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 !