Tuesday, December 30, 2014

EGGLESS FRUIT CAKE


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Cup Flour/Maida
2) 1/2 Cup Sugar
3) 1/2 Cup White Butter/Malai
4) 1/4 Cup Milk
5) 2 Tablespoon Raisins
6) 2 Tablespoon Glazed Cherries
7) 1 Tablespoon Honey
8) 1/2 Cup Curd
9) 1/4 Teaspoon Soda-bi-carbonate
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
11) 4 Teaspoon Cocoa Powder

PREPARATION TIME: 35 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Pre-Heat the oven at 180 degrees
* Grease the baking dish and keep aside
* Sieve Flour, soda-bi-carbonate, baking and cocoa powder
* Add Glazed Cherries and raisins to flour, mix well and keep aside
* Beat butter and sugar well till light and fluffy
* Add Honey, milk and Curd to it and mix well
* Fold in the flour mix slowly so that gluten is not released
* Pour the mix in greased tray and bake at 180 degrees for 35 minutes
* Cool the cake for 10 minutes before slicing
* Garnish with your favourite icing and cream
* Serve with tea/coffee


Monday, December 22, 2014

SOYA PARATHAS


INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cup Soya Granuals
2) 1 Onion Chopped
3) 1 Tomato chopped
4) 1/4 Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
6) 1 Teaspoon Red Chili
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
9) 1 Teaspoon Chicken Masala
10) Salt to taste
11) 2 Cups Atta/Flour
12) Oil as required
13) Water to Knead the flour
14) 1 Teaspoon Ajwain seeds

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl take flour, add Salt, 2 teaspoon Oil and water
* Knead the flour into a dough and keep aside
* In a pan boil water, take off from heat and add soya granules
* Keep granules soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain, squeese and keep aside
* In a wok add 2 Tablespoon oil, and add onions and tomatoes
* Cook till tomatoes become soft, add turmeric powder and mix well
* Add Salt, red chili, coriander powder, garam masala, chicken masala
* Cook for few minutes before adding granules and mix well
* Add Fresh coriander leaves, Mix and take off from heat and keep aside
* Divide the dough into 12-15 equal parts and make balls
* Take one ball each and roll it with rolling pin
* Put 1 Tablespoon granules mix, sprinkle some ajwain seeds in the centre
* Bring the edges together and press down
* Roll the dough into a 7 - 8" diameter
* Place the parathas on tava or griddle and cook both sides
* Then add ghee as required on both sides and cook again for 1 - 2 mins
* Take it off from tava and serve hot with butter or curd


Thursday, December 18, 2014

TAWA VEGETABLES


INGREDIENTS:
1) 100 gms Ladyfinger/Bhindi
2) 100 gms Brinjal/Baigan
3) 100 gms Colocassia/Arbi
4) 100 gms Cauliflower/Fulgobhi
5) 100 gms Bitter Gourd/Karela
6) 100 gms Potato/Aloo
7) 2 Tablespoon coriander seeds
8) 1 Tablespoon Cumin Seeds
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Nigella Seeds
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
11) 2 Teaspoon red chilli powder
12) 2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
13) 2 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
14) Salt to taste
15) Oil to fry

PREPARATION TIME: 45 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash and Make slits in the vegetables and keep aside
* In a pan, dry roast cumin, coriander seeds, nigella and fenugreek seeds
* Grind the dry roasted seeds and keep aside
* Deep fry the vegetables and keep them on kitchen paper to soak extra oil
* On a tawa, Heat 3 tablespoon oil and add the fried vegetables
* Sprinkle the roasted dry masala on it and mix well
* Sprinkle Red Chilli, Coriander Powder, Dry Mango Powder and Salt
* Keep Mixing till a even coat of all dry masala is applied on vegetables
* Serve hot in a platter and garnish with fresh coriander leaves


Monday, December 15, 2014

GRILLED MINT CHICKEN AND POTATOES


INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Chicken Breast (500 gms)
2) 6 Potatoes
3) 250 gms Green Beans
4) 5 - 6 Garlic Cloves
5) 2 Onions
6) Salt to taste
7) Black Pepper to taste
8) Red Paprika to taste
9) 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
10) 1/4 Cup Dry Mint Powder or Leaves
11) 2 Lemons

PREPARATION TIME : 1 Hour

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl mix Olive oil, salt, garlic, pepper, paprika, and dry mint
* Apply the mix to chicken, potatoes, and onions
* Keep it marinated to 15 - 20 minutes
* Grill the chicken at 200 degrees for 20 minutes on each side
* Wash beans and blanch them and keep aside
* Done! Plate the Chicken, Potatoes, Onions, and Beans
* Sprinkle Lemon Juice on it and Serve with Sweet Chilly Sauce

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SWEET N SOUR VEGGIES WITH RICE AND GRILLED CHEESE


INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cup Rice
2) 250 Gms Paneer/Cottage Cheese
3) 1/4 Cup diagonally sliced french beans
4) 1 Cup parboiled cauliflower florets
5) 1/2 Cup Diagonally sliced babycorns
6) 1/4 Cup fresh pineapple cubes
7) 1/2 Cup capsicum diced
8) 1/4 Cup Boiled Peas
9) 1/4 Cup Carrots Diced
10) 2 Teaspoon chopped green chillies
11) 2 Tablespoon Oil
12) Salt to taste
13) 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
14) 1 Tablespoon Sugar
15) 1 Cup Water
16) 1 Tablespoon Cornflour
17) 3 Tablespoon Tomato Sauce
18) 2 Teaspoon soya sauce
19) 1 Tomato Chopped

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Heat the oil in a pan, add beans and sauté till they are tender
* Add the remaining vegetables and cook for 3-4 minutes
* Add Tomato, Tomato Sauce, vinegar, sugar, and soya sauce
* In a bowl mix cornflour in water and add it to the pan
* Add Salt and let the sauce get thicken
* Add Pineapple, mix well and bring to a boil, Done - Keep Aside
* On a grilling pan, add little oil and keep slices of paneer to grill
* Sprinkle salt on paneer slices when done and keep aside
* In a Pan cook rice, When done fill a bowl with cooked rice
* On a plate, invert the bowl of rice, to make a mountain of rice
* Pour in some sweet and sour vegetables and sauce
* Decorate the rice mountain with grilled paneer
* Serve hot and enjoy!!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

CHICKEN KOFTE


INGREDIENTS:
1) 500 gms Chicken Minced
2) 2 Onions Grated
3) 6 Garlic Cloves Grated
4) 2 Teaspoon Paprika Powder
5) 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
6) 1/2 Cup fresh mint leaves
7) 2 Green Chillies Chopped
8) Salt to taste
9) 2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
10) 1 Egg
11) 2 Tablespoon Flour/Maida

PREPARATION TIME: 2 Hours

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Chop Mint leaves and keep aside
* In a bowl, put minced chicken, grated onions and grated cloves
* Add paprika, black pepper, green chillies, garam masala
* Add Salt, Maida, Mint Leaves, and egg
* Mix, and knead till it is soft and kind of comes together
* Keep it aside for and hour to let the flavours get in chicken
* Apply oil on palm and make balls out of the chicken
* Take each ball and flatten it to give it oval flat shape
* On a non stick pan, heat little oil and cook the koftas on both side
* After it is cooked on both sides, serve hot!
* Garnish with Onions and lemons and serve with coriander chutney

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Monday, December 1, 2014

SOYA SALAD


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1/2 Cup Peas
2) 1/2 Cup sweet Corn
3) 1 Cup Soya chunks
4) 1 Cucumber Diced
5) 1 Tomato Diced
6) 1 Capsicum Diced
7) 2 Tablespoon Besan/Chick pea flour
8) Salt as required
9) Black Pepper as required
10) Roasted Jeera Powder as required
11) Olive Oil as required
12) 1 Lemon juice
13) 1 Orange Diced

PREPARATION TIME: 10 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Boil soya chunks, drain and leave aside to cool
* Boil peas and corn, drain and keep aside
* In a bowl, mix soya, peas and corn
* Add in cucumber, tomato and capsicum
* Add Orange/Grapes Chunks for extra tangy flavour
* You can add pomegranate seeds, carrots and chicken too
* In another bowl mix besan, salt and some water into a runny consistency
* On tawa, pour besan mix, spread and prepare a chilla
* When cooled, break chilla into small pieces and add to salad bowl
* Sprinkle salt, black pepper, Roasted Jeera powder and lemon juice, mix well
* Or add any salad dressing of your choice and enjoy!

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