Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sgroppino is an Italian drink cocktail drink with a lemon sorbet base and sparkling white wine.Sgroppino is prounced as Groppino with 'S' silent, A lovely summer drink But when I saw this on Archana's blog i was a little intrigued since she had mentioned it as a non-alchoholic one. The colour was inviting as well. Tweaked the recipe a little as I had only raspberry crush.So here goes mt lovely colourful Raspberry Sgroppino. Head over to Archana's blog to see amazing recipes whom i am paired with this wednesday for blog hop wednesday by Radhika.
lemon juice 1Tbsp
Sugar 1 tbsp
Water 2 cups
Raspberry crush 1/4 cup
Mix all the ingredients except water and keep it refrigerator
Just before being served, run the slush in a mixer with a whipper blade
Dilute with water/ club soda
Have you heard of Taste and Create?Here when you join , You are assigned another blogger from whom you have to create and taste the dish. This month I am paired with PJ of Seduce your tastebuds and I have chosen to recreate her healthy corn rava idli.As usual i am hurrying to post this blogpost as I have to submit within next 24hrs:-(
Quick cooking Oats 1/2 cup
Wheat rava 3/4 cup
Yogurt/ curd 2 cups or little more
Eno fruit salt 1 tsp
Grated carrot 1/4 cup
mustard seeds 1 tsp
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Gram dhal 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Mix corn grits, oats, rava and curry leaves in a bowl
Mix in the reserved curds and salt. Mix thoroughly
Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds, When it splutters add cumin seeds and gram dhal
Now heat the Idli cooker with the necessary water. Grease the moulds.
Just before steaming the Idli's add the Enos fruit salt. Mix well and steam
Nutritious healthy idli is ready
Sending this to Taste and create.If you want to join , Please do sign up before the 8th of December
Thank you MIN and PJ
Till then Happy Cooking
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I wanted to end this Blogging Marathon with a sweet dish yet can be guilt free too. Thought about this when i saw Gayatri's Sesame balls.Pretty easy to make and without any guilt of loading your kid with fat.
White sesame seeds 1/2 cup
Jaggery powder 1/3 cup
Ghee/ Clarified butter 1 tbsp
Grate the jaggery
Grind both together in short pulses into a coarse powder.
Add the ghee and roll into small balls.
Serve either one or max two to take of the sweet cravings!!!
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and to Priya and Aipi's Bookmarked Recipes#69
Monday, November 28, 2011
Multigrain Bread 5-6
Cheese slices 3 or more
Paneer coriander chutney 4 tbsp
Paneer 3 tbsp
Coriander 2 tbsp
Mint 2 tbsp
Chat masala 2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Grind all these together with minimum water into a smooth paste and keep it aside
Trim the edges of the bread
Apply Paneer green chutney on the bread
Place a cheese slice on it.Keep another bread slice on it an grill it till it browns
My daughter loves this!!!!
Srivalli's Blogging Marathon#10 and Srivalli's Snacks Mela
Are these Pannetone or mini Panettone:-).Panettone is an yeasted Italian fruit bread cylindrical in shape and has raisins and candied peel in it.I did not have a pannetone mould so tried to bake it with a small cup cake mould.Sarah from Maison Cupcakes challenged us to bake Pannetone for Fresh from the oven November challenge
I just baked 1/3rd the quantity as given in the original recipe and omitted the eggs. Substituted brown sugar instead of white sugar....The colour was a little darker but tasted extremely good.Try this , you will love it.
All purpose flour 1 cup+1/4 cup
Brown sugar 1/4 cup
Yeast 1/2 tsp
Water 1/4 cup
Butter 2 tbsp
Chocochips 2 tbsp
Candied peel 1 tbsp
Raisins 2 tbsp
Prove the yeast in 1/4 cup of water to which 1/2 tsp of white sugar is added. Keep it in a warm place for it to froth.
Next take the all purpose flour and mix it with the brown sugar in a big bowl and add the yeast mixture to this and knead well.
Add the softened butter to this and continue to knead ill you get a soft pliable dough.Cover with a cloth and keep it aside for 2 hrs for it to rise well.
When it has risen. transfer this to a board and incorporate all the fruits and chocolate chips into this and knead again.
Prepare the tin by greasing and transfer this to a prepared tin.If you knead a cylindrical pannetone, place a cylindrical paper inside you small cake mould(4"). While baking it will rise in that paper cylinder.I baked this amount in two small cup cakes moulds, so it did not rise in the cylindrical paper:-(
Keep it covered (thin cotton cloth) and let it rise for another 1 1/2 hrs
Preheat the oven to 190C
Place these cake tins and bake for 10 minutes.
Now reduce the temperature to 180 C and bake for further 25-30 minutes
Take it out from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack
Serve when completely cooled
The flavours from the raisins are too good to resist:-)
Linking this to Fresh from the oven November challenge
Sarah And Fresh from Oven Team....This was a wonderful challenge!!!Loved it:-)
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Necessity is the mother of invention..........So very TruE.......!!!
That is how i created this finger food.:-) I needed some potatoes and my husband bought these baby potatoes:-(.....I just coulldn’t use those for the dish I intended to cook...anyway had to cook something in a jiffy as i had to go out too.....Quikly searched my fridge, found some paneer and YES....CREATED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am so glad that he chose these potatoes, else i would have never created this:-)THANK YOU KK
Baby potatoes 3
Corn flour 1 tbsp
All purpose flour 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp+1/2 tsp
Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Chat masala 1 tsp+1tsp for topping
Tomato sauce 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Corainder leaves few for decoration
Cut the paneer into thick fingers
Pressure cook the potatoes upto 2 whistles. (It has to cook well). Cool it. Then remove the skin, cut into 2 and keep it aside
Make a paste of corn flour, all purpose flour,1/2 tsp of ginger garlic and salt. Mix Well
Heat a Tawa or pan .Smear some oil and let it heat. Now dip the paneer finger in this and coat it on all the sides. Now sprinkle some sesame seeds only on one side
Shallow fry this till it browns on one side and flip it so that you cook on the other side too. Let it brown on both sides.(Be careful not to burn the paneer). Shallow fry all the paneer fingers in the same way.
Now in the same pan add 2 tsp of oil. When it heats up add the other ½ tsp of ginger garlic paste and chilli powder. Saute it for 1 minute. Now add the cut potato pieces and mix well. Sprinkle salt , mix and continue to cook till the masala coats uniformly on all sides. Transfer it to a plate and keep aside.
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There is no respite from rain in Chennai....much needed for the scorching heat though!!!!I hadd to get a quick eat for everyone for the weekend evening and Kanda poha is a quick eat and can be had without any guilt:-)
Onion 1( cut finely)
Green chillies 3( cut into very small pieces)
Coconut scrappings 2 tbsp
Sev 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2-3 tsp
Heat a pan with oil. Temper with mustard seeds. When it crackles add the cut onions and chillies and saute well for 5 minutes in medium flame.
Now add the turmeric powder and mix well. Transfer the rice flakes to this and mix well. Sprinkle the salt, mix and continue to cook for another five minutes.
Switch off the fire. Mix the lemon juice to this
Transfer it to a serving plate. Sprinkle grate coconut and sev on this and serve
Sending this to Blogging Marathon #10 By srivalli
Friday, November 25, 2011
Puffed rice 3 cups
Bhel puri chutney/ green chutney and sweet chutney 1 tbsp
Sev (ready made/ homemade) 1/4 cup
Onion 1(cut finely)
Turmeric power 1/4 stp
Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Chat Masala 1 tsp
Mustard 1 tsp
Oil 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan and add mustard seed.
When it crackles add the turmeric and chilli powder and mix well.
Now put the puffed rice and mix immediately. Sprinkle the required amount of salt
Place this masala pori in a bowl
Add the bhelpuri chutney and mix well.
Transfer this to a serving plate
Put the fresh cut onions on it
Now put the fresh graed carrot
Sprinkle chat masala to this
Now top it with generous amount of sev and serve!!!!!
Linking this to Srivalli's Blogging Marathon#10
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Check out the Aloo tikki here
Method of making Paneer is here
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