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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sugar Cookie One minute Recipe | Cookie in a Cup

My Younger Daughter Nishita was Craving for a cookie . I goggled up and landed in few recipes in you tube  . I gave the one minute recipe a shot and it just was perfect .This recipe calls for very few ingredients and made in a microwave cup . The measurement below serves good for 1 person or single serving .
Off to the recipe now

One minute sugar cookie recipe made in a cup . Quick and Easy recipe
Sugar Cookie  One minute Recipe | Cookie in a Cup

Ingredients:

  • Butter - 1 tbsp 
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla - 1/4 tsp
  • Egg yolk - 1 no
  • All Purpose flour - 3 tbsp
  • Sprinkles - 1/2 tsp

      Sugar Cookie made in a cup in a minute

      Method:

      Take the microwave safe cup and add the butter .


      Melt the butter in the microwave oven for 30 - 35 seconds . Now add the Vanilla Extract , Sugar and mix .


      Add the egg yolk and mix well . ( Do not add the whites of the egg )


      Add the all purpose flour and continue to mix .


      Add the  sprinkles  .


      Microwave the entire contents for 45 seconds . Insert a tooth-prick to check the cookie . If it comes out clean the cookie is cooked . My cookie was just perfect with 45 seconds .




      Done ! .


      My kid enjoyed the cookie when it was warm and it tasted so good that will make us crave for more .

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      Monday, May 27, 2013

      Orange Banana Cherry Smoothie | Vegan Smoothie

      Smoothie is better than Juicing as , juicing leaves behind the pulp , but smoothie preserves the fiber . In this smoothie , I have made it vegan and it is a blend of fresh fruits .

      Orange Banana Cherry Smoothie Recipe
      Orange Banana Cherry Smoothie | Vegan Smoothie



      Ingredients:

      • Banana - 1no , Chopped
      • Orange - 1 no , chopped
      • Cherry- 6 no , De-seeded
      • Water - As needed
      • Ice Cubes - 5 no
      Orange Banana Cherry Smoothie | Vegan Smoothie

      Method:

      In a blender add the Banana , orange , cherry , Ice cubes , Little water and blend it well to a desired consistency .


      Yummy Smoothie is ready .


      Enjoy this fresh Vegan smoothie on a sunny day .

      Thursday, May 23, 2013

      Soya Potato Balls | Soya Potato Cutlet | Soya Recipes

      I had few soy chunks left over at my home . My daughters are crazy for cutlets . I combined the soya chunks with boiled potatoes and made this cutlet .

      Easy cutlet made with soy chunks and potato
      Soya Potato Balls / Soya Potato Cutlet / Meal maker Aloo Cutlet




      Ingredients:

      • Soya Chunks ( Meal Maker ) - 15 no , Boiled and the water should be squeezed from the chunks .
      • Potato - 4 no , Boiled and Mashed
      • Onion - 1 no , Chopped
      • Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
      • Red chilli powder - 2  tsp
      • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
      • Salt - to taste
      • Lime juice - 1 tsp 
      • Green Chilli - 1 no
      • Oil - 2 tsp

      For the Coating :

      • All Purpose Flour - 2 tbsp
      • Water 
      • Salt 
      • Bread Crumbs
        For Frying:

        • Oil

        Method:

        In a mixer add the boiled  soy chunks , green chilli and salt , and run the mixer and mince the chunks .

        In a kadai , add the oil and fry the ginger garlic paste . Add the onion and cook till it become soft . Now add the chilli powder , garam masala powder and salt and fry till the raw smell goes away .

         Add the minced soya , lime juice  and fry for few seconds .



        Now add the boiled potatoes and fry for few minutes till the masala is well coated . Allow it to cool down



         Make small balls using the above mixture .


         To make a coating for the balls , Take a bowl add the All purpose flour , salt and some water and make a thin paste . Drop the balls in the paste and coat it well .


        Transfer this to the bread crumbs and coat it well with the bread crumbs .


        Do not place the balls one above the other , It will stick to each other .


        Heat the oil , Drop the balls and fry till golden brown in colour .


        Drain on a paper towel .Serve hot .

        Aloo Cutlet Recipe
        Soya Potato Balls / Soya Potato Cutlet / Meal maker Aloo Cutlet


        Enjoy this with some ketchup and some hot Ginger Tea .

        Monday, May 20, 2013

        Channa Dal Chutney / Kadalai Parupu Chutney / Lentil Dip / கடலை பருப்பு சட்னி

        This Chutney is easy and could be made in 15 minutes . I ran out of the Roasted Channa dal ( Dalia ) in my home , so I substituted with the channa dal . I tried this for the first time and it came out really well . Off to the recipe

        Kadalai Paruppu Chutney Recipe
        Channa Dal Chutney / Kadalai Parupu Chutney / Lentil Dip / கடலை பருப்பு சட்னி


        Ingredients:
        • Cilantro Leaves - Handful , Cleaned and chopped
        • Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup 
        • Green Chilli - 1 no
        • Channa Dal - 1.5 tbsp
        • Salt - to taste
        • Curry leaf - 1 spring
        To Temper:

        • Oil - 1 tsp
        • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
        • Urad dal - 1 tsp
        • Curry leaf - 1 spring

        Method:

        Roast the channa dal in a griddle till brown or Toast it in Oven at 350 F for 8 to 10 minutes till brown . Set aside .
        In a mixer , add the cilantro leaf , grated coconut ,green chilli , salt and water and run it to a paste .



        Now add the Toasted channa dal to it .


        Grind it to a paste .


        Now the last part is tempering . Heat oil in a pan , add the mustard seeds and allow it to pop . Add the urad dal and let it fry till it become crunchy . Add the Curry leaf and turn off . Pour the tempered ingredients over the chutney .





        Serve hot with Idly and Dosa recipe .

        Monday, May 13, 2013

        Lamb Eggplant Stew / Aatu kari Katharikkai Kulambu / ஆட்டு கரி கத்தரிக்காய் குழம்பு

        I am a great fan of mutton recipes . This recipe is my grand mothers recipe which is passed to my mom and now to me . When I was a kid my mom makes this recipe weekly once and I used to love this .  The combination gives a unique flavor and taste which will surely impress the one to whom you are cooking for . It requires 4 major ingredients and made quickly too .

        Lamb Eggplant Stew Recipe
        Lamb Eggplant Stew / Aatu kari Katharikkai Kulambu / ஆட்டு கரி கத்தரிக்காய் குழம்பு
        Ingredients:

        • Lamb / Goat pieces - 200 gm , chopped ( Preferably with bones )
        • Eggplant - 3 no , Diced length wise ( I used 2 long Chinese Eggplants )
        • Onion - 1 no , Chopped Lengthwise
        • Oil - 2 tsp
        • Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp ( Sambar Powder could be used too )
        • Corriander Powder - 1 tsp
        • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
        • Salt - To taste

        To Grind: 

        • Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
        • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
        • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
        Method:

        In a pressure cooker , heat oil . Add the onions and cook till they become translucent .


        Grind together coconut , fennel seeds and cumin seeds in to a paste by adding little water . Set aside .


        Add the Lamb / Goat pieces  , chilli powder , Coriander powder , turmeric powder , salt and mix .


        Add the ground paste and add water  and bring the contents to a boil .


        Cover with the lid and pressure cook the contents for 10 minutes or till the Mutton pieces become tender . Now add the chopped Eggplant .


        Cover with the lid and pressure cook for only 1 hisses . Turn off . Garnish with Cilantro leaves .


        Serve hot with steamed rice , any flat breads and also Idly and Dosa recipes .




        Friday, May 10, 2013

        strawberry juice recipe

        Strawberry has amazing heath Benefits .  I was not a fan of strawberry earlier , but after reading about the benefits , I was amazed by its qualities . It aids in Glowing skin and keeps the wrinkles away . It is loaded with Vitamin C .

        We had a box of strawberries in our home which was sour in taste , so I made this juice with the strawberries .They tasted so Good . Myself and my daughters enjoyed the juice on a hot Summer evening . Off to the recipe now .

        fresh Juice recipe made with strawberries
        strawberry juice recipe

        Ingredients:

        • Strawberry - 12 to 15 nos
        • Water - 2 cups
        • Sugar - To taste
        • Lemon Juice - ( Optional ) Depending on the sourness needed . I did not use it ,  as my strawberries were sour 
        strawberry juice recipe


        Method:

        In a mixer add the chopped strawberries , add some sugar .



        Grind it to a smooth paste .


        Now add two cups of water to the concentrate and mix . Filter the mixture using a muslin cloth .


        Add lemon juice if needed .


        Add some Ice cubes .


        Serve Chilled .

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        Tuesday, May 7, 2013

        Vegetable sandwich recipe

        My daughters like sandwiches. After posting the Banana sandwich , i wanted to post another sandwich recipe . I had few Pinto bean patties left over , so i used those patties in this sandwich along with some veggies . Off to the recipe.

        Vegetable sandwich recipe



        Ingredients:

        • Bread slices - 2 no
        • Pinto bean patties - 2 no
        • Shredded onions - 1 tbsp
        • Tomato - chopped , 1 tbsp
        • Lettuce - shredded , 1 tbsp 
        • Butter - 1 tsp ( Vegans can substitute this with 1tsp of oil ) , Optional 

          Method:

          Preheat the sandwich maker if you are using it , Or it could be made in a tawa as well.Take the bread slices and apply Butter / oil to one side . This step could be skipped for a healthy version . Place one slice on the sandwich maker . Top it with the patties and add onion , tomato lettuce to it .


          Place another slice on top of this bread .




          Grill the bread with the sandwich maker , or it could be toasted in a tawa .


          Cook till the bread is toasted well .


          Serve hot with Ketchup

          Friday, May 3, 2013

          Pinto Bean Patties | Pinto Bean Cutlet | Low Fat Recipes

          Pinto Bean cutlet Recipe
          Pinto Bean Patties  /  Pinto Bean Cutlet


          Ingredients:

          • Pinto Bean - 250 gm ,  Boiled ( Canned Bean could be used as well )
          • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
          • Green Chilli Paste - 1 tsp
          • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
          • Boiled potato - 1 no , Mashed
          • Bread crumbs - 1 tbsp
          • Salt - To taste 
          • Oil - 2 tsp
          • Lemon juice - 1 tsp


          Method: 

          Soak the pinto beans over-nite in water  , and boil it in the morning till it becomes soft  . Drain the water completely .  Add this to the mixer or a Food processor and grind it with some salt .


          Heat oil . Add the Ginger Garlic paste , chilli paste , garam masala powder and fry till the raw smell goes away .


          Now add the ground pinto bean  and mix well . Add the mashed potatoes , lemon juice and mix well . Add salt if needed .


          Add the bread crumbs and mix well . Make small balls with the  cooked masala .


          Pat it in to a flat shape like a pattie . Spray some oil in a flat griddle , Add the patties and fry till it becomes brown in color .


          Serve hot with a sauce . Use this patties along with the buns and make a burger or use this patties with bread to make some yummy sandwich .