Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Srilankan cuisine. Desert pudding

This time I am paired with Veena Krishna Kumar who gave me two interesting ingredients 
Jaggery and coconut milk
and I decided to do a quick pudding
Ingredients 
Coconut milk.21/2 cups
Jaggery.           1 cup
Gelatin.            3tbsp
Water.               1/2 cup
Vanilla essence1 tsp
Cashews for garnishing

Method:
Dissolve the jaggery in the coconut milk.Now dissolve the gelatin in warm water till it dissolves,add the essence.Now mix both and pour it in a mould
Just cool it .Garnish with some cashews

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Green banana cutlet

This month am paired with Amrita Iyer who gave me two easy and interesting ingredients
Raw banana and maida and I planned to do a cutlet for the monsoon treat .
Ingredients 
Raw banana.  1
Carrot.             1
Potato.              1
Maida.             1/4 cup
Besan.              1/4 cup
Bread crumbs 1/4 cup
Salt
Vangi bath 
Masala.            1 tbsp
Water to knead


Method
Boil all the vegetables and smash it well.Now add all the ingredients except water..knead in to a dough .
Take a crispy plate of microwave add a tsp of oil and make them in to small balls and press it slightly,b rush it with oil and slim fry  .Very crispy and healthy cutlets are ready!!!
I am linking to 
http://www.sizzlingtastebuds.com/2016/06/hosting-monsoon-mojo-season-2-giveaway.html?m=1

Monday, July 25, 2016

WHEAT FLOUR COOKIES

When I got  new microwave,decided to bake some cookies.
Ingredients:
Wheat
Flour.      1 cup
Sugar.      1/2 cup
Butter or
Oil.            1/2 cup
Cardamom 
Powder.   1 tsp
Peanuts,+
Cashew+
Almonds   1/2 cup
Vanilla
Essence.   1/2 tsp

Method:
Powder the sugar.Gently fry the nuts and coarsely powder it.
Nos mix everything and bake in the convection mode for 14. to 17 minutes.
When cooled it becomes more crispy .

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Cucumber and Tofu Salad

Thank you Shailaja Reddy for giving two wonderful ingredients 
Cucumber and Tofu..for shhhh cooking secretly challenge for June month
Ingredients:
Cucumber. 1
Carrot.         1
Mango.          1
Tofu               50 GMs
Tomato.        1
Walnuts.      Few
Olive oil.      2 tsp
Salt
Pepper powder

Method:
Slice all into thin slices and mix all .
Tofu just marinated with chat masala an fry it slightly
Very healthy and tasty treat for summer .

Friday, June 10, 2016

BESAN AND MILK. POWDER BURFI

Ingredients:
Besan 1 cup
Milk
Powder 1 cup
Sugar.   11/2 cup
Ghee.     3/4 cup
Coarsely
Powdered
Almond and
Cashew.    1/2 cup

Method:
Take the ghee in a kadai and add the nuts fry little and then add the besan,fry till nice aroma comes.
Now add the milk powder to it
Transfer this to a vessel and then add sugar and 1/2 cup water.Make a thick syrup and add this mixture to it till it leaves the sides of the pan .
Transfer it on a greased plate and when slightly warm slice it
Tasty Burfi is ready.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Mango srikhand

This month cooking secretly challenge partner is Ramya Venkateswaran
Who gave me two healthy ingredients yoghurt and honey..our theme is mango.so tried some mango srikand which was yummy

Ingredients :
Mango puree.1 cup
Yoghurt.           1 cup
( Hung)
Honey.              4 tbsp
Cardamom
Powder.            1 tsp
Saffron soaked 1 tsp
Pista
Almond.             2 tsp


Method:
Take the curd and hung it on a muslin cloth till all water is removed.
Take all the three and just churn it in a blender
Cool it and add the coarsely powdered nuts..
Yummy delight for summer.
Very tasty with poories
(Maharashtrians dish)

Monday, May 2, 2016

NUNGU(Palm) FRUIT PAYASAM

We happen to purchase nungu yesterday..since I read somewhere long back about kheer .tried Tastes yummy..
Ingredients
Nungu.    3
Milk.        4 cups
Condensed
Milk.          1/4 cup
Sugar.        Little
Cardamom
Powder.      1 tsp
Almond
Powdered.  2 tbsp



Method:
Boil the milk till it is reduced to half..add the condensed milk..add sugar...cool it well
Make small pieces of nungu and add it to the cooled milk also the cardamom powder..
Tasty kheer is ready..!!
Lovely treat for summer..

Saturday, April 30, 2016

PAPAYA AND BANANA SMOOTHIE

This month my partner for shhhh secretly cooking challenge ..Anu kollon..who gave me two easy fruits for making smoothie..I made it little more healthier..
Ingredients:
Papaya pieces.1 cup
Banana pieces  1 cup
Walnut                4 tbsp
Flax seeds( fried) 2 tsp
Honey( depending) the sweetness reqd


Method:
Take all the ingredients and blend it in a mixer
Tasty and healthy smoothie is ready..Cool it..For summer it is a refreshing drink..

Monday, April 11, 2016

PEARLMILLET DOSA

This is March month shhh cooking challenge post.. Saraswathi Tharagaram is my partner who gave two lovely ingredients..Any millet and rice..I chose pearl millet( bhajra).. And made Dosa
INGREDIENTS
Bhajra.   1 cup
Boiled
Rice.        1 cup
Chana
Dhall.      1/2 cup
Urad
Dhall.      1/2 cup
Green
Chillies.   4
Curry
Leaves. Few
Hing.      Little
Salt.     As reqd
Oil.       For making

METHOD
Soak all the ingredients for 3 to 4 hours and grind it to a little coarse paste.
Take a tawa and spread it like Dosa,smear oil around it.Keep it on a slow flame
Very healthy and tasty Dosa is ready..



Friday, April 1, 2016

EGGLESS DATE CAKE

This is the first post that I am sending egg free baking hosted by Gayathri and my post for the contest

INGREDIENTS:
Maida.    1 cup
Sugar.      3/4 cup
Dates.       10
Oil.            1/2 cup
Milk.         1 1/2 cup
Walnuts    2 tbsp
Baking soda 3/4 tsp

White butter little
Gems few
Castor sugar 1/4 cup


 METHOD:
Soak the dates  in milk for half an hour.
Grind it,now add the sugar and oil,and just churn it once.
Take the flour ,soda and the powdered walnuts and mix it well
To this add the date mixture.
Transfer it in a glass bowl and microwave it for 7 to 8 minutes.
Healthy cake is ready.Just to add the attraction..added the cream
Take the no salted butter ,add castor sugar mix it well.
Now with a cone first cugcthe cake in tobpieces and add this on top and just press a Gem on it.

Monday, February 29, 2016

OATS AND CABBAGE PANIYARAM

This month I am paired with Prathima Shivraj..who gave two wonderful ingredients. Oats and cabbage..so I decided to try paniyaram for shhh secretly cooking challenge

Ingredients:
Dosa batter..1 cup
Oats.                1 cup
Cabbage (shredded) 1/2 cup
Oil.          As required
Mustard.   1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Cumin seeds. 1 tsp


Method:
Take a kadai and pour 1 tsp of oil add mustard,cumin and once it splutters add the cabbage saute it for two minutes
Now mi x all the ingredients and a pinch of soda optional and cook it in a paniyaram pan
Very healthy and tasty snack is ready.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GUAVA EGGLESS CAKE

This month I am paired with Amrita iyer who gave two lovely ingredients any seasonal fruit and honey.I just tried a cake ...
INGREDIENTS
Guava juice -1 1/2 cup
Maida.           -1 cup
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Soda.               -1 tsp
Sugar.             -1 cup add
Curd.               -2 tbsp
Oil.                   -3/4cup
Honey.            -2 tsp
Walnuts          -few



METHOD
Mix guava juice,sugar,oil, honey and curd well
Mix both the flour and soda well. To itadd the walnuts ..
Now mix both together and transfer it to a micro safe vessel and cook it for 8 minutes.
Healthy and tasty cake is ready..




Wednesday, November 11, 2015

EGGLESS APPLE COCONUT CAKE

My Partner for shhhhhcooking secretly challenge is Mayuri Patel. Who gave two simple ingredients ...apple and coconut.So just tried  a cake

INGREDIENTS
Apple chopped 1 cup
Maida.                1 cup
Wheat flour.       1 cup
Cinnamon powder1/2 tsp
Nutmeg powder 1/2 tsp
Dry coconut powder1/2 cuApple and 
Soda.                    1/2 tsp
Sugar.                  3/4 cup
Oil.                        1/4 cup
Curd.                     2 tbs
Water.                    3/4 to 1 cup




METHOD
Mix all till the sugar in a vessel.
Take the oil,sugar,curd in a vessel till the sugar dissolves and put 1 tsp of vanilla essence
Now mix both dry nd wet ingredients and add the water so that it is like idly batter
Bake it in a microwave convection mode for 40 minutes till the spoon comes dry when pricked.
Tasty Apple and coconut cake is ready to serve..

Saturday, November 7, 2015

MOHANDAL

Diwali begins with a sweet from my daughters blog
A very simple one where we need not worry about the end point.
http://archguru.blogspot.in/2015/09/mohanthal-gram-flour-fudge.html?m=1ttp://

INGREDIENTS
Besan  21/2 cups
Sugar.  11/4 cups 
Mawa.   1cup (unsweetened)
Ghee.     3/4 cup
Milk1/4 cup
Saffron little dissolved in 2 tsp of milk
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
Almonds powdered  for garnishinggarnishing  or pistachios.as I had only salted ones I substituted by almonds.pista gives a rich look.
http://archguru.blogspot.com

METHOD
If we don't have mawa
Ghee 3tsp
Milk 1/4 cup
Milk powder 2 cups
Taka a kadai add the ghee nd milk till it melts now add the milk powder,mawa is ready.
Now take the remaining ghee add the milk heat till it melts,then add the besan and mawa fry in a slow fire till nice aroma comes.
This step is very important as it takes 10 to 15 minutes
Cool it
Take a another heavy bottomed vessel add the sugar and pour 1/4 cup water. Add the saffron which is mixed with two tsp of milk and cardamom powder.Make a two string consistency quite a thick syrup.add the warm mixture and mix itwell.Pour it on a greased thali.Now sprinkle the nutsnuts.Let it cool.Cut into desired shape when it is warm.Store it in a tight container once it is cooled.Soft and tasty Mohandal is ready!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

RAGI PAKKOVADAM

Since Diwali is close by tried some murukku out of Ragi Flour

INGREDIENTS
Ragi flour.    2 cups
Rice flour.     1 cup
Besan.            1 cup
Ghee.               3 tbsp
Chilly powder 2 tbsp
Salt.                  as reqd
Asafoetida.      Little
Oil.                      For frying
Water to knead

METHOD
Mix all the ingredients and make a soft dough.Keep a kadai and pour some oil.Squeeze it through the press and fry it till the sound stops.Since the colour is dark brown we should not wait for the colour..Crispy snack is ready!!!!!