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.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cup curd
1/2 cup sugar
(according to taste)
1/4 cup water
Few drops of rose
syrup or rose essence
Ice cubes
For garnishing
Ice cubes
Chopped pistachio
Method
In a blender add
sugar, curd and water, rose syrup or rose essence and ice cubes. Blend it
well.
Now pour it in glass
and garnish with few ice cubes and chopped pistachios. Serve chilled.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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