Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Special food on Janmashtami

Mirchi Bajji:
Vankaya Pachadi:
Thali on Janmashtami:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

French cut green beans curry

Simple and tasty to eat. I love the french cut green beans in frozen section, we get in stores like Giant, safeway, shoppers or some asian stores. They are thin and a little long. They taste wonderful and here is the simple recipe to make it fast and eat.

French cut green beans
Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
Chana dal - 2 table spoons
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder
Turmeric - 1/2 table spoon or less
Grated Coconut (I used the frozen one we get in indian stores, you can use fresh also).
Cilantro (for garnishing)

Method of Preparation

1. Take the french cut green beans and put it under water so that all the extra ice gets melts away.

2. Take a kadai, add oil to it. Add Jeera after the oil is heated.

3. Add chana dal to it. Add Onions (if you want to ). After they turn golden, add the beans.

4. Add turmeric, red chilli powder. Cover it and let it stand for 2-3 minutes.

5. Add Salt, tomatos to it and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.

6. Add coconut, let it leave the smell of raw coconut and then turn off the heat.

7. Garnish it with Coriander leaves (Cilantro) and serve.

This curry is good with both Rice and roti.

In my opinion, this curry tastes good than the normal beans curry we cook. So try it and let me know how you feel.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Recipes with Mango Pulp

Hi all

I know a few recipes with mango pulp which I would like to share with you all. Hope you like it too. One of them is Mango Milk Shake, and other is a sweet.

You can get Mango pulp tins in any Indian store or International grocery store. So try them at your conveniance and enjoy.

Mango Milk Shake: I love milk shakes, it has the goodness of milk and the flavor you want. I generally make milk shakes at home whenever I have fruits. So I shall post more milk shake varieties as and when I get do them from now.

Mango Pulp Sweet: is ready in 5 minutes. This is very useful, when you have unexpected guests or when you wish to eat sweet and do not have patience to spend more time cooking or making something. All you need to do is have the things ready at home. and most of them you might have them at home :). So try it and enjoy. Do tell me how it is !!!

Mango Milk Shake

Mango pulp
Milk ( of your choice, I prefer 1% milk)
Icecream (any flavor, I used Kaju Draksha)
Elaichi powder - a pinch (optional)

Method of Preparation
Blend Mango pulp, Sugar, milk, ice cream in a blender/ smoothie maker. If you like you can also add a little crushed ice to the above. Add the Elaichi powder and then serve chilled. You can also optionally blend in few cashews if you like.

Mango Pulp Sweet, Ready in 5 minutes

Mango pulp - 1 tin
Whipped Cream - 1 box (big) or 2 small ones
Condensed Milk (Optional - I did not include this in my later on makes)
Fruit Cocktail tin - 1 - 2 tins (depends on if you want more fruit pieces)

Method of Preparation
Mix the mango pulp, whipped cream, condensed milk together. After they are mixed, drain the fruit cocktail tin, clean them and then add them to above mix. Serve chilled.

Tip: Try adding more whipped cream to get rich, creamier and wonderful taste. I know people would worry about fat content, but you can try with non-fat things also. Try using non-fat condensed milk, fat free whipped cream. This is just for our satisfaction that we are intaking less fat.


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