Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bhenda Sagle


There are some authentic Amchi(Konkani) dishes which are my all time fav.
And especially when its Sagle,  Sukke, kale nonce(roasted spices pickle) my Mamama (granny) makes it awesome…. J and no one cud ever get that taste…. Not even my MOM: P.
This is one of her Awesome dish she makes, Benda Sagle.


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Here is what we need:
Ingredients
Ladies finger/Bhendi/Okra – 15-20  cut into pieces
Coconut grated - 1 cup
Red chillies - 5
Tamarind - pea sized
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 strands
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
How to prepare:

Wash the  Bhendi and cut them.
Grind together the coconut, red chillies, tamarind.
In the end add the and coriander seeds and grind.
The paste does not have to be too smooth.
Do not add a lot of water when grinding.
Heat oil in a wide  pan.
Add mustard seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves.
Now add the bhendi’s /Okra’s  in the pan.
Pour  the ground masala, Mix it well, Cover and cook.
Add half a cup of Water and boil until okras are cooked.
Serve hot with White rice or Chapathis .

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Enjoy!!!!
Signing Off,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sprouted Moong Raitha

Raita is the most commonly used Indian word for savory yogurt-based side dishes. Raitas are made by combining yogurt all kinds of grated, sprouted or chopped vegetables. Ingredients other than vegetables - like Boondi (made from gram flour) can also be used to make Raita. Raita is the perfect accompaniment for all kinds of dishes, especially spicy or hot ones as the yogurt it is made from, cuts the heat!

I never like to eat yogurt just like this neither do I like curd rice but…. I love Raitas and even Shrikand J J J. 
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Here is something healthy….. Sprouted Moong Raita
To sprout moong soak it for 5 hours and remove from water it will sprout the next day J
Green Gram/Moong Bean Sprouts - 1 cup
Pomegranate – ½ cup
 Cucumber peeled and chopped - 1
 Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
 Yoghurt - ½ - ¾  cup
 Salt - To taste
Method:
Remove the skin of sprouted Moong. ( I know it’s a difficult task… for those who prefer it with skin can skip this method)
 Combine them with chopped cucumber, coriander leaves, yoghurt, pomegranate and salt.


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Relish The healthy RaitaJ J J

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 C ya Soon,

Monday, August 9, 2010

Stir fried Veggies

We are a kind of raw veggie freaks….. or parboiled vegetables…. And all such crunchy stuffs…
Whenever I make stir fries we skip our food… and only relish stir fries…. J J J
I never added mushrooms and bok Choy as I never had them in my pantry
So here is what I used:

Ingredients:
½ cup spring onion whites, cut into cubes
¾ cup baby corn, cut into wedges (parboiled)
¾ cup cauliflower florets (parboiled)
½ cup fresh corn kernels (parboiled)
1/2 cup carrots diced (parboiled)
½ cup French beans sliced (parboiled)
4 dry red chillies, broken into pieces
4 teaspoons Schezuan sauce
2 teaspoons corn flour mixed with ½ cup water
A pinch sugar
1 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
Method:
Heat the oil in a wok or a frying pan, add the dry red chillies, cabbage and ¼ cup water and allow it to cook till the water evaporates.
Add the spring onion whites and stir fry for another minute.
Add all the other vegetables and the Schezuan sauce and cook for a minute.
Add the corn flour paste, sugar and salt. Mix well and allow it to come to a boil.
Serve immediately.

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Here is the recipe For Schezuan sauce: 

Ingredients:
12 to 15 dry red chillies, soaked in warm water
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
6 tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon salt
Method:   
Drain out all the water from the chillies and discard it.
Grind all ingredients except the oil in a blender to a fine paste. Keep aside.
Heat the oil to smoking point and pour over the chilli-garlic paste. Mix well, allow it to cool and store refrigerated in an air-tight container.
Tips
Select bright red chillies for a rich flavored sauce.
Cooking Time: 5 mins.
Preparation Time: 5 mins. 
Makes 3/4th  cup.
Enjoy cooking Enjoy Eating J J J

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Till later then,





Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chocolate Oat Cookies

I was a kind of chocolate freak but don’t know what happened to me in some years I lost the touch taste towards  chocolates…. Last month I realized it and thought how can it happen tht I m not eating chocolates …. May be reason was I was putting few extra pounds that’s  what I realized after all the serious research ….Has something like this happened with u guys????


And during all the thought I realized its been long time I used my Oven so I got to make something yum…. Nd soon the chocolate rang the bell and I welcomed it as if it was a special guest…( it was a regular one before).
So here is some yum cookie recipe which we enjoyed each bite of it… This recipe is from one of my friend.


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I added a twist to the cookie and tht was the best part in it.
Here is the recipe:
Whole wheat flour-1/3cup
Butter-1/3cup
Grated Ginger- 1 tsp
Oats (40 gms)-3tbsp
Dark chocolate-1/3cup
Sugar-3tbsp

Method:
Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add wheat flour, oats and chopped dark chocolate and ginger and mix well.
Divide the mixture into equal proportions and shape into round cookies.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180*C for 15 mins  or till done and cool.

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Enjoy each bite of cookies.

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Till later then,
Bye,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tomato & Beetroot Soup

Its been raining cats and dog and today is the third consecutive day…. Then we got to eat or drink something Hot??
Me:  Will u eat ne thing fried….. I will do it for u if u need…. M not much interested though :D
G: No even me not interested in eating ne thing…. Shall I make something??? Soup….
Without a second thought Me: yeh yeh if u make it il be more happy :P
G: Tomato soup???
Me: Let’s add something more in it?
G:  more what??
Me: Beetroot is getting stuck in the fridge… so let’s empty that…
G: ok but u need to tell the method… OK…
Me: Done… I will tell ya the method and u make it….
Soon he goes into the kitchen chops all the veggies and waits for me to continue.
And I continue… and he makes the awesome soup…… J J J

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So here is what we need:
3 Tomatoes (big sized) fully ripened and chopped finely
1 beetroot peeled and finely chopped
2 onions finely chopped
Salt to taste
Italian seasoning (few)
Mint leaves few
Pepper powder to taste
Butter – 1 tbsp
Method:
Heat butter add finely chopped onions and fry them till slightly burnt… (that doesn’t mean u got to burn them… just roast them bit more than regular).
Now add tomatoes and sauté till its mashed.
Add beetroot and ½ cuppa water and cook the  beetroot…
Once done add mint leaves, Italian seasoning and fry for 2 more minutes.
Allow it to cool down and then grind them all together and make it into a smooth paste.
Remove it in a bottom pan and add the paste and water to liquefy the soup….
Add salt and boil until it gives good bubble….
Switch off flame and add pepper powder…. 

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Serve Hot and Enjoy Yummm soup
Enjoy the Rains and Enjoy cooking J J J
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C ya soon,
Take Care,

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Malai Laddoo

There are not many things in life so beautiful as true friendship, and not many things more uncommon.
These lines are dedicated to my best friends there J J J. After getting committed I found a new friend who Guru(my Hubby) who turned to be the best one. J J J and with him I welcomed his best friends who ver always a cheer to our life.
I love U guys for being with me all through my Thick n Thin And being my wonderful friends.
Thank U once again guys…… Wishing U a Very happy friendship day.
And to all my good friends and Blogging friends…. Happy Friendship Day…. May our friendship live long.
To all my friends Out there sweet is dedicated for all U….. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Malai Laddoo…. I made this long time bac and it’s the right time to post it today.
I had lots of malai in my fridge and this is wht it turned into… Malai Laddoos

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To make malai/khoya
300 ml Thickened Cream
1 can Condensed Milk

1. Put all the ingredients in a microwave proof container
2. Heat it on high for 4 minutes
3. Take the container out at the first minute and do it every minute and stir it.
4. Heat it on high again for 4 minutes.
5. Stir it again.
If you are not using the Microwave then just heat the mixture in a thick bottomed pan on the stove for 5-6 minutes ( or more , until the consistency starts to thicken ), making sure that the mixture does not stick to the bottom.


Now to Make the Laddoos :
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of Khoya
  • Powdered Sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups of powdered and roasted sesame seeds or til
  • Kesar
  • Chopped almonds and Pistas

Instructions
Roast the khoya on slow flame till it becomes golden yellow in color. Then let it cool for some minutes. Now add some coarsely powdered sesame seeds to the khoya and mix it well. Add the sugar when the above mixture becomes Lukewarm. Add chapped pistas and Almonds. Mix it well and give it a shape of small balls. Take care that the mixture should not be too hot otherwise the sugar will melt and perfect balls would not be made. Finally decorate it with kesar
Enjoy the Delicious Malai Laddoos.
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Sree Sent Me this Wonderful Award… And as its friendship day I wud love to share it with all my blogger friends.J J J
 Once Again Wishing All ya Happy Friendship Day and 
Signing Off,