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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins


Ingredients
Shredded Zucchini-1 & 3/4 cup
Brown Sugar-1 cup
Sugar-2tbsp
Oil-2/3 cup
Vanilla essence-2tsp
Egg-2
Whole Wheat flour-1 & 1/2 cup
Baking Powder-1/2tsp
Baking Soda-1/2tsp
Cinnamon powder-1tsp
Salt-3/4tsp
Nuts chopped of your choice-1/4cup (optional)
Method
Pre heat oven at 350 deg.C.Mix above ingredients together.Grease muffin pan and pour a ladle in each hole.Bake for 10 minutes or till done.

Ragi Buttermilk Kali

Ingredients
Ragi-1 cup
Butter milk-to dilute it.
(Mix it with ragi & ferment it overnight)
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Urad dhal-1/2tsp
Channa dhal-1/2tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
More Milaga-3
or you can use green chillies
Method
Heat oil in a pan (i used non stick pan) temper it.Add the ragi mixture & keep mixing it till ragi is cooked(leaves the sides of the pan).Cool it & serve it with any spicy gravy like Vatha Kuzhambu & Appalam.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mamidikaya Pappu (Mango Dhal)


Ingredients
Chopped Mango-1/2 cup
(I used dry mango,you can reduce the amount if your mangoes are too sour))
Masoor dhal-1 cup
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Salt tp taste
Onion chopped-1/2
Tomato chopped-1
Garlic-3
For tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Uraddhal-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Chille powder-1tsp
Method
Pressure cook above ingredients.Mash it well.Temper it & serve it with hot rice.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Chocolate Short Bread

Trying this recipe from Joy of Baking.....it turned out very good.





Ingredients for the crust.

Butter-1 & 1/2 stick

Maida-1 & 1/2 cup

Sugar-1/4 cup

salt-1/8tsp

Vanilla essence-1/2tsp

For the filling

Semi sweet chocolate chips-6oz

( I used Hershey's)

Butter-1tsp

Method

Heat oven to 350 deg.C.In a bowl combine all the crust ingredients together.Grease a tray & press it evenly.Bake for 20 minute or till light brown colour.Remove from oven & let it cool slightly.Melt chocolate & butter in microwave for 20 sec.Pour it on top of the warm crust. Cut into squares.Store it in fridge.




Tomato Mint Juice


Ingredients
Ripe tomatoes-2
Mint-3 leaves
Salt & Pepper to taste
Homey-1/2tsp
Lime juice-3drops
Ginger-1/4''
Water to dilute
Method
In a mixi blend tomato,mint & ginger.Filter & dilute it.Add other ingredients mix & serve it cold.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Chilly Chicken


Ingredients for Marination
Boneless chicken cubed-1 pound
Egg-1 Chille powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Maida-1tbsp
Corn flour-1/2tbsp
Rice flour-2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Yellow food colour-a pinch (optional)
Oil to deep fry
For garnish
Sauted onion & capsicum-little
Chat masala,Black salt -little
Lemon cubes
Method
Marinate above ingredients for 1 hr.in fridge.Deep fry them in oil by batches.Sprinkle chat masala & black salt & serve it with onion,capsicum & lemons.
Tips
Vegetarians can make it dish with Mushroom.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Prunes Lassi

As summer has started, iam coming out with lots of cool stuff....Today i tried Prunes Lassi it was very good...




Ingredients
Pitted prunes-6
Curd (should not be sour)-2 cups
Honey-1tbsp
Roohaafza-1tsp( optional)
(Rose syrup)
Ice cubes
Method
In a mixi puree the prunes.Now add honey,curd & ice cubes.whip it in mixi.Serve it cold.Rose syrup can be mixed in the last if you like the taste.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jello Fruit Cups

This is a very easy dessert for Kids who don't like to eat fruits....Use your imagination to create your own.

Ingredients
Sugar free Strawberry Jello pck(3oz)
Chopped fruits of your choice-1/2cup
( I used strawberry,apple,grapes)
Whipping cream & Chocolate chips for decoration
Method
Make the jello according to the direction in the pck.In each muffin pan put 2tsp of fruits & cover it with the Jello liquid.Leave it in fridge till it sets.Decorate it with chocolate chips & Whipping cream.

Baked Sev Kadhi

I saw a recipe called Baked Sev in a website....i tried my version and made a Kadhi with it.I wanted to share it with all my friends!!


Ingredients for the Sev
Besan-1 cup
Rice flour-1tbsp
Pepper & salt to your taste
Oil-1 tsp
Hing-1/2tsp
Jeera powder-1/4tsp
Ingredients for the Kadhi
Curd-1 cup
Besan-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
(Mix above ingredients & dilute it with water with out any lumps)
Ingredients for Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Methi seeds-1/2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Chopped green chillies-3
Chopped onion-2tbsp
Chopped ginger-1tsp
Chopped tomato-1
Coriander leaves for garnish
Method
Mix the sev ingredients together,pour little water & make a sticky dough.Grease your Sev press fill it & press it on a greased tray.Bake it for 5 minutes or till crisp at 300 deg C.Break it into big pieces & keep it aside.Heat a pan pour oil temper it with mustard ,hing & methi.Now add other Kadhi ingredients.Fry a bit & pour the curd .Give a boil & remove from fire.Garnish it with Sev & coriander leaves while still warm.Serve it with rice or Chapati.

Bombay Toast

Thanks Pooja (myexperiencewithcooking) for reminding the wonderful breakfast , my mom use to make before going to school....when she gets up late!! I have altered the recipe the way she makes.




Ingredients
Whole wheat bread-3 slices
Milk-1 cup
Sugar-1tsp
Egg-1
Vanilla essence-a drop
Butter for toasting the bread
Method
Beat milk,egg,sugar & essence.Heat a tawa smear butter dip bread in the milk mixture & toast it both sides.Before serving sprinkle little sugar on top.
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