Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Oats Moong Mixed Veggies Khicdi

I instantly fell in love with recipe and the way oats has been used in this recipe. Thank you Priya for such a lovely recipe. This recipe is light on tummy delicious and ohhh so healthy... I can write pages and pages on this yummy one pot recipe.
I have slightly modified the recipe according to my taste, keeping in mind the original recipe. Here you go

You will need
2 cups Oats Roasted( I used Quaker quick cooking)
1 cup Yellow moong dhal
1 cup mixed veggies( I used alu,carrot,french beans and green peas)
Salt as per taste
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Cumin seeds and Black peppercorns 1 tsp each
Onions 2 Finely chopped
Finely chopped garlic 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Grated Ginger 1 tsp

Wash and soak the moong dhal for 30mins in water.
Heat oil add cumin seeds, when it splutters add chopped onion, ginger and garlic and sauté until turns pinkish.
Now add the mixed veggies, peppercorns, turmeric, salt and cook for 3-4mins.
Now add 3-4 glasses of water, add the soaked moong after draining the water, and roasted oats.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles and your done.
Serve hot with any spicy chutney or can be served as it is.
You can even add a tsp ghee before serving.

The original recipe had ccoked moong dhal and the entire process was done in an open pan.
I took to soaked moong dhal and pressure cooker method, which worked well. Either ways the dish tastes yumm!!

Strawberry Sundae ~ Sweetness In a Tall Glass

Got hold of this recipe in Vicky Ratnani's 'Cook Eat And Party' show on ndtvgoodtimes channel.
A simple, easy and delicious sundae, which can be prepared instantly.
You Will need
Fresh Strawberry 10-12
Strawberry Icecream 1 cup
Chocolate Block few(I used diary milk)
Chopped Almonds Few
Water 1/2 glass
Wash and chop the strawberry and puree with fresh water.
Take a tall glass and layer with strawberry puree, strawberry icecream, nuts and choco blocks.
Voila!! that's it your done... Serve Chill
You can replace strawberry icecream with vanilla flavour

Vanghi Bhat ~ Brinjal Rice

Vanghi Bhat is a combination of rice, spices and brinjal prepared in a spicy and aromatic way. This is one of my favourite recipes aswell. Vanghibhat is very common in Maharasthra, Karnataka and some parts of Andhra.

The term 'Vanghi' means Brinjal in Marathi. Every region has its way of cooking this wonderful recipe.

You Will Need
Purple Baby Brinjals 10-12
Rice 1 cup
Salt as per taste
Jaggery a pinch

For the spice powder
Chana dhal 1 tsp
Urad dhal 1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies 5-6
Dry Coconut 3tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Black Peppercorns 4-5
Whole Coriander Seeds 1 tsp
Clove and Green Cardamom 2 each
Cinnamon 1/2 inch stick

To Temper
Ghee 2 tsp
Chana And Urad Dhal 1 tsp each
Cashewnut 10-12 broken
Curry Leaves Few

Dry Roast all the items mentioned under 'Spice Powder' one by one or until aromatic, cool and grind to fine powder and set aside.
Cook rice making sure that the grains are separate, spread on a large plate.
Chop brinjals into medium pieces and put them in a vessel of water until required. This is to avoid the brinjals from turning black.
Heat one tsp and sauté brinjal until half done, now add the prepared spice powder and  mix well
Now add the cooked rice, salt and mix well.
Finally add all the items mentioned under to temper and add to the prepared rice and mix well.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with cucumber raita and any side dish of your choice.

You can replace brinjal with capsicum and prepare capsicum rice in the same way.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Carrot Juice ~ Instant Energy in a glass

I'm back after 2 years.................. Was busy with my personal life, as I was carrying and now with a yr old toddler, who has made my life beautiful, colorful and busier....

However, that hasn't stopped me in trying recipes, but not on a regular basis, I go for easy recipes these days, so that I can spend more time with my lil angel. Working on some changes on the look and feel of my blog..........

So here is an instant energy drink, which is so revitalizing and full of energy.

For this you need
1 carrot grated
1tsp grated ginger
2tsp lime juice
2 tsp sugar

Blend all the ingredients and refrigerate, serve chill with some ice cubes.....

This is a simple way to make your kids have carrot...