Monday, March 30, 2015

Oreo Milkshake

                                                              Summer has not even started fully and I am already making all those summer drinks for the kids.Oreo milkshake is their favourite one and it is quite easy to make one.You throw a dollop of vanilla ice cream or any other flavour and add some crunchy broken pieces of biscuits in that and it tastes heavely.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Corn and Methi Pulao

This is the first time i am trying a pulao in a pressure pan.I always cook the rice seperatley and mix with the vegetables and masala or put in in the electric rice cooker.But i prefer cooking the rice seperately cooling the rice and then mixing with the masala.When i was looking for this(corn and methi pulao) recipe most of the recipe said only the pressure cooker method so i decided to follow the same.You just have to be careful about the water quantity and the time for cooking.Corn and methi pulao came out very well the whole house was so aromatic with the corn,methi and the butter!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Masala Sprite/Masala Soda/Shikanji Recipe

                                                                               Shikanji is a popular  Indian Lemonade sold in the streets of  North India and Pakistan..It is so popular in the streets of Delhi that you get Shikanji masala in packets.During summer, you can see a lot of Shikanji stalls in the streets.Sometimes crushed ginger is added to the drink.It is usually made with water.I have tried it with soda or sprite which tastes even more better.It is a perfect party drink in the summer!!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Andhra Pesarattu Dosai

                                                              Pesarattu Dosai is a very popular type of Dosa in Andhra Pradesh.I have had it only once or twice.Actually it is very nutritious because it is made out of Moong dal and not rice.Little bit of rice is added to give crispness to the dosa.It is usually had with Ginger chutney called "allam pachidi" which is also popular in Andhra.You can make the ginger chutney a little watery to go with the dosa.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Allam Pachidi/Ginger Chutney

Ginger is one of my favourite spices.I love ginger in any form be it juice, pickle or in upmas and curries.I have been wanting to make this Andhra style pickle or chutney called Allam Pachidi. It is the best side dish or accompaniment for Andhra Pesarattu dosai.

This pickle has all the tastes in it - it is spicy, sweet and tangy. It is a treat to all the people who love ginger in their food!!!! Hopefully I will make the pesarattu dosai sooooon!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pizzadilla(Quesidilla Pizza)

Pizzadillas  are nothing but simple form of pizza done on the stove top with Tortillas.It is very similar to quesidillas which has a mexican filling where as pizzadilla is more like a thin pizza with pizza toppings.  I thought let me try out with left over chapathis or rotis which is more healthy.                                                                 After trying out bread pizza and similar pizza flavoured recipes i thought why dont i try this one with left over rotis.Yes you can create a delicious snack with leftover chapathis or rotis called pizzadilla  (quesidilla pizza).It is incredibly easy to make and tastes awesome!I am sure your kids will love it and your rotis will not go waste.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Paneer Tikka Masala

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Paneer Tikka Masala is the yummy sidedish anyone would love with rotis,nans and kulchas.I made kulchas and Paneer tikka masala to go with it.It was like restaurant food at home for us because we usually make phulkas and light dals and subzis to go with it.I am sure all of you would love this yummy paneer subzi  do give it a try!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Kulcha/Kulcha Recipe

                                                                                      KULCHA is one of our favorite breads when we eat north Indian food outside.Some times when we are really craving for food we order different types of kulchas like paneer kulcha,onion kulcha or mint kulcha butwhen it is normal we go in for the normal ones.I do make Nans at home often now started making these kulchas too.It is quiet easy to make if you plan a little ahead.It is very popular in Amritsar and punjab and usually served with chole!!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Narthangai Pickle/citron pickle

                                                                   Narthangai is a variety of lemon with a a thick skin and green colour. There are two types of pickles my mom used to make with this.One is the regular citron pickle with chilly powder and the other is the dried version only with salt.The dried version is more popular and is available in stores like ambika appalam etc.
My grand mom used to eat the dried narthangai daily with her curd rice in the evening.Whenever we used to fall sick or have a stomach upset we were allowed to eat only this dried narthangai with curd rice because it did not have any chilies in it and it would not do any harm to the stomach.I will post the recipe for the dried version soon......