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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Veggie Wrap | Mexican Wrap Indian Style !

After posting Tacos recipe, next week hubby wanted to eat wrap and bought me all ingredients. My parents really enjoyed the wrap for the first time:-)

Tortilla - 8 nos(store bought wrap) I got Old Elpaso from Giant
Capsicum -  all colours 1no each
Onion - 1 no
Garlic - 1 tblspn
Cherry tomato - 15 nos/1 box
pav bhaji masala - 1 tspn
garam masala - 1/2 tspn
Olive oil - 1 tblspn
Lettuce or Chinese Cabbage - few leaves

Preparation Method
Cut all the vegetables to thin slices.
Heat a pan, add oil, add garlic, sauté for a min. Add onion and sauté till transparent. Add tomatoes
Add capsicum and sauté till its done.
sprinkle salt.

Off the stove.

Now take a tortilla spread one cabbage spread the veggie in the center. You can also top with cheese.

Roll and enjoy.

Notes - You can also put some salad dressing or tomato sauce.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lady's Finger Pakora | Vendakkai Pakoda | with and without Onions

Lady's Finger Pakora | Vendakkai Pakoda| Bajji I had prepared Bitter Gourd crisps last time, since my kid loves lady's finger I added. This was delicious and tasty.

Without Onion

lady's finger/Vendakkai - 25 nos
Besan/Chickpea Flour/Kadalai Maav- 1 cup/till the veggie is covered
Corn Flour/Chola Maav - 2 tspns
Rice Flour/Arasi Maav - 2 tspns
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn (As per taste)
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

Preparation Method

Wash, wipe and cut lady's finger into 2" pieces.
Take a  wide bowl, add Arasi, Chola and Kadalai maav and mix well. Add chilli powder and salt. Sprinkle very little water and mix well.
Deep fry in oil until brown and crispy.

With Onion

The above ingredients are same.
Chop onions and mix with the batter.

I slit the vegetable and filled little chopped onion and deep fried it.

Serve immediately as it is or Green chutney or tomato ketchup. Coffee/Tea time snack.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Creamy Dal Makhni | North Indian sidedish for Steamed Rice and Rotis!

Dal Makhni is a north Indian sidedish. It is also called Maa ki Dal. last weekend was craving for something different and tried this. It was very delicious with steamed basmati rice or rotis/chapathis

Split Urad dal with skin - 3 cups
Black eye bean/Karamani (white)- handfull
Onion - 2 nos
Ripe tomato - 2 nos
Garlic - 1no
Ginger - 1 tablspn
Cream - 2 tblspns (Nestle)
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Garam Masala powder - 1 tspn
Kasoori methi - 2 generous pinch
cinnamon - 2" piece
Oil - 2 tblspns
butter - 1 tblspn

Preparation method
wash, rinse, soak urad dal and black eyed bean over nite.(see notes)
Pressure cook with 1tspn of salt for 4 whistles.
In a kadai, add little oil, fry 1 chopped onion, garlic and 2 tomatoes till raw smell goes. cool it. grind to fine paste.
Now in the same kadai, add 1/2 tspn butter add cinnamon, rest of the finely chopped onion, ginger and sauté till the onion are slightly brown.
Add the grounded mixture, red chilli powder, garam masala powder mix boil well. Now add the dals. crush kasoori methi and add now. The consistency should be not too thick or thin, it should be pouring consistency.
Add 1/2 tspn butter.
Add the cream and mix well. Just boil once.
Off the stove.
Finally garnish with love.

Serve hot with basmati rice/rotis.

Notes: If you forgot to soak at night, you can soak morning in hot water.
You can use whole urad dal and Rajma for this.
I have used more cream, you can use cream to just garnish.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Eggless Milo Cake Loaf | Eggless Baking| Easy Kids Recipe!

I am into baking after very long time. Since its summer holidays for the elder one, he has been asking me to bake muffins, but then when I saw this Eggless cake in Sangee's blog, just changed a few things and tried. It was delicious. Still I am amateur baker, this was a good one. 

All Purpose Flour/Maida - 1.5 cups
Milk powder - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking Soda - 1 tspn
Baking powder - 1/2 tspn
Curds - 3/4 cup
Vanila essence - 1/2 tspn
Milo - 2 tblspns
Olive Oil - 1/2 cup
Salt - generous pinch
Hot water - 1/2 cup(if required)

Preparation Method

Preheat the oven to 350 F, grease the baking tray I used bread tin.
Seive/sift APF, milk powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, milo and sugar. Mix all well in a bowl.
Now beat the yogurt/curds to smooth, add vanilla essence, mix well.
Add the dry ingredients and mix slowly in one direction.
Finally add olive oil give a quick stir.
Pour in the tray, if you wish you can add chocochips or nuts.
If the batter is too thick add little milk or hot water.

Bake for 30 mins or till the tooth pick comes out clean. I just added gems since my son wanted it.

Eggless Milo Cake Loaf is ready to eat. Serve it for Breakfast with Coffee/Tea.

Notes - Milk powder and Milo are sweet. You can reduce a bit of sugar if you want.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Baked Potato Wedges | Kids Snack Recipe!

I have had Potato Wedges at restaurant in Panama, first time I tried at home and liked it a lot. This was suggested by my hubby. Now my family loved it.

I had not put any spice so kids will definitely love it.

It was finished soon, before I could photo shoot it. This photo is just out of the oven.

Potato - 4 nos(big)
Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
Parsley Flakes -  2 pinches+
Salt - 2 pinches

Preparation Method
Preheat oven to 200 C for 10 mins
Wash, scrub the potatoes and cut into wedges. do not remove skin
In a bowl add olive oil, salt and parsley flakes. coat the potatoes and line in the baking tray.
Bake for 20 to 30 mins. Insert a tooth pick and see if the potatoes are cooked.

Take out and serve immediately with a dip. Mayo or Cheese dip.

Notes - If you love spicy do add pepper powder.
You can also use Oregano.

This recipe along with Potato Cutlet and Potato Bags is going to Crazy for Potatoes by Sowmya and Pari.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tacos | Mexican Recipe!

After trying out Italian dishes now I am trying Mexican. My hubby is a lover of Italian, Mexican and Middle East food other than Indian Food. He has introduced me to many vegetarian dishes of different countries.

I have had tacos in Panama when I used to live there. After coming to Singapore, have not seen any restaurant, have to look for a Mexican restaurant. Got a sudden craving of Tacos and Nachos for hubby, so he bought readymade shells. Its mouthwatering and
delicious. My family really enjoyed, my son too liked it a lot.

Taco shells are made with corn and its like Papad.

Taco Shells - 10 nos
Kidney beans/Rajma - 2 cups/1 pkt
Onion - 2 nos(finely chopped)
Tomato - 3 nos(finely chopped)
Jalapeños/Green chilli - 1no(As per taste)
Cilantro/Coriander -1/4 cup finely chopped

Preparation Method
Soak Rajma overnight in water. Pressure cook for about 5whistles.Drain the water.
Cool it and grind to fine paste with salt.
Mix finely chopped onion, tomato, cilantro with salt.
Take the shells first put kidney beans/rajma paste, then fill onion tomato mixture and top it with any cheese.

Enjoy Tacos!

Notes - I have not put cheese.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Karuvepillai and Thakalli Rice | Curry Leaves Tomato Rice | Lunch Box Special!

Karuvepillai and Thakalli Rice | Curry Leaves Tomato Rice!

This is an easy prepare and tastes delicious.


Rice - 2 cups(Basmati or normal) I used Ponni rice
Tomato - 3 nos
Curry leaves Fresh - 3 sprigs
Curry leaves powder - 2 tablespoons
Onion - 1no
Ginger - 1 tspn
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Coconut Milk - 1/2 cup
Oil - 3 tablespoons
Cinnamon - 1 big piece

Preparation method
First Wash, rinse and soak rice in water.
Heat a kadai, add oil, put cinnamon chopped ginger, curry leaves and onion. Fry till onions are slightly brown.
Add chopped tomatoes, salt, turmeric, curry leaves powder and red chilli powder.
Let it all cook well and combine.
Add Rice and stir.
Add coconut milk, salt and water.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Once pressure is done, mix and serve.

Serve with Papad /Onion Tomato Raitha.

Notes - You can grind curry leaves with ginger and add.


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