Archive for June 2013

Strawberry Sauce

You can use this puree in puddings,cakes and other recipes you like. 

Strawberry Sauce



Recipe for Strawberry Sauce

Ingredients

(1) Strawberries (hulled) - 800 grams
(2) Granulated Sugar- 1/2 cup or as you like
(3) Cornstarch- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons
(4) Salt just a pinch

Method

(1) Heat the pan, then add strawberries, sugar, starch and salt and cook over low heat till sugar gets dissolved.

(2) Cook for ten minutes, if required water you can little if consistency gets thick.

(3) Remove it from heat and allow it to get cooled.

Your Sauce is ready!
Thursday, 27 June 2013
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Chocolate Lava Cake

This is a hot chocolate cake filled with chocolate sauce inside, one of the great desserts of all the time.

Chocolate Lava Cake



Recipe for Chocolate Lava Cake

Ingredients

(1) Flour- 3 tablespoons
(2) Egg- 3
(3) Dark Chocolate- 100 grams
(4) Butter- 5 tablespoons
(5) Sugar- 3 tablespoons
(6) Cocoa Powder- 2 teaspoons

Method

(1) Melt the butter and chocolate in microwave oven or just normally, and mix them in a bowl nicely.

(2) Whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl for 5 minutes till sugar gets melted.

(3) Then add the chocolate mixture in the egg mixture and combine them nicely, then sift in flour and cocoa powder and mix them nicely.

(4) Then butter 4 ramekins, then spoon the cake mixture in them and then refrigerate it for half an hour.

(5) Preheat the oven at 400 degree F, bake it for 15-20 minutes.

Chocolate Lava Cake is ready, serve hot!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Vegetable Samosa

One of the great vegetable snacks in Indian Cuisine, loved mostly by childrens.


Vegetable Samosa



Recipe for Samosa

Ingredients

For Stuffing

(1) Potato (medium) - 2
(2) Onion (large) - 1
(3) Cooked green peas- 5 tablespoons
(4) Peanuts cooked- 3 tablespoons
(5) Red chilli powder- 1/2 teaspoon
(6) Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon
(7) Garam masala powder- 1/4 teaspoon
(8) Turmeric powder- a pinch
(9) Ginger (chopped) - 1 tablespoon
(10) Oil- 1 tablespoon
(11) Salt to taste
(12) Water- 1/4 cup
(13) Oil for deep fry

For Dough click here: Dough for Samosa

Method

(1) Boil the potato and peanuts in pressure cooker until gets soft, peel and chop the potatoes.

(2) Heat oil in pan, then add chopped ginger and chopped onions and saute for few minutes, then add peanuts and cooked green peas, then add chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and stir nicely.

(3) Now add water in it and cook for few minutes, then add potatoes and cook it till the mixture gets dry.

Your stuffings for Samosa is ready, fill it in the dough, cover it and then deep fry them in oil heated in a wok.

Serve it with Tomato Sauce, Chilli Sauce or Tomato Ketchup.

Monday, 17 June 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Dough for Samosa

This is a really nice recipe especially for evening snacks, most common snack in Indian Cuisine. So we will give simple steps to make dough for Samosa.

Samosa Dough



Recipe for Samosa Dough

Ingredients

(1) All purpose flour- 3/4 cup
(2) Semolina- 1/4 cup
(3) Oil- 2 tablespoons
(4) Salt- 1/2 teaspoon
(5) Baking Powder- 1/4 teaspoon
(6) Water as required

Method

(1) Take a bowl, add flour. semolina, salt, baking powder and oil, mix them well until gets crumble.

(2) Add water as required in it and make it a smooth and stiff dough, knead it for 10 minutes till it gets elastic and then keep it aside for 30 minutes.

(3) Again knead the dough for few minutes and divide them into small balls (10-12 balls). then roll them into thin circles and cut them into half with a knife.

(4) It will now look like half moon shape, roll it and make coke and then you can put the filling in it and cover the upper part and fry it.

You can also use Samosa Cutter to cut the dough in shape as shown in the video below;



CGS Tips: You can also use wheat flour (equal quantity as all purpose flour) instead of semolina.



Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Butter Chicken

This is the most popular recipe in Indian Cuisine, rich in taste and having spicy flavor making it most delicious.

Butter Chicken



Recipe for Butter Chicken

Ingredients

(1) Chicken- 500 grams
(2) Chilli Powder- 1 teaspoon
(3) Butter- 2 tablespoons
(4) Lemon juice- 1 tablespoon
(5) Salt to taste

For Marination 

(1) Curd- 3/4 cup
(2) Salt to taste
(3) Ginger-Garlic paste- 2 tablespoons 
(4) Chilli Powder- 1 teaspoon
(5) Garam Masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon
(6) Mustard Oil- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons
(7) Lemon Juice- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons
(8) Oil for frying

For Gravy

(1) Butter- 35 grams
(2) Ginger paste- 2 teaspoons
(3) Chopped chillies- 3
(4) Chilli powder- 2 teaspoons
(5) Salt to taste
(6) Whole garam masala- 1 tablespoon
(7) Tomato Puree- 300 grams
(8) Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon
(9) Cream- 3/4 cup

Method

(1) Cut the chicken into small 2-3 inch pieces and wash nicely, then add chilli powder, lemon juice and salt in the chicken, mix nicely and then keep it aside for 30 minutes.

(2) In a bowl, add curd, chilli powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, garam masala powder, mustard oil and mix nicely, then add chicken in it and mix well and then marinate it for 4 hours in fridge.

(3) Then heat oil in a wok, then fry the marinated chicken till gets golden brown, then keep the fried chickens aside.

(4) Heat 30 grams butter in wok, add whole garam masala and saute it for few minutes, add ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chillies and saute further, then add tomato puree, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and 1 cup of water and cook well till gets boiled.

(5) Add the cooked chicken pieces in it and then reduce the fire and simmer it for 10 minutes. While serving garnish it with butter and coriander leaves.

Your Butter Chicken is ready, serve hot!
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

White Chocolate Mousse

Simple Chocolate Mousse yet very delicious, this recipe for all chocolate lovers.

White Chocolate Mousse



Recipe for White Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

(1) White Chocolate (melted) - 200 grams
(2) Whipped Cream-  550 ml
(3) Gelatine leaves- 2x5
(4) Castor Sugar- 60 grams
(5) Egg- 2
(6) Vanilla Icing as required 

Method

(1) In a bowl, beat the eggs and then add sugar and beat further till gets fluffy.

(2) Then soak the gelatin in cold water, then squeeze water from it, then melt the gelatin in heated pan.

(3) Then add white chocolate and egg mixture in the gelatin and mix nicely.

(4) Whip the cream nicely in blender and then add it in the chocolate mixture.

(5) Then divide the mixture in small chocolate bowls, add vanilla icing over it and then refrigerate it for 4 hours.

Your chocolate Mousse is ready, serve it and enjoy!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Chocolate Halva

This is the amazing recipe of halva with the flavour of chocolate, mostly love by kids.

Chocolate Halva


Recipe for Chocolate Halva

Ingredients

(1) Semolina- 120 grams
(2) Sugar- 100 grams
(3) Ghee-80 grams
(4) Cocoa powder- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons

Method

(1) In a bowl, soak the semolina for 2-3 hours, keep it aside.

(2) Heat ghee in a wok, add sugar and mix nicely till it melts and caramelizes to golden colour.

(3) Drain the semolina from water and mix cocoa powder in it, then add the semolina to the ghee mixture and cook well on low heat.

(4) Cook till it gets brown colour nicely and ghee separates.

Your Chocolate halva is ready, cut into pieces and serve cold.

Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Chicken Satay

Made of boneless chicken, grilled with spices which makes a great combination in this recipe.

Chicken Satay


Recipe for Chicken Satay

Ingredients

(1) Boneless Chicken Breast- 4
(2) Red Chillies (chopped) - 1
(3) Oil- 3 tablespoons
(4) Onion- 1 large 
(5) Salt to taste 
(6) Soy Sauce- 3 tablespoons
(7) Fish Sauce- 2 teaspoons
(8) Lemon Juice- 1 1/2 tablespoons
(9) Garlic (chopped) - 7 cloves
(10) Ginger (crushed) - 1 1/2 inch
(11) Brown sugar- 2 teaspoons
(12) Honey- 1 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons
(13) Peanut Butter- 5 tablespoons
(14) Coconut Milk- 1 tablespoon

Method

(1) Cut the chicken pieces into long strips, add it in a bowl, then add salt, soy sauce (2 tablespoons), fish sauce, lemon juice (1 teaspoons),  garlic (4 cloves) , ginger (1 inch crushed) , brown sugar, honey (2 teaspoons) and mix them well and marinate for 1 hour in fridge.

(2) Heat oil on the griddle plate, thread the chicken pieces in the satay stick and place on the griddle plate, pour the marinade nicely over chicken and cook well, turn to satay time to time so that it gets cooked on all  sides.

(3) Heat oil in pan, add onion and saute, add peanut butter, soy sauce, salt, red chilli and honey and cook nicely, then take the peanut sauce of the heat and keep aside.

Chicken Satay is ready, serve it with peanut sauce!


Sunday, 9 June 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Sweet Martabak

One of the famous deserts in Indonesian Cuisine made of 
flour pancakes with chocolates and peanuts.

Sweet Martabak



Recipe for Sweet Martabak

Ingredients

(1) Flour- ½ cup
(2) Yeast- ½ teaspoon
(3) Sugar- ¼ cup
(1) Salt to taste
(2) Baking Powder- ½ teaspoon
(3) Water- ¼ cup
(1) Egg- 2
(2) Baking powder- ¾ cup
(3) Butter- 2 tablespoons
(1) Chocolate- ¼ cup
(2) Peanuts- ¼ cup
(3) Milk (sweet) - ¼ cup

Method

(1) In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, yeast, egg, baking powder, water and mix nicely then add salt and mix further, then keep it aside for 3 hours or more so that the mixture will be settled.

(2) Chop the peanuts and chocolate nicely and keep aside.

(3) Heat a non-stick pan and apply cooking spray and then cook the batter into 2 pancakes shape.

(4) Apply butter on the top part of the pancakes , then add milk little by little and sprinkle chocolates and peanuts.

(5) Fold it and cut into long pieces.


Sweet Martabak is ready, serve it!
Saturday, 8 June 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Chocolate Sauce

This sauce can be used in various dishes like ice creams, cake, 
puddings and many desserts.

Chocolate Sauce



Recipe for Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

(1) Chocolate Chips (half sweet) - 1 cup
(2) Whipped Cream- ¾ cup
(3) Vanilla essence- 1 teaspoon

Method

(1) Heat the pan and then add chocolate chips and cream and stir continuously till chocolate gets melt.

(2) Then remove the chocolate from heat and let it cool down for few minutes and then add vanilla essence in it and mix nicely.

Keep the sauce covered in container for future use.
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Tropicana contains some Non-Veg Ingredients

Yes it's true!


We are going to tell you something about some brand of orange juice which use non veg particles in it. We personally recommend you not to buy orange juice with omega 3, it contains amino acids from fish oil and gelatin, vitamin d is taken from lanolin (oil in fibre of sheep's wool) and some of the vitamins are derived from animals. Even the famous brand like tropicana uses these acids and vitamins.
Friday, 7 June 2013
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Broiled Fingerling Potato

This is fast and easy to make without any complications.

Broiled Fingerling Potato



Recipe for Broiled Fingerling Potato

Ingredients

(1) Fingerling potato (sliced) - 400 grams
(2) White Vinegar- 2 cups
(3) Salt as required
(4) Olive Oil for brushing
(5) Pepper as required

Method

(1) Heat a wok, add potato slices and vinegar and mix well, bring it to boil then lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes till potatoes get firm.

(2) Keep it aside for half an hour so that it will get cool down, then drain it with paper.

(3) Preheat the broiler and keep the rack 5 inches above the heat, then take a pan, put the potato slices, add olive oil, pepper and salt in it and toss to get coated.

(4) Arrange the potato slices on single layer in rack, broil it for 8 minutes then flip the slices and do the same so what the other part of the potato slice will be broiled too but broil for just 6 minutes because its already cooked 60%.

Broiled Fingerling Potato, serve and enjoy!

Monday, 3 June 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Apple Pie

One of the delicious sweet dish in American Cuisine.

Apple Pie


Recipe for Apple Pie

Ingredients

(1) Flour- 1 tablespoon
(2) Brown sugar- 1/3 cup
(3) Sugar- 1/3 cup
(4) Ground Cinnamon- 1/3 teaspoon
(5) Lemon Juice- 1 tablespoon
(6) Apple (sliced) - 7 cups
(7) Raisins- 1 cup
(8) Egg-1
(9) Recipe Pastry (for crust pie) - 1

Method

(1) Preheat the oven at 200 degrees C, and apply butter or cooking spray on pie plates.

(2) In a bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon and mix nicely, then add apples and raisins to the mixture and mix them nicely to get good coating.

(3) Spoon apple  mixture in the pie crust, place second pie crust on top fillings, then  glaze the top of the pie with beaten egg and add little sugar over it.

(4) Then bake the pie for 30 minutes, then let it cool for half an hour.

Your Apple Pie is ready!
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Sushi Rice

This is the most common recipe in China and well as in Japan.


Sushi Rice



Recipe for Sushi Rice

Ingredients

(1) Sushi rice- 2 cups
(2) Water- 2 cups
(3) Vinegar- 2 tablespoons
(4) Salt as required
(5) Sugar- 2 tablespoons

Method

(1) In a bowl add rice and pour cold water over it and keep it, stir nicely and then pour off the water, repeat this step again.

(2) Heat the saucepan, add rice and 2 cups of water and then bring it to boil, then reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes, then remove it from heat and keep aside for 10 minutes.

(3) Take a small bowl, add vinegar, salt and sugar mix them nicely and heat them in microwave oven for just 30 seconds.

(4) Then transfer the rice in bowl, then add vinegar mixture in it, then allow it to cool in room temperature.

Sushi rice is ready, now you can make Sushi, Sashimi or anything you like.

Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Store foods in cool temperature

Store foods in cool temperature

Store spices and herbs in a cool and dry place, hot or humid temperature will damage the flavor of them.
Sunday, 2 June 2013
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Always make stocks in large quantity!

Always make stocks in large quantity!



Always make stocks in large quantity and keep them in jar or plastic bags and store them so that you can use them later in making soups or any sauce without any complications.
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Be careful while cooking!


Be careful while cooking!

Try new ingredient in old recipe but not the new recipe if cooking for main event.
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Make your Kidney clean

Years pass by and our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salt, poison and any unwanted entering our body. With time, the salt accumulates and this needs to undergo cleaning treatments and how are we going to overcome this?


Make your Kidney clean




It is very easy, first take a bunch of parsley and wash it clean and then cut it in small pieces and put it in a pot and pour clean water and boil it for ten minutes and let it cool down and then filter it and pour in a clean bottle and keep it inside refrigerator to cool.

Drink one glass daily and you will notice all salt and other accumulated poison coming out of your kidney by urination also you will be able to notice the difference which you never felt before.

Parsley is known as best cleaning treatment for kidneys and it is natural.
But not only that, it also helps in:

• Anti-Cancer
• Antioxidants
• Anti-Inflammatory
• Healthy Immune System
• A Healthy Heart
• Vitamin K

So are you ready to be healthy?
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Omelette Spoiled?

When you are making Masala Omelette and you omelette gets broken by any mistake then you can scramble it and make another dish like this:


Omelette Spoiled?

Enjoy cooking!
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Who said Sugar is Veg?

Sugar is Non-Veg



Today we gonna tell few things about the manufacture of sugar. For those who thinks refined sugar are safe for vegetarian. Sugar contains animals bones in it. Yes! I said true, unbelievable right?
Sugar is not naturally white, so to make it white it is being processed by using bone char of animals, many types of sugar are made in this way like brown sugar, confectioners sugar, e.t.c.  To create a doubt in public, bone char is referred to as Natural carbon. So its better to look for unrefined sugar for those who are vegetarian.
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Thai Fried Rice Chicken Noodles

This is an exotic fried rice noodles recipe made from chicken and other vegetables, also famous in Korea, easy to make and takes less time.


Thai Fried Rice Chicken Noodles



Recipe for Thai Fried Rice Chicken Noodles

Ingredients

(1) Vermicelli rice stick (boiled) - 200 grams
(2) Chicken Strips- 1 cup
(3) Garlic- 2 cloves
(4) Ginger (sliced) - 1 inch
(5) Red Bell pepper (sliced) - 1
(6) Fresh bean sprouts- 2 cups
(7) Chicken Stock- 1/2 cup
(8) Fresh coriander as required
(9) Oil- 2 tablespoons
(10) Corn-starch- 1 &1/2 tablespoon dissolved in 3 tablespoon Soy Sauce
(11) Salt as required
(12) Mushroom (diced) - 1 cup

For Sauce

(1) Dark Soy sauce- 2 tablespoons
(2) Fish Sauce- 1 tablespoon
(3) Lemon juice- 1 tablespoons
(4) Chicken Stock- 1/4 cup
(5) Chilli Sauce- 2 teaspoons
(6) Sugar- 1 teaspoons
(7) Pepper to taste

Method

(1) First take a bowl and add chicken strips and our corn-starch and soy sauce mixture over it and marinate, keep aside.

(2) Take another bowl, add all the ingredients for sauce, mix nicely and keep it aside.

(3) Heat oil in a wok , add marinated chicken with chopped garlic and ginger with 2 tablespoons of Chicken Stock, diced mushrooms, little salt and saute for 5 to 6 minutes, let chicken get cooked nicely. If mixture becomes dry then add few more tablespoons of Chicken Stock.

(4) Add Red Bell pepper and saute again for few minutes till it gets cooked, then add noodles and the sauce mixture and then saute for few minutes.

(5) Add bean sprouts, little salt as your wish and stir again for few minutes till get cooked.

Your Thai Fried Rice Chicken Noodles is ready, garnish it with fresh coriander! Serve it with Chilli Sauce or Tomato Sauce!

Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Green Tea and Yogurt Ice Cream

Ever thought of this combination of tea and ice cream? Well if not then you should have a look at this!

Green Tea and Yogurt Ice Cream


Recipe for Green Tea and Yogurt Ice Cream

Ingredients

(1) Yogurt- 1 cups
(2) Pistachios (chopped) - 5
(3) Vanilla Ice cream- 500 ml
(4) Powdered Sugar- 1/2 cup
(5) Green Tea Powder- 3/4 teaspoon
(6) Green food color- 1 teaspoon

Method

(1) Blend the yogurt, Vanilla Ice Cream, green color, green tea powder and sugar in a blender till gets smooth. 

(2) Remove from blender and ad pistachios and mix nicely.

(3) Then cover it and refrigerate it for 5 hours.

Your Ice Cream is ready to be served.

Saturday, 1 June 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Vegetables in Red Curry

This is one of the most famous dish in Thai Cuisine, vegetables cooked in Red Curry.


Vegetables in Red Curry


Recipe for Vegetables in Red Curry

Ingredients

(1) Baby corns (sliced) - 5-6
(2) Potato- 1
(3) French Beans (chopped) - 5-6
(4) Red Curry Paste- 1 tablespoon
(5) Oil- 1 1/2 tablespoons
(6) Onion (chopped) - 1 large
(7) Tomato (chopped) - 1
(8) Salt to taste
(9) Bean curd (firm) - 50 grams
(10) Coconut Milk- 1 cup
(11) Broccoli- 5 florets

Method

(1) Heat oil in a wok and add onions and saute it then add red curry paste and saute further.

(2) Then add baby corns, french beans and tomato and salt and mix them well, cover and cook for 6 minutes.

(3) Then add broccoli, bean curd and coconut milk and cook for 5 minutes.

Your Curry is ready, Serve hot with rice!

Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Thai Green Tea

A cool and most refreshing beverage of all the time made from green tea leaves.


Thai Green Tea


Recipe for Thai Green Tea

Ingredients

(1) Green Tea Leaves- 15 grams
(2) Water- 4 cups

Method

(1) Heat the water in pan, it should reach boiling point but doesn't boil.

(2) Place the green tea leaves in a tea strainer and place the strainer over the tea pot.

(3) Pour little hot water, when it strains then discard it. This washes tea leaves.

(4) Then pour rest of the hot water and let it steep up to 1 minutes, pour into cups and serve it hot.

CGS Tips

(1) Tea should not remain in water for too long otherwise tea will taste bitter.

(2) You can add sugar according to your requirement .

Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Coffee Chocolate Cream and Walnut Parfait

Every tried to combine Walnuts with cream, chocolate and coffee? Then here is a great recipe for you guys!

Coffee Chocolate Cream and Walnut Parfait


Recipe for Coffee White Sauce and Walnut Parfait

Ingredients

(1) Walnuts (chopped) - 100 grams
(2) Coffee powder- 1 tablespoons
(3) Cocoa powder- 1 tablespoons
(4) Fresh Cream- 1 cup
(5) White Chocolate (grated) - 2 cups
(6) Whipped Cream- 3 cups

Method

(1) Heat the pan and add 1 cup cream in it and whisk nicely, then transfer it to a bowl and add cocoa powder, coffee powder and white chocolate in it and mix nicely and then place in it fridge for 15 minutes.

(2) Take a bowl, put some ice cubes as required and then add water, then place the chocolate mix over the cubes and mix well, then add chopped walnuts and mix further.

(3) Then add whipped cream in it and mix well, then put the mixture in cups and refrigerate it for 10 minutes.

Serve it chill!
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

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