Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ALOO PALAK / POTATOES WITH SPINACH


INGREDIENTS:
1) 5-6 Potatoes
2) 1 Bunch Spinach
3) 2 Tablespoon oil
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera seeds
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Red chilly Powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
9) Salt to taste
10) 1-2 Fresh Green chilly
11) Fresh coriander to garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash the spinach leaves and chop it very finely, keep aside
* Peel and wash the potatoes, cut them in small cubes
* In a wok, heat oil and crackle jeera/cumin seeds
* Add Turmeric powder and potatoes, mix well and let it cook
* Cook the potatoes till almost soft, or the sides get a brown color
* Add chopped spinach, green chilly(cut lenght wise) and mix well
* Cook till spinach reduces and changes color
* Add Coriander, red chilly, jeera powder, salt and mix well
* Further cook for 2-3 minutes and its done
* Serve hot with parathas, naan, or chapatis, garnish with fresh coriander


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CINNAMON TOAST


INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Slices Bread
2) 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
3) 1 Teaspoon Sugar
4) 2 Teaspoon Butter
5) 2 Tablespoon Yogurt
6) Few fresh grapes or any fruit of choice
7) 1/2 Cup dehydrated Cranberries optional
8) Chocolate coated Raisins/Almonds optional

PREPARATION TIME: 15 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Melt butter in a pan and coat the pan with it
* Sprinkle Sugar and cinnamon powder on pan
* Put the bread slice in pan
* Let it cook till sugar is melted and sticks to bread slice
* Move the slice in the pan to get the sugar and cinnamon on the edges
* Turn the bread slice and toast the other side too
* Make sure there is no sugar or cinnamom before adding another bread slice
* Serve hot with fresh fruits, dehydrated fruits, and dry fruits
* Add some chocolate bites and yogurt to the serving plate


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

FRESH MANGO CUCUMBER SALAD


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Mango
2) 1 Cucumber
3) 8-9 Cherry Tomatoes
4) 50 gms Paneer/cottage cheese
5) 1/4 Cup Dehydrated cranberries
6) Salt to taste
7) Black Pepper to taste
8) 1/2 Lemon Juice
9) 1 Green Chilli
10) Few Peanuts/Pine nuts
10) Fresh Mint Leaves to garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 15 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash and peel mango, cut 1" julienne and put them in a bowl
* Peel and cut 1 " julienne of cucumber, add to mango bowl
* Cut the tomatoes in slices and add it to mango bowl
* Chop green chillies finely and add this to the bowl
* Add dehydrated cranberries(or Raisins) and crushed paneer to the bowl
* Sprinkle salt, black pepper and peanuts and mix well
* Serve Chilled to guests with fresh mint leaves as garnish


Friday, February 10, 2017

BROCCOLI GARLIC RICE


INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Rice or leftover cooked rice
2) 1 Broccoli
3) 4-5 Garlic Cloves Chopped
4) 1-2 Onion
5) Salt to taste
6) Black pepper to taste
7) 1 Tablespoon Clarified Butter/Ghee
8) 2-3 Eggs

PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Cook the rice in 5 times water and salt, when cooked drain water and keep aside
* Wash and Chop the broccoli very finely and keep aside
* Finely chop garlic cloves and onions too
* In a wok heat up butter, add in the garlic and saute for few seconds
* Add onions and saute till onions turn translucent
* Add in chopped broccoli and mix well, let the broccoli cook for a few minutes
* Add in Cooked rice or leftover rice and mix well till everything turns green
* Sprinkle salt and black pepper according to ur taste
* Prepare a sunny side up egg for each member
* Serve the rice hot with sunny side up on the bed of broccoli rice



Thursday, February 2, 2017

EGGLESS JEERA COOKIES




INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Self Raising Flour
2) 1 Cup Softened Butter
3) 1 Tablespoon Jeera/Cumin
4) 1 Cup Sugar Powder
5) 1 Teaspoon Salt

PREPARATION TIME: 2 Hours

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl take softened butter and add sugar to it
* Mix well butter and sugar tll its light
* Add Salt and Jeera seeds and mix well
* Add in self raising flour in batches and keep mixing
* Mix in all the flour till it forms a soft dough
* Wrap the dough in cling sheet and let it rest in fridge for 30 minutes
* Roll out the dough and cut the dough into different shapes
* Place all the cut and shaped cookies on a lined baking tray
* Leave a little gap between cookies while placing on tray, as they expand a little
* Bake them at 180 degrees for 20 minutes
* Once baked, cool them and store them in air tight containers
* Enjoy these savory cookies with tea and pack them for lunch bags too


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