Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber   2
Grated cococnut 1/2 cup
Green chillies       2
Ground nut powder 1 tblsp
Sugar                  1 tsp
Ghee                   1 tblsp
salt as required
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Cumin seeds    1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Asafoetida       1/2 tsp
coriander seeds few for garnishing
Take a bowl.
Mix chopped cucumber with salt and alow to rest for five minutes.
Blend coconut and green chillies into a fine paste and mix into the cucumber
Add ground nut powder and sugar.
Mix well.
Heat ghee in a pan
Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
When they start to splutter add curry leaves and asafoetida.
Add cucumber -coconut mixture
Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Orange and Carrot Soup

Orange juice    3 cups
Tomato Puree  3 cups
Grated carrot   1 cup
Fresh cream     1/2 cup
Butter                2 tblsp
Bayleaf              2
Cloves               2
Sugar                 1/2 tsp
salt and pepper  to taste
Grated cheese    1/4 cup for garnishing
Take a kadai and heat the butter.
Add the carrot and fry for sometime.
Add the orange juice and tomato puree
Add little water.
Add bayleaf and cloves.
Allow to boil for sometime.
Remove the bayleaves and cloves.
Add salt and pepper.
Cook until the soup thickens.
then add the fresh cream.Mix well.
Finally add sugar.
Garnish with grated cheese and serve hot.