Friday, March 3, 2017

Homemade Bisibelebath Powder

Homemade Bisibelebath Powder

Ingredients!

1/2 Cup Bengal Gram/Channa Dal
2 1/2 Tsps each Cumin and Coriander Seeds
1 Tsp of Fenugreek seeds
1 Star Anise and few Cloves
1 1/2 Cinnamon sticks
1/2 Cup Dry coconut powder
12 to 15 Red Chillies
Oil

Process:

In a heavy bottom pan,add little oil and roast all the above items till golden brown.
Allow them to cool,and grind it to a fine powder.
Store in a air tight container.

LEMON PICKLE

Lemon pickle is a classic condiment in South Indian platter.Spicy,salty and sour in taste,best suitable for rice etc.



Few ingredients:

Lemon pickle

4 medium sized lemons( rinsed and dried)
2Tbsps of red chilli powder
1/2 tsp of roasted and powdered fenugreek seeds
Pinch of turmeric
Salt and sugar to taste.
For seasoning..
Two tbsps of oil
Mustard seeds
Asafeotida

Cut lemons into pieces, pressure cook them with quarter cup of water in a vessel for just two whistles.
Add above ingredients..Mix well..
Heat oil,crackle the mustard seeds and hing.
Saute them well ..Ready to serve
Can be stored in air tight container for one week.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Shrikhand

A thick,creamy and classic sweet dish of Maharashtra and Gujarat cuisine... Shrikand..Made out of strained yogurt.. Best healthy dessert for kids too..




Ingredients:

5 Cups Plain Yogurt( may use full fat..but I used low fat yogurt)
8 Tbsps of Powdered Sugar
1/4 Tsp of Cardamom powder
Few Saffron Strands.

Process:

In a large bowl,strain the yogurt in a muslin/cheese cloth..
Wrap it tightly..for atleast 5 to 6 hours.
Discard the excess water from the yogurt.Unwrap the cloth,transfer the thick
yogurt in a separate bowl,add sugar,cardamom powder and saffron strands( soak the strands
for few minutes in warm water).
Mix well, A thick,creamy delicious yogurt is ready.
For best results,Serve Chill.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Easy Masala Powder

A simple to make curry powder,can be used for curries,rice ,kurma etc...

Ingredients:

Coriander Seeds-2Tbsps
Cumin seeds- 1 1/2 Tbsps
Cloves 9 to 10
Cashewnuts-10 to 12
Cinnamon sticks-2
Dry Coconut powder-1 Tbsp
Chillie powder-1 Tbsp
Cardamom powder just about 2 pinch
Oil to roast.






















Method:

Roast all the above ingredients in a heavy bottom pan with a tsp of oil.
Grind all the roasted items to a fine powder.
Can be used for kurma,rice,curries,dals etc...


















Tuesday, August 23, 2016

GOBI MANCHURIAN


A Very popular Indo Chinese starter recipe Gobi Manchurian,the taste itself so irresistable & so undeniable.Cauliflower florets are coated in a thick batter,deep fried and marinated with varieties of tangy sauces.....so spicy...!!...yummy...
Always wanted to add this recipe in my blog....and is a must appetizer in any menu platter in any restaurants..



Ingredients:

For Batter:
1 Medium Size Cauliflower cut into florets(immerse the cauliflower into hot water and a pinch of salt for about 15 minutes before cutting)
6 Tbsps of All Purpose Flour/Maida
4 Tbsps of Cornflour
2 Tbsps of Rice Flour for Crisp(optional)
1/2 Tsp of minced garlic
Salt as needed
Water to make thick batter
Oil for deep fry.

For the Gravy;
Minced Garlic - 4 Tsps
Grated Ginger 1/2 Tsp
Chopped Spring onion
Finely Chopped A piece of Capsicum( optional )
Finely Chopped Onion - 1
Green Chilli sauce - 1 tsp
Soya sauce - 1/8 tsp
Tomato sauce - 6 to 8 Tsps
Chopped Cilantro
Oil/ghee 2 tsps each.
Sugar 1 Tsp



Procedure:

1. Mix all the batter ingredients in a bowl,make a thick batter.
    Saturate the florets into the batter.

2. Heat oil to medium high,deep fry the florets to golden brown.

3. Heat oil and ghee in a separate pan,add chopped onions,capsicum,ginger garlic.
    Saute till transculent,add all sauces,sugar and chopped cilantro.
    Mix well for just a minute.

4. Add the fried Florets into the sauces to fine texture..
5. May add red Chilli powder( I did not use)
6. To be garnished with more chopped cilantro and serve them.






 












Sunday, July 31, 2016

PANEER BUTTER MASALA

A perfect North Indian Gravy served with parathas,main ingredient is paneer moistened in fresh blended spices and herbs.


Ingredients:

200 grams of paneer cubes
3 Diced Large Tomatoes
2 to 3 Chopped Onions
1 Tsp finely chopped fresh ginge
5 to 6 minced garlic
    12 to 15 cashews nuts( I soaked them in water for 30 mins)
    2 to 3 chopped green chilies
    1 Bay leaf ( optional)
    3/4 Tsp of coriander powder
    1 Tsp of Red Chilli powder
    3/4 Tsp Garam Masala powder
    Kasuri Methi as per your taste
   Coriander leaves( handfull)
    3/4 cup of fresh milk
   2 1/2 cups of fresh cream
   1 to 2 Tbsps of Butter and oil ( equally )
   Salt to taste
   A pinch of sugar( optional)
   Butter for garnishing

Directions

Sauté tomatoes,onions,ginger garlic with little oil in pan till the raw smell is gone.
Grind the above to a fine paste by adding soaked cashews,kasuri methi,green chilies and coriander leaves.
Heat a pan,add oil and butter,add the above grinded stuff.
Cook them by adding Garam masala,red Chilli powder,dhaniya powder
Add milk and pannercubes,cook them on a low flame
Finally mix with cream,salt and sugar.
Good to go with parathas,chapthi,etc.






Thursday, July 28, 2016

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies(eggless)

        


Ingredients

3 cups Oats(uncooked)
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cups dark brown sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup coconut powder
1 stick unsalted butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp of Baking soda

Directions

Preheat oven for 350 deg..

Take a large bowl,beat sugar,brown sugar,butter,vanilla,baking soda,salt until fluffy.
To this,add flour,oats..mix again.
Take a tsp of dough and drop them on a ungreased baking sheet.
Bake them about for 8 to 10 minutes till light golden brown.
Let the cookies to cool down..done!Is that easy delicious cookies ready ..


Saturday, February 14, 2015

White Chocolate Fudge

On Demand Recipe from my li'l helpers( my kiddos) on Valentine's Day...My first ever start over dessert recipe after a long break.....Soft,creamy/ milky fudge with the melt of white chocolate( which is my favorite)..and kids too..few rainbow sprinkles on top of it..Easy recipe for the chocolate lovers..!



Fewer Ingredients..

1 (14OZ)Can Sweetened Condensed Milk( I used half can)
1 1/2 Cups of White Chocolate Chips
1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract
Rainbow Sprinkles.

Method:

Transfer the condensed milk and chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.Heat for 2 minutes till chocolates are melted..stir completely to smooth texture..add few drops of vanilla and rainbow sprinkles.Immediated transfer to greased baking pan and allow it cool in the refrigerator for an hour.
Later make them into your desired shape..














Monday, June 23, 2014

Pizza Dosa

A healthiest recipe made from leftover Dosa batter,seasoned with your choice of colorful veggies and cheese.Taste more like Pizza,great menu for kids lunch box..and as well as Breakfast serving too.




Ingredients:

Dosa Batter
1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Tomatoes
1/2 Cup Chopped Onions
1/2 Cup Chopped Capsicum
1/2 Cup Grated Carrots
Chopped Green Chilli 2 to 3
Grated Cheese or Cheese Slices
Ghee and oil

Method:

1. Heat the dosa griddle and grease a tsp of oil.
2. Spread a ladle full of batter on medium flame.
3. Spread ghee or oil around the corners and add your desired veggies,cover it and cook for a minute
4. Now gently flip it for few seconds.
5. Finally add grated cheese or slice.Serve with ketchup .








Sunday, March 9, 2014

SEV PURI

I'm not a huge fan of Chaats...and there are plenty of savory Chaats to refer,Sev Puri is among them.Puffed mini puri's are stuffed with tomatoes,potatoes,onions and so on.Toppings on Chaats are main ingredients for the savory and spicy taste,for Sev Puri sweet chutney,green chutney is a must item required.








Ingredients:
For Puffed Puri's( makes 12 to 14 puri's)

4 Tbsps of All Purpose Flour
1  1/2 Tbsps of Fine Semolina
Salt and water to knead
Oil to deep fry

For Stuffing:

1 Boiled,peeled and mashed Potato
1 Diced Tomato
1 Onion Chopped Finely
1 Tsp of Chaat Masala
Chopped Cilantro
2-3 Tsps of Sweet Chutney and Green Chutney
Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
Sev as needed

Method:

Make a stiff dough and set aside for 15 to 20 mins.


Roll the dough on a clean surface,make sure they are not thick in size.
With the help of any small size bottle caps,make mini poori's as shown in picture.



On medium heat,deep fry in oil
Gently take out the top layer to stuff the items.keep aside
First layer the mashed potatoes,onions,tomatoes,green chutney,sweet chutney,
Chaat masala,lemon juice,salt.
Final topping is Sev and Cilantro.Enjoy the taste.













Saturday, February 22, 2014

ASH GOURD/WINTER MELON HALWA

Today relishing with a tender & glossy sweet dish Ashgourd halwa/winter melon halwa.This sweet dish is normally made during festive season,especially in Karnataka and served in most of time during weddings too. Good choice to fulfill your cravings than pampering your taste buds with a superior dessert.





Ingredients:


2 cups grated/ winter melon
3/4 cup sugar as needed
2 Tbsps ghee
1/8 cup milk
pinch of cardamom powder
Roasted in ghee nuts, raisins as per taste.
Food Color ( optional)

Method:

Remove the skin of the winter melon and finely grate.Squeeze the excess water and set aside.
In a pan add everything,keep on stirring until the winter melon turns soft,and excess water is evaporated.




Add the cardamom powder and food color. Garnish with nuts and raisins.










Thursday, February 20, 2014

CORIANDER CHUTNEY

Coriander chutney is something unique in taste...myself happened to try this recipe from my mother.And as a matter of fact,green leaf veggies are very rich in nutrients,but I was not aware that coriander leaves has high contents of iron too.
This chutney is best combination for rice and other breakfast recipe.



Ingredients:

1 Fresh Bunch of Coriander Leaves
2 Tbsps of a Dry Coconut
1 Tsp of Cumin Seeds
1  Tsp of Tamarind Paste
4 to 5 Green Chilli
1 Tsp of Jaggery
Salt

For Seasoning:

1 Tsp Oil,mustard seeds,turmeric powder and Asafeotida.

Method:

Clean the coriander leaves and strain the water.Grind all the items listed above ( not the seasoning )to fine paste.Add little water.


In a heated pan,Saute the grinded chutney for about 5 mins...
In other pan heat oil,let the mustard seeds splutter,add turmeric powder and asafeotida to the chutney,mix well.Ready to serve with rice and others.






Sunday, February 16, 2014

RAW BANANA MASALA CHIPS

Fresh and Simple raw banana chips...highly addictive snack,lightly salted and deep fried and shuffled in red chilli powder.These crispy and spicy chips are available elsewhere almost in all grocery store,but instant homemade chips are always healthy and lively.Store this in a air tight container and enjoy with tea/coffee.




Ingredients:

2 Raw Bananas
Red Chilli powder and Salt as needed
Oil for deep frying

Method:

Peel the skin of the banana,best to be soaked salty ice water for about 20 mins.
Later cut the banana's into a slicer and spread them on paper towel to absorb moisture for atleast 20 to 30 mins.


Heat oil and deep fry them into batches to crispy golden brown.


Spread on paper towel,and sprinkle with salt and red chilli powder.