Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cold Crab Dip

Posted by sandhya at 6/27/2013 07:23:00 AM
Cold Crab Dip is an excellent way to start your lunch. Learn how to make/prepare Cold Crab Dip by following this easy recipe.


• 8 ounce Cream Cheese (softened)
• 1 Onion (minced)
• 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
• 1-1/2 tbsp Prepared Horseradish
• 6 ounce Crab Meat (drained)
• 1 tsp Hot Pepper Sauce
• 12 ounce Cocktail Sauce
How to make Cold Crab Dip:

• Thoroughly mix cream cheese, onion, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, crab meat and hot sauce in a bowl.
• In a pie pan, spread the mixture and cover it with cocktail sauce.
• Refrigerate for two hours and then serve.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Creamy Mutter Mushroom

Posted by sandhya at 6/26/2013 03:36:00 AM
Creamy Mutter Mushroom is a rich, delicious and scrumptious delight. Learn how to prepare Creamy Mutter Mushroom by following this easy recipe. 


• 4 medium Onions
• 4 Tomatoes
• ½ cup Yogurt
• 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
• ½ kg Mushrooms (boiled)
• 1 cup Mutter/ Green Peas (boiled)
• Salt to taste
• A pinch of Turmeric
• ¾ tsp Red Chili Powder
• 10 sprigs of Cilantro
• 2 tbsp fresh Cream
• Oil (for frying)
• ½ cup Water
How to make Creamy Mutter Mushroom:

• Fry the onions in oil till they turn medium brown.
• Remove and transfer them to a food processor.
• Add yogurt and grind the mixture to a paste.
• Boil the tomatoes and blanch them. Grind them to a puree and keep aside.
• Place a large saucepan on heat and heat 2 tbsp of oil.
• Add tomato puree and cook till the oil separates.
• Add ginger-garlic paste and onion-yogurt paste. Mix well.
• Add salt, red chili powder and turmeric. Cook for a few minutes.
• Add mushrooms and green peas. Fry for another 5 minutes.
• Add fresh cream and stir well.
• Pour water and cook till the oil comes to the surface.
• Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Boondi Aur Makai Ki Bhel

Posted by sandhya at 6/24/2013 04:15:00 AM
Boondi Aur Makai Ki Bhel is a tasty and interesting variation of the mouth watering bhel. Learn how to prepare Boondi Aur Makai Ki Bhel by following this easy recipe.  


• 2 cups Spicy Boondi
• 2 cups Corn kernels (boiled)
• 1 large Cucumber (seeded and chopped)
• 1 large Tomato (seeded and chopped)
• 1 large Onion (chopped)
• 1Green Chilli (chopped)
• 4 tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves (chopped)
• 1/2 cup Roasted Peanuts (peeled)
• 1 tbsp Lemon juice
• Chaat Masala to taste
• 1/4 cup Sweet Tamarind Chutney
How to make Boondi Aur Makai Ki Bhel:

• Take a big clean bowl and toss in the onion, cucumber, tomato, and green chilli together.
• Add boondi, corn, roasted peanuts, coriander leaves, lemon juice, chaat masala and tamarind chutney.
• Mix well and serve.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Andhra Coconut Rice

Posted by sandhya at 6/22/2013 03:58:00 AM
 Andhra Coconut Rice is a very popular and tasty Andhra recipe. Learn how to prepare Andhra Coconut Rice by following this easy recipe.


• 3 cups Rice
• 2 ½ Onions (finely chopped)
• 1 Coconut (small size)
• 1 Cinnamon Stick
• 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
• 4 Green Cardamoms
• 1 Star Anise
• 7 Cloves
• 3 Bay leaves
• 1 Javitri
• 1 Onion (large size)
• 5 Green Chilies
• 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
• 1 tsp Coriander Powder (roasted)
• Mint leaves (as per requirement)
• Coriander leaves (as per requirement)
• 1 tsp Ghee
• Salt to taste
• 3 tbsp Oil
How to make Andhra Coconut Rice:

• Initially remove the coconut’s white pulp after breaking it apart.
• Chop the pulp in piece before inserting it in a grinder for grinding.
• Add a cup of water to it and grind the pulp finely.
• Pour it over a fine cotton cloth piece and strain out its milk while putting aside the solid part.
• To a medium heated stove place a thick bottomed vessel and pour the oil into it.
• Lower the flame mode then add cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms, bay leaves, javitri and star anise.
• Stir it fry for two minutes then mix to it cashews, green chilies, onion slices and coriander powder .
• Saute it for five minutes then pour 4 cups of coconut milk and next add 2 cups of water.
• Once the liquid boils then to it add the rice and salt.
• Sprinkle the finely chopped mint and coriander leaves.
• Bring the flame at the low mode and keep the vessel tight sealed for about fifteen minutes.
• Once the rice is ready pour the ghee over it.

Suggestions: Best served with paneer, aloo, veg-curry or chicken, mutton.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Avocado Smoothie

Posted by sandhya at 6/21/2013 01:47:00 AM
Avocado Smoothie is a very popular recipe. Learn how to prepare Avocado Smoothie by following this easy recipe.


• 3 cups Cold Milk
• 1 Ripe Avocado (peeled, de-seed & halved)
• 3 tbsp Sugar
• Handful of Ice
How to make Avocado Smoothie:

• Take avocado with sugar, 1 cup milk in a blender and blend it until fine & creamy.
• Mix in remaining milk slowly and blend it further.
• Put in ice and blend it for a min.
• Serve it cold.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Blueberry Corn Muffins

Posted by sandhya at 6/20/2013 04:12:00 AM
 Blueberry Corn Muffins is a very tasty muffin recipe. Learn how to prepare Blueberry Corn Muffins by following this easy recipe. 


• 1 cup Blueberries
• 1-1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
• 1/2 cup Cornmeal
• 2 tsp Baking Powder
• 1/2 tsp Salt
• 2 Egg Whites
• 1/2 cup Sugar
• 1 Egg
• 2 tbsp Apple Sauce
• 1 cup Skim Milk


• 1 tbsp Skim Milk
• 1 cup Confectioners' Sugar
• 1 tsp Lemon Zest (grated)
How to make Blueberry Corn Muffins:

• Preheat oven to 375 Degree Celsius.
• Grease and flour a cupcake pan and toss the blueberries with flour.
• Mix together remaining flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a blender.
• On medium-high speed, beat the 2 egg whites to stiff peaks.
• Beat in the extra egg and apple sauce. Alternately beat in flour mixture and 1 cup milk. Fold in blueberries.
• Put the mixture among the cupcake pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
• Let the pan cool for 10 minutes. Remove muffins from the pan and put them on a cooling rack.
• For the topping, mix sugar, milk and lemon zest, and sprinkle completely over cooled muffins.
• Blueberry Corn Muffins are ready to serve.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Chana Dal Vada

Posted by sandhya at 6/19/2013 05:02:00 AM
 Chana Dal Vada is a very popular South Indian recipe. Learn how to make\prepare Chana Dal Vada by following this easy recipe. 


• 300 gms (10.5 oz) Chana Dal (Yellow Dal)
• 20 nos Green Chilies (finely chopped)
• 3 Onions medium sized (finely chopped)
• 1 1\2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
• 3 tbsp Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)
• 1 1\2 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
• 2 tsp Red Chili Powder
• Oil for deep frying
• Slt to taste
How to make Chana Dal Vada:

• Marinate the chana dal in water for about 2-3 hours.
• Grate the green chilies to a smooth paste.
• Grind the dal without adding water.
• Mix them into green chilies, onions, ginger-garlic paste, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, red chili powder and add salt to it.
• Take a part of the dal on the palm of your hand, and flatten them to make a vada.
• Deep fry the vada in a medium flame in hot oil.

Suggestions: Serve hot with green chutney.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Chicken Hazaarvi

Posted by sandhya at 6/16/2013 03:29:00 AM
Chicken Hazaarvi is a classical non-vegetarian Mughlai dish. Learn how to make/prepare Chicken Hazaarvi by following this easy recipe.


• 8 pieces Chicken Breasts (boneless)
• 2 tsp Ginger Paste
• 2 tsp Garlic Paste
• ½ cup Cheese (grated)
• 4-5 Green Chilies (chopped)
• ¼ tsp Mace Powder
• ¼ tsp Nutmeg Powder
• 2 tsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)
• 1 tsp White Pepper Powder
• Salt (to taste)
• 1 Egg
• ¾ cup fresh Cream
• Butter (for basting)
How to make Chicken Hazaarvi:

• Chop the chicken breasts into 2-inch cubes.
• Apply ginger paste, garlic paste, white pepper powder and salt to the chicken cubes. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
• Mash the cheese to make it smooth.
• Add green chilies, mace powder, nutmeg powder, coriander leaves and salt.
• Add egg and mix well.
• Add the chicken to the cheese mixture.
• Add cream and mix well.
• Refrigerate the mixture for 2 to 3 hours.
• Remove the chicken and pass them through the skewers.
• Cook them in a hot tandoor or pre-heated oven (200 °C) till the chicken is just cooked and slightly colored.
• Baste the chicken with butter and cook for another 2 minutes till the chicken is completed cooked.
• Transfer onto a serving plate.
• Serve hot.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Butter Kaju Paneer

Posted by sandhya at 6/14/2013 07:40:00 AM
Butter Kaju Paneer is delicious North Indian recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Butter Kaju Paneer by following this easy recipe.  


• 2 Cups butter
• 1 Cup grated paneer
• 1 Cup Onion paste
• 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
• 1/2 Cup tomato puree
• 3 Split green thai chilies
• 1 Cup bread crumbs (as a thickening agent)
• 3 tsp Sour cream
• 3 tsp Kajoo-chironjee paste
• 20 split Kajoo
• 10 Makhana (soaked in hot water)


• 2 Big Elaichi (powdered)
• 5 Small Elaichi (powdered)
• 1 tsp Garam masala powder
• 1 tsp Turmeric powder
• 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
• 1/2 tsp Chilli powder
• 1/2 tsp Jeera
• Pinch of Nutmeg, Mace, Sugar
• Salt to taste
How to make Butter Kaju Paneer:

• Lightly brown the split kajoo in butter and keep aside.
• In a heavy bottomed pan, pour butter and crackle elaichi (big), jeera, chilies; then add onion paste, cook till brown in medium flame.
• Add ginger-garlic paste and tomato puree.
• Now add rest of the spices and sugar (except the small elaichi) cook on high flame till the oil leaves the masala.
• Finally add bread crumbs, grated paneer and kajoo-chironjee paste and fry.
• Turn it to medium flame, add water and cover the pan with lid, cook for 10 min.
• Sprinkle makhana and split kajoos.
• Butter Kaju Paneer is ready.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bread Dhokla

Posted by sandhya at 6/13/2013 03:28:00 AM
Bread Dhokla is a very popular Gujarati  recipe. Learn how to make Bread Dhokla by following this easy recipe.


• 7-8 slices Bread
• 2 tbsp Coconut (grated)
• 2-3 Green Chillies (chopped)
• ¼ tsp Ginger (grated)
• 1 cup Yogurt
• ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
• ½ tsp Amchoor Powder
• ½ tsp Mustard seeds
• 1 twig Curry Leaves
• 1 tsp Ghee
• Salt to taste
How to make Bread Dhokla:

• Mix yogurt, chopped green chilies, amchoor powder ginger and salt in a bowl.
• Remove the edges of the bread slices and cut each slice into 4 squares.
• Spread the above-made mixture onto each square and join two squares to form a tiny sandwich.
• Heat ghee in a frying pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves to it.
• When the seeds splutter, place the sandwiches in the pan and fry on both sides.
• Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut.
• Bread Dhokla is ready to eat. Serve it hot with chutney.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 6/11/2013 05:15:00 AM
Grilled Chicken Sandwich is a popular non vegetarian sandwich recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Grilled Chicken Sandwich by following this easy recipe. 



• 6 Boneless chicken breasts
• 2 tbsp Lemon juice
• 1 tbsp Olive oil
• 1 Ginger (grated)
• 2 Garlic flakes (crushed)
• 2 Red ball peppers
• 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
• 6 Bread slices
How to make Grilled Chicken Sandwich:

• Cut chicken into pieces.
• Mix olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic and grated ginger well.
• Marinate chicken with this mixture for 1 hour.
• Grill the marinated chicken pieces till they get cooked properly.
• Spread mayonnaise on bread slices.
• Top with a grilled chicken piece and red ball pepper.
• Top with a slice of bread.
• Grilled Chicken Sandwich is ready.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Amer Chatni

Posted by sandhya at 6/06/2013 03:58:00 AM
Amer Chatni is a popular tangy-sweet chutney right from the heart of Bengal. Learn how to prepare Amer Chatni by following this easy recipe.


• 4 medium Raw Mangoes (Kairi) (peeled and cut into thick slices)
• 2 tsp Oil
• 2 tsp Panch Phoran (Saunf, Methi, Jeera, Kalonji, Rai)
• 2 Red Chillies
• 1 cup Sugar
• Salt to taste
How to make Amer Chatni:

• In a pan, heat oil and add panch phoron and whole red chillies and stir till it crackles.
• Add the mango slices and sauté for a minute.
• Add r two cups of warm water to the mango slices followed by sugar.
• Cook on medium heat till the sugar melts and the consistency turns thick.
• Now add salt and stir again.
• In another pan, dry roast the remaining panch phoron and pound it to a powder.
• Remove the chutney from heat and allow it to cool.
• Add this powder on top and serve.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Baked Cabbage

Posted by sandhya at 6/05/2013 03:49:00 AM
Baked Cabbage is a delicious dish made of tomatoes, cabbage and spices. Learn how to prepare Baked Cabbage by following this easy recipe.


• 1 big Cabbage
• 3 Tomatoes (chopped)
• 1 Onion (chopped)
• 1 tsp Black Pepper
• ½ tsp Garlic Paste
• ¼ tsp Caraway Seeds (shahi jeera)
• ½ tsp Salt
• 1/8 cup Water
How to make Baked Cabbage:

• Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
• Quarter the cabbage.
• Boil the cabbage pieces in dutch oven or a kettle for about 10 minutes with little salt.
• Take a small bowl and mix in it chopped onions, garlic paste, salt, black pepper powder, chopped tomatoes, caraway seeds, salt and water.
• Now place the cabbage in a baking dish after removing the sections.
• Pour the masala on the cabbage.
• Now put the dish in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
• In between make sure to saute so that the cabbage wedges are cooked evenly.
• Serve hot.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bean Chili

Posted by sandhya at 6/03/2013 03:26:00 AM
 Bean Chili is a very popular Chinese recipe. Learn how to prepare Bean Chili by following this easy recipe.


• 2 cup Red Beans (soak overnight)
• 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
• 1 cup chopped Onions
• 1 Bell Pepper
• 1 cup hot Salsa
• 3 tbsp Tomato Sauce
• 1 tbsp Chili Seasoning
How to make Bean Chili:

• Cook beans in plenty of salted water until tender but firm. Drain properly.
• Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
• Stir-fry the pepper and onion until golden.
• Add the beans and cook over high for 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently.
• Add salsa and tomato sauce and cook on low for 2-3 minutes.
• Sprinkle with chili seasoning and remove from the heat. Serve hot with rice.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Agra Ka Petha

Posted by sandhya at 6/02/2013 02:09:00 AM
Agra Ka Petha is one of the most popular Indian sweet from the city of Taj Mahal, Agra. Learn how to prepare Agra Ka Petha by following this easy recipe.


• 1 kg Ash Gourd (Petha) (peeled and cut)
• 1 tsp Alum Powder (Phitkari)
• 750 g Sugar
• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
How to make Agra Ka Petha:

• Take the ash gourd pieces and prick it with a fork.
•  Place the pieces in a large pan filled with water and add alum powder to it. Boil it for fifteen minutes and take off from heat. Drain and wash it thoroughly under cold water.
• In a pan, take one cup of water and add sugar to it and cook it till the sugar is dissolved.
• Add lemon juice to the sugar syrup and lower the flame and add the cooked ash gourd to it.
• Cook till the ash gourd is completely cooked and the sugar syrup is thread like consistency.
• Take off from heat and arrange the pethas in a tray, so that they do not stick to each other.
• Allow it to cool completely.
• Serve.

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