Thursday, March 30, 2017

KESARI

Kesari is one of the popular dish made in South India especially for marriages or any functions. Its very simple and easy pudding  prepared with rava ,sugar, milk ,water with some fry ed dry fruits. The taste and flavour is just mind blowing.

INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Rava

2 Cup Milk

1 Cup Water

1 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Ghee (or less)

1 tsp Cardamom pd

Pinch of Yellow colour (optional)

Few Cashews and raisins fried

METHOD

Keep for boiling 1 cup water and 2 cup of milk in a vessel togther. Meanwhile in another pan,  heat 2 tbsp ghee . Add rava and fry for few min till the raw smell disappears. Make sure not to brown roast. Next add the boiling milk cum water to the rava and stir continuously in order to avoid lumps. After all the milk evaporates, add sugar and stir well for about a min or 2.  Add remaining ghee and stir well until the kesari starts leaving its end.  Add cardamon pd at the last stage and transfer them into the greased plate. Allow to cool down. Cut into desired shapes and decorate with fried cashews and raisins.

Serve after meals :)

Enjoy!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BANANA OATS SMOOTHIE

Start your day having a quick and healthy smoothy made from banana, oats and milk. Its a perfect way of health boosting add - ins. Its rich and creamy and has a beautiful pleasant colour.
INGREDIENTS

1 Ripe Banana

1 Cup Chilled Slimmed Milk

2 tbsp Roasted oats

1 tsp Dates syrup

Pinch of Vanilla essence (optional)

METHOD

Grind all the ingredients into the mixer and blend for about a min.

Pour into a serving glass and Serve cold

Enjoy!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

FRUIT FILLED PANACOTTA

This is one of the healthy dessert as its filled with lots of calcium and fruits. I came up with this idea of combining fresh fruit with pannacotta which was super hit and indeed super delicious. You can add any types of fruits you need. My daughter is a strawberry lover so I Incorporated strawberry with grapes. These both act so well together :)

INGREDIENTS

Fresh fruits 

1 1/4 Cups cream.

1 Cup Boiled chilled milk.

3 tbsp Milkmaid. (add more or less)

2 1/2 tbsp Agar Agar strands.

Pinch of Vanilla essence


METHOD

Take a serving glass. Add half filled fruits in it and keep it aside. 
Soak agar agar in a bowl for 10 min. In a pan add milk, cream ,and milkmaid and just heat up for about 5 min under low flame. No need to boil the mixture. Add vanilla essence and allow the mixture. Meanwhile add the soaked agar agar mixture into a pan and boil till it dissolves and makes a clear mix without any lumps. Switch off and keep it aside. Now the room temperature of both agar agar mixture and milk mixture should be same. Now both mix together and whisk it well. Strain the mixture and pour it on the set cubed jelly into a mini bowl and refrigerate until set. Once set, invert it to demould. Serve chill :)

ENJOY!!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

CHICKEN SALAMI SANDWICH

Sandwiches are the one which can be prepared in varieties. I prefer them as a evening snack most of the time. Here I have made a sandwich with chicken salami which is easily available in markets with simple most ingredients as rest.  Its very delicious. Even kids would love helping you :) These sandwiches makes a great to go lunch for me :) It tastes even more tastier when the sandwich are grilled :)

INGREDIENTS

Bread slices

Chicken Salami

Mayonnaise

Tomato slice

Cheese slice

Pepper to taste.

METHOD

Shallow fry each chicken salami and keep it aside. Place 2 bread slice on a plate. Spread them with mayo. Take a bread, and top with 2 fryed salami, tomato slices and cheese slice one by one. Sprinkle some pepper on top and end up placing another bread on top. Heat butter in a pan. Place the sandwich and cook them until it gets golden brown both the sides.

Enjoy!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

CHICKEN CLEAR SOUP

Having peppery chicken soup is the best ever treatment for cold. It clears off throat infection if any due to addition of ginger and pepper. The whole spice gives you a nice touch of spicy flavour that gives an awesome concoction to throat, nose and even fever in one serving. Do try this soup and check out the surprising result :)

INGREDIENTS

200 grams Chicken (with bone pieces)

3 Cups of Water

2 Cloves

1/2 inch Cinnamon

5 Black pepper

2 Tbsp Chilly Vinegar (Add more if needed)

1 tsp Soya sause.

1 tsp Crushed Ginger.

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 tsp Butter.

FOR THICKEN

1 tbsp Cornflour.(mixed in cold water until thin paste)

METHOD
Clean and wash the chicken. Pressure and cook till 5 whistle all the ingredients except vinegar, ginger ,butter and the seasoning. Strain the stock,  shred the meat and discard the bones. Heat butter in a pan. Add in the crushed ginger and fry for a min. Pour the stock, vinegar, soya sause and freshly crushed pepper and boil to a boil. Add the cornflour mixture and stir well. Add the shredded chicken and remove from flame.
Ladle it in a soup bowl and serve hot :)

ENJOY!!