Monday, December 16, 2013

JACK FRUIT SEEDS PODIMAS

Just now i finished making this podimas.They came out very well,actually first time i cooked these seeds.Hubby liked it very much,and it goes very well with rice and rasam.Here goes the recipe..

 
Ingredients:

Jack fruit seeds-1cup
Turmeric powder a pinch
Onion-1 chopped
Ginger-1tsp chopped fine

Chilli powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Oil-2tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Urad dal-1/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-1 spring
Salt to taste





Preparation:

Soak the seeds for half an hour in water.
Then cut and peel the skins from the seeds.

Boil the seeds with little salt and turmeric powder.
Do not over boil the seeds, they should be firm.
Drain the water, cool it and chop  the seeds roughly.

Heat a pan with the oil, add in the seasonings.
Let the seasonings splutter, add in the onions.
Saute well till the onions are lightly change there colour,
add in chopped ginger , salt and fry well.

Now add in the chopped jack fruit seeds, and stir fry once.Cook for 5to7 minutes and remove .
Serve hot with rice and rasam.




Linking it to the event cooking with red @ MerryTummy




Wednesday, November 13, 2013

7 Cup Sweet

I made this sweet for Get-together at my home.First time i made this and it came very well,especially my daughter liked it very much and she asked me to prepare it again.You people don't believe all the sweets was finished in one day,even my friends also liked it very much.Here goes the recipe..


Ingredients:
Besan/gram flour-1 cup
Sugar - 3 cups( here i used 2 1/2 cups)
Ghee - 1 cup
Grated Fresh Coconut - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup



 Preparation:

Pop all the ingredients in a non-stick bottom pan and mix every thing well with out any lumps on medium to high flame.
Keep stirring to prevent burning at the bottom.
Reduce the flame to low and continue stirring. You will find bubbles coming out and the mixture starts leaving the sides.
Grease a plate of your wish with ghee.When the mixture becomes thick immediately pour the mixture on the greased plate. Allow it to set for few minutes and then cut into the shape you want and enjoy.



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Today's reccipe is about yummy and delicious Red velvet cupcakes.These cupcakes come out very well and there very fluffy inside.I had done cream cheese frosting for these cupcakes.Here goes the recipe..


Ingredients:
Unsalted butter-3/4 cup
Sugar-1 3/4 cup
Eggs-2 large
Coco powder-2 1/2tbsp
All purpose flour-2cups
Baking soda-1 1/2tsp
Vanilla extract-1tsp
Milk-1 1/2cup
Red colour-2tbsp
Apple cider vinegar-1 1/2tsp
Salt-1tsp

Cream Cheese frosting:
Cream cheese-60z
Unsalted butter-4tbsp
Vanilla extract-1/4tsp
Icing sugar-2cups


Preparation:
1.Preheat the oven at 175degrees.
2.Line the cupcake tray with liners and keep aside.
3.First beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.(it took 5minutes for me)Add eggs slowly one by one and mix on low speed.
4.In a bowl,add coco powder,red colour and vanilla.Mix well and add it to the butter batter.
5.In another bowl,add salt and milk together.keep it aside.
6.Slowly add flour and milk alternatively to the butter mixture and mix well on low speed.
7.Add vinegar to the baking soda and mix well immediately.Add it to the mixture and mix on low speed for 2 minute's.
8.Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the knife comes clean.
9.Transfer them on to wire rack and allow to cool completely before icing.

For Cream cheese frosting:
 Mix cream cheese and butter on high speed until it is smooth.Add vanilla extract and slowly add icing sugar.Mix well until all are mixed well.
Here i used star tip .




Friday, October 18, 2013

Instant Rava Uttapam

Today recipe is very fast to prepare and everything will be done in 20 minutes.I am taking about the Instant rava Uttapam which i had prepared today for my breakfast.It is so so easy to prepare and it tasted very delicious.Here goes the recipe.. 


 Ingredients:
Rava/Semolina-2cups
Thick Curd-1cup
Salt-1tsp
Chopped onions-1/2cup
Sliced tomatoes-1/2cup
Chopped coriander leaves-2tbsp
Water as required for making the batter
Oil



Preparation:

Take a bowl,pop rava,salt and curd.Mix well and add little water to make the batter little thick.Leave that batter to rest for 5-10 minutes.
Mix the rested batter again with required water to make it into pouring consistency.  Note: remember not too thin.
Heat the pan  properly,Spoon one ladle full of the batter in hot greased dosa pan. Add the chopped onions and sliced tomato fully covering the top. Drizzle a tsp of oil .Cook in medium fame by covering the top of the uttapam,till both sides are cooked well.
Serve this taste uttapam with any chutney you like,here i made coconut chutney for this. 



Monday, October 7, 2013

Carrot and Coriander Soup

I prepared this carrot and coriander soup yesterday for lunch,as we have invited one of our friends for lunch.We thought of preparing some thing new but we end up in making this healthy and tasty soup.Even our friends liked it .Full credit goes to hubby as he chopped all veggies for this soup.


Ingredients:
Carrots - 4to5,peeled and chopped
Potato's - 2to3,chopped
Onion - 1,chopped
Coriander leaves- 1/2cup
Vegetable stock- 1litre
Oil-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste



Preparation:

    Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion, then fry for 5 min's until softened. Add the carrots,potato's and stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and cook for 20 min's until the carrots are tender.

    Tip into food processor with the coriander. add salt and pepper accordingly to your taste.Then reheat  for few minutes and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Prawns Pepper Fry

Today i am posting a recipe which is very easy and quick to prepare with prawns.You can serve this as a starter.This prawns pepper fry is finished with in 5mintues in my home,every one enjoyed it very much.Here goes the recipe..


Ingredients: 
Prawns - 250grams 
Rice flour-1tsp 
Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp 
Ginger garlic paste -1/2 tsp 
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp 
Corn powder-1tsp 
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp 
Fresh crush pepper-1 1/2 tsp 
Curry leaves a few 
Egg white-2tbsp 
Lime juice -1tbsp 
Green chillies -2 to 3 
Salt to taste 
Oil for deep fry




Preparation:

Take a bowl ,add ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric, garam masala powder, salt, rice flour, corn flour and mix well.Then add lime juice, crush pepper and add egg white, mix it well. Add prawns, coat the mixture well and deep fry them in oil ,till they turn into golden colour.Then coat the rest of the mixture to curry leaves and green chillies and deep fry them.
Serve  this tasty and delicious prawns pepper fry and enjoy!

 


Monday, September 16, 2013

Tandoori Chicken (new version)

Hi friends it has been long time i posted recipes in my blog.These  days i am little busy with my kids.For summer holidays we went to India for 2months ,after coming from there it took little time to adjust again from home sick.Hope you all had a good summer time with your families.
     Coming to the recipe i had prepared tandoori chicken in new style and it was hit at my home,especially my kids loved very much and asking it again and again.Here goes the recipe..


Ingredients:
Drumsticks- 4
Curd-4tbsp
Ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
Red chilli powder-2tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1tsp
Lemon juice-1tsp
Turmeric-1/2tsp
Food colour a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil -2tbsp





Preparation :
 Clean the drumsticks and make slits with knife , so that masala goes well inside it.
 Take a small cup, add 1tsp chilli powder, salt and lemon juice.mix well.Apply this paste nicely to the drumsticks inside the slits and leave it for few seconds.Then take another bowl , add remaining chilli powder, coriander, cumin and garam masala powder along with curd and food colour.Mix well.Now add the drumsticks into this masala and mix well so that all masala is nicely coated, add oil at this stage and mix again. Marinate  it for overnight in the fridge or At least 4hours.Here I marinated overnight.

Preheat the oven to 200 degree Take baking tray and put silver foil and brush the foil with oil and pop the drumsticks into tray and bake it for at least 30-40 minutes or until it is cooked.Mine cooked at 40 minutes make sure how your ovens works and adjust the time.Once it is cooked allow it to cool for few seconds and enjoy !


Monday, April 15, 2013

Cotton Soft Japanese Cheese Cake

I made this cotton cheese cake for baking partners group created by Swathi .The cake is very moist and melts in to your mouth like that itself.Thanks to Reeni for choosing this cake.Here goes the recipe.. 

Ingredients:

    Fine granulated sugar-140grams
    Egg whites-6
    Egg yolks-6

    Lemon juice-1/2tbsp
    Cream of tartar-1/4tsp
    Butter-50grams
    Cream cheese-250grams
    Fresh milk-100ml
    Cake flour (here i used  plain flour)-60grams
    Corn flour-20grams
    Salt-1/4tsp


Preparation:

 Preheat the oven at 160°C.
Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour,  the cornflour, salt, egg yolks,lemon juice and mix well.
 

Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft
peaks form.
Add the egg whites to the cheese mixture  and fold well. Pour into a 8-inch round spring form cake pan ,lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with greaseproof baking paper.   
  
Cover the cake pan bottom sides with silver foil  2-3 times  in order to prevent water going into the pan.
 
Bake cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hour 10 mins or until set and golden brown at 160°C.

Leave to cool in the pan for few minutes.

Cut a slice and enjoy moist and delicious cake.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spicy Eggplant Rings

Today i made a very easy and crispy,delicious eggplant rings.Actually i used aubergine here,because i don't get eggplant very well here.But you can use normal eggplant.Here goes the recipe.. 


Ingredients:

Eggplant/aubergine-1large
Red chilli powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Hing-a pinch
Sujji/Rava-2tbsp
Gram flour-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying



Preparation:

Wash and chop eggplant into rings.Apply salt lightly to both sides of the rings.
Mix chilli,coriander,hing and turmeric powder.Apply this mixture to the rings both sides.
In another bowl,mix rava and gram flour.Coat the eggplant rings nicely in the mixture and shallow fry on medium heat till they turn into golden colour on both sides.Transfer them on to a kitchen towel to absorb any excess oil and enjoy crispy,yummy eggplant rings..

Monday, April 1, 2013

Prawn Pakoda

Just now i prepared this prawn pakoda for my dinner along with sambar and rice.I prepared this pakoda just in 10minutes it is very very easy.My kids have eaten this pakoda for the first time and they liked it very much.Here i used store brought cooked prawns,but you can use fresh one's also.Here goes the recipe..


 Ingredients:
 Prawn-300grams(stored brought cooked one's)
 Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
 Chilli powder-1tsp
 Coriander powder-1tsp
 Garam masala-1/2tsp
 Corn flour-2tbsp
 Gram flour-3tbsp
 Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
 Chopped coriander-2tbsp
 Salt to taste
 Oil for deep frying

Preparation:

Wash the prawns and dry it them on a kitchen  towel.Add turmeric and little salt to it and mix well.Heat a pan with oil  for deep frying,fry the prawns in batch till they change into light brown colour .Transfer them into a bowl,to this prawns add ginger garlic paste,coriander,chilli and garam masala powder.Mix well.Now for the binding add gram flour and corn flour.Add chopped coriander leaves and salt to taste.
 Note: Add salt less because we have already added salt while frying,so check and add salt.

Now combine every thing nicely so that prawns are coated well.Deep fry the prawns in oil till they turn into golden colour.Transfer them into a serving bowl and enjoy tasty,crispy and delicious pakoda.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Butter Chicken Fry

Today's I am posting very very simple chicken fry with butter.In this fry there is not need of onions and tomato's.Just you need ginger garlic paste,chilli and coriander powder.It tasted very delicious you can have this like a side dish or with rasam.Here goes the recipe.. 



Ingredients:

Chicken with bones-250grams
Butter-2tbsp

Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Chilli Powder-1tsp
Coriander Powder-1tsp
Pepper Powder-1/2tsp
Salt as per taste




Preparation: 

Take a bowl,add all the ingredients expect butter and mix.Marinate it for 1-2 hours or overnight. Heat a pan with butter,once it melts add the marinated chicken to it and saute well,so that chicken pieces are completely coated with butter.Cover it and cook on medium-low heat for 10 minutes and stir in the middle to prevent burning.Again cover and cook for another 10 minutes or till chicken is cooked.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes

Just now i finished making these lovely and yummy cupcakes.I made these cupcakes for my friend,whom we are visiting tomorrow for lunch.These cupcakes are really very easy to do,just add all the ingredients to one bowl and beat on medium to low speed for 2 to 3 minutes and bake it for 20 minutes.Here goes the recipe.. 


Makes 12
Cooking time 20 minutes


Ingredients:

Self-raising flour-150g
Baking powder-1/2tsp
Golden caster sugar-125g
Butter,softened-125g
Eggs-2
Espresso coffee powder-2tsp
Boiling water-2tsp
Chopped walnuts-50g
Salt a pinch


Coffee butter cream :
Espresso coffee powder-1tsp
Boiling water-2tsp
Unsalted butter,softened-100g
Icing sugar-150g
Walnut halves,to decorate


Preparation:

Preheat oven to 180C.
Line a 12-section bun tray with paper cake cases.
Blend the coffee powder with the boiling water.Put the butter,caster sugar,egg,flour and baking powder in a bowl.Add the coffee and beat with a electric hand mixer for 2 to 5 minutes  on medium to low speed until light and creamy.Stir in the chopped walnuts.Divide the cake mixture between the paper cases.

Bake in a preheated oven 180C for 20 minutes or until risen and just firm to the touch.Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


For Coffee butter cream:

Blend the coffee powder with the boiling water.Beat the butter and icing sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy.

Put the butter cream in a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and pipe swirls over the tops of the cakes.Decorate each with a walnut half.

Enjoy!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Quick and easy version of making vegetable pulao

Today's post is about very simple and easy version of making Vegetable pulao,which will be ready in just 15-20 minute's.I made this pulao on Saturday for my lunch.My kids and hubby enjoyed it very much.For this pulao there is no need for any gravy to accomplish the dish.Just raitha is perfect combination.Here goes the recipe..

Ingredients: 
Basmati rice-1cup 
Ginger garlic paste-1-11/2 tsp 
Chopped onion-1 small 
Cumin seeds-1tsp 
Green chillies paste as per your taste(here i used just 1/2 tsp) 
Chopped vegetables-1medium carrot,1/2 red capsicum,4-5 green beans 
Bay leaves-2 
Cloves-2 
Cinnamon-1 inch stick 
Cardamom-2 
Ghee-1tbsp 
Salt as per taste
Preparation:

First wash the rice and soak with enough water for at least 15-20minutes.
Heat a non-stick pan with ghee,add cumin seeds,all gram masala and chopped onions.saute till onions tuns into translucent.
Add ginergarlic,green chillies paste and saute them for few seconds.Then add the chopped vegetables and stir them nicely and cook then with closed for 2-4 minute's.Don't cook vegetables too much.

Drain the water from the rice and add to the vegetables.Note: Don't throw away the drained water,we will used later for cooking the pulao.
Mix slowly so that rice is completely coated with the vegetables and the masala.Cover it and cook just few seconds.Then microwave the water which we have kept before for 1minutes .

Usually for basmati rice the ratio is 1:11/2.So now add 11/2 cup of warm water and salt as per taste and mix slowly.cover it half until you see the bubbling,then cover it and cook on medium to low flame till the rice is cooked.If you see the rice is sticking to the pan you can add 1/4 cup of hot water and mix well.Cover it and cook for just 6-8 minutes,your pulao will be ready.

Just serve into serving bowl and enjoy delicious pulao with raitha.



Sunday, January 27, 2013

Egg Dum Biryani Step by Step

Hi friends, it has been long time i have been posted recipes in my blog.These days i am fully occupied by my kids.As my second one started going to nursery my full time goes with him by leaving and bring back from nursery.Any how today i managed to post this recipe.This is my first post for this year,hope it goes well. 

Coming to the recipe today i made this simple and tasty Egg Dum Biryani.It is very easy and quick to prepare in half an hour.Here goes the recipe..


Ingredients:

Cooked basmati rice -2cups
Eggs,boiled and halved-4
Onions,finely chopped- 2nos
Tomatoes,finely chopped-2nos
Ginger-garlic paste-1tbsp
Red chilli powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Green chillies,slit- 1 to 2
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Bay leaf-1
Cinnamon sticks- 2
Black cardamoms-2
cloves-4
Green cardamoms-3
Oil-2tbsp
Salt to taste
A few saffron strands,soaked in warm milk
A  few fresh coriander leaves
A few mint leaves





Preparing method :

1.Heat 2tbsp oil in a non-stick pan.Add bay leaf,cinnamon sticks,black cardamoms,cloves and finely chopped onions.Mix well and saute till onions are lightly browned.

2.Add 1tbsp of ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder,red chilli powder,coriander powder and slit green chilli.Mix well and saute for 2-3 minutes.

3.Add finely chopped tomatoes and salt.mix well,cover and cook on medium heat till the oil separates.

4.Add half of the chopped coriander leaves,half of the chopped mint leaves and eggs.Mix  lightly.

5.Add cooked rice,soaked saffron,green cardamom powder,remaining chopped coriander and mint leaves.Cover with an aluminium foil and place the lid on it.

6.Place a non-stick tawa on heat and put the pan on it.Cook for 20-25 minutes or  till the steams starts coming out from the biryani pot.Serve hot with raitha.