Friday, 1 June 2012

Spinach Farfalle Pasta

1 medium spincah blanched and chopped.
4-6 garlich crushed
2 sliced onions
1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
half cup cream
half cup grated cheese
2 tbsp sweet corn boiled
pinch nutmehg (nutmeg tastes amazing with spinach)
300 gms blanched pasta- farfalle

Pour some olive oil in heated pan, crushed garlic- cook  till golden brown, then add 2 sliced onions and crushed black pepper- cook till onion softened. Then add sweet corn and blanched chopped spinach, pinch nutmeg then add 300 gms farfelle pasta - boiled.
Toss on high flame and the add salt to tasteAdd .5 cups cream adn the cheese -half cup grated.
Serve hot.

Palak Chole

1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp corriander seeds
1 large onion diced
1 inch ginger chopped
1 medium chopped spinch
2 cups soaked kabuli chana and bolied
2 cups water
2 green chillis
Juice of half lemon.

 In a hot pan add ghee and jeera and corrinader seeds. Then onion and ginger. Then add the boiled chana and chopped spinach and green chillis. Boil till all flavours  are incorporated well. As final touch add lemon juice before serving.


1tbsp ghee
1tspp cumin seeds
pinch of hing
1 chopped carrot
1 cup barley soaked 4 hrs and drainde fr 4 hrs

1/4 turmeric

black pepper1 tsp
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
2.5 cups water
salt to taste

In a hoeated presuure cooker pan add ghee and the add the jeera and pich of hing. Then add carrots and the drained barley seeds.The add water. Then add the cilantro leaves and salt. Cover and cook for a whistle.

Note: The drained water in which barley was soaked need not be disposed. You can drink it or use for cooking.

Amla Juice

Pressure cook whole amla and cool it. Cut the deseeded pieces  (2 cups) of amla and grind it. Sieve the puree and boil it ith 1.5 cups sugar and rock salt and  0.5 tsp jeera powder- cook for 10 minutes.
Pour in bottles and sterlize in oven for 10  minutes. Store in fridge.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

200 gms
2 tbsp lemon
4 green chillis
1 cup coco
2 tsp sugar
2 banaleaves

Replacement for eggs in recipes

Replace 3 eggs with following:

50 gms maida
50 gms sugar
50 gms butter or oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp milk or water

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Achari Gravy

1 tsp oil 
1 tsp kalonji,
1 tsp jeera an little
1 tsp methi seeds
2 tbsp onion paste (boiled and ground)
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
In a heated pan, add oil and then add the whole spices.  Then add onion paste and then ginger garlic paste. When onion is browned, add turmeric and chilli pwder. Add water small tsp sugar and boil and simmer.
Can be bottled and used as required.