Thursday 30 July 2015

Coconut Delight

Coconut Delight

Do you have a sugar tooth. Everytime going for "halwai" sweets for you and family may not be a right option. Now you can make one on your own with the hygiene and quality of your kitchen.

Preparation Time : 15 Min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Resting Time : 2 Hours

Ingredients :

  • 200 ml of Condensed milk
  • 11/2  Cup dry grated coconut powder
  • Few drop of rose essence or 1 Tablespoon of rose syrup
  • 1 Fresh rose (optional if available)
  • 1 Tablespoon of finely chopped pista (Pistachio nut)
  • 1 Sheet butter paper
Procedure :
  • In a bowl take coconut powder add condense milk to this and mix it well

  • Now take another bowl and divide the mixture in two parts. Half in one bowl and rest half in another one

  • In one bowl add rose essence or rose syrup and finely chopped rose petals and mix this nicely and keep aside as shown in picture

  • Now take a butter paper sheet, spread it and spread the plain mixture of coconut and condense milk on this, form a thin layer as shown in picture

  • Now spread the mixture with rose essence and rose petals and form a layer of it as shown in picture

  • Now spread finely chopped pista in centre as shown below

  • Now fold the butter paper sheet and form a roll kind of. Keep this roll in refrigerator for 2 hours or till serving

  • Before serving cut the roll in rounds
  • Enjoy Coconut delight ...

Tip : 

  • Make sure that coconut and milkmaid mixture is in a dough kind of consistency 
  • If you want more sweet you can add caster sugar to this according to your taste 

Sunday 26 July 2015

Crispy Veggie Rolls

Crispy Veggie Rolls

Usually whenever we make any veg cutlet, tikki or kebab potato is the main ingredient. But my daughter is not fond of potatoes so whenever I make any snacks her first question is, "mom is this is made of potatoes. I love to cook for my daughter so to surprise her I prepared these crispy veggie rolls without potatoes.... So this time when she asked "Mom is this is made of potatoes?" I said "No sweetie this is for you without potatoes"......

Preparation Time : 15 Min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup grated cauliflower
  • 1 Cup grated cabbage
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped beans
  • 1/2 Cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs (I used brown bread)
  • 3 Tablespoon all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 Tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon soya sauce
  • Salt according to taste
  • Crushed black pepper according to taste
  • Oil for frying
Procedure :
  • Prepare bread crumbs (take 3-4 bread slices and blend it in a mixer) and keep aside
  • Finish all cutting and grating of vegetables and keep aside. Try to squeeze out all extra water from vegetables 
  • Now take a bowl add all the ingredients except oil. Mix well and form a dough kind of mixture

  • From this mixture make small balls of vegetables

  • Heat oil for frying. Fry vegetable balls on medium heat till they are crispy and brown in colour. Once done, drain out oil on paper napkin so that extra oil gets removed

  • Crispy Veggie Rolls are ready serve with tea and dip ....

Tip : Make sure that from vegetables excess water is removed
You can also add some greens of spring onions

Monday 20 July 2015

Crispy Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

Crispy Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

 Paneer starter is a perfect choice for everyone. This time to give surprise taste to my friends I added crunch on outside with the softness inside. Try this and see the effect.

Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Ingredients :

  • 200 gm Paneer (Cottage cheese) cut into cubes
  • 3 Tablespoon mint chutney 
  • 1/2 Cup cornflakes (normal one)
  • 2 Tablespoon breadcrumbs 
  • 1/2 Tablespoon corn flour
  • 2 Tablespoon maida
  • 1 Teaspoon chilly flakes
  • Salt according to taste
  • Oil for frying
Procedure :
  • For Mint Chutney take handful of mint leaves, half onion medium size, 1 raw mango, 3 green chillies, salt according to taste. blend all these ingredients in a mixer 
  • In a bowl add 2 tablespoon of green chutney, salt, chilly flakes mix them well add paneer cubes and keep aside for 10 Min

  • In another bowl add maida, cornflour, 1 tablespoon of green chutney and 4 tablespoon of water to form a free flowing batter

  • In a plate take cornflakes, crush them nicely, add bread crumbs and mix well

  • Take a wok with oil for frying heat it
  • Now take panner cube dip it in batter and then roll into cornflakes and breadcrumbs mixture. once coated nicely fry them in till it is cooked nicely

  • Repeat the steps with rest of paneer cubes

  • Crispy paneer cubes are ready, serve it with dip of your choice 

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Tomato basil Pasta

Tomato basil Pasta

Pasta drives me and my family crazy. Last Saturday I picked basil leaves and tomatoes to give pasta a different flavor. Wow....does this flavor give you same expression, do try and share....

preparation Time : 25 Min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Ingredients :

For Pasta :

  • 1 Cup boiled bow pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon tomato and basil sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon mixed herbs
  • Few olives and jalapeño pepper (for garnishing)
  • Few fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon vineger 
For Tomato and Basil Sauce :
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped onions
  • 4 Blanched, peeled and chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 1 Teaspoon chilly flakes
  • Few chopped olives
  • Few chopped jalapeño peppers
  • Few basil leaves 
  • 2 Tablespoon tomato sauce 
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • Salt according to taste
Procedure :
  • Boil pasta along with few drops of oil and salt and keep aside
For Tomato and Basil Sause
  • Take 4 medium size tomatoes blanch them in hot water, remove the skin, chop them and keep it aside

  • Now in a pan take olive oil add chopped garlic sauce and add chopped onions to it and cook for 2 to 3 minutes

  • Now add blanched and chopped tomatoes cook it for 2 -3 minutes

  • Add mixed herbs, chilly flakes, chopped olives, jalapeño peppers, salt and basil leaves and cook for 2 minutes

  • Now add tomato sauce to this cook it for 2 minutes and add sugar to this 

  • Tomato basil sauce is ready keep it aside

For Pasta :
  • Take pan add olive oil and butter (if you will cook only butter it will burn, by adding a bit of oil to butter burning of butter is avoided
  • Add chopped garlic and cook it

  • Now add 2 tablespoon of sauce, cook it for 2 minutes then add chopped tomatoes and mixed herbs 

  • Add cooked pasta to this mix it well with sauce, add some basil leaves

  • Pasta is ready serve it hot with some olives, jalapeño and vinegar 

Tips : You can change the quantity of garlic and spices according to your taste 

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