December 25, 2013

Ribbon Pakoda

     There was none who loves sweet recipes at home including me. At the same time, if it is savory dishes, it will get vanished within fraction of seconds. So, most of the time i used to prepare savory snacks at home. Nowadays am getting lot of time to enjoy in kitchen by preparing many new dishes. In that order, i have tried "Ribbon Pakoda" which is our all time favorite snack. Just of thought of sharing my method... Here you go....
ALL YOU NEED:
Rice Flour 1 cup
Besan Flour 1/2 cup
Urad Dhall Powder 3 tbsp
Chilli powder 2 tsp
Garlic Extract 3 tsp
Peanut Powder 3/4 tbsp
Butter 1.5 tbsp
Hing Pinch
Salt To Taste
Oil Deep Fry


METHOD:
     Dry Roast and grind urad dhall. Now take some 5 garlic cloves and grind it in mixie by adding some water and filter the water and keep it aside. Now take a wide bowl, add rice flour, besan flour, urad dhall powder, coarsely grounded peanut, salt, chilly powder and hing. Mix all the dry ingredients well. Now pour the wet ingredients like butter and garlic water, mix well. If required add water until it comes to soft dough. Keep a wide kadai, add required oil for deep frying.

    Meantime take the press grease it with some butter or oil, now add the dough into the press. Once the oil gets heated, press the dough starting from the corners and to the centre. Let it cook for 2 mins and toss it to other side. Once it gets cooked, place it on a tissue paper. Now our favorite snack is ready !!

♬ Sangeetha♡Nambi ♬

December 21, 2013

Cranberry cake

     Its my long time goal (!) to bake a PERFECT cake, so far have tried plenty of variations in cake but last week was my PERFECT day to bake my PERFECT CAKE, i guess. Yes, finally i acheived it !!! Yiiiipppeeee! Without any further delay directly going to the ingredients and methods !
ALL YOU NEED:
Maida 1 cup
Rava 1/2 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup
Dried Cranberry 1/4 cup
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
Olive oil 2 tbsp
Curd 1/4 cup
Milk 2 tbsp
Salt Pinch
METHOD:
     Take a wide bowl, add all the dry ingredients, mix well. You can sieve it, if possible. Now add all the wet ingredients, give a hard stir. Add required amount of milk, if the batter is too thick. Meantime preheat oven at 190 C for 10 mins. Now grease the cake pan with olive oil and pour cake batter and bake in oven for 30 to 35 mins in the same temperature.
    Once 3/4 batter got baked, grease the top with milk or oil just to avoid the dryness since we added rava. After 30 mins, insert a tooth pick and check if its coming out clean. If yes, your cake is ready and allow it cool and enjoy !

Note: Here milk is optional, you can add milk only if the batter is very thick.

♬ Sangeetha♡Nambi ♬

December 15, 2013

Rava Ladoo

     I should say this is We are not sweet lovers so its very rare to see sweet post in my blog. Once in a while i use to prepare sweet at home, think today is that "Once in a while" day, that too its "Hot from the stove" post :P Yes, am posting this immediately i prepared the ladoo ! so that i'll not forget the preparation method :D Here's my method !

ALL YOU NEED:
Rava/Sooji 1 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup+2sp
Chopped Cashew 3 tbsp
Elachi 2 nos.
Ghee 1/4 cup
Milk 1/4 cup
Raisins 2 tbsp

METHOD:
     Take a wide tawa, add 2 spoon of oil, roast chopped cashew and raisin (i used dried cranberries) Once done, take off from the stove. Now add the rava, fry it until nice aroma comes.DONT BURN IT. Once done, allow it too cool. Now add sugar, mix well. Powder the rava mixture coarsely along with elachi in mixer. Now place the powdered mixer in a wide pan, add roasted nuts, raisins and ghee. If the mixture is still seperating, sprinkle required milk, mix well and make round balls by pressing tightly. Once all done, taste your yummilicious ladoo. :-)

Note: You can also substitute milk with ghee, which will help you to keep ladoo stocked for a week.

♬ Sangeetha♡Nambi ♬

December 9, 2013

Brocolli stir fry

     I am not much fond of trying this veggie "Brocolli", until i hear about this healthy value. From then on, i started adding this veggie in some way minimum of once in a week. I was keep on searching google for this recipe. Finally i ended up getting all complicated recipes. Suddenly i got an idea, why i should not treat this as cauliflower ??!! Then comes this spicy, tasty stir fry... Here its for your views !!!
ALL YOU NEED:
Brocolli 10 Florets
Chopped Onion 1 1/2 no.
Chopped Tomato 1 no.
Coriander Leaf 1 Twig
Curry Leaf 1 Twig
Chilly Powder 1 spoon
Turmeric Powder Pinch
Mustard 1 spoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 3 spoons
METHOD:
     Keep a pan, heat a spoon of oil. Add chopped onion, saute with a pinch of salt. Once done, add chopped tomato, coriander leaf, curry leaf and saute it. Add chilly powder and turmeric powder, saute until oil oozes out, now add on the brocolli florets, mix well with the mixture. Close the pan with the the lid, once the florets gets boiled, adjust with salt and put off the flame and enjoy !!!!

♬ Sangeetha♡Nambi ♬

December 25, 2013

Ribbon Pakoda

     There was none who loves sweet recipes at home including me. At the same time, if it is savory dishes, it will get vanished within fraction of seconds. So, most of the time i used to prepare savory snacks at home. Nowadays am getting lot of time to enjoy in kitchen by preparing many new dishes. In that order, i have tried "Ribbon Pakoda" which is our all time favorite snack. Just of thought of sharing my method... Here you go....
ALL YOU NEED:
Rice Flour 1 cup
Besan Flour 1/2 cup
Urad Dhall Powder 3 tbsp
Chilli powder 2 tsp
Garlic Extract 3 tsp
Peanut Powder 3/4 tbsp
Butter 1.5 tbsp
Hing Pinch
Salt To Taste
Oil Deep Fry


METHOD:
     Dry Roast and grind urad dhall. Now take some 5 garlic cloves and grind it in mixie by adding some water and filter the water and keep it aside. Now take a wide bowl, add rice flour, besan flour, urad dhall powder, coarsely grounded peanut, salt, chilly powder and hing. Mix all the dry ingredients well. Now pour the wet ingredients like butter and garlic water, mix well. If required add water until it comes to soft dough. Keep a wide kadai, add required oil for deep frying.

    Meantime take the press grease it with some butter or oil, now add the dough into the press. Once the oil gets heated, press the dough starting from the corners and to the centre. Let it cook for 2 mins and toss it to other side. Once it gets cooked, place it on a tissue paper. Now our favorite snack is ready !!

♬ Sangeetha♡Nambi ♬

December 21, 2013

Cranberry cake

     Its my long time goal (!) to bake a PERFECT cake, so far have tried plenty of variations in cake but last week was my PERFECT day to bake my PERFECT CAKE, i guess. Yes, finally i acheived it !!! Yiiiipppeeee! Without any further delay directly going to the ingredients and methods !
ALL YOU NEED:
Maida 1 cup
Rava 1/2 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup
Dried Cranberry 1/4 cup
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
Olive oil 2 tbsp
Curd 1/4 cup
Milk 2 tbsp
Salt Pinch
METHOD:
     Take a wide bowl, add all the dry ingredients, mix well. You can sieve it, if possible. Now add all the wet ingredients, give a hard stir. Add required amount of milk, if the batter is too thick. Meantime preheat oven at 190 C for 10 mins. Now grease the cake pan with olive oil and pour cake batter and bake in oven for 30 to 35 mins in the same temperature.
    Once 3/4 batter got baked, grease the top with milk or oil just to avoid the dryness since we added rava. After 30 mins, insert a tooth pick and check if its coming out clean. If yes, your cake is ready and allow it cool and enjoy !

Note: Here milk is optional, you can add milk only if the batter is very thick.

♬ Sangeetha♡Nambi ♬

December 15, 2013

Rava Ladoo

     I should say this is We are not sweet lovers so its very rare to see sweet post in my blog. Once in a while i use to prepare sweet at home, think today is that "Once in a while" day, that too its "Hot from the stove" post :P Yes, am posting this immediately i prepared the ladoo ! so that i'll not forget the preparation method :D Here's my method !

ALL YOU NEED:
Rava/Sooji 1 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup+2sp
Chopped Cashew 3 tbsp
Elachi 2 nos.
Ghee 1/4 cup
Milk 1/4 cup
Raisins 2 tbsp

METHOD:
     Take a wide tawa, add 2 spoon of oil, roast chopped cashew and raisin (i used dried cranberries) Once done, take off from the stove. Now add the rava, fry it until nice aroma comes.DONT BURN IT. Once done, allow it too cool. Now add sugar, mix well. Powder the rava mixture coarsely along with elachi in mixer. Now place the powdered mixer in a wide pan, add roasted nuts, raisins and ghee. If the mixture is still seperating, sprinkle required milk, mix well and make round balls by pressing tightly. Once all done, taste your yummilicious ladoo. :-)

Note: You can also substitute milk with ghee, which will help you to keep ladoo stocked for a week.

♬ Sangeetha♡Nambi ♬

December 9, 2013

Brocolli stir fry

     I am not much fond of trying this veggie "Brocolli", until i hear about this healthy value. From then on, i started adding this veggie in some way minimum of once in a week. I was keep on searching google for this recipe. Finally i ended up getting all complicated recipes. Suddenly i got an idea, why i should not treat this as cauliflower ??!! Then comes this spicy, tasty stir fry... Here its for your views !!!
ALL YOU NEED:
Brocolli 10 Florets
Chopped Onion 1 1/2 no.
Chopped Tomato 1 no.
Coriander Leaf 1 Twig
Curry Leaf 1 Twig
Chilly Powder 1 spoon
Turmeric Powder Pinch
Mustard 1 spoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 3 spoons
METHOD:
     Keep a pan, heat a spoon of oil. Add chopped onion, saute with a pinch of salt. Once done, add chopped tomato, coriander leaf, curry leaf and saute it. Add chilly powder and turmeric powder, saute until oil oozes out, now add on the brocolli florets, mix well with the mixture. Close the pan with the the lid, once the florets gets boiled, adjust with salt and put off the flame and enjoy !!!!

♬ Sangeetha♡Nambi ♬