Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Carrot Juice

This carrot juice for people who hate carrots because we don't get any carrot smell or taste from this. I learnt this  from my beloved hubby.
I think drinking carrot is healthiest choice, which gives the vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E.
The Raw Food diet is always rated on top . Raw carrot contains alpha carotene, beta carotene and many vitamins so don't neglect those carrot flowers and hearts. Have a bite.

1 Carrot
1/2 cup boiled and cold milk
1 Ice cube
1 sp sugar(it depends on your taste)
2 cardamom pods

1. Peal off the carrot and boil it until tender. Pressure cooker is better for this.
2. Now once blend the boiled carrot, sugar and cardamom.  And add the milk and ice cube to this,blend it again. 

This carrot flowers are good choice for parties as salad. If anybady want this flowers making video I can upload for you.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Entries for the Events


Iam sending this AVOCADO SANDWICH to BAYLEAF'S BREAD MANIA EVENT click for the recipe here

This Beetroot curry is my contribution to "Lentils Mela". You can find the recipe here.

This Dinner plate goes to Recipes for rest of Us: Dinner edition event.    click, for bottlegourd curry and coconut chutney recipes .

Honey puffed rice balls are my entry to tasty bites for toddlers event. Have a look for this healthy recipe

Iam sending this Mango Lassi to Eating with the Seasons event. click for the recipe here

Sunday, February 15, 2009


It's a pretty easy and so delicious dish. Chicken, pasta and lemon always a great combination. My hubby loves pasta so I always looking for easy making ways of pasta. This time I decided to make with in two steps instead of my old green veggie version.
This is a easy and healthy dish for busy days.

250gm Chicken breast fillets, cut into small cubes.
200gm Pasta
2 sp Lemon juice
1 sp Chilly powder
1/4 sp Turmeric powder
2 tbs Cream

  1. Marinate the clean and chopped chicken with chilly powder,turmeric powder,lemon juice, salt    for 15 mints.
  2. Bring to boil pasta until half cooked. Drain the water from pasta. And keep half cup of remaining water from pasta in separate bowl.
  3. Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai add marinated chicken, stir fry for 2 minutes and close the lid and cook until water will evaporate from chicken.
  4. Add cooked pasta and remaining half cup water to this chicken, mix it once and close the lid. Cook it well until the water will evaporate. Now add the cream and switch off the stove. garnish with cilantro.       

Monday, February 9, 2009

Perfect Malai Kofta

   I had made this last month for Ritvik's birthday but didn’t have time to write about this. Now I finally got some time to post this delicious recipe.
    "Malai kofta" this name brings me back my sweet Hyderabad days. First time I had this malai kofta in Hyderabad, I didn't remember where it is in Hyderabad. But I had this more often in Haweli, which is my favourite hotel in Hyderabad . I think this is the perfect dish for the parties.

For Koftas:

2            Potatoes
50g       Beans
1/2        Peas
1/2 cup Chopped Cabbage
1/2 cup Grated Carrot
1 tbs      Grated Cheese
2 tbs      Cornflour
1/2 sp   Chilly powder

For Gravy:

3      Onions 
3      Tomatoes
2tbs Almonds 
1tsp Chilly powder 
1Sp  Coriander powder
1Sp  Masala powder 
1/2" Ginger 
3big  Garlic pods
1sp   Poppy seeds 
2       Cardamom's 
1tbs  Cheese 
1/2sp Sugar
1/2cup Cream(optional)

Preparation of Kofta:

Boil and smash the beans, potatoes, peas( in the picture, didn't smash the peas yet. but we must do). Squeeze out the juice from carrot. 

Mix all the boiled and smashed veggies, chopped cabbage, grated cheese, carrot, cornflour, salt and chilly powder  to be rolled into balls

and deep fried. keep it aside.          


Preparation of the Gravy:

Soak the poppy seeds and almonds for 15 mints.
Boil the tomatoes for 5 mints and pureed it. set aside.
Boil the onions for 10 mints and grind along with ginger, garlic, chilly powder, coriander powder, masala powder, turmeric powder, cardamoms, soaked poppy seeds and almonds.


Heat the  oil in a deep pan and fry the onion and masala past till light brown. Add the tomato puree to this fry again until the oil begins to separate from the gravy. Now add the sugar, followed by the  cheese stir one minute and add the salt and 1cup water. Bring the gravy to a boil and then reduce the fire to a simmer. Gently add the koftas to this gravy and remove from the stove. 

Monday, February 2, 2009



   The coconut powder  products are normally use for the purposes of confectionery needs, in chocolate fillings and toppings, cakes and crispy biscuits,coco bread and candies, baked macaroons and other desserts. 
      During processing of the coconut, nothing is added and only the moisture id removed. The product obtained by drying the granulated or shredded white meat of coconut kernel. The color of coconut powder shall be natural white grades. The taste and smell of desiccated coconut powder shall be sweet and pleasant. Coconut powder is a free flowing white powder made from pasteurized, homogenized and spray dried natural extract of coconut kernel.
It has the natural goodness of fresh coconut and is hygienically processed to give the real state of real taste of fresh taste. It is economical , easy to store and handle.


1    Cup Dry Coconut Powder
3    Tbsp Milk Powder
1/3 Cup Sugar
vanilla essence
Food colouring

Mix coconut and milk powder together, and keep it aside.
Boil the sugar with water in a pan, until sugar dissolves and it becomes bubbly. Turn heat down to keep it bubbling gently.
Dip the spoon in the syrup and lift it out, touch it with your middle finger to pick a little bit. now touch middle finger with your thumb and pull apart slowly. If two threads are stretched
 in between that fingers, at this add coconut and milk powder and mix it thoroughly and turn heat down. Add vanilla essence and Keep stirring until oil separates and mixture will become like a ball. Now divide this mixture into two portions add two different food colours in each portion.( if you don't like food colouring leave the one portion like white and in second portion add 1Sp saffron soaked milk.) remove from the stove.
Take one portion into a big plate. Wet your hands and make it this portion like a roll. keep it aside. Now take the second portion of mixture and do it like a mat(or like thick chapathi) with the help of chapathi roller. 
Now place the first portion of roll on the second portion of mat and  wrap so that the mat covers the roll evenly from all sides. Wrap this roll in a plastic sheet and refrigerate for 5 mints. remove the plastic sheet and cut into half inch slices.
If you feel difficult to do this process, then you can make  this like a laddu. For laddu, better to
use one portion as filling and second portion as covering. See the photographs for  an idea.