Mar 26, 2015

Masala Rice| Masala Bhath

Masala Rice or Masala Bhaat is very staple and simple recipe which even made with leftover rice also. For this recipe we have to cook the rice with tomatoes and onions in pan with spices. Masala rice is quick and simple recipe which fill the gap of lunch or dinner and served with curd and pickle.

This time I used Mubarak Basmati Rice is aged for a minimum 1.5 years which brings out the real characteristics of its grains. Every Mubarak Basmati Rice grain having an average length of about 7.00 mm, these grains, on cooking bring out a distinct aroma. They also become fluffy, thin, long and non-sticky. 

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Rice

3 Cup Leftover Rice or Boiled Rice
2 Medium Sized Onion, Chopped
2 Medium Sized Tomatoes, Chopped
2 Green chilies, Finely Chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger Paste
1/2 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
10  Curry Leaves
2 Tbsp. Oil
Pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to Taste
Red Chili Powder to Taste
1 Tbsp. Coriander Powder
1 Tsp. Turmeric pOwder
1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
Coriander Leaves, For Garnishing


Heat the in oil wok, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves till they splutter.
Add the asafoetida,green chilies, and ginger and saute for few seconds.
Add onions and saute till the onions get softened and become transparent.
Add the tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes become soft
Add all the spice powders with salt and saute for 2 minutes.
Add the cooked rice and stir well so that the masala coats the rice.
Add lemon juice and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
Remove from the flame and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve hot masala rice with raita and mango pickle.

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Sip Some Delightful Coffee in Delhi

These days’ coffee shops and bakeries inDelhi come with loads of varieties in coffees and bakery products, raising the coffee affluence in the Delhi and the fact that consumers now spend more money in coffee shops. Coffee shop is better place for every person who wants to spend time with colleagues, friends or business delegate.

Traditionally coffee shops and coffee restaurants just serves only hot prepared coffee and beverages, but now concept is completely changed. They start more innovative coffee based beverages with some bakery items which make us hungry anytime. Coffee house is a small restaurant focus on providing coffee, tea and other beverages with light snacks.

Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds found inside berries of the coffea plant. Coffee plants are cultivated in over 70 countries.

Established coffee shops such as café coffee day, barista, costa coffee, Starbucks and more have plans to starts more outlets over the country. Coffee service refers to the many and various styles in which coffee is made available to people, such as coffee restaurants in Delhi.
How much you are obsessed with coffee or tea, but how passionately you get best cup of coffee which makes us fresh and stress free. If you are the person who love coffee or bakery product then you can explore these cafes:

Rose Café, Saket
This café is situated in Saket, covered with flowers, shades of pink and tiny lights. The place serves Cafe, Italian, Lebanese, Continental and Mediterranean cuisines. The Rose Cafe has a serene, quiet and rosy and pink shaded ambiance with vast parking place in the compound. The place is a bit expensive and costs INR 1,200 for two people.
Starbucks, Connaught Place
Starbucks is an international brand known for standard quality of coffee and awesome ambiance. Personally I love café mocha and muffins, a great combination for me. Starbucks has a very courteous staff which will do their best. It’s not expensive place for coffee lovers.
Café Coffee Day
Out of all the coffee outlets in the city, I prefer Café Coffee Day because it’s a cheap place for youngsters. I tried cappuccino and frappe lots of time, both of them were great in taste. The service was also good and nice place for social meet ups.
Costa Coffee
Costa Coffee is a brand which comes with different taste of their coffees. Leaving aside coffee, lemonades are really refreshing and flavorful. The place is really good with service and ambiance. It’s not expensive place and more than 50+ outlets available in Delhi.

Whenever you wanna try to some delicious and aroma of freshly grounds coffee, then you will make sure about where to get the cup. To get the exact flavour of coffee as per your taste you can visit some local coffee shops, where you can get great option of coffees and bakeries in Delhi.

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Mar 24, 2015

Aloo Gajar Matar Ki Sabzi

Aloo Gajar Matar ki sabzi is easy and simple recipe which made with fresh peas, carrots and potatoes in tomatoes puree and served with raita and parathas. It’s very tempting option for lunchbox recipes. 

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 3
Category: Main Course

2 Medium Sized Potatoes, peeled and diced
2 Carrots, Peeled and Diced
1/3 Cup Peas
2 Medium Sized Tomatoes Puree
2 Green Chili, Chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger, Grated
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp. Red chili Powder
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
 1 Tsp. Raw Mango Powder
1/4 Tsp Garam Masala
2 Tbsp. Desi Ghee
Green Coriander Leaves, chopped for garnishing

Peel and Chop the potatoes and carrots and wash peas, carrots and potatoes, all together in large bowl.
Heat the ghee in wok or kadai and add cumin seeds and asafoetida. When they starts splutter, add ginger and green chilies, stir few seconds. Add tomato paste and stir 2 minutes.
In bowl, mix turmeric powder, red chili powder, amchoor and coriander powder with 2 tbsp water and prepare paste.
Add this paste in kadai and cook until to oil separates.  Add carrots, potatoes, peas, salt and 1/4 cup of water and mix well. Cover with lid and cook it for at least 20 minutes on medium flame.
Garnish with garam masala and fresh coriander, serve with Indian flatbread.

You can use vegetable oil or desi ghee whatever you prefer. Personally I prefer olive or canola oil in day to day cooking.
For tomato paste, just grind the tomatoes in blender or mixy until to smooth paste, you can add green chilies and ginger also while preparing tomato paste.

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Mar 22, 2015

Chana Dal Khichdi- Punjabi Style

Chana Dal Khichdi is a traditional punjabi cuisine which prepared with two main ingredients, Bengal gram and rice for special occasions like lohri, sankranti and more Indian festivals. It’s a quick and easy recipe which you can prepare anytime for lunch. For this recipe you have to soak the chana dal for 4-5 hours and rice for half an hour. It is healthy meal which you can serve with curd, pickles, even in lunchbox too. 

Preparation Time: More than 1 hour
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Rice

1 Cup Rice
1 Cup Chana dal/ Bengal Gram
Pinch of Asafoetida
salt to taste
Black pepper Powder to taste
2 Tbsp. Oil
2 Cup water

Soak the chana dal atleast for 2-3 hours and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
Heat the oil in pressure cooker. Add asafoetida, rice and chana dal. Stir it for few seconds.
Add water, salt and black pepper powder. cover with lid and cook for 1-2 whistles and immediately open the cover. Dal should be cooked and separate, not be mushy.
Serve hot chana dal khichdi with curd or raita.

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Mar 20, 2015

Desi Health Bites- Hyderabadi Vegetable Curry

Hyderabadi vegetable curry is really lip smacking recipe in taste, you can modify the combination of vegetable as per taste or liking. Addition of yogurt gives the creamy texture to this recipe and makes more tempting. In this recipe, you have to fried the each vegetable separately in rice bran oil and combined with boiled peas and potatoes and saute in seasoning. Its a great option for lunch box meal or travel food. You can serve this recipe with rice or roti.
FRBH contains more antioxidants than blended oils or pomace olive oil. They fight harmful free radicals, which cause heart disease and other chronic illnesses, keeping your heart healthy.

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Main course

2 Medium Sized Potatoes, Peeled and Diced
1 Cup Cauliflower, Florets
1 Cup Carrots, Peeled and Diced
1/2 Cup Aubergine, Round
1/2 Cup French Beans, Diagonal
1/3 Cup Green Peas
2 Medium Sized Onion, Sliced
1 Tsp. Ginger, Finely Chopped
2 Green Chilies, Finely Chopped
1/2 Cup Yogurt
1 Bay Leaf
3-4 Cloves
2 Green Cardamoms
1 Small Stick Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Salt to taste
Red Chili Powder to taste
1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
2 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
2 Tbsp. Fortune Rice Bran Oil
1/2 of Lemon Juice
Green Coriander Leaves, for garnishing

Heat the sufficient Rice bran oil in wok and fry the cauliflower florets, chopped carrots, chopped beans and sliced aubergine individually for few minutes and drain them on kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.
Meanwhile heat the water in a saucepan and let it come to boil. Add diced potatoes with salt and cook till to half done. Add green peas and cook till to completely cooked. strain the potatoes and peas in separate bowl and rinse under cold water to sustain natural color.
Heat the fortune rice bran oil in a pan and add bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves, cumin, cinnamon and after few seconds, add chopped green chilies, ginger and saute one minute.
Add sliced onions and saute till to slightly brown and add whipped yogurt and mix it.
Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala and cook well.
Add boiled and fried  vegetables and salt and mix well. Add lemon juice and cook on low flame for couple of minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with rice or flatbread.

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