July 16, 2018

FRESH HERB SCONES

Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Sugar substitute - 1-2 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Rosemary - 1 tsp (crushed)
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Thyme - 1 tsp 
Oregano- 1 tsp
Butter- 1/4 cup
Egg- 1
Buttermilk- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 400* Celsius. Combine first 9 ingredients in bowl.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces and work into flour mixture with food processor until blended.
  • In a separate bowl beat egg with buttermilk and stir into mixture.
  • Turn dough out on a floured board and knead for 2 minutes.
  • Shape into 2 thick circles,5 inches in diameter.
  • Cut each into quarters and place on lightly greased baking sheet with wedges about 1/2 inch apart.
  • Brush with reserved egg white. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.

July 06, 2018

HEALTH TIP -3 (ITCHY BOILS)

Take a potato, peel and grind with lemon juice to make paste and apply it on itchy boils on the skin gives effective relief.

SWEET POTATO SOUP

Ingredients:
Sweet potatoes - 4 cups (cut into cubes)
Carrots - 1 1/2 cups (cut into cubes)
Leeks - 3 cups (sliced thick and thoroughly cleaned)
Celery - 2 cups (cut into large slices)
Water - 8 cups
dry tarragon leaves - 1/2 tsp
Sea salt - pinch

Method:

  • Place all vegetables and water into soup pot. Add salt.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes.
  • Puree mixture in a blender and return to a pot.
  • Heat and correct seasoning with a little more salt and tarragon.
  • Serve hot.

MAGAD LADDU

Ingredients:
Wheat flour-1 kg
Ghee- 750 gms
Sugar - 750 gms
Almonds- 2 tbsp (chopped)
Chironji - 2 tbsp
Raisins - 2 tbsp

Method:

  • Heat ghee in a pan and divide into 3 parts.
  • Divide the flour into two parts and fry one part at a time with one part of ghee till the aroma comes.
  • When both the parts are done, add sugar, almonds, chironji, raisins and remaining ghee.
  • Make round laddos with your palms.
  • When cool, store in airtight container.

HERB AND CHEESE OMELETTE

Ingredients:
Butter - 2 tbsp
Small pickle - 1 (cut into several pieces)
Chives - 5 blades (cut into 1" pieces)
Fresh dilweed - 2 tbsp
Eggs - 6 (lightly beaten with  a fork)
Savory - 1 tsp
Cheese - 150 gms (shredded)
Salt and pepper to tste
Tomato - 1 (cut into wedges)

Method:

  • Melt butter in a large skillet.
  • Chop pickle, chives and dill.
  • Pour eggs into skillet; add chopped ingredients,herbs, cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Cook over low heat without stirring. When bottom of mixture sets, lift edges and allow uncooked mixture to run underneath.
  • When omelette is completely set, fold and roll out of pan.
  • Garnish with tomato wedges and finely sliced chives.


July 05, 2018

MEXICAN BREAKFAST

Ingredients:
Small red onion - 1 (chopped)
Green pepper - 1/2 (seeded and diced)
Salsa - 2 jars (300 gms)
Eggs  -8 (lightly beaten)
Jalapeno peppers - 1/4 cup (sliced)
Butter - 1 tbsp
Corn tortillas - 4
Cheddar  cheese - 1/2 cup (grated)
Sliced green onion
Sliced jalapeno peppers 
Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
Oil - 2 tsp

Method:

  • Heat oil in medium saucepan. Saute onion and green pepper in oil.
  • Add salsa and simmer uncovered, about 10 minutes. remove sauce from heat.
  • In a bowl, mix eggs and jalapenos. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat.
  • Scramble egg mixture in butter until eggs are cooked but still moist.
  • Dip tortillas in salsa mixture until soft. 
  • Spoon 1/4 of the scrambled eggs down center of each tortilla; roll up and place enchilada, seam side down, in a casserole dish.
  • Repeat with each tortilla.
  • Reheat remaining sauce to boiling.Pour evenly over enchiladas and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Place under broiler, 4" from heat source, until cheese melts.
  • Garnish with onion, jalapenos and cilantro.

ORANGE PAPAYA SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:
Ripe papaya - 1 (peeled, seeded and chopped)
Orange juice- 2 cups
Plain yogurt - 1 cup
Cracked rice - 1 cup
Banana - 1 (mashed)
Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Method:

  • Puree or process all the ingredients until smooth.
  • Serve in tall glasses.

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FRESH HERB SCONES

Ingredients: All purpose flour - 2 cups Whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup Sugar substitute - 1-2 tsp Baking powder - 2 tsp Rosemary - 1 tsp ...