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Apr 30, 2011

Pita bread and Fresh Salsa (with Yeast and made in Oven)


Ingrediants:

All Purpose Flour / Maida-3 cups
Salt to taste
Sugar-2 tsp
Oil-2 tblspn
Yeast-2 tblspn
Warm Water as required

Murg Malai Kabab

Murg Malai Kabab
This is one of the recipe from Vahrehvah.com...This is so easy to make,but many of you think that it is a complicated one..But I am gonna show you that this is far more easier and quicker than you might think.There are a few steps that you should follow so that the kabab comes out more juicer and tender.First try to use a very thick curd,while using ginger garlic paste squeeze out the liquid from it..I used a blender to make the marinate this makes the marinate so smooth..The amount of cornflour is really upto you,If the marinate is so thin use a little more cornflour so that the marinate coats the chicken.I served it with pita bread and salsa(Check recipe here)..It was so good...So hope you give this a try and let me know what you think....

Apr 28, 2011

Butter Paneer Masala


This is a simple version of making this exclusive dish...The real taste for this dish comes from the cream that we use,if you don’t want to use cream you could always use milk,But nothing compared to the cream,so please try to use that and also you can skip the oil but never skip the butter(of course this is butter paneer,how can we skip butter)..I served this dish with some wheat naan(will post recipe soon)..So hope you will give this a try and let me know what you think...

Ingredients: 

Paneer-1 packet
Tomato-4 pureed
Onion-1 sliced
Ginger Garlic paste-1 tblspn
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder-1 tsp
Butter-3 tblspn
Oil-1 tblspn
Cream-3 tblspn
Kasurimethi leaves-1 tblspn
Coriander leaves for Garnishing
Sugar-1 tblspn
Salt to taste

Method:

In a sauce pan add water and boil it.Put the paneer cubes and cover till ready to use.

In a kadai add oil and butter and heat it up.Add in the sliced onion,salt and sugar.Fry till golden brown.

Now add ginger garlic paste and mix well.Pour in the tomato puree,red chilli powder and garam masala powder and give a stir.Cook till oil separates from it.

Add in the paneer cubes and mix well.Pour in water and boil for 4 min.drizzle some cream and mix.Throw in kasurimethi leaves and Garnish with coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve hot by adding a blob of butter and some fresh cream on top.


Pictorial: 
Ur ingrediants


Saute onions with ginger garlic paste


add tomato puree and spice powders..Cook till oil separates


add in fried paneer pieces and mix well..Ass fresh cream and chopped coriander leaves
SERVE..


ENJOY..

Apr 27, 2011

Mysore Masala Dosa

Mysore Masala Dosa
This Dosa is slightly varied from the Masala Dosa that I posted yesterday.It has a spicy red chutney applied all over the dosa…This taste good…but it will be a little spicier.For all spice lovers this is the one..And instead of fried gram dal you could also use coconut…For the masala that I use here please check this post.

Apr 26, 2011

Spicy Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa
Hope everyone had a great weekend…Sorry I was unable to  post yesterday(yes…. a little busy).And I want to share a couple of photos with you…One of my friend named Shabi tried few dishes from my blog  for Easter..She emailed me those photos,She made Chilli Chicken and fake KFC chicken ..She told that it came so good..how Sweet is that..If you want to check the original recipe click here and here.

Apr 22, 2011

Simple Stir Fried Rice with leftover Rice

This is a ultimate recipe for Left over rice.This recipe calls for simple ingrediants and very easy preparation.This is best served piping hot.So next time if you have a bunch of left over rice,please  try this…Off you go for the recipe..

Apr 21, 2011

Cantaloupe Shake( Musk melon/ Honey Dew / Mashmelon ) / Kharbooja Shake / Keerini Pazham Shake - Summer Special Recipes

Cantaloupe Shake
Cantaloupe is called as kirni palam here.This is a very cheap fruit but many of us don’t know about this.Last week when I went to lynns I found this fruit..That is the first time I saw this,I don’t know what I am going to make with this,but I picked one to give it a try.After coming home I peeled,deseeded and chopped(lots of work..) this and tried a small piece,believe it or not,it has no taste at all.YES it was bland..The fact is some of this fruit tends to be very sweet and some doesnot have a little sweetness too....So I put this back in the fridge and went in search of recipe that calls for this exotic fruit(he he..)..Then atlast I found this recipe..This recipe is from Showmethecurry.com...I tried this and I was amazed by the fact that how this bland fruit turned super delicious...Yes it was so good..So hope you give this a try and let me know what you think....


Ingrediants:

Cantaloupe(kirni)-1 peeled and chopped
Milk-1 cup
Sugar-to taste
Icecubes

Method:

In a blender add in cantaloupe,milk,sugar,icecubes and blend together.

Pour this in glass and serve chilled.

Pictorial:


Ur ingrediants


Add evrything in a blender


Blend to a smooth paste


SERVE

Apr 20, 2011

Rasam-My Version

Yummiest Rasam
Hai Everyone….Yesterday night I made Blackforest cake…It came pretty good,I will post the recipe tomorrow.Today I am posting one of the typical south indian dish..Its Rasam..On hearing the name you will think that it is such a easy dish to make.But many of us wont get it perfect and tasty.This recipe is so good,that you don’t need any sidedish with it,you can have it with plain rice on its own.This rasam don’t need the rasam powder that we usually use,we are going to make the perfect rasam from scratch.I added ajinomoto in this rasam..I know it is not good for health,but a little amount wont do anything and in this dish it gives extra taste too,So I recommend you to try this dish with ajinomoto…So hope you all give it a go and leave comments.

Creamy Carrot Milk Shake - Summer Special Recipes

Carrot Milk shake
Carrot is an extremely rich source of vitamin A..It is good for your skin and eyes.Regular intake of carrot in anyform makes your skin fairer(yes..it is true)…This is a simple shake that is totally delicious and good for you…

Apr 19, 2011

Paneer Curry

Paneer Curry
This recipe is from Contemplation and Rumination by Karen..She posted this recipe yesterday,As soon as I checked this I thought of trying this.I had every ingrediants on hand.so I made this yesterday…I made a little modifications as usual,still it cameout great.I used peas also in this dish.Then instead of frying the paneer,I boiled it in hot water and used,the paneer turned so soft.In her post she mentioned that we can use milk instead of cream,I tried that it worked really well.I served this with hot chappati and it was heavenly..Thanks Karen for the recipe…Hope you all give this a try and let me know what you think...

Cucumber Mint Raita

Cooling cucumber raita
This is a cooling salad that accompanies any spicy dish…This is a Cooling salad on a Hot summer day.I served this with Tawa pulav.Hope you all try this and let me know what you think.

Apr 15, 2011

Tawa Pulav

Tawa Pulav
Last Month I celebrated my birthday and it was great,I have written about that in one of my post....my team gave me a birthday present last week...Guess what “COOKBOOKS”... How sweet is that.....My lovely Team know that I love to read cookbooks.They gave me two books written by Tarla Dalal.So I thought of trying a dish from that book and dedicate it for them...So team thankyou for your present and love you guys..

Vibrant Grape Juice - Summer Special Recipes

Grape Juice
I love this juice not only for its taste but for the great colour.This juice gives you a immediate refreshment after a tiring day.Grapes are rich in antioxidant,so what you are drinking is a cup full of antioxidant.Use seedless grapes for this because if you are using the other grapes the seeds may turn bitter while blending and also try to use black grapes if you use white grapes you wont get this colour.

Apr 14, 2011

Tandoori Chicken

Spicy tandoori chicken
I have a good news and bad news for you..First the Bad News.... My camera is broken.These photos are taken from one of my friends camera..I am not used to that camera so when I finished taking pictures I found that the flash was not on(OH!!!it was very annoying),so the pictures came very dull,So I went and started editing the pictures and unluckily it became a disaster,I forgot to save my old file(which I usually do)..so the pictures ended up like this.OOPS!!!

Raw Mint Chutney

Flavourful Mint Chutney
This is a flavourful chutney that goes well with pretty much anything.I served it with Tandoori chicken(Click here for recipe).Usually mint chutney has coconut and so many stuffs in it.But this is a simple version of it.So please try this and tell me how it came.

Healthy Tomato Juice - Summer Special Recipes

Tomato Juice

This is a bright red colour juice perfect for this summer season.This is easy to make.This juice has lot of vitamins,minerals.It makes our skin shining and glowing.So drink this juice everyday and get the title of most beautiful skin in the world...Just joking...But regular intake of this juice make a considerable change in your skin.If you don’t believe me just try it and tell me how it turned.

Apr 12, 2011

Brinjal Masala - Chef Damodaran Recipe

Brinjal Masala
This dish I made couple of weeks ago.I modified this recipe from a cooking show presented by damodaran.Try to cut the brinjal as thinly as possible(i sliced it thick so it took lot of time to cook) and also make the coconut into a smooth paste.This dish goes extremely well with plain rice,chappati,Dosa or Idli.So hope you will try this.

Sweet Mango Pickle

Sweet Mango Pickle
This pickle is my mum's favorite one,She will eat everything all alone..YES it is a pickle that you can eat all by itself..This dish has a slight sweet and sour taste and a little bit of kick from the chilli powder which is perfect.So try this and you can store in the refrigerator upto 2 weeks(it wont last more than a week,it was that tasty).

Apr 11, 2011

Tomato Chutney Recipe / Thakkali Chutney Recipe


Hai Guys..Hope everyone had a blistering weekend.Mine was OK..This dish I made a couple of weeks ago.Being from the south of India,Chutneys are one of the stable side dishes for Idlis and Dosas…I am not a big fan of coconut chutney,but I love tomato chutney..It taste quite tangy and sweet and it was Awesome.Then the combination of tomatoes with coconut is really good.Everyone have their way of making tomato chutney,but this is quite a different method…

Pineapple Salsa / Pineapple Salad - Summer Special Recipes

Pineapple Salsa
Are you guys ready for a SALSA….ha ha…Pineapple is one of my favorite fruit…I enjoy it in different ways,you can check a couple of recipe that I have posted using this wonderful fruit.To check recipe check this and this.This salsa is wonderful served chilled,please try to make this a hour before so that the flavours will meld together.This is a perfect recipe for a hot summer day.So hope you will try this dish and leave comments...

Apr 8, 2011

Aloo Peas curry

Aloo Peas Curry
This is one of delicacies of Bombay...This is a dish that does not need any onions...It is simple dish to prepare and goes extremely well with Chappatis and puris.This gets even simpler if you use frozen green peas..you can get this stuff in any super market in the freezer section,here you could find in lynns...This stuff makes life so simple because you don’t have to worry about soaking green peas and boiling it..Blah Blah Blah...So get a packet of this and keep it in your freezer,so whenever you want you could just use it as it is.This green peas has a vibrant colour,so it gives a great look to our dish..If you cannot find this,Don’t worry you could just use regular green peas.Check out the Tropical fruit juice that I have posted below this.Ok please try this and tell me how it came out.

Tropical Fruit Juice ( Pineapple & Orange Juice) - Summer Special Recipes

Tropical fruit juice
This fruit juice is a combination of Pineapple and Orange.Both are vibrant in colour and taste great.This is great for this season because our body will generate lot of heat.So make this drink and cool down this Summer.

Apr 7, 2011

Pepper Mushroom


This is a dish that is dedicated to all those people who love MUSHROOM like I do.Mushroom is one of my favorite vegetable.It looks like a kind of yukky when bought,But once you cook it,it is absolutely yummy.This dish can be finished within 10 min.It should be cooked in highest heat,because if you cook it in slow flame the mushroom will leach out its water and it will become mushy.It is so simple…It has a nice peppery taste to it.It can be served with hot paratha or chappati.It is absolutely delicious.And Don’t forget to check the BADAM MILK Recipe I have posted below this.

Badam Milk ( Hot or Cold ) / Almond Milk / Badam Kheer / Almond Kheer - Summer Special Recipes

Badam Milk
"BADAM",I can eat it all by itself.But sometimes you need a change..Right???…So make this Drink,It is delicious..It is great for a party or any special occasion…It can be served Hot or Cold..But I think it is super delicious when served chilled.It is great for Summer Season when it is hot outside,You want a cold drink always in fridge…Make this in large quantity and Keep it in the fridge..When ever you want it just have a glass of it.Thats it..Yummy…

Apr 6, 2011

Creamy Egg sandwich

Creamy Egg Sandwich
Sandwich are one of the easiest thing to do.Especially this one is a breeze,because this involve no cooking,just mix everything up,stuff it and grill it.When I was going through one of my cookbook I saw this recipe and I made it immediately,it was so simple, and Don’t forget to check the Refreshing Watermelon Juice,that i posted below this.So Hope you try this recipe and please please leave comments...

Refreshing Watermelon Juice / Watermelon Sarbath - Summer Special Recipes

Watermelon Sarbath
Watermelons are a gift of summer.These Cooling,Sweet juicy fruit can be seen on every  roadside during this summer season.They are delicious on their own,but some fruit lack their sweetness,On those cases you need to add a little sweetner and make it in a form of juice and have it.It is absolutely heaven after a long working day or a long long shopping..

Apr 5, 2011

Nigella's Antioxidant Fruit Salad - Summer Special Recipes

Lovely Anti oxidant Salad
We are starting this summer season off with a bang by making this cool refreshing Antioxidant salad.All the fruits used in here are rich in antioxidant properties.Antioxidant helps in preventing heart diseases and cancer.If our body lacks in Antioxidant properties it makes a gateway for all the diseases to get into our body.And do you know Dark chocolate have high amount of antooxidant than Redwine or Green Tea. So have a bite of dark chocolate everyday and you will stay healthy and if you want to stay double healthy  have dark chocolate with this Salad.Dont forget to check Vegetable cutlet recipe that i posted today.So please try this and let me know what you think.

Vegetable cutlet

Vegetable cutlet
Ok I have two recipes today as i promised.I am gonna start the new summer special recipes with an
Antioxidant salad,check that out.Ok todays recipe is Vegetable Cutlet.Cutlet is everyone's favorite dish.Cutlet can be made with Chicken,Mutton even with fish.But this vegetable cutlet is so simple but it takes a little bit of time to prepare everything.If everything is done you can easily make it.Infact you could make the cutlet as mentioned before and freeze it and you can use it whenever you want,It stays good upto 2 weeks in the freezer.The main thing about this cutlet is you want the vegetables to be very finely chopped.Steam the vegetables first and squeeze of any extra water from it.This cutlet mixture should be dry so that you can get a perfect cutlet.So make vegetable cutlet this weekend and tell me how it came.

Apr 4, 2011

Basic Upma

Upma with spicy chutney
Hope you all had a good weekend.Summer has arrived many of you have asked me to post some summer recipes like salads and juices,so i thought of showing you some of those dishes that cools you this summer.From tomorrow onwards along with my usual post i will post a salad or juice recipe..so keep checking out.Coming back to todays recipe,ie,UPMA...most of us just hate upma,it is one of the underestimated food.But upma is the most versatile and easiest dish in the world.But some times it gets too dry.So I use a little bit of curd in my upma…So that it keeps everthing so moist and each bite just melts in your mouth.This recipe is a basic method of cooking upma.but there is a another version where you will add lots of vegetables and some other stuff,i will make that and post later.I served this dish with Spicy coconut chutney(will put recipe soon).This recipe also goes to the Breakfast Mela conducted by Srivalli for her 4th year Blog Anniversary.Just try it and let me know what you think.

Apr 1, 2011

Pasta cooked in Tomato Sauce

Pasta in Tomato Sauce
A couple of weeks ago I posted a Italian pasta dish…If you have not checked it out please check it.This is a pasta dish that is tossed on a lovely Tomato Sauce.I used Yellow Zucchini in this recipe,If you can find Green,you can use that too….Zucchini gives a lovely crunch to this dish..But it is hard to find that vegetable over here,But if you go to lynns they will have it,or else it is completely optional...