Thursday, February 2, 2012

Aloooooo chicken

Mix gg paste with salt.
2 spoon Powder cumin, 4red chilli, 2cardamom, 6cloves, 2cinnamon and 6pepper.
Grind poppy seeds and cashew nuts and mix all with water to make a paste.
Heat butter, add gg paste, then ground paste, chicken and fry till color changes.
Coriander leaves, g chilli and turmeric and fry.
Add water and when boiling add saffron and cover for 15 minutes.
Add potatoes and cook for 20 minutes.
Stir the fresh cream and lemon juice into the pot and cook for 5 minutes.
Garnish with eggs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Veg Tikka Masala:

For Masala: Ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli powder, pepper powder, garam masala.
Cooking: Olive oil, cinnanmon, cardamom fry for 2 seconds and remove them.
Add onions and stir until brown. Then add the masala paste, tomato with water and bring it to simmer. Add salt.
Now add chopped potatoes, cabbage, peas, reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring continuously, till the veggies are cooked.
Add yogurt to it to form a sauce. Serve it with rice.

Beans Gravy

Cut the beans into 1 inch pieces.
For masala – chop a big onion, 1 tomato, small piece of ginger, cumin seeds, black pepper (3-4), curry leaves (around 5). Grind these into a paste.
Now, heat oil, add the beans, fry for few seconds and then add the ground mixture into it. Add garam masala or spices powder, small pinch of sugar with little water and mix well until it beans are cooked.
Garnish with Coriander leaves.

Chocolate Banana Milkshake:

Chocolate Banana Milkshake

2 chocolates (5 star)
2 bananas
3 scoops sugar
250 ml milk
Water if necessary / Ice cubes
Blend all the above ingredients in a blender.

Green gram/Moong dal curry

Soak a cup of green gram overnight.
Chop the veg of your choice which you would like to add along. I use cabbage or bottle gourd.
Also chop and keep ready – onion, tomato, green chillis, curry leaves, coconut pieces, 5 garlic cloves, 2 spoons of jeera and all other masalas.

Heat oil in a cooker, add mustard and jeera. When it splitters add onions, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and salt and mix well.
Now add the soaked green gram and chopped veg of choice and mix well. Add a pinch of garam masala and mix well. Add little water and close the lid to let 3-4 whistles.
Meanwhile, make a paste of Coconut pieces, garlic cloves, jeera, curry leaves and green chillies and keep it ready.
Once the gram is done, open the lide of the cooker and add the paste to it and bring it to boil.
When boiling well, switch off the burner and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Banana Milkshake

2 Bananas
250 ml – Milk
4 scoops – Sugar
Water – Needed quantity / Ice cubes

Orange + Strawberry Juice

1 Orange
4 scoops – Strawberry Shake mix
3 Scoops – Sugar
Water – needed quantity / Ice cubes
Blend all the ingredients in a blender / juicer, strain it and serve chill with Ice cubes or Soda.


Acidity Diet

What to eat and how much to eat is an important factor in controlling acidity:
    • Avoid eating fried, fatty, junk foods, and excessive chocolates. 
    • Avoid eating onions, citrus fruits, spicy foods, as they worsen the acid reflux or acidity disease. 
    • Eat carbohydrate rich food like rice, as they are easily digested and with no acid formation. 
    • Eat dinner two to three hours before sleeping time as it keeps you healthy. 
    • Eat small meals as it helps in digestion. 
    • Maintain adequate body weight it helps in acidity control 
    • Avoid eating protein-rich and calcium-rich foods like milk and diary products at night. 
    • Alcohol, caffeine should be a big no in your life for healthy living and acidity control.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Orange + carrot + mint juice

2 oranges

1 carrot
10-15 mint leaves
4 scoops sugar / honey for sweetness
1 small cup water
4 ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients in a juicer and filter it.
The healthy drink is ready !

Orange + mint Juice

This is my first Juice recipe..... A healthy diet for breakfast or as a refreshing drink in summer !

3 oranges
few mint leaves (around ten)
1 Squeezed lemon juice
3 big scoops of sugar
Ice cubes - as per choice
Water if necessary !

Blend all these in the Juicer Mixer and filter before serving in attractive glasses.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Perfect Maharastrian Dinner.........!

Kadi - Maharastrian style

Take a small cup full of curd, add 2 teaspoons of besan, salt, turmeric powder, once cup water and run it once in mixer till it becomes like butter milk.
Now heat kadai, add oil, mustard and cumin seeds and when they start splitting add green chillis and add the butter milk and chopped coriander leaves. Add little sugar if u wish. Switch off the burner even before it starts boiling. 

Carrot Raita / Koshambeer

Grate 2 carrots, chop a tomato into small pieces on it, add chilli powder, chopped coriander leaves and salt to it.
Now heat a little oil and add mustard seed and when they splitter add turmeric powder and switch off the burner. Add the oil to the grated carrot as well and mix it well.
Its ready to eat along with roti or as a salad variety..... This can also be mixed with chill curd and little sugar if you wish.

Vegetable briyani / pulao

Hello Friends....

This is a simple, easy and less time consuming yet very tasty recipe. In vegetable briyani / pulao you can use vegetables like potato, carrot, beans, soya chunks, cauliflower, green peas, etc.,
Feeling yummy already? Well here is the recipe. Always keep Briyani / Pulao masala handy. I used potatoes, cauliflower and green peas in the attached photograph.

Now, chop the vegetable you have got. If you have soya chunks then soak it for a while in water and squeeze out the water after 15 minutes. Also chop a small onion, green chillis and a tomato (all 3 are optional). Keep ready - ginger-garlic paste, coriander leaves, lemon, briyani and garam masala ready along with turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt which are mandatory. Wash the needed quantity rice, strain the water and keep it aside.

Now, heat the cooker and add oil with a spoonful of dalda/ghee if available. when it melts add mustard seeds, and when it splitters add onions, green chillis and g-g paste. Mix well and add coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder (as per requirement), mix well and add the tomatoes, veggies and chunks. While continuously stirring the ingredients in the cooker, add salt, briyani masala and a little garam masala. After 2 minutes add the washed rice and cook along other ingredients for 5 minutes, so that the masala is mixed well and the rice is fried a little in the oil. Then add water to it. According to my calculation, water should be till one inch above the rice and the other ingredients. Mix once and taste the water if we can feel the taste of salt. If yes you are good to go, close the cooker lid. Else, add little more salt and close the lid. Wait for 3-4 whistles which indicates that the Briyani / Pulao is done. Congrats !

Now, when you open the cooker lid once all the steam is out, add chopped coriander leaves and squeeze half a lemon and mix the whole rice so that lemon juice is mixed all over to give you the best taste.
Happy Eating....!

Soya chunks gravy... new style

Hi all.... I am back with another slightly different recipe of Soya chunks, which is one of our favorite and easy to cook.

First of all, soak the soya chunks in water. Now, chop 2 onions, 1 tomato, 2-3 green chillis and take few curry leaves.
Heat 2 teaspoon of oil in a kadai and fry the onions, curry leaves and green chillis. Once they are brown, remove it from the kadai and now add tomato pieces to the same kadai and fry for few minutes. Add all these to a mixer jar and make fine paste.

Now add little oil in the same kadai and when its hot add few mustard and cumin seeds, ginger-garlic paste and the paste. Now add turmeric, chilli and coriander powder, little garam masala and salt. Mix it well and when the gravy starts boiling, add the soya chunks after squeezing out the water in it. Close the lid and cook for ten minutes. Then, add chopped coriander leaves on top of the gravy and switch off the burner.

The mouth-watering gravy is now ready !