Sunday 28 May 2017

Cherry Peach Lemonade

Cherry Peach Lemonade  

Enough gyaan mom...if i try telling daughter tetrapacks are no good; not healthy; lot of preservatives and blah family says ok then serve something different. So this time I tried blending two , no three flavours in one and made Cherry Peach Lemonade. With Cherries I used Peach flavour, now a days peach flavored spring water is available and created this mix....i hope you will be able to delight your family with this combo....

Preparation Time : 10 min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Serves :  2

Ingredients :

  • 10 - 12 Cherries (remove the seeds)
  • 2 Table spoon sugar syrup (2 Tablespoon sugar dissolved in 2 tablespoon water)
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1/2 Cup crushed ice
  • Few mint leaves for garnishing
  • Few cherries for garnishing 
  • 200 ml spring water peach flavoured 
Procedure : 
  • Take cherries and remove the seeds

  • In a tumbler add 1 tablespoon sugar syrup, 1 tablespoon lemon juice 5 to 6 cherries without seed. now crush this as shown in picture

  • Now add crushed ice few mint leaves and add 1 or 2 cherry 

  • Now top the tumbler with flavoured spring water 

  • Enjoy !!!

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Sprout Khichri

Sprout Khichri

Recently I bought sprouts from supermarket imagining that family will love eating sprouts as it is quite healthy food. However when I tried to serve them sprout salad everyone just revolted against my idea. I was confused and I left it in my fridge unused.

Next day I was just trying to figure out what to cook, everyone was insisting on his/her choice. I opened my fridge to see material available. I saw sprouts lying unused. An idea came to my mind and I prepared rice using sprouts. I was happy to serve them nutritious food. Family was happy that they got pulao to relish.

Sprouts are healthy but do you know when we use it raw some time it can trigger food poisoning as we can't see or smell the harmful bacteria which is germinating in raw food. But when we boil sprouts all the harmful bacteria get killed during proper cooking and cooked protein is easier to digest.  So I am happy to serve safe and healthy sprout khichri to my family

Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time :  30 Min

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup Sprouts 
  • 1 Cup rice soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1 Tablespoon ghee
  • 1 Teaspoon zeera
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 2 Green chilly chopped
  • Pinch of hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 Medium size onion sliced
  • Salt as required
  • Water as required
For Garnishing :  
  • Some fried onions
  • 1 Tablespoon of chopped coriander

Procedure :   
  • In a pressure cooker take a tablespoon of ghee. Add zeera, pinch of hing, ginger and saute it

  • Now add green chillies and onion and cook it for 4 to 5 minute on low flame

  • Once the onion is light brown add sprouts and cook for 2 minutes

  • Now add rice, salt and cook it for 3 to 3 minutes. Now add 2 cup of water pressure cook this for one whistle 

  • Sprout Khichri is ready, garnish it with fried onions and coriander. Enjoy it with curd and pickle

Tip :  
  • For kids you can add extra ghee on quiche while serving
  • If you like khichri more soft add water accordingly 

Thursday 11 May 2017

Vegetable Rava Idli

Vegetable Rava Idli

Big challenge daily. What to cook in breakfast. Tasty, healthy, instant and my kid should love it. Normally south Indian food is loved at my home. My daughter usually eat Idli with chutney or sugar but avoids eating with sambhar. I am dissatisfied with this combo as she is not consuming full nutrients.

I prepared this rava idli, which is quite healthy, easy, very soft and i have added veggies like carrot and capsicum with some cashew nuts so that I can give content what i want to give to my family.

If we have some guests and we have to quickly prepare some fancy breakfast where we don't need to prepare sambhar, we can simply go for this option. This is itself a complete meal with chutney and a cup of coffee or tea. Good outdoor tiffin option as well.

Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 15 Min

Ingredients :  

  • 1 Cup rava (sooji)
  • 1 Cup curd
  • Pinch of hing Asafoetida 
  • 3 Tablespoon oil +
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 8 -10 Curry leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 Teaspoon Channa dal
  • 8 - 10 Cashew nuts 
  • 2 Green chilly chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 Cup grated carrot
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped capsicum
  • 1 Teaspoon fruit salt
  • Water as required 
  • Salt according to taste
  • chilly powder according to taste
Procedure :  
  • Finish all cutting and chopping

  • In a pan take 2 tablespoon oil, heat it, add mustard seeds and pinch of hing

  • Now add urad dal, channa dal, curry leaves and cook for a minute. Add cashew nuts, roast it for a minute then add rava, chilly powder and salt. Dry roast all ingredients for 4 to 5 minutes. Keep it aside

  • In a bowl take curd, green chillies, ginger, rava mixture, carrot, capsicum and 1 Tablespoon oil mix all together 

  • Now add some water to the mixture till it is like paste as shown in picture

  • Keep this mixture aside for 10 minutes
  • Now add fruit salt to the mixture mix it and pour it into greased idli moulds

  • Steam idli for 10 minutes or till it is cooked properly

  • Serve it hot with tea or coffee

Tip :  
  • Adding oil make it more soft
  • You can add any other vegetable of your choice as beans, bell peppers 

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