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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fresh Apricot Raita

Fresh chopped apricot-8
Chopped coriander leaves-1tsp
Chopped green chillies-1
Chopped or grated ginger-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Curd-2 cups
Heat oil in a pan temper it with jeera.Add the green chillies,ginger,raisins & apricot.Cook till apricots are soft & switch off the stove.Beat curd with salt & mix the cooled apricot mixture.Garnish it with some fresh chopped apricots,coriander leaves & raisins.Serve it cold.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pear & Celery Drink

Chopped pear-1
Celery stick-1
Ginger-a small piece
Salt a pinch
Agave nectar-to your taste
(or sugar/honey)
Lime juice-1/4tsp
Blend everything together in a mixi with some water.Filter it & serve it cold with ice cubes.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Thanks Smita & katta meetha theeka for the cute Award.Friends please feel free to pick it up from me.....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Golden Fried Snow Peas

Ingredients for the batter
Corn flour-1tbsp
Soy sauce-1/8tsp
Chilly garlic sauce-1/4tsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
Cooking soda-2 pinch
Other ingredients
Snow peas-required amount
Oil to deep fry.
Pour water & make a thick batter with the above ingredients.Dip each snow peas in the batter & deep fry them in hot oil till golden brown & crisp.Serve it hot with any spicy dip.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Chicken Kofta Biriyani

Ingredients for Kofta
Ground chicken-1 & 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Pepper powder-1/8tsp
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
Roasted jeera powder-1/2tsp
Chopped green chillies-2
Chopped onion-3tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/4tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-little
Oil-to deep fry
Ingredients for the gravy
Cardamom-3,Cloves-2,Cinnamon-1 small stick,Jeera-1/2tsp,Shajeera-1/2tsp,Bay leaf-1
(whole spice)
Sliced onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1
Coconut milk-6tsp
(I used the thick milk in tin)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Chopped mint & coriander leaves-little
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Ingredients for the rice
Basmati rice-2 cup
Water-2 & 1/2 cup
Cardamom-1,Cloves-1,Cinnamon-a small bit,Shajeera-1/8tsp
Salt to taste
Fried onion,raisins,lime juice 2tsp diluted with little yellow food colour & cashew nut
Mix the kofta ingredients together,make sure there is no water at all.Make small balls & deep fry them till golden brown & keep it aside.Cook the rice with the spices,salt & ghee till 3/4th done.Heat oil in a pan add the whole spice,add the onions & fry till light brown.Add the remaining ingredients & fry till masala is cooked.Add the fried koftas to the gravy & top it with the rice.Garnish it with onion,lime juice & nuts.Cover it with a tight lid(so that flavour does not escape) & keep it in low flame(DUM) for 15 minutes.Switch off the gas.Before serving mix the biriyani & serve it with raita.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Quinoa Sponge Dosa

Quinoa-1/2 cup
Brown rice-1/2 cup
Aval(Poha)-1/2 cup
Uraddhal-1/8 cup
Butter milk-1 cup
Salt to taste
Cooking soda-1/2tsp
Oil-to make dosa
Wash & soak all above ingredients(except salt & cooking soda) overnight.Next day grind it to a smooth semi thick batter.Add salt & cooking soda just before making.Pour a ladle of batter on a tawa,spread it slightly.Pour oil around it,cover & cook it both sides till done.Serve it with any side dish you desire.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cracked Wheat & Ridge Gourd Skin Chutney

Ridge gourd skin-1 cup
Green chillies-2
Ginger-a small piece
Salt to taste
Cracked wheat-1/8 cup
Urad dhal-1tsp
Channa dhal-2tsp
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds-1/2 tsp
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil fry cracked wheat,dhals,jeera,coriander seeds & hing till light brown colour.Keep it aside.Heat 1/2 tsp of oil & fry ridge gourd skin,green chillies,ginger & coconut till light brown.Cool everything & grind together with salt to a smooth paste.Serve it with hot rice or with any tiffin.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Watermelon Granita Recipe

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Watermelon Granita
Fresh watermelon juice-3 cups
Lime juice-2tsp
Mix all above ingredients together till sugar dissolves.
Place the mixture in a shallow container and put it in the freezer.
Take the pan out and scrape the frozen mixture with a fork until all the frozen pieces are broken into small shavings and mixed well with the remaining liquid.
Continue to freeze. Scrape every twenty minutes until no more liquid is in the granita.
Garnish it with mint leaves & serve immediately

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Stuffed Wheat Bread Dahi Vada

Ingredients for stuffing
Chopped almonds-1tsp
Chopped cashew nuts-1tsp
Chat masala,roasted jeera powder,chilly powder,salt-little
(mix all above ingredients together)
Other ingredients
Beaten curd with salt-1 & 1/2 cup
Chat masala,roasted jeera powder,black salt,chilly powder-little
Grated carrots for garnish
Whole wheat bread-5 slices
Milk little to make a dough
Green chillies chopped-1/2
Grated ginger-a pinch
Curry leaves-little
Remove crust from the bread & crumble it.Add salt & sprinkle milk to form a soft dough.
Make small balls flatten it,place 1tsp of the filling & close it nicely.Slightly press it & keep it aside.
In a tray pour half of the curd & arrange all the bread vada,pour remaining curd on top.
Garnish it with carrots,sprinkle all the masalas.
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Pour the tempering on top.Keep it in fridge & serve it cold.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mixed Vegetables in Kataifi Baskets

Filling ingredients
Mixed frozen vegetables-1 cup
Chopped capsicum-3tsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
Dry parsley-1tsp
Garlic powder-1/4tsp
Onion powder-1/2tsp
Olive oil-1tsp
Other ingredients
Kataifi dough loosened -2 cups
(shredded phylo dough)
Butter melted-3tsp
Cottage cheese for topping
Heat oil in a pan fry the filling ingredients one by one till cooked.Keep it aside.
Brush muffin tin with butter. Pull kataifi into 1-inch-thick bundles,cut bundles into 2-inch lengths. Place in a bowl,loose pile with fingers & toss with butter.Press it inside each muffin tins & bake it at 350 deg for 10 minutes or less,till its light brown in colour & crisp.Cool & fill it with some vegetable filling,top it with cottage cheese & serve it immediately.

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