Monday, December 23, 2013

Coriander Rava Idli

A staple to the south Indians,Idlis are now relished everywhere in the country as an evening snack.There are some things that should remain unchanged but this new version of idlis will surely appeal to your taste buds.

Here's how you can relish idli with a twist.

What you need:
  • 2 cups Rava
  • 2 cups Butter Milk
  • 2 finally chopped Green chillies
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp curry leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bengal gram
  • 10 cashews
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds

How to make:

  • In a medium saucepan, roast Rava with 1/2 a spoon ghee
  • Mix the rava with sour buttermilk
  • keep stirring so that no lumps are formed
  • Fry bengal gram and mustard seeds in a fry pan
  • Add onions,chillies,coriander and curry leaves
  • keep frying the mixture for 2-3 mins .
  • Place cashews fried in ghee on the idli plate
  • Pour the rava mixture on well oiled idli plates.
  • Serve hot
Enjoy your Coriander idli with some coconut chutney on the side and make your evening a delightful one.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Delicious Cream Cookies

Very yummy and for your ultimate delight, there are special cream cookies. Yummy cream cookies are very easy to make and tempting too. The method of preparing these cookies is very simple for your perfect delight. Sweet cream cookies will add to your parties, evenings whenever you want. Easy to make and good to eat. All you need is -

Cream Cookies

½ cup ghee
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup water
Pinch of salt

For stuffing you will be needed-
4 tbsp icing sugar
Few drops vanilla essence
2 cup cream

You have to follow the procedure and sweet cookies will be in front of you

Take a saucepan heat water, salt and ghe together letb the ghee melts. Add flour and stir continuously to mix until the flour starts to leave the sides on pan.
Remove the saucepan from heat and let it get cooled. Take another bowl beat eggs untill they become foamy Add flour mixture to beaten eggs and make paste. Use tablespoon drop the batter on greased baking tray, make sure there should be some distance between each drop and then bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 30 mins. Prepare cream stuffing, beat vanilla, cream and sugar to make thick batter. Cool them to the room temperature when the cookies become ready. Then take a piece of cookie, make an icing layer then over wrap with another cookie. You can prepare all the cookies the same way, pour chocolate sauce on the top before serving. Here are so tempting and mouth watering cookies are there for you.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

The batter prepared for this type of pancake is usually thick. Here's how you can make your morning from crummy to yummy with these scrumptious pancakes. Works wonders, trust me !

Blue Commeal Pancakes

What you need:

* Sugar,1/4 cup
* Baking Powder,1-1/4 cup
* Cornmeal,1/2 cup
* Whole Milk,1/4 cup
* All purpose flour,1/2 cup
* Low fat Buttermilk,1 ½ cups
* Coarse Salt,1 teaspoon
* Baking Soda,1/2 teaspoon
* 1 Lightly beaten large egg
* Unsalted Butter (3 tbsp),melted and cooled.Some more to put in the pan.
* Blueberries, 2 cups
* Orange Maple Butter and Pure Maple Syrup for serving.

How to make:

1. Whip or beat in one bowl, the flour,sugar(2 tbsp),baking powder,baking soda and salt.In another bowl,whisk butter,egg together with buttermilk.Mix the two(wet and dry ingredients) till they fuse together.The mixture so formed will have lumps.
2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
3. Heat a griddle on medium heat and put blueberries with the sugar that is left;which is around 2 tbsp.Take another pan and brush some butter on the surface.Pour the batter into the pan which will be approximately 1/3 cup to make one pancake.
4. Dredge the Blueberries covered with sugar.Use 2 tbsp for each pancake.
5. The important thing to note here is that you should let the sides of the pancake cook first before you flip them to cook the other side.The edges usually take 3-4 minutes and the sides,2 minutes each.
6. Do the same with the rest of the batter while adding butter to the pan.
7. Pour Orange Maple Butter and Maple Syrup over the pancakes and serve.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Yummy Chocolate Crunch


150 gm butter
2 cups; flour
1 1/2 cups; white sugar
1 teaspoon; vanilla essence
2 tbs; cocoa
1/2 cup; milk
1 tbs; golden syrup
3 tbs; brown sugar
2 tsp; baking powder
1/2 cup; cornflakes(cereal)
1/2 cup; rice bubbles(cereal)
1/2 cup; Chopped nuts(optional)

Chocolate Crunch

Method of Preparation:

To start with, preheat the oven to 180C (350F) degrees. Take 50 gms of the butter in a pot. Once the butter gets melted add some cocoa and milk.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and pour the cocoa plus butter mixture in the flour mix. Mix these ingredients with a wooden spoon. Add vanilla essence to it. Now, melt rest of the butter and add to mixture,also adding white sugar. Add brown sugar and golden syrup and stir mixture well. You can now add the candy bars(chopped)and corn flakes, nuts, sprinkles and anything else you think will be good in the mixture and tastes good to you. Remember it serves good for 4.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Simple Tomato Chaat!

The simple Tomato Chaat recipe involves slices tomatoes layered with interesting common spices and puffed rice. Its an extremely simple recipe to prepare and takes seconds. The recipe does not involve any chutney with it, so it can be served with any sauces available at home.

Indian Tomato Chat

2 Tomatoes
1 small Onion
Carrot: 1/2 Small
Puffed Rice: 1 Cup
Fine Sev; 1/4 Cup
Roasted Peanuts: 10
Red Chile Powder: 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder: 1/4 tsp
Chaat Masala: 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil: 1/4 tsp

Method of Preparation;

Wash the tomato and slice it. Chop the onion and grate the carrot. Take a bowl and mix puffed rice, onion, carrot, sev, roasted peanuts, cumin powder, red chile powder, oil and salt. Take 7 chaat plates and put the slices tomato as the first layer. Sprinkle some chaat masala and salt over it. Cover each slice of tomato with mixture of puffed rice. Sprinkle some instane chaat masala over it. Remember to serve it fresh.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

Chocolate,considered the food for Gods in the olden times is relished by all,young and old today.A favourite among the kids is Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars.Once tasted,it will always be remembered. Once you've made it,it will be hard to keep your kids out of its reach !

Here's how you can relish the extremely delicious Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars:

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

What you need:

To make the upper crust:

* 9 tbsp of unsalted butter at room temperature.
* 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
* 1/4 cup light brown sugar
* 1/4 tsp table salt

To prepare chocolate caramel:

* 2 cups of chopped milk chocolate
* 1 1/2 cups of granulated or crumbled sugar
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 1 tbsp sea salt
* 1/2 tbsp table salt
* 1/4 cup water
* 6 tbsp unsalted butter

How to make:

* Preheat oven upto 350 degrees
* Place a nine inch square baking pan with butter parchment, leaving an overhang on all sides.
* Beat butter and brown sugar for about three minutes until it becomes pale and fluffy.
* Add flour,table salt and mix it with the above mixture.
* Press dough evenly into pan, and bake for about 30 minutes until it become light brown.
* To make the chocolate caramel,place the chocolate in a medium bowl.
* Heat the crumbled sugar and water in a saucepan over heat which is medium high.
* Remember to keep scraping the sides of the pan to prevent sugar crystals from forming on it.
* Repeat the process for 10-12 minutes.
* Remove from heat and add butter,cream and table salt
* Bring this mixture to a boil.Stir it until it becomes smooth.
* Pour over chocolate and let it stay for 2 minutes.
* Stir to blend everything together.Let it stand for 10 minutes.
* Pour the above mixture over the crust.Refrigerate for over 4 hours (or overnight).
* Cut the edges of the crust.
* Lift parchment to remove the bar from pan
* Sprinkle sea salt
* Trim edges and cut into 16 pcs
* Bars can be kept under refrigeration for upto 3 days.

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