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