Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Carrot Halwa, Gajar Halwa

          Though I had made a resolution to do at least three posts in a week, something or other comes up and I am not able to keep it, I'll try to be more regular from now on wards ( hopefully ). Coming to today's post, Carrot Halwa, this is an easy and delicious dessert, we have to keep just one thing in mind, the final dish should not smell 'carrots'. I just can't have it, if it has the vegetable smell at the end, the texture should also be soft. We can use regular carrots for making the halwa, but since the red ones are now in season, I have used them, it gives a beautiful color to the halwa. The method is very simple, needs just a few basic ingredients, sugar, some milk, cardamon and a little ghee for flavor. We can serve it both hot or at room temperature, I prefer it warm, served as such or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side..
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Methi Matar Malai, Creamy Curry With Fenugreek Leaves and Peas

          Methi Matar Malai, the first time I tried this dish, it came out so bitter, I couldn't eat it and I had to throw it away. After that, I totally gave up on the dish, until I tasted it again at my friend's place, it tasted so creamy and delicious, I got the recipe from her but then I lost it. So this time, when I made it, though I was sure of all the ingredients that I added, I was a little skeptical about the taste, but then, when I tasted it, I was totally satisfied, it was perfect, creamy ( but I am telling you, I didn't add any cream, only milk ), flavorful and delicious..
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Quick Bisi Bele Bath

          Today's post is going to be a quick alternative for the delicious Bisi Bele Bath, making it the traditional way may be little lengthy, grinding the special bisi bele bath masala paste, cooking the rice and lentils, then the vegetables and then mixing them all together for the final dish. But, I have made this like a one pot meal, in the pressure pan or cooker, it's very easy to make and the taste is really good. Since avarakelu is in season now, I have used it along with red pumpkin, but if you can't find avarakelu, you can use frozen or fresh green peas..
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Vegetable Puff ( Capsicum And Onion Filling )

          My daughter likes puffs, this is the first time I made them at home, from scratch, of course I used to make them in the US, where readymade puff pastry was available, but after coming to India, this is the first time. Well, making puff pastry from scratch is a little time consuming, so when I made them for my Eggless Baking Challenge, I had saved some for making these puffs. We can make so many fillings, either sweet or savory, I have used sauteed red capsicum and onion filling, topped with some cheese, the puffs turned out absolutely delicious..
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