Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ONION RINGS

Thinking of a Tea party menu? Then I would recommend which everyone would love to have the one and only crispy and crunchy Onion rings. There are many variety of making this snack but here I have prepared with Indian touch. Its a lip smacking delicacy that will stay in your heart forever. So enjoy :)
INGREDIENTS

3 Onions (cut it into thick round)

INGREDIENTS FOR BATTER.

1/2 Cup Maida

1 tbsp Besan

1 tbsp Corn flour.

2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste.

2 tsp Pepper powder.

1 tsp Tomato Ketchup

1/4 Oregano

Pinch of Cooking soda.

Water as per needed.

Salt to taste.

Oil for deep fry.


METHOD
Peel and slice the onions 1/4 inch thick. Separate the layer and soak it in cold water for about 15 min. Drain and patch it dry. In a bowl mix all the ingredients mentioned above except oil.  The batter should be of thick consistency so that the onion rings are well coated. Heat oil for deep fry.  Dip the rings one by one in batter and deep fry them till golden brown.

Serve hot with ketchup or mayo

Enjoy!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

FRUIT YOGURT WAVES

After a simple meals, having chilled dessert is like heavenly. Yogurt is one ingredient which is loved by my family. So being yogurt lovers, taught of making simple fruit flavoured delight from fresh fruits. Any of your fav fruits can be added. In between the layers, crunchy cereals also taste good. Kids who hates to have fruits these days do try giving such colourful and calcium filled servings and see the final results ;) The fun part in having layered dessert is you got to taste different fruit flavours in one spoon :) Thats just ourstanding. Its makes me drool now ;(  Do try this dessert for sure :)

INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Yogurt

3 tbsp Fresh Mangoes

3 tbsp Fresh Strawberries

3 tbsp Fresh Chikku.

1 tsp Vanilla essence.

Pomegranate seeds for garnish

Honey (if needed)

Sugar (optional)

METHOD

Divide the yogurt. Now just beat the mangoes with half portion of yogurt and keep it aside. Follow the same with rest of the fruit with yogourt. Keep one portion as blank which is be blended with vanilla essence.  For sweetness add sugar or honey as per your taste.
Now in a serving glass begin with a layer of adding mango yogourt. Follow with a layer of chikku and strawberry yogurt. If the glass is tall then continue the same with 2 more times. Repeat for the remaining glasses. End up with vanilla yogurt with a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds on top.

Serve Chill :)

Enjoy!!

SUGARLESS BEETROOT DATES HALWA

This is a special halwa for diabetic people and also for the dieting people who can have how much ever they need without any issue as there's no addition of sugar in it. The sweetness of the beets and dates makes this Indian sweet dish tastes delicious and yummy. Like the way we make carrot halwas, this beets halwa also need the same procedure. Only the ingredient I missed to use is the Khoya and that's optional. Since rainy have arrived, what better way to warm yourself up by having a bowl of warm beetroot dates halwa :) So do try this for sure ;)

INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Beets grated

1/2 Cup De seeded Dates

3 tbsp Ghee or less

1 tsp Cardamom pd.

1/2 Cup Milk.

2 tbsp Dry fruits (chopped)

Almonds for garnish

METHOD

Heat 1/2 tsp ghee in a non stick pan. Roast dry fruits and keep it aside. In a same pan add 1 tbsp of grated beets and fry until the raw smell disappear. Then add milk and allow beets to cook till soft. Once its done, add the finely chopped dates and mix well. Add cardamom powder, remaining ghee and saute it well for another 10 more min under low flame. Mix in the fry ed nuts and transfer into a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped almonds and serve hot.

ENJOY!!

Friday, July 21, 2017

TOMATO CHEESY PASTA

Soon as you hear Pasta, no wonder we remember of kids. They do anything to get that :) Presenting to you very simple, quick cum delicious cheesy pasta dish for your little once. Any choices of veggies like mushrooms, corns or carrots can be added but here I have kept it simple as the name itself is Tomato :) But still its super tasty. This is strongly recommended to the beginners who wanted to test their basic skills for making pastas.

INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Cooked Pasta.

1 Onion

3 Tomato or Tomato puree of 3.

2 tbsp Garlic chopped

2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

1 tbsp Oregano

1 tsp Dry Basil leaves

1 tbsp Italian seasoning (optional)

1/4 cup of Pasta water or less then that.(optional)

Mozzarella Cheese Grated

1 tbsp Butter

1 tsp Pepper powder.

Salt to taste

METHOD

Cook pastas as per instruction given on the pack and keep it aside.

Heat butter in a pan. Add onion and garlic. Fry them till translucent. Add tomato and salt and saute them till the tomato becomes mushy. Drop in ketchup, oregano and dry basil leaves and saute well. Add adequate amount of pasta water if needed. Put the paste and mix well for about 2 min till all masala are incorporated. Transfer them into the bowl and garnish with grated cheese on top and sprinkle some pepper powder cum Italian seasoning on top. Serve hot

ENJOY!!

PUMPKIN LEAVES PATRAVODE


Pumpkin leaves upkari was the one I posted few weeks back. Now coming on with another recipe patravode which I prepared with some leftover pumpkin leaves. Normally PATRAVODE is prepared with Colacasia leaves which is steeamed in spicy coconut batter. Here also same method is done on these pumpkin leaves too. The only difference is these leaves cook really fast. Hardly it takes 20 to 25 min max. Later its been cut ted into slices and then its deep fry ed. Patravode mad lovers like me would surly love this crunchy tasty snack for sure. Health conscious people could avoid the process of deep frying and can have with a drizzle of coconut oil on top  Check my post for preparing konkani style Patravode here

Here is a pic of mini cute little patravode after steaming
It looks like this after deep frying process. Crunchy and munchy.

ENJOY!!