Monday, July 21, 2014

SALTED IDLIS


IDLIS is a traditional breakfast/Savory cake in south Indian households. The cakes are usually two to three inches in diameter and are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.


INGREDIENTS:
1) 5-6 Idlis
2) 2 Tablespoon oil
3) 1 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
4) Few Curry Leaves
5) 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
6) Salt to taste
7) Red Chilly powder to taste
8) 1 Onion chopped
9) Fresh grated coconut (optional)
10) Fresh Coriander

PREPATION TIME: 10 mins

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Cut the idlis into small pieces and keep in a bowl
* Sprinkle salt and red chilly on idly and mix well, keep aside
* In a wok, add oil and crackle mustard seeds
* Add turmeric, onion and curry leaves, cook for a minute
* Add salted idlis and mix well
* Serve hot in a dish, garnished with fresh grated coconut n coriander


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPSIDE DOWN ICECREAM CAKE



It is a very simple recipe. No need for any cooking or baking!! Just assemble freeze and serve!!

INGREDIENTS:
1) 4 pieces of swiss roll
2) 500 gms Chocolate Icecream
3) Cling sheet

PREPARATION TIME : 10 mins
FREEZING TIME : 4 Hours

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Take swiss roll and cut it into 1 cm slices and keep aside
* I got swiss roll from a local bakery, you can make it at home too
* Take a deep bowl, and cover it with a cling film
* Choose a bowl, of which you want the cake to shape of
* Arrange the swiss roll slices on the bowl sides
* Make sure the roll direction is in the same way for all
* Fill the spaces between the slices with more bits of swiss roll
* Fill the swiss roll bowl with chocolate icecream
* Cover icecream with swiss roll slices as done in the picture above (optional)
* Cover with cling film again and put it in freezer for 4 hours
* After 4 hours, remove cling film and put the serving dish on top and turn upside down
* Carefully remove the cling film around the cake and serve chilled
* Cut into slices and serve chilled with fresh fruits or whipped cream!


Monday, July 7, 2014

SEVIYAN BARFI


Seviyan is commonly known as Vermicelli. They are like thin spaghetti and can be used in many different ways, making sweet and savory dishes.

INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Packet Seviyan (100 gms)
2) 1 Cup Milk
3) 1 Teaspoon Elaichi/Cardamom Powder
4) 1 Cup Sugar
5) 1/2 Cup ground Almonds
6) 1/2 Cup chopped Pistachios
7) Vanilla essence
8) Silver leaf for decoration (Optional)
9) Castor sugar for dusting

PREPARATION TIME: 15 mins

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a pan heat milk till it boils
* Add in sugar, vanilla essence and elaichi powder
* Bring it to a boil
* Add ground almonds and seviyan and cook till the mix thickens
* In a greased dish, pour the seviyan mix
* Put the dish in fridge to set for an hour
* Take it out and cut into square pieces
* Arrange the square pieces onto a serving dish
* Garnish with chopped pistachios and dust with castor sugar
* Serve chilled with tea or as a dessert


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