Sunday, November 29, 2015

Beans Badam Bahaar:)

Try this exotic side dish with chapathis or rotis for your guests and I am sure that they will go gaga!!

INGREDIENTS :

Beans -cut in to small chunks-1 big cup
Oil -1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Jeera seeds -1tsp

To grind :
Almond powder - 4 Tbsp
Chillies - 3 to 4
Ginger - 1 small piece
Tamarind paste -3/4 tsp
Jeera seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 3 to 4 strands
Salt to taste

HOW TO MAKE :

Take a kadai.
Add oil and when it is hot add mustard and jeera seeds.
Add in the washed cut beans and fry for about 10 mins with little water n salt.
Meanwhile grind all the ingredients under"to grind" with about half a cup water and keep it ready.
Now add the ground mixture to the beans and fry it for about 2 to 3 mins.
Simmer it for 2 mins and switch off.
Serve hot with rotis or chapathis.

Serves 4
Preparation time:15 mins

Thursday, November 26, 2015

RAW BANANA KOFTA CURRY

Tried this raw banana curry with a variation and it tastes great with rotis!

INGREDIENTS :

Raw bananas - 2
Onion chopped -1
Besan mixed with water ,chilli powder and salt.for dipping the raw banana)
Jeera 1 tsp
Mustard seeds  1 tsp

To grind:

Onion  1
Tomatoes 2
Cinnamon 1 inch
Cloves 4
Jeera 1 tsp
Chillies 4 to 5

HOW TO MAKE :

Take a kadai.
Add oil and when it is hot add mustard and jeera seeds.
Add in the cut Raw banana after dipping in besan and fry for about 10 mins .keep it aside.
Meanwhile grind all the ingredients under"to grind" with about half a cup water and keep it ready.
Take one more kadai and add oil and Mustard seeds.fry the ground mixture for couple if minutes until the raw smell vanishes.
Now add the ground mixture to the fried raw banana  and fry it for about 2 to 3 mins.
Simmer it for 2 mins and switch off.
Serve hot with rotis or chapathis.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

CHOCO BANANA CHIA PUDDING

Need a quick n healthy dessert. .try this chocolate banana chia pudding!
Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse, full of fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and calcium. Unlike the traditional pudding, there’s no need to stand over the stove stirring and stirring – the chia seeds does the work for you:-)


INGREDIENTS :
  • ¾ cup mashed ripe banana (2 medium bananas)
  • 1 small banana sliced for mixing with the pudding (optional ) 
  • 1½ cups milk 
  • 3 tbs. cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chia seeds

HOW TO MAKE :

  • Place the bananas in a blender
  • and puree.
  • Add the milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
  • Place the chia seeds in a medium bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture over the chia seeds and stir.
  • The pudding will start to thicken right away, but for the best results, cover the bowl and let the pudding thicken in the refrigerator for around 30 minutes before serving.
Preparation time : 5 mins
Serves : 4

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

METHI SPROUTS CURRY

Methi or fenugreek seeds are very bitter by nature. So cooking a curry directly is not a great idea!But sprouting them reduces the bitterness and it can be used in curries.Try this spicy methi sprouts curry:)

INGREDIENTS :
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp(optional)
Onion -2 big, finely chopped
Tomato - 1 big, finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Green chilly - 2 slit
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp or channa masala
water - 1/2 cup
Fresh coriander to garnish(optional )

HOW TO MAKE :
Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadai.
Add cumin seeds and Mustard seeds.
Add onion and fry till brown. Keep stirring.
Add Ginger and garlic paste. fry for a minute.
Add tomato . Mix well and cook till the tomato is half cooked.
Add sprouted methi seeds and other ingredients. Mix well.
Close the lid and cook on medium for abt 8 to 10 minutes.
Garnish with fresh coriander.
Enjoy it with soft chapatis.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

CAULIFLOWER CHUTNEY

Tried making something different from cauliflower today!Try cauliflower chutney for a change..I am sure you will not be disappointed :)

Ingredients:
Onion - 1
Green or red chillies - 4-6  (adjust to your spice level)
Ginger - 1 inch (Chopped finely)
Garlic - 3-4 pods (Chopped finely)
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Cauliflower - 200g
Oil - 2 teaspoon
For Tempering
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
curry leaves - 10 -15

HOW TO MAKE :
Heat a kadai and  add 2 teaspoon of oil. Add garlic, ginger, Green chillies and onion.
Fry till onion is brown in color.
Add cauliflower.
Add salt and close the lid. Let the Cauliflower get cooked for abt 5 minutes.
Add lemon juice.
Mix well.
Switch off the flame.
Let the mixture cool a bit and grind to paste.
Serve as a side dish with roti/idly/dosa.

Preparation time: 10 mins


Monday, June 29, 2015

BASUNDI

My hubby's favourite sweet is Basundi!very easy to make..just need some patience:-)Follow this recipe for an easy version of basundi!

INGREDIENTS :

Milk - 1 liter
Sugar - 6 tbsp
Condensed milk - 4 tbsp
Chopped Nuts(pista,cashews,almonds) - 1.5 tbsp
Saffron - 4 to 5 strands
Powdered Nuts - 1 tsp(optional)
Cardamom powder - a pinch

HOW TO MAKE :

Chop the nuts and keep it ready.

Add milk to a deep bottomed pan (i usednonstick one) and simmer it till it is reduced to almost half.It may take atleast 20mins so keep stirring in between so that it doesnt get burnt at the bottom.

Now add condensed milk to it and mix it well.Keep stirring to avoid burning at the bottom.

Add 4 to 5 saffron strands and let it boil for atleast 8 to 10 mins in low flame.You can see malai forming,Keep stirring.Now add sugar and whisk it well.Scrap the sides.

Once milk is thick and creamy with malai formed add the nuts and let it simmer for few more minutes.

Add nuts powder along with cardamom powder.Once it is thick and creamy switch off.As it cools downs it will get more thick.

Refrigerate for couple of hours and serve chilled!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BREAD STIR FRY

Have leftover bread at home! ?then try this quick snack :)requires very minimal ingredients!


INGREDIENTS :
  • Bread pieces - 6
  • Onions chopped - 1
  • Chillies - 1 or 2 
  • Vegetarian stir fry sauce - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomato sauce - 1 Tbsp
  • Soya sauce - 1 tsp 
  • Olive oil - 2 Tbsp

HOW TO MAKE :
  • Take a frying pan. Add in the olive oil(type used for frying ) and add in chopped onions and chillies.
  • Fry well till onion turns translucent. 
  • Now add the bread pieces and fry qell till crisp.
  • Now add in the sauces and mix well till it is absorbed. 
  • Fry till the mixture turns dry.Enjoy while hot!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes