Tuesday, October 25, 2011


                      Instant Dry Milk(Milk Powder): 2 cups
                      Sweetened Condensed Milk: 1 can (14 oz can)
                      Unsalted Butter: 1 stick (1/2 cup)
                      Cardamom Powder: 1/2 tspn

                1. Melt the butter in a Pan. Tranfer this to a microwave safe bowl.
                2. Add Milk Powder, Condensed Milk and Cardamom Powder. Mix well.
                3. Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes, stirring after every minute.
                4. Allow it to cool for 5 mins.
                5. Grease your hands and make small balls.
                6. Gently press and flatten them.
                7. Garnish with Almond, Raisins, Cashew or Pistachios.
             This recipe makes about 25-30 Pedas.        

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Black bean Salad

                Black beans: 1 cup (Cooked) ( If using canned, drain out the liquid and rinse)
                Onion(small): 1/4 chopped finely
                Tomato: 1 chopped
                Capsicum: 1/4  cup chopped
                Carrot: 1/4 grated
                Cucumber: 1/4 cup chopped
                Lemon juice: 1 tbspn
                Chat Masala: 1/2 tspn
                Black pepper powder: 1/4 tspn (freshly grounded)
                Salt to taste
                Coriander leaves to garnish

                1. In a bowl, combine vegetables, black beans and the spices. Mix well.
                2. Add salt and lemon juice. mix well.
                3. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Aloo Gobhi

                       Potato: 2 ( Peeled and cubed into big pieces)
                       Cauliflower: 2 cups ( cut into small florets)
                       Ginger: 1/2 inch grated
                       Coriander Powder:  1 tbspn
                       Chilli Powder: 1/2 tspn or according to taste
                       Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tspn
                       Curry leaves : 4-5
                       Green chilli: 1 (cut it lengthwise)
                       Amchoor Powder: 1 tspn
                       Bay Leaf: 1
                       Water:  3 tbpsn
                       Oil: 2 tbspn
                       Cumin(Jeera) seeds: 1/2 tspn
                       Asafoetida(hing): pinch
                       Salt to taste
                       Coriander leaves to garnish
                 1. Take a small bowl, mix ginger, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric and water to make a paste.
                2. Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf,curry leaves, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Add green chilli and spice paste and fry until spice starts leaving the oil.
                3. Now add potato, cauliflower and salt. Mix well.
                4. Cook on medium heat until vegetables are cooked. Add water if required.
                5. Now add amchoor powder and cook for a min.
                6. Garnish with coriander leaves.