Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Beetroot Soup

Usually we use to take soups before having lunch but we can also mix this soup in rice and have it.It will be really good and healthy too.

Ingredients:
Beetroot(or Carrot)-1 small size
Onion-1 small
Tomato-1 small
Redchilly Powder-1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder-1/4 tsp
Pepper(crushed)-1 tsp
Cumin Seeds(crushed)-1 tsp
Tamrind-as per our requirement
Corinder Leaves-few

Method:
1.Heat 2 tsp ghee in a pressure cooker/pan.
2.Add pepper and cumin seeds & season it.
3.Add onion till it turns to golden brown.Then add tomato.Saute it well.
4.Add beetroot,redchilli powder,turmeric powder and salt.
5.Add tamrind juice and pressure cook it for 2-3 whistles.
6.Finally add corinder leaves and allow it to boil for 2-3 mins.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Carrot Kheer

Ingredients:
Carrot-5 nos
Cashews-8 to 10 nos
Cardomom Powder-1 tsp
Sugar-1 cup(adjust as per our taste)
Milk-1 1/2 cups
ghee-1 tsp
Cashews/Raisins-2 tsp

Method:
1.Pressure cook the carrots .Grind the carrots and cashews(soaked in warm water for 15 mins)into smooth paste in a mixer.
2.Boil the milk in a thick bottomed vessel.Add sugar and cardomom powder.stir it well.
3.Add the grinded paste and allow to boil for 2-3 mins.
4.Garnish with cashews and raisins roasted in ghee.
5.Delicious carrot kheer is ready:)
6.Serve with hot or cold.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cocunut Rice

Ingredients:
Cooked Rice-1 cup(200 gm)
Mustard Seeds-1 tsp
Red Chilly-2
Cumin Seeds-1 tsp
Channa dal-2 tsp
Urad dal-2 tsp
Cashews-1 tsp
Ginger(chopped)-1 tspn
Curry Leaves-few
Green Chilly-2
Salt-to taste
Sugar-1/4 tsp
Cocunut Powder-1/4 cup
Cilantro-for Garnishing
oil-for Seasoning

Method:
1.Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard,cumin and red chilly.Saute it well till the aroma is released.
2.Add channa dal,urad dal,green chilly,ginger,curry leaves,cashews and saute till soft.
3.Add sugar,salt,grated cocunut and stir gently.
4.Add cooked rice and fry for 2-3 mins.Garnish with cilantro.Serve hot.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pavakkai/Bitter Gourd 65


Ingredients:
Bitter Gourd-1/4 kg
Corn Flour-1 handfull
Rice Flour-2 handfull
All purpose Flour-2 handfull
Redchilli Powder-2 tsp
Pepper Powder-1 tsp
GingerGarlic Paste-1 tsp
Coriander Leaves-few
Curry Leaves-few
Lime juice-1 tsp
red Colour-pinch
Curd-2 tsp
Salt-to taste
Oil-for frying

Method:
1.Mix all the ingredients.At last add bitter gourd,sprinkle little bit of water and mix it well(like pakoda consistency).Leave it for 5 min.
2.Heat oil in a pan and deep fry in small batches.



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