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  • Pineapple Granita

    Ingredients 2 cups Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits 1 cup water 2 tbsp honey 1/4 cup fresh Mint 1/2 tsp lemon zest 1 tbsp lemon juice Method Add Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits, water, honey, fresh mint, lemon zest and lemon juice in a blender and blend until smooth Transfer the mixture in a baking tray and freeze for 3-4 hours until it is slightly frozen Take out the baking tray from the freezer and scrape it using a fork Freeze again and repeat the scraping process 3-4 times Scoo...

  • Paneer Parcel

    Ingredients Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 250 grams Naan dough as required Oil 1 tablespoon Onion chopped 1 medium Green chillies finely chopped 1-2 Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon Salt to taste Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon Refined flour (maida) for dusting Method Step 1 Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté for a minute. Step 2 Add green chillies and turmeric powder and mix. Add cottage cheese, mix and cook for a minute. Ste...

  • Pineapple Chicken

    Ingredients Pineapple cubed cooked with sugar 1/2 measures Boneless Chicken Breasts cubed 2 Salt to taste Cornflour/ corn starch 3 tablespoons Soy sauce 2 teaspoons Oil 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped 5 cloves Ginger chopped 1/2 inch piece Spring onion ¾ inch pieces 2 Red capsicum 1 1/2 inch strips 1 medium Green capsicum cut into 1/2 cm wide long stripes 1 medium Crushed red chillies 2 1/2 medium Chicken stock 1/2 cup Spring onion greens chopped 1 tablespoon Method...

  • Vegetable Biryani

    Prep Time : 16-20 minutes Cook time : 26-30 minutes Serve : 4 Level Of Cooking : Moderate Taste : Mild Ingredients for Vegetable Biryani Recipe Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cups Carrots 2 medium Carrots 1/2 inch pieces 2 medium French beans 1/2 inch pieces 15 Cauliflower 10-12 florets Green peas shelled 1 cup Salt to taste Green cardamons 8 Black cardamom 1 Cloves 15 Cinnamon 1/2 inch stick Bay leaf 1 Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1/2 teaspoon Gin...

  • Fluffy French Toast

    Ingredients 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 pinch salt 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon white sugar 12 thick slices bread  Directions Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden bro...

  • Vermicelli Idli

    Ingredients 3/4 cup semolina (rava) 1 1/2 cups rice vermicelli (seviyan) , broken into 1” pieces 4 1/2 tbsp oil 2 tbsp coarsely powdered cashewnuts (kaju) 1/2 cup curds (dahi) salt to taste 2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils) 1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson) 2 tsp finely chopped green chillies 4 to 5 curry leaves (kadi patta) 1 tsp fruit salt Method Heat ½ tbsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the semolina and roast on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minut...

  • Red velvet cupcake

    Ingredients 125 gms maida ¼ cup butter ¾ cup sugar powder 1 egg ½ tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp cocoa ¼ cup buttermilk 1 tbsp red colour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp vinegar A pinch of baking powder Method Sieve maida with cocoa and baking powder Mix buttermilk with red colour and keep aside Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy Separate the eggs Add egg yolks to the batter and beat Add vanilla and buttermilk Fold gent...

  • Mumbai Vada Pav

    Ingredients 2-3 boiled potatoes – Peeled and mashed ½ tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp chilli powder 1 green chilli - finely chopped (optional) ½ tsp asafoetida 5-6 curry leaves - finely chopped A few strands of coriander leaves- finely chopped 1-2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped 100 gms gram flour Oil Water Salt to taste 2 salty Buns/Pavs or Bread slices For garnishing Chopped onions Fried green chilli Method Add turmeric, chilli powd...

  • Mambazha pulissery

    Ingredients Mangoes (Nadan, with little sour & medium sized) : 2 nos green chillies : 3 nos Chilly powder : 1 tsp Blended curd : 8 cups Grinded coconut : 2 cups Cumin seeds : 2 pinch Coconut oil : 4 tble spoon Mustard : 2 tsp Fenugreek :1 pinch Red chilly : 6 nos Curry leaves : as needed Turmeric Pwdr - 1/2 tsp Water : as needed Salt : as needed Method Clean the mangoes, peel the skin and slice it into pieces. Mix the mango pieces, sliced green chillies, turm...

  • Lamb, spinach and tomato rissoles

    Ingredients  500g lean lamb mince 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs 2 garlic cloves, crushed 50g baby spinach, finely shredded 2 small tomatoes, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 2 green onions, finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil Tomato sauce, steamed rice and vegetables, to serve Method  Step 1 Combine mince, herbs, garlic, spinach, tomato, basil and onion in a bowl. Season with salt Using ¼ cup mixture per rissole, roll into 12 rissoles. ...

  • Soft breakfast tacos

    Ingredients 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, seeds removed, finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped 1/4 cup sliced coriander leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil 4-6 drops Tabasco sauce (optional) 4 white-flour tortillas 8 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup (60ml) pure (thin) cream Method  Step 1 For the salsa, combine tomato, chilli, half the coriander and 2 teaspoons of oil. Add Tabasco if desired, and season to taste. Step 2 Wrap the stacked tortillas in pape...

  • Spinach and cheese tarts

    Ingredients   4 sheets butter puff pastry, partially thawed 150g tub baby spinach with cashew and parmesan dip 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons pine nuts Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C /180°C fan-forced. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Using an 8cm heart-shaped cutter, cut 16 hearts from pastry sheets. Step 2 Place 1 heart on a flat surface. Leaving a 1cm border, spread with 2 teaspoons dip. Top with 1 heart. Pinch edge...

  • Chicken and chickpea curry

    Ingredients  1 tablespoon oil 1 onion, sliced 750g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, chopped 1/4 cup rogan josh curry paste 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed 300g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed 270ml can light coconut cream 100g green beans, trimmed, sliced 2 tomatoes, chopped Coriander sprigs, natural yoghurt, steamed rice and pappadums to serve Method Step 1 Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium. Saute onion for 2-3 mins until softened. Stir...

  • Prawn Cutlet

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup  -   Shelled, deveined raw Prawns 1/2 cup  - Grated Coconut 5  - Shallots 1/4 inch -Ginger 3-4   Curry leaves 2 cloves-Garlic 1 or 2 (according to your heat tolerance)  Green chillies 1/8 teaspoon  Turmeric powder to taste - Salt STEPS Coarsely grind all the ingredients together in a grinder till well blended  Wet your palms and take a small portion from the mixture and make cutlets. Shallow fry in hot oi...

  • Cheese and mustard drumsticks

    Ingredients 1 cup Farmers Union Greek Style Yogurt 60g parmesan cheese, grated 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped 8 chicken drumsticks Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large roasting pan with baking paper. Step 2 Combine yoghurt, parmesan, breadcrumbs, mustard and parsley in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Step 3 Coat each drumstick in yoghurt mixture. Place in prepared pan. C...

  • Beef curry puffs

    Ingredients  2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 long green chilli, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons rogan josh curry paste 1/2 quantity Bolognese  3/4 cup frozen peas 1/3 cup plain yoghurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves 4 sheets frozen reduced-fat puff pastry, partially thawed 1 egg, lightly beaten Extra plain yoghurt, lemon wedges and coriander sprigs, to serve Method  Step 1 Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add chil...

  • French toast

    Ingredients 40g butter 3 red apples, cored, cut into thick wedges 75g (1/3 cup) demerara sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) orange juice 4 eggs 125ml (1/2 cup) pouring cream 2 tablespoons demerara sugar 4 teaspoons butter 6 thick slices bread Method  Step 1 Make the apples: To make caramelised apple, melt 40g butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat until foaming. Add apples. Cook, turning, for 5 minutes or until golden. Add sugar and cook, stirring, for 2 min...

  • Caprese salad

    Ingredients 2 tomatoes, thickly sliced 1 fresh mozzarella ball or bocconcini ball, thickly sliced Handful fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil Method Step 1 Overlap the tomato and cheese slices on a serving plate. Scatter over the basil leaves, then drizzle over the olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. ...

  • French toast stars

    Ingredients  8 thick slices fruit bread 2 eggs, lightly whisked 1/3 cup (80ml) milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 30g butter 100g strawberries, hulled, halved 50g fresh raspberries Maple syrup, to serve Method Step 1 Use a 9cm star-shaped pastry cutter to cut a star from each slice of bread. Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together in a shallow bowl. Step 2 Melt half the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat until foaming. Dip a bread star into egg mixture to c...

  • Carmelized Banana Crepes

    Ingredients: 500 gms ripe bananas 125 gms refined flour 35 milliliters milk 3 beaten eggs 500 gms sugar 50 gms ghee 50 gms brown sugar 50 gms butter 100 gms Mascarpone cheese Method: Take a bowl and mix refined flour and sugar in it. Slowly pour milk and whisk to form a lump-free batter. Add ghee and eggs and again mix well. Keep the mixture aside for 10 minutes. Peel the bananas and chop them. Take non-stick pan and melt butter. Add bananas, brown su...

  • Mexican bean toasties

    Ingredients  8 slices wholegrain bread 1/2 cup (160g) refried beans 1/2 punnet grape tomatoes, halved 1 cup grated reduced-fat tasty cheese Method Step 1 Preheat sandwich press. Spread 2 tablespoons beans over 4 bread slices, leaving a 1cm border. Top with tomato, cheese and remaining bread. Step 2 Place sandwiches in press. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until toasted and heated through. Serve. ...

  • Ham and egg pasta

    Ingredients  200g 97% fat-free sliced leg ham 375g dried penne pasta 2 eggs 3/4 cup light and creamy evaporated milk 40g parmesan cheese, finely grated 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives Method Step 1 Preheat grill on medium-high. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place ham in a single layer on prepared tray. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towel. Roughly chop. Step 2 Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, f...

  • Little lemon sponge cake hearts

    Ingredients  6 eggs 3/4 cup caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1/2 cup cornflour 2 tablespoons boiling water 25g butter, melted 1/2 x 300ml tub thickened cream, whipped 1/2 cup lemon curd 1 tablespoon icing sugar mixture Candied lemon 3 lemons 1/2 cup caster sugar Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease a 5.5cm-deep, 23cm x 33cm (top) roasting ...

  • Gingerbread cake

    Ingredients   1 1/2 cups plain flour 3/4 cup self-raising flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup light olive oil 1 cup golden syrup 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup milk Icing  2 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture 1 orange, rind finely grated, juiced 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 5cm deep, 21cm x 31cm (base) slab pan and ...

  • Asian noodle and prawn salad

    Ingredients  600g thin hokkien noodles 1kg (about 24) cooked peeled prawns 1 x 100g pkt snow pea sprouts, ends trimmed 1 bunch red radishes, washed, dried, stems and roots trimmed, thinly sliced 1 bunch fresh mint, leaves picked 150ml sweet soy dressing Method  Step 1 Place the noodles in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water and set aside for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Step 2 Transfer the noodles to a large bowl. Add the prawns, snow pea sp...

  • Boli

    Ingredients 1. Chana dal(kadalaparippu)-1 ½ cup 2. Sugar-1  cup 3.Maida-2cup 4. Cardamom powder-1/2tsp 5.Gingely oil-1/4cup 6.Rice flour-2cups 7.Ghee-2tbsp 8.Yellow food color-a pinch Method of preparation 1.Cook channa dal by adding enough water. I cooked it in a pressure cooker. 2. Once cooked add sugar and yellow food color (if any water remains drain the water before adding sugar).And continue to keep in stove until sugar melts and dal sugar&n...

  • Chicken burgers with sweet chilli onion relish

    Ingredients  3 small (500g) chicken breast fillets 3 garlic cloves, crushed 3 teaspoons dried oregano 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon Alfa One rice bran oil 2 large brown onions, halved, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 6 multigrain bread rolls, split, toasted Lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and cucumber ribbons  Method  Step 1 Slice each chicken breast on an angle into 4 pieces. Combine chicken, garlic, oregano, lemon juice and 3 teaspoons oi...

  • Beef and chorizo nachos

    Ingredients  1 brown onion, coarsely chopped 2 (about 250g) chorizo sausages, coarsely chopped 500g beef mince 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 x 375ml btl beer 1 x 660ml btl passata (tomato pasta sauce) 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 x 230g pkts original corn chips 160g (2 cups) coarsely grated cheddar 2 avocados, halved, stone removed, peeled, coarsely chopped 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 x 300g ctn sour cream 1/2 cup fresh coriander sprigs ...

  • Smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches

    Ingredients 8 slices wholegrain bread 100g spreadable cream cheese 200g smoked salmon 1 green cucumber, peeled, seeded, thinly sliced Method Step 1 Place the bread on a clean surface and spread evenly with cream cheese. Top half the slices with smoked salmon and layer with cucumber slices. Sandwich together with remaining bread slices. Step 2 Use a serrated knife to remove and discard the crusts. Cut each diagonally into quarters. Place on a serving platter and serve immed...

  • Pomegranate chicken

    Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 800g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, cut in half 1 brown onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric Pinch ground nutmeg 2/3 cup chicken stock 2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 cups wholemeal couscous 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1/2 pomegranate, seeds dislodged 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted Steamed green beans, to serve 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves Method  Step 1 Heat oil i...

  • Mini Carrot Coriander Idlis

    Ingredients: For Idli Batter: Idli rice – 1 cup Urad dal – 1/3 cup Salt – to taste Others: Carrot – 2, medium sized, peeled, finely grated Onions – 1, medium sized, peeled, finely chopped Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp Red chili powder – ½ tsp Dhaniya powder – ½ tsp Salt – to taste How To Make: Soak idli rice and urad dal separately for 3 to 4 hours after washing thoroughly in clean water. Grind ric...

  • Sticky date pudding with caramel sauce

    Ingredients  Melted butter, to grease 200g dried pitted dates, coarsely chopped 250ml (1 cup) water 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g butter 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour Double cream or ice-cream, to serve Fresh strawberries, to serve Caramel sauce 200g (1 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 125ml (1/2 cup) pouring cream 100g butter 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Method  Step 1 Prehea...

  • Coconut Rice Pudding With Raspberries

    Ingredients 40g sugar 4 tsp water 40g pistachios, chopped 20g butter 200g risotto rice 600ml coconut milk 2 ½ tbsp sugar 450ml milk a pinch of salt 200g raspberries Method Prep: 35min – Serves 4 –Easy Start by making the pistachio brittle. Put the sugar with 4 teaspoons of water into a small frying pan and leave to melt, stirring from time to time. Once the sugar syrup starts bubbling, stop stirring and leave to bubble until the caramel starts turnin...

  • Banana pancakes

    Ingredients   Melted reduced-fat dairy spread (Devondale Light brand), to grease 3 ripe medium bananas, peeled, finely chopped 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon light coconut milk (A Taste of Thai brand) Lime wedges, to serve Pancake batter 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour 185ml (3/4 cup) light coconut milk (A Taste of Thai brand) 185ml (3/4 cup) reduced-fat milk 2 eggs, lightly whisked 1 tablespoon brown sugar Method  St...

  • Classic fish burger

    Ingredients  4 frozen crumbed lemon-flavoured fish fillets 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce 1 medium avocado, sliced 4 long white rolls, split 1/4 cup tartare sauce 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 190ºC/170ºC fan-forced. Place fish on a lightly greased baking tray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning halfway during cooking, or until golden and cooked through. Step 2 Divide lettuce and avocado between roll bases. Top wit...

  • Hot Milk Cake

    INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pans 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 6 large eggs 3 cups sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups whole milk DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly butter and flour two 9-inch round baking pans; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attac...

  • Moroccan pumpkin soup

    Ingredients 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 red birdseye chilli, finely chopped 1 cinnamon stick 3cm piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds 2 carrots, peeled, coarsely chopped 1.5kg butternut or Queensland blue pumpkin, peeled, seeded (see note), cut into 3cm pieces 1/3 cup (70g) yellow split peas Juice of 1/2 lemon Coriander sprigs and soup sprinkles, to serve Method Step 1 ...

  • Mexican tortilla pie

    Ingredients   2 teaspoons olive oil 1 large red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 500g beef mince 1 small red capsicum, finely chopped 125g can corn kernels, drained, rinsed 2 teaspoons Mexican chilli powder 415g can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup torn fresh coriander leaves 4 salsa-flavoured tortillas 1 1/2 cups grated tasty cheese 1 large tomato, deseeded, finely chopped Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-...

  • Angel Lush with Pineapple

    Ingredients 1 can (20 oz.) DOLE Crushed Pineapple in Juice, undrained 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping 1 pkg. (10 oz.) round angel food cake, cut into 3 layers 10 small fresh strawberries Method Tap or click steps to mark as complete Mix pineapple and dry pudding mix. Gently stir in COOL WHIP. Stack cake layers on plate, spreading pudding mixture between layers and on top of cake. Refrigerate 1 hour. Top with berries...

  • Quick ricotta and pancetta ravioli

    Ingredients   330g reduced-fat ricotta  1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped  4 fresh lasagne pasta sheets  6 slices pancetta, quartered  1 eggwhite, lightly beaten  200ml light cream  2 tablespoons sundried tomato pesto  small basil leaves, to serve Method Step 1 Place ricotta and chopped basil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Step 2 Place lasagne sheets on a flat surface. Cut each sheet crossways...

  • Chicken with vermicelli noodles

    Ingredients   250g packet bean thread vermicelli noodles 1 tablespoon rice bran oil 4 (550g) chicken thigh fillets, cut into 1cm cubes 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated 2 medium carrots, peeled, halved lengthways, sliced diagonally 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced 1 bunch asparagus, sliced diagonally 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder 1/2 cup plum sauce Fresh coriander leaves, to serve Method Step 1 Place noodles in a large hea...

  • Japanese beef rolls

    Ingredients   6 beef minute steaks 12 stalks asparagus 12 spring onions 1 carrot 60ml (1/4 cup) light soy sauce 2 tablespoons sake  or dry sherry 2 tablespoons mirin 2 teaspoons caster sugar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 40g butter 100g button mushrooms, thinly sliced Steamed rice, to serve Method  Step 1 Bring a saucepan of water to the boil over medium–high heat. Meanwhile, halve beef widthwise. Place half the beef side by side between 2 s...

  • Apricot tarts with honey cream

    Ingredients  1 1/2 x 200g packets shortbread biscuits 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 100g butter, melted 1 1/2 cups thickened cream 2 tablespoons honey 4 large (400g) fresh apricots, each cut into 6 wedges Icing sugar mixture, to dust Method Step 1 Grease eight 2cm-deep, 10cm (base) round loose-based fluted flan tins. Process biscuits and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add butter. Process to combine. Divide mixture evenly between prepared ...

  • Chicken Chettinaad Biryani

    Ingredients  Chicken on the bone cut into pieces 750 grams Basmati rice soaked 1½ cups Fresh mint leaves chopped 1 medium bunch Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon Coconut milk 1 cup Oil 3-4 tablespoons Bay leaves 2 Onions sliced 4 large Tomatoes chopped 3 large Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon Yogurt ¼ cup Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons Masala - Green chillies 10 Ginger chopped 2 inches Garlic cloves 8 Cinnamon 2 inch cubes Green cardamo...

  • Fettuccine arrabiata

    Ingredients  2 teaspoons olive oil 1 small brown onion, coarsely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped 6 rashers rindless bacon, coarsely chopped 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 2 x 375g pkts Latina Fresh Egg Fettuccine Fresh basil leaves, to serve Method Step 1 Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, chilli and bacon and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Step 2 Stir in the tomato. Cook for 5 minutes or until ...

  • Mooli ka paratha

    Ingredients: For Dough 1 cup whole wheat flour, atta ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon oil ½ cup water For Filling 2 cups white radish/mooli shredded ½ tablespoon salt ½ teaspoon carom seeds / ajwain 2 teaspoons green chili finely chopped 2 tablespoons cilantro / hara dhania finely chopped Also need about ¼ cup whole wheat flour for rolling and 5 teaspoon oil for cooking paratha Method Making the Dough Mix flour, salt, and oil in...

  • Singapore noodles

    Ingredients 200g rice vermicelli noodles 250g peeled raw prawns, (no tails) chopped 2 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 3 tablespoon vegetable oil 500g pork mince 175g green beans, thinly sliced diagonally 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon caster sugar 3 green onions, (shallot) sliced diagonally 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced Lemon wedges, to serve Method Step 1 Place the noodles in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 5 mins...

  • Ice-cream cake

    Ingredients  1L each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice-cream 2 x 30g bars Flake, crushed 2 x 45g packets Maltesers, crushed 2 x 50g bars Violet Crumble, crushed 75g white marshmallows, chopped Hundreds & thousands, to decorate Method Step 1 Place chocolate ice-cream and Flake in a large bowl and set aside to soften. Once soft, beat with a wooden spoon until the Flake is well combined. Spoon into a 23cm round spring-form pan and smooth with a spatula. Cover with...

  • Vada kootu curry

    Ingredients Potato(cut into cubes) – 2 Onion(cut into medium pieces) – 2 Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Red chilly Powder – 1 tsp Coriander powder – 1tsp Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp Garam Masala powder – 3/4 tsp Thick Coconut milk(first Extracted) –1/2 cup Thin Coconut milk(2nd extracted) –1 cup Urad dal vada(uzhunnu vada) – 12 salt For seasoning Oil – 2tbsp Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Dry red chilly –4...

  • Easy summer salsa

    Ingredients 2 ripe mangoes 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 small fresh red chilli, halved, deseeded, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice Salt and pepper, to serve Method  Step 1 Remove the cheeks from mangoes. Peel and discard the skin. Chop the flesh into 1cm pieces. Step 2 Combine the mango, onion, chilli, coriander, olive oil and lime juice in a small bowl. Taste and season with s...

  • Chocolate brownies

    Ingredients  200g low-fat spread, chopped 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 cup brown sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup gluten-free plain flour 2 tablespoons gluten-free cocoa powder 1/4 cup pecans, chopped Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly grease and line an 18cm square cake pan, allowing paper to extend 2cm above the edge of the pan. Step 2 Heat spread, chocolate and sugar together in a saucepan over low heat, stirring co...

  • Lemon creme meringues with passionfruit

    Ingredients   3 egg whites Pinch of cream of tartar 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 2 x 150g ctns Vaalia Low Fat Lemon Creme Yoghurt 80ml (1/3 cup) light thickened cream 2-3 passionfruit, halved, pulp removed Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 150°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Draw four 8cm discs on each lined tray. Turn the paper ink-side down. Step 2 Use an electric beater to beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in a bowl until fir...

  • Sticky date dessert muffins

    Ingredients  1 cup chopped dried dates 1/3 cup golden syrup 1/2 cup boiling water 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 1/2 cups self-raising flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 cup walnuts, chopped 1 cup milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 egg, lightly beaten Toffee dessert sauce and double cream, to serve Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan-forced. Grease a 6-hole, 3/4 cup-capacity texas muffin pan. Place dates, golden syrup and boiling water in a heatpr...

  • Summer Pudding

    Ingredients Strawberries hulled, 6-8 + as required Blackberries (kala jamun/jambul) 6-8 + as required Blueberries 8-10 + as required Sugar Free Natura 2 teaspoons Lemon juice of ½ lemon brioche slices 12 Cream cheese as required Fresh mint sprigs for garnishing Method Step 1 Place a medium size ring mould on a plate. Step 2 Roughly chop six to eight strawberries and six to eight blackberries. Step 3 3. Heat chopped berries in a non-stick pan. Add eig...

  • French Toast

    INGREDIENTS 6 large eggs 4 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling Pinch kosher salt Pinch ground cinnamon Pinch freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups whole milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter for the pan, plus more for serving Eight (1/2-inch thick) slices white bread Maple syrup, for serving DIRECTIONS 1.Set a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 200°F. If using very fresh, moist bread, arrange slices in a single layer ...

  • Italian-style toastie

    Ingredients Turkish bread Passata (tomato pasta sauce) Eggplant Salami Mozzarella, coarsely grated and torn Fresh basil leaves, torn Method Step 1 Cut turkish bread in half horizontally. Spread bases with passata. Top with chargrilled eggplant, salami, coarsely grated mozzarella and basil leaves. Top with remaining Turkish bread. Cook in a sandwich press until the mozzarella melts. ...

  • Chinese e-fu noodles

    Ingredients 200-g (7-oz) package e-fu noodles (fried and dried egg noodles) 3 Chinese black/shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps very thinly sliced 1 medium carrot, peeled, cut in matchsticks 10 snow peas, trimmed, cut in matchsticks 3 tbsp (45 mL) canola oil 1 cup (250 mL) chicken or vegetable broth 2 tsp (10 mL) oyster sauce or vegetarian stir-fry sauce 2 tsp (10 mL) soy sauce 2 tsp (10 mL) mushroom-flavoured dark soy sauce 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar Method In large wok ...

  • Mango Mania ice-cream

    Ingredients 2 ripe mangoes 250 gm fresh cream 5 tbsp powdered sugar a few drops yellow colour 1 tsp gelatin Method * Blend mangoes to a puree in a mixer to get about 2 cups puree. * Soak gelatin in 1 tbsp water. * Cook on low heat till it dissolves. * Add gelatine to mango puree and mix well. * Whip chilled cream with powdered sugar till thick. * Add mango puree and mix well. Add colour if required. Check sugar. * Transfer to an ice cream box. Cover with a plastic sheet ...

  • Idichu Pizhinja Payasam

    Ingredients 1 cup raw rice/pachari 5 cups of water 2 cup thick coconut milk *1 cup jaggery syrup (boil and strain 300 gm jaggery adding enough water to  bring it to one string consistency) 3 tbsp sugar 1 tsp ghee 1 tsp dry ginger powder (chukku podi) 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp cardamom powder Method In an Uruli or a thick bottomed vessel,bring to boil 5 cups of water.Add rice to this and cook till the rice is done and water level decrease to minimum.Pour jaggery syrup...

  • Oats Ladoo

    Ingredients: Oats-1 cup Peanut -1cup Sesame seeds-1 tbsp Ghee-2 tbsp Gud( jaggery)-1/2 cup(grated) Cardamom powder-1 tsp Method: Dry roast oats till they turn golden brown.let it cool little bit. Coarsely powder and keep aside. Dry roast peanut and grind the peanuts to a coarse powder. Dry roast sesame seeds until light golden brown. Mix all the ingredients properly with gud,ghee and cardamom powder. Make small lemon size ladoo out of it. Store them in an a...

  • Vegetable and tomato pasta soup

    Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 x 400g pkt Fresh Veggie Mix 1 x 800g can diced Italian tomatoes 1.25L (5 cups) water 145g (1 cup) dried macaroni pasta Shaved parmesan, to serve Method Step 1 Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the vegetable mixture and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until the leek softens slightly. Step 2 Add the tomato and water, and bring to the boil. Stir in the pasta and bring back to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simme...

  • Cherry Ripe slice

    Ingredients  1 cup (150g) plain flour 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder 125g butter, melted 200g pkt red glacé cherries, finely chopped 397g can sweetened condensed milk 3 cups (240g) desiccated coconut Pink liquid food colouring 200g dark chocolate, chopped 20g copha Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 16cm x 26cm slice pan with baking paper, allowing the sides to overhang. Step 2 Combine the flour, sugar and cocoa powder...

  • Cashew Nut and White Chocolate Burfi

    Ingredients: 600g ground cashew nuts, (coarseness depends on your taste) 200ml water 250g sugar 1 tsp coarsely ground cardamom seeds 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp oil 100g white chocolate Set aside a 12 inch cake tin greased with the 1 tsp of oil Method: 1. Bring the sugar and water to boil in a large heavy based pan until the sugar syrup thermometer reaches 115°C/soft ball stage. 2. Quickly and carefully add the ground cashew nuts, vanilla extract and cardamom seeds. Mi...

  • Lime cheesecake

    Ingredients  15 (120g) shredded wheatmeal biscuits 50g reduced-fat spread, melted 200g diet peach and mango yoghurt 250g reduced-fat smooth ricotta cheese 2 teaspoons finely grated lime rind 1 egg 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1/4 cup wholemeal plain flour chopped fresh fruit, to serve Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 3cm-deep, 22cm (base) loose-based fluted tart pan. Process biscuits until they resemble fine breadcrumbs. Add sprea...

  • Kerala Sambar

    INGREDIENTS ½ cup of toor dal (tuvaram parippu) 1 cup of tamarind water, see preparation steps 1 onion, sliced long 1 carrot, cubed 1 potato, cubed 1 drumstick, cut into 4" pieces ¼ tsp of turmeric powder 2 green chillies, slit 3 tbsp of sambar powder 1 small bunch of coriander leaves, chopped, for garnish Salt to taste For tempering: 1 tbsp of coconut oil ½ tsp of black mustard seeds (kaduku) 5-6 fenugreek seeds (uluva, vendhayam) ½...

  • Egg and bacon filo pies

    Ingredients 125g packet 98% fat-free bacon rashers, finely chopped olive oil cooking spray 6 sheets filo pastry 6 eggwhites, lightly whisked 1/4 cup skim milk 6 eggs 1/2 cup 25% fat-free grated cheddar cheese mixed green salad, to serve Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 6-hole, 1-cup capacity texas muffin pan. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add bacon. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp. Remove from heat. Step 2 Spray 1 pastry ...

  • Pancakes with hot chocolate sauce

    Ingredients  125g plain flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 egg 300ml milk 40g butter, melted 250g small strawberries, quartered 500g vanilla ice-cream Chocolate shavings, to serve 85g dark chocolate, broken into pieces 1/2 cup (125ml) thick cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Method Step 1 To make chocolate sauce, place chocolate in a bowl. Heat cream in a pan until to just boiling, pour over chocolate and stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Set aside. Step 2 ...

  • Filo sausage roll with tomato & basil salad

    Ingredients   15 sheets filo pastry 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 500g Beef Chevapi sausages 400g punnet Tomato Medley Mix, halved 1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced 1 1/2 cups small fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Step 2 Place filo on a work surface. Cover with a dry tea towel, then a damp tea towel (this prevents it from drying out). Brush 1 fi...

  • Crispy crumbed chicken and slaw

    Ingredients   8 (about 1.1kg) chicken drumsticks 500ml (2 cups) buttermilk 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 garlic cloves, crushed 100g organic corn chips, crushed 70g (1/2 cup) cornflour 3 teaspoons paprika 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2-3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Coleslaw 400g green cabbage, thinly sliced 3 carrots, peeled, coarsely grated 2 green shallots, thinly sliced 60ml (1/4 cup) buttermilk 1 tablespoon low-fat gluten-free mayonnaise 1 tablespoon white...

  • Thai fishcakes

    Ingredients  500g white fish fillets (such as snapper or ling), skinless, boneless 1 tablespoon green curry paste (see related recipe), 2 snake beans (or 4 green beans), finely chopped 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons light soy sauce, 1/2 lime, juiced 1/3 cup (50g) rice flour sunflower oil sweet chilli sauce and lime wedges, to serve Method  Step 1 Process fish in a food processor until coarsely minced. Transfer to a bo...

  • Italian rolled omelette

    Ingredients 3 eggs 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour 250g soft goat's cheese 5 slices prosciutto, torn 2 roasted capsicums, chopped 1 cup basil leaves, torn 1/3 cup (55g) pitted kalamata olives, chopped Method Step 1 Whisk eggs until thick and pale, fold in flour, then season. Pour into the pan, then bake for 10 minutes until puffed and golden. Step 2 Place a sheet of baking paper on a damp tea towel, then invert the hot omelette onto the paper. Using the towel as a guid...

  • Chocolate cherry puffs

    Ingredients 1 sheet Pampas Puff Pastry, thawed 100g frozen cherries, thawed (or can of cherries, drained) 1 tablespoon pure icing sugar, sifted, plus extra to serve 1 x 52g bar Chocolate Coated Cherry Bar 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons flaked almonds Thick cream, to serve Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 200C. Line an oven tray with non-stick baking paper. Combine cherries and icing sugar in a bowl and set aside. Step 2 Use an 8 cm fluted round cutter to cut 8 circles from...

  • Banana Yoghurt Cake

    Ingredients  150g light margarine 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 3 eggs 3 cups self-raising flour 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 cup Coles Simply Less Greek-style yoghurt 1 1/2 cups mashed over-ripe banana Chopped walnuts and sliced banana, to decorate Icing 250g packet light cream cheese 1/4 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup Coles Simply Less Greek-style yoghurt Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease a 7cm-deep, 19c...

  • Italian rice balls

    Ingredients 1 1/2 cups SunRice Medium Grain rice 2 1/4 cups vegetable stock 1 cup finely grated parmesan 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped sage leaves 85g mozzarella, cut into 14 cubes 2/3 cup Japanese breadcrumbs Tomato pasta sauce, to serve Method Step 1 Cook SunRice Medium Grain rice with stock instead of water following absorption or rice cooker packet instructions. Step 2 Transfer rice to a large bowl and cool for 5 minutes. Add parmesan, ...

  • Baby cupcakes

    Ingredients  125g butter, softened 3/4 cup (125g) caster sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/2 cup (125g) sour cream 2 cups (300g) icing sugar mixture 1/4 cup (60ml) milk 2 teaspoons rosewater 1-2 drops pink liquid food colouring Icing flowers, to decorate Pink sugar, to decorate Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 36 30ml (1 1/2 tablespoons capacity) mini muffin pans with paper cases. Step 2 Use an electric mixer to beat the butter an...

  • Fresh fruit with nut crumble

    Ingredients  3/4 cup toasted muesli 200g lucky snack tub nuts & seeds with cranberries 2 tablespoons honey 4 slices watermelon 1 cup strawberries 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup vanilla yoghurt 1/2 rockmelon, peeled, sliced 2 mangoes, halved and peeled 2 oranges, peeled, sliced 2 kiwifruit, peeled, sliced Method Step 1 Divide fruit among serving bowls. Top with a dollop of yoghurt and sprinkle over nut crumble. Step 2 Preheat oven to 180C...

  • Pork and lemongrass hotpot

    Ingredients   2 tablespoons vegetable oil 800g pork shoulder, skin and excess fat removed, cut into 3cm pieces 1 brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated 1 large red chilli, finely chopped 1/4 cup lemongrass paste 1/4 cup salt-reduced soy sauce 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3 cups Campbell's Real Stock Beef Salt Reduced 150g green beans, trimmed, cut into 2cm lengths 250g packet dried rice sti...

  • Iced coconut towers

    Ingredients 300g butter, at room temperature 270g (1 1/4 cups) caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 5 eggs 360g white chocolate, melted 350g (2 1/3 cups) self-raising flour, sifted 115g (3⁄4 cup) plain flour, sifted 170g (2 cups) desiccated coconut, plus extra to sprinkle 650g (2 1/2 cups) Farmers Union Greek Style Yogurt Pink food colouring 453g ctn bought vanilla frosting 2 1/2 tbs raspberry or strawberry jam Marshmallow 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) w...

  • Lemon curd

    Ingredients 100g unsalted butter, chopped 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 1/3 cup lemon juice 2 eggs, lightly beaten Method  Step 1 Place butter, sugar, lemon rind and lemon juice in a heatproof bowl. Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Whisk in eggs. Return to heat. Step 2 ...

  • Bread Swirls

    Ingredients: 5 bread slices 1 cup boiled potato 3/4 cup chopped boiled veggies(carrot,peas,cauliflower) 2 chopped green chilli 1/2 tsp chat masala 1/2 tsp channa masala 3 tbsp mozzarella cheese salt to taste Method For Stuffing Mash all the above ingredients except bread and cheese to a smooth paste and keep aside. Preparing the Bread Sheet Remove the sides of the bread n join them with little water edge to edge overlapping 1 cm. Now use a rolling pin flatten t...

  • Raspberry Poke Cake

    Ingredients 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box 1 box (4-serving size) Jell-O™ raspberry-flavored gelatin 1 cup boiling water 1/2 cup cold water 1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed (3 cups) Fresh raspberries, if desired Directions Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely in pan,...

  • Egg Curry

    Ingredients: For Masala: Oil - 1 tsp Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 1 tsp Whole Pepper - 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp Ginger - 1 tblspn chopped Garlic - 1 tblspn chopped Onion - 1 large sliced thinly Coconut - 1/2 cup grated Chilli Powder - 1 tsp For Gravy: Eggs - 4 hard boiled and peeled Oil - 2 tblspn Bay Leaf - 1 Cinnamon / Patta - 2 cm piece Tomato - 2 large chopped finely Green Chillies - 2 slit Chilli Powder - 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp...

  • Baked apples with sultana crumble

    Ingredients   6 Anzac or ginger snap cookies 1/4 cup plain flour 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 30g unsalted chopped butter 35g sultanas 4 pink lady apples Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 170°C. Place cookies in a food processor and process until they resemble rough crumbs. Alternatively, place cookies in a plastic bag, seal and pound lightly with a rolling pin until crushed. Step 2 Transfer crumbs to a clean bowl. Add flour, cinnamon and butter, rubbing the m...

  • Red Velvet Cake

    Method 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened, divided 1-1/2 cups BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream 2 egg whites 1 pkg. (2-layer size) red velvet cake mix 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/2 tsp. vanilla 2 cups powdered sugar Make It Heat oven to 350ºF. Beat 2 oz. cream cheese and sour cream in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add egg whites and cake mix; mix well. Pour into 2 (9-inch) round pans sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 30 min. or until toothpick...

  • Berry bircher muesli

    Ingredients Nutrition  3 cups rolled oats  1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice 1 granny smith apple, coarsely grated 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted 2 small limes, juiced 1 cup plain yoghurt (thick) 1 cup mixed fresh berries (we used blackberries, strawberries, raspberries) 2 tablespoons honey Method  Step 1 Place oats in a large bowl. Pour over apple juice to cover. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Step 2 Just before ser...

  • Oats Upma

    Main Ingredients: oats mixed vegetables Ingredients Oats - 1 cup, dry roast for 5 minutes and cool Carrot - 1, cubed French Beans - 5-6, string and chop into pieces Green peas - fistful (optional) Onion - 1, finely sliced Green Chilies - 2, slit Ginger - 1tsp (grated) Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Water - 1 cup Ghee - 2 tsps Oil - 2 tsps Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, finely chopped Tempering/Poppu/Tadka: Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp Cloves - 2 Cinnamon St...

  • Khoya Coconut Jaggery Laddu

    Ingredients: 1 cup Unsweetened Khoya / Mawa, crumbled 1 cup Grated Fresh Coconut 1 cup Powdered Jaggery 1/4 cup Dessicated Coconut or as needed 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder 1 tsp Ghee Method: Combine the powdered jaggery and little water in a heavy bottomed pan. The amount of water should be just enough to soak the jaggery. Heat until the jaggery dissolves completely. Add the crumbled khoya, coconut and cardamom powder and combine. Mix very well to avoid lumps. Let ...

  • Tandoori Aloo Wrap

    Ingredients: For the wrap: 300 gms whole wheat flour 1 small cup water Salt to taste For the stuffing: 250 gms baby potatoes Marination: 1 tsp chilli paste 40 gms hung curd A pinch of black salt Salt to taste 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Method: 1) Peel and par boil the potatoes. 2) Mix all the spices for the marinade. Now mix the potatoes with it and let it set for about 20 min...

  • Sweet Pepper Poppers

    Ingredients 12 mini sweet peppers 3 slices bacon 1/2 cup (75g) diced onion 4 ounces (112g) cream cheese at room temperature 4 ounces (112g) goat cheese at room temperature 1 teaspoon garlic (about one clove) 2 tablespoons finely sliced green onion (use both green and white parts) 1 lemon, juice and zest 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (use more for a spicier popper) 1/4 teaspoon dry oregano 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoon melted butter 3/4 cup (45g) panko breadcrumbs (s...

  • Spicy Chemmeen/Prawns Ularthiyathu

    Ingredients Prawns/Shrimp-1kg Ginger-one big piece Garlic-10 pods Green chilly-2 Big onion-2big Small onion-10 Chilly powder-2 1/2tbsp Turmeric powder-1tsp Kudampuli-2 Coconut Pieces-10 Salt-to taste Curry leaves-3 strings Water-3cup Coconut oil-2tbsp Method Crush ginger-garlic and keep aside . Soak kudampuli in water for 10 minutes Wash them well and keep aside . In a kadai add cleaned,washed prawns along with half of the crushed ginger-garlic ,curry l...

  • Egg Rice

    Ingredients: Rice -  2 and 1/2 cups ,  cooked and cooled Egg - 3-4 nos Onion / Bottom part of the spring onion - 1/4 cup, finely chopped Oil - 5 teaspoons Carrot - 2 nos, finely sliced Beans - 10 nos, sliced Soy sauce - 1 and 1/2 teaspoon Pepper powder - 1 and 1/2 teaspoon Salt - to taste Spring onion - 4 nos, finely sliced Method: 1) Take a pan and pour 1 teaspoon of oil and spread it evenly. 2) Break the eggs and pour them to the pan. Wait for 30 seconds an...

  • Pina colada ice cream with pineapple salsa

    INGREDIENTS 3 cups (720g) sour cream 2 1/2 cups (375g) pure icing sugar, sifted 440g can crushed pineapple, drained 1/2 cup (125ml) coconut cream 100ml Malibu or other coconut liqueur 2 1/2 cups (245g) shredded coconut, toasted 1 tsp ground cinnamon Mint leaves, to garnish Pineapple salsa 1 lemongrass stalk (inner core only), bruised 10cm piece (50g) ginger, peeled, chopped 150g caster sugar 4 kaffir lime leaves 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored, thinly sliced METHOD 1 ...

  • Pista Burfi Recipe

    Ingredients 2 cups pistachios 1/4 cup fresh coconut, grated 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cardamom powder Directions 1.begin making the Pista Burfi Recipe, soak the pistachios in warm water for about half an hour. Once soaked, drain the water and blend the pistachios along with the coconut in the blender until you can a almost smooth burfi mixture. Keep the mixture aside. 2.The next step is to make the syrup for the burfi. In a medium size sauce pan; stir in the sugar and 1/4 cup wate...

  • Aval Vilayichathu

    Ingredients  Brown aval/ poha / matta rice flakes – 2 cups Jaggery – 1 cup or to taste, grated Water – 3/4 cup Ghee -  1 tbsp Raisins – 2 tbsp Cashews – 2 tbsp Pottu kadala / roasted gram – 2 – 3 tbsp Black sesame seeds – 1 – 2 tsp Grated coconut – 1.5 cup Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp, heaped Dry ginger powder / chukku podi – 1/4 tsp Method 1. Dissolve jaggery in 3/4 cup water on medium heat. ...

  • Chocolate trifles

    Ingredients   6 chocolate rollettes, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons coffee-flavoured liqueur (such as Kahlua) 225g (1 1/2 cups) thawed frozen mixed berries 2 x 200g ctns King Island chocolate creme dessert White chocolate curls, to decorate Method Step 1 Use the rollette slices to evenly line the bases and sides of four 250ml (1 cup) capacity serving glasses. Pour over the coffee liqueur. Spoon the berries among the glasses and top with a dollop of the chocolate creme des...

  • Corn cheese balls

    Ingredients: Corn (I Used Frozen)    1 Cup All Purpose Flour   3 Tblsp Green Chilli  1 Red Chilli Powder   1/2 Tsp Milk      1/4 Cup Cheese(I Used Mozzarella)  6-7 Tblsp Oil  For Deep Frying Salt    As Needed Bread Crumbs - As Needed METHOD: Boil the frozen corn for 5 minutes in water and completely drain the water. If using fresh corn pressure cook it and take out the kernels. Pat the corn with a kitchen t...

  • Pizza twists

    Ingredients Basic pizza dough  7g sachet dry yeast 1 teaspoon caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups plain flour 2 tablespoons olive oil Topping  2 tablespoons olive oil 3 teaspoons sea salt flakes Avocado dip, to serve Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a large baking tray. Combine 3/4 cup warm water, yeast, sugar and salt in a jug. Whisk with a fork to dissolve. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 5 minutes or unti...

  • Soft Sucrose Free Jelly Sweets

    Ingredients 10g sugar free jelly powder – I used lime flavour 250mls boiling water 10g powdered gelatine 200mls flavoured water – I infused mine with limes and basil leaves Desiccated coconut for rolling Method Place the jelly powder into a jug and stir in the boiling water Once the jelly has dissolved add the gelatine and stir Once the gelatine has dissolved add the flavoured water Pour into moulds or into a baking tin Leave to set overnight in the fridg...

  • Lemon and Lime Cheesecake

    Ingredients 10 digestive biscuits, crushed 50g (13/4oz) butter, melted 25g (scant 1oz) demerara sugar 150ml (5fl oz) double cream 397g can full-fat condensed milk 175g (6oz) full-fat cream cheese (room temperature) grated zest and juice of 2 large lemons grated zest and juice of 11/2 limes 150ml (5fl oz) double or whipping cream, to decorate 1/2 lime, thinly sliced, to decorate Method First, make the crust: place the crushed biscuits, as shown bel...

  • Schezwan Fried Rice

    INGREDIENTS Oil – 1 1/2; tablespoons Celery – 2 teaspoons, chopped finely, optional Cabbage – ⅓ cup, shredded Carrot – ⅓ cup, sliced Green pepper (Capsicum) – ⅓ cup Schezwan sauce – ½ cup Salt – to taste **Notes INSTRUCTIONS Heat the oil in a pan on high heat. Once hot add celery, cabbage, carrot and capsicum. Sauté for 2-3 minutes in high heat. Because veggie should be crunchy not steamed. Add cooked rice and mix...

  • Savoury mince

    Ingredients  2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 500g beef mince 100g button mushrooms, sliced 1 carrot, diced 1 stalk celery, trimmed and diced 400g can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup water, or stock or red wine 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped, plus extra to serve 1 long baguette, cut into 4, halved and toasted Mixed leaves, to serve Method  Step 1 Heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium. Sauté ...

  • Cauliflower Bhajji

    Ingredients 250 gms Cauliflower, broken into florets 1/2 cup Besan (chickpea flour) 1/4 cup Rice Flour 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour Salt to taste Chilli powder to taste Method 1. Heat oil for deep frying. Clean the florets well and pat dry. Set aside. 2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. 3. Add 1 tsp of the hot oil to the flour mix along with enough water 4. to make into a thick batter. 5. The batter will be similar to Idli batter or Dos...

  • Asian noodle salad

    Ingredients 1 packet instant noodles 3 teaspoons lime juice 2 1/2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 1 cup shredded wombok cabbage 1 carrot, shredded 1/4 cup shredded snowpeas 1 cup chopped barbecue chicken Method Step 1 Place instant noodles (do not add the flavour sachet) in a saucepan of boiling water. Cook according to packet instructions, then drain. Step 2 Meanwhile, combine lime juice with sweet chilli sauce in a small bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, combi...

  • Cheesecake Ice Cream

    Ingredients 32oz Plain, Nonfat Organic Greek Yogurt, close to room temp 16oz Organic Neufchâtel Cheese (1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese), room temp 1+1/2 cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk 1 tbs Vanilla-Flavored Stevia Extract 1 tsp Vanilla Paste 1/4 tsp Lemon Flavor Instructions Freeze your ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used my KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment) In a stand mixer bowl with whisk attachment, add the yogurt and cream cheese. Mix on low speed. W...

  • Greek rice pudding

    Ingredients   1L (4 cups) light milk, plus 1 tablespoon extra 1/2 cup (110g) SunRice Arborio Risotto Rice 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon rosewater  1 teaspoon cornflour 1/2 cup low-joule strawberry jam, warmed Method  Step 1 Place milk and rice in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until it comes to just below boiling point. Reduce the heat to low and gently cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 minu...

  • Ham and vegetable slice

    Ingredients   1 small carrot, peeled, grated 1 medium red capsicum, finely chopped 100g Primo reduced-fat ham, chopped 3/4 cup grated reduced-fat tasty cheese 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1/4 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs, lightly beaten 6 cherry tomatoes, halved Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 3.5cmdeep, 16.5cm x 26cm (base) slice pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing 2cm overhang at long ends. Step 2 ...

  • Mocha self-saucing pudding

    Ingredients   Melted butter, to grease 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 125ml (1/2 cup) milk 1 egg 70g butter, melted, cooled 80g (1/2 cup, lightly packed) brown sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, extra, sifted 375ml (1 1/2 cups) boiling water 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules Double cream, to serve Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a 1.5L (6-cup) capacity ovenproof dish with melted butt...

  • Lemon delicious pudding

    Ingredients   Melted butter, to grease 4 eggs, separated 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 160ml (2/3 cup) fresh lemon juice 330ml (1 1/3 cups) reduced-fat milk 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour 215g (1 cup) caster sugar Pure icing sugar, to dust Extra light thickened cream (optional), to serve Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180ºC. Brush six 250ml (1-cup) capacity ovenproof dishes with melted butter. Step 2 Whisk the egg yolks, lemon rind, lemon j...

  • Thai rissoles

    Ingredients   2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons grated palm sugar 2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed 350g firm tofu, drained, cut into 4 slices bread rolls, baby rocket, cucumber ribbons and sweet chilli sauce, to serve Method Step 1 Combine sauces, sugar, ginger and garlic in a shallow glass or ceramic dish. Add tofu. Turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour (if time permits), turning occasional...

  • Plum pudding

    Ingredients  2 cups self-raising flour 1 cup caster sugar 1kg dried mixed fruit 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda Method  Step 1 Combine flour, sugar and fruit in a large bowl. Combine bicarbonate of soda and 2 cups hot water in a large jug. Add bicarbonate mixture to fruit mixture. Using a flat-bladed butter knife, mix until combined. Cover with plastic wrap. Store in a cool place overnight. Step 2 Wearing rubber gloves, dip a calico cloth in boiling water. Boil ...

  • Sushi sandwiches

    Ingredients 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled, mashed 2 teaspoons lime juice 6 slices wholemeal or white bread, crusts removed 2 tablespoons spreadable cream cheese 1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced into ribbons 100g can red salmon, drained, flaked 1/2 nori sheet, cut into 1cm-thick strips Method Step 1 Combine avocado and lime juice in a small bowl. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Step 2 Place the bread slices on a clean surface. Spread the cream cheese evenly over t...

  • Prawn eschabeche

    Ingredients   125ml (1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oil 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed 80ml (1/3 cup) white wine 80ml (1/3 cup) red wine vinegar 80ml (1/3 cup) orange juice 1 orange, zested 1 tablespoon caster sugar 3 dried bay leaves 6 fresh thyme sprigs 30 medium green prawns, peeled, deveined 2 tablespoons plain flour Crusty bread, to serve Method Step 1 Heat 80ml (1/3 cup) of the oil in...

  • Salmon and avocado sushi slice

    Ingredients  1 cup SunRice Japanese Style Sushi Rice 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 400g can red salmon, drained, skin and bones removed, flaked 2 tablespoons whole-egg mayonnaise 2 green onions, thinly sliced 2 nori sheets 1/2 medium avocado, thinly sliced 1 small Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced into ribbons Method  Step 1 Grease a 20cm square cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 3cm overhang on all sides. Place rice and 1 1/2 cups cold ...

  • Orange cupcakes

    Ingredients 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted 3/4 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup milk 125g butter, melted, cooled 2 (59g each) eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 oranges, rind grated, juiced Icing 2 1/2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted 1 orange, rind grated, juiced 12 Jaffa sweets Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 12 x 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan. Alternatively, line holes with paper cases. Combine flour and caster sugar in a bowl. Make a well...

  • Tomato and bread soup

    Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 8 fresh basil leaves 3 medium zucchini, chopped 1.5kg ripe tomatoes, chopped 2 cups Campbell's Real Stock Chicken Salt Reduced Pinch caster sugar 100g stale ciabatta bread, torn 50g ciabatta bread, toasted, cut into cubes, to serve Method Step 1 Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, basil and zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mi...

  • Chocolate marquise

    Ingredients  7 egg yolks 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar 200g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 250g unsalted butter, chopped, softened 65g good-quality cocoa powder, sifted 600ml thickened cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Halved strawberries and thickened cream or creme anglaise  Method  Step 1 Lightly grease an 8cm x 22cm (1-litre capacity) terrine. Line with plastic wrap, leaving the excess to hang over the sides. Step 2 Use an electric mix...

  • Mutton Biryani

    Ingredients: 500 gms mutton 1-1/2 cup basmati rice 2 tbsp thick yogurt 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 4 green chillies paste 2 big onions thinly chopped 4 tomatoes finely chopped 1 cup butter milk 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp coriander powder 2 tsp meat masala (store bought) 2 tsp ghee 1 tsp oil 1 tsp lemon juice Fresh coriander leaves chopped Few mint leaves chopped Salt to taste Whole garam masala: 1 bay leaf 2 cloves 1 green elai...

  • Bread and butter pudding

    Ingredients  16 slices raisin bread, crusts removed30g butter 800g can apple pie fruit 1/2 cup craisins 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 egg yolks 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pure cream, to serve Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 22cm round cake pan. Line with baking paper. Step 2 Spread both sides of bread slices with butter. Cut slices in half diagonally to make triangles. Step 3 Place one...

  • Chicken donburi

    Ingredients  1 1/2 cups SunRice Japanese Style Sushi Rice 1 sachet (2 teaspoons) dashi soup stock  1 cup boiling water 1 tablespoon peanut oil 2 medium brown onions, halved, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated 600g chicken breast fillets, trimmed, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 6 eggs, lightly beaten thinly sliced green onion, to serve Method  Step 1 Pl...

  • Watermelon and coconut panna cotta

    Ingredients  1/2 seedless watermelon 3/4 cup caster sugar, plus extra 1 tablespoon 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 725ml pure (thin) cream 6 titanium-strength gelatine leaves 270ml can coconut milk 250g punnet strawberries, hulled 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil Method  Step 1 Cut the watermelon into 2 pieces and chop the flesh of 1 piece (to give about 500g). Whiz the chopped watermelon in a food processor with 1/4 cup (55g) sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until a puree, then ...

  • Caroline's Thai noodle salad

    Ingredients  250g packet dried rice stick noodles 2 small carrots 2 small zucchini 1 red capsicum 1 leek 2 sticks celery 100g snow pea sprouts, trimmed 4 red radishes, thinly sliced 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, shredded Dressing  1 red chilli, finely chopped 2 limes, juiced 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon mirin 1 tablespoon brown sugar Method Step 1 Cook noodles following packet...

  • Corn dhokla

    Ingredients Besan/kadalai maavu - 1 cup Rava/ semolina - 1/2 cup Curd -1 cup Sweet corn kernels- 1 cup Green chillies -2 Ginger -1 small pieces Salt -1tsp Lemon juice- 2-3 tsps Baking soda-1/2 tsp For tempering Oil- 3tsps Mustard seeds- 1tsp Jeera- 1tsp Curry leaves- 4-5 Asafoetida- a pinch Method Grease a tray/pan which can be used in steaming. Grind the sweetcorn kernels,green chillies and ginger to a smooth paste. Combine the besan,rava salt and curd. ...

  • Banana and date ice-cream cake

    Ingredients   4 large ripe bananas, peeled, cut crossways into eight slices 200g (1 layer) 16cm-square bought unfilled sponge cake 170g (about 8) fresh dates, pitted, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons marsala 1L light & creamy 97 per cent fat-free vanilla ice-cream softened slightly 3 teaspoons cocoa powder Extra cocoa powder, to dust Method Step 1 Line the base and 2 opposite sides of an 11 x 21cm (base measurement) loaf pan with non-stick baking paper, allowing ...

  • Lamb and pumpkin curry

    Ingredients  1 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 teaspoons black mustard seeds 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil 800g diced lamb 2 large onions, halved, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4cm piece ginger, peeled, finely grated 2 small red chillies, seeded, chopped 10 fresh or dried curry leaves 1 cinnamon stick 800g butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut int...

  • Lamington cake

    Ingredients  2 x 440g pkts Green's Golden Butter Cake mix 4 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Eggs 300ml milk 120g butter, softened 250g Nestlé Bakers' Choice Melts Dark 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream 1 1/4 cups (100g) McKenzie's Desiccated Coconut 1/3 cup (110g) Coles Brand Raspberry Jam Halved strawberries, to serve Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line two 20cm round cake pans. Make 2 cakes using the Green’s Golden Butter Cak...

  • Greek milk custard pudding

    Ingredients   3 eggs, separated 1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste 3/4 cup (140g) semolina 4 cups (1 litre) milk, warmed 8 sheets filo pastry 100g butter, melted Orange syrup 1 cup (215g) caster sugar 1 cup (250ml) water 1/3 cup (80ml) orange juice 1 strip orange peel 1 cinnamon stick Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 22cm square cake pan with melted butter. Step 2 Use an electric mixer to whisk egg yolks,...

  • Ethakka Upperi

    Ingredients: 1 Raw Banana / Plantain 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder Salt to taste Cooking Oil / Coconut Oil for deep frying How to cook: Slit the banana skin with a knife and peel the skin. Slice the banana into thin slices using a slicer. Add salt and turmeric powder to the slices. Sprinkle a handful of water on them and mix very well. Spread the turmeric coated slices on a cloth and let them dry for 15 minutes. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Deep fry the slices on a med...

  • Mango pudding

    Ingredients 2 x 425g cans mangoes in syrup, drained reserving syrup 5 teaspoons gelatine powder 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 500ml (2 cups) mango nectar 375ml can evaporated milk Double cream, to serve Thinly sliced fresh mango (optional), to serve Method Step 1 Process the canned mango in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Step 2 Place 185ml (3/4 cup) of the reserved syrup in a heatproof bowl. Sprinkle with the gelatine. Place the bowl in a smal...

  • Butter cake

    Ingredients  250g butter, softened 1 cup caster sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 3 eggs 2 1/2 cups self-raising flour 2/3 cup milk icing sugar mixture, to serve Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line an 8cm-deep, 19cm (base) square cake pan with baking paper. Step 2 Using an electric mixer, cream butter, caster sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Step 3 Add eggs, 1...

  • Pineapple & gingernut parfait

    Ingredients   600ml ctn thickened cream 2 tablespoons caster sugar 250ml (1 cup) coconut cream 250g pkt Arnott's Ginger Nut biscuits, broken 1 (about 1kg) fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into 1cm pieces Method  Step 1 Use an electric beater to beat cream and sugar in a bowl until firm peaks form. Add the coconut cream and beat until combined. Step 2 Process the biscuits in a food processor until coarsely crushed. Reserve 2 tablespoons. Divide half ...

  • Thattukada Chicken Fry

    Ingredients Chicken - 500gm (small pieces) Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp Chopped green chilly - 3 nos Tomato - 1 Red chilly powder - 2 tsp Coriander leaves - 1/4 tsp Mint leaves - 1/4 tsp Salt to taste Coconut oil - 1 cup Rice powder - 1/2 cup Method Step 1 Mix red chilly powder, ginger garlic paste, green chilly, tomato, mint leaves, salt and coriander leaves in a grinder and make a smooth paste. Step 2 Add rice powder and chicken pieces into this paste. Marinat...

  • Apricot cobbler

    Ingredients   2 x 410g cans apricot halves in natural juice 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind 1 cup sifted self-raising flour 1/3 cup sifted plain flour 2 tablespoons caster sugar 100g chilled unsalted butter, cubed 1 lightly beaten egg 1/3 cup milk Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 4-cup ovenproof dish. Combine apricot and orange rind. Spoon into the greased dish and set aside. Step 2 Combine flours, and caster sugar in a large...

  • Apricot and almond pastries

    Ingredients   1 sheet frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, partially thawed 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup flaked almonds 20g butter 8 apricots, quartered, stones removed 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Icing sugar mixture, to serve Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut pastry into 4 squares. Place squares on tray. Lightly brush with egg. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until puffed and golden. Step ...

  • Mexican salad

    Ingredients   4 light flour tortillas Olive oil cooking spray 1 corn cob, husk and silk removed 420g can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed 1 medium avocado, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/2 small white onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Lightly spray 4 holes of a 3/4 cu...

  • Concord Grape Granita

    INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water 1 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh Concord grape juice HOW TO MAKE  In a saucepan, simmer the sugar and water to dissolve the sugar. Let cool. In a 9-inch square, glass baking dish, combine the sugar syrup and grape juice. Freeze for 30 minutes. Using 2 forks, scrape any frozen crystals into the center of the dish. Continue to freeze, scraping every 30 minutes, until the mixture is totally frozen and ...

  • Potato and leek soup

    Ingredients   60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 1 brown onion, halved, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 4 medium (about 700g) desiree potatoes, or pontiac potatoes, peeled, cut into 2cm cubes 2 leeks, pale section only, washed, dried, thinly sliced 1.25L (5 cups) Campbell's Real Stock Vegetable 3 thick slices day-old white bread, crusts removed, cut into 2cm cubes 125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives Method  Heat ...

  • Chocolate truffle dessert

    Ingredients 250g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces 250g ready-made custard 400ml thick cream 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted Creme fraiche, to serve Method Step 1 Place chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. When melted, set aside to cool slightly. Beat in custard and cream, folding until combined. Step 2 Line six 150ml round dessert moulds or souffle dishes with plastic wrap. Divide mixture between moulds and refrigerate at least 6 hours. Step ...

  • Red Velvet Cake

    Ingredients Maida - 2 1/2 cups (all purpose flour) Baking powder - 1 tsp Baking soda - 1 tsp Salt - 3/4 tsp Cocoa powder - 2 tbsps (unsweetened) Eggs - 2 Buttermilk - 3/4 cup Sugar - 1 1/2 cups Vegetable oil - 3/4 cup Instant coffee powder - 1 1/2 tbsps mixed in 1/2 cup hot water Vanilla essence - 1 1/2 tsps Distilled vinegar - 1 tsp Red food coloring - 3 tbsps or 3/4 tsp of red gel color mixed in 4 tbsps water (I used Wilton No Taste Red gel color and 1 tbsp of tomato red f...

  • Pomegranate yoghurt dessert

    Ingredients  2 cups (500ml) Farmers Union Greek Style Yogurt 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon orange flower water, or to taste 1 large pomegranate, seeds removed Small mint leaves and shortbread biscuits, to serve Method Step 1 Combine yoghurt, honey and orange flower water in a bowl. Add three-quarters of pomegranate seeds and gently stir to combine. Spoon evenly among four 1/2-cup (125ml) capacity serving glasses. Scatter with reserved pomegranate seeds. Top with a few mi...

  • Sambar

    INGREDIENTS : Toor Dal – 150 gms Vegetables chopped – 2 cups (carrot, potato, ash gourd, golden cucumber, drumstick, ladyfinger) Shallots – 15 nos Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Sambar Powder – 1 tbsp Tomato – 2 nos Asafetida – a large pinch Tamarind – ½ lemon size Green Chilli – 2 to 3 nos Oil – 2 tbsp Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp Dry red Chilli – 2 nos Fenugreek Seeds – 1 pinch Salt – to taste Curry Leaves &nda...

  • Marmalade tea loaf

    Ingredients  375g packet mixed dried fruit 1 cup strong black tea, cooled 1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour, sifted 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped 2 tablespoons orange marmalade Method  Step 1 Combine dried fruit, tea and sugar in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Cover and leave to soak overnight at room temperature. Step 2 Preheat oven to 180°C. Line base and sides of a 7cm-deep, 10.5cm x 20.5cm (base...

  • Classic finger buns

    Ingredients   7g sachet dry yeast 1/3 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup milk, warmed 2 1/2 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 50g butter, chilled, chopped 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup sultanas 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Milk, for brushing Hundreds and thousands and desiccated coconut, to decorate Icing  1 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture 10g butter, softened 2 drops rose pink food colouring Method Step 1 Grease 2 large...

  • Honey ice-cream

    Ingredients  600ml thickened cream 1/3 cup honey 4 egg yolks 1/3 cup caster sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Method Step 1 Combine cream and honey in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until mixture simmers. Remove from heat. Step 2 Using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks, sugar and vanilla in a bowl for 5 to 6 minutes or until thick and creamy. Gradually beat in cream mixture until combined. Strain mixture into a clean sauc...

  • Beef and mushroom pies

    Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil  40g butter 1kg gravy beef, cut into 2cm pieces 750g small pickling onions or eschalots (French shallots), peeled, ends trimmed 2 x 200g pkts portobello mushrooms 1 x 250g pkt bacon rashers, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 40g (1/4 cup) plain flour 500ml (2 cups) dry red wine 500ml (2 cups) Campbell's Real Stock Beef 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 6 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bouquet garni 2 sheets (25 x 25cm) ready-rolled frozen puff ...

  • Indian-style kedgeree

    Ingredients   1 1/2 cups SunRice White Long Grain Rice 30g butter 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon medium curry powder 200g smoked trout fillets, flaked 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered Method Step 1 Cook rice following packet directions. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread rice over prepared tray. Cool. ...

  • Zucchini cakes

    Ingredients  2 medium (280g) zucchini, coarsely grated 1 medium (160g) carrot, coarsely grated 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 cups self-raising flour 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon mixed spice 80g packet dry-roasted pecan nuts Cream cheese frosting 50g unsalted butter, softened 100g cream cheese, softened 2 teaspoons finely-grated orange rind 1 3/4 cups icing sugar mixture   Method  Step 1 Preheat ov...

  • Poha Ladoo

    Ingredients Aval / Poha / Flattened Rice - 1 cup Sugar   - ½ cup Ghee   - 2 to 3 tbsp Cardamom  - ¼ tsp Cashew nuts   - 6 to 8 Raisins    - 6 Warm milk   - few tsps Method: 1.Clean the poha and dry roast in low medium flame for 4 to 5 mins. 2.Allow to cool completely. 3. Add it to blender and grind it to smooth powder. 4.Transfer it to mixing bowl. 5. Now add sugar and cardamom to blender and grind to fine powder too. 6....

  • Veg Macaroni

    Ingredients Macaroni - 1½ Cups Onions - 2 (Med Size - Chopped) Tomatoes - 4 (Med Size - Chopped) Mix Veggies - ½ Cup (Carrots, Cauliflower, Beans - Chopped) Ginger - 1 tsp (Chopped) Garlic - ½ Tsp or less (Optional, Chopped) Green Chili - ½ Tsp (Chopped) Cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp Salt - To Taste Hudson Canola Oil - 3 Tbsp Red Chili Powder - ½ Tsp Chat Masala - 1 Tsp Garam Masala - ¼ Tsp (Garam Masala) Black Pepper - ½ Tsp (Optiona...

  • Piña Colada Ice Cream

    Ingredients 1⁄4  cup  half and half (half milk/half cream) 3   oz  sweetened condensed milk 1⁄2  tsp  vanilla extract 1⁄4  tsp  fresh lemon juice 1⁄2 cup  fresh flaked coconut 1⁄2 cup  frozen pineapple chunks 2 cups  whole milk cubes (about 1 tray of frozen milk)   INSTRUCTIONS Add ingredients to jar in order listed and secure lid. Select Ice Cream cycle. If your Blendtec does...

  • Watermelon Chaat

    Ingredients Dry: ½ cup Ganthia (deep fried thicker noodles made from gram flour)* ½ cup salted and roasted pistachios ¾ cup puffed rice cereal Wet: 5 cups diced watermelon 1-2 T lemon juice 1 T chopped cilantro 1 T chopped basil (preferably a cinnamon or global basil) ¼ cup diced soaked red onion 1-2 t chaat masala cayenne powder, optional (see notes above), to taste Instructions Toss together the dry ingredients. Set aside. Toss toget...

  • Cranberry Lemon Snack

    Ingredients 2 cups natural muesli 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup shredded coconut 125g butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 cups icing sugar mixture, sifted 60g butter, softened 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice Instructions Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a 3cmdeep, 20cm x 30cm (base) slab pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends. Combine muesli, dried cranberries and coconut in a bowl. Make a well in centre of mixture. Place butter and s...

  • Semiya Pulao

    Main Ingredients: semiya mixed vegetables Ingredients Vermicelli - 2 cups, semiya - roast in 2 tsps ghee on low to medium flame till golden brown Onion - 1, large, sliced Carrot - 1, medium sized, peeled and cubed French beans - 5, nip ends and cut into 1/2" pieces Potato - 1, medium sized, peeled and cubed Green peas - fistful (optional) Mint leaves - 12-15 leaves Coriander leaves for garnish Cloves - 2 Cinnamon stick - 1" Green cardamom - 1 Bay leaf - 1,...

  • Mango Cream Crusty

    Ingredients: 1 large ripe mango 1 ciabatta roll, or other crusty bread 3 Tbsp tofu cream cheese 1/2 medium red onion, sliced thin A few leaves of Boston, Butter or Romaine lettuce 1 tsp olive oil 1/2 lemon, juiced fresh black pepper sea salt Prep: Slice the mango into cubes. Place in bowl. Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix gently. Assembly: Slice a fresh ciabatta roll. Spread tofu cream cheese on each side. Spoon mango cubes on top of c...

  • Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata

    Ingredients 6 eggs 84g reduced fat cheese, grated (2xHEa’s) 200g of sweet potato, peeled and chopped (or butternut squash) few handfuls of spinach Salt and Pepper to season Pam or Frylight Spray Method Preheat oven to 180c or 350f In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk and season with salt and black pepper. Spray a frying pan with some Pam or Frylight and add the sweet potato. Lightly fry until sweet potato pieces are slightly tender and golden.. Reduce the hea...

  • Vegetable Stew

    INGREDIENTS: Potato 2 Carrot   1 Onions    2 Green Chilli     3-4 Whole Black Pepper   1/2 Tsp Thin Coconut Milk     1 And 1/41 Cup Thick Coconut Milk   1/2 Cup Cinnamon   1 Small Piece Ginger      A Smal Piece Garlic 2 Pods Cloves     3 Curry Leaves  Few Salt  To Taste METHOD: *Boil the potatoes , peel the skin and c...

  • Matar Chaat

    Ingredients Matar (light brown colour, look almost like chickpeas)  -  2 cups Soda      ½ teaspoon Potato (boiled, peeled & chopped)  -     1 Onion (finely chopped)-  1 Tomato (finely chopped)   -  1 Cucumber (peeled, chopped)  -  1 Radish (Grated) -1 Lemon Juice -     1 tablespoon Green chilli -   2 Coriander leaves  To garnish CHAAT SPICES Sa...

  • Chicken Piccata

    Ingredients 3 tbsp. olive oil 2 large eggs ½ c. all-purpose flour 1 lb. thin-sliced chicken cutlets 2 tbsp. butter ½ tsp. finely chopped garlic 1 c. chicken broth ¼ c. capers 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley Directions In 12-inch heat skillet, heat olive oil on medium. Meanwhile, in shallow bowl, beat eggs. Sprinkle flour onto large plate. Dredge chicken in eggs, then in flour. Add 1 tablespoo...

  • Brownie banana split

    Ingredients 4 small bananas, halved lengthways 500ml Coles Simply Less vanilla ice cream 8 Coles Brand mini brownie bites, thawed, chopped 2 tablespoons crushed peanuts 200g Coles Simply Less dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup thickened cream Method Step 1 To make the chocolate sauce, heat the chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl on medium for 30 seconds, then stir with a metal spoon. Continue heating and stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate melts and is smooth. ...

  • Raspberry ice-cream sandwiches

    Ingredients 16 Arnott's Scotch Finger biscuits 16 small scoops Peters Light & Creamy Raspberry Ripple ice-cream 200g fresh raspberries 2 tablespoons icing sugar mixture Fresh raspberries, extra, to serve Icing sugar mixture, extra, to dust Method  Step 1 Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Place half the biscuits, base-side up, on a clean work surface. Divide ice-cream among biscuits. Top with remaining biscuits, base-side down. Press down gently. Smoo...

  • Victorian Tea Cake

    Ingredients 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter,softened 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) sifted cake-and-pastry flour 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder 1 pinch salt 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk icing sugar Filling: 2/3 cup (150 mL) whipping cream 1/2 cup (125 mL) strawberry jam Preparation Grease and flour 8- or 9-inch (1.2 or 1.5 L) round metal cake pan; line bottom with parchment paper. Set aside. In l...

  • Creamy mango & coconut smoothie

    Ingredients 200ml (½ tall glass) coconut milk (we used Kara Dairy Free) 4 tbsp coconut milk yogurt (we used Coyo) 1 banana 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, sunflower and pumpkin seed (we used Linwoods) 120g (¼ bag) frozen mango chunks 1 passion fruit, to finish (optional) Method Measure all the ingredients or use a tall glass for speed – they don’t have to be exact. Put them into a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour into 1 tall glass (you’ll have enough ...

  • Chocolate muffins

    Ingredients  2 1/2 cups (375g) self-raising flour 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder 1 cup (200g) brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 125g butter, melted 1 cup (250ml) milk 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Chocolate icing 200g dark chocolate, chopped 125g butter, chopped 1/2 cup (80g) icing sugar mixture Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Line twenty-four 1/3 cup (80ml-capacity) muffin pans with paper cases. Step 2 Com...

  • Summer pasta salad

    Ingredients  200g yellow button squash, halved, cut into thin wedges 2 zucchinis, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced widthwise 1 eggplant, cut into 1cm pieces 1 large bulb fennel, finely chopped 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 red capsicum, seeded, finely chopped 200g grape tomatoes, halved 2 cloves garlic, crushed 125ml (1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oil 300g fusilli or other short dried pasta 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/3 cup basil leaves, torn 50g...

  • Vishu Kanji

    Ingredients Rose matta rice- 1 cup Vanpayar/ red cow peas- 1/2 cup Jaggery- 1/2 cup (powdered) Coconut milk thin- 2 cup Coconut milk thick- 1 cup Ghee- 1 tbs Sliced coconut- 2 tbs cashew nuts a few Sesame seeds- 1 tsp Method Cook vanpayar till soft and keep aside. Add half cup of water into jaggery and make a syrup. Strain impurities and keep aside. In a heavy bottom pan add washed rice and thin coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Cook till the rice is almost cooked ...

  • Chocolate baubles

    Ingredients  1/2 x 350g pkt frozen chocolate butter cake (Sara Lee brand), thawed, icing removed, cut into cubes 100g butter 250ml (1 cup) sweetened condensed milk 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 16 white marshmallows 65g (3/4 cup) desiccated coconut 80g chocolate sprinkles Method  Step 1 Place the chocolate cake in the bowl of a food processor and process until fine crumbs form. Step 2 Combine the butter, condensed milk and brown sugar in a mediu...

  • Vegan Mint Chip Ice Cream

    INGREDIENTS 1 13.5-ounce can (about 1 3/4 cup) coconut milk 1 14-ounce can (about 1 3/4 cup) coconut cream  1/4 cup "light" (clear) corn syrup 3/4 cup raw (turbinado) sugar  1 large bunch fresh mint leaves 3/4 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste 2 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped and chilled in freezer DIRECTIONS 1.In a medium saucepan combine coconut milk, coconut cream, corn syrup, and sugar and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mix...

  • Blueberry Banana Smoothie

    Ingredients Creamy (and Healthy) Blueberry Banana Smoothie 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 frozen banana (you can use a regular banana if you do not have one frozen) 1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk or soy milk  Method Simply add all of the ingredients into the blender along with a few ice cubes and mix well for a couple minutes until everything is blended. ...

  • Beetroot and goat's cheese stacks

    Ingredients   425g can sliced beetroot, drained 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil 1/4 cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar 3 teaspoons chopped chives 2 tablespoons milk 120g soft goat's cheese Micro salad and herb leaves or regular mixed baby salad leaves, to garnish 2 tablespoons toasted chopped walnuts Method  Step 1 Choose 12 even-sized slices of beetroot, pat dry with paper towel, then lay in a shallow dish. Cover with the oil and balsamic, then set aside at room temp...

  • Watermelon Feta Salad

    Ingredients  2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 2.4kg (1/2 small) seedless watermelon, peeled, quartered 100g feta cheese 1/4 cup lemon-scented extra-virgin olive oil  Method  Step 1 Place oil and pumpkin seeds in a cold frying pan. Place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until toasted. Season with sea salt and transfer to a bowl. Set aside to cool. Step 2 Slice each piece of watermelon ...

  • Salted Caramel Ice Cream

    Ingredients 1¼ cup granulated sugar, divided 2½ cups heavy cream (35%), divided ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt (such as Maldon) ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ¾ cups whole milk Instructions In a heavy skillet with a light-coloured interior (enamel or stainless steel are good), heat 1 cup sugar over medium heat. Stir gently until the sugar starts to melt. When it does, stop stirring but continue to cook the sugar, swirling the skillet occasionally to ensure ...

  • Pizza triangles

    Ingredients  50g leg ham, chopped 1/2 cup grated pizza cheese 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves 2 tablespoons pizza sauce 8 sheets filo pastry 50g butter, melted Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Combine ham, cheese, olives, oregano and sauce in a bowl. Place 1 pastry sheet on a flat surface. Brush with butter. Top with 1 pastry sheet. Cut into 3 long strips. Cover remaining pastry with a damp ...

  • Carrot and beetroot salsa

    Ingredients  1 small carrot, peeled, cut into matchsticks 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons currants 225g can sliced beetroot, drained, rinsed (see tip), cut into matchsticks 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon juice Method  Step 1 Place carrot, onion and currants in a bowl. Toss to combine. Add beetroot, oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Serve. ...

  • Avial

    Ingredients: 2.5 - 3 cups Mixed vegetables (like carrots, beans, potatoes, drumstick, snake gourd, plantain, yellow cucumber, bottle gourd 1/2 cup Thick Yogurt 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder Salt to taste Grind Together: 3/4 to 1 cup Fresh Coconut 4 - 6 Green Chillies 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds 6 Shallots or 1 small onion (optional) For Tempering: 1 tbsp Coconut Oil 1 Sprig Curry Leaves Instructions: In a saucepan, add the chopped vegetables, turmeric powder an...

  • Maple banana cake with caramel bananas

    Ingredients  3 eggs 125g unsalted butter, melted, cooled 200g brown sugar 1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 overripe bananas, mashed 1/4 cup (60g) creme fraiche 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Icing sugar and thick Greek-style yoghurt, to serve Caramel bananas 60g unsalted butter 150g brown sugar 3 bananas, sliced 1/3 cup (80ml) thickened cream Method Step 1 For the bananas...

  • Pineapple fried rice

    Ingredients  440g can pineapple pieces in natural juice 2 tablespoons rice bran oil 2 eggs, lightly beaten 450g pork loin medallions, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 teaspoons curry powder 4 cups cold cooked basmati rice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves Method  Step 1 Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Heat a wok over high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil. Swirl to coat. Add egg. Swirl to coat. Cook ...

  • Tandoori chicken skewers

    Ingredients 10 (about 1.5kg) chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces 1/4 cup (60ml) tandoori paste 1/4 cup (60g) Farmers Union Greek Style Yogurt 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 2 teaspoons vegetable oil Baby pappadums, to serve Mango chutney, to serve Method Step 1 Combine the chicken pieces, tandoori paste, yoghurt and cumin seeds in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 4 hours to marinate. Step 2 Brush a char-grill pan or barbecue with oil...

  • Sodhi

    Ingredients Mixed vegetables  - 1/2 cup (carrot+beans+peas)   Onion  -    1    Green chili  -  2     Moong dal   -   2 tblsp    Thin Cocunut Milk -   2 cups   Thick coconut milk  -   1/2 cup      Salt   as needed      Oil   -  2 tsp Method: Cut the beans and carrot lengthwise. Slice the oni...

  • Rava Ladoo

    INGREDIENTS RAVA | SOOJI | SEMOLINA  -1 CUP SUGAR  -3/4 CUP MELTED GHEE -   1/4 CUP CASHEW NUTS -  FEW CARDAMOM POWDER  A PINCH(OPTIONAL) METHOD In a pan add 1 tsp of ghee and roast the cashew bits and keep it aside. In a same pan roast the rava till it for 5 to 10 minutes in a medium flame. Do not get it burnt or the change the color. Allow this to completely cool. Grind this into a fine powder along with sugar. Add cardamom powder(i...

  • Rice cakes

    Ingredients   2/3 cup SunRice Basmati Rice 250g skinless smoked chicken breast supreme, diced 2/3 cup semi-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 1/3 cups grated mozzarella cheese 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup basil leaves, finely shredded 3 eggs, lightly beaten Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease an 8 x 2/3-cup capacity mini loaf pan. Line bases of holes with baking paper. Step 2 Cook rice, following absorption method on packet. Rinse....

  • Meen Pattichathu

    INGREDIENTS 750 gms   Fish pieces 1-1/2 tablespoons  -  Kashmiri chilli powder (Adjust to suit your heat tolerance) 1 teaspoon    -   Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon   -  Fenugreek powder 7-8  Gambooge (Refer Ingredients Gallery) To taste Salt As required   - Water Sprigs 3  - Curry leaves -4 2 tablespoons Oil             1 teaspoon   -     &n...

  • Indian Mutton Curry

    Ingredients 20 g Cardamom 100 g Shallots Curry leaves Salt - to taste Coconut oil 1 tsp Red chili powder 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 1 tsp Coriander powder 1/2 tsp Pepper powder 1/4 tsp Mustard 1/2 tsp Fennel 10 g Cinnamon Ginger Garlic (chopped) Cloves Masala ( made of ginger, garlic, turmeric powder, coriander powder red chilli powder, cinnamon, clove and fennel ) 300 g Mutton Cooking Directions Boil the mutton and with the boiled water keep it aside. Take ...

  • Easter lamingtons

    Ingredients  2 cups desiccated coconut 400g unfilled sponge 3 cups icing sugar mixture 1/2 cup hot water Red and blue food colouring Method Step 1 Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl and add the hot water. Stir icing until smooth (it should be quite thin). Step 2 Divide the coconut between 2 plastic bags. Add a few drops of food colouring to each bag. Twist top of bag and hold firmly then rub outside of bag to mix the colour through the coconut. Transfer to plate...

  • mango fool

    Ingredients  150g low-fat ricotta cheese 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla custard 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled, roughly chopped 8 pieces almond bread Method  Step 1 Place ricotta in a food processor. Process until creamy. Pour in custard and pulse until just combined. Transfer to a large bowl. Wash and dry food processor bowl. Step 2 Process mango until smooth. Reserve 1/3 cup mango puree. Fold remaining mango puree into ricotta mixture. Step 3 Half-fill four 1-cu...

  • Cauliflower puree

    Ingredients   1 small head (1kg) white cauliflower, trimmed, cut into small florets 30g butter, softened 1/3 cup finely-grated parmesan cheese Method Step 1 Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Add cauliflower. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until cauliflower is very tender. Drain and return to saucepan. Step 2 Add butter and mash until almost smooth. Stir in parmesan. Season with salt and cracked black pepper. Serve.  ...

  • Peanut butter and honeycomb ice-cream

    Ingredients   1 1/2 cups vanilla ice-cream, softened 2 x 50g chocolate honeycomb bars, chopped 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 1/2 cups chocolate ice-cream Method  Step 1 Line 4 holes of a 6-hole, 3/4 cup-capacity texas muffin pan with plastic wrap. Step 2 Place vanilla ice-cream and three-quarters of the honeycomb in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Divide ice-cream mixture between prepared pan holes. Smooth tops. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Step 3 ...

  • Cheesy Potato

    Ingredients 4 large Yukon gold potatoes (2 lb./900 g) 1/4 cup Kraft Creamy Caesar Dressing 1 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded Mozza-Cheddar Cheese 1 green onion, sliced Method Heat oven to 400°F. Place potatoes on microwaveable plate; prick each in several places. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 12 min. or until tender, turning and rearranging every 3 min. Cool 10 min. Make 7 to 9 diagonal cuts in top of each potato, cutting about 3/4 of the way into potato. Place on baking sheet spray...

  • Gobi Manchurian

    Ingredients 15 cauliflower florets of lemon size 3 tablespoons corn flour 5 tablespoons all purpose flour 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon black pepper powder Salt to taste oil for deep frying For Manchurian Sauce 1/2 cup chopped spring onions 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 2 teaspoons finely chopped green chillies 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger 1 tablespoon corn flour 1 cup water or vegetable stock 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup 1 teaspoon red c...

  • No-Bake Strawberry Ice Box Cake

    Ingredients 2 lbs. fresh strawberries, washed and sliced into thin slices 3 1/2 c. whipping cream, divided 1/3 c. confectioners' sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. almond extract 1 box graham crackers (about 24 to 28 whole graham crackers) 4 oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped Directions 1.  With an electric mixer, whip 3 cups of the whipping cream until it just holds stiff peaks.  Add confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and almond extract and whip to combine. 2. ...

  • Orange Honey Teriyaki Chicken

    You Will Need 1/4 cup (59 ml) low-sodium soy sauce 1/3 cup (79 ml) fresh orange juice (about 3 small oranges) 2 tablespoons mirin 3 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1 3/4 pounds (794 grams) skinless, boneless chicken thighs 2 teaspoons orange zest (optional) Directions In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, orange juice, mirin, honey, ginger and sesame oil. Cut chicken thighs into bite-size pieces then add to the mari...

  • Paleo Crepes

    Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut flour 4 large eggs 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted over very low heat ½ cup water 2 tablespoons coconut oil, for cooking Instructions In a food processor, pulse together coconut flour and eggs Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and water and pulse until thoroughly combined Heat 1 teaspoon of the coconut oil in an 8-inch skillet over medium-low heat Scoop ¼ cup of the batter onto the skillet to spread the batter to the edges o...

  • Green Tea Ice Cream

    Ingredients 2 cups milk (480ml) 2 Tbsp green tea powder (Matcha) 1 cup heavy cream (240ml) 6 egg yolks 1/2 cup and 2 Tbsp sugar (120g) Instructions Place ice water in a large bowl that can hold a pot. Set aside. In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup of milk and green tea powder, and whisk well (the powder may not dissolve completely). Then add back to the rest of milk (1 3/4 cups) and mix. Heat the milk mixture and 1/2 cup of heavy cream at medium heat, and cook until just before boi...

  • Goan Prawns Fry

    Ingredients  250 gms fresh cleaned prawns 5 tbsp oil 1 t/s haldi 2 tbsp red chili powder 2 tbsp vinegar salt as per taste few coriander leaves for garnishing Instructions Firstly clean prawns remove their spine (black thread) and keep aside. Combine turmeric, red chili powder, salt and vinegar. Form paste with a spoon Or finger. I don't have a pic for this one. Rub the mixed paste on the clean prawns. Marinate for 15 to 30 mins. Take oil in pan. Keep heat on low...

  • Basundhi

    Ingredients Milk  -3 Cups Sugar   -  1/4 Cup Pistachios -  5 Nos Almonds  -   5 Nos Cardamom Powder - A Pinch Saffron Few Strands Preparation Method Boil Milk in a heavy bottomed vessel and keep stirring it. Let it remain till the milk reduced to 1/3 of its volume. Add Cardamom and the chopped pistachios and almonds and mix well. Add sugar and boil till the sugar gets dissolved well. Finally add the saffron and boil for 3 – 5 minutes an...

  • Mexican Cauliflower Rice

    Ingredients 4 cups cauliflower florets 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup carrot, diced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 cup low sodium chicken broth (vegetable broth) 1 bay leaf Salt and pepper Directions Chop the cauliflower and add it to a food processor. Pulse until small and rice like. This may take a few rounds depending on the size of your food processor. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat....

  • Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

    Ingredients 4  green, red, yellow, or orange peppers 1/2 cup rice 2  onions diced 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic crushed 1 cup tomatoes diced 1 tablespoon Basil chopped 1 tablespoon oregano chopped Instructions Cook rice until tender. Slice peppers in half, scooping out the seeds. In a medium saucepan add olive oil, onions, and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent. Add tomatoes, basil, and oregano and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in c...

  • Bread Katori Chaat

    Ingredients Bread slices: 6, Boiled chopped potatoes: ½ cup, Sweet corn (I used frozen): ½ cup, Boiled chickpeas : ½ cup, Tomatoes finely chopped : ¼ cup, Fine chopped onions: ¼ cup, Coriander chutney: 3 tbsp, Sweet and sour chutney: 3 tbsp, Red chill powder :1 tbsp. Yogurt: ¼ cup, Chaat masala: 2 tsp, Sugar: 1 tsp, Salt, Sev, Fine chopped coriander leaves: 1 tsp, Oil: 1 tsp Method: 1.Take yogurt. Season it with some su...

  • No-Bake French Silk Pie

    Ingredients Crust 1 1/2cups vanilla wafer cookie crumbs 1/3cup butter, melted Filling 2/3cup granulated sugar 2eggs 2oz unsweetened baking chocolate 1/3cup butter, softened 1 1/2cups heavy whipping cream 1/4cup powdered sugar Chocolate curls or chocolate shavings Directions 1 In large bowl, mix cookie crumbs and melted butter until crumbs are moistened and coated with butter. Press mixture in bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate 10 minutes. 2 In ...

  • Carrot Kheer

    Ingredients Carrots 2 to 3 peeled Milk 2 cups ( I used full fat milk) Condensed milk 1/2 cup Sugar 1/4 cup or more according to taste Cardamom powder a pinch Saffron 4 strands Cashews 3 tbsp broken Raisins 3 tbsp broken Directions Step 1 Pressure cook the carrots for 3 whistles. ​Step 2 Once done, remove, let cool and grind them to a paste. ​Step 3 In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of ghee. ​Step 4 Add the cardamom powder and the carrot paste and cook we...

  • Lemon Yogurt Chicken

    Ingredients: 250g chicken breast, cut in bite-size cubes 4 cloves of garlic 1 cm ginger 1/2 medium red onion 2 red chillies 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder (optional) 1 whole lemon, lemon juice squeezed out 1 cup of yogurt 1/2 tsp salt coriander leaves, finely chopped Method 1. Blend onions, garlic, ginger, chillies using a food blender so as to get a fine paste. 2. Mix chicken cubes, indian spices,...

  • Thavala Adai

    Ingredients: Raw rice – 1 cup Toor dal – 1/4 cup Chana dal – 1 tbsp Urad dal – 1 tbsp Black peppercorns – 2 tsp Dried red chili – 1 Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Shredded coconut – 1/4 cup Curry leaves – 10 Oil – 1/4 cup A pinch of asafoetida Salt to taste Method of Preparation: Wash and spread the rice on a clean kitchen towel and let it dry completely. Grind it separately until it becomes a a coarse meal (like rawa or...

  • Chilli & Garlic King Prawns

    Ingredients 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon of salted butter 6 garlic cloves, finely grated 1 heaped teaspoon of chili flakes 1 tablespoon of dry sherry 350g of fresh peeled and de-veined king prawns 1 large pinch of sea salt 1 large pinch of freshly ground black pepper Method Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and chilli, and cook gently for 2 minutes. Add the sherry and prawns, turn up the heat, and cook, stirr...

  • Vegan Coconut Raspberry Ice Cream

    INGREDIENTS: 2 (13.66 oz) cans chilled Thai coconut milk 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen) DIRECTIONS: 1. Place the coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla in a blender. Blend until combined, about 30 seconds. 2. Freeze using an ice cream maker, according to manufacture's instructions. During the last few minutes of churning, add in the raspberries. You can serve immediately for a soft serve texture or you can place the ice cream ...

  • Rava Kichadi

    Ingredients 1 cup Rava (Suji/Sooji/Semolina) 2 green chilies 1 onion 1 tomato 1/2 teaspoon mustard seedes 1/4 teaspoon urad dal 1/4 teaspoon chana dal 1/2 tablespoon carrot, chopped 1 tablespoon green peas Few curry leaves Few cashew nuts, blanched 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon ghee (optional) 2 teaspoon cooking oil Salt to taste 3 cups water Instructions Step 1 Roast the rava in a pan on low flame and keep stirring so that rava should not chang...

  • Cheat's tiramisu cake

    Ingredients 500g fresh ricotta 1/4 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup coffee-flavoured liqueur 80g dark chocolate, finely chopped 1/2 x 460g packaged double unfilled sponge 1/2 cup espresso coffee, cooled 2/3 cup icing sugar mixture 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, sifted 1 teaspoon butter, softened 1 1/2 tablespoons milk Shaved dark chocolate, to serve Method  Step 1 Using an electric mixer, beat ricotta, sugar and liqueur for 2 minutes or until smooth. Stir in chocolate. ...

  • Pineapple, apple and mint juice

    Ingredients  1/4 cup caster sugar 1 large (1.8kg) pineapple, peeled, chopped 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves 1.5 litres apple juice ice cubes, to serve Method Step 1 Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until water comes to the boil and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Refrigerate until cold. Step 2 Place pineapple and 1/4 cup mint in a food processor. Process until finely chopped. Strain pin...

  • Prawn and dill sandwiches

    Ingredients  200g cooked peeled prawns, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup (80g) mayonnaise 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill 1 tablespoon lemon juice 8 slices white bread 50g softened butter Method  Step 1 Combine the prawns, mayonnaise, dill and lemon juice in a small bowl. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Step 2 Place the bread on a clean work surface and spread evenly with butter. Spoon the prawn mixture evenly among half the slices and gently smooth. Sandwi...

  • Carrot Rice

    Main Ingredients: carrot rice Ingredients Rice - 5 cups, cooked with each grain separate Carrots - 2, peel and grate Curry leaves - 1 sprig (optional) Bay leaf -1 Cloves - 6 Cinnamon stick - 1" Cardamoms - 2 Onions - 2 (medium sized, finely sliced) Green chili-ginger-garlic paste - (1" ginger/2 cloves garlic/2 green chilies) Coriander leaves - 4-5 tbsps, finely chopped: Kasoori methi - 1/2 tsp (dried fenugreek leaves) Coriander powder - 1 tsp Broken Cashe...

  • Spiced beef rice noodles

    Ingredients  250g packet rice stick noodles 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1cm piece ginger, peeled, finely grated 550g beef mince 2 teaspoons Chinese five spice (see note) 1/4 cup kecap manis 1/4 Chinese cabbage (see tip), roughly shredded 1 cup coriander leaves Method  Step 1 Place noodles in a large heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Stand for 5 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Step 2 Heat a wok over medium-high hea...

  • Kerala Style Chicken Roast

    Ingredients Chicken leg piece  3 or 4 Turmeric pwd  ¼ tsp Red chilly pwd   1 tsp Coriander pwd 1 tsp Lemon juice   ew drops Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp Oil  2 tbsp Cumin    ½ tsp Sliced onions   ½ cup Curry leaves  10 to 12 Grated coconut    2 tbsp  Vinegar   2 tsp Crushed pepper corns   ½ tsp Garam masala pwd   1 tsp Green chilly     1 or 2 Salt to taste &...

  • No-Bake Sweet Potato Cake

    INGREDIENTS 1 small sweet potato (or 2/3 cup of mashed sweet potato) 1/2 cup of cacao powder* 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut 2-4 tablespoon of coconut sugar** 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) Pinch of vanilla powder (optional) Pomegranate seeds, slices of plum, orange, and fig to serve PREPARATION Bring a pot of water to a boil. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into small pieces. Add them to the boiling water and cook for about 15 minutes or until tender. Drain ...

  • Ginger Chicken

    Ingredients: To Marinate: Chicken  boneless 300 g Ginger paste2 tsp Lime juice1 tsp  Red chilly pwd  1 tsp Salt to taste To prepare gravy: Oil  1 tbsp Ginger pieces    2 tsp Green chilly   1 Onion sliced    1 cup Capsicum sliced   ½ cup Red chilly paste   ½ to 1 tsp Soya sauce   4 to 5 tsp Lemon juice  1 tsp Tomato ketchup  2 tsp Corn flour  1 tbsp Oil to deep fry Fresh...

  • Kerala Style Vegetable Stew

    Ingredients 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 large carrot, diced 10 to 12 beans, cut length wise 2 to 3 green chillies, slit lengthwise 250 ml of coconut milk (homemade or ready can) salt to taste 1 teaspoon of sugar 7 to 8 curry leaves 2 teaspoons coconut oil Directions  To begin making the Kerala Style Vegetable Stew, we need to cut the vegetables in desired shapes, steam them and keep them ready. Steam the potatoes, beans and carrots or any other vegetable o...

  • Fresh Peach Ice Cream

    INGREDIENTS: 1½ to 2 pounds fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped finely into tiny pieces ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided 4½ teaspoons lemon juice 1 cup whole milk 2 cups heavy cream, divided Pinch of salt 6 egg yolks ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS: 1. Combine the peaches, ½ cup of the sugar and the lemon juice in a medium bowl. Stir well, cover and refrigerate overnight. 2. Warm the milk, remaining ¼ cup sugar, 1 cup of...

  • Strawberry Muffins

    Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1 1/4 cups milk 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted 2 cups diced fresh strawberries 1 1/2 cups sugar Directions Step 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners. ​Step 2 Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in ...

  • Mullu Murukku

    Ingredients 2 cups of rice flour 1/2 cup of urad dal flour 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 1 teaspoon red chilli powder 1/4 cup butter water as needed Salt to taste Oil for deep frying Directions Combine all the ingredients for the Murukku except water. Gradually add water to make it a stiff dough non sticky dough with no cracks. Grease the Sev Press or the Sev Sancha with oil and place the plate which has one star into the ...

  • Fish Fry

    Ingredients  For Marination: Fish – 250gms Egg White – 1tsp Ginger Garlic paste – 1tsp Corn Flour – 1tsp All purpose flour – 1tsp Turmeric – 1tsp Lemon – 1tsp Pepper Powder – ½ tsp Slat as per your taste Oil (Deep fry) For Sorting: Oil – 2tsp Green Chilles – 3 finely chopped Onions – 2 finely chopped Grated Ginger – 1tsp (Chopped) Grated Garlic – 1tsp (Chopped) Curry Lea...

  • "Burnt" Carrots and Parsnips

    Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise, cut into 4" pieces 1 1/2 pounds parsnips, peeled, cut into 4" pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 1/4 medium onion, finely chopped 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1/4 cup bourbon 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar Methods: Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss carrots, parsnips, and oil on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Roast, tossing o...

  • Muslim Chicken Biryani

    Ingredients Basmati Rice  - 2 cups Chicken with bone  - ½ kg Ginger   - small piece Garlic  - 5 Green chilly   - 2 Oil   - 2 tbsp Ghee - 2 tbsp Cloves  3 to 4 Cinnamon  1 “ piece Bay leaf  - 2 Star anise   - 1 Cardamom   - 2 to 3 Onion         - 2 Coriander & Mint leaves -  finely chopped 1 cup Tomato - 2 Yoghurt     - ½ cup Turmeric pwd  - a pinch ...

  • Kerala Style Pazham Pori

    Ingredients 3-4 Bananas 1/4 cup rice flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (maida) 1 cup milk 1/4 cup coconut 1/4 teaspoon salt Method To begin making the Kerala Style Pazham Pori Recipe (Banana Fry), slice each banana into lengthwise pieces of about 1 to 1-1/2 inches. In a bowl, combine the flour, milk, coconut and salt to make a smooth thick batter. Add additional flour if you feel the batter is thin. Preheat oil for deep frying; once the oil is heated, dip the sliced banana p...

  • Pistachio Icebox Cake

    Ingredients 18 Graham Crackers 2 packages (3.4 oz) Instant Pistachio Pudding 2¼ cups cold milk 8 oz whipped topping Chopped pistachios for decorating (optional) Instructions Line an 8x8 pan with foil and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together milk & pudding mixes for 1 minute. Refrigerate 5 minutes. Remove 1 heaping cup of whipped topping and set aside. Fold remaining topping into pudding until combined. Layer 6 crackers in prepared pan. Top with half of pi...

  • Unniappam

    Ingredients 2 cup Rice flour ¾ cup Jaggery (Increase the jaggery if you need sweetness) 2 Cardamom (crushed) 3 tablespoon Coconut pieces: 3 tablespoon 1 teaspoon Ghee/clarified butter 2 Banana (small) Pinch of baking soda: (optional) 1 cup Water Canola oil: for frying Instructions Melt Jaggery with ¼ cup of water and sieve with a strainer, to remove impurities if any are present. In a small pan add 1 teaspoon of Ghee and fry the coconut pieces until they ar...

  • Rice Paper Vegetarian Spring Rolls

    Ingredients 8 to 10 rice paper rounds Ingredients for the filling of spring rolls 100 tofu, finely chopped 100 grams button mushrooms, finely chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 cup of raw papaya, grated 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced 1 carrot, grated 3 to 4 spring onions, finely chopped with leaves 1 small bunch of mint leaves Ingredients for the dressing 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 1/2 teaspoon chilli garlic sauce 1/2 teaspoon honey juice from one ...

  • Sweet Potato Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa

    Ingredients 1 large sweet potato (about 14 ounces) 1 container (8 ounces) refrigerated pasteurized special crab meat* 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup plain or panko bread crumbs 3/4 cup finely chopped mango 1/4 cup chopped green onion 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or parsley 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 1/4 teaspoon s...

  • Chana Dal Payasam

    Ingredients: 3/4 cup Chana Dal / Split Bengal Gram 1 cup Jaggery, powdred 1/2 to 3/4 cup Milk 1 tbsp dry coconut slices 4 cardamom pods, powdered Cashews and Raisins as needed 2 tbsp Ghee  Method: Heat a teaspoon of oil in pan. Add and fry the chana dal for 2 - 3 minutes or till aromatic. Now pressure cook the dal with 1.5 cups of water for 4 whistles. Lightly mash the cooked dal and set aside. Combine the jaggery and 1/4 cup of water in a vessel and heat until the ...

  • Onion Pakoda

    INGREDIENTS Instant Bajji/Bonda Mix – 100 gram Onion – 2 Fresh ginger – a small piece Garlic flakes – 2 Aniseeds/fennel – 1/2 teaspoon Curry leaves – few Oil – for deep frying DIRECTIONS Chop onion into lengthwise thin slices. Chop ginger and curry leaves finely. Crush garlic flakes. In a broad vessel put the Instant Bajji/Bonda Mix. Add the chopped onion, ginger, curry leaves and crushed garlic flakes. Add aniseeds, pinch of salt an...

  • Chineese Sesame Bread With Scallions

    INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp vegetable oil (plus additional for oiling pan) 1 tsp salt 1 cup lukewarm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 cup chopped scallions 4 tbsp white sesame seeds DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, oil, salt, water, yeast. Using the dough hook attachment of your stand mixer, combine ingredients until dough comes together and then knead on low speed for 2-3 minutes. Dough will be quite sticky. You can also do this by ...

  • Fat Elvis Ice Cream

    Ingredients 2 cups half-and-half 1 1/4 c. + 2 tbsp. sugar, divided Pinch of salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 c. heavy whipping cream 6 oz. evaporated milk, divided 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract 3.5 oz. dark chocolate, chopped 1 c. ripe bananas, pureed (about 2 bananas) 1/2 c. peanut butter 1/3 c. chopped peanut butter cups instructions Heat half-and-half to 175 degrees in a large, heavy saucepan. Stir in 1 1/4 c. sugar and salt and whisk until dissolved. Ladle a small amount of...

  • Spanish salad with tuna

    Ingredients 1 small iceberg lettuce, torn 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges 2 Lebanese cucumbers, thinly sliced 1/2 cup green olives 1 medium red capsicum, thinly sliced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 425g can tuna in olive oil, drained, flaked 3 hard-boiled eggs, quartered Method Step 1 Combine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, capsicum and onion in a large bowl. Step 2 Place oil and vinegar in a scr...

  • Beetroot Kadala Thoran

    Ingredients  Beetroot – 5 small, chopped (You can chop them in a food processor) Black chickpeas / kadala – 2 cups, cooked (Soak them in enough water for at least 8 hrs and pressure cook until done) Grated coconut – 1 cup Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Chilly powder – 1 tsp Urad dal / uzhunnu parippu – 1.5 tsp Curry leaves – 1 – 2 sprigs Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Dry red chillies – 2 – 3 Salt – To taste Coconu...

  • Bread Pakora

    Ingredients: Brown or white bread slices   -4 to5 Besan / gram flour   1 cup Rice flour  1 tbsp Cumin seed  1 tsp Hing   a pinch Green chilly  1 or 2 Pepper pwd  ¼ tsp Fresh coriander leaves  cup Salt to taste Oil to fry Method: 1.    In a mixing bowl, add besan flour, rice flour, cumin seeds, red chilly pwd. green chilly, salt and hing. 2.    Add finely chopped cilantro leaves,  ...

  • German Chocolate Sheet Cake

    Ingredients Cake 1box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ German chocolate cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box 1can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated) 1/2 cup flaked coconut 1/2 cup chopped pecans Frosting 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 box (1 lb) powdered sugar (4 cups) 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa 1teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup milk Directions 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). ...

  • Vegetable Stew

    Ingredients 250g chickpeas, dried Splash of apple cider vinegar 1 shallot or small red onion, sliced finely 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 carrots, diced 1 sweet potato, diced 1 parsnip, diced 1 handful of green beans, ends trimmed, and halved 1 large handful of fresh coriander, chopped 1 tin crushed tomatoes (400g) 1-2 tablespoons tomato puree 2 teaspoons turmeric powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon paprika powder ½ teaspoon n...

  • Spanish chicken pie

    Ingredients 1kg potatoes, chopped 3 tsp paprika (use smoked paprika if you have it) 2 tsp olive oil 2 onion, sliced 2 garlic clove, crushed 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 300g cooked chicken, shredded 140g roasted pepper from a jar, sliced (we like Karyatis) handful Kalamata olives, halved Method Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for 15-20 mins until tender. Drain, return to the pan, then mash with some seasoning and 2 tsp of the paprika. Meanwhile, hea...

  • Custard Powder Halwa

    Ingredients: Custard powder – 1 cup Sugar – 3 cups Water – 4 cups Ghee – 5 tsp Cashew nuts – 10 Instructions: Chop the cashew nuts finely and keep aside. No need to roast them. Keep a plate ready by greasing it with ghee. In a thick bottomed pan, mix together custard powder (I used Vanilla flavor), water, sugar and mix well without any lumps. Keep the pan on the stove and begin by cooking over high flame. The mixture will begin to boil and s...

  • Beef Fry

    INGREDIENTS Beef – ½ kg Onion – 1 big, sliced finely Small onion – ½ – ¾ cup, sliced Chili powder – ½ tbsp Coriander powder – 1tbsp Turmeric powder – ½ tsp Ginger & garlic – ½ – 1 tbsp, crushed Vinegar – 2 tsp Aniseeds/fennel – ½ – 1 tsp Cinnamon – 1 inch piece Cloves – 4-5 Star anis – 2 Garam Masala – ½ – 1 tsp (op...

  • Salmon and herb cream finger sandwiches

    Ingredients   250g light cream cheese 2 tablespoons dill leaves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives 1/2 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced 16 slices wholemeal bread 400g sliced smoked salmon Method Step 1 Place cream cheese, dill, chives, lemon rind and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Step 2 Lightly spread 1 side of each piece of bread with cream cheese mixture. Top 8 with salmon. Sandwic...

  • Upma Kozhukkattai

    INGREDIENTS Idli Rava  2 Cups Water 5 Cups Yellow Moong Dal   2-3 Tblsp Cumin Seeds  1 Tsp Black Pepper 3/4 Tsp Coconut Grated 2-3 Tblsp(Optional) Red Chilli 2 No Oil 3 Tsp Mustard Seeds 1/2 Tsp Peanuts  2 Tblsp(Optional) Curry Leaves  Few Asafoetida  2 Pinches Salt As Needed METHOD: Step 1: In a mixer pulse the moong dal , cumin seeds and black pepper.(i normaly crush the pepper in a pepper crusher as my kids will prefer this way) ...

  • Grilled Turmeric Chicken

    INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons finely-chopped cilantro stems or 2 cilantro roots 2 teaspoons whole white peppercorns 2 teaspoons whole coriander seeds 4 large cloves garlic, peeled 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (see note above) 3 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon ground turmeric 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar DIRECTIONS 1.Combine cilantro, white pepper, coriander, and garlic in a mortar and pestle and pound into a fine paste. Alt...

  • Keema Matar

    Ingredients Minced meat (keema) - 1/2 kg, washed and drained Onions - 2, finely chopped Tomatoes - 2, finely chopped Green peas - 1/2 cup Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp Green cardamom - 2 Black cardamom - 1 Bay leaf - 1 Cinnamon stick - 1" Cloves - 3 Green chilies - 3, slit length wise Turmeric powder - ½ tsp Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp Coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp Red chili powder - 1 tsp Yogurt - 1/4 cup, mixed to a smooth paste (curd) Garam masala pwd...

  • Hearty Italian cannelloni

    Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped 1 celery stick, ends trimmed, chopped 750g lean beef mince 55g (1/4 cup) tomato paste 5 large egg tomatoes, finely chopped 1 tablespoon McCormick Fresh Chopped Taste & Aroma Basil 1 tablespoon McCormick Garlic Plus Seasoning Olive oil, extra, to grease 1 x 375g pkt fresh lasagne pasta sheets 500ml (2 cups) passata (tomato pasta sauce) 40g butter 40g (1/4 cup) p...

  • creamy mint chocolate chip avocado ice cream

    Ingredients 2 hass medium-large avocados (about 11oz pitted, 2 cups cut into chunks) 1 medium banana 1/4 cup coconut butter (could use coconut oil) 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey or coconut nectar) 1 tablespoon peppermint extract handful of fresh mint leaves (optional) 3-5 tablespoons chocolate chips (really how much you like) Directions Pit and scoop out avocados. Peel banana. Place all ingredients except chocolate chips into Vita-mix or high powered blender. Blend unt...

  • Chinese Cream Corn Soup with Poached Egg

    Ingredients 1 tsp sunflower oil 1 salad spring onion (finely sliced) 1 can creamed corn 3 mielies/corn cobs (cut kernels off) 1 Tbsp corn flour/Maizena 1 1/2 can of cold water (simply fill water into creamed corn can after use) 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar 2 tsp salt (add to taste) 3 pinches of white pepper 2 eggs, well beaten fresh coriander to sprinkle Method: In the soup pot to be, fry 1/2 the sliced spring onion with olive oil, till lightly browned. Add the creamed corn. Add...

  • Pineapple Juice

    Ingredients  1/2 of medium size pineapple 2 glasses of water Ice cubes Sweetener if use(optional) Directions Remove the skin of pineapple. Chop Pineapple into bite size pieces. Add water and pineapple chunks in a blender. Blend it till smooth. Add a sweetener if you use. Anyway, I didn’t add any sweetener. Instead, we enjoyed the natural taste of pineapple. Strain the drink to serving glasses. It is ready to serve with ice cubes (or chill it before serving.) ...

  • Raspberry meringue ice-cream wafers

    Ingredients   1 litre vanilla ice-cream 300g frozen raspberries 100g meringue nests, roughly crushed 16 rectangular ice-cream wafers Method Step 1 Spoon ice-cream into a bowl. Stand for 5 minutes or until slightly softened (not melted). Fold in raspberries and meringue. Step 2 Press ice-cream mixture into a 3-litre capacity airtight container. Seal and freeze for 3 to 4 hours or until firm. Step 3 Place a large scoop of ice-cream on 1 wafer. Sandwich with...

  • Strawberry Fudge

    INGREDIENTS 1 (16 ounce) can of strawberry frosting ½ teaspoon strawberry extract (I also used raspberry once when I was out of strawberry) 1 (12 ounce) bag of white chocolate chips ¼ cup red and white sprinkles (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Spray an 8x8 dish with cooking spray. Mix the strawberry frosting and strawberry extract thoroughly. Set aside. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave, on 50% power, stirring often, until smooth. When the chips a...

  • Grandma Inez’s Pineapple Pie

    Ingredients FOR THE PIE: ¾ cups Sugar 2 Tablespoons Butter 2 whole Eggs, Separated ⅓ cups Cornstarch ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract ½ cups Plus 2 Tablespoons Of Water 8 ounces, weight Canned Crushed Pineapple 1 whole 9-inch Pre-baked Pie Crust FOR THE MERINGUE: 2 whole Egg Whites (From Separated Eggs Above) ⅛ teaspoons Salt ¼ teaspoons Cream Of Tartar 6 Tablespoons Sugar 1 teaspoon Vanilla Preparation Instructions For the pie, c...

  • Strawberry and Cream Swiss Roll

    Ingredients for the cake: 5 egg whites 5/8 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon caster sugar, divided Pinch of kosher salt 5 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup cake flour Ingredients for the filling: 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced To prepare the cake: Preheat...

  • Ochazuke

    Ingredients 11 ounces (300 grams) salmon 1/2 tablespoon salt 2 cups cooked sushi rice herbs (such as mitsuba, shiso or scallions) meyer lemon zest 1 pot green tea Directions Sprinkle the salt evenly over all surfaces of the salmon, and let it cure overnight in the refrigerator. The next day, grill the salmon on a wire rack under the broiler until cooked through. Break the salmon up into bite-size pieces, removing and discarding any skin and bone. Prepare the rice by adding...

  • Bundi Ladoos

    Ingredients Besan (chickpea flour) – 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Water to make the batter – 2 tablespoon approx. ( it should not be too thin or thick, but should have a flowing consistency - pl adjust accordingly) Sugar – 1 cup Water for sugar syrup – 1 cup Kesar – few for the sugar syrup Cardamom powder – ¼ teaspoon Food Colour – Orange and Green Oil for deep-frying the Bundis Instructions For the Besan Batter Take a big bowl and...

  • Simple snow sparkle cake

    Ingredients 400g white sugar cube 100g preserving sugar 3 tbsp edible pearly balls 1 egg white, lightly whisked edible silver glitter You will also need 1 20cm-wide Christmas cake (see 'goes well with') ribbons shop-bought decorations (optional) Method Once the cake has been removed from the oven, increase the heat to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Leave the cake in its tin. Put the sugar cubes in a large bowl and crush with the end of a rolling pin to a sugary rubble. Mix...

  • Raw Papaya Kebabs

    Ingredients: Raw papaya (thick grated) – 2 cups Raw potato (thick grated) – 1cup Salt – 1 tbsp Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp Turmeric – ½ tbsp Jeera – ½ tbsp Coriander cracked – 2 tbsp Ginger chopped – 2 tbsp Besan – ½ cup Eggs – 1 no Lemon juice – 1 tbsp Green coriander chopped – 2 tbsp Canola oil – 2 tbsp Instructions: Apply salt to the raw papaya and raw potato and set ...

  • Fried chicken with wasabi slaw recipe

    Ingredients 2 tbsp mirin 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 4 chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips 125g (4oz) cornflour vegetable oil, for shallow frying cooked rice, to serve For the slaw 2 tsp wasabi 1 tbsp oil 1 lemon, juiced 1 tsp soy sauce 200g (7oz) carrot, grated 200g (7oz) radish, cut into matchsticks bunch spring onions, roughly chopped Method In a bowl, combine the mirin, soy sauce, garlic and ginger....

  • Coconut Chutney

    Ingredients: 1 cup roughly chopped Fresh Coconut 1 teaspoon grated Ginger 2 Green Chillies, chopped 1 tablespoon Roasted Chana Dal (daliya) 1 tablespoon Curd 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice or Tamarind Paste 1/2 cup Water Salt For Tempering 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds 4-5 Curry Leaves 1 Dry Red Chilli 1 teaspoon Oil Directions: Take chopped coconut in a small chutney jar of food processor or grinder. step-2 Grind it to make a medium coar...

  • German Chocolate Cake

    Ingredients Cake Cooking spray to grease pans 4oz sweet baking chocolate 1/2cup water 2 1/4cups all-purpose flour or 2 1/2 cups cake flour 1teaspoon baking soda 1teaspoon salt 2cups granulated sugar 1cup butter or margarine (2 sticks), room temperature 4large eggs, separated 1teaspoon vanilla 1cup buttermilk Coconut-Pecan Filling and Topping 3egg yolks 1cup granulated sugar or packed brown sugar 1/2cup butter or margarine (1 stick) 1cup evaporated milk (from 1...

  • Steamed Radish Cake

    Ingredients 800 g  radish, peeled, grated and squeeze dry 300 g rice flour 40 g wheat starch 500 ml water (from radish and soaking water) 2 pcs wax sausages, diced 5 pcs shitake mushroom, soaked and diced (retain water) 2 pcs dried scallop, soaked and shredded 50 g dried shrimps, soaked 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 shallots, finely chopped 3 tbsp oil little oil for frying Seasoning 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp five spice powder 2 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar pepper Coo...

  • Mint Chocolate Macarons

    Ingredients 1 1/4 cups almond meal (ground almonds) 1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar 4 eggwhites 1/4 cup caster sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted Filling 90g dark chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons thickened cream 1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence Method  Step 1 Grease 3 large baking trays. Line with baking paper. Sift almond meal, cocoa and icing sugar together in a bowl. Step 2 Using an electric mixer, beat eggwhites in a bowl until soft peaks form. Grad...

  • Mango & butterscotch macadamia ice-cream

    Ingredients  40g butter 200g Salted Macadamias 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 2L vanilla ice-cream 200g white chocolate, finely chopped 2 mangoes, cheeks removed, peeled, coarsely chopped Method  Step 1 Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the nuts and sugar. Cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and is golden. Spread over the prepared tray. Set aside for 30 minutes ...

  • Eggless Vanilla Custard

    Ingredients 600 ml milk 100 ml fresh cream (I used amul cream) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 50 grams of castor sugar 2 tablespoons of corn flour Directions To begin making the Vanilla Custard Recipe, in a large saucepan; stir in the milk, cream, cornflour and vanilla. Make sure the corn flour has dissolved completely. Turn the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil while stirring continuously. Once the custard mixture comes to a boil ,turn the heat to low. Add the casto...

  • Indian-spiced quinoa with chicken

    Ingredients  2 tablespoons peanut oil 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds 12 fresh curry leaves*, plus extra to garnish 2 teaspoons garam masala* 3 long green chillies, seeds removed, thinly sliced 1 large onion, coarsely grated 1 1/2 cups (200g) quinoa* 1/2 cup (110g) green split peas 3 cups (750ml) Campbell's Real Stock Chicken 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken 80g baby spinach leaves, roughly shredded Method  Step 1 Heat oil in a large pan over medium ...

  • Besan Ladoo

    INGREDIENTS Besan / Gram flour / Kadalai maavu - 1 cup Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup Milk - 1/2 cup Cardamom powder - 1/4 spoon Ghee - 1/2 cup + 3 spoons METHOD Heat a pan/wok, add 1/2 cup of ghee and add the besan flour (kadalai maavu) into the pan and roast well until you get a nice aroma. Add sugar and cardamom powder and stir well. Sprinkle some milk and keep stirring until the flour turns slightly brownish. Now pour the remaining milk and stir well. The mixture will form...

  • Bunuelos

    Ingredients  60g (1/4 cup) demerara sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 x 7cm cinnamon stick 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 410ml (1 2/3 cups) water 50g butter 150g (1 cup) plain flour Pinch of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 4 eggs, lightly whisked 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Canola oil, to deep-fry Method  Step 1 Place, demerara sugar, lime juice, cinnamon, fennel seeds and 160ml (2/3 cup) water in a small saucepan over medium-l...

  • Little chocolate ice-cream balls

    Ingredients  70g (1/2 cup) cornflour 1 x 2L ctn vanilla ice-cream 200g Nestle white chocolate melts 90g (1/3 cup) hundreds and thousands Method Step 1 Fill a small jug with hot water. Place the cornflour in a bowl. Dip a melon baller in the hot water and use a tea towel to quickly dry. Use the melon baller to scoop out a ball of ice-cream. Place the ball in the cornflour and toss to coat. Use your hands to quickly roll the ball until smooth. Place the ball on a baking tray. C...

  • Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

    Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 small red onion, diced 1 cup carrots, grated 1 1/4 cups whole oats 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1 egg 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon turmeric salt and pepper, to taste Directions Preheat oven to 400º F. Cut sweet potatoes in half and place them cut side down on a baking sheet. Place in oven and cook for 30-40 minutes, or until ...

  • Baked Coconut Rice Cake

    INGREDIENTS 1 (400g) bag glutinous rice flour 2 tsp baking powder A pinch of sea salt 1 (400mL) can coconut milk ⅔ cup maple syrup or honey ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted Red bean paste, lotus seed paste, black sesame paste etc., for filling (optional) Large shredded coconut flakes, for topping (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease two 8 inch cake pans with non-stick coconut oil spray. In a large bowl, whisk together glutinous rice flour, baking powder, and...

  • Chicken and salad wraps

    Ingredients  1 medium avocado, mashed 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon whole-egg mayonnaise 4 wholegrain wraps 200g shaved chicken breast 1 large carrot, peeled, grated 60g baby spinach Method  Step 1 Place avocado, lemon juice and mayonnaise in a bowl. Stir to combine. Step 2 Place 1 wrap on a flat surface. Spread with 1/4 avocado mixture. Top with 1/4 chicken, carrot and spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Roll up wrap to enclose filling. Cut into t...

  • Baked Banana Wontons with Coconut Caramel Sauce

    Ingredients Baked Banana Wontons 1 medium banana, mashed with a fork 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon 16 wonton wrappers 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted (or oil mister/cooking spray) Coconut Caramel Sauce 1/3 c. coconut milk (not light—you need the full-fat kind) 1/2 tsp. vanilla pinch of salt 1/4 c. sugar 2 tbsp. water Instructions Baked Banana Wontons 1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2.Combine cinnamon and banana in a small bowl. Place a heaping teaspoon of banana fil...

  • Silky Mango Yogurt Mousse

    Ingredients 2 whole mangoes, (about 2 lb/1 kg total) 1 pkg unflavoured gelatin 1/4 cup (60 mL) water 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated suga r1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla 1 cup (250 mL) 2% plain yogurt 1 cup (250 mL) whipping cream Mango garnish: 1 mango 2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh mint 1 tbsp (15 mL) dark rum 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon rind 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice Preparation Pit and cube mangoes to make about ...

  • Kerala Karimeen Fry

    Ingredients Karimeen, cleaned and slit – 4 nos Dry red chillies – 10 gms Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp Pepper – 5 to 6 Red onions – 5 (small ones) Garlic – 5 cloves Oil – As required Salt to taste Curry leaves Lemon Directions Smear the fish with some lime juice and keep for some time. Mix the dried chillies, turmeric powder, pepper, onion, garlic and salt and grind it to a fine paste. Smear this paste on the fish and keep it for an ho...

  • Fried ice cream

    Ingredients  120g maderia cake, crumbled 4 scoops vanilla ice-cream Caramel topping, to serve Method Step 1 Place the cake crumbs in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to a plate and set aside for 5 minutes to cool. Step 2 Working with 1 scoop of ice-cream at a time, roll the ice-cream in the crumb mixture. Place in serving bowls. Drizzle with caramel topping to serve...

  • Pot Au Feu

    Ingredients (6 to 8 servings) 3 large potatoes peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes 3 carrots chopped 1 leek chopped 4 scallions chopped 10 ounces of frozen boneless salmon 1 pound of bay scallops frozen 10 ounces mixed frozen seafood 8 ounces of sugar snaps strings removed 4 ounces mushrooms chopped 4 cups of chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger 2 teaspoons of salt and pepper 1 teaspoon of lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes 2 ...

  • Watermelon, mango and strawberry salad

    Ingredients: 1 medium-size watermelon (about 8 cups), cut into small chunks 2 large mangoes, pitted and skins removed 1-1/4 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed and chopped 1/3 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1-1/2 cups feta cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped Directions: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. In another large bowl, gently mix together the waterm...

  • French Toast

    INGREDIENTS  8 slices homemade-type bread 4 eggs 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter DIRECTIONS Beat eggs with milk. Stir in sugar, vanilla, orange juice, and salt until well combined. Heat about 2 tsp.of butter in a skillet on medium-high heat. Dip bread in egg mixture and lay in butter.(not you-the bread!). Reduce heat to medium and cook bread a few minutes on ea...

  • Mint Avocado Kulfi

    Ingredients 3 medium avocados (we used Haas) 1 tbsp Lemoncello, lime or lemon juice 4 cups milk (or coconut milk works well too) 1 tbsp corn starch 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 12 mint leaves Instructions Step 1 In a thick bottomed medium saucepan, stir the milk and rice flour. Heat over medium low heat until reduced to about half. About 30 to 45 minutes. The milk should simmer but not come to a boil. ​Step 2 Stir in sugar and cardamom. ​Step 3 T...

  • Chinese Shrimp Noodle Soup

    Ingredients 6oz/170g Chinese noodles of your choice 4 cups/900ml chicken or vegetable stock 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon light soy sauce The juice of 1 lime 1 star anise 1 teaspoon brown sugar 3 green onions/spring onions 1 small head of Bok Choy/Pak choi, chopped or sliced 20 raw shrimp, cleaned and deveined Chilli flakes Instructions Cook the noodles according to the package instructions and then drain. Add the chicken stock, f...

  • Molten Chocolate Cakes

    Ingredients 6 ounces semisweet chocolate 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) 2 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 1/4 cup sugar pinch salt 2 tbsp all-purpose flour Confectioners’ sugar for dusting Fresh berries for garnish (optional) You will also need 4 (6-ounce) ramekins or custard cups, double boiler, hand or standing mixer, baking sheet Total Time: 30 Minutes Servings: 4 small individual cakes, 4 servings Method Step 1 Position a rack in the center of t...

  • sausage, egg and potato scramble

    Ingredients: 1 Italian sausage, removed from the casing, cooked thoroughly in bite-size pieces 1 medium-size russet potato, with the skin on, chopped 2 tablespoons canola oil 4 dashes salt 4 dashes ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 2 teaspoons butter 6 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons milk 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions: Heat a medium-size skillet on medium heat. Add the canola oil. Add the potato, salt and pepper. Stir. Add the bell pepper, a...

  • lemon coconut cake

    Ingredients 515-g pkg white cake mix 398-mL can lite coconut milk, divided 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1 tbsp lemon zest 540-mL can lemon pie filling 1/2 cup butter, preferably unsalted, at room temperature 4 cups icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla Directions Prepare and bake cake according to package directions for an 8-in. layer cake, using coconut milk instead of water. Reserve remaining coconut milk. Cool cake fully on wire racks. Place flaked coconut in a frying pan set ove...

  • Gujarati Palak Dhokla

    Ingredients 1 cup gram flour 2 bunch of spinach 1/4 cup thick yogurt, whisked well 1 inch piece of ginger 2 to 3 green chilles 2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar (optional) salt to taste 1 teaspoon enos fruit salt Ingredients for the Seasoning 1 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 2 teaspoons sesame seeds 4 to 5 curry leaves 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida 3 tablespoons water Directions for Gujarati Palak Dhokla  Step 1 ...

  • Fried Chicken

    Ingredients  2 tbsp oil for shallow frying 500 gms boneless chicken 1 tbsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp garam masala powder 2 tbsp black pepper powder 1 t/s red chili powder 1 lime juice Or 1tbsp vinegar (I used white vinegar) salt as per taste 2 tbsp semolina 2 tbsp flour (you could use wheat flour Or rice flour) Instructions Step 1 Firstly wash the chicken pieces. Strain all water from the chicken. Mix all the powdered spices like turmeric, red chili, black pepper, ga...

  • One-pot Japanese teriyaki chicken

    Ingredients   500g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 1/4 cup teriyaki marinade 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 1/2 cups SunRice Jasmine Fragrant Rice, rinsed, drained 2 long red chillies, halved, deseeded, thinly sliced 1 carrot, grated 1 bunch baby bok choy, trimmed, roughly chopped Method  Step 1 Combine chicken and marinade in a glass or ceramic dish. Refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes if time permits. Step 2 Heat oil in a large, heav...

  • Green Thai fish curry

    Ingredients   1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 medium red onion, halved, thinly sliced 1/4 cup Thai green curry paste 1 cup chicken stock 270ml can coconut cream 750g ling fish fillets, cut into 3cm pieces 115g packet fresh baby corn, sliced diagonally 1 cup Roasted carrot (see related recipe) 1 cup fresh coriander leaves 2 cups beansprouts, trimmed 4 cups cooked rice, to serve Lime wedges and sliced long red chilli, to serve Method  Step 1 Heat oil in a l...

  • Tuna and cherry tomato pasta

    Ingredients   350g dried spaghetti pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow capsicum, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 400g can Italian whole cherry tomatoes 2 x 185g cans Sirena: Chilli & Oil tuna, drained, flaked 1 cup small fresh basil leaves Method Step 1 Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water following packet directions until tender. Drain. Step 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add capsicum and garli...

  • Eggless Atta Cake

    Ingredients 2 cups atta / whole wheat flour 1-2 cups shakar or gur (depending on your taste) 1/2 Tbsp baking powder 1 1/2 Tbsp soda bicarbonate (meetha soda) 2 Tbsp cinnamon powder 3/4 cup refined oil 1 cup curd Water (to be added according to the consistency of the batter) A handful of walnuts, raisins & figs Method 1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C. 2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. 3. Blend the curd and oil together in another bowl. ...

  • Choc-honeycomb ice-cream cake

    Ingredients  2 litres honeycomb and chocolate ice-cream 2 x 50g chocolate honeycomb bars 2/3 cup Ice Magic chocolate topping 1/2 cup frozen raspberries Method  Step 1 Remove ice-cream from freezer. Stand for 5 minutes to soften slightly. Turn icecream out onto a large plate. Step 2 Cut honeycomb bars into shards. Top ice-cream with topping, raspberries and honeycomb. Serve. ...

  • Caramel Apple

    INGREDIENTS Apple 4 each Corn starch 100 g Vegetable oil As needed, for frying Sugar 60 g Mint As needed, to garnish PREPARATION Peel, core and cut the apples into small wedges. Put the corn starch in a flat dish. Dredge the apple wedges in the corn starch. Heat the oil in a saucepan. (To test if the oil is hot enough: put the handle of a cooking spoon into the hot oil. If bubbles begin to form, it's ready.) Add the apple wedges and fry until gold brown -- approximatel...

  • Baked massaman snapper

    Ingredients 2 tablespoons massaman curry paste 2 tablespoons peanut oil 4 x 200g pieces snapper fillet, pin-boned, skin on 300g green beans, trimmed 80g butter, chopped 250g shiitake mushrooms, quartered 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 small red capsicum, seeded, finely chopped 1 lime, juiced 1 tablespoon caster sugar Greek-style yoghurt (optional), to serve Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 220C. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Whisk curry paste and oil in a small...

  • Falafel and salad rolls

    Ingredients 1⁄2 cup thick yogurt 2-3 teaspoons tandoori paste, to taste Squeeze lemon juice 225g container heat-and-serve falafel balls 2 Turkish bread rolls, split, toasted 1 cup finely shredded iceberg lettuce 1 large tomato, thinly sliced Slivered red onion 1⁄2 cup grated tasty cheese Mint leaves, to garnish Preparation method 1. Place yogurt, tandoori paste and lemon juice to taste in a small bowl; mix to combine. 2. Place the falafel on a microwave-saf...

  • Pizza muffin sando

    Ingredients 1 9-grain muffin, split and lightly toasted 1 tablespoon pizza sauce 2 slices fat-reduced tasty or Jarlsberg cheese 20-30g shaved low-fat turkey or chicken Handful baby rocket leaves Capsicum sticks and button mushrooms, to serve Preparation method Preheat oven-grill to moderate. Spread muffin halves thinly with pizza sauce; top with cheese. Grill until cheese melts; cool. Sandwich halves with turkey and rocket. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Pack capsicum and mushrooms...

  • Mango and passionfruit frozen yogurt

    Ingredients 4 tablespoons caster sugar 500g Greek-style yogurt 1 peach, peeled and pitted Pulp of 1 ripe mango Pulp of 1 passionfruit Preparation method 1. Stir half the sugar into yogurt until dissolved. Spoon into 6 x 130ml plastic dessert moulds on a tray. 2. Place fruit and remaining sugar in a food processor. Blend, using Pulse, until smooth. Swirl puree through yogurt in cups.    Cover; freeze overnight. ...

  • Chinese Egg Tarts

    Preparation time: 1.5 hour + chill time in fridge Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Makes around 25 Egg Tarts Water dough ingredients 300g plain flour 112g butter 38g sugar 150ml water Water dough ingredients 300g plain flour 170g butter 300g lard Tart filling ingredients 6 large eggs 150g caster sugar 300ml water 150ml milk 2g vanilla essence 2 heaped tsp custard powder Notes: I always use organic eggs to make my egg tarts. Their yolks are a much brigh...

  • Chocolate Banana Baked French Toast

    What You'll Need: 3 ripe bananas 4 eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup (1/2-stick) butter, melted 4 tablespoons sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 (12-ounce) loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips What To Do: Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork and add the eggs, milk, melted butter, 3 tablespoons sugar, and the vanilla; mix until w...

  • Pancetta Egg Cups

    Ingredients 3 thin deli slices Pancetta (1 oz.) 2 egg whites (lightly beaten) ½ ounce sharp cheddar 1-2 fresh basil leaves (chiffonade = thinly sliced) 1-2 slices of toast Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat muffin tins with cooking spray. Line each muffin cup with a slice of Pancetta. Scoop some egg white into each cup, leave room for cheese. Top with crumbed sliced sharp cheddar. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until eggs are fully set. Gently pop each egg cup ...

  • Salmon, tamarind and tomato curry

    Ingredients 2 teaspoon canola oil 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoon curry powder 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp 400g vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into thin wedges 1 cup (250ml) salt-reduced vegetable stock 500g salmon fillets, cut into 2cm pieces 150g green beans, cut into 3cm pieces 50g yellow squash, quartered 1 zucchini, halved lengthways, thinly sliced ⅓ cup fresh coriander leaves, to serve 2 cups cooked b...

  • Mango and coconut mousse

    Ingredients 300ml cream ½ cup caster sugar 2 teaspoons coconut essence 1 tablespoon powdered gelatine ¼ cup just boiled water Juice of 1 lime 2 cups frozen mango cheeks, thawed, pureed 1 cup thick Greek yoghurt Extra sliced mango, toasted coconut and cream, to serve Preparation Step 1 Line base and sides of a 12 x 23cm loaf pan with baking paper. ​Step 2 Combine cream and sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increa...

  • Chinese chicken noodle soup

    Ingredients   220g packet thin hokkien noodles 2 cups salt-reduced chicken stock 1 cup (120g) frozen Asian vegetable mix 2 teaspoons salt-reduced soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sambal oelek  2/3 cup (150g) shredded cooked chicken 2 green onions, chopped Method  Step 1 Place noodles in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Using a fork, separate noodles. Drain. Step 2 Place stock in a saucepan over high heat....

  • Masala Omlette

    Ingredients 1/2 onion chopped 1 tomato chopped 2 green chilies chopped 3 Tbsp olive oil 3 eggs Salt and pepper to flavor 2 Tbsp butter Handful fresh coriander leaves Handful spring onions chopped Handful grated cheese Burger bun Method Heat olive oil in a pan and add onion, tomato and green chilies. Let the vegetables sweat lightly then turn down the heat and let the vegetables cook. Then break 3 eggs and whisk them nicely. Add salt and pepper to flavor. Mix the ...

  • Banana Walnut Lassi

    Ingredients 1 cup low fat yoghurt 1/2 banana 3-4 walnuts (or include Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and pine nuts) 1 tsp seeds (mix of flax seeds and sesame seeds) 1-2 tsp honey Method In a food processor, pour yoghurt, whey powder, flax seed, sesame seeds, walnuts, honey and bananas. Blend it well till smooth and creamy. Transfer into a glass and garnish with chopped walnuts before serving. ...

  • Crispy Baked Chicken Recipe

    Ingredients 1 cut up chicken (breast, thighs, legs and wings) 1/2 cup all purpose flour Salt and pepper 6 cups cornflakes 2/3 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste) 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 3/4 teaspoons ground sage Directions 1. Preheat oven using center rack to 475F. 2. In a wide bowl (I use a glass pie plate for this) season the flour with salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. 3.  Rinse the chicken in cold water and pat...

  • Paneer Burji Rolls

    Ingredients For the Dough Whole wheat flour – 1 cup Salt – to taste For Panner Bhurji Paneer – 200 grams, crumbled Onions – 2 ,medium, finely chopped Tomato – 1, large, finely sliced Green chillies – 2, split lengthwise Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped Kasuri methi – 1 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – ½ tsp Dhaniya powder – ½ tsp Chaat masala – a generous pinch Garam...

  • Mint and Cilantro Chutney

    Ingredients Mint leaves- 1 cup (leaves only) Cilantro or Coriander leaves – 1 cup Green chilies – 4 Grated ginger – 1 tsp Garlic pods – 4 Grated coconut – 3 tbsp Whole seedless tamarind – small pebble size Cumin powder – 1 tsp Lemon juice – 2 tbsp Salt to taste Method  Wash mint leaves and cilantro. Remove the thick stems and use only the top portion of cilantro. Add green chilies, chopped garlic and ginger to the mixe...

  • Caribbean Pineapple Lime Ice Cream

    Ingredients 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice, undrained 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk 3 tbsps. fresh lime juice 2 tsps. vanilla extract 1 tsp. grated lime peel 1 cup heavy cream  Instructions: 1. COMBINE undrained pineapple, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, lime peel, vanilla and food coloring, if desired, in large bowl; mix well. 2. WHIP cream in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until stiff peaks form. Fold int...

  • Brekkie eggs with Matt's instant mayo

    Ingredients  1 tablespoon white vinegar 4 eggs 2 English muffins, split, toasted Butter, at room temperature Baby rocket leaves, to serve 1 avocado, peeled, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon fried shallots Matt's instant mayo 1 extra-large egg 250ml grapeseed oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3-4 drops Maggi Seasoning liquid 2 drops Wright's Applewood Liquid Smoke (see note) Pinch of salt Method Step 1 For the mayo, carefully cra...

  • Chicken and spinach lasagne

    Ingredients 1 cup grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 500g chicken mince 250g frozen spinach, thawed 400g can crushed tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried oregano 3 fresh lasagne sheets Salad leaves, to serve Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 5cm-deep, 14cm x 18cm (base), 6 cup-capacity baking dish. Combine cheddar cheese ...

  • Lemon Bars

    Ingredients All-Purpose Flour - 2 Cups Sugar - 2 Cups Butter - 1 Cup Eggs - 4 Lemon Juice - 1/4 Cup Lemon Zest - 2 tblsp Baking Powder - 1 tsp Salt - A Pinch Preparation  *Take a bowl. Add 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and butter. *Mix them all well until all ingredients combines together. *Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. *Take a baking pan and grease it with butter. *Pour the flour mixture into the baking pan. Spread evenly and bake it for 15 minut...

  • Ragi Puttu

    Ingredients 1 cup puttu podi (you get this in the indian stores) 1/2 cup ragi flour 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut a pinch of salt Water - as required Directions for Kerala Style Ragi Puttu Recipe Step 1 To begin making the Kerala Style Puttu Recipe, place the puttu flour and ragi flour in a wide mixing bowl, the coconut and add salt into it. Step 2 Add water a little at a time and rub into the flour, until you notice that when you try to make a fistfull of ball, it will...

  • Potato and Sweet Onion Tortilla

    Ingredients 5 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled & cut in half 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, diced 5 medium garlic cloves, coarsely chopped Salt 1/2 tsp sweet Pimentón de la Vera (paprika) 8 eggs, well beaten 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions Romesco Sauce (recipe follows) Instructions Step 1 Lightly grease a 12-inch x 3-inch round ceramic baking dish with olive oil. A square baking dish with similar volume may be substituted. Set asid...

  • Berry ice-cream baskets with couli

    Ingredients  1 x 1L ctn vanilla ice-cream, softened slightly 1 x 500g pkt frozen mixed berries 2 tablespoons icing sugar mixture 4 Danish Delight Waffle Baskets Method  Step 1 Transfer the ice-cream to a bowl, reserving the container. Add 300g of the berries to the ice-cream and combine. Return to the container. Place in the freezer for 2 hours or until firm. Step 2 Meanwhile, place the icing sugar and remaining berries in the bowl of a food processor and process...

  • Uddina Vada

    Ingredients Urad dal- 1 cup Pepper- 2tsp Ginger- 1tsp Curry leaves- 5 to 10 leaves Chillies- 3 Oil- 2tbsp Salt- ½ tbsp Procedure 1. Soak the urad dal in 2 cups of water overnight. 2. Grind the black pepper and keep it aside. 3. Chop the ginger and chillies into very small pieces and keep it aside. 4. Drain the water from the soaked urad dal. 5. Grind the soaked urad dal with little water to keep it thick. 6. Add pepper, ginger and salt to this mixture. 7. Heat...

  • Vegetarian lentil, carrot and cumin loaf

    Ingredients   4 slices multigrain bread, torn 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled, finely chopped 1 medium zucchini, finely chopped 2 x 400g cans brown lentils, drained, rinsed 3 eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 420g can corn kernels, drained, rinsed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Li...

  • Tomato and basil agnolotti

    Ingredients  500g cherry tomatoes olive oil cooking spray 1 teaspoon sea salt 625g fresh ricotta and spinach agnolotti pasta 75g parmesan cheese, finely grated 1/2 cup basil leaves, finely shredded Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place tomatoes on tray. Spray with oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until skins begin to split. Step 2 Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucep...

  • Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

    INGREDIENTS 1 box of white cake mix or your favorite homemade white cake recipe ingredients to make cake 2 - 3 oz boxes of Strawberry Jello 2½ cups of water, divided 1 tub Vanilla Kraft Cool Whip Frosting DIRECTIONS Cake Make the cake mix as directed. Cool for 1 hour. Using a wooden spoon poke holes all around the top of the cake. Jello Portion of recipe After the cake has cooled boil 2 cups of water. Stir in the two boxes of jello. Stir until Jello has di...

  • Coconut ice

    INGREDIENTS 500g (1lb 2oz) icing sugar 2 x 397g cans condensed milk 400g (14oz) desiccated coconut Pink food colouring METHOD Step 1 Line a 20cm (8in) square baking tin (4cm/1 1/2in deep) with clingfilm. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the condensed milk and stir with a wooden spoon. Then roll up your sleeves, get stuck in with your hands and knead the mixture. Gradually add the coconut, kneading the stiffening mixture until all the coconut is mixed in. It's hard work an...

  • Bacon Potato Soup

    Ingredients 5 large baking potatoes, cooked and cut in 1-inch cubes 8 slices thick cut bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped (reserve some for topping) 2 – 3 tbsp. bacon drippings 1 cup sweet onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 6 cups chicken broth 2 cups half and half 1 celery stalk, diced 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce shredded cheddar ...

  • Fried egg on bean sprout salad

    Ingredients  250g bean sprouts 150g snow peas, thinly sliced on the diagonal 2 spring onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced Canola oil, for frying 4 eggs Dressing  2 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon reduced-salt soy sauce 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1 teaspoon sesame oil Method Step 1 For the dressing, whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Step 2 Place bean sprouts, snow peas, spring onion an...

  • Pineapple Suji Halwa

    Ingredients: 1 ½ cups sooji/rawa ½ cup ghee 2 cups hot water ½ cup milk ½ cup sugar 1 cup pineapple (puree) 15-20 raisins Method Add some ghee in a deep frying pan and add the suji. Roast it until the suji turns light brown. In a separate pan, add water, milk and sugar. Heat it until the sugar dissolves completely. Add the puree to the roasted suji and mix thoroughly. Then add the water, milk and sugar mixture and cook until the suji gets cook...

  • Neer Dosa

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup regular rice (sona masuri or parimal rice or surti kolam) 1.5 to 2 cups water or add as required salt as required oil for making dosas INSTRUCTIONS step 1 soak 1 cup rice in enough water for 4 to 5 hours or overnight ​step 2 drain the soaked rice and add them in a wet grinder jar. ​step 3 just add water enough for grinding the rice. if you add all the water then you won't be able to grind the rice well. ​step 4 grind to a smooth batter...

  • Carrot Kheer

    INGREDIENTS 4 - med sized Carrots 1.5 cup- Milk 1 cup- Sugar 2 tsp- Ghee A few - Cashewnut pods A few - Almonds 4 - Cardamom pods METHOD Peel the carrots, chop and boil. Grind the boiled carrots into a fine paste. Boil the milk for about 10 mins and add the carrot paste and cardamom grains to the milk. Add sugar. Keep stirring for about 10 - 15 mins on a low flame. Fry the cashew and almonds in ghee or butter and add to the above. Take the kheer off the stove. Chill ...

  • Pineapple Payasam

    Ingredients: Sago pearls /Chowari-1 cup( approx 200 gms) Pineapple,chopped- 1 cup,heaped Sugar- 3 to 4 tbsp ( or according to taste) Milk(Full fat)-1 ltr Condensed milk- 1 tin( 400 gm) Water-as required Method: Gently wash sago and drain well.Cook  sago with plenty of water ( about 5 to 6 cups) until it turns translucent.Drain well and add cold water to avoid sticking. Drain the sago pearls and keep aside.Finely chop the pineapple pieces. In a pan,combine together cho...

  • Eggless Brownies

    Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 3/4 cup icing sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tbsp melted butter (for a vegan recipe use oil) 1 cup buttermilk (or 2 tsp yogurt dissolved in 1 cup water with 1 tbsp lemon juice mixed in) or for a vegan recipe use 1 cup soy milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice mixed in 2 tsp instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water 1 tbsp chopped nuts of your choice (I used pecans). Hazelnuts would be perfect too 2 tbsp chocolate ch...

  • Palada Pradhaman

    Ingredients Instant ada - 250 g Water - 6 cups Butter - 1 1/2 dsp Milk - 300 ml Condensed milk - 500 ml Sugar - 1.5 cup Fine rice flour - 1 dsp Cashew nuts - 1/2 cup Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp Method  Cook ada in water. As soon as ada is cooked, wash it in cold water and drain. Put the butter and ada together and stir on slow fire taking care that the ada does not break or gets soggy. Add milk, condensed milk and sugar. Mix the rice flour. Allow it to simmer till it ...

  • Cottage Cheese Pie

    Ingredients 250 g (0.5 lb) flour 150 g (5 oz) margarine 100 g (3.5 oz) sugar 1 tsp baking powder 3 egg yolks ½ tsp grated lemon zest 1-2 Tbsp milk (if necessary) FILLING: 3 egg whites 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) cottage cheese 200 g (7 oz) sugar 1 tsp vanilla ½ tsp grated lemon zest 4 Tbsp flour or 2 Tbsp semolina Instructions DOUGH: Combine all ingredients, mixing them gently just until they are blended together – enough to be able to press the dough...

  • Machchli Biryani

    Ingredients 1/2 kg fish fillets, cut into 1 1/2" cubes 2 tsp oil 1 cup grated onions 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp garam masala 1 Tbsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1-1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup hung yoghurt 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves Green chillies, chopped fine 1/2 tsp biryani masala 1/3 cup browned onions For the rice: 2 cup rice, cleaned and washed 2 tsp oil 4 cloves 4 peppercorns ...

  • Chewy raisin and oat biscuits

    Ingredients  1 cup raisins 1 cup cornflakes 3/4 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1/2 cup wholemeal self-raising flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 egg Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Step 2 Combine raisins, cornflakes, oats, flours and sugar in a bowl. Whisk oil, egg and 1/4 cup cold water together in a jug. Stir into raisin mixture. Step 3 Using floured hands, ro...

  • Avocado & feta smash on toasted rye

    Ingredients  2 small firm ripe avocados, stone removed, peeled 80g soft feta, crumbled 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus extra to garnish Squeeze of fresh lemon juice 4 large slices rye bread Method Step 1 Place the avocado in a medium size bowl and mash roughly with a fork. Add mint and a large squeeze of lemon juice, mash until just combined. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Step 2 Toast or grill rye bread until golden. To serve,...

  • Vanilla Panna Cottta

    Ingredients 1ltr cream 180 gms sugar castor Gelatin leaves 4 pcs Vanilla pod 2pcs Method 1. Boil the cream along with the vanilla seeds and sugar 2. Soak the gelatine leaves in ice cold water. 3. Once cream is boiled, remove the leaves and squeeze out the water and mix it with the hot cream. 4. If any lumps are formed, strain it through a cheese cloth or muslin cloth 5. Let the mixture cool for about 4-5 mins. 6. Pour the mixture in the desired moulds and keep them in the fr...

  • Aloo Palak Ki Gujjia

    Ingredients 1.5 kg spinach finely chopped   1 kg boiled pahari potato       200 gm chenna / cottage cheese grated well 40 ml desi ghee 2 gm cumin seeds 10 gm garlic 10 gm ginger 5 gm green chilli chopped 60 gm onions chopped         For the gravy:                       20 gm desi ghee   15 gm garlic     20 gm...

  • Strawberry Mousse

    Ingredients 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, chopped 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp.sugar(preferably grinded) 1 cup water 2 cups whipping or double cream 1 tbsp.halal gelatin dessert powder or agar agar powder (plain, vanilla or strawberry flavored) 1 tsp.vanilla essence chocolate shavings or sprinkles for garnishing Instructions *Place the chopped strawberries in a pan with the cup of water, add the half cup of sugar and bring to a simmer. Let this boil until the strawberries become ...

  • Prawn caesar salad

    Ingredients  4 eggs, at room temperature 1 Complete Caesar Salad mix 600g medium cooked prawns, peeled leaving tails intact, deveined 1 avocado, halved, stone removed, peeled, coarsely chopped Method  Step 1 Place the eggs in a small saucepan of cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes for a soft yolk or until cooked to your liking. Drain and cool under cold running water. Peel and cut in...

  • White Chocolate Passionfruit Swirl Cheesecake

    Ingredients Add1 packet of gingernuts Add 100gms butter Add 2 pots spreadable cream cheese Add 1 tsp vanilla extract Add 1 large block white chocolate, melted, plus extra to serveAdd 1 Tbsp lemon juice Add 3 Tbsp passionfruit pulp or store-bought syrup, plus extra to serve Add Half a tin of condensed milk Preparation Put the gingernuts in the food processor and blitz to a crumb. Melt butter. Mix butter into the gingernut crumbs until well combined. Turn out into a grease...

  • Kerala Fish Curry

    Ingredients 250 gm white fish-cut into cubes 1 medium onion 1 medium tomato 6-8 garlic cloves 2 fresh green chillies-deseeded and sliced 6 Tbsp oil 1/2 cup fresh coconut paste 1/4 tsp red chilli paste 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp salt 2 whole dry red chillies 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds 8-10 curry leaves 1/2 cup tamarind extract 1 cup water Method Make a paste of onion, tomatoes, garlic and green chillies. Keep aside. Heat oil in a p...

  • Baked mushroom risotto

    Ingredients  3 cups Campbell's Real Stock Vegetable Salt Reduced 50g butter 400g mixed mushrooms, sliced 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 cups SunRice Arborio Risotto Rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Place stock and 1 1/2 cups cold water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low...

  • French-braised chicken and lentils

    Ingredients  1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 200g piece speck, rind removed, chopped 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped 4 French shallots, peeled, halved 2 garlic cloves, crushed 8 (about 1.2kg) chicken thigh cutlets, skin on 250ml (1 cup) dry riesling 90g (1/2 cup) French green lentils 250ml (1 cup) water 1 fresh bouquet garni (parsley, bay and thyme) 1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard 60ml (1/4 cup) crème fraîche Choppe...

  • Ada Pradhaman

    Ingredients 200gm readymade ada 2 cups first milk of coconut 2 cups second milk of coconut 400gm jaggery, melted 1 cup ghee 4 dsp cashew nuts 1/4 tsp powdered cardamom 4 dsp raisins Water as needed Preparation Cook the ada in required quantity of water in a closed container Filter the cooked ada Put the filtered ada into a pre-heated wok Pour melted jaggery into the wok and mix gently When the mixture starts boiling, add melted ghee and add second milk of coconut I...

  • Mysore Bonda

    INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup - Urad Dal 1/2 cup Whole Ulundu 1/2 tsp - Black Pepper 1 tbsp - Coconut Bits Curry leaves A Few Salt As Needed Oil To Deep Fry METHOD step 1          Wash and soak the urad dal for an hour. ​step 2          Grind the dal in a mixer smoothly by adding little water to it. ​step 3         Add the coconut bits and whole pepper. ​step 4      ...

  • Passionfruit lemon whoopie pies

    Ingredients  125g butter, softened 1 cup (215g) caster sugar 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind 1 egg 2 cups (300g) plain flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk Passionfruit butter 2 passionfruit 50g butter 2 eggs, lightly whisked 1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon cornflour Lemon icing 1 1/2 cups (230g) icing sugar mixture 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to ...

  • Swede and carrot gratin

    Ingredients  400g desiree potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced 2 medium carrots, peeled, thinly sliced 1 small swede, peeled, thinly sliced 1 small brown onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese salad, to serve Milk mixture 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup pure cream 2 garlic cloves, crushed Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Lightly grease a 6 cup-ca...

  • Banana bread

    Ingredients   2 large Coles Brand Free Range Eggs 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt 3 large ripe bananas, mashed 1 1/2 cups walnuts, toasted and chopped 1 2/3 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda 1/2 teaspoon Coles Brand Ground Cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan-forced). Grease and line base of a regular 21cm x11cm loaf pan. Step 2 Beat ...

  • Steamed lemon puddings

    INGREDIENTS 60g butter ½ cup caster sugar 2 eggs 1½ cups self-raising flour, sifted ¼ cup milk finely grated zest 1 lemon 2 lemon slices, cut into thirds, plus extra to serve pouring custard, to serve METHOD STEP 1 In a small bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until creamy. ​STEP 2 Add eggs one a time, beating after each addition, until mixture is pale and fluffy. Fold in flour, milk and zest. ​STEP 3 L...

  • Mexican Prawn Fajitas

    Ingredients Serves: 6 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1 green capsicum, sliced 1 red capsicum, sliced 450g medium prawns - peeled and deveined 1 small onion, chopped 1 sachet taco or fajita seasoning 3 tablespoons water, or as needed 6 tortillas/chapati, warmed Method Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the red and green capsicums and onion. Cook, stirring frequently until capsicums are hot, but still slightly crisp, about 5 m...

  • Smoked salmon bagels with herbed scrambled eggs

    Ingredients  12 eggs 250ml PHILADELPHIA Original Cream For Cooking, a cream alternative 20g butter 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 6 poppy-seed bagels, split 12 smoked salmon slices Dill sprigs, to serve Method Step 1 Use a fork or balloon whisk to gently whisk the eggs and PHILLY together in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Step 2 Melt the butter in a large heavy-based frying pan over low heat until...

  • Chicken Manchurian

    Ingredients 250 gm chicken mince 2 eggs, slightly beaten 3/4 cup refined flour 1/2 tsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp ginger paste Oil for deep frying 2 Tbsp oil 1 tsp finely chopped garlic 1/2 cup finely chopped onions 1 large capsicum-chopped fine For sauce, mix together: 3 Tbsp corn flour-blended 1/2 cup water 2 Tbsp vinegar 2 tsp salt 2 tsp soya sauce 1/2 cup tomato puree 2 Tbsp chopped celery or 1/4 tsp celery salt 2 cups water Method Mix together the chic...

  • Grilled chicken burger with red cabbage coleslaw

    Ingredients  600g chicken mince 70g (1 cup) fresh breadcrumbs 1/4 red cabbage, finely shredded 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced 1 carrot, peeled, coarsely grated 1/4 cup finely chopped chives 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons honey 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 loaf Turkish bread, quartered crossways, split 100g baby rocket leaves Method Step 1 Combine the chicken and breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Divide into fou...

  • Brinjal and Smoked Chilli Soup

    Ingredients Brinjal Roasted and peeled1 Dried red chillies 5 Olive oil 2 tablespoons Vegetable stock 1 cup Fresh cream 1 cup Salt to taste Butter 4 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil for garnish1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves for garnish Method Step 1 Chop roasted brinjals and grind into a smooth paste. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan, add dried red chillies and sauté till light brown. Drain the red chillies and keep them aside. Step 2 Add the brinja...

  • Chocolate chilli tart

    Ingredients  300g block Careme Dark Chocolate Shortcrust Pastry  300ml thickened cream 150ml pure (thin) cream 2 tablespoons caster sugar 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped 100g milk chocolate, finely chopped Seeds of 10 cardamom pods 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 3 eggs, lightly beaten Chilli syrup 1 tablespoon glucose syrup (see notes) 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 2 long red chillies, seeds removed, halved lengthways Method  Step 1 Preheat the ove...

  • Chorizo and potato frittata

    Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil 2 brown onions, thickly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 3 chorizo sausages (see note), thickly sliced 3 pontiac potatoes, thinly sliced 1/2 bunch sage, leaves picked 8 eggs, lightly whisked Mixed salad leaves, to serve Method Step 1 Heat half the oil in a medium (20cm base measurement) non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until onion softens and is light g...

  • Sweet Vermicelli

    Ingredients Vermicelli (Seviyan, Semiya) – 1 cup Milk /Water – 2 cups Sugar – ½  cup (add more if needed) Ghee – 2=3 tbsp Cardamom – 2 (crushed) Saffron – few strands Chopped nuts (Cashew, Almonds, Raisins, Pitacios) – 2 tbsp Orange food color – 2 drops or 2 pinches Salt – 1 pinch Method Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a non stick pan and fry the chopped nuts till golden brown. Remove it and keep aside. In the same...

  • Goan Prawn Curry With Raw Mango

    Ingredients 15-20 prawns or shrimps For gravy: 1/2 cup grated coconut 1 marble sized ball of tamarind 1 tsp turmeric powder 2-3 dry red chillies or Kashmiri red chillies Pepper to taste 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 chopped onion 1 raw mango 1 tsp oil For marination: 1 Tbsp turmeric powder 1/2 Tbsp chilli powder 1 tsp salt Method For marination: De-shell the prawns. Remove the thick black thread present in the middle of the prawn's back. App...

  • Bean and spinach korma

    Ingredients   2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 small brown onion, chopped 1/2 red capsicum, chopped 2 tablespoons korma curry paste 1/3 cup Campbell's Real Stock Vegetable 160ml can coconut milk 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed 30g baby spinach steamed SunRice Basmati Rice and pappadums, to serve Method Step 1 Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and capsicum. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Ad...

  • Chicken Stew and Appam

    Ingredients For the chicken stew: 1/2 kg chicken 4 Tbsp coconut oil 2 onions finely chopped 1 red chilli (chopped) 2 green chillies (chopped) 1 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste 2 tomatoes (chopped) 2 potatoes (diced) Coconut milk- 1st and 2nd extract from 1 coconut Salt Pepper 1 lemon Small bunch of coriander For the appam: 1 cup soaked rice 3 Tbsp grated coconut 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 Tbsp cooked rice 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp sugar Method For the chicken ste...

  • Warm roasted vegetable salad

    Ingredients 500g baby red rascal potatoes, washed, halved 500g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 4cm pieces 4 garlic cloves, peeled 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large (185g) red capsicum, thickly sliced 1 large (180g) red onion, cut into thick wedges 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 80g baby rocket leaves Dressing 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves Method Step 1 Pr...

  • Nutella choc chip cookies

    Ingredients   125g butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup Nutella spread 1 3/4 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips Method  Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Step 2 Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and Nutella. Beat until just combined. Step 3 Sift flour and baking powder over butter mixture. Add c...

  • Date pancakes with caramel sauce

    Ingredients  125g pitted dates, finely chopped 1/2 cup (125ml) boiling water 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice 2 cups (500ml) milk 80g butter, melted, cooled 1 egg, whisked Caramel sauce 1 cup (250ml) cream 60g butter 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar Vanilla ice cream, to serve Method  Step 1 Place dates in a small heatproof bowl. Pour over boiling water. Set aside for 10 minu...

  • Apple Pie

    Ingredients 2 Refrigerated pie crusts 3 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, coed and thinly sliced 3 cups Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, coed and thinly sliced 2/3 cups sugar ¼ cup flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon butter Method Heat oven to 218 degrees C. Line the bottom of an 11 inch round, ¾ inch thick pie pan with one of the pie crusts. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Pour into pie pan and dot with butter. On a l...

  • Moongfali Laddos

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup - Raw Peanuts 1/2 cup - Jaggery METHOD Dry roast peanuts in a tawa until they turn light brown. There will be nice aroma and peanut skin will start splitting up. Remove the skin from the peanuts. Blend the peanuts for few seconds to form a coarse powder. Then add jaggery and grind it again for 5 seconds till both peanuts and jaggery are well blended. Set it in a plate and make small sized balls. You need no ghee for it as the oil the peanut leaves is ju...

  • Chicken Samosa

    INGREDIENTS For the filling: 2 cups - Chicken (cooked and shredded) 4 - onions, (finely chopped) 6-8 - green chillies, finely chopped 1 tbsp - Ginger Garlic paste 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder Salt to taste 1 cup - Coriander leaves For the samosa cover: 2 cups - Maida Salt Water METHOD For the filling: Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions, chillies, ginger garlic paste with turmeric and salt till soft. Finally add the cooked and shredded chicken and saute for a...

  • Kadai Mushroom

    Ingredients 1 packet mushroom 250 gms 1 medium capsicum strips 1 medium onion chopped fine 2 medium tomatoes pureed 2 tsp ginger garlic paste 2 tsp chili powder 1 tbsp coriander powder ½ tsp garam masala 1 tsp kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves) 2 tbsp oil 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped Method Wash the mushrooms and quarter them. Heat oil and add onions. When onions turn translucent, add ginger garlic paste and stir till raw smell goes. Add tomato puree, c...

  • Gulbadan Pulao

    Ingredients Basmati rice soaked for 1 hour and drained1 1/2 cups Beetroot juice 2 cups Ghee 4 tablespoons Green cardamoms 5 Cinnamon sticks 2 one-inch Milk 1 cup Powdered sugar 6 tablespoons Slivered almonds 1 tablespoon Slivered pistachios 1 tablespoon Method Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add green cardamoms, cinnamon and basmati rice and mix well. Add beetroot juice and mix. Add milk and mix and cook till rice is almost done. Add ½ cup water and mix. Add powdere...

  • Badam Kheer

    INGREDIENTS Badam | Almond  1/4 Cup Milk  3 Cups Saffron A Pinch Sugar  4-5 Tblsp Condensed Milk   2-3 Tblsp(Optional) Yellow Food Color     2 Drops METHOD *Soak badam in hot water for 1/2 an hour. *Keep it aside and take out the skin of the almonds . *Do not discard the skin, this can be used while grinding any thogaiyals. *Grind the blanched badam into a smooth paste. While grinding you can add milk instead of water. *Soak saffron in 3 tblsp...

  • Chicken Momos

    Ingredients Dough Refined   flour (maida)   2 cups Salt 1/2 tsp Baking powder  1/4 tsp Filling Chicken, minced     1 cup Oil     1 tbsp Onion, finely chopped   1/2 cup Garlic, chopped     1 tsp Soya sauce       1/2 tsp Salt      1/2 tsp Vinegar      1/4 tsp Black pepper      1/4 tsp Preparation Mix the refined flour, salt and ba...

  • Broccoli Soup

    Ingredients Broccoli – 3 cups (chopped) Potato – 1 (chopped) Onion – (roughly chopped) Capsicum (Bell Pepper) – ½ (chopped) Garlic – 3-4 cloves Cilantro – 1 sprig Olive Oil – 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour – 1 tbsp Salt – to taste Pepper Powder – 1 tsp Cumin Powder – ½ tsp Fresh Cream – 2-3 tbsp Water/Chicken stock/Vegetable stock – 3 cups Method Heat the olive oil in a pot and add ...

  • Moroccan Ramadan Soup

    Ingredients 1⁄2 cup dried garbanzo beans, rinsed, picked over (4-ounces) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1⁄4 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 3⁄4 teaspoon sweet paprika 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 pinch saffron thread 3⁄4 lb boneless lamb, cut in 1/2-inch cubes 1 cup chopped onion 3 tablespoons chopped parsley 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 1⁄2 cups crushed canned tomatoes 5 1&fr...

  • Butter Chicken

    Ingredients Chicken - 500 gm Lemon juice - 1 tbsp Yogurt - 1/2 cup Ginger garlic paste - 4 tsp Red chilly powder - 1 tsp Tandoori masala - 2 tsp Garam masala powder - 1 tsp Cardamom - 2 nos Cinnamon stick - 1 piece Bay leaf - 1 Green chilly - 3 nos (chopped) Tomato puree - 1 cup Unsalted butter - 3 tbsp Dried methi leaves (kasoori methi) - 1 tbsp Whipping cream - 1 cup Cashew paste - 3 tsp Onion - 2 nos (chopped) Salt to taste Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup Water -...

  • Carrot Smoothie

    Ingredients 1 cup chopped Carrots 1/2 cup Vanilla Yogurt 1 cup Fresh Orange Juice 2 Ice Cubes Directions Step 1 Place chopped carrot, vanilla yogurt and orange juice in a blender. Blend until puree. Step 2 Add ice cubes and blend on high speed until slushy. Check consistency and thickness of the drink. If you feel that it’s too thick, then add some more orange juice and blend again. Step 3 Pour it in serving glass and serve. ...

  • reshmi kabab

    Ingredients  1 kg minced chicken 2 medium onion (finely chopped) 1 bunch fresh coriander leaves (chopped) 5-6 green chilies (chopped) 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp roasted ground coconut flakes 1 tbsp roasted ground poppy seeds 1 tbsp roasted ground almonds 1 tsp roasted crushed cumin 1 egg 2 bread slices (soaked in water) ½ tsp green cardamom powder 1 tsp hot mix spice powder Salt to taste 2 tbsp butter or ghee Procedure Step 1: Put all the ...

  • Eggless chocolate cake

    Ingredients All purpose flour or maida- 1-1/2 cup Cocoa powder- 2tbsp Condensed milk- 1 tin or 2 cups Baking powder- 2tsp Baking soda- 1tsp Butter- 10tbsp or 150gm, melted Vanilla essence- 2tsp Water- 150mil or 2/3 cups Method Sieve the  all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa powder in a bowl and keep aside. In another bowl, mix the condensed milk, water,vanilla essence  and the melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and ...

  • Mutton Curry

    INGREDIENTS ½ Kg mutton 1 Onion sliced 2 green chillies 1 large tomato finely chopped ¼ bunch coriander leaves finely chopped Grind to paste: 8 red chillies ¼ tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp coriander seeds ½ tsp turmeric powder 16 peppercorns 3 cinnamon sticks 8 cloves 8 garlic ½ inch ginger 1 onion 1 tsp tamarind soaked ¼ tsp sugar ½ coconut, Or 5 tablespoons desiccated coconut METHOD Cut mutton into sma...

  • Roasted Squids

    Ingredients 500grams Squids cut into circles 20 grams Amul Butter 1 tsp Pepper Powder 3 cloves 1 Stick Cinnamon Salt to taste Method Clean the squids thoroughly, cut into round pieces add salt and keep aside for 15 minutes In a non-stick oven add all the ingredients alongwith squids and fry till it is cooked. Serve hot as starters. ...

  • Prawn Tikka Masala

    Ingredients 20-25 jumbo prawns, deveined and cleaned For marination: 1/2 lemon 1 tsp salt 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste For gravy: 1/2 cup curd 1/4 cup cream (or 1/2 cup milk) 2 onions, finely chopped Puree of 3 tomatoes 1 Tbsp chilli powder (Kashmiri chili powder) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 Tbsp garam masala powder 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste 1 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp oil 1 tsp tandoori masala (for color) *optional Metho...

  • Chocolate Coffee

    INGREDIENTS 100 g - dark chocolate 4 tsp - instant coffee powder 4.5 cups - Milk 4 tsp - Sugar a few drops of hazelnut syrup 1/2 tsp - Cinnamon powder METHOD Heat 1/2 cup of milk in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Melt chocolate in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Prepare a mixture of coffee powder, melted chocolate, sugar and the warmed milk. Whisk well to ensure that there are no lumps and it is frothy. Add a drop of hazelnut syrup. In a serving glass, put ...

  • Prawns Ghee Roast

    Ingredients 1. Jumbo prawns- 1 kg shelled and cleaned 2.  lemon – 1 squeezed 3.   curds- ½ cup 4.  white pepper powder-1 tsp 5.  turmeric  powder-1 tsp 6.  salt-to taste 7.  red long chillies- 30 roasted 8.  short chillies – 8  roasted 9.  coriander seeds – 1 tsp 10. cumin seeds – ½ tsp 11. fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp 12. garlic flakes – 12 -16 13.  tamarind –che...

  • Tuna Patties

    Ingredients  Original recipe makes 4 servings 2 eggs 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs 3 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained 1/4 cup diced onion 1 pinch ground black pepper 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Method Beat eggs and lemon juice in a bowl; stir in Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs to make a paste. Fold in tuna and onions until well-mixed. Season with black pepper. Shape tuna mixture into eight 1-inch-thick pattie...

  • Kedgeree

    Ingredients 50 gm butter 1 onion, finely chopped 350 gm basmati rice 750 ml chicken stock 1 bay leaf 2 fillets of smoked haddock, bones and skin removed or surmai fish or any white fish with few bones 300 ml milk, to poach the fish 2 hard boiled eggs, shelled and chopped finely  1 tsp curry powder or a spice mixture which contains turmeric 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground pepper Method Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Melt the butter in a saucepan and ...

  • Banana Cake

    Ingredients Oven Temp: 325 F-160 C 2 cups flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup walnuts-chopped 1 cup sugar 2/3 cups oil 3 eggs 4 mashed bananas 2, 8 - round cake tins, greased and floured Method Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and oil and beat together. Add the eggs and beat a little more. Mix in the nuts and bananas and transfer to the prepared tin. Bake in a pre-heated oven for an hour or until a skewer pierced in comes out clean. ...

  • Salmon Fried Rice

    Ingredients 3 Tbsp soy sauce 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 Tbsp olive oil 2/3 cup diced red onion 2/3 cup diced red bell pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-inch piece of ginger, grated 3 eggs, well beaten 4 cups day old cooked white rice (from about 2 cups of raw rice) 1 cup frozen peas, thawed 2 cups cooked salmon in large chunks 2 green onions, thinly sliced, including the greens Cilantro (or parsley) for garnish Method 1 Dissolve the brown sugar in the soy sauce in a sma...

  • Kinnathappam

    Ingredients 1.Raw rice( pachari)-1 cup 2.Sugar-1cup 3.Egg-1no 4.Thick coconut milk-1cup 5. Thin milk-2 ½ cup 6.Cardamom powder-1/2tsp 7.Jeera (cumin seeds)-1/4tsp 8. Little oil or ghee for greasing the plate Method  1. Soak rice for 3 or 4 hours. Grind this into smooth paste by adding required amount of thin coconut milk. When the rice is fully grinded, add egg, sugar and cardamom. Grind again till sugar dissolves completely. 2. Add remaining thin coconut milk...

  • Chicken cacciatore

    Ingredients  3 tablespoons olive oil 6 chicken drumsticks, trimmed of excess fat, skin on 6 chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat, skin on 1 large onion, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 2 carrots, peeled, chopped 150g sliced pancetta, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 125g button mushrooms, sliced 100ml dry white wine 800g can diced tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1 bay leaf 150ml Campbell's R...

  • Indonesian Chicken Soup

    Ingredients 1.4kg whole chicken, cut into 4 pieces 2L (8 cups) water 2 stems lemongrass, quartered 4 kaffir lime leaves 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 3 French shallots, finely chopped 5cm-piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 tablespoons rice bran oil 100g pkt bean thread vermicelli noodles 2 shallots, thinly sliced...

  • Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

    Ingredients 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup water 1 1/4 cups blueberries 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons white sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 4 cups heavy whipping cream 2 cups milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions Step 1: Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan; gradually stir in ...

  • Hamsa

    Ingredients Brinjal 5-6 Potatoes boiled and cubed ( 2 medium sized) Capsicum diced ( 1 big ) tomatoes diced finely ( 2 medium sized) onions chopped (2 medium sized) Oil salt curry powder red chilli powder salt Tomato paste Method Chop brinjal into 1 inch pieces, and fry in oil. Heat same oil ( 2 tbsp) and saute onions. To the slightly pink onions, add red chilli powder, curry powder, salt,tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes turn mushy and soft. Add the boiled potatoes, ...

  • Crepe Dessert

    Ingredients  ( makes 3 crepes ) All purpose flour- 1/2 cup Egg - 1 egg Milk - 1/4 cup Water -  1/4 cup salt  - To taste Sugar -  2 tblsp Vanilla essence - 1/4 tsp Butter - to butter the pan Method Step 1: In a bowl ,  whisk together flour and eggs . Gradually add milk , water , salt , sugar , vanilla essence and whisk until smooth. Step 2: Heat a pan over medium high and grease the pan with butter . Pour the batter ( take about 1/4 cu...

  • Sweet and Sour Chicken

    INGREDIENTS For the Chicken: 3-4 boneless,skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup cornstarch 2 eggs, slightly beaten ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil For the Sauce: ¾ cup sugar 4 tablespoons ketchup ½ cup vinegar (preferably rice or white) 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powder DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. 3. Working in two batches, toss the chi...

  • Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

    Ingredients 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 1tablespoon chili paste 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice (or to taste) 1 tablespoon fish sauce (or to taste) 1 stalk fresh lemongrass, cut into 1 inch long pieces (use only the white part) 4 fresh kaffir lime leaves 2 fresh hot chili peppers (optional) ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms 8 whole baby corn, cut in half 1 medium tomato cut into 4 wedges 7 cups chicken stock ¼ cup sliced fresh galangal or ginger ¼ cup cho...

  • Boli

    Ingredients 1. Chana dal(kadalaparippu)-1 ½ cup 2. Sugar-1  cup 3. Maida-2cup 4. Cardamom powder-1/2tsp 5. Gingely oil-1/4cup 6. Rice flour-2cups 7. Ghee-2tbsp 8. Yellow food color-a pinch Method 1. Cook channa dal by adding enough water. I cooked it in a pressure cooker. 2. Once cooked add sugar and yellow food color (if any water remains drain the water before adding sugar).And continue to keep in stove until sugar melts and dal sugar  mix thickened to f...

  • Mango cheesecake

    Ingredients  150g Arnott's Marie biscuits 80g butter, melted 2 x 250g pkts Kraft Philadelphia original cream cheese block, at room temperature 1/2 cup caster sugar 300ml thickened cream, whipped 1 tablespoon gelatine 1/4 cup hot water 4 mangoes, peeled and sliced (see tip) 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 mango, peeled and chopped, to serve   Method Step 1 Process biscuits in a food processor until finely crushed. Add butter and pulse to combine. Press over t...

  • Less Spicy Special Chicken Biryani

    Ingredients: 1. Long grain rice (Basmati)    1 Kg 2. Chicken  2 Kg 3. Onion (medium size)   6 nos 4.Tomato  3 nos 5.  Sliced Ginger   1 cup (100 ml cup) 6. Sliced garlics    1 cup 7. Green chilly  1 cup 8.Sliced pineapple    2 cups 9. Coriander leaf   2 cups 10. Mint leaf    2 cups 11. Turmeric powder  1 teaspoon 12. Saffron  1 half teaspoon 13.Coconut milk  1 cup 14. Fried onion...

  • Fish Cutlet

    Ingredients Fish Fillets 250 grams Oil 1 tablespoon Ginger finely chopped 2 inches Green chillies finely chopped 2 Potato boiled peeled and mashed 1 medium Soya granules 1 cup Nutmeg powder 1 pinches Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 teaspoons Salt to taste Egg white 1 Method Step 1 Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan, add ginger and sauté till light golden. Step 2 Add fish fillets and cook, turning sides, till evenly cooked on both the sides.Add g...

  • Pasta Napolitana

    INGREDIENTS 2 lbs fresh Tomatoes, or 2 (14 ozs.) can Plum Tomatoes with juice, chopped. 1 medium onion, finely chopped. 1 medium carrot, finely chopped. 1 stalk celery, diced. 2/3 cup - dry white wine (optional). Parsley springs. pinch of sugar. 1 tbsp - chopped fresh oregano. 12 ozs Pasta of your choice. freshly grated parmesan cheese to serve (optional). salt and freshly ground pepper. METHOD Put vegetables, wine, parsley, salt, pepper and sugar in a medium saucepan. ...

  • Fish Kabsa

    INGREDIENTS 1 kg fish fillet, cut into smallish large pieces 1⁄2 cup water 2 tablespoons tomato paste 6 garlic cloves 1 large white onion, diced 2 cups rice (I use Basmati and am sure to soak it the required mount of time) 3 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube (I use homemade vegetable stock) 1⁄2 tablespoon arabic mixed spice (Baharat Aka Middle East Mixed Spices - the Real Mix) sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste 4 tablespoons butter 1⁄4 cu...

  • Sooji Halwa

    INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup - Sooji/Semolina/Rawa 1/2 Cup - Sugar 1 3/4 Cups - Water 2 tbsp - Ghee 1/2 tsp - Fresh Crushed Cardamom 1/2 tbsp - Raisins/Kismiss 10-12 - Halved Cashew nuts METHOD: Step 1 In a pan heat ghee roast until golden brown cashews and raisins, take care not to burn raisins, keep aside. Step 2 In the same add semolina and roast in low to medium flame until aromatic and brown, keep stirring while roasting so semolina doesn't get burnt. Once it's ho...

  • Strawberry Vanilla Pancakes

    Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries Directions In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in the milk, oil, egg and vanilla, and mix until well blended. Stir in the strawberries. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, and coat with butter or cook...

  • Honey Chilli Potato

    INGREDIENTS 5 - potatoes, sliced 2 - onion, finely chopped 2 - spring onions, chopped round 3 - tomatoes, chopped 2 tbsp - garlic, finely chopped 1/2 tsp - soya sauce 2 tbsp - Tomato ketchup 2 tbsp - Thai chillies sauce 2 tbsp - Honey 3 tbsp - Maida 3 tbsp - Corn flour 1 tsp - Parsley 1 tsp - Oregano salt and Red Chilli powder to taste. METHOD Step 1: Toss the sliced potatoes in a batter made from the maida, corn flour and a little of water. Deep fry, drain and k...

  • Chinese-Style Turkey Meatballs

    INGREDIENTS Meatballs 1 lb ground turkey 2 scallions, very finely chopped 1⁄2 cup very finely chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1⁄2 cup fine dry breadcrumb (unseasoned) 1 egg, lightly beaten Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce 1⁄4 cup brown sugar 1⁄4 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 2 -3 slices fresh ginger, smashed with the side of a heavy knife DIRECTIONS Step 1:    ...

  • Berry omelette

    Ingredients 1 large egg 1 tbsp skimmed milk 3 pinches of cinnamon ½ tsp rapeseed oil 100g cottage cheese 175g chopped strawberries, blueberries and raspberries Method Beat egg with milk and cinnamon. Heat oil in a 20cm non-stick frying pan and pour in the egg mixture, swirling to evenly cover the base. Cook for a few mins until set and golden underneath. There’s no need to flip it over. Place on a plate, spread over cheese, then scatter with berries. Roll up and ser...

  • Cannoli

    Ingredients 1 cup confectioners' sugar 1 pint part-skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur 12 cannoli shells 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 12 maraschino cherries Directions In a large bowl, stir ricotta cheese with 1 cup confectioners sugar until combined. Add almonds, chocolate chips and almond liqueur. Carefully spoon into cannoli shells (...

  • Noodle and Veggie Manchurian

    Ingredients I packet noodles Cabbage chopped Capsicum chopped Carrots grated Corn Method Spring onions whites chopped finely and greens chopped finely For the Manchurian sauce : Mix 5 tbsp tomato ketchup with 2 tbsp vinegar and 3 tbsp soya sauce. Add this to 2 tbsp corn flour and salt. Heat oil in a pan. Add the whites of the spring onions and saute it. Then add the above sauce mix and let it thicken. Add 2 cups water to get a nice sauce. Boil the noodles according to instruct...

  • Cauliflower Pickle

    Ingredients 1 large cauliflower 3 green chili sliced 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground mustard seeds (rai) 1 teaspoon coarsely ground fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste) 1/4  teaspoon turmeric (haldi) 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoon mustard oil or olive oil Method Cut the cauliflower in small florets, (Should be about four cups of cauliflower). Wash the cauliflower and pat dry, spread the ...

  • Chakka Payasam

    INGREDIENTS Chakka (Jackfruit)Varattiyathu - 3 tbsp Jaggery (medium size) - 5 pieces Coconut milk - 1/2 Packet Coconut - 1/2 cup (dry and chopped) Ghee - 2 tbsp Water - 1 cup DIRECTIONS Step 1. Put jaggery in a sauce pan and add 1/4 Cup of water. Step 2. boil it until it become a thick liquid. Step 3. Put chakka varattiyathu, coconut milk and 3/4 cup of water in a mixer grinder and grind for 2 minutes. Step 4. Add this to the sauce pan and stir well. Step 5. Once it boil...

  • Hakka Noodles

    Ingredients Noodles 400 grams Salt to taste French beans 6-8 Onions 1 medium Cabbage finely shredded1/4 small Oil 3 tablespoons Carrot cut into thin strips1 medium White pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon Soy sauce 1 tablespoon Green capsicum cut into thin strips1 medium Bean sprouts 1/2 cupVinegar 1 tablespoon Method Heat 7 cups water in a deep non stick pan. Add salt and place a colander in it. Put the noodles in the colander and allow them to cook. String beans, slit them l...

  • Caesar Salad

    Ingredients 24 lettuce leaves-crisped 1/2 cup cream 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black peppercorns-ground (pissi kali mirch) 1 tsp garlic-chopped fine 1/2 cup cheese-grated 2 eggs - boiled and diced small 1/2 cup bread croutons (cubed and fried bread) Wash the leaves well and wipe dry. Place them in an airtight container or plastic bag, seal and leave in the chiller tray for 3-4 hours Method Mix together, the cream, salt, kali mirch, garlic and cheese. Break up the crisped lettuce, ...

  • Egg Roast

    Ingredients 5-6  hard boiled eggs 2-3 large onions, chopped lengthwise 4-5 garlic pods, crushed A small piece of ginger, grated or chopped thin 2 tbsp cooking oil 2-3 green chilies, chopped 1 tsp red chili powder ½ tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp Garam Masala 1 tomato- pureed Salt to taste A few curry leaves (optional) A handful of fresh coriander leaves (cilantro) Method *Peel the eggs and cut them into halves, keep aside *In a pan, heat the oil and a...

  • Tomato Chutney

    Ingredients Tomatoes quartered6-7 medium Oil 4 teaspoons Asafoetida a pinch Green chillies 5-6 Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons Sesame powder 1 tablespoon Salt to taste Fresh coriander leaves chopped2 tablespoons Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon Curry leaves a few Method Heat three teaspoons oil in a non stick pan. Add asafoetida and whole green chillies, stir for a minute. Add the tomato pieces. Cover the pan and cook till tomatoes are soft. Add turmer...

  • Cucumber lemonade

    Ingredients: We need 1-2 cucumber, cut evenly 11/2 can of frozen lemonade concentrate 1 litre of lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage 2-3 ice cubes Method: Firstly, the evenly sliced cucumber pieces should be put in a large juice glass, and then pour the lemonade concentrate over it. After keeping it aside for sometime, add the lemon-lime flavoured carbonated beverage over it. Add some ice cubes for the chilling effect. ...

  • Falooda Recipe

    INGREDIENTS Basil seeds – 2 teaspoons Milk – 1½ cups Sugar – 2 tablespoons Falooda Sev – handful Rose Syrup – 2 tablespoons Ice cream – 2 scoops Pistachios – few, chopped for garnishing Rose petals – few, for garnishing (optional) INSTRUCTIONS *Soak basil seeds in the water for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes drain them. *Meanwhile take and sugar in the pan. Let it come to a boil on medium heat. And then lower t...

  • Mango Coconut Burfi

    INGREDIENTS Fresh or frozen grated coconut - 1 ½ cups Milk - ½ cup Sugar - ⅓ cup Mango pulp - ½ cup cardamom powder - a pinch Pistachio - few, chopped or any other nuts of your choice INSTRUCTIONS Grease the try or plate or container with ghee or clarified butter, keep it aside. Dry roast the coconut on medium heat, till it gets toasted and light brown in color. Then mix in milk, sugar and mango pulp. Keep cooking and stirring till gets thick, dries ou...

  • Spanish Valencia Prawns

    Ingredients: 12 medium sized prawns 20 ml refined sunflower oil 20 ml dry red wine 10 gms shrimp powder A pinch of saffron 20 gms paprika 20 ml lemon juice Salt to taste 30 gms chopped onion – fried golden 30 gms chopped garlic – fried golden Method: In a round bowl, mix paprika powder, red wine, shrimp powder, saffron, salt and vegetable oil and whisk well. Add fried onions and fried garlic. Check seasoning. Peel, de-vein and clean prawns. Add lemon juice....

  • Strawberry Juice

    INGREDIENTS Strawberries – 2 cups (about 18-20) Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon Sugar – 2 tablespoon Salt – a pinch Cold water – 2 cups INSTRUCTIONS 1.Rinse the strawberries under cold water. Remove the stem and roughly chop it. Also slice a lemon. 2.Take chopped berries, lemon juice and sugar in a blender. Also add salt if using. 3.Blend it till you get smooth puree of strawberries. 4.Then add ice cubes or chilled water. Blend it again till incorporated...

  • Mango Rabri

    INGREDIENTS Milk - 6 cups Sugar - 1 cup Alphonso Mango pulp - 1 cup METHOD Pour milk in a heavy bottomed vessel. Boil it for 1/2 an hour so as to reduce the water content. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove it from the gas and cool it. Add the mango pulp mix well and transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with grated cashew nuts and almonds. Serve chilled. ...

  • Mushroom Cappuccino

    Ingredients 1 Tbsp chopped onions 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 tsp grated ginger 400 gm sliced button mushrooms 4 cups chicken/ vegetable stock Pinch of cinnamon powder, cayenne and nutmeg powder 1 tsp truffle oil 1/2 cup frothed and foamed milk to give the cappuccino effect Salt and pepper to taste Method Saute onions, garlic and ginger in vegetable or truffle oil for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and saute. Add 4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock. Let it boil for 12 minutes. ...

  • Paneer Shashlik

    Ingredients Oven Temp: 450 F- 220 C 500 gm paneer cut into fairly large cubes 1 Tbsp garlic paste 1 Tbsp ginger paste 1 cup vinegar Chilli powder to taste 1 tsp garam masala 1 Tbsp coriander seeds 1 tsp salt 2-3 capsicums 2 onions 3-4 tomatoes Brush to spread the oil on the grill Chaat masala to garnish Method Marinate the paneer in garlic, ginger, vinegar, chilli powder, black pepper, powdered ingredients and salt. Leave it for 3-6 hours or overnight. Chop t...

  • Sweet-In-Dahi Vada

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup - instant noodles 1 cup - potatoes, boiled and mashed 1 tbsp - flour 1/2 cup - Honey 1/2 cup - dates, chopped, finely 2 slices - bread 1 cup - paneer, crumbled 1/4 cup - Raisins 5 cups - curd, beaten oil for shallow fry salt to taste METHOD Cook the noodles, keep aside to cool. Mix together noodles, flour, paneer, mashed potatoes, bread and salt. Add chopped dates and mix lightly. Add half the raisins and mix. Meanwhile, beat the curd, mix in the...

  • Papaya Honey Smoothie

    Ingredients 1 cup chopped papaya ½ cup cold milk 1 cup thick yogurt ½ cup vanilla ice cream 1 tbsp honey few strands saffron (kesar) – soaked in 1 tbsp of warm milk Method * Put papaya and milk in a blender and blend till smooth. * Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until thick and frothy. Serve cold. ...

  • Baked Chicken And Baby Corn

    INGREDIENTS 500 grams - tender baby Corn 1 cup - cooked shredded Chicken 2 tbsp - Butter 1 tsp - pepper powder Salt to taste 1/2 cup - Cream 2 tbsp - white sauce 3 tbsp - grated cheese METHOD Boil the baby corn in boiling water for about 5 minutes then drain off the water. Add the boiled baby corn to the shredded chicken and mix in the pepper powder, salt, cream, white sauce and butter. Transfer to a greased baking dish and sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Bake in a mo...

  • Palak Poori

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup palak/Spinach (stem removed and chopped) 1 1/2 cups Wheat flour 4-5 Green chillies 1 tsp oman/ajwain Salt and water as needed METHOD Saute the palak leaves, little till they reduce in volume (say for a minute or two). Cool down and grind it with green chillies and water till smooth. Take the flour and add salt, ajwain to it and the ground spinach and make to a smooth dough, as we make for pooris. (Add little water as needed). Make small balls and roll into po...

  • Dal Makhni

    Ingredients 1 cup Whole Urad Daal 1 Onion (finely chopped) 3 Green chilies (finely chopped) 2 tbsp Red Kidney Beans A few Coriander Leaves (chopped) 4-5 flakes Garlic Paste 1 tsp Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder 1 Tomato (finely chopped) 1/2 cup Stirred Curd 1/2 cup Fresh Cream 2 tbsp Butter 1 inch Ginger (chopped) 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Red Chili Powder to taste Salt to taste Procedure Soak kidney beans overnight in water. Put ura...

  • Sweet corn soup

    Ingredients 100 gms - cauliflower (cut into very small florets) 50 gms - cabbage (cut into fine strips) 125 gms - sweet corn (cream style) 5 - French beans (finely chopped) 1 - small carrot (finely chopped) 2 tbsp - corn flour (dissolved in 1.5 cup water) 4 cups - vegetable stock 1.5 tbsp - sugar vinegar soya sauce chili sauce white pepper to taste salt to taste Method Par boils the vegetables. Drain and keep aside. In a heavy bottomed vessel bring the vegetable ...

  • Gujarati Ghari

    Ingredients 4 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp sugar 2 Tbsp ghee 2 Tbsp rosewater 1 kg dates, seedless chopped fine Ghee for pan frying Method Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, 1 Tbsp ghee and rosewater and form into a firm dough using water as required. Cover and keep aside till ready to use. Heat 1 Tbsp ghee and saute the dates over low heat, till 'fried'. Leave to cool. Divide dough into small portions, and shape into smooth rounds. Roll the rounds to 1/8...

  • Apple and Watermelon Crush

    Ingredients: 1/2 medium watermelon (seeded and cubed) 2-3 tbsp powdered sugar Rock salt to taste 1 tsp cumin seeds (roasted and crushed) 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves (chopped) 1 medium Apple (grated) Crushed ice Method: Blend together watermelon, powdered sugar and rock salt properly in a blender. Pour it in a jar and add crushed cumin seeds, chopped mint and crushed ice.  Mix the blend finely. Add the grated apple to the watermelon juice. Stir and pour into individual gl...

  • Chicken Coconut Soup

    INGREDIENTS 2 cups - (16fl oz/500 ml) Coconut Milk 6 thin slices young Galangal 2 stalks Lemon grass, lower portion, cut into 1-in (2.5-cm) lengths and crushed 5 fresh kaffir Lime leaves, torn in half 8 oz (250g) - boned Chicken breast, sliced 5 tablespoons - fish sauce 2 tablespoons - Sugar 1/2 cup - (4 fl oz/125 ml) Lime juice 1 teaspoon - black chilli paste 1/4 cup - Cilantro / coriander leaves, torn 5 green Thai chilli peppers, crushed METHOD Combine half the coconut m...

  • Hyderabadi Egg Biryani

    INGREDIENTS 4 cups - basmati Rice 6 - hard boiled Egg 1/2 cup - yogurt 2 - Onions 6 - Green chillies 20-30 - Mint leaves 1/2 bunch - Coriander leaves 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder Salt according to taste Oil for frying Ghee 1 table spoon Whole Garam Masala 1/2 table spoon Garam Masala powder 1/2 tea spoon Lemon Juice 1 table spoon METHOD Wash the basmati rice and parboil with a large amount of water along with whole garam masala and 4 to 5...

  • Easter Soup

    INGREDIENTS 1/2 kg - boneless Meat 1/2 cup - chopped Spring onion 2 - eggs Salt as per taste Pepper as per taste 1cup - chopped fresh Parsley 1 cup - chopped Coriander leaves 1 cup - grated cheese 2 tbsp - Lemon juice 1/4 tsp - grated Ginger 1 tbsp - Butter METHOD Pressure cook the meat in 1 litre of water with ginger till tender. Drain and keep the stock aside. Chop the meat into small pieces. Heat butter and saute spring onions. Add meat pieces and parsley and ...

  • Chocolate Ice Cream

    Ingredients 2 1/2 cups milk (full cream) 1 Tbsp custard powder 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups cream Cherries or nuts for garnish Method *Mix the custard, cocoa and sugar in half a cup of the milk. *Heat the rest of the milk and when it comes to a boil, add the custard mixture, and bring to a boil again, stirring continuously. *When it boils, lower the heat and simmer for a half a minute, shut off the heat and leave to cool. *When it reac...

  • Til Khoya Laddoo

    Ingredients: • 1-½ cups Roasted Til (crushed) • 2 tbsp Almonds & Pistas (chopped) • Powdered Sugar to taste • 2 cups Khoya Method: Roast khoya on low flame till it turns light golden-yellow in color. Allow it to cool for a few minutes. Now add crushed sesame seeds (til) to roasted khoya and mix it well. Add powdered sugar to the above mixture when it is lukewarm. Mix well and shape the mixture into small balls. Avoid too hot mixture so as to preven...

  • Fruit Raita

    Ingredients 1 tsp Sugar 2 firm Bananas Rock Salt to taste 1 tsp Ground Cumin 350 ml Plain Curd 50 gms Shelled Walnuts 75 gms Seedless Grapes 1-2 Pomegranate Roasted Cumin Seeds Chilli powder Method Place the curd in a chilled bowl and add the grapes and walnuts. Slice the bananas directly into the bowl and fold in gently before the bananas turn brown. Also add pomegranate to it. Add sugar, salt, ground cumin, and gently mix together. Chill and sprinkle the cumin seed...

  • Orange Ginger Lemonade

    INGREDIENTS 2 cups - Fresh Orange juice 1/4 cup - Lemon juice 2 tbsp - Ginger piece 1/4 cup - Sugar 1 cup - Water pinch Salt METHOD Boil the water with sugar and ginger pieces. Keep aside and rest for 30 mins. The strain the ginger-sugar syrup. Add fresh orange juice, lemon juice with enough water. Stir well and serve with crushed ice and lemon slices.   ...

  • Chinese Jalapeno Chicken

    INGREDIENTS 700 g - boneless Chicken 2 - big yellow and red Capsicums (grated) 2 - medium-sized Tomatoes (grated) 2 - medium sized Onions (grated to a paste) 7-8 - jalapenos (deseeded and slit from the mid ridge) 2-3 tsp - Corn flour 2 tsp - ginger-garlic paste 4 - baby Corns (boiled and diced into equal pieces) a pinch - ajinomoto 3-4 tsp - Vinegar 4-5 tsp - Tomato sauce 3-4 tsp - soya sauce 2-3 tsp - Green chilli sauce salt to taste oil for cooking METHOD Clean...

  • Tomato And Basil Bruschetta

    INGREDIENTS French baguette (slices) - 4 Tomato - 80 gms Garlic - 15 gms Fresh Basil - 10 gms Crushed pepper Olive oil (extra virgin) - 25 gms Salt to taste METHOD Toast both the sides of sliced bread by putting it oven. Rub garlic on top side. Blanch and remove skin of tomatoes and chop them. Add basil roughly seasoned with salt, pepper and olive oil. Top above mixture on toast and garnish with fresh basil or rocket lettuce leaves and crushed pepper. ...

  • Orange Chicken

    INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup - Orange juice 1/3 cup - Lime juice 1/3 cup - butter/oil 2 tbsp - Honey 2 Cloves - garlic, minced 1/4 tsp - Black pepper 1/2 tsp - Salt 1/2 tsp - Tandoori Chicken masala 1 lb - Boneless Chicken METHOD In a large bowl, combine orange, lime juices, butter, honey, garlic, pepper and chicken masala. Add chicken pieces and let stand in the fridge at least 2 hrs or preferably overnight. Prepare grill for medium heat, placing rack about four inches from coal...

  • Homemade cranberry juice

    Ingredients Some fresh cranberries Water Sugar (as per taste)   Method *Firstly, carefully wash the fresh cranberries. Let them dry, till the water is drained out completely. Put the cranberries in a bowl and add some  water. Then let it boil for a while. Cook until berries start bursting. After that strain the juice from cranberries using a strainer with cheese  cloth. *Add sugar, and heat the juice. Put it in a container, and allow it to cool at room temperature. ...

  • Lemon mint iced tea

    Ingredients 1 cup of water 3/4 cup sugar (as per taste) 6 tea bags 1 peppermint tea bag 1/4 cup frozen lemonade mixture Method *After boiling water, add some sugar to it. Take it off heat, then put the tea bags, including the peppermint ones to it. Steep for 30 minutes.  After removing the tea bags, mix the lemonade. Let it chill, or you can add some ice cubes too. Garnish with some fresh mint leaves over it. * Your dish is ready to be served. ...

  • Greek salad

    Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1½ tablespoons lemon juice 1 clove garlic ½ teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tomatoes ¼ red onion ½ cucumber ½ capsicum 4 oz (120g) feta cheese 12 kalamata olives Method *Put the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano together to let them mix well. Pour the dressing over the salad. You can add  ground black peppe...

  • Spanish Omelette

    Ingredients: • ½ cup Olive Oil • ½ pound Potatoes • Salt • Pepper • 1 large Onion • 5 Eggs • 2 Tomatoes • 2 Green Onions Method: • Pour olive oil in a large frying pan and set it on medium-high heat. • Sprinkle the potatoes lightly with salt and pepper. • Fry the potatoes in olive oil till they turn golden brown and crisp. • Add onion and cook till it softens and starts browning, stirring occasiona...

  • Mango smoothie

    Ingredients 1 ripe mango 1/2 glass of milk some ice cubes (even crushed ice can be used) 1/4 cup yogurt 1 tablespoon honey (according to taste) Method Put the ripe mango, milk, ice, yogurt, and honey in a blender. Take it out once it smoothens. You can add extra crushed ice over it. Your mango smoothie is ready to be served. ...

  • Fruit custard

    Ingredients: 2 cups of regular milk sugar as per requirement 2 tbsp of eggless vanilla custard powder chopped fruits Method: Start with mixing Vanilla custard powder with warm milk. Once that is done what you get is a thick custard paste. After that boil 2 1/2 cups of milk , add sugar to it. Then mix the custard paste to the milk and stir it until thick. Put it aside for a while, later refrigerate it. Take it out, once you feel it is rightly chilled. Add your favourite seasonal ...

  • Kesari Malai Peda

    Ingredients: Four cups of milk A few strands of saffron A pinch of citric acid Two teaspoons of cornflour, dissolved in two tablespoons of milk ¼ tsp green cardamom powder 10 teaspoons Sugar Free Natura Diet Sugar Eight almonds, chopped Method: * Bring milk to a boil in a deep pan and simmer till it reduces to half its original quantity. Add saffron and mix well. * Mix citric acid in two teaspoons of water and add to the thickened milk. * Add dissolved cornflour and s...

  • Thandai Recipe

    Ingredients: • 1 liter Milk • 2-3 cup Water • 1/2 cup Sugar • 1/2 tbsp Aniseed • 1 tbsp Almonds • 10-12 Peppercorns • A few Saffron Strands • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder • 1 tbsp Dried watermelon seeds • 1/2 tbsp Poppy seeds • 1/4 Cup fresh rose petals Method: Boil the milk in a pan and allow it to cool. Meanwhile soak aniseed, almonds, watermelon seeds, poppy seeds and rose petals in 2 cups of water. Grind soaked in...

  • Gobhi Masaledaar

    Ingredients 1 kg gobhi-cut into small florets 3-4 green chillies-slit a little 1 cup grated onions 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp ginger paste 1 cup tomato-grated 1/4 cup oil 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 bay leaves 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 Tbsp salt 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp powdered red pepper 1 Tbsp powdered coriander seeds 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves - for garnish Method Heat oil and add the cumin seeds and the bay leaves. When seeds splutter, add the onions, ginger and gar...

  • Simple Khandvi

    INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup - besan/gram flour 1 cup - sour beaten thick yogurt/curd 1 cup - water 3/4 tsp - Ginger chilli paste 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida Salt as per taste To temper: 1/4 tsp - Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida METHOD *In a mixing bowl, add gram flour, beaten thick curd, water, ginger chilli paste, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and mix well using a whisk,  mix well, without any lumps.  *Heat a thick bottomed pan and pour the...

  • Bajra Ki Khees

    INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup - Bajra germ 2 to 2.5 cups - water salt - to taste 1 tsp - Ghee METHOD Soak bajra germ well and keep for 10 minutes. Gently strain the husky part with a strainer, saving the water. Transfer back the water to the bajra germ. Add salt and ghee. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously, to avoid forming lumps. Cover loosely and cook on very low flame. Stir frequently and add more water, if required. Takes about 40 to 45 minutes to cook well. Take off fro...

  • Grilled Chicken Salad With Cilantro Pesto

    INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless Chicken breasts 1/4 pound poblano peppers, roasted and diced 1/3 pound red, yellow, and green bell peppers, roasted, peeled, diced 2 stalks celery, minced 1 apple, minced 1 tbsp - Lime juice  3/4 cup - Cilantro pesto 1 1/2 cups - mayonnaise 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tsp - black pepper 1 tsp - salt METHOD Grill the chicken, preferably over wood, chill and dice. Mix in the remaining ingredients and season to taste wit...

  • Chocolate Mousse With Drinking Chocolate

    INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup - warm Milk 1/2 litre - Cream 3 tbsp - Suga r 3 tbsp - drinking chocolate 2 Egg yolks 1/2 cup - warm water METHOD Mix the drinking chocolate and sugar with the warm milk to make a smooth paste. Add the egg yolks and cream and beat the mixture until creamy. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until stiff, and then fold into the chocolate mixture. Mix gently. Pour into individual dessert bowls and chill for 2 hours.   ...

  • Rasmalai Recipe

    INGREDIENTS  12 to 15 rasgullas, homemade or store brought ones 1 litre whole full fat cow milk, 4 cups 4 to 5 tbsp sugar or add as required 10 to 12 tbsp almonds, blanched 10 to 12 unsalted pistachios, blanched ½ cup water for blanching the almonds & pistachios ½ tsp cardamom powder 1 to 2 tsp rose water or kewra water 8 to 10 saffron strands a few saffron strands for garnish INSTRUCTIONS *boil ½ cup water. then add almonds & pistachios. ...

  • Hyderabadi Dum Ka Murgh

    Ingredients 1 chicken, whole cut-up 2 Tbsp cashew nuts 1 Tbsp chironji or buchanania lanzan 1 cup sour curd, well beaten 1 cup deep fried onion 2 tsp ginger paste 2 Tbsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder 2-3 green chilli, chopped 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 Tbsp shahi jeera 4-5 green cardamom pods, crushed 2 cinnamon sticks 5-7 cloves, crushed 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp coriander seeds Juice of...

  • Vegetable Tofu Pancakes

    INGREDIENTS 250 gm - soft tofu, grated coarsely 1.5 cups - Wheat flour 1/2 cup - semolina 1 - carrot, grated 1 - onion, finely chopped 1 sprig - Spring onion with greens, finely chopped 1 - small green chilli, finely chopped 1 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped 2 tbsp - fresh curds 1/2 cup - water 1/2 tsp - baking soda Salt to taste METHOD Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Keep aside for 10 mins. If the batter is still very thick, add 1/2 cup water. Batter sh...

  • Arbi Roast

    INGREDIENTS  250 grams arbi/colocasia roots, boiled and peeled ½ tsp mustard seeds/rai 1 sprig curry leaves/kadi patta 1 or 2 dry red chilies ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi ½ tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder ½ tsp sambar powder a generous pinch of asafoetida/hing 1 tbsp rice flour 2.5 tbsp oil 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (optional) salt as required INSTRUCTIONS *first rinse 250 grams arbi/colocasia roots very well in running water...

  • Plain Rice Cheese Balls

    INGREDIENTS Cooked Rice - 1 cup Grated cheese - 1/2 cup Green chilli paste - 2 tsps Maida - 1/2 cup Coriander leaves - a little Carrot - 2 Salt to taste Oil to fry METHOD Mash the cooked rice. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Make into small balls. Deep fry in hot oil. ...

  • Rava Toast

    INGREDIENTS for the filling: 1 small to medium onion, finely chopped 1 small to medium tomato, finely chopped 1 green chili, finely chopped 2 to 3 tsp chopped coriander leaves 2 to 2.5 tbsp sooji/rava/cream of wheat 2 to 2.5 tbsp cream (25% to 30% low fat cream) or malai salt as required other ingredients: 5 to 6 slices bread, white, whole wheat or brown oil for frying the toast - ½ tsp oil for frying one slice & 1 to 1.5 tsp oil for frying two slices. INSTR...

  • Nankhatai Recipe

    INGREDIENTS 1.5 cup maida or all purpose flour ¼ cup besan or gram flour 2 tbsp dahi/curd or yogurt ¼ tsp baking soda ½ cup ghee or butter at room temperature ¾ cup powdered sugar or icing sugar or as required ¼ tsp nutmeg powder or grated nutmeg ¼ tsp cardamom powder few sliced almonds or chironji/charoli for garnishing 1 to 2 tsp milk or water for kneading, optional and if required INSTRUCTIONS cream the ghee and powdered sugar w...

  • Mirchi Bajji

    Ingredients 16 green peppers 8-10 Tbsp tamarind paste 2 Tbsp dry coconut powder 1 Tbsp ajwain - crushed Salt - to taste 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp coriander powder 3 cups besan Water Onions - chopped fine Chat masala Method For the stuffing: Make a paste of tamarind, coriander powder, coconut powder, ajwain, salt and the brown sugar. For the peppers: Make slits to the green peppers length-wise and remove the seeds from them. Boil them on a low flame with s...

  • Tandoori Gobi

    INGREDIENTS  main ingredients: 1 medium size cauliflower head or gobi for the marination: 2.25 to 2.5 cups cashew yogurt or milk yogurt ½ tbsp ginger - garlic paste (approx 1 inch ginger & 2-3 garlic crushed or ground in a mortar-pestle) ½ or 1 tsp red chili powder ½ or 1 tsp garam masala powder or tandoori masala ½ tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp chaat masala ½ tsp ajwain/carom seeds 1 tsp kasoori methi/dry fe...

  • strawberry milkshake

    INGREDIENTS 250 grams strawberries 22 to 25 small to medium strawberries 2 cups chilled milk, 500 ml, you can also add 2.5 cups milk 3 to 4 tbsp sugar or add as required (optional) INSTRUCTIONS *first rinse the strawberries and then drain them. *slice off the green leafy part from all the strawberries. this is also called as hulling. then chop the strawberries. *add the chopped strawberries to a blender jar along with 2 cups chilled milk. *add 3 tbsp sugar or as required. if the s...

  • Nam Pon

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup ripe chopped papaya, peach or other fruit 1 tbsp sugar 6-8 crushed ice cubes 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 cup chilled water 1/4 tsp salt a small end sprig of kaffir lime leaves or mint leaves PREPARATION 1Put fruit in an electric blender. Run till smooth. Add all other ingredient except leaves. 2Run till drink is frothy and light. 3Pour into chilled glasses, allow to froth over. 4Garnish rim with leaves, serve immediately. ...

  • Berry Banana Crepes

    INGREDIENTS 1.3 cups - gluten-free flour or white whole Wheat flour 1 tsp - sea salt 6 - eggs 3 cups - non-dairy Milk or cow's Milk 4 tbsp - melted Butter or Coconut oil Crepe Filling for crepes: 2 cups - chopped strawberries 2 cups - chopped Blueberries 2 cups - sliced Bananas A bit of chocolate sauce METHOD *To make the crepes, mix together the batter the night before you plan to make them. *In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the first three ingredients. ...

  • Raspberry Plum Jam

    Ingredients 4-1/2 cups chopped or coarsely ground peeled pitted fresh plums (2-1/2 pounds) 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened raspberries 10 cups sugar 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice 2 pouches (3 ounces each) liquid fruit pectin Directions *In a Dutch oven, combine the plums, raspberries, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in  pectin. Continue to boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. *Remove from heat; skim off...

  • Mango Rice

    Ingredients Basmati rice - 1 cup (cooked) Mango - 1 cup (Grated) Mustard seeds - 1 tsp Urad Dal - 1 tsp Channa Dal - 1 tsp Ginger - small amount (chopped) Red chillies - 2 Green Chillies - 2 Curry leaves Cilantro Turmeric powder - a pinch Salt - to taste Oil -  tblsp Method 1.Heat oil in a pan, pop mustard seeds, Urad dal and Channa dal. 2.Add Chopped ginger, Red chillies , Green chillies, Curry leaves and Turmeric powder. 3.Add Grated Mango, Salt and saute ...

  • Paneer Payesh

    Ingredients 150 gm cottage cheese 1 tsp semolina 5 cups (1 liter) milk 4 green cardamoms, crushed a little 6-7 strands saffron 1/2 cup (125 gm) sugar 6 almonds, shredded thin (lengthwise)  Method *Boil the milk in a large pan and cook till about half the quantity is left (takes about 15 minutes). *Meanwhile, mash the paneer and soojee together to a smooth paste. *Make tiny balls with the paneer mixture. *When the milk has thickened to the desired consistency, add suga...

  • vegetable soup

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup shredded cabbage/patta gobi ½ cup finely chopped carrots/gajar ½ cup sliced mushrooms ½ cup chopped capsicum/bell pepper (red or green or yellow) ⅓ cup moong sprouts ¼ cup finely chopped french beans ¼ cup finely chopped onion or 1 small onion, finely chopped, spring onions can also be added in place of onions 2 tsp finely chopped celery (optional) 1 tsp finely chopped garlic/lahsun 3 cups water, 750 ml 2 tsp soy sauce or as...

  • Fried Idlis

    Ingredients 8-10 leftover Idlis cut into quarters 6-8 curry leaves 1 tsp mustard leaves 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 dry red chillies Salt to taste 2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil Method Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan on a medium flame. Add the curry leaves, dry red chillies, and mustard seeds to it and cook till the spluttering stops. Add the turmeric powder and then the Idlis and mix well. Season with salt and mix well. Garnish with freshly chopped ...

  • Bread Masala Toast

    Ingredients: Bread - 4 slices Onion - 1 Carrot - 1 chopped finely Capsicum - 1 chopped finely Tomato - 1/2 finely chopped Green Chillies - 1 finely chopped Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp Tomato sauce - 3 tbsp Ghee - to toast Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped finely Oil - 2 tsp Method: *Heat oil, add onions and green chillies. Saute until onions turn golden brown. Add tomatoes,carrot and capsicum, saute till raw smell leaves. * Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and sa...

  • Kokum Sherbet

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup - Kokum fruits, chopped or dry kokums 2 cups - Water 2 cups - Sugar  5-6 - Cardamoms powdered or crushed 1 tsp - roasted Cumin powder A pinch or two of Black salt or Salt (optional) METHOD Rinse the kokum fruits in water. Chop the kokum fruits and remove the seeds. Keep the pulp and the outer cover. Grind the fruit and pulp with little water. Strain the whole kokum mixture. Boil the sugar and water until the syrup becomes a little thick. Cool th...

  • Strawberry Trifle

    INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp - Sugar 350 ml - red wine 250 ml - Cream 300 gms - dark coating chocolate, chopped 200 gms - sponge fingers (available in gourmet stores) 150 gms - whole strawberries 100 gms - strawberries, for garnishing METHOD Put the red wine and sugar in a pan and bring it to a boil over low heat at about 80 degrees C. Add 150 gms of the strawberries to the red wine and poach gently on low heat for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set it aside to cool. In another...

  • Broken Wheat Rava Upma

    INGREDIENTS 200g - broken wheat/samba rava 1 - Green chilli 1/2 inch - Ginger 1 Red Chilli 1 - Onion 1 - Tomato 1 - small Carrot 1 tsp - oil 1/2 tsp - Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp - Urad Dal 1/2 tsp - Channa dal 1 tsp - Peanuts (roasted/raw) Salt to taste 1 sprig - Curry leaves METHOD Finely chop the onion, tomato, carrot, ginger, and green chilli. Heat oil and temper the mustard seeds, dals, peanuts, curry leaves, and broken red chilli. Add onions and chilli and fry ...

  • Spicy Bean Soup

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup - Tomato puree 1/2 cup - baked beans 1 - Capsicum chopped 1 - Spring onion with greens chopped 1 - Celery stick chopped 1 - Tomato chopped 1 slice - bread toasted and broken to bits 1 tbsp - Tomato sauce 1 tsp - Red Chilli Garlic sauce 1/2 cup - boiled Rice salt to taste pepper to taste 1 tsp - Butter or oil 3 cups - water or vegetable stock METHOD Heat butter, add capsicum, spring onion, celery, and stir-fry till tender. Add beans, tomato, stir f...

  • Kesari Shrikhand

    Ingredients Saffron (kesar) large pinch Yogurt 1 kilogram Sugar substitute sucralose 1/3 cup Warm milk 2 tablespoons Nutmeg powder a pinch Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon Almonds blanched, peeled and sliced 5-6 Pistachios blanched, peeled and sliced 8-10 Method Tie the yogurt in a piece of muslin and hang it overnight over a bowl, in a refrigerator, to drain. Transfer the drained yogurt into a bowl. Add the sugar substitute and mix well. Soak the saffron in warm milk, c...

  • Paal Payasam

    Ingredients 50 gm rice 1 litre milk 5 gm cardamom powder 100 gm sugar 50 ml ghee(clarified butter) 50 gm cashew nuts 25 gm raisins Method Wash and soak the rice for 1/2 an hour. Cook the rice in milk until soft. Add cardamom powder, sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Heat ghee in a pan and add the cashew nuts. When the cashew nuts are slightly golden, add the raisins and saute for 1 minute. Pour on the rice mixture and serve warm. ...

  • Kozhikodan Biryani

    Ingredients 1 kg chicken legs (small pieces) 400 gm rice 600 ml water (the water is 1.5 times more than the quantity of rice) 6 green cardamoms 2 cinnamon sticks 3 bay leaves 3 javitri 10 gm fennel seeds   200 gm onion 80 gm tomatoes 20 gm green chilli 50 gm ginger 50 gm garlic 50 gm red chilli powder 50 gm coriander 30 gm mint 5 gm turmeric Salt to taste 15 gm garam masala 60 ml oil 4 eggs, boiled 30 gm butter Method Pour oil into the pot, add...

  • coconut barfi

    INGREDIENTS  1 heaped cup unsweetened desiccated coconut ¾ cup whole milk ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk (i used nestle milkmaid) 3 to 4 cardamoms, crushed to powder in a mortar-pestle ½ tsp rose water (optional) 1 tbsp sugar (optional) 2 to 3 tsp ghee 1 pinch of saffron, crushed or 2 to 3 pinch of saffron powder (optional) 8 to 10 cashews, halved or chopped (optional) INSTRUCTIONS 1. warm the milk first in the microwave or stove top. 2. in a bowl...

  • Prawns Roast

    Ingredients  Shelled & deveined Prawns / Shrimp  – 200 gm Ginger-garlic paste – 1 Table spoon Chilli powder – 1+2 Tea spoon Turmeric powder – 1 Pinch Garlic – 10 Cloves Onion  – 2 Nos Tomato  – 1 No Curry leaves – 2 Sprigs Cooking oil – 3 Table spoon Salt  – To taste Method • Clean the prawns and keep aside. • Ginger-garlic paste, chilli powder (1 tea spoon) and turmeric po...

  • Mango Ice Cream

    INGREDIENTS  3 cups cream (i used amul 25% low fat cream) 2 large alphonso mangoes 1.5 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract sugar, powdered jaggery or honey as required honey or any sweet syrup to top over the ice cream INSTRUCTIONS peel and chop the mangoes. blend the mangoes and sugar to a smooth pulp. whip the cream till soft peaks are formed. add the mango pulp. mix well. check the sweetness and add more sugar if required. add the vanilla powder or vanill...

  • Cranberry-Champagne Granita

    Ingredients 3-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel 1-3/4 cups unsweetened cranberry juice 1-1/2 cups sugar 1-3/4 cups Champagne Directions 1.Place the lime peel in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Drain and discard liquid; set the  peel aside. 2. In a small saucepan, bring cranberry juice and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in    champagne and lime peel. 3.Transfer t...

  • white christmas butter cake

    Ingredients 3 cups sifted cake flour or 2-1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/3 cups half-and-half or light cream 8 egg whites 1 cup sugar 1 recipe Unforgettable White Chocolate Frosting (see recipe below) Unforgettable White Chocolate Frosting 18 ounces chopped white chocolate baking squares or bars 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 cups butter, cut into pieces ...

  • Tiramisu Cheesecake

    Ingredients 1 (12 ounce) package ladyfingers 4 tablespoons butter, melted 4 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate Directions *Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place a pan of water on the bottom of oven. *Crush the package of ladyfingers to fine crumbs. Mix the melted butter into the crumbs. M...

  • Christmas Eggnog

    INGREDIENTS 6 - eggs, separated 1/2 cup - Sugar 1/2 cup - Jamaica rum 1 pint - brandy, rye or bourbon 2 tsp - vanilla Nutmeg 3 cups - thick Cream 1 pint (approx. 500 ml) - Milk METHOD Beat egg yolks well, adding sugar gradually. Add rum while beating, then brandy/rye/bourbon. Add vanilla and a pinch of nutmeg. Chill for several hours, adding cream and milk from time to time and stirring. (The eggnog is ready) Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold half into chilled mixture ...

  • Papaya Badam Barfi

    Ingredients 1 papaya - ripe, medium size & finely chopped/grated 250 gm khoya 100 gm almond powder 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 cup sugar 3 Tbsp ghee Few strands saffron 2 drops of rose essence For garnish - Slivered almonds Few strands of saffron Method In a heavy bottom pan, add ghee and papaya. Saute on high heat for 5 minutes stirring continuously. Add cardamom powder and almond powder, mix well and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes on medium flame. Stir oc...

  • Mushroom Pizza

    Ingredients Pizza base-2-3 Pizza sauce-3 spoonful Onions-1 large(chopped) Yellow bell peppers-2tbsp(chopped) Capsicums-2tbsp (chopped) Olives-5-6(chopped) Mushrooms-7-8(sliced) Cheese-150 gms(grated) Salt & Pepper to taste Oregano-2tsp Kissan sweet & spicy sauce-4tbsp Preparation method Method - Preheat 180 degrees Spread, each pizza base with pizza sauce, onions, peppers, capsicum, olives, mushrooms, salt ,pepper, oregano and then top it with cheese .Put it in t...

  • Stuffed Parwal

    Ingredients 3 thick and 2" long parwal Salt to taste 1 tsp cumin seeds - roasted 1 Tbsp coriander seeds - roasted 1 tsp fennel seeds - roasted 1 and 1/2 tsp amchur powder 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp asafoetida 1 Tbsp desiccated and roasted coconut 4 Tbsp oil 1 cup onion - finely chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 medium potatoes - boiled and mashed Method Powder together cumin, coriander, fennel and asafoetida. Add amchur powder, kashmi...

  • Oats Payasam

    INGREDIENTS  1 cup quick oats  Light Soya milk (you can use regular milk as well)  4-5 cardamom pods seeds  handful of sultanas 4-5 cashew nuts 4-5 almonds handful of mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, cucumber) 3-4 tbsp of sugar (you can add more depending on your taste) Ghee Water as required METHOD Place the oats in a saucepan Pour enough milk such that the oats are submerged Add a little bit of water. Place the seeds of the cardamom pods, cashew n...

  • Masala Dosa

    Ingredients 2 cups rice-preferably parboiled 1/2 cup split and husked Black Gram (Dhuli Urad) 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 2 tsp salt Oil to smear the pan for cooking the dosas For the Masala for Dosas: 500 gm (3 cups) potatoes-boiled, peeled and cubed 1 1/2 cups onions-sliced not very thin 2 green chillies-chopped coarsely (optional) 2 Tbsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 6-7 curry leaves or 1/2 tsp dried curry leaves 2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp powdered turmeric 1/2 cup water Method...

  • Fruit Ice Cream

    Ingredients: • 1 cup Fruit Pulp(any) • 1/3 cup Whipped Cream • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Sweetener • Nuts for garnishing How to make Fruit Ice Cream: • Take the fruit pulp and blend it with the other ingredients in a blender. • Keep it in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes and take it out. • Again blend it and refrigerate. • Fruit ice cream is ready to be served. • Decorate with tiny pieces of nuts          ...

  • Mocha Chocolate Pudding

    INGREDIENTS 2 cups - Milk 1 cup - fresh Cream 5 tbsp - Sugar 3 tbsp - cocoa powder 3 tbsp - Corn flour 2 tbsp - Butter 2 tsp - instant coffee 1 tsp - vanilla essence or extract 1- Egg beaten. METHOD Mix the sugar, cocoa, coffee and corn flour in a saucepan. Add the cream and milk and heat on medium-heat, stirring constantly until boiling. Lower the heat and gently mix in the beaten egg. Cook for 2 mins, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat and add the vanilla and b...

  • Honey Nut Ice Cream

    Ingredients 50g hazelnuts 50g (2 oz) hazelnuts 125g plain chocolate, chopped 125g (4¼ oz) plain chocolate, chopped 4 eggs, separated 4 eggs, separated 125g honey 125g (4¼ oz) honey 350ml cream 350ml (12 fl oz) double cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Direction 1.Toast hazelnuts on a tawa. Or preheat oven to 160 C. Spread nuts on a baking tray and toast in preheated oven, watching carefully, until golden, about 10 minutes. Rub the...

  • Aussie Style Pavlova

    INGREDIENTS 4 Egg whites 250 gms - castor Sugar 1 tsp - white Vinegar 1 tbsp - Corn flour 500 ml - whipping Cream 100 gms - Sugar 1.5 tsp - vanilla essence a few fresh fruits METHOD Heat oven to 180 degree C. Using an electric mixer beat egg whites and sugar for 10 mins. or until thick and glossy. Add vinegar and corn flour and beat for a further 5 mins. Line a dish or four small dishes with grease-proof paper and fill with the meringue mix, keeping the mix as smooth as po...

  • Fresh Cherry Cobbler

    INGREDIENTS 2 cups - pitted sour Cherries 1/2 cup - Butter 1 cup - all-purpose flour 1 cup - white Sugar 1 tsp - baking powde 1 cup - Milk 3/4 cup - white Sugar 1 tbsp - all-purpose flour METHOD Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the butter in a 9x13 inch baking dish and melt it in the oven while the oven is preheating. Remove as soon as butter has melted (About five minutes). In a medium bowl stir together one cup of flour, one cup of sugar and bakin...

  • Vermicelli Payasam

    INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp - Ghee 4 tbsp - sliced Cashewnuts 2 tbsp - golden Raisins 1 cup - crushed vermicelli 3 cup - water 1 cup - Sugar 1 tbsp - all-purpose flour 2 cups - boiled Milk ½ tsp - Turmeric powder 2 pinch - saffron, soaked in 1 tsp - warm Milk or water METHOD Fry the nuts and raisins separately in ghee until the nuts turn golden brown and the raisins become puffy. Remove from the pan. Add crushed vermicelli to the ghee and fry until golden brown. Bring 2 ...

  • Deep-Fried Ice-Cream

    INGREDIENTS 2 packets - vanilla ice-cream 1/2 tsp - vanilla essence 2 cups - cookie crumbs 1 cup - dry bread crumbs, powdered finely 1/4 cup - coconut, desiccated 1 - egg, beaten Oil for deep frying METHOD Scoop and roll ice-cream into 6 balls. Freeze for 2 hours. Mix cookie crumbs, vanilla essence and 1 beaten egg. In a separate bowl, mix bread crumbs and coconut powder. Dip the ice-cream balls in above mixture. Roll in coconut-crumb mixture. Put in deep freezer for 8...

  • Chocolate Banana Cake

    INGREDIENTS Medium over-ripe bananas, mashed - 3 All-purpose flour - 1.75 cups Baking powder - 1.5 tsp Baking soda - 1 tsp Caster Sugar - 1.5 cups Unsweetened cocoa powder - 3/4 cup Eggs, beaten - 2 Milk - 1/2 cup Water - 1 cup Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup Vanilla essence - 1 tsp Salt - 1/4 tsp For topping (optional): Pure icing Sugar - 1.5 cups Medium over ripe banana, mashed - 1/4 cup Soft Butter - 1 tbsp Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp METHOD 1.Preheat oven to 350F/1...

  • Sesame Prawn Toasts

    INGREDIENTS 175 g - shelled Prawns 125 g - fish fillet, skinned 2 eggs 4 slices - white bread crusts, removed, toasted 4 tbsp - sesame seeds oil for deep frying coriander sprigs for garnishing METHOD 1.Fit the metal processing blade, place the prawns, fish fillet, 1 egg, salt and pepper to taste in the processor bowl and process until smooth. 2.Spread evenly over the toast. 3.Beat the other egg and brush over the fish mixture, then press down onto the sesame seeds until even...

  • Mushroom Biryani

    INGREDIENTS 200 g - Mushroom (sliced) 2 cups - soaked Rice 2 - medium size onion, paste 1 tsp - ginger-garlic paste 1 - chopped Green chilli 2 to 3 tbsp - oil whole Garam Masala dry masala salt  For Garnishing 1 - onion, sliced round 1 - tomato, sliced round 1 - boiled egg, sliced round 1 - capsicum, sliced round Coriander leaves METHOD 1.Cut mushrooms vertically into four pieces. 2.Heat oil in a pan, add mushrooms and salt and cook till the water in t...

  • rava kesari

    INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml) 1 cup fine rava or sooji or semolina 5 to 6 tbsp ghee ¾ to 1 cup sugar or as required 2 cups water 2 to 3 pinches of saffron threads/kesar 4-5 green cardamom pods, husked and powdered or ½ tsp cardamom powder ¼ cup halved or chopped cashews METHOD crush the cardamoms to a semi fine powder in a mortar-pestle and keep aside. also crush the saffron threads in the same mortar-pestle and keep aside. keep a ka...

  • Hyderabadi Baingan

    Ingredients 500 gm small brinjal 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 10-12 curry leaves 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp red chilli powder For the gravy: 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp sesame seeds 1/4 cup peanuts and 1/4 cup onion - roast them together and grind to a powder 1 Tbsp tamarind pulp Green chillies - to taste 1 Tbsp coriander Oil Salt to taste Method Cut the brinjal into quarters, leaving stems intact and soak in salt water. Hea...

  • aloo palak paratha

    INGREDIENTS  15 to 18 medium to large palak/spinach leaves, yields approx ¾ or ½ cup spinach puree 2 medium aloo/potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed, approx 1 cup mashed potatoes 2-3 garlic, crushed or made into a paste in a mortar-pestle ½ tsp cumin powder/jeera powder ½ tsp coriander powder/dhania powder ½ tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi 2 cups whole wheat flour/atta 1 tbsp yogurt (optional) 1 tsp o...

  • Spinach And Mushroom Rolls

    Ingredients For the filling Onion - 2 small-med,chopped Celery - 1 tbsp, chopped Minced / grated garlic - 1.5 tspn Chopped spinach - 1 cup (I used frozen spinach) Chopped mushroom - 2 cups Chopped spring onion - ½ cup Pepper powder - ½ tspn Salt Oil - I used sunflower oil For white sauce Salted butter - 1 tbspn Plain flour (maida) - 1 tbspn Milk - ½- 3/4 cup Grated cheese - ½ cup (I used mozarella) For pancake Plain flour - 2 cup...

  • Mojito

    Ingredients Oranges 2 medium Lemon 1 Brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon Fresh mint leaves 8-10 Ice cubes as required Orange juice 1/2 cup Method Peel oranges and separate the segments. Cut lemon into small pieces and discard seeds.Place some orange segments into individual tall glasses. Add brown sugar, lemon pieces and mint leaves. Muddle ingredients with a muddler.Add lots of ice cubes and orange juice. Mix with a spoon. Insert a straw and serve chilled. ...

  • Multicolor Christmas Cake

    NGREDIENTS 120 gm - margarine 2 - eggs 120 gm - Sugar 1 tbsp - Milk 175 gm - Refined flour 1 tsp - baking powder 50 gm - mixed fruit (currants sultanas, raisins) 15 gm - almonds, chopped 15 gm - walnuts, chopped METHOD 1.Cream margarine and sugar till light and fluffy. Beat the eggs and gradually add to the mixture. 2.Add the flour, sifted with baking powder. 3.Blend the batter well and mix the fruits and the chopped almonds and walnuts. 4.Stir in the milk so that the ...

  • Scrumptious Gulab Jamuns

    INGREDIENTS 3 cups - dry Milk powder   1 cup - bisquick pancake mix 1 cup - warm Milk 1/2 cube - Butter 2 cups - water 2.5 cups - Sugar A pinch - elaichi powder METHOD 1.Mix the powders and butter into a soft dough, while gradually adding the warm milk. 2.Shape into balls and fry on very low heat, until golden brown. 3.Make the syrup with water and sugar. 4.Add elaichi powder, desired flavouring and keep warm. 5.Add the jamuns and let it soak for 2 hours. 6.Add gr...

  • Potato Cutlets

    Ingredients 5 medium-size potatoes, washed thoroughly 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons garam masala 2 tablespoons coriander powder 2 tablespoons black pepper 10 cilantro leaves, chopped 6 tablespoons bread crumbs oil for frying Method Place unpeeled potatoes in a large saucepan, fill with water, and place over high heat. Bring to a boil; cook until potatoes are soft and tender. Drain, cool, and peel potatoes. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add salt, garam masala, coriander ...

  • Shahi Tukda

    INGREDIENTS 4 pieces - bread   1/2 litre - Milk 1/3 cup - Sugar Ghee or oil, for deep frying 2 tbsp - chopped nuts 1 tsp - Corn flour Saffron - a pinch 2 to 3 drops - rose essence METHOD 1.Boil milk and add saffron soaked in 3 tbsps of warm milk. Add the corn flour mixed in 2-3 tbsp of milk to it and simmer the milk  until it reduces to a thick but pouring consistency. This is called rabri. 2.Add rose essence in the end. 3.Add the chopped nuts at this stage. 4....

  • SOYA CHICKEN

    INGREDIENTS 1 kg - Chicken 2 bunch- Onion leeks, chopped 4 flakes- Garlic, chopped 3 - Chillies, red dry 2 tbsp - Oil 4-5 -pepper Corns 2 tsp - Honey 2 tbsp - Soya Sauce salt to taste. METHOD Wash and cut the chicken into small pieces, and keep aside. Then chop the onion leeks and garlic into fine pieces. Now break the red chillies into pieces and deseed them. Now heal oil in a kadai, saute the red chillies and the garlic . Add the chicken, the soya sauce, the pepper...

  • Kashmiri Dum Aloo

    Ingredients 750 gm small sized potatoes Oil for frying 50 gm red chilli powder 5 gm asafoetida 30 gm cardamom powder 150 gm yoghurt 50 gm fennel powder 25 gm dry ginger Salt to taste 50 ml ghee Method Boil the potatoes and pierce them with a toothpick or a fork. Heat oil and fry the potatoes on a medium flame until they are slightly brown, drain and keep aside. Heat ghee, add asafoetida, add the other spices and stir thoroughly. Whip the yoghurt. Add the yogurt and m...

  • Badaam Puri

    Ingredients 1 cup flour 250 gm almonds, blanched, peeled and dried 125 gm sugar, powdered 1 Tbsp saffron (kesar) 1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) Condensed milk as required. Method Grind the almonds to a powder. Mix the almond powder, sugar, cardamom and saffron into a dough, using milk only if required. Shape the dough into small flat rounds as thin as possible. Place the rounds on a greased baking tray. Bake in a pre-heated oven (oven temp: 350 F - 180 C) for about 8-10 minutes....

  • Chana - Paneer Salad

    INGREDIENTS 2 cup Kabuli Channa (boiled)   2 Potatoes 150 grams Paneer (cottage cheese) 2-3 firm Tomatoes 1 Onion 2 Green chillies 1 bunch Coriander leaves salt, Red Chilli powder to taste 1 tsp chaat masala juice of one Lemon METHOD *Boil the potatoes (microwave for 5 mins or pressure cook) and cut them into tiny pieces. Finely chop, tomatoes, green chillies  and onions. *Cube the paneer into small pieces. *In a large salad bowl mix together the boiled chana...

  • Banana Milkshake

    INGREDIENTS  2 cups thin coconut milk   3 medium size bananas a pinch or two of vanilla powder sugar or jaggery as required   ¼ tsp cardamom or cinnamon powder for garnishing  INSTRUCTIONS  1.peel the bananas and chop them.    2.put the bananas, vanilla and coconut milk into the blender.    3. also add the jaggery or sugar as required.  4.blend everything till smooth.    5.pour banana milkshake in tall glass ...

  • Custard Apple Kalakand

    Ingredients : 2 litre milk 2 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp sugar 1/2 cup cardamom, powdered 1 tsp custard apple pulp 1 cup ghee 1/2 cup pistachios 5 - 6 almonds, slivered Silver foil (optional) Method Divide the milk in two pans. Heat one pan till the milk has reduced to half and bring the milk in the other pan to a boil. When the milk comes to a boil, simmer the heat and add lemon juice to it till it curdles. Turn off the gas and drain the milk in a cotton cloth. Bring the ...

  • Grilled Tofu Sandwich

    Ingredients:  French rolls or sandwich rolls 4-¼ inch thick firm tofu slices 1 zucchini slices of tomatoes Few pieces of romaine lettuce 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup Hari Cilantro Chutney 2 teaspoons sugar About 1/8 teaspoon salt Method 1. Prepare sandwich ingredients: Slice tofu into ¼” thickness and pat dry. Wash and remove ends of zucchini, then cut lengthwise into approx. ⅛” thick slices. Wash and slice tomatoes. Set aside. 2....

  • Paneer Tikka Hariyali

    INGREDIENTS 500g - well set Paneer (cut into large square pieces) 3 Green chillies (ground together) 10-12 leaves Spinach Salt to taste 3 tbsp - drained thick Yoghurt 1 tsp - Garam Masala 2-3 tbsp - besan 1 tsp - Garlic paste 1 tsp - Ginger paste 3 tbsp - cooking oil Chaat masala METHOD 1.Make a paste with besan, yogurt, finely ground chilli, spinach leaves, 2 tbsp. oil, salt and garam masala. 2.Apply the paste to paneer pieces. 3.Leave aside for an hour. 4.Arrange...

  • Strawberry Pancakes

    Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 1 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted (plus more for serving) 2 cups strawberries, sliced pure maple syrup, for serving Methods In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla. Preheat a nonstick griddle over medium heat...

  • Chicken Tortilla

    INGREDIENTS 1 -small onion, chopped 1 cup - frozen peas 8-10- flour tortillas 4-5 tbsp - flour mixed with water to a paste (sealant) 1 cup - cooked boneless meat/chicken, chopped 2 tbsp - spice powder or sauce cooking oil and Butter for frying salt to taste pepper - as per need METHOD Heat 2-3 tbsp oil and fry the onions. Add the spices and fry well for a minute. Now, add the peas and vegetables/meats, salt and pepper to it too. Cook covered for 2 minutes and then simmer...

  • Figs-N-Mava Burfi

    INGREDIENTS 200 g - fresh Figs 50 g - Brown sugar 150 g - fresh soft Paneer 300 g - fresh khoya or mava 225 g - Sugar powdered 1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder 1 tbsp - Ghee  For Topping: Slivered Almonds Pistachios Edible silver foil (optional) METHOD 1.Chop figs, sprinkle with brown sugar and heat in a heavy pan 2.Cook till all moisture evaporates and keep mixture aside 3.Crumble or grate mava and paneer into a non-stick pan 4.Heat, stirring continuously, on a...

  • Paneer Roll

    NGREDIENTS 50g - grated Paneer 1 tbsp - chopped Onions 1/2 tbsp - Tomato chopped 1 tbsp - Ginger Garlic paste 1 pinch - cumin 1 pinch - rai/mustard seed 1 tbsp - chopped coriander 1 tbsp - Red Chilli 1 pinch - Haldi powder 1/2 tbsp - kitchen king masala 1 pinch - salt for taste 1 pinch - chat masala 1 tbsp - fresh Tomato ketchup 1/2 tbsp - oil 2 - parathas METHOD Heat pan, add oil. Add rai and cumin and wait till they crackle. Add chopped onion and saute till...

  • Yakitori Chicken

    Ingredients 1/2 cup sake 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, grated 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed 3 leeks, white part only, cut into 1/2 inch pieces Methods In a medium dish, mix together the sake, soy sauce, sugar, garlic and ginger. Add chicken, and allow to marinate for 15 minutes. Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease six metal skewers, and thread alternately with 3 pieces of chicken ...

  • Strawberry Sandesh

    INGREDIENTS 1.5 litres - Milk 100 g - Curd, beaten 7-8 tbsp - Sugar (or to taste) 2 tbsp - Strawberry syrup 2 tbsp - Strawberry jam METHOD *Boil milk in a large vessel and add the beaten curd. When the milk curdles, hang it in a muslin cloth and leave to drain for 20 mins. *Press out the excess water and empty the chenna into a vessel. *Add the strawberry syrup to the chenna and mix well. *Add sugar and mash well with your hands. *Now make medium sized balls with the mixtur...

  • Chicken Pakoda

    Ingredients Boneless chicken cut into 1 inch pieces400 grams Green chilli 8 Garlic 10 cloves Ginger 1 inch piece Cornflour/ corn starch 6 tablespoons Mustard oil 2 tablespoons Tamarind paste 1 tablespoon Salt to taste Oil to deep fry Method Blend together to make a fine paste of chillies, garlic and ginger. In a bowl mix together chicken, the above paste, mustard oil, tamarind paste and salt. Set aside for an hour. Heat oil in a kadai. Deep fry the chicken pieces till cr...

  • Bread Aloo Roll

    Ingredients Potato boiled and mashed6 medium Oil 2 tablespoons + for deep frying Curry leaves 4-5 Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon Onion chopped2 medium Green chilli chopped4-5 Salt to taste Fresh coriander leaves chopped1/4 cup Bread 8 slices Tomato ketchup to serve Date chutney to serve Method Heat two tablespoon oil in a non stick pan. Add curry leaves and mustard seeds and saute till the seeds splutter. Add onions and saute till translucent. Add green chillies and sa...

  • Dates Ke Laddoo

    INGREDIENTS 250g - Paneer 2 tsp - powdered Sugar 1/4 cup - chopped Dates 100 ml - Milk 250 ml - rabri Honey METHOD 1.Wash paneer and hang in a muslin cloth till the water is drained (approximately 2 hours). 2.Remove and gently knead the dough to mash the granules, if any. 3.Add powdered sugar and chopped dates. 4.Knead again to obtain a smooth dough. 5.Divide the dough into 8 equal balls. 6.Cook the balls in milk on low heat for 5 minutes. 7.Set aside to cool. 8.Now,...

  • Zesty Tomato Soup

    INGREDIENTS 5 - medium Tomatoes 50 g - Spinach (palak) 1 - Onion 1 tsp - Butter 1/2 tsp - red pepper 1 pinch - Hing 1 - small blob Butter 2.5 cups - water salt to taste pepper to taste water METHOD *Wash the tomato, spinach and onion well. Put in a large vessel and add 2-3 pinches of salt. Boil, covered, on high till soft. *After boiling for 3-4 mins, take it off the fire and put in colander. Pour cold water over it. *Then blend in a blender till it is smooth. Add water,...

  • Coconut Burfi With Condensed Milk

    INGREDIENTS 1 - coconut, grated 2 cup - Sugar 1 can - condensed Milk A few - cashews A few - Raisins 2 tsp - Cardamom powder METHOD In a non-stick pan mix grated coconut and sugar and stir fry the mixture. Stir continuously. When sugar melts, add the condensed milk and stir it again. When mixture leaves the side of the pan, transfer it to a greased flat plate. Add cashews, raisins and cardamoms powder. Spread it all over the plate and level it Cut into diamond shapes and...

  • Spiced Up Methi Malai Mattar

    INGREDIENTS 1 - Medium onion, grated 1.5 inch - Cinnamon 2 big - Cardamoms 3-4 - Cloves 1/4 tsp - White Pepper Powder 150 g - Single Cream 2 tbsp - Kasoori Methi 150 g - Boiled Peas 2 tbsp - Fresh Methi (chopped and boiled) 1/2 to 1 tsp - Sugar 1 tbsp - Ground Cashewnuts Salt to taste. METHOD Grind cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves. Heat 2 tbsp oil and fry onion on medium heat till oil separates. Add powdered masala, salt, and the white pepper powder. Then add cream...

  • Saffron Flavored Jalebi

    INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup - white flour or Maida 2 tbsp - Yoghurt or Dahi 1/2 tsp - Yeast 1/2 cup - Sugar 1 cup - water A few strands of Saffron Oil for frying A little oil A pinch of salt METHOD 1.Make a batter of the dahi, maida, saffron and yeast with a little oil. 2.Let it rise for several hours. 3.In a saucepan, boil sugar and water till you have a thick two-strand chasni. 4.Keep it warm on the stove. 5.Fill the batter into a squeeze bottle (like that used for ketchup...

  • Strawberry Shrikhand With Almonds

    INGREDIENTS 1/2 kg - Curd 300 g - Sugar 10 to 12 - crushed strawberries 2 - 3 drops - Strawberry essence 1/2 tbsp - Almond crushed METHOD 1.Tie curd in a clean muslin cloth overnight(6-7 hours). Take into a bowl, add sugar and mix. 2.Keep aside for 25-30 mins to allow sugar to dissolve. 3.Beat well till sugar has fully dissolved into curd. 4.Pass through a big holed strong strainer, pressing with hand or spatula. 5.Add crushed strawberries and essence. 6.Mix well. 7.Empt...

  • Bread Pudding

    Ingredients Bread : 10 pieces Milk : 1/2 Ltr Egg : 5 no Sugar : 3 big spoons Vanilla essence : 1/2 tsp Butter : 25 gm Cashew nut : 1 tsp Dry grapes : 1 tsp Directions 1) Heat the oven in 180 degree Celsius. 2) Cut the bread into small square pieces. 3) Mix the second ingredient thoroughly. 4) Take a baking dish and rub some butter in that. 5)  Put the bread piece by piece in the dish and pour the second ingredient mixture. 6) Cut the butter into small pieces and...

  • Almond And Fig Peda

    INGREDIENTS 300 gms - sweetened condensed Milk 1 cup - homemade Paneer 1 tbsp - ground Almonds 1/4 tsp - saffron, soaked in warm Milk 6 to 7 - dried Figs (pureed with little water) 1/2 tsp - rose water (optional) METHOD *Blend the paneer in a food processor until it becomes soft and comes together like a dough or mash it up with your hands well. *Crumble the cheese completely and mix it with condensed milk in a large microwave safe bowl. Keep it in the microwave high  for 5...

  • Milk Peda - Paal Peda

    INGREDIENTS 2 cups - Milk Powder 1 Can (395 g) - Condensed Milk A Pinch (Optional) - Saffron 2 tbsp + 2 tsp - Butter / Ghee METHOD Soak the saffron in a tbsp of warm milk for 10 mins. Combine the condensed milk and milk powder in a pan and mix into a smooth paste without any lumps. Add butter / ghee to this and cook on a low flame. Add the saffron milk to this and mix well. Cook for 7-8 mins until the mixture rolls into a ball. Now grease your hands with butter / ghee and gr...

  • Meringue Glace

    NGREDIENTS 6 - Egg whites 2 cups - Castor Sugar 1 cup - Chocolate pieces 1 tsp - Cream of tartar 1 tsp - Vanilla 2 cups - Cream Half basic recipe of vanilla icecream METHOD *Beat egg white with cream of tartar an a pinch of salt until stiff, add sugar gradually beating well until stiff peaks are formed, add vanilla. *Make 2 x 9" round on a lightly greased baking pan, and bake in a very slow oven until dry. *Mix chocolate pieces with vanilla ice cream. *Put one round o...

  • Sizzling Sweet And Sour Chicken

    INGREDIENTS 1/2 kg - boneless Chicken 2 - whole Lime (extract juice) 2 tbsp - Sugar 1 pinch - ajinomoto Salt - to taste 1 tbsp - Corn flour 1/2 tsp - ginger-garlic paste 6 tbsp - refined oil (for frying the chicken) 1 - medium sized chopped Onion 2 Cloves - garlic, finely chopped 2 - Celery leaves for garnishing METHOD *Mix 1/2 cup of water into the sugar and make a thick syrup. *Mix the lime juice in it, stir and simmer it for sometime (syrup should be thick). Keep it...

  • Musk Melon Juice

    INGREDIENTS * 1 Musk melon * 1 tbsp - Lime juice * 2 to 3 tbsp - Sugar * 1 tsp - Honey (optional) METHOD First cut the fruit into 2 halves. Then scrape the centre and discard it. Then scoop out the flesh. Add sugar, honey and lemon juice and blend it to a smooth mixture. If you find it too thick add a little water. Add a few ice cubes while serving. Recipe courtesy: Sharmi's Passions ...

  • Cheese Toast

    Ingredients Cheddar cheese grated 1/2 cup Brown bread slices 10-12 Milk 1/2 cup Brown bread slices 6 Mustard powder 1/2 teaspoon Olive oil as required Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon Butter 1 teaspoon Tomatoes 2 medium Green capsicums 2 medium Green chilli finely chopped 1 Method Preheat oven to 170°C.Heat ½ cup milk in a non stick pan, add cheese and cook.  Cut 4 bread slices into triangles and place them on a baking tray, drizzle a little olive oil...

  • Sabudana Potato Cutlets

    INGREDIENTS 1.5 cups Sago (sabudana) 3 potatoes, boiled and mashed 1 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely ground 3 green chillies, finely chopped 2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) leaves 1 tbsp Lemon juice Salt to taste Oil for deep frying METHOD Soak the sabudana in water and keep aside for about two hours. Drain out the excess water and add potatoes, peanuts, green chillies, coriander, lemon juice and salt and mix well. Divide the mixture into 16 equal portions and roll out...

  • Fried Chilli Paneer

    INGREDIENTS 15 cubes - Paneer (fried) 1 - capsicum, cut lengthwise 1 - onion, chopped lengthwise 3 - Green chillies 1 tbsp - chilli sauce 2-3 tbsp - Tomato ketchup 1 tbsp - soy sauce 1/2 chopped - Ginger 2 - pods garlic, chopped 1 tsp - chilli powder Salt to taste Oil - enough to fry the Paneer 1/2 tsp - Chinese salt 1/2 tsp - pepper Salt to taste 1/2 tsp - food colour METHOD Fry the paneer and keep it aside. Now take 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and fry the onion ...

  • Masala Arbi Rolls

    INGREDIENTS 350 g - Arbi 2 tbsp - minced Green chillies 1/2 tsp - chilli powder 1/2 tsp - Coriander seeds 1/2 tsp - Pomegranate seeds breadcrumbs for coating oil for frying METHOD Boil, peel and mash Arbi. Add chilli powder, coriander seeds, pomegranate seeds, chillies and salt. Mix well. Shape into oval shaped rolls. Coat with breadcrumbs. Deep fry rolls in hot oil till golden brown and crisp. Serve hot with sauce or chutney. ...

  • Spicy Lemon Rice

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup - basmati Rice 1 tsp - Channa dal 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds 1 tsp - Peanuts 1 tbsp - oil 1/2 tsp - Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp - Coriander seeds 1 - Lemon Sliced Green chillies Chopped Ginger - 1 inch piece Curry leaves - a few A few - Dried red chillies Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Salt to taste METHOD Roast and grind the coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds and red chillies. Cook basmati rice in a cooker with little oil and keep it aside. Let it cool. Heat o...

  • Mushroom Korma

    Ingredients  mushrooms - 250 gms tomato - 1 coconut milk - 1 cup thick garlic - 6 cloves ginger - 1 piece onions - 1/4 cup green chillies - 5 garam masala - 1 tsp coriander powder - 2 tsp chilli powder - 1/2 tsp turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp oil - 2 tblsp coriander leaves - 2 sprigs mustard see