Feb 24, 2015

Aloo Methi Ki Sabzi


Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Main Course
Cuisine: North Indian Cuisine

Ingredients:
3 Large Sized Potatoes, peeled and diced
250gms Fenugreek Leaves, chopped
2 Large Tomatoes, Pureed
2 Green Chilies, chopped
1 Tsp. Cumin seeds
2 Tbsp. Oil
Salt to taste
Red chili powder to taste
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1 Tsp. Turmeric Pwder
1/4 Tsp. Garam masala
Fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Instructions:
Clean and chop the fenugreek leaves and wash it properly to remove all muds and dust.
Heat the oil in pressure cooker and add cumin seeds. When they start crackle, add green chilies and tomatoes and sauté till to oil separates.
Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and fenugreek leaves and mix well. Add chopped potatoes, salt and ¼ cup water and mix well. Cover with lid and cook the dish till to 4-5 whistles.
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot aloo methi with chapatti.

Notes: You can cook this recipe in heavy bottom pan, for this you have to par boiled the potatoes cubes and cook the fenugreek with tomatoes until soft and reduce the bitterness.

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Feb 22, 2015

Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice-cream- SFC Feb’15





This time Sweet Fantasy Club choose Apple Crumble recipe for Feb Series under International dessert category. Apple Crumble is a simple and crisp British Pudding and good option in dessert. The topping is made of butter, flour, sugar, oats rolled together so that it looks like breadcrumbs. Care must be taken to balance the correct amount of crumble with the fruit, or else the filling may seep through and spoil this crust. Traditionally crumble is served with custard but today preferred with ice-creams. Apple crisp or apple crumble is dessert made with baked apples and topped with crisp crust. Different kind of fruits can be used instead of apples, such as peaches, berries, pears and more. I love the crispiness of this recipe and softness of apples which comes out so well. In this recipe, I used Quaker Oats which are so nutrients and healthy ingredients in our balance diet. 


Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: 3
Category: Dessert

Ingredients:
2 Medium Sized Red Apple Slices, Thinly
1 1/2 Tbsp. Cornflour
2 Tbsp. Sugar
For Crumble
1/3 Cup All Purpose flour
1/4 Cup Quaker Oats
3 Tbsp. Sugar
1/3 Cup Unsalted Butter, I used white Butter
Pinch of Salt
1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
Few Almonds and Cashewnuts

Instructions:


Preheat the oven at 180.C on baking mode for 15 minutes. In separate bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder and salt. Add chilled butter cubes and rub it with fingertips to get crumble form.
Add sugar, oats and nuts and mix it. Keep this crumble mixture into frige till to use.


Grease the baking pan or glassware with butter. Arrange the apple slices and sprinkle cornflour and sugar, toss it.


Spread the crumble on the top of apple slices and add little butter cubes to get crisp and golden crumble. Bake the apple crumble in oven at 180.C for 45 minutes. 



Keep the bowl on wire rack to cool at room temperature and serve with vanilla ice-cream.

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Feb 21, 2015

Balushahi- SFC Feb’15

Balushahi is a traditional mithai which very popular in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is similar to a glazed doughnut in term of ingredients but difference in texture and taste. In South India, is known as Badushah. 


Balushahis are deep fried pasty made of maida flour, curd and butter and dipped in sugar syrup. This month Sweet Fantasy Club choose Balushahi for SFC Feb’15 under Indian Mithai category.  It’s a perfect dessert or mithai for Indian festivals like Holi, Diwali and more.




Preparation Time: 25 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 10 Pieces
Category: Indian Sweets

Ingredients:
For Balushahi
250gm Maida/ APF
1/4 Tsp. Baking Powder
Pinch of Baking Soda
50gm Desi Ghee
100gm Curd
Oil or Ghee for deep frying

For Sugar Syrup
2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
1 Tsp. Cardamom Powder
Chopped Pistachios for garnishing

Instructions:
Sieve the maida, baking powder and baking soda together. Add ghee and mix it with hands to form a crumble mixture. Add curd and mix it gently and keep aside for 20 minutes and cover it with dump clothe (don’t knead it more or overwork with dough). Divide the dough into equal portions and give the round flatten shaped disc and make a depression with your thumb in the middle.

Heat the sufficient oil in wok and when oil is hot enough, add the discs in oil and fry them on low flame. After few minutes thy will rise up. Fry them till to golden on both sides. Drain them on separate plate.

Meanwhile mix the sugar, water and cardamom together in sauce pan to prepare sugar syrup. Once the sugar syrup reaches one string consistency, switch off the flame. Dissolve the balushahi into sugar syrup atleast for 10 minutes. Gently remove them and garnish with chopped pistachios.


Notes: The dough discs will have cracks on edges; it helps the sugar syrup to soak into them.

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Feb 20, 2015

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Feb 16, 2015

Aloo Matar Ki Sabzi




Aloo matar ki sabzi is simple and Punjabi cuisine which cooked with potatoes and peas in tomato puree. I love this simple and home style recipe which normally served with puris, chapatti, paranthas and raita is perfect combo.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Main Course

Ingredients
3 Medium Sized Potatoes, Peeled and Diced
1 Cup Green Peas
3 Medium Sized Tomatoes
2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
1/2 Inch Ginger, finely chopped
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
3 Tbsp. Desi Ghee
Green Coriander Leaves, Finely Chopped

Instructions:
Peel and Chop the potatoes in cubed sized and wash the potatoes and peas together.
Heat the ghee in pressure cooker and add cumin seeds.  When they starts splutter, add ginger and green chilies, stir few seconds. Add tomato paste and stir 2 minutes.
Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder and cook until to oil separates. 
Add peas, potatoes, salt and 1 cup of water and mix well. Cover with lid and cook it till to two-three whistles. Garnish with garam masala and fresh coriander, serve with Indian flatbread.

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Feb 14, 2015

Eggless Date Cake (No Egg and No Butter)




This time I made eggless butterless date cake which comes out so soft and moist… my hubby and friends loves it. This cake is really motivating me a lot to try my hands in baking. As I’m not perfect in baking so always try to do and get some positive results. This recipe is perfect for valentine day and hope you will also enjoy this cake with your love ones. Will sure share more recipes of cakes and bakes and waiting for your comments and experience every time.
For this recipe you have to prepare a fine consistency of puree with milk and dates to get flavour of dates in cake, you can reduce the quantity of sugar as per  taste or use jaggery or brown sugar instead of white sugar.

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Cakes

Ingredients:
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Milk
15 Dates, chopped
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsp. Almonds, chopped




Instructions:
Soak the chopped dates in milk and keep aside for 15 minutes and prepare puree in mixer.
Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda together twice in separate bowl and keep aside.
Combine sugar, oil and puree together in separate bowl and mix well till to dissolve completely.
Add flour in small portions and fold it gently by using spatula. Add chopped almonds and mix it.
Preheat the oven at 180.c for 10 minutes meanwhile grease the baking tin with little oil and sprinkle flour all over the tin. Tap the tin on shelf and remove extra flour.
Pour the batter in greasing tin and bake it for 30-35 minutes at 180.C
Check the cake after 30 minutes if knife comes out clean means cake is ready or bake it more 5-10 minutes till to knife comes clean.
Now cake is ready and keeps it on wire rack to cool at room temperature. Cut into pieces and serve it.

Notes: Tap the baking tin after pouring batter to get evenly cake and remove bubbles.
You can add unsalted butter instead of oil, jaggery or brown sugar instead of sugar, walnuts or cashew nuts instead of almonds.

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Feb 11, 2015

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Steam It with Raava Kozhukkatti




Steaming is one of the simplest and healthiest cooking techniques. The advantage of steaming is that the food retains its natural smell, taste, form, juices, color and also retain most of it’s micro nutrients, vitamins, proteins and fibre. Steaming is a healthier option as it requires less cooking oil, in result good in weight control and prevent from diseases.



Steam it is an engineered revolutionary product with features for safe & hygienic cooking. It has two steam vents on the cover which uplift the steam away from the handle for safety. The lid is dome shaped to drain the water to its side so food does not become soggy. For more detail you can visit http://tupperwareindia.com/

Now time to steam it something with the help of my new Tupperware's Steam It….


Kozhukkattai or kozhukatta is a popular south Indian sweet or savory dumpling which generally made from rice flour with filling of coconut and jaggery. But this time I made kozhukkattai with semolina as savory dumpling and then steam it in Tupperware steamer. For this recipe, you can use leftover upma too. I made this upma kozhukkattai or semolina kozhukkattai with semolina, carrots and onion. You can add an vegetables which are easily available in your kitchen or market makes this dish more colorful and enhance the taste. You can serve dumplings with coconut chutney or green chutney which you prefer.


Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes
Servings: 12 Pieces
Category: South Indian Cuisine

Ingredients:
1 Cup Rava/ Semolina
1/4 Cup Carrot, finely chopped
1 Small Sized Onion, finely chopped
1 Green Chili, finely chopped
1 Cup Water
Salt to taste

For Tempering
1 Tbsp. Oil
5-6 Curry Leaves
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp. Urad Dal
Pinch of Asafoetida

Instructions:


Heat the oil in pan, add tempering ingredients. When they start splutter, add chopped onion and chilies and sauté two minutes. Add chopped carrots and stir till to cook.


Add rava, salt and stir one minute. Add hot water in pan and stir it continuously till to water evaporate. Remove the mixture into separate plate or bowl to cool at room temperature.



Grease your palm with oil and give the desire shape: round ball or muthiya. Now keep this round ball or muthiyas in steamer and steam it for 10 minutes.

Notes: You can add any color of vegetables like capsicum, corn, carrots, beans or more. You can add fresh grated coconut in this mixture for more flavouring.

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Feb 10, 2015

Oreo Fritters| Oreo Fried





Today I made Pancakes for my hubby but I have leftover batter in large quantity. To use this leftover pancake mix, I just tried Oreo fritters or you can say Fried Oreo. For this recipe, you have to just roll the Oreo cookies in pancake batter and deep fry them till to golden and serve with chocolate sauce. If you have not Oreo cookies then replace with any other chocolate sandwich cookies. It’s really awesome in taste and so easy to cook. For pancake batter, you can go with instant pancake mix from market.



Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Snacks
Theme: Fusion

Ingredients:
Oreo Cookies
2 Cup Pancake Mix
Oil for Deep Frying
Icing Sugar for Dusting
Chocolate Sauce as Dip

Instructions:
Mix the pancake batter according to package instructions and you can prepare homemade pancake batter. For this check pancake batter recipe. 


Heat the sufficient oil in wok and when oil is hot enough, dip the Oreos one by one in pancake batter and then fried them till to cook. 
Drain on kitchen towels and garnish with icing sugar. Serve hot with chocolate sauce.

Notes: you can use instant chocolate pancake batter for this recipe or regular pancake mix.

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Feb 5, 2015

South Indian Restaurants for Gourmands In Delhi

Indian Cuisine is a combination of huge variety of its regional cuisines. The Indian dishes are always heavily influenced by religious and cultural values. Generally, South Indian cuisine brings to mind idlis, dosas, vadas and sambhar. Besides these, South Indian food is very popular for its tasty and aromatic flavors. In South Indian food, huge varieties are available for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food lovers. Traditionally, South Indian cuisine cannot be completed without staple ingredients like coconuts, plantain, jaggery and more. Finally tempering with mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies, urad dal and oil. South Indian Cuisine includes the cuisines from five southern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

Delhi is a heaven for food lovers where you can explore authentic South Indian Cuisine. However, whenever gourmands want to taste authentic and popular South Indian dishes, they should choose the correct South Indian restaurants in Delhi.

These days, you are lucky enough to find a lot of options when it comes to South Indian food in Delhi restaurants. Being a foodie, you need to keep on exploring.  

Now take a look at the best south Indian Cuisine restaurants in New Delhi:

Sagar Ratna Restaurants (Connaught Place)
You can find Sagar Ratna at 15+ locations in Delhi/NCR region. Through this you can easily assume how much popular this restaurant is in Delhi. It also gives value for money. You can try dosa, uttapam or any other South Indian dish but I recommend south Indian Thali and filter coffee at the end.
Sarvana Bhavan (Connaught Place)
Savana Bhavan is a very popular and reliable place to have staple South Indian cuisine. I highly recommend appam and mini idlis which are fantastic in taste. It has a nice atmosphere and gives you great value for money.
Anna South Indian Restaurants (Rohini, Delhi)
If you want to enjoy the aroma of dosa, uttapam or any other South Indian dish, Anna South Indian restaurant is a suitable place for your small pocket. It's an economical eating joint, which serves food with proper hygiene in mind and provides home delivery facility also.

Now great options are available on E-world through which you can get highly recommended and prestigious South Indian restaurants in New Delhi. For this you have to just visit the application on mobile or laptops and click on a few options and enjoy original flavors and taste of South Indian food. Recently I got an app i.e. AskMe where you can give the pause button to your searches and get better options for South Indian foodies. It’s a powerful app on E-world and personally, I recommend to all. 


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