Month: March 2009

Meal Ideas – Veggies with Prawns and Rice Meal Idea

Preparation time : 2 hrs (approx) | Serves 4 persons Another meal idea with a healthy and nutritous combination of vegatables with rice and prawns. This meal contains two main dishes. Salad is suggested as a side dish. Salad contains lots of vegetables along with macaroni mixed in a delicous dip. To end the meal, a tasty yet very simple dessert made from yogurt and pinapples is served. Main Dish(s) Prawm Manchurian Delicious Chinese curry from city of Manchurian [view recipe] Fried Rice Healthy rice food, full of nutritions and lots of flavors [view recipe] Side Dish Macaroni Salad Yummy salad for everyone [view recipe] Dessert Easy Dessert Recipe Meal without dessert can’t be completed so take this dessert in your mealand enjoy yogurt with pineapple flavor[view...

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Curry Paste Recipe

Preparation time 15 minutes This curry paste recipe is originated from South Asian cuisine and is used in making different curries including curried lentils soup, green beans potatoes, fish curry, beef potato stew etc. If you are making this curry paste for any meat, either white meat or red meat, always use boiled onions to make onion tomato paste because it enhances the flavor of meat curry or stew. Ingredients: 2 medium size onions (cut into large pieces) 2 medium size tomato (cut into large pieces) 1 tbspn ginger garlic paste 1 tspn turmeric powder 1 tbspn red chili powder Salt to taste 1/2 cup oil Rachael Ray 10-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware Set, Orange Calphalon 7-Piece Cooking Utensil Set From Mom with Love – A Complete Guide to Indian Cooking and Entertaining (Hardcover) Procedure: 1. Make a smooth paste of onion and tomato in a blender [use a countertop blender for proper blending of ingredients] using half cup of water. 2. Heat oil in a pan and add all the spices, ginger garlic paste and onion tomato paste. 3. Cook the mixture on medium heat until all the water from the mixture have been dried and oil starts to separate from the gravy, it takes 10-15 minutes. 4. When mixture become red and oil starts bubbling, curry paste is...

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Zucchini (Ridge Gourd) Recipe

Preparation time 30 mins | Serves 4 persons Zucchini is found in different colors and has diferent names sometimes it is called Ridge Gourd and in Hindi it is usually called toree which is light green in color and its shape like cucumber. This Zucchini Recipe is very common in Indian cuisine and despite using less amount of spices, it still tastes great. Ingredients: 1 kg zucchini (peel and cut into small square pieces)3 onion medium size 9cut in julienne)4 dry red pepperSalt to taste1/2 cup mustard oil Oxo Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 2-1/2-Quart Shallow Saucepan with Lid Procedure: 1. In a sauce pan, fry onions and dry red pepper in mustard oil until become light golden in color. To fry onions quickly add salt to the onion while frying when thy turn into pink color and constant stirring so that they fry evenly.2. When onions have been fried, put the zucchini pieces and salt in the pan and mix them. Cover the pan and let it cook on low heat for 5 minutes.3. After that, uncover the pan and stir the zucchini gently so that it becomes soft and pulpy. Keep on stirring, until all the water have been dried and oil starts to separate from the gravy.5. When all the pieces od zucchini become slightly golden and turn into pulpy form or mash...

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Fried Eggplant

 Preparation time : 30 mins | Serves 4 person Egg plant is a nutritional vegetable which tastes slightly bitter but when it is cooked properly by adding flavors and spices it becomes quite yummy, delicious and also very soft. There are many egg plant recipes found in Indian cuisine and fried eggplant is one of them. This recipe will show you how to cook eggplant by maintining proper ratio of spices. Ingredients: 1 mediun size egg plant (cut in thin circular slices)1 tbspn ginger paste1 tbspn garlic paste3 tbspn yogurt (drain all the excess water from the yogurt)1 tbspn red chili powder1 tspn turmeric powder1/2 tspn carom powder (optional)Salt to tasteOil for shallow frying Crockpot 3040-BC 4-Quart Round-Shaped Manual Slow Cooker, Stainless The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook: 350 Essential Recipes for Inspired Everyday Eating (Hardcover) Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10-Inch & 12-Inch Omelet Combo Pack Wyndham House™ 30pc Stainless Steel Cookware Set Procedure: 1. While prepaing marination, dip the eggplant slices into salt water mixture so that they will not turn into black color.2. For marination, in a mixing bowl, mix all the spices; ginger garlic paste, red chili and turmeric powder, carom powder, salt and yogurt and make smooth paste.3. Now wrap the eggplant slices in the marination and leave for 15 minutes.4. In a non stick pan, shallow fry the marinated slices of eggplant until they become light...

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Pani Puri

Preparation time : 60 mins. | Serves 10 persons Pani puri is a very famous Indian and Pakistani food availabe at various food streets. It is very spicy food and the exciting part about pani puri is the way it is eaten. It is eaten in a typical fashion which makes it look even more interesting and tasty. To eat pani puri, make a small hole in the center of the puri and put few pieces of boiled chick pea and potato then pour 2-3 tbspn of sour liquid mixture in it and eat it in one whole bite. This is very interesting way of eating food with little bit of enjoyment.! Ingredients:For Dough:1 cup semolina1/3 cup plain flourPinch of saltwater as requiredOil for frying For Sour Liquid Mixture:1 cup tamarind pasteSalt to taste4-5 green chilies1/2 cup coriander leaves 1/4 tspn dry ginger powder1 tbspn black salt2 cup water1 tspn sugar For Serving:Boiled potatoes (cut in cubes)Boiled chick pea Badshah Masala, Pani Puri, 3.5-Ounce Box (Pack of 12) KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials Hard Base 9 and 11-Inch Deep Skillet, Set of 2, Red Tools of the Trade Cookright Stainless Steel Deep Skillet, 6 Qt. Lord Krishna’s Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Hardcover) Procedure:1. In a deep bowl, mix semolina, flour and salt. Add water gradually to knead the dough, don’t put much water at once because we want...

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Naan Recipe

Preparation time : 30 mins + 2hr. setting time | Serves 6-8 persons Naan is a kind of flatbread and is mostly prepared Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Naan recipe has more or less the same ingredients as used in making dough of pizza. The only difference is in the way it is cooked. It is usually fried on skillet and becomes very soft after frying. Naan(s) is usually served hot and is eaten with dishes like meat, vegetables, curries etc. Ingredients: 1 kg Plain flour 2 tbspn milk powder 1 tbspn instant yeast 1 tspn salt 1 tspn sugar 3 eggs Hot water as required Sunbeam 2371 Mixmaster Stand Mixer, White Mexican Electric Flour Tortilla Chapati Maker Press Saachi Tortilla Bread Roti Maker W/ Temperature Control Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes (Hardcover) Procedure: 1. In a mixing bowl, mix flour, yeast, salt, egg, sugar and milk powder. 2. Knead the dough using hot water only. The dough should be soft like pizza dough and it requires more effort while kneading. It is better to use your palm for this purpose and press the dough using palm and roll it, repeat these steps again and again until the dough become smooth. 3. Put the dough in a deep bowl and cover it. Leave the dough for at least 2 hr. 4. After 2 hr. make small pieces...

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Meal Ideas – Crispy Chicken Meal

Preparation time : 2 hrs (approx) | Serves 4 persons A complete meal idea already thought out for your family containing nutritous contents in the form of chicken meat, vegetables and fruits. This meal is specially suggested for kids as they usually enjoy this type of food when they eat at fast food restaurants. Main Dish Crispy Chicken Nothing gets the attention of kids as well as adults like a yummy fried chicken. [view recipe] Side Dishes French Fried Kids will love it.[view recipe] Cole Slaw This is a yummy kfc style cole slaw recipe.[view recipe] Delicious Trifle To end the meal with a dessert, serve this triffle which is rich in fruit nutrtion and will add life to your meal.[view...

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Fish Curry

Preparation time : 1 hr. | Serves 6 persons This is a different style of cooking fish with potatoes.This fish curry is a bit spicy and a yummy meal for seafood lovers. If you want to make stew for fish in this recipe then just add more water before adding fish to potato mixture. If its stew is made with only little quantity of spices and oil, it becomes a healthy food which can also be eaten by people with heart diseases. So this recipe has lots of variations and you can make it according to your taste as I have made it according to mine.Ingredients: 1 kg fish (make medium pieces)5 medium size potato (cut each into two pieces)1 tbspn ginger paste1 tbspn garlic paste1 tspn fennugreek seeds1 tbspn red chili powder1/2 tbspn turmeric powder2 onion (boiled and mashed)3 medium size tomato1 tsp cumin seeds1 tspn coriander seeds1 tspn carom (ajwain)1 tspn saunf (fennel seeds)Salt to taste1/2 cup mustard oil Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 12-Inch Everyday Pan with Lid All-Clad Stainless-Steel Fry Pan Global Fish Spatula Oster BPST02-B Professional Series Blender, Black Procedure: 1. Marinate the fish pieces in the spices mentioned in fried fish recipe and shallow fry these pieces.2. In a blender, blend tomato and boiled onions. I use cuisinart hand blender for this purpose which is easy to handle.3. In a sauce pan, heat oil and...

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Sweet Brown Rice Recipe (Zarda):

Preparation time : 50 mins | Serves 8 persons This is the popular sweet brown rice recipe which is generally known as Zarda  in South Asian cuisine. It is prepared on many traditional occassions and use of attractive food colors makes it looks very delightful and attractive. The main ingredient of this recipe is brown rice which is very healthy for everyone. Use of other kind of rice will not produce good result as other rice become soggy/very soft when used for making zarda.    Ingredients:1 kg Brown rice1.25 kg sugar250 gm Ghee3-4 cloves5 green cardamoms3-4 cinnamon sticks1/2 kg boiled milkpistachio for garnishingalmond for garnishingraisins for garnishingorange food color Wilton Armetale Flutes and Pearls Butter Dish with Lid Hamilton Beach 33134 3-in-1 Slow Cooker with 2-, 4-, and 6-Quart Crocks Tupperware 5 Pc Servalier Bowl Set Oneida Mercer 53-Piece Set, Service for 8 Procedure:1. Boil water to cook brown rice and add orange food color in the water. Put rice in the and let it cook for 5-8 mins when rice boil drain all the extra water.2. In a pan, put ghee and fry cloves, cardamom and cinnamon, when they turn brown and smell starts to come add sugar and milk. Always put sugar first otherwise by putting milk in heated oil/ghee it will beocme danger for you to handle because drops of milk quickly scattered and may damage...

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