Saturday, August 1, 2009

Aloo/Arvi ki Chaat

100 gm Tamarind
250 gm Potatoes or Arwi
2 tsp Cumin seeds
2-3 no Red dry chillies
1/2 tsp Dry ginger powder
125 gm Jaggery or sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
Chaat masala, chilli powder and salt to taste

Method of Preparation :
1. Soak imli/tamarind in lukewarm water for 1-2 hours or you can do this a day before.
2. Then with your fingers mash them and throw the stones. If you are using stoned tamarind/imli just mash with your fingers.
3. Now put crushed jaggery or sugar along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and ginger powder.(If you want to use this sauce for few days, boil the sauce and use when it cools down.
4. Roast cumin seeds along with dry chillies in a dry frying pan. When the colour turns brown put them on a plate. Now crush them with a rolling pin or pestle and mortar. Sprinkle this on tamarind sauce. Taste it. If you like you can mix a few teaspoons of mint sauce in it or crushed mint leaves.
5. Boil aloo or arwi(bhuiyan)and peel them. Dice them and keep aside.
6. When you serve, put diced aloo or arwi in a small bowl for each individual person. Sprinkle salt, chat masala, red chilli powder, a table spoon of beaten natural yoghurt and tamarind sauce.
This is yummy and suitable for fast.


Preparation time: 20 minutes

500 gms Khoya, crushed.
300 gms powdered sugar
8 to 10 pistachios sliced
2-3 drops food colour (optional)
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
Cookie moulds

Method of Preparation :
Mix khoya with sugar in a pan. Heat on low flame, stirring continuously. Cook till mixture thickens. Cool for 10 minutes. Add cardamom powder & food colour. Mix well. Take a small handful of mixture and press into the cookie mould. Turn out carefully. Press 2-3 slices of pistachio in the center. Delicious Pedhas are ready to eat.

Friday, December 5, 2008

christmas recipes-Hot Chocolate Espresso

If this recipe for Christmas is home made it is best made here is the recipe-

1/2 cup strong hot coffee
1 to 3 teaspoons sugar (optional)
1/2 cup cream, or 1/4 cup half-and-half and 1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
whipped cream
1 tablespoon milk chocolate, grated
cinnamon stick

Makes about 1 cup.
Total time: 10 minutes.

Step 1:
In a large cup or mug, mix the coffee and sugar, if desired.

Step 2:
In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the cream. Add the cocoa and mix well.

Step 3:
Add the cream mixture to the coffee and top with a dollop of whipped cream and the grated chocolate. Serve with a cinnamon stick.

christmas recipes-Fun balls

here is a recipe the kids would like Fun balls here is the recipe-

1 cup softened butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-1/4 cups flour
Powdered sugar

Mix ingredients together. Then form into 1" balls, stuffing a cherry, candy kiss, nut, mint, gumdrop, etc., into each one for a surprise. Bake at 350 degrees at 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned (watch as they can burn quickly). Cool 10 minutes then roll in powdered sugar.