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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Coconut Laddoo/ Coconut balls





Ingredients:
Evaporated milk 2 cup
Dry coconut powder 1 cup
Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
Sugar 1/2 cup

Method:
1. In a large heavy bottom pan cook evaporated milk and bring it to boil.
2. Add cocout powder in to the milk and stir continuosly.
3. When it starts to thickens, add sugar and cardamom powder.
4. Stir for another 1-2 minutes. When it starts leaving the pan and form a ball then mixture is ready.
5. Make a small ball and coat with dry coconut powder.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Whole wheat banana walnut muffin






( Makes 6 regular size muffin)


Ingredients:
Whole wheat flour.............................3/4 cup
Brown sugar.....................................1/4 cup
Baking powder..................................1/2 tsp
Baking soda......................................1/2 tsp
Banana............................................2 medium size
Butter............................................ 2 Tbsp
Walnut............................................4 Tbsp ( roughly chopped)
pinch of salt.

Method:
1. In a bowl mix mashed banana, butter and brown sugar and mix it very well.
2. Shift wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt together and mix with banana mixture.
3. Mix everything very well and add 2 tbsp walnut. Keep rest of the walnut aside for garnishing.
4. Preheat over on 350 degree F.
5, Place liner in muffin pan and spoon the mixture into liner.
6. Sprinkle rest of the walnut on the muffin.
7. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.  

( Note: you can also use regular sugar instead of brown sugar.) 

Alloo Gobi (Potato Cauliflower subzi)




INGREDIENTS
Potatoes.........................................3 medium
Cauliflower......................................1/2 small
Oil ...............................................1 1/2 tablespoons
Cumin seeds.................................... 1 teaspoon
Ginger........................................... 2 inch piece(cut into thin strips)
Green chillies................................... 3(cut in slits)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder...............................1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder.............................. 2 teaspoons
Red chilli powder.............................. 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder......................... 1/2 teaspoon
Fresh coriander leaves..........................2 tablespoons(chopped)
lemon juice......................................1/2 teaspoon

METHOD
1.Peel the potatoes, halve and slice. You can also cut them into small pieces.
2.Wash the cauliflower, remove stems and separate into florets. Trim the stem and cut into small pieces.
3.Heat one to one and a half tablespoons of oil in a Pan. Add cumin seeds, ginger, green chillies and sauté.
4,Add potato pieces, cauliflower pieces and salt. Mix and add turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat. The vegetables should cook in their own steam. Keep stirring from time to time.
5.After about ten minutes, remove the cover and add coriander powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Mix and cover again.
6.Cook till the vegetables are totally tender. Add lemon juice and Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander leaves.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Peanut Coconut laddoo / Shing kopra na laddoo




Ingredients:
Roasted peanut...............................1 cup
Dry coconut powder.........................1/2 cup
Dry ginger powder...........................1 tea spoon ( optional)
Sugar...........................................1/4 cup
Ghee...........................................1 table spoon
Cardamom powder...........................1 tea spoon

Method:
1. Crush the peanut in grinder and make powder.
2. In a bowl mix coconut powder, sugar, cardamom powder, dry ginger powder (soonth  and peanut powder.
3. Add ghee in it and mix very well.
4. Peanut will leave some oil and sugar will mix with ghee and it will form the consistency of laddoo.
5. Make small ball and roll the balls in coconut powder to coat evenly ( you can also add color 1-2 drop of color in coconut powder mixture).
6. Store in a airtight container.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Bikaneri Tal Papad / Tal (Til) Chikki





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Ingredients:
Sesame seeds................1 cup
Sakar ( crystal sugar).....1 cup
Cardamom powder.........1/4 tea spoon
Pistachios slices............1 Tb spoon

Method:
1. Dry roast sesame seeds in a heavy bottom pan. keep it aside.
2. In same pan take Sakar (without water) and stir continuously on medium to low heat.
3. Sakar will turn in to liquid and when you get light pink color add one drop from this liquid into a bowl of cold water. If it forms a ball then your liquid is ready.
4. Take the pan from the stove and add roasted sesame seeds in it and mix it very well.
5. Now again put the pan on the stove and cook on low heat for one- two minute. This will give you nice dark color.
6. Grease the surface of counter top and rolling pin with ghee/oil.
7. Take half of the mixture and start rolling in a thin layer. Make sure to roll quickly otherwise once the mixture will cool down then you will not get thin consistency.
8. once your papad is ready, repeat the same procedure with other half of the mixture.
9. you can store as papad or after it will cool down break it into  pieces and enjoy crunchy chikki.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Zesty Guacamole



Ingredients:
Ripe avacados ...............2 nos
Onion  ( minced).............1/2 cup
Green chillies..................2 (finely chopped)
Cilantro..........................2 tb spoon ( finely chopped)
lime juice.......................1 tb spoon
Ripe tomato....................1 medium size ( finely chopped)
salt to taste
black papper to taste

Method:
1. Cut avacados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out the pulp and put it in mixing bowl.
2. Using a fork, roughly mash avacado. Just leave it in chunks. Add chopped onion, cilantro, lemon juice, green chillies, tomatoes, salt and black pepper and mix everything very well.
3. Enjoy this zesty guacamole with chips.


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