Thursday, October 31, 2013

Masala peanuts in Microwave

Masala peanut is very popular snack or starter. It's usually deep fried but when I find this in tarla Dalal's site and immediately tried ,believe me it just like deep fried ones.You can prepare this crunchy masala in less than 10 try out this crispy,crunchy and healthy version of snack.

  • Raw peanuts-1 cup
  • Besan (gram flour)-1 cup
  • Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Chat masala -1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • Coriander powder -1/4tsp
  • Amchur powder-1/2tsp
  • Hing(asafoetida)-a pinch
  • Oil-1tbsp
Mix all the dry ingredients and besan,mix well.
Wash peanuts and immediately drain the water. Now add wet peanuts
In gram flour mixture and mix well.add 2tbsp water little by little and mix well.
Add oil to this and mix well again, peanut should be coated well with mixture.
Take microwave safe plate and spread the peanuts evenly.
Microwave them for 2 to 3 minutes. Mix peanuts with fork or spoon for even roasting.
Take out the plate and microwave for 1 more Minutes and repeat the process till peanuts are done.
cool completely and store in airtight container.
Cooking time may differs from microwave to microwave.
So keep an eye on them.
Do it in small batches.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Coconut Ladoo with Milkpowder(Instant Coconut Ladoo)

Today i am going to share very easy,quick and no cooking coconut ladoo and it can be made in a jiffy
With few ingredients,I came across this healthy and delicious recipe from cookery show on NDTV. if you have all the ingredients you can make this sweet treat  for Diwali.
  • Coconut(desiccated) powder-1cup
  • Milk powder-1cup
  • Sugar powder-3/4 cup
  • Milk(warm milk)-3-4 tbsp
  • Green cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
In mixing bowl add coconut powder, milk powder, sugar powder
Mix well,now add warm milk and cardamom powder, knead it in the
Form of dough.spread some coconut on plate for rolling ladoos.
Take small portion and shape them  into small ball.Roll Ladoos on
Coconut plate. store in an airtight container.
Isn't is so easy and quick...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Papaya and Strawberry Milkshake

I found this recipe of milkshake in,It is very simple and delectable combination of papaya and strawberry makes more colorful and tastier try out this milkshake for you and your family.
Preparation Time:5 minutes
Recipe type:Drink

  • Papaya-1 cup peeled and cut it into chunks
  • Strawberry -1/2cup
  • Milk -1 cup
  • Sugar-2tsp(to taste)
put the papaya,strawberry,milk and sugar into blender,blend well till smooth.
pour it into glasses and serve.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Broken wheat and Rajma Dosa

Dosa is very popular snack or breakfast item from south India. Traditionally dosa made with rice and urad takes lot of time and patience.but i got this recipe from my sis-in-law; since then i prepared frequently in my house Try out this easy and no fermentation,healthy breakfast or snack item.

Prep time:4 hrs
Cook time :30 minutes
Recipe type: South Indian
  • Broken wheat(daliya)-2cups
  • Green Moong Dal-1/2cup
  • Chana Dal-1/2cup
  • Rajma-1/4cup
  • Methi ( fenugreek)seeds-1/4tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Oil   

Wash and soak dals,rajma and methi seed in water for 4 to 5 hours.
Soak broken wheat in another bowl for 4 to 5 hours.
After 4 hours,drain the water from dals, broken wheat and rajma.
then Grind them to a smooth batter,add required water while grinding.
pour the mixture into big bowl,Add salt and mix well. Batter is ready to make dosa.
Heat a tava or nonstick pan, add a ladle full of batter and spread it well
All around with the back of  ladle.
Drizzle some oil all around the dosa and let it cook for minutes or two minutes.
Flip it and cook the other side also.
Serve hot with coconut mint chutney and samber.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Coconut Mint Chutney

It is very easy, simple yet delicious chutney goes well with dosa,idli and vada.
Prep time: 5 minutes!
cook time-5 minutes!
Recipe type-chutney
Cuisine -South Indian
Coconut-1cup(fresh or grated)
Mint leaves-1/2cup( washed and chopped)
Fried Chana dal-2tbsp
Green chili-2 (chopped)
Coriander leaves-1/4cup(washed and chopped)
Salt-to taste 
To Tamper:
Curry leaves-few
Mustard Seed-1/4tsp
Whole Red chilli-1
Add all the ingredients coriander,coconut, mint ,green chili, Chana dal
With very little water into grinder,to make smooth paste.
Heat oil in pan add mustard seed and let them splutter, now add
Curry leaves,whole red chili and hing stir for few seconds.
Pour this to the chutney. Mix properly and serve with idli,dosa or vada.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Shakkarpare(Easy Diwali Snack)

Deepawali is around the corner, everybody is busy with preparation, shakkpare is one of snack which is made during diwali for snacks, it is mild sweet crackers and melts in mouth and it doesn't need much ingredients and best thing about this you can make this snack in advance because it can be stored for couple of weeks.

  • All purpose flour-2cups
  • Sugar-1/2cup
  • Ghee-1/4cup
  • Oil for deep frying

How to prepare:
put the flour and sugar in a mixing bowl.
add ghee in flour mixture,mix properly with hand.
add little amount of water,knead into a firm dough.
cover the dough and keep aside for 10 minutes.
knead the dough again and divide it into equal and smooth balls.
grease the surface and rolling pin with little oil.
roll out into thick chapati,prick the chapati with fork.
using a knife or cookie cutter,cut the circle into diamonds or square shape.
keep them on plate and cover with  dry cloth.
Heat oil into kadahi or deep wok on slow to medium heat,add diamonds and fry until
golden brown.drain on paper towel.let cool completely and store in air tight
container. serve with hot cup of tea.

you can replace all purpose flour with whole wheat flour(aata) to make it more healthy.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Beetroot Barfi(Chukander ki Barfi)

I made this beetroot barfi on navratri and its turned out so delicious.This is one of very delicious,healthy and nutritious barfis are very easy to make and tasty to eat.So do try it when you get a chance.

  • Beetroot-2cups(peeled &grated)
  • Mawa-1/2cup
  • Sugar-1/2cup
  • Ghee-1tbsp
  • Green cardamom powder-1/4tsp
  • Almonds-7-8(chopped)
How to prepare:
Heat ghee in a pan and add grated beetroot and cook till it gets soft.
add sugar and mix well, stir occasionally,cook until mixture turn thick.
add mava and cook on medium heat till mixture turn completely dry.
add cardamom powder ,mix well and turn off the heat.
pour this mixture on greased plate.spread evenly and garnish with chopped
almonds.slightly pressed them and let it cool then keep in refrigerator for 1 or 2 hours.
Cut it into desired shape.
You can add milk powder too if you don't have mava.
You can add other dry fruits also.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Makhana ki hkeer (Lotus Seed Pudding)

Makhana is also known as phoolmakhana in Hindi and fox Nuts,Lotus Seeds,euryale seeds in English. it is high in fiber,to helps to avoid constipation. makhana is digestive for all age increases moisture level  in body tissues.
We generally make makhna kheer during the fasting . Makhana  kheer is very easy and simple to cook.

  • Makhana-2 cups
  • Milk-5cups
  • Sugar-1cup
  • Green cardamom powder-1/2tsp
  • Saffron-4 to 5strands
  • Ghee-1tbsp
  • Dry fruit-1tbsp(pistachio,almonds and raisin)

How to prepare:
Heat ghee in pan roast the makhana till crisp.
Cool it down and cut it into halves. Heat milk in pan and let it boil.
When it start boiling add sugar to the milk and let it Boil on low medium heat,get until to half.
Add makhana and stir until makhana is completely soft.
Add dry fruits and saffron and cardamom powder. Turn off the heat.
You can serve it cool or hot ,depending on your choice.
you can adjust the sugar as per your taste.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Capsicum and Soya chunks Curry(Green Pepper with Nutrela)

We all know Nutrela are rich in proteins and peas and capsicum are packed with nutrients and vitamins. I prepared this  simple yet very tasty and something different combination. this quick and tasty curry goes well with chapati.Try this healthy and easy recipe for yourself and enjoy!!!

  • Capsicum-2 (cut into cubes)
  • Nutrela(soya chunks)-1cup
  • Green peas-1/2 cup( I used frozen)
  • Onion-1choppedGreen chilli-2chopped
  • Curd -2tbsp
  • Ginger garlic past-2tsp
  • Hing-pinch
  • Cumin seed -1/4tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powde-1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/4tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil-1tbsp
How to prepare:
Soak Nutrela in warm water for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in pan add cumin seed when they start splutter, add hing saute for seconds.
Add onion and saute until golden brown in color. Add ginger garlic paste and green chilli
fry until raw smell goes away. Add curd ,turmeric powder,red chilli powder ,coriander powder and salt cook for 2-3 minutes or till oil separates.Add capsicum,peas and soaked soya chunks and mix well. Add 1&1/2 cup of water and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves .
Serve hot with chapati.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Khatta Meetta Karela(Sweet and Sour Bitter Gourd)

I know so many people doesn't like karela because of its bitter taste,but i make it very often because it is very healthy, its very good for diabetes,skin, and its helps to maintain a healthy liver and bladder.i used jaggery and tamarind in it. it goes well with Dal,Rice and chapati as a side dish. try out this khatta meetta karela.
  • Karela(bitter gourd)-2cups(sliced)
  • Onion-1chopped
  • Cumin seed-1tsp
  • Green chili-2chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
  • Coriander powder-2tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Red chili powder-1tsp
  • Tamarind paste-1tsp
  • Jaggery(gud)-21/2tsp (grated)
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing  

How to prepare:
Heat enough oil in pan and deep fry karela slices till they slightly golden brown.
Drain and keep on paper towel.
Heat 1tbsp oil in pan add cumin seed when they splutters add onion and fry them to till
Golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste sauté till raw smell goes away.
Add coriander powder,turmeric powder,red chili powder and salt mix well.
Add fried karelas and tamarind paste and jaggery and mix well.
Cover and cook on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with dal rice and chapati as a side dish.
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