Beetroot stir fry


Beetroot stirfry is a preparation where the grated vegetables are sauteed in spices and .It’s a great accompaniment to full meals and is a very hit recipe in the southern part of India Beetroot is a good source of iron and folate.It’s an easy, healthy & nutritious recipe.Being a north Indian we spend few years in a southern part of India @hyderabad.My daughter ate with rice and calls the dish as pink rice. It’s one of her favourites.she ate first at my neighbour home afterwards weekly twice she prefer to eat this vegetable either in lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

Beetroots – 2 grated

Bengal Gram – 2 tsp

Black Gram – 1  1/2tsp

Cumin  Seeds – 1 tsp

Dry Red Chilies – 2

Curry Leaves – 2-3

Turmeric Powder – a pinch

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Salt – To Taste

Oil – 2 tsp

Onion 1 tbsp finely chopped

Method

Wash & peel beetroot then grate it & keep aside.Heat oil in a pan and add Bengal gram ,black gram,cumin and let it splutter. Add in the curry leaves, red chilli .Fry for a minute then adding chopped onions and salt and fry till soft and tender.add turmeric powder and coriander powder fry for few seconds.then adding grated beetroot sprinkle salt and stir.cover and let the veggies cook till they are done.sprinkle some water if the moisture dries in the pan.keep on checking during intervals and sprinkle water whenever required.when the veggies are cooked well.Turn off heat & serve with rice or chappati

Tips :- preparing for small kids then adjust spices.

 

 

 

Mango Mastani


Mango Mastani drink  I never had before @india but heard & read a lot about this delicious drink.Today my daughter want to have mango milkshake but with a dollop of icecream.then only I got an idea to prepare this drink.available ingredients in Pantry & ice cream in a refrigerator.

It’s a popular dessert drink  from Pune city in India. It’s a thick mango milkshake topped with Vanilla or Mango Icecream.& Nuts like cashew nut,pistachios & almonds.

Ingredients

1 cup chopped mango or fresh mango pulp

1 /2 cup chilled whole milk/ full fat milk

Cardamom powder a pinch(optional)

Few ice cubes (optional)

1.tbsp sugar or as required

1 scoop of vanilla ice cream or any ice cream of your choice

Pistachio chopped

Cashewnut chopped

Method

In a blender jar add mango cubes then.add sugar, cardamom powder.Blend to a smooth puree.Now add milk and few ice cubes.Blend again until all blends well.Pour into  the serving glasses leaving half inch space on the top.Scoop out a dollop of ice cream and place them on the top.Garnish with  pistachios & cashew nuts.Mango mastani is ready.Served chilled & drink this before Icecream Melt.

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Mini Plain Uttapam


Mini Uttapam is a dosa-like dish made by cooking ingredients in a batter. Unlike a dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like, uttapam is a thick pancake, with toppings cooked right into the batter or just a sprinkle red chilli powder.batter is made of a urad dal and rice .The dal and rice are  ground and fermented. The outer surface is crisp and the inner layers are like Soft Idli.Serve with Green Coconut Chutney & Peanut Chutney

Ingredients

2 cups  Rice

1/2 cup  Urad Dal (Split black lentils)

1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

2 tsp salt

Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp (optional)

Method:

Wash & rinse rice and dal soak rice & dal along with fenugreek seeds.Grind to a smooth batter adding water gradually add salt and mix well using your hands.Allow the batter to ferment Overnight.

To prepare Uttapams:
Mix the batter well. If it is thick, add a little water.Heat a griddle.When it is hot, grease it with oil.take a ladle full of batter.Pour it in the centre.Do not spread it.Drizzle oil around the corners.After a minute, sprinkle red chilli powder & flipped it and cook the other side.Serve hot with chutney.

Tips :-If using non-stick pan no need to grease the pan. Tawa/griddle has to be hot. while making uttapams adjust the flame from low to high.before pouring the batter, reduce the flame to low.Cook on medium flame.

Palak Paratha


Spinach Flatbread in hindi its called palak paratha.Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. it’s provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals.most of kids doesn’t like to eat spinach so it’s a good way to include in their diet.Many people pureed spinach & knead with flour,my family like chopped Spinach so i am sharing my way of tasty paratha. Enjoy this paratha with thick fresh curds ,pickles or simply Plain.

Ingredients

Whole wheat flour 1 cup 

Spinach – 3/4 cup chopped

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp(optional)

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp finely chopped  (optional)

Salt – to taste

Cumin seeds- 1 tsp(optional)

Carom seeds – 1/2 tsp

Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped

Onion 1 small finely chopped

Oil /Ghee or  butter for frying

Water if required

Method

Wash & clean spinach dry using a paper towel.In a bowl add Chopped Spinach ,onion & salt.Adding it will leave water.Add all ingredients & make a dough.Heat a griddle divide a dough roll it in a round shape.put it on a griddle cook both sides apply oil/butter/ghee.

Tips: if the dough looks dry, then add very little water and knead. if the dough becomes sticky, then add some more flour and knead.if you use yogurt around 1 tbsp no need to add any water while kneading.Parathas for kids then avoid chopped green chillies.

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NO Bake Mango Cheesecake


No-Bake Mango cheesecake recipe it’s a delicious cheesecake recipe with mango puree and cream cheese .An  appropriate dessert for guests or parties. I have used gelatine to set the mango layer but you can use agar-agar or China grass, a vegetarian alternative used for the same purpose. This mango cheesecake is a great recipe to try during the summer mango season, fresh mangoes always work best but I have used canned mango pulp here for ease.

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Ingredients

Cream cheese 8 oz pack -2
Graham Crackers crumbs- 1 cup
Sweetened condensed Milk- 1 can
Gelatin 1.5 tbsp +1/2 tbsp
Warm Water(in microwave) 1 cup + 1/2 cup(to dissolve gelatin)
Sugar- 2 tbsp (crackers mix) +1 tbsp +1/2 tbsp (to mix in gelatin)
Mango puree 1 cup +3/4 cup
Butter Melted-1/4 cup
Springform Pan 9″
Method

Step 1
Take a bowl add crushed graham crackers crumbs ,sugar,& melted butter mix properly.take a springform pan then add crackers mix in Springform pan and press with a help of a spoon,keep in a fridge for 10-15 min

 

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Step 2

Take 1 cup warm water in a bowl add 1.5tbsp gelatin & 1 tbsp sugar mix till it dissolved ,cover & keep aside .take a blender jar add cream cheese,dissolve gelatin ,condensed milk & mango puree till it blended smoothly.take out springform Pan from fridge & pour mix on top of set Crackers crumbs mix,keep in a freezer for 20-30 min or till it set

 

 

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Step 3

Take 3/4 cup mango puree in a bowl dissolve same way 1 tbsp gelatin +1/2 tbsp sugar & now add dissolve gelatin in mango puree & mix properly if needed add more sugar in mango puree.take out springform pan from freezer & check 2nd layer set properly.now pour mango puree on top of it * keep in a fridge to set once it set Cut & enjoy Ur No Bake Mango cheesecake.

 

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Bell Pepper Egg Ring


Bell pepper serves as a beautiful edible egg ring.It’s an easy breakfast using egg served alongside whole wheat toast or served as side dish .The bell pepper adds gorgeous color to a simple breakfast.Use any color of Bell pepper of own choice.Add cheese as a topping or seasoning with Paprika or black pepper.

Ingredients

Green Bell Pepper Ring 1

Olive oil or any cooking oil 1/4 tsp

Egg 1

Salt to taste

Black Pepper to taste

Paprika a pinch (optional)

Method

 

Sprinkle a pinch of salt & black pepper & season bell pepper ring .Heat a non-stick pan put a ring on a pan if one wish can cook both sides  for charred flavor or directly break an egg in a ring hole & season with salt ,black pepper & paprika.if one like egg soft, cook over low heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to preference.If one like your egg hard, break up the yolk with the skillet for even cooking. Cook 6-9 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to preference.

Tips :- for a large family breakfast use more bell pepper rings & more no of eggs .

Boondi Kheer


Boondi Kheer is a delicious Indian dessert.Prepared using Boondi laddoo,milk ,for flavouring, added Cardamom powder, Saffron & Garnish with Dry fruits & rose water.Most of a time when laddoos are leftover i prepared this dessert & everyone liked it .So sharing my Boondi kheer recipe.

Ingredients

Milk 1 litre
Boondi laddoos 3-4
Cardamom powder a pinch
Saffron (soaked)few strands
Dry fruits chopped
Sugar as per taste buds(if required)
Rose water few drops (Optional)

Method
Boil milk adding saffron in a heavy bottomed pan.reduce it till become 3/4th in quantity.
Break boondi laddoos( using hand or fork.if laddoos kept in fridge.then keep it outside to come @room temp.otherwise it will become mushy).Add boondi in milk.stir for 1-2 min.check sweetness as laddoo is already sweet.if u wish u can add extra sugar or Turn off heat & add cardamom powder.once it cools down add chopped dry fruits & add rose water.Serve chilled or one can serve @ room temp.