it hot, with rice or chapattis.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Aloo Vada

Posted by sandhya at 8/29/2012 07:26:00 AM
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Aloo Vada is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Aloo Vada by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 2 cups Potatoes (mashed)

• 2 Onions (chopped)

• 1 tsp Green Chillies (chopped)

• 1 tsp Ginger (adrak) (paste)

• 1 tsp Garlic (lehsun) (paste)

• 1 tsp Mustard Seeds (rai/sarson)

• 1 pinch of Asafetida (Hing)

• 1½ tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)

• Oil for deep frying

• Salt to taste

• Ingredients for Batter

• 1 cup Besan (Bengal Gram Flour)

• 1 tsp Turmeric powder (Haldi)


How to make Aloo Vada:

• Mix all ingredients (besan and turmeric powder) of batter to form a dip thick enough to thickly coat back of a spoon. Keep aside.

• Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Add asafetida, mustard seeds, green chillies and onions.

• Saute for a couple of minutes till onions turn golden color.

• Add ginger paste, garlic paste, turmeric and salt and saute for a few more minutes; then add the mashed potatoes and cook it for 2 minutes.

• Allow the potato mixture cool down and divide the mixture into 8 portions, shape into round balls and keep aside.

• Heat oil in a frying pan.

• Coat each of the potato balls in the gram flour batter and gradually let it into the oil.

• Deep fry the potato balls until golden brown in color.

• Drain on absorbent paper.


Suggestions:

Serve it hot with tea

Cheese Tomato Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 8/29/2012 07:13:00 AM
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Cheese Tomato Sandwich is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Cheese Tomato Sandwich by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 6 White Bread Slices

• 3 slices Cheddar Cheese

• 1 ripe and firm Tomatoes (thinly sliced)

• 1½ tbsp Mayonnaise

• Flavored Salt (to taste)


How to make Cheese Tomato Sandwich:

• Place cheese over 3 bread slices and cover up with tomato slices.

• Spread mayonnaise over the remaining bread slices and sprinkle salt.

• Place these slices over the tomato slices and press firmly.

• Serve with tomato ketchup.

Carrot And Tomato Smoothie

Posted by sandhya at 8/29/2012 07:03:00 AM
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Ingredients:

• 4 medium Carrots

• 6 medium Tomatoes

• 2 tbsp Lemon Juice

• ½ stalk Celery (Chopped)

• Ice cubes as required

• Salt to taste


How to make Carrot And Tomato Smoothie:

• Cut the carrots into ½ inch cubes and tomatoes into quarters and freeze them for some time.

• Put the frozen tomato cubes in a blender and blend it until smooth. Add the frozen carrots and blend again.

• Add the ice cubes, fresh lemon juice and blend together again. Serve it in a stemmed glass chilled.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Posted by sandhya at 8/28/2012 06:55:00 AM
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Onam Special Recipe..
Appam is a popular breakfast recipe of Kerala. Learn how to make/prepare Appam by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 1/2 cup Cooked Rice

• 1/2 kg Raw Rice

• 1 Coconut (grated)

• 2-1/2 cup Water

• 3 tsp Sugar

• 1/2 tsp Yeast

• Salt to taste


How to make Appam:

• Soak raw rice for about 4 hours and drain.

• Blend with cooked rice and grated coconut in a mixie.

• Mix sugar, yeast and salt in boiled water. Leave it for half an hour.

• Add this mixture to the above grinded mixture.

• Leave the mixture for fermentation for 8 hours.

• Spread this fermented mixture in a non-stick pan.

• Put a lid on the pan and heat it for 2 minutes.

• Appam is ready. Serve it with potato curry.

Baked Potato Soup

Posted by sandhya at 8/28/2012 06:48:00 AM
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Baked Potato Soup is a delicious American soup recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Baked Potato Soup by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 12 Bacon slices

• 2/3 Cup margarine

• 2/3 Cup all-purpose flour

• 7 Cups milk

• 4 Large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed

• 4 Green onions, chopped

• 1 1/4 Cups cheddar cheese, shredded

• 1 Cup sour cream

• 1 tsp Salt

• 1 tsp Ground black pepper


How to make Baked Potato Soup:

• Place bacon slices in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium heat till brown.

• Drain, crumble and set aside.

• In a stock pot or Dutch oven, melt the margarine over medium heat.

• Whisk in flour until smooth.

• Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly, until thickened.

• Stir in potatoes and onions.

• Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

• Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

• Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper.

• Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.

• Baked Potato Soup is ready.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Handi Biryani

Posted by sandhya at 8/26/2012 03:48:00 AM
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Handi Biryani is a delicious rice recipe cooked in a traditional style. Learn how to make/prepare Handi Biryani by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 1 ½ cup Basmati Rice

• ½ cup Cauliflower

• ½ cup Green Peas

• ½ cup Beans (chopped into small pieces)

• 2 Capsicum (chopped)

• 2 Potatoes (boiled)

• 2 Onions (quartered)

• 2 Onions (chopped)

• 1 cup Curd

• 1 Cinnamon (dalchini) Stick

• 2 Cloves (laung)

• 2 Bay Leaves

• 2 Cardamoms.

• 1 tsp Red Chili Powder

• ¼ tsp Haldi (turmeric) Powder

• 4 whole Black Peppers

• 1 tsp Garlic (grated)

• 1 tsp Ginger (grated)

• ¼ tsp Hing

• 1 tbsp Coriander (chopped)

• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

• 10 Almonds

• 10 Cashewnuts

• 4 tbsp Ghee

• Salt to taste


How to make Handi Biryani:

• Boil the cauliflower, peas and beans together with salt and keep it aside.

• Soak rice in water for 30 minutes.

• Strain the water and mix salt with the rice. Spread it on a plate.

• Take a pan and heat ghee in it. Add onions and fry till they turn brown.

• Take out the fried onions and keep it aside.

• Separately fry cashews till light brown and the capsicums till they become soft and keep aside.

• Take a big vessel and heat 6 cups of water in it.

• Add the pepper, cloves, cardamoms, bay leaves and salt.

• Bring it to boil and then add rice. Cook for 8 to 9 minutes.

• Take out the rice and spread it in a large plate.

• Blend the quartered onion, garlic and ginger into a fine paste.

• Heat ghee in a pan and put the paste in it.

• Saute for 3 minutes.

• Now add chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, haldi powder, garam masala, hing, onion and boiled vegetables.

• Saute till the oil separates.

• Now add the beaten curd and cook for about 3 minutes.

• Add the potatoes.

• Mix well and keep side.

• Take a handi (earthen pot) and grease the inside of the pot with ghee.

• Spread a layer of rice at the bottom of the pot.

• Now spread evenly the cooked vegetables on the rice.

• Take a bowl and mix in it capsicum, fried onions, cashew, coriander and sliced almonds.

• Spread this mixture layer over the vegetable layer in the pot.

• Sprinkle half of the lemon juice over the layered rice.

• Again put a layer of rice followed by a layer of vegetables and lemon juice sprinkling.

• Repeat the process till the handi is filled.

• Cover the pot with a lid and seal the edges with chappati dough.

• Put the pot in a preheated oven at 130 degrees.

• Keep the pot in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

• You must make a small slit in the cover of handi for the excess steam to escape.

• Enjoy hot Handi Biryani.

Chettinad Mutton Curry

Posted by sandhya at 8/26/2012 03:09:00 AM
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Chettinad cuisine is widely known for its spice indulgence in any curry and Chettinad Mutton Curry is just another recipe from this cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Chettinad Mutton Curry by following this easy recipe.

  
                                  
Ingredients:


• 1 kg Mutton

• 100 g Shallots (Kunjulli)

• 1 piece Ginger

• 5-8 Garlic Pods

• 2 pieces Cinnamon (Karugapatta)

• 4 Cloves (Grambu)

• ½ tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeerakam)

• ½ tsp Fennel Seeds (Perinjeerakam)

• Few Pepper Corns (Kurumulaku)

• 2 tsp Chilly Powder

• 2 tsp Coriander Powder

• Salt (to taste)

• ¼ cup Oil

• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 2 Onions (large, finely chopped)

• ½ tsp Mustard Seeds

• 1 sprig Curry Leaves

• 2 Tomatoes (sliced)


How to make Chettinad Mutton Curry:

• Wash the mutton well and cut into medium-sized pieces.

• Put shallots, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, pepper corns, chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in a jar and grind them to a coarse paste.

• Use the above paste along with salt to marinate the mutton and keep it aside for about 30 minutes.

• Heat one tablespoon of oil in a cooker and add the marinated mutton.

• Pressure cook the mutton up to 4 whistles.

• Take a pan or kadai and heat oil in it.

• Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

• Add curry leaves, chopped onions and sauté well until they turn golden brown.

• Next, add in the chopped tomatoes and stir well until they turn tender.

• Add the mutton and cook until the oil separates from the curry.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vegetable Kebab

Posted by sandhya at 8/25/2012 06:09:00 AM
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Vegetable Kebab is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Vegetable Kebab by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 2 large Potatoes (boiled and mashed)

• 1 cup Cottage Cheese (grated)

• 1 cup Cauliflower (grated)

• 1 cup Cabbage (grated)

• 2 Green Chilies (chopped)

• 1 tbsp Cilantro (finely chopped)

• ¼ tsp Ajinomoto Powder

• 1 cup All-Purpose Flour

• ½ tsp Red Chili Powder

• Oil (for frying)

• 1 tbsp Ghee

• 1 tsp Salt


How to make Vegetable Kebab:

• Heat oil in a pan and fry cauliflower and cabbage with ajinomoto powder for few minutes.

• Add potatoes, cheese, and green chilies. Stir well.

• Remove from heat, add cilantro and mix. Let it cool.

• Make small balls of the mixture and keep aside.

• Combine flour with ½ tsp salt, red chili powder, and 1 cup water. Beat well to form a smooth batter.

• Dip the balls into the batter.

• Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the balls until golden brown.

• Remove and place on a paper tissue to absorb excess oil.

• Serve hot with chili sauce.

Aloo Tuk

Posted by sandhya at 8/25/2012 05:48:00 AM
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Aloo Tuk is a crispy appetizer. Learn how to make/prepare Alu Tuk by following this easy recipe.


  
Ingredients:


• 8 Potatoes

• 3 tsp Red chilli powder

• 2 tsp Mango powder

• 2 tsp Coriander powder

• Oil for frying

• Salt to taste


How to make Aloo Tuk:

• Peel the potatoes.

• Cut them into halves.

• Add salt to it.

• Fry them over low flame till they turn tender.

• Keep it aside and allow it cool.

• Flatten out the potatoes.

• Fry the flattened potatoes till golden brown.

• Sprinkle mango powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder.

• Aloo Tuk is ready.

Avial

Posted by sandhya at 8/25/2012 05:38:00 AM
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Avial is a delicious dish of Kerala, usually served on Onam. Learn how to make/prepare Aviyal by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:


• 3/4 kg Vegetables (drumsticks, brinjals, yam, string beans, raw banana, ash gourd, ridge gourd)

• 1 tbsp Tamarind paste

• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

• 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

• 6 to 8 Green chillies

• 1 Cup grated coconut

• 2 tbsp Oil

• 5 to 6 Curry leaves


How to make Avial:

• Wash, peel and cube the vegetables.

• Slightly cook drum sticks with salt.

• Grind the coconut to form a fine paste.

• Boil water in a skillet and add cubed vegetables.

• Mix red chilli and turmeric powder with it.

• Cook the vegetables properly.

• Add green chillies, salt, tamarind extract and coconut paste. Stir it.

• Now cook over low heat for about 15 minutes.

• Take a small pan and heat oil.

• Add the curry leaves to it.

• Fry until the leaves change color.

• Now pour over the cooked vegetables.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Baked Fish Masala

Posted by sandhya at 8/21/2012 11:56:00 PM
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Baked Fish Masala is a healthy and nutritious dish. Learn how to make/prepare Baked Fish Masala by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 1 kg Fish (boneless)

• 2 big Onions (paste)

• 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste

• 1 tsp Turmeric

• 2 tbsp Chilli powder

• 1 tbsp Coriander powder

• 1 tsp Jeera powder

• 1 tsp Methi powder (fenugreek seeds)

• Tamarind - lime size (soak in water)

• Salt to taste

• Oil for frying


How to make Baked Fish Masala:

• Put oil in a wok and fry onion paste, add ginger garlic paste and turmeric.

• Then add chili powder and salt. Pour tamarind pulp and boil for 5 to 10 minutes.

• Put fish pieces and boil for 5 minutes, add coriander powder to it.

• Remove from fire and sprinkle cumin and fenugreek seed powder.

• Pour into baking dish.

• Preheat oven at 200 degrees C.

• Place the dish and bake for 30 minutes.

• Sprinkle little coriander and serve cooled.

• Baked Fish Masala is ready.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Artichoke Chili Dip

Posted by sandhya at 8/20/2012 11:43:00 PM
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Artichoke Chili Dip is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Artichoke Chili Dip by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:

• 1 can (14 oz) Artichoke Hearts (drained and chopped)

• 1 cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)

• 1 can (4 oz) Green Chili Peppers (chopped)

• 1 cup Mayonnaise


How to make Artichoke Chili Dip:

• Combine artichokes, cheese, peppers, and mayonnaise together in a large mixing bowl.

• Transfer the mixture into a baking pan.

• Bake at 350 degree F for 20 minutes.

• Remove and serve warm with tortilla chips.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Makai ka Dhokla

Posted by sandhya at 8/19/2012 11:34:00 PM
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Makai ka Dhokla is a scrumptious sweet corn & maize flour dish, from Gujarat. Learn how to make/prepare Makai ka Dhokla by following this easy recipe.

Ingredients:


• 1 cup Maize Flour (makai ka atta)

• ½ cup Sour Curd

• ½ cup Sweet Corn Kernels

• 2 tsp Ginger-Green Chili Paste

• ¼ tsp Asafetida (hing)

• 2 tsp Sugar

• 1 tsp Lemon Juice

• 1 tsp Fruit Salt

• 2 tsp Oil

• Water

For the Tempering

• 1 tsp Mustard Seeds (rai)

• 1 tsp Sesame Seeds (til)

• Pinch of Asafetida

• 1 tbsp Oil

For Garnishing

• 1 tbsp Coriander, chopped


How to make Makai ka Dhokla:

• In a bowl, mix maize flour and sour curd, along with ½ cup of warm water, well enough to form a smooth batter. Keep the batter aside for at least 30 minutes.

• To the batter, add in the sweet corn, ginger-chili paste, asafetida, sugar, lemon juice, and oil. Mix well.

• Now add the fruit salt and mix the preparation gently.

• Grease a 150 mm (6”) diameter thali with oil.

• Pour the prepared batter into the thali and steam it for 15 to 20 minutes.

• For the tempering, heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, sesame seeds and asafetida. Fry them until the seeds start crackling.

• Remove the dhokla from the pot.

• Pour the tempering over the prepared dhokla.

• Use chopped coriander to garnish the dhokla.

• Cut into pieces and serve hot.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Orange Kheer

Posted by sandhya at 8/18/2012 11:26:00 PM
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Orange Kheer, also known as Kamla Kheer is a traditional Bengali recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Orange Khir by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:


• 2 Oranges

• 1 Litre milk

• 150 gms Sugar

• 1/2 tsp Kesar


How to make Orange Kheer:

• Peel off the skin of oranges.

• Remove the inner transparent skin also.

• Boil the milk in a kadhai.

• Continue boiling the milk and stir it periodically till it thickens.

• Add sugar into the milk.

• Continue boiling the milk till the color changes.

• Remove the milk from the fire. Cool it for 5 minutes.

• Now mix orange chunks and kesar to it.

• Cool the kheer for at least 2 hours.

• Orange Kheer is ready to serve.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Chicken Burger

Posted by sandhya at 8/17/2012 01:53:00 AM
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Chicken Burger is a popular American recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chicken Burger by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 2 Onion, (1 chopped and 1 sliced)

• 2 tsp Minced Garlic

• 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped

• 1 cup Fresh Sliced Mushrooms

• 1 Tomato, seeded and chopped

• 2 Carrots, chopped

• 2 pounds Ground Chicken

• 1 Egg

• 1/2 cup Fresh Bread Crumbs

• 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning

• Salt to taste

• Black pepper to taste


How to make Chicken Burger:

• Firstly, pre heat the outdoor grill at about medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

• In a pan, spray some cooking oil and put it to medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté the mixture until it turns golden yellow.

• Add the bell pepper, mushrooms, tomatoes and carrots. Set aside and allow all vegetables to cool completely.

• Now, in a large bowl, combine chicken and vegetables. Add the egg, bread crumbs and seasonings to taste. Mix all together well and form into patties.

• Put the patties onto the grate and grill for about 5 to 6 minutes per side.

• Roast the buns on their inner side and put one patty on each of the bun base. Toss it up with onion slices and serve!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Korean Pizza

Posted by sandhya at 8/16/2012 01:41:00 AM
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Korean Pizza is a versatile and popular snack in Korea. Learn how to make/prepare Korean Pizza by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 2 cups All-Purpose Flour

• 2 Eggs

• 4 cups Water

• ½ tsp Salt

• 1 Shallot (chopped)

• 1 Green Onion (chopped)

• ½ cup Crabmeat (minced)

• ½ cup Pork (chopped and cooked)

• ½ cup firm Tofu (diced)

• 1 cup Bean Sprouts

• 1 cup frozen Mixed Vegetables (thawed)

• ½ cup Cabbage (shredded)

• 4 tsp Canola Oil

• ¼ cup Soy Sauce

• 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar

• 1 tbsp Sesame Oil

• 1 Chile Pepper (chopped, optional)


How to make Korean Pizza:

• Take a large bowl and combine flour, eggs, water and salt together.

• Add shallot, green onion, crabmeat, pork, tofu, bean sprouts, mixed vegetables and cabbage. Mix well to blend the ingredients.

• Heat some canola oil in a large skillet on medium heat.

• Spoon enough of the vegetable mixture on the bottom of the pan.

• Cook for about 8 minutes till the underside of the pizza turns golden brown.

• Flip over and cook on the other side for 3 minutes until browned.

• Remove and place on a serving platter.

• Repeat with the remaining batter.

• Prepare the dipping sauce by mixing soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and Chile pepper together in a sealable container.

• Seal and shake the container till the contents are well blended.

• Shake again and serve alongside the pizzas.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Baby Corn Soup

Posted by sandhya at 8/15/2012 01:35:00 AM
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Baby corn soup is very rich in protein. Learn how to make/prepare Babycorn Soup by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 6 Baby corn

• 1/4 Cup beans, chopped

• 1/4 Cup carrot, diced

• 1/4 Cup peas, boiled

• 1/4 Cup cabbage, thin strips

• 1/4 Cup cauliflower

• 1/2 Onion

• 2 Cubes cheese

• 2 Pods garlic

• 1 tsp Sugar

• Pepper powder to taste

• Salt to taste

• Oil as required

• Few dhania leaves for garnishing

• Water as required


How to make Baby Corn Soup:

• Cook the baby corns with onion and garlic in the pressure cooker until soft.

• Meanwhile, boil peas.

• Take a pan and heat a little oil, fry carrot, beans, cauliflower and cabbage or microwave with water sprinkled for about 1 minute, keep aside.

• Blend the cooked baby corn properly.

• Strain into a pan, and add boiled peas, water and other vegetables to it.

• Bring it to a boil.

• Combine salt, pepper and sugar with it, mix well.

• Boil for about one minute and add cheese to it.

• Remove it from the heat.

• Garnish it with the dhania leaves and serve hot.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bharli Vangi

Posted by sandhya at 8/14/2012 01:24:00 AM
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Bharli Vangi is a sweet and tangy Maharashtrian dish made with coconut and peanuts. Learn how to make Bharli Vaangi by following this easy recipe.

Ingredients:


• 6 small Brinjals

• 3 tsp Gur (grated)

• 3 tbsp Coconut (grated)

• 3 tsp Red Chilli powder

• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

• 1 tsp Mustard Seeds

• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 2 tbsp Tamarind Pulp

• Salt to taste

• Oil (as required)

For filling

• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

• 2 tsp Coriander Powder

• 6 Cloves

• 6 Peppercorns

• 1 Cinnamon Stick

• 1 cup Onion (grated)

• ¼ cup Peanuts (roasted and powdered)


How to make Bharli Vangi:

• Put all the ingredients for the filling (cumin, coriander, cloves, cinnamon, grated onion, peanuts and peppercorns) in a mixer to make a fine paste.

• Heat a pan and put little oil. Add grated coconut, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and the paste and saute for a while. Take out the masala and keep it aside.

• Wash the brinjals and slit them lengthwise. Do not cut the stem.

• Rub the brinjals with salt and turmeric.

• Stuff the masala (filling paste) in each of the brinjals.

• Take a pan and heat oil in it. Add cumin and mustard seeds.

• When the seeds splutter, add the stuffed brinjals.

• Cover it with a lid and let the brinjals cook over low heat.

• When the brinjals become soft, add little water.

• Now add the tamarind and jaggery water into it. (Tamarind pulp and grated jaggery mixed in 1 cup water).

• Sprinkle salt according to your taste and cook the brinjals till done.

• Garnish with chopped coriander and coconut.

• Serve hot with rotis or parathas

Monday, August 13, 2012

Banjari Gosht

Posted by sandhya at 8/13/2012 01:16:00 AM
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Banjari Gosht is one of the favorite recipes from Rajasthan. Learn how to make/prepare Banjari Gosht by following this easy recipe.





Ingredients:


• 600 g Mutton (cleaned and cut)

• 150 g Oil

• 200 g Onions (sliced)

• 50 g Whole Garam Masala

• 80 g Ginger-Garlic Paste

• 25 g Red Chili Powder

• 15 g Turmeric Powder

• 20 g Coriander Powder

• 15 g Coriander Seeds

• 150 g Yoghurt

• 6 Red Chilies (whole)

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Banjari Gosht:

• Place a large saucepan over heat and heat oil in it.

• Add the sliced onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.

• Add in the ginger-garlic paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and whole garam masala. Stir well.

• Now, add mutton and yoghurt and mix well.

• Roast and crush the coriander seeds and add to the mutton.

• Allow the mutton to cook.

• When the mutton turns soft, garnish it with whole red chilies and a few pounded coriander seeds.

• Serve hot.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bengali Khichdi

Posted by sandhya at 8/12/2012 01:09:00 AM
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Bangla Khichdi is a tasty Bengali dinner recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Bangla Khichdi by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 1 Cup rice (washed and soaked for 30 minutes)

• 1 Cup masoor dal (washed and soaked for 30 minutes)

• 1 tbsp Channa dal (washed and soaked for 30 minutes)

• 1 Bay leaf

• 3 Green cardamoms

• 1" Stick cinnamon

• 3 Cloves

• 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

• 10-12 Tiny onions, peeled

• 10-12 Baby potatoes, washed clean

• 1/2 Cup peas, shelled

• 1 Carrot, diced

• 1 tsp Ginger, grated

• 1 tsp Garlic, grated

• 3-4 Green chilies, finely chopped

• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

• 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

• Salt to taste

• 5 Cups water

• 4 tbsp Ghee

• Chopped coriander leaves, for garnish

• Curd and chutney, to serve


How to make Bangla Khichdi:

• Drain dals and rice in a colander and keep aside.

• Semi crush spices (cardamom, cinnamon and cloves).

• Heat 3 tbsp ghee in a large heavy skillet.

• Add cumin seeds, bayleaf and crushed spices.

• Add ginger, garlic and chilies. Stir-fry for a moment.

• Add onions and potatoes (with skin). Stir-fry for 2 minutes.

• Add carrot, peas, turmeric, garam masala and salt.

• Add dals and rice. Gently stir-fry for 1 minute.

• Add water.

• Stir, bring to a boil, cover and simmer till done.

• When done, pour remaining ghee and sprinkle coriander leaves.

• Serve piping hot, with curd and chutney.

• Bangla Khichdi is ready.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Egg Paratha

Posted by sandhya at 8/11/2012 12:58:00 AM
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Egg Paratha is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Egg Parantha by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 4 Eggs

• 2 Cups wheat flour

• 1 Chopped capsicum

• 1 Chopped tomato

• 2 Chopped onions

• Chopped fresh coriander

• 1 tsp Red chilli powder

• 2 tbsp Cooking oil

• Clarified Butter or Ghee


How to make Egg Paratha:

• Pour oil into a frying pan and heat it.

• Add chopped onions and fry on medium heat till they become golden brown.

• Add the tomato and capsicum and fry it for few minutes. Now add eggs, salt, red chilli and mix it properly. Cook the mixture until eggs are well done.

• Put coriander leaves into the mixture. Take off from the flame and leave the mixture aside.

• Make the dough by adding sufficient water to the flour. Knead it to convert into soft dough. Add 2 tbsp of clarified butter to it and knead it again for some time. Make small balls out of the dough.

• Roll the balls to give them roti shape.

• Take one roti and put the egg mixture. Cover it with another roti.

• Roll this roti a little and fry both sides properly in butter.

• Egg Paratha is ready to serve.

Mughlai Paratha

Posted by sandhya at 8/11/2012 12:48:00 AM
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Mughlai Paratha goes well with curd, chutney and vegetables. Learn how to make/prepare Mughlai Parantha by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 300 gm Maida

• 2 Eggs

• 1 tsp Baking powder

• Oil to cook

• Salt to taste


How to make Mughlai Paratha:

• Take a big bowl and mix flour, baking powder and salt.

• Rub the flour with 2 tbsp of oil.

• Add little water at a time and make soft dough.

• Make 8 balls from the dough and roll out into flat thick rounds.

• Apply little oil, sprinkle some flour and fold it into half circle.

• Again apply little oil and flour, fold it lengthwise.

• Now roll it, press down and roll out into square of 8 inches by 8 inches.

• Brush the surface of the paratha with the beaten eggs.

• Turn all four corners towards the middle.

• Heat the girdle and apply oil.

• Cook the paratha on it, applying oil along the edges.

• Fry on both the sides until brown patches appear.
 

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