Monday, 20 November 2017

XNI PEC, HABANERO SALSA

Habanero chilli is originated from Mexico and is the hottest chilli in the world and this salsa is prepared with this particular chilli. Xni Pec is the name of this salsa which means, Dog's nose. The nose of a dog is always wet; the same way if you consume this Habanero chilli Salsa, it makes your nose wet because of the hotness of the chilli.

I got some chillies from the market which looked the same texture of Habanero. Thick, short and very spicy. But it's color is dark green.

When I prepared the salsa today, it was spicy and I could eat it with tortilla, but my daughter couldn't eat it more than 2 tsps. 

It was really very tasty and with tortilla it was amazing.

XNI PEC HABANERO SALSA / TORTILLAS


WHAT YOU NEED:

TOMATO - 1

ONION - 1

CHILLY - 1 ( I ADDED 1 CHILLI, RECIPE SAYS 2-3 CILLIS)

OREGANO POWDER - 1 TSP

ORANGE - 1/2

PINEAPPLE JUICE - 2-3 TBSP

SALT - TO TASTE

CORIANDER LEAVES - 1 STALK, FINELY CHOPPED





HOW TO MAKE:

ROAST CHILLY OVER DIRECT HEAT TILL IT GETS PATCHES. KEEP ASIDE.

CUT TOMATO IN SMALL CUBES, ALSO CUT ONION IN CUBES. 

CHOP ROASTED CHILLI FINELY. CHOP CORIANDER LEAVES .

NOW IN MIXING BOWL, ADD ONION, TOMATO, CHILLI.

ADD ORANGE JUICE OF HALF ORANGE AND PINEAPPLE JUICE. MIX WELL.

ADD OREGANO, SALT.

SPREAD CORIANDER LEAVES OVER THE SALSA.

COVER AND KEEP IN THE FRIDGE FOR AT LEAST HSLF AN HOUR.

SERVE XNI PEC ALONG WITH TORTILLAS.





CUSTARD APPLE/ SUGAR APPLE MILK SHAKE


CUSTARD APPLE/ SUGAR APPLE MILK SHAKE

As I told I always love to make new drinks, This drink I prepared yesterday for my daughter. Today's children are always in a hurry, they have no time for anything. I asked her many times to eat the fresh ripe custard apple. She made excuses that she has got lot of homework. I know eating this fruit takes her time and it has got many seeds also. So I removed all the seeds and made this drink. She was so happy and said wow mommy it is really yummy!

WHAT YOU NEED:

CUSTARD APPLE - 2

MILK - 2 CUPS

MINT LEAVES - 6-8

SUGAR - TO TASTE


CUSTARD APPLE/ SUGAR APPLE MILK SHAKE

CUSTARD APPLE MILK SHAKE

HOW TO MAKE:

TAKE FLESH FROM CUSTARD APPLE.

PUT IT IN A BLENDER, ADD MINT LEAVES AND SUAGR.

ADD MILK AND BLEND TILL SMOOTH.

SERVE CHILLED CUSTARD APPLE / SUGAR APPLE MILK SHAKE IN TALL GLASSES.

SPROUTED GREEN GRAM / MOONG UPKARI

A simple GSB recipe..
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WHAT YOU NEED:

Sprouted moong - 2 cups

Dry red chilli - 2-3, broken

Onion -1 big, chopped finely

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Salt - to taste





HOW TO MAKE:

HEAT 2 TSP OIL IN KADAHI.

SPLUTTER MUSTARD SEEDS, ADD BROKEN DRY RED CHILLI AND CURRY LEAVES. SAUTE.

ADD CHOPPED ONION, FRY TILL TRANSLUCENT.

THEN ADD MOONG, SALT AND HALF CUP OF WATER. REDUCE THE HEAT, COVER AND COOK TILL DONE.

SERVE SPROUTED MOONG UPKARI AS SIDE DISH.

Friday, 17 November 2017

MOONG KICHDI RISOTTO

I followed Sanjeev Kapoor's recipe here. It is a North Indian dish.
MOONG KICHDI

WHAT YOU NEED:

RICE - 1 CUP ( HERE I USED JEERA RICE)

MOONG - 1/4 CUP

GINGER GARLIC PASTE - 2 TSP

ONION - 1 , FINELY CHOPPED

MUSTARD SEEDS - 1 TSP

JEERA - 1 TSP

GREEN CHILLI - 2 FINELY CHOPPED

CURRY LEAVES - 1 SPRIG

TURMERIC POWDER - 1/4 TSP

SALT - TO TASTE

BUTTER - 2 CUBES

CORIANDER LEAVES - 2 TBSP, CHOPPED

PARMESAN CHEESE - 1 TBSP, GRATED





HOW TO MAKE:

WASH RICE AND SOAK FOR 15 MINUTES, DRAIN AND KEEP ASIDE.

SOAK MOONG IN ENOUGH WATER FOR 5-6 HOURS. 

HEAT BUTTER IN KADAHI.

WHEN HOT SPLUTTER MUSTARD SEEDS, ADD JEERA. THEN ADD GINGER GARLIC PASTE, CHOPPED CHILLI, CURRY LEAVES AND CHOPPED ONION. SAUTE WELL TILL YOU GET THE AROMA.

THEN ADD RICE, MOONG, MIX AND STIR WELL
POUR 2 CUPS WATER, PUT SALT AND 1 TBSP CHOPPED CORIANDER LEAVES. ONCE IT STARTS BUBBLING REDUCE THE HEAT, COVER AND COOK TILL IT IS DONE.

FINALLY ADD PARMESAN CHEESE AND CORIANDER LEAVES. MIX WELL BEFORE SERVING.

Monday, 13 November 2017

WINTER POPPY SEED MILK

I am always ready to try new drinks, it is my weakness I guess. Today, I happened to see a new drink recipe in some magazine and it's author is Chef. Monish Gujral. I had all the ingredients which I needed for this Winter drink. Here it s slowly started setting the winter. So why wait till chilled winter...



   WHAT YOU NEED:

POPPY SEEDS- 2 TBSP

ALMONDS, CRUSHED - 1 TBSP

MILK - 250 ML

SUGAR - TO TASTE

GHEE - 1 TBSP

SAFFRON - A FEW STRANDS




HOW TO MAKE:

Heat ghee in a pan.

Add poppy seeds and let them splutters till light brown.

Add dry, crushed almonds and saute them.

Add milk and sugar, Stir continuously for about 10 minutes till the milk gets creamier.

Sprinkle saffron.

Remove from heat and serve hot.

Friday, 10 November 2017

PEPPERMINT TEA

Some one said mint is good for memory. If you take mint tea regularly, there will be improvement in your memory. I thought I must try mint tea, these days I do forget something or the other. Lol. I had some fresh Mint leaves in my fridge.  It takes only 5 to 10 minutes to make tea.  Here is the recipe...

MINT TEA

WHAT YOU NEED:

Mint leaves - 12-15

Water - 1 cup

Honey - to taste

MINT TEA


HOW TO MAKE:

Wash mint leaves well, tear in to bits  and put in a kettle / tea pot.

Boil water till you get good bubbles. Then pour this hot water in the pot.

Allow to steep leaves for 10 to 15 minutes. Then strain tea in cups with strainer. 

Press the leaves in the strainer with the help of spoon, if there is any mint juice.

Stir 2 tsp of honey and serve.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

DAL SOUP

WHAT YOU NEED:

Tur dal -1/2 cup

Butter - 2 tsp

Garlic - 4 pods, finely cut

Onion - 1 small, finely cut

Black pepper powder - 1 tsp

Sugar - 1 tsp (optional)

Salt - to taste

Green spring onion - 2 tsp, chopped 


HOW TO MAKE:

Wash tur dal and pressure cook for 10 minutes after the first whistle.

Mash the cooked dal to smooth and keep aside.

Heat sauce pan with butter, add garlic and onion, fry for 2-3 minutes.

Then add cooked dal and 2 cups water and stir well. When it becomes even consistency add salt, pepper and sugar. Mix well.

Allow to boil on medium heat. 

Finally add chopped greens.



Serve hot Dal Soup in soup bowl.
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