Apr 30, 2012

Meethi Lassi/ Sweet Buttermilk Recipe



Lassi is one the major drink of Mathura or specially Haryana, Punjab and U.P area. Mathura is a religious city from the ancient time period. Lassi can be prepared in different ways like you can prepare salty or sweet or add any flavor you like. Meethi lassi is a sweet and chilled liquid recipe. It is prepared from the large quantity of curd and sugar. Dry fruits can also be added for the best taste. Generally it is taken in the summer seasons to beat the sunny heat. For good fragrance can add kewra, cardamom or rose essence.
Today I post very simple and authentic recipe of lassi which easily made by us at home.








Apr 29, 2012

Spaghetti with Bean Curry


 Today I post last recipe under blogging marathon 15 and still waiting for BM # 16…….Here is my post is “Spaghetti with Bean Curry”…… In this recipe,  I was serve boiled noodles with beans and capsicum curry or you can say just like rajma with little addition of paneer and capsicum for more taste…… it’s  good for kids and adults both for health as well as taste…. You can serve this as noodles or as soup……it’s a version of soupy noodles…..



Ingredients
1 cup Noodles (boiled)
1 cup boiled red kidney beans (rajma)
1 tbsp. chopped capsicum
1 onion (chopped)
1 tomato (chopped)
Few cubes of cottage cheese or tofu
1 green chilli (chopped)
1/4 tsp. oregano
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. coriander powder
1/2 tsp. red chillies powder
Olive oil

Direction
First we have to boil the noodles with salt and few drops of olive oil in boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Now drain the water and wash with cool water and toss with oil.
Now wash and soak the beans overnight in double water quantity and boil it with ½ tsp. salt.
Heat the olive oil into the pan and sauté onion and green chilli for 2 minutes, when it’s become transparent add capsicum. Again sauté for 5 minutes and when both become soft, add tomatoes and mix well. Add spices and oregano, mix it. Add beans with little water consistency. Here we use bean stock (water which we used in boiling beans). Now add paneer or tofu and noodles cook for 5 minutes….check the consistency and taste. It should be like little soupy. Serve this soupy taste…..spaghetti with bean curry.

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Apr 27, 2012

Twisted Pasta with Punjabi Tadka


Today I post twisted pasta with Punjabi flavour in blogging marathon event under Italian food in Indian style… for that recipe; I have to use proper Punjabi spicy tadka in Pasta….





Ingredients
For Pasta’s
 1 cup twisted pasta
 Few drops Olive oil
A pinch of Salt
For Tadka
 1 tbsp. Sweet corn (washed and boiled)
1 tbsp. Carrot (peeled and round chopped)
1 tbsp. Onion (long strips)
1 tbsp. Green capsicum (chopped in dice form)
2 tsp. Green chilli sauce
1 tbsp. Pasta topping
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. Coriander powder
1/4 tsp. Garam masala
1/4 tsp. Red chilli powder
2 Green chillies for garnishing
1 tbsp. Clarifying butter for shallow frying

Directions
Boil the pasta with salt, olive oil and water for 15 minutes on medium flame and then drain the excess water from the pasta. Now wash the pasta with cold water and toss with little veg oil or olive oil.
Now heat the pan on medium flame, add clarifying butter or ghee. Add cumin seeds when they start crackle add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add capsicum and carrots and sauté for 5-10 minutes when it’s become soft add spices (red chillies powder, coriander powder and salt) and sauces (pasta topping and green chilli sauce. Now sauté for 5-10 minutes again and add garam masala and corns.
Add cooked pasta into this tadka. Serve this twisted pasta with Punjabi spicy tadka and garnish with green chilli.

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Apr 26, 2012

Macaroni with White Sauce


Today I post Macaroni Pasta with White sauce under this recipe; I add onion, sweet corn, capsicum and so more ingredients. It’s not so much typical Italian White pasta but it’s little more tasty and creamy with Indian Flavour. 
Macaroni is a variety of moderately extended, dry pasta made with durum wheat, and is normally cut in short, hollow shapes; however, the term refers not to the shape of the pasta, but to the kind of dough from which the noodle is made. Although home machines exist that can make macaroni shapes, macaroni is usually made commercially by large-scale extrusion. The name derives from Italian "maccheroni", although today this name has fallen into disuse, in favor of more popular names "rigatoni" or "tortiglioni".




Ingredients
For pasta
1/2 cup macaroni
Olive oil
Salt
For white sauce
2 tsp. butter
1/2 cup cream
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp. grated cheese
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp. black pepper powder
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. oregano
For vegetable
1 tbsp. chopped onion
1 tbsp. chopped green capsicum
1 tbsp. boiled sweet corn

Method
Heat the water in the pan on high flame, when water starts boiling add pasta, oil and salt. Check pasta continuously. It’s become soft and tender within 15 minutes. Press and check the pasta’s softness means it’s become well-cooked not over-cook or under-cook. Drain the water from the pasta and wash it with cold water and toss with little olive oil.
Now heat the pan and add butter. Now add and sauté onion for 2 minutes. Add chopped capsicum and again sauté for 2 minutes until cook well. Now add cream and milk when cream start boiling, add salt and black pepper. Mix well.  Add macaroni and cheese mix well. Add lemon juice and garnish with oregano.

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Apr 25, 2012

Onion Cheese Grill Toast



Today I post onion cheese grill toast………under blogging marathon…….in this recipe we combine many ingredients of Italian and Indian Kitchen…… Oregano and cheese from Italian Cuisine and kasuri methi, red chilli powder from Indian cooking.
Now Indian tadka is…I do this with normal daily bread slice and cooking techniques is grill tawa instead of baking……..Hope my food lover like my cooking touch……please tell me your views through comments…….which gives me soo much motivation.




Ingredients
5-6 bread slices
1 onion (fine chopped)
2-3 cloves of garlic (grated)
2 tbsp. mozzarella cheese
1 green chilli (grated)
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. kasuri methi (crushed)
Salt to taste
1 tsp. red paprika or red chilli powder
2 tsp. butter
Vegetable oil for greasing

Directions
In a bowl, combine, butter, cheese, onion, garlic, paprika, salt, herbs, chilli together and mix well just like a paste or spread. Now take a bread slice and cut the edges of bread and spread the cheese paste on the bread one side. Heat the grill pan and grease with few drops of vegetable oil or olive oil and place the bread. Now cook bread from the both side until look golden and crisp from one side and from the topping side….cheese start melting.
Serve hot Onion Cheese Grill Toast with tomato dip.

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Apr 24, 2012

Bunch of Awards and Giveaway Part-3







May Lord bless you on this auspicious day of Akshaya Trithiya, and May it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success and happiness. Greetings on Akshaya Trithiya.
For more detail about this occasion “Akshaya Trithiya


Now come to Award
This post is especially for my lovely Co-blogger Divya who shared wonderful awards with me….I have to say thanks a ton to Divya from Divya’s Culinary Journey … for wonderful Sunshine award and The Versatile Blogger Award given to me.



Rules for both the awards are pretty much the same :--
1.                  Thank the person who nominated you for this Award and link them back
2.                  Then say some 5 random facts about you.
3.                  Spread the joy by nominating 10- 15 fellow bloggers, it is a way of appreciation.
4.                  Finally convey the bloggers about the nomination.

Please join me @ my blog Preeti's Kitchen Life, or join me @my Facebookpage……..I share these awards with my following fellow bloggers as under
Now 7 random information about myself:-
·                     I’m a big foodie and love to cook always new recipes and cuisines…except cooking I love dancing and all creative work like packaging, saree making, mehndi, rangoli etc.
·                     I love to make new friends always, its help me in increasing social relationships.
·                     I love shopping and watching movie and Cartoon channel….
·                     In my family, we are 3 members; me and my lovely parents....Happily live together.
·                     Now at the end but not least, I’m totally open minded, friendly and extrovert gal…….

Now come to my 1st Giveaway:-
Today I get my 1st Giveaway which given by Vaishali Sabnani to me for winning her surprise event. Thanks a ton to vaishali sabnani …………Here is my giveaway which I want to show all of you.


Keep cooking……J
With love
Your Preeti…
At the end once again a big thanks for sharing these lovely awards and giveaway with me…..

Spinach Corn Macaroni



Today I post Spinach Corn Macaroni; here I get the idea from Indian Recipe “paalak paneer” which is very famous in Indian Families. Hope my friends like this creation and also trying at home. For more yummy taste and looking good, I add sweet corn also.
In this recipe, I used basic method of making paalak-paneer which used at our home and add gram flour paste with curd and spices which we call aalan.

Macaroni is a variety of moderately extended, dry pasta made with durum wheat, and is normally cut in short, hollow shapes; however, the term refers not to the shape of the pasta, but to the kind of dough from which the noodle is made. Although home machines exist that can make macaroni shapes, macaroni is usually made commercially by large-scale extrusion.



Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Snacks

Ingredients
1 Cup Spinach (paalak)
1/2 Cup Del Monte Sweet corn
1/2 Cup Del Monte Macaroni (pasta, olive oil, salt)
1/2 Cup Onion-Tomato Paste
1 Tbsp. Fresh Cream
2 Tsp. Clarified Butter
1 Tsp. Gram Flour
2 Tsp. Curd
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp. Coriander Powder
A pinch of Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp. Red chilli Powder
A Pinch of Garam Masala

Instructions:
For Macaroni
Heat the water in the pan on high flame, when water starts boiling add Del Monte macaroni, oil and salt. Check pasta continuously. It’s become soft and tender within 10 minutes. Press and check the pasta’s softness means it’s become well-cooked not over-cook or under-cook. Drain the water from the pasta and wash it with cold water and toss with little olive oil.

For Spinach Puree
Take a fresh and clean spinach leaves and blanched it for 10 minutes with water and now removes from the flame and drain the excess water. Now blend the spinach for making fine puree.

 For Gram Flour and Curd Paste (Aalan)
In a bowl, combine curd and gram flour and all spices except garam masala. Mix well like a smooth paste.

For Spinach Gravy
Heat the Non-stick pan onto medium flame, add clarify butter and onion- tomato paste. Sauté for 5 minutes and add spinach puree. Now add gram flour and curd paste and sauté for 5-10 minutes. Now add 1 tbsp. cream into spinach gravy and add boiled sweet corn, garam masala and macaroni.
Serve hot and tasty spinach corn macaroni with butter.

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Apr 23, 2012

Penne Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine. Today I post pasta recipe under Blogging Marathon….Italian Cuisine with Indian twist theme. So here I came with “Penne pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce”……in which we used al dente penne pasta means fully cooked neither over or nor under-cook with water and salt. For Spicy Tomato sauce which I prepared with Indian spices and very simple cooking technique at home.
Pasta is generally a simple dish, but comes in large varieties because it is a versatile food item. Some pasta dishes are served as a first course in Italy because the portion sizes are small and simple. The servings are usually accompanied by a side of meat. Pasta is also prepared in light lunches, such as salads or large portion sizes for dinner. It can be prepared by hand or food processor and served hot or cold. Pasta sauces vary in taste, color and texture. When choosing which type of pasta and sauce to serve together, there is a general rule that must be observed.
  



Ingredients
For Pasta
Penne pasta
Few drops of Olive oil
A pinch of Salt
Water (double of pasta)
For Spicy Tomato Sauce
1 Onion (roughly chopped)
1 tsp. Olive oil
2 Tomato (roughly chopped)
1 tsp. Green chilli sauce
2 tsp. Tomato sauce
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp. Black pepper
1/4 tsp. Red chilli powder
Other ingredients
Basil leaves (Indian Basils)
Grated cheese

Direction
  • How to boil Penne Pasta
Heat the water in the pan on high flame, when water starts boiling add pasta, oil and salt. Check pasta continuously. It’s become soft and tender within 15 minutes. Press and check the pasta’s softness means it’s become well-cooked not over-cook or under-cook. Drain the water from the pasta and wash it with cold water and toss with little olive oil.
  • How to prepare Spicy Tomato Sauce
Heat the pan on medium flame with few drops of olive oil and sauté onion for 2 minutes, when onion look little transparent pinkish color add roughly chopped tomatoes and sauté until cook completely and look like sauce add green chilli sauce and tomato sauce and all spices. Mix well and sauté for 2 minutes. Remove pan from the fire and keep aside to cool.
  • How to present Penne Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce
There are so many way to present one dish, today I post  2 way to serve one dish. First one,
Now place the few portion of cooked pasta into serving bowl or plate. On the top of pasta, place the spicy tomato sauce in centre. Now on the top sprinkle cheese and garnish with basil leaves. 
Second one is, Combine together cooked pasta with Spicy Tomato sauce and garnish with cheese and basil leaves.


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Apr 22, 2012

Orange Yogurt Pop

Today I post “Orange Yogurt Pop” for Blogging Marathon #15 Under Kid’s delight – fruit theme. Hope all kids and mommas definitely like this yummy, quick, simple and creamy texture freezer pop.





Ingredients
2 cup fresh Orange juice
1 cup Yogurt (you can use flavor yogurt also)
2 tbsp. powdered sugar

Method
In a bowl, combine all ingredients together and whisk well.
Now place the material into kulfi moulds or ice-cream mould and place in the freezer for 6-8 hours to set. Now for unmoulding, you have to dip the mould into water for few seconds.
Serve chilled orange yogurt pop to your little champ…hope kids love this…..Enjoy.

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Apr 21, 2012

Almond Apple Shrikhand


Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made with hung curd and sugar. It is one of the main desserts in Gujarati cuisine and Maharastrian cuisine. It is also served with Gujarati thali sometimes as a sweet dish. Preparation of this dish is very simple but it takes some time to process yogurt properly.
Today I post simple and traditional recipe of Gujarat dessert with little fusion with apple and almonds. Hope all my food lovers like this version.





Ingredients
1 apple (fine chopped)
1 ½ tbsp. powdered sugar
150 gm. hung curd (yogurt)
1/3 tsp. cinnamon powder
1 tbsp. crushed almonds
Method
Cut the apple into fine dice form and for hung curd, knot the curd into clothe for 3-4 hours.
Now add hung curd, cinnamon powder, sugar, almonds and mix well. Add diced apple into mixture and put this shrikhand into glasses or serving bowl and place the shrikhand glass into the fridge to get chilled.
At the time of serving add chopped apple into glass in bottom then add 1 tbsp. shrikhand and sprinkle cinnamon powder on the top of the glass.
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