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 : 

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Stone Apple Squash (Bael ka Sharbat)

Stone Apple Squash (Bael ka Sharbat)

Very recently, I visited one of my neighbour's house Mini Gandhi during the peak afternoon, it was quite hot. She knew I don't take aerated drinks at all. She brought a peach coloured drink for me and informed me it is Bael Ka Sharbat. I had heard about it but never tasted. Quite hesitatingly i tasted it. To my surprise it was nice with a peachy aroma but quite sweet. I felt refreshed after having it and I decided to do some research on it. She, being a member of Holistic Healing Sanstha, had recently heard Luke Coutinho talk about the health benefits of Bael in summers which she shared with me.

Bael, known as, Aegle Marmelos, commonly called stone apple or wood apple is a native tree of India, its fruit has amazing benefits. It can cure heat in stomach, reduces gastric ulcers, cures Diarrhoea. It is anti inflammatory, controls cholesterol and many more.

So I decided to give this Bael sherbet a healthy twist and here it is

Preparation Time : 20 - 25 Min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Ingredients : 

  • 1 Ripe Bael fruit medium size
  • 3 Tablespoon Shakkar (jaggery)
  • Rock salt 1 Teaspoon or according to taste
  • Roasted zeera powder 1 Teaspoon
  • Mint leaves 10 -15 
  • 2 lemon for garnishing
  • Ice cubes
Procedure : 
  • Break the Apple wood fruit. 

  • Remove the pulp 

  • Add water to the pulp and leave this for 5 minutes

  • Crush the pulp with hands not with blender, else the seeds will get crushed and make the squash bitter in taste.

  • Strain this juice through strainer

  • Add shankar to it, mix it. I used organic shankar to give my squash healthy twist.

  • Add rock salt, jeera powder and mint leaves to this and mix it well. you can keep this squash in bottle or jag.use it according to your need 

  • While serving take a glass add sone small pieces of lemon. fill the glass with ice cubes add few mint leave add ball squash to this . Ratio is 1:3 one portion Bael squash and 2/3 portion of ice or c hilled water 

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Peanut Butter Frappe

Peanut Butter Frappe  

Its summer time. We Are fond of enjoying drinks that are cold and refreshing. Cold Coffee is one of my favourite to beat the heat.
To give twist to my cold coffee frappe I added Peanut butter to this. Though this is high on calories but once in a while thrilling your family with this flavour can add feathers to your cooking cap.
You may further top it with ice cream and make it yummy delicious loveable for your friends and family.

Preparation Time :  5 to 7 min

Cooking Time :  0 min

Serves :  2 Glasses

Ingredients  :  

  • Peanut butter 2 Tablespoon 
  • Instant Coffee 1 Tablespoon
  • Milk chilled 400 ml
  • Sugar 1 Tablespoon (or according to taste)
  • Ice cubes
  • Chocolate syrup for garnishing

Procedure :  
  • In a mixer jar, add 100 ml milk along with peanut butter, coffee, sugar and blend it nicely
  • Now add rest of the milk blend it 
  • Add ice cubes and blend it again

  • Take a glass spread some chocolate syrup on its side as shown in picture

  • Fill the glass with chilled shake and enjoy

Tips :  
  • I used the chunky peanut butter as it gives a crunch to my shake
  • Sugar you can add according to your taste