Sunday, January 31, 2010

Prawn-Rice( My 100th Post)

Whenever I go out of choices and don't feel like doing much, I like to make something easy yet exciting.So here comes this prawn-rice recipe for seafood lovers with a desi tadka.So presenting my 100th post with this recipe.It's hard for me to believe that I have already reached the century.

Prawns 1 pound
Onion 1 Large
Rice(cooked) 2 cups
Bay Leaf 1
Cinnamon Stick 1 inch
Cardamom(green) 2-3
Black Peppercorns 6-7
Cloves 3-4
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Red Chili pw 1 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp

1. In this recipe I am using cooked cocktail shrimps.But if you are using fresh ones then separate the heads,shell,devein and wash them well.
2. Now heat oil in a pan and add all the whole spices.Let them crackle then add sliced onion and fry till golden in colour.
3. Add prawns,salt,red chili powder,lemon juice and toss them in the spices.Let them cook for 1-2 minutes(more if using fresh ones till they are cooked).
4. At this point add cooked rice and little salt.Mix all the ingredients gently and cook for 2 minutes.Serve hot.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


This is a very famous Indian summer drink which is made of Mango-the king of fruits.I always love this drink as I love mangoes with so many varieties to choose from.Weight-watchers can also enjoy it with low-fat milk.

Milk 2 Cup
Mango(Ripe) 2 or Mango Pulp 4 tbsp
Sugar 2-3 tbsp
Ice Cubes

1. Peel,pitt and cut the mangoes in pieces.
2. Now blend all the ingredients in a blender.
3. Pour in glasses and decorate with your favourite fruit chunks.

Sending this to the event Serve Me Some-Juices,Shakes,Smoothies.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Healthy Chicken Salad

Recently I got too much chicken at my home so thought of making something other than curry.I made grilled chicken and gave this salad a try.Believe me simple to make and tasty too.

Lettuce (broken in bite-size pieces) 1 Head
Carrots (shredded) 1/2 cup
Purple Cabbage (shredded) 1/4 cup
Chicken Breast 2 pieces
Olive Oil 1 tbsp
Black Pepper 1 tsp
Ranch Dressing

1. Apply salt,pepper,olive oil on both sides of chicken breast and grill it till done.Cut it into bite size pieces.
2. Take a bowl and add lettuce,carrots,purple cabbage,chicken in it.
3. Now pour ranch dressing and toss the salad.It is ready to serve.

Note: You can also use mayonnaise in place of Ranch dressing.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Kheer(Rice Pudding)

Firstly wishing you all my friends and well wishers a very happy new year 2010.May all your wishes and dreams come true in this year.To start this new year I am sharing this kheer recipe with you all which I made for our new year get-together and it was a great HIT.

Basmati rice(cooked) 1 1/2 cup
Milk 3 cup
Evaporated Milk 1 can(12 ounce)
Sugar 3/4 cup
Raisins 2 tbsp
Saffron (Few strands) (Optional)
Almonds 10-15
Cardamom 6
Coconut (grated) 3-4 tbsp
Heavy Cream 2 tbsp (Optional)

1. Combine the rice and milk in a large microwave-safe bowl.Microwave it uncovered on HIGH heat for 12 minutes.Remove and give it a stir,scraping down the sides.
2. Now put it back in and repeat step 1.
3. Cook once more on HIGH heat for 5 minutes.
4. Take out and give it a quick stir.Add the evaporated milk,sugar in it.Cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.
5. Stir,scrape again then add the raisins,coconut,saffron in it.
6. Take out the seeds from the cardamom and powder them using a mortar and pestle or your rolling pin.Also roughly chop the almonds in a processor/mortar-pestle.
7. Add cardamom powder and chopped almonds in the kheer along with heavy cream.
8. Chill this kheer in your fridge for 2-3 hours before serving.

Sending this to the event "Food for 7 stages of life-In Love with DPI" by Radhika and Sudeshna.