Archive for October, 2009
Baby carrots-30 nos
Ginger-a small piece
Cream-4 table spoon
Cumin powder-1 tea spoon
Olive oil-2 table spoon
1.Peel the skin of carrots and dice them. Dice celery.Pressure cook carrots and celery giving 2 whistles.Set aside to cool, once cooked.
2.Once cool, blend them to form a smooth puree.
3.Heat oil in a sauce pan. Grate garlic and ginger ands finely chop the onion.
4.Fry the ginger and garlic in the heated oil and then add the chopped onions and fry until light brown.
5.Pour the carrot celery puree and sprinkle salt, cumin powder and pepper and give it a slight boil.
6.Add water if necessary to get a desired soup like consistency.
7.Add the cream to the carrot celery mixture and mix well. Cook on a low flame for 5 minutes and switch off.
8.Serve hot with a bread of your choice.
Makes: 4-5 servings
Pheww..thats a lot!
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Now, I have done this tag quite some time back..hence skipping it this time. I guess, everyone around the blogosphere have already done this. So whoever has not, please take it up. Thanks Sreevidya and RO, I will treasure these.
Linguine pasta- 1 packet
Garlic- 3 cloves
Spinach-2 cups ,finely chopped
Light cream-1/4 cup
Cherry tomatoes-10 nos
Mozarella cheese-for sprinkling
Olive oil-2 table spoon
1.Cook the linguine as per the packet instructions and set aside to cool
2.Heat oil in a skillet,fry garlic and onion until light brown.Fry the cherry tomatos.
3. When the cherry tomatoes start breaking,add the chopped spinach and fry for a couple of minutes until tender.
4.Throw in the cooked linguine, pour the cream and sprinkle salt.
5.Cook until the cream and linguine gets coated with each other.
6.Sprinkle cheese on top and serve hot.
Basmati rice- 2 cups
Coconut milk extract-2 cups
Green peas- 1/2 cup
Oil-4- 5 table spoon
Ginger-a small piece
1.Wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes.Later, drain the water, add coconut milk extract and water and cook until rice is done.Spread the rice on a plate to cool.
2.Dice onions, tomatoes and carrots.Microwave the carrots and peas for 3-4 minutes.
3.Heat oil in a wok,add cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom and then onions.Fry until light brown.
4.Continue frying with diced tomatoes and when it becomes pulpy, add the ground paste and cooked carrots and peas.Stir in medium flame for few minutes.
5.Add cooked rice with enough powdered salt and fry in a high flame for few minutes till rice becomes hot.
6.Serve with raita of your choice.
Neither me nor TH have a sweet tooth..however, whats diwali if we dont indulge in sweets? I did not want to make anything extravagant, but a simple sweet.I quickly called up my MIL and noted down what is to be done.She said all it would take is 15 minutes and boy, this sure can be made in a jiffy.So, wishing everyone a very happy and a prosperous diwali. Happy eating !
Maida or all purpose flour-1 cup
Sugar-1 1/2 cups
Cardamom powder-1 tea spoon
Coarsely chopped cashew nuts -3 table spoon
Food colour-any colour of your choice, I chose yellow
1.Heat ghee in a kadai and fry the maida in the ghee. Make sure the maida doesnt get browned and its enough if just the maida’s raw smell gives away.
2.Meantime, pour little water in a pan and melt the sugar. There is no need to get any string like consistency .Its enough for the sugar to melt.
3.Mix the sugar syrup with the maida ghee mixture, add cardomom powder, food colour and the cashew nuts and mix it well.
4.On getting a dough like consistency, flatten out the dough and make slices the way you want to.
Serves: 15 small bars
I had been to a local farmer’s market and had picked up some squash.And the day I picked it, I wanted to make a soup out of it.I think, this is one of the easiest of the soups.It was so good.Just realised, this is my 51st post.A starting of a milestone..
Squash- 2 small nos
Cinnamon stick- 1/2
Butter or margarine-2 table spoon
Water- as required
1.peel the skin and dice the squash into medium sized pieces. Pressure cook them giving 2 whistles.
2.Once the cooked squash cools, puree them in a blender along with cinnamon and cloves.
3.Melt butter in a soup pan, fry chopped onions until light brown.
4.Pour the pureed mixture into the pan, add salt and give it a slight boil just so the raw smell of cinnamon and cloves give away.
5.Add milk and stir well.Add water if necessary .Cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
6.Switch off and serve hot in a soup bowl,sprinkling some pepper powder and some grilled bread to go along the side.
Eddited to add: What wiki has to say about squash plant The squash that I got from the market was a local one and wasnt exactly in these kinda shapes..I missed to click a picture of the squash.
This is similar to dhal makhani, but sans the tomatoes and some spices. Just so easy to make.
Black gram ( whole) -1 cup
Rajma / kidney beans ( optional)-1/2 cup
Garlic-7 flakes, cut into thin round pieces
Ginger-1 tea spoon
Chilli powder-1 1/2 tea spoon
Ghee-1 table spoon ( optional)
Fresh cream- 1/4 cup
Green chillies-3 cut
Cumin seeds-1 tea spoon
1.Fry the garlic and ginger in ghee.Put the dhal in it.
2.Add water, chilli powder and salt and cook in a pressure cooker for 15-20 minutes after 3 whistles.
3.Remove the cooker lid and cook in a low flame for 20 more minutes.
4.Add cream and slightly cook for 2 more minutes.
5.Season with cumin seeds and green chillies fried in ghee and serve with lime.
Sushma of “Authentic food delights” has passed on an award and a tag for me.Thanks dear.
This award goes with a fun meme which has to be passed on to 6 of your favourite blogs and which has to be answered with only one word.Here is the meme part:
1. Where is your cell phone: coffee table
2. Your hair: Black
3. Your mother: “P”
4. Your father: “H”
5. Your favorite food: North Indian
6. Your dream last night: nothing
7. Your favorite drink: Paneer soda
8. Your dream/goal: restaurant owner
9. What room are you in: living room
10. Your hobby: blog hopping
11. Your fear: ghosts
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years: anywhere
13. Where were you last night: at birthday party
14. Something you aren’t: egoistic
15. Muffins: banana nut
16. Wish list item: too many
17. Where did you grow up: Chennai & Trivandrum
18. Last thing you did: soak rice for making appam
19. What are you wearing: night pant, t shirt
20. Your TV: Off
21. Your pets: No
22. Your friends: quite a few
23. Your life: blessed
24. Your mood: normal
25. Missing someone: family
26. Vehicle: car
27. Something you’re not wearing: bangles
28. Your favorite store: oil & vineager
29. Your favorite color: Black and Blue
30. When was the last time you laughed: dont remember
31. Last time you cried: lets skip this one
32. Your best friend: “P”
33. One place that I go over and over: the grocery store
34. One person who emails me regularly: appa
35. Favorite place to eat: too many
Tag 6 people as you take this up