Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Watermelon Popsicles


Seedless Watermelon 4 cups (cut into 1" dice)
Sugar 1/2 cup
Lemon juice 2 tblsp


Combine the watermelon,sugar and lime juice in a blender
and process until smooth.
Pour the mixture into popsicle moulds.Insert the woodden sticks.
Freeze for atleast 10 hours.
To unfreeze the ice pops insert the moulds in hot water for 5 to 10 seconds.
Serve immediately.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Methi Paneer

Methi leaves 2 cups (chopped)
Paneer 1 1/2 cups (cubed)
Onion 1 (chopped)
Tomato Puree 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Coriander leaves few
For grinding:
Green chillies 2
grated coconut 2 tblsp
Garlic 4
Ginger 1" piece
powdered cardamom 1/2 tsp
Wash methi leaves.Drain it and keep it in microwave 'H" for 2 minutes.
Grind all the items mentioned for 'grinding' into a fine paste.
Heat oil in a kadai and fry paneer cubes till brown and keep aside.
Heat oil in the same kadai and add cumin seeds.When it splutters add chopped onion,turmeric powder,coriander powder and salt.Saute well.
Add tomato puree and ground paste and cook for five minutes.
Add methi leaves,paneer cubes with little water.Stir well.
Cover the lid and cook for few minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Raw Jackfruit Biryani


Raw Jack fruit 10 pieces (cut into 1 1/2" cubes)
Basmati Rice 1 1/2 chp
Green cardamom 5
Cloves 4
Onion 1 cup (sliced)
Tomato 1 cup (sliced)
Cumin 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Yogurt 1 cup
Saffron a pinch
Milk 1 tblsp
Coriander leaves few
Mint leaves few
Oil and salt as required

Cut the raw jack fruit into slices.Peel and cut ito cubes.
Soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
In a vessel boil water.Add little oil and salt.
Tie cardamom and cloves in a muslin cloth and put it in the boiling water
with rice.
Allow to boil till the rice is 3/4th cooked.
Drain the rice,remove the muslin cloth.Keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and fry jack fruit cubes.Keep aside.
Fry onion till brown and keep aside.
In another pan heat oil.Add cumin seeds and gingergarlic paste.
Saute well.
With this add fried onion.
Add turmeric powder,coriander powder,chilli powder,chopped tomatoes.
Saute well.Add the fried jack fruit cubes.
Add little salt,yogurt and coriander leaves.
Stir well and allow the mixture to cook.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Arrange half the jack fruit mixture in the first layer of the tray.
Over this spread a layer of rice.
Sprinkle saffron milk ( dissolve the saffron in lukewarm milk)and
chopped mint leaves.
Repeat these layers once again.
Cover with aliminium foil and cook in the oven for 30 minutes.
Serve hot with raita.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bottle gourd Halwa

Grated bottle gourd 2 cups
Sugar 1 cup
Milk 1 1/2 cup
Ghee 2 table
Cashewnuts 6
Elachi powder 1 tsp
Raisins 10
Peel and discard the seeds of the bottle gourd and grate it.
Fry cashewnuts and raisins in ghee and keep aside.
Fry bottle gourd in ghee until the water evaporates.
Add sugar and stir in between.
Add milk and cook for few minutes.
When it comes to halwa consistency add elachi powder and fried
cashewnuts and raisins.