Monday, December 11, 2017

BATATE PEEJ UPKARI

This is the simple and easy dish that I tasted at my friends home. The bites of coconut and the spice from chillies taste amazing. It acts a best side dish with Konkani meals :) Simple as it can get and taste divine. Its the secret ingredient 'Hing' that makes these potatoes taste flavourful.
INGREDIENTS

3 Boiled Potatoes

1/4 Cup Grated Coconuts

3 Green chillies

1 Dry Red Chilly

Big Pinch of Hing

1/4 Cup Water

Few Curry leaves

1 tbsp Coconut oil

2 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Jeera

Salt to taste.
METHOD
Semi crush the boiled potatoes and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan, Add mustard seeds , jeera and curry leaves. Then add green chilly and red chilly and fry them for few sec. Add water and bring them to boil. Then add the potatoes , salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and leave them for at least 2 min. Lastly add the grated coconut and a big pinch of hing. Remove from flame.

Serve hot

ENJOY!!

Friday, December 8, 2017

BAKED CHICKEN PASTA IN CREAMY WHITE SAUSE

Baked melted cheesy pasta combined with veggie or meat is just comfort food at its best.  I just love the flavour of Italian cuisine as it has a mix of herbs and of course the cheese which tastes cheeeesy ;)You can add any type of veggie or meat for this dish. Here I have stored white sauce in advance so that the preparation could finish up in jiffy. The refrigerated white sauce probably stays fresh for 2 weeks :) You can involve ur kids for layering :)
INGREDIENTS FOR WHITE SAUCE

4 tbsp Butter

2 tbsp Maida

2 Cups Milk

2 Cheese slice

Pinch of Salt

Pinch of Pepper pd

OTHER INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Cooked Pasta

3 Chicken Sausages

1/4 Cup Mushrooms

1 tbsp Oregano

2 tsp Red chilly flakes

Grated Mozzarella cheese

METHOD.
To make white sauce, heat a non stick pan adding butter. Make sure to keep the flame on low. Add maida and cook it till the raw flavour goes out. Add milk slowly and keep stirring the mixture in order to avoid lumps. Once the sauce becomes thick, add the cheese and mix well till the cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from flame.
Heat butter in a kadai, and fry mushrooms and chopped chicken sausage till it becomes brown.
Now preheat the oven for 180 degree. Take a baking bowl. Arrange half of boiled pasta and above that half of mushroom and chicken sausage fry. Next layer them with white sauce and grated cheese.
Repeat the same layer again and end up added lots of cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and chilly flakes on top.
Bake them under 200 degree for 30 min or until the cheese melts on top.
Serve hot

ENJOY!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

STUFFED BRINJAL FRY (ANDHRA STYLE)

This is the Andhra style stuffed brinjal fry, that I grabbed from the site indianhealthyrecipe.com. The ingredients mentioned are so simple and so easy to prepare in jiffy. As said in the recipe, its true that the addition of peanuts and sesame seeds gives a unique flavour and taste to the veggie. Do try this at home for sure. Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful taste recipe.

For the recipe please click here
For a twist and making it very more special for my kid, this is what I did ;)
As soon as I removed the fryed masala brinjals from the cooking pan, I stuffed some grated mozzarella cheese which got melted up automatically and tastes cheesy masala brinjal fry. My daughter loved them like anything :) Its a must recipe guys so do give it a try :)


Serve hot.

ENJOY!!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

AMBADI PACHADI

Ambadi in Konkani is nothing but Hog plums where coastal Karnataka people love this sour fruit. They are hard and fibrous. Its leaves and fruit is used for the treatment for stomach ace, swollen joints, curing cold and cough and many more. NOTE : Avoid using hog plums during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
We use this for making gasshi or pachadi as it acts best as a souring agent and tastes super delicious with steamed rice.

INGREDIENTS

4 to 5 Ambadi (hog plums)

2 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Jeera

2 Dry red chilly

Pinch of Hing

Few Curry leaves.

1 Cup Water. (as required)

1/2 Cup Thick Curd

Salt to taste

1 tbsp Coconut oil

INGREDIENTS FOR GRINDING.

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Grated Coconut

3 Fried Dried Red chillies (roasted in little oil)

1 tsp Fried Coriander seeds (roasted in little oil)

1 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp Rice flour

Water as required.

METHOD
First clean and wash the ambadies. Crush them using kitchen stone lightly. In a kadai, add the crushed hog plums with water and allow to cook for about 10 to 15 min. Meanwhile grind the ingredients given above adding required amount of water into a smooth paste. Once the ambadi's are cooked, add the grounded coconut mixture and mix well.  Add more or less water accordingly. Boil and remove from flame. Now for tadka, heat coconut oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds, jeera hing, red chilly and curry leaves. Pour the mixture on gravy. Lastly add thick curd and mix well.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Enjoy!!

Monday, November 27, 2017

CHOCOLATE BOWL

This is a must try guys. My hubby tried this creative chocolate bowls made from ballons. I filled each with cake slice and fresh pineapple slices. You could also serve with  icecream scoops too. Not only kids but also adults would adore these chocolaty dessert. These goodies are always better anytime when you could eat the bowl ;)
NOTE: You can make these bowls look attractive by dipped the top of the ready chocolate bowls into the melted chocolate and then pressing them into sprinkles. I wanted to try that but i did not had enough sprinkles for that. So do try these and let me know the results ;)
For the instruction and for the video we referred  Here. 

ENJOY!!