Thursday, July 20

Malai Kofta.

Malai Kofta is a very popular North Indian delicacy. Paneer and potato balls deep friend and then added into a creamy onion and tomato gravy, then garnished with cream and Served with naan or Jeera Rice. This is a bit lengthy recipe but I have tried to make it easy as much as possible. Do try this dish and let me know..



Ingredients For Kofta.
2 large boiled potato
250 gram paneer
2 tbsp corn flour
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp kasoori methi
1/4 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying.

Ingredients For Gravy.
1 large onion, 2 large tomato, roughly chopped
1tsp ginger garlic paste
8 to 10 cashew
1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp garam masala
1 green cardamom, 2 cloves, 1 small cinnamon stick
2tbsp butter
1/2 cup fresh cream 
Salt to taste.



Cooking Method.
In a deep kadai, add enough oil to deep fry the koftas. Take all the kofta ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix everything to foam a dough, then divide the dough into small lemon sized balls. Now deep fry them in hot oil. and set it aside.
In a another deep pan, add 1tbsp butter, once the butter is melted, add all the gravy ingredients(except Cream) and cook till everything comes together, then allow the masala to cool. Now grind the cooled masala in to smooth paste.
In a same pan, add another 1tbsp of butter once the butter is melted, add the masala paste and cook for 4 to 5 mintes, Then add the cream and fried koftas, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes on a medium heat.
Garnish with cream and Serve with Naan.


Thursday, March 23

Fried Idli.

Fried Idli, this is one of the easiest breakfast if you have left over idli sitting in the fridge and you have no idea what to do with them. All you need is chilli garlic idli powder and some ghee and your yummy breakfast is ready in no time. Serve with some coconut and mint chutney..



Ingredient's.
5 nos idli
2tbsp chilli garlic idli powder (market bought)
1tbsp ghee
10 curry leaves
1/2tsp mustard seeds
Salt to taste.


Cooking Method.
Cut the idlis into small cubes and set it aside.
In a deep frying, add ghee, when its hot, add mustard and curry leaves, When they splutter, add the chilli garlic idli powder and give a quick mix.
Now add the idli cubes, adjust the seasoning and saute for few minutes. Then transfer them into a serving dish.
Serve hot with Coconut and Mint Chutney.






Wednesday, March 22

Chocolate Brownie Milkshake.

Chocolate Brownie Milkshake this is a incredibly delicious milkshake I have ever made. When you have chocolate, brownie, milk and vanilla ice cream in a one glass who will say no to this and worry about calories. So simple and delicious milkshake to have for breakfast and be energetic whole day and feel good about it.. Be it a summer or winter this drink will get a smile on your face anytime.. All you need is few ingredients and a blender, just blend everything together and enjoy your milkshake..


Ingredient's.
1 cup of chocolate brownie
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
2 cups milk
1/2 cup melted chocolate
1/2 cup yogurt
Few ice cubes.

Method.
In a blender, mix all the above ingredients and blend everything together to a smooth consistency.
Then pour them into the tall glass and serve chilled.


Dry Baby Prawn Roast.

Dry Baby Prawn Roast is cooked with coconut oil and this dish also I have made exactly the way I cook Egg Roast and it tasted awesome with plain boiled Rice. You can replace the dry prawns to fresh prawns if you don't like the dry ones. This can be even served as a side dish for any drinks too.


Ingredient's.
2 cup of dry baby prawns 
2 medium onion, 1 large tomato (finely chopped)
3 to 4 green chilli's slit
1 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
10 curry leaves
2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste
3 tbsp coconut oil.


Cooking Method.
In a deep earthen pot, add coconut oil, when oil is hot, add curry leaves and mustard seeds, when they splutter, add onion, green chilli and fry to lite brown.
Add grated coconut, red chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala and ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute. Then add chopped tomato's, lemon juice, salt and cook till the tomatoes are well cooked. Then add black and dry prawns, add little water if needed. Now cover the lid and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on a low flame. After 5 minutes take the lid of and roast the prawns on to high flame for a minute.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Roti's, Naan, or Rice.


Tuesday, March 21

Doughnuts.

Finally, I'm posting one of my favourite recipe after waiting for like ages. Doughnuts are my most favourite and I love to have them anytime of the day. This is a very simple and easy recipe which can be made easily by the beginners also. I have tried this recipe like a hundred times and everytime I got the best doughnuts...



Ingredient's.
1+1/4 cup of all purpose flour, plus a bit more for dough
1/2tsp yeast
1/8cup sugar
1/4+1/8cup Luke warm water or milk (115c)
1/4cup melted butter
1tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
Oil for deep frying.

Ingredient's For The Glaze.
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Milk, as needed (about a 2tsp of milk)



Cooking Method.
In a small bowl, combine the warm milk and 1tsp sugar, sprinkle the yeast over the top and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
In the bowl mix the egg, milk, sugar, vanilla, melted butter and sugar. Mix till the sugar is dissolve. Then add flour, yeast water and mix. Knead the dough for 5 to 7 minutes or until you have a smooth dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and place it in a warm spot to rise for about 2 hours.
When the dough is doubled in size, punch the dough down and roll it out onto a floured surface into 1/2 inch thickness. Using a doughnut cutter, cut out the doughnuts and place them on a counter top and cover them with a kitchen towel and allow them to raise for another 15 to 20 minutes. In a mean time heat a oil in a deep frying pan, once the oil is hot lower the heat.
Now fry the doughnuts to golden brown on a medium flame. Then allow the doughnuts to cool completely before icing.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the icing sugar, vanilla essence and milk. mix everything until you get a consistency runny enough to dip the doughnut in.
Take the completely cooled doughnuts and dip into a glaze and place them on the cooling rack to set. 
You can glaze as you like and decorate the doughnuts as your wish.




Wednesday, January 4

Cranberry And Chocolate Cake Loaf!!

Cranberry And Chocolate Cake Loaf!! This is one my best cake, which I can make even closing my eyes and eat even in the mid night without think about the calories. This taste awesome with vanilla ice cream topped with some chopped salted peanuts..



Ingredient's.
1+1/2 cup all purpose flour
1+1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup butter milk
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup dried or fresh cranberry. (Buy Here -> Cranberry Whole 250g)

Baking Method.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter the baking pan and keep it aside.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt in a large bowl, set it aside.
Beat the oil and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl for few minutes. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the egg and blend for another minute or 2, add the vanilla essence and warm water and give a quick mix.
Now add the dry ingredients and with the speed on low mix together and slowly add the butter milk and just mix everything to combine, making sure not to over mix. Then add the cranberry and mix everything well.
Pour the batter into buttered pan and bake for 30 to 35minutes. Allow it cool before taking out from the pan. Then sprinkle the icing sugar on top and Then cut them into slices and serve with whipped cream or ice cream. 
Serve with Tea or Coffee.


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