Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yogurt Kebab


This a lovely healthy recipe which will just melt in your mouth and surely you will love the taste of this ...so try this and leave in your feedback...It tastes Awesome and superb :)

Ingredients 

1 cup Yogurt (hung at night ) (very important)

1 and 1/2 tbsp gramflour (besan)

1 tbsp oil + 2 tbsp for shallow frying 

1 small onion finely chopped

1 big  garlic clove (grated)

1 tsp Ginger (grated)

1/4 tsp garam masala

1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder

4 slices of Bread (make bread crumbs) + more if needed

2 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves 

2 green chillies ( finely minced )

salt to taste 

Method 
  1. Put curd in a strainer keep bowl underneath it  and place a lid and press hard it will drain out little water then keep it the same way in the fridge overnight. (this is the key step please don't omit it else you won't get a good cutlet).
  2. Put bread in mixer grinder and make bread crumbs and keep aside.
  3. In small pan dry roast besan till it leaves out aroma and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in pan add onion and cook till softened add ginger, garlic, green chillies , add garam masala, roasted cumin powder fry well add coriander leaves and fry for 2-3 mins.
  5. Now take it out in mixing bowl add curd and roasted gramflour and put the bread crumbs little by little and mix till it  gets to the consistency that you can make small balls out of it . The consistency is shown in the picture below.
  6.  Make small balls and shallow fry in 2 tbsp oil till u get a golden texture be careful it will give a beautiful texture and wont break.....As you can see in this picture it didn't soak up any oil and did come out really nice .

  1. Note if you want a crisp kebab shallow fry in small non stick pan which is highly recommended ....do try this I am sure your family will love it the way we enjoyed with a hot cup of tea :)



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Aachari Paneer Fritters

This is my new innovative fritters with Awesome flavour ...my son absolutely loved the flavour as he a big Paneer fan and he said "Mom will u teach me to do these fritters cause the taste is awesome".....There are so many little things in life which makes us happy and blessed to be loved  this is one of them...huge compliment for any mom to see their kid love the food they prepare...try this you will absolutely love these bite size fritters. This is again a No onion No garlic recipe So Enjoy !!!


Ingredients

1 cup of cubed Paneer

2 tbsp Priya Mango Pickle along with a piece of Mango ( you can use any pickle which u love but i love this brand)

2 tbsp curd

1/2 tsp crushed kasoori methi


1 tsp mild Red chilli powder

1/4 tsp haldi powder

salte to taste ( put little as pickle has lot of salt content in it)

1/2 cup store brought fresh bread crumbs

Method 

Grind Mango pickle, curd, red chilli powder, kasoori methi, haldi to a fine paste. Marinate Paneer with this mix and keep aside for 1 hour.

Roll in Bread crumbs and deep fry in oil

Serve with your favourite dip ....Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee !!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Vegetable Cutlet




This recipe comes from Kudpi's Raj Garam tawa he has such awesome collection of recipes that you will simply love here is one such amazing recipe . Thanks Kudpi Raj maam for this wonderful recipe. I have made a slight change in the recipe according to my taste buds as I like crisp coating but the rest remains the same ...try this and leave in your feedback ...this tasted exactly like the cutlet we get in hotel ....simply amazing !!!!

Ingredients

5-6 med sized potato mashed

2 carrots (grated)

1 med sized beetroot (boiled and grated)

4 bread slices ( dipped in water and squeezed to pulp)

4-5 green chilles (minced)

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

2 tbsp cornflour

salt to taste

Bread crumbs for coating

2 tbsp Maida/ Plain flour + 2 tbsp corn flour mixed to a semi thick paste.

Oil for shallow frying

Method

  1. In Bowl add mashed potato, beetroot, carrot, bread pulp, cornflour and mix well. Add salt, and keep aside.
  2. In pan add 2 tbsp oil add garlic and green chilles and fry well till garlic turns light brown now add the ground mix of vegs and mix till it leaves out oil. Add garam masala and keep aside.
  3. Shape it into round cutlets and roll in bread crumbs and keep in the fridge for 15 mins.
  4. Now make a paste of maida and cornflour and roll this cutlets in the paste and roll again in bread crumbs for the 2nd time...this will give a very crisp effect.
  5. Heat oil and shallow fry till golden brown on both the side. serve with chutney 
Green chutney served with cutlets

Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut

2 tbsp onion

2 tbsp tomato

2 tbsp coriander leaves

2 small flakes of garlic 

2 green chilles

salt to tase

Method

  1. Grind all the above ingredients listed under "green chutney" adding little water and serve with cutlets...Simply superb cutlets !!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Red Hot Malaiwale Jhinghe


This is such a lovely dish which I experimented the other day it turned out near to any restaurant style. Do try this you will absolutely love it ...Superb in taste and simply 
YUM YUM !!!!

Ingredients

20 - 25 Jumbo prawns (deveined and cleaned)

For Marination

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1 1/2  tsp Red chilli powder 

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp haldi powder

1/2 tsp fine corn meal

salt to taste

For Tadka

5-6 big flakes of garlic finely chopped

4 slit green chillies

1 sprig curry leaves

2 tbsp coriander leaves 

For gravy

2 finely chopped tomato

2 tbsp cream

3 tbsp oil for frying + 1 tbsp for gravy

salt to taste

Method 
  1. Marinate prawns with ingredients listed under Marination and keep aside for 25-30 mins.
  2. Take oil in a pan drop in these marinated prawns and fry well till cooked and oil oozes out.
  3. In small kadai put oil add green chillies, chopped garlic fry well now add curry leaves and fry add coriander leaves fry and put this on prawns and mix well.
  4. In pan oil 2 tbsp oil drop in chopped tomato and fry well till mashed add cream and mix well. Now add the flavoured prawns and mix in....taste it its such a beautiful burst of flavour. Garnish with coriander leaves ...You will also say simply superb !!!!






Monday, September 22, 2014

3 Mins Dates Burfi


No sugar Dates burfi which is simply Awesome and can be done in 3 mins in Microwave ...you heard me right ...Just 3 mins in microwave...its Amazing and tastes superb ...try this ..you will surely love it .......Yum Yum Yum !!!!!!

Ingredients

7-8 Almonds (roughly chopped)

10-15 Dated (Pittted ...seeds removed)

4 tbsp  roughly chopped pista

4 tbsp cashews

1 tbsp Ghee + 2 tsp oil

Method
  1. In pan add ghee and lightly toss the nuts and put in microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add de- seeded dates, oil and mix well with your hands
  3. Microwave high for 2 mins and mix well.
  4. Take out fromTmicrowave and mix again with a help of spoon and again microwave high for 1 min .
  5. Take this out on a baking paper and tightly roll it into a log and refrigerate for 3-4 hrs and slice into roundals and serve. Its very healthy and yummy too you will simply love the taste.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Carrot Dalia Patties



This is a diabetic friendly recipe which is adapted from Tarla dalal website...I have slightly altered the recipe according to my taste buds but was very surprised by the fact that Dalia  binds and gives such a great taste to these patties...simply superb taste...Please try this absolutely lip smacking patties and leave a feedback :)

I am also  sending this recipe to Indusladies Kids Lunchbox Recipes Book 


Ingredients

1/4 Cup Dalia (soak for 1/2 hr)

2 med sized carrot (grated)

1 Onion chopped

1/2 cup grated Paneer 

1 tsp Shiracha sauce ( you can use any chilli sauce available)

1 tsp soya sauce

3 green chilles (minced finely)

1 tsp grated ginger

3 tbsp rice flour of binding + 4 tbsp rice flour for making a paste

1 tbsp coriander leaves

3 tbsp Maida  (Plain Flour)

oil to shallow fry

salt to taste.

Method


  1. Soak Dalia for 1/2 hour and squeeze out water out and mix in grated carrot, onion, grated paneer, sriracha sauce, soya sauce, green chillies, grated ginger.
  2. Add  Rice flour to it and mix it well. Add coriander leaves and salt. Mix well .
  3. Make balls out of this and flatten it a bit keep it aside.
  4. Make a paste of maida (Plain flour) and rice flour add water and till it gets a semi thick consistency.
  5. Dip the balls in this batter. 
  6. Heat little oil about 4 tbsp in sauce pan and  shallow fry in oil till crisp on both the sides. Serve hot with dip of your choice.....Simply Awesome...I loved the taste :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cucumber Chutney


This is one of my most favourite chutney and whats more its has no coconut and diabetic friendly chutney .....try this you will absolutely love it...I always enjoy this chutney with methi thepla simply Yummy.

Ingredients

1/2 cucumber diced  (into cubes)

2 tbsp Roasted peanuts

1-2 green chillies  (little less spicy one's)

2 big flake of garlic finely chopped

2 tbsp coriander leaves

1 tbsp lemon juice 

2 tbsp yogurt

1 tbsp cream

1 tbsp oil

salt to taste

Method

  1. In non stick pan add oil then put broken green chillies, garlic and fry well till brown add cucumber and fry well till it gets cooked a bit.
  2. Grind this along with coriander leaves, lemon juice, 1 tbsp yogurt, peanuts and lemon juice.
  3. Grind without adding water. Remove in a serving bowl .
  4. Add cream and 1 tbsp yogurt and mix well. Add salt and serve with chapathi ...can also be served as a dip ....oh you will love every bite of it :)




Friday, September 5, 2014

Pomegranate peel Chutney

This recipe comes from my very good friend Nutan akka who is such a lovely person and have such an awesome collection of recipes which is published in blog http://www.amgelerandapaakuda.blogspot.in/...please do visit this blog for more authentic food recipes. Thanks so much Nutan akka for the lovely recipe...please do try this chutney it is ideal for Anti Diahorreal and very good for abdominal pain as well :)

Ingredients

3-4 Pieces of Pomegranate skin

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

3-4 Roasted Red chillies

1 cup grated coconut

1 tsp ghee

small size of tamarind (1/2 a tsp)

salt to taste

Method


  1. Roast Cumin seeds and pomegranate peels in little ghee.
  2. Grind this along with red chillies, coconut and tamarind. Add little water.
  3. Season with salt.
  4. Chutney is ready :)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hari Mirchi Ka Thecha



This recipe comes from my very good friend Shobana Rao ...I found this recipe in her blog http://www.cookingwithshobana.com/ and tried it and absolutely loved every bit of it ....I have already tried it twice and its been my top favorite ever since...great chutney for methi thephla or Bhakri ...Do try this you absolutely love it and do check her website for more wonderful food collection. 
                Thanks so much Shobana akka for this wonderful recipe :)

Ingredients 

8-10 Long Green chillies (washed) 

1/2 Cup Roasted Peanuts

7-8 Garlic cloves

2 tbsp oil

1/4 Cup coriander leaves Finely chopped

salt to taste

Method


  1. Cut each chillies into 3-4 bits and keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in deep and roast green chillies till the spots appear on them. Then add garlic and fry for a while now add peanuts and fry for a minute and then keep aside.
  3. In little oil add coriander leaves and fry well till little wilted and then keep it aside and grind this along with other ingredients without adding water to a coarse powder. Generally it should be pounded in the mortor and pestle .
  4. Enjoy with bhakri ...you will absolutely love every bite of it :).

Note: If U Grind in mixer grinder DO NOT ADD water and 1 whizz is enough groundnuts must not be fully ground must have a little broken texture.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Spicy Mexican Corn



My son just loves Cup O corn  as he tells it ...he always order a particular flavor that is Mexican Corn ...so for him I tried it at home and he absolutely loved it...so here you go my version of mexican corn :)




Ingredients

2 cups of Frozen corn ( microware high for a min )

1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder

1/2 tsp crushed Black Pepper

Juice of half a lemon

1 tbsp butter + 1/2 tsp oil

Salt to taste

Method

In Deep pan add butter, oil when it melts add red chilli powder, fry well now add corn add pepper powder.

Add salt and lemon juice and add little water and boil till flavours get coated with the corn and get well infused.

Yummmmmm Enjoy Your Hot Cup O corn ...Like how my son says ...:)