Friday, 31 October 2014

Oreo milkshake

Today's recipe is again an easy milkshake - oreo milkshake.  Oreo milkshake is an easy to make milkshake with oreo biscuits, icecream and milk.  Oreo is one biscuit which my kids love a lot and it is my favorite too.  So whenever oreo is bought it gets finished very soon and today, I bought a packet of oreo when I bought my groceries and immediately made this milkshake.  This would definitely please both kids and grownups.  Now to the recipe.. 



Ingredients required



milk1 cup
vanilla icecream 2 scoops
oreo biscuits 4
sugar2 tablespoons 

Method

1.  First add oreos biscuits to the blender, then add milk, vanilla icecream and sugar (if necessary).  Blend it nicely till it becomes frothy.



Tips:

1.  Sugar can be replaced with chocolate syrup which will give a nice twist.  I didn't have any so I used sugar instead.

2. You can also top milkshake with whipped cream,

Check here for more similar recipe:

11.  sambharam / spiced butter milk
12.  watermelon juice
13.  roohafza popsicle
14.  apple banana milkshake


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Thursday, 30 October 2014

pepper seva / kurumulagu seva/ milagu sevai/ pepper idiyappam

Today I am sharing an idiyappam variety which I learnt after I started blogging - pepper seva.   For me idiyappam was normal coconut seva or lemon seva, but recently I saw many of them sharing pepper seva and I decided to try it.  I referred to rak's space and veena's space before I made this and then continued as I normally make lemon seva.  It is very easy to make and you can also make this using leftover seva / idiyappam.  You can also make use of ready made idiyappam if you don't have normal idiyappam available.  Now to the recipe.. 



Ingredients required


seva/ idiyappam/rice noodles2 cups
oil2 tablespoon
mustard seeds1/2 teaspoon
urud dal1 teaspoon
channa dal1 teaspoon
green chilli1
ginger (chopped)1 teaspoon
curry leavesfew
cumin seeds / jeera1 teaspoon
pepper powder1 teaspoon
cashews 5 - 6



Method

1.  Make idiyappam and keep it aside.  You can also make use of leftover idiyappam.  Click here for idiyappam recipe. Cut the idiyappam and separate into pieces.


2.  In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds.  Once it splutters, add urud dal, channa dal, fry till they become golden brown.

3.  Now add green chillies, ginger and curry leaves, saute well.  Finally add broken cashews and saute till they change color.

4.  Next step, add jeera and pepper powder, give it a quick stir and turn off the stove. Pour this on top of idiyappam.  Add little salt. Mix well.




Tips:

1.  You can also add grated coconut which will enhance the flavor.

2.  Oil can be replaced with ghee.

Other idiyappam varieties

1.  ragi idiyappam
2.  barley idiyappam
3.  coconut seva
4.  idiyappam

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

apple banana milkshake

Today, I am sharing an easy to make milkshake recipe - apple banana milkshake.  Kids usually don't prefer eating fruits as such and and when given as a milkshake they just love it.  So sharing with you all an easy to make, tasty and nutritious milkshake made with apple, banana and milk as the main ingredients.  I have used sugar in this recipe, but those who don't prefer sugar can replace it with honey. Nuts can also be added to this milkshake and it will give a nice crunchy twist.  Now to the recipe..




Ingredients required

apple1
banana1
milk2 cups
sugar2 -3 tablespoon
ice cubesoptional


Method

1.  Peel and chop apple and banana.  Add 1/4 cup of milk and sugar, blend well. 




2.  Now add the rest of the milk and blend once more.

3.  Serve chilled with ice or garnish with cashews or pistas.


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Check here for more similar recipe:

11.  sambharam / spiced butter milk
12.  watermelon juice
13.  roohafza popsicle

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Choco banana muffins

Choco banana muffins - is a soft, delicious muffins made with all purpose flour, banana, choco chips and nuts.  Kids always love baked items and at home I always find some ripe bananas lying on the table.  So whenever I have ripe bananas I make this muffins every time with some variations. Sometimes I add choco chips to it, sometimes I prefer plain muffins, but in which ever way you make, it really tastes great.  It is very easy to make too.  Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet ingredients in other and combine both together.  Done! Now just bake it.  Isn't it easy? 

To make banana muffins if you don't have choco chips, don't worry. You can make use of any dark chocolate which you have with you.  Here in this recipe, I have made use of dark chocolates as I didn't have choco chips with me.  Any nuts can be made use of for making banana muffins.  I always love the smell of roasted almonds, so I have made use of almonds here in this recipe, but other nuts can also be used.  

Now to the recipe..



Ingredients required

all purpose flour / maida1 3/4 cup
sugar (granulated)3/4 cup
baking powder1 teaspoon
baking soda1/4 teaspoon
salt1/4 teaspoon
cinnamon powder1 teaspoon
eggs2
butter (melted and cooled)1/2 cup
banana (ripe)3
vanilla extract1 teaspoon
choco chips1/2 cup
nuts (roasted)1/4 cup



Method

1.  Place nuts on a baking sheet and bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Once cooled I crushed it into bite sized pieces.  (I used almonds, you can make use of walnuts, cashews or any nut of your choice.)

2.  In a bowl, add all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon powder.  Mix it well 



3.  Mash bananas nicely with a fork or with your hands and keep it aside. 


4.  In another bowl, add eggs and beat it well.  Then add melted and cooled butter, mashed banana, vanilla essence and combine everything well.  



5.  Add the wet ingredients (the egg mixture) to the dry ingredients (maida mixture).  With a spatula, lightly fold the wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until combined.  Add nuts and choco chips and mix gently.  Don't fold it too much.  



6.  Preheat the oven at 180 deg C, line a muffin tray, and with a spoon add the batter into the muffin trays.  


7.  Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  (I baked for exactly 25 minutes)

8.  Transfer it to a wire rack and keep for 5 - 6 minutes before you take it out.  


9.  Banana muffins ready.  Serve it warm.  


Check here for other baked goodies

1.    aloo bun
2.    choco beet cake
3.    choco chip cookies
4.    honey drizzled semolina cake
5.    nan khatai
6.    jewish challah (vegan)
7.    tangy sweet corn pie
8.    simple white bread
9.    classic chocolate cake
10.  peanut butter cookies
11.  red velvet cupcakes
12.  dates cake (eggless)
13.  chocolate chip muffins
14.  eggless tutti frutti cookies
15.  chewy brown sugar cookies

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Eggless tutti frutty cookies / Candied fruit cookies / Christmas cookies


Today, I am sharing an easy to make and tasty cookies - tutti frutti cookies.  I was planning to make this for a long time and today, I bought a packet of tutti frutti and made cookies with it.  It was very simple and tasty too.  Even hubby who is not a fan of biscuits or cookies liked it.  They tasted absolutely delicious.  Now to the recipe..



Ingredients required


all purpose flour / maida1 cup
butter1/2 cup
sugar (powdered)1/2 cup
tutti frutti1/3 cup
vanilla essence1/2 teaspoon
almond extract1/4 teaspoon
salta pinch
milk1 - 2 tablespoon



Method

1.  In a mixing bowl, add softened butter (at room temparature) and powdered sugar.  Beat until it turns light and fluffy.


2.  Next add all purpose flour, salt,  tutti fruity and mix well.  Add milk, vanilla essence , almond extract  to get a smooth and sticky dough.



3.  Shape it into a log, wrap it with a butter paper and freeze it for 40 minutes.

4.  Preheat oven at 160 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.  Take the log out, cut into equal sized pieces with a sharp knife.


5.  Grease a baking tray, keep the pieces on it and bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until the edges become slightly golden brown.


6.  Transfer them to a wire rack and let them cool.  The cookies will be soft when we take them out, but will become firm when cool.

7.  Store in  an airtight container.



For other baked goodies:

1.    aloo bun
2.    choco beet cake
3.    choco chip cookies
4.    honey drizzled semolina cake
5.    nan khatai
6.    jewish challah (vegan)
7.    tangy sweet corn pie
8.    simple white bread
9.    classic chocolate cake
10.  peanut butter cookies
11.  red velvet cupcakes
12.  dates cake (eggless)
13.  chocolate chip muffins

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nandoo

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Idli fry recipe - Crispy idli fry (baked idli) -Leftover idli recipe



Idli fry is an easy to make snack item which can be made from leftover idlies.  It would make a wonderful snack for kids who come home tired from school and want something crispy and tasty.  It is also a best option for moms who want to feed their kids with healthy food.

These fried idlis can also be made by deep frying them in hot oil which is the way we normally do it at home.  Today, I tried the baking the idli wedges and believe me you get the same amount of crispiness and taste by baking the idlis.

There is one thing I noticed while making this.  Always use leftover idli to make idli fry, as it will give you more crispy outer layer.  Now to the recipe..



Ingredients required


idli6
sesame oil / nallenna2 - 3 tablespoon
idli podi / chutney powderas required



Method

1.  Preheat oven at 190 degree celsius.

2.  Cut the leftover idlies into wedges.  In a bowl, take sesame oil, and generously brush it on the idli pieces.  (Take care to brush oil on all the sides)





3.  Grease a baking tray, place the idli pieces on the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.


4.  Take out the baking tray, flip the idli pieces to the other side and bake again for another 10 minutes.  (The idli pieces should be very crisp.  If not, bake for few more minutes.)


5.  In another bowl, take chutney powder, put the baked idli pieces in the bowl and mix well.  If you want, add little sesame oil, so that everything gets mixed well.

6.  Serve with tomato ketchup.



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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Maida halwa / Bombay halwa / Easy diwali sweet

Today, I am sharing yet another easy to make recipe - maida halwa / bombay halwa.  The name bombay halwa has always attracted me.  I often prepare it as it is very easy to make and kids love it. As Diwali is nearing, I thought of sharing this wonderful sweet with you all.  Halwa is one of my favorite sweet and my kids also love it.  After sharing, oats ribbon pakoda, maida burfi, rava ladoo, ari murukku, I thought of sharing this wonderful sweet for this Diwali.  Now to the recipe.. 
  


Ingredients required

maida / all purpose flour1 cup
Sugar1 1/2 cup
ghee1 1/2 cup
cardamom powder1/2 teaspoon
food color1/8 teaspoon
salta pinch
corn flour1 tablespoon
cashew and almondsfew



Method

1.  In a bowl, add maida, cornflour, salt and food color.  Mix it.  Now add 2 1/2  cups of water to it and mix well without any lumps.  Strain it using a strainer and keep it aside.




2.  In a heavy bottomed pan, add sugar and 1/2 cup of water.  Let the sugar dissolve in water, boil it and bring it to one string consistency.



3.  Once sugar syrup reaches one string consistency, add in maida mixture and stir nicely and vigorously.



4.  Now add ghee in intervals and stir continuously until mixture leaves the sides.  Add cardamom powder and roasted cashew and almonds.  Mix well


5.  Transfer the contents to a greased tray.  Wait till it cools and then cut into desired shapes.



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nandoo