Saturday 31 May 2014

Hot ‘n’ Crispy Chili Potatoes


                                


















 It’s snack time – today I am sharing the recipe of Hot ‘n’ Crispy Chili Potatoes with you. These potatoes are really yum to eat and very easy to make.  The best thing about this snack is that you can have it with tea or coffee or if you want to make something different for lunch or dinner then you can have this with paranthas also.  So next time when you run out of options for something different to have for lunch or dinner then do try these Hot ‘n’ Crispy Chili Potatoes!

Hot ‘n’ Crispy Chili Potatoes


                                


















 It’s snack time – today I am sharing the recipe of Hot ‘n’ Crispy Chili Potatoes with you. These potatoes are really yum to eat and very easy to make.  The best thing about this snack is that you can have it with tea or coffee or if you want to make something different for lunch or dinner then you can have this with paranthas also.  So next time when you run out of options for something different to have for lunch or dinner then do try these Hot ‘n’ Crispy Chili Potatoes!

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Aam ki Sonth



Keeping with the theme of this week I bring one more very interesting recipe of Mango – Aam Ki Sonth. This sonth is sweet and salty in taste and is a perfect side dish to make your lunch or dinner more interesting.  It is very easy to make and when the season of mango is over you can substitute mango with banana, it tastes equally good with either of the fruits.

Sunday 25 May 2014

Mango & Kesar Ice Cream



I just love ice creams and what better way to have them then to make it at home without using any preservatives. Today I am sharing recipe of Mango & Kesar Ice cream, this ice cream has lovely texture and smoothness in it because of curd and paneer. Do try this awesome ice cream in hot summer weather!!

Ingredients:

2 Mangoes
1/2 full cream milk
1/2 fresh cream
1/2 hung curd
75gm paneer 
5 to 6 saffron strand
cut mango pieces for garnish
1 small bowl sugar

Directions:
1.       Peel mango and cut in small pieces
2.       Put mango pieces, curd, milk, paneer, sugar and saffron strands in a mixer and grind
3.       Then pour the mixture in a bowl and keep it in freezer to freeze
4.       When the mixture is half frozen take it out from the freezer and churn it again in the mixer
5.       Then again keep it freezer to freeze
6.       When the mixture is half frozen take it out from the freezer and churn it again in the mixer
7.       Then pour the mixture in a bowl and add cream and mix it slightly with light hand
8.       Keep the mixture in freezer
9.       Once it is frozen take it out and garnish with saffron strands and mango pieces
Steps for caramelized garnish:
1.       Take 10 pieces of almonds, pistachio and cashew and cut them in long and thin pieces
2.       Then take a pan and put it on low flame and add 5 teaspoon of sugar and let it caramelized till it is brown in colour and then put dry fruits in it and take it off the flame immediately
3.       Then take a bowl and pour this mixture in i
4.       Now use this mixture for garnish 


Friday 23 May 2014

Aam Ka Panna



Keeping with the theme of this week here’s another recipe of Mangoes – Aam Ka Panna. Aam Ka Panna is made with raw mangoes and is refreshing summer cooler drink which is sweet, spicy and tangy in taste. I just love having this drink in summers. So next time you have a craving for a drink which has burst of flavours then do try this recipe of Aam Ka Panna!!


Wednesday 21 May 2014

Mango Kulfi




Keeping with the theme of this week here’s my first recipe of Mango --- Mango Kulfi J I just love having kulfi but we all think that making it at home will involve lot of work and will be time consuming but the recipe that I am sharing today is very easy and doesn’t involve too much work and the best part about this recipe is that it is 100% preservative free and you can give it to your kids without feeling guilt. So enjoy this summer with your loved ones by making this Mango Kulfi!!

Ingredients:

300 gm Mangoes ripe
1 litter milk
1 tablespoon cornflour
100gm Sugar
3 tablespoon fresh cream

Directions:

1.       Take milk in a pan and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes on low flame till the milk reduces and thickens.

2.       Then add 50 gms sugar and stir it till the sugar dissolves.

3.       Then in a small bowl take little cold milk and add corn flour in it and mix it properly.

4.       Add this mixture to boiling milk.

5.       Keep stirring it in between so that corn flour doesn’t stick to the pan.

6.       When the mixture comes to boil then put off the flame.

7.       Keep it aside for cooling.

8.       After it is little cool keep it in freezer for chilling.

9.       When it is half frozen take it out and add fresh cream in it and blend it properly.

10.   After that cut the mangoes and put 50 gms sugar in it and blend it and make pulp.

11.   Then add this mango pulp to milk and mix it but don’t mix completely.

12.   Then put it in kulfi cones and freeze it.

13.   Once kulfi is set,  take it out of the cone and serve.

Sunday 18 May 2014

Kesaria Paneer





Paneer is again one dish that can be made in so many different ways. As the name suggests today I am sharing recipe of Paneer with kesar, it is a very easy dish to make and is loved by kids because of its mild flavors. Try this new way of making paneer next time you are inviting someone for lunch or dinner.

Friday 16 May 2014

Kalmi Curd Chicken



I am back with my favourite thing – Chicken J and the best part about this recipe is that I haven’t used even one spoon of oil so here’s a healthy oil free chicken recipe for all the weight and health conscious people. The spices are really mild in this chicken because it is made in curd and curd helps to cut down the spice so even kids love this chicken.  Next time you want to try making chicken without using oil do try this recipe and I promise you won’t be disappointed!!  
Ingredients:

500 gm boneless chicken
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
5 tablespoon onion paste
5 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tablespoon ginger & garlic paste
1 tablespoon chicken masala powder
200 gm tomato chopped
200 gm onion chopped
1 cup curd
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon black pepper whole
2 bay leaves
2 black & green cardamom
2 cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon  powder
1 tablespoon coriander leaves

Directions:
1.       Clean Chicken with water and keep aside for 5 minutes to drain out excess water
2.       Make a thick paste by mixing salt, turmeric powder, coriander Powder, cumin powder, garam masala, onion paste, tomato paste and 1 teaspoon ginger & garlic paste and curd
3.       Add this paste to Chicken pieces and leave for 1 hour to marinate
Gravy preparation

1.       Heat pressure cooker on gas and  put marinated chicken , onion pieces, tomato pieces, ½ spoon cumin whole , black pepper,  tej patta , black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and red chili whole
2.       Keep the pressure cooker for 30 to 45 minutes on low flame till it becomes golden brown in colour
3.       Once its become light brown in colour add chicken masala  
4.       After that give one whistle and keep in on low flame for  5 minutes
5.       Take the chicken out from pressure cooker into a bowl and garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves
6.       Serve your Kalmi Curd  Chicken  with hot  butter roti or butter naan


Wednesday 14 May 2014

Mooli (Radish) Paratha


Today I am sharing recipe of very common dish which we all make in our house on daily basis – stuffed parathas. But the difference comes in the ingredients while making stuffed parathas, we all add or subtract few things according to our liking so here’s my version of mooli ka paratha. Next time when you are planning to make one, do try it with this set of ingredients and you might be surprised with new taste in your old stuffed paratha.
 
 
Ingredients:
500 Gms Radish (grated)
1 Cup Whole wheat flour             
1 Small Bowl Radish Leaves                     
1 tbs Salt                                        
½ teaspoon Ginger (grated)
½ teaspoon Red Chili Powder               
Less than ½ small bowl Coriander Leaves               
1 teaspoon Cumin Powder                    
1 teaspoon Chaat Masala                      
1 teaspoon Dry Mango Powder            
½ teaspoon Ajwain                                 
½ teaspoon Kitchen King Masala
½ teaspoon Black Cumin Whole            
1 Green Chili (chopped)                           
Sufficient Oil for frying                                         
Butter for garnishing (optional)
Directions:
Preparations of Dough
·         In a wide bowl, add 1 cup of wheat flour, salt, oil, needed water and prepare a soft, smooth dough
·         Grease your hands with oil and knead the dough well
·         Cover and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes
Preparations of stuffing
·         Clean radish and radish leaves with water and keep it aside for 5 minutes to drain out excess   water
·         After that crush radish with your hand to remove excess water
·         In a bowl mix radish and radish leaves properly and then add salt, ginger, green chili, red chili powder, coriander leaves, ajwain, black cumin, dry mango powder, chat masala, cumin powder and kitchen king powder
·         Now your stuffing is ready
How to make parathas
·         Dust a little flour and roll out the dough in small circle
·         Keep a tablespoon stuffing in the centre and gather all corners and seal the dough
·         Press it gently to flatten the dough
·         Dust a little flour and roll out the dough with gentle hands so the stuffing doesn’t come out
·         Heat the tawa and place the rolled out dough
·         When small bubbles start forming on the surface spread little oil and flip it over
·         Spread little oil on the other side and cook both sides till they are golden brown
·         Remove from tawa and serve put little butter on it
Now serve your hot parathas with chutney or pickle
 





 
 
 
 



Monday 12 May 2014

Aam ki Launji


 
 
I just love mangoes you can use them in so many different ways. Today I am sharing the recipe of Aam ki Launji which is a traditional Rajasthani recipe. Aam ki Launji is sweet and salted pickle that will beautifully accompany your afternoon meals. Next time you want to add that extra something to your meal then do try this recipe. 
 


Ingredients:
250 Gms Raw Mangoes (peeled and cut in small pieces)
½ teaspoon Fennel seeds (saunf)                
¼ teaspoon Nigella seeds (kalonji)             
4-5 Meethi Seeds                             
Small pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)                    
½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder                            
¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder                     
100 Gms Sugar                                           
Salt to taste                                              
2 tbs Oil                                                 

Directions:
·         Heat the oil in a pan add the meethi seeds and asafoetida
·         Then add fennel seeds, nigella seeds and mango pieces and sauté for 2 minutes
·         Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, sugar and salt. Stir and simmer till the sugar has dissolved and everything comes together
·         Once it cools down you can keep in refrigerator for 5-7 days

 

 
 

 

Thursday 8 May 2014

Mango Fruit Cream


The moment you think about summer’s you think of mangoes…it is such an awesome fruit and we can use it so many different forms so I thought why not make a dessert out of mango so here’s my recipe for mango fruit cream. I just love fruit cream because it is the tastiest way to have your fruits. This summer enjoy mangoes with this very easy to make mango fruit cream.

 
Ingredients:
300 ml Fresh Cream / Amul Cream    
2 Mango Ripe                                
250 Gms Grapes                                        
2 Small Banana                                        
1 Apple                                           
½ Cup Pomegranate Seeds                  
1 Small Cup of Dry fruits (Cashew nut, almonds, pistachio, raisins)
Sugar (According to your taste)

 
Directions:
·         Cut apple and banana in small pieces
·         Take out the pulp of mangoes
·         Add sugar to the mango pulp and mix properly (in a mixer if required) and make a thick paste
·         Take fresh cream in a large bowl, add mango-sugar paste and mix properly with spoon.    Keep on mixing till it texture becomes uniform
·         After that add cut fruits and dry fruits to it
·         Garnish with pomegranate seeds  
·         Keep in refrigerator to make it chilled (Do not freeze)