Sunday, 24 January 2016

Cluster beans poriyal

cluster beans - 150 gm
onion sliced - 1
oil- 2-3 tsp
mustard & urad dal - each half tsp
broken dry red chilli - 1
curry leaves - few
salt - to taste.

to grind :
2-3 tbsp grated coconut
1/4 tsp turmeric powder,
1/2 tsp - jeera
red chilli - 2
garlic clove  medium  - 2

Steps to follow:

Rinse and remove edges. now finely cut into small pieces.Cook with little water  and salt, if any water left drain it.
In a pan heat oil add mustard and urad dal, red chilli, curry leaves, when it splutters add onion and saute well.
Then add ground paste mix well.
Add the cooked cluster beans.Add salt to taste.
Stir well and sim the fire.Leave for 1-2 minutes till the raw smell goes.switch off the stove.

Now cluster beans poriyal is ready to serve.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Broccoli stir fry

Broccoli (small)- 300 gm
chopped onion - 1
grated coconut - 2-3 tbsp
oil - 1 tbsp
mustard and urad dal - each 1/2 tsp
salt - to taste

for the masala:
roast and grind:
oil - 1tsp
2-3 dry red chilli
urad dal -  1 tsp
cumin and fennel seeds - each 1/2 tsp
garlic cloves - 2
Cool and grind it to paste.

Steps to follow:
Cut broccoli into small pieces and also its stem, rinse and drain it.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add mustard and urad dal,when it splutters add chopped onion. Saute well.
Then add broccoli and salt to taste.Close and cook for 2 minutes.

Add ground paste and mix well.Sprinkle some water and cook till done.
Then add 2 tbsp grated coconut ,mix well and switch off.
That' s all.It is really delicious, you can have with chappathi, rice or bread.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Chicken Franks Briyani


basnathi rice - 200- 300 gm
chicken franks - 6 numbers
ginger garlic paste - 2  - 3 tsp full
sliced onion - 100 gm
sliced tomato - 100 gm
green chilli - 2
thick yogurt - 1 -2  tbsp
coriander and mint leaves - few
oil - 3- 4 tbsp
ghee - 1 tbsp 
garam masala - 1/2 tsp ( cardamom, clove, cinnamon powder)
chilli , cumin, fennel, tuurmeric  powder - each 1/4tsp
coriander powder -1/2 tsp
salt - to taste.
 Soak rice, cut the franks into small pieces, cut onion, tomato and coriander & min leaves. Keep aside.
 Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add onion and saute till light brown.Add gg paste and again saute well.

 Add garam masala and mix well.
 Add green chilli and mint coriander leaves.
 Stir well.
 Add tomatoes and salt o taste.
 Mix and add all masalas,
 sprinkle some water, let it cook for 1 minute.
 Add sliced chicken franks.mix well.
 Add yogurt.Mix well.check the salt.
 Mix well. Mean while cook the rice 80 percent done and strain it.
 Spread the rice over the chicken franks masala.
 Add fried onions, mint coriander leaves. Close and leave dum for 10 minutes in a very slow flame.
 After dum close and mix well.
 Delicious chicken franks briyani is ready.
Enjoy ! Serve with raitha and pakoda.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Caramel Almonds

fresh almonds - 200 gm
crushed jaggery (vellam) 75 - 100 gm or brown sugar
water - 3- 4 tbsp
white sesame seeds - 2tbsp
ghee - 1 tsp + 1 tsp for greasing

Steps to follow:
Place crushed jaggery or brown sugar  with water in a pan, when it dissolves low the flame,
add ghee  and mix well.
 Let the jaggery or brown sugar  caramelize.
 Add almonds.
Stir well.
 Sprinkle sesame seeds .Mix well.
Using the spoon transfer and spread the caramelized  almonds to the greased  aluminum foil wrapped tray or parchment paper.

Allow this  to cool and dry at least for 3-4 hours.
 Take the almonds out individually and store.

Store and enjoy the yummy healthy caramel almonds !

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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Healthy chappathi wrap

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas 

Easy healthy wrap :
3 steps can be done before to avoid morning rush
1. prepare soft chappathi
2.Any type of boiled  pulses of your choice
3.beat curd add finely chopped garlic mix & keep in fridge.
Shred some cabbage,With a peeler, peel carrot and cucumber, don't chop it.
To arrange : Take a chappathi, place vegetables, then sundal, spread curd mixture, sprinkle pepper powder and add little ketchup,then roll the chappathi like a wrap & pack in tiffin.
Your healthy protein rich wrap is ready.

Thanks for sending and sharing the healthy wrap recipe.  
Mrs. Kasana Rasool