November 16, 2018

PAAL ICE

Ingredients:
Milk - 500 ml
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Milk powder - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Vanilla  essence - few drops

Method:

  • Boil the milk in thick bottom vessel.
  • Mix sugar, corn flour and milk powder in a bowl.
  • Add this mixture to the milk and stir continuously.
  • Cook in low flame until the milk mixture becomes creamy and little thick.
  • Add vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Remove and cool the creamy mixture.
  • Pour into kulfi moulds and keep it in the freezer overnight or until set.
  • Once the kulfi is set. Remove and keep the mold in the cold water for 3-4 minutes. By doing this kulfi comes out neatly and easily.
  • Serve immediately.

SWEET RAWA IN MILK

Ingredients:
Milk  - 1 litre
Fine semolina - 4 tbsp
Sugar- 4-5 tbsp
Ghee- 1 tbsp
Raisins-1 tsp
Almonds-  10
Pistachios- 10

Method:

  • Heat the ghee in kadai, add chopped almonds, pistachios and raisins.Fry until golden. Remove and keep aside.
  • Add rawa to the same kadai and fry until aroma comes. keep aside.
  • Boil the milk and reduce it to half.
  • Add the rawa slowly and cook in low flame for 4-5 minutes. 
  • Add sugar and keep stirring in low flame until the mixture is thick.
  • Lastly add fried nuts and raisins.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature.

October 24, 2018

FRIED RICE

Ingredients:
Cold cooked rice - 500 gms
Shallots - 3 (finely chopped)
Eggs - 3
Oil - 3 tbsp
Prawns - 100 gms (boiled and finely chopped)
Soy sauce - 1 tbsp
Bacon rashers - 3 (finely chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • Heat wok. add oil and heat then add beaten eggs and stir fry until partly set.
  • Add rice and stir fry then add prawns, bacon and continue stir fry.
  • Lastly add soy sauce, salt and pepper and shallots.
  • A few drops of sesame oil may be added.
  • Eggs may be made into omelette and cut into strips and added separately, if desired.

October 23, 2018

GREEN APPLE CHUTNEY

Ingredients: 
Green apples - 100 gms
Raw mango - 100 gms
Seedless  dates - 150 gms
Sugar - 150 gms
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 4
Peppercorns - 6
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Water - 300 ml

Method:

  • Core the apples and cut into 8 pieces. Peel and cut the mango into lengthwise strips and discard the seed.
  • Heat the water in a pan and add the apple pieces. Cook over a medium flame for 10 minutes till the apples are soft.
  • Then add the mango pieces and continue to cook over low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and continue to cook, stirring occasionally till the pieces are cooked and the chutney is thick.
  • Cool and transfer to a serving bowl.

BOTTLE GOURD RAITA

Ingredients:
Bottle gourd - 400 gms (peeled and grated)
Mustard oil - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Green chillies - 2 (finely chopped)
Thick curd - 750 ml
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Black salt and salt to taste
Mustard paste - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (chopped)

Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan and season with cumin seeds.
  • Add grated bottle gourd and half cup water. Cook till done and dry.
  • Spread the gourd on a plate and mash it with fork, till homogeneous.
  • Add green chillies, cumin powder, black salt, salt, mustard paste and mashed bottle gourd to the whipped curd. 
  • Mix well. Serve chilled, garnished with coriander leaves.

RED CHILLI CHUTNEY

Ingredients:
Whole red chillies - 12- 15
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp 
Onion- 1 (chopped)
Tamarind pulp- 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1
Garlic flakes - 4
Salt to taste

Method:

  • Grind all the ingredients together to make chutney.
  • When done, transfer to dry jar and refrigerate it.

TOMATO JUICE WITH HERBS

Ingredients:
Tomatoes - 1 kg
Water - 1/2 cup
Small onion - 1 (sliced)
Celery stick - 1 (sliced)
Basil sprigs - 4
Parsley sprig - 3
Bay leaf - 1/2
Salt - 1 tsp
Paprika - 1/3 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Method:

  • Place tomatoes in a pan with water, onion, celery and herbs.
  • Simmer until tomatoes are soft. Cool and strain.
  • Add salt, paprika and lemon juice.
  • Chill and pour into glasses before serving.


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