Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Note: In case you don't have chicken masala just use garam masala.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
In this recipe carrots-potatoes are cooked with onion-tomato and other spices.A simple, healthy and colourful recipe.I make it very often.So here goes its recipe.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Idli is basically a dish from south India and is a part of daily meal there but it is becoming as popular in north India also.Idlis are basically dumplings made from rice and lentil.I always had idlis outside at food joints but this time I thought of making by my own.So here is the simple idli recipe and sambhar recipe I have posted already so you can have a look in my previous posts.Here is the link to sambhar http://dipskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/05/sambhar.html
6. Cook the idlis for 15-20 minutes and check if the batter is not sticking to your fingers then it means the idlis are done.
7. Remove the stand from the container and take the idlis out with the help of a spoon.
8. Enjoy hot idlis with sambhar and coconut chutney.
Note: After fermenting well you can keep this batter in refrigerator and use it whenever required.It can lasts for a week.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
It is another kind of raita, here besan boondi is mixed in plain yogurt.Boondi you can get at any Indian grocery stores or you can make it at home with besan-water batter.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Pasta 1 cup
Potato 1 small
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce 1 tbsp
Soy sauce 2 tsp
1. Pressure cook pasta with little water and salt (do not over cook).Drain and keep aside.
2. Cut the vegetables in small pieces.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add all the veggies and salt.Cover it and cook till the veggies are done.
4. Now add pasta,tomato sauce and soy sauce.Mix all the ingredients gently and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Note: While adding salt just keep in mind that soy sauce also contain salt.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Wheat flour 2 cups
Oil/Ghee 2 tsp
Gobhi/cauliflower grated 1 cup
Cumin/jeera seeds 2 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Dry wheat flour for dusting
1. Make the dough using flour,oil,salt and water.Knead it properly so that you have soft dough.
2. In grated gobhi mix all the other filling ingredients.This mixture should be dry otherwise it will be difficult to roll the parathas.
3. Now make small balls from the dough and roll it in a small circle.
4. Put the stuffing on it and close it from all the sides.Gently pat it with your palm and apply dry flour on both sides and roll it again to make a paratha.
5. Heat a tava/griddle and cook this paratha on it over medium flame.Apply oil/ghee on both sides and gently press it with a spatula to make it crispy.
6. Take paratha out of tava/griddle when it is golden brown in colour.Serve it with curd/raita, pickle/chutney.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Here is another Indian bread which has radish/mooli stuffing.I made these parathas after a long time because I couldn't find good moolis here at my place.Finally I used small round red colour ones(that are used for salad) and the taste was almost same.My mouth is watering just thinking about these parathas.
Green chili chopped 1
Coriander leaves chopped
2. If you think your stuffing is not completely dry you can do one thing just fry this stuffing in a pan for a while until it becomes dry.
3. You can also add finally chopped onions and grated ginger in the filling.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tomato 4 large and firm
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
This is a very colourful recipe and it is also high in nutrition value as there are lots of veggies in it.I am sure all kids will love it.I usually make this whenever I get confuse over the menu.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This is one of the well known Indian paneer/cottage cheese dish.Here paneer is cooked in spinach gravy.One thing I like about this recipe is that it does not contain much oil and other spices yet it looks and tastes wonderful.What is better than home made paneer, so check out my another post of How To Make Paneer At Home.
Palak/spinach 250 gm
Saturday, May 9, 2009
My first attempt in cake making was quite good so thought of making chocolate cake this time and Bingo this time also it came out well.This time I used electric beater and its really very helpful.This time I became a little innovative in decoration.Hope you all like it too.
All Purpose flour - 1 cup
Cocoa pw- 2 tbsp
Powdered sugar - 1 cup
Egg - 2
Unsalted butter - 1/4 cup
Baking pw - 2 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
1. Beat the egg very well until it becomes lighter .
2. Now mix sugar and butter together and beat them till the mixture becomes fluffy.
3. Add the beaten egg to this mixture. Mix well.
4. Now prepare a mixture of all purpose flour (maida),cocoa powder, salt ,baking powder and sieve it to avoid any lump.
5. Now gradually add this flour/maida mixture, to the batter prepared by mixing sugar, butter and eggs.As you stir the mixture, it will become dense. Add some milk in small amount to make it smooth. Keep on repeating the process of adding flour/maida and then milk as required, till batter is well blended (It should look fluffy/ soft).
6. Add Vanilla essence to the batter and again blend thoroughly.
7. Grease the baking tin (or cake tin) with butter and dust it by sprinkling flour/maida over greased surface evenly.
8. Preheat oven on 400 degree for 15 min. Now put the cake inside the oven and reduce temp to 350 degree.Bake for 15-20 minutes or till the cake is done.Put a skewer inside the cake. If the mixture will not stick on it, means that cake is done.
First let the cake cool down completely before frosting.Now put the even layer of frosting on top of cake.After that I put some grated chocolate and a cherry on it.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Here Cauliflower florets are cooked with green peas and spices.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Poha is also known as Flattened or Beaten Rice and is a well known ingredient in Indian snacks.It is a raw form of rice and easy to digest.Here it is cooked with veggies.
Poha 2 cups
Potato 1 medium size
Onion 1 medium size
Peanuts 2-3 tbsp
Green chili 1-2
Mustard seeds 2 tsp
Turmeric pw 1 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Lemon juice 2 tsp
1. Take poha in a sieve and wash it in running water. Keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan/kadhai and fry the peanuts in it for 1-2 minutes.Take out and keep aside.
3. Now in the same oil add the mustard seeds.When it begin to splutter add chopped green chillies and onions.Fry it for 1 minute.
4. Cut the potatoes in small pieces and add it to the pan/kadhai. Also add turmeric powder and salt.Cover it and cook till the potatoes are done.
5. Now add poha, fried peanuts, salt, coriander leaves and mix well all the ingredients.Cook for 1 minute.
6. Finally add the lemon juice and its ready to eat. Serve it with green coriander chutney.
Note: You can also add vegetables of your choice in this recipe like green peas, cauliflower.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
This is a very common sort of chutney(similer to salsa or relish) in India which is made freshly and it does not contain any preservatives.Very easy to make and it enhances the taste of your daily food.Have it with any kind of meal or with snacks.
Green Coriander/dhaniya leaves 1 bunch
Green chillies 3-4
Garlic pods 2-3
Ginger 1 inch piece
Cumin/Jeera seeds 1 tsp
1. Wash the dhaniya leaves and other ingredients very well.
2. Coarsely chop all things and grind it to make a paste of thick consistency.If necessary add a little water but not too much otherwise it will become watery.
Note: Add 1-2 spoons of lime juice so that the chutney would not change its colour.