Wednesday, April 4, 2018

RAJMAH (Kidney Beans)

We also know it as kidney beans and the best we serve it hot with rice.. You might have heard many times.
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Rajmah chawal  (Rajma Rice) 
INGREDIENTS:
* 250 gms rajmah (kidney beans)
* 1 litre water
* 1 onion
* 1 tomato
* 1/2 tsp salt ,red chilli powder, turmeric powder.
* curd
* corainder leaves to garnish
METHOD:
* Soak rajmah in 1 litre overnight
* Boil them the next day in the same water with 1 tbsp salt.
* Fry some onions till golden brown in ghee, and then pour the tomato puree.
* Cook for few minutes, then add curd and again cook add the boiled rajmah and keep cooking in low flame for 5-10 mins
* Serve hot with rice. Best combination :-) 


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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Dishes For Dibetic People

Diabetes is a disease in which the the body stops producing insulin.

Garlic Bread 
Roasted garlic makes a delicious, fat-free garlic bread. Choose heads with nice big cloves for easy peeling.
Ingredients:-
  :- 2 roasted garlic heads
:- 1/2teaspoons mixed Italian herbs
:- 1/2 teaspoon salt
:- 2 loaf of French bread, sliced
:- Preheat oven to 350°F. 

:- Peel roasted cloves or squeeze flesh from skin and place in a bowl. Mash with a fork, then mix in Italian herbs and salt.Spread on sliced bread. Wrap tightly in foil and bake for 20 minutes.
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Brown Rice Pilaf
Ingredients:-:- 2 cups brown rice
:- 5 1/2 cups water
:- 2 TBSP dried red and green peppers, or 1/2 red, 1/2 green pepper, diced
:- 2 TBSP dried carrots or 1 fresh diced carrot
:- 2 TBSP dried celery, or 2 ribs fresh celery, chopped fine
:- 2 TBSP dried onion, or 1/4 cup diced fresh onion
:- pinch pepper
:- 2 TBSP chicken or beef boullion, or soy sauce
:- 1 TBSP dried or fresh parsley
*Throw all that into a pot. Bring to a boil and then lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 40-50 minutes.
*Keep an eye on it at the last to make sure it does not get too dry. Rice grains will start to split when they are done.
*Add cooked, cubed beef or chicken to make a full meal. Serving size is 2/3 cup, or 3/4 cup if meat is added.
You can make this in a rice cooker also, using smaller quantities of ingredients. Make sure you add enough water to compensate for the dried veggies, they will absorb quite a bit.
Create a full meal by adding beef, chicken, beans, or other protein.
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Potato Chowder
Ingredients:-
:- 6 small potatoes (4 oz, approx. size)
:- 1 med onion, diced
:- 1 carrot, diced
:- 2 ribs celery, diced pepper parsley
:- 2 tsp chicken boullion
:- 3 TBSP margarine or butter
:- 1 cup milk powder
:- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

*Wash and trim potatoes - leave the skins on. Cube into 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes.
* Place into pot on stove, or into crock pot.
*Add other vegetables, sprinkle in a little pepper and parsley, and add the boullion and margarine. Add water, just until ingredients are covered (not too much!).
*Bring to boil on stove and cook until potatoes are tender, or cover and leave on low in the crock pot for 4-6 hours. Blend milk powder and flour together.
*Add water a little at a time, stirring after each addition to remove lumps. Add enough water to have a pourable mixture. Pour mixture into soup, stirring constantly.
*Cook until soup is thickened and bubbling (this may take up to half an hour in a crock pot, but only a few moments on the stove).
*Serve hot with whole wheat bread or biscuits. Makes 6 generous servings (one per potato)
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Corn bread

Ingredients:-
:- 1 cup corn meal
:- 1 cup whole wheat flour
:- 2 TBSP sugar (omit if you want)
:- 1/4 cup oil
:- 1 TBSP baking powder
:- 1 cup milk, or 1/3 cup milk powder and a cup of water
:- 2 eggs
Blend together to make batter. Pour into greased 8X8 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and set in the midd

Friday, December 29, 2017

Dishes For Fasting

Whether for religious and spiritual reasons, or as a means to good health, fasting has been a part of all traditions through the ages.
Here are a few dishes you can try out during fasting.
 

PEANUT CURRY
Ingredients: -
:- 1-2 cups finely ground, roasted peanuts
:- 2 green chilies
:- tamarind or kokum to taste
:- ghee (clarified butter)
:- 3-4 cups water
For paste:-
:- cumin seeds
:- coriander
:- 2 sticks of cinnamon
:- 3-4 cloves
:- jaggery
:- salt to taste
Method: -
*Boil water, add ground peanuts and ground paste of cumin seeds, green chilies, cloves, cinnamon, salt and jaggery.
*Add kokum or tamarind pulp to it according to taste.
*After the curry is well cooked, garnish with coriander leaves.
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STUFFED BANANAS
Ingredients: -
:- 6 ripe, peeled bananas
:- 1/2 cup sugar
:- 1/2 cup fresh coconut
:- green cardamom
:- ghee (butter) for frying
Method: -
*Cut banana into 3-inch pieces.
*Cook sugar and coconut with cardamom seeds on slow fire, until sugar melts and the mixture thickens.
*Slit each banana piece, and fill in coconut mixture.
*Hold together with a toothpick.
*Fry in ghee over medium flame till golden brown

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SABUDANA KI KHICHDI


Ingredients: -
:- 2 cups sabudana
:- 1 cup roasted, coarsely pounded peanuts
:- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
:- 6 green chilies
:- 4 tbs. ghee
:- 1/2 lemon finely chopped
:- fresh coriander for garnishing
:- 1/2 cup freshly scraped coconut
Method:
*Wash sago, drain and set aside for one hour.
*Heat ghee. Add cumin seeds. Then add green chilies, letting it fry briefly.
*Mix in sago, peanuts, salt and sugar to taste.
*Keep covered and cook on slow flame for 5-10 minutes.
*You can add small cubes of boiled or fried potatoes.
*Garnish with leaves Serve hot.

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SWEET POTATOES KHEER

Ingredients: -
:- 2 grated sweet potatoes (Shakarkand)
:- 1/4 cup sugar
:- 5 cardamoms, ground
:- !/2 litre full cream milk
Method:
*Wash, peel and grate sweet potatoes.
*Cook in milk till it turns soft and the mixture thickens.
*Then add sugar, cardamom powder and coconut and cook for a few minutes.
*Serve hot or cold. It tastes excellent.
Sweet Potato has high Iron content

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SWEET POTATOES
Ingredients: -
:- 1 kg sweet potatoes
:- 250 gm sugar
:- ghee for frying
:- cardamom powder
Method:
*Wash and remove skin of sweet potatoes.
*Cut into round thin slices and fry in ghee.
*Take sugar (1/4 in equivalent volume of the slices) and make sugar syrup of one thread consistency. Add cardamom powder to it.
*Place fried sweet potato slices in syrup and stir lightly.
*Keep for some time and then remove.
*They will turn crisp
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 VARAI KHICHDI
Ingredients: -
:- 2 cups varai
:- 1 cup roasted, coarsely pounded peanuts
:- 4 green chilies
:- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
:- 2 cloves and 2 pieces cinnamon, powdered finely
:- chopped fresh coriander leaves
:- 1/2 cup fresh coconut
:- 2 tbs. ghee
:- salt to taste
Method:
*Heat ghee. Add cumin seeds and green chilies.
*Then add varai and roast for a while.
*Put 4 cups of hot water in the varai along with salt.
*When almost cooked, add ground peanuts and clove-cinnamon powder.
*Add a little ghee over it and cover and cook a little more.
*Garnish with coriander.
*Just before serving, squeeze lemon juice over it.
You can also add potatoes to the dish for variation.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Daal Bati and Churma

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For daal : 
2 cups rajma beans (soaked in water overnight with a pinch of soda bicarb)
3/4 cup whole black gram (urad) (soaked in water overnight with a pinch of soda bicarb)
3 onions, chopped finely
2 tomatoes, chopped finely
2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
2 tbsp cream
4 tbsp ghee
1 cup coriander leaves, chopped finely

Oil and Salt to Taste

For Bati:
5 cups whole wheat flour, sieved
1 cup ghee, melted
2 tbsps curd
Salt To Taste
Preparation:
*Pressure cook rajma and black gram till it becomes soft.
*Heat 4 tbsps oil.
*Add ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes and onions and fry.
*Add all the masalas, salt.
*Simmer till well blended. The gravy should be thick.
*Knead a soft dough with flour, ghee, curd, salt and just enough water.
*Roll into balls.
*Cover and keep for one hour. Then roast in batches on hot coals till puffed and golden outside and spongy inside. Keep hot.
*Garnish the daal with coriander leaves and slit green chillies. Dip hot (baati) in the daal while eating


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