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Saturday, September 13, 2014

RAW BANANA MASALA FRY



This is a simple ,spicy and tasty Raw Banana Masala Fry which is so easy to prepare and needs very little oil too...


INGREDIENTS


  • RAW BANANAS-2
  • CHILLY POWDER-2 TEASPOONS
  • TURMERIC POWDER-1/4  TEASPOON
  • GARAM MASALA POWDER -1 TEASPOON
  • SALT TO TASTE
  • OIL  -ABOUT 2-3 TABLESPOONS

METHOD

  • Peel and slice the raw banana into 1/4 cm thick slices.
  • Mix the powders with enough water to make a coating batter.
  • Coat the raw banana slices with the masala batter and marinate for some time.
  • Now,heat a shallow pan and put these slices with the marinade and also add a little water and boil for some time stirring well so they do not stick to the pan.Let the water evaporate and the slices become soft.
  • Now add a little oil now and then and gently shallow fry them till they roast well.
  • Serve with any Indian main course.

Friday, September 12, 2014

SWEET CORN SOUP



Here is a healthy and tasty soup...
-A real comfort food...


INGREDIENTS

  • SWEET CORN-2 CUPS  (or)  4 corn cobs(grated)
  • CORNFLOUR-1 TEASPOON
  • AJINOMOTO -4 PINCHES
  • SOYA SAUCE-1/4 TEASPOON
  • MILK-1 CUP
  • SALT AND WHITE PEPPER POWDER TO TASTE

METHOD

  • Pressure cook the corn with 5 -6 cups of water.
  • Drain the corn and reserve the water for the soup.
  • Keep aside a handful of cooked corn.Mash then slightly.
  • Puree the rest of the corn.
  • Now add the puree and the mashed corn to the water.Add more water if needed.
  • Dissolve the cornflour in 1 cup of milk .Add to the mixture and let it simmer for a while .
  • Add the Ajinomoto,salt ,pepper and soya sauce.Simmer for a few more minutes .
  • Serve hot.





SPINACH AND GARLIC SOUP




Here is a tasty and healthy soup filled with the goodness of spinach and garlic ...

It is rich in Iron ,all essential nutrients and fiber too...

INGREDIENTS


  • SPINACH (PALAK )-1 BUNCH
  • ONIONS (chopped) -I CUP
  • GARLIC (peeled) -3/4 CUP
  • BUTTER-1 TEASPOON
  • FRESH CREAM-1/2 CUP
  • CUMIN POWDER -1/2 TEASPOON
  • SALT and PEPPER TO TASTE






METHOD



  • Clean and chop the spinach.
  • Heat the butter in a pressure pan.
  • Saute the garlic ,onions and chopped spinach for a minute.
  • Add 4 glasses of water.
  • Pressure cook for a few minutes.
  • Cool. Blend the cooked mixture to a smooth puree.
  • Now ,add the cuminpowder,salt and pepper to taste and simmer it for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the cream just before serving.
  • Serve hot.










Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DATES MILKSHAKE



Here is a healthy and tasty milkshake

filled with the goodness of fresh milk and iron rich dates...

This is a great drink for growing children, 

expectant mothers, anemic people,

the aged and the ailing as it is a source 

of instant energy and Iron and Calcium....



INGREDIENTS

  • DATES - 20-25
  • FULL FAT MILK - 1 LITER






METHOD

  • Deseed the dates.
  • Soak them in  a glass of hot milk for 15 to 20 minutes or till soft.
  • Grind them to a smooth paste.
  • Now ,add the remaining milk and beat well to a smooth and frothy shake.
  • Cool and serve chilled.








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