Monday, February 27, 2006

Cabbage & Peas Medley!




This delicious Cabbage with peas dish is my contribution for " Cooking with Love"
Meena's FMR theme of this month.

Had earlier posted this recipe ,however this time it's with a slight variation . I have added Peas to this dish and it's a semi dry dish with less water content .For the recipe can check on this link Cabbage & Peas

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Baby Potatoes Gravy! Dhum Aloo masala !

Baby Potatoes Gravy



Ingredients :

Baby Potatoes : 500gms
Onions 2 small finely chopped
Tumeric 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
Dhania powder 1 tsp
Chili powder 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste 1 tsp
yogurt 1/4 cup
Tomato puree 1/2 cup
Salt as required
Coriander leaves for Garnishing
oil/butter for deep frying the potatoes.

Method:

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan & add the chopped onions & fry till it's golden brown. Add tumeric,dhania,chilli powder,garam masala ,salt & fry . later add Tomato Puree, ginger-garlic paste & the curds & let it cook till you get a thick gravy consistency.Add the fried potatoes & allow to cook in closed pan over a low flame. can add water at this stage if the gravy is too thick.Serve garnished with Coriander leaves. Goes well with chapathi and roti.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Potato& spinach combo!



Have already posted the recipe,can check on this link..PotatoSpinach combo

Dhal with capsicum!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Broiled Chicken Steak!

Broiled Steak & Noodles platter!





Ingredients:

chicken breasts
smallcup of wine
barbecue sauce
soy sauce
2tbsp olive oil
1tbsp lemon juice
dried oregano
dried thyme
dried basil
salt
1tsp crushed garlic
1tsp pepper


Marinade mix : barbecue sauce,soy sauce, garlic, pepper with all the herbs & remaining ingredients & later add the steaks to the marinade, cover and refrigerate for 3 hours. Grill or broil as desired.serve with a sauce of your choice.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Tomato Prawns Indo-Thai style curry!

Tomato Prawns Indo-Thai style curry!



Ingredients:

Prawns a big bowl
Red Curry Paste 2tbsp
1 cup Coconut Milk
Water as required
Green chillies 2
1 cup Tomatoes chopped
2tbspOil

For seasoning:
Lime leaves 2
Lemon grass chopped 1 tsp

For Curry paste :
1 tsp turmeric
1tsp tsp cumin
2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp grated lime peel
2tsp chopped fresh ginger

Method:
Clean the prawns, and Fry them in oil for few seconds and remove them onto a plate. In the same pan, put the oil and season with lemongrass, lime leaves and curry paste and fry for a few seconds to release the flavours . Add the coconut milk and water, green chillies slit into halves and simmer for few mts. Serve the prawns by arranging them on a plate and pouring the curry sauce over them. Garnish with coriander leaves & it's ready to serve with Rice.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Mushroom Masala!

An exotic dish for a special theme of the day!






Ingredients:


Sliced Mushrooms -1 Big Bowl
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion -2 small
Tomatoes - 2 big
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
GaramMasala powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt as required
Turmeric as required
Fresh cream 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves(optional) 1 tbsp( chopped)


Method:

Wash the mushrooms and keep aside.Chop onions and tomatoes & make a paste of half the onions . Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger and garlic paste and stir, till brown. Add chopped onions and stir, till onions turn translucent.Add turmeric, chilli, coriander powder salt & chopped tomatoes and garam
masala powder and stir till the tomatoes blend well & the aroma of masala is released. Add mushrooms, cover the pan with a lid and cook on a low flame, till the mushrooms turn soft. Mushrooms gets cooked in its own fluid which is released while cooking. Mushrooms add exotic flavour to the gravy,to this later add the fresh cream & for a final touch garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Chicken Mince with Peas!

Wow! I cannot describe all the appetizing food served for the weekend brunch back at the fun fest held annually at the grounds, next door . It however did inspire me to try out a special chicken dish to keep the mood going .

I would love to share this marvelous Tina's recipe, called
Kheema Baida .There has been some minor substitutions & additions .I used minced chicken instead of meat & bay leaf for flavouring minus the eggs....rest all the same as in her post. It did come out great! Thanks to Tina for sharing this delicious recipe ..:)


CRISPY FRENCH TOAST!! YUM YUMM !

An Ideal hearty breakfast to enjoy a weekend brunch style breakfast on any day of the week in the mornings.




Ingredients for coating the bread slices:
eggs
milk
sugar
cinnamon powder
vanilla extract

Method:
slide the coated bread slices into a pan with butter /oil . Fry them on each side until golden brown. Drain them on paper towels and serve hot with any fresh fruit sauce of your choice.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Refreshing Sorbet of Avocado!

Avocados are known for their rich antioxidant properties ( glutathione). They also have various nutritional health benefits like lowering cholesterol ,controlling blood pressure and also helps prevent strokes , diabetes & cancer .Also is an excellent skin nourisher & used in sunscreen lotions , bath oils and hair conditioners. Avocados provide all of the essential amino acids , suitable for a healthy diet, including Omega 3 & 6. Avocados, contain more of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, soluble fiber and easy to digest fats and proteins than the cow’s milk.

Avocados have different flavours ranging from sweet, to nutty, to salty, and used in salads, dips and other interesting variations which are delightful treats ,around the world.






Ingredients:

Sugar/honey 1/4 cup
water as required
grated lemon& lime peel 1 tsp
Avocados,1 peeled and mashed
lemon & lime juice 2 tablespoons

Method:

Heat Sugar and water to boil . Remove from heat & stir in lemon & lime peel. Cool & blend Avocados and lemon and lime juice in blender until smooth. Pour into a container to Freeze for an hour. Remove the sorbet from freezer, beat this for 2 minutes until light and creamy. freeze until firm, serve sorbet .

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Noodles & Veg medley!

Twirl or Gulp Them Down which ever way you wanna have ...:)


There has been an upsurge of blogs all over with topics related to Noodles..regardless of their origin, we do know that the Chinese have been feasting on noodles for ages...noodles are an excellent source of protein. Besides being low in calories, they are extremely high in complex carbohydrates.. a reason enough to keep blogging about noodles and more of noodles..





here's a recipe for noodles lovers - one of my cherished noodle dish made at home.


Method:Heat 1 tablespoon oil/butter, add chilli flakes and garlic and fry for a minute.Add the Red /green peppers sliced, and other veggies of your choice and stir fry till tender. Add noodles,soy sauce,schezwan sauce,vinegar and salt and mix well & it's ready to serve with your desired sauce.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Kesari Bath :Semolina dessert!

Kesari Bath :Semolina dessert!


K├Ęsari means saffron, this is a special sweet (dessert) with saffron as one of the flavour inducing ingredients.



Ingredients:

Semolina 2 cups
Sugar 1 1/2 cup
water 3 cups
Saffron few strands
1 cup whole milk
4 tbsp. ghee(clarified butter)
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp. Raisins & cashew nuts


Method:

Roast the Raisins & Cashewnuts in the ghee till the colour changes slightly. Remove the raisins and keep aside. to the same ghee add the semolina and fry until it turns golden brown over a low flame. Heat the milk and water in a pan and add the semolina to this and stir well, ensure that lumps are not formed .Add sugar and keep stirring. Add a spoonfull of ghee periodically every few minutes. Add saffron and cardamom powder and mix well. Cook until the ghee separates from the semolina , finally add the raisins & it's ready to serve hot.