Month: April 2009

Meal Ideas – Vegetable Rice with Nuggets Meal Idea

Preparation time : 2 hr (approx) | Serves 2 persons This is a healthy meal idea for your family. It consists of vegetable biryani which is very nutritious and chicken nuggets fulfil the need of protein. In this meal, raita or yogurt sauce is used as it is good for digestion and also enhances the flavor of biryani. Traditional South Asian rice pudding or kheer is also served as dessert in the end. Main Dish Vegetable Biryani Healthy and spicy vegetable biryani. [view recipe] Side Dishes Raita Traditional South Asian yogurt sauce.[view recipe] Chicken Nuggets Quick and easy nuggets.[view recipe] Dessert Rice Pudding Serve this delicious rice pudding as dessert to complete this meal. [view...

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Chicken Korma Recipe

Preparation time : 45 minutes : serves 6 persons Korma is a traditional dish in South Asian cuisine and is prepared either by using beef or chicken. Korma is cooked for mostly special occasions. Here chicken korma recipe is shared in which the addition of almond and coconut enhances its taste. Due to this addition, this dish becomes very light. It is also called shahi korma or badami korma. Also have a look the the book 660-Curries for getting exposure to enormous amount of dishes made in the Indian Cuisine. Ingredients: 1 kg chicken pieces 9medium size with bones)2 tbspn ginger garlic paste1.5 cups crispy fried onions (crushed)1/2 cup onion paste1 tbspn red chili powder1 tspn turmeric powder3 cinnamon sticks of 2 inches4-5 cloves4-5 green cardamoms2 black cardamoms2 bay leaves2-3 star nuts (baadiyani phool)8-10 black pepper seeds1 tbspn cumin seeds300 gms yogurt1/2 cup almonds1/4 cup ground coconut (khopra)1/4 cup milk1 cup oil1/4 tspn nutmeg and mace powderSalt to taste Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 2-1/2-Quart Shallow Saucepan with Lid The Indian Recipe Book: Over 200 Deliciously Authentic Dishes [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback) From Mom with Love – A Complete Guide to Indian Cooking and Entertaining (Hardcover) Procedure:1. Marinate chicken pieces in yogurt, crushed fried onions, cloves, cardamoms, black pepper, cumin, star nuts and cinnamon sticks. Leave for at least 15 minutes at room temperature.2. Make a smooth paste of almonds, coconut and milk...

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Cuisinart Hand Blender CSB 76 Model

[asa]B000EGC9SG[/asa] Features : – Immersion blender equipped with 200-watts motor. – Sharp and durable stainless steel blades provide smooth blending. – Splash guard prevents ingredients from splattering. – Simple one had operation, push button operation. – Comes with a 2-cup plastic beaker. – Dishwasher safe blade and shaft. – 3-year limited warranty – FREE shipping to U.S. – Buy Online. Detailed Description Cuisinart is one of the renowned name in manufacturing hand blenders and cuisinart hand blender CSB 76 is the most perfect for blending smoothies, cocktails, purees and mash soups. It is available in two colors, white and Brushed chrome. Its stunning features make it more attractive and unique from other hand blenders like sharp blade with blade guard, comfort grip and easy cleaning are prominent features which are mentioned below: Features of Cuisinart Hand Blender CSB 76: 1. Control Button This toggle button is for ON/OFF control. It is one touch button which can easily be pressed with your fingers and hence provide you and easy control over blade actions. 2. Sharp Stainless Steel Blade It has stainless steel blade with blade guard which protects from splattering of liquid while blending. The sharp stainless steel blade is able to blend everything very easily to give smooth texture to the mixture being blended. 3. Easy Cleaning The blending shaft can be cleaned very easily by removing the shaft...

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Carrot Soup

Preparation time : 30 mins | Serves 2 persons This carrot soup is prepared in traditional Indian style in which some extra seasoning consisting of  carom, cumin and mustard seeds enhances the flavor of this delicious carrot soup. The  spices which are added in the end like red chili and black pepper are just used for additional flavor. You can adjust the spices according to your taste. This soup looks great when it is served with some cream on top as decoration.  Ingredients: 1 cup carrots (cutinto small cubes)1 medium size onions (julienne)1 tspn carom seeds1 tspn mustard seeds1 tspn cumin seedsSalt to taste1 tspn crushed red pepperCrushed black pepper as required2 tspn lemon juiceCoconut milk as requiredFresh cream as required1 cup water Mikasa Antique White 6-Inch Cereal Bowls, Set of 4 Book of Soups: More than 100 Recipes for Perfect Soups Splendid Soups: Recipes and Master Techniques for Making the World’s Best Soups (Hardcover) Le Creuset 2.75-Quart Soup Pot Procedure: 1. In a sauce pan, heat oil and add carom seeds, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and fry for just a minute.2. Now add onions and fry for 2-3 minutes so that color of onion changes into pink and then add carrots, salt and water, cover the pan and let it cook for on medium heat for 8-10 minutes until carrots become soft.3. After carrots have been cooked...

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Thai Curry Recipe

Preparation time : 30 mins | Serves : 4 persons This is one of the methods used in making Thai curry. In this Thai curry recipe, only vegetables are used. You can add your favorite vegtables as you like. Usually this curry recipe contains either chicken or fish but here I have only used veggies which also give a very pleasant tase to this thai curry and also quite healthy for everyone. For people who dont like spices, it is advised to reduce the qauntity of red chili in this recipe. Ingredients: 3 medium size onion (julienne) 3-4 garlic cloves (finely chopped) 1/2 cup capsicum (cut in small cubes) 1/4 cup peas 1/2 cup potato (cut in small cubes) 1/2 cup carrot (julienne) 1/4 cup cabbage (julienne) 1/2 cup thai curry paste 1 tspn crushed red chili powder 1 tspn crushed black pepper Salt to taste 2 cup chicken stock 3 tbspn cornstarch 1/2 cup vegetable oil Thailand: The Beautiful Cookbook (Hardcover) Calphalon 7-Piece Cooking Utensil Set Ginsu International Traditions 14-Piece Bakelite Knife Block Set Revere 1400 Line 3-Quart Covered Saucepan Procedure: 1. In a large sauce pan, fry onions in the given quantity of oil on medium flame. Fry for at least 8 minutes until become light golden in color. 2. Now add garlic, curry paste and quarter cup water and let them cook for 4-5 minutes on...

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Meal Ideas – Beef Steak & Salad Meal Idea

Preparation time : 1 hr (approx) | Serves 2 persons An easy and quick meal for everyone. The ingredients used in these recipes are very simple and easily available at home so if you are in a hurry and want some healthy meal then this meal idea will be best for you to prepare in very short time. Main Dish Grill Steak Steak! The most easy beef recipe prepare in very short time. [view recipe] Side Dishes Creamed Potatoes The yummy creamy potatoes complements this grilled steak.[view recipe] Vegetable Salad Recipe An awesome healthy frozen vegetable salad.[view recipe] Dessert Pudding In the end this delicious egg pudding makes your meal complete. [view...

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Muffins Chocolate Chip

Preparation time : 40 mins | Serves 10 persons A chocolate muffins is just like chocolate cake or cup cakes. The only difference is in shape and the appearance. Although many people can still find it difficult to differentiate between the two. In this recipe of muffins chocolate chips are used instead of using a solid chocolate bar. Coco powder is still used for making these as it gives a nice color and taste to muffin. To make good muffins chocolate chip, always get the best and finest quality of chocolate chips and coco powder as these two ingredients will mostly depend on how your chocolate muffins look and taste like. Ingredients: 6 eggs 225 gm plain flour 25 gm coco powder 250 gm butter (softened) 250 gm sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup chocolate chip KitchenAid Silicone Red 12-Cup Muffin Pan with Sled Hoffritz 8pc Nonstick Bakeware Esstentials Set Chicago Metallic Muffin Pan KitchenAid KHM9PWH 9-Speed Professional Hand Mixer, White Cooking Instructions: 1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter so that it becomes smooth 2. Then beat it with sugar until sugar completely mixes in the butter. It would take 8-10 minutes for these two to be mixed thoroughly. 3.After that add eggs one by one and beat well enough for at least five minutes to make a smooth paste. 4. Now its time to add dry...

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Homemade Haleem Grain Mix – Alternate for Readymade Haleem Grain Mix

The most essential ingredients of haleem are meat and haleem grain mix, available at grocery stores. Grain mix consists of different grains including, wheat, oats, rice and all types of lentils in a measured ratio. To make good haleem it is necessary to always maintain the right ratio otherwise haleem would not be of good taste and color. In Pakistan, India and some other South Asian countries,  haleem grain mix is easily available at local grocery stores and people prefer to use it instead of adding individual grains. But for those who can not find it at grocery shops can use this recipe (ingredients) below for making their own haleem grain mix at home.   Ingredients: 1 cup chana dal (large yellow lentils)1\4 cup masoor dal (small red lentils)1\4 cup dal moong (small yellow lentils)1\4 cup daal maash (Black Mapte Split)1\4 cup oats2 cups whole wheat grain2 tablespoons rice, basmati Preparation:Just mix the above mentioned ingredients and use it for making haleem. This is for one kilogram meat only. For more quantity of meat vary the amount of grain maintaining the same...

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Mango Ice Cream – Made Without Ice Cream Machine

Preparation time : 15 minutes + freezing time | Serves 4 persons This is one of the easy methods of making mango ice cream at home without the use of ice cream maker.The only effort which is needed in this ice cream recipe is to beat the ice cream mixture with the help of beater. This method is also less complicated than the typical method of ice cream making via ice cream machines. A dessert maker somewhat becomes necessary for making a splendid frozen dessert. So lets enjoy this summer with your home made mango ice cream Ingredients: 1 kg mango pulp 400 gm of sweetened condensed milk 2 packets fresh cream (400 ml) 2 cup powder milk Cuisinart 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Makers Hamilton Beach 68330R 4-Quart Automatic Ice-Cream Maker Cuisinart 1-1/2-Quart Additional Freezer Bowl, fits ICE-20 Ice Cream Maker Tupperware Medium Freezer Square Round Rectangular Set of 3 Procedure: 1. Dissolve milk powder in water to make milk of dense consistency. 2. Now in a blender put all the ingredients; mango pulp, condensed milk, fresh cream and milk. Blend them together to make a smooth paste. Use a hand blender for thorough blending of all the ingredients. At first just blend to mix the ingredients and then take out half of the mixture so that it blend well enough to make a very fine smooth paste. Similarly...

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Thai Curry Paste

 Preparation time : 5 mins Thai curry paste is used in cooking thai curry foods such as thai fish curry, thai chicken curry etc. This paste is also easily available at stores but homemade curry paste is more healthy as compared to ready made paste since it does not contain artificial flavor and other preservatives. So try this homemade thai curry and enjoy delicious and healthy thai foods at your home.Ingredinets: 4 tbspn tomato paste1 tspn mustard paste1/2 tspn red chili powder1/2 tspn coriander powder KitchenAid K45SBWH Bowl for Pivot Head Stand Mixer All-Clad 6-Piece Stainless Steel Tool Set All-Clad Stainless Mixing Bowl Set Procedure: Mix all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl and put in a bottle.  Keep this curry paste in fridge and can be used within a week. You may also add preservative to keep it for long...

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