Saturday, 9 August 2014

CAPSICUM MASALA CURRY RECIPE



CAPSICUM MASALA CURRY RECIPE


Capsicum masala curry is a very famous Andhra delicacy. What makes it different from the regular shimla mirch curry is the paste made of roasted peanut, coriander, sesame seeds and dry coconut. Capsicum masala curry is easy to make.

Serves : 2
Total time : 20 mins

Ingredients:

2 big capsicums (cut into lengthwise)
2 onions (grated)
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chilies (finely chopped)
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1/2tbsp peanuts
1/2 tbsp coconut powder
1 tsp roasted coriander powder
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Few curry leaves
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
Capsicum Masala Curry


How to make capsicum masala curry:
  • Dry roast peanuts, coriander, sesame seeds and dry coconut. Grind them into a fine paste and keep separate.
  • In a pan heat the oil and stir fry the capsicum pieces for 2 -3 minutes. The capsicum should not lose its crunch. Take out and keep separate.
  • Now in the remaining oil add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. When mustard seeds starts to splutter add grated onion, chopped green chilies and ginger garlic paste.
  • Sauté for some time add turmeric powder, roasted cumin powder and red chili powder.
  • Fry the masala and then add peanut sesame paste. Sauté it again with the continuous stirring until the oil separates from it.
  • Now add tomato puree, salt, and sugar. Cook for 5 minutes and then add garam masala and 1/2 cup of water. Cook till the gravy thicken.
  • Then add the lemon juice and the stir fried capsicum. Cook for another minute or two and then dish out.
  • Garnish it with the coriander leaves. Serve hot with chapatti.

PUNJABI KADHI PAKORA RECIPE



PUNJABI KADHI PAKORA RECIPE


Punjabi kadhi pakora is a Indian yogurt gramflour curry with fried vegetable pakoras and seasoned with spices and usually served with rice. Given below is a simple and authentic punjabi kadhi recipe.

Serves : 4
Cooking time : 45 mins

Ingredients:

For Pakore
5 tblsp Besan (Gram flour)
2 tblsp Chopped finley onion
2 tblsp finely Chopped potato
1 green chilli finely chopped
1/4 tsp Ajwain
1/4 tsp Kasoori Methi (Fenugreek Leaves)
1 tblsp Hara dhania (Corainder leaves)
1 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp Baking powder
A pinch of baking powder
Oil for deep frying
Salt As per taste

For Kadhi
1 cup sour Curd (khatti dahi)
2 1/2 tblsp Besan (Gram flour)
2 Dry red chili whole
1/2 tsp saboot jeera
1/4 tsp Rai (mustard seeds)
1/4 tsp methi dana (Fenugreek seeds)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Jeera Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Red Chilly Powder
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp garlic
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1 Green Chilly
1 tblsp Hara dhania (Corainder leaves)
2 tbsp Oil or ghee
Punjabi Kadhi

LOW CALORIE UPMA RECIPE



LOW CALORIE UPMA RECIPE


Upma is popular breakfast dish. Low calorie upma is made by dry roasting the sooji and then cooking in boiled water. Learn how to make low fat upma by following this easy recipe.

Serves : 2
Cooking time : 15 mins

Ingredients:

1/2 cup semolina (sooji)
1/2 inch ginger (finely chopped)
1 small onion (finely chopped)
1 green chili (finely chopped)
1 tsp black mustard seed
1 tsp black gram
1 tsp Bengal gram
Few curry leaves
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)
Water
 

How to make low calorie upma:
  • Heat a pan and dry roast the sooji on a low flame till a nice aroma comes out. Take out on a plate. Make sure the sooji does not get too brown.
  • Note: You can keep the suji roasted in advance in an airtight container.
  • Now heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan, add curry leaves and mustard seed. When the mustard seeds starts to crack add chana dal and urad dal and green chili. Fry it for few minutes.
  • Add onions and fry till it is translucent. Add ginger and saute for 2 min then add salt and 1/2 cup of water to it and let the water boil. Then add sooji gradually.
  • Note: You can even add some chopped vegetables like carrot, beans and cauliflower. Saute them with giner.
  • Keep stirring it continously so that no lumps are formed.
  • Cover it for few seconds and let it cook till it starts to get pulpy. Turn off the heat and at last add lemon juice and mix it well.
  • Garnish upma with coriander leaves.

Garlic Health Benefits

Garlic Health Benefits


This write up explains the health benefits of garlic. Garlic has many medicinal uses and is good for health. Read and find more about garlic.

Nature has gifted us lots of things to keep our self healthy. One of those gifts is Garlic. There are lots of saying & proverbs about Garlic which reflects its importance & quality such as Garlic is as good as 10 mothers & Garlic a day keep sickness at bay. Moreover, it is regarded as a miracle by naturopaths & herbalists. Various researches have proved it that Garlic is good for health and is beneficial in curing various health problems.

The garlic clove contains various nutrients as water soluble nutrients include vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and natural sugars & oil soluble nutrients includes sulphur compounds originating from an amino acid named alliin which is converted to a pungent compound called allicin which has natural antibiotic properties. Presence of sulphur in garlic is the cause of its pungent smell. However, the quality of Garlic cannot be over hidden due to this smell. In several scientific studies it has been found that:
Garlic Medicinal Uses
  • Garlic acts as an antiseptic & helps in curing the wounds very quickly.
  • One of the health benefits of garlic is that it helps in fighting against various infection & acts against inflammation and infection, including colds, coughs by adding a freshly cut raw clove to food three times a day or take kyolic garlic capsules but raw is always best.
  • In certain studies in China it has been shown that it contains chemicals that prevent cancer. They suggest that eating garlic on regular basis provides some protection against cancer.
  • Fresh or cooked garlic or 500 mg garlic capsules twice daily helps in lowers down the blood pressure & cardiovascular problems. It increases the levels of high density lipoproteins & reduces harmful cholesterol in the blood & keeps arteries and heart healthy.
  • It thins the blood, reduces clotting and helps in controlling blood pressure and poor circulation.
  • Garlic stimulates the immune system of body & helps in fighting against various diseases.
  • Prevents & relieves chronic bronchitis, respiratory problems, and catarrh.
  • It acts as a nasal decongestant & expectorant.
  • It is also helpful for hum oral asthma, hysteria, dropsy & scurvy.
  • Garlic works as a cleanser of the digestive system, helps in curing flatulence, kills internal parasites and is an excellent internal antiseptic.
  • Researcher recommends daily dose of fresh garlic of about 4 gm, equivalent to one or two small cloves for each & every person who wants to keep himself healthy.
There are various historical facts which prove that Garlic has been used from centuries for its medicinal uses. From around 3000 B.C. Chinese scholars are praising garlic. Moreover, workers who were engaged in constructing the Great Pyramids of Giza lived mainly on garlic & onion. During World War I, Garlic was used to control infections in wounds. It was also used for controlling a raging epidemic of flu in 1963 in Russia. So now start taking garlic as a diet in your food & enjoy your life without lots of disease. Most important thing is that it doesn't have any side effect. So you can take it without any doubt. I know now you can't avoid such a nice gift of nature which can help you out in various ways. Oh! I am very sorry I forgot to tell you one of the most important things that, it is also helpful in getting rid of VAMPIRES.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

ORANGE PUDDING RECIPE



ORANGE PUDDING RECIPE




Ingredients:



3 oranges
1 1/4 pints milk
1 1/2 oz cornflour
1 oz butter
3 oz sugar
2 eggs
pinch of salt


How to make orange pudding:
  • Peel the oranges, cut in pieces and place in a buttered dish.
  • Mix cornflour with a little of the milk.
  • Boil remainder of milk, add to the cornflour paste and cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the butter and a pinch of salt.
  • Sprinkle a little sugar over the oranges.
  • Mix the rest of the sugar with the yolks of the eggs, and add to the milk and cornflour mixture.
  • Stir for a minute or two longer over the fire without boiling.
  • Pour over the oranges and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Beat the egg whites stiffly, fold in a little castor sugar, pie on top and return to cool oven for abut 10 minutes, to set and tinge a very pale brown.

 

Mushroom Corn Masala Recipe



Mushroom Corn Masala Recipe


Here's a delicious, tempting recipe with mushrooms and makai. Learn how to make mushroom corn masala.


Ingredients:



250 gm mushroom
150 gm corn seeds (makka)
1 capsicum (shimla mirch)
3 onion (pyaj)
250 gm tomato (tamatar)
1 piece ginger (adrak)
2 green chilly (hari mirch)
1 tbsp coriander leaves (dhania patti)
1/2 lemon (nimbu)
1 garlic (lahsun)
1 tsp red chilly powder (lal mirch)
salt to taste
1/2 cup clarified butter (ghee)


How to make mushroom corn masala:
  • Soak corn 3-4 hours and then strain.
  • Boil them and then keep them aside.
  • Cut mushroom into four pieces.
  • Finely chop onions and cut ginger into thin long slices.
  • Cut green chilies into 2 lengthwise.
  • Cut tomato into small pieces and capsicum into cubes.
  • Finely chop coriander.
  • Grind garlic.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry onion until it turns pink.
  • Then fry garlic paste.
  • Then add tomatoes and red chilly powder.
  • When it is cooked properly then add mushroom and corn seeds.
  • Add salt and simmer until mushrooms soften.
  • Now add capsicum and lemon juice and fry for a minute and then remove it from the flame.
  • Garnish with ginger, green chilies and coriander.
  • Serve it hot.

Mushroom Toast Recipe



Mushroom Toast Recipe


Here's a delicious, spicy toast recipe with mushrooms. Learn how to make mushroom toast.


Ingredients:



100 gm mushroom
50 gm cottage cheese (paneer)
1 tomato (tamatar)
1 capsicum (shimla mirch)
1 tsp coriander leaves (dhania patti)
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup curd (dahi)
2 tbsp fresh cream
1/4 tsp salt (namak)
1/2 tsp red chilly powder (lal mirch)
4 bread slice


How to make mushroom toast :
  • Grate cottage cheese.
  • Finely chop mushroom, tomatoes, capsicum and coriander leaves.
  • Cook bread slices in a toaster.
  • Heat butter in a pan and fry mushroom, capsicum and tomato in it for 2 minutes.
  • Then add cottage cheese, red chilly powder, curd and salt.
  • Stir continuously and cook until water dries up. Then remove it from the flame.
  • Apply this mixture over the toast and garnish with coriander.
  • Serve them hot.