November 27, 2012

Chicken tomato soup recipe

chicken tomato soup recipe - During my recent visit to a restaurant, I enjoyed a bowl of hot chicken tomato soup for lunch. This is one of the best chicken soups I have tasted. Since then chicken tomato soup has become my favourite. I made this soup yesterday. It was delicious, warm and filling. We all enjoyed it thoroughly. I simply love this healthy soup. You can make this soup during rainy season and winter to keep yourself  comfort and warm.

Chicken tomato soup recipe.

November 25, 2012

Mushroom pulao recipe - how to make mushroom pulao in pressure cooker

mushroom pulao recipe - Sometimes you need to cook in a hurry in the morning to serve the breakfast and pack the lunch box. Pulao or pulav comes always handy and you can easily make it in the pressure cooker. You can serve it with  raita and yogurt. I am a big fan of all pulaos. Mushroom pulao is an easy to prepare one pot meal. I had prepared this pulao in the pressure cooker, it has turned out to be delicious and the same was flavourful. The combination of basmati rice, mushroom and various spices and herbs are fabulous. When it comes to buying mushrooms,  I often go by appearance rather than taste and stick to those clean-cut white button mushrooms. I find they last longest when I put them in a paper bag. Place whole, unwashed mushrooms in a brown paper bag and fold the top of the bag over. Then store the entire bag in the main compartment of the refrigerator.

 Mushroom pulao recipe

November 23, 2012

Custard apple milkshake recipe - how to make sitaphal milkshake

sitaphal milkshake recipe - The winter season is here but the temperatures are still warm. Climate is  warm during days and cool during nights. Here in India, the season for custard apples or  sitaphal starts from mid-July and ends in late-November. I usually buy custard apples whenever I find nice big ones at a good price, but I buy them hard. In our warm weather, they ripen overnight. Then I keep them in the refrigerator. The custard apple season comes just once a year. I store custard apple pulp in the deep freezer when custard apples are in season. Custard apple milkshake is always a family favourite and also a great way to get kids to eat some fruit. This milkshake is refreshing and filling. No one can resist a milkshake. Removing the seeds is a hard work. Simply cut custard apples in half, then use a spoon to scoop out the white flesh. Mash well with fingertips to loosen the seeds, then manually squeeze the pulp out.


Custard apple / sitaphal milkshake recipe.

November 18, 2012

Pomfret fry with green masala recipe - how to make paplet fry

fish fry with green masala recipe - This is one of my most favourite fish fry  recipes and the reason I like pomfret fry so much  because it is not only tastes great but healthy  too and above all it is simple and easy to make. The spicy taste of this fish fry is simply wonderful. Like in our native place,  here also we get fresh fish. There are many ways to make pomfret fry, but  this is the way the fish is fried in my family. The green masala in this recipe  is made using green chilies, which are known  for its  intense pungent taste. You can use any type of chili in this recipe, red or green, thick or thin, dry or fresh, but adjust the amount of chilies accordingly.This pomfret fry can be served with lunch or dinner and is mostly used as a side dish.

Pomfret fry with green masala recipe.

November 12, 2012

Chakli recipe - how to make chakli or murukku

chakli or murukku recipe - Chakli is a very popular crispy and savoury snack prepared all over India during  festival seasons like Deepavali  and Ganesh Chaturthi. It is always fun to make snacks like chakli and shankarpali to treat family and friends. I made this crispy and flavorful chakli by mixing various pulses with rice and I love the combination of these ingredients.The recipe seems to be tedious, but once you master the art of pressing proper shaped chaklis you need not to worry about the other process. I love to have the chakli with a cup of tea or coffee. Chakli, chivda, shev, shankarpali, ladoo and karanji are called faraal. This faraal gives the festivities their traditional sweet and savoury flavour.  

Chakli recipe

November 9, 2012

Pineapple raita recipe - how to make ananas raita - easy raita recipe

ananas raita recipe - Raita is a yogurt based dish which you can enjoy with variety of fruits and vegetables. It is commonly prepared in North Indian homes. Pineapple raita is a very delicious raita made with pineapple and immersed in yogurt and sugar. Jeera powder, pepper powder and chili powder is also added to increase the flavour and taste. Pineapple is a fruit with tangy and sweet taste. It contains some amount of calcium, potassium, fiber and vitamin c. It is low in fat and cholesterol. Yogurt is a tasty food that can be eaten in many different ways. Yogurt provides numerous health benefits. Consumption of fresh yogurt helps in smooth digestion. So, pineapple raita is a perfectly healthy dish.

 Pineapple raita recipe

November 4, 2012

Chicken with green masala fry recipe - how to make chicken fry

chicken fry with green masala recipe - I am going to share one of may favorites chicken green masala fry recipe today. I keep experimenting different masala paste on chicken. This is a quick appetizer and side dish which I make often.The recipe seems to be simple, but the dish is truly mouth-watering. I keep the stock of green masala paste in the refrigerator. It comes handy while making some quick and spicy dishes. While making chicken green masala fry, adjust the ingredients as per your taste.  Do not add water while grinding the masala or paste. Add yogurt while grinding to run the mixer smoothly. If the paste becomes too thick, add some more yogurt. The paste should not be too thin.

Chicken with green masala fry recipe

November 1, 2012

Palak dal recipe - how to make spinach toor dal curry - coconut based palak dal recipe

palak toor dal curry recipe - This spinach toor dal curry is just a coconut based curry which you can enjoy with rice or roti. It can be either spicy or bland and you can add any vegetable of your choice.The combination of spinach, toor dal and coconut is too nutritious for all. This healthy curry makes a balanced diet in combination with rice and roti. Palak or spinach is one of the most popular leafy vegetables which is used to make soup, palak paneer, palak paratha, poori, palak rice and palak chole or simple palak onion stir fry. I make this curry often. So, sharing the recipe of palak dal with you all.

Palak dal recipe