Wednesday, May 4, 2016

All in one vege-cheese parantha with spicy coriander and dal chutney

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Ingredients
onion 1 big chopped
capsicum  1/4 chopped
green chilies 6-8 or as per taste
carrot one medium chopped/ grated fine
garlic 3-4 pearls chopped ( optional)
peas 3-4 tbsp
grated cheddar cheese  about 200 gm
salt to taste
whole wheat flour as needed
ghee or butter for parantha
 potatoes boiled and mashed  2 big/ 4 small
coriander leaves 3 tbsp chopped
chili pdr. to taste

Method
coarsely crush onion, capsicum, chilies, carrot, garlic ( if used) peas, carrot along with coriander leaves. no need to add water, as onion will help to crush.  remove in a big bowl add mashed potatoes, cheese, salt, chili pdr. according to taste if needed, add whole wheat flour, make a soft dough. no need to add water. don't keep the dough for long, make paranthas at once with ghee/ butter. serve hot with tomato raita and coriander and dal spicy chutney .

coriander-dal chutney 

ingredients
coriander leaves/ dhania 1 bunch washed and chopped
chana dal  3 tbsp
udad dal 3 tbsp
red chilies 6-8 or as per taste
hing little
salt to taste
tamarind 1-2 tsp or as per taste or use tamarind paste 1-2 tsp as per taste

method
roast the 2 dals along with chilies, till a nice aroma comes or it turns light brown, add hing, tamarind and remove. once cool powder them, then add salt and coriander leaves and grind without adding water, by stirring it often. remove and store in a clean container in the fridge, where it will last upto 2 weeks if used with a dry spoon. it goes well with roti, paranthas, dosai, idli, adai, sandwich or can be mixed with rice too !

 health tips- it makes a complete meal, as it has carbs, protein, vitamins, when eaten with raita and chutney it helps to digest iron and protein better. coriander leaves, green chilies are rich source of Vitamin C, we get protein from dals, yoghurt, cheese and peas.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Things to Never Do in the Kitchen

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 The kitchen is usually a wonderful place, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, it's easy to make mistakes that could turn it into a hazardous environment. Hot surfaces may burn you, sharp objects can cut you, and if you don’t pay attention, your food will burn to a crisp, and may even start a fire. This is why I’ve gathered this advice from expert chefs and home cooks, who've learned from their mistakes.

1. Never try to catch a falling knife. Instead, take a step back to make sure it doesn’t fall on your foot.
2. Never add flour or starch to hot liquids. It’ll end up forming clumps that are very difficult to clean. Instead, mix them in with cold or lukewarm liquids before adding them to heat.
3. Never use wet oven mitts. Wet fabric conducts heat much better than dry fabric. The same goes for towels.
4. Never put a hot glass dish or container on a wet surface. Doing this can cause the glass to shatter due to the temperature difference.
5. Never use a knife to scrape food off a cutting board. It’ll dull the knife’s edge and ruin it.
 6. Baking powder and baking soda are not interchangeable. They’re not the same thing, so trying to substitute one for the other can ruin a whole dish.
7. Wash your hands after preparing hot peppers. Your eyes will thank you for doing so.
8. Don’t try beating egg whites when there’s no yolk. This simply doesn’t work, so save yourself the frustration.
9. Never stir rice while making it, unless you’re making risotto. Good rice needs to remain unstirred.
10. Never put good, sharp knives in the dishwasher. The high temperatures damage the metal and blunt the edge. A good knife should be hand washed only.
 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Many Uses of Cornstarch

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 1. Thicken sauces: A touch of cornstarch can help thicken sauces, soups and stews. It's a healthy gluten-free option for deliciously thick food. Add half a tablespoon per cup of liquid, and whisk in a tablespoon of cold water to create a slurry, which can be added to hot liquid. 
2. Fluff eggs: Add a sprinkle of cornstarch to eggs before you whip them. This helps the eggs become fluffier.

3. Remove leather stains: Get rid of any spilled oil or grease on your favorite leather jacket by sprinkling cornstarch over the stained section. Let it set in overnight and rub it off gently with a damp paper towel in the morning.

4. Homemade spray starch: Save money by making your own spray starch for wrinkle-free shirts. Make the starch from household items. Start by heating 2 cups of water in a small saucepan. Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and whisk, then bring to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar as a disinfectant and 10 drops of essential oil for a fresh scent. When it cools, store in a spray bottle and shake well before use. 

5. Clean windows without leaving streaks: Since cornstarch is a natural abrasive, it can help clean windows and mirrors without leaving any messy streaks. I recommend adding a tablespoon of cornstarch to this homemade window cleaner:
In a spouted measuring cup, mix together 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water. Add 1/4 cup of lemon juice and a few drops of essential oil. Pour this mixture in a spray bottle. After you use the solution to clean the windows and mirrors, wipe with a paper towel. Your windows will become completely transparent. 
6. Grease-free carpets: If you have stains on your carpet, pour cornstarch over the greased areas. Let it set in for 20 minutes and then vacuum. The fine powder will absorb the grease.
7. Polish silver: Instead of buying expensive and strong-smelling silver cleaners, use a mix of cornstarch and water to make your silverware shine like new.
8. No more squeaky floors: Cornstarch can stop the awful noises caused by cracked floors. Sprinkle the floor with cornstarch and then sweep. The powder will work itself into the nooks and cracks, ridding you of any squeaks or creaks. 
9. Clean wooden furnitureRegular household cleaners can leave a residue that builds up over time. You can buff away any grease marks from your beloved wooden furniture or household items with cornstarch. Remove these stains by mixing equal parts water and cornstarch, and then rubbing them strongly on the wood.
 10. No more stinky shoes: Cornstarch is very absorbent. It can soak up those awful smelling sneaker or pump odors. Sprinkle a bit inside the soles and let it set in overnight. Shake and pass a damp cloth inside before wearing them.
11. Give your old books a fresh whiff: Sprinkle cornstarch over musty smelling books and soon you’ll notice how fresh those old volumes smell.
12. Chafing: Prevent the burn of chafing by rubbing a pinch of cornstarch on the problem area before you get dressed. It will prevent the sweating and lubrication that usually cause this condition.
13. Body powder: Save some money by making your own body powder. You can do so by mixing cornstarch with essential oils. Mix one cup of cornstarch with a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and then shake to produce a body powder you'll love.
14. Dry shampoo: This can be a real time-saver if you don’t have a minute to spare for a shower. Apply cornstarch to your hair by dusting it along the crown of your hair and the base of your neck, then rubbing it in gently. After applying, brush it out, or else it will leave your hair with a grey tinge.
15. Natural deodorant: First wipe your underarms with rubbing alcohol or soap to get rid of any unpleasant smells. You can then apply cornstarch. This absorbs moisture and keeps the area dry.
16. Soothe sunburns, bug bites and bees stings: Applying a paste of water and cornstarch over the sensitive area can offer a natural relief for burns and bites. The paste will need to dry before the effect takes place.

Healthy Carb-free Adai- Indian pancake

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Ingredients
chana dal 1/2 cup
arhar/tuvar dal  1/2 cup
urad dal 1/4 cup
cauliflower 1 medium cut into florets
ginger 1"
green chilies 5-6 or as per taste
hing/asafoetida    1/4 tsp
salt to taste
onion 1 finely chopped ( optional)
curry leaves 1 sprig finely chopped
 oil to cook

Method
wash and soak the dals for 3 hours
wash florets and blanch them
grind the dal to a coarse paste along with ginger and chilies, then add the blanched florets and blend for a minute, it should be like suji not a very fine paste, remove,  add rest of the ingredients ,add water as the batter should not be very thick, like dosa batter. mix well.
heat a tava smear little oil, then make adai or spread like a pancake, cook adding little oil all around. once the bottom is cooked, turn over and put some oil, cook till brown on both sides, the flame should be medium, if you like it crisp, spread the batter thin by putting from outside, as if you put in the centre then around, as the centre gets hot quickly, you'll not be able to spread the batter easily and the centre will be thick. serve it hot with chutney of your choice or sambar and milagai podi.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Correct And Easy Way To Peel Fruits And Vegetables

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Tangerine  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Cut the top and bottom edges. 2. Make a lateral incision.
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3. Split the tangerine 4. Enjoy!
   
Kiwi  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Cut the top and bottom edges. 2. Use a teaspoon to separate the flesh from the skin.
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3. Push on one end to slide the skin off. 4. Enjoy!
   
Hazelnuts  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Roast the nuts for about 20-30 minutes. 2. Place the nuts on a kitchen towel and wrap it around them.
Peeling Veggies
3. Roll the towels as if you're using a rolling pin - this will separate the skins from the nuts. Enjoy!  
   
Ginger root  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Use a knife to streamline the root, removing all "bumps". 2. Peel the skin off using a spoon. 
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3. Enjoy!  
   
Garlic  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Place a whole head on a flat, hard surface and "smack" it with your hand. 2. The cloves will separate. Put all the individual cloves into a bowl.
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3. Use a second bowl to create a closed container. Shake it well for a few seconds. 4. The movement will peel the cloves. Enjoy!
   
Corn  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Gently peel the husk from the top of the corn, where the dark "hairs" are. 2. Pull the husk leaves off and grab them.
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
3. With your other hand, grab the cob and pull the skin off in one smooth motion. 4. Break the stem off and clear away any leftover "hairs". Enjoy!
Chestnuts  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Cut an 'X' shape at the top part of the chestnuts. 2. Place the chestnuts on an aluminum foil strip, and fold it into a container with a small hole at the top.
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3. Pour a quarter of a cup of water into the "container" and roast it in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 180°c (350°F). 4. Your chestnuts are now both roasted and peeled. Enjoy!
   
Banana  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Most people start peeling the banana from the stem - this is not the best way. 2. Grab the bottom of the banana with your thumb and index finger and squeeze it until it splits.
Peeling Veggies
3. Peel the banana. Enjoy!  
   
Avocado  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Cut the avocado horizontally. 2. Separate both sides and insert a small knife between the skin and the flesh.
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3. Spin the avocado around to separate the skin. (Make sure you're spinning towards the dull end of the knife!) 4. Pull off the skin. Enjoy!

Mango  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Separate both sides of the mango along the seed. 2. Cut into the sides in a crisscross pattern. (try not to cut the skin) 
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3. Hold the piece and use your thumb to push the skin into the flesh as seen above. 4. Cut the lovely squares into a bowl. Enjoy! 
   
Orange  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Roll the orange on a flat surface. Apply some pressure to soften it up. 2. Cut an incision near the top of the orange.
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3. Insert a spoon into the incision. 4. Use the spoon to separate the skin from the flesh. Enjoy! 
   
Tomato  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Insert a fork into the top of the tomato. 2. Roast the tomato over a medium flame until the skin splits.
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3. Let the tomato cool down, then simply pull the skin off. 4. Enjoy! 
   
Potato  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Boil the potatoes until they're cooked. 2. Place the cooked potatoes in a bowl of ice water for 15 seconds.
Peeling Veggies  
3. You can now pull the skin off the potato with your hands. Enjoy!  
   
Peach  
Peeling Veggies Peeling Veggies
1. Make an 'X' shaped incision at the bottom of the peach. 2. Cook the peach in boiling water for 30 seconds.
Peeling Veggies
3. Allow it to cool and the skin will come off easily.