Sunday, July 1, 2018

Cucumber Salad with lemon Dressing


Recipe source : YouTube
YouTube channel : Ying & Yang Living
Original recipe : https://youtu.be/589lJY-uUa8

        Heavenly salad for cucumber haters. All the ingredients are fresh and tossed in sweet and sour ingredients. Best salad for weightloss and calorie watchers....

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Aratikaya Cutlets / Raw banana cutlets



Preparation time: 45mins
no. of persons    :  4 adults
Type                   :  Starter / Snack
Recipe source     :  own source


Raw green bananas
2 no.s
Masala ingredients
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 2
Mint & cilantro handful finely chopped)
Seasonings as per taste
Lime 1
(grind all together into coarse paste in a blender)
Roasted chana dal powder
2 tbsp (required for binding)
Corn flour
2 tbsp for dusting before frying
Oil
For deep frying

  • Wash green bananas. Discard the edges and cut into halves.
  • Pressure cook for 3 steams. Allow pressure to release.
  •  Remove the skin and grate the boiled bananas. This way lumps can be avoided otherwise it can also be mashed with fingers.
  • To this add the coarsed masala paste, roasted channa dal powder and lime juice. Combine well. Check the salt at this stage and, if required adjust the seasonings according to your taste.
  • Apply little oil to palms and shape into lime size balls. Roll in cornflour and press gentle like patties or into your desired shapes. Do the same to the remaining mixture and keep them ready before frying.
  • Heat the oil and fry these patties in golden color. 
  • Serve hot with any dipping chutneys or tomato ketchup.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Poolajada Billa (motivation from YouTube)

Original video : https://youtu.be/pnbxf65VttE

Youtube Channel  : Vasundhar Trends






Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mandala art on empty glass bottle

My first DIY Mandala art.

Art name : Mandala Art
Source : YouTube
Channel : Be Creative
Original video : https://youtu.be/x_rapYJFDb0







Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Leftover rice Fryums


Preparation: 10 mins
Source : Krishnasai cookery show 
Channel : YouTube 
Original recipe https://youtu.be/AvulZslb9YM

Sun dried leftover rice fryums

Fried fryums 😋😋

Saturday, April 7, 2018

DIY cards for teachers


DIY cards for teachers made by my daughter Hansika to thank her primary school teachers, class 1 to class 4, as she is graduating to high school 😊.

We Thank to Craftlas channel on YouTube for giving these great ideas. Click on the link for original video
https://youtu.be/-UR3FxlQL6s






Saturday, November 4, 2017

Beetroot Mint chutney / Beetroot Pudina roti pachadi



Beetroot
2 medium size
(Peel and chop into big chunks)
Groundnuts
2 tbsp
Green chillies
6 to 8
Cumin
1 tsp
Tamarind
little
(Sprinkle little water for speaking)
Garlic flakes
4
Peel the skin
Salt
To taste
Mint
2 bundles
(Discard the stalks)
Oil
3 tsp
Tadaka
Ghee or oil 2tsp
Urad dal 1tsp
Mustards ¼ tsp
Cumin ¼ tsp
Red chillies 2
Curry leaves

  • Pressure cook beetroot upto 2 steams in little water. Later separate the beetroot from water and reserve the water for grinding.
  • Heat 2tsp of oil fry groundnuts and remove to a plate. In same oil fry green chillies and cumin. Once fried remove to the same plate.
  • To the same pan add remaining oil and fry mint.
  • Cool all the ingredients.
  • Put all ingredients into mixer jar except beetroot. Grind to fine paste.
  • Add beetroot and grind for another 10 to 15 seconds. If required, sprinkle reserved water for smooth grinding.
  • Transfer into a bowl and end up with tadaka.

Serve with hot rice and a dash of ghee. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Egg Salad / Egg Chatpata


Courtesy : self
Serving size : 2 persons
Evening snack

Boiled eggs
2
Finely Chopped onions
2 tbsp
Chopped mint and cilantro/ coriander leaves
2 tbsp
Lemon juice
1 tsp
Dry roasted peanuts
2 tbsp (coarsely powdered )
Garlic powder (optional)
1/4th tsp
Salt and pepper powder
As per taste
Chatphat namkeen (any variety)
I used Haldirams chatpata matar
1/4th cup (lightly crushed)
Chat masala
To sprinkle

  • Chop the boiled eggs into tiny pieces. With the help of egg slicer also you can chop it.
  • Bring all the ingredients into a bowl and toss gently. Or mix gently with a fork.
  • Sever into bowls and sprinkle little chaat masala from top.
  • Ready to eat.

It's a yummy egg snack for evenings and tastes good from regular boiled eggs. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Veg French Toast



Bread (spencers golden crust)
8 slices
Capsicum
1/4th cup finely chopped
Onion
2 tbsps finely chopped
Tomato (bangalore brid)
1 (remove pulp and chop finely)
Seasoning ( dry)
Salt to taste
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Oregano 1 tsp
Red chilly flakes ½  tsp
Seasoning (wet) Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce 1 tbsp
Soy sauce
Soy sauce 1 tsp
Vinegar
Vinegar 1 tsp
Eggs
3
Milk and cornstarch
In ¼ th cup milk mix tsp of corn flour without lumps.
Oil and butter (melted)
As required

  • In a toaster or on a pan dry roast the bread slices. Do not burn or over roasted.


  • In a mixing bowl. Mix, capsicum, onions, tomatoes, both wet and dry seasonings. And, milk & cornstarch. Whisk well till all the ingredients are nicely mixed.


  • Heat a pan moderately. Grease little oil or drizzle.
  • Dip each slice and place immediately on the pan and spread veggies evenly, using spoon or fingers.

  • Allow to cook on medium heat for few minutes. Flip gently and add tsp of butter on all the sides.

  • Cook both the sides and serve hot with tomato sauce or ketchup.


It's good and filling toast for both breakfast and snack.

Friday, June 23, 2017

One Pot Veg Meal



Onion
1 diced
Tomatoe
1 diced
Large Carrot
1 sliced thinly
Three colors of Capsicum
3 (each color one)
Large Potatoe
1 (stipped like french fries)
French Beans
5 cut in 2” size
Garlic
5 flakes (peeled and chopped)
Curry leaves
few
Green chillies
4
Flavouring ingredients
Tomato sauce 1 tbsp
Soy sauce 1tbsp
Vinegar 1tbsp
Chilly sauce 1 tbsp
Ajinomoto pinch
Seasonings
Pepper powder
Salt
Red chilly flakes
Oregano
(as per your taste)

  • Heat oil in a wok .
  • Add potatoes and fry till it is half cooked
  • Now add all remaining veggies one by one.
  • Keep stirring on high flame. Make sure the veggies has to be crunchy.
  • Add seasoning and flavouring ingredients.
  • Keep stirring for another 2 mins.
  • Off the flame and serve hot.


This dish goes well with plain noodles, chinese fried rice , side dish, frankies and rolls, or just take as it is as one pot meal

Green Grape Juice



Preparation time 10mins
Servings 4  persons

Green Grapes (seedless)
500gms
Sugar (optional)
4 tbsp
Cool water
500ml
Lime juice
2 tsp
Crushed ice
1 cup


  • In a blender add washed and drained grapes and sugar (optional) . Grind into puree.
  • Add water and lime juice. Blend for another 10 - 15 sec.
  • Pour into fancy glasses and serve with crushed ice.
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