Friday, 28 April 2017

TOMATO CHUTNEY

A simple recipe of condiment/ chutney, I made it today. It goes well with poori and also as side dish with steaming rice.
TOMATO CHUTNEY

WHAT YOU NEED:

Tomatoes - 3, chopped

Onion - 1, chopped

Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp

Tamarind piece - a small piece

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Asafoetida / Hing - a small piece

Dry red chilly - 2 or to taste

Sugar - 1 tsp

Salt - to taste

FOR SEASONING:

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 spring

Oil - 2 tsp
POORI WITH TOMATO CHUTNEY

HOW TO MAKE:

Heat a small pan with a tsp oil. Roast red chilli, remove.

Then roast coriander seeds, remove.

Roast Hing . Remove from the pan.

Now add a tsp oil in the pan, add chopped onion and fry till just change the color. Remove from the pan.

Add chopped tomatoes and fry till its raw smell disappears and becomes soft. Add turmeric powder to it , stir well, then remove.

When cool grind roasted ingredients along with tamarind and salt.
Transfer it to a bowl.

Heat 2 tsp oil in a small pan.
When hot add mustard seeds and Curry leaves. Pour it over Tomato chutney.
Serve Tomato chutney along with Poori.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

AAM SAAT

Aam saat is my childhood memory, my grandmother used to prepare this when we were small children. I loved it eating like candy. Since it is mango season we started getting lots of mangoes from our backyard mango tree. The mangoes are very big and juicy and also sweet. We need not to add sugar in this Aam saat. But I added very little sugar to it when i put it for drying under the sun. Here the recipe goes..
AAM SAAT

WHAT YOU NEED :

Ripe mangoes - 2 +2

Sugar - to taste

Cardamom powder (optional)

HOW TO MAKE:

 Take the pulp from 2 mangoes , squeeze well or you can make its puree.

Heat mango puree and keep stirring till it becomes little hard about 10-15 minutes on medium heat.

when cold spread thin over a plastic sheet or tray and keep under the sun for 2 days. If the sunlight is very strong then i think one day is enough.

Again make the same procedure of other two mangoes. 

sprinkle sugar and cardamom powder over the first spread.

When the mango pulp is cooled spread thin over the first spread. Keep under the sun. 

When Aam saat is dried remove from the sheet and cut with sharp knife.



BANANA SHAKE WITH MINT FLAVOR AND CORNFLAKES

Today I made my breakfast very simple and healthy, actually I was very lazy to make any of my normal breakfast. so wanted to be more lazy.  Here is the recipe for lazy people...
BANANA SHAKE WITH CORNFLAKES.. OF-COURSE MINT FLAVOURED  

WHAT YOU NEED : 

Bananas - 2 small size

Green but dried mint leaves - a few

Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Chilled milk - 1 cup

Sugar - to taste

Cornflakes - 1/4 cup
BANANA SHAKE WITH DRIED MINT

SIMPLE AND HEALTHY - MILKSHAKE WITH CORNFLAKES ON THE TOP..

HOW TO MAKE :

Chop bananas and put chopped bananas, dried green mint leaves, lemon juice, chilled milk and sugar in a blender and blend till smooth.

Pour in a glass and put cornflakes over the top and serve.




Friday, 7 April 2017

BANANA MILK SHAKE

Milk shake is prepared in different ways, everything is depending on one's taste. It is very simple and if you have vanilla ice cream simply lying in your freezer, simply throw it in your milk shake. 
BANANA MILK SHAKE

WHAT YOU NEED :

Banana - 2 

Ice cream (vanilla) - 2 scoops

Milk - 2 cups

Sugar - to taste
BANANA MILK SHAKE

HOW TO MAKE :

Blend all the above till it is smooth and frothy.

chill it.

Serve chilled banana milk shake in tall glasses along with 1-2 ice cubes.

CUCUMBER JUICE

Cucumber is available through out the year here. It has got high water contents. Cucumber juice is one of the best drinks on summer heat. Also it contains vitamin K, best for skin.
CUCUMBER JUICE

WHAT YOU NEED :

Cucumber - 2

Mint leaves - 4-5

Sugar - as per taste
CUCUMBER JUICE

HOW TO MAKE :

Blend all the above in a blender to smooth.

Chill the cucumber juice and Serve in glasses.

Friday, 31 March 2017

GARDUDDE HALVA / ASH GOURD HALVA

I have already posted gardudde halva recipe, sometime back. Gardudde is a slim variety of ash gourd, good for making halva. This recipe is a little different from the previous one. Please do check it and try.
GARDUDDE HALVO


WHAT YOU NEED:

Gardudde /Ash gourd -1

Jaggery - 5 cubes

Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

Raisins - 1 tbsp

Ghee - 1 tbsp
GARDUDDE HALVA

HOW TO MAKE:

Wash Ash gourd, remove it's skin and grate.

Crush jaggery to powder.

Heat a thick bottomed kadahi, put grated Ash gourd and cook on medium heat till all the water content goes.

Now add jaggery, mix well. Then again it becomes watery. Allow to cook till the water disappears. Then it will become thick mass and it will have glossy looks.

Then add ghee and raisins, and cardamom powder., mix well. Put off the stove.

Serve gardudde halvo as dessert.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

BATATE VAAGU /POTATO SPICY CURRY

Batate vaagu is a GSB preparation, mainly prepared at the time of temple festivals and weddings, because it contains no onion and garlic. Last week my sister-in-law gave this recipe to me, since then i was waiting for the right time. I remember, had tasted this curry when I was a little girl and that too at a wedding. The curry is really yummy, goes well with rice or chappatis. The recipe goes like this.....
BATATE VAAGU

WHAT YOU NEED:

Potatoes - 2 medium

Tomato - 1 big

Tamarind - a small piece

Dry red chilly - 4-5

Coconut - 1 big handful, grated

Coriander seeds - 1 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Salt - to taste
POTATO SPICY CURRY / BATATE VAAGU


HOW TO MAKE :

Wash potatoes and cut in cubes.

Also cut tomato. If tomato is very sour then no need of adding tamarind. Here i have added tamarind because the tomato was sweet.

Heat a tsp of oil in a small pan. Roast dry red chillies carefully, see that not to burn.

Remove the chillies

Now roast coriander seeds till you get the aroma.

Now grind coconut gratings roasted chillies, roasted, coriander seeds and tamarind along with little water to make a smooth paste.

Then heat a tbsp oil in kadahi, splutter mustard seeds, then add curry leaves.

Add cubed potatoes, fry for few minutes.

Now add tomato pieces, fry again.

Add ground masala and 1 cup of water to it. 

Add salt, cover and cook till potatoes are cooked.

The curry should be thick, having very little gravy.

Serve Batate vaagu as side dish./ chappati/Rotis.




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