Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lime Mint Cooler!! For Taste & Create!!

This is my entry to the Taste and create contest by Nicole of http://forfood.rezimo.com/?page_id=581

I am glad to have Simran of http://foodiezone.blogspot.com/, she has adopted Mumbai as a city to settle post marriage and her blog is a variety of tempting food and cool drinks!!! So here's one recipe of a drink I have never tried before, so i gave a shot to this one and we loved it!! It was really refreshing!!

You can visit Simran's Blog for the recipe here http://foodiezone.blogspot.com/2008/07/party-time.html

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bread Pakoras

This is my entry to Rushina Munshaw's Pakora Contest!!!!
My mom and dad have come to visit me and my mom made delicious bread pakodas yesterday when we both returned from office yesterday!! Here goes the recipe.
Serves 2 to 3
8 to 10 bread
4 to 5 tbspn. gram flour
2 tbspn. finely chopped coriander
1 tspn. Ginger garlic paste
½ tspn. Cumin and coriander seed powder
1 tspn. Red chilly powder
¼ tspn. Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry

Take the gram flour in a bowl. Add all the ingredients except bread to it. Mix well by adding little water to the mixture. Make it a smooth paste so that you can dip the bread in it. Now, cut the bread slices into four pieces, I cut into triangular ones, dip the whole piece into the mixture and drop it into hot oil for frying. Remove out after its golden brown.
Serve hot with Ketchup.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kanda Pohe

This is my entry to Neha of http://easyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/, who is hosting an event called SWC Maharshtra.

Thanks for this event Neha!!

This is a typical Mahrashtrian snacks and an all time favorite in every Marathi household! On a Saturday morning I made Kanda Pohe for everyone and here is my post!
Serves 4
250 Gms Pohe (use the thick ones)
3 tbspn. Oil
3 to 4 finely chopped green chillies
1 medium size onion (kanda) finely chopped
5 to 6 curry leaves
1 tspn. Mustard seeds
¼ tspn. Hing
½ tspn. Turmeric powder
1 tspn. Sugar
½ lemon
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut for garnishing.

Lay pohe in a vessel with tiny holes in it, pour water on them slowly to thoroughly dampen them. Let the water drain from it. Keep aside. They become soft and tender in about 2 to 3 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan; add mustard seeds, after they sputter, add hing, turmeric powder, curry leaves, green chillies and onion. Stir for a while, after the onions become pink, add damp pohe. Mix properly. Add salt and sugar, mix again. It cooks within a minute. Switch the flame off. Squeeze half a lemon on it. Mix well again. They are ready!
Garnish with fresh coriander and coconut.(I did not have coconut so I used only coriander)
Serve hot!

P.S. You may add potato (batata) to this recipe too and make kanda batata pohe! Add the potato after the onion is pink and cover it with a lid for the potatoes to cook. After they are soft, add pohe and continue with the same method.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

One more award!

I am so delighted, thanks Messo for this friendship award!! It means a lot to me.
Messo has always been prompt to comment on every recipe I have posted, thanks for being so encouraging dear!!
I would like to pass on this award to my dear friend Laxmi (Shubha) of chutkibharpyar.blogspot.com/
We have been friends since school , even when this blogging world was unknown to us!!
Thanks for being so encouraging dear.....hope this cheers you up!!