Jan 31, 2012

Cornmeal Cake/ Cornmeal Dhokla


Ingredients
1½ cup Cornmeal flour (makki ka aata)
1 tbsp. semolina (suji)
1¼ cup water
1 tbsp. oil
2 tsp. lemon juice
1¼ tsp. fruit salt (Eno)
¼ tsp. meetha soda
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. chopped green coriander
2 tbsp. sweet corn

Method
Mix all ingredients in same bowl except Eno. Beat till smooth. Add water more if necessary for till smooth paste. Add the fruit salt, stir gently and pour immediately into greased tin and place in the steamer or pressure cooker, and close tight steamer for 15-20 minutes. Remove the tin from the steamer and keep aside till cool. Garnish with green coriander and sweet corn.

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Orange Twister

Mocktails are mock cocktails, or those that do not contain any alcohol. Any drink recipe can be modified by simply leaving the alcohol out, however these recipes are some of the more common mocktails. These non-alcoholic drinks are great for serving the entire family and a nice alternative for party guests who prefer not to drink alcohol. Under mocktail, we merge 2-3 flavour together and serve in one glass. One of mocktail, I was prepared on occasion of my blog 1st Month Anniversary.







Ingredients
1 glass orange juice
1 glass soda or 7up cold drink
2 tsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. black salt
A pinch of chaat masala
Ice cubes
Shaker

Method
In a shaker add all ingredients except ice cube and soda and mix well. Now add ice cubes and soda and again shake it. Serve in mocktail or martini glass. For garnish add or use lemon wedges.

Tips: Never fill full glass, just fill 1/2 half glass with drink.

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Jan 30, 2012

Chana Dal Chutney

Red gram Chutney, It is specially made for to serve with Masala dosas. You will have to try it. If you want the chutney color bright yellow or orange, use only red chillies with some paprika. I used dried red chillies, few dry curry leaves and mustard seeds in tempering.  Adjust the salt, chillies and tamarind according to your taste.



Ingredients
  • ½ cup chana dal (red gram) soaked in water for 3-4 hours
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 2-3 dry whole red chilies
  • ½ tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. red chilies powder
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Grind soaked chana dal into mixer and make fine smooth paste.
  • Now add salt into and place into bowl from grinder.
  • Heat the pan into med. Flame, add ghee, red chilies, curry leaves, mustard seeds and turmeric powder in to ghee and prepare tadka for chutney.
  • Add tadka into smooth paste of chana dal.
  • Add lemon juice also. Serve this chutney with pancakes (dosa, chilla, chapaati etc).

Orange Sooji Halwa| Orange Recipes| Indian Halwa Recipes



Sooji or suji ka halwa is prepared with suji, ghee and sugar but I was adding orange juice and gram flour in it which enhance the taste more.  Here in suji ka halwa, I have used orange juice for interesting and different taste and used gram flour for crispiness. This is very delicious and easy dessert in North India. If you are sweet conscious, it’s a prefect taste for you which gives tangy and sweet both punch to tastebuds.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Mintues
Servings: 4
Category: Indian Mithai

Ingredients
1 Cup Semolina/ sooji
1 Cup Clarifying Butter/ Desi Ghee, Melted
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup warm Water
2 Cup Orange Juice
1 Tbsp. Gram Flour/ Besan
Few Raisins and Almonds, for garnish

Instructions:
Add melted ghee in heavy botttam pan, add sooji and besan in to ghee. Keep stirring it on medium heat.
When the color changes and ghee come up add warm water and orange juice by constantly stirring.
Now add sugar in to semolina. Leave it on high flame the ghee will come up leaving its sides.
Take off the flame. Garnish with almonds and raisins. Serve hot Orange Sooji Halwa.

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Jan 29, 2012

FIRST MONTH ANNIVERSARY







DEAR FRIENDS

Today marks 1 month since I have started “Preeti’s kitchen life! YAY! How exciting! I have really enjoyed every minute of it!

In Dec. 27, 2011 when I created this blog, I didn’t know much about blogging. Because of this I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to sustain in the blogging. Still I decide to go for it because there was no loss in indulging in this experience even if it fails. So I create my account on blogspot.com.

After creating a blog, it took me two days to understand different features and widget in blog. But I was clear with my blog topic that is all about cooking because my family and friends always like whatever I cook, they are encourage me a lot for start posting my recipe in BlogSpot. My first post “why I create this” was publishes on 28 Dec.2011, that is exactly one month ago. After that my first recipe (officially) was published in “Preeti’s kitchen life” on 29 Dec. 2011 as “APPLE KHEER”. I was chosen this recipe because we all know “Hara kam ki shuruwat meethe se ki jati hai”. Since this was my first post I was over excited about it. Now after a one month, I was post more than 40+ recipes in blog and more than 20+ friends in my blog which is a great achievement for me with in one month.

When I start blogging, few bloggers who are new for me but still they are very sweet by nature and helps me a lot, always appreciating me, so I want to say thanks to all (Aarthi, Srivalli, Ramya, Umm mymoonah and so more).

That’s it for now. Thank you all for your love and support, will try to do much better in my blog. Your comments are welcome about your experience with this blog.

To celebrate my first month anniversary, I ‘m doing a double post- let’s start with first recipe for BM#12 series PANEER KULCHA.
And second is combo meal of celebration on the  occasion of 1st month of blog anniversary.

Stuffed Paneer Kulcha's

Today I post Stuff Paneer Kulcha under street food category. Kulcha is an All Purpose Flour Bread. It is normally eaten raw with Chole. The other format is to make a sandwich stuffing it with Paneer and it is quite popular with teenagers in North India. Here I explain a simple and easy way to make it at home.
It can be eaten in evening or morning snacks with green chutney or tomato ketchup. 




Ingredients
  • 4 kulchas (readymade)
  • Pure desi ghee for shallow fry
  • Green chutney
  • Tomato ketchup
For stuffing
  • 2 cup crumbles cottage cheese (paneer)
  • 2 medium size onions (chopped)
  • 2 medium size tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 green chilies (fine chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh green coriander (chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp. red chilies powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. amchoor powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. pure desi ghee
Method

For stuffing
  • Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame, till hot. Add the cumin seeds and fry till splutter.
  • Add the onions and fry till soft. Now add the green chilies and tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add all the powdered spices and mix well. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add paneer. Mix well and cook for 2 more minutes. Turn off fire. Garnish with the chopped fresh coriander.
For stuff kulcha
  • Heat the tawa on medium flame and grease with little ghee.
  • Roast it till both the surface turns brown in color.
  • Now spread stuffing over the kulcha and cover with another one.
  • Now again roast it for 2 minutes on tawa (add little ghee more ) for more crispy and tasty.
  • Prepare all the kulchas in the same manner.
  • Serve hot kulchas with chutney or chole.




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Jan 28, 2012

Instant Paneer Chilla

Today I post under street food category for blogging marathon in paneer theme. Instant paneer chilla, it’s an instant and quick recipe in which batter prepared with rice and gram flour and stuffing makes with paneer, onion, tomatoes. Its crispy and soo tasty.



Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp. meetha soda or soda bi carbonate
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 medium sized tomato
  • 1 green chilies
  • Chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. carom seeds
  • 1 tsp. red chilies powder
  • 1/4 tsp. chaat masala
  • Pure desi ghee


Method

For stuffing
  • In a bowl, add crumbled cottage cheese, fine chopped onion, fine chopped tomato,  chopped green chillies, chopped fresh coriander, salt, red chilies powder and mix well.
For batter
  • In a bowl, add rice flour, gram flour, salt, red chilies powder, carom seeds, meetha soda.
  • Now add milk slowly for making smooth batter if batter still thick, add little water so that there should be no lumps in it.
  • Add water till it comes to a dropping consistency or just like dosa batter. Now keep it aside.
  • Heat the non-stick- tawa, then turn the heat on medium. Put little ghee on tawa & spread 1 tbsp. of batter evenly on it.
  • Put some more oil on the top & turn it upside down, so that it should cook inside also.
  • Let it be golden and crispy from both sides. Now add 1 tbsp. stuffing on the chilla and fold it.
  • Repeat the same with rest of the batter.
  • Serve hot with green chutney.


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Jan 27, 2012

Masala Cheese Toast

Today I post under snacks course. It’s tempting as well as crispier toast cum sandwich, easy to cook and everyone like it. In an appeal, its looks like a pizza.

In this, i was used two type of cheese; one is our Indian traditional cheese (paneer) and second is processed cheese, which mixes with capsicum and salt, pepper well.

Spread over bread and cook on the tawa. This is a perfect meal for breakfast or evening snacks. Enjoy



Ingredients
  • 4 bread slices
  • 1 tbsp. Red tomatoes chopped in thin strips
  • Amul butter

For stuffing
  • 2 tbsp. green capsicum (fine chopped)
  • 1/2 cup crumbles cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Amul processed cheese
  • 1tbsp. onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh green coriander
  • 1 chopped green chilies
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper powder

Method
  • Mix well all ingredients of stuffing in a bowl.
  • Spread this mixture over the bread slices.
  • Place tomatoes strips over the filling.
  • Heat the non-stick tawa and grease the butter.
  • Place the bread on the non-stick tawa and cook till golden brown and crispy. Sprinkle chat masala over the bread.
  • Serve hot with sauce and drink. 
Tips

  • You can use brown bread also instead of white bread.
  • You can cook in oven or grill pan also instead of non-stick tawa.



Jan 26, 2012

Republic Day 2012







HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY TO ALL


Republic Day is a national holiday that is celebrated every year with big enthusiasm. The Constitution of India was enforced on 26th January, 1950 marking a historical moment in the Indian history. Hence, this day is honoured with great joy, pride across the country as India was also declared a sovereign, democratic and republic state on this very day. The day calls in for grand celebrations, which are evident from the massive parades, cultural programs, recitation of patriotic poems and singing and playing of patriotic songs throughout. Though every Indian state holds its celebrations, but the capital of city of New Delhi witnesses a grand parade at India Gate, near the President's Palace.
A small message on the special Republic Day to my all lovely friends….
One Nation, One Vision, and One Identity
"No Nation is perfect, it needs to be made perfect."
Meri Pehchaan Mera India 
Happy Republic Day!





Hello Foodie

On the very special occasion i was prepared some main course and dessert on the theme of Indian flag (Tiranga form). Under this, I was prepared tiranga puri's, tiranga rice and dessert. For accomplishment also make green chutney, white curd and orange aloo bhaji. Hope all of u like this!




Tiranga Rice

Republic Day is a national holiday that is celebrated every year with big enthusiasm. The Constitution of India was enforced on 26th January, 1950 marking a historical moment in the Indian history. Hence, this day is honoured with great joy, pride across the country as India was also declared a sovereign, democratic and republic state on this very day.

On the very special occasion i was prepared some main course and dessert on the theme of Indian flag (Tiranga form). Under this, i was prepared tiranga puri's, tiranga rice and dessert.





Ingredients
  • 3 cup steam rice
  • 1 ½ tbsp. onion chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin seed
  • Salt to taste
  • Orange food color
  • Spinach purees (blanch and grind in mixer)
  • 3 tsp. clarify butter (ghee)
  • Chopped green coriander

Method
  • For orange rice
Add 1 tsp. ghee in pan, and add cumin seed when they start crackle.
Add ½ tbsp. onion and add (mix 1 pinch color in 2 tbsp. water) color and rice. Mix well
  • For white rice
Add 1 tsp. ghee in pan, and add cumin seed when they start crackle.
Add ½ tbsp. onion and add rice. Mix well.
  • For green rice
Add 1 tsp. ghee in pan, and add cumin seed when they start crackle.
Add ½ tbsp. onion. Add spinach puree, chopped coriander and rice. Mix well
Now serve hot rice in position of Indian flag in plate with curd or green chutney.








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Tiranga Puri's

Republic Day is a national holiday that is celebrated every year with big enthusiasm. The Constitution of India was enforced on 26th January, 1950 marking a historical moment in the Indian history. Hence, this day is honoured with great joy, pride across the country as India was also declared a sovereign, democratic and republic state on this very day.

On the very special occasion i was prepared some main course and dessert on the theme of Indian flag (Tiranga form). Under this, i was prepared tiranga puri's, tiranga rice and dessert.



Ingredients

  • 6 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. ghee
  • Water for soft dough
  • 1 pinch of orange food color 
  • 1 tbsp. spinach purees (blanch and grind in mixer)

Method

For red color dough
  • Add 2 cup flour, ¼ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ghee, and orange color water.
  • Make dough for puri’s
For plain dough
  • Add 2 cup flour, ¼ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ghee, and enough water for dough.
For green color dough
  • Add 2 cup flour, ¼ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ghee, and spinach puree and make dough for puri’s.
  • Now keep aside this three color dough for 15 min.
  • Heat the oil in deep and thick bottom pan.
  • Roll out the one portion of the dough, by using rolling pin and deep fry in oil.
  • Same do as with red, plain, green dough.
  • Serve this colourful puri’s with aloo bhaji and green chutney
  • For this aloo ki sabzi and green chutney check this.

Orange  food color

three color dough




Three color puri's with aloo ki sabzi, curd, green chutney

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