Friday, January 29, 2010

Pomogranate Juice


Pomogranate seeds 1 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Sugar to taste
Cream 1 tsp
Milk 1/4 cup


Blend together the pomogranate seeds with water and sugar till frothy.
Add milk and spread cream at the top.
Keep it in the refrigerator and serve chill.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Moongdal Halwa


Moongdal 1 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Ghee 1/2 cup
Khoya 1/2 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Cashewnut 5
Raisins 5


Soak moongdal for 4 to 5 hours.Drain it and grind to a paste.
Prepare one string sugar syrup by using one cup sugar with 1/4 cup water.
Heat ghee in a kadai.
Add moongdal paste.Add the remaining 1/4 cup water.
Stir constantly until the dal turns brown.Add milk.
Add sugar syrup and khoya.
Stir well and cook for ten minutes until all the water is absorbed.
Garnish with roasted cashews and raisins.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gujarati Kadhi


Yogurt 2 cups
Water 5 cups
Bengal gram flour 1 tblsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Salt and oil as required

For the Tampering:

Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Asafoetida powder 1/2 tsp

For garnishing:
Chopped coriander leaves few


Mix yogurt,water and bengal gram flour.
Beat well and make a smooth gravy.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Add temperrings.
Add the prepared gravy with salt .
Stir continuously.
Add sugar.Allow to boil.
The khadi should have the consistency of a soup.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with plain rice or with chapatti.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rajma Masala


Rajma 1 cup
Boiled potatoes 2 (peeled and cubed)
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Bengal gram flour 1 tsp
Coriander leaves few
oil and salt as needed

For grinding:
Tomato 1
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Cardamom 1
Cinnamom 1 bit
Cloves 1


Soak rajma overnight and pressure cook them.
Allow four whistles.

Grind all the items mentioned into a fine paste.

Heat oil in a kadai.
Add ground paste.
Add boiled rajma with one cup water.
Add red chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder,
ginger garlic paste with salt.
Stir well and allow to boil for few minutes.
Add cubed potatoes.
Mix bengal gram flour with little water and make a paste.
Add this paste with rajma masala to get a thick consistency.
Mix well and let it cook for sometime.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Nutri Balls


Oats 1 cup
Almond 10
Walnut 10
Cashewnuts 10
Pista 10
Black sesame 1 tblsp
Raisins 10
Honey 1 tblsp
Ghee 1 tblsp
Jaggery 1 cup (powdered)

1.Take a kadai.Fry oats with ghee and powder it.
2.Soak almond in water for one hour.
Grind it along with walnut,cashewnuts and pista.
3.Fry black sesame wihout oil.
4.Roast raisins in ghee.
5.Take a kadai.Add little water and jaggery.
Boil it till it attains sticky consistency.
Take a deep bottomed vessel.
ADD the jaggery mixture (vella paagu)
powdered oats
grounded nuts mixture
roasted black sesame
roasted raisins
ghee and honey.
Mix well and make it small, small balls

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pistachio Milk Shake


Pistachios 1/2 cup (blanched,peeled and grounded)
Sugar 1/2 cup
Milk 3 cup
Ice 1/2 cup (crushed)


Place all the ingredients in a Mixie.
Grind at high speed.
Refrigerate it for one hour and serve.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Coconut Milk Kurma


Coconut milk 2 cups
Potato 2 (boiled,peeled and cubed)
Small onion 10
Carrot 2 (cut into small pieces)
Tomato 2 (cut into small pieces)
Water 1/2 cup
Oil and salt as required

For grinding:

Grated coconut 2 tblsp
Cashewnuts 10
Green chilli 2
Kus kus 1 tsp


Cinnammom,cloves,cardamom and bay leaf few

First grind all the items mentioned into a paste.
Take a kadai.Add little oil.
Add seasonings.
Add small onion and fry till brown.
Add all the vegetables with water and salt.
Allow it to boil for few minutes.
Add ground paste.
Finally add coconut milk.
Allow to boil the entire kurma for a second.
Serve hot with idli,dosai and chappati.