Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ginger Garlic Bites

Garlic Bites  

I think I am writing this blog post after a long time, busy with lots of personal stuff. I was part of a start up venture while I was writing my blog. But soon I realised that with my job, I wasn't able to devote any time to the blog. So recently I decided to take a break and concentrate on my blog.

As we all know winters are going on and during this time we can enjoy lots of green vegetables. Recently, a friend of mine visited me for a lunch date and I had to prepare the same.So, I went to the market and noticed lots of green veggies. I was planning to make Makke ki Roti with Sarson ka Saag for main course and wanted to prepare something for starters. I saw fresh green Garlic with an enticing aroma. So, I prepared a very simple starter with only 5 ingredients- Boiled Potatoes, Green Garlic, Green Chilli, Ginger and bread crumbs

If you like Garlic flavour then you will certainly enjoy this dish. I served this with an effortless green Tomato and Garlic chutney which complements each other and the starter gracefully. My friend relished it and I hope you will feel the same. Do share your experience.

Preparation Time :  20 Min

Cooking Time :  15 Min

Ingredients : 

  • Boiled Potatoes 4
  • Green Chillies 2 to 3
  • Ginger chopped 1 tea spoon
  • Garlic Cloves 8 to 10 and Garlic greens 10 to 12 leaves
  • Bread crumbs 1/2 cup
  • Coriander chopped 1 table spoon
  • Salt according to taste
Procedure :  
  • First of all boil the potatoes, peel them and keep aside
  • In a mixer add chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies and garlic greens, mix it and make a coarse paste 

  • In a bowl, take boiled potatoes and mash them 

  • Now add green paste to this, 2 tablespoon of bread crumbs, chopped coriander and salt

  • Mix all ingredients nicely and form a dough 

  • In a plate take rest of the bread crumbs as shown in picture 

  • Take a small portion of mixture in your palm and form a ball as shown in picture

  • Keep this ball in a plate with bread crumbs and roll it so that bread crumbs is nicely coated all over the ball

  • Repeat the procedure with rest of the mixture 

  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry these balls on medium flame and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee  

  • I served this with a simple green tomato and garlic chutney 

Tips :  
  • You can make these balls and keep it in refrigerator and deep fry as required . but not keep this for long in freezer
  • You can change the quantity of garlic according to your taste

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Dates DryFruit Barfi

Dates DryFruit Barfi 

Lately I was not updating my blog and was badly missing action on it. Many times you pass through a phase of life where you have more pressing responsibilities to fulfil. Now a days we are a part of nuclear families and to blog I need support of my family to Shoot when I am blogging,

Same way my daughter who is pursuing her secondary education needs my support. When she is coping up with multiple actions in her daily routine. So as a good mother I am trying to help her out with her demanding routine. This effect my blogging. Anyways I am trying to be back in action with my passion and love.

Again I have an intresting incident to share with you all. Few days back I got an opportunity to be a part of one of the culinary festival organised by "Food Tak" channel and there I was supposed to prepare a recipe of a sweet using "Nutrela"

If you are visiting my blog, you will be knowing that I am not a person with sweet tooth. My recipes are more towards health and light. As we all know sweets are full of calories. However when I got invitation from such a prestigious platform, I took it as a challenge to prepare something sweet but healthy using Nutrela which is rich in protein.

So I thought of preparing laddu using khajoor, Nutrela and dry fruits it came out very good. This recipe I will share soon with you all.

Today I am sharing a very Simple, easy, healthy, sugar free with very few ingredients recipe which we can use during fasting also. Dates Dry Fruit Barfi.

Preparation Time : 30 Min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Resting time : 10 Min

Ingredients :  

  • Pure Ghee 2 Tablespoon
  • Dates 300 gm (soft one)
  • Almonds chopped 1/2 cup or 50 gm
  • Cashew-nut chopped 1/2 cup or 50 gm
  • Pistachio Nut chopped 2 Tablespoon 0r 25 gm

Procedure :  

  • Take Dates remove seeds and chop them. To get a fine texture you can grind them in a food processor or mixer

  • Take Almonds, Cashew nut and Pistachio chop them and keep a side

  • In a Pan heat ghee on slow flame add chopped almonds and roast them

  • Now add Cashew nuts and pistachio roast all dry fruits on slow flame till you get a nice aroma or for 2 to 3 minutes

  • Once dry fruit is done add chopped dates and cook all ingredients for another 2 minutes.

  • Close the gas allow mixture to cool for few minutes.

  • Once the mixture is little bit cool try to form a dough of mixture as shown in picture

  • I have given it a round shape by creating a log and then cutting log into a round circles. You can have a shape of your choice. 

  • Keep it in a air tight jar and use as desired 

  • You can add any other dry fruit of your choice 
  • If you want it more sweet add some honey to this
  • You can add fig also 
Some more Sweet Recipe :

Sunday, 3 June 2018

exotic-n-easy cooking: Nachos Corn and bean Salad

exotic-n-easy cooking: Nachos Corn and bean Salad: Nachos Corn and Bean Salad We have all seen our children eat a packet of nachos as evening snacks and then find them unable to have a hea...

Nachos Corn and bean Salad

Nachos Corn and Bean Salad

We have all seen our children eat a packet of nachos as evening snacks and then find them unable to have a healthy dinner. So as a negotiation I present this salad to you. A nutritious and light combination of kidney beans, corn and nachos presents itself to be a win-win situation for both parents and children.

Kidney beans and corns are the essence of this dish. Both have their fair share of its merit, commencing with kidney beans, we find it to be majorly composed of Carbs and fibres but also proves to be a rich source of protein. They compliment one's health due to its following functions: Detoxify the body, help in digestion, increase muscle mass, prevent diabetes, stimulate immune system, promote strong bones, etc.

Corns being the other significant part of the dish does more than being tasty: It contains high fibre content and is a rich source of vitamin A, B, E and other minerals.

All in all the dish is a bowl of nutrition, taste and happiness.

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time :  0 Min

Ingredients :

  • Kidney beans 1 cup boiled or canned one
  • Sweet corns 1 cup blanched in hot water
  • Nachos chips 1 bowl
  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium size
  • Red bell pepper Chopped 1 medium size
  • Cucumber chopped 1 medium size
  • Coriander chopped 2 Tablespoon
  • Jalapeno chopped 1/2 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  • Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  • Chilly flakes 1 teaspoon
  • Sea salt according to taste
  • Honey 1/2 tablespoon
  • Tabasco sauce 8 to 10 drops
  • Few mint leaves
Procedure :  
  • For salad. Finish all cutting and chopping 

  • For sallad dressing :
  • In a bowl add olive oil,chilly flakes, lemon juice, honey tabasco sauce and Jalapeno whisk all together

  • In another big bowl add beans, sweet corns, onion, red bell pepper, cucumber, mint,coriander and sea salt. mix all together 

  • Now Add the salad dressing to this. 

  • Toss the salad gently 

  • While serving take a short glass or bowl. Crush few Nacho chips add to the serving glass top this with salad and add few more nacho chips to this.

  • Garnish with mint leaves and serve

Tips :  

You can give variation to this salad according to your taste . It can be served as party snack.

For More healthy Salad :