Saturday, 28 February 2015

Cream of Broccoli Soup

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This is simple and easy soup is on the table in less than half an hour, it has smooth texture and mild flavour.


Friday, 27 February 2015

Chicken Majboos

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Majboos is an Arabic dish which is similar to Indian chicken biryani with some difference. It’s easy to make compared to chicken biriyani.






Thursday, 26 February 2015

Rajma

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Red Kidney beans are known as Rajma in India and they form an important part of a vegetarian diet due to their excellent protein content. Health benefits of kidney beans are prevents diabetes, lowers cholesterol levels, prevents hypertension, helps lose weight and strengthens the immune system.

Rajma masala is one of the best Indian recipes in North Indian cuisine. Red kidney beans curry, prepared in a spiced onion tomato base.





Ingredients
  • Rajma 1/3 cup
  • Onion(medium) 2 nos(finely chopped)
  • Tomato Puree 1 cup
  • Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder 2 tsp
  • Chilli Powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Cumin / Jeera seeds 1 tsp
  • Salt as required

Method

Soak rajma (kidney beans) overnight.

Pressure cook rajma with a little salt and turmeric powder till soft (5 - 6 whistles).

Blend tomatoes and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a sauce pan and add jeera / cumin seeds, when they sizzle, add finely chopped onions. Saute onions till they turn golden brown.

Add ginger garlic-paste and saute for some time.

Add tomato puree, all the spice powder and cook till oil separates.

Now add the cooked rajma along with little water. Add salt needed, keep in low flame cook for a few minutes until everything combine well with the masala. Mash a few rajma with the back of the ladle for gravy to thicken.

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with plain rice or as a side dish for chapati.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Egg Salad

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Egg salad is part of a tradition of salads involving protein mixed with seasonings of herbs and spices.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Warm Cinnamon Apples

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This simple spiced apples recipe is great for breakfast, a warm and yummy side. 




Monday, 23 February 2015

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Vegetable Stew

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A simple vegetable stew cooked with the goodness and flavor of coconut milk.





Friday, 20 February 2015

Aval Upma (Rice Flakes)

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Aval upuma, a very quick, delicious breakfast or evening snack made in few minutes but fills your tummy to the full.




Thursday, 19 February 2015

Cauliflower Pulav

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Here is simple nutrient Cauliflower pulao recipe: Cauliflower is heart healthy vegetable. It contains zinc, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium and sodium. So let us try to include this vegetable in our diet.





Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Prawns Roast

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Prawns roast is a favorite and easy recipe, its a delicious Kerala style prawns roast with spices and flavours.


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Khaman Dhokla

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Khaman Dhokla is a food common in the Gujarat state of India made from gram flour. Generally eaten as a snack, it is mostly served with green chutney. 


Monday, 16 February 2015

Fruit and Sago Payasam

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A healthy and delicious fruit payasam. A delightful mix of fruits and sabutana cooked in milk and nuts.


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Chicken Chiratta Puttu

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Puttu is traditional and filling breakfast paired with kadala curry. In olden days puttu was made in pieces of bamboo shell or in coconut shell. Now we get steel chiratta puttu maker, its a close adaption of this traditional method, with which chiratta puttu can be made in just 2 minutes. Here i tried out innovative puttu recipe, chicken chiratta puttu. 



Saturday, 14 February 2015

Cranberry Pineapple Punch

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Happy Valentines Day 2015

A refreshing punch with cranberry and pineapple. So let us start the day with this punch. It's simple and easy to make.



Friday, 13 February 2015

Thai Mango Salad

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#2 Valentine's Special.

The traditional Thai mango salad is sweet and spicy, filled with finely chopped pork, dried shrimp, peanuts and chilies. Here i didn’t use pork and dried shrimp. I have mixed traditional with few creative ideas of my own. A special salad for Valentine's Day dinner.



Thursday, 12 February 2015

Hot Cranberry

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#1 Valentine's Special.

Easy to follow hot cranberry recipe for you all to plan the perfect Valentine’s celebration. Its delicious and nothing beats back a chilly day better than a steaming cup of this spiced drink.



Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Scotch Eggs

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The scotch egg needs no introduction. Generaly scotch egg prepare with sausage meat or any other meat but here i used potatoes instead of meat. Hope you all will like this.



Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Carrot Cake

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Carrot cake is a sweet and moist spice cake, full of crushed carrot and toasted walnuts and covered in cream cheese icing. 



Sunday, 8 February 2015

Rava Idly

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Rava idli (suji idli) is one of the simple recipe, no grinding and fermenting is required. It combines the goodness of many dal and vegetables. Its not just healthy and irresistible but also very easy to prepare too.



Saturday, 7 February 2015

Malawi-Shandy

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A drink from Southern Africa. The Malawi shandy is a refreshing non-alcoholic summers drink. I have tasted this during our Zambia visit and i liked it and tried at home. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Mango Rice

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Mango rice is a quick variety rice, especially with left over rice. You can say as its another version of lemon rice or a fusion rice with a combination of lemon and coconut rice.



Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Pepper Chicken with Almonds

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Exotic taste of Black pepper and Almond with chicken. Perfect for both bread and rice.



Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Monday, 2 February 2015

Layered Salad

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Layered salad in glass bowl, its a simple and beautiful salad for a family gathering. You can vary the ingredients according to your taste and what you have in your fridge, even the dressing, you can add cheese or fresh herbs. 




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