Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Coriander pesto..
Big bunch of coriander
1 whole bulb of garlic, peeled
few raw almonds or macadamia nuts/
about 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 green chillies
salt and black pepper to taste

In a blender, addthe almonds, then coriander and garlic m chilly until all chopped into little pieces. Add oil until the mixture looks wet but not soupy. Add salt and black pepper to taste

Keep in refrigerator until use...or serve with tortilla chips.

Happy cooking...


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dahiwala Baigan..


Brinjal 4
Yogurt 1 cup
Fresh milk 3 tbsp cup
Green chilies chopped 4
Coriander leaves chopped ½ bunch
Mint leaves chopped ½ bunch
Black pepper crushed 1 tsp
Roasted & crushed cumin 1 tsp
Oil as required
Salt to taste

Ingredients for Baghaar tadka,

Whole red chilies 4
Fenugreek seeds few
Curry leaves few
Oil 1 tsp
cumin seeds ½ tsp


Cut brinjal into round slices and soak in water as required. n shallow fry in oil.

In a bowl mix yogurt, fresh milk, salt to taste, 4 chopped green chilies, chopped coriander leaves, mint leaf, cumin and 1 tsp all spice powder. Mix well and keep aside

Pour the yogurt on top. n mix the fried brinjals.

In separate pan heat oil, add in a pinch of fenugreek seeds, few curry leaves, whole red chilies and , cumin seeds. Pour baghaar on top of yogurt mixture and serve with briyani ...

Lemon Rice

Lemon rice..

Cooked Rice - 2 cups prefer cold rice
turmerici -- 1/2 tsp
peanuts 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
curry leaf
corainder leaf few for decoration
oil - 1 tsp
lime or lemon juice of 1 ..
green chilli 2 or 3
redchilli 1

method : Heat a pan add oil and mustard seeds when crackle add curry leaf, red chilli green chilli peanuts and let the peanuts cook ...add haldi and slowly add the cooked rice and mix till all the rice is coated ..add lime juice on the rice and mix well , corainder leaf for garnishing and salt per taste. serve with pickle n pappad
yummy like rice like the way they serve as prasadam in temples is ready....try using basmati rice for a change ...tastes different...



1 cup. strawberries, chopped into chunks..
Sugar 1 cup or 1/2 cup if u need less sugar..

In a Pot mix the cut strawberries n cook until the berries are soft add sugar n heat Bring slowly to boiling. Boil until berries are clear and syrup thick. Skim and pour into hot jars. Seal the jam preserves..

Happy cooking

Peanut Chutney

Ingredients Peanuts - 3/4 cup Onion 1 Redchilly pwd 1/2 tsp or more as needed Garlic pods 3 Salt as required To...