July 17, 2018

MANDARIN COMBINATION

Ingredients:
Oil - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1 (chopped)
Garlic cloves - 2 (minced)
Green pepper - 1 (cut into thin strips)
Cooked pork or chicken -1/4 pound (shredded)
Cold boiled rice -2 cups
Soy sauce- 1 1/2 tbsp
Whole shrimp - 1/4 pound (cooked)
Cucumber - 1 (sliced lengthwise, unpeeled)
Egg omelettes - 2 (cut into 1/2" strips

Method:

  • Heat the oil in the wok and add onion, garlic and green pepper.
  • Stir fry one to two minutes. Add cooked meat and stir fry 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add rice,soy sauce and shrimp.
  • Continue to stir fry until all ingredients are thoroughly heated.
  • Cut the lengthwise cucumber slices crosswise every 1/4" but not all the way through.
  • Insert them here and there in the dish.
  • Garnish with strips of egg omelette.

CRUNCHY RICE PUDDING

Ingredients:
Rice - 1 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 7/8 cup
Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
Rind of one lemon
Eggs  -3 (well beaten) 
Raisins - 1/2 cup
Nuts - 1/4 cup (chopped)

Method:

  • Cook rice with enough water till done and keep aside it to cool.
  • Cream butter and sugar. Add cinnamon, lemon rind,and eggs; mix well.
  • Stir in raisins,nuts and rice.
  • Bake uncovered in greased one quart baking dish in oven for 45 minutes.

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.


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MANDARIN COMBINATION

Ingredients: Oil - 2 tbsp Onion - 1 (chopped) Garlic cloves - 2 (minced) Green pepper - 1 (cut into thin strips) Cooked pork or chicke...