Wednesday, April 27

Garlic Rolls

For a long time i had been thinking of baking some bread but just couldn't happened. Recently i saw garlic bread recipe in Akilaskitchen blog and got tempted to bake it. I followed her recipe from start to the end, and the rolls was very tasty... I hope i have done justice to her recipe :)

Ingredients : For Rolls
All Purpose Flour - 2 cups

Instant Dry Yeast - 1 Sachet (11 gms)
Milk - 1/2 cup (Lukewarm)
Butter - 1 tsp
1/2 tsp - Sesame seeds
Oil - 1 to 2 tsp
Sugar - 3 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup (Lukewarm)

For Garlic Spread
Garlic - 4 to 5 cloves (Chopped very finely)
Coriander Leaves - few
Salted Butter - 2 to 3 tsp (Room temperature)

Method : For Garlic Spread
Mix all the ingredients and granted to smooth paste. Can be saved in fridge for 3 to 4 days and used again later.
For Rolls
In large bowl, add the all purpose flour, mix the yeast, sugar and salt well. Now add the butter and add the Milk, little by little and if needed, add the water little by little to make smooth soft dough. Add oil, and knead the dough nicely until, it becomes soft. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave it for 1 to 2 hrs or until it doubles in its size. Now beat down the dough so that the air in dough goes off. Divide the dough in to four equal parts and spread it with the garlic spread. Now roll the dough and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top and leave it for another 30 min in the baking pan. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree celcius. Place the rolls in the oven and bake it for 20 to 25 min until, the aroma of garlic spread can be smelt. Hot and Soft Garlic rolls are ready to be served , can be served hot or cold with Tea or Coffee.

Monday, April 25

Suji Ka Ladoo

Though quick and easy to cook, this Indian dessert is very tasty and also hugely popular. It's perfect to make when time is short but you still want a special dessert. These ladoos can also be prepared on the occasion of any festival. These ladoos are very delicious and can be stored for even 15 to 20 days.

500 gms Sooji/ Rava
6 tbsps ghee
300 gms sugar
500 ml milk
3/4 cup mixture of cashews, almond, raisin and dry cocnut

Heat a deep pan on a medium flame and when hot add the ghee. When it melts, add the cashews, almond and rasins and fry for 2-3 minutes. Drain with a slotted spoon and remove onto paper towels. Keep aside for later. In the same ghee, add the Sooji and mix well. Roast the Sooji (stirring frequently) till it begins to turn a very light golden color and give off a faint aroma. Add the sugar and mix well. Now gently add the milk, stirring all the while to prevent lumps from forming. If any do form, make sure to break them with the back of the stirring spoon so you get a smooth paste-like consistency. Cook the mixture till it is thick and begins to come away from the sides of the pan. Add the dry fruits and dry coconut now and mix well. Turn off the fire and allow the mixture to cool till you are able to comfortably handle it. Now form the mixture, a little at a time, into lime-sized balls (Laddoos). Press gently but firmly with lightly greased palms to ensure they have no cracks and are firm and smooth. Arrange the Laddoos on a lightly greased platter as you prepare. The Laddoos will become firmer if left alone for approximately half an hour. They are now ready to serve or store for later. Keep in an airtight container for upto 1 week.

Sunday, April 17

Bottle Gourd Raita

Bottle gourd Raita is a quick and easy accompaniment for any Indian flatbread. It's also great as a dip for chips or as a sandwich spread. Combined with plain yogurt, this raita is a healthy side, and a great addition to any weight-loss diet....

Grated bottle gourd 1 Cup
Cold curd 2 Cups
Finely chopped 2 green chillies
Finely chopped coriander 1 tbsp
Jeera or cumin powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Cooking Method
Boil grated bottle gourd till it get transperant. Drain and let it cool. Beat the yogurt for 1 minute. Mix all ingredients in to yogurt very well. If you don't have cold yogurt, keep raita in refrigerator for an hour.
Serve this chilled raita with any biryani or sabji.

Sunday, April 10

Beetroot Sabji (Beetroot Gravy)

Beetroots are a rich source of potent antioxidants and nutrients, including magnesium, sodium, potassium and vitamin C, and betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health. It functions by acting with other nutrients to reduce the concentration of homocysteine, a homologue of the naturally occurring amino acid cysteine, which can be harmful to blood vessels and thus contribute to the development of heart disease,stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.
It is a rich source of the element boron. Field Marshal Montgomery is reputed to have exhorted his troops to 'take favours in the beetroot fields', a euphemism for visiting prostitutes. From the Middle Ages, beetroot was used as a treatment for a variety of conditions, especially illnesses relating to digestion and the blood. Bartolomeo Platina recommended taking beetroot with garlic to nullify the effects of 'garlic-breath.
Source from Wikipedia

2 medium beetroot
1 medium onion, finely sliced, Green Chillies - 3-4, slit
Tomato - 1 large, chopped
Curry leaves - 7-8
Coconut - 2 tbsp, shredded

1/2tsp redchilly powder, turmeric 1/2tsp, coriander powder 1/2tsp, ginger garlic paste 1tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
coriander leaves as req
Oil and Salt to taste

Cooking Method
Heat oil in a kadhai. Add mustard seeds, and curry leaves. Fry for 30 sec or until seeds start to splatter. Add onions and green chillies fry to golden brown. then add tomato's and all the masala powder with ginger garlic paste. Fry until tomato's become soft, usually 3-4 min. Now add the chopped beetroot and salt, cook till it is completely cooked in a low flame. Add coconut and mix well and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. 
Serve with Roti...

Saturday, April 9

Announcement Of Winners: Treat To Eyes Series-2 Event

Hi friends!!! With this announcement, it comes to the end of "Treat To Eyes- Series 2" event. Series 2 of "Treat To Eyes" received some of the best presented dishes and it was such a wonderful time for me hosting this event. My personal thanks to each and everyone of you for making it such a yummy event and sharing the best of yours.

Event received so many different types of recipes from different part of the globe and i was amazed to see the creativity of each dish. Each recipe had its own unique style and yummy factor :)
I must admit it was very difficult for me to choose best 5 out of so many recipes.

Once again thank you to each and everyone for participating in my event.

I would like to present my event's logo as an appreciation award to the winners of Treat To Eyes Series-2

So here is the TOP 5 best presented Treat to eyes :)
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