Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Easy and quick sandwich which can be prepared using Guacamole.Here is my version of grilled guacamole sandwich.Choose multi-grain bread ,provides you more fiber and less sugar. It is also much tastier than white bread.
Recipe for Guacamole.
Bread slices 2
Lettuce 1/4 cup
Tomato slices 2
Keera slices 2
Onion 1/4 cup
Guacamole 1/3 cup.
1. Spread guacamole on bread slice.
2. On the top keep ,keera, tomato ,onion.chillies along with lettuce.
3. Add salt and pepper.
4. Grill the sandwich with sandwich maker or on a pan(stove top).
Guacamole , is an avocado-based dip that originated in Mexico. It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados,eaten with tortilla chips.
Ripe avocados 2
Red onion 1/2
Cilantro leaves 2 spoons
Lemon juice 1 spoon
Black pepper powder a pinc
Tomato pieces 1/2 cup
1. Cut Avocados in half. Scoop out avacado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.
2 Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and pepper and mash some more.
3 .Keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve.
4. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.
5. Just before serving, add the chopped tomato to the guacamole and mix.
6. Serve with tortillo chips or can use in a sandwich.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Happy Diwali friends .Celebrate diwali "festival of lights", Be SAFE. .May you be blessed with sucess,Prosperity and all hapiness..Here goes the Peda with Almond and dates stuffing.
2 cups of non fat milk powder(Grind it is powder)
1 can fat free condensed milk
8oz/16 tbsp unsalted butter
Elachi powder a pinch
Chopped Dates 1 cup
Honey 1 cup
Chopped almonds 1 cup
1.Melt butter in microwave safe bowl.
2.Mix milk powder and condensed milk,elachi powder with butter .
3.Cook in microwave for 5 to 6 mts ,mixing continuously after 2 minutes till milk powder completely mixes.
4.Cool the mixture to room temperature.
5.On stove top,in a pan..fry choped dates for 5 mins.
6.Add honeyand fry for 5 mins or until it becomes sticky.
7.Add chopped almonds and fry for more 5 mins.
8.Prepare peda as flat base(circle shaped)..keep some dates almond stuffing..and roll like peda.So peda will be ready with almond stuff inside.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Qubani (Apricots) ka meetha is a very popular Hyderabadi/Deccani Sweet dish which has been brought to India by the Mughal emperors. In Qubani Ka Meetha, Qubani a urdu word stands for Apricots in english and Meeta stands for sweet. Qubani Ka Meeta is a rich, creamy sweet.. Apricots are golden colored fruits with full of beta-carotenes, vitamin C and Vitamin A. Qubani ka meeta plays a very vital role in Hyderabadi Cuisine and is mainly served after spicy meal in weddings or parties.Its good for digestion..Apricots resemble dates and are less sweet than dates. Apricots become soft upon heating and can be easily mashed with hands.
Dry apricots 1 lb(450 gms).
Sugar 1 lb to 1+1/4 lb(depends on ur taste).
Badam/Apricot kernels for garnish.
1. In a vessel take apricots,pour water until apricots immerse.
2. Boil them until they become soft and mushy.
3. Let it cool and remove the seeds from the apricots and set aside.
4. Using a strainer, strain out apricot mixute.
5. To this soft juicy puree ,add sugar and let it boil for 15 mins, until it becomes thick.
6.. It should become slightly thick, should not become more thicker.
7.Add elachi powder.
8. In the meantime, break open the kernels from the seeds and soak them in lukewarm water to peel off the skin.
9. Finely slice the kernels and set aside(looks like small almonds),if not can use almonds.
10. Serve in a bowl with Kulfi and garnish with Apricot kernels/almonds.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Garlic is a sulphurous compound and in general a stronger tasting clove has more sulphur content and hence more potential medicinal value.Garlic makes a wonderful health supplement for many people so-called "garlic cure".Here is fried rice using garlic.
Boiled rice 3 cups
Garlic 2 pods
Pepper 1 spoon
Mixed veggies 1 cup
Venigar 1 spoon
Aginamoto.tasting salt 1 spoon
Sugar 1 spoon
Soy sauce 1 spoon.
green chilli 1
salt to taste.
1.Boil the vegtables until they are half cooked.
2.Beat the eggs by adding little pepper and salt.
3.In a vessel add this egg mixture and fry it for 5 mins,
4.Fry unitl it comes out as burji.
5.Make a coarse paste of garlic,pepper,salt and chilli.
6.In a seperate vessel heat olive oil/sesame oil and added boiled vegetables.
7.Fry the veggies for 5 mins
8.Add the garlic pepper paste,soysauce, venigar,ajinamoto,sugar and fry for more 4 mins
9.Add rice ,prepared egg buriji and let it fry for some time.
10.Keep high flame and mix well.
Sending this to Akheela 's food-palette-series-finale-rainbow
Also Sending this to vardini's /herbs-and-flowers-garlic-event
started by PJ herbs-and-flowers-event
To partcipate in Vardini's event , herbs and flowers-Garlic i tried his garlic and moong dal soup.Garlic appears to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. when used as remedy list includes wounds, ulcers, skin infections, flu, athlete's foot, some viruses, strep, worms, respiratory ailments, high blood pressure, blood thinning, cancer of the stomach, colic, colds, kidney problems, bladder problems, and ear aches. Here comes a simple soup prepared in microwave or stove top..
Garlic 2 pods.
Moong dal 1/3 cup
Water 2 cups
Pepper powder pinch
Coriander leaves chopped 2 spoons
Salt to taste
1.Soak moong dal for one hour
2.To this add 2 cups of water and boil in microwave for 5 mins.
3.Strain the water and make a paste of moong dal.
4.Add the paste to strained water .
5.Also add crushed garlic,salt,pepper and coriander leaves.
6.Again boil for more 5 mins.
7.Adjust salt and pepper
Sending this to vardini's herbs-and-flowers-garlic-event.
which is started by PJ herbs-flowers-event
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Unique for its size, delicious jack fruit is rich in energy, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, making it one of healthy fruit .Here comes Kesari with this fruit.
Jack fruit pieces 1 cup
Sooji 1/2 cup
Ghee 1/4 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup
Orange colour pinch
Badam peices 1/4 cup
Dates for garnish.
1.Fry Jack fruit peices in ghee for 10 mins.
2.Add water ,let it boil and add the orange colour.
3.Add sooji slowly and mix well.
4.Add sugar and almonds.
5.Let it become thick.
5.Garnish with jack fruit and dates.
Sending this one to akila's event : Dish Name Starts with J
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Badusha is a sweet made of Maida and suagr which consists of layers.
Maida 2 cups
Baking powder a pinch
Ghee 1/4 cup
Yogurt 1 cup (adjust)
Oil for deepfry
Sugar 1 cup
Water 1 1/2cup
1.Add Salt ,baking powder to maida and mix well
2.Add ghee to maida until it becomes like breadcrumbs.
3.Yogurt is to be mixed until it becomes like layers.
4.Cover with wet cloth and keep for 30 mins.
5.Make into small balls and press in the middle.
6.Deep fry in oil with low flame until they become golden brown.
7.Prepare thin sugar syrup and saok these badusha for 2 to 3 mins and remove.
8.Dont keep for more time.Keep aside for 1 hour and garnish with dry fruits.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Bitter Gourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients.Excellent source for B1,B2,Fiber,Iron.
Try this Bittergourd fry ..
Bitter gourd- 4
Urad dal 1/4 cup
Ground Nut 1 cup
Urad dal 1/4 cup
Ground Nut 1 cup
Chana dal -1/4 cup
Garlic 2 pods
Garlic 2 pods
Jeera 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds pinch
Coriander big Pinch.
Hing a pinch
1. Dry roast Ground nut,urad dal, chanadal ,Jeera,Corainder seperately.
2. Add 1 spoon oil and roast dryy red chillies.
3. Let them cool for a while
4. Add garlic and grind all above ingredients into powder.
5. Peel bittergourd surface which will have jagged ridges.
6. Peel completely.so that ridges are removed completely,should be like a plain surface which helps in removing bitterness.
7. Cut into very thin slices and deep fry them until they become crunchy.
8. Now in a veesel,add 1 tbsp oil
9. Add pinch of mustard seeds,urad dal,chanadal and hing.
10. Add the grinded powder to it and let it cook until raw smell disapears
11. Add fried bitter gourd peices and cook for more 5 mins.
12. Adjust salt and red chilli powder.
13. Serve with hot rice and a dollop of ghee.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Salad is one of the easy thing i prefer to make.Here comes with an quick and easy salad with apple.
Sugar 1/4 cup
Whipping Cream 1 cup
Dates for Garnish
1.Chop the apple into small peices.
2.Grind almonds,suagr andelachito a fine powder.
3.Add badam powder and whipping cream to apple peices.
4..Garnish with dates.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sorry for a loooong break....Will be continuing with interesting recipes...Back with refreshing Keera Lassi.. Fresh cucumbers are mostly composed of water, they still pack a lot of nutrition.
Keera - 1
curd - 2 cups
Saunf powder- 1tsp
Mint Leaves for Garnish.
1.Grind all the above the igredients except mint leaves.
2.Pour lassi in glass and garnish with mint leaves.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Papaya (chopped) 2 cups
Mint leaves (chopped) 1/4 cup.
Coconut(grated) 1/2 cup.
Ginger(chopped) half pinch peice.
Honey 3 spoons.
1.Mix all the above Ingredients.
2.Garnish with Mint and Pista.
This goes to Food Palette Series -Green of Torviewtoronto