Friday, March 29, 2013

Cabbage Carrot Salad

A colorful combination of cabbage and carrot salad makes more delicious and nutritious. Cabbage is rich in nutrients and carrot contain vitamin A. so enjoy this wonderful and healthy Salad as side dish with rice and chapati
  • Cabbage-1cup(finely chopped)
  • Carrot-1cup 
  • Coconut-1/2cup shreded
  • Green chilli-2 
  • Cumin seed-1/4 tsp 
  • Mustard seed-1/4 tsp 
  • Turmeric Powder-1/4 tsp
  •  Salt to taste
  •  Oil-2tsp 
  •  Coriander leaves- for garnishing 
Heat oil in pan add mustard seed, cumin seed when they crackle
Add green Chilli sauté for few minutes add turmeric powder,
give nice stir add cabbage and carrot mix it well cook for 4-5 minutes.
add coconut and salt cook for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat
and garnish with coriander leaves.
Enjoy your crunchy and healthy salad with rice or chapati
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

palak ke Muthiya

Muthiya is steamed dumpling common Gujarati dish,which is very healthy and tasty savory snack.It can be made with cabbage, methi, bottle gourd or any other veggies of your choice.

  • palak(spinach) finely chopped-2cups
  • Wheat Flour-1cup
  • Besan(gram flour)-1/2 cup
  • Rava(semolina)-1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Coriander leaves-1tbsp
  • Ginger(grated)-1tsp
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2tsp
  • chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • Oil-1tsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil-1tsp
  • Mustard seed-1/2tsp
  • Sesame seeds-1tbsp
  • Asafetitda(Hing)-pinch 
  • Coconut-for garnishing
  • Coriander leaves-for garnishing
Take besan,semolina,aata and spinach and other ingredients
in mixing bowl and mix well and make a smooth soft dough with the  help of little water.
Grease palm with some oil make rolls from the dough.  
Make Rolls as shown in the picture.
Place the rolls on greased sieve and steam in a steamer for 15 -20 minutes.
if the muthias are done, insert a toothpick in the centre. If it comes out clean, the muthias are cooked.
Let them cool and cut it into ½ inch thick slices.
Heat oil in pan adds mustard seed when they start crackle add sesame seed and asafetida.
Add sliced muthiya and mix it well. Turn off the heat and garnish with
chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut.
Enjoy this healthy snack  with green chutney or tomato ketchup
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Eggless Milk powder Cake

I learn t this cake from my mom-in-law. It is very simple and an easy cake recipe. I tried first time, it turned out so soft and delicious.

  • All-purpose flour (Maida)-1cup
  • Milk powder-1/2 cup
  • Sugar powdered -1/2 cup
  • Oil-1/2 cup
  • Milk-1/2 cup
  • Baking powder-1/2tsp
  • Baking soda-1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla essence-1/2tsp
  • Cashewnuts-1tbs broken pieces
 Mix Maida, baking powder, Baking soda together in a mixing bowl.
 Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.
 Add milk powder, sugar powder, and oil into Maida mixture.
 Add milk and vanilla essence, cashew nuts and mix it nicely.  
 Pour the mixture into greased baking tray.
 bake  for 20 to 25 minutes. if the cake is done by
 inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake.
 it should come out clean.let it cool completely then cut into pieces.
   Enjoy your egg less milk powder cake with your family.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Curd Rice

Curd rice is very popular south Indian rice is very yummy , easy to prepare and complete healthy meal.This is very simple recipe with unique and delicious taste.

  • Cooked rice -1 cup
  • Curd-1cup
  • Milk-1/2cup
  • Carrot-1(grated)
  • For Temper:
  • Green Chilli -1or 2 finely chopped
  • Coconut-1tbsp (grated)
  • Cashew nut-4-5
  • Cumin seed-1/2tsp
  • Mustard seed-1/2tsp
  • Curry leaves-a sprig
  • Asafoetida (hing)-1/4tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee-1tbsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
First mash the rice with curd and milk. Add salt to this.
Mix it properly. Keep aside.
Heat ghee in pan add green Chilli, curry leaves cumin seed, mustard seed
Let it splutter, add  hing,coconut,cashew nut cook for few seconds.
Add this to curd rice mixture.
Add grated carrot and coriander leaves. Mix it well.
Enjoy your curd rice.
You can  also add pomegranate and grapes 
You can adjust the milk and curd quantity.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Adrarki Gobhi(cauliflower with ginger)

Adaraki gobhi is very easy and simple to prepare.Fresh ginger flavor makes more delicious.

  • Cauliflower-2 cups(cut into florets)
  • Ginger grated-2tbsp
  • Cumin seed-1tsp
  • Green chilli-2 chopped
  • Turmeric powder-1tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Coriander leaves- chopped(for garnishing)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-2tbsp
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seed let it splutter then add ginger
green chilli and saute for few seconds.
now add cauliflower and mix well, cover it and cook on medium flame
stirring in between till they are half done.
add turmeric powder, coriander powder,red chilli powder and salt
and mix properly.
keep checking once its done garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Now your tasty adraki gobhi is ready to serve with roti or paratha.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tangy Paneer (chatpata Paneer)

This is easiest paneer recipe.You don’t need to grind anything in goes well with chapatti or as side dish. I saw this simple and yummy recipe in show me the curry. I made slight changes to suit my taste.
  • Paneer (cottage cheese)-1and 1/2cup cut into cubes
  • Green pepper (capsicum)-1 cut it cubes
  • Tomato- 4medium size chopped finely
  • Ginger garlic paste-1and half tbsp
  • Mustard seed- 1/2tsp                   
  • Cumin seed-1/2tsp
  • Fennel seed-1tsp
  • Onion seed (kalonji)-1tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Red Chilli powder-to taste
  • Green chilli-2finely chopped
  • Chaat masala-1/2tsp optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-2tbsp
  • Oil for paneer frying
  • Coriander leaves –for garnishing
Cut paneer into cubes. Heat oil in pan on medium heat.
 Deep fry in medium hot oil till golden. Place on papar towel.
 Heat oil in another pan when it’s hot add mustard seed,cumin,onion seed
 Fennel seed let them splutter.
 Add chopped tomato and salt cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
 Add ginger garlic paste and green Chilli cook it till oil separates.
 Add red Chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,chaat masala mix properly.
 Add green pepper cook for 2minutes.
 Add paneer pieces mix carefully cooks for another 3to 4 minutes.
 Garnish with coriander leaves.
 Serve hot with any Indian bread.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Spinach Rice (palak Chawal)

It’s a healthy meal itself. there are many version to make spinach rice but I am following this easy way, it's so simple,very nutritious,colorful and so quick.
  • Spinach-1cup (chopped)
  • Green peas-1/2cup
  • Rice-1cup
  • Cumin seed-1/2tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
  • Greenchilli-1finely chopped
  • Salt-to taste
  • Oil-1tbsp
Heat oil in pan add cumin seed when they splutter add ginger garlic paste, 
green chilli saute for 1minute.add green peas and spinach cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Now add washed rice sauté for another 2minutes.
Add salt and 2cups of water. Cook till rice is done.
Serve hot with any curry or raita of your choice.

Friday, March 1, 2013

khatti Meethi chutney (Tamarind And Dates chutney)

This sour and sweet chutney is very popular for all chat items like bhel, pani
Puri,kachori,Dahi Vada and so on. it is easy to make and tastes too good.
  • Tamarind pulp-1cup
  • Jaggery(gud)-1cup (grated)
  • Dates (chuhare)-6-7(deseeded) cut it into small pieces
  • Ginger powder-1/4tsp
  • Black salt-1/4tsp
  • Red Chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • water-3cup
Soak tamarind and dates in warm water for 30 minutes.
Place it on medium heat to boil about 7-8 minutes.
Allow to cool mixture completely.
Blend this mixture into blender until you get smooth paste.
Add jaggery, black salt, red Chilli powder, ginger powder, and salt cook
On medium heat for 4-5 minutes. or get chutney consistency.
Cool it completely and store an airtight container in fridge. 
Enjoy your delicious chutney with chaat items.

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