Monday, 16 January 2017

Mint and Coriander Chutney



Mint and Coriander Leaves Chutney is spicy and is a great accompaniment with any dish. The best part about it is the freshness of mint and coriander leaves. It is always best to make this chutney fresh with your main dish. Mint and Coriander are the best combination for a Chutney recipe. 
Prep time
Cooking time
Serves
10 mins
       15  mins
4 persons

Cuisine: Indian


Recipe Category: Side Dish for Idli /Dosa

Ingredients
  • Mint leaves -2 ½ cups
  • Coriander leaves -1/2 cup
  • Green chillies -6 nos
  • Garlic cloves -10 nos
  • Tamarind paste -1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice -1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt – to taste
Seasonings
  • Oil -1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves –few sprigs
 Method
1. Pluck the coriander leaves, mint leaves from the stem and wash it properly.You need not chop very finely as everything is going to the grinder eventually. 
2. In a grinder grind everything together with little water to form a paste.Chop the green chillies and keep aside.Fresh Mint and Coriander Chutney is ready. 
3. Enjoy the fresh mint and coriander chutney with your favorite dish.


Served with
Idli /Dosa
Chaat varieties
Pakoras,Samosa
Paneer Tikka

Notes
the leaves are chopped to small they will not grind properly.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Lemon Grass Tea



Lemongrass-ginger tea is an excellent home remedy for many health problems. This spicy tea is a great way to begin or end any meal or to enjoy between meals. Make this healthful tea a regular drink alongside your fresh juices, for a super-boost to your immune system it’s always one of my favorite hot drinks. 

The ginger is warming and immune-boosting while lemongrass adds a fragrant and citrusy touch. Lemongrass tea is most often used in home remedies for various health issues. Regularly drinking it helps your overall well-being. And when combined, they work synergistically, powerfully, and effectively.

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Prep time
Cooking time
Serves
15 mins
15 mins
2 persons

Cuisine: World
Recipe Category: Beverages

Ingredients
  • Pure drinking Water -500 ml
  • Freshly grated ginger -1/4  cup
  • Lemon grass  including the bulbs-3 big stalks
  • Tea – 2 tbsp.
  • Lemon – to taste

Method
1. Chop the lemongrass and grate the ginger. Boil 500 ml of water in a large boiling pot. Throw the cut ingredients into the boiling water, turn fire down to simmer for 5-7 minutes. 

2. Turn off the heat and add 2 bags or about 2 teaspoonful’s of your favorite tea powder. If it tastes too strong add more water.Strain.
3. Add 1 tablespoon raw honey or stevia for taste if desired. Drink warm.

Consume
Early morning Drink

Notes
Old ginger is more pungent than the young one.
You can also buy ready-to-use tea bags.
Note that when drinking this tea, the diuretic effect will make you want to urinate more. The tea is doing its work of carrying out toxins to be eliminated. Do drink lots of water also to continue with the elimination

Alternative option for busy people
You can prepare this tea in the night and leave it in the pot to cool. In the morning, just lightly reboil it and pour into a thermal flask to take with you to work. You can sip it throughout the day but do not keep for more than 24 hours.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Orange Kesari (Sheera)

Kesari is a popular sweet dish prepared with Sooji. So try this easy recipe to impress your kids.Just like normal kesari which is prepared by adding orange juice. It gives a mild tangy orange flavor and enjoy with your loved ones.Now let’s go to the recipe

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Prep time
Cooking time
Serves
10 mins
       15  mins
4 persons

Cuisine: Indian
Recipe Category: Desserts

Ingredients
  • Sooji (Rava) – ½ cup
  • Orange Juice -3/4 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Sugar -3/4 cup
  • Orange food color - pinch
  • Cardamom powder -1/2 tsp
  • Cashews and raisins – ¼ cup
  • Ghee -1/4 cup

Method
1. Heat a spoonful of ghee in a sauce pan and roast the sooji nicely and keep aside. Now roast the cashew nuts and raisins separately and keep aside.Heat ghee in a pan and add water, pour the orange juice, sugar, cardamom powder and give a quick stir. 
2. When it starts boiling, add rava and stir without any lumps.And add remaining ghee/butter and stir continuously till the kesari starts leaving the sides. 
3. Lastly add the roasted cashewnuts and raisins mix well.Transfer in to a bowl and fill the bowl up till the brim and invert it on to the serving plate. Garnish with dry fruits and enjoy.


Serving Suggestions
In the form of Desserts
Kids after school snacks

Notes
Close it with a lid and leave it undisturbed for 1-2 minutes.
Dry roast the rava till golden brown.

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