Friday, April 18, 2014

Gujarati - Gathiya

Today recipe is from Gujarat state that is gathiya. One of my friend is Gujarati here and she showed me how to prepare these gathiya.Other day I prepared them at my home and they came out very well. Here goes the recipe.. 


Ingredients:

Gram flour/besan- 2cups
Baking soda-1tsp
Ajwain-1tsp
Oil-1/2cup
Salt to taste
Water as required for kneading the dough
Oil for deep frying


 Preparation:
1.Take a bowl and  sieve the flour .
2.Roast the baking powder until it turns into brown colour.
3. Add the baking powder, salt , ajwain and oil to the flour.Mix well.
4.Slowly add the water to the flour and make a smooth dough.
5.Grease the muruku press with oil and fill it with dough.
6. Heat a pan with oil for deep frying and press the muruku press into the oil  and fry them both sides until there brown.
7. Once they cool break them into pieces and store in a airtight container  and enjoy!



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Vanjaram/Seer Fish Fry

Today recipe is about fish fry that is Vanjaram /seer fish fry.When we are in India, Athamma used to prepare it a lot .We are having this fish fry after 5 years and it tasted very well.Here goes the recipe..

Ingredients :

Vanjaram fish/ seer fish- 4 pieces
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Chili powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Cumin powder-1tsp
Tomato ketchup-1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Lemon juice as require for making paste
Chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves


Preparation:
1. Clean the fish and pat dry.
2. Take a bowl, add chili, coriander,turmeric,cumin powder, tomato ketchup,Ginger- garlic paste ,salt and chopped leaves. Mix well.
3. Add  lemon juice  and make a thick paste . Do not add water.
4. Add 1 tbsp of oil and mix well.
5. Apply this mixture nicely to the fish and leave it to marinate for at least 1-2 hours .
6. Take a pan add 1 tbsp of oil and slowly put the fish on the pan and fry on both sides on medium flame until both sides are golden colour . Do the same procedure for the remaining pieces.
6. Transfer them into serving plate and enjoy!



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Palkova/Milk Sweet

Today I am posting a recipe which we have eaten so many times in childhood that is palkova or milk sweet. Yesterday I prepared this milk sweet using ricotta cheese, milk powder, sugar and ghee.The taste of this milk sweet reminded me,my childhood days. Here goes the recipe.. 

Ingredients:

Ricotta cheese -250gms
Milk powder -250gms
Sugar -200 gms
Ghee -2tbsp
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Chopped nuts - 2tbsp



Preparation:

1. Take a microwave safe bowl, add all the ingredients listed above except nuts.
2. Mix everything well into a smooth paste.
3.Place the bowl in microwave for about 8-10 minutes . Stirring for every 2 minute's interval  of time.
4. Once it becomes thick transfer it into a greased plate and smooth it .
5. Add chopped nuts on the top and press it  a little bit .Allow it to cool  for 1 hour .
6. Cut into your desired shape and enjoy!



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Paneer Tikka

Today i am posting a recipe which we eat often at restaurants that is paneer tikka,which we can make at home more delicious than the restaurant one.Here goes the recipe.. 


Ingredients:

Paneer-250g,cut into 1inch pieces
Capsicum- 1,cut into 1inch pieces
Onion-1,cut into 1inch pieces
Tomato-1,cut into 1inch pieces


For marination:


Gram flour-2tbsp
Corn flour-1tbsp
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Tandoori masala-2tsp
Red chili powder-1tsp
Curd-3tbsp
Lemon juice-2tsp
Food colour a pinch
Oil-2tbsp
Black Salt to taste




Preparation:

1.Take a bowl ,add all the ingredients  under marination and mix well.
2.Add the paneer,capsicum,onion and tomato.Mix well.
3.Cover the bowl with cling film and marinate it for 2-3hours.
4.Soak the skewers in water at least half an hour before grilling.
5.Preheat the oven to 200degress.
6.Arrange the marinated pieces onto the skewers.
7.Cook the tikkas for 8-10 minutes on both sides by turning them.
8.Apply oil or butter to the pieces in the middle.
9.Remove them from oven ,allow to cool 2 minutes and enjoy paneer tikka with your favourite dips.




Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cookies with 3 ingredients..

Today i am sharing a very easy and simple cookie recipe with just 3 ingredients.I have seen this recipe some where and bookmarked it long time ago.Suddenly yesterday when i was searching for something i found this recipe and i made them immediately.They came out very delicious and my kids loved it very much,now only half box of cookies are left.So i thought of sharing this recipe with all of you.Here goes the recipe.. 


Ingredients:
Butter-2/3 cup
All purpose flour/maida- 2 1/4 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup




Preparation:

1.Take a bowl,add butter,sugar and using electric whisk, beat the mixture until smooth and well combined.
2.Add the flour and mix until resembles crumb texture.
3.Place the mixture on the work top and mix with hands until dough forms.
4.Shape the dough into a long rectangle.
5.Sprinkle regular sugar on a baking paper and roll the dough in sugar.
6.Cover it with clingfilm and refrigerate about 30 minutes until firm to cut.
7.After 30 minutes remove the cover and cut the pieces equally.
8.Place them on a baking sheet and bake at 180C for 15 minutes until lightly golden.
9.Enjoy these cookies with tea or coffee.Store them in a air tight container and it goes for a week.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

6th Anniversary to My Blog with Chocolate cake,Ganache Frosting

Hi,Every one today my blog is celebrating its 6th birthday.In this occasion i thank each and every one from bottom of my heart for your support and valuable comments.I except the same from all of you in coming year's.Today I made chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting.It is very big hit at my home,half of the cake was finished in 10 minute's.Here goes the recipe..


 Ingredients:

Plain flour/maida-1+3/4 cup
Sugar-2cups
Cocoa powder-3/4cup
Eggs-2nos
Milk-1cup
Sunflower oil-1/2cup
Salt-1tsp
Baking powder -1+1/2tsp
Baking soda- 1+1/2tsp
Boiling water-1cup
Vanilla extract-2tsp



 Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line 8inch cake tin.

Take a bowl,sift flour,cocoa powder,baking powder and baking soda.Then add sugar to it and mix every thing well.Add eggs,milk,oil and vanilla extract and using electric whisk, beat the mixture until smooth and well combined.

Add the boiling water to the mixture, a little at a time, until smooth. (The cake mixture will now be very thin.)
pour the mixture into the greased tin and bake in the oven for 25-40 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool completely, before icing.

For Chocolate Ganache :


Plain chocolate-300g
Double cream-150ml

Heat the chocolate and double cream in a microwave safe bowl for 30sec-1minute, until the chocolate melts. Remove the bowl and whisk the mixture until smooth, glossy and thickened. Set aside to cool.Frost the cake with the icing and enjoy!






Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Omelette Curry

Today I am posting a recipe which is popular in northern kerala that is OMELETTE CURRY.The curry is made with an omelette cut into broad strips.The gravy  is like a thick spicy coating around the omelette strips.Here goes the recipe..


Ingredients:
For the omelette -
Eggs-4
Onion-1small,finely chopped
Green chillies-2,finely chopped
Coriander leaves a few
A pinch of ground pepper 
Salt to taste
Oil

For the curry -
Grated coconut-2tbsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-2tsp
Red chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Onions-3small,finely sliced
Tomatoes-2medium,chopped
Cider vinegar-1tsp
Green chillies-2to3,chopped
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Oil-2tbsp


Preparation:

Put the coconut,cumin and fennel seeds,coriander,red chilli,turmeric and garam masala powders into a blender with 2tbsp water and grind to a paste.Set aside.

To make the omelette ,whisk the eggs.Add the onion,green chillies,coriander leaves,pepper and salt to taste and mix well.
Heat a little oil in a large pan and,when hot ,pour in the egg mixture.When the lower side of the omelette is cooked,turn the omelette over with a large spatula.Let the other side cook,then remove from the heat.First cut the omelette in half,then cut cross ways into 1 inch wide strips.Roll up the strips.Set aside on kitchen paper.

To make the curry,heat the oil in the frying pan and fry the slices onions over a moderate heat for 10 minutes.Add the spice paste and fry for 3-4 minutes.Add a little more oil if the mixture sticks to the pan but the spices must fry properly.

Add the green chillies and tomatoes and saute for 5minutes.Then add the vinegar and 1cup of water and salt to taste.Simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the coriander leaves and omelette strips.Cook for 3minutes over a very low heat,then serve with rotis.



Friday, January 10, 2014

Masala Peanuts In Microwave

Today i prepared very easy and crunchy masala peanuts in microwave.They came very well then the one's which we fry in oil.It requires just 1tbsp oil it self.In these winter days here i liked it very much with coffee.Here goes the recipe..


Ingredients:

Peanuts/Groundnuts-1cup
Gram flour-1/2cup
Red chilli powder-1/2tsp
Gram masala-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Amchur powder-1/2tsp
Baking soda a pinch
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil-1tbsp


Preparation:

Take a bowl,pop the gram flour into it.Add salt,red chilli powder,gram masala,coriander powder,amchur powder,baking soda,asafoetida.Mix all the ingredients nicely.

Add water in peanuts.The level of water should be more than that of peanuts.And strain them immediately.
Now add these wet peanuts in the gram flour and mix them.Stir them continuously so that the peanuts are well coated with the gram flour.Add little amount of water around 1-2 tsp.Mix the Peanuts well so that it is coated with gram flour.Add 1tbsp of oil and mix again.

Place the peanuts in microwave safe plate and spread them nicely.Place the tray in microwave.
Microwave them for 4 minutes on maximum power.Now take the tray out  and separate the peanuts using spoon or spatula and turn them.Again microwave for 1more minute on maximum power(depending on the individual microwave we have to adjust the timing ,so please check your microwave timings).Take out and allow them to cool and enjoy taste and crunchy masala peanuts with tea or coffee .





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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Paneer Fingers

First of all Happy New year to all my blog readers and friends.Hope all of you had a wonderful new year.I am posting first recipe for this year with paneer,which is very simple to make and delicious to eat.Children will love this as a snack.Here goes the recipe.. 



Ingredients:

Paneer cut into finger size-250grms(here i used stored brought paneer).
Corn flour-4 tbsp
All purpose flour/Maida-4 tbsp
Rice flour-4 tbsp
Pepper powder-1/4 tsp
Tomato ketchup-1tbsp
Chilli powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
A pinch of orange red colour
Oil to fry



Preparation:

Mix all the ingredients, except the oil and the panner.
Add enough water to form a thick batter.

Heat oil in a kadai.
Dip each paneer finger in the batter and deep fry.
When fried remove to the kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil.
Serve hot with  tomato ketchup.




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