December 17, 2019

MATAR KI KACHORI

Ingredients:

For Filling:
Fresh green peas - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Green chillies -2 (chopped)
Ginger - 1 tsp(chopped)
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Oil - 1 tbsp

For Puris:
Flour - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

Oil for frying

Method:

  • Coarsely grind green peas, chillies and ginger.
  • Heat the oil; add peas mixture and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then add salt, chilli powder, garam masala and coriander leaves.
  • Mix and cook in low flame another 5 minutes.
  • Keep aside and let it cool.
  • Mix the flour, salt,oil and enough water to make stiff dough.
  • Knead the dough and divide into small portions as for puris.
  • Roll out each portion and fill with pea mixture and carefully reshape into ball.
  • Roll out each of the stuffed balls into 3" diameter circles.
  • Heat the oil and deep fry the puris one by one.
  • Serve with methi aloo.


December 16, 2019

NOTUN GURER PAYESH

Ingredients:
Milk - 1 litre
Rice- 50 gms
Notun gur - 200 gms(grated)
(freshly extracted jaggery from palm plants)
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Cashew - 1 tbsp (chopped). 
Ghee - 1 tsp

Method:

  • Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
  • Heat ghee and fry cashews and raisins; keep aside.
  • Bring to boil the milk in thick bottom vessel; when milk starts boiling add soaked rice and cook in low flame till the rice is soft.
  • Stir occasionally. Check the rice until it is too soft then remove from the flame.
  • Add cashew, raisins and notun gur and mix gently till gur completely  dissolved in the payesh.
  • Serve hot or cold.

CLEAR SOUP WITH OKRA

Ingredients:
Okra pods - 90 gms
Dashi - 6 cups
Fresh root ginger - 2.5 cm (peeled and sliced)
Light soy sauce - 2 tbsp

Method:

  • Scrub okra pods to remove the fuzz. Wash well under running water.
  • Bring a pan of boiling, salted water to the boil. Drop the okra into this and cook for 5 minutes until tender but still crisp.
  • Drain and cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Place dashi in a saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat.
  • Add okra, sliced ginger and soy sauce.
  • Simmer for one minute.
  • Pour into warmed serving bowls and serve immediately.

December 15, 2019

POTATO OMELET

Ingredients:
Butter - 2 tbsp
Vegetable oil - 1 tsp
Potatoes - 2 (peeled and sliced)
Onion - 2 tbsp (chopped)
Fresh parsley - 1 tbsp
Eggs - 5
Pinch of nutmeg
Salt and pepper

Method:

  • Heat 1 tbsp butter and oil in small frying pan; add potatoes and season well.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes on each side over medium heat. Stir once during cooking process.
  • Sprinkle nutmeg over potatoes and mix; Cover and cook 8-10 minutes in low flame.
  • Add onion and parsley. Cook, uncovered for 3-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, break eggs into bowl and beat with fork; season well.
  • Heat remaining butter in nonstick pan; pour egg mixture and cook one minute over high heat.
  • Stir eggs rapidly and add potatoes.
  • Roll omelet and continue cooking for one minute.
  • Serve with cooked broccoli and decorate with cooked potatoes.


October 23, 2019

HARD CANDY


Ingredients:
Sugar - 2 cups
Corn syrup - 2/3 cup
Water - 3/4 cup
Strawberry flavour - 1 tsp
Pink colour - 1/2 tsp

Method:

  • Combine sugar, water and corn syrup in a saucepan. Bring to boil till sugar dissolves after that do not stir.
  • Boil until it reaches 260 F then add colour but not stir.
  • Boil until it reaches 300 f then remove from the flame.
  • Immediately add flavour and stir.
  • Pour immediately on to the greased plate.
  • Once set cut into pieces and store in jar.

October 04, 2019

BROWN RICE WITH LENTILS

Ingredients:
Brown rice - 1 cup
Brown lentils - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 (chopped)
Boiling water - 2 cups
Sea salt to taste
Safflower oil - 1 1/2 tbsp

Method:

  • In a heavy deep pan, heat oil, add onions ans saute until transparent and lightly brown.
  • Add rice and lentils and stir over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Add boiling water slowly  and salt.
  • reduce heat to low, cover and simmer gently for 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 1 cup (sifted)
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/8 tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Light brown sugar - 3/4 cup (firmly packed)
Egg - 1
Semi sweet chocolate pieces - 150 gms
Chopped nuts - 1/2 cup

Method:

  • Blend flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Cream butter with vanilla. Add brown sugar gradually, creaming weell.
  • Add egg and beat thoroughly.
  • Mix in dry ingredients, then chocolate pieces and nuts.
  • Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375 F for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool cookies on wire rack.
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