Monday, June 29, 2015

Apple and Raisin Salad


This recipe comes from Asha Satish Phillar Mayi ,she has got such a lovely collection of recipes & here is one among them ...its a lovely refershing and filling salad  ...sometimes when I feel like having something which is light and fresh salad is satisfying and filling and this is a perfect recipe ...do try this and leave in ur feedaback ! 


Ingredients


1 cup of yogurt /Dahi ( I have used Greek style yogurt/ you can use low fat one )


1 Red apple (chopped ) ( I have used Pink Lady its little tarty and sweet and perfect )


2 tbsp Raisins (soak for 2-3 hrs in warm water till they puff up )


1/2 tsp salt


1 tsp Lemon Juice


For seasoning 


1/2 tsp oil


1/4 tsp mustard seeds


1 sprig of curry leaves


1 green chilli (chopped)


Method 

  • Beat curds with the whisker till smooth add little water , salt and mix in till smooth.
  • Add lemon juice to the chopped apple so that it doesn't discolourise.
  • Add apples , raisins to the beaten curds and mix well .
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, green chillies and fry till mustard seeds starts to pop and then add curry leaves and add this to the beaten curd .
  • Serve Chilled !!!



Monday, June 22, 2015

Jatpat Sabzi

Here is one of the amazing , simple , yet delicious recipe its so yummy that you will absolutely fall in love with this amazing sabzi...Here goes the lovely recipe which I have followed for years now :) 
 Ingredients
1 cup cubed paneer
1/2 cup capsicum cut into cubes
1 onion cut into cubes + 1 for frying (opt)
1 big  tomato finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
3 tbsp fresh cream
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
2 tsp oil
Method
  • Heat oil in a pan, add onion and fry till translucent and then add ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off
  • Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt, tomatoes and fry till it gets mashed
  • Then add tomato ketchup and fry for 2-3 minutes and then add 1/4 cup water and bring it to a boil and then add fried paneer, fried capsicum and fried onion (opt) and mix it well
  • Lastly add fresh cream and coriander leaves and fry for 2 minutes and then serve hot with roti ...it's Finger licking good !

Monday, June 15, 2015

Madras Rasam

This recipe was shared by my friend Shamala bhat akka .....try this Rasam its v flavourful and one of the best rasams in taste...simply superb in taste so I thought I ll blog this for mine and my readers reference:)

Ingredients


2 Big Tomato


6 tbsp Toor dal


2 tbsp coriander seeds


1/4 tsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)


1/4 tsp Methi (fenugreek Seeds)


1/4 tsp Black Pepper


1/4 tsp mustard seeds +1/2 tsp for tadka


3 Fried Red chillies ( bydagi)


small piece of Jaggary


small piece of tamarind 

1 sprig of curry leaves


3 tbsp coconut grated /desiccated coconut


1/4 tsp haldi


1 1/2 cups water


Asefotida a generous pinch


Method

  • Pressure cook dal with tomato (whole) and haldi for 2 whistles and keep aside. Now mash this well and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add coriander seeds, Jeera, Methi, black pepper, mustard seeds, red chilli and fry on low flame till lovely aroma and grind it along with jaggary and tamatind to fine paste. 
  • Now add this paste to the mashed toordal, add coconut and curry leaves and bring to a boil. Add salt and water bring to the consistency desired.
  • For the tempering heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan  add mustard seeds when it splutters add curry leaves,hing and drop in the Rasam. Serve piping hot with Rice and papad ...its simply heavenly !!!!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cornflakes Chiwda

This is one of the best recipes which I learnt it from my mom , can be made in a jiffy and it's diet friendly too ...no frying and can be made in minutes ...I have made this with Special K Cornflakes which is good for diabetic people to ...Perfect Tea time snack :D


Ingredients 

250 gms Special K Cornflakes 
1/4 cup Cashew nuts 
1/4 cup Groundnuts
1/4 cup  raisins
1 Tbsp White Sesame seeds
1 tbsp Roasted  Black Sesame seeds
3 -4 Green Chillies
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp Coriander seeds
2 Sprigs of curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
2 tsp sugar / Sugarfree 
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt 



         Step to step pic is shown above :)

Method
  • Grind  cumin, coriander seeds, green chilli without adding water.
  • Now take oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds,white  and black sesame seeds , ground mixture and when it starts spluttering add curry leaves, Roasted peanuts ,cashewnuts , raisins and fry for a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt,sugar,  and mix well and fry till Cornflakes gets mixed well with the spices and Simmer and keep for 5-6 mins . Then switch off the flame and allow it to cool to a room temperature.
  • Store in a Air tight container and serve and enjoy as a tea time snack :D

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hotel Style Matar Mushroom

One of the most delicious recipes which I have come across is this Matar Mushroom its so delicious that you will simply love this recipe and tastes so good......your family will surely compliment you and ask for more...do try this and leave in your feedback !

Ingredients 

2 cups sliced Mushroom (I have used Chestnut mushrooms ) (you can use any variety )

1/4 cup boiled peas

2 med sized onion (finely Chopped)

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp Roasted Jeera Powder

1 & 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder (I have used milder variety one )

2 Tomato (Pureed)

3 tbsp cashew nut paste ( Soak in 1/4 cup milk and grind to a fine paste)

1/4 cup Milk 

1/4 tsp haldi

1/2 tsp Garam Masala

2 tbsp cream

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves 

salt to taste 

Method


  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in non stick pan add chopped onion and fry till it turns golden brown evenly do it on a low flame then add ginger garlic paste. 
  • Now add coriander powder, Roasted Jeera powder, red chilli powder, fry well till it leaves out oil .
  • Now add  freshly pureed tomato and fry well now add cashewnut paste (FOR CASHEW NUT PASTE: Soak  2 tbsp cashews in 1/4 cup milk and grind thing along with milk to a fine paste
  • Fry well till it leaves out oil nicely add 1/4 cup milk and boil well.
  • Now add Mushroom, peas, salt, haldi powder and mix and simmer and keep aside.
  • Now add garam masala and mix well.
  • Lastly add Cream and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with Paratha ....its so yummy you will simply love it :)


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Chettambado (Masala Chanadal Vada)

One of the best tea time snack which is so delicious and lovely that I simply adore it ...too good and lovely flavorful recipe learnt from my mom ...try this you will simply love it :)



Ingredients
2 cup chana dal
2 onion finely chopped
2-3 green chilli finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
Oil to deep fry
Method




  • Wash & Soak chana dal for 3 hours
  • Grind the chana dal coarsely without water
  • Put the chana dal paste in a bowl and then add chopped  green chilli, coriander leaves , mint leaves and salt .
  • Mix well  just before frying add chopped onion and make small balls of the mixture and flatten each of  it with ur palm
  • Heat oil in a pan and then deep fry it till golden brown and crisp
  • Serve Hot with tomato sauce or any dip of your choice.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bread Kachori


 This is one of the most delicious exprerimental recipe which is great as as a tea time snack and is wonderful to have it as well...you will absolutely love this ...its absolutely melt in your mouth .......here goes the recipe of this amazing bread Kachori do try this for your family they will absolutely love this :)

Ingredients 

(Recipe Idea :  From the book Wonderful Party snacks )

5-6 Bread slices (I have used sides of the bread as well )

1/2 Cup milk

1/4 cup Maida (plain flour)

1/4 cup Semolina ( I used little coarse variety )

Large pinch of soda bi carb

2 tbsp oil

salt to taste

For the Filling 

1/2 cup boiled Corn 

1/2 cup Paneer (crumbled)

1 tbsp corn flour

3 tbsp bread crumbs 

2 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)

2-3 green chillies (finely chopped)

salt to taste

oil to shallow fry (don't deep fry it soaks in a lot of oil) 

Method 


  • Roughly break bread into fine pieces .add milk , maida, semolina, soda bi carb, oil , salt to taste and roughly mix in to get a smooth dough . and keep it aside for 10 mins.
  • For the filling : Roughly give one whizz to the corn in blender make sure you don't make a fine paste here  and then add Paneer, bread crumbs, cornflour to it and mix well . In pan add oil add coriander leaves and green chillies in oil and fry till nice aroma add this to the corn mixture and add salt to taste and mix well and keep aside. Allow it to cool completely before making a filling in the kachoris .
  • Now take a ball size portion and put a little filling of corn and paneer in the center and bind well to shape into a ball ...step wise pictures is explained in the picture below. Repeat the same with the remaining batter and keep aside.
  • Now in a small non stick pan add little oil and fry these kachoris one at a time till golden on all side ...i have fried it on a medium flame here ...as bread cooks really quickly make sure ur pan is med hot while dropping these kachoris. Fry them till crisp and remove and serve with any dip of your choice....You will absolutely love this :) 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Paneer Amritsari


This recipe was shared by my aunt Roopa akka from Nita Mehta's book its one of the easiest and most tastiest paneer Frys ....totally lipsmacking and Awesome here is the recipe for the Amritsari Paneer

Recipe credit :  Nita Mehta

Ingredients

1 cup Paneer cut into long fingers (8-10 Paneer)

2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste

generous pinch of ajwain

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

1/4 tsp haldi 

5-6 Tbsp of gram flour

salt to taste

4 tbsp oil to shallow fry 

Chaat masala Just to sprinkle (opt) 


Method


  • Cut Paneer into long fingers and keep aside.
  • In mixing bowl add in  ajwain, red chilli powder, haldi, ginger garlic paste,  salt mix add this to paneer and mix it gently making sure it doesn't break. Leave it for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Spread Gramflour on a plate and roll these marinated paneer one by one.    
 used Small fingers (took the photo 2nd time cause I had to do it again for my family :)
  • Dust of extra gramflour and keep it aside.
  • Now take a small non stick pan (else you have to pour more oil ) drizzle with little oil and place the fingers one by one of the pan .
  • Keep it on a low heat and try to flip only when done on one side but keep a watch here as paneer cooks really quickly ....cook it golden on all the sides. Remove and serve sprinkle little chaat masala ...DONE !
  • Serve with Dip of your choice......so good you will keep another batch of them ready after having these :) ....Do try these and leave in your feedback :)
NOTE : I have shallow fried it as it soaks in lot of oil you can dep fry if you like :) 



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kurkuri Bhindi and Bhindi fry two ways

This recipe idea was inspired by Vah chef videos but i have altered the recipe here ...when you cut in a match sticks and fry ...wow tastes sooo yummy and great ...simply Awesome :) ...Here goes the recipe for that :)

Ingredients

10 -12 bhindi (sliced into fine Matchsticks)

1/4 tsp Vinegar

1/2 tsp haldi

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

Generous pinch of Hing powder

2 tsp rice flour (fine one)

3 tbsp Gram flour

2 Sprig of curry leaves deep fried

salt to taste

oil to deep fry


Method




  • Slice Bhindi  remove the seeds like in the picture shown above then slice into  thin matchsticks and keep aside.
  • Now add vinegar and mix and keep aside so that it doesn't go sticky
  • Now add in red chilli power, hing, haldi , riceflour, salt to taste,  gramflour and mix well with the bhindi so that all masala and bhindi gets well incorporated. Please dont add any water as its is not needed.
  • Heat oil when it is sizzling hot deep fry these bhindi till it is v crisp remove on to the kitchen towel and crush fried curry leaves with your fingers and sprinkle this on the bhindi .....believe me curry leaves flavour sprinkled on these tastes so heavenly  serve immediately ......it was so yummy that it tasted like sev. Enjoy !!!
  • Note: Please don't add any extra water and the stickiness is quiet enoough to hold the coating :) 




Bhindi Fry - 2



This recipe comes from Vidya Nayak akka she has got such a lovely collection of recipes and this is the simple yet tasty recipe which i had learnt from her ...here goes the recipe for that ...

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder ( milder variety ) 

1/2 tsp coriander powder

3 tbsp rice flour 

10-15 Bhindi ( Lady's Finger) 

salt to taste

3 tbsp oil for shallow frying 

Method 
  • Make a thick paste of Red chilli powder,salt, coriander powder, rice flour ad little water 
  • Wash and wipe Lady's finger (bhindi) then keep the tops intact and break it half till the end keeping tops intact (check for the bad ones and discard if any)
  • Now add the the paste both inside and outside bhindi .
  • Heat oil on a very low flame and shallow fry till golden on both side and crisp .
  • It's absolutely yummy and you will love it :) 



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Golden Fried Babycorn



Ingredients
10-12 babycorn(medium size)
For Marinade
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp ajinomoto(optional)
salt to taste
For the batter
1 cup Maida
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 tsp red chilli powder 
pinch of haldi (to give that golden tinge)
large pinch baking powder
water to bind it into semi thick dough
1 tsp hot oil
Method


  • Marinate the babycorn with vinegar,ginger-garlic paste, salt and ajinomoto for 30 minutes
  • For the batter add maida,salt,cornflour,baking powder,red chilli powder,haldi,  water in a bowl and mix it well to form a smooth semi-thick paste and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan, when its very hot put 1 tsp oil from it to the batter and mix it well
  • Dip each marinated babycorn in the batter and deep fry till in small batches of 4-5 till golden brown and very crisp, drain it in a kitchen towel and then serve hot with schezwan sauce.