Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My kid  love this recipe, protein rich and most tasty, we can do this using beans or on finely chopped cabbage.It tastes great with banana flower, if you have patient to clean and chop....:)

For crumble
Channa dhal -1 cup
Dry red chillie-2
Green chillie-1
Jeera -2 tsp
Salt ½ spoon.

Soak the dhal for 2 to 3 hours.
Grind it with remaining ingredients.

Note: The mixture should be dry ,don’t add water while grinding just grind by mixing often, the mixture should be coarse not like a fine paste.

Now steam the mixture using a steaming plate or using Chinese dumpling steamer as shown on picture.
Cool and crumble it using hand or by blender .

Beans-1/2 kg
Turmeric powder- ½ spoon.
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Oil -1tbsp.
Chop the beans add water and cook it by adding turmeric powder.
Filter the water and keep the beans aside.

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the mustard seed and curry leaves .
Now add beans fry for two minutes then add the crumble and salt to taste.
Simmer it and allow to sit  until the crumble combines with beans .

Monday, August 16, 2010

1 cup Basmati Rice
1 cup candy(any size)
3 cups milk
1 cup water
2tbsp ghee
1 tsp cardamom powder
Cashews and Raisins to garnish

Gently cook the rice with water and 2 cups of milk.
Once the rice is cooked mix the candies or allow to dissolve ,once dissolved add the remaining one cup milk.
Fry cashews and raisins in ghee and mix this with rice.
It looks watery but once cold the rice will be perfect to serve.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Making Pizza is really easy, only thing is  time-consuming but it’s worth waiting for the best result.

My son Rithvik loves any kind of Pizza, Monthly once I make this for dinner. Here is the lovely recipe we enjoy....:)
This Recipe is for two 12inch pizza.

Making dough:

1 tbsp dry yeast.
3/4  cup warm water.
2 tbsp olive oil.
1tsp sugar.
2 cups pplain flour.
½ spoon salt.

Mix all the above ingredient except the flour and salt, cling wrap ,in ½ an hour the yeast lift and looks frothy.

First process.........                          

coming up....now add the flour&salt.....knead nicely...

Again cling wrap ,allow to sit until it is double the size.

The dough raised up...now divide it into two

Again cling wrap, allow to raise..

Worth waiting ...now We can start the cooking process in 10min
Now flat the dough on a floured surface or you can use your hand to stretch the dough....

Oil the pizza tray ,keep the flatten dough and pierce it in some places with fork.....

I made one veg and one salami pizza....here i have shown the salami photo...

Topping ingredients
Pasta sauce
Mushrooms thinly sliced
Black olives(optional)sliced...
Salami slices(optional)
Mozzarella cheese(shredded)
Red and green capsicum thinly sliced....

Spread the sauce and arrange the toppings as you wish...remember too much topping destroys the taste...

At last the mozzarella......on top ......yummy...

Preheat the oven for about 180deg C.....for 10min
Cook until the top is lightly brown or the dough looks crusty......

Delicious homemade pizza is ready to try now.....

Note: the olive gives the pizza smell actually.....like shop bought one and it gives oil to the pizza while cooking, if you don’t want to use olive just drizzle some olive oil above the toppings then spread the cheese.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pastry dough
For The Crust

Apple Mix

First Layer

Layering Apple

Crust Above Apple Layer


For the Pastry:

1 ½ cup all purpose flour
½ cup caster sugar
125 gm of butter(cut into cubes)
3tbsp cold water
a pinch of salt.

For the crust:

1 cup all purpose flour
½ cup Brown sugar
1tsp cinnamon powder
1tsp nutmeg powder
125gm butter(cut into cubes)
A pinch of Salt to taste

For The Apple Fillings:

3 normal size granny smith apples
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp nutmeg powder
1tsp cinnamon powder

 Pastry Dough:
Shift flour ,place it in a cold bowl(if possible).
Add butter and mix using both of your hands until it become  crumbs.
Now add sugar and salt.
At last sprinkle the cold water, mix immediately to form a dough.
Cling wrap it, allow to sit in fridge for ½ an hour.

For Apple Filling:
Cut apples and add all the other ingredient mix nicely and allow to sit aside.

For The Crumbs:
Sift flour ,add all other ingredients and mix the butter using hands to form crumbs as shown in the picture.

Flat the dough on a floured surface  about 1cm thick.
Grease the tin , layer the dough, and trim the edges.
Arrange not more than one layer of apples .
On the top add the crumbs without any gap.
Bake it in a preheated oven for about 15min or until brown.

Serve with Cream or icecream.

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Hi all, I was a lazy and dumb cook before marriage. After marriage I started to try different types of foods and found cooking interesting.  I feel happy while trying different varieties of food.Most are south indian authentic recipes from my mother's kitchen.Please feel free to contact me and leave your valuable comment.

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