Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ellu Podi | Sesame Seeds Rice Mix Powder


White Sesame seeds - 1 Cup
Cumin Seeds - 2tsp
Pepper Corns - 1tsp
Red Chili - 2No

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mango Kulfi Version I | Mango Popsicles From Scratch

Yields :- 6 Servings as shown in picture

Fresh Mangoes - 2 Numbers Small Size or Store Bought Mango Pulp 1/2 Cup
Sugar - 1/4 Cup
Milk (Or) Condensed Milk - 1/3 Cup (if using regular milk add more sugar if needed)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Straw Berry Milk Shake

Fresh Strawberries - 5 No
Milk - 1 Cup

Sugar/Honey - 3 Tbsp

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chicken Biryani | Biriyani

Chicken Biriyani is my hubby's most favorite. Atleast once in a week he wish to have this version and he rarely prefers mutton/lamb biriyani or restaurant biryanis...The secret of taste lies in the marination part, so try to marinate for couple of hours.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Melon Milk Shake

Milk - 1 Cup
Sugar - 1/4 Cup
Vanilla Ice Cream - Optional

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kollu Masiyal | Horse Gram Chutney | Lentil Dip

Kollu or Horse gram or Whole Lentils - 1/2 Cup
Shallot/Pearl Onion - 4 Numbers
Garlic - 4 Numbers
Cumin - 2tsp

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Vegetable Wheat Flour Pizza from scratch

Whole Wheat Flour - 3/4th Cup
All Purpose Flour(Maida) - 1/2 Cup minus 1 Tbsp
Rapid Rise Yeast - 3/4tsp
Ginger/Garlic Paste - 1/2tsp (Optional)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Iced | Cold Coffee

Milk -1 1/2 Cups
Instant Coffee Powder - 1/2 Tbsp
Sugar - 1/4 Cup

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fresh Strawberry Cake | Eggless | Butterless

Happy Mother's day to all. I am dedicating this cake to my Mom who is so special for me. Every Mom is roll model to their children. I am proud to say that i am a mom for 2 kids and trying to be like my mom in showing love, patience, tolerance etc...I made this cake for her but she couldn't taste it as we are separated in matter of miles(Just showed the cake). So what is special with this pink lady?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pineapple Kesari | Semolina Pudding Recipe

I often make pineapple kesari, bit sour sweet instead of traditional one and for few years I couldn't get a chance to make this. This week like mangoes for summer season I saw pineapples in the super market that too a sweetened one.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Green Veg Salad | Vegetable Salad Recipe

Sliced Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, Avocados, Red & Green Bell Peppers - As Required
Shredded Carrot - As Required
Raw/Boiled Garbanzo Beans(White Chana) (Optional)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Burger with Veg Patti

Burger Buns - 4 No.
Lettuce, Onion, Tomato slices - As Required
Cheese Sticks - 4 No.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Whipping Egg Whites Using Hand Whisk | Hand Blender

Eggs - 4 Number
Sugar - 1 n 1/2 Tbsp
Lemon Juice (Or) Cream of Tartar - 1tsp
Glass/Stainless Steel Bowl
Hand Whisk

Hand Whisk Method

  • Keep the Eggs in room temperature at least 2 hrs before whisking.
  • Separate the whites from yolks with no traces of yolks.
  • Start whisking in front and back motion as shown in the video.
  • When begins foaming add lemon juice/cream of tartar and continue whisking.
  • When soft peaks attained add sugar and continue beating till hard peaks attained.
  • Took 12-15 minutes for me to attain the peak, In between stopped a while for clicking and recording :-).
  • I substituted egg whites for Sponge Cake and Pan cakes. 
Egg Whites Separated Recipes

This Video is just to get an idea about beating egg whites.

Adding lemon juice/cream of tartar prevents over beating eggs.

Using Electric Blender
  • Beat the egg whites until they are foamy.
  • Add the cream of tartar (Pic 1) and continue to beat on medium speed until they reach soft peak stage (Pic 2).
  • You will know your egg whites have reached this stage when the beaters start to leave a trail or when the peaks fall over when the beaters are raised (Pic 3).
  • Add the remaining 2 Tbsp of sugar and continue to beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks (Pic 4) when the beaters are raised.