Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mango Sago Pudding

First of all I thank Lubna of Yummy Food who gave me the chance again to do a guest post in her blog this year too for the  Ramadan event 'Joy From Fasting To Feasting'-VII.I'm so happy to do this post for her.

I'm posting mango sago pudding which is the guest post in her blog..

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Ingredients: 

2 big Ripe Mangoes
½ c Sago seeds
1 tin Puck cream
1 c Milk
½ to ¾ tin Condensed milk
2 tsp Gelatin powder
¼ c Water

For Garnishing:

Mango pieces 
Chopped Pistachios

Method:

1.Soak the sago seeds for 15 minutes.
2.Cook this in water and drain the sago seeds and pour cold water over this to avoid sticking.
3.Puree the mangoes along with condensed milk and milk.
4.Now add the puck cream to mango milk mixture.
5.Soak the gelatin in 1/4 c water for 10 minutes.
6.Double boil the gelatin and mix with mango cream mixture.
7.Add the cooked sago seeds to this and mix well.
8.Keep this in fridge for setting.
9.After the pudding is set garnish with mango pieces and chopped pistachios.

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Note: 

If u don't want a set pudding u can avoid gelatin. I like a set pudding that’s why I added gelatin.

You can see my post in her blog here....

Joy From Fasting To Feasting - VII

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dahi Vada

Hi friend!!  Only few more days of fasting left.Last 10 days are really important for prayers..All are waiting for eid to meet the family and relatives..

This is an easy and comforting dish.This keeps body cool after many hours of fasting.We love this to have for iftars.We get vada mix from shops but here i made the vada too..



































Ingredients:

For Vada:

1c Urad Dal
Salt
Oil For Frying

For Dahi:

1ltr Curd
1c Water
2 Green chillies
1med pc Ginger
Coriander Leaves
Sugar 
Salt

For Tempering:

Oil
Mustard seeds
Dry Red chillies
Cummin seeds
Curry leaves 
Red chilli powder to sprinkle
Coriander Leaves for Garnishing














































Method:

For Vadas:

1.Soak the urad dal for few hrs.
2.Grind it with very less water.
3.The batter should b very thick.
4.Add salt.
5.Now heat oil and take out small balls out the batter and put into hot oil.
6.Fry till golden.
7.Now drain out excess oil and put the vadas into warm water for 5 mins.

For Dahi:

1.In a large bowl mix curd an water well.
2.Add the green chillies,chopped ginger,salt and sugar as per taste,coriander leaves and mix well.
3.Squeeze each vadas well from the water.
4.Put these to the prepared dahi.
5.Keep in fridge for the vadas to absorb the dahi.



































For Tempering:

1.Before serving heat little oil add mustard seeds,cummins seeds and dry red chillies.
2.Add curry leaves and pour over the dahi vada.
3.Garnish with coriander leaves and sprinkle red chillies on top.
4.Enjoy the dahi vadas!!!!

Sending this entry to Ahlan Ramadan –The Healthy Way




And to Ramadan and eid recipes by The cooking doctor

ramadhan recipes

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Chicken Bread Rolls

Ramadan Kareem To All....We r in the first 10 of ramadan..I know I'm late to wish u all..Very busy days going on..Kids having vaccation.For iftar evryday will think not to make any fried items but as my both elder kids are fasting they need some fried items with chicken fillings.
Today i'm posting bread rolls with chicken filling...


























































Ingredients:

For filling:

1/2kg Boneless chicken
1 large Onion
5 cloves Garlic
1 small pc Ginger
1 Tomato
2 green Chillies
1/2tsp Red chilli powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Fennel seeds powder
Salt
Chopped coriander leaves
Oil

For Rolls:

15 pc White or Brown bread
Cream cheese for spreading
2 Eggs
Bread crumbs
Oil for frying


Method:

Filling:

1.Cook the chicken and shred it.
2.In a pan pour little oil.
3.Add the chopped onions and saute till transparent.
4.Add ginger,garlic and chilly paste.
5.Saute well and add the spice powders one by one and mix well.
6.When the raw smell goes away add the chopped tomatoes.
7.When the tomatoes are soft add the shredded chicken and mix well.
8.Add salt as per taste and add the chopped coriander leaves.
9.Fry it for another 2 mins and off the flame.

 For Making Rolls:

1.Take each bread cut the 4 sides.Keep the sides for making bread crumbs.
2.Now with a rolling pin roll the bread to thin.
3.Spread some cream cheese on the bread and put 1 tbsp filling on this and roll the bread.
4.Seal both side by pressing it well.
5.Do the same with rest of the breads.























6.Now beat 2 eggs in a bowl.
7.In another bowl keep the bread crumbs.
8.Now dip each roll in egg and then in bread crumbs and keep aside.
9.Do this with all the rolls.
10.Heat oil in a kadai and fry these rolls till crispy.
11.Enjoy the chicken rolls..

This recipe goes to the event Ramadan and eid recipes by The cooking doctor

ramadhan recipes

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mothichoor Laddoo To Celebrate My 4th Blog Anniversary!!!

It was yesterday June 7th my blog's 4th b'day.Happy to celebrate this.When I started the blog I was not sure whether I could go on with this for an year but now this blogging is a part of my life.I'm so happy and satisfied too.I couldn't post yesterday because I was soooo busy..And a big thanx to all my family,relatives and friends for this great support and hope this continues.....


























































Ingredients:

For Boondis:

1c Besan flour/Gram Flour
3/4 to 1c Milk
1tbsp Ghee
A pinch of orange colour
Oil for frying

For Syrup:

3/4c Sugar
1/2c Water
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
1tsp Rose water
A pinch of orange colour

Nuts(Almond,Cashew nuts or Pistachio)


Method:

For Boondis:

1.Sift the flour to a bowl.
2.Add the ghee and add the milk and mix the batter well.
3.Add the colour.The batter should not be too runny or too thick.
4.Set aside for 10 mins.
5.Now heat oil in a kadai.
6.Now pour the batter through a perforated spoon to the hot oil.
7.Fry the boondis not so crisp.
8.Drain out the excess oil.
9.Keep aside.

For Sugar Syrup:

1.Boil the water and the sugar together till we get a one string consistency.
2.Off the flame add the cardamom powder,rose water and colour to this.
3.Let it cool for few minutes.
4.Put the boondis to the warm syrup and mix well.
5.Add the nuts to this.



































6.Now in a mixer grinder add the mixed boondis along with a 1tbsp of boiling water.
7.Pulse this for 3 times.
8.Now put this to a bowl and make out laddoos from this.
9.This laddoo has a soft texture so be careful while making balls.
10.Enjoy the delicious laddoos!!!







Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Chocolate Macaron With White Chocolate Ganache

At last macarons on my blog...I was thinking when I can post a macaron recipe on my blog.These are really a tricky cookie..There is no other dish I have tried this much to get it correct.When hearing we think 4 ingredients and easy to make but while making only we can know the difficulty.We have to take the exact measurements in grams.Once I did without gram measurement and my cookies went flat.

Then after that I did with grams but my batter became thin and again flopped.Next time I got the crust but no feet.After that I tried my cookies got cracked.Finally I got it right after 5 or 6 trials.When I saw the feet of these cookies I was soooo happy that I got my result.But each time it failed my kids were not at all bothered about its shape they enjoyed their cookies.But when they saw the macarons done they were soooooo happy and me toooo......My hubby was asking why u say this is so tricky to make this looks simple!!

For this cookies each and every step is important.Beating,folding,resting,tapping and heat of the oven.In one batch it self I got some cracked shells.

It tastes sooo heavenly with a crunchy crust and chewy inside and the filling give different taste to these cookies.

I watched more than 20 videos and read many articles on macarons.Before trying this you have to read many articles and watch many videos so that you can get an idea on how the batter looks like.

Now to my recipe..















































Ingredients:

For Shell:

82grms Egg whites(of 2 eggs aged for 2 to 5 days)
82grms Almond Meal(blanched or silvered)
142grms Icing Sugar
67grms Granulated Sugar
12grms Cocoa Powder

For Filling:

100grms White Chocolate
50grms Cream























Method:

1.Separate the egg whites to a clean bowl and wrap it with a cling film and keep it on the kitchen counter for 24 to 48 hrs or in fridge for 5 days.
2.Before starting bring the egg whites to room temp.
3.Beat the egg whites in a stand mixer or a beater.
4.While beating add the granulated sugar little by little and beat well.
5.Beat till stiff and shiny peaks appears.























6.Grind the almond meal,cocoa powder and icing sugar together and sift this discard the large chunks.
7.Now add the almond mixture to the beaten egg whites.
8.Fold in with a spatula slowly till all the dry ingredients are fully incorporated in the egg whites.
9.This is called macronage and the batter should not be under mixed or over mixed.
10.The texture of this batter should be like when we lift the spatula with the batter it should fall down in thick ribbons and the peaks will disappear in 10 to 15 secs.This will be shiny.(It is said like 40 to 50 strokes.For me it was done in between 40 to 45 strokes).
11.Now fill the batter in a piping bag with plain round tip.
12.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pipe out small round into the baking sheet.
13.Tap the baking sheet on kitchen counter for several times to knock out the air.
14.Keep these shells for resting for 20 to 30 mins till a thin film appear on the shells.
15. When we touch it slightly it should not stick to the finger.



































16.Preheat the oven at 140 degree C for 20 mins.
17.Bake the macarons at 140 degree C for 15 to 18 mins.
18.Bake one tray at a time.
19.After the macarons are done allow it to cool fully.
20.Peel out the shells carefully.



































Filling:

1.Boil the cream in a sauce pan.
2.Put the chopped white chocolate in bowl and pour the boiled cream over this and mix well.
3.let it cool down.
4.Now fill this ganache in a piping bag.
5.Pipe out some cream on one shell and sandwich with another shell.
6.Yummy yummy macarons ready to eat....

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cake Pops

Cake pops are easy to make and kids will really enjoy this..this is a special way to surprise ur kids.My kids loved this soooo much..U can make this with store bought cake or we can make our own cake.I made my own cake for this.


























































Ingredients:

For Cake:

2c All purpose flour
2c Powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Eggs room temp
1/2c Butter room temp
1/2c Milk
1tsp Vanilla essence
2tbsp Cocoa powder
2 or 3 Drops red color(optional)

For Mixing and Covering:

1sachet Dreamwhip powder
1/2c Cold Milk
1/2tsp Vanilla essence
150g Dark cooking Chocolate
150g White cooking chocolate
Sugar sprinkle to decorate
Tooth picks to insert into the balls



































Method:

Step 1:

Making The Cake:

1.Beat the butter and sugar till creamy.
2.Add eggs one by one beat well after each addition.
3.Add the vanilla essence and mix well.
4.Now add the sifted flour and baking powder mixture to this slowly and foldin well.
5.If too thick add little millk while mixing.
6.Now divide this mixture into two portions.
7.In one half add few drops of red color and mix well.
8.In another half add sifted cocoa powder and mix well.
9.Grease 2 cake tins and pour the batters into it.
10.Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 15 mins.
11.Bake the cakes at 175 degree C for 30 to 35 mins or till the tester comes out clean.
12.Cool the cakes well.

Step 2:

Making The Balls:

1.After the cakes being cooled crush both cakes with hand and keep in 2 bowls.
2.Beat the dreamwhip powder with cold milk and vanilla essence till fluffy.
3.Now add half of the cream to the pink cake crumbs and half of the cream to the chocolate cake crumbs.
4.Mix the cream well with the cake crumbs.
5.Now make small lime sized balls from this mixture.Try to avoind cracks on balls.Make smooth balls.
6.Freeze this balls for 1 hr.
























Step 3:

Chocolate coating:

1.Now melt the chocolates in 2 bowls.
2.Take out the cake balls.
3.Now take each toothpicks dip slightly in the melted chocolate and insert it to the cake ball.
4.After doing this with all the balls keep them back in the freezer for 15 mins.
5.After 15 min take out the balls and dip each balls in melted chocolates.
6.I dipped chocolate cake ball in white chocolate and vanilla pink balls in dark chocolate.
7.As soon as u dip in the chocolate put the sprinkles suddenly before the chocolate sets.
























8.Keep refrigerated for 15 mins.
9.Enjoy the cake pops...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chocolate And Nut Balls

Hi friends!! I know this is a late post after some weeks..Was really busy with many things.
Today I'm posting home made chocolate with nuts..



































Ingredients:

1 pckt Semi sweet Chocolate chips
3/4c Nuts(Cashew nuts,Almonds etc)
3tbsp Brown sugar
1tbsp Butter
4 to 5tbsp Desicated coconut and cocoa powder 



































Method:

1.Double boil chocolate chips and butter.
2.Crush brown sugar and nuts.
3.Add this to the chocolate mixture.
4.Mix well.
5.Refrigerate this for 15 mins.























6.After refrigerating take it out and make balls out of this.
7.Roll some in dessicated coconut and some in cocoa powder.
8.Keep it in fridge for setting.
9.Enjoy homemade chocolate balls...



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