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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chocolate Bark

Ingredients
Chocolate chips-1 cup
(melt it in a double boiler)
Topping
Chopped almonds-10
Chopped pistachio-10
Chopped marshmallow-2
Chopped gummy rings-1
Raisins-10
Sugar crystals-to sprinkle
( or any topping of your choice)
Method
Melt the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.Line a pan with parchment paper.Pour the melted chocolate & spread it well.Generously sprinkle the toppings evenly on top of the melted chocolate.Slightly press it,leave it to cool( I kept it in fridge for 30 minutes).Cut or break into desired shapes.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wheat Flour Sweet Paniyaram

Ingredients
Wheat flour-1 cup
Ripe banana mashed-1 large
Salt-a pinch
Brown sugar-1/4 cup or little lesser
Baking soda-2 generous pinch
Rice flour-2 tsp
Ghee & Oil-to cook the paniyarams
(mix equal amount of both in a bowl & keep it)
Method
Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.Pour water & make a smooth thick batter.Heat a paniyaram pan,pour 1tsp of oil/ghee in each hole.Pour a ladle of batter in each hole,cook it both side till light brown in colour.Serve it as a evening snack..

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Simple Papaya Parfait

Ingredients
Cool whip cream-1/2 cup
Fresh papaya puree-1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts-1tbsp
Honey-1tsp
Any cereal of your choice for decoration
Method
Take a tall glass spoon some papaya puree into the glass,then some chopped nuts,next spoon some fresh cream on top.Repeat till the top of the glass.Sprinkle some nuts & cereal on the top & drizzle some honey & serve it cold
Variations:You can use hung curd instead of cream,some fresh fruits instead of puree.Any dry fruit & nuts.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Nandu (Crab) Kurma

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-2
Cardamom-1
Fennel seeds(somph)-1tsp
Poppy seeds-2tsp
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Whole pepper-12
Tomato-1/2
Green chillies-1
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Other ingredients
Blue crabs-4
(cleaned & broken into small pieces)
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1/2
Curry & Coriander leaves-little
Oil-6tsp
Coconut milk-1 cup
Method
Heat oil in a pan, saute onion & tomato till raw smell disappears.Pour the ground masala & fry till oil separates the pan.add the crab,coconut milk & and required amount of water.Cover & cook this gravy for 10 minutes till crabs are cooked well & raw smell disappears.Garnish it with curry & coriander leaves & serve with rice.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Corn Kabab

Ingredients
Grated tender corn-3
(slightly squeeze out the excess water & discard)
Boiled & mashed potato-1
Crumbled bread-1
Corn flour-2tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Lime juice-1tsp
Fennel powder-1/4tsp
Chopped onion-2tsp
Chopped mint leaves-1tsp
Dry parsley-1tsp(optional)
Butter-1tsp & some for brushing on top.
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Roll it out into cylindrical shape.Slightly butter them & bake or grill it till light brown on all sides & cooked.Serve it hot with any dip.
Inspired by Rakskitchen

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Kale Rice


Ingredients
Basmati rice-1 cup
Water -2 cups
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chopped Kale leaves-1/2 bunch
Sliced onions-1tbsp
Chopped garlic-4
Sliced chillies-1
Tempering
Butter-3tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1tsp
Shajeera-1/4tsp
Method
Heat butter in a pan temper it.Fry onion,garlic,chillies & kale leaves for 2 minutes.Add rice,salt & pepper.Pour water,cover & cook it till done.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Masala Egg Gravy / Kodi Guddu Pulusu

Ingredients dry roasted & ground to a smooth paste
Whole pepper-1tsp
Red chillies-2
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-2
Methi/fenugreek seeds-5
Coconut-1tbsp
Tomato-1
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
Tamarind diluted in water-2 cups
Salt to taste
Eggs-3
Curry & Coriander leaves-1tsp
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Chopped garlic-4
Tempering
Oil-6tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Methi /Fenugreek seeds-5
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Fry the onion,garlic & curry leaves till light brown in colour.Add the ground paste & saute till oil separates the pan.Pour the tamarind juice & in low flame cook the gravy till raw smell disappears & gravy is slightly thick.Now break the eggs into the gravy (do not mix),cover & leave it for 3 minutes.Switch off the stove,garnish with curry & coriander leaves.Serve it with hot rice.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Apricot & Watermelon Cooler

Ingredients
Apricot(seed removed)-8
Chopped water melon-2 cups
Mint leaves-6
Ginger-a small piece
Salt & Pepper-a pinch
Lime juice-1tsp
Honey(optional)-to your taste
(I didn't use)
Water to dilute
Method
Blend the fruits,mint & ginger to a smooth liquid.Filter it(optional),mix the lime juice,honey & seasoning.Pour water & dilute it.Serve it cold.






Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Avocado Omelet Recipe / Avocado Omelette Recipe

image of Avocado Omelet Recipe / Avocado Omelette Recipe
Ingredients
Egg-2
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chopped onion,tomato,zucchini-together 2tsp
Chopped avocado-1
Grated cheese-for garnish
Oil-1tsp
Method
Slightly beat  the eggs with little salt & pepper.Mix in the vegetables.Heat oil in a non stick pan ,pour the egg mixture & spread it ,cover it with a lid & cook it for a minute in medium low heat.Cook it till the bottom is slightly brown.Sprinkle the chopped avocado,fold it into half.Turn the omelet & cook the other side till done.Remove on a serving plate & sprinkle the grated cheese on top & serve.
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