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Friday, January 22, 2010

Brown Rice Sweet Pongal

Long brown rice-1/2 cup
Yellow moongh dhal-1/3 cup
Channa dhal-1/8 cup
Water-4 cups
Salt a pinch
Brown sugar-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Edible camphor-a pinch
Nut & raisins fried in 2tbsp of ghee
Fry moongh dhal till nice smell comes.Add the washed rice & channa dhal,pour water & cook it till done.Add the brown sugar give a boil.Switch off the stove & add the fried nuts ,cardamom powder & edible camphor.Mix it well & serve it hot.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Easy Basundi

Half & Half milk 16 oz bottle-2
Evaporated milk 12 oz can-1
Bread slices crumbled(crust removed)-2
Condensed milk 14 oz can-1
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Saffron-a pinch
Crushed pistachio & almonds-each a hand full
Chironji-2tsp f0r garnish
Boil both the milks & bread slices in low heat for at least 20 minutes.Add the condensed milk & cardamom powder & give a boil for another 5 minutes or till slightly thick.Switch off the gas & mix the nuts & saffron.Garnish it with chironji.


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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Real Chocolate Chip Cookie

Maida-2 &1/4 cup
Baking soda-1tsp
Butter or Margarine-1 cup
(I used margarine)
Sugar-3/4 cup
Brown sugar-3/4 cup
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Chocolate chips 12oz packet-1
Mix maida,salt & baking soda in a bowl.Cream margarine,brown & white sugar,vanilla essence & eggs.Add the maida mixture & mix it thoroughly.Stir in the chocolate chips & drop the dough in spoon or shape it,arrange it on a baking tray.Bake at 300 deg.F for 8 to 10 minutes or till light brown.Cool completely & store in air tight container.

Pineapple Salsa

Crushed fresh or canned pineapple-3tbsp
(I used canned)
Finely chopped capsicum-1/4
Finely chopped onion-1/4
Finely chopped Jalapeno-1
(seeds removed)
Finely chopped tomato-1
Finely chopped coriander leaves-little
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Sugar-3/4 tsp
Lime juice-2tsp
Roasted jeera powder-a pinch
Distilled vinegar-3tbsp
Mix all above ingredients together & serve it with chips.
Courtesy:A2Z vegetarian cuisine with a slight change......

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chocolate Mug Cake

This is an easy dessert who has an excuse to not having an oven or proper baking dish,etc.Perfect fun project for kids too...

Vanilla essence-1/8tsp
Cocoa powder-2tbsp
Chocolate chips (optional)-3tbsp
(I didn't use) Method
Take a coffee mug & mix all the dry ingredients together.Add egg & essence mix it .Pour the oil & milk,mix it thoroughly.Microwave it in high for 3 minutes.Your dessert is ready serve it warm with vanilla ice cream.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Oats & Pinto Beans Biriyani

Oats-1 cup
(A bit finer than steel cut oats)
Cooked pinto beans-1 & 1/2 cup
Sliced onions-1/2
Chopped tomato-1
Slit green chillies-3
Mint leaves-a hand full
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Meal maker-a hand full
(soak in hot water for 10 minutes & squeezed out the water)
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Garam or my biriyani masala-1/4tsp
Coconut milk-3tsp(optional)
Jeera-1/8tsp,Shajeera-1/8tsp,Cinnamon-a small bit,Cloves-2,Cardamom-2,Star anise-1,Bay leaf-1
Dry roast the oats for 2 minutes & keep it aside.Heat oil & ghee in a pan temper it.Fry onion,mint,ginger & garlic paste,green chillies & tomato to light brown.Add all the dry powders & fry a bit.Add the beans,oats,meal maker ,coconut milk & water.Cook it till done.Serve it hot with raita.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vanilla Pound Cake

Ingredients for the cake
Maida-2 cups
Baking powder-1tsp
Grated nutmeg-1/8tsp
Butter-1 cup
Sugar-1 & 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence-5tsp
Pre heat the oven to 325 deg.C.Mix all the dry ingredients together & keep it aside.Cream butter,sugar & essence till fluffy.Slowly add eggs one by one & beat it well.Add the dry ingredients & fold it.Pour it in a greased baking tin & bake it for at least 45 minutes or till done.Cool it completely & cut.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Couscous Puliyohara/Puliyodharai

Cooked couscous with salt-1 cup
Ready made or home made puliyohara mix-required quantity
(I used home made)
Oil,Mustard,red chillies,cashew nut,curry leaves
Put the couscous in a bowl,add the required amount of the puliyohara mix/paste & mix it well.Temper & pour it on top,mix & serve.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fig & Carrot Halwa

Dried big figs-7
(soaked in water till soft)
Big carrot-1
Milk-1/2 cup
Ghee-2 tbsp
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Fried almonds in ghee-2tsp
Grind figs,carrot & milk to a smooth puree.Heat ghee in a non stick pan & fry the puree till raw smell disappears.Add cardamom powder & sugar ,fry till it is thick & leaves the sides of the pan.Garnish it with nuts & serve warm.
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