Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mango lassi - Summer Special!

Here is a tasty & refreshing treat for all mango lovers! Slrupp!😋😋😋

Mango lassi is a yoghurt based drink and perfect to have in hot summer.  

PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
10 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Mango lassi
Recipe type: Beverages
Cuisine:  North Indian 
Serves: 1  to 2 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Chopped Mango - 1 cup ( approximately 1 or 2 mangoes)
Yogurt / Curd - ½ cup
Milk - ¼ cup
Sugar - to taste
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Ice cubes - 2 to 3




Saturday, 25 March 2017

Nellikai Rasam / Gooseberry Rasam - (No Tomato, No Tamarind)

This Vitamin C rich Rasam is easy to prepare and a healthy variation to the usual rasam. In this rasam recipe, there is no tomato and tamarind, the sour taste is only from gooseberries. 

Though we know the health properties of gooseberry, it is difficult to make my kids eat.  So I always try to find a way to sneak amla / gooseberry into their diet and this is one of it.

Try and give your feedback.

Check my other recipes using Gooseberry;
Amla Ginger Juice / Gooseberry Ginger Juice / Nellikai Juice
Gooseberry / Amla Raita using Curd / நெல்லிக்காய் தயிர் பச்சடி



PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Nellikai Rasam / Gooseberry Rasam
Recipe type: Veg
Cuisine:  Tamilnadu
Serves: 2 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:
Gooseberry - 2 big
Toor dhal - one tablespoon(cooked)
Ginger  - 1 " piece
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera / Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp ( chopped)
Water - 1- 1½ cups 

For seasoning:
Oil / ghee - 1 to 2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2 
Asafoetida - a pinch

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Paneer Pizza Sandwich / Pizza Sandwich - My 400th Post

Time flies past even before we recognize! I still remember starting this blog with my first post and here I am with my 400th post! 


While feeling excited about this, I am very much thankful to all my readers and friends who continue to encourage me to keep my blog active. 

Through blogging, I have also developed an interest for food photography. 

To celebrate this occasion, here is a lip-smacking paneer pizza sandwich. It is very easy to prepare and great to have at any time.

Yummy indeed!😋😋

                                   
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Paneer Pizza Sandwich
Recipe type: Veg
Cuisine:  Indo - Italian
Serves: 2 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Bread slices – 6 to 8
Grated mozzarella cheese - 4 tbsp
Paneer / Indian cottage cheese - 1 cup
Oregano - 1 tsp
Chilli flakes (optional)
Tomato sauce or pizza sauce – 2 to or 4 tbsp
Onion - ½ (thinly sliced)
Capsicum - ½ (deseeded and thinly sliced)
Black olives - 6 to 8(Sliced)
Butter - to apply on bread


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Bottle Gourd Stir Fry/ Suraikai Poriyal - Tamilnadu Style

Bottle gourd poriyal / stir fry is an easy to make veg accompaniment, usually served with rice.


Bottle gourd / Surraikai (Tamil), Lauki (Hindi) is a healthy and low calorie vegetable which is highly recommended for people in weight loss programme and also recommended to cure many digestive disorders.  It is rich in fibre, vitamin B and vitamin C.

I have prepared this stir fry in Tamil nadu style; hope you will like this tasty and simple preparation.

Try to add this vegetable in your diet on regular basis and feel the difference in your health!

                                    
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Bottle gourd stir fry/ Suraikai Poriyal
Recipe type: Veg accompaniment
Cuisine:  South Indian
Serves: 3 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Bottle gourd - 1 ( cut into cubes)

Onion - 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder -¼ tsp
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp (optional)
Grated coconut - 1 to 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste 


For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 to 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - ½ tsp
Red chillies -2 to 3
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Monday, 6 February 2017

Kadhamba chutney / Kadamba Chutney

Here is a tasty, easy to make and flavorful chutney, suitable to serve with most South Indian breakfast items like idli, dosa, paniyaram and uthappam.

Kadhambam / Kadhamba means "mixture of" in Tamil.  In this recipe, I have used many Ingredients in one chutney, to give a delightful taste.

The colour of the chutney depends on quantity of greens you are adding. I usually add more greens in my chutney, so that it is not just a tasty choice but healthy as well.

Do try this spicy, flavorful chutney and give your feedback!




                                      
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Kadhamba chutney / Kadamba Chutney
Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine:  South Indian
Serves: 3 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Onion - 1 (chopped)

Tomato - 1(chopped)
Garlic - 3 cloves

Ginger - a small piece
Channa dhal - 2 tsp

Urad dal - 3 tsp
Red chill - 2
Green chilli - 2
Tamarind - a small piece
Grated coconut - 2 to 3 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves -  less than half bunch

Mint leaves - leaves from 5 to 6 sprigs
Curry leaves - leaves from 4 to 6 sprigs
Gingelly oil - 1 tbsp

For seasoning:
Mustard - ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Gingelly oil - 2 tsp


Saturday, 4 February 2017

Spicy Paneer Pasta / Mixed Vegetable Paneer Pasta - Indian style

This Indian style pasta recipe is loaded with Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and mixed veggies which makes the dish colourful, healthy and tasty.

I have added Indian spices & masala to this dish to give a nice flavour and twist to the recipe.


After I prepared and shared it with my family and friends; everybody enjoyed it.  This dish is perfect to pack for your kids lunch box and picnics.

Try this mouthwatering Mix veg paneer pasta and relish!


Do check my other veg pasta recipes:

Spinach pasta/Macaroni in spinach sauce/ Palak Pasta
Cheesy Penne Pasta

















                                       
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
35 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Mix Veg Paneer Pasta
Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 to 6 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Penne pasta - 1½ cup (Here I have used pasta made from oats flour)
Paneer - 250 grams ( cut into bite sized pieces)
Carrot - 1 small(finely chopped)
Spinach - half bunch(finely chopped)
Capsicum - ½ (finely chopped)
Onion - 1( finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 (big)
Ginger&garlic paste / finely chopped - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
Coriander powder - ¾ tsp
Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Tomato Ketchup - 2 to 3 tsp(optional)
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp ( finely chopped)
Oil / butter - 1 or 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

No - Bake Strawberry Cheesecake in a glass

This recipe is my entry for the event "Shhh!!! Cooking Secretly" challenge conducted by Mayuri Patel of Mayuri's Jikoni.   For the month of January, I have paired with Sharanya Pallanisshami of "Sara's Tasty Buds" and the ingredient given by her is Strawberry and cheese.

I have used both the ingredients and prepared a soft, silky & delicious, no-bake strawberry cheese cake.


This creamy no-bake cheesecake served with fresh fruit sauce in individual dishes is perfect for parties and get together. It is easy to make this desert with only few ingredients.

You can try this recipe also in spring foam pan(gelatin or agar agar is must to hold the shape) or shot according to your creativity / convenience. 

It is suitable to relish for any special occasions. 

Do prepare and share with your loved ones!



                                           
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
30 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for No - Bake Strawberry Cheesecake in a glass
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Western
Serves: 4 to 6 (approximately)

Ingredients:
Biscuit layer:
Digestive biscuits - 8 to 10
Unsalted butter - 2 tbsp

For Cheesecake layer:
Cream cheese -  ½ cup
Heavy Cream - ½ cup
Powdered sugar  - 4 to 5 tbsp(Adjust according to your taste)
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Gelatin - 1 tsp(optional)

Strawberry sauce layer:
Strawberries - 8 to 10
Sugar - 2  tbsp
Water - ¼ cup

Directions:

For Biscuit layer:

Crush the biscuits using rolling pin / mixer and mix it with butter until combined to resemble like crumbs.

Divide evenly the biscuit mixture and spoon into bottom layer of the each serving glass. Press it gently.

For cheesecake layer:

In a bowl, sprinkle 2 tsp of un-flavoured gelatin over the ¼ cup of water. Leave for 5 minutes to allow it to become soft.

Take bowl add cream cheese, sugar and vanilla essence; beat until smooth.  Keep aside.

Add heavy cream in a separate bowl and whip it using a electric or hand beater until soft peaks form and gently fold in the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream.  At last add dissolved gelatin mixture. Mix it gently.

Using piping bag or spoon divide this into serving glass over the biscuit layer.



Cover and place it in the fridge for at least 4 to 6 hours.

Strawberry sauce layer:

Add chopped strawberries, sugar and water in a small pan and allow to cook in a medium flame till it becomes soft.  Switch of the gas and allow to cool completely.  Keep refrigerated.

Before serving, spoon it over the chilled cheese cake layer and serve.


Note:

You can store this dessert in fridge up to 2 to 3 days and enjoy!


The mixing bowl, beater and the cream have to chilled before you start to whip. 

Do not over beat the cream, otherwise it will start to curdle. 

Store this dessert in fridge until ready to serve. 

You can try without using gelatin also. 

Serving size will vary according to the size of the container you are choosing.