06
Mar 19

Sweet potato mash with milk

Toddlers/Baby recipe:

Toddlers’ like the sweet creamy and silky texture of this recipe, a wonderful dessert for every age group. I hope, you will cook and enjoy the recipe. You may serve for toddlers/baby; in any get together party or any time. It is very easy to prepare, healthy to eat. Just avoid dry fruits if you are going to serve it to toddlers/ baby…

Boil/microwave the sweet potatoes, mash and add warm milk till it achieves slightly thick consistency not watery. Add sugar/ honey as per your choice.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato (shakarkandi/satsumaimo): 2-3 no. (Small size)
  • Honey/sugar: 2 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Butter: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee/oil: to moisturize outer layer
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Saffron: ½ pinch
  • Green cardamom: 2-3 no.
  • Dry fruits (almond & cashew nut):10-12 no. (As per choice)

Preparation:

Wash and dry the sweet potato with kitchen towel, apply little quantity of ghee on the skin; Boil/microwave/roast the sweet potato, remove skin (outer layer) Keep aside. Here I used Japanese griller and roasted, which is very convenient.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl put all sweet potatoes, Add sugar/ honey as per your choice into this bowl, and mash with the help of masher or hand.
  2. Mash properly more you mash better will be the taste. Add warm milk in steps to make smooth paste of slightly thick consistency not watery. Add other ingredients and mix.
  3. Sweet potato mash with milk is ready to serve or to feed your baby. You are free to decorate with dry fruits if not serving to baby.
Sweet potato mash with milk
Ingredients
apply little quantity of ghee
apply little quantity of ghee
Japanese griller and roasted
Japanese griller and roasted
Sweet potato mash with milk
Sweet potato mash with milk

17
Feb 19

Avocado salsa

This recipe does not need cooking, easy to prepare in minutes and the taste is highly pleasing… Avocado salsa…wonderful recipe…

This is relished as side dish with just dal-chawal or it can be served with Indian chapatti and toasted bread as well. You can serve this with potato chips, biscuits and papad followed by evening tea. 

Avocado is very healthy and nutritious, good for every age group. It contains potassium, vitamin A, B, C, E and K. I used extra virgin olive oil which is rich in omega 9; helps to boosts skin elasticity and prevent dryness. Enjoy the look and taste…

Ingredients:

  • Avocado: 2 no. (medium size)
  • Tomato: 2-3 no. as per taste
  • Onion: 1no. (Medium size)
  • Ginger: 1 inch piece
  • Green chilly: 2-3 no.
  • Coriander leaves: 50 gm
  • Lemon: 1 no.
  • Salt: 1teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Olive oil: 1tablespoon

Preparation:

  • Chop the onion, tomato, ginger, green chili and coriander leaves, keep aside.

Method:

  • Cut the avocado into two halves: discard the seed, take out the pulp with help of spoon. (Shown in the photo) put them in a mixing bowl. Add chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger, chili, coriander leaf. Mash the all chopped ingredients and avocado pulp with the help of masher/hand. Add salt and olive oil mix well.
  • Avocado salsa is ready to serve with salted biscuits.
Avocado salsa
Ingredients
Chop the onion, tomato, ginger, green chili and coriander leaves
Cut the avocado into two halves
take out the pulp with help of spoon
discard the seed
Add chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger, chili, coriander leaf
. Mash the all chopped ingredients and avocado pulp
Add salt and olive oil
Avocado salsa
Avocado salsa


07
Feb 19

Apples

Apples are delicious, during the apple season high quality apples one can get at low price. I would like to upload and talk about this juicy, crunchy and wonderful fruit and their recipes. How it can be consumed in different ways:

This is the most popular favorite fruit among the health conscious and fitness enthusiast, who firmly believe “health is wealth”

“An apple a day sends a doctor away” Its daily intake boosts metabolism, improves heart, bones, teeth and skin health. It helps to relieves constipation and diarrhea too; above all it boosts brain power. This wonderful fruits contains ‘vitamin B Complex’, beta carotene and many more vitamins and minerals.

Apples are the symbol of youthfulness and fertility ever since. That’s why once upon a time there used a slogan…

“An apple a day, do not doctors to pay.”

Apple trees originally grew in Asia and Europe about thousand years ago, now it is grown all over the world. Different types of apples are grown as per demand i.e. cooking purpose, raw eating purpose and cinder producing purpose.

Asian apples are extremely sweet, especially in Indian sub continent. The skin of ripen apples are red, pink, green, yellow, golden and rusted color. They also differ in size significantly. Japanese consumers prefer the large size apples.

Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures i.e. apples are eaten with honey at the Jewish new year to symbolize a very sweet new year.

Eat apples whatever the way you like, it gives advance nutrition. Eating them whole gives maximum benefits, but cooked dishes of apple can be fun while cooking and serving as well as tasty too.

Following recipes you can prepare with help of ‘Indian Cooking Manual’. I have already linked the recipe, you just click…

When I was in London, I saw there were apple toffee, candy and many more things are available in the stores.

Chocolate coated apples also available at the tourist places, so the proverb of now a day is …

“An apple a day keeps a doctor away”

Delicious and nutritional tips for using apple and its recipes:

You can serve it as juice or mixed with other fruit juices and prepare blend fruit juice.

Following are some apple preparation; Indian cocking manual will help you to prepare them:

  •  Low calorie fruit cream
  • Dreamy fruit dessert
  • Apple kheer
  • Apple juice
  • Apple shake
  • Apple lassi
  • Green apple chutney
  • Boiled apple for toddlers
  • Apple custard
  • Apple cake
  • Apple jam and jelly
  • Apple sandesh (Bengali sweets)
  • Fruit salad
  • Add few pieces of apple in your vegetable salad
  • Apples can be served with ice-cream, yogurt and cereals.
  • Prepare apple smoothie with curd or milk/almond milk/coconut milk.

11
Sep 18

Sattu ka laddu

Since it is rich in proteins, sattu is beneficial for health and well being of growing kids. Sattu is prepared by one of the healthiest cooking method that is “roasting”; in this the nutrients value remains intact and can be stored for months.

Making chana ka sattu is a time taking process; I used here readymade sattu flour from Bihar but if you don’t have, just grind the roasted chana dal to fine powder. Sieve it, use it.

“Sattu laddu” is very easy to prepare it does not need to be cooked or fried, just add Indian spices, green cardamom and sugar powder or Jaggery and some dry fruits.

Ingredients:

  • Sattu (roasted chana dal powder):100 gm
  • Unsalted butter/Ghee: 50 gm.
  • Sugar: 80-100gm
  • Green cardamom: 1- 6 no.
  • Cashew nut: 10-15 no.
  • Almond: 10-15 no.
  • Pistachio: 10-15 no.
  • Saffron: 1 pinch
  • Milk: 1 -2 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Grind green cardamom to make powder, keep aside.
  2. Slice dry fruits thinly, keep aside.
  3. Grind sugar to make fine powder, keep aside. Soak the saffron into tablespoon milk for 10-15 minutes.

Method:

    1. Take pan melt butter: add sattu, powder sugar, green cardamom powder and sliced dry fruits; and mix all things properly along with saffron milk. (Add more milk to reach the binding consistency if needed).
    2. Take one handful mix; shape the mixture in round (laddu) by using your hands, depending upon size of laddu 10-12 laddu will be ready.

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Ingredients

Ingredients

add sattu, powder sugar, green cardamom powder

add sattu, powder sugar, green cardamom powder

ground sugar  & Sliced dry fruits

ground sugar & Sliced dry fruits

ground sugar  & Sliced dry fruits  mix

ground sugar & Sliced dry fruits mix

Take one handful mix

Take one handful mix

Take one handful mix

Take one handful mix

shape the mixture in round

shape the mixture in round

shape the mixture in round (laddu) by using your hands

shape the mixture in round (laddu) by using your hands

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu


17
Aug 18

Raw papaya with peanut

This ‘Raw papaya with peanut ‘recipe gives me the confidence for any occasions either daily meal or kitty party. The recipe is focused on ingredient peanut and preparation technique which takes less time in kitchen. The crunchy peanut taste in raw papaya is so yummy…

Ingredient:

  • Raw papaya: 300 gm
  • Madras onion: 4-5 no.
  • Garlic: 4-5 flakes
  • Cooking oil: 2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon
  •  Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Peanut: 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seed: ½ teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Dry roast peanut, discard the skin of peanut, roughly ground, and keep aside.
  2. Chop the onion and garlic, keep aside.
  3. Peel off papaya, discard the seeds and chop into small cubes, boil/ microwave the chopped papaya, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a heavy bottom pan. Heat oil, add mustard seed, sputter for few seconds; add a pinch of turmeric powder, and put chopped onion and garlic, stir fry for 2
  2. minutes on high flame till it gets translucent, add boiled raw papaya, sauté on medium flame, and cover for few minutes (~ 4-6 minutes).
  3. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and roughly grind peanut.  Stir fry for 2 minutes, now raw papaya with peanut is ready to serve.
  4. Note: heavy bottom pan works better. This is served with rice or chapati/ paratha.

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Ingredient

    Ingredient

    chopped ingredients

    chopped ingredients

    put chopped onion

    put chopped onion

    Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt

    Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt

    now add raw papaya

    now add raw papaya

    now add raw papaya

    now add raw papaya

    Stir fry for 2 minutes

    Stir fry for 2 minutes

    Add roughly grind peanut

    Add roughly grind peanut

    Add roughly grind peanut

    Add roughly grind peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut