Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Vegetarian Mexican Beans and Quinoa Rice

Looking for a healthy and power packed dinner tonight, try this recipe. It's quite easy to prepare and tastes excellent. Those who are looking for a low calorie and healthy recipe, try this recipe
Nowadays quinoa rice is quite famous because of its health benefits.  Quinoa, is often described as a "super food". It is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. It is also a good source of iron, copper, Thiamin and vitamin B6. Let's cook into the recipe.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Unnakkaya / Banana Roll recipe

Today i am going to share the recipe of Unnakkaya, Sounds different right. Yeah, its a kind of banana roll traditionally prepare in kerala. It's a perfect dessert for any potluck or get together in home. Actual recipe instructs to follow deep frying of banana roll, but i did shallow fry to cut some calories without any change in taste. We all loved it and it becomes a instant hit among my friends. Try this in home and enjoy a healthy snack with your family.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Kalkandu Pongal / Sweet Pongal

Kalkandu pongal / sweet pongal is a delicious rich dessert. It is very simple and quick to prepare.  Traditionally we prepare pongal with jaggery but this time for a difference i used sugar candy. It become a instant hit among my friends and family. Try this in home and share your comments.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ragi Roti / Keppa roti

Ragi roti / Keppa roti is a popular south Indian dish. It is a very healthy recipe packed with calcium and potassium. we all know about the goodness, it is one of the easy and tastiest way to intake it. This goes well with coconut chutney, definitely it will be a hit recipe in your home like mine:-)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Vanilla Milkshake Recipe

Looking for a tasty and easy drink for your kids, try this your kids will definitely love it.  It is very tough to make our kids drink milk in home, but in restaurant kids will like to have chocolate milkshake or vanilla milkshake. So, why not we can make such milkshakes in home too. Try this in your home, your kids will ask for it next time.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tandoori Chicken Burger Recipe

Today i am going to give the recipe of juicy and flavorful Tandoori chicken patties burger. It is very easy to make and perfect for dinner. The taste of spicy tandoori chicken with the flavorful yogurt gives excellent taste. I didn't add cheese to the burger, if you want you can add cheese to it. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sandwich Recipe

Looking for a tasty and healthy breakfast, then try this sandwich. It is very easy to prepare and quick during hectic mornings. You can change the stuffing according to your taste. Your kids too will love it.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins

Whole grain bread - 2
Sriracha sauce - 2 tsp
Mint chutney - 1 tsp
cheese slice - 2
Cucumber - 1/4, sliced
Onion - 1/4, sliced
Tomato - 1/2, sliced
Bell Pepper pickle - 1 tsp
Egg - 1
Salt to taste
Pepper powder to taste
Step by step pictures:

Take two breads. Spread sriracha sauce over it.

Spread some mint chutney over it.

Place cheese over it

Place some cucumber slices over it

Place some onion slices over it

Arrange tomato slice over it

Place some pickles over it

Sprinkle some salt and pepper

Place the cheese over  it

Heat tawa, break open a egg, sprinkle salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes

Place the cooked egg

Place another bread slice and cook in panini maker for about 5 to 7 minutes.

Sandwich is ready now

1.Take two slices of bread. Spread Sriracha sauce over the bread. Then spread mint chutney over it.
2. Now place cheese slice over the bread. Arrange cucumber, onion and tomato.
3. Now place pickles over it and sprinkle salt, pepper.  Place another cheese slice over it.
4. Heat tawa and break open the eggs. Sprinkle salt and pepper and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes.
5. Place the omelette over the cheese slice. Now place the another bread over it.
6. cook it in panini maker about 5 to 6 minutes. Sandwich is ready.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sizzling Tandoori Chicken Recipe / Tandoori Murgh Recipe

Tandoori chicken / tandoori Murgh is a popular Indian dish. It tastes very good and it is easy to prepare. Today i used chicken leg quarters to prepare tandoori chicken. In tandoori chicken, Chicken is marinated in yogurt based spicy mixture and cooked in tandoor. Instead of tandoor i cooked in oven which does not make any difference in taste. 
Prep time:  4 hours
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 4 hours and 30 minutes

Chicken - 6 leg quarters
Kashmiri red chili powder - 2 tsp
Paprika - 2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Black pepper powder - 2 tsp
coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin powder - 2 tsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Cinnamon powder - a pinch
Clove powder - a pinch
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
White wine - 2 tbsp
Thick Yogurt - 4 tbsp
Oil / Ghee - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
For sizzling tadka:
Butter - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1/2, chopped
Green chili - 2, slit
Curry leaves - few
Step by step Pictures:

Take kashmiri red chili powder in a bowl

Add Paprika,this gives good color to the chicken. No need of artificial colors

Add black pepper powder

Add coriander powder

Add cumin powder

Add cardamom powder, cinnamon powder

Add clove powder

Add lemon juice

Add white wine to it. If you are not using white wine, you can add more lemon juice.

Add thick yogurt to it

Add ginger garlic paste

Add Ghee

Add enough amount of salt

Mix well, till all spices blend well together

Marinate chicken pieces and refrigerate it for 4 hours.

Cook in tawa or griddle for 12 minutes and then bake for 30 minutes. Prepare the tadka and pour over chicken.

1. In a bowl, take all the spice powders,yogurt, white  wine, lemon juice, oil  and salt. Give a good mix.
2. Clean the chicken pieces well and make a slit on the pieces. Now marinate the chicken and refrigerate it for 4 hours.
3. Now cook the chicken in a griddle or tawa for 10 to 12 minutes. 
4. Preheat the oven to 350F
5. Arrange the half cooked chicken in a tray and cover with aluminium foil.
6. Bake it for 20 minutes. 
For tadka:
7. Heat butter in pan, Add onions, green chili and curry leaves. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes.
8. Now pour the tadka over the chicken in a tray.
9. Broil the chicken for 30 to 40 seconds.
10. Now sizzling tandoori chicken is ready.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Red Velvet Cake recipe

Happy New Year to all:-) Everyone like to start new year with a sweet, so i prepared Red Velvet Cake. It came out very well. Yesterday we had a get together with our friends. We enjoyed and started our new year with potluck, games and cake cutting. It tasted excellent with whipped cream frosting. Sorry:-( i am not able to click great photos. I hope you all will try and enjoy with your family.
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 

Butter - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Eggs - 2
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Distilled vinegar - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
All purpose flour - 2  1/4 cup
Butter milk - 1 cup
Red color- 1 tsp
Crushed nuts ( I used almonds and cashews)
For frosting :
Whipped cream - 3 cups
Icing sugar - 3/4 cup
Gelatin - 1/4 tsp

Step By Step Pics:

Take butter in a bowl

Add sugar to the bowl

Add Vanilla extract to it

Beat it well with a electric beater

Creamy texture after beating 

Add eggs to it

Pic after beating the eggs

Add Cocoa powder, Baking powder, Baking soda,Salt and vinegar

Pic after beating

Add first batch of flour

Add buttermilk

Pic after beating flour

Add remaining batch of flour

Pic after beating

Add red color to it

Pic after beating

Take two greased tray like this

transfer half of cake batter to each tray and bake it for 25 to 30 minutes

Baked cake

Take whipped cream

Add icing sugar, gelatin to it

Beat it till fluffy and creamy

Frosting is ready

Remove the cake crust

Apply frosting over the cake

Spread it, Place another cake over it and spread cream all over it and decorate it and sprinkle nuts

Cake is ready now

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Take butter in a bowl. Add sugar and vanilla extract to it. Beat it till creamy with a electric beater.
3. Add eggs and again beat it well. Add cocoa powder, Baking soda, baking powder, salt and distilled vinegar. Beat it well.
4. Add first batch of flour and butter milk. Beat it well. then add the next batch of flour and again beat it. 
5. now add red color to it and beat it. Grease two baking trays with butter and pour half of the cake batter in each.
6. Bake it for 25 to 30 minutes.
7. In a bowl, take whipped cream, icing sugar and gelatin. Beat till it becomes fluffy and creamy.
8. Now remove the upper puffy crust from one of the cake and apply whipped cream frosting. Spread it evenly.
9. Now place the another cake over it and spread the cream all over it evenly.
10. You can use the removed cake crust for decoration. I used it like a smiley. Sprinkle crushed nuts over the cake.