Friday, May 27, 2016

Vegan Apple Blueberry Bread


          Couple of months back, I had made a post for Homemade Apple Sauce, well I had used the apple sauce for making this Vegan Apple Blueberry Bread, yeah, had made this bread some two months back, but only now I could post it. The recipe is from a cook book, dedicated just to apples, I had picked it up so many years back from a library sale. This bread is loaded with apples, both in the form of apple sauce and chopped apples, some dried blueberries and I have used half and half mixture of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour. The bread came out soft and delicious, serve it for breakfast or as a midday snack with coffee or tea..
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Green Peas Paratha, How To Make Matar Paratha


          We love parathas at home, especially my daughter, so I make them at least once in 10 days. After making the Bengali Green Peas Kachoris ( Peas Stuffed Puris ), the next thing that I wanted to make was these Peas Parathas. When I started making the parathas, I was not really very sure about the taste, I thought it would taste somewhat similar to dal parathas ( lentil stuffed flat breads ). The stuffing that I have used here is very simple, just pounded the peas coarsely, that I way I felt that it would have some texture, and mixed it with some basic Indian spices. But these parathas turned out to be a surprise, they tasted so, so good, you don't need any side dish, can eat them as such, but if you must have something, serve some pickle and curd/yogurt on the side..
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lemonade With Rooh Afza, Rooh Afza Lemon Sharbat


          Today's post is another summer cooler, Lemonade With Rooh Afza. Actually till this summer, I had never tried anything with Rooh Afza, except for, might be, I would have had a sharbat but without knowing it had Rooh Afza in it. For those of you who are not familiar with Rooh Afza, it's a concentrated squash made with extracts from herbs, flowers, vegetables, roots and fruits. It's usually used to add flavor to sharbats, lemonade, ice creams and milk and when had during the summer months, it's supposed to cool down the body. If you want to know more about it, you can read this article here. Coming back to the drink, I have made the regular lemon juice, but I have flavored it with Rooh Afza syrup and mint and I have also added another healthy ingredient, sabja seeds/ sweet basil seeds, also known as tukmaria seeds or falooda seeds. The seeds are black in color, a little similar to chia seeds and have many health benefits. Rooh Afza, not only gives a flavor to the lemonade but also gives a beautiful pink color to the drink and the sabja seeds and mint leaves makes it look even more prettier..
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Beans Potato Subzi, Aloo Beans Curry For Rotis


          Beans Potato Subzi/Aloo Beans Curry is a perfect side dish to go with rotis, of course, only if you like dry curries. I used to make it whenever I felt that the beans was a little less for making a curry by itself, so I just add a couple of potatoes to make it enough for three people. This is perfect when you have to pack something dry while travelling, serve this with rotis and a dal/lentils for a complete and delicious meal..
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