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Friday, June 29, 2012

Simple Jeera Rice /Jeera Pulao

Ingredients
Basmati rice-1 cup
Salt to taste
Frozen peas(optional)-1tsp
Water-2 cups
Tempering
Ghee-1tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds-1tsp
Cardamom-2
(use only the seeds)
Cloves-1
Method
Heat ghee in a pan temper it.Add 2 cups of water,peas,rice & salt and cook rice till done.Fluff it up with a fork & serve it with any gravy of your choice.You can also cook rice in an electric rice cooker too.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Beetroot Paratha

Ingredients
Grated beetroot-1 cup
Whole wheat flour-2 cups
Besan-2tsp
Curd-3tsp
Oil-1tsp
Salt to taste
Fennel powder-1/8tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Roasted & powdered jeera powder-1/4tsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp(option)
Oil-to cook the paratha
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Pour very little water & make a soft dough.Roll it out into semi thick circles.Cook it both sides on a tawa with little oil till light brown on both sides.Serve it with any raita ot gravy.



Saturday, June 16, 2012

Marshmallow Crispy Squares


Ingredient
Melted butter-3tbsp
Strawberry flavored marshmallows(around 20 medium size)
(Jet-puffed 5 0z bag)
Cheerios-3 cups
Raisins-1/4 cup
Chopped pecan-1/8 cup
Method
Coat the marshmallow in the butter & melt it in microwave for about 1 & 1/2 minutes.Remove it & stir in other ingredients till well blended.Pour it on a greased tray & press it well.Cool & cut into desired shapes.A quick & easy snack for kids are ready!!!!!!
Note:You can also replace with rice krispies cereal.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jeera Aloo

Ingredients
Par boiled potato cubed-3
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Amchur powder/dry mango powder-a pinch
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds-1tsp
Broken red chillies-2
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it,add the potatoes & in medium flame fry for 2 minutes.Add the dry masalas & fry it in low flame till potatoes are well cooked,crisp on all sides & coated with the masala.Serve it as a side dish for roti.



Monday, June 4, 2012

Rose Syrup Pudding

Ingredients
Whole milk-3 cups
Sugar-1tbsp or more if you like
Agar agar-1/4 cup
(melted in water)
Rose syrup/Roo afza-1/4 cup
Method
Boil milk for 5 minutes,add the sugar.Now add the agar agar & give a stir.Switch off the stove mix in the rose syrup,pour it into a mould & keep it in the fridge to set for minimum of 4 hours.Serve it with fruits,custard or choice of yours.