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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Mango Mastani Recipe / Mango Mastani Drink - A Summer Special Drink

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Mango Mastani
Ingredients
Ripe mango - 1 small
( chop the mango into small cubes )
Cold whole milk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 & 1/2 tsp or as needed
Vanilla Ice cream - 1 scoop
Chopped nuts - 1 tsp
( I used pistachio & almonds )
Cherry for decoration
Cardamom - 2 crushed
Chopped mango few for decoration
Method
Add chopped mango,sugar,cardamom &milk in a blender jar.
Blend it till everything is well combined.You will get a thick milkshake.
Pour this into a tall glass top it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Garnish with chopped nuts,mango pieces & cherry.
Serve them cold immediately.
Note:
a)You can make this drink even with mango pulp.
b)Add nuts of your choice.
c)Crushed saffron can also be added for extra flavour.
d)Choose nice ripe sweet mangoes for this recipe.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Avocado Poori Recipe

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Avocado Poori
Ingredients
Whole wheat flour-1 & 1/2 cup
Avocado-2
( scoop out the pulp and mash it)
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste
Jeera/Cumin powder-1/8tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Oil to deep fry
Method
Put all the above ingredients together in a bowl.
Sprinkle very little water & make a soft dough.
Take small balls,roll it out into semi thick circles.
Heat oil in a pan & deep fry them both sides till light brown colour.
Serve it hot with any side dish.
Note:
You can you the same dough to make roti/Chapathi.
Avocado gives softness to you dough.
To keep the dough from discolouring follow this TIP.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

How to prevent the Avocado Roti Dough from discolouring

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Avocado Roti/Poori Dough
Add 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder to the dough while making avocado roti or poori dough.
This keeps your dough from discolouring.
Click HERE to see how to make Avocado Poori Or Avocado Roti.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Kara Chutney Recipe / Milagai Chutney Recipe / Red Chilli Chutney Recipe- Chutney For Idly And Dosa

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Kara Chutney
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Cocktail tomatoes -4
or Roma tomatoes -2
Salt to taste
Garlic - 6
Red chillies - 12
Byadagi chilly - 8
( this chilly gives nice colour to your dish)
Tamarind - a very small piece
Tempering
Sesame oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad & channa dal - each 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Methi/Fenugreek powder - a generous pinch
Method
Take a mixi jar/blender jar add chillies,tomato,garlic and salt.
Do not add any water and grind it to a very smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above mentioned ingredients.
Pour the ground paste and saute for 2 to 3 minutes or till the raw smell disappears,switch off the stove.
Best served with Idly or Dosa.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Mango Gulkand Lassi / Mango Gulkandh Lassi - Summer Recipes

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Mango Gulkand Lassi
Ingredients
Ripe mango - 1 medium size
( Remove the pulp i got around 3/4 cup )
Milk - 1/2 cup
Thick curd - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 tsp
( As my mangoes were not sweet so i added sugar)
Rose syrup/Rooh Afza - 1 tsp
Chopped almonds and pistachio crushed - 1tsp
Gulkand - 1tbsp
( I used homemade click HERE for the recipe)
Ice cubes
Method
Take a blender add the mango pulp,sugar,curd ,gulkand and milk,
Blend until smooth,If your lassi is too thick add some more milk.
Pour into a glass add some ice cubes top it with chopped nuts,few edible dried rose petals ( optional) and Rooh Afza.
Serve them immediately!
Note:
Choose nice ripe mangoes for this recipe.
Make sure curd is not sour.
Add any flavouring like cardamom powder or saffron instead of Roof Afza.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Gulkand Recipe / Homemade Gulkhand / Rose Petal Jam / Rose Petal Preserve / - How To Make Gulkand At Home

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Gulkand
Ingredients
Fresh Rose petals - 2 cups packed
( I used light pinkish red and pink variety )
Sugar - 2 cups
Honey - 1/2 cup
Cardamom - 2
( Powder only the seeds)
Method
Wash the rose petals and pat them dry.
Chop or pulse the petals to a coarse mixture.
Take a clean dry bottle place some petals then sprinkle the sugar repeat till you finish.
Close the bottle with a lid and keep it in sunlight.
Mix the gulkand with a clean wooden spoon once in 2 days.
After 7 to 10 days you will see the mixture is in brown colour and almost a jam consistency
Mix the honey and keep it for a day in sunlight.
Lastly add the cardamom powder mix and store it in fridge.
Note:
a) For quicker version just cook the whole mixture on stove top till it reaches to jam consistency.Cool and store it in fridge.
b) Usually pink roses ( Damask Rose in English or Pannir Rose in Tamil ) are used for making Gulkand.
c) There are lots of health benefits of having Gulkand its an Ayurvedic tonic,helps to remove toxins from body and purifies blood and many more.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Chicken Samosa Recipe / Chicken Mini Samosas / Chicken Cocktail Samosa

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Chicken Samosa
Yields :24 mini samosas
Ingredients for the outer covering
Maida / All purpose flour - 1 & 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp ( 6 tsp)
Water as needed
Filling Ingredients
Ground chicken - 1 pound ( 453.59 gms)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 3/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Frozen green peas - 1/4 cup
Chopped onion - 1/2
Chopped green chillies -1
Chopped coriander leaves - a handful
Chopped mint leaves - 1 tsp ( optional)
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp heaped
Oil - 3 tsp
Thin Poha/Flattened rice - 1/8 cup
( use this only if your mixture looks very oily or watery,poha will help to absorb the liquid and your mixture will be dry and easy to fill )
Other ingredients
Oil to deep fry
Method
Take maida,ajwain,salt & oil in a bowl,rub it up to resemble bread crumbs.
Pour water little by little & make a semi stiff dough.
Cover it with a plate or cloth & rest it for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan add chopped onion,green chillies,ginger and garlic paste fry till light brown.
Now add the ground chicken and in medium high flame fry till its cooked.( Do not add any water).
Now add peas and all the dry powders fry till everything is well combined,switch off the stove,add coriander leaves & mint  leaves.Let the mixture cool completely.
Divide the dough into small balls,roll it out into a circle.Cut it into two parts ( like a semi circle),fold it into a cone
Take a spoon full of the chicken mixture fill it inside the cone.Seal the top with water.
Make all the samosas the same way,keep it covered with a cloth.
Heat oil in a pan deep fry these samosas in medium heat till light golden brown on all sides,remove it on a kitchen paper/tissue.
Serve these hot samosas with mint & tamarind chutney or ketchup.
Note:
a) Always fry in medium high flame,otherwise your samosas will not turn our crispy.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Homemade Digestion Medicine / Grandma's Digestion Medicine / Paati Vaidiyam For Indigestion / Home Remedies To Cure Indigestion

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Homemade Digestion Medicine
Ingredients
Lemon : 12 small size
Jeera / Cumin seeds : 500gms.
Indu Uppu : 200 gms
( Or Himalayan rock salt).
Dry Ginger / Chukku : 100 gms.
Process :
Dry grind jeera into a coarse powder
Take Juice out of 12  lemons.
Dry grind Indu Uppu to a fine powder.
Grind dry ginger into a fine powder
Mix all the dry powders into the Lemon Juice.
Allow the slurry to dry in flat plate in shelter.
(NOT IN SUNLIGHT)
 Within 2 or 3 days you may remove the powder and store in cool dry place. 
Take 1/4 tsp of this powder and drink some water for any indigestion problem.

Courtesy: Mrs. M.J.Kanthamani my Grandma

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