Friday, December 29, 2006

A Happy New Year 2007!!!!!!

I hope this holiday season lifts your spirits bringing in lot's of good will and cheer and hope and inspiration to keep you all smiling through the new year..Wishing You all a wonderful New year:)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas !!!!!!

Doodhi Halwa !!!

Source:Punjabilok DoodhiHalwa

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season,bringing in many reasons
to smile..:)

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Weekend Treat with Lamb Biryani !!

A Perfect Feast for a Weekend Celebration for this Holiday Season !!

Keeping with the spirit of sharing & giving for this holiday season I wish to Treat all you readers(non-vegetarians!;)) out there with this Biryani:)

...A Yummy Lamb Biryani with Raita...

With Christmas & New Year right around the corner, it's hard not to think about all the yummy foods that we will get to Taste. It's all about having a big fiesta with gathering of family and friends , a table full of home made food with good music & of course with Tons of fun and cheer ..:)

Lamb Biryani :

2 cups Basmati rice
2 Big onions sliced
5-6 Red chillies
2 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 Tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 Tsp Fennel seeds
1 tomato chopped
Salt as required
4 Tbsp oil or ghee
saffron few strands soaked in milk

For Lamb Marinade(Gravy):

1 Bowl Lamb cubed
6-8 cloves Garlic
1 Tbsp Ginger grated
6 Green chilies
1/2 cup yogurt
2" cinnamon
3 cloves (lavang)
2 cardomoms
2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt as reqd


For preparing the Lamb gravy:

Firstly make a paste of ginger, garlic and green chilies. Heat the oil, add cardomoms ,cloves and cinnamon when the aroma comes add onion & saute' for a while, later add the paste and sauté for few more minutes. Now add in the tomatoes, lamb, turmeric powder, yogurt, salt & water as required and pressure cook till the lamb is tender.

For Biryani:

Drain the soaked Rice after 30 mts. Heat oil or ghee in thick bottom pan and add Garam masala pwd , sliced onions, fry till golden brown. Add the ginger, garlic paste and red chilies, fennel seeds,Bay leaves and tomatoes to the saute'd onions and saute' for few more minutes. Now add the Lamb gravy and some water as needed. Cover and bring it to a boil. Now add the rice ,saffron milk and simmer for 20 -25 minutes till done. serve with any raita of your choice.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Aloo Medley!!


3 med sized potatoes cut into cubes,
1 med onion chopped
1 bunch of fenugreek leaves chopped finely,
1 medium sized tomato
1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds,
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan and then add mustard seeds , cumin seeds , garlic onion . When the onions & garlic turn brown add in the potato cubes and little water to cook until it is tender. Now add turmeric powder,fenugreek leaves and stir till the rawness disappears and then add tomato pieces to it. Mix it well with the all Ingredients and finally add red chilli powder. serve hot with chapathi .

Monday, December 04, 2006

Breakfast With Green Chutney!!

Mint and Cilantro Chutney Variation:


1 bunch mint leaves cleaned
1/2 bunch cilantro leaves cleaned
2 tbsp grated dry copra
1/2 " ginger
2 green chillies
2 tsp amchoor (dry mango powder)
1/2 cup onions chopped
1/2 tsp sugar
salt as required.

Add in all ingredients to a blender and add the required quantity of water as you blend to get the desired chutney consistency .The Mint Cilantro chutney is ready to serve with dosa and idli.