Thursday, May 30, 2013

Heart Shaped Cookies

Posted by sandhya at 5/30/2013 05:22:00 AM
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Heart Shaped Cookies is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Heart Shaped Cookies by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:
 

• 2 Eggs
• 1/3 cup Milk
• 1 -1/4 cups Sugar
• 1/2 cup Butter (softened)
• 1/4 cup Shortening
• 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
• 1/2 tsp Salt
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
• 2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
• 1 tsp Grated Lemon Rind
• Green and Orange Liquid food Colors
   
How to make Heart Shaped Cookies:
 

• Beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed till soft. Combine sugar with it and mix well.
• Add eggs and milk and keep beating till blended properly.
• Take a bowl and combine flour baking powder, baking soda and salt properly.
• Add this with butter mixture and beat at low speed till well blended.
• Add lemon rind and juice.
• Fragment the dough into 4 equal parts and wrap each portion in plastic wrap.
• Allow to cool for about 2 to 6 hours.
• Roll a dough part on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4 inch thickness.
• Cut it with a 3 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter and keep on lightly greased baking sheets.
• Repeat the method for other dough parts.
• Now bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 to 9 minutes till light brown colour reached on bottoms.
• Allow them to cool on baking sheets for about 2 minutes.
• Transfer to wire racks and let them cool for 20 minutes.
• Put green food color on 1/4 cup Icing and spread it on tops of cookies.
• Put orange food color on reserved 1/4 cup Icing and put that into a zip-top plastic bag. Pierce 1 corner of the bag to make a small hole and pipe dots on cookies.
• Heart Shaped Cookies are ready to serve.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Baingan Tikka

Posted by sandhya at 5/29/2013 04:22:00 AM
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The Baingan Tikka is a delicious treat from the Kashmiri cuisine. Learn how to prepare Baingan Tikka by following this easy recipe.  



Ingredients:

• 6 large Brinjals
• 2 Onions, chopped
• ¼ cup French Beans, chopped
• ¼ cup Green Peas
• 1 Carrot
• 2 Potatoes
• 2 Tomatoes
• 1 bunch Coriander Leaves
• 1 bunch Mint Leaves
• 1 ½ piece Ginger
• 5 Cloves Garlic
• ½ tsp Cumin Powder
• ½ tsp Coriander Powder
• 1 tsp Garam Masala
• 1 Lemon Juice
• Oil, for frying
• Salt, to taste
   
How to make Baingan Tikka:


• Boil potatoes, peel and mash it and keep it aside.
• Slit the brinjals horizontally and grill until it is half cooked. Now, scoop out the pulp and keep the shell aside.
• Take a bowl and grind leaves, mint, ginger, garlic and salt to make a smooth paste.
• Now, take a saucepan and heat oil in it. Put chopped onions in it and fry it till it turns golden brown.
• Add ground paste to this mixture and fry till the oil leaves the sides. Put carrots, beans, peas, potatoes and brinjal pulp and fry it for 6- 7 minutes.
• Now, put turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala with salt in it and fry well.
• Put lemon juice in it and remove from the flame.
• Now, use it as filling in each brinjal shell and roast in a grill. Serve hot.
   

Thursday, May 23, 2013

French Chocolate Cake

Posted by sandhya at 5/23/2013 01:40:00 AM
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 French Chocolate Cake is a very tasty Birthday occasional recipe. Learn how to make/prepare French Chocolate Cake by following this easy recipe. 




Ingredients:

• 150 g Black Chocolate Bar
• 125 g Unsalted Butter
• 3 Eggs
• 125 g Sugar
• 60 g Flour
• 100 ml Milk
• 2 tsp Baking Powder
   
How to make French Chocolate Cake:


• Mix chocolate with 2 tsp water in a glass bowl and heat in the oven for 2 minutes on high temperature.
• Stir in butter and heat for another 1 minute.
• Sift flour with baking powder in a large bowl.
• Beat eggs with sugar in a separate bowl and whip until light and creamy.
• Stir in cold milk and let cool to room temperature.
• Mix in chocolate mixture.
• Add into flour and whisk until well blended and smooth.
• Grease a baking pan and pour in the batter.
• Set the oven to 190 °C and bake for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cabbage Paratha

Posted by sandhya at 5/21/2013 09:18:00 AM
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Cabbage Paratha is a whole wheat bread made with cabbage and ginger. Learn how to make/prepare Cabbage Paratha by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 3 cups Wheat Flour
• 1 cup Cabbage (finely grated)
• 1'' Ginger (finely chopped)
• 1 tsp Green Chillies (chopped)
• 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander (finely chopped)
• ½ tsp Garam Masala
• Butter/Oil (for frying)
• Salt to taste
   
How to make Cabbage Paratha:

• Mix the wheat flour and salt properly in a bowl.
• Then add 1 teaspoon oil, grated cabbage, coriander, ginger and green chillies and again mix well.
• Now knead this into soft dough by mixing enough water.
• Take little portion of the dough and make a round ball.
• Roll this ball into the shape of a round paratha.
• Heat the tawa (griddle) and cook the paratha with butter or oil as per your choice.
• Cook till both the sides of paratha turn golden brown.
• Serve hot parathas with curd or pickle.
   

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Aloo Anardana Chaat

Posted by sandhya at 5/16/2013 07:18:00 AM
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Aloo Anardana Chaat is a delicious fast food recipe. Learn how to prepare Aloo Anardana Chaat by following this easy recipe.

 



Ingredients:

• 2 Large Potatoes (boiled and cubed)
• 1 cup Pomegranate Seeds
• 1 Onion (finely chopped)
• 2 tbsp Peanuts (roasted)
• 1 tbsp Mint Leaves (chopped)
• 2 tbsp Chaat Masala
• ½ cup Sev
• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
• 2 Green Chilies (finely chopped)
• 2 tbsp Green Coriander (finely chopped)
• Salt
   
How to make Aloo Anardana Chaat:


• Take a large bowl and mix all the ingredients well.
• Sprinkle lemon juice on the top.
• Serve immediately.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reshmi Kebab

Posted by sandhya at 5/15/2013 04:05:00 AM
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 Reshmi Kebab is a Muglai recipe in which prawns or scallops can also be used instead of chicken. Learn how to make/prepare Reshmi Kabab by following this easy recipe. 



Ingredients:

• 2 Pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
• 6 Almonds
• 8 Cloves garlic
• 6 Jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
• 1 Inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled
• 1 Lemon, juiced
• 1/2 Cup heavy cream
• 1 Cup chopped fresh cilantro
• 2 tbsp Butter
• Salt to taste
   
How to make Reshmi Kebab:


• Soak almonds in water for about 15 to 20 minutes, drain.
• Put the almonds, peppers, garlic, ginger, and cilantro into the bowl of a food processor and blend it till smooth.
• Add salt to it and blend in lemon juice and cream.
• Place the mixture to a big, non metallic bowl.
• Place the chicken into the bowl and turn it to coat.
• Cover and marinate into the refrigerator for about 24 hours.
• Preheat the grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
• Remove the meat from the marinade and thread onto the skewers.
• Brush chicken with butter and arrange the skewers on hot grate and cook it till cooked through.
• Silken Kebabs are ready to serve.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Baked Potato Casserole

Posted by sandhya at 5/14/2013 03:57:00 AM
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Baked Potato Casserole is a very popular recipe for special occasions like Easter and Christmas . Learn how to make/prepare Baked Potato Casserole by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:

• 4 medium Potatoes (cut into cubes)
• ½ tsp Salt
• ¼ tsp Pepper
• ¾ lb cooked and drained Bacon
• 2 cups Sour Cream
• 1½ cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
• 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
• 1 Green Onion (chopped)
   
How to make Baked Potato Casserole:


• Place the potatoes on a buttered baking pan.
• Sprinkle salt and pepper.
• Layer bacon over the potatoes.
• Combine mozarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and sour cream together. Spread all over the pan mixture.
• Top with onion and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F.
• Serve hot.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Bread Omelette

Posted by sandhya at 5/13/2013 04:50:00 AM
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Bread Omelette is a very tasty recipe for break fast. Learn how to make/prepare Bread Omelette by following this easy recipe.
 


Ingredients:

• 2 Eggs
• 4 Bread Slices
• ½ cup Onion (chopped)
• 1 tsp Green Chillies (chopped)
• 2 tsp Coriander (chopped)
• 1 tsp Butter
• Salt to taste
   
How to make Bread Omelette:

 
• Remove the center of the bread slices using sharp edge bowl.
• Beat the egg gently in a bowl. Mix in green chillies, onion, coriander and salt to taste.
• Lay the breads without center in the hot pan and put scoop of egg mixture in the center. Cover it up with the center of the bread and press it down gently. Heat it until egg is tender.
• Flip it over and toast the other side.
• Serve it hot with the top up of little butter.
   

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Chicken Chaap

Posted by sandhya at 5/12/2013 04:00:00 PM
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 Chicken Chaap is a traditional and a very delicious Hyderabadi recipe. Learn how to prepare Chicken Chaap by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 500 g Chicken (chopped)
• 4 Onions (paste)
• 6 Garlic Cloves (crushed)
• 1 cup Yoghurt (hung)
• ¼ tsp Nutmeg
• ½ tbsp Garam Masala
• 1 tbsp Coconut Powder
• 1 Pinch Saffron
• 2 tbsp Oil
   
How to make Chicken Chaap:


• Take a bowl and put chicken with all the ingredients except oil.
• Marinate it for half an hour.
• Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and put chicken.
• Cook for half an hour on a low flame with one cup water.
• Garnish with shredded pista.


Suggestions:
Serve with plain rice.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chili Paneer

Posted by sandhya at 5/09/2013 10:38:00 PM
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 Chili Paneer is spicy Punjabi recipe. Learn how to make Chili Paneer by following this easy recipe. 



Ingredients:

• 500 gm Paneer (Prepare small Paneer balls)
• 4 tbsp Corn Flour
• Green chilli (10 to 15 medium sizes)
• 2 tbsp Tomato Sauce
• 1 tbsp Chilli Sauce
• 2 tbsp Soya Sauce
• Salt to taste
• Oil for frying
• 1 Green Capsicum (chopped)
• 4 Onions
   
How to make Chili Paneer:


• Mix Paneer balls with corn flour fry it in a kadai till it become brown.
• In a separate kadai, fry onions till brown.
• Cut green chilli into small pieces and add it to fried onion.
• Then put small pieces of capsicum and fry it for sometime.
• Add Fried Paneer to it.
• Then drop tomato/chill/soya sauce into kadai.
• Add salt also and stir it for 3/4 mints.
• Chili Paneer is ready.

Strawberry Beautiful

Posted by sandhya at 5/09/2013 04:23:00 AM
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Strawberry Beautiful is a delicious and colorful juice to be enjoyed on a summer day. Learn how to make  Strawberry Beautiful by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:
 

• 8 large Strawberries
• 600 ml Orange Juice
• 4 tbsp Powdered Sugar
• Ice-cubes
• 1 inch piece Ginger (grated)
• 8 tbsp Strawberry crush
   
How to make Strawberry Beautiful:
 

• Keep aside quarter cup of orange juice and hull 4 strawberries and chop them.
• Out of the remaining 4 strawberries make strawberry fans and pour the remaining orange juice into a blender.
• Add strawberry crush, ginger, half a cup of water and 10-12 ice cubes and blend them well until smooth and then strain.
• Take 4 large glasses, dip their rim in the reserved orange juice and coat immediately with powdered sugar.
• Place few pieces of chopped strawberry into each glass and pour in the strained juice.
 

Suggestions: Serve chilled garnished with a strawberry fan placed on the rim.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ambakalya

Posted by sandhya at 5/08/2013 04:05:00 AM
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 Ambakalya is popular Parsi sweet. Learn how to make Ambakalya by following this easy recipe. 



Ingredients:

• 1 Kg Mangoes
• 1/2 Kg Jaggery
• Cinnamon stick
   
How to make Ambakalya:


• Peel the mangoes and cut into pieces.
• Cut jaggery into small pieces.
• Cook mango slices till they turn soft.
• Mix jaggery and water.
• Boil it till jaggery gets melted.
• Add mango slices and cinnamon stick.
• Cook it covered over medium flame for 10 minutes.
• Now cook it uncovered till it turns to thick syrup.
• Keep it for cooling.
• Ambakalya is ready.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Apple Pudding

Posted by sandhya at 5/06/2013 04:56:00 AM
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Apple Pudding is a delicious and easy to make dessert for any occasion. Learn how to make/prepare Apple Pudding by following this easy recipe. 


Ingredients:

• 8 Apples
• 8 tbsp Brown Sugar
• 2 tbsp Rum
• 1 tbsp Butter
• 30 g Raisins
• 10 g Cashew Nuts
• 1 tsp Lemon Juice
• 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
   
How to make Apple Pudding:


• Peel the apples and slice them.
• Chop cashew nuts.
• Soak the raisins in rum and refrigerate for half an hour.
• Put the apples, cashew nuts, sugar, cinnamon powder, lemon juice and the raisins-rum mixture in a mixing bowl.
• Mix well and bake in a pudding dish at a temperature of 450 degrees F, for 20 minutes.
• Serve it hot!
   

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Falooda Ice Cream

Posted by sandhya at 5/01/2013 07:26:00 AM
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 Falooda Ice Cream is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Maharashtrian Falooda Ice Cream by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 250 ml Ice Cream (Vanilla)
• 1000 ml Milk
• 1/2 cup White Cream (whipped finely)
• 2 ½ tbsp Falooda Seeds
• 1 packet Rose Syrup
• 2 tsp Rose Essence
• 1/2 cup Almonds (crushed roughly)
• 1/2 cup Pistachios
• 1 cup Vermicelli
   
How to make Falooda Ice Cream:


• In a water content vessel soak the vermicelli seeds.
• At low heat simmer the milk in a vessel and stir it to a condensed form.
• Put the vessel aside to cool it down and later mix rose essence to it.
• Pour water into a vessel and add the vermicelli then at low temperature simmer it for 10 minutes.
• Once the vermicelli becomes tender and soft then strain it out by adding extra quantity of cold water.
• As per to the direction given in the packet prepare the rose syrup.
• Shift the rose concentrated syrup to a large bowl and add a cup of sweetened milk.
• Mix it properly before pouring it to cylindrical tall glasses.
• Decorate it with dollop of Falooda seeds and 4 strands of vermicelli.
• Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and sprinkle of crushed nuts.
 

Suggestions: Serve it with wafer or strawberry.
 

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