Archive for July 2013

Pink Panther Soup

This soup is very good for health with a very attractive look.

Pink Panther Soup


Recipe for Pink Panther Soup

Ingredients

(1) Tomato- 4 pieces
(2) Carrot- 1 pieces
(3) Beetroot- 1/2 piece
(4) Cinnamon- 2 cloves
(5) Black pepper as per taste

Method

(1) Steam tomato, beetroot, carrot and puree it in blender.

(2) Boil water, add cinnamon and black pepper and boil it for 2 minutes.

(3) Then the puree together in it and cook for few minutes.

Your Pink Panther Soup is ready!

CGS Tips: For flavour you can use basil leaves, oregano or celery.

Saturday, 27 July 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Sesame Laddu

This is a sweet dish from India, very easy to make and delicious in taste.


Sesame Seeda Laddu


Recipe for Sesame Seeda Laddu

Ingredients

(1) Sesame Seeds- 50 grams
(2) Jaggery- 50 grams

Method

(1) Lightly roast sesame seeds and grind it nicely.

(2) Melt jaggery in a vessel with constant stirring, add a spoon of water to avoid sticking to vessel.

(3) Add sesame seeds, mix well and then put off from fire.

(4) Bind laddus immediately before the mixtures gets cooled.

Serve it when it gets cooled!

Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Pointed Gourd Curry

This is the recipe for pointed gourd or patal as we say in Indian cuisine.

Pointed Gourd Curry


Recipe for Pointed Gourd Curry

Ingredients

(1) Pointed Gourd (patal) - 3
(2) Potato- 3
(3) Onion- 1 large
(4) Green Chilli- 2
(5) Ginger-garlic paste- 1 teaspoon
(6) Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
(7) Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon
(8) Cumin powder- 1 teaspoon
(9) Red Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
(10) Oil- 2 tablespoon
(11) Water- as required
(12) Salt to taste
(13) Tomato- 1

Method

(1) Heat oil in wok, then add diced potatoes and diced pointed gourd and cook them 70% and them remove them.

(2) Again heat little oil in wok, then fry chopped onion and chillies, then add chopped tomato and cook till gets melt, then ad salt and add cooked potatoes and pointed gourds.

(3) Then add coriander, cumin, turmeric and chilli powder and mix nicely and cook them well.

(4) Then pour water over it so that the vegetables will get cook, simmer it till the water gets a thick consistency.

Your Pointed Gourd Curry is ready to be served! Serve hot with rice.
Friday, 26 July 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Tomato Boat

An very creative recipe of tomato with sweet and spicy peanut fillings.

Tomato Boat


Recipe for Tomato Boat

Ingredients

(1) Tomato- 3
(2) Peanut soaked- 40 grams
(3) Coriander- 2 tablespoons
(4) Garlic crushed- 1
(5) Green Chilli- as required
(6) Salt to taste
(7) Cumin powder- as required
(8) Jaggery syrup- as required

Method

(1) Cut tomatoes from upper side and remove the seeds and pulp and make cups.

(2) Grind the peanut and chop the coriander leaves.

(3) Then mix garlic, salt, chillies, cumin powder, jaggery syrup in the mixture.

(4) Stuff the tomato with the peanut mixture.

Serve it!
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Nimbu Pani

This is one of the Ayurvedic beverage.

Nimbu Pani



Recipe for Nimbu Pani

Ingredients

(1) Water- 5 glass
(2) Lemon- 5 
(3) Jaggery as per taste
(4) Mint paste- 2 teaspoons
(5) Black salt- 1 teaspoon
(6) Cumin powder- 1 teaspoon
(7) Apple- 1 
(8) Ginger paste- 1/2 teaspoon

Method

(1) Squeeze lemon juice, grate apple in 5 glass of water.

(2) Now mix all the ingredients together.

Serve it chilled with ice cubes!



Posted by Lekhraj Joshi
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Soya Bean Chunks Curry

Many love to eat soya bean chunks in India, so this recipe for everyone who loves this curry.

Soya Bean Chunks Curry


Recipe for Soya Bean Chunks Curry

Ingredients

(1) Soya bean chunks- 100 grams
(2) Potato (diced) - 100 grams
(3) Onion (sliced) - 1 
(4) Chilli (chopped) - 3
(5) Tomato (chopped) - 1
(6) Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
(7) Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
(8) Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon
(9) Salt to taste
(10) Ginger-garlic paste-1 teaspoon
(11) Water as required
(12) Oil- 25 ml

Method

(1) Soak the soya bean chunks in water for half an hour, remove the water and strain water out of the chunks completely.

(2) Heat oil in wok, then fry the diced potatoes till it gets golden, add salt and do till it gets 70% cooked, then remove the potatoes from the wok, let the oil remain there.

(3) Then add onion and chilli, and saute for few minutes, then add ginger-garlic paste and tomato and cook till it gets melt, then add soya bean chunks and potato dices, salt and cook further.

(4) Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and mix nicely and cook further.

(5) Add water in for required to cook and simmer it till the gravy gets a thick consistency.

Your Soya Bean Chunks is ready to be served!
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Kheer Kamala

A famous indian sweet dish "Kheer" with flavour of orange. 

Kheer Kamala


Recipe for Kheer Kamala

Ingredients

(1) Milk- 1 liter
(2) Green Cardamom- 3
(3) Sugar- 300 grams
(4) Orange- 2
(5) Nestle's Milk maid- as required for desired consistency

Method

(1) Boil the milk, add sugar and cardamon in it and then simmer it further.

(2) Add milk maid in it and simmer further and put heat off if it gets a desired consistency and then cool it aside.

(3) Extract only the pulp of the orange, smash them and then add it to milk and mix it well.

(4) Refrigerate it for few hours.

Your Kheer Kamala is ready to be served.
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Green Salad

A common homemade salad, easy to make and good for health and a healthy diet.

Green Salad


Recipe for Green Salad

Ingredients

(1) Carrot- 200 grams
(2) Cucumber- 200 grams
(3) Tomato- 200 grams
(4) Capsicum- 200 grams
(5) Onion- 200 grams
(6) Lemon- 2
(7) Green Chilli- few as you wish

Method

(1) Cut all the above vegetables in roundels shape as shown in the picture.

(2) Mix lemon juice in it and mix them all together.

Green salad is ready to be served.
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Yakhni Pulao

A great combination of mutton and pulao.

Yakhni Pulao



Recipe for Yakhni Pulao

Ingredients

(1) Rice- 500 grams
(2) Mutton- 500 grams
(3) Onion- 250 grams + 500 grams
(4) Ginger- 50 grams
(5) Oil- 100 ml
(6) Garlic- 50 grams
(7) Cumin seeds- 50 grams
(8) Bay leaf- 4
(9) Peppercorn- 20 grams
(10) Whole Garam masala- 20 grams
(11) Mace- 2 leaves
(12) Caraway seeds- 30 grams
(13) Ghee- 100 grams
(14) Curd- 200 grams
(15) Salt to taste

Method

(1) Heat water in bowl, add mutton pieces in it, Soak the rice for 2 hours from before only.

(2) Make a bouquet garni, by keeping diced onion (250 grams), ginger, garlic, whole garam masala, bay leaf, pepper corn, mace, caraway seeds together in one muslin cloth tied, and then put it in boiling water with mutton pieces.

(3) Then strain the water and keep for for use, (strained water is main ingredient for this recipe), keep the mutton pieces and throw away the bouquet garni.

(4) Heat oil in a large bowl, add chopped onions (500 grams) and cook till gets brown, then add rice and mutton pieces, then add curd and salt and mix further.

(5) Add water in it double the quantity of rice i.e. 4 & 1/2 cups and then simmer it.

(6) When rice gets cooked, strain the water, then add pour ghee from top and mix it and remove from heat.

Yakhni pulao is ready, serve hot!
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Paneer Khurchan

One of the most creamy and amazing paneer recipe for you.

Paneer Khurchan


Recipe for Paneer Khurchan

Ingredients

(1) Paneer- 300 grams
(2) Oil- 2 teaspoons
(3) Cumin seed- 1 teaspoon
(4) Garlic paste- 2 teaspoons
(5) Capsicum (chopped) - 1
(6) Onion (chopped) -  2
(7) Tomato (chopped) - 1
(8) Tomato puree- 200 ml
(9) Red Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
(10) Lemon juice- 1 teaspoon
(11) Salt to taste
(12) Oil for deep fry

Method

(1) Heat oil in wok, half fry the paneer and then soak it in water, then strain it and keep paneer aside.

(2) Heat 2 teaspoons oil again in wok, add cumin seeds, garlic paste, onion, capsicum, tomato, salt and then cook it nicely.

(3) Then add paneer in it, then add tomato puree, red chilli powder and then cook it for few minutes.

(4) Then add lemon juice and mix it well then remove it from heat.

Paneer Khurchan is ready!


Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Dahi Rasam

A South Indian soup, easy to make and takes less time.


Dahi Rasam


Recipe for Dahi Rasam

Ingredients

(1) Curd- 200 grams
(2) Oil- 2 tablespoons
(3) Mustard seed- 1 teaspoon
(4) Dry Red Chilli- 2
(5) Curry leaf- few
(6) Asafoetida- a pinch
(7) Coriander leaf- few
(8) Urad Dal- 2 teaspoons
(9) Salt to taste

Method

(1) Whisk the curd in bowl, add water and whisk further.

(2) Heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida, Rad dal and cook for 1 minute.

(3) Pour the curd water over it with salt, stir once and remove it from the heat immediately.

Dahi Rasam is ready to be served!



Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Potato Brinjal Chana Dal Curry

This is homemade curry with spicy delicious taste and the goodness of vegetables, not so tricky to make and doesn't even take a lot time.

Potato Brinjal Chana Dal Curry


Recipe for Potato Brinjal Chana Dal Curry

Ingredients

(1) Potato (diced) - 150 grams
(2) Brinjal (diced) - 200 grams
(3) Chana Dal- 100 grams
(4) Onion- 1 
(5) Tomato- 1 large
(6) Green Chilli- 3
(7) Mix/South Indian Powder- 1 teaspoon
(8) Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
(9) Red Chilli Powder- 1 teaspoon
(10) Salt to taste
(11) Mustard Oil- 2 tablespoons
(12) Water- 4 cups

Method

(1) Half boil the chana dal in pressure cooker.

(2) Heat oil in a wok, then add chopped onions and green chillies, then put brinjal and potato and saute it till gets slight brown.

(3) Then add chilli powder, mix masala (south indian) powder, turmeric powder and saute it nicely.

(4) Then add chopped tomato and cook till it gets melt, then add salt as required.

(5) After it gets slightly cooked, put half-boiled chana dal then mix and saute it.

(6) Add water and mix it well, then cover it and leave it till the curry gets cooked and the water gets a thick consistency.

Now you are done with Potato Brinjal Chana Dal Curry, serve hot with rice!


Monday, 22 July 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Bacon wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

One of the great baked jalapenos recipe of all the time, easy to make and takes less time with ease.

Bacon wrapped Jalapeno Popper


Recipe for Bacon wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Ingredients

(1) Fresh Jalapeno peppers- 12
(2) Cheddar Cheese (shredded)- 1 cup
(3) Cream Cheese- 200 grams
(4) Package Bacon- 200 grams
(5) Seasonings as required

Method

(1) Make a long cut in all jalapenos and don't cut it fully, then remove the seeds from them.

(2) Fill cream cheese inside the pepper and sprinkle cheddar cheese on top.

(3) Wrap slices of bacon in every pepper all over.

(4) Then bake them in oven for 15 minutes at temperature of 400 degrees F.

(5) Then remove them from oven, let it be cooled.

Your Jalapeno Poppers are ready serve them with seasonings!

Sunday, 21 July 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

Gyros Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

One of the best salads to enjoy with!

Gyros Salad with Tzatziki Dressing


Recipe for Gyros Salad

Ingredients

For Dressing:

(1) Cucumber (shredded) - 1
(2) Salt as required
(3) Cream- ½ cup
(4) Plain yogurt- ¾ cup
(5) Vinegar- 2 tablespoons
(6) Garlic (minced) - 1
(7) Black pepper (cracked) - ¼ teaspoon

For Salad:

(1) Ground lamb or ground beef- 200 grams
(2) Onion (chopped) - 1
(3) Oregano leaves- 1 teaspoon
(4) Romaine salad blend- 300 grams
(5) Tomatoes (chopped) - 2
(6) Crumbled feta cheese- 120 grams
(7) Greek olives, drained- ½ cup
(8) Toasted bread wedges

Method

(1) In a bowl, add cucumber with salt, then mix well and let stand for few minutes.

(2) Drain then stir in remaining dressing ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for sometimes.

(3) Heat a wok, cook lamb, onion and Greek seasoning until meat is no longer pink then drain it.

(4) Arrange salad blend on a large serving platter top with tomatoes,
cheese, olives and lamb or as you like to decorate.

(5) Spoon dressing over salad.

(6) Serve immediately with toasted bread wedges. 
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Posted by Lekhraj Joshi

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