Monday, January 26, 2015

Tasty pasta salad

Serves 1
1 cup of cooked pasta
1 carrot diced
1 tomato diced
1/4 onion diced
Handful of lettuce
2 leaves of cabbage cut into thin strips
1/2 tsp of white pepper
2 Tbsp of vinegar
2 Tbsp of sugar or Honey
Salt as per taste
And mayonise garlic dip (1 Tbsp of mayonise + 1 clove of garlic )

Mix all vegetables , vinegar, sugar, salt , white pepper. Now coat pasta with mayonise garlic dip . And top on vegetables and refrigerate for 1- 2 hours . This will allow marination of all veggies and pasta .

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Easy rice fry

Serves 2
1 cup of rice (half boil it with salt and drain it to make grains separate )

A handful of ground nuts
1/2 tsp of mustard seeds
1/2 tsp of jeera seeds
1 medium size onion sliced
2 green chillied chopped
Coriander to garnish
1 tsp of tamarind soaked in half cup of water for 10 minutes.
Oil to temper about 3 Tbsp

Take oil in pan and let it get hot .
Put mustard seeds let it splutter followed by jeera seeds , ground nuts .
Put onion ,Let onion get light brown . Thrown in green chillies and immedietly turn rice over the pot . Mix everything nicely and strain and pour tamarind water over rice , close the lid and let rice cook . If rice is not done sprinkle some more water. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with your choice of pickle and fried papad .

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Makhni dal

Serves 4
1 cup black lentill (whole udad covered)
1 slitted green chilli
2-3 juvenile ginger pieces
1 Tblsp of coriander powder
3 Tbsp of butter
2-3 whole red chillies cut into pieces
1/4 cup of fresh cream
1tsp of garam masala

Soak lentill for about 2 -3 hours or overnight .Boil with salt and slitted green chilli and ginger.   if you soak for lesser hours boil lentill with 3 glasses of water for 1 hour else boil with 2 glasses of water for 30 minutes .

In another pan take 2 tbsp of butter let it melt . put whole red chilli and coriander powder . pour cooked daal and give one boil.  now mix cream and give another boil . 

note: traditionally makhni daal is boiled for longer hours in low flame to get actual flavour .

serve makhni daal hot with melted butter with butter naam or hot steamed rice .

Friday, January 9, 2015

soft spongy almond cocoa cake

1. half cup almond ....grind it to powder.
2 .half cup ghee or butter
3. two eggs
4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
5. 1/2 tsp baking powder
6.  1 tsp cocoa powder
7. 1/2 cup sugar

churn eggs in mixer for a minute or two . pour oil into the egg . mix all dry ingredients separately and mix with eggs and butter . churn for another minute . grease the baking tray and pour cake mix.  pre heat oven at 180 degrees  for 5 minutes .
bake cake for 30 minutes . you can chk wheather cake is done by inserting tooth pick at the middle , if it comes out clean means cake is done else cook for another 5 minutes and chk again .