Friday, June 15, 2018

PHIRNI

Phirni is one of the popular and traditional Indian dessert. It is a creamy rice pudding, flavoured with a touch of cardamom and kesar. It is suitable as baby food too :) There are many variations as some add grinding strawberries as a twist to look even more attractive or use of rose petals etc etc. Here I have kept it simple as it was my first try. The result ended up in positive comments :) so do try this osm and tasty delight friends :)
INGREDIENTS

4 tbsp Basmati rice

1 liter Milk

3/4 Cup Sugar

Pinch of Saffron

Pinch of Cardamom

Badam or Pista sliced for Garnish.

METHOD

First clean the rice and soak it atleast for half an hour. Drain and grind it into coarse paste. Mix 3 tbsp of cold milk into the paste and keep it aside.

Bring the milk to boil. Add the dissolved paste and mix them well without forming lumps. Stir constantly till the rice gets cooked. Once the consistency gets thicker, add sugar and saffron. Cook till the sugar dissolves and consistency of the phirni gets creamy and thick. Sprinkle with cardamom powder and mix well. Allow the mixture to cool and transfer them into the china bowl or any serving bowl. Garnish with sliced dry fruits and serve hot or cold :)

Enjoy!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

BAKED SPIRAL POTATOES IN CHESSY MAYO

Spiral Potatoes that are skewered, deep fried are famous snacks which can be seen in malls. We love those so much :) These are said to be Tornado fries which is a popular street food in US, UAE. Here instead of fried once I just tried the baked version. Baked Yummy and cheesy Spiral potatoes sounds super cool for kids. And why not if its homemade, anyone would love to dig into them. These are too tasty and can be easily prepared without using a machine or a bamboo stick. These are healthier too.

INGREDIENTS

1 Potato

1 tbsp Oil

Garlic powder to sprinkle

2 tsp Chilly powder

2 Cheese slice

Mayonnaise as needed

Salt to taste

METHOD
Clean the potatoes well under running water and wipe them using wet cloth. Using knife, cut the potatoes in spiral.  Place them on the greased baking tray. Give a oil spread and sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. Bake them on a preheated oven for 190 degree for about 30 to 35 min or until its well baked.  Once its done, take out the tray, sprinkle with chilly powder and place sliced cheese on top and keep it inside the oven. The cheese begins to melt. Once its fully melted, transfer them on a plate and drop up the mayo. Serve hot

ENJOY!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

GRILLED TANDOORI GOBHI

Grilled tandoori gobhi is one of the popular Indian snack. Actually it should be cooked in traditional clay to get that smoky flavour but as its not possible for me, I prepared using my oven under grilled mode.These tender and spiced grilled gobhi goes well with any kinds of breads or buns or can be eaten as it is as a side dish. Same process can be prepared using potatoes or mushrooms or paneer as well. People who dont have oven,can use grilled pan or simple pan fry method. Its equally tastes good.
INGREDIENTS

1 Cups of Steamed Cauliflower

1/2 Cup Hung curd

1 tsp Ginger garlic paste

1 tsp Chilly powder

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

2 tsp Coriander jeera powder

2 tsp Tandoori masala

2 tbsp Roasted besan

2 tsp Kasuri methi

1 tsp Lime juice

Oil for brushing

Salt to taste

chaat masala to sprinkle

METHOD
In a bowl first drop the curd and add in all the ingredients one by one except cauliflower. Mix them well and mix it with cauliflower. Let it sit in refrigerator for an hour.  Now preheat the oven for 180 degree. Grease grilled rack and place the cauliflower one by one. Brush with oil and bake it for 30 to 35 min or until its cooked and crisp. In middle turn its sides so that the cauliflower gets cooked evenly on both the sides.

Place them on a plate. Sprinkle with some chaat masala and serve with your fav dip :)

Enjoy!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

MULAKU BHAJJI

Mulaku bhajji is one of the popular tea snack in South India. Its easy to make and very tasty. Besan, riceflour with other spices added for flavour makes the best evening snack perfect to pair with coffee or tea. I have heard of the stuffed mulaku but never tried yet. No doubt even that would be even more tastier ;) Will come up with that too very soon :)

INGREDIENTS

4 Chillies

1/2 Cup Besan

2 tsp Rice powder

2 tsp Red Chilly

Pinch of Baking soda

1 tsp Ajwain

Pinch of Hing

Salt to taste

Water as needed

Oil for deep fry.

METHOD

Wash and patch dry the chillies. Slit them length wise and remove all the seeds. Sprinkle with salt and rub them inside the cavity. Now make a batter with rest of the ingredients except hot. The batter should be thick enough to coat the chillies.
Heat oil in a deep pan. Dip the chillies into the batter and carfully drop them into the oil. Cook on the both the sides until golden brown. Once done, drain them in paper towel.

Serve hot

Enjoy!!

Monday, March 5, 2018

FRIED QUAIL EGGS ON ONION MASALA

Cooking eggs are the most simplest and basic kitchen skills you can possess. I make sure I use them at least thrice a week. So here I have prepared a dish which is of quail eggs from Kerala as here at Mangalore its not available. These eggs possess more nutritional benefits when compared with chicken eggs. The recipe fried eggs on onion masala can be served as a side dish or as a starters. The crunchy fry ed flavoured eggs with spiced onions are just a perfect combi. Its quiet simple and quick recipe too.

INGREDIENTS

10 Boiled Quail eggs

2 Onions sliced

1 tsp Jeera

3 Garlic cloves

2 tsp Kashmiri Chilly Powder

1 tsp Garam masala

2 tbsp Oil.

2 tsp Rice flour

Pepper to taste

Salt to taste.

Coriander leaves for garnish.

METHOD

Marinate the boiled eggs with salt ,pepper and dust with rice flour and keep it aside for at least 15 min.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add jeera and garlic. Once its fry ed add sliced onion with salt and saute till its half done. Add chilly powder, garam masala and give it a toss. Meanwhile heat oil in another pan and drop in the marinated eggs and fry them well till it turns slight brown and crunchy.

Take a serving bowl. Place the onion masala and spread them like a bed. Upon that gently place the fry ed eggs. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot :)

Enjoy!