25
Nov 19

Apple Lassi (curd/yogurt based drink)

Daily intake of apple boosts metabolism, improves health of heart, bones, teeth and skin. It helps to relieve constipation and diarrhea too; above all it boosts brain power. This wonderful fruit contains ‘vitamin B Complex’, beta carotene and many more vitamins and minerals.

 Whatever the way you like, it gives advance nutrition. Eating them whole gives maximum benefits, but sometimes it is fun, and you can enjoy preparing Apple Lassi for your family; they will be delighted and happy to have it.

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.”

Ingredients:

  • Apple: 1 no.
  • Sugar/honey: 2 tablespoon
  • Curd: 200 ml
  • Cinnamon powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Ice cubes: few

Preparation:

  1. Core and cut the apple, Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a grinding jar, put chopped apple with all ingredients, and grind it fine on full speed.
  2. Apple Lassi is ready to be served, while serving in tumbler garnish with cinnamon stick and powder.….
Apple Lassi (curd/yogurt based drink)
Ingredients
put chopped apple with all ingredients
Apple Lassi (curd/yogurt based drink)
Apple Lassi (curd/yogurt based drink)
Apple Lassi (curd/yogurt based drink)
Apple Lassi (curd/yogurt based drink)
Apple Lassi (curd/yogurt based drink)

21
Nov 19

Kashmiri Aaloo (Kashmiri potato curry)

The recipe looks very appealing, isn’t it? And whenever I served it on dining table our friends and family appreciated it; even children demanded that he wanted to eat just this dish. My husband told me every time to cook walnut potato curry, whenever I hosted a dinner or lunch for friends or relative. The recipe is really very scrumptious. A special recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Potato: 500 gm (walnut size preferably, if not available make pieces of walnut size)
  • Curd (yogurt): 500 gm.
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Fennel seed: 2 table spoon
  • Ginger paste: 2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper: 10-15no.
  • Cinnamon: 1” stick
  • Black cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Walnut (roughly crushed): 2 tablespoon
  • Walnut: 4-6 pieces
  • Mustard oil: 150 gm (for deep frying potato)
  •  Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 2 pinch
  • Mint leaves: 2-3 twig
  • Coriander leaves: 20 gm.

Preparation:

  1. Take about 90% (keep 10% for seasoning) of black cumin, black pepper and fennel seed and make a ‘mixed powder’ in grinder, keep aside.
  2. Peel off potatoes; prick it all over with help of fork, keep this into salted water for 20-30 minutes, shown as in photo.
  3. Beat curd with milk and water into big bowl or blend them thoroughly, ensure that there are no lumps in it or (you can mash it with the help of sieve) keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take wok (kadhahi) heat oil, when it starts to smoke, fry the potatoes on medium flame till it become light golden in color. Take it out, Keep aside.
  2. Take another wok/fry pan; put 50 gm. of oil, when it starts to smokes add black cumin, black pepper and cinnamon, sputter for few seconds add ginger paste put off the flame. After couple of minutes add blended curd mixture; stir continuously otherwise curd will coagulate, continue to cook on medium low flame till boiling, add salt, ‘mixed powder’, walnut and roughly crushed walnut and keep cooking at minimum flame.
  3. Re fry the potatoes for couple of minutes on high flame till the outer layer of potatoes gets golden brown color; add directly into the another wok where curry is being cooked on minimum flame (the theory is that the hot potatoes absorb the flavor and aroma from hot gravy).
  4. Add mint leaves(here used mint powder and coriander powder) and turmeric powder; continue cooking on low flame with lid on for about 7-8 minutes till desirable consistency of gravy comes.
  5. Add chopped coriander leaves and serve with Rice, Chapatti, Poori, Naan, Paratha etc…
Kashmiri Aaloo (Kashmiri potato curry)
Ingredients
Peel off potatoes; prick it all over
fry the potatoes
light golden in color
add black cumin, black pepper and cinnamon,
add ginger paste
add blended curd mixture
add salt
mixed powder’
add salt, ‘mixed powder’, walnut and roughly crushed walnut
keep cooking at minimum flame.
Re fry the potatoes
Add mint leaves
Add mint powder and coriander powder
continue cooking on low flame
Kashmiri Aaloo (Kashmiri potato curry)
Kashmiri Aaloo (Kashmiri potato curry)
Kashmiri Aaloo (Kashmiri potato curry)
Kashmiri Aaloo (Kashmiri potato curry)
Kashmiri Aaloo (Kashmiri potato curry)

19
Nov 19

Apple Shake

Apple trees originally grew in Asia and Europe only; 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.

Whatever the way you like, it gives high value nutrition. Eating them whole gives maximum benefits, but sometimes it is fun and you can enjoy preparing ‘Apple shakes’ for your family and they will be delighted and happy to have it. The shake is convenient for toddler to consume.

Ingredients:

  • Apple: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Sugar/honey: 1-2 tablespoon (as per your taste)
  • Milk: 400-450 ml
  • Cinnamon powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Ice cubes: optional

Preparation:

  1. Core, peel and chop the apple, Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a grinding jar; put chopped apple along with 100 ml. of milk and sugar, blend it on medium speed till it become smooth, add remaining milk and ice cubes and blend them on high speed, Apple milk shake is ready.
  2. While serving in tumbler drizzle with honey and dust the cinnamon powder over it.
Apple Shake
Ingredients
drizzle with honey
Apple Shake
Apple Shake
Apple Shake
Apple Shake

01
Oct 19

Apple juice

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 favorite fruit among the health conscious and fitness enthusiast, who definitely include apples in their diets. Whatever the way you like, it gives advance nutrition. Eating them whole gives maximum benefits, but sometimes it is fun and you can enjoy preparing juice for your family and they will be delighted and happy to have it.

Drink and enjoy…

Ingredients:

  • Apple: 1 no. (Big)
  • Lemon: ¼ no. (Medium) as per taste
  • Honey: 1 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Ice cubes: as per requirement

Preparation:

  1. Core and cut the apple.

Method:

  1. Put apple pieces into blending jar along with ice cubes/ ½ glass of water, blend it on high speed for a minute, sieve the mixture and collect the juice in a jar.
  2. Add lemon juice & honey. Apple juice is ready to be served.
Apple juice
Ingredients
Ingredients
Apple juice
Apple juice
Apple juice
Apple juice

26
Sep 19

Badam katli (Almond sweets)

Most notable the special occasion of Deepawali is at our door step and we are in dilemma what to prepare? Now a days due to adulteration, ready made sweets are not safe; the home made ‘Badam katli’ is easy to prepare and delicious too.

You may prepare on regular days for your kids and put it into lunch box or give it with evening or morning snacks with milk, they will be very happy to eat and you will feel very relieved and happy that kids have nutritious food.

Almond is excellent source of protein, especially for vegetarian, good for children. It is comes under super food; gives huge benefits for our health, improves our skin beauty and provide age related benefits.

Ingredients:

  • Almond (Badam): 250 gm.
  • Sugar: 150-200 gm.
  • Saffron: 1 pinch
  • Milk: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: ¼ cup.
  • Ghee: 20 gm.
  • Chandi ka varak: as per requirement.
  • Butter paper: 2 sheets.

Preparation:

  1. Soak almond for about 3-4 hours, peel off the skin, grind soaked and peeled almond to fine paste with help of mixer grinder. Keep aside.
  2. Take one small bowl with a tablespoon of warm milk, add saffron. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a non stick pan or heavy bottom pan; add sugar and water; stir continuously on the lower flame to makes sugar syrup, allow boiling till sugar syrup gets thread. When threading starts; means this is the right consistency of syrup.
  2. Add ground almond in it; continue to stir the mixture on medium low heat. Add ghee and saffron milk after couple of minutes. Continue stirring till mixture starts coming together and you get rolling consistency on your finger as shown in photo (It will take 10-12 minutes), don’t overcook the mixture.
  3. Take out the mixture on butter paper: knead the mixture with greased finger till it becomes smooth dough (rolling consistency) as shown in the photo. Put another butter paper over it and roll the mixture gently and evenly until ¼” thickness. Spread chandi ka varak and allow it to cool; cut into diamond shape. I used here saffron milk to decorate the sweets.
  4. Mouth melting ‘Badam katli’ is ready to eat, enjoy …
  5. Happy Deepawali…
Badam katli (Almond sweets)
Ingredients
Soaked almond
grind soaked and peeled almond
fine paste
Add ground almond
stir the mixture on medium low heat
Add ghee
Add ghee
Continue stirring till mixture starts coming together
get rolling consistency
get rolling consistency
Take out the mixture on butter paper
roll the mixture
Badam katli (Almond sweets)
Badam katli (Almond sweets)