17
Sep 19

Avocado Sandwich

An Avocado rich sandwich is very delicious, exciting and appetizing can to be served in everyday breakfast. It is quite different from regular sandwich with its amazing properties.

Very good for carrying Tiffin as a travel food; if you have plan of early morning outing, just prepare it in previous night, I usually prepare this with English muffins for travelling purpose as well as for regular breakfast.

I would like to say this creamy, smooth, soft and thick avocado sandwich is perfect for any type of bread and can be prepared quickly.

Ingredients:

  • Avocado: 1 no.
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili flacks (kuti): ½ teaspoon (optional)
  • English muffins/Sandwich bread: 2-4 slice
  • Butter: 30 gm

Preparation:

  1. Cut the avocado into two halves: discard the seed, scoop out the pulp with help of spoon, (before scooping keeps few beautiful slices for garnishing). Keep aside.
  2. Put the pulp, butter, salt and pepper, and blend it till fine paste. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Toast/Grill the sandwich bread from both sides, spread prepared blended paste on the toast, garnish with sliced avocado and Red chili flacks; sandwich is ready to serve.
  2. Slice the English muffin horizontally make it into two; Toast/Grill the bread from both sides, spread prepared blended paste on the one part of toasted bread, garnish with sliced avocado and red chili flacks, put another part over it; sandwich is ready to serve. Fold it into cooking sheet and Tiffin is ready for travelling.
  3. Yummy and healthy…
Avocado Sandwich
Adding salt and pepper
Adding salt and pepper
blended fine paste
Toast/Grill the sandwich bread from both sides
spread prepared blended paste on the toast
Avocado Sandwich
garnish with Avocado Slices
Avocado Sandwich
spread prepared blended paste on the toast

05
Aug 19

Mix vegetable omelet

It is highly nutritious, rich in fiber; it is referred as satiating meal for all, especially for growing children. Omelet is an international dish; you can get it in any country, though taste may differ according to other ingredients and variation in method of preparation. It is mostly served as breakfast in India. In Japan too it is served as breakfast as well as side dish for lunch box (Bento box). In fact it is a staple food of Japanese home. Here I prepared this omelette with Mushroom, paneer, cheese and other vegetable, which makes it delightful and healthy breakfast. It can be used in lunch box also.                            

Ingredients:

  • Egg: 2 nos.
  • Mushroom: 2 tablespoon (chopped)
  • Paneer (cottage cheese): 20gm.
  • Corn: 1 tablespoon
  • Peas: 1 tablespoon
  • Onion: ½
  • Green chili: 1 no.
  • Spring onion: 1 tablespoon (chopped).
  • Cheese: 1 cube
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Milk: 2 tablespoon
  • Ghee (Clarified butter)/olive oil: 2 tablespoon

Preparation:

Chop all vegetables and paneer into small cubes, grate cheese. Put into mixing bowl; add salt, milk and break eggs into the vegetable bowl. Whip briskly with spoon or fork, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Preheat griddle/nonstick fry pan on medium flame till smoke comes out; pour prepared mixer, tilt the pan to evenly spread the mixer.
  2. Turn the heat on low flame and cook (about 1-2 minutes) until bottom of the omelette set and get light brown in color.
  3. Turn up side down with the help of spatula and cook (about 1 minute).
  4. Slip omelet out of pan into the serving plate. Serve it.
Ingredients
Ingredients(chopped)
break eggs into the vegetable bowl
Whip briskly with spoon or fork
pour prepared mixer
tilt the pan to evenly spread the mixer.
Turn the heat on low flame
Turn up side down
Mix vegetable omelet
Mix vegetable omelet
Mix vegetable omelet

15
Mar 19

Aata (wheat flour) ka halwa

Daunting challenges like examination of your kids, headache complains, weakness, feeling tired due to study or physical activity; you will definitely go with mouthwatering delicacy and authentic Indian cuisine.

 Aata ka halwa (pudding) have rich amount of protein, iron and carbohydrates for instant energy. Your child becomes sharper, when you start their day with this at least two weeks regularly. This is the Dadi ma ka nuskha…

Ingredients:

  • Aata: one and half cup
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Ghee: ½ cup
  • Green cardamom: 5-6 no.
  • Raisin: 1 tablespoon
  • Cashew nut: 8-10 no.
  • Almond:6-8 no.
  • Water: one and half cup

Preparation:

  1. Discard the skin of cardamom, crush the seeds. Keep aside
  2. Slice the cashew nut. Keep aside.
  3. Boil water along with sugar, and make sugar syrup. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Heat ghee in a fry pan, add Aata.
  2. Roast Aata on medium low flame till it gets golden brown in color.
  3. Add cashew nut and raisin in it and fry for a minute.
  4. Add sugar syrup, stir to mix well.
  5. Let it cook for 5- 8 minutes on medium low flame.
  6. Stir it, lower the flame continue to cook till the halwa consistency come.
  7. Add cardamom powder, stir to mix well.
  8. Add one tablespoon of ghee to finish off.
  9. Transfer it to serving bowl and Garnish with dry fruits or as per your choice.
  10. Aata ka halwa (pudding) is ready to serve.
Aata (wheat flour) ka halwa
Ingredients
add Aata
Roast Aata on medium low flame
Add sugar syrup
Aata (wheat flour) ka halwa

02
Dec 16

Ragi (Finger millet) idli

Ragi is small wonder-super cereals, best source of calcium, dietary fiber, high protein and rich source of minerals .it is the supplement especially for those who is suffering at the risk of osteoporosis or low hemoglobin level.

You can prepare chapati, dosa, upma ; see the link of ‘Indian Cooking Manual’.

Ingredients:

  • Ragi (Finger millet): 1 cup
  • Boiled rice/par boiled rice: 1 cup
  • Urad dal (split black gram): half cup
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Wash Ragi, rice and dal each separately with water, so that all dust particles get removed properly.
  2. Soak, Ragi, rice and dal in separate bowl with double quantity of water for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  3. Grind the dal with equal amount of water to a very smooth paste (~ 10-15 minutes) in a ‘dosa grinder’ or ‘mixer grinder’. Keep aside.
  4. First grind the Ragi with required quantity of water to a fine and smooth paste, add the rice into Ragi paste with required quantity of water to a fine paste.
  5. Take out this paste and mix with dal paste, add salt, stir well cover the mixture; leave it for 5-6 hours for fermentation.

Method:

  1. After fermentation, stir the batter with ladle, if required add some water to get the consistency, Smear the idli stand cups with little ghee/oil.
  2. Pour ladleful fermented mixture in idli stand cavity; place the idli cooker on the gas with a cup of water, place the idli stand into the idli cooker and close the lid.
  3. Cook until toothpick inserted near the centre of the idli comes out clean; it will take about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Take out this idly with the help of spoon, and transfer into serving bowl, Light fluffy idli is ready to serve with masala Sāmbhar and coconut chutney.
  5. You can also serve with tomato onion chutney and dry sesame seed chutney.

Ragi (Finger millet) idli

Ragi (Finger millet) idli

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

batter

batter

batter

batter

Cook until toothpick inserted near the centre

Cook until toothpick inserted near the centre

Ragi (Finger millet) idli

Ragi (Finger millet) idli

Ragi (Finger millet) idli

Ragi (Finger millet) idli


09
Oct 16

Dry Kala Chana (Bengal Gram)

Here Navratri is coming to near end, tomorrow is very auspicious day, the day of worship “Siddhidatri” form of nav Durga and the occasion of “Kanya Poojan”. After fasting of Navratri devotees offer the feast to nine girls, who symbolize the Nav Durga.

On this occasion, enjoy the Navmi Prasadam, ‘Sukha Kala Chana (Dry Bengal Gram’ from ‘Phalahari Thali day 9‘.

Ingredients:

  • Kala Chana (Bengal gram): 100 gm.
  • Chili powder: half teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: half teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: half teaspoon
  • Dry mango powder: half teaspoon
  • Mustard: ½ teaspoon
  • Ginger: 2” pieces
  • Mustard oil/cooking oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Sendha namak (Rock Salt): ½ teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Water: one and half cup

Preparation:

  1. Soak Kala Chana (Bengal gram) overnight.
  2. Peel off ginger and grind it, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Cook kala Chana along with salt and ginger paste and water in the pressure cooker (5 -6 minutes after it comes to full pressure).
  2. Strain water with the help of strainer, if left. Keep aside.
  3. Take fry pan, put oil. When smoke starts coming, add mustard, let it sputter for few seconds.
  4. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and chili powder and boiled kala Chana.
  5. Stir fry for couple of minutes, add dry mango power and cook for a minute on low flame, put off the flame decorate with coriander leaves and serve with Poori and Sooji Halwa on the occasion of navratri.

Dry kala chana (Bengal gram)

Dry kala chana (Bengal gram)

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Cook kala chana along with salt and ginger paste

Cook kala chana along with salt and ginger paste

Cook kala chana along with salt and ginger paste

Cook kala chana along with salt and ginger paste

add mustard

add mustard

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and chili powder

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and chili powder

add dry mango power

add dry mango power

decorate with coriander leaves

decorate with coriander leaves

Dry kala chana (Bengal gram)

Dry kala chana (Bengal gram)