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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Apricot & Mango Sweet Pachadi


Ingredients
Chopped fresh apricots-12
Chopped mango pieces-6
(I used the dried mango,soaked it in little water)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Brown sugar-2tbsp or add according to your taste
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Hing-1/4tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Add the apricots,mango & salt,cover & cook it in low flame till its soft.Now add the brown sugar & red chilly powder,cook till the pachadi is semi thick.Switch off the flame & serve it.





Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mango Lassi / Summer Mango Drink

photo of Mango Lassi
Ingredients
Ripe mango chopped-1 cup
Thick curd/yogurt-1/2 cup
Milk-1/4 cup
Cardamom powder-a pinch
Sugar-1tsp or more according to the sweetness of the fruit
Garnish
Chopped pistachio & saffron strings
Method
Blend all above ingredients together in a blender.Serve it cold garnished with nuts & saffron.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tomato & Red Chilly Pickle / Uragaya

photo of Tomato & Red Chilly Pickle
Ingredients
Roma tomatoes chopped-6
Sriracha hot chilly sauce-little less than 1/3 cup
Garlic-5
Tamarind-a small lime size
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Tempering
Oil-3/4 cup
Broken red chillies-2
Curry leaves-little
Mustard-1 & 1/2tsp
Jeera/cumin-1tsp
Methi seeds-less than 1/8tsp
Crushed garlic-5
Hing-1tsp
Method
Cook the tomatoes,turmeric powder,jeera,tamarind & garlic till dry.Cool & make a smooth paste along with the salt & chilly sauce(do not add water while grinding).Keep it aside.Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Switch off the gas & add the ground paste.Mix it well,cool & bottle it.Store it in fridge.



















Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pickled Carrots & Jicama

Ingredients
Carrot Julienne-1
Jicama Julienne-1/2
Dressing
Water-1/3 cup
Vinegar-1tbsp
Sugar-3/4tsp
Salt-1/8tsp
Chilly flakes-1/8tsp
Grated garlic-1
Method
Toss all the above ingredients together.Put it in a clean jar & keep it in the fridge & serve it after 1 hour.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Cucumber Raita / Vellarikkai Raita /Indian Cucumber Yogurt Salad

photo of Cucumber Raita / Vellarikkai Raita /Indian Cucumber Yogurt Salad
Ingredients
Grated cucumber-1 small
(squeeze out the excess juice)
Salt to taste
Thick beaten curd-1 cup
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Fresh grated coconut-2tsp
Green chillies-1
Tempering ingredients
Oil-1tsp
Mustard & jeera,urad dhal-each-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Mix all above ingredients together ,mix well.Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves & serve.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Eggless Brownies / Eggless Brownies Recipe

Ingredients
All purpose flour-1 cup
Cocoa powder-1/2 cup
Icing sugar-3/4 cup
Baking soda-1tsp
Salt-1/2tsp
Oil-5tbsp
Butter milk-1 cup
Instant coffee powder-2tsp( dissolved in 1tbsp of water)
Chopped walnuts-1tbsp
Chocolate chips-1tbsp (dusted with little flour)

Check out the video here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTDLnRHFY44

Baking time-20 to 25 minutes

Oven temperature -350. deg.F
Courtesy - Korasoi.com

Thursday, June 20, 2013

2 Layered Sandwich


Ingredients for Avocado spread
Avocado-2
(scoop out the flesh)
Coriander leaves- handful
Lemon juice-1 tsp
Green chillies-1
Garlic -1
Salt & Pepper to taste
(blend everything in a blender to a semi smooth consistency,do not add water)
Other ingredients
Tomato ketchup-1tbsp
Butter-1tsp
(Mix butter & ketchup to a smooth consistency)
Bread slices-3
Check out the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZyMuPOghEQ

Monday, June 17, 2013

Homemade Apple Sauce

Ingredients
Apples -2
(peeled,cored & chopped)
Water-1/2 cup
Sugar -1/8cup
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp

Check for the preparation here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh4TdTGNWl8


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Chocolate Pinwheel Cookie


Check out for the video here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd3Bj6TwHtc

Ingredients 
Softened butter -1 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Egg yolk-2
Vanilla essence-4tsp
Milk-2tbsp
All purpose flour-3 cup
Baking powder-1tsp
Cocoa powder-6tbsp
(mix cocoa powder with 2tbsp of melted butter & 2tbsp milk)

Baking temperature- 325 deg.F

Baking time -12 to 15 minutes

Monday, June 3, 2013

Simple Vanilla Cake


Episode-3,A birthday cake for my son.

Check here for the preparation -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF1LD152tdY

Ingredients for the cake
All purpose flour -1 & 1/4 cup
Sugar -1 cup
Oil- 1/3 cup
Vanilla essence-1/2tsp
Baking powder-1 7 1/4tsp
Eggs-2
Milk-1/2 cup
Frosting
Softened butter-1/2 cup
Powdered sugar-1 & 1/2 cup
Fresh orange juice-2tbsp
Vanilla essence=-1/2tsp
Orange zest-1tsp
Orange food colour-a pinch
Oven temperature-350 deg.F
Baking time-30 to 40 minutes
Courtesy :spicytreats.net

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