Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Pumpkin/Parangikai Masiyal

Pumpkin/Parangikai Masiyal: I would say that Pumpkin fruit is a special across the world. Pumpkin is being used for Halloween decoration in front of the western houses during the October. Also, the yellow pumpkin flower is used in front of houses as a ritual decoration in South India in the Tamil month called Margazhi . December and January months are known as winter months in the tropical countries. They are the months when germs spread easily and cause diseases. To avoid and escape from these diseases, our ancestors foll...

Pressure cooked Chicken Briyani

Pressure cooked Chicken Briyani: Why do we need to worry about Dum for making Briyani. Alternative way is there to make tasty chicken briyani by using Pressure cooker and it is easy.

Ingredients:

Chicken leg pieces – 5 ( You can use chicken )

Rice – 1 – ½ cup (Basmati rice preferable. I used normal raw rice)

Onion – 1

Tomato – 1

Curd or Yogurt – 2 tsp

Eggs – 3 (Optional)

Green chilli – 3

Lemon – ½

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Poppy seeds – ½ tsp

Coriander and mint leaves – 4 tsp

Cloves – 5

Cinnamon – 1 inch

Ginger garli...

Friday, 17 June 2016

Simple Spicy Mushroom Masala Dry/Curry

Simple Spicy Mushroom Masala Dry/Curry: Today I decided to consume low fat, vitamin B and D rich food and suitable for chappathi. Mushroom curry. Let's see this simple recipe.

Ingredients:

Mushroom – 300g

Onion -1

Tomato - 1

Green chilli – 2

Ginger garlic paste – ¾ tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1tsp

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Garam masala – ½ tsp

Thyme – ½ tsp

Oil for seasonings

Salt for taste

Steps:

Wash the mushroom thoroughly and cut into cubes.



Make the tomato into puree.

Heat 2 ...

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Cucumber used for various therapeutic – Natural medicine

Cucumber used for various therapeutic – Natural medicine: Cucumber has medicinal properties of curing few diseases including blood pressure, Joint Pain. It has 95% of water content which is rich nutrient than normal water. It helps to normalize body temperature and water in the body. It will help to discharge toxins from the body.

The vitamins, manganese, potassium, silicon minerals in it helps to protect skin. Recent Research confirmed thatLariciresinol ,Pinoresinol , Secoisolariciresinol, lignans compounds in it helps to avoid cancers. Potassium,...

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Long beans/Karamani/payathangai/Cowpea Poriyal

Long beans/Karamani/payathangai/Cowpea Poriyal: Cowpea or Payathangai remind my childhood days in my village. After school time over, we gone for picking this Cowpea for our snack. In fact we steal this cowpea from others farm. It's a fun right! Its a semiarid crop and drought tolerant. During rainy season its being harvested across the world. I can strongly say, it was being used as one of the snack in villages(many varieties. I may include them later). When we gone for shopping last week, I found this long beans in the market. So I decided ...

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe

Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe: I just wanted to try some baking recipes. So I made my first Vanilla Cake and it turned out really well. Let's see how I made this cake.

Ingredients:

All purpose flour – 1-1/2 cup

Powder sugar – ¾ cup

Milk or Cream – ¾

Unsalted butter – 1 stick

Egg – 2

Vanilla essence – 2 tsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Salt – ½ tsp

Oil – 2 tsp

Steps:

Sieve the all purpose floor into a bowl. Smash the butter and mix with the all purpose floor.



Now add sugar powder and milk or cream on it and mix it tog...

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Simple Lauki Bharta / Suraikai Dry / Bottle Gourd Dry – Punjabi Style

Simple Lauki Bharta / Suraikai Dry / Bottle Gourd Dry – Punjabi Style: Bottle Gourd is mostly available vegetable from the market. It has much water content in it and very good for health. There is lot of nutrients available in it. We will make simple Lauki Bharta which is famous in Punjab today. It will go well with Chapathi and rice.

Ingredients:

Grated bottle gourd - 1 cup

Chopped onion – 1

Desi ghee – 2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Chilli powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Garam masala – ½ tsp

Salt as per taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Steps:

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