January 27, 2013

Fruit salad with vanilla flavoured custard powder recipe

fruit salad in a serving bowl
Fruit salad with vanilla flavoured custard powder - This is a healthy dessert made with milk, sugar, fruits and flavored custard powder. The combination of  both the vanilla flavor and fruits flavor makes this dish very aromatic and rich. When my kids were small, I used to make it often. A great way to make them eat fruits and they love it too. In this dish I have used fruits available with me. Any soft seasonal fruits can be used to make this super easy fruit salad. It tastes absolutely delicious and an ideal dessert for fruit lovers. It is an easy dessert which can be made for any get-together and potluck party.

January 22, 2013

Alambe phodi recipe - Mushroom phodi recipe

mushroom phodi in a serving bowl
Alambe phodi recipe - This is a mushroom based side dish for steamed rice and chapatis. This can also be served as an appetizer or snack.  A really easy and tasty dish prepared with fresh mushrooms, applied with red masala paste, coated with semolina and shallow fried. This type of mushroom fritters are popularly known as alambe phodi in konkani. Marinated mushrooms are  coated with semolina  and then shallow fried to make a delicious phodi. It is very simple to prepare and very hot in taste. You can adjust  the quantity of chilly powder to suit your taste buds.

January 18, 2013

Boiled corn on the cob with lime and chilly powder - Boiled bhutta - How to boil corn on the cob

corn on the cob in a serving plate
Boiled corn on the cob with lime and chilly powder recipe - Boiling  corn on the cob or bhutta directly in water or pressure cook them is the easiest way to prepare corn for eating. Grilling is another method to prepare corn, but I prefer boiling it in the salt water and then rub it with lime, salt and chilly powder.  But you can  also apply butter or cheese over it. It can be prepared easily at home only with two steps. If you prefer to roast the corn, just place it directly on stove flame and with the help of tongs, rotate it to roast evenly.

January 14, 2013

Tilgul shenga vadi recipe - Ellu bellada vadi - Sesame peanut burfi

til gud vadi in a serving plate
Tilgul shenga vadi recipeWishing you all a very happy Makar SankrantiIt is Makar Sankranti today and I made this sesame jaggery vadi to celebrate the occasion. In Karnataka and Maharashtra there is a custom to distribute til or sesame seeds and guld or jaggery and haldi, kumkum during makar sankranti. 

January 11, 2013

Apple milkshake recipe - How to make apple milkshake

Apple milkshake in serving glasses
Apple milkshake recipe - There is a saying  "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" and it is true. Apple in any form is good for health. It has numerous health benefits. Apple is antioxidant and packed with vitamins and minerals. The Apple  Milkshake is a perfect breakfast drink for kids and adults. It is delicious and filling and can be made in a jiffy. You can make it more healthier by using honey instead of sugar. Even it can be served at room temperature during winter season. During summer you can also add one scoop of your favorite ice cream. Ingredients can be adjusted in this milkshake as per your taste and requirement.

January 10, 2013

Gajar halwa recipe - How to make carrot halwa

Gajar halwa in a serving plate
Gajar halwa recipe - Carrot halwa is a very popular traditional Indian dessert made with carrots, milk, ghee and sugar. This is another easy carrot recipe that can be prepared quickly. Saute the carrots in ghee, then add the milk and sugar and simmer till the mixture becomes thick. The addition of proper amount of sugar takes this halwa to the next level. The cardamom powder adds an extra flavor to this dessert.